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0607 Public Safety Radio Amplificaiton 20060 0 CITY OF CHUBBUCK, IDAHO ORDINANCE NO. 6 o 7 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CHUBBUCK, IDAHO, ADOPTING CHAPTER 15.58, PUBLIC SAFETY RADIO AMPLIFICATION SYSTEMS, TO ASSURE ALL BUILDINGS CONSTRUCTED IN THE CITY OF CHUBBUCK ALLOW ADEQUATE SIGNAL PENETRATION FOR THE RADIO FREQUENCY USED BY THE CITY OF CHUBBUCK EMERGENCY SERVICE WORKERS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE POLICE, FIRE, EMS AND DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS EMPLOYEES; REPEALING PRIOR CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR THE SEVERABILITY OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ORDINANCE; AND PROVIDING WHEN THIS ORDINANCE SHALL BECOME EFFECTIVE. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHUBBUCK, IDAHO: Section 1. Intent. This ordinance is intended to assure adequate radio coverage in the City for the radios and frequencies used by the City's emergency service workers, including fire, police, EMS and Department of Public Works employees. Some types of building construction interfere with radio frequencies unless the signal is boosted. This ordinance is intended to assure that in all buildings within the City, the signal will be of adequate strength in the event that City personnel may respond for emergencies. Section 2. Adoption of Chapter 15.58. The following Chapter 15.58 is adopted as part of the Chubbuck Municipal Code: Chapter 15.58 Public Safety Radio Amplification System 15.58.010 General 15.58.020 Testing Procedures 15.58.030 Amplification Systems Allowed 15.58.040 Field Testing 15.58.050 Required Installations 15.58.060 Exemptions 15.58.010 General. Except as otherwise provided, no person shall maintain, occupy, erect or construct any commercial building or structure, or any part thereof, or cause the same to be done, which fails to support adequate radio coverage for City emergency service workers, including, but not limited to, firefighters, police, EMS personnel and Department of Public Works personnel. For purposes of this section, adequate radio coverage shall include the following: All installations shall meet FCC regulations pertaining to such applications. 2. A minimum signal strength of one (1) microvolt (-107 dBm) available in 85% of the area of each floor of the building when transmitted from the City of Chubbuck's offices. 3. A minimum signal strength of one (1) microvolt (-107 dBm) received at the City of Chubbuck's offices when transmitted from 85% of the area of each floor of the building. 4. The frequency range shall support the current interoperable communication system in use by the various agencies of the regional emergency services. The City Fire Ordinance - Page 1 chubbuck071805.ord • i Department shall provide the specific frequency to the approved contractor/developer upon request. 5. A 90% system operation reliability factor. If necessary, a battery backup or emergency power system may be necessary to accomplish this. 15.58.020 Testing Procedures. 1. Initial Acceptance Tests. Chubbuck City Fire Department representatives or personnel selected by the City will perform initial acceptance tests. A representative from the owner/contractor shall be present for the occupancy certification. Operational evaluations of the system will be made from predetermined grids of approximately 5000 square feet of aggregate floor space. During the evaluations, access to the host site will be made by actual radio transmissions. A Certificate of Occupancy shall not be issued for any structure if the structure fails to comply with this section. 2. Periodic Tests. The City Fire Department, in conjunction with inspection procedures, will conduct periodical tests/evaluations. These inspections may be as often as each year, depending upon the occupancy. 3. Signage. The main frequency boosting equipment must have an easily readable sign with 2" letters that states: Chubbuck Fire Department requires this Emergency Equipment to remain operational at all times. 4. Occupancy Changes. When modifications are made to any of the aforementioned buildings that require a building permit, the original amplification system shall be re -certified for the entire structure in question by the owner/contractor as stated in (1) Initial Acceptance Tests. The owner of the building shall contact the Chubbuck Fire Department to request a re- certification. 15.58.030 Amplification Systems Allowed. Buildings and structures which cannot support the required level of radio coverage shall be equipped with any of the following in order to achieve the required adequate radio coverage: a radiating cable system or an internal multiple antenna system, with or without FCC accepted bi-directional UHF amplifiers as needed. If any part of the installed system or systems contains an electrically powered component, the system shall be capable of operating on an independent battery and/or generator system for a period of at least twelve (12) hours without external power input. The battery system shall automatically charge in the presence of an external power input. 15.58.040 Field Testing. Police or Fire personnel, after providing reasonable notice to the owner or owner's representative, shall have the right to enter onto the property during normal business hours to conduct field testing to be certain the required level of radio coverage is present. 15.58.050 Required Installations. An amplification system shall be installed in any newly constructed commercial building having an aggregate floor space of more than 25,000 square feet, with the exception of those listed in 15.58.060. 15.58.060 Exemptions. This section shall not apply to buildings constructed of wood frame or any building less than twenty-five (25) feet high, as long as none of the aforementioned buildings makes use of any metal- or masonry -constructed walls or any underground storage or parking areas. For purposes of this section, parking structures and stairwells are included in the definition of "building" and stair shafts are included in the definition of "all parts of a building," but elevators may be excluded. Ordinance - Page 2 chubbuck071805.ord 0 • ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS Section 1. Repeal of Conflicting Ordinances. The provisions of any Ordinance of the City of Chubbuck, Idaho, and any provision of the Chubbuck Municipal Code which are in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict. Section 2. Severability. If any provision of this ordinance is held invalid, for any reason, by any court of competent jurisdiction, such holding shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any of the remaining provisions. Section 3. Effective Date. The rule requiring an ordinance to be read on three separate days, one of which shall be a reading in full, is hereby dispensed with, and this Ordinance shall become effective upon its passage, approval and publication as provided by law. PASSED BY THE COUNCIL AND APPROVED BY THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF CHUBBUCK, IDAHO, this 24`h day of January, 2006. ATTEST: RON CONLIN, CITY CLERK Ordinance - Page 3 chubbuck071805.ord