Township of Blairstown, NJ
Warren County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Blairstown as Sec. 10-1 (Ord. Nos. 49; 85-7) of the 1977 Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Land development — See Ch. 19.
Unfit buildings — See Ch. 73.
Outdoor burning — See Ch. 76.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 87.

§ 109-1 Local enforcement of state code.

Pursuant to Section 11 of the Uniform Fire Safety Act (P.L. 1983, ch. 383)[1] the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code shall be locally enforced in the Township of Blairstown.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-192 et seq.

§ 109-2 Agency designation.

The local enforcing agency shall be the Department of Fire Inspections in the Township.

§ 109-3 Enforcement responsibilities.

The local enforcement agency shall enforce the Uniform Fire Safety Act and codes and regulations adopted under it in all buildings, structures and premises within the Township of Blairstown, other than owner-occupied one- and two-family dwellings, and shall faithfully comply with the requirements of the Uniform Fire Safety Act and the Uniform Fire Code.

§ 109-4 Life hazard uses.

The local enforcing agency established by § 109-2 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.

§ 109-5 Organization.

The local enforcing agency established by 109-2 of this chapter shall be a part of the Department of Fire Inspections and shall be under the direct supervision and control of the Director, Department of Fire Inspections of the Township.

§ 109-6 Appointments; term of office; removal.

A. 
Appointment of fire inspection official. The local enforcing agency shall be under the supervision of a fire official, who shall be appointed by the Township Committee of the Township, with the solicited recommendations of the Fire Chief of the Township.
B. 
Term of office. The fire inspection official shall serve a term of one year, commencing January 1 through December 31. Any vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired term. The fire inspection official shall serve until any successor is appointed and qualified. The fire inspection official shall be compensated in accordance with the salary set forth in the annual Salary Ordinance.
C. 
Inspectors and employees. Such inspectors and other employees as may be necessary in the local enforcing agency shall be appointed by the Township Committee of the Township of Blairstown, Department of Fire Inspections, in accordance with personnel policies of the Township.
D. 
Removal from office. Inspectors and other employees of the enforcing agency shall be subject to removal at any time by the Township Committee for violations of the Township personnel policies or for inefficiencies or misconduct. Each inspector or employee to be so removed shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard by the Township Committee or a designated hearing officer.

§ 109-7 Board of Appeals.

Pursuant to Sections 15 and 17 of the Uniform Fire Safety Act,[1] any person aggrieved by any order of the local enforcement agency shall have the right to appeal to the Construction Board of Appeals of Warren County.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-206 and 52:27D-208, respectively.

§ 109-8 Additional inspections and fees.

In addition to the inspection and fees required pursuant to the Act and the regulations of the Department of Community Affairs and the Township of Blairstown, the following additional inspections and fees shall be required: all other inspections (other than owner-occupied and one- and two-family dwellings): annual fee of $25 with an inspection schedule of once every 12 months.

§ 109-9 Permits.

The permit fees established by the Uniform Fire Code shall be amended to be as follows:
Type 1
$25
Type 2
$100
Type 3
$200
Type 4
$300
Type 5
$1,000

§ 109-10 Technical amendments.

May be adopted at a later time.

§ 109-11 Violations and penalties.

The penalty for violations of this code shall be the penalty applicable for all violations of this chapter for which penalties are not provided for under the Uniform Fire Safety Code and applicable sections of the Administrative Code adopted pursuant thereto.