[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners (now Mayor and Council) of the Borough of Bradley Beach 10-23-1956 (Sec. 12-4 of the 1974 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful to use any portable or movable stove or appliance using kerosene or other liquid fuel to permanently heat any premises or part thereof in the Borough.
No person shall use or cause, permit or suffer to be used in any building within the Borough any fuel-burning appliance using liquid fuel having a flash point at or below 70° Fahrenheit such as gasoline, naphtha, ether, ethyl or methyl alcohol.
No person shall use or cause, permit or suffer to be used in any building within the Borough any fuel-burning appliance using liquid fuel having a flash point above 70° Fahrenheit, such as kerosene and fuel oil, other than central heating systems permanently affixed to the building unless such appliance complies with the following requirements:
Every appliance shall be securely affixed to the floor.
Every appliance shall rest upon sheet metal, asbestos or other equally noncombustible material of a thickness of at least 3/8 of an inch which shall extend at least six inches outward from all sides of the appliance.
Every appliance shall not be placed any nearer than 12 inches from any wooden partition, stud, beam or other combustible material.
Every appliance shall be vented by connection with a masonry chimney or transite flue having a proper regulator or damper for venting fumes, and the fuel supply shall be in a self-contained reservoir or closed tank connected to the stove or appliance by metal pipe or tubing.
The exceptions to this section shall include temporary heating units such as electric space heaters.
No liquid fuel shall be stored in any building in connection with any heating equipment except in tanks which shall not be over 275 gallons' capacity each and in any one building shall not have an aggregate capacity in excess of 550 gallons unless such tanks shall be completely enclosed with reinforced concrete not less than eight inches in thickness with at least a six-inch space on sides between tank and concrete insulation. It shall be filled with sand or well-tamped earth and with 12 inches of sand or earth on top of the tank either between the tank and concrete slab or above the concrete slab, provided that, instead of an enclosure as hereinbefore described, the tank may be encased in reinforced concrete not less than six inches in thickness applied directly to the tank so as to completely eliminate any air space.
The Borough Code Enforcement Officer shall be designated the Borough official responsible for the enforcement of the provisions of this chapter. The Code Enforcement Officer may enter upon any lands and into any buildings in the Borough for the purpose of inspection of flues, chimneys, spaceheaters and other heating equipment and the storage of liquid fuel and installation and facilities in connection therewith.
The installation, maintenance or use of any equipment or facilities not in conformity with the requirements of this chapter or which, by reason of type, installation or place of use, constitute a fire or explosion hazard endangering the safety or lives of persons or property is hereby prohibited and declared to be a nuisance.
Whenever the Code Enforcement Officer discovers a nuisance as prescribed in § 281-6 of this chapter, notice in writing shall be given to the owner of the premises to remove or abate the same within the time specified in such notice which shall be not less than seven days from the date of service. Notice shall be left with a tenant or occupant of the premises, if any. If the owner of the premises fails to comply with the notice, the Code Enforcement Officer may proceed to abate the nuisance and recover the cost of doing so in the manner provided by §§ 147-5 and 147-6.
If the owner resides outside the Borough, the notice may be given by certified mail with return receipt requested addressed to the owner at the mailing address of the owner as shown by the records of the Borough collector of taxes; and in the case of notice given by mail as herein provided, not less than 10 days from the date of mailing shall be allowed for compliance; and a duplicate of the notice shall be left with a tenant or occupant of the premises or posted on the premises.