Township of Teaneck, NJ
Bergen County
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Editor's Note: For state law as to authority of Township to compel owners of buildings to supply heat, see N.J.R.S., § 26:3-31m.
[R.O. 1951, ch. 18, § 29; Ord. No. 1033, § 1; Ord. No. 1974, 12-21-1982, § 1.]
It shall be the duty of every person who shall have contracted or undertaken or shall be bound to heat or to furnish heat for any building or portion thereof occupied as a home or place of residence to heat or furnish heat for every occupied room in such building or portion thereof so that a minimum temperature of 70° F. may be maintained therein at all times between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. and a minimum temperature of 65° F. may be maintained between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. of every day from the first day of September of each year to the first day of June of the succeeding year and at all other times when street temperatures shall fall below 55° F.
The custodian of the building shall immediately notify the Teaneck Health Department and all tenants who may be affected whenever unanticipated breakdowns cause the following to occur:
The failure of a heating system when the heat will be below the prescribed levels for two hours or more.
The failure of any other utility service such as gas, electricity or water.
The notification to the Health Department and tenants shall specify the nature of the failure, measures being taken to restore heat or utility service and estimated length of time for restoration.
The building owner shall be responsible for ensuring compliance with this section.
[R.O. 1951, ch. 18, § 29; Ord. No. 1033, § 1; Ord. No. 1959, 8-3-1982, § 1.]
[R.O. 1951, ch. 18, § 30.]
Whenever a building is heated by means of a furnace, boiler or other apparatus under the control of the owner, agent or lessee of such building, such owner, agent or lessee, in the absence of a contract or agreement to the contrary, shall be deemed to have contracted, undertaken or bound himself to furnish heat in accordance with the provisions of this Article.
Where a person who is bound to furnish heat, as provided by this article, is a corporation, such corporation and the president, secretary and treasurer thereof and also the superintendent and the manager of the premises shall each be liable for any failure to comply with the provisions of this Article.