Township of Mount Olive, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Mount Olive 11-12-1985 by Ord. No. 31-85 (Ch. 126 of the 1990 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alarm systems – See Ch. 102.
Property maintenance – See Ch. 302.
Multiple dwelling units – See Ch. 430.
Land use – See Ch. 550.
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 within the Township of Mount Olive.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-202.
[Amended 9-25-1990 by Ord. No. 40-90]
The local enforcing agency shall be the Bureau of Fire Prevention, which shall be under the supervision of the Township Fire Marshal, who shall be the Fire Official.
The local enforcing agency shall enforce the Uniform Fire Safety Act[1] and the codes and regulations adopted under it in all buildings, structures and premises within the established boundaries of the Township of Mount Olive, other than owner-occupied one- and two-family dwellings, and shall faithfully comply with the requirements of the Uniform Fire Safety Act and the Uniform Fire Code.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-192 et seq.
The local enforcing agency established by § 201-2 of this chapter shall carry out the periodic inspections of life-hazard uses required by the Uniform Fire Code on behalf of the Commissioner of Community Affairs.
The local enforcing agency established by § 201-2 of this chapter shall be part of the Division of Fire and Rescue Operations and Inspections within the Department of Fire and Emergency Management of the Township of Mount Olive.
A. 
Appointment of Fire Official. The Township Fire Marshal shall be appointed by the Mayor upon the recommendation of the Fire Chief and with the advice and consent of the Township Council.
[Amended 9-25-1990 by Ord. No. 40-90]
B. 
Term of office. The Fire Marshal's appointment shall continue during good behavior and satisfactory service, and he shall not be removed from office except for cause and after a public hearing before the Mayor, Township Council and Township Fire Chiefs. Preferential consideration in the appointment of a Fire Marshal shall be given to present or past firemen.
C. 
Inspectors and employees. Such inspectors and other employees as may be necessary in the local enforcing agency shall be appointed or contracted for by the Mayor upon the recommendation of the Fire Marshal with the advice and consent of the Township Fire Chiefs.
D. 
Removal from office. Inspectors and other employees of the enforcing agency shall be subject to removal by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Fire Marshal, for inefficiency or misconduct. Each inspector or employee to be 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 enforcing agency shall have the right to appeal to the Construction Board of Appeals of Morris County.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-206 and 27D-208.
[Amended 5-9-1989 by Ord. No. 10-89; 1-28-1992 by Ord. No. 2-92; 3-27-2001 by Ord. No. 6-2001; 3-28-2006 by Ord. No. 9-2006]
In addition to the inspections and fees required pursuant to the Act and the regulations of the Department of Community Affairs, the following additional inspections and fees shall be required:
A. 
Additional required inspections.
(1) 
All places of business not required to be registered as a life-hazard use shall be scheduled for inspection every 12 months.
(2) 
All storage or activities requiring a permit shall be scheduled for inspection every 12 months or when deemed necessary by the Fire Marshal prior to or during an activity requiring a permit.
B. 
Additional required fees.
(1) 
All buildings and structures, other than those classified as Use Group R-3, which are not required to be registered as life-hazard uses must be registered with the Bureau of Fire Prevention and shall be subject to an annual registration fee of $100.
(2) 
All building uses or businesses, other than those classified as Use Group R-3, which are not required to be registered as life-hazard uses must be registered with the Bureau of Fire Prevention and shall be subject to an annual registration fee of $100.
(3) 
Exception. Buildings or structures that are occupied by a single building use or business that is owned and operated by the building's or structure's owner shall not be required to register the building use nor business in addition to the registration of the building or structure.
(4) 
The application fee for a certificate of smoke detector compliance inspection as required by N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.3 is as follows:
(a) 
Initial inspection and issuance of a certificate of compliance: $40.
(b) 
Reinspection required due to a failed inspection: $15.
[Amended 3-27-2001 by Ord. No. 6-2001]
A. 
The permit fees established by the Uniform Fire Code shall be amended as follows:
Type
Fee
Type 1
$50
Type 2
$150
Type 3
$280
Type 4
$425
B. 
All permits, including permits required in § 201-8B of this chapter, shall expire on the anniversary date of original issuance, except when issued for a lesser time period.
[Amended 5-27-1986 by Ord. No. 11-86; 6-29-1993 by Ord. No. 14-93; 3-27-2001 by Ord. No. 6-2001]
The following articles or sections of the State Fire Prevention Code, N.J.A.C. 5:70, are modified as follows:
A. 
The following amendments are made to N.J.A.C. 5:70-1.5, Definitions:
(1) 
The term "Chief of the Fire Department" shall be added and have the following meaning: the Chief of the Budd Lake Fire Department and the Chief of Flanders Fire Company No. 1.
B. 
The following new section, N.J.A.C. 5:70-3.2(a)36, F-3610.6, Storage of liquefied petroleum gases in or near multifamily buildings, is added:
5:70-3.2(a)36, F-3610.6, Storage of liquefied petroleum gases in or near multifamily buildings. The storage of liquid petroleum gas containers larger than 2 1/2 pounds' water capacity (nominal one pound liquid petroleum gas capacity) is hereby prohibited within five feet of any multifamily dwelling building.