[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of River Edge 12-20-1976 as Ord. No. 679 (Ch. XIIA of the 1975 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby established in the Borough of River Edge a State Uniform Construction Code enforcing agency to be known as the "Construction Code Enforcement Office," consisting of a Construction Official, Building Subcode Official, Plumbing Subcode Official, Electrical Subcode Official, Fire Protection 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. Personnel of the Borough of River Edge presently involved in the responsibilities noted above are to be assigned, as may be necessary, to the Construction Code Enforcement Office.
Each official position created in § 174-1 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 (1) 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.
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.
The public shall have the right to do business with the enforcing agency at one (1) office location, except for emergencies and unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances.
[Amended 6-19-1978 by Ord. No. 718]
All appeals from decisions of the enforcing agency shall be heard by the Bergen County Board of Appeals.
Compensation of personnel assigned to the Construction Code Enforcement Office in accordance with § 174-1 of this chapter shall be of the same rate as set forth in the Borough of River Edge Salary Ordinance.
[Amended 9-29-1977 by Ord. No. 699; 4-7-1980 by Ord. No. 760]
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.
In order to provide for the training, certification, and technical support programs required by the Uniform Construction Code Act and the Regulations, the enforcing agency shall collect, in addition to the fees specified above, a surcharge fee as set forth N.J.A.C. 5-23. Said surcharge fee shall be permitted to the Bureau of Housing Inspection, Department of Community Affairs, on a quarterly basis for the fiscal quarter ending September 30, December 31, March 31 and June 30, and not later than one (1) month next succeeding the end of the quarter for which it is due. In the fiscal year in which the regulations first become effective, said fee shall be collected and remitted for the third and fourth quarters only.
The enforcing agency shall report annually at the end of each fiscal year to the Bureau of Housing Inspection, and not later than July 31, the total amount of the surcharge fee collected in the fiscal year. In the fiscal year in which the Regulations first become effective, said report shall be for the third and fourth quarters only.
The Construction Official shall prepare and submit to the Mayor and Council, biannually, a report re-evaluating the delineation of the fire zones. This report shall indicate the recommendations of the Construction Official, the Building Subcode Official and the Fire Subcode Official regarding those areas which should be designated as within fire zones, with the reasons therefor.