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File #: 50761    Version: 1 Name: Granting Fire Chief citation authority-Occupancy Capacity
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/27/2018 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 3/20/2018 Final action: 3/20/2018
Enactment date: 3/29/2018 Enactment #: ORD-18-00037
Title: Amending Section 1.08(4) of the Madison General Ordinances to grant authority to the Fire Chief to write citations for Exceeding Lawful Occupancy Capacity.
Sponsors: Paul E. Skidmore
Attachments: 1. Body

Fiscal Note

The proposed ordinance change grants authority to fire inspectors to write citations for exceeding lawful occupancy capacity. Any fiscal impact is anticipated to be minimal. The Fire Department estimates less than ten citations per year.

 

Title

Amending Section 1.08(4) of the Madison General Ordinances to grant authority to the Fire Chief to write citations for Exceeding Lawful Occupancy Capacity.

Body

DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  This addition to the bail schedule gives fire inspectors authority to issue citations for capacity violations they observe and document in licensed establishments. The Madison Police Department currently has citation authority for this offense. Providing fire inspectors with citation authority for this offense allows for prompt enforcement action for capacity violations particularly in those situations where the fire department is conducting a safety inspection and the police department is not on scene.

 

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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:

                     Please see "Body" in Attachments.