[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Cedar Grove 12-17-1962, Ch. 24, Art. 4, of the former Revised Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fire Department — See Ch. 23.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 119.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 137.
Gas piping and appliances — See Ch. 150.
Housing standards — See Ch. 158.
Water — See Ch. 259.
Adoption of standard codes by reference — See N.J.S.A. 40:49-5.1.
It shall be unlawful for any person other than a duly authorized agent or employee of the Township or a member of the Fire Department while engaged in the performance of his regular duties, and for uses and purposes of such Department, to open or attempt to open any of the fire hydrants or valves connected with any such waterworks system of the Township without such person first obtaining written permission from the proper officers of the Township.
No person shall in any manner obstruct or prevent free access to or tamper with or injure, or damage by causing or permitting a vehicle to come in contact with, any fire hydrant; or place or store temporarily or otherwise any object, material, snow, debris or structure of any kind within a distance of 10 feet of any fire hydrant. Any such obstruction, when discovered, may be removed at once by the Township at the expense of the person responsible for the obstruction, and such removal shall not be deemed to be in lieu of the penalty provided in § 161-4.
Where pipes are provided for fire protection on any premises or where hose connections for fire apparatus are provided on any pipe, each connection or opening on said pipes, except sprinkler heads, shall have not less than 50 feet of fire hose, with standard thread as specified and approved by the Township constantly attached thereto. No water shall be taken or used through such pipes, openings or hose for any purpose other than for fighting or extinguishing fires or for testing such fire apparatus after obtaining a special permit from the Township Engineer to make such a test. Each such test must be conducted under the supervision of Township personnel.
Application for a connection to the water main for the purpose of installing a sprinkler system shall be made to the Township. The fee for the installation of the connection running to the curbline shall be charged as prescribed in § 259-11E of the Code of the Township of Cedar Grove. The installation shall be performed in accordance with all Township water regulations and ordinances.
Requirements for the installation of sprinkler systems for fire protection shall be in accordance with that certain printed code entitled "Standard of the National Board of Fire Underwriters for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems As Recommended by the National Fire Protection Association (NBFU No. 13, July 1960)," the whole of which code is hereby adopted, and incorporated herein and made a part of this subsection as though set forth at length, as the recognized municipal standards and policy for the installation of sprinkler systems. Ten copies of said code have been placed on file in the office of the Township Clerk and in the office of the Township Engineer and shall remain on file in each of said offices for the use and examination of the public so long as this subsection remains in force.
[Amended 7-30-1984 by Ord. No. 84-222; 10-23-2006 by Ord. No. 06-656]
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter or of any of the regulations provided for therein shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding $2,000 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days, or both. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.