[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of North Haven 5-19-1971 Special Town Meeting. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 180.
As used in this ordinance, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- FIRE ZONE
- A designated, unobstructed passageway sufficient in size to permit free passage of fire and other emergency equipment from a public highway to all necessary areas or portions of any private or public property as hereinafter set forth.
Whenever the Fire Marshal shall determine that the reasonable safety of persons occupying or using any premises, public or private, having a capacity of at least 15 persons requires the establishment of a fire zone for orderly access of fire and other emergency equipment, he shall establish such fire zone by written order and cause to be made by public announcement of such fire zone establishment in a newspaper having a substantial circulation in said town. He shall cause a copy of such order to be delivered, in person or by registered mail, to the owner or owners or agents thereof of any private land on which such fire zone is established.
Whenever a Fire Marshal establishes a fire zone, he shall file one copy of his order with the Board of Selectmen and with the Police Department. Any person aggrieved by such order may file with the Board of Selectmen, within 15 days after the date of such order, written notice of appeal, setting forth therein reasons for aggrievement. After hearing, the Board of Selectmen may affirm, modify or rescind such order.
Upon establishment of a fire zone, the Police Department shall cause to be erected or installed adequate signs, markings and other devices to delineate said fire zone. Signs, markings and other devices erected or installed on privately owned premises shall be at the cost of the owner and may be billed for and collected in the same manner as municipal taxes.
No person shall park or permit to stand a motor vehicle in a fire zone which has been established in accordance with this ordinance, except when actually picking up or discharging passengers. Any person violating this section shall be fined not more than $100. The registered owner of a motor vehicle shall be presumed to be the operator of such vehicle.