East Peoria council eliminates sprinkler mandate for new residential construction

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The East Peoria City Council voted Tuesday, June 17, 2014, to drop a fire sprinkler mandate from an update to its building codes.

The council adopted much of the 2012 International Residential Code, but the portion mandating costly fire suppression systems in new residential housing was not in the package of code enhancements.

The decision came after more than a year of work by the Peoria Area Association of REALTORS® to make sure any policy adopted by the council did not hurt homeowners.

In addition, the council exempted several existing commercial properties in the city from having to retrofit sprinkler systems.

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About Kristie Engerman

Kristie Engerman is the Illinois Association of REALTORS® local Government Affairs Director (GAD) representing the Bloomington-Normal, Lamoine Valley, Livingston, Mid-Valley, Pekin Area, Peoria Area, Quad City Area, Quincy and West Central Associations of REALTORS®.

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