State hears PAV sprinkler appeal; Club resisting new regulations.Byline: Karen Nugent
CLINTON - The state Automatic Sprinkler Appeals Board is expected to give a written decision in a month or so on whether the Polish American A Polish American is an American citizen of Polish descent. There are an estimated 10 million Americans of Polish descent. More than one million Poles migrated to the United States primarily during the early 20th century. Veterans Club will be required to install a sprinkler system.
Jennifer L. Mieth, spokeswoman for the state Department of Fire Services
Fire Services (Chinese:消防) is a Hong Kong football club. The majority of the players are working for the Fire Services Department in Hong Kong and playing for the club on , said yesterday the club's appeal was heard by the appeals board Tuesday at the Fire Services headquarters in Stow Stow (stō), city (1990 pop. 27,702), Summit co., NE Ohio, a suburb of Akron; settled 1802, inc. as a city 1960. Chiefly residential, it has some light industry. .
The club appealed an order to install a sprinkler system, and a hearing before the sprinkler board had been pending for months.
Fire Chief Richard J. Hart had been pushing for a quick determination by the board and threatened to put an "imminent peril" description on the club, which would have required it to install sprinklers within six months and have plans ready within 60 days. At Tuesday's hearing, he agreed to hold off on that action because the sprinkler board decided to hear the original appeal, Ms. Mieth said.
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1. One who usually expects a favorable outcome.
2. A believer in philosophical optimism.
op ," Chief Hart said yesterday, adding that enough information was presented to the board, especially on capacity limits, to show that a sprinkler system is required.
William E. O'Neil, a Clinton lawyer representing the PAV, presented evidence on the club's maximum capacity set by interim Building Inspector The following articles relate to the topic of building inspector:
The hearing capped about two years of dispute involving club directors, Chief Hart, the selectmen SELECTMEN. The name of certain officers in several of the United States, who are invested by the statutes of the several states with various powers. , and two building inspectors.
At issue was the chief's initial order to install a costly sprinkler system in the 60-year-old social club at 292 Green St., under a state law that stemmed from the 2003 Station nightclub fire in Warwick, R.I. More than 100 people perished in that blaze.
Chief Hart, who yesterday described the PAV building as "the worst place in town - if not the state," has repeatedly listed safety problems at the club, including a lack of working fire alarms, carpeting that isn't fire-proof, poorly marked exits, and flammable flam·ma·ble
Easily ignited and capable of burning rapidly; inflammable.
[From Latin flamm materials in a hallway.
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Rhode Island, island, 15 mi (24 km) long and 5 mi (8 km) wide, S R.I., at the entrance to Narragansett Bay. It is the largest island in the state, with steep cliffs and excellent beaches. had an alarm that went off 14 seconds after the fire started. At the PAV, the alarm has no sound. They'd have to yell and scream to be heard over the band or the DJ," Chief Hart said yesterday.
Club directors and members have maintained that activities and functions at the club have been cut back enormously since the sprinkler order was issued. The only event scheduled by the club is a Feb. 4 Super Bowl party, which will require a firefighter detail.
The club includes a small bar on one side of the building, a function hall on the other side, and an apartment on the second floor.
While Chief Hart acknowledged that club activities have been scaled back, he said there's nothing stopping the members from starting up again.
Last month, the selectmen considered not renewing the club's annual liquor license Noun 1. liquor license - a license authorizing the holder to sell alcoholic beverages
license, permit, licence - a legal document giving official permission to do something because of fire and building code concerns, but decided to issue a 60-day license to allow time for the hearing.