Amendment to Allow Chairlifts in Limited Circumstances
Board to consider an ordinance to amend the municipal code and section 1009.4 of the International Building Code (IBC) and International Fire Code (IFC) to allow chairlifts on shared stairwells in multi-family common areas.
- Background of Subject Matter
- If approved, chairlifts that would reduce the width of a shared stairway would be permitted.
- Additional Background
- Ms. Augustine lives in a second floor condominium at 1237 Williamsport. She wishes to install a chairlift on the shared stairway. Code prohibits such a chairlift as it would diminish the width of the stairs, raising emergency exiting concerns.
- Village Board should weigh request to allow such chairlifts against staff concerns regarding diminished ability to exit a second floor during an emergency.