Borough of Fort Lee, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Derived from Ch. X, Sec. 10-7, of the Revised General Ordinances of the Borough of Fort Lee, 1978, adopted 3-1-1979. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform Construction Codes — See Ch. 193.
Housing standards — See Ch. 246.
Any and all apartment buildings five stories in height or more constructed in the borough after December 17, 1976, shall provide a minimum of one passenger elevator for each 90 families or fraction thereof, plus one service elevator; provided, however, that the requirements of this chapter shall not apply to any apartment building which is financed by, and the plans for which are approved by, the New Jersey Housing Finance Agency (NJHFA) as a housing project designed for and devoted exclusively to senior citizens.
All such service elevators referred to in § 205-1 hereof shall have a minimum inside cab dimension of seven feet by five feet.
All elevators within the borough shall be assessed an annual registration and inspection fee of $20, which fee shall be paid on February 1 each year.
All elevators within the borough shall be inspected semiannually by the office of the Building Inspector; in lieu of this inspection, a certification by an authorized elevator company or a liable insurance company.
A. 
Any inspection requiring immediate attention by the office of the Building Inspector due to the malfunction of the elevator or improper service shall result in an additional charge of $25 per elevator per inspection.
B. 
All fees and charges set forth herein shall be liens against the property in question.
A. 
All elevators mentioned herein shall have posted therein a sign constructed of permanent material bearing the words "NO SMOKING."
B. 
No person shall remove or render illegible any "NO SMOKING" signs posted in said elevators. In the event any such notices or signs are wrongfully removed or rendered illegible, it shall be the duty of the owner thereof to place another legible sign in said elevator within 24 hours after written notice from any person of such wrongful removal or illegibility.
[Added 10-8-2020 by Ord. No. 2020-10]
A. 
In all elevators currently installed, and which shall later be installed, in the Borough of Fort Lee, and which are required to have an emergency notification phone or intercom system pursuant to ASME A17.1 et seq., including all such service elevators referenced in § 205-1 hereof, said elevator emergency voice communication device shall be required upon activation to directly connect/dial the Borough of Fort Lee's designated Public Safety Answering Point ("PSAP"), which is connected to all Borough emergency services, including the Fire Department;
B. 
Elevators installed as per the rules promulgated in the ASME A17.1 2010 Edition, or previous editions of said Code, shall be exempt from 2016 ASME A17.1 Rule 2.27.1.1.6;
C. 
The owner and/or operator (singly or collectively) of any structure in the Borough of Fort Lee that falls within the requirements of this section shall, at their sole cost and expense, cause the elevators within the structure to be brought into compliance with the requirements set forth above within the earlier of 180 days of adoption and publication of this ordinance or sooner, if the owner and/or operator receives a written installation notice from the Elevator Inspector;
D. 
Failure to comply with the mandatory provisions of Subsections A and B above will result in immediate failure of inspection;
E. 
Should any property owner or operator violate the provisions of this chapter, it may be fined, for the first offense, in a sum up to $1,000 for each separate day of violation; in addition, the Elevator Inspector shall have the discretion to order immediate shutdown of the noncomplying elevator car; and
F. 
This section may also be enforced in an action at law or equity for injunctive relief, pursuant to applicable law.