The general power to adopt health ordinances is contained in R.S. 26:3-31. The penalties that may be provided for a violation of health provisions are contained in R.S. 26:3-70, 71. The statutory power to adopt health codes by reference is contained in R.S. 26:3-69.1. et seq. In addition to the health regulations contained in this chapter, the State Sanitary Code promulgated by the State Public Health Council is by reason of R.S. 26:1A-9 enforceable in every municipality in this state.
The provisions of Chapter I of the Revised General Ordinances of the City of Estell Manor in the County of Atlantic (1974) concerning short title, definitions, construction and severability shall apply to all chapters adopted by the board of health.
Maximum Penalty. Any person violating any of the provisions of any chapter adopted by the board of health of the borough shall, upon conviction thereof, pay a penalty of not less than $5, nor more than $500 for each offense. Complaint shall be made in the municipal court of the city or before another judicial officer having authority under the laws of the State of New Jersey. The court shall have the power to impose the other and additional penalties provided by R.S. 26:3-77 and R.S. 26:3-78.
Separate Violation. Except as otherwise provided, each and every day in which a violation of any of the provisions of any chapter adopted by the board of health exists shall constitute a separate violation.
Collection of Fees and Penalties. All fees and penalties collected under any provision of any chapter adopted by the board of health shall be paid to the treasurer of the city.