Borough of Brooklawn, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Brooklawn 11-25-85 as Ord. No. 13-85. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire Department — See Ch. 21.
Pursuant to Section 11 of the Uniform Fire Safety Act (P.L. 1983, c. 383),[1] the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code shall be locally enforced in the municipality of Brooklawn.
[1]
Editor’s Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-202.
The local enforcement agency shall be the Bureau of Fire Prevention, which is hereby created in the Brooklawn Fire Company.
The local enforcement agency shall enforce the Uniform Fire Safety Act[1] and the codes and regulations adopted under it in all buildings, structures and premises within the established boundaries of Brooklawn, 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.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-192 et seq.
[Amended 10-18-1999 by Ord. No. 7-99]
The local enforcement agency established by § 84-2 of this chapter shall carry out the periodic inspections of life-hazard uses required by the Uniform Fire Code on behalf of the Commissioner of Community Affairs. Non-life hazard uses shall be inspected on an annual basis.
The local enforcement agency established by § 84-2 of this chapter shall be a part of Brooklawn Volunteer Fire Company and shall be under the direct supervision and control of a state-certified Fire Official, who will supervise the activities of the agency.
A. 
The local enforcing agency shall be under the direct supervision of the Fire Official, who shall be appointed pursuant to the State Uniform Fire Safety Act.[1]
[Amended 5-9-1988 by Ord. No. 6-88]
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-192 et seq.
B. 
Term of office. The Fire Official shall serve for a term of four years.
C. 
Inspectors and employees. Such certified inspectors and other employees as may be necessary in the local enforcement agency shall be appointed by the Borough Council upon the recommendation of the Fire Official.
D. 
Removal from office. Inspectors and other employees of the enforcement agency shall be subject to removal by the Borough Council for inefficiency or misconduct. Each inspector or employee to be so removed shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard by the appointing authority or a designated hearing officer.
Pursuant to Sections 15 and 17 of the Uniform Fire Safety Act,[1] any person aggrieved by any order of the local enforcement agency shall have the right to appeal to the Construction Board of Appeals of Camden County.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-206 and 52:27D-208.
[Amended 3-24-86 by Ord. No. 6-86]
A. 
All structures, dwellings and premises, except owner-occupied one- and two-family dwellings and those defined as life hazards in N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.1 of the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code, shall pay a fee per year as follows:
[Amended 6-20-2005 by Ord. No. 11-05]
Structure
Fee
Places of assembly
$35
Business
$35
Mercantile:
0 to 5,000 square feet
$35
5,000 to 12,000 square feet
$70
Storage:
0 to 12,000 square feet
$70
12,000 to 50,000 square feet
$140
Factory
0 to 12,000 square feet
$70
12,000 to 50,000 square feet
$140
50,001 to 100,000 square feet
$210
Education
$50
R-1 Multifamily:
0 to 3 stories
$60
3 to 6 stories
$110
R-2 Multifamily:
0 to 3 stories
$60
3 to 6 stories
$110
B. 
Permits for all incidental uses are required. All permit fees for local (Borough of Brooklawn) nonprofit organizations are waived.
[Added 10-6-1986 by Ord. No. 13-86]
[Amended 6-20-2005 by Ord. No. 11-05]
The state permit fees as established in N.J.A.C. 5:18-2.8(c) are as follows:
Type
Fee
1
$42
2
$166
3
$331
4
$497
Exception — There shall be no fee for Type 4 permits for storage or activity at a premises registered as a life hazard use in accordance with this chapter.
[Added 10-18-1999 by Ord. No. 7-99; amended 6-20-2005 by Ord. No. 11-05]
A. 
Before any Use Group R-3 or R-4 structure is sold, leased or otherwise made subject to a change or occupancy for residential purposes, the owner shall obtain a certificate of smoke detector and carbon monoxide alarm compliance (CSDCMAC), evidencing compliance with N.J.A.C. 5:70-4.19, from the appropriate enforcing agency.
(1) 
Where a municipality has existing inspection or approval requirements under a property maintenance or other municipal code, a CSDCMAC shall not be required; provided, however, that the agency responsible for the enforcement of that code shall not issue any certificate of inspection or occupancy or other approval under such municipal code until it has determined that the dwelling complies with the requirements of N.J.A.C. 5:70-4.19.
(2) 
Where no municipal inspection or approval requirement exists, the agency responsible for enforcement of the Uniform Fire Safety Act shall be responsible for issuance of the CSDCMAC.
(a) 
The Department, where it serves as the enforcing agency, may, upon application by a local fire department, delegate to that fire department the responsibility and authority for issuance of the CSDCMAC within the municipality, or portion of a municipality, served by that fire department.
(3) 
The owner, or authorized agent of the owner, shall apply for a CSDCMAC on a form provided by the enforcing agency. The application shall be accompanied by the appropriate fee as set forth in N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.9(d).
(4) 
A CSDCMAC shall not be transferable. If the change of occupancy specified in the application for a CSDCMAC does not occur within six months, a new application shall be required.
(a) 
The enforcing agency may issue a CSDCMAC for a seasonal rental unit for a period of up to 12 months, regardless of the number or frequency of changes in tenancy.
(5) 
No CSDCMAC shall be issued until inspection of the structure indicates compliance with N.J.A.C. 5:70-4.19, except as provided in Subsection B below.
B. 
The enforcing agency, unless it is otherwise required to inspect the structure under a property maintenance or other municipal code, may accept, in lieu of inspection, a certification that one or more smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms, as applicable, have been installed and tested in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:70-4.19. Such certification shall be upon forms provided by the enforcing agency.
C. 
No CSDCMAC or municipal certificate of occupancy shall be issued for any Use Group R-3 or R-4 structure, or unit therein, as the case may be, unless the structure or unit contains a carbon monoxide detector meeting the requirements of UL Standard 2034; provided, however, that no carbon monoxide alarm shall be required in any building that does not contain any fuel-burning appliances and does not have an attached garage. An "open parking structure," as defined in the building subcode of the State Uniform Construction Code, shall not be deemed to be an attached garage.
[Added 9-20-2010 by Ord. No. 7-10]
A. 
Installation required. All properties within the Borough of Brooklawn required to be equipped with an automatic fire alarm and/or fire sprinkler system shall be equipped with rapid access key box. This shall not apply to owner-occupied one- and two-family dwellings.
B. 
Type of key boxes. The emergency access key box shall be of an Underwriters Laboratories (UL) type and approved by the Borough of Brooklawn Bureau of Fire Prevention Fire Official and Borough of Brooklawn Fire Chief.
C. 
Location. The emergency access key box shall be installed in a location by the Borough of Brooklawn Bureau of Fire Prevention Fire Official and Borough of Brooklawn Fire Chief.
D. 
Contents of key box.
(1) 
Keys to locked points of entry and egress.
(2) 
Keys to locked mechanical rooms.
(3) 
Keys to locked elevator rooms and controls.
(4) 
Keys to any fenced or secured areas.
(5) 
Keys to any other areas directed by the Borough of Brooklawn Bureau of Fire Prevention Fire Official and Borough of Brooklawn Fire Chief.
E. 
Compliance. All existing buildings shall comply with this section within 12 months of its effective date. All newly constructed buildings or structures not yet occupied and/or currently under construction shall comply immediately.
[Added 9-20-2010 by Ord. No. 7-10]
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction in the Municipal Court of the Borough of Brooklawn, or such other court having jurisdiction, be liable for fines and penalties as set forth in § 1-15 of the Code of the Borough of Brooklawn. Each day that a violation occurs shall be deemed a separate and distinct violation, subject to the penalty provisions of this chapter.