[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights 6-8-1982 by Ord. No. 1219. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby established in the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights a State Uniform Construction Code enforcing agency to be known as the "Hasbrouck Heights Construction Code Enforcing Agency," consisting of a Construction Official, Building Subcode Official, Plumbing Subcode Official, Electrical Subcode Official, Fire Protection Subcode Official, Elevator Safety Subcode Official and such other subcode officials for such additional subcodes as the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs, State of New Jersey, shall hereafter adopt as part of the State Uniform Construction Code. The Construction Official shall be the chief administrator of the Enforcing Agency.
[Amended 3-24-1992 by Ord. No. 1614]
Each official position created in Subsection A hereof shall be filled by a person qualified for such position pursuant to P.L. 1975, c. 217, as amended, and N.J.A.C. 5:23, provided that, in lieu of any particular subcode official, an on-site inspection agency may be retained by contract pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23. More than one such official position may be held by the same person, provided that such person is qualified pursuant to P.L. 1975, c. 217, and N.J.A.C. 5:23 to hold each such position.
There is hereby established a Construction Board of Appeals to hear appeals from decisions by the Enforcing Agency. Such Board shall consist of five members. At least one Board member shall be a registered architect or licensed professional engineer of building construction experience, and at least one Board member shall be as qualified as a plumbing subcode official and one as qualified as an electrical subcode official. No more than two Board members shall be selected from the same business or profession. Each Board member shall have had at least three years' experience in construction, design or supervision as a licensed engineer or registered architect or, in the alternative, five years' experience in construction, design or supervision as an architect or engineer with a bachelor's degree in architecture or engineering, respectively, from an accredited institution of higher education or, as a further alternative, 10 years' experience in construction, design or supervision as a journeyman in a construction trade or as a construction contractor, subcontractor or inspector.
The Mayor of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights shall appoint, with the confirmation of the Borough Council, the Board members and any alternate members. For the members first appointed, the Mayor shall designate the appointees' terms so that one shall be appointed for a term of one year, one for a term of two years, one for a term of three years and two for terms of four years. At the expiration of such terms and thereafter, appointments shall be made for terms of four years. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term.
The Mayor and Borough Council shall appoint such number of alternates as may be appropriate, for terms not to exceed four years, or may in the alternative appoint alternates on a case-by-case basis.
No regular or alternate Board member may be a member of the Enforcing Agency, the decisions of which are subject to the review of the Board.
[Amended 12-27-1984 by Ord. No. 1297; 7-14-1986 by Ord. No. 1366; 4-13-1987 by Ord. No. 1408; 5-29-1990 by Ord. No. 1538; 5-28-1991 by Ord. No. 1587; 12-30-1991 by Ord. No. 1610; 3-24-1992 by Ord. No. 1614; 12-23-1997 by Ord. No. 1804; 9-8-1998 by Ord. No. 18338-12-2008 by Ord. No. 2186]
The fees to be charged for any construction permits required under this chapter shall be as provided in § 133-12 of this Code.
The Construction Official shall, with the advice of the subcode officials, prepare and submit to the Mayor and Council, biannually, a report recommending a fee schedule based on the operating expenses of the agency and any other expenses of the municipality fairly attributable to the enforcement of the State Uniform Construction Code Act.
[Amended 5-29-1990 by Ord. No. 1538]
Surcharge fee for training, certification and technical support programs: as provided by state regulation.
[Amended 8-12-2008 by Ord. No. 2186]
The Enforcing Agency shall report annually at the end of each fiscal year to the Bureau of Housing Inspection, Department of Community Affairs, not later than July 31, the total amount of the surcharge fees collected in the fiscal year.