Borough of Keyport, NJ
Monmouth County
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[Ord. No. 14-85; Ord. No. 21-01; Ord. No. 25-02]
Pursuant to Section 11 of the Uniform Fire Safety Act, P.L. 1983, c.383, N.J.S.A. 52:27D-192 et seq., the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code, N.J.A.C. 5:70 et seq., shall be locally enforced in the Borough of Keyport.
[Ord. No. 14-85; Ord. No. 21-01; Ord. No. 25-02]
There is hereby established within the Fire Department a Fire Prevention Bureau which shall be the local enforcing agency.
[Ord. No. 14-85; Ord. No. 21-01; Ord. No. 25-02]
The Fire Prevention Bureau shall enforce the Uniform Fire Safety Act and the Uniform Fire Code in all buildings, structures and premises within the boundaries of the Borough, other than owner-occupied one- or two-family dwellings, and such buildings, structures and premises as may be otherwise excluded from such enforcement by statutes of the State of New Jersey, and shall faithfully comply with the requirements of said Act and regulations. Penalties assessed by the Bureau shall be as enumerated in the Uniform Fire Code, N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.12 or the equivalent section.
[Ord. No. 14-85; Ord. No. 21-01; Ord. No. 25-02]
The Fire Prevention Bureau shall carry out the periodic inspections of life hazard uses required by the Uniform Fire Code on behalf of the Commissioner of Community Affairs.
[Ord. No. 14-85; Ord. No. 21-01; Ord. No. 25-02]
The Fire Prevention Bureau shall be part of the Fire Department and shall be under the direct supervision and control of the Fire Official who shall report to the Board of Fire Chiefs.
[Ord. No. 14-85; Ord. No. 21-01; Ord. No. 25-02]
a. 
Fire Official. The Fire Official shall be certified by the State and appointed by the Mayor and Council of the Borough. The Board of Fire Chiefs shall recommend persons to be appointed to the Mayor and Council, which recommendation shall be advisory only. In no event shall the offices of Fire Official and Fire Chiefs be held simultaneously by the same persons.
b. 
Term of office. The Fire Official shall serve a term of one year, provided, if the position is subject to Department of Personnel appointment, there shall be no term of office.
c. 
Inspectors and employees. Such inspectors and other employees as may be necessary in the local enforcing agency shall be appointed by the Mayor and Council. The Board of Fire Chiefs shall recommend persons for such appointments, which recommendation shall be advisory only. All life hazard use inspectors shall be certified by the State of New Jersey.
d. 
Removal from office. Fire Official, inspectors and other employees of the local enforcing agency shall be subject to removal by the Mayor and Council for inefficiency and misconduct. Each person to be so removed shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard by the appointing authority or a designated hearing officer.
[Ord. No. 14-85; Ord. No. 21-01; Ord. No. 25-02]
Pursuant to Sections 15 and 17 of the Uniform Fire Safety Act,[1] any person aggrieved by an order of the local enforcing agency shall have the right to appeal to the Construction Board of Appeals of Monmouth County.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-206 and 52:27D-208.
[Ord. No. 14-85; Ord. No. 21-01; Ord. No. 25-02]
In addition to the inspection and fees required pursuant to the Act and regulations of the Department of Community Affairs, the following additional inspections and fees shall be required:
a. 
Except as indicated below, for inspections required by local ordinance, but not under the Uniform Fire Code. The following shall be included as part of Subchapter 2 of the Uniform Fire Code. See attached Schedule A.[1] Fee: Minimum $25.
[1]
Editor's Note: Schedule A, referred to herein, may be found at the end of this section.
b. 
These nonlife hazard use inspections shall be conducted on (an annual basis) a schedule determined by the Fire Official.
c. 
All business operating within the Borough of Keyport must obtain, complete and return, along with the fee indicated below, on an annual basis, an Emergency Notification Information Form; and all business shall meet all standards of the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code and the Fire Prevention Ordinance of the Borough of Keyport. The present fee as fixed by this section shall be: $25.
d. 
The submission of the Emergency Notification Information Form shall be by a deadline set by the Fire Official, and any inspection which may be required shall be conducted at a time and in a manner within the discretion of the Fire Official.
e. 
All non-owner-occupied multiple family dwelling units, which include common and public areas of all buildings, shall be inspected on a schedule determined by the Fire Official. The present fee as fixed by this section shall be: Minimum $50 per building.
[Ord. No. 14-85; Ord. No. 21-01; Ord. No. 25-02]
The permit fees shall be as established by the Uniform Fire Code.
[Ord. No. 25-02]
Fees required for registration and inspection of nonlife hazard uses not specifically set forth herein shall be established in accordance with Schedule A below.
SCHEDULE A
(Subsection 13-1.8)
NONLIFE HAZARD USES
(A) In addition to the registrations required by the Uniform Fire Code, the following nonlife hazard uses shall register with the Bureau of Fire Prevention. These uses shall be inspected as designated by the Fire Official and pay an annual fee, plus any permit uses.
A.
Assembly
A-1
Eating establishment under 50
$25
A-2
Take out food service (no seating)
$25
A-3
Church or synagogue
$25
A-4
Recreation centers, multi-purpose rooms, etc. fewer than 100
$50
A-5
Court rooms, libraries, fraternal organizations condominium centers fewer than 100
$50
A-6
Senior citizen centers fewer than 200
$50
B.
Business/Professional
B-1
Professional use 1 & 2 story less than 5,000 square feet per floor
$50
B-2
1 & 2 story more than 5,000 square feet less than 10,000 square feet per floor
$75
B-3
1 & 2 story more than 10,000 square feet
$100
B-4
3 to 5 story less than 5,000 square feet per floor
$100
B-5
3 to 5 story more than 5,000 square feet less than 10,000 square feet per floor
$150
B-6
3 to 5 story over 10,000 square feet per floor
$200
C.
Retail (mercantile)
M-1
1 & 2 story less than 5,000 square feet per floor
$125
M-2
1 & 2 story more than 5,000 square feet less than 10,000
$150
M-3
1 & 2 story more than 10,000 square feet per floor
$175
M-4
3 to 5 story less than 5,000 square feet per floor
$200
M-5
3 to 5 story more than 5,000 square feet less than 10,000 square feet
$225
M-6
3 to 5 story over 10,000 square feet
$250
M with the exception of hardware store 3,000 square feet, retail store over 12,000 square feet are life hazard uses.
D.
Manufacturing (factory)
F-1
1 & 2 story less than 5,000 square feet per floor
$100
F-2
1 & 2 story more than 5,000 square feet less than 10,000 square feet per floor
$125
F-3
1 & 2 story more than 10,000 square feet
$150
F-4
3 to 5 story less than 5,000 square feet per floor
$175
F-5
3 to 5 story more than 5,000 square feet less than 10,000 square feet
$200
F-6
3 to 5 story over 10,000 square feet
$250
F exception life hazard uses.
E.
Storage S-1 (moderate hazard S-1, low hazard S-2)
S-1
1 & 2 story less than 5,000 square feet per floor
$100
S-2
1 & 2 story more than 5,000 square feet less than 10,000 square feet per floor
$150
S-3
1 & 2 story more than 10,000 square feet
$200
S-4
3 to 5 story less than 5,000 square feet per floor
$250
S-5
3 to 5 story more than 5,000 square feet less than 10,000 square feet
$300
S-6
3 to 5 story over 10,000 square feet
$350
S exception life hazard uses.
F.
Residential (Common Areas) Fee is for each building.
R-1
1 to 4 units
$50
R-2
4 to 8 units
$100
R-3
9 to 20 units
$150
R-4
21 to 50 units
$300
R-5
for each additional unit
$5
[Ord. No. 32-89; Ord. No. 21-01; Ord. No. 25-02]
a. 
Use or storage of paints, oils, varnishes or similar flammable liquids in excess of five gallons, or where such use or storage is for the purpose of sale or use in business or industry: $35. This fee does not apply to storage or use subject to life hazard use registration or State permit requirements.
b. 
Use of a flame-producing device to heat a tar or asphalt kettle: $35.
[Ord. No. 32-89; Ord. No. 21-01; Ord. No. 25-02]
The storage and handling of hazardous materials shall be in accordance with the Uniform Fire Code.
[Ord. No. 32-89; Ord. No. 21-01; Ord. No. 25-02]
The Mayor, the Chief of the Fire Department and the Fire Official shall act as a committee to recommend to Borough Council any new materials, processes or occupancies which shall require permits, in addition to those now enumerated in the Code. The Fire Official shall post any such recommendations in a conspicuous place in his/her office and distribute copies to interested persons. Any new requirements shall be established by duly promulgated ordinance of Borough Council.
[Ord. No. 25-02; Ord. No. 3-04]
a. 
The Fire Official may designate fire lanes on public property, street, roadway, and/or private property which the public is invited to or which is devoted to public use, if it is necessary to provide safety for the public and to provide proper access for fire department operations in the event of an emergency.
b. 
Whenever a determination has been made for the fire lane designation pursuant to paragraph a. above, the Fire Official shall notify the owner of the property, in writing, by mail, or by hand delivery of such notice, specifically describing the area designated and the reason for making the designation.
c. 
The marking of fire lanes on private property shall be the responsibility of and at the expense of the property owner and shall be accomplished within 30 days of the receipt of the notification. All fire lanes on public streets and roadways shall be painted by the Department of Public Works.
d. 
The Fire Official, Fire Chief, any police officer, parking violations officer or any person designated in writing by the Fire Official shall enforce this section. The Fire Official shall file with the Borough Clerk and Municipal Court Clerk the written designation of any person designated to enforce this section. Failure to file the designation shall not invalidate any summons issued by the designated person.
e. 
Violations of this section of the Code shall be subject to the general penalty provisions set forth in Chapter I, Section 1-5, General Penalty. The minimum penalty shall be $100.
f. 
No vehicle shall be parked or stopped or otherwise obstruct, impede or inhibit the passage of any fire lane within the Borough of Keyport. No vehicle shall be left parked, abandoned or otherwise unattended in any fire lane within the Borough of Keyport. This paragraph shall apply to all vehicles loading or unloading passengers or goods in any fire lane within the Borough of Keyport. Violators shall be subject to the general penalty provisions set forth in Chapter I, Section 1-5, General Penalty, with a minimum penalty of $100.
[Ord. No. 15-02; Ord. No. 25-02]
a. 
The words "building" and/or "structure" as used in this Chapter means any building and/or structure, which has an automatic fire suppression system or fire alarm system, except one-family dwellings, which are not included.
b. 
The owner, tenant, and/or occupant of said buildings and/or structures are required to have installed on the same, a rapid entry box and key system to allow access to the same and access to boiler rooms, sprinkler control valves, electrical rooms, elevators and elevator control rooms, and other locked areas of the premises as may be required by the Keyport Fire Prevention Bureau, in which the building or structure is located, the said Bureau to make said determination on the basis of immediate need for access in the event of a fire alarm of what appears to be a possible fire emergency.
c. 
The said Fire Prevention Bureau shall prescribe specifications as to the required rapid entry box and key system and location.
d. 
Notification. The owner, tenant, lessee or occupant shall supply to the Keyport Fire Prevention Bureau all necessary access information to the rapid entry box and key system on forms prescribed by the Fire Prevention Bureau. The owner, tenant, lessee or occupant shall promptly notify the Fire Prevention Bureau of any changes in the rapid entry box or key system including any code changes or system changes effecting the ability of emergency personal to gain access.