[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Hyde Park 9-27-1993 by L.L. No. 9-1993. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This local law also repealed former Ch. 57, Fire Prevention, adopted 1-29-1979, as amended.
There is hereby adopted by the Town of Hyde Park for the purpose of prescribing regulations governing conditions hazardous to life and property from fire or explosion that certain code known as the "New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code" and found in Title 9, Subtitle S, Chapter 1 found in Volume 9 Executive (B) of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York. Such code will be on file in the office of the Clerk of the Town of Hyde Park, and the same is hereby adopted and incorporated as fully as if set out at length herein, and from the date on which this chapter shall take effect, the provisions thereof shall be controlling within the limits of the Town of Hyde Park.
The Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code shall be enforced by the Fire Inspector of the Town of Hyde Park, who shall operate under the supervision of the Town Board.
A report of the Fire Inspector shall be made monthly and transmitted to the Supervisor of the Town. It shall contain all proceedings under this code, with such statistics as the Fire Inspector decides to include therein. The Fire Inspector shall also recommend any amendments to the code which, in his judgment, shall be desirable.
The Fire Inspector may request and shall receive so far as may be necessary in the discharge of his duties the assistance and cooperation of other officials of the Town.
The Fire Inspector is hereby empowered to issue appearance tickets for violations of this code.
The Fire Inspector is hereby empowered to collect fees set by resolution of the Town Board for the regular, periodic inspections of public buildings, nonresidential occupancies and multiple dwellings. A report shall be submitted each month showing fees charged and collected.
[Amended 1-1-2007 by L.L. No. 2-2007]
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of the code hereby adopted or fail to comply therewith or who shall violate or fail to comply with any order made thereunder or who shall build in violation of any detailed statement of specifications or plans submitted and approved thereunder or any certificate or permit issued thereunder or who shall fail to comply with such an order as affirmed or modified by the Fire Inspector shall, severally, for each and every such violation and noncompliance, respectively, be subject to a fine of not more than $250 or imprisonment of not more than 15 days, or both. The imposition of one penalty for any violation shall not excuse the violation or permit it to continue, and all such persons shall be required to correct or remedy such violations or defects within a reasonable time, and, when not otherwise specified, each one day that prohibited conditions are maintained shall constitute a separate offense.
The application of the above penalty shall not be held to prevent the enforced removal of prohibited conditions.