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Natick, Massachusetts - Board of Selectmen Minutes - 3/8/10
Maurice Paulette, consultant for the Fire Department, pointed out that Section 4 was the checks and balances with the possibility of an appeal.
Ms. Van Amsterdam inquired as to how many buildings would be affected and Mr. Paulette
responded that there were probably none at the moment.
advised that it was difficult to determine the size.
It could be a smaller building or a larger one depending on the ability to communicate.
didn't see this
as a tool where the Chief could get carried away and if so Article 4 was in place.
Mr. Connolly inquired as to how the buildings with an issue would be identified and was told by Mr. Paulette
that generally it came up when there was a fire or ambulance call or a fire inspection.
When asked how an existing building would be handled, Mr. Paulette
replied that in an existing building it only came up if they were doing a renovation to request a lock box.
Town of Natick - Board of Selectmen Minutes - 7/22/02
Mr. Ciccariello then noted that in the letter to Maurice Paulette, the Fire consultant, Valvoline changed the use group to B and asked what the application to the Building Inspector had the use group as.
Mr. Smith advised that the building permit was not issued until the plans were approved by Mr. Paulette
Town of Natick - Board of Selectmen Minutes 9/18/06
Maurice Paulette added that the boarding house was a separate law the Town adopted years ago.
agreed that the current edition of the Mass Building Code had that requirement but at the time the boarding house statute was adopted by the Town it was a local option.
advised that there wouldn't be any and that was the reason Sherborn and Dover didn't adopt it.
Representing the Natick Fire ...
Representing the Natick Fire Department were Captain Salvatore Arena and Consultant Maurice Paulette.
Mr. Ciccariello asked if Mr. Paulette
was requiring compliance with 13 or 13R.
advised that that plans had been submitted relative to 13R which was permitted under the statutes for this type of building.
explained that the whole purpose of the law as part of the Fire Safety Act was to streamline and have a more effective enforcement authority with a municipal hearing officer if someone decided to appeal.In his
experience on code enforcement after a violation was found during an inspection, the property owners and tenants in Natick
have been very cooperative.They (Mr. Melchiorri, Captain Arena
, Mr. Paulette) felt that there wasn't a problem at this point, but if there was a problem they would come back and say go ahead with the appointment of a hearing officer.