City of Oneonta, NY
Otsego County
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A. 
Owners and lessors of bars, cabarets and nightclubs having a maximum permitted occupancy of 50 or more persons shall arrange for annual inspections of the premises by an engineer licensed in the State of New York and for submission of reports of such inspections to the Code Enforcement Office. The first such inspection and report shall be submitted within 180 days of the effective date of this chapter.
B. 
The engineer shall demonstrate satisfactory familiarity with applicable codes and building construction to the Code Enforcement Officer. The engineer shall submit an affidavit inspection report bearing his/her signature and New York State seal to the Code Enforcement Office. Inspection reports shall be submitted to the Code Enforcement Office within 30 days of the date of inspection. The affidavit shall state that the deponent has examined the premises and the applicable codes.
C. 
Inspections and reports shall monitor and report on, with respect to applicable building and fire safety codes, safety and fire-related issues including but not limited to the following: applicable building and fire safety codes, alterations/renovations made to establishment premises, changes in occupancy of other parts of the building, posting of maximum occupant load, exits, exit marking, emergency lighting, hazards associated with cooking equipment, classification of interior finishes, decorations, and furnishings with regard to flame spread and smoke-developed indexes, trash storage facilities, combustible goods storage facilities, flammable liquids storage, enclosure of and clearance of construction from heating equipment, fire and smoke detection and alarm equipment, sprinklers and fire extinguishers.
D. 
Inspection reports shall identify conditions and certify compliance or lack thereof.
E. 
Beginning with the first such report for each establishment and every fifth year thereafter, the report shall include, in addition to those items addressed in Subsections C and D above, the following: an accounting of all grandfathered nonconformities, with specific reference to The Building and Fire Codes of New York State, for each item addressed in Subsection C above.
Owners and lessors of all bars, cabarets, and nightclubs, regardless of maximum permitted occupancy, shall be required to arrange for inspection and testing of heating equipment and systems. Such systems shall be inspected at least once every 12 months by licensed heating contractors licensed by the City of Oneonta. Reports of such inspections, signed by the inspector, shall be submitted to the Code Enforcement Office within 30 days of the date of inspection. If any equipment or system is found to be defective or not in proper operating condition upon inspection, the owner or lessor shall promptly remedy such defect or condition. The first such inspection and report shall be submitted within 60 days of the effective date of this chapter.
Owners and lessors of all bars, cabarets and nightclubs, regardless of maximum permitted occupancy, shall be required to arrange for inspection and testing of cooking equipment, cooking ventilation equipment and cooking hood extinguishing systems. Such systems shall be inspected at least once every 12 months by heating contractors licensed by the City of Oneonta or by qualified persons who, because of experience or education, are recognized as competent by the Code Enforcement Officer. Reports of such inspections, signed by the inspector, shall be submitted to the Code Enforcement Office within 30 days of the date of inspection. If any equipment or system is found to be defective or not in proper operating condition upon inspection, the owner or lessor shall promptly remedy such defect or condition. The first such inspection and report shall be submitted within 90 days of the effective date of this chapter.
Owners and lessors of all bars, cabarets and nightclubs, regardless of maximum permitted occupancy, shall be required to arrange for inspection and testing of electrical equipment and systems. Such systems shall be inspected at least once every 12 months by approved electrical inspection agencies. Reports of such inspections, signed by the inspector, shall be submitted to the Code Enforcement Office within 30 days of the date of inspection. If any equipment or system is found to be defective or not in proper operating condition upon inspection, the owner or lessor shall promptly remedy such defect or condition. The first such inspection and report shall be submitted within 90 days of the effective date of this chapter.
Owners and lessors of all bars, cabarets and nightclubs, regardless of maximum permitted occupancy, shall be required to arrange for inspection and testing of sprinkler equipment and systems. Such systems shall be inspected in accordance with state building code requirements and at least once every twelve months by plumbing contractors licensed by the City of Oneonta or by specialized sprinkler tradesmen who can demonstrate competency by experience or education to the satisfaction of the Code Enforcement Officer. Reports of such inspections, signed by the inspector, shall be submitted to the Code Enforcement Office within 30 days of the date of inspection. If any equipment or system is found to be defective or not in proper operating condition upon inspection, the owner or lessor shall promptly remedy such defect or condition. The first such inspection and report shall be submitted within 90 days of the effective date of this chapter.
Owners and lessors of all bars, cabarets and nightclubs, regardless of maximum permitted occupancy, shall be required to arrange for inspection and testing of fire and smoke detection and alarm equipment and systems. Such systems shall be inspected at least once every 12 months by electrical contractors licensed by the City of Oneonta. Reports of such inspections signed by the inspector shall be submitted to the Code Enforcement Office within 30 days of the date of inspection. If any equipment or system is found to be defective or not in proper operating condition upon inspection, the owner or lessor shall arrange for the prompt remediation of such defect or condition. The first such inspection and report shall be submitted within 90 days of the effective date of this chapter.