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411W 7. UNFINISHED BUSINESS <br /> 7.1 Approval of Wording of Advisory Ballot on Fire Retardant Roofing <br /> for the June 2, 1992 Municipal Election <br /> Council had two drafts before them on the wording for the advisory ballot and <br /> agreed on the following in concept : <br /> "Should the City Council adopt an ordinance which would require a <br /> minimum fire-retardant roof classification of B on all new construction <br /> and reroofing of existing structures? <br /> Fire-retardancy roof classifications are those adopted by the International <br /> Conference of Building Officials. <br /> Examples of Class A roofs are: steel, cement-fiber, concrete or clay rile and <br /> asphalt/fiberglass shingles. <br /> Examples of Class B roofs are: steel tiles and some approved pressure-treated <br /> cedar shakes." <br /> Council did agree, however, that the wording should be elaborated upon, <br /> including in part definitions from the Uniform Building Code. Siegel also <br /> suggested directing the City Attorney to prepare an ordinance at this time <br /> on fire-retardant roofing so that as soon as the advisory vote was taken it <br /> would be ready for adoption. <br /> Bob Burns, Committee for Firesafe Roofing, commented on which cities in the <br /> area had Class B roofing (a partial list included Cupertino, Saratoga, Gilroy, <br /> Los Gatos, Palo Alto, Saratoga and Morgan Hill) and which cities would <br /> probably have it in the near future (Portola Valley and Woodside). Mr. <br /> Burns also noted that Millbrae required a Class A roof. <br /> MOTION SECONDED AND CARRIED: Moved by Tryon, seconded by Hubbard <br /> and passed unanimously by all members present to direct the City <br /> Attorney to prepare a proposed ordinance on fire-retardant roofing; to <br /> state that the Council would submit the argument in favor of the advisory <br /> vote with the wording to be agreed upon at the next Council Meeting and, <br /> if all parties agree, the argument would be signed by the City Council, the <br /> Fire Chief and the Fire Commission; and to choose the following draft for <br /> the advisory ballot with the final wording to be agreed upon at the next <br /> Council Meeting: <br /> February 5, 1992 <br /> 3 <br />