[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of East Hampton 10-16-1970 (Ch. 26 of the 1971 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Board of Trustees of the Incorporated Village of East Hampton hereby finds and determines that it is necessary and desirable for the protection, safety and health of the inhabitants of the Village, and for the protection of their property, and for the prevention, retardation and extinguishment of fires in the Village, that fire zones be established in the Village and that building, construction, alterations and repairs within said fire zones be prohibited unless they are in compliance with the applicable Building Construction Code of the State of New York heretofore adopted by this Village as the Building Code of this Village.
The Incorporated Village of East Hampton shall have a classification entitled Fire Zone B, and all lands within the Village shall now be situated within the fire zone entitled "B," or else shall be lands unclassified as to fire zone. The term "fire zone" shall be deemed to have the same meaning as the term "fire limits" used in the Building Construction Code of the State of New York. Fire Zone B shall comprise the areas containing business or commercial occupancies, or areas in which such uses are developing, where the fire hazard is moderate.
No building or structure shall be hereafter erected, reconstructed, restored, constructed, repaired or structurally altered within such fire zones, nor shall a building permit be issued, unless there is full compliance with the provisions and requirements set forth in the applicable Building Construction Code of the State of New York applying to buildings or structures within such fire zones, or fire limits as the term is used in said code.
Fire Zone B shall consist of territory of the Village within the boundaries of the following districts (zones) established pursuant to Chapter 278, Zoning, of the Code of this Village and as shown on the Building Zone Map of the Village of East Hampton:
It shall be the duty of the Building Inspector to enforce the provisions of this chapter.
The Building Inspector or his duly authorized agent shall have the right to enter any building or enter upon any land at any reasonable hour as necessary in the execution of their duty, provided that the owner or occupant thereof shall be notified by the Building Inspector prior to the inspection, and provided that the owner or occupant shall have the right to be present during inspection.
The Building Inspector shall make necessary inspections to determine whether or not this chapter has been violated, and shall issue and serve or cause to be served an order to remedy any violation, which shall describe the violation and set forth a time by which and the manner in which the violation shall be remedied. The order may be served personally or by mail on the occupant or the owner, as shown by the current assessment roll of the Village.
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not exceeding the sum of $250 for any offense, and each day that a violation continues shall be deemed to constitute a separate offense.
The owner, general agent or contractor of a building or structure or part thereof where a violation exists shall be deemed to violate this chapter.
In addition to the remedies provided in Subsection A, the Village may institute appropriate legal action or proceeding to prevent an unlawful erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, conversion, maintenance or use, or to restrain, correct or abate a violation, or to prevent the illegal occupancy of a building, land or premises.