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Ord 2374 11/21/1967 ORDINANCE NO. 23 7 C" AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES BY ADDING SECTION 15-15 .1 WHICH AMENDS SECTIONS 16.63e, 28.1b, 28.9 AND 28. 10a, OF THE FIRE PRE- VENTION CODE AS RECOMMENDED BY THE AMERICAN INSURANCE ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR TO THE NATIONAL BOARD OF FIRE UNDERWRITERS, BEING PARTICULARLY THE 1965 EDITION THEREOF, PROVIDING FOR DELIVERY OF FIVE (5) GALLONS OR LESS OF CLASS I AND II FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS INTO SOUND METAL CONTAINERS, WITH COVER AND SPOUT TO PREVENT SPILLAGE, RE- QUIRING PERMITS FOR THE KINDLE AND MAINTAINING OF FIRES AND APPROVAL OF THEIR LOCATION ON PRIVATE LAND, REQUIRING TRASH TO BE BURNED IN FIFTY-FIVE (55) GALLON FIREPROOF DRUMS WITH HAIL SCREENS OVER TOP, REQUIRING FLAMMABLE DEC- ORATIVE MATERIALS TO BE FLAMEPROOF, PREVENTING THE TAKING OR MAINTAINING OF OPEN FLAMES OR LIGHTS IN BUILDINGS USED BY THE PUBLIC, UNLESS OPEN FLAMES OR LIGHTS ARE KEPT IN GLASS COVERS OR OTHER APPROVED DEVICE, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF WICHITA FALLS, TEXAS, THAT: SECTION 1. The Code of Ordinances of the City of Wichita Falls is hereby amended by adding Section 15-15. 1 to read as follows : "Section 15-15. 1. Changes, deletions and amendments. The following changes, deletions and amendments are hereby made in the Fire Prevention Code adopted in Section 15-15: (1) Subsection e. of Section 16. 63 is hereby amended so that it shall read as follows: ' e. Dispensing containers. No delivery of any Class I or II flammable liquids shall be made into portable containers of five (5) gallon capacity or less unless the container is of sound metal construction, has a tight closure with screwed or spring cover and is fitted with a spout or so designed that the contents can be poured without spilling. ' (2) Subsection b. of Section 28. 1 is hereby amended so that it shall read as follows: 'b. Location restricted. No person shall kindle or maintain any bonfire or rubbish fire or authorize any such fire to be kindled or maintained on any private land unless : (1) The location of such fire has been inspected, approved and a burning permit issued by the Fire Marshal or his authorized representative. (2) The location is in an area where there is no sanitation pickup. (3) The trash is burned in a fifty- - 2 - five (55) gallon capacity drum that is of sound fireproof construction and has a 1/4" block hail screen over the top as directed by the Fire Marshal or his authorized representa- tive. ' (3) Section 28.9 is hereby amended so that it shall read as follows : ' Section 28.9. Flammable decorative materials. Highly flammable materials such as cotton batting, straw, dry vines, leaves, trees, artificial flowers or shrubbery and foam plastic materials shall not be used for decorative purposes unless first rendered flameproof in accordance with Section 27 .3. Electric light bulbs shall not be decorated with paper or other combust- ible materials unless such materials shall first have been ren- dered flameproof. ' (4) Subsection a. of Section 28. 10 is hereby amended so that it shall read as follows : ' a. Open flames or lights restricted. No person shall take or maintain open flames or lights in a mercantile building, business building, school building, institutional building, hospital or other type of building and/or public assembly, barn, vessel, or boat, unless such flames or lights shall be well secured in a glass globe, wire mesh cage or similar approved device. '" SECTION 2 . The fact that many people live within the City of Wichita Falls and there is an urgent need for protection against fires, this ordinance is declared an emergency measure on the ground of urgent public need for the preservation of the peace, health and safety of life and property of the City and said ordinance shall take effect immediately upon its passage. PASSED AND APPROVED this the 21st day of November, 1967 . A Y O R td, 44. -.00 AO/ Ale ATTEST: 1/4,,AL/1,114e.),41., c;1-a677t.,..4o) City Clerk ORDINANCE -N0. 2374 " Affidavit of Publication AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES BY ADDING SECTION 15-15.1 WHICH AMENDS SEC- TIONS e,PREVENTIONd 28.10a, OF T E FIRE CODE AS THE STATE OF TEXAS RECOMMENDED BY THE AMERICAN INSURANCE ASSOCIATION, SUCCES- COUNTY OF 'WICHITA SOR TO THE NATIONAL BOARD OF FIRE UNDERWRITERS, BEING PAR-`Here) TICULARLY THE 1965 EDITION H THEREOF, PROVIDING FOR DELIV- ER OFYCLASSIVIE ANON ILQFLAMMABLE On this , 15th day of December LIQUIDS INTO SOUND METAL CON- TAINERS, WITH COVER AND SPOUT ���� TO PREVENT SPILLAGE, REQUIR- ING PERMITS FOR THE KINDLE AND A.D. . . personally appeared before me, the undersigned authority MAINTAINING OF FIRES AND AP- PROVAL OF THEIR LOCATION ON PRIVATE LAND, REQUIRING TRASH Katherine Parrish . bookkeeper TO BE BURNED IN FIFTY-FIVE (55) GALLON FIREPROOF DRUMS. WITH HAIL SCREENS OVER TOP, REQUIR- ING FLAMMABLE DECORATIVE PRE- for the Times Publishing Company of Wichita Falls, publishers of the MAT- ERIALS TO BE FLAMEPROOF, PRE- g p Y p VENTING THE TAKING OR MA IN- TAI NI OF OPEN NG FLAMES BY OR Wichita Falls Record News, a newspaper published at Wichita Falls in 'LIGHTS IN BUILDING USED BY THE s PUBLIC, UNLESS OPEN FLAMES OR LIGHTS ARE KEPT GLASS COVERS OR OT HER APPRO VE D DEVI CE, AND Wichita County, Texas, and upon being duly sworn by me, on oath states DECLARING AN EMEIRGENCY. BE E IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD WICH- that the attached,advertisement is a true and correct copy of advertising ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF WICH- ITA FALLS, TEXAS, THAT: SECTION the 1. The Code Falls Ordinances reby One ( 1 ) •issues thereof or. the following of the City of Wichita Falls 1s hereby published in_..- $' amended by adding Section 15.15.1 to read as follows: "Section 15-15.1. Changes, deletions and dates amendments. The following changes, deletions and I December 5, 1967 amendments are hereby made in the • Fire Prevention Code adopted in Section 15-15: (1) Subsection e. of Section 16.63 Is hereby amended so that it shall read as follows: 'e. Dispensing containers. No delivery Bookkeeper for Times Publishing Company of any Class I or II flammable liquids �1 shall be made into portable containers' of Wichita Fails of five (5) gallon capacity or less unless the container is of sound metal construc- tion, has a tight closure with screwed or spring cover and is fitted with a Subscribed and sworn to before me this the day and year first above spout or so designed that the contents can be poured without spilling.' SEAL) written. (2) Subsection b. of Section 28.1 Is hereby amended so that it shall read as follows: 'b. Location restricted. No person shall i • kindle or maintain any bonfire or rubbish / fire or authorize any such fire to be + ((( tyr'.�,.�,,;-, ._K_ _. "-�-� - L'.Jl �e�'Z•.-•<---=—vim, kindled or maintained on any private land unless: (1) The location of such .�, fire has been inspected, approved and a tier;:, +.),F,J �;"' burning permit issued by the Fire Mar- shal or his authorized representative. (2) The location Is in an area where there Is no sanitation pickup. (3) The trash is burned in a fifty-five (55) gallon capacity drum that is of sound fireproof construction and has a V" block hail screen over the top as directed by the Fire Marshal or his authorized represen- tative.' (3) Section 28.9 is hereby amended so that it shall read as follows: 'Section 28.9. Flammable decorative ma- terials. Highly flammable materials such as cotton batting, straw, dry vines, leav- es, trees, artificial flowers or shrubbery and foam plastic materials shall not be I used for decorative purposes unless first rendered flameproof in accordance with Section 27.3. Electric light bulbs shall not be decorated with paper or other combustible materials unless such mat- erials shall first have been rendered flameproof! (4) Subsection a. of Section 28.10 Is, hereby amended so that it shall read as follows: 'a. Open flames or lights restricted. No person shall take or maintain open flames or lights in a mercantile build- ing, business building, school building, institutional building, hospital or other type of building and/or public assembly, barn, vessel, or boat, unless such flames or lights shall be well secured In a glass globe, wire cage or similar approved device.'" SECTION 2. The fact that many people live within the City of Wichita Falls and there is an urgent need for protec- tion against fires, this ordinance is de- clared an emergency measure on the ground of urgent public need for the preservation of the peace, health and safety of life and property of the City and said ordinance shall take effect Im- mediately upon its passage. PASSED AND APPROVED this the 21st day of November, 1967. s-R. C. Rancier, Mayor ATTEST: s-Wilma J. Thomas, City Clerk