[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Spring Grove as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fire companies — See Ch. 44.
Article I Key Lock Boxes
[Adopted 2-5-2001 by Ord. No. 3-2001 (Ch. 76 of the 1985 Code)]
The following structures shall be equipped with a key lock box of a design and construction approved by the Borough at or near the main entrance or such other location required by the Fire Chief of Friendship Hose Company No. 1 (Fire Chief):
Commercial or industrial structures protected by an automatic alarm system or automatic suppression system.
Multifamily residential structures that have restricted access through locked doors and have a common corridor for access to the living units.
Governmental structures and nursing care facilities.
All structures which have an on-site security force 24 hours a day every day of the year shall be exempted from the requirements of this article.
All newly constructed structures subject to this section shall have the key lock box installed and operational prior to the issuance of an occupancy permit. All structures in existence on the effective date of this section and subject to this article shall have one year from the effective date of this section to have a key lock box installed and operational.
The Fire Chief shall designate the type of key lock box system to be implemented within the Borough and shall have the authority to require all structures to use the designated system.
The owner or operator of a structure required to have a key lock box shall, at all times, keep a key in the lock box that will allow for access to the structure and to any and all gates or other locks which would prevent access to the structure.
The Fire Chief shall be authorized to implement rules and regulations for the use of the lock box system, which shall be approved by the Borough Council.
The repository container (lock box) shall include the following information for emergency response personnel:
A current list of all key facility personnel with knowledge about safety procedures or materials on site, complete with telephone numbers for such personnel in the event of an incident after normal hours of facility operation.
A current emergency and hazardous chemical inventory form and a binder containing the material safety data (MSD) sheets or, in the event that the volume of MSD sheets is too great to keep practically in the repository container, it shall give the location of the on-site MSD sheets, and the MSD sheets shall be readily available for use by emergency response personnel.
A facility site plan to include the following:
The location of storage and use of hazardous materials on site.
The location of on-site emergency fire-fighting and spill cleanup equipment.
A diagram of the complete sewer system and the water system, showing fire hydrant and water main locations and sizes.
A copy of the local Fire Department's preplan for the facility.
Any building floor plan deemed necessary by the Fire Chief.
The repository container (lock box) shall be installed at a location designated by the Fire Chief and shall be identified in a manner described by the Fire Chief.
All repository containers (lock boxes) shall have a minimum interior size of 14 inches (356 mm) high by 12 inches (305 mm) wide by two inches (51 mm) deep, except when a smaller repository container (lock box) is deemed adequate by the Fire Chief.
The owner or operator of the facility shall update the appropriate documents within the repository container (lock box) on an annual basis, or more frequently when deemed necessary by the Fire Chief, and shall send the Fire Chief all of the updated material, including an updated copy of the emergency and hazardous chemical inventory form, which shall be placed in the repository container (lock box) as well as disseminated among the emergency response personnel.
Any person who owns or operates a structure subject to this article who is in violation of this article shall, upon conviction by a Magisterial District Judge of competent jurisdiction, be subject to a fine of not less than $600 nor more than $1,000 per violation. Each day of violation shall be considered a separate violation.
In addition to any remedies provided in this section, the Borough shall have the authority to pursue any lawful remedies at law or in equity to compel the owner of property to comply with this article.
Nothing in this article shall be construed to affect any lawsuit or proceeding impending in any court or any rights acquired or liability incurred or any cause or causes of action acquired or existing under any existing or prior act or ordinance, nor shall any legal right or remedy of any character be lost, impaired or affected by this article.
In the event that any section, subsection or part of a section or subsection of this article is deemed to be illegal, improper or unenforceable, then all remaining sections, subsections or parts of sections or subsections not so deemed shall remain in full force and effect as though the stricken section had not been adopted.