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28.06.060 Gangways, Ramps, Walkways and Walks.

 

(Amended by Ordinance No. 181437, effective December 21, 2007.)

 

A.  All gangways, ramps, walkways, and walks serving as a means of egress for floating structures used for commercial occupancies shall be illuminated by lights designed, constructed and maintained to provide a minimum average of 1 foot candle of light per square foot at the walking surface.

EXCEPTION: Recreational boat launching and transient tie-up facilities.

 

B.  Gangways and ramps shall have a maximum slope of 1 vertical to 2.5 horizontal and shall have a non-slip walking surface or surface cleats securely fastened in place with a maximum spacing center to center of 1 foot 6 inches.

 

C.  Gangways shall have a minimum, unobstructed width of five (5) feet when a single gangway is required and four (4) feet when more than one gangway is required and shall be provided with guardrails and handrails as required by the building code.  Intermediate landings shall not be required for gangways.

EXCEPTION: Gangways serving an occupant load less than 10 and gangways serving recreational boat launching and transient tie-up facilities need not be more than four (4) feet in width.

 

D.  Walkways shall have a minimum width of six (6) feet, except for fingerfloats, which may be three (3) feet in width.

 

E.  Mooring connectors and similar obstructions may project into the required width of main and marginal walkways not more than six (6) inches at either side.  Cleats and bull rails shall not project more than four (4) inches into the required width along either side of a main or marginal walkway.  Cleats or bull rails not more than four (4) inches in width may be provided along either side of a fingerfloat provided the width of the fingerfloat is of sufficient width to provide a minimum of thirty-six (36) inches of clear walking surface between the cleats or bull rails.  Utility stands may project into the required width of main or marginal walkways provided they do not reduce the clear unobstructed width of the walkway to less than four (4) feet for a distance of three (3) feet measured in the direction of travel along the walkway.

 

F.  A walk with a minimum width of twenty-four (24) inches shall be provided on at least two opposite sides of all floating homes, combo-structures, boathouses and tender house structures.  These walks shall provide direct access from the floating home, combo-structure, boathouse or tender house structure to an adjacent fingerfloat or main walkway.

 

G.  A walk with a minimum width of thirty-six (36) inches shall be provided on at least two opposite sides of any floating structure that is used or occupied as other than a floating home, combo-structure, boathouse or tender house structure accessory to a floating home.  These walks shall provide direct access from the floating structure to an adjacent fingerfloat or main walkway.