City of Schenectady, NY
Schenectady County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Schenectady as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alarms — See Ch. 124.
Building, plumbing and electrical standards — See Ch. 137 and Ch. 138.
Fire insurance claims — See Ch. 155.
Housing standards — See Ch. 167.
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Editor's Note: Former Art. I, Administration, adopted 3-6-1972 by Ord. No. 15691, as amended, was superseded 12-26-2006 by L.L. No. 6-2006. For current provisions, see Ch. 137, Building Code Administration.
[Adopted 2-9-1970 by Ord. No. 15274[1]]
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Editor's Note: The provisions of this article are derived from Ch. 11, Art. II, Secs. 11-15 through 11-19, of the former Revised Ordinances, adopted 2-9-1970 by Ord. No. 15274.
No person shall take or have any lighted candle or lamp in any stable or other place where hay, straw or other combustible material shall be kept unless the same is well secured in a lantern.
[Added 4-3-1989 by Ord. No. 89-41]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to kindle, make or keep a fire within or outside of any building in the City unless in an approved fireproof enclosure or receptacle.
(1) 
Any lawful fire within or outside of any building shall continuously be under the care of a competent adult from the time it is kindled until it is extinguished.
(2) 
Any lawful fire outside of any building shall not be kindled within a porch attached to a building or close enough to a building or structure so as to cause fire or smoke damage to such building or structure.
(3) 
An approved fireproof enclosure or receptacle shall include a gas grill, fireplace, hibachi, Weber cooker or any device which has received the approval of the Fire Department.
B. 
In no event shall this section be construed to permit the burning of garbage or any material which would produce noxious odors.
C. 
The Chief of the Department of Fire or his or her representative shall have the authority in all cases to prohibit the use of any fire-burning receptacle within or outside of any building.
D. 
A violation of Subsection A by any person is an offense punishable by a fine not to exceed $25 for the first offense, $50 for the second offense and $75 for each offense thereafter.
It shall be unlawful for any person to set fire to or burn any shavings, straw, hay, leaves, brush or other combustible material or to make a bonfire in any of the streets of the City.
It shall be unlawful for any person to fill or assist in filling a gasoline tank or any other receptacle in a motor vehicle with gasoline or any other motive power or to allow or permit the same to be done, while the motor of said vehicle is running or in operation.
[Amended 6-2-1986 by L.L. No. 3-1986]
No varnish or other like compounds shall be manufactured, made or compounded within the City unless properly isolated to the satisfaction of the Chief of the Fire Department. It shall be the duty of the Chief of the Fire Department to report any manufactories designated in this section, to the Mayor.
[Amended 6-2-1986 by L.L. No. 3-1986]
No crude or refined petroleum, kerosene, gasoline, naphtha or benzine, benzole, camphene or burning fluid or products or compounds containing any such substances shall be kept or stored in any building within the corporate limits of the City; nor shall such oils or fluids be kept in any tank or reservoir, either above or below ground; nor shall any oils so consigned be allowed to remain in said car or cars, car-tanks or tanks within the corporate limits of said City for a greater length of time than 48 hours, except that manufacturers using said fluids or oils in the production of their goods and not for sale may keep, for their requirements, in barrels in an isolated building or tanks, constructed especially with the view to safety and to be approved by the Mayor and Building Inspector, and further, that no oils, hereinbefore enumerated, below the standard of 100º F. or a fire test of 110º shall be kept or stored within the corporate limits of the City, by any dealer or any other person, in any building, storehouse, manufactory or other structure or enclosure or on any lot, yard, street, land or alley, except for manufacturing purposes as hereinbefore provided, in any greater quantity than five gallons, exclusive of such quantities of gasoline contained in the metal tank fastened and attached to and used in connection with any automobile for power purposes. Notwithstanding these provisions or others in this section, it shall be lawful to keep and store such oils and other products in larger quantities than herein provided in that portion of the City in which such storage is permitted by the Zoning Ordinance.[1]
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Editor's Note: See Ch. 264, Zoning.
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Editor's Note: Former § 156-12, First responder user fee, added 2-1-1999 by Ord. No. 99-02, was repealed 11-22-1999 by Ord. No. 99-19.