ORDINANCE NO. 659
AN ORDINANCE PRESCRIBING FIRE LIMITS AND RELATING TO THE
CONSTRUCTION FO BUILDING TEREIN, REPEALING ORDINANCE NO 234 AND
PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES FOR THE VIOLATION THEREOF.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF MEADE, KANSAS:
SECTION 1. That Ordinance No. 234 of the City of Meade, Kansas, is
SECTION 2. That the following shall be and are hereby declared to be
the Fire Limits:
All of Blocks Seven (7), Eight (8), Thirteen (13) and Block “A”, The
South Half of Block Nine (9), The North Half of Block Seventeen
(17), Lots 21, 22, 23, and 24 in Block Four (4) and Lots 1, 2, 3, 4,
5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, and 26 in Block
Twelve (12) Original Survey of the City of Meade, Kansas.
SECTION 3. Every building hereafter erected or enlarged within the
fire limits shall be enclosed on all sides with walls constructed
wholly of stone, brick, tile, terra cotta, concrete, or cement
block, except as otherwise provided by this ordinance.
SECTION 4. Small frame outhouses not exceeding 150 square feet in
area and 8 feet in height and temporary one-story frame buildings
for use of builders may be build within the fire limits, provided,
however, that such building shall not be located within 20 feet of
any other building.
SECTION 5. No frame building shall be moved from without to within
the fire limits. For the purpose of this ordinance a building shall
be classed as frame when the exterior walls or portions thereof are
of weed; also, a building with wooden framework veneered with brick,
stone, terra cotta, tile or concrete, or covered with plaster,
stucco or sheet metal shall be classed as a frame building.
SECTION 6. Any frame building within the fire limits, which may
hereafter be damaged by fire, decay or otherwise to an amount
greater than 50 percent, exclusive of its foundation, shall not be
repaired or rebuilt, but shall be removed.
SECTION 7. All buildings hereafter erected within the fire limits
shall have the roof, top and sides of all roof structures, including
dormer windows and mansard roofs, covered with incombustible
material. No existing wooden shingle roof within the fire limits
shall be renewed or repaired with other than incombustible roof
SECTION 8. Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the
provisions of this ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor
and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not less than ten dollars
($10) nor more than One-Hundred dollars ($100.00) for each offense.
Each day that any of the provisions of this ordinance shall be
violated shall constitute a separate offense.
SECTION 9. All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with
the foregoing are hereby repealed.
SECTION 10. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from
and after its passage an publication in the Meade Globe-Press.
PASSED AND APPROVED this 2nd day of February, 1981.
Leroy Lemaster, Mayor
Esther Cheney, City Clerk