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Kenai council talks about tax credit, property sale

...unanimously approved a tax credit for residential sprinkler systems in new homes and postponed a decision on selling...benefits that are realized when people have residential sprinkler systems in their homes," Bookey said. But, he said...
Bookey: Changes improve quality of life in Kenai

...Daubenspeck Park. ? I co-sponsored legislation providing tax incentives for homes constructed with residential sprinkler systems. This legislation was recognized nationally as a model for offering incentives - rather than mandates - for the...

...NTSB says buses must have sophisticated suppression systems to control fires, much as high-rise buildings have sprinkler systems."Fire suppression holds the greatest potential for saving lives, reducing costs and minimizing damage," according...
Going underground to keep your yard or business green

...Matthew have been installing underground, automated sprinkler systems since 1998, ?A couple of guys came over to visit...working for a golf course, installing and maintaining sprinkler systems so I went ahead and put one in and after that the neighbors...
Help or harm? City of Kenai considering sprinklers as part of new building code

...were required. Tilly said that sprinkler systems are designed to go off taxes -- for homes with sprinkler systems. Numbers from other are worth the cost. "Sprinkler systems will save more lives, plus...
Kenai talks beach bridge, seismic work

...piles and other supports. The council postponed an ordinance creating tax credits for property owners who install sprinkler systems until the second meeting in January. "We've got some wordsmithing to do in there to make it clear that this is...
Forum quizzes local House candidates

...recent legislation signed into law and sponsored by the committee include House Bill 130, a building code requiring sprinkler systems in certain residential buildings, and House Bill 164, an act relating to record-keeping requirements for health...
Spreading a message of safety

...system activated after the first minute, stifling the blaze and dramatically minimizing the damage. The message? Sprinkler systems save lives. "When you put fire sprinklers in your home, it's like putting a firefighter in your home," Hale...
Legislation paying off for cities

...House Bill 130 will affect municipalities considering the 2009 International Building Code. The code requires sprinkler systems in one and two-family homes; cities can adopt whichever portions of the code they choose.The bill requires 30...
'Tis the season to take home safety measures

...never see fire, Hale said. Fire departments across the nation are fighting an uphill battle to mandate residential sprinkler systems and have been doing so for decades. More than 30 years have passed since the concept of residential sprinklers was...


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