[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Mine Hill by Ord. No. 199-77 (Ch. IX, Sec. 9-1, of the 1986 Revised General Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to implement the provisions of the State Uniform Construction Code Act, Chapter 217 of the Laws of 1975 (hereinafter referred to as the "Act"), and regulations for the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code promulgated by the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs pursuant to the Act and appearing in Title 5, Chapter 23, of the New Jersey Administrative Code (hereafter referred to as the "regulations"). References to the Act and regulations shall include any amendments and supplements hereafter made.
There is hereby established in the Township a State Uniform Construction Code enforcing agency to be known as the "Township Building Department," consisting of a Construction Code Official, Building Subcode Official, Plumbing Subcode Official, Electrical Subcode Official, Fire Protection Subcode Official and such other subcode officials for such additional subcodes as may be promulgated under the Act. The Construction Code Official shall be the chief administrator of the enforcing agency.
Each official position created by Subsection A shall be filled by appointment by the Township Council of a person qualified for such position pursuant to the Act and regulations, provided that, in lieu of any particular subcode official, an on-site inspection agency may be retained by contract pursuant to the regulations. More than one such official position may be held by the same person, provided that such person is qualified pursuant to the Act and regulations.
The public shall have the right to do business with the enforcing agency at one office location, except for emergencies of unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances.
Appeals from decisions of the enforcement agency shall be taken to and heard by the County Board of Appeals in accordance with the controlling provisions of the Act and regulations.
[Amended by Ord. No. 354-86; Ord. No. 357-86; 5-7-1992 by Ord. No. 481-92; 6-17-1999 by Ord. No. 648-99]
All Building, Plumbing, Electrical and Fire Subcode permit fees shall be the amounts stated in Chapter 235, Fees.
The Construction Code Official shall, with the advice of the subcode officials, prepare and submit to the Township Council every two years a report recommending a fee schedule based on the operating expenses of the enforcing agency and any other expenses of the Township fairly attributable to the enforcement of the Act and regulations.
The Construction Code Official shall prepare and submit to the Township Council every two years a report evaluating the need for the delineation of fire limits. This report shall indicate the recommendations of the Construction Code Official, the Building Subcode Official and the Fire Subcode Official regarding those areas which should be designated as within fire limits, with the reasons therefor.
Editor's Note: Original Sec. 9-1.8, Third-party administrative fee, and Sec. 9-1.9, Annual permit fees, both of which were added 5-7-1992 by Ord. No. 481-92, which immediately followed this section, were repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II). See now Ch. 235, Fees.
[Added 2-2-1995 by Ord. No. 559-95]
A temporary certificate of occupancy may be issued for any new structure or use for which approval has been granted although not all conditions of said approval have been complied with. Such temporary certificate of occupancy shall be issued only in extenuating circumstances and only with the concurrent written approval of the Township Engineer, Construction Official and Zoning Officer, who, together, shall establish specific terms and conditions, including, but not limited to, a timetable not exceeding 60 days for the installation of the incompleted improvements, and the receipt of a performance guarantee assuring the installation of the improvements as indicated on the approved plat or plan.
Upon final adoption, a copy of this chapter shall be filed with the Department of Community Affairs.