[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Mendham by Ord. No. 13-1976 (Sec. 25-1 of the 1998 Revised General Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to implement the provisions of the State Uniform Construction Code Act, N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq., hereinafter referred to as the "Act," and regulations for the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code promulgated by the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs pursuant to the Act and appearing in Title 5, Chapter 23, of the New Jersey Administrative Code, hereafter referred to as the "Regulations." References to "the Act" and "Regulations" shall include any amendments and supplements hereafter made.
Established; composition. There is hereby established in the Township of Mendham a State Uniform Construction Code Enforcing Agency to be known as the Township Building Department, consisting of a Construction Official, Building Subcode Official, Plumbing Subcode Official, Electrical Subcode Official, Fire Protection Subcode Official and such other subcode officials for such additional subcodes as may be promulgated under the Act. The Construction Official shall be the Chief Administrator of the enforcing agency.
Qualifications; official positions. Each official position created by Subsection A above shall be filled by appointment by the Township Committee of a person qualified for such position pursuant to the Act and Regulations, provided that in lieu of any particular subcode official, an on-site inspection agency may be retained by contract pursuant to the Regulations. More than one such official position may be held by the same person, provided that such person is qualified pursuant to the Act and Regulations.
Office location. The public shall have the right to do business with the enforcing agency at one office location except for emergencies of unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances.
There is hereby established a Construction Board of Appeals consisting of five members appointed by the Township Committee to hear appeals from decisions by the enforcing agency. Members of the Construction Board of Appeals shall meet the qualifications and serve for the terms established by the Act and Regulations. The Construction Board of Appeals shall perform the functions provided in the Act and Regulations in accordance therewith.
[Amended by Ord. No. 14-1978; Ord. No. 5-1982; Ord. No. 7-1982; Ord. No. 18-1992; Ord. No. 8-1997; 8-10-2009 by Ord. No. 17-2009]
Fees established. Pursuant to the provisions of the State Uniform Construction Code Act and Regulations, fees are hereby established, as provided in Chapter 160, Fees.
Fee schedule report. The Construction Official shall, with the advice of the subcode officials, prepare and submit to the Township Committee every two years a report recommending a fee schedule based on the operating expenses of the enforcing agency and any other expenses of the Township fairly attributable to the enforcement of the State Uniform Construction Code Act and Regulations.
The Construction Official shall prepare and submit to the Township Committee every two years a report evaluating the need for the delineation of fire limits. This report shall indicate the recommendations of the Construction Official, the Building Subcode Official and the Fire Subcode Official regarding those areas which should be designated as within fire limits, with the reasons therefor.
This chapter shall apply to all applications submitted to the enforcing agency on and after January 1, 1977, and, as to such applications, the provisions of this chapter and the Act and Regulations shall supersede any provision of this revision which is specifically inconsistent.
Upon final adoption, a copy of this chapter shall be filed with the Department of Community Affairs.
This chapter shall take effect on January 1, 1977.