In March of 2010, a group of interested building owners, contractors and City of Sheridan staff convened to serve as a working “task force” to address code issues related to existing structures in the historic downtown. The workgroup convenes on an as-needed basis to address specific code questions and issues as they arise. The goals of the workgroup include:
- - Preserving and protecting public health and safety in commercial buildings
- - Providing building owners with flexibility in the maintenance and upgrade of their buildings
- - Maintaining buildings to sustain property values and attract customers
- - Providing affordable alternatives for complying with local building codes
- - Improving communication, collaboration and integration between building owners and City officials
- - Ensuring consistency in the application of building codes
- - Clarifying and improving understanding of local building codes
- - Educating building owners, contractors and City officials to promote understanding of needs
Fire Code Compliance
The workgroup identified a need and developed a matrix of options to provide alternatives to the owners of existing commercial buildings in meeting local fire code related to the storage of combustible materials in unfinished basements. This matrix is intended to detail those alternatives within the context of the goals listed above. The alternatives detailed in the matrix relate to compliance with Section 315.2.4 of the 2006 International Fire Code.
We want your feedback on the options identified in the matrix! Please take a few moments to review the matrix and then send us your comments via the feedback form below. Comments will be reviewed by the workgroup and incorporated into the matrix as appropriate.