[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Port Republic 12-30-1963 (Ch. 43 of the 1982 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 3-12-1985 by Ord. No. 47-1985]
There is hereby adopted by the City of Port Republic, New Jersey, in the manner as is provided in N.J.S.A. 40:49-5.1 et seq., for the purpose of prescribing regulations governing conditions hazardous to life and property from fire or explosion, that certain code known as the "Fire Prevention Code," recommended, promulgated and printed by the American Insurance Association, being the latest and most current edition thereof, subject to the approval of the City Council, and all amendments, corrections and supplements thereto and the whole thereof, a copy of which is attached hereto and made a part hereof, save and except such portions as are hereinafter deleted, modified or amended, of which code not less than three copies have been and are now filed in the office of the City Clerk of the City of Port Republic, and the same are hereby adopted and incorporated as if set out at length herein, and, from the date on which this chapter shall take effect, the provisions thereof shall be controlling within the limits of the City of Port Republic; provided, however, that the provisions in the said code which may require a permit for the conduct of any business or occupation therein described are not herein adopted, but the regulations governing the activities described shall apply and be complied with.
Editor's Note: The most recent edition of the Fire Prevention Code recommended by the American Insurance Association is the 1976 Edition, as amended.
The Fire Prevention Code shall be enforced by the Bureau of Fire Prevention in the Fire Department of the City of Port Republic, which is hereby established and which shall be operated under the supervision of the Chief of the Fire Department.
The Chief of the Fire Department may detail such members of the Fire Department as inspectors as shall from time to time be necessary.
A report from the Bureau of Fire Prevention shall be made annually and transmitted to the City Council. It shall contain all proceedings under this code with such statistics as the Chief of the Fire Department may wish to include therein. The Chief of the Fire Department shall also recommend any amendments to the code which in his judgment shall be desirable.
Any representative of the Fire Prevention Bureau, in the discharge of his official duties and upon proper identification, shall have authority to enter any building, structure, lands or premises at any reasonable hour.
As used in this chapter, and the code adopted hereby, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- CORPORATION COUNSEL
- The City Attorney of the City of Port Republic.
- The City of Port Republic.
Whenever any work is being done in violation of the provisions of this chapter or at variance with the terms of any permit issued for such work, the Chief of the Fire Department or his duly authorized representative or the Building Inspector may order all work on the job stopped until such violation or variance is eliminated and any work or installation made in violation of this chapter corrected. Such stop order, if oral, shall be followed by a written stop order within 24 hours, excluding Saturday, Sunday and holidays.
Whenever it is herein provided that anything must be done to the approval of or subject to the direction of the Fire Prevention Bureau or the Building Inspector or any other officer of the municipality, this shall be construed to give such official only the discretion of determining whether the rules and standards established by ordinance have been complied with, and no such provision shall be construed as giving any official discretionary powers as to what such regulations or standards shall be or power to require conditions not prescribed by ordinance or to enforce ordinance provisions in an arbitrary or discriminatory manner.
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter or any order made thereunder shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or both, at the discretion of the court, for each such offense, and a separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.
[Amended 3-12-1985 by Ord. No. 47-1985]
The application of the above penalty shall not be held to prevent the enforced removal of prohibited conditions.