City of Summit, NJ
Union County
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Editor's Note: Prior ordinance history includes portions of 1983 Code Part VI T. 51 §§ 1 — 5 and Ordinance Nos. 1928 and 2287.
[Ord. No. 04-2585, Preamble]
The Uniform Fire Safety Act (P.L. 1983, c. 383) was enacted for the purpose of establishing a system for the enforcement of minimum fire safety standards throughout the State of New Jersey. The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs has promulgated minimum fire safety standards, which have been made part of the Uniform Fire Code (N.J.A.C. 5:70-1 et seq.). The Uniform Fire Safety Act authorizes municipalities to provide for local enforcement of these standards and to establish local enforcement agencies for that purpose. It is in the best interest of the City of Summit to have the Uniform Fire Code enforced locally. The local fire service has agreed to the plan, which is set forth herein, for the administration and enforcement of the Uniform Fire Code.
[Ord. No. 04-2585 § 1]
Pursuant to Section 11 of the Uniform Fire Safety Act (P.L. 1983, c. 383), the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code (N.J.A.C. 5:70-1 et seq.) shall be locally enforced in the City of Summit.
[Ord. No. 04-2585 § 2]
The local enforcing agency shall be the Summit Fire Department through its Bureau of Fire Prevention, which is hereby created therein. The Bureau of Fire Prevention shall hereinafter be known as the local enforcing agency.
[Ord. No. 04-2585 § 3]
a. 
The local enforcing agency shall enforce the Uniform Fire Code in all buildings, structures, and premises within the established boundaries of the City of Summit other than one (1) and two (2) unit owner-occupied dwellings used exclusively for dwelling purposes and buildings, structures, and premises owned or operated by Federal Government, Interstate Agencies or the State.
b. 
The local enforcing agency shall faithfully comply with all the pertinent requirements of the Uniform Fire Safety Act and the Uniform Fire Code.
[Ord. No. 04-2585 § 4]
a. 
The Bureau of Fire Prevention established by subsection 16-1.2 of this section shall be under the direct supervision and control of a Fire Official/Fire Marshal who shall report to the Chief of the Summit Fire Department, and shall be comprised of the membership of such officers and members of the Summit Fire Department who possess certification from the State of New Jersey, Department of Community Affairs, Division of Fire Safety to conduct such work.
b. 
The City Solicitor for the City of Summit is hereby appointed as the legal counsel to assist the local enforcing agency to enforce the Code.
c. 
Pursuant to the Uniform Fire Code, any person aggrieved by any order of the local enforcing agency shall have the right of appeal to the Union County Construction Board of Appeals.
[Ord. No. 04-2585 § 5]
The Bureau of Fire Prevention established by subsection 16-1.2 of this section shall carry out the periodic inspections of life hazard uses required by the Uniform Fire Code on behalf of the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
[Ord. No. 04-2585 § 6]
The Bureau of Fire Prevention established by subsection 16-1.2 of this section shall carry out the periodic inspections of non-life hazard uses.
[Ord. No. 2257 Preamble; Ord. No. 10-2934]
N.J.A.C. 5:70-3.503 provides for the process by which fire lanes may be designated by the Fire Official on "private property to which the public is invited" or which is devoted to public use, and the Fire Director/Chief and Police Chief approved of such jurisdiction by the Fire Official.
[Ord. No. 2257 § 1]
Fire Lanes shall be established by the Fire Official to insure fire equipment and other emergency vehicles unobstructed means of ingress and egress to such properties and the buildings, persons, vehicles, fire hydrants, Fire Department connections and standpipes thereon in case of fire or other emergency.
[Ord. No. 2257 § 2]
A description showing the Fire Lanes shall be filed with the Police Department and City Clerk.
[Ord. No. 2298 § 3; Ord. No. 2305 § 3; Ord. No. 02-2516 § 1; Ord. No. 10-2934]
No person shall park as defined by N.J.S.A. 39:1-1, a vehicle in or cause obstruction to a Fire Lane upon any of the streets or parts of streets as described below.
Name of Street
Side
Location
Blackburn Road
South
Beginning at a point 150 feet west of the westerly intersection of Warwick Road to a point 120 feet west therefrom.
Jefferson Primary School
110 Ashwood Avenue
South
Beginning at Ashwood Avenue extending 563.5 feet in a circular direction (counter-clockwise on the west side of the building. Beginning at Ashwood Avenue extending 446 feet on the east side of the building.
Lincoln Hubbard School
42 Woodland Avenue
West
Beginning at Woodland Avenue extending 205 feet to the west.
Summit High School Driveway
125 Kent Place Boulevard
West
The entire length of the drive along the front driveway of the western side of the building.
East
Beginning at Kent Place Boulevard extending the entire length of the roadway on the eastern side of the building.
Washington School
507 Morris Avenue
East
Beginning at the intersection of Lafayette Avenue and Morris Avenue and extending 338 feet along the front of the building ending at the top of the circle.
Wilson Primary School
14 Beekman Terrace
East
Beginning at a point 81 feet from Beekman Terrace and extending 125 feet northeast.
[Ord. No. 09-2861 § 1; Ord. No. 10-2934]
Property Address
Location
83 Ashland Road
The driveway beginning at the entrance at Ashland Road and extending the entire circular drive along the front of the building known as Bonaventura Hall. The driveway beginning at the entrance of Ashland Road and extending 229 feet in a northern direction.
44 Blackburn Road
The driveway beginning at the entrance at Blackburn Road and extending 298 feet and extending to the front of the building known as Grace Hall.
2 Broad Street
Beginning at the northern corner of the building and extending 83 feet south along the main entrance.
1 Euclid Avenue
The entire circular driveway beginning at Euclid Avenue and extending across the main entrance to the building.
11 Euclid Avenue
The entire driveway beginning at Euclid Avenue and extending 158 feet north to the parking area.
165 Hobart Avenue
The driveway beginning at the entrance at Hobart Avenue and extending 440 feet north to the parking area.
95 Morris Avenue
The entire driveway beginning at the Morris Avenue entrance and extending to the driveway exit at Broad Street.
556 Morris Avenue
a. Parking Lot #6 at the rear of Building A
The area starting at the northeast corner of the lot, and extending 222 feet in a circular direction (clockwise) ending at the roadway intersection.
b. Parking Lot #8
The roadway from the southeast corner of the lot, extending 132 feet south ending at the roadway intersection.
c. Parking Lot #9
The roadway starting from intersection of Madison and Lafayette Avenues, and extending 51 feet west ending at the roadway.
d. Parking Lot #16
The roadway starting at the northwest corner of DEV building, and extending 213 feet in a circular direction (clockwise) ending at the walkway at the southeast corner of LSB building.
e. In front of Building S
Starting at the southeast corner of Building S, and extending 198 feet west ending prior to the loading dock at the southwest corner.
f. The side and front of Building U
Starting at the northeast corner of Lot 14, and extending 266 feet north and west ending just past the northeast entrance door of Building U.
g. Buildings R and P
Starting at the southwest corner of Building R, and extending 150 feet east ending at the southeast entrance to Building P.
h. Buildings, Q, LX and L
Starting at the southwest corner of Building Q, and extending 250 feet in a circular direction (clockwise) ending at the northwest entrance to Building L.
i. Parking Lot #8
Starting at the northwest corner of Parking Lot #8, and extending 53 feet west.
j. Parking Lot #8
Starting at the north side of Parking Lot #8, and extending 25 feet west ending at the southwest corner of Building O.
k. Parking Lot #1
Starting at the north side of Parking Lot #1, and extending 110 feet north and west ending at the northeast corner of Parking Lot #2.
l. Parking Lot #2
Starting at the northeast corner of Parking Lot #2, and extending 139 feet south ending at the southeast corner of Parking Lot #2.
m. Parking Lot #2
Starting at the northwest corner of Parking Lot #2, and extending 42 feet west ending at the southeast corner of Building Z2.
n. Parking Lot #2
Starting at the northwest corner of Parking Lot #2, and extending 50 feet south, ending at the west middle entrance to Parking Lot #2.
19 Prospect Street
The entry driveway starting at the Prospect Street sidewalk and extending into the main parking lot.
The front driveway starting at the easterly-most curbed island and extending southwesterly 145 feet to the third curbed island.
The driveway along the northeasterly side of the hospital building running 110 feet
In the parking lot along the two northwesterly curbed islands.
In the parking lot along the northwesterly curbline from the reserved parking space to the emergency connecting drive to St. Teresa of Avila Parish.
312 Springfield Avenue Parking Lot
The area described as beginning at the intersection of the easterly right-of-way line of Glenwood Place, 40 feet wide and the southerly right-of-way line of Springfield Avenue, 60 feet wide, as properly designated with signage and pavement markings.
45-47 Woodland Avenue
The driveway beginning at the entrance at Woodland Avenue and extending the entire length of the driveway ending at Maple Street.
[Ord. No. 2257 § 3]
The Fire Official is further authorized to regulate, restrict and prohibit the parking and operation of motor vehicles in and near such Fire Lanes and to impose other regulations necessary to insure that such areas are free from obstruction.
[Ord. No. 2257 § 4]
Fire Lanes shall be specifically designated and marked on the pavement and/or on the adjoining building wall area, including installation of appropriate signs stating "No Parking, Fire Lane" as described by the Fire Official, all of which shall be the responsibility of, and at the expense of, the property owner.
[Ord. No. 2257 §§ 5, 6; New]
a. 
It shall be a violation of this section for anyone to park, or stop or stand as defined by N.J.S.A. 39:1-1, a vehicle in or cause an obstruction to a Fire Lane.
b. 
Each and every violation of this section shall, upon conviction, be liable to a minimum fine of at least thirty ($30.00) dollars and not more than the penalty established in Chapter 1, Section 1-5, or imprisonment for a term not to exceed fifteen (15) days, or both.
[Ord. No. 2257 § 7]
The Police Department shall have concurrent jurisdiction with the Fire Department to enforce the provision of subsection 16-2.5.