Township of Eastampton, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Eastampton 6-10-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-07 (Ch. 50 of the 1974 Township Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire District — See Ch. 34.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 205.
Fees — See Ch. 250.
Fire insurance claims — See Ch. 259.
Fire lanes — See Ch. 264.
Pursuant to Section 11 of the Uniform Fire Safety Act (P.L. 1983, c. 383),[1] the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code shall be locally enforced in the Township of Eastampton.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-202.
[Amended 2-26-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-01[1]]
The local enforcing agency shall be the Bureau of Fire Prevention, which shall consist of the Fire Official and his staff.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance provided that it shall take effect 4-1-2007.
[Amended 2-26-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-01]
The local enforcing agency shall enforce the Uniform Fire Safety Act and the codes and regulations adopted thereunder in all buildings, structures, and premises within the boundaries of the Township, other than owner-occupied one- and two-family dwellings. Enforcement of requirements for new construction shall remain with the Township Department of Code Enforcement.
The local enforcing agency established in § 268-2 shall conduct the periodic inspections of life-hazard uses required by the Uniform Fire Code on behalf of the Commissioner of Community Affairs.
[Amended 2-26-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-01]
The local enforcing agency established under § 268-2 of this chapter shall be part of the Eastampton Fire District and shall be under the supervision of the Fire Official, who shall report to the Board of Fire Commissioners of Eastampton Township Fire District No. 1 or such officer as the Board of Fire Commissioners may designate.
[Amended 2-26-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-01]
A. 
The local enforcing agency shall be under the direct supervision of the Fire Official, who shall be appointed by the Board of Fire Commissioners of Eastampton Fire District No. 1. The Fire Official shall be responsible for enforcing not only the Uniform Fire Code but also the Municipal Fire Safety Code, except with respect to new construction.
B. 
Term of office. The Fire Official shall serve for a term of three years or until his successor is appointed. Any vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired term.
[Amended 4-8-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-5]
C. 
Inspectors and employees. The Board of Fire Commissioners shall appoint such inspectors and employees as may be necessary to carry out all required inspection activity in the Fire District. Such inspectors shall be under the supervision and control of the Fire Official.
D. 
Removal from office. The Fire Official, inspectors and employees of the enforcing agency shall be subject to removal by the Board of Fire Commissioners for inefficiency or misconduct. Each employee so removed shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard by the appointing authority or a designated hearing officer.
Pursuant to Sections 15 and 17 of the Uniform Fire Safety Act,[1] any person aggrieved by any order of the local enforcement agency shall have the right to appeal to the Burlington County Construction Board of Appeals.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-206 and 52:27D-208, respectively.
[Amended 2-26-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-01]
In addition to the inspection and fees required pursuant to the Act and the regulations of the Department of Community Affairs, additional inspections and fees shall be required. All fees are set forth in Chapter 250 of this Code and, subject to applicable law, shall be paid to the Eastampton Fire District Bureau of Fire Prevention.