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File #: 19-262    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Passed
File created: 5/7/2019 In control: City Council/Public Finance and Economic Development Authority/Parking Authority
On agenda: 6/3/2019 Final action: 6/3/2019
Title: SUBJECT: Introduction of Ordinance to Amend Section 15.32.080, "State Connection Regulations - Backflow Control Devices" of the Merced Municipal Code to Mandate that the Only Approved Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems Allowed to Be Installed Within the City be a Multipurpose Design and a "Passive Purge" System Pursuant to NFPA 13D and the California Building Code REPORT IN BRIEF Introduction of Ordinance to Amend Section 15.32.080, "State Connection Regulations - Backflow Control Devices," mandating that the only approved Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems allowed to be installed within the City be a Multipurpose Design and a "Passive Purge" System Pursuant to NFPA 13D and the California Building Code. RECOMMENDATION City Council - Adopt a motion introducing Ordinance 2501, an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, amending Section 15.32.080, "State Connection Regulations - Backflow Control Devices" of the Merced Municipal Code.
Attachments: 1. Red-Lined Ordinance Amendment 15 32 080.pdf, 2. Ordinance Amendment 15 32 080.pdf

Report Prepared by: Leah Brown, Water Conservation Specialist

Title
SUBJECT: Introduction of Ordinance to Amend Section 15.32.080, "State Connection Regulations - Backflow Control Devices" of the Merced Municipal Code to Mandate that the Only Approved Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems Allowed to Be Installed Within the City be a Multipurpose Design and a "Passive Purge" System Pursuant to NFPA 13D and the California Building Code

REPORT IN BRIEF
Introduction of Ordinance to Amend Section 15.32.080, "State Connection Regulations - Backflow Control Devices," mandating that the only approved Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems allowed to be installed within the City be a Multipurpose Design and a "Passive Purge" System Pursuant to NFPA 13D and the California Building Code.

RECOMMENDATION
City Council - Adopt a motion introducing Ordinance 2501, an Ordinance of the City Council of the City of Merced, California, amending Section 15.32.080, "State Connection Regulations - Backflow Control Devices" of the Merced Municipal Code.

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ALTERNATIVES
1. Approve the amendment of the ordinance as recommended by staff; or,
2. Deny amendment; or,
3. Refer to staff with specific direction; or,
4. Continue action to a future City Council meeting, specify date

AUTHORITY
Article II, Section 200 of the Charter of the City of Merced, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 13D, and the California Building Code.

CITY COUNCIL PRIORITIES
As provided for in the 2018-19 Adopted Budget

DISCUSSION
Residential Fire Sprinklers have been required in California since 2011; they are being installed in new residences throughout Merced. NFPA 13D is a residential sprinkler design standard focused on one- and two- family dwellings and manufactured homes. The intent is to provide an affordable sprinkler system in homes while maintaining a high level of life safety.

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