Borough of Spotswood, NJ
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Derived from Ch. XXII of the 1969 Revised General Ordinances of the Borough of Spotswood (adopted by the Borough Council 5-11-1970 by Ord. No. 278, as amended through 9/94). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
General penalty — See Ch. 1, Art. II.
Nuisance caused by migratory waterfowl droppings — See Ch. 46, Art. III.
Nuisance caused by ragweed and poison ivy — See Ch. 55, Art. II.
Noise — See Ch. 137.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 155.
Solid Waste Code — See Ch. 174, Art. II.
Nuisance caused by improper storage of refuse and garbage — See Ch. 174, Art. III.

§ 140-1 Adoption of standards by reference.

A code defining and prohibiting certain matters, things, conditions or acts as a nuisance; prohibiting certain noises or sounds; requiring the proper heating of apartments; prohibiting lease or rental of certain buildings; prohibiting spitting in or on public buildings, conveyances or sidewalks; authorizing the inspection of premises by an enforcing official; providing for the removal or abatement of certain nuisances and recovery of expenses incurred by the Division of Health in removing or abating such nuisances; and prescribing penalties for violations is hereby established pursuant to N.J.S.A. 26:3-69.1 to 26:3-69.6. A copy of the code is annexed to and made a part of this chapter without the inclusion of the text.

§ 140-2 Title.

The code established and adopted by this chapter is known as the "Public Health Nuisance Code of New Jersey (1953)."

§ 140-3 Copies on file.

Three copies of the Public Health Nuisance Code of New Jersey (1953) shall be placed on file in the office of the Clerk and shall remain on file for the use and examination of the public.

§ 140-4 Amendments.

[Amended 12-18-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-20]
The code is amended in Section 10.1 to read as follows:
"10.1. The provisions of this Code shall be enforced by the Board of Health or enforcing officials. The filing of a summons and complaint by a citizen for a violation of this code, upon a finding of probable cause, shall not be precluded by this section.

§ 140-5 Violations and penalties.

[Added 12-18-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-20]
Any person who shall violate a provision of the article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by one or more of the following: a fine not exceeding $2,000 and/or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days and/or by a period of community service not exceeding 90 days. Each and every day upon which a violation of any provision of this article exists shall constitute a separate violation.