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<br /> . '. i " <br /> , .' <br /> . 'MINUTES <br /> ,. , <br /> Eugene City Council <br /> McNutt Room--City Hall <br /> October 26, 1992 <br /> 5:30'p.m. <br /> COUNCILORS PRESENT: Ruth Bascom, Debra Ehrman (5:40 p.m.), Randy MacDonald, <br /> Paul Nicholson, Kaye Robinette, Roger Rutan. <br /> COUNCILORS ABSENT: Shawn Boles, Bobby Green. <br /> The adjourned meeting of the Eugene City Council was called to order by His <br /> Honor Mayor Jeff Miller. <br /> I. CITY COUNCIL DINNER WORK SESSION <br /> A. Adootion of the 1991 Fire Code <br /> David Nuss, Fire Marshal, explained that the City currently operates under the <br /> 1988 version of the Uniform Fire Code. Now that the 1991 edition is avail- <br /> able, the City can update it. This is also an opportunity for the City to <br /> adopt wildland fire prevention measures. Staff recommends incorporating the <br /> . licensing and permitting processes used for hazardous materials in the <br /> adoption process. Staff is proposing use of an administrative process, as <br /> opposed to an ordinance, for adoption of the Fire Code as well as the special- <br /> ty building codes (electrical, structural, plumbing, mechanical, and CABO one- <br /> and two-family dwelling). <br /> Ms. Ehrman arrived. <br /> Glenn Klein, City Attorney's Office, stated that in the past the council has <br /> always adopted the provisions of Chapter 8 of the Uniform Building Code by <br /> ordinance. With codes other than the Fire Code, the council has no discretion <br /> in what it can approve. The City may adopt a Fire Code different from the <br /> State's, as long as it provides the same or a greater degree of safety than <br /> the State's Fire Code. The new proposed process matches that used by the <br /> State legislature: the council would establish broad policy guidelines, and <br /> the details of the codes would be adopted by administrative rule. In that <br /> way, staff would not have to return to the council whenever the State code <br /> changes. <br /> Mr. Klein explained that in order for the City Manager to adopt an adminis- <br /> trative rule, the rule is written in proposed form and notice is published in <br /> the newspaper on five consecutive days. Anyone who has requested to be <br /> informed of changes to rules related to a particular program receives individ- <br /> ual notice. After a IS-day public comment period, the proposed rule may be <br /> . MINUTES--Eugene City Council October 26, 1992 Page 1 <br /> 5:30 p.m. <br />
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