Village of Fayetteville, NY
Onondaga County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Fayetteville 9-22-1980 by L.L. No. 8-1980. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Electrical standards — See Ch. 70.
Fire prevention and building construction administration — See Ch. 78.
Housing standards — See Ch. 99.
It shall be the responsibility of the owner of all new and existing buildings located within the Village of Fayetteville which have facilities for two or more occupied dwelling units or commercial establishments having facilities for the overnight occupancy by three or more persons, such as but not limited to motels, hotels, nursing homes and rooming houses, to install smoke detectors in each such dwelling unit or accommodation as hereinafter provided. Said smoke detectors shall be capable of sensing visible or invisible particles of combustion and providing a suitable audible alarm thereof; further, they shall be installed by December 31, 1981, in the manner hereinafter provided (unless any other provision of county, state or federal law shall require installation before that date). Failure to install smoke detectors as and where required by said date will subject the property owner to the penalties set forth hereafter.
Editor's Note: Former § 142-2, Responsibility of owner of new one-and two-family residences, added 1-13-1986 by L.L. No. 1-1986, was repealed 11-8-2004 by L.L. No. 3-2004.
At least one smoke detector shall be installed to protect each sleeping area. A "sleeping area" is defined as the area or areas of the family living unit in which the bedrooms (or sleeping rooms) are located. Where bedrooms or rooms ordinarily used for sleeping are separated by other use areas (such as kitchens or living rooms, but not bathrooms or closets), they shall be considered as separate sleeping areas for the purposes of this section. In commercial establishments, each separate room used as a sleeping area shall be considered a separate sleeping area.
At least one smoke detector shall be installed at the head (top) of each stairway or in the hallway leading up to an occupied area in such a manner as to assure that rising smoke is not obstructed in reaching the detector and the detector intercepts rising smoke before it reaches the sleeping area.
[Amended 1-14-1991 by L.L. No. 1-1991]
As an alternative to self-contained smoke detectors, an approved fire detection system may be installed. Each fire detection system must be individually approved and a permit issued therefor by the Codes Enforcement Officer of the Village of Fayetteville.
[Amended 1-14-1991 by L.L. No. 1-1991]
All devices, combinations of devices and equipment required herein are to be installed in conformance with the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code and this chapter and approved by the Underwriters' Laboratories or Factory Mutual Testing Laboratory for the purposes for which they are intended. Such approved shall be permanent unless the Village Board subsequently finds that the equipment is hazardous or unreliable, in which case the Board may suspend or revoke approval. The Village Codes Enforcement Officer may in any such case determine whether replacement of existing installation shall be required.
[Amended 3-14-1983 by L.L. No. 3-1983; 1-14-1991 by L.L. No. 1-1991]
In new residential dwellings, smoke detectors shall be wired directly (hard-wired) to the building's power supply. In existing dwellings, within multifamily dwellings of 10 units or more, the detectors shall meet the multifamily building power source requirements of state law, or in the absence of state law, the requirements hereunder covering other existing dwellings. In other existing dwellings, it is preferred that smoke detectors be wired directly to the power supply; however, said detectors may be operated in a plug-in outlet which is fitted with a plug restrainer device, provided that the outlet is not controlled by any switch other than the main power supply or powered by battery, provided that all such battery-powered detectors installed in dwelling units and accommodations as set forth in § 142-1 shall be inspected every six months by the Village Codes Enforcement Officer to assure that each such detector is operating properly.
Every detector or system installed or maintained under this chapter shall have an adequate power source for proper operation, and lack of same shall constitute a violation of this chapter.
[Amended 1-14-1991 by L.L. No. 1991]
No smoke detector or alternative system shall be directly connected (permanently wired) to the electrical system of the structure unless an electrical permit shall first have been obtained as provided for in Chapter 70, Electrical Standards.
[Amended 1-14-1991 by L.L. No. 1991]
This chapter is intended to be used with and supplemented by the applicable provisions of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code. However, if there shall be any conflict between this chapter and the said code, this chapter and any rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto shall prevail. The Codes Enforcement Officer shall have full authority to enforce the provisions of this chapter.
[Amended 1-14-1991 by L.L. No. 1991; 1-23-2012 by L.L. No. 4-2012]
See Ch. 113, Penalties for Offenses.