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Section 9-601 Fire Stops.

As used in this Article, "fire stop" includes any fireproof wall or other device to prevent the spread of fire. The Council has authority by agreement or by condemnation to acquire property, easements and rights needed for the construction of fire stops; to perform the work of erecting fire stops either by direct employment of labor or by awarding contracts; and to provide for the payment of the costs thereof by the levy and collection of local assessments according to benefits for the improvement. Before fire stops are constructed an estimate shall be made of the probable cost and of the probable saving in fire risks and insurance expenses. Where a fire stop is to be constructed at the expense of property benefitted and assessed therefor, the Council shall take proceedings similar to those required for constructing sewers. The method of making and collecting assessments shall be the same as for other local improvements. The cost of acquiring property, easements or rights shall be included in the cost of the fire stop. [June 7, 1915, new sec. 294; 1928 pub., sec. 294; 1942 recod., sec. 9-601; rev. Nov. 8, 1966; am. Nov. 3, 1992.]