[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Irvington 9-5-1989 by L.L. No. 12-1989. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to protect the safety, welfare and well-being of its citizens by the prevention of fire and explosion through the regulation and promotion of fire rated sprinkler systems.
All classifications of buildings permitted in any zoning district of the Village of Irvington, and additions which by footprint or volume amount to 30% or more of an existing building, shall, from the effective date of this chapter, have an approved sprinkler system installed.
Such systems shall be designed and installed in accord with the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, approved by the New York Board of Fire Underwriters, Factory Mutual, National Fire Protection Association or other nationally recognized approval organization prior to installation and shall meet all prescribed standards of installation and operations. Sprinkler systems installed in one- or two-family dwellings shall have piping systems approved as per N.F.P.A. Bulletin 13D-1980.
No building permit shall be issued without specification thereupon that no certificate of occupancy, either temporary or permanent, shall be issued for occupancy or use of any building, structure or portion thereof required to have a sprinkler system unless such system is installed, inspected, tested and approved.
Sprinklers shall not be required to be installed in spaces where the discharge of water would be hazardous. In such places, other approved fire-extinguishing equipment should be provided, as approved by the Fire Department and the Planning Board.
In any building which is subject to this chapter, the owner can apply to the Zoning Board of Appeals for a hardship waiver. The Zoning Board of Appeals can, in its sole discretion, authorize a hardship variance on such conditions as to that Board are necessary to effectuate the purpose and intent of this chapter.
[Added 6-4-1990 by L.L. No. 9-1990; amended 1-21-1992 by L.L. No. 2-1992; 2-21-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995]
Installed sprinkler systems shall be maintained in good working order by the property owner. A designee of the Board of Trustees shall make regular inspections to so verify as per the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code.
The owner of real property including a sprinkler system who fails to maintain a sprinkler system in good working order shall be liable to the Village for a civil penalty in the amount of $250 for each day following the date by which the owner has been found to be in violation.
[Amended 6-4-1990 by L.L. No. 9-1990]
This chapter shall take effect upon its adoption and filing with the New York Secretary of State and shall apply to any new construction and to construction for which building permits have been issued but for which plumbing facilities have not been installed and a certificate of occupancy has not been issued, except as contained in § 181-3.