Chapter 19.65


19.65.000    Application.

19.65.005    Building code – Compliance required.

19.65.010    Design live loads.

19.65.015    Materials.

19.65.020    Area and location requirements.

19.65.025    Fire Protection Standard adopted.

19.65.030    Fuel floats.

19.65.000 Application.

The provisions of this chapter apply to the construction, changes, repair and use of a small boat marina providing covered floating boat moorage within the city. A marina is a basin of safe anchorage providing moorage for small vessels. [Ord. 3926 § 1 (Exh. A), 2013; Ord. 3798 § 2, 2010].

19.65.005 Building code – Compliance required.

All construction on or in connection with a marina shall comply with all the provisions of this title including permits, permit fees and penalties and all other applicable ordinances of the city and other applicable laws. [Ord. 3926 § 1 (Exh. A), 2013; Ord. 3798 § 2, 2010].

19.65.010 Design live loads.

A. Decks. Float decks shall have a design live load of at least 40 pounds per square foot minimum.

B. Roofs. The roof structures shall have a design live load of at least 25 pounds per square foot minimum.

C. Ramps. The ramps to floats shall have a design live load of at least 40 pounds per square foot minimum. [Ord. 3926 § 1 (Exh. A), 2013; Ord. 3798 § 2, 2010].

19.65.015 Materials.

A. Roofs. Roof coverings shall be noncombustible.

B. Floats. Floating structures and floats shall be material of a type approved by the building official. [Ord. 3926 § 1 (Exh. A), 2013; Ord. 3798 § 2, 2010].

19.65.020 Area and location requirements.

A. Length of Floats. The maximum length of any combination of floats shall be 500 feet from the shore end of the gangplank to the outer end of the main float. A main float is a center or side float connected by a ramp to the shore, being fixed laterally by a system of piling but allowed to move vertically, and may have finger floats connected at intervals.

B. Length of Roofs. The maximum length of any roof over floats shall be 400 feet, measured along a main float. At least 75 percent of the exterior walls shall be open. The maximum area covered shall be 30,000 square feet over any single main float area.

C. Separation. The minimum separation of covered moorage shall be 20 feet.

D. Floats, piers, and walkways shall provide an aisle not less than 44 inches in width.

E. Slips and mooring spaces shall be individually identified by an approved numeric or alphabetic designator that shall be posted at each space. Signs indicating the space designators located on finger piers and floats shall be posted at the base of all piers, finger piers, floats and finger floats. [Ord. 3926 § 1 (Exh. A), 2013; Ord. 3798 § 2, 2010].

19.65.025 Fire Protection Standard adopted.

A. The “Fire Protection Standard for Marinas and Boatyards,” 2006 Edition, of the National Fire Protection Association Publication No. 303 is hereby adopted to provide the minimum acceptable level of safety to life and property from fire and electrical hazards at marinas and boatyards. The most restrictive requirements from all codes and adopted standards may apply. In the event of any conflict between provisions of the fire and electrical codes of the city of Edmonds as adopted by this title, the fire and electrical codes shall prevail.

B. Access and Water Supply. Piers shall be provided with fire apparatus access roads and water-supply systems with on-site hydrants where required by the fire marshal. The maximum distance from any point on a float system to an approved fire hydrant shall be 600 feet, except for fuel floats there shall be 300 feet.

C. Emergency Operations Staging Areas. Approved areas on piers and ashore shall be provided for the staging of emergency equipment. These areas shall be posted with approved signage to keep clear for emergency operations. [Ord. 3926 § 1 (Exh. A), 2013; Ord. 3798 § 2, 2010].

19.65.030 Fuel floats.

A. Fuel floats shall be constructed of gas-resistant flotation material and shall be separated from other floats by at least 80 feet of open water.

B. All fuel storage tanks shall be located underground.

C. All fuel lines shall be provided with flexible connections from shore to floating facilities.

D. Fire extinguishers shall be provided near fuel dispensers as approved by the Edmonds fire department.

E. Gangplank access from shore to fuel floats shall be within 175 feet of fuel dispensers.

F. Fresh water taps shall be available on fuel floats.

G. All portions of a fuel float shall be located within 300 feet of a fire hydrant.

H. Moorage at any fuel float shall be prohibited and unlawful except during the shortest time necessary to take on fuel. Moorage shall be unlawful at any fuel float at any time the fuel pumps are not open for business and physically attended by the fuel pump proprietor, his agent, employee or port tenant trained to a fire department approved environmental and safety standard. It shall be the independent responsibility of the fuel pump proprietor, vessel operator, and vessel owner to comply with this subsection and each said person or class of persons shall be subject to the penalties of ECC 5.50.020 for any and all violations hereof.

I. All fuel spills shall be reported immediately in accordance with local, state and federal requirements. [Ord. 3926 § 1 (Exh. A), 2013; Ord. 3798 § 2, 2010].