Jeffersontown's fire chief to sue the state over residential sprinklers - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Jeffersontown's fire chief to sue the state over residential sprinklers

Jeffersontown's fire chief plans to sue the state Thursday over a dispute involving residential sprinklers.

The issue is whether an ordinance passed by the city of Indian Hills can stand.  The ordinance requires all new homes to have sprinkler systems.

But state officials say the ordinance must be rescinded because local governments cannot create building codes more stringent than state building codes.

Jeffersontown Fire Chief Jack Reckner says, "The term that's used in the industry is mini/max, which means, minimum standards are indeed also maximum standards.  But there was no wording in the state building code or the residential code. It simply isn't there."

Both the state officials and the Home Builders Association of Kentucky say they believe the state uniform building code should stand.

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