Series 110 2009 ORDINANCES/RESOLUTIONS
Section 110-107; Ord. 20209; Amending Chapter 9 of the City Code as it relates to fire sprinkler systems in fraternity and sorority buildings
Bill No. B 79-08 A
amending Chapter 9 of the City Code as it relates to fire sprinkler systems in fraternity
sorority buildings; and fixing the time when this ordinance shall become effective.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS
SECTION 1. Chapter 9 of the Code of
Ordinances of the City of Columbia, Missouri, is
hereby amended as follows:
Material to be deleted in
strikeout; material to be added underlined.
Sec. 9-22. Amendments
The code adopted by this article is hereby amended by substituting
the following sections in
lieu of those sections with corresponding numbers in the 2006 Edition of the International Fire
Code, or where there is no corresponding section in the code, the following sections shall be
enacted as additions to the code:
. . .
Fraternity and Sorority Houses. An automatic fire sprinkler system installed in
accordance with Section 903.3 shall be provided in all existing fraternity and sorority houses by
December 31, 2012. Each fraternity and sorority house and fraternity and sorority
sixteen (16) or more occupants existing on March 16, 2009 shall install at a minimum an
automatic fire sprinkler system, designed and installed under the current edition of the National
Fire Protection Association Standard 13R, in accordance with Section 903.3 of the 2006
International Fire Code, no later than March 16, 2016.
New fraternity and sorority houses and fraternity and sorority annexes and such houses and
annexes that undergo renovation of their space, shall install at a minimum an NFPA 13R fire
The city council may vary the requirements of this section for any fraternity or sorority house the
owners of which have been unable to comply with this section despite making good faith efforts
to do so.
For purposes of this section, fraternity and sorority house means any building used as
dwelling and occupied by and maintained exclusively or primarily for college, university or
professional school students who are affiliated with a social, honorary or professional
organization recognized currently or in the past by a college, university or professional school.
1. Year one, 2007, will be used to plan the installation
of sprinkler systems.
2. Years one and two, 2007 and 2008, will be used acquire
and appropriate needed funds.
3. Years three through five, 2009, 2010 and 2011, will
be used to engineer and install fire
. . .
SECTION 2. This ordinance shall be
in full force and effect from and after its passage.
PASSED this 16th day of March, 2009.