Pursuant to Section 11 of the Uniform Fire Safety Act (P.L. 1983, c. 383) the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code shall be locally enforced in the Municipality of Estell Manor City, Atlantic County.
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-202.
The local enforcing agency shall be the Estell Manor Volunteer Fire Company which has been duly designated by Ordinance as the Municipal Fire Department.
The local enforcing agency shall enforce the Uniform Fire Safety Act and the codes and regulations adopted under it in all buildings, structures and premises within the established boundaries of Estell Manor City, other than owner-occupied one- and two-family dwellings, and shall faithfully comply with the requirements of Uniform Fire Safety Act and Uniform Fire Code.
The local enforcing agency established by Section 12-2 of this chapter shall carry out the periodic inspections of life-hazard uses required by the Uniform Fire Code on behalf of the Commissioner of Community Affairs.
The local enforcing agency established by Section 12-2 of this chapter shall be a part of the Department of Public Works and shall be under the direct supervision and control of the member of the City Council designated annually as Department head therefor.
Appointment of Fire Official. The local enforcing agency shall be under the direct supervision of a Fire Official who shall be appointed annually by the Mayor and City Council. This appointment shall be made by the governing body from among a list of three recommendations provided by the Fire Chief of the Estell Manor Volunteer Fire Company.
Term. The Fire Official shall serve for a term of one year. Any vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired term.
Inspectors. Such inspectors and other employees as may be necessary in the local enforcing agency shall be appointed by the Mayor and City Council upon the recommendation of the Fire Official or the Chief of the Fire Department.
Removal. Inspectors and other employees of the enforcing agency shall be subject to removal by the Mayor and City Council for inefficiency or misconduct. Each inspector or employee to be so removed shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard by the governing body or a designated hearing officer.
Pursuant to Section 15 and 17 of the Uniform Fire Safety Act, any person aggrieved by any order of the local enforcing agency shall have the right to appeal to the Construction Board of Appeals of Atlantic County.
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-206 and 52:27D-208.
In addition to the inspection and fees required pursuant to the Act and the regulations of the Department of Community Affairs, the following additional inspections and fees shall be required: for Use Groups A, B, E, I, M, R, S and U, as defined in Article 3 of the BOCA Basic National Building Code, an annual inspection shall be conducted at a fee of $20 to be charged each year to the owner or occupier and paid to the City of Estell Manor within 30 days of the inspection.