[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Manitowish Waters as §§ 5.10, 5.11 and 5.15 of the 2001 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Fire Chief shall hold the office of Fire Inspector, with power to appoint one or more Deputy Fire Inspectors who shall perform the same duties and have the same powers as the Fire Inspector.
Fire Inspectors shall inspect semiannually all buildings, premises and thoroughfares within the fire limits of this Town and inspect semiannually all buildings, premises and public thoroughfares within the Town limits for the purposes of noting and causing to be corrected any condition liable to cause fire. The Inspectors shall also investigate the storage and handling of explosives and flammable liquids within the Town.
Whenever or wherever in the Town any inspection by the Fire Chief or his deputies reveals a fire hazard, the Chief or his deputies shall serve notice in writing upon the owner of the property, giving the owner a reasonable time in which to remove the hazard. If the fire hazard is not removed within the time allowed, it shall be deemed a nuisance. The Fire Chief or his deputy is authorized to have the same removed by the Town, and the cost of such removal shall be recovered in an action by the Town against the owner of the property.
The Chief shall keep a written record card of each property inspected which shall conform to the requirements of the Department of Commerce.
No person shall deny the Chief or his deputies free access to any property within the Town at any reasonable time for the purpose of making fire inspections. No person shall hinder or obstruct the Fire Inspector in the performance of his duty or refuse to observe any lawful direction given by him.
Open fires regulated. The regulations of the Department of Natural Resources shall prevail.
Exemption. The provisions of this section shall not apply to the creation and maintenance of fires in the discharge of governmental functions being supervised and attended by the Solid Waste and Recycling Transfer Station attendant or members of the Town Fire Company or highway maintenance crews with the proper burning permits, equipment and personnel.