Village of River Hills
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Chapter 2 Section 50


(1)        Definitions

[a]  North Shore Fire Department. That Fire Department created by an Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement for fire and emergency services, which Department is jointly owned and operated by the Villages of Bayside, Brown Deer, Fox Point, River Hills, Shorewood, Whitefish Bay, and the City of Glendale, pursuant to the amended and restated North Shore Fire Department Agreement dated December 30, 1994, and under authority of the provisions of Section 66.0301, Wis. Stats.

[b]  Public building. Defined in Section 101.01 (12), Wis. Stats. (2001-2002 or as hereafter amended) as set forth here to mean any structure, including exterior parts of such building, such as a porch, exterior platform, or steps providing means of ingress or egress, used in whole or in part as a place of resort, assemblage, lodging, trade, traffic, occupancy, or use by the public or by a multiple family dwelling occupied by 3 or more tenants.  For the purposes of this section, public buildings only include those residential buildings that are designed for occupancy or are occupied as three or more separate dwelling units.

[c]  Place of employment. Defined in Section 101.01 (11) Wis. Stats. (2001-2002 or as hereafter amended) as set forth here to mean every place, whether indoors or out or underground and the premises appurtenant thereto where either temporarily or permanently any industry, trade, or business is carried on, or where any process or operation, directly or indirectly related to any industry, trade, or business, is carried on, and where any person is, directly or indirectly, employed by another for direct or indirect gain or profit, but does not include any place where persons are employed in private domestic service which does not involve the use of mechanical power or in farming.

(2)        Permit Required.  Permits are required and shall be issued by the North Shore Fire Department for all of the plan reviews and inspections, subject to the payment of fees all as listed in subsection (3) below.

(3)        Permit Fees.  The fees to be charged by the North Shore Fire Department for permits relating to occupancy inspections, work without permit, re-inspection fees, special plan reviews, processing variance requests, acceptance tests, code or evacuation plan consulting and other permit fees for plan reviews and inspections of all residential buildings containing 3 or more housing units, public buildings, places of employment, and special events are set forth in the schedule of permit fees as adopted and subject to amendment from time to time by Resolution of the Village Board.  The Resolution and the applicable schedule of fees shall be kept on file in the Office of the Village Clerk and will be posted on the village website. (Am. 03/06/19, Ord # 531)

(4)        Fire inspection permit fees shall be charged, collected and retained by the North Shore Fire Department.

(5)        Municipal buildings, municipal sponsored events and municipal construction projects shall be exempt from fire department permits and fees. (Ord. #488, 8/18/04)