Lamoine Building & Land Use Ordinance

 

 

 

“Fire Protection Amendments, March 2005”

 

Proposed to the Lamoine Town Meeting

 

March 9, 2005


Delete the Current Section 12 I and replace in its entirety with:

Fire Protection

 

A fire protection plan indicating compliance with the appropriate parts of this sub-section shall be included in the Development Plan that is presented to the Planning Board for permit approval.  The applicant shall develop a fire protection plan that meets the following requirements in consultation with the Chief of the Lamoine Fire Department and shall attach the Chief’s or his designee’s written approval of the plan. 

 

1.      Access roads, fire zone parking areas and any required water supply serving any subdivision, multi-family dwellings with 3 or more units or commercial/industrial buildings exceeding 5,000 square feet, shall be in place prior to the issuance of any building permit.

 

2.      Access roads to multi-family dwellings with 3 or more units or commercial/industrial buildings exceeding 5,000 square feet must also have fire zone parking areas.  Such parking areas shall be not less than 50 feet nor more than 150 feet from any such building(s).  Each parking area shall be parallel to and abutting the access road, preferably on the right side approaching the building, and shall be not less than 15 feet wide and 50 feet long.  The owner of the building(s) shall be responsible for keeping the area clear of snow or other obstruction so that the area is available at all times exclusively for emergency parking of fire equipment.  The area shall be posted “No Parking, Fire Zone.”

 

3.      Subdivisions of 5 lots or more shall make a minimum of 10,000 gallons of water accessible for fire suppression and related activities, unless the proposed subdivision is less than 2000 feet from an existing fire department approved primary water supply. The water supply shall be held in a buried storage tank meeting all fire department and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) construction requirements (current requirements available from the Chief of the Lamoine Fire Department). The water supply shall be placed in a central location along the main access road within the subdivision.  The storage tank shall be maintained by the town.  Snow removal around the water supply shall be maintained by the town.

 

There must be a fire zone parking area around the hydrant head.  This area shall be set back no less than twelve feet from the edge of the road.  The fire zone parking area shall extend five feet beyond the hydrant head, away from the road, and twenty-five feet in both directions along the road. The fire zone parking area around the hydrant head shall be built to the same standard as the subdivision access road. 

 

A deeded right of way or easement shall be given to the Town granting the town the right, to be exercised at its sole discretion, to maintain and use the water supply system, including the hydrant head, access road and fire zone parking area.  Acceptance of this right of way or easement shall not constitute acceptance of any part of the subdivision or its road system as town property, a town road, or a town facility.  The Board of Selectmen is authorized to accept, on behalf of the Town, such deed(s) as are required to implement the purpose of this paragraph.

 

4.      Each multi-family dwelling of three or more units or commercial/industrial building exceeding 5,000 square feet shall make a minimum of 10,000 gallons of water accessible for fire suppression and related activities. The water supply shall be held in a buried storage tank meeting all fire department and NFPA construction requirements (current requirements available from the Chief of the Lamoine Fire Department).

 

There must be a fire zone parking area around the hydrant head.  This area shall measure no less than fifteen feet wide and fifty feet long and shall be built to the same standard as the access road. 

 

The water supply shall be maintained by the property owner and shall pass inspection semi-annually by the Chief of the Lamoine Fire Department. The property owner shall be responsible for keeping the area around the hydrant head clear of snow or other obstruction so that the area is available at all times exclusively for emergency use.  The area shall be posted “No Parking, Fire Zone.”


Delete Section 14 E (6) and replace in its entirety with the following:

 

 6.  Fire Protection

 

A fire protection plan indicating compliance with the appropriate parts of this sub-section shall be included in the Development Plan that is presented to the Planning Board for permit approval.  The applicant shall develop a fire protection plan that meets the following requirements in consultation with the Chief of the Lamoine Fire Department and shall attach the Chief’s or his designee’s written approval of the plan. 

 

a.       Access roads, fire zone parking areas and any required water supply serving any subdivision, multi-family dwellings with 3 or more units or commercial/industrial buildings exceeding 5,000 square feet, shall be in place prior to the issuance of any building permit.

 

b.      Access roads to multi-family dwellings with 3 or more units or commercial/industrial buildings exceeding 5,000 square feet must also have fire zone parking areas.  Such parking areas shall be not less than 50 feet nor more than 150 feet from any such building(s).  Each parking area shall be parallel to and abutting the access road, preferably on the right side approaching the building, and shall be not less than 15 feet wide and 50 feet long.  The owner of the building(s) shall be responsible for keeping the area clear of snow or other obstruction so that the area is available at all times exclusively for emergency parking of fire equipment.  The area shall be posted “No Parking, Fire Zone.”

 

c.       Subdivisions of 5 lots or more shall make a minimum of 10,000 gallons of water accessible for fire suppression and related activities, unless the proposed subdivision is less than 2000 feet from an existing fire department approved primary water supply. The water supply shall be held in a buried storage tank meeting all fire department and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) construction requirements (current requirements available from the Chief of the Lamoine Fire Department). The water supply shall be placed in a central location along the main access road within the subdivision.  The storage tank shall be maintained by the town.  Snow removal around the water supply shall be maintained by the town.

 

There must be a fire zone parking area around the hydrant head.  This area shall be set back no less than twelve feet from the edge of the road.  The fire zone parking area shall extend five feet beyond the hydrant head, away from the road, and twenty-five feet in both directions along the road. The fire zone parking area around the hydrant head shall be built to the same standard as the subdivision access road. 

 

A deeded right of way or easement shall be given to the Town granting the town the right, to be exercised at its sole discretion, to maintain and use the water supply system, including the hydrant head, access road and fire zone parking area.  Acceptance of this right of way or easement shall not constitute acceptance of any part of the subdivision or its road system as town property, a town road, or a town facility.  The Board of Selectmen is authorized to accept, on behalf of the Town, such deed(s) as are required to implement the purpose of this paragraph.

 

d.      Each multi-family dwelling of three or more units or commercial/industrial building exceeding 5,000 square feet shall make a minimum of 10,000 gallons of water accessible for fire suppression and related activities. The water supply shall be held in a buried storage tank meeting all fire department and NFPA construction requirements (current requirements available from the Chief of the Lamoine Fire Department).

 

There must be a fire zone parking area around the hydrant head.  This area shall measure no less than fifteen feet wide and fifty feet long and shall be built to the same standard as the access road. 

 

The water supply shall be maintained by the property owner and shall pass inspection semi-annually by the Chief of the Lamoine Fire Department. The property owner shall be responsible for keeping the area around the hydrant head clear of snow or other obstruction so that the area is available at all times exclusively for emergency use.  The area shall be posted “No Parking, Fire Zone.”