Monticello businesses will soon be subject to regular fire inspections.
The Monticello City Council on Monday, July 27, approved a fire inspection policy.
Under the policy, the City’s fire marshal will inspect Monticello businesses to ensure that they are operating safely when it comes safety and fire prevention measures.
Many businesses could be subject to inspections just every five years, Monticello Fire Marshal Dan Klein told members of the Monticello City Council at their bi-monthly meeting on July 27.
Other businesses, with a high amount of combustible materials on hand, could see annual inspections. So would businesses that have more than 50 people on its premises, such as large manufacturing businesses. Hotels are also subject to annual inspections. The policy approved by the City Council has five levels that regulate the frequency of inspections, Klein said.