City Ordinance

Knox Box

ORDINANCE NUMBER 01-16

 

REQUIRED LOCK BOX (KNOX BOX) INSTALLED ON THE EXTERIOR OF THE STRUCTURE OF COMMERCIAL AND MULTI UNIT RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES FOR FIRE SAFETY

 

THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOUNTAIN IRON ORDAINS:

 

SECTION 1:  KEY LOCK BOX SYSTEM.

 

A.        The following structures shall be equipped with a key lock box at or near the main entrance or such other location required by the Fire Chief. Said lock box shall be installed to the front of the building near the entrance at a height of a minimum of 48 inches and not to exceed 80 inches.

 

1.         Commercial or industrial structures protected by an automatic alarm system or automatic suppression system, or such structures that are secured in a manner that restricts access during an emergency;

 

2.         Multi-family residential structures that have restricted access through locked doors and have a common corridor for access to the living units;

 

3.         Governmental structures and nursing care facilities;

 

B.        All newly constructed structures subject to this section shall have key lock box (Knox Box) installed and operational prior to the issuance of occupancy permit. All Structures in existence on the effective date of this section and subject to this section shall have one year from the effective date of this section to have a key lock box installed and operational. Any existing structure that is purchased or overtaken during the first year of the ordinance must install a key lock box within 30 days of the purchase or overtaking. Any structure in Section A, Items 1, 2 or 3 that will undergo additions, upgrades or repairs shall also require a key lock box installed at the time of the upgrades/repairs.

 

C.        The fire chief shall designate the type of key lock box system to be implemented within the city and shall have the authority to require all structures to use the designated system.

 

D.        The owner or operator of a structure required to have a key lock box shall, at all times, keep a key in the lock box that will allow for access to the structure.

 

E.         The fire chief shall be authorized to implement rules and regulations for the use of the lock box system.

 

SECTION 2:  ENFORCEMENT AND PENALTY.  Penalties shall be accordance with Section 10.99 of the Mountain Iron City Code.

 

SECTION 3:  SEVERABILITY.  If any clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, section, or part of this law or the application thereof to any person, individual, corporation, firm, partnership, entity or circumstance shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unconstitutional, such order or judgment shall not affect, impair, or invalidate the remainder thereof but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, section or part of this law, or in its application to the person, individual, corporation, firm, partnership, entity, or circumstance directly involved in the controversy in which such order or judgment shall be rendered.

 

SECTION 4:  INCONSISTENT ORDINANCES.  All Ordinances or portions thereof inconsistent with this Ordinance shall be repealed and replaced with the provisions of this Ordinance.

 

SECTION 5:  CITY CODE. This Ordinance shall be incorporated into the Mountain Iron City Code as Chapter 97.

 

SECTION 6:  EFFECTIVE DATE.  This Ordinance shall be effective in accordance with State Statute.

 

DULY ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL THIS 4th DAY OF MARCH, 2016.

 

 

 

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Mayor Gary Skalko

ATTEST:

 

 

 

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City Administrator

 

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