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A By-Law respecting Fees for Fire Protection Services in The City of Saint John

23-Jun-2020

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Public Notice is hereby given that the Common Council of The City of Saint John intends to consider adopting a By-law respecting Fees for Fire Protection Services in The City of Saint John at its regular meeting to be held in the Council Chamber on Monday, July 6, 2020 .  The bylaw would repeal and replace By-Law Number 34.1 A By-Law respecting Fees for Fire Protection Services in The City of Saint John.

 

The bylaw would include fees for selected Fire Code inspection services; the new version of the by-law only includes items for which services can be withheld until payment is made.

 

 

Schedule A of the 2020 version of the by-law now includes an administration / processing fee for compiling, creating, reviewing and submitting claims. Where the ‘claim’ value varies significantly from fire to fire; and where the administration costs run about the same regardless of claim value, a fixed administration fee of $285 (per claim) is recommended.

 

Schedule B of the bylaw consist of current Fire Prevention and Investigation activities which other regulating authorities currently collect fees.  In summary and upon enactment of the new by-law, charges will be levied in advance of:

  • Firework and pyrotechnic permits;

  • Fire Watches facilitated by the Fire Department;

  • The release of Fire Department Reports;

  • A second or subsequent re-inspection of an establishment requiring an annual license renewal or occupancy number;

  • Occupancy number / permit for new or renovated restaurants or liquor establishments;

  • Clearance letters for day cares and adult residential facilities; and

  • Property information requests.

The proposed amendment may be inspected by any interested person at the office of the Common Clerk, City Hall, 15 Market Square, Saint John, NB between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, inclusive, holidays excepted.

 

 

The proposed By-Law respecting Fees for Fire Protection Services in The City of Saint John may be read in summary only if no member of Council objects. 

 

 

Jonathan Taylor, Common Clerk

(506) 658-2862

 

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