[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Upper Chichester 8-13-1998 by Ord. No. 563 (Ch. 10, Part 7, of the 1987 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
For purposes of this chapter, the following words shall have the following meaning:
- CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTOR
- A carbon monoxide detector is a device which sends an audible alarm when activated by sensing invisible particles of carbon monoxide. A carbon monoxide detector is deemed approved for purposes of this chapter if it complies with all applicable state and federal regulations, and bears the label of a nationally recognized standard testing laboratory, and meets the revised standards of at least UL2034 dated October 1, 1995, and all subsequent revisions or their equivalent.
In each dwelling unit or individual apartment within buildings used as a multiple dwelling, there shall be provided by the owner of the real estate a minimum of one carbon monoxide detector device as defined above.
Said carbon monoxide detectors shall contain sensing devices which provide an alarm suitable to warn occupants within individual dwelling units in the event of the presence of carbon monoxide.
No certificate of occupancy shall be issued for the occupancy of any dwelling or dwelling unit until the Building Inspector or other designated official of the Township shall have inspected the building and determined that the carbon monoxide detectors have been installed therein.
The Fire Marshal shall issue rules and regulations not inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter for the implementation and administration relating to the installation, use and maintenance of carbon monoxide detectors.
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000, together with the costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, shall be subject to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days. Every day that a violation of this chapter continues shall constitute a separate offense.