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Borough of Somerdale, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Somerdale 1-12-1977. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Numbering of Buildings — See Ch. 88.
Unfit buildings — See Ch. 91.
Certificates of compliance — See Ch. 97.
Licensing of contractors — See Ch. 106.
Fees — See Ch. 131.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 135.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 138.
Grading inspections — See Ch. 150.
Land use and development — See Ch. 162.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 197.
Reimbursement of public improvement expenses — See Ch. 203.
A. 
There is hereby established in the Borough of Somerdale a State Uniform Construction Code Enforcing Agency to be known as the "Construction Code Enforcement Agency of the Borough of Somerdale," 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 the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs, State of New Jersey, shall hereafter adopt as part of the State Uniform Construction Code. The Construction Official shall be the chief administrator of the Enforcing Agency. The governing body of the Borough of Somerdale may, as it deems expedient from time to time, reorganize positions or open lines of authority between dispersed personnel in different agencies or capacity by resolution.
B. 
Each official position created in Subsection A hereof shall be filled by a person qualified for such position pursuant to P.L. 1975, c. 217, as amended, and N.J.A.C. 5:23, provided that, in lieu of any particular subcode official, an on-site inspection agency may be retained by contract pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23. More than one such official position may be held by the same person, provided that such person is qualified pursuant to P.L. 1975, c. 217,[1] and N.J.A.C. 5:23 to hold each such position.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.
C. 
The public shall have the right to do business with the Enforcing Agency at one office location, Somerdale Borough Hall, Somerdale and Post Roads, Somerdale, New Jersey, or wheresoever it may in the future be located, except for emergencies and unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances.
A. 
There is hereby established a Construction Board of Appeals to hear appeals from decisions by the Enforcing Agency. Such Board shall consist of five members. At least one Board member shall be a registered architect or licensed professional engineer of building construction experience, and at least one member shall be qualified as a plumbing subcode official and one as qualified as an electrical subcode official. No more than two Board members shall be selected from the same business or profession. The registered architect or licensed professional engineer shall have had at least three years' experience in construction, design or supervision as a licensed engineer or registered architect or, in the alternative, five years' experience in construction, design or supervision as an architect or engineer with a bachelor's degree in architecture or engineering, respectively, from an accredited institution of higher education. Each other Board member shall have 10 years' experience in construction, design or supervision as a journeyman in a construction trade or as a construction contractor, subcontractor or inspector.
B. 
The Mayor and Council of the Borough of Somerdale shall appoint the Board members and any alternate members.
(1) 
For the members first appointed, the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Somerdale shall designate the appointees' terms so that one shall be appointed for a term of one year, one for a term of two years, one for a term of three years and two for terms of four years. At the expiration of such terms and thereafter, appointments shall be made for terms of four years. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term.
(2) 
The Mayor and Council of the Borough of Somerdale shall appoint such number of alternates as may be appropriate for terms not to exceed four years or may, in the alternative, appoint alternates on a case-by-case basis.
(3) 
No regular or alternate Board member may be a member of the Enforcing Agency, the decisions of which are subject to the review of the Board.
C. 
The members of said Board of Appeals shall serve without compensation but shall have reasonable expenses reimbursed.
[Amended 4-13-1977; 10-11-1978; 6-12-1985 by Ord. No. 85:07; 9-12-1990 by Ord. No. 90:09]
Fees to be charged pursuant to this chapter shall be as set forth in the current Fee Ordinance.
A. 
Fire limits shall be established pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23. The boundaries of closely built commercial areas, as they exist or are developing and as identified by the report of the Enforcing Agency, as modified by the governing body, shall be prepared and implemented no later than July 1, 1977, at which time the same shall be, as if presently implemented, the fire limits of the Borough of Somerdale, County of Camden, State of New Jersey.
B. 
The Construction Official shall prepare and submit to the Mayor and Council, biannually, a report reevaluating the delineation of the 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.