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Ord 3592 1/2/1980 ORDINANCE NO. 3592 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 7-15 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES TO AMEND SUBSECTION 706. 6 OF THE BUILDING CODE OF THE CITY OF WICHITA FALLS, TO PROHIBIT WOOD SHINGLES AND SHAKES, OTHER THAN THOSE CLASSIFIED CLASS C OR SPECIAL PURPOSE ROOFS, ON ALL APARTMENT HOUSES, CONDOMINIUMS AND TOWNHOUSES OUTSIDE THE FIRE DISTRICT. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS, THAT: SECTION 1. Section 7-15 of the Code of Ordinances is hereby amended by adding a new subsection (6. 1) which shall read as follows: " (6 .1) The first paragraph of Subsection 706. 6 is hereby amended to read as follows: 'Outside the Fire District, buildings not over three (3) stories in height and/or nine thousand (9, 000) square feet (see Subsection 402 . 3 for Allowable Area Increases) in area and located not less than six (6) feet from the property line may be roofed with grade-labeled No. 1 or No. 2 Wood Shingles or Shakes with a minimum butt thickness of one-half (1/2) inch, securely fastened with rust resistant nails. Provided, however, that no wood shingles or shakes, other than those classified Class C or those meeting speci- fications as special purpose roofs as herein defined, will be used on any apartment house, condominium or townhouse. '" SECTION 2 . Section 7-15 of the Code of Ordinances is hereby amended by adding a new Subsection (6 .2) which shall read as follows: " (6. 2) Subsection 706. 6 is hereby amended by adding a new paragraph at the end thereof to read as follows: 'Special purpose roofs are allowed on apartment houses, condominiums and townhouses outside the Fire District; such special purpose roofs shall meet the following specifications: a Special purpose wood shake) ecial p p po ke and wood shingle roofing shall conform to grading and application requirements of this Building Code. In addition, the deck shall be solid, constructed of a minimum of 5/8 inch plywood with exterior glue or one inch nominal tongue and grove boards, overlaid with a layer of approved asbestos felt lapped two inches on the horizontal and vertical joints. If wood shakes are used, an eighteen inch wide strip of the same asbestos felt shall be shingled in between each course of shakes in such manner that no felt is exposed to the weather below the shake butts. In either wood shake or wood shingle usage, in lieu of asbestos felt, an underlayment of 1/2 inch Type X gypsum board may be placed under the solid deck. (b) Approved asbestos felt for special purpose roofing shall weigh not less than twelve pounds per 100 square feet, be not less than . 022 inch in thicknessanon-bituminous satu- rated, containing a fire and water retardant binder, and rein- forced with glass fibers running length-wise of the sheet not more than 1/4 inch apart. '" SECTION 3 . Any building already in existence on the effective date of this ordinance, whose roof covering is in compliance with the Building Code prior to this amendment, may continue as a non-conforming use; however, any replace- ment of roof covering on such a building shall be governed by Subsection 101. 4, Paragraph (f) of the Building Code. PASSED AND APPROVED this the 2nd day of January, 1980. M A Y O R ATTEST: City Clerk