[HISTORY: Adopted by the Merchantville Borough Council 6-8-1936. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person, firm or corporation shall hereafter install and operate equipment for the burning of fuel oil or the storage of oil in connection therewith in any building in the Borough of Merchantville without first obtaining a permit therefor as hereinafter provided.
No such permit shall be issued except for the use of oil-burning equipment tested and listed by the Underwriters' Laboratories and installed in accordance with the regulations for the installation of oil-burning equipment and for the storage and use of fuel oils in connection therewith, as recommended by the National Fire Protection Association and approved by the Middle Department Rating Association.
Any person, firm or corporation desiring such permit shall make application therefor, in writing, to the Borough Fire Marshal at the Fire House, stating the make of such equipment, by whom manufactured, the location in the borough where it is proposed to be installed and the method of the proposed installation, which application shall be accompanied by a fee of $2.00. Immediately after the installation of such equipment, it shall be inspected by the Borough Fire Marshal, and, if found to comply with the provisions of § 51-2 hereof, he shall endorse his approval on said application and deliver the same to the Building Inspector of the borough, who shall issue such permit and mail or deliver the same to the owner of the building where the equipment is installed. No such equipment so installed as aforesaid shall be placed in operation, except to test the same, until such permit shall have been obtained.
The Borough Fire Marshal may, at any time, reinspect equipment installed under the provisions of this chapter and shall revoke the permit where dangerous conditions are found. He may also at any time inspect oil-burning equipment installed prior to the enactment of this chapter and if, in his judgment, any of such equipment is of such character or so installed as to create a fire menace, he may prohibit its operation until such condition is remedied, in which case they shall not be operated thereafter until a permit is secured as provided herein.
All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed as to such inconsistency only, and this chapter shall take effect upon due passage and publication according to law.