Borough of River Edge, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of River Edge 12-31-1975 as Ch. X of the 1975 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire Department — See Ch. 33.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 216.
Hazardous materials — See Ch. 238.
[Amended 4-18-1988 by Ord. No. 959; 2-18-2002 by Ord. No. 1372]
The Uniform Fire Safety Act, N.J.S.A. 52:27D-192 et seq., shall be locally enforced in the Borough in accordance with the Uniform Fire Code, N.J.A.C. 5:70-1.1 et seq., and as same may be amended.
[Amended 4-18-1988 by Ord. No. 959]
The local enforcement agency shall be the River Edge Fire Prevention Bureau.
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 established boundaries of the Borough of River Edge, 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 § 210-2 of this chapter shall carry out the periodic inspections of life hazard uses required by the Uniform Fire Code on behalf of the Commissioner of Community Affairs.
[Amended 4-18-1988 by Ord. No. 959]
The local enforcing agency shall be part of the River Edge Fire Department and shall be under the direct supervision and control of the appointed Fire Official, who shall report to the Chief of the Fire Department.
The local enforcing agency shall be under the supervision of a Fire Official, who shall be appointed by the Mayor and Council. In making this appointment, the Mayor and Council shall make the appointment from among a list of three (3) recommendations provided by the Fire Chief.
The Fire Official shall serve for a term of one (1) year.
Such inspectors and other employees as may be necessary in the local enforcing agency shall be appointed by the Mayor and Council upon the recommendation of the Chief of the Fire Department.
Inspectors and other employees of the enforcing agency shall be subject to removal by the Borough Administrator for inefficiency or misconduct. Each inspector or employee to be so removed shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard by the Mayor and Council or a designated hearing officer.
Pursuant to Sections 15 and 17 of the Uniform Fire Safety Act, any person aggrieved by any order of the local enforcement agency shall have the right to appeal to the Construction Board of Appeals of Bergen County.
A. 
In addition to the inspection and fees required pursuant to the Act and the regulations of the Department of Community Affairs, fees pertaining to this chapter shall be as set forth in the Borough Fee Schedule, adopted by resolution of the Borough Council, on file in the office of the Borough Clerk.
[Amended 12-16-1996 by Ord. No. 1172]
B. 
The permit fees established by the Uniform Fire Code shall be the fees which shall be collected by the local enforcing agency.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Section 14, Technical amendments, as amended 12-15-1986 by Ord. No. 924, which immediately followed this subsection, was deleted 12-16-1996 by Ord. No. 1172.
C. 
All fees shall be received by the Fire Prevention Bureau prior to February 28 of each year. No fees will be prorated. Failure to comply will result in a $100 penalty, plus the permit fee.
[Amended 2-18-2002 by Ord. No. 1372]
D. 
State permit fees: The application fee for a permit is mandated by the New Jersey State Uniform Fire Code, N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.9(c), Type 1; Type 2; Type 3; Type 4.
[Added 9-8-2009 by Ord. No. 1665]
E. 
All other business properties not mandated by the State Uniform Fire Code: $40.
[Added 9-8-2009 by Ord. No. 1665]
[Amended 12-16-1996 by Ord. No. 1172; 2-18-2002 by Ord. No. 1372]
Enforcement procedures shall be as set forth in N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.10 and 2.11 and elsewhere in the Uniform Fire Code, and as same may be amended. Penalties for violation shall be as set forth in N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.12, and elsewhere in the Uniform Fire Code, and as same may be amended.
Any new business or ownership change requires an operating permit within thirty (30) days after the date of the certificate of occupancy.