Township of Mine Hill, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Mine Hill as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire Department — See Ch. 40.
Alarm systems — See Ch. 132.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 195.
Smoke detectors — See Ch. 437.
[Adopted by Ord. No. 349-85 (Ch. XIV, Sec. 14-2, of the 1986 Revised General Ordinances)]

§ 252-1 Findings; purpose.

The Uniform Fire Safety Act (P.L. 1983, c. 383)[1] was enacted for the purpose of establishing a system for the enforcement of minimum firesafety standards throughout the State of New Jersey; and the Uniform Fire Safety Act authorizes municipalities to provide for local enforcement and to establish local enforcement agencies for that purpose; and it is in the best interest of the Township of Mine Hill to have the Uniform Fire Safety Act enforced locally; and the Fire Department of the Township of Mine Hill has agreed to the plan which is set forth herein for the administration and enforcement of the Uniform Fire Safety Code.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-192 et seq.

§ 252-2 Local enforcement authorized.

[Amended 2-16-2015 by Ord. No. 04-15]
Pursuant to Section 11 of the Uniform Fire Safety Act (P.L. 1983, c. 383),[1] the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code (N.J.A.C. 5:70-1 et seq.) shall be locally enforced in the Township of Mine Hill.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-202.

§ 252-3 Local enforcing agency designated.

[Amended 2-16-2015 by Ord. No. 04-15]
The local enforcing agency shall be the Township of Mine Hill.

§ 252-4 Duties of local enforcing agency.

[Amended 2-16-2015 by Ord. No. 04-15]
A. 
Within the established boundaries of the Township of Mine Hill, the local enforcing agency shall enforce the Uniform Fire Safety Code in all buildings, structures, and premises other than one- and two-unit owner-occupied buildings used exclusively for dwelling purposes and buildings, structures, and premises owned or operated by the 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 Code.

§ 252-5 Life-hazard uses.

The local enforcing agency established by § 252-3 shall carry out the periodic inspections of life-hazard uses required by the Uniform Fire Code on behalf of the Commissioner of Community Affairs of the State of New Jersey.

§ 252-6 Duties of Fire Marshal.

[Amended 2-16-2015 by Ord. No. 04-15]
The Fire Marshal shall be responsible for inspections and enforcement under the Uniform Fire Safety Code and shall be within the Division of Fire Protection in the Department of Public Safety.

§ 252-7 Appointment and qualifications of Fire Marshal, inspectors and other employees; term of office; removal.

[Amended 2-16-2015 by Ord. No. 04-15]
A. 
Appointment and qualifications of the Fire Marshal. The Fire Marshal shall be certified by the state and appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of members of the Council.
B. 
Appointment and qualifications of inspectors and other employees. Inspectors and other employees of the enforcing agency may be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of members of the Council upon recommendation of the Fire Marshal. All life-hazard use inspectors shall be certified by the state.
C. 
Term of office. The Fire Marshal shall serve for a term of one year and until his/her successor shall be duly qualified for the office. Any vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired term.
D. 
Removal from office. The Fire Marshal, 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.

§ 252-8 Board of Appeals.

Pursuant to Sections 15 and 17 of the Uniform Fire Safety Act,[1] any person aggrieved by any order of the local enforcement agency shall have the right of appeal to the Morris County Construction Board of Appeals.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-206 and 52:27D-208.

§ 252-9 Permit fees. [1]

The permit fees established by the Uniform Fire Code shall be as set forth in Chapter 235, Fees.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 252-10 Non-life-hazard inspection fees.

[Added 11-1-1990 by Ord. No. 449-90[1]]
Non-life hazards shall be inspected and shall pay an annual inspection fee as set forth in Chapter 235, Fees.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).