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ORDINANCE 2015-03 Amend Code 2-13 - Fire Vehcile Use Limit

Adopted: February 17, 2015

AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF POINT PLEASANT BEACH, COUNTY OF OCEAN, STATE OF NEW JERSEY, AMENDING SECTION 2-13.1 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF POINT PLEASANT BEACH ENTILED FIRE DEPARTMENT, AT SUBSECTION (S) ENTITLED EQUIPMENT; REGULATIONS

WHEREAS, the Governing Body seeks to ensure the proper use of its equipment

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Point Pleasant Beach, in the County of Ocean and State of New Jersey, as follows:
Section 1.
Section 2-13.1(s) of the Municipal code shall be amended as follows (new material in bold):


s. Equipment; Regulations. No person shall use any borough-owned fire apparatus or equipment for any private purpose, nor shall any person willfully and without authority take away or conceal any article belonging to or used in any way by the department. No person shall enter any place where fire apparatus is housed, nor handle any equipment, property or apparatus belonging to the department unless accompanied by or having the special permission of an officer or authorized member of the department. The department chief of the Point Pleasant Beach fire department is hereby authorized to extend aid to neighborhood communities upon request for fire protection or to establish a mutual aid system in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey. No apparatus is to leave the borough without the consent of the department chief or the next highest-ranking officer available. The officer in charge of the department shall have the power to assign the equipment for response to calls for outside aid in accordance with this paragraph, and in other cases only when the absence of such equipment, in his judgment, will not jeopardize protection in the Borough of Point Pleasant Beach.
No Fire Chief's, Assistant Chief’s, or Deputy Fire Chief's vehicle shall travel more than 30 miles outside of the Borough, except: 1) in support of a Point Pleasant Beach Fire engine fighting an active fire; or, 2) with the permission of the Administrator.

Section 2.

In the event any section, part or provision of this Ordinance shall be held unconstitutional or invalid by any Court, such holding shall not affect the validity of this Ordinance or any remaining part of this Ordinance other than the part held unconstitutional or invalid.




Section 3.

All ordinances, or parts thereof, which are inconsistent with the provisions of this Ordinance, are hereby repealed to the extent of their inconsistencies.

Section 4.

This Ordinance shall take effect immediately upon adoption and publication in the manner required by law.


NOTICE

TAKE NOTICE that the foregoing ordinance was introduced and passed on first reading at a regular meeting of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Point Pleasant Beach held on the 3rd day of February, 2015 and will be further considered upon second reading for final passage at a regular meeting of the said Mayor and Council to be held on the Tuesday, the 17th day of February, 2015, at the Point Pleasant Beach Borough Hall, 416 New Jersey Avenue,
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, at 7:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be reached, at which time and place any person desiring to be heard thereon will be given such opportunity.



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EILEEN A. FARRELL, RMC
Municipal Clerk


Published February04, 2015 | New Ordinances | 2020


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