Borough of East Rutherford, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of East Rutherford as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Construction contractors — See Ch. 130, Art. I.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 155.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 318, in the Land Use Code.
Land subdivision and site plan review — See Ch. 327, in the Land Use Code.
Swimming pools — See Ch. 370, in the Land Use Code.
Zoning — See Ch. 389, in the Land Use Code.
[Adopted 1-1-1982 as Sec. 2-26 of the 1982 Recodification]
There is hereby established in the Borough of East Rutherford a State Uniform Construction Code enforcing agency to be known as the "Uniform Construction Code Agency."
The agency shall consist of a Construction Official, Building Subcode Official, Plumbing Subcode Official, Electrical Subcode Official, Fire Protection Subcode Official and such other subcode officials for such additional subcodes as the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs, State of New Jersey, shall hereafter adopt as part of the State Uniform Construction Code. The Construction Official shall be the chief administrator of the enforcing agency.
Each official position created in § 126-2 hereof shall be filled by a person selected for such position pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:27D-126 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 5:23, as amended, provided that, in lieu of any particular subcode official, an on-site inspection agency may be retained by contract pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23. More than one such official position may be held by the same person, provided that such person is selected pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:27D-126 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 5:23 to hold each such position.
The public shall have the right to do business with the enforcing agency at one office location, except for emergencies and unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances. Said location shall be the Borough of East Rutherford Municipal Building, located at Everett Place, East Rutherford, New Jersey 07073.
A. 
Establishment. There is hereby established a Construction Board of Appeals to hear appeals from decisions by the enforcing agency.
B. 
Composition. Such Board shall consist of five members. At least one Board member shall be a registered architect or licensed professional engineer of building construction experience, and at least one Board member shall be as qualified as a Plumbing Subcode Official and one as qualified as an Electrical Subcode Official. No more than two Board members shall be selected from the same business or profession. Each Board member shall have had at least three years' experience in construction, design or supervision as a licensed engineer or registered architect; or in the alternative, five years' experience in construction, design or supervision as an architect or engineer with a bachelor's degree in architecture or engineering, respectively, from an accredited institution of higher education or, as a further alternative, 10 years'experience in construction, design or supervision as a journeyman in a construction trade or as a construction contractor, subcontractor or inspector.
C. 
Appointment.
(1) 
The Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Council of the Borough of East Rutherford, shall appoint the Board members and any alternative members. For the members first appointed, the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Council of the Borough of East Rutherford, shall designate the appointees' terms so that one shall be appointed for a term of one year, one for a term of two years, one for a term of three years and two for terms of four years. At the expiration of such terms and thereafter, appointments shall be made for terms of four years. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired terms.
(2) 
The Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Council of the Borough of East Rutherford, shall appoint such number of alternates as may be appropriate for terms not to exceed four years; or may, in the alternative, appoint alternates on a case-by-case basis.
D. 
Restrictions. No regular or alternate Board member may be a member of the enforcing agency, the decisions of which are subject to the review of the Board.
E. 
Compensation. Members of the Construction Board of Appeals shall serve without compensation.
[Amended 3-21-1989 by Ord. No. 89-2; 7-12-1992 by Ord. No. 92-12; 3-16-1993 by Ord. No. 93-4; 8-20-1996 by Ord. No. 96-25; 9-15-1998 by Ord. No. 98-18; 4-16-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-5; 8-18-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-08]
A. 
General.
(1) 
Basic construction fee: The basic construction fee shall be computed on the basis of the volume of the building or, in the case of alterations, the estimated construction cost, and the number and types of plumbing, electrical and fire protection fixtures and devices herein provided. The minimum fee for a basic construction permit covering any or all of building, plumbing, electrical or fire protection shall be $48.
(2) 
(Reserved)
(3) 
In order to provide for the training, certification and technical support programs required by the Act, the enforcing agency shall collect a surcharge fee to be based upon the volume of new construction or the value of construction for other types of construction within the municipality. Said fee shall be accounted for and forwarded to the Bureau of Regulatory Affairs. The fee shall be in the amount as set forth in N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.19(b). For the purpose of calculating this fee, volume shall be computed in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.28.
(4) 
Amount: This fee shall be in the amount of $0.00334 per cubic foot volume of new building and additions. Volume shall be computed in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.28. The fee for all other construction shall be $1.70 per $1000 of value of construction.
B. 
Plan review fee.
(1) 
The fee for plan review shall be 20% of the amount to be charged for a new construction permit, provided that:
(a) 
The fee for a plan review shall not be less than $50; provided that;
(b) 
The fee for plan review for commercial property shall be $500 and $200 for residential property.
(2) 
The municipality may establish an hourly fee for review of any amendment or change to a plan that has already been released.
C. 
Building fees: new construction or alteration.
(1) 
Fees for new construction shall be based upon the volume of the structure. Volume shall be computed in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.28. The new construction fee shall be in the amount of $0.034 per cubic foot of volume for buildings and structures of all use groups and types of construction as classified and defined in Articles 3 and 4 of the building subcode; except that the fee shall be $0.019 per cubic foot of volume of use groups A, F, or S and the fee shall be $0.0010 per cubic foot for structures on farms, including commercial farm buildings under N.J.A.C. 5:23-3.2(d) with the maximum fee for such structures on farms not to exceed $1,443.
(2) 
Fees for renovations, alterations and repairs or site construction associated with pre-engineered systems of commercial farm buildings, remanufactured construction, and the external utility connection for premanufactured construction shall be based upon the estimated cost of work. The fee shall be in the amount of $30 per $1,000 for the first $50,000, prorated. From $50,001 to and including $100,000, the additional fee on the amount exceeding $50,000 shall be in the amount of $23 per $1,000 of estimated cost above $50,000, prorated. Above $100,000, the additional fee on the amount exceeding $100,000 shall be in the amount of $19 per $1,000 of estimated cost above $100,000. For the purpose of determining estimated cost, the applicant shall submit to the Department such cost data as may be available produced by the architect or engineer of record, or by a recognized estimating firm, or by the contractor. A bona fide contractor's bid, if available, shall be submitted. The Construction Official shall make the final decision regarding the estimated cost.
(3) 
Fees for additions shall be computed on the same basis as for new construction for the added portion.
(4) 
Fees for combination renovations and additions shall be computed as the sum of the fees computed separately in accordance with Subsection C(1) and (2) above.
(5) 
In order to provide for the training, certification and technical support programs required by the Act, the enforcing agency shall collect a surcharge fee to be based upon the volume of new construction or the value of construction for other types of construction within the municipality. Said fee shall be accounted for and forwarded to the Bureau of Regulatory Affairs. This fee shall be in the amount as set forth in N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.19(b). For the purpose of calculating this fee, volume shall be computed in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.28.
(6) 
The fee for tents, in excess of 900 square feet or more than 30 feet in any dimension, shall be $116, pursuant to Uniform Construction Code and the Uniform Fire Code for these types of structures.
(7) 
The fee for roofing and siding work completed on owner-occupied structures of Group R-3 or R-5 shall be $58.
(8) 
The fee for an aboveground swimming pool shall be $126 for a pool with a surface area greater than 550 square feet; the fee in all other cases shall be $63. The fee for an in-ground swimming pool shall be $189 for a pool with a surface area greater than 550 square feet; the fee in all other cases shall be $95.
(9) 
Fees for retaining walls shall be as follows:
(a) 
A fee for a retaining wall with a surface area greater than 550 square feet that is associated with a Class 3 residential structure shall be $189.
(b) 
The fee for a retaining wall with a surface area of 550 square feet or less that is associated with a Class 3 residential structure shall be $95.
(c) 
The fee for a newly constructed retaining wall of any size at other than a Class 3 residential structure shall be based on the cost of the construction.
(10) 
Ordinary repairs as defined in N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.7 shall not need a permit.
D. 
Plumbing fees: fixtures and equipment.
(1) 
For the purpose of computing fees:
(a) 
Plumbing fixtures shall include, but not be limited to, each vent through roof, stacks, lavatories, kitchen sinks, slop sinks, sinks, urinals, water closets, bathtubs, shower stalls, laundry tubs, floor drains, washing machine connections, hose bibs and similar fixtures connected to the plumbing system.
(b) 
Plumbing appurtenances shall include, but not be limited to, devices, a manufactured device or an on-the-job assembly of component parts which is an adjunct to the basic piping system and plumbing fixtures, utility service connections, pressure-reducing valves, backflow-prevention device, double-check valve assembly, vacuum breakers, grease traps, oil separators, refrigeration units, interceptors and similar devices.
(c) 
Plumbing appliances shall include, but not be limited to, hot-water heaters, tankless heaters, heat exchangers, water storage tanks, solar panels, water pressure booster systems, sump pumps, dishwashers, ice makers, instant hot-water coils, sewerage ejectors, sterilizers, aspirators, water-cooled air-conditioning units, water conditioners and similar equipment.
(2) 
The fee for a mechanical inspection in a Use Group R-3 or R-4 structure by a mechanical inspector shall be $15 for the first device and $10 for each additional device. No separate fee shall be charged for gas, fuel oil or water-piping connections associated with the mechanical equipment inspection.
(3) 
The fee shall be in the amount of $13 per fixture, piece of equipment or appliance connected to the plumbing system, and for each appliance connected to the gas piping or oil piping system.
(4) 
The fee for the installation or replacement of a plumbing appurtenance and/or special device shall be $95 per each plumbing appurtenance and/or special device.
(a) 
Exception. The fee for backflow preventers that do not require ongoing inspections shall be $24.
(5) 
The fee shall be $82 per special device for the following: grease traps, oil separators, refrigeration units, utility service connections, backflow preventers equipped with test ports (double check valve assembly, reduced zone and pressure vacuum breaker backflow preventer), steam boilers, hot water boilers (excluding those for domestic water heating), active solar systems, sewer pumps and interceptors. There shall be no inspection fee charged for gas service entrances.
(a) 
Exception. When installed in Use Group R in new construction or a complete renovation that is not considered in ordinary repair, the fee for dishwasher, ice makers and instant hot water coils shall be $29.
(6) 
The fees for the installation of a house or building sewer and/or a water service pipe is $82.
(7) 
The fee for the installation of all lawn sprinkler installations with all devices necessary including backflow preventers and check valves shall be $57.
(8) 
The fee for installation or replacement of subsoil drains shall be $29.
(9) 
The fee for removal or abandonment in place of a sewage disposal system and/or septic tank shall be $29.
(10) 
The fee for the installation or replacement of roof, drains and/or area drains shall be $29; except that there is no fee for Use Groups R-3 and R-5.
(11) 
The fee for gas line piping is $15 per each appliance connection.
(12) 
The fee for the installation or replacement of oil lines/or oil tank piping shall be $68.
E. 
Electrical fee: Fixtures and devices shall be as follows:
(1) 
For the first block consisting of one to 50 receptacles, fixtures or devices, the fee shall be $45; for each additional block consisting of up to 25 receptacles, fixtures or devices, the fee shall be $8. For the purpose of computing this fee, receptacles, fixtures or devices shall include lighting fixtures, wall switches, convenience receptacles, sensors, dimmers, alarm devices, smoke and heat detectors, communications outlets, light standards eight feet or less in height including luminaries, emergency lights, electric signs, exit lights or similar electric fixtures and devices rated 20 amperes or less, including motors or equipment rated less than one horsepower (hp) or one kilowatt (kw).
(2) 
For each motor or electrical device rated from one hp or one kw to 10hp to 10kw; for each transformer or generator rated from one kw or one kw to 10 kw or 10 kva; for each replacement of wiring involving one branch circuit or part thereof; for each storable pool or hydro-massage bathtub; for each underwater lighting fixture; for household electric cooking equipment rated up to 16 kw; for each fire, security or burglar alarm control unit; for each receptacle rated from 30 amperes to 50 amperes; for each light standard greater than eight feet in amperes to 50 amperes; for each light standard greater than eight feet in height including luminaries; and for each communications closet, the fee shall be $13.
(3) 
For each motor or electrical device rated from greater than 10 hp or 10 kw to 50 hp or 50 kw; for each service equipment, panelboard, switchboard, switchgear, motor control center, or disconnecting means rated 225 amperes or less; for each transformer or generator rated from greater than 10 kw or 10 kva to 45 kw or 45 kva; for each electric sign rated from greater than 20 amperes to 225 amperes including associated disconnecting means; for each receptacle rated greater than 50 amperes; and for each utility load management device, the fee shall be $58.
(4) 
For each motor or electrical device rated from greater than 50 hp or 50 kw to 100 hp or 100 kw; for each service equipment, panelboard, switchboard, switchgear, motor control center or disconnecting means rated from greater than 225 amperes to 1,000 amperes; and for each transformer or generator rated from greater than 45 kw or 45 kva to 112.5 kw or 112.5 kva, the fee shall be $116.
(5) 
For each motor or electrical device rated greater than 100 hp or 100 kw; for each service equipment, panelboard, switchboard, switchgear, motor control center or disconnecting means rated greater than 1,000 amperes; and for each transformer or generator rated greater than 112.5 kw or 112.5 kva, the fee shall be $576.
(6) 
For the purpose of computing these fees, all motors, except those in plug-in appliances, shall be counted, including control equipment, generators, transformers and all heating, cooking or other devices consuming or generating electrical current.
(7) 
The fee charged for electrical work for each permanently installed private swimming pool as defined in the building subcode, spa, hot tub, or fountain shall be a flat fee of $69, which shall include any required bonding, and associated equipment such as filter pumps, motors, disconnecting means, switches, required receptacles, and heaters, etc., excepting panelboards and underwater lighting fixtures. For public swimming pools, the fee shall be charged on the basis of number of electrical fixtures and rating of electrical devices involved in accordance with Subsection E(1) through (5) above.
(8) 
The fee charged for the installation of single- and multiple-station smoke or heat detectors and fire, burglar or security systems in any one- or two-family dwelling shall be a flat fee of $29 per dwelling unit. For fire, burglar and security alarm systems and detectors in buildings other than R-3 and R-5, the fee shall be charged in accordance with Subsection E(1) through (5) above.
(9) 
For installations consisting of multimeter stacks, the fee shall be based on the ampere rating of the main bus and not upon the number of meters or rating of disconnects on the meter stack.
(10) 
For motors or similar devices requiring concurrent installation of individual controls, relays and switches, the fee shall be based only upon the rating of the motor or device. There shall be no additional fee charged for the concurrent installation of individual circuit components, for example, controllers, starters, and disconnecting means.
(11) 
For electrical work requiring replacement of service entrance conductors or feeder conductors only, the fee shall be based on the designated ampere rating of the overcurrent device of the service or feeder as follows:
(a) 
The fee shall be $58 for 225 amperes or less;
(b) 
The fee shall be $116 for 226 to 1,000 amperes; and
(c) 
The fee shall be $576 for greater than 1,000 amperes.
(12) 
The fee charged for process equipment shall be based on the ampere rating of the overcurrent device protecting the conductor feeding the process equipment or the cutoff device.
(13) 
For the purpose of computing these fees, all electrical and communications devices, utilization equipment and motors which are part of premises wiring, except those which are portable plug-in-type, shall be counted.
(14) 
For photovoltaic systems, the fee shall be based on the designated kilowatt rating of the solar photovoltaic system as follows:
(a) 
The fee shall be $58 for one to 50 kilowatts;
(b) 
The fee shall be $116 for 51 to 100 kilowatts; and
(c) 
The fee shall be $576 for greater than 100 kilowatts.
(15) 
For additional equipment, apply motor schedule or other fee as per this schedule. No permit to be issued for bonding only.
F. 
Fire-protection and other hazardous equipment. For fire-protection and hazardous equipment, sprinklers, standpipes, detectors (smoke and heat), pre-engineered suppression systems, gas and oil-fired appliances not connected to the plumbing system, kitchen exhaust systems, incinerators and crematoriums, the fee shall be as follows:
(1) 
The fee for 20 or fewer heads shall be $82; for 21 to and including 100 heads, the fee shall be $151; for 101 to and including 200 heads, the fee shall be $289; for 201 to and including 400 heads, the fee shall be $748; for 401 to and including 1,000 heads, the fee shall be $1,036; for over 1,000 heads, the fee shall be $1,323.
(2) 
The fee for each fire-suppression system pump shall be $500.
(3) 
The fee for each standpipe shall be $289.
(4) 
The fee for one to 12 detectors shall be $45; for each 25 detectors in addition to this, the fee shall be in the amount of $15.
(5) 
The fee for each independent pre-engineered system shall be $116.
(6) 
The fee for each gas or oil-fired appliance shall be $58.
(7) 
The fee for each kitchen exhaust system shall be $58.
(8) 
The fee for each incinerator shall be $460.
(9) 
The fee for each crematorium shall be $460.
(10) 
The fee for reviewing egress, fire separation assemblies, FACP, fireplace venting, fire stopping, etc., shall be $30 for one- and two-family dwellings (Use Groups R-3 and R-4) and $80 for all other uses. Metal chimney and chimney liners shall be the minimum fee of $40.
(11) 
Any equipment such as but not limited to smoke control systems or other systems that must be reviewed or inspected by the Fire Subcode Official shall be $14 per $1,000 of estimated cost of work, provided that the minimum fee shall be $48.
(12) 
For single- and multiple-station smoke or heat detectors and fire alarm systems in any one- or two-family dwellings, there shall be a flat fee of $29 per dwelling unit. For detectors and fire alarm systems in buildings other than one- or two-family dwellings, the fee shall be charged in accordance with the Subsection E(1) through (5) above.
G. 
Elevator device fees.
(1) 
Elevators in the Municipality of East Rutherford shall be installed and inspected pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23-12 et seq. The fees for elevator device inspections and tests shall be as set forth in N.J.A.C. 5:23-12.
(2) 
The fee for the installation of a new elevator device in structures not in Use Group R-3, R-4 or an exempted R-2 structure shall be $300.
H. 
Ongoing inspections. The fees for ongoing inspections in accordance with the provisions under N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.23(i) are as follows:
(1) 
The fee for an annual inspection of a high pressure boiler is $125.
(2) 
The fee for an annual inspection of a refrigeration system is $125.
(3) 
The fee for an annual inspection of a pressure vessel is $125.
(4) 
The fee for cross-connections and backflow preventers that are subject to testing are as follows:
(a) 
For cross-connections and backflow preventers that are subject to testing, requiring reinspection every three months, the fee shall be $95 for each device when they are tested three times annually; and
(b) 
A fee of $125 for each device when they are broken down and tested once annually.
(5) 
The fees for elevator device ongoing inspections and tests shall be as set forth in N.J.A.C. 5:23-12.
I. 
Special inspections.
(1) 
The fees for special inspections shall be in accordance with the provisions under N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.18. Where buildings proposed for construction exceed two stories in height or by their nature pose complex or unusual inspection problems, the Construction Official or appropriate subcode official may specify the need for additional special inspections to the applicant in writing prior to the issuance of the permit and during construction in the case of unforeseeable circumstances.
(2) 
The inspectors will be paid an hourly rate of $150 per hour. The fees will be paid to the Borough of East Rutherford through the payroll department.
J. 
Other permits.
(1) 
The fee for a demolition or removal permit shall be $82 for a structure of less than 5,000 square feet in area and less than 30 feet in height, for one-or-two family dwellings (Groups R-3 or R-5 of the building subcode), structures on farms, including commercial farm buildings under N.J.A.C. 5:23-3.2 (d) and $151 per story for all other groups.
(2) 
The fee for residential tank abandonment for one- and two-family dwellings (Use Groups R-3 and R-5) shall be $55. All other use groups shall be $105 per tank.
(3) 
The fee for tank installations shall be $80 for one- and two-family dwellings (Use Groups R-3 and R-5) and $155 for all other use groups.
(4) 
The fee for open structural towers shall be $100.
(5) 
The fee for a permit to construct a sign shall be as follows:
(a) 
Fees for pylon signs shall be $5 per square foot for the first 100 square feet, $3.75 per square foot for the next 400 square feet and $2.50 per square foot thereafter;
(b) 
Fees for ground signs or wall signs shall be $2.50 per square foot for the first 100 square feet, $1.90 per square foot for the next 400 square feet and $1.25 per square foot thereafter;
(c) 
For double-faced signs, the minimum fee shall be $120.
(d) 
The minimum fee shall be $58.
(6) 
The fee for a permit to install a pool shall be in the amount of $30 with an additional $9 for each $1,000 over $1,000 of the total cost of installation.
(7) 
The fee for a permit for lead hazard abatement work shall be $176. The fee for a lead abatement clearance certificate shall be $35.
(8) 
The fee for a permit for asbestos hazard abatement shall be performed and inspected pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23-8 et seq. The fees for asbestos hazard abatements shall be as set forth in N.J.A.C. 5:23-8.
(9) 
The fee for an application by a manufacturer, distributor, owner or any other person for approval of any fixture, appurtenance, material or method, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23-3.8, shall be an amount equal to the cost incurred, or to be incurred, by the Borough for such tests as the Borough may require, plus an administrative surcharge in the amount of 10% of such cost.
(10) 
The fee for plan review of a building for compliance under the alternate systems and nondepletable energy source provisions of the energy source provisions of the energy subcode shall be $345 for one- and two-family dwellings (Group R-3 or R-5 of the building subcode) and for light commercial structures having the indoor temperature controlled from a single point, and $1,725 for all other structures.
(11) 
For cross-connections and backflow preventers that are subject to testing, requiring reinspection annually, the fee shall be $58 for each device where they are tested.
(a) 
Annual permit requirements are as follows:
[1] 
One to 25 workers (including foreman): $840/worker; each additional worker over 25: $292/worker.
[2] 
Prior to the issuance of the annual permit, a training registration fee of $176 per subcode and a list of not more than three individuals to be trained per subcode shall be submitted by the applicant to the Department of Community Affairs, Bureau of Code Services, Education Unit, along with a copy of the construction permit (Form F170). Checks shall be made payable to "Treasurer, State of New Jersey." The Department shall register these individuals and notify them of the courses being offered.
(12) 
The fee for a new or replacement driveway shall be $25.
(13) 
The fee for a zoning review shall be $10 only when no construction permits are required.
(14) 
Asbestos-related fees shall be calculated pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23-8 et seq.
K. 
Certificates and variations.
(1) 
The fee for a certificate of occupancy shall be in the amount of 10% of the new construction permit fee that would be charged by the enforcing agency pursuant to these regulations. The minimum fee shall be $120, except for Use Group R. For one- or two-family (Use Groups R-3 and R-5 of the building code) structures of less than 5,000 square feet in area and less than 30 feet in height, and structures on farms, including commercial farm buildings subject to N.J.A.C. 5:23-3.2(d), used exclusively for storage of food or grain or sheltering of livestock, the minimum fee shall be $65. For multifamily (Use Group R-2 and R-4) or mixed-use structures, the fee shall be $120, plus $10 for each additional dwelling unit above three or dwelling units in addition to all other use groups.
(2) 
The fee for a certificate of occupancy granted pursuant to a change of use group shall be $175.
(3) 
The fee for the first issuance and the renewal of a temporary certificate of occupancy shall be $35.
(4) 
The fee for a certificate of continued occupancy issued under N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.23(c) shall be $151.
(5) 
The fee for an application for a variation in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.10 shall be $748 for Class I structures and $151 for Class II and Class III structures. The fee for resubmission for an application for a variation shall be $289 for Class I structures and $82 for Class I and Class II structures.
The Construction Official shall, with the advice of the subcode officials, prepare and submit to the Mayor and Council of the Borough of East Rutherford, biannually, a report recommending a fee schedule based on the operating expenses of the agency and any other expenses of the municipality fairly attributable to the enforcement of the State Uniform Construction Code Act.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.
A. 
In order to provide for the training, certification and technical support programs required by the Uniform Construction Code Act and the regulations, the enforcing agency shall collect, in addition to the fees specified above, a surcharge fee of $0.0006 per cubic foot of volume of new construction. Said surcharge fee shall be remitted to the Bureau of Housing Inspection, Department of Community Affairs, on a quarterly basis for the fiscal quarters ending September 30, December 31, March 31 and June 30 and not later than one month next succeeding the end of the quarter for which it is due. In the fiscal year in which the regulations first become effective, said fee shall be collected and remitted for the third and fourth quarters only.
B. 
The enforcing agency shall report annually at the end of each fiscal year to the Bureau of Housing Inspection, and not later than July 31, the total amount of the surcharge fee collected in the fiscal year. In the fiscal year in which the regulations first become effective, said report shall be for the third and fourth quarters only.
Pursuant to the requirements of the State Uniform Construction Code, all those areas lying within business and industrial districts, as set forth in Chapter 389, Zoning, of the Land Use Code of the Borough of East Rutherford, are hereby designated as fire zones.
The Construction Officials shall prepare and submit to the Mayor and Council, biannually, a report reevaluating the delineation of the fire limits. This report shall indicate the recommendations of the Construction Official, the Building Subcode Official and the Fire Subcode Official regarding those areas which should be designated as within fire limits, with the reasons therefor.
In addition to those duties prescribed by law, members of the Uniform Construction Agency shall perform those duties assigned to them by the Mayor and Council.
[Adopted 7-21-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-06]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
LIGHT-FRAME CONSTRUCTION
Prefabricated, open-web, wood trusses, wooden I-beams and joists, truss joists, truss rafters, laminated beams, engineered studs and similar materials.
REFLECTIVE SYMBOL
An emblem made of reflective material, meeting the requirements of this article, containing information identifying a structure as containing light-framed construction practices.
STRUCTURE
Combination of materials used to form a construction for occupancy, use or ornamentation, whether installed on, above the surface of a parcel of land. The word "structure" shall also include any building or improvement with a roof.
The Borough Construction Official shall determine if a structure contains light-framed construction. The Construction Official may delegate this responsibility to the Fire Subcode Official by a writing filed with the Borough Clerk. All structures containing light-framed construction must have a reflective symbol affixed to the exterior electrical meter panel serving the structure. The reflective symbol shall be applied by the Construction Official or Fire Subcode Official and shall be a condition before any issuance of any certificates of approval or occupancy.
A. 
The notice required by this article shall consist of a sign six inches (152.4 millimeter) in height and width, with a stroke width of 1/4 inch (6.4 millimeter). The sign background shall be reflective white in color. The diagram and contents shall be reflective red in color, conforming to Pantone Matching System (PMS) No. 187. Where a sign is directly applied to a door or sidelight, it may be a permanent, nonfading sticker or decal. Signs not directly applied to doors or sidelights shall be of sturdy, nonfading, weather-resistant material.
B. 
Signs shall contain the roman alphanumeric designation of the construction classification of the building, in accordance with the provisions for the classification of types of construction (types I through V) of the building code. The Roman numeral designating construction classification shall be one inch (25.4 millimeter) minimum in height and have a stroke width of 1/4 inch (6.4 millimeter) minimum, and it shall be reflective white in color on a background of reflective red.
C. 
Signs shall indicate the building's year of construction or major reconstruction. The Arabic numeral indicating year of construction shall be one inch (25.4 millimeter) minimum in height and have a stroke width of 1/4 inch (6.4 millimeter) minimum, and it shall be reflective white in color on a background of reflective red.
D. 
Signs shall contain the alphabetic designations identifying the structural construction types used in the building, as follows:
(1) 
"W" shall mean sawn joist/rafter construction, wood members.
(2) 
"I" shall mean engineered I-joist construction, wood members.
(3) 
"S" shall mean steel construction.
(4) 
"T" shall mean truss-type construction.
(5) 
"C" shall mean concrete construction.
E. 
An example incorporating the above listed requirements is set forth below, a Class 5 truss roof with engineered I-joist construction wood members build in 2006:
This article shall apply to all structures, whether residential, commercial or otherwise, including structures existing at the time of the effective date of this ordinance and permits existing dwelling to be identified and the emblem affixed to the exterior electric meter panel.
This article shall be enforced by the Construction Official, his designee(s) and Fire Marshal of the Borough of East Rutherford.
Any person violating this article by failing to install the reflective symbol or by removing or tampering with the reflective symbol shall be subject to a fine in an amount of $250 per violation. Each day that a violation continues shall be deemed to be a separate and distinct offense. These penalties will be allocated to the East Rutherford Fire Department Training Trust.