[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee (now Township Council) of the Township of Hillside 12-21-1971 as Ch. XII, Sec. 12-3, of the 1971 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Township finds that the use and keeping, storing and maintenance for use of portable liquid-fuel-burning space heaters in multiple dwellings, one- and two-family houses and business, commercial and industrial structures constitute a serious fire hazard and a serious threat to the lives, health and safety of the occupants of such buildings and cause a high and increasing evidence of fires and fatalities in such structures; and the immediate interdiction of such use of portable liquid-fuel-burning space heaters without allowing a reasonable opportunity for the substitution of safer means of providing heat in such premises would make it difficult, if not impossible, for many families and persons to obtain a sufficient supply of heat.
For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- PORTABLE LIQUID-FUEL-BURNING SPACE HEATER
- Any heater, stove or appliance designed for the heating of space in structures, using or designated for using kerosene, fuel oil or other flammable liquid, which is neither flue nor chimney connected, which is not permanently affixed to any part of a structure and which is capable of being moved while in operation.
On and after April 1, 1956, no person shall use, keep for use or store and maintain for use in any structure or portion of a structure a portable liquid-fuel-burning space heater for the heating of space therein.
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000; imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days; and/or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days.