Village of Suffern, NY
Rockland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Suffern 1-14-1974 by L.L. No. 3-1974. Section 154-6 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
Building construction and fire prevention — See Ch. 96.

§ 154-1 Title.

This chapter shall be cited and may be referenced hereinafter as the "Outdoor Grill Law."

§ 154-2 Findings.

The Board of Trustees of the Village of Suffern hereby determines that, because of the possibility of fire created by the use of outdoor grills placed on wooden decks extending from dwellings in multiple-residence-type buildings, the use of such outdoor grills without protective fire-retarding deck covering constitutes a fire hazard.

§ 154-3 Definitions and word usage.

Where not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words in the plural number include the singular number, and words in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.
For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms, phrases and words and their derivatives shall have the meanings given herein:
Any outdoor extension constructed wholly or partially of wood and attached to a dwelling in a multiple dwelling.
Any type of asbestos, asbestos-type material of the like, certified to be fire-retardant by the New York Fire Underwriters' Laboratories or equivalent recognized testing organization.
Any structure having therein two or more residences, apartments, cooperatives or condominiums which are attached or semiattached to one another and which may be entered directly from the street or through a common vestibule or entranceway.
Any portable-type burner used for preparation of food.

§ 154-4 Use of grills restricted.

No person shall use an outdoor grill placed on a deck of multiple dwelling unless such outdoor grill is first placed and kept on a fire-retardant deck covering. Such deck covering shall cover an area immediately beneath the outdoor grill and from a distance of at least 36 inches from the outdoor grill or to the periphery of the deck, whichever is the lesser, but in no event shall the grill be less than two feet from the structure.

§ 154-5 Right of entry.

The Fire Inspector of the Village of Suffern is hereby empowered to enter upon the premises of any multiple dwelling, as defined by this chapter, for the purpose of enforcing the provisions of this chapter.

§ 154-6 Penalties for offenses. [1]

Violation of this chapter shall be punishable as follows:
A warning for the first violation shall be issued to the person found using an outdoor grill without a fire-retardant deck covering, as well as to the person named as tenant or owner of the cooperative or condominium.
For each succeeding violation, a person using an outdoor grill without the fire-retardant deck covering, as well as the person named as tenant, cooperative owner or condominium owner, shall be fined as provided in § 1-12 of Chapter 1, General Provisions.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.