The State of Minnesota regularly updates its Fire Code. In the most recent update, the optional appendices increased in number and were reorganized. This has resulted in several new appendices being automatically adopted and several other appendices that the City would like to have adopted or had previously adopted not being included in the City’s current Fire Code.
On August 12, 2019, the City Council approved language that automatically adopted the most current edition of the Minnesota State Fire Code including Appendices B, C, and E through L as the Fire Code for the City of Chanhassen. The goal of this language was to keep the City’s Fire Code current without the need to pass ordinances adopting the most recent version of the State’s Fire Code every time it is revised. During the last round of updates in March 31, 2020, the State Fire Code’s optional appendices increased in number and were reorganized. Since the City is required to explicitly identify the appendices that it wishes to adopt, this has resulted in appendices M, N, O and P not being adopted into the City Code. These appendices contain important fire safety provisions that should be incorporated into the City Code. For this reason staff recommends amending the City’s Fire Code to include Appendices B, C, and E through P.
The following section of the Chanhassen City Code is subject to changes: