[HISTORY: Adopted by Mayor and Council of the Borough of Wenonah 2-8-1990. Amended 2-5-1998 by Ord. No. 98-4. Amended in its entirety 6-24-2004 by Ord. No. O-04-2. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to Section 11 of the Uniform Fire Safety Act (N.J.S.A. 52:27D-192, et seq.), the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code (N.J.A.C. 5:70, et seq.) shall be locally enforced in the Borough of Wenonah.
The local enforcing agency shall be the Borough of Wenonah 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.
The local enforcing agency shall enforce the Uniform Fire Code in all buildings, structures, and premises within the established boundaries of the Borough of Wenonah other than one and two 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.
The local enforcing agency shall faithfully comply with all the pertinent requirements of the Uniform Fire Safety Act and the Uniform Fire Code.
Appointment and qualifications of the Fire Official. The fire official shall be certified by the state and appointed by the governing body from a list of three names submitted by the Chief of the Fire Department.
Appointment and qualifications of inspectors and other employees. Inspectors and other employees of the enforcing agency shall be appointed by the governing body upon recommendation of the Fire Official. All life hazard use inspectors shall be certified by the state.
Appointment of legal counsel. The governing body shall specifically appoint legal counsel to assist the agency in enforcing the Uniform Fire Code.
Term of office. The Fire Official shall serve for a term of a minimum of one year. Any vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired term.
Removal from office. The Fire Official, inspectors and other employees of the agency shall be subject to removal by the governing body for just cause. Before removal from office, all persons shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard by the governing body or a hearing officer designated by the same.
The Bureau of Fire Prevention established by Section 22A-2 of this ordinance 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.
In addition to the registrations required by the Uniform Fire Code, the following non-life hazard uses shall register with the Bureau of Fire Prevention. These uses shall be inspected once per year and pay an annual fee. Inspections shall also be conducted, and a fee shall be paid for said inspection, and reinspection if required, upon a change in ownership, occupancy and/or use. (The following is a recommended fee schedule for non-life hazard use in the local enforcing agency's jurisdiction, and shall be included in Sub-Chapter 2 of the Uniform Fire Code, amended by local ordinance. The fee schedule amount for each non-life hazard use may be amended to fit the needs of the local enforcing agency. The fee is not to be used for life hazard uses a defined in the Uniform Fire Code.)
[Amended 8-23-2007 by Ord. No. O-07-12]
Storage S-1 (moderate hazard S-1, low hazard S-2).
Residential (LEA listed with multi family BHI).
Should any section, clause, sentence, phrase or provision of this ordinance be declared unconstitutional or invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the remaining portions of this ordinance.
All prior ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent with this ordinance shall be and the same are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistencies.
This ordinance shall take effect immediately upon passage and due publication according to law.