[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Emerson as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 12-1-2009 by Ord. No. 1389]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- LIGHT-FRAME CONSTRUCTION
- Prefabricated open-web wood trusses, wooden I-beams and joists, truss joists, truss rafters, laminated beams, engineered studs and similar materials.
- REFLECTIVE SYMBOL
- An emblem made of reflective material, in the shape and form designed by the Emerson Fire Department, containing information identifying a structure as containing light-framed construction practices.
- Combination of materials used to form a construction for occupancy, use or ornamentation, whether installed on, above or below the surface of a parcel of land. The word "structure" shall also include any building or improvement with a roof.
The Borough Construction Official shall determine if a structure contains light-framed construction. All structures containing light-framed construction lumber, materials and methods must have a reflective symbol affixed to the exterior electrical meter panel serving the structure. The reflective symbol shall be applied by the Construction Official or Fire Official and shall be a condition before any issuance of any certificates of approval or occupancy.
The reflective symbol shall be in the form designed by the Emerson Fire Department and will contain lettering to identify the location of any light-framed construction materials, engineered systems or similar methods of construction used in the structure.
This chapter shall apply to all structures, whether residential, commercial or otherwise, including structures existing at the time of the effective date of this article, and permits existing dwelling to be identified and the emblem affixed to the exterior electric meter panel.
This article shall be enforced by the Construction Official and Fire Official of the Borough of Emerson.
Any person violating this article by refusing to use the reflective symbol or by removing or tampering with the reflective symbol shall be subject to a fine in an amount of $250 per violation. Each day that a violation continues shall be deemed to be a separate and distinct offense.