Borough of Pennington, NJ
Mercer County
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[Adopted 4-6-1987 by Ord. No. 440]
Pursuant to Section 11 of the Uniform Fire Safety Act (P.L. 1983, c. 383; N.J.S.A. 52:27D-202), the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code shall be enforced locally within the established limits of the Borough of Pennington.
[Amended 9-2-1997 by Ord. No. 97-11]
The local enforcing agency for the Borough of Pennington shall be the Hopewell Township Fire Commissioners Bureau of Fire Safety.
The local enforcement agency shall enforce the Uniform Fire Safety Act and the codes and regulations adopted under it in all buildings, structures and premises within the Borough of Pennington, other than owner-occupied one- and two-family dwellings, and shall faithfully comply with the requirements of the Uniform Fire Safety Act and the Uniform Fire Code.
The local enforcing agency established by § 104-22 of this article shall carry out the periodic inspections of life hazard uses required by the Uniform Fire Code on behalf of the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs of the State of New Jersey.
The local enforcing agency established by § 104-2 of this article shall carry out the inspections of non-life-hazard uses as defined by the Uniform Fire Code on behalf of the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs of the State of New Jersey.
[Amended 12-6-1999 by Ord. No. 99-14; 4-5-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-5]
The fees authorized by the Uniform Fire Safety Code (P.L. 1983, c. 383; N.J.S.A. 52:27D-192 et seq.) and N.J.A.C. 5:70:2.9(c) are set forth in Chapter 98 of this Code. The payment of required fees for life-hazard uses and other industrial and commercial uses shall be the responsibility of the occupant of the premises. The payment of fees required for multifamily dwellings shall be the responsibility of the owner of the premises. The above-described fees shall be paid by the responsible party on or before the date specified in the notice served upon said party by the Fire Official, which date shall be at least 30 days from the date of the notice.[1]
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Editor's Note: Section 7, Organization, which immediately followed this section, was deleted 12-6-1999 by Ord. No. 99-14.
[Amended 12-6-1999 by Ord. No. 99-14]
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Appointment of Fire Official. The enforcing agency shall be under the supervision of a Fire Official who shall be appointed by the Hopewell Township Board of Fire Commissioners, Fire District No. 1, under the authority of an interlocal services agreement.
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Term of office. The Fire Official shall serve for a term of one year.
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Inspectors and employees. Such inspectors and other employees as may be necessary in the local enforcing agency shall be appointed by the Hopewell Township Board of Fire Commissioners, Fire District No. 1, under the authority of an interlocal services agreement upon the recommendation of the Fire Official.
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Removal from office. Inspectors and other employees of the enforcing agency shall be subject to removal by the Hopewell Township Board of Fire Commissioners, Fire District No. 1, for inefficiency or misconduct. Each inspector or employee to be so removed shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard by the appointing authority or a designated hearing officer.
Pursuant to Section 15 and 17 of the Uniform Fire Safety Act (N.J.S.A. 52:27D-206 and 27D-208), any person aggrieved by any order of the local enforcement agency shall have the right to appeal to the Construction Board of Appeals of Mercer County.