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Borough of Little Ferry, NJ
Bergen County
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Editor's Note: For noise regulations during construction, repair work, excavations and demolition, see Chapter 3, Police Regulations, subsection 3-3.2a.
For removal of debris and other construction and demolition materials, see Chapter 22, Solid Waste Management.
[1982 Code § 90-1A]
There is hereby established in the Borough of Little Ferry a State Uniform Construction Code Enforcing Agency, to be known as the "Borough of Little Ferry State Uniform Construction Code Enforcing Agency," consisting of a Construction Official, Building Subcode Official, Plumbing Subcode Official, Electrical Subcode Official, Fire Protection Subcode Official and such other subcode officials for such additional subcodes as the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs, State of New Jersey, shall hereafter adopt as part of the State Uniform Construction Code. The Construction Official shall be the chief administrator of the Enforcing Agency.
[1982 Code § 90-1B]
Each official position created in subsection 13-1.1 shall be filled by a person qualified for such position pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq., and N.J.A.C. 5:23; provided that in lieu of any particular subcode official, an on-site inspection agency may be retained by contract pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23. More than one (1) such official position may be held by the same person; provided that such person is qualified pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 5:23 to hold each position.
[1982 Code § 90-1C]
The public shall have the right to do business with the Enforcing Agency at one (1) office location, except for emergencies and unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances.
[1982 Code § 90-2; New]
Appeals from decisions by the Enforcing Agency shall be heard by the County of Bergen Construction Board of Appeals.
[1982 Code § 90-3]
The Construction Official shall, with the advice of the subcode officials, prepare and submit to the Mayor and Borough Council, biannually, a report recommending a fee schedule based on the operating expenses of the Agency and any other expenses of the municipality fairly attributable to the enforcement of the State Uniform Construction Code Act.
[1982 Code § 90-4; Ord. No. 1230-11-07; Ord. No. 1272-04-09; Ord. No. 1341-26-11]
The fee for a construction permit shall be the sum of the subcode fees listed below and shall be paid before the permit is issued.
a. The Building Subcode fees shall be:
1. For new construction and additions:
$0.035 per cubic foot of building or structural volume of all use groups and types of construction as classified and defined in Article II of the Building Subcode, provided that the minimum fee for principal building shall be $500 each and the Minimum Building Subcode fee shall be $50 each
State training surcharge fee: (per cubic foot)
0.0019 per cubic foot
State training fee based upon estimated cost
0.00008 per cost
2. For renovations, alterations, commercial roofing, re-siding and repairs:
$25 per $1,000 of estimated cost of the work
Residential reroof
$50
Residential siding
$50
3. For one-car and two-car garages
$30
4. For additions
$0.02 per cubic foot of building or structural volume for added portion, provided that the minimum fee shall be $30
5. For combination renovation and additions
The sum of the fees computed separately as renovations and additions
6. Swimming pools, including fences:
(Residential, aboveground)
$150 each
(Residential, in-ground)
$250 each
Swimming pools (public)
$500 each
Relocation of structures
$500 each
7. Minor work (sheds, fences, driveways, retaining walls):
(a) $10 per $1,000 cost or estimate cost
(b) Minimum fee
$20
(c) Fences
$10
8. Temporary structure fee
$30
9. Retaining walls over three feet:
Commercial
$100 each
Residential
$50 each
10. Partial permits for footings and foundation
$250 each
11. Semi-permanent trailers used for construction offices and storage
$300 each
12. Accessory structures covered by the Uniform Construction Code
$100 each
13. Zoning or minor work permits not covered elsewhere
$50 each
b. Plumbing Subcode Fees
1. The Plumbing Subcode fees for fixtures, devices, plumbing stacks and utility service connections, including sewer connections and water service connections, shall be:
(a) Fixtures and appliances connected to the plumbing system
Fixture/Appliance
Fee
(each)
Water closet/bidet/urinals
$15
Bathtub
$15
Lavatory/sink
$15
Shower/floor drain
$15
Washing machine
$15
Dishwasher
$15
Commercial dishwasher
$15
Hot water heater (new and replacement)
Residential
$50
Commercial
$100
Hose bibs
$15
Water cooler
$15
Garbage disposal
$15
Indirect connection
$15
Vent stack
$15
(b) Special devices.
$15
Device
Fee
(each)
Grease traps and oil separators, backflow devices:
Residential
$50
Commercial
$100
Oil separators:
$50
Water-cooled air conditioners
$50
Backflow preventors-testable
$50
Backflow preventors-non-testable
$15
Steam boilers:
Residential
$50
Commercial
$100
Hot-water boilers:
Residential
$50
Commercial
$100
Sewer connection (sanitary or storm):
Residential
$100
Commercial
$200
Sewer pumps:
Residential
$100
Commercial
$200
Gas piping:
Residential
$50
Commercial
$200
Dry sewers (sanitary or storm):
Residential
$100
Commercial
$200
Water service:
Residential
$100
Commercial
$200
Heating appliances:
Residential
$50 per unit
Commercial
$100 per unit
Active solar systems
$50
Swimming pools (commercial)
$500
Refrigeration units
$50
Fuel oil piping
$50
c. The Electrical Subcode fees shall be as follows:
1.
Device
Fee
Switching, lighting, receptacle outlets
1 to 25
$100
Each additional 25 outlets or fraction thereof
$100
Pool, spa, tub electrical certificate of compliance
$100
Service panels, equipment, service entrance subpanels, temporary services and feeders:
0 to 100 amps
$100 each
101 to 300 amps
$150 each
301 to 1,000 amps
$300 each
Over 1,000 amps
$500 each
Electrical devices, generators, transformers
1 kW to 10 kW
$50 each
11 kW to 45 kW
$100 each
46 kW to 112. 5 kW
$150 each
Over 112.5 kW
$200 each
Motor schedule includes air conditioners, generators, electric furnaces and welders:
Single unit or group not to exceed 1 hp to 10 hp, kW or KVA
$50 each
Over 10 hp to 50 hp, kW or kva
$100 each
Over 50 hp to 100 hp, kW or kva
$200 each
Over 100 hp, kW or kva
$250 each
Minimum fee is
$50
Solar powered energy
Disconnect
$50
Microinverters
$50
PV System:
1-50 kW
$58
50-100 kW
$116
101 kW or greater
$576
2. Annual permits as per N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.14, (c)
$2,000 each
d. The fee for plan review shall be 20% of the amount to be charged for the construction permit and shall be paid at the time of submission of an application for a permit before the plans are reviewed. The amount paid for this fee shall be credited toward the amount of the fee charged for the construction permit. Plan review fees are not refundable.
e. Demolition:
Use Groups R-3 and R-4
$150 each
All other use groups
$300 each
f. The fee for a permit for the removal of a building or structure from one lot to another or to a new location on the same lot shall be $5 per $1,000 of the sum of the estimated costs for moving, for new foundations and for placement in a completed condition in the new location, provided that the minimum fee shall be $30.
g. Signs.
Up to 6 square feet
$50 each
6 or more square feet
$100 each
h. The fee for a certificate of occupancy for new construction and of existing shall be as follows:
Residential (per dwelling unit)
$50 each
Commercial
$150 each
Certificate of approval
$25 each
Temporary certificate of approval
$100 each
Certificate of continued occupancy:
Residential: (per dwelling unit)
$50 each
Commercial
$100 each
Fee for certificate of continued occupancy for rentals or resale certificate
$50 per dwelling unit
i. The fee for elevator inspections shall be charged by the State of New Jersey.
j. Storage tank removal
$50 per 1,000 gallons
k. Storage tanks, including removal, abandonment or replacement (underground or above ground) (per 1,000 gallons)
$50 each
l. Sprinkler system:
1 to 20 heads
$50
21 to 100 heads
$100
101 to 200 heads
$200
201 to 400 heads
$500
401 to 1,000 heads
$750
1,001 heads and more
$900
m. Mechanical and fire subcode fees shall be:
1. Continuing inspections:
(a) High-pressure boilers (annual)
$250 each
(b) Refrigeration systems (annual)
$250 each
(c) Cross connections and backflow preventers, commercial (quarterly)
$50 each
(d) Pressure vessels (annual)
$100 each
2. All heating applicants and H.V.A.C. equipment, including solid fuel burning appliances and duct work, new or replacement
$100 each
3. Fire dampers
$50 each
4. Kitchen exhaust systems:
(a) Residential
$50 each
(b) Commercial
$200 each
5. Incinerators and crematories
$5,000 each
6. Swimming pool heaters
$100 each
7. Fire pumps
$1,000 each
8. Central fire control center
$2,000 each
9. Automatic fire detection and alarm systems:
(a) Commercial:
1 to 25 heads
$150
26 to 100 heads
$350
More than 100 heads
$5 per additional head
(b) Residential
$100
10. Chimneys, vents and shafts:
(a) Residential
$100 each.
(b) Commercial
$200 each
11. Fire suppression systems, including water sprinkler, dry chemical; foam; carbon dioxide; or other chemical agents:
(a) Each installation one to 25 heads or nozzles:
$150
(b) Each installation 26 to 75 heads or nozzles
$300
(c) Each installation 76 to 200 heads or nozzles or portions hereof
$100 per 100
12. Standpipes:
2 1/2-inch pipes, per riser
$300 each
4-inch pipes, per riser
$500 each
6-inch pipes, per riser
$750 each
8-inch pipes, per riser
$1,000 each
Larger than 8-inch pipes, per riser
$1,200 each
13. Manual fire alarms
$250
(a) Plus each pull station
$10
14. Minimum fee
$50
n. Variations:
1. Residential
$35
2. Nonresidential
$100
o. Fire Subcode fees shall be:
Minimum fee
$50 each
Minimum fee for L.P.G., flammable liquids, combustible liquids and gas systems
$100 each
Continuing inspections:
High-pressure boilers (annual)
$250 each
Refrigeration systems (annual)
$250 each
Cross connections and backflow preventers, commercial (quarterly)
$50 each
Pressure vessels (annual)
$100 each
All heating appliances and H.V.A.C. equipment, including solid fuel burning appliances and duct work, new or replacement
$100 each
Fire dampers (per damper)
$10 each
Kitchen exhausts systems:
Residential
$50 each
Commercial
$200 each
Incinerators and crematories
$5,000 each
Swimming pool heaters
$100 each
Fire pumps
$1,000 each
Central fire control center
$2,000 each
Automatic fire detection and fire alarm systems:
Commercial:
1 to 25 heads
$150 each
26 to 100 heads
$350 each
More than 100 heads (per additional head)
$5 each
Residential
$100 each
Chimneys, chimney lining, vents and shafts:
Residential
$100 each
Commercial
$200 each
Masonry fireplaces
$100 each
Fire suppression systems, including water sprinklers, dry chemical foam; carbon dioxide, or other chemical agents
Each installation 1 to 25 heads or nozzles
$150 each
Each installation 26 to 75 heads or nozzles
$300 each
Each installation 76 to 200 heads or nozzles
$500 each
Each additional 100 heads or nozzles or portion thereof (per 100)
$100
Standpipes:
2 1/2-inch pipes, per riser
$300 each
4-inch pipes, per riser
$500 each
6-inch pipes, per riser
$750 each
8-inch pipes, per riser
$1,000 each
Larger than 8-inch pipes, per riser
$1,200 each
Manual fire alarms
$250 each
Plus each pull station
$10 each
p. The fee for a construction permit shall be the sum of the subcode fees, plus all applicable special fees, listed herein and shall be issued as required by the Uniform Construction Code Regulations, 5:23-2.15(e)3i(3). A separate fee computed by volume or estimated cost will be charged at the same rate as designated.
[1982 Code § 90-5]
In order to provide for the training, certification and technical support programs required by the Uniform Construction Code Act and the regulations contained in N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq., the enforcing agency shall collect, in addition to the fees specified above, a surcharge of $0.0016 per cubic foot of volume of new construction. The surcharge shall be remitted to the Bureau of Housing Inspection, Department of Community Affairs, on a quarterly basis for the fiscal year ending September 30, December 31, March 31 and June 30, and not later than one (1) month next succeeding the end of the quarter for which it is due. The Enforcing Agency shall report annually at the end of each fiscal year to the Bureau of Housing Inspection, no later than July 31, the total amount of the surcharge fee collected in the fiscal year.
[1]
Editor's Note: See also Chapter 26, Soil and Soil Removal, for provisions regarding soil and soil excavation.
[1982 Code § 172-23]
a. 
No person shall deposit or dump dry fill upon the surface or level of any lot, grounds, street, road or alley in the Borough of Little Ferry unless pursuant to a building permit.
b. 
No occupant, operator or owner of any premises shall permit the deposit or dumping of dry fill upon any lot for which the person has ownership, possession, charge, care or control, unless pursuant to a building permit by the Construction Official.
[1982 Code § 172-2]
As used in this section:
DRY FILL
Shall mean and include wood, stumps, masonry materials, rock, brick, dirt, soil, stone, cinders, ashes from wood or coal fire and bituminous materials or other nonputrescent materials.
[1982 Code § 172-26]
Notwithstanding subsection 13-2.1, a person may procure a permit from the Building Department for the importation of soil, wood chips or other dry fill materials to a site within the Borough, subject to the following conditions and procedures:
a. 
Application for the permit shall be made to the Construction Official or his designee and shall be accompanied by a fee of twenty-five ($25) dollars for the first one hundred (100) cubic yards of dry fill material plus ten ($10) dollars per one thousand (1,000) cubic yards in excess of one hundred (100) cubic yards.
b. 
The application shall disclose the address and location from which the dry fill is to be obtained, the owner or representative of the owner of the premises from which the soil is to be obtained and the kind, type and quality of the dry fill to be imported.
c. 
The Construction Official or his designee shall review all such applications, and if, in the opinion of the Construction Official or his designee, professional review of the application, including physical examination or testing of soil is required, the Borough Engineer shall review the application. If the Borough Engineer likewise is of the opinion that professional review of the application, including physical examination or testing of soil is required, the Borough Engineer shall forward all pertinent materials to a soil consultant or environmental consultant (the Borough Engineer may serve as soil consultant or environmental consultant if qualified) for review and for a certified testing soil laboratory report which shall be delivered to the Construction Official or his designee within thirty (30) days from the date of a completed application. Prior to review of the application by the Borough Engineer, the applicant shall post an escrow to cover costs of the Borough Engineer and the soil consultant or environmental consultant, which escrow amount shall be based upon the estimate of the Borough Engineer. If the escrow amount is not sufficient to cover actual costs, the applicant shall pay the balance.
d. 
If the results of a professional review, physical examination and testing indicate the presence of material which, in the professional opinion of the Borough Engineer, is harmful, dangerous, toxic or hazardous to the public, importation of the material shall not be permitted.
e. 
This section shall apply to importation of dry fill not in connection with a building permit.
[1982 Code § 85-1]
It is hereby found and declared that the existence or occupation of any building or buildings or parts thereof in the Borough of Little Ferry which are so old, dilapidated or have become so out of repair as to be dangerous, unsafe, unsanitary or otherwise unfit for human habitation, occupancy or use is inimical to the welfare and dangerous and injurious to the health and safety of the residents of the Borough, and that a public necessity exists for the repair, closing or demolition of such building or buildings or parts thereof.
[1982 Code § 85-2]
Whenever the proper officials of the Borough designated herein find that there exists in the Borough any building or buildings which are unfit for human habitation, occupancy or use due to dilapidation, defects, increasing the hazards of fire, accidents or other calamities, lack of ventilation, light or sanitation facilities, or due to other conditions rendering such building or buildings or parts thereof unsafe or unsanitary or dangerous or detrimental to the health or safety or otherwise inimical to the welfare of the residents of the Borough, the officials designated shall exercise the power vested under this section and under the law of the State of New Jersey to repair, close or demolish, or cause or require the repairing, closing or demolition of, such building or buildings or part thereof in the manner set forth in this section.
[1982 Code § 85-3]
As used in this section:
BUILDING
Shall mean any building or structure or part thereof, whether used for human habitation or otherwise, and shall include any outhouses and appurtenances belonging thereto or usually enjoyed therewith.
GOVERNING BODY
Shall mean the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Little Ferry.
OWNER
Shall mean the holder or holders of the title in fee simple.
PARTIES IN INTEREST
Shall mean all individuals, associations and corporations who have interests of record in a building and any who are in actual possession thereof.
PUBLIC AUTHORITY
Shall mean any officer who is in charge of any department or branch of the government of the Borough of Little Ferry relating to health, fire, building regulations or to other activities concerning buildings in the Borough of Little Ferry.
PUBLIC OFFICER
Shall mean the officer, officers, board or body who is or are authorized by this section to exercise the powers set forth in this chapter.
[1982 Code § 85-4]
The Construction Official is hereby designated and appointed to exercise the powers set forth in this section. In the event that the Construction Official is unable to act, then any qualified subcode official may act in his place and stead. The Mayor and Borough Council may from time to time, by resolution, designate any other person or persons to act in the place of the Construction Official.
[1982 Code § 85-5]
Whenever a petition is filed with the public officer by a public authority or by at least five (5) residents of the Borough of Little Ferry, charging that any building is unfit for human habitation or occupancy or use, or whenever it appears to the public officer that any building is unfit for human habitation or occupancy or use, the public officer shall, if his preliminary investigation discloses a basis for such charges, issue and cause to be served upon the owner of and parties in interest in such building a complaint stating the charges in that respect and containing a notice that a hearing will be held before the public officer or his designated agent at a place therein fixed not less than seven (7) days nor more than thirty (30) days after the serving of the complaint, and that the owner and parties in interest shall be given the right to file an answer to the complaint and to appear in person or otherwise and give testimony at the place and time fixed in the complaint. The rules of evidence prevailing in the courts shall not be controlling in hearings before the public officer.
[1982 Code § 85-6]
a. 
After notice and hearing, if the public officer determines that the building under consideration is unfit for human habitation or occupancy or use, he shall state in writing his findings of fact in support of such determination and shall issue and cause to be served upon the owner thereof and parties in interest an order requiring the repair, alteration or improvement of the building to be made by the owner within a reasonable time, which time shall be set forth in the order, or, at the option of the owner, to vacate or have the building vacated and closed within the time set forth in the order.
b. 
If the building is in such a condition as to make it dangerous to the health and safety of persons on or near the premises and the owner fails to repair, alter or improve the building within the time specified in the order, then the owner shall be required to remove or demolish the building within a reasonable time as specified in the order of removal.
[1982 Code § 85-7]
If the owner fails to comply with an order to repair, alter or improve or, at the option of the owner, to vacate and close the building, the public officer may cause such building to be repaired, altered or improved or to be vacated and closed. The public officer may cause to be posted on the main entrance of any building so closed a placard with the following words: "This building is unfit for human habitation or occupancy or use; the use of occupation of this building is prohibited and unlawful."
[1982 Code § 85-8]
If the owner fails to comply with an order to remove or demolish the building, the public officer may cause such building to be removed or demolished or may contract for the removal or demolition thereof after advertisement for and receipt of bids therefor.
[1982 Code § 85-9]
The amount of the cost of the filing of legal papers, expert witnesses' fees, search fees and advertising charges incurred in the course of any proceeding taken under this section determined in favor of the Borough of Little Ferry, and the cost of such repairs, alterations or improvements, or vacating and closing, or removal or demolition, if any, or the amount of the balance thereof remaining after the deduction of the sum, if any, realized from the sale of materials derived from such building or from any contract for removal or demolition thereof, shall be a municipal lien against the real property upon which such cost was incurred. If the building is removed or demolished by the public officer, she shall sell the materials of such building. There shall be credited against the cost of the removal or demolition thereof the proceeds of any sale of such materials or any sum derived from any contract for the removal or demolition of the building. If there are no such credits or if the sum total of such costs exceeds the total of such credits, a detailed statement of the aforesaid costs and the amount so due shall be filed with the Municipal Tax Collector or other custodian of the records of tax liens, and a copy thereof shall be forthwith forwarded to the owner by registered mail. If the total of the credits exceed such costs, the balance remaining shall be deposited in the Superior Court by the public officer, shall be secured in such manner as may be directed by such Court and shall be disbursed according to the order or judgment of the Court to the persons found to be entitled thereto by final order or judgment of such Court; provided, however, that nothing in this subsection shall be construed to impair or limit in any way the power of the Borough of Little Ferry to define and declare nuisances and to cause the removal or abatement, by summary proceedings or otherwise. Any owner or party in interest may, within thirty (30) days from the date of the filing of the lien certificate, proceed in a summary manner in the Superior Court to contest the reasonableness of the amount or the accuracy of the costs set forth in the municipal lien certificate.
[1982 Code § 85-10]
The public officer may determine that a building is unfit for human habitation or occupancy or use if he finds that conditions exist in such building which are dangerous or injurious to the health or safety of the occupants of such building, the occupants of neighboring buildings or other residents of the Borough of Little Ferry. Such conditions may include but shall not be limited to defects therein increasing the hazards of fire, accident or other calamities; lack of adequate ventilation, light or sanitary facilities; dilapidation or disrepair; structural defects; or uncleanliness.
[1982 Code § 85-11]
A complaint or order issued by a public officer pursuant to this section shall be served upon persons either personally or by registered mail, but if the whereabouts of such persons is unknown and the same cannot be ascertained by the public officer in the exercise of reasonable diligence, and the public officer shall make an affidavit to that effect, then the serving of such complaint or order upon such persons may be made by publishing the same once each week for two (2) successive weeks in a newspaper printed and published in the Borough of Little Ferry, or, in the absence of such newspaper, in one printed and published in Bergen County and circulating in the Borough. A copy of such complaint or order shall be posted in a conspicuous place on a premises affected by the complaint or order. A copy of such complaint or order shall be duly recorded or ledged for record with the Clerk of Bergen County.
[1982 Code § 85-12]
The public officer or other official designated under this section may exercise such powers as may be necessary or convenient to carry out and effectuate the purposes and provisions of this section, including the following powers in addition to others herein granted:
a. 
To investigate the building conditions in the municipality in order to determine which buildings therein are unfit for human habitation or occupancy or use.
b. 
To administer oaths and affirmations, examine witnesses and receive evidence.
c. 
To enter upon premises for the purpose of making examinations, provided that such entries shall be made in such manner as to cause the least possible inconvenience to the persons in possession.
d. 
To appoint and fix the duties of such officers, agents and employees as he deems necessary to carry out the purposes of the ordinances.
e. 
To delegate any of his functions and powers under this section to such officers and agents as he may designate.
[Ord. No. 1336-21-11]
The Municipal Council of the Borough of Little Ferry hereby declares its intent to regulate, in a manner consistent with the interests of the citizens of the Borough of Little Ferry, the location, use and placement of portable storage units. No portable storage units may be used or operated before a permit for the same is issued.
[Ord. No. 1336-21-11]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BOROUGH
Shall mean the Borough of Little Ferry in the County of Bergen, State of New Jersey.
PERSON
Shall mean any individual, person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company or organization of any kind.
PORTABLE STORAGE UNIT
Shall mean any container, with or without wheels, designed for the outdoor storage of personal property which is rented to owners or occupants of property for their temporary use and which is delivered and removed by vehicle.
PORTABLE STORAGE UNIT COMPANY
Shall mean any type of business entity engaged in the portable storage unit rental business.
SITE
Shall mean a piece, parcel, tract, or plot of land occupied by one (1) or more buildings.
USER
Shall mean the owner or occupant of property entering into an agreement with a portable storage unit company for the placement of a portable storage unit on a site located in the Borough.
[Ord. No. 1336-21-11]
a. 
Portable storage units may only be used in connection with moving, new construction or building renovation and may be temporarily located only on single-family, two-family, multiple-family and/or commercial or industrial sites. Portable storage units may not be used for habitation. In no event shall portable storage units be located in the right-of-way, obstruct any sidewalk or obstruct full public safety access.
b. 
In the case of single-family or multiple-family sites containing less than four (4) residential units, portable storage units shall be placed in the rear yard to the extent possible, and if not in the rear yard, only in the driveway, front yard or side yard. Portable storage units placed in the front yard or side yard must be placed at least ten (10) feet from the front lot line and to the extent possible shall be located behind footprint of main structure. Portable storage units shall not impede traffic visibility or interfere with the site triangle of the property and shall not impede the right-of-way. Location shall not abut sidewalk and may not impede accesses of emergency services to the property.
c. 
In the case of multiple-family sites in excess of four (4) residential units, commercial or industrial sites, portable storage units shall be placed only in allotted parking spaces on the site.
[Ord. No. 1336-21-11]
The portable storage units shall be no wider than eight (8) feet, no longer than eighteen (18) feet and no higher than ten (10) feet from grade.
[Ord. No. 1336-21-11]
a. 
A site permit is required for the placement of a portable storage unit at a site, which permit shall be valid for a period of thirty (30) days. The user of the site may apply for an additional thirty (30) day permit in any twelve-month period running from the date of issue of the permit.
b. 
Application for the site permit shall be made to the Building Department by the user, on a form provided by the Borough. The user shall pay a fee of fifty ($50) dollars to the Building Department for each permit. Permits shall include the name, address and telephone number of the owner of the portable storage units.
c. 
In the event of unforeseen catastrophic damages due to events outside the control of a homeowner such as flood, fire, wind, tree damage or construction delays, the permit may be extended for a period of thirty (30) days upon application to the Zoning Code Official and the cost of each permit pursuant to this paragraph shall increase each month by fifty ($50) dollars. Example, the first permit [days 60 — 89] pursuant to this paragraph shall be one hundred ($100) dollars. The second extension [days 90 — 119] shall be one hundred fifty ($150) dollars and so on.
[Ord. No. 1336-21-11]
Each portable storage unit shall have reflectors on both the front and rear surfaces for night safety in such a manner as to indicate the height and width of the same.
[Ord. No. 1336-21-11]
a. 
The property owner shall be responsible to ensure that the portable storage unit is in good condition, free from evidence of deterioration, weathering, discoloration, rust, ripping, tearing or other holes or breaks.
b. 
When in use, the portable storage unit shall be kept locked.
c. 
The user of any site on which a portable storage unit is placed shall be responsible for ensuring that no hazardous materials as defined at 49 CFR 171; hazardous substances as defined at 40 CFR 302; extremely hazardous substances as defined at 40 CFR 355; hazardous chemicals as defined at 29 CFR 1910; hazardous waste as defined at 40 CFR 260-281, or as such regulations may from time to time be amended, are stored or kept within the portable storage units.
[Ord. No. 1336-21-11]
a. 
No person shall place any portable storage unit at any location in the Borough of Little Ferry except in compliance with the provisions of this section.
b. 
It shall be unlawful for a portable storage unit to remain at a site in excess of the time periods permitted under this section.
c. 
Any person who violates any provision of this section shall, upon conviction be subject to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, subsection 1-5.1a. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.
[Ord. No. 1336-21-11]
This section shall be enforced by all the agents of the Borough of Little Ferry.
[1982 Code § 103-1]
All fences erected in residential zones in the Borough shall be subject to the following requirements.
[1982 Code § 103-1A]
A fence permit shall be issued by the Construction Official for all fences, except living fences erected in the Borough. Except as provided in paragraph f., none of the other restrictions or provisions shall apply to living fences.
[1]
Editor's Note: See subsection 13-1.5a,7 for fees for fence permits.
[1982 Code § 103-1B]
No fence erected on or around a residential lot or parcel of land shall exceed six (6) feet in height. Preconstructed fences of a standard six (6) foot height must be installed as close to the ground as possible. The total height of the fence will not include any slight undulations of the ground, provided that eighty (80%) percent of the fence does not exceed the maximum height of six (6) feet.
[1982 Code § 103-1C]
No fence shall be erected in a front yard of any lot in a residential zone or along a public right-of-way unless the fence is less than fifty (50%) percent solid and is not more than four (4) feet in height.
[1982 Code § 103-1D]
Fences must be constructed with the face or finished side away from the property and the structural side toward the interior.
[1982 Code § 103-1E]
Fences which are painted shall be painted in only one (1) color harmonious with the surrounding area. Multicolored fences are prohibited.
[1982 Code § 103-1F]
Living fences or screening shall be planted no closer than three (3) feet to the property line. Living fences shall be maintained in a neatly trimmed condition and shall not interfere with visibility on corner lots.
[1982 Code § 103-1G]
Fences shall be erected in a manner so as to permit the flow of natural drainage and shall not cause surface water to be blocked or dammed to create ponding.
[1982 Code § 103-1H]
For fences required around a swimming pool, see Chapter 17, Swimming Pools.
[1982 Code § 103-1I]
The following fences and fencing materials are specifically prohibited: barbed wire fences, short pointed fences, canvas, cloth, electrically charged fences, poultry netting, temporary fences such as snow fences, expandable fences and collapsible fences at any location on the lot upon which a welling or structure is situated, except during construction on such property.
[1982 Code § 103-1J]
Every fence or wall shall be maintained in a safe, sound, upright condition and in accordance with the approved plan on file with the Construction Official.
[1982 Code § 103-1K]
All fences or walls must be created within the property lines, and no fences shall be erected so as to encroach upon a public right-of-way or to interfere with vehicular or pedestrian traffic or with visibility on corner lots.
[1982 Code § 103-1L]
If the Construction Official, upon inspection, determines that any fence or wall or portion of any fence or wall is not being maintained in a safe, sound, upright condition, he shall notify the owner of such fence, in writing, of his findings and state briefly the reasons for such findings and order such fence or wall or portion of such fence or wall repaired or removed within ten (10) days of the date of the written notice. Each day the person fails to obey the order referred to above shall constitute a separate violation of this section.
[1982 Code § 103-1M]
No fence permit shall be issued by the Construction Official until the applicant provides the Construction Official with a set of plans or description of the proposed fence and a sketch or survey showing the proposed location of the fence. The proposed fence shall be constructed in conformity with the plans or description and shall be located as shown on the sketch or survey. If the Construction Official, upon inspection, determines that any fence or wall has not been constructed according to the plans or description or has not been located as shown on the sketch or survey, he shall notify the owner of such fence or wall, in writing, of his findings and order such fence or wall to be constructed according to the plans or description or order the fence to be located as shown on the sketch or survey. Such owner shall either remove the fence or comply with the order of the Construction Official within ten (10) days of the date of receipt of the written notice. Each day the owner fails to obey the order referred to above shall constitute a separate violation of this section.
[1982 Code § 103-2; New]
a. 
The Zoning Board of Adjustment is empowered pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-1 et seq. to provide relief of the regulations of this section.
b. 
No application for relief, as provided in paragraph a herein, shall be made, except upon the denial by the Construction Official of the issuance of a fence permit.
[1982 Code § 204-1; Ord. No. 1149-26-04]
As used in this section:
STORAGE TRAILER/SHIPPING CONTAINER
Shall mean any trailer or shipping container on any land, with or without wheels, which is capable of containing any product or person, is unregistered as a roadworthy vehicle, and/or is incapable of immediate movement from site.
[1982 Code § 204-2]
It shall be unlawful for any person to use any trailer or camp car as a dwelling or sleeping place within the limits of the Borough of Little Ferry unless occupied by a watchman on a construction site during the period of actual construction.
[1982 Code § 204-3]
a. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to park a trailer or camp car on any premises within the limits of the Borough of Little Ferry except for the purpose of repair, storage or sale.
b. 
Nothing contained in this section shall relieve any person from the off-street parking regulations enumerated in Chapter 7, Traffic, as may apply.
[1982 Code § 204-4]
A person may park a vehicle or camp car on any public street within the Borough of Little Ferry for a maximum period of two (2) hours, provided that that person is not in violation of any traffic regulation.
[1982 Code § 1149-26-04]
The placement or keeping of trailers or shipping containers on any land in the Borough of Little Ferry for the purpose of storage, occupancy, or use of any kind is strictly prohibited. The prohibition shall exclude the use of both temporary field office trailers (known as construction trailers) and storage trailers deemed necessary due to a structure being damaged due to water or fire. A temporary field office trailer shall not be placed on the property longer than the completion of the construction project. A storage trailer necessary due to a structure being damaged due to water or fire may be placed on the property for the storage of goods and shall be permitted for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days. A permit for the use of either temporary field office trailers or storage trailers may be obtained upon application to the Zoning Code Official and upon payment of a fee of two hundred ($200) dollars. The permit may be extended for a period of thirty (30) days upon application to the Zoning Code Official and payment of a fee of one hundred ($100) dollars.
[Ord. 1285-17-09 § 1]
This section requires the retrofitting of existing storm drain inlets which are in direct contact with repaving, repairing, reconstruction, or resurfacing or alterations of facilities on private property, to prevent the discharge of solids and floatables (such as plastic bottles, cans, food wrappers and other litter) to the municipal separate storm sewer system(s) operated by the Borough of Little Ferry so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for the failure to comply.
[Ord. 1285-17-09 § 2]
As used in this section:
MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEM (MS4)
Shall mean a conveyance or system of conveyances (including roads with drainage systems, municipal streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, man-made channels, or storm drains) that is owned or operated by the Borough of Little Ferry or other public body, and is designed and used for collecting and conveying stormwater.
PERSON
Shall mean any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political subdivision of this State subject to municipal jurisdiction.
STORM DRAIN INLET
Shall mean an opening in a storm drain used to collect stormwater runoff and includes, but is not limited to, a grate inlet, curb-opening inlet, slotted inlet, and combination inlet.
WATERS OF THE STATE
Shall mean the ocean and its estuaries, all springs, streams and bodies of surface or ground water, whether natural or artificial, within the boundaries of the State of New Jersey or subject to its jurisdiction.
[Ord. 1285-17-09 § 3]
No person in control of private property (except a residential lot with one single family house) shall authorize the repaving, repairing (excluding the repair of individual potholes), resurfacing (including top coating or chip sealing with asphalt emulsion or a thin base of hot bitumen), reconstructing or altering any surface that is in direct contact with an existing storm drain inlet on that property unless the storm drain inlet either:
a. 
Already meets the design standard below to control passage of solid and floatable materials; or
b. 
Is retrofitted or replaced to meet the standard in subsection 13-7.4 below prior to the completion of the project.
[Ord. 1285-17-09 § 4]
Storm drain inlets identified in subsection 13-7.3 above shall comply with the following standard to control passage of solid and floatable materials through storm drain inlets. For purposes of this subsection, "solid and floatable materials" means sediment, debris, trash, and other floating, suspended, or settleable solids. For exemptions to this standard see paragraph c below.
a. 
Design engineers shall use either of the following grates whenever they use a grate in pavement or another ground surface to collect stormwater from that surface into a storm drain or surface water body under that grate:
1. 
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) bicycle safe grate, which is described in Chapter 2.4 of the NJDOT Bicycle Compatible Roadways and Bikeways Planning and Design Guidelines (April 1996); or
2. 
A different grate, if each individual clear space in that grate has an area of no more than seven (7.0) square inches, or is no greater than 0.5 inches across the smallest dimension.
Examples of grates subject to this standard include grates in grate inlets, the grate portion (non-curb-opening portion) of combination inlets, grates on storm sewer manholes, ditch grates, trench grates, and grates of spacer bars in slotted drains. Examples of ground surfaces include surfaces of roads (including bridges), driveways, parking areas, bikeways, plazas, sidewalks, lawns, fields, open channels, and stormwater basin floors.
b. 
Whenever design engineers use a curb-opening inlet, the clear space in that curb opening (or each individual clear space, if the curb opening has two (2) or more clear spaces) shall have an area of no more than seven (7.0) square inches, or be no greater than two (2.0) inches across the smallest dimension.
c. 
This standard does not apply:
1. 
Where the municipal engineer agrees that this standard would cause inadequate hydraulic performance that could not practicably be overcome by using additional or larger storm drain inlets that meet these standards;
2. 
Where flows are conveyed through any device (e.g., end of pipe netting facility, manufactured treatment device, or a catch basin hood) that is designed, at a minimum, to prevent delivery of all solid and floatable materials that could not pass through one of the following:
(a) 
A rectangular space four and five-eighths (4 5/8) inches long and one and one-half (1 1/2) inches wide (this option does not apply for outfall netting facilities); or
(b) 
A bar screen having a bar spacing of 0.5 inches.
3. 
Where flows are conveyed through a trash rack that has parallel bars with one (1) inch spacing between the bars; or
4. 
Where the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection determines, pursuant to the New Jersey Register of Historic Places Rules at N.J.A.C. 7:4-7.2(c), that action to meet this standard is an undertaking that constitutes an encroachment or will damage or destroy the New Jersey Register listed historic property.
[Ord. 1285-17-09 § 5]
This section shall be enforced by the Police Department and/or other Municipal Officials of the Borough of Little Ferry.
[Ord. 1285-17-09 § 6]
Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be subject to a fine not to exceed one thousand ($1,000) dollars for each storm drain inlet that is not retrofitted to meet the design standard.
[1982 Code § 92-1]
This section shall apply to all persons, partnerships, corporations or other entities who shall undertake any services in the Borough of Little Ferry for a fee, the purpose which is to add or remove rooms, dormers or other structures or to improve, modernize or modify existing rooms or structures or to install, resurface or improve driveways or sidewalks or to engage in the construction or installation of swimming pools or to engage in the business of erecting or altering signs or to engage in the business of reroofing, re-siding, moving or demolishing the whole or any part of a building, structure or any improvements for which a building permit is required, provided that such work shall be accomplished upon any structure in the Borough of Little Ferry where persons reside or will reside upon completion of the work or upon the lands where the residence is situated, and further provided that the persons or firm offering the services shall not be otherwise licensed by the State of New Jersey pursuant to the terms of law and regulations promulgated pursuant to statute by State agencies having control over such services.
[1982 Code § 92-2]
Any persons or firm to whom this section applies, as set forth in subsection 13-8.1 above, shall, prior to commencing any work or service in the Borough of Little Ferry, make application to the Construction Code Official for a local contractor's license. Failure to obtain such license prior to commencement of work or service shall constitute a violation of this section.
[1982 Code § 92-3]
All applications shall be submitted, in writing, upon a form to be provided by the Construction Code Official, which form shall contain the following information:
a. 
The applicant's name, business and business address.
b. 
Whether the applicant is an individual, a partnership, a corporation or any other entity and, if another entity, a full explanation and description thereof.
c. 
If the applicant is an individual, the applicant's residence address and date and place of birth.
d. 
If the applicant is a partnership, the full names, residence addresses, dates and place of birth of each partner.
e. 
If the applicant is a corporation or other entity:
1. 
In the case of the corporation, the full names, residence addresses, dates and places of birth of each officer and each stockholder ("stockholder" as used herein means and includes any person owning or having an interest, either legal or equitable, equal to ten (10%) percent or more of the stock issued and outstanding of the corporation), the name and address of the registered agent and the address of the principal office.
2. 
In the case of another entity, the full names, residence addresses, dates, places of birth of each person owning or having an interest, either legal or equitable, aggregating in value ten (10%) percent or more of the total capital of the entity, the name and address of the registered agent, if any, and the address of the principal office.
f. 
Whether the applicant or any partners, officers or stockholders thereof have been convicted of a crime and, if so, the name of the person convicted, the date of conviction, the crime or charge involved and disposition thereof; or whether any of the aforementioned persons have violated any State, County or municipal ordinances or regulations on construction or demolition.
g. 
The number of years the applicant has been in business at his present business address of any prior location, including the addresses of such prior location, if any.
h. 
The applicant's training and experience.
i. 
The types of insurance, amount of coverage, names and addresses of insurance companies and policy numbers.
j. 
The names of other municipalities wherein the applicant is licensed, whether the license in the municipality has been revoked and, if so, the reason for revocation.
[1982 Code § 92-4]
All licenses shall be good for the calendar year in which they are issued and may be renewed as set forth hereinafter in this section.
[1982 Code § 92-5]
The initial fee for a local contractor's license shall be twenty-five ($25) dollars and thereafter renewals of such license shall be given upon payment of the fee of ten ($10) dollars. Renewals must be made on or before January 31; failure to renew before January 31 shall be and constitute a new or original license application, requiring a complete application for the license as set forth in this section and the payment of the fee of twenty-five ($25) dollars.
[1982 Code § 92-6]
The following shall constitute the sole grounds on which the Construction Code Official may revoke a license or deny the issuance of an initial license or the renewal thereof.
a. 
Failure to carry workmen's compensation insurance.
b. 
Failure to comply with construction standards required by State laws or regulations or local ordinances or codes after having been given a notice to cure such noncompliance and after the contractor has failed to effect compliance without just cause.
c. 
Failure to comply with all lawful instructions of the Construction Code Official regarding site safety; altering plans submitted for the obtaining of the building permit without first receiving the approval of the Construction Code Official; failure to obtain a building permit required; or an owner/resident complaint against the contractor for unworkmanlike or unsafe services, which complaint has been personally verified by the Construction Code Official or the Subcode Official certified in the area for which services were performed.
d. 
The license or applicant has had any local contractor's license revoked by any municipality in the State of New Jersey for any cause other than failure to pay licensing fees.
e. 
Fraud or misrepresentation in obtaining a license.
f. 
The filing of voluntary or involuntary petition in bankruptcy or an action of any court leading to receivership of the licensee.
[1982 Code § 92-7]
a. 
The Construction Code Official or any contractee may prefer charges against any licensee under the terms of this section by the filing of a complaint. Such complaint must be made in writing and sworn to by the person preferring such charges and submitted to and filed with the office of the Construction Code Official. Upon filing, it shall be the duty of the Construction Code Official, not later than thirty (30) days thereafter, to investigate the charges and to determine whether there exists probable cause that a violation has occurred.
b. 
The complaint shall contain a statement of facts setting forth the specific charges relating to the violation of this section or the Uniform Construction Code or any applicable Borough ordinance or State laws pertaining to building construction.
c. 
If the Construction Code Official finds probable cause, he shall forthwith issue a notice directing the licensee, within twenty (20) days after service of notice, to appear and answer the charges, showing cause, if any, why his license should not be suspended or revoked or not renewed.
d. 
A copy of the charges, together with a notice of hearing, shall be served on the licensee at least five (5) calendar days before the date fixed for such hearing. The notice and charges shall be served either personally or by certified mail. At the hearing, the licensee has the right to appear personally or by counsel and to cross examine witnesses against him and to produce witnesses and evidence in his behalf.
e. 
Failure of the licensee to appear may be deemed an admission by him of a commission of the act or acts cited in the complaint, and his license thereupon may be suspended forthwith pending any hearing of the cause that the Construction Code Official, in his discretion may order; provided, however, that the Construction Code Official shall have the power in the event of such failure to answer, to suspend or to revoke or fail to renew the license without any evidence other than the charges filed.
f. 
When the Construction Code Official, after hearing, shall determine that the licensee is in violation, the Construction Code Official may then issue an order against such licensee to correct such violation, fixing a reasonable time within which such correction shall be made or accomplished, and, upon compliance with the order, the Construction Code Official may dismiss the complaint. Whenever the Construction Code Official, after hearing, shall determine that a licensee is in violation pursuant to subsection 13-8.6b and the Construction Code Official has given a reasonable time to comply and the contractor has failed to comply, the Construction Code Official may suspend or revoke or fail to renew the license.
[1982 Code § 92-8]
In the event that the Construction Code Official has revoked, suspended or denied a license or has refused to renew such license, the aggrieved contractor may appeal such denial, in writing, to the Mayor and Borough Council. The appeal shall proceed as follows:
a. 
Upon receipt of the written appeal, the Borough Clerk shall set a date for the Mayor and Borough Council to hear such appeal. This date may be adjourned for a reasonable time upon the request of the Mayor and Borough Council or the contractor.
b. 
At the time, date and place set for the hearing, the Mayor and Borough Council shall conduct an inquiry into the reasons for the denial, revocation or suspension by the Construction Code Official and shall hear the contractor as to why such denial, revocation or suspension was unreasonable or improper. At the hearing, the contractor shall be entitled to call witnesses and to be represented by counsel.
c. 
At the conclusion of the hearing, the Mayor and Borough Council shall immediately determine whether or not the denial, revocation or suspension of the license was proper under the circumstances, and, if determined to be improper, the Borough Council shall direct the Construction Code Official to issue the license; if the Borough Council determines that the license denial, revocation of suspension was proper, it shall, in its discretion, take the following actions:
1. 
Uphold the denial, revocation or suspension without further action.
2. 
If circumstances warrant, issue the license conditioned upon the contractor's adherence to conditions imposed by the Mayor and Borough Council which are reasonably designed to ensure compliance by the contractor with this chapter.
3. 
If circumstances warrant, direct the issuance of the license at such time as any deficiencies, which were the grounds for the denial, revocation of suspension, have been cured by the contractor. The Borough Council shall set forth the deficiencies in its ruling.
d. 
Within ten (10) days of the hearing date, the Mayor and Borough Council shall notify the Construction Code Official and the contractor, in writing, of its determination.
[1982 Code § 92-9]
In addition to the enforcement of this section, the Construction Code Official shall ensure the following:
a. 
That the information contained in the application for local contractor's licenses is current.
b. 
That the applications for local contractor's licenses or public documents are made available for inspection and copying by any interested person.
c. 
Notification to the owner of property on which work is to be done by the contractor if the contractor does not carry public liability insurance.
[1982 Code § 92-10]
Any person whose license has been denied, suspended or revoked under the provisions of subsection 13-8.6 may be relicensed by the Construction Code Official, provided that the license shall not be issued for a period of one (1) full year from the date of revocation, and provided that the grounds for denial, suspension or revocation have been removed. This subsection shall not be interpreted to require the Construction Code Official to reissue the license.
[1982 Code § 92-11]
The Construction Code Official shall not issue a building permit for any activity which will require a license under this section until such license is issued.
[1982 Code § 172-11.1]
Any building number assigned, in use and on record with the Borough Tax Assessor prior to the adoption of this section, shall remain in full force and effect.
[1982 Code § 172-11.1]
Responsibility and standards for the assignment of numbers for buildings and structures in the Borough of Little Ferry.
a. 
Upon receipt of any application for a building permit, the Construction Official shall determine if the building on the lot has been assigned a number in accordance with this section. The Construction Official shall give notice to the Tax Assessor of all applications for building permits. If a number has been previously assigned to the building on the lot, the Tax Assessor shall confirm the same and give notice in accordance with paragraph b below. If no number has been assigned, the Tax Assessor shall assign a number and give notice in accordance with this section.
b. 
The Tax Assessor shall cause street numbers to be assigned to all principal structures and buildings, hereinafter referred to as building, erected in the Borough of Little Ferry. Each new building shall be assigned a number by the Tax Assessor at the time of application for a construction permit, but prior to the issuance of the permit. The Tax Assessor shall notify the Construction Official and the Borough Engineer of the assigned building number.
c. 
In the numbering of buildings now or hereafter fronting on streets, roads, avenues or other public ways, hereinafter referred to as "streets," in the Borough or any street that may hereafter become a public street in the Borough, one (1) numerical notation shall be assigned for each lot as reflected and in accordance with the current Tax Map of the Borough which is made a part hereof.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: The Tax Map is on file in the Borough offices.
d. 
Whenever any vacant lot or lots, individually or in a development, shall occur, each lot or lots shall be treated as separate for numbering purposes as the lots are divided by frontage and area in accordance with the current Zoning Ordinance of the Borough of Little Ferry.
e. 
Any building which has not yet received a numerical notation shall receive one in accordance with the following methods:
1. 
For all streets running in a westerly-easterly direction, even numbers shall be assigned to the north side of the street and odd numbers to the south side of the street, beginning at the lots farthest west on each side of the streets and allowing for future extension.
2. 
For all streets running in a northerly-southerly direction, even numbers shall be assigned to the west side of the street and odd numbers to the east side of the street, beginning at the lots farthest south on each side of the streets and allowing for future extension.
[1982 Code § 172-11.1]
a. 
The owner or owners of any building shall number the building or cause the same to be numbered in conformity with the requirements of this subsection, the intent of which is to provide emergency services with a clear, readily evident and unique identification of buildings.
b. 
The number shall be in figures or words of permanent materials and of colors which contrast with the background on which they are mounted or affixed. The words or numbers shall be at least three (3) inches in height placed in or on the front of each building adjacent to and within two (2) feet of the main entrance or in such other location determined by the Construction Official to meet the intent of this subsection.
c. 
All numbers shall be clearly visible and legible from the right-of-way of the public street, road, avenue or highway and shall not be obstructed by any bush, plant, fence, post or any other object. In any case where the numbers are not clearly visible and legible, the Construction Official may require supplemental numbers of the same size, installed at or near the right-of-way which is adjacent to the building's main entrance.
d. 
Where a building other than a one-family dwelling is located on a corner lot and has an entrance on both sides facing the respective streets, then each entrance shall be numbered in accordance with the provisions of this section.
[1982 Code § 172-11.1]
a. 
The owner of every building other than buildings with two (2) or fewer individual dwelling units shall number or cause to be numbered each separate tenant space within or which is part of that building. Numbers shall be affixed at or adjacent to the entrance door to the tenant space, so as to be visible from the right-of-way, or from the common area for those tenant spaces accessible after passing through a single entranceway.
b. 
The owner of these same buildings shall also label all uninhabitable rooms or spaces in the building, such as but not limited to janitor's closets, storage rooms, mechanical equipment rooms or spaces and supply closets, so as to clearly identify the purpose of the room and any possible hazards contained therein. The labels shall be permanent, affixed on or adjacent to the entry door to the room or space, in a manner approved by the Construction Official.
[1982 Code § 172-11.1]
The Construction Code Official shall be charged with the enforcement of this section.
[1982 Code § 172-11.1]
A certificate of occupancy or certificate of continued occupancy shall not be issued to the owner or occupant of a building until it is properly numbered and identified in accordance with the provisions of this section.
[1982 Code § 172-11.1; New]
The owner or occupant of any building who fails to comply with the provisions of this section within three (3) months after notice of the number assigned to the building is issued shall be liable to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, Section 1-5.
[Ord. No. 1355-10-12]
All construction and building permits and/or applications pursuant to this chapter shall require one (1) of the following which shall be reviewed by the public officer or other official designated under this section:
a. 
A survey of the property that is the subject of the permit application that is less than three (3) years old from the date of the application with a Survey Affidavit of No Change; or
b. 
A new survey of the property that is the subject of the permit application.
[Ord. No. 1455-04-16]
As used in this section:
DUMPSTERS/CONSTRUCTION CONTAINERS
Shall mean any container used in the normal course of demolition/construction for the purpose of storing, containing and/or carting debris.
PERSON
Shall mean an individual or individuals, or corporation, partnership or voluntary association.
[Ord. No. 1455-04-16]
a. 
No person shall use any dumpster/construction container without obtaining a written permit.
b. 
No person shall place a dumpster/construction container on a public street, sidewalk or right-of-way unless the dumpster/construction container is mounted on not less than three-fourths (3/4) inch wood.
c. 
Upon the issuance of a permit and if the permit is used for a period of time greater than twelve (12) hours, the person to whom the permit is issued shall see that during the evening hours:
1. 
A tarpaulin is placed over the dumpster/construction container; and
2. 
That flashing signal lights are placed on or about the dumpster/construction container as may be required by the Department of Public Safety.
d. 
The dumpster/construction container shall not be loaded in such a manner as to cause its contents to spill onto the street or sidewalk areas.
e. 
The person seeking the permit shall be specifically responsible for any and all costs associated with any damage to any street, sidewalk or public right-of-way caused by such dumpster/construction container.
[Ord. No. 1455-04-16]
a. 
All permits required by this section shall be in writing and shall be issued by the Building Department. The Building Department shall issue the permit if it appears that the applicant has the right and the need to use a dumpster/construction container. Prior to the issuance of such a permit the Department of Public Works shall consult with the Police Department to determine that the proposed use of the dumpster/construction container shall not constitute a traffic and/or a safety hazard. The Department of Public Works shall also consult with the Construction Official and determine whether the proposed location for the dumpster/construction container is proper.
b. 
No permit authorized by this section shall be granted except pursuant to an application in writing therefor signed by the person desiring such a permit or his agent. The application which may be submitted on forms provided by the Borough shall set forth the location of the proposed dumpster/construction container, the nature, extent and probable duration of the use of the container and the reason for its use.
c. 
No permits shall be issued until the fee, hereinafter described, shall be paid to the Borough.
d. 
The permits shall be displayed in a conspicuous position on the dumpster/construction container during the period of its use.
[Ord. No. 1455-04-16]
The fee payable for permits issued under this section for each dumpster/construction container shall be as follows:
a. 
Personal Property: If the dumpster/construction container is placed on the property of the person seeking the permit, the fee shall be twenty-five ($25) dollars for the first thirty (30) working days and ten ($10) dollars per day thereafter.
b. 
Street: If the dumpster/construction container is placed on the public street, sidewalk, or right-of-way, the fee shall be two hundred fifty ($250) dollars for the first five (5) working days and one hundred ($100) dollars per day thereafter.
[Ord. No. 1455-04-16]
Any person violating any provision of this section shall, upon conviction, be liable to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, Section 1-5.
[Ord. No. 1466-15-16]
As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BOARD
Shall mean the Crane Operators License Advisory Board established pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:26-3.
CERTIFICATION
Shall mean certification from the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators or any other organization found by the Board to offer an equivalent testing and certification program meeting the requirements of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASME B30.5 and the accreditation requirements of the National Commission for Certifying Agencies.
COMMISSIONER
Shall mean the Commissioner of Labor.
CRANE, AS USED IN THIS SECTION
Shall be defined in accordance with N.J.S.A. 45:26-1 through 45:26-17 (Licensure of Crane Operators Act), hereafter referred to as the Crane Operator Licensure Act and the 1926 OSHA Crane and Derricks in Construction also known as OSHA Subpart CC.
CRANE OPERATOR
Shall mean an individual engaged in the operation of a crane.
CRANE RELATED EXPERIENCE
Shall mean operating, inspecting, training and maintenance experience acceptable to the Board.
PRACTICAL EXAMINATION
Shall mean an examination demonstrating the applicant's ability to safely operate a particular category or type of crane. Practical examinations shall be conducted for the following crane categories: the lattice boom crawler cranes (LBC) lattice boom truck cranes (LBT), telescopic boom cranes (TLL, Swing Cab) & (TSS, Fixed Cab), tower cranes and overhead cranes.
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a. 
Five days before any crane operator, contractor or other person or company initiates the use of a crane within the municipality, a permit shall be obtained. In emergent situations, the Building Inspector may waive this requirement in his or her own discretion if the operator meets the balance of the requirements of this section.
b. 
The permit will be maintained with the municipality as well as with the crane operator at all times; a copy of the permit shall be produced on the work site when requested.
c. 
The following documents must be provided to the municipality in order to be granted a permit:
1. 
Copy of crane operator certificate from one of the following organizations:
(a) 
National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO).
(b) 
Operating Engineers Certification Program (OECP).
(c) 
Crane Institute of America certification.
2. 
New Jersey crane license.
3. 
Current medical examiner's card.
4. 
A copy of the most-recent and current proof of inspection (crane owner).
5. 
Insurance requirements. The applicant shall provide proof of insurance utilizing a certificate of liability insurance or other method acceptable to the Borough of Little Ferry with the following limits:
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(a) 
Commercial general liability: $5,000,000 each occurrence combined single minimum limit written on an occurrence basis, covering bodily injury, property damage, and personal and advertising injury, without any endorsements that limit or restrict coverage. Coverage shall include premises/operations, independent contractors, and products/completed operations with contractual liability and be written by an insurance carrier with an AM Best rating of "A" or better. The Borough of Little Ferry, their officers, officials, agents, employees and consultants shall be named as an additional insured under the policy.
6. 
Proof that crane operator submits to a random drug testing program.
7. 
Proof of completion of signal person qualification or certification course.
d. 
Upon receipt of a properly completed application and compliance with the requirements of this section, the Building Department shall issue or deny the requested permit within five business days. If the application is denied, the reasons for the denial are furnished to the application in writing.
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a. 
Licensure of Crane Operators, Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:26-7. No person shall engage in the operation of a crane, offer himself for employment as a crane operator or otherwise act, attempt to act, present or represent himself as a crane operator unless licensed as such under the provisions of this Act (N.J.S.A. 45:26-7).
b. 
A crane operator's license shall be valid only in conjunction with a current certification and only in the specialty or specialties for which the crane operator is certified. The specialties are lattice boom crawler crane (LBC), lattice boom truck crane (LBT), telescopic boom cranes (TLL, Swing Cab) & (TSS, Fixed Cab), tower cranes and overhead cranes.
c. 
To be eligible for a license as a crane operator in the municipality, an applicant shall fulfill the following requirements:
1. 
Be at least eighteen (18) years of age;
2. 
Receive certification from the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators or any other organization found by the Board to offer an equivalent testing and certification program meeting the requirements of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASME B30.5 and the accreditation requirements of the National Commission for Certifying Agencies;
3. 
Have at least one thousand (1,000) hours of crane-related experience; and
4. 
Maintain a current medical examiner's certification card.
d. 
The crane operator should reside in the municipality. If not, they should reside in the same county as the municipality is located. The crane operator must reside in New Jersey.
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The permit fee for each crane shall be one hundred ($100) dollars. Each permit is valid for sixty (60) days and may be extended and/or renewed provided that compliance with the requirements of this section continues to be met. Fee for an extended or renewal permit is fifty ($50) dollars.
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The owner of the building shall immediately notify the municipality of every accident causing personal injury or damage to property involving a construction crane covered by this section and shall afford the municipal official every facility for investigating such accident. When an accident involves the failure, breakage, damage or destruction of any part of the apparatus, it shall be unlawful to use such device until after an examination by the municipality is made and approval of the equipment for continued use is granted. It shall be the duty of the municipality to make a prompt examination into the cause of the accident and to enter a full and complete report thereof in the records of the municipality. Such records shall be open for public inspection during regular business hours.
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a. 
All crane equipment shall be kept in safe working condition at all times by the owner and licensee.
b. 
If any safety or operational aid used or required to be used in connection with the operation of a crane is not working properly, the person operating such crane shall immediately shut down the crane until such time that the required safety or operational aid is repaired or replaced and the crane is restored to property working order.
c. 
Any and all safety requirements promulgated by the Board, Commissioner, or municipality must be adhered to at all times.
d. 
Every crane shall be thoroughly inspected by a competent designated employee or authorized agent of the owner or lessee of such mobile crane, tower crane or derrick at intervals not exceeding one month. Such inspection shall include but not be limited to all blocks, shackles, sheaves, wire rope, connectors, and various devices on the master boom, controls and breaking mechanisms.
e. 
A written, dated and signed record of each such inspection shall be completed by the competent designated employee or authorized agent who made the inspection. The most recent record of such inspection shall be posted inside the cab of such crane and shall be filed with the municipality. Attached to such record of inspection shall be a written designation naming the competent employee or authorized agent. Such attached designation shall be signed by the owner or lessee of such.
f. 
Every crane shall be inspected before being erected or operated for the first time on any job.
g. 
Adjustments and repairs to cranes shall be made only by competent designated persons.
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a. 
The Municipal Council may issue rules and regulations for the administration of the provisions of this section.
b. 
The provisions of this section shall be enforced by the Building Department.
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a. 
Any crane which is or hereafter becomes unsafe or otherwise dangerous to human life or public safety, or which involves inadequate maintenance shall be deemed in unsafe condition by the Municipal Engineer. All unsafe cranes shall be taken down or removed or made safe, as the Municipal Engineer deems necessary and as provided for in this section.
b. 
The Municipal Engineer shall cause a report to be filed on an unsafe crane. The report shall state the nature of the unsafe condition.
c. 
If an unsafe condition is found, the Municipal Engineer shall serve on the owner, agent or person in control of the crane, a written notice that describes the condition being unsafe and specifies the required repairs or improvements to be made to abate the unsafe condition. Such notice shall require the person thus notified to declare immediately to the Municipal Engineer exceptions or rejection of the terms of the order.
d. 
Such order shall be deemed properly served if a copy is delivered to the owner personally, or sent by certified or registered mail addressed to the owner at the last known address with the return receipt requested. If a certified or registered letter is returned showing that the letter has not been delivered, a copy shall be posed in a conspicuous place in or on the structure affected by such notice. Service of such notice in the foregoing manner upon the owner's agent or upon the person responsible for the crane shall constitute service of notice upon the owner.
e. 
The equipment determined to be unsafe by the Municipal Engineer may be restored to a safe condition. To the extent that repairs, alterations or additions are made during restoration of such equipment, such repairs, alterations or additions shall comply with all applicable codes.
f. 
Any person who refuses or neglects to comply with the requirements of an order to abate an unsafe condition shall be subject to a fine or imprisonment in accordance with subsection 13-12.9.
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a. 
Any person who operates a crane without meeting the requirements of this section or any rule or regulation promulgated thereunder shall be subject to a fine of not less than $1,000 and no more than $10,000 for each violation. Each day of illegal operation shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.
b. 
Any person or company who employs an unlicensed person as a crane operator or who permits or directs an unlicensed person to operate a crane shall be subject to a fine of not less than $2,000 nor more than $20,000 for each violation. Each day of illegal operation shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.
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The applicant shall provide the Borough of Little Ferry a written agreement acceptable to the Borough of Little Ferry indemnifying and holding harmless the Borough of Little Ferry, including its officers, officials, agents and employees, from and against any loss, damage, liability, judgment or demand, including attorneys' fees and defense costs, which arise out of injuries to persons, including death, or damage to property caused by that party, his employees, agents, subcontractors or any other person or persons.