Township of Kidder, PA
Carbon County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Kidder 7-16-2009 by Ord. No. 144.]
Fire, ambulance and rescue services — See Ch. 18.
Fire Commission — See Ch. 21.
All fire hydrants within the Township shall have the top section painted a silver reflective color which will be visible during the day and reflect headlights at night.
All fire hydrants located within the Township shall have attached to the four-and-one-half-inch discharge (steamer connection) a sexless five-inch connection which will allow fire departments to attach their five-inch sexless coupling hoses to the hydrant.
All hydrants installed after the adoption of this chapter must comply with the requirements of this chapter upon installation. All hydrants existing in the Township as of the adoption of this chapter must comply with the requirements of this chapter within three years from the adoption date of this chapter.
[Amended 5-16-2013 by Ord. No. 156]
All owners of fire hydrants within the Township must provide the Township with a map showing the location of all hydrants. The owner is required to update this map with the Township upon any intended changes to the location of the hydrants, including the addition of new hydrants or the removal or relocation of any hydrant in advance thereof.
[Amended 5-16-2013 by Ord. No. 156]
Each fire hydrant located within the Township must be tested annually for hydrant pressure in PSI and every five years for hydrant flow in GPM for each hydrant. A certification shall be provided to the Kidder Township Fire Commission, care of the Kidder Township Administrative office by December 31 of each year. All owners of fire hydrants or property owners with hydrants located on their property must maintain access to the hydrant as well as keep vegetation and obstacles clear of the hydrant to assure proper access, visibility and operation of the hydrant. Upon notification by the Township to the hydrant owner or property owner of restrictions regarding access or operation of the hydrant those parties shall have 30 days to clear the restrictions to allow for the continued use of the hydrant.
Any person who violates this chapter shall be subject to a fine of up to $500. Each day that the violation continues shall be a separate offense. The administration and enforcement of this chapter will be by the Township Manager and/or the Zoning Officer of the Township, who shall have the full power and authority to enforce this chapter and issue citations for violations thereof.
[Added 5-16-2013 by Ord. No. 156]
Public water utility companies who own and/or maintain fire hydrants within Kidder Township are excluded from this chapter for all responsibilities to the extent such responsibilities and obligations are within the jurisdiction of the Pennsylvania Utility Commission.