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Town of Guilderland, NY
Albany County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Guilderland 9-1-1998 by L.L. No. 11-1998. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire prevention and building construction — See Ch. 171.
Investigation of fires — See Ch. 174.
The purpose of this chapter is to establish the Department of Fire Prevention and Investigation as a separate department of the town government in the Town of Guilderland.
A. 
The head of the Department of Fire Prevention and Investigation shall be called the "Chief Fire Inspector and Investigator" and shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Town Board of the Town of Guilderland, and his salary shall be fixed by the Town Board from time to time.
B. 
The Chief Fire Inspector and Investigator shall supervise such other assistant fire inspectors as the Town Board may provide for in the town budget.
A. 
It shall be the duty of the Chief Fire Inspector and Investigator to administer and enforce the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code, as well as any local laws enacted by the Town of Guilderland, including L.L. No. 2-1966, entitled the "Fire Law,"; L.L. No. 4-1966[1] regarding agreement with fire districts; Chapter 171, Fire Prevention and Building Construction, Article II, as amended; and any other law in connection with fire investigation and inspection.
[1]
Editor's Note: Said L.L. Nos. 2-1966 and 4-1966 are on file in the town offices.
B. 
It shall be the duty of the Chief Fire Inspector and Investigator to work with, render advice to and consult with other town departments, including but not limited to the Police Department, Emergency Medical Services, Building Department and Code Enforcement Bureau regarding fire inspections and investigations.
C. 
It shall be the duty of the Chief Fire Inspector and Investigator to report to the Town Board on an annual basis regarding the operations of his Department and the status of fire inspection and investigation in the town, and on a regular basis, as requested, to the Town Supervisor regarding the operations of the Department.
D. 
It shall be the duty of the Chief Fire Inspector and Investigator to report to the Supervisor on a monthly basis regarding any imposition of fines or penalties as set forth in § 171-11 of Chapter 171, Fire Prevention and Building Construction, Article II, as amended, of the Town of Guilderland; and to include also in such report the number of fire inspections undertaken during the month and the fees collected in connection therewith.
E. 
It shall be the duty of the Chief Fire Inspector and Investigator to advise the Board of Review for Building Conservation and Fire Prevention, as established under and included in Chapter 171, Fire Prevention and Building Construction, Article III, on issues involving fire inspection in any matter involving the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code.
F. 
It shall be the duty of the Chief Fire Inspector and Investigator to serve as the liaison to fire departments and fire districts serving the residents of the Town of Guilderland, and to report to the Town Board and the Town Supervisor regarding the concerns expressed by said departments and districts.
In order to support the Fire Prevention and Investigation Department, as well as the Building Department, the Town Board does establish a fee schedule[1] to apply to such fire inspections and building inspections of nonresidential properties as are required under the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code. Said fees shall be set by the Town Board upon adoption of this chapter, and amended by Town Board resolution as needed.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. A285, Fees.