Village of Cobleskill, NY
Schoharie County
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[Adopted 1-4-2005 by L.L. No. 1-2005]
A. 
Designation. The designation and maintenance of fire lanes shall be established as specified by the Code Enforcement Official.
B. 
Authority. The Code Enforcement Official shall have the authority to require an increase in the minimum access widths where they are inadequate for fire or rescue operations or safety.
(1) 
More restrictive provisions for specific fire lanes may be proposed in writing by the Fire Chief, when, in his opinion, such designation is necessary to protect and preserve property and/or life in the event of a fire. The Code Enforcement Officer shall have the final authority on requiring the more restrictive provisions, and shall notify the Fire Chief in writing of the final determination.
C. 
Dimensions. Fire lanes shall be in compliance with § F503.2.1 of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, which requires an unobstructed width of not less than 20 feet and an unobstructed vertical clearance of not less than 13 feet six inches.
D. 
Marking. All fire lanes shall be marked with signs or other approved notices to identify such lanes or prohibit the obstruction thereof. Property owners shall be responsible for maintaining signs in a clean and legible condition at all times and shall replace or repair when necessary to provide adequate visibility.
(1) 
Signs shall be a minimum of 12 inches wide by 18 inches high, mounted securely to a building or signpost between the height of four feet and eight feet to the center of the sign. Signage shall be posted within five feet of the end of a fire lane and at a minimum of fifty-foot increments.
(2) 
Paved fire lanes shall be clearly marked on the pavement with white diagonal lines and the words "FIRE LANE — NO PARKING" stenciled in red letters not less than three feet in height.
E. 
Obstruction prohibited. Fire lanes shall not be obstructed in any manner. The minimum widths and clearances established in § F503 of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code shall be maintained at all times. Fire lanes shall be maintained free of all obstructions at all times.
(1) 
No motor vehicle shall park, stand, or otherwise be allowed to remain in an established fire lane.
(2) 
It shall be a violation of this section to park motor vehicles on or otherwise obstruct any fire lane or emergency access road.
F. 
Snow removal. Fire lanes shall be cleared of snow within three hours of cessation of snow and at no point shall more than eight inches of snow be permitted to accumulate in a fire lane.
G. 
Private property. Fire lanes on private property shall be subject to the fire lane regulations, as stated above and provided for in the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code.
H. 
Enforcement. See § 148-15 of the Code of the Village of Cobleskill.