Borough of Fair Haven, NJ
Monmouth County
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[2002 Code 8.08.010; Ord. No. 2009-05 § II]
Pursuant to the Uniform Fire Safety Act, N.J.S.A. 52:27-192 et seq., the Uniform Fire Code shall be locally enforced in the Borough.
[2002 Code 8.08.020; Ord. No. 2009-05 § II]
The local enforcing agency shall be the Bureau of Fire Prevention which is created in the Borough.
[2002 Code 8.08.030; Ord. No. 2009-05 § II]
The local enforcement agency shall enforce the Uniform Fire Safety Act and the codes and regulations adopted under it in all buildings, structures and premises within the Borough other than owner-occupied one- and two-family dwellings, and shall faithfully comply with the requirements of the Uniform Fire Safety Act and the Uniform Fire Code.
[2002 Code 8.08.040; Ord. No. 2009-05 § II]
The local enforcing agency established by subsection 12-1.2 shall carry out the periodic inspections of life hazard uses required by the Uniform Fire Code on behalf of the Commissioner of Community Affairs.
[2002 Code 8.08.050; Ord. No. 2009-05 § II]
The local enforcing agency established by subsection 12-1.2 shall be part of the Administrative Department of the Borough and shall be under the direct supervision and control of the Fire Marshal, who shall, in-turn, report to the Administrator.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors may be found in Chapter 11, Building and Construction.
[2002 Code 8.08.060; Ord. No. 2009-05 § II]
a. 
The local enforcing agency shall be under the supervision of a Fire Marshal who may be appointed by the Mayor subject to confirmation by the Borough Council.
b. 
The Fire Marshal shall serve for a term of one year. Any vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired term.
c. 
Such inspectors and other employees as may be necessary in the local enforcing agency shall be appointed by the Mayor and Council of the Borough upon the recommendation of the Fire Marshal.
[2002 Code 8.08.070; Ord. No. 2009-05 § II]
Pursuant to the Uniform Fire Safety Act, any person aggrieved by any order of the local enforcement agency (or agencies) shall have the right to appeal to the Construction Board of Appeals of Monmouth County.
[2002 Code 8.08.080; Ord. No. 2009-05 § II; Ord. No. 2010-20 § 2]
In addition to the inspections and fees required pursuant to the Act and the regulations of the Department of Community Affairs, an annual inspection fee of $50 per year shall be due for all commercial, business, factory, warehouse or office uses.
[2002 Code 8.08.090; Ord. No. 474; Ord. No. 2008-03; Ord. No. 2009-05 § II; Ord. No. 2010-20 § 2; Ord. No. 2016-05; Ord. No. 2018-14]
The permit fees established by the Uniform Fire Code are adopted as follows:
(Fees are restated at 2-56.1, Fee Schedule.)
Type 1
$54
Type 2
$214
Type 3
$427
Type 4
$641
Type 5
$1,000
[2002 Code 13.12.010]
No person other than Borough personnel, fire company personnel and water company personnel, unless authorized by the duly franchised water company for the area of the Borough in which such fire hydrant is located, is permitted to operate or take away from any public or private fire hydrant for street sprinkling, flushing sewers, stormwater drains or for building construction or for any purposes other than fire protection purposes.
[2002 Code 13.12.020]
Unusual use of fire hydrants may be permitted for other purposes when special permission is obtained from the water company in writing. Permits to use hydrants will not be issued during cold weather, more particularly the period from December 1 to April 1, but not limited thereto. The water company will permit such special use pursuant to its own regulations.
[2002 Code 13.12.030]
No wrenches of any sort, other than the one supplied with the permit, shall be used for opening or closing hydrants. The water company will supply the Borough Public Works Department, the Borough Police Department and the Borough fire companies with the necessary wrenches to be retained permanently for their respective use. Anyone using a hydrant shall display his permit forthwith if requested. No attachment of any sort shall be left connected to a hydrant except when it is in actual use. No hydrant shall be left unattended while attachments are connected during the time it is in use. The hydrant shall be shut, attachments removed, caps replaced and the hydrant left in readiness for instant use when unattended.