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Williams Fire Protection Authority Summary Of Ordinance No. 20-01

WILLIAMS FIRE PROTECTION AUTHORITY
SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 20-01

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, at its regular meeting on April 20, 2020, the Board of Directors (“Board”) of the Williams Fire Protection Authority (“Authority”) passed and adopted Ordinance No. 20-01, adopting local amendments to building standards in the 2019 California Fire Code, by the following votes of the Authority Board:

AYES: Allen Gobel, Esteban Torres, John Troughton, Doug Turner

NOES: None

ABSTAINED: None

ABSENT: Robert Mendoza

In summary, the Ordinance establishes certain local building requirements and standards relating to fire and panic safety, including some amendments to the 2019 California Fire Code and all associated Appendices to the 2019 California Fire Code, that are more stringent than the state standards in order to address the unique conditions in the Authority service area. The local requirements and standards relate to contract-based technical assistance requirements, required operational permits, shipping containers, inspection requests, violations and penalties, Fire Chief authority, electronic monitoring systems, false alarms, pallet storage height and access requirements, water supply, access for fire apparatus, fire sprinkler installation and maintenance,, emergency and standby power systems, and fire hydrant requirements. The ordinance was adopted pursuant to Health and Safety Code sections 13861, 13869.7, 17958.5 and 18941.5(b), Part 9 of Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations, and other applicable law.

Full-text copies of Ordinance No. 20-01 are available for inspection by the public during regular business hours at the Authority office located at 810 E Street, Williams, CA 95987.

CERTIFICATION – The foregoing Notice/Summary was submitted to the Pioneer Review newspaper for publication, with a publication date of Wednesday, April 29, 2020.

/s/ Jeffery Gilbert, Authority Secretary

04/29/2020 – WPR #2020-0597

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