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Posted on: February 17, 2021

Wildland Urban Interface Code Amendment

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Go to the Teton County GIS map to see red hash marked areas which are the mapped WUI.

https://maps.greenwoodmap.com/tetonwy/mapserver/map#zcr=4/2428680/1418580/0&lyrs=wui,state_fed,water,tojcorp,Roads,ownership,placelabels (Under Layers, Planning & Building, click on Wildland Urban Interface)

See below resolution.

TETON COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TETON COUNTY, WYOMING

RESOLUTION NO. Z-/-()1/

RESOLUTION AMENDING TETON COUNTY, WYOMING WILDLAND URBAN INTERFACE CODE TO NOT ALLOW WOOD SHINGLES OR SHAKES WITHIN  THE WILDLAND URBAN INTERFACE

WHEREAS, Teton County, Wyoming has adopted the 2018 Edition ofthe International Wildland-Urban Interface Code (IWUIC), as promulgated by the International Code Council, Inc.; and

WHEREAS, the adoption and amendments thereto of the Wildland-Urban

Interface Code (WUIC) is authorized by Wyoming State Statutes, Sections 35-9-

101 through 35-9-131, as amended and 18-5-201 through 18-5-207, W.S., (1977), as amended; and

WHEREAS,  the territorial jurisdiction of this WUIC includes all of the unincorporated lands within Teton County, and specifically the mapped area of wildland-urban  interface within the unincorporated areas ofTeton County; and

WHEREAS,    Section 503.2 Ignition-resistant  building material deals with ignition-resistant building materials and is attached hereto as Exhibit A; and

WHEREAS, the Teton Area Wildfire  Fire Protection Coalition and the

Jackson Hole Fire/EMS Department have requested that Paragraph 4 under Section

503.2 of the WUIC should be deleted/stricken from the locally adopted WUIC because it is believed that eliminating all wood shake shingles as roof coverings in new construction within the mapped wildland urban interface within Teton County would decrease the risk of damage and destruction to buildings within the mapped wildland urban interface within Teton County; and

WHEREAS, Paragraph 4 under Section 503.2 of the WUIC reads as follows:

4.  Fire-retardant-treated  wood roof coverings.  Roof assemblies containing fire-retardant-treated wood shingles and shakes that comply with the requirements of Section 1505.6 of the International Building Code and classified as Class A roof assemblies as required in Section 1505.2 of the International Building Code.

NOW THEREFORE, the Teton County Wildland Urban Interface Code is hereby amended to delete/strike Paragraph 4 of Section 503.2 and shall become effective on March 1, 2021.

RATIFIED AND AFFIRMED THIS   f_k/· DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2021

Natalia D. Macker, Chairwoman

Attest:

 Maureen E. Murphy

Teton County Clerk

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