[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Livingston 11-5-1979 as §§ 14-7 to 14-8.2 of the 1979 Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended by Ord. No. 5-1995; Ord. No. 42-1997; Ord. No. 2-2004]
As used in this chapter:
Any thing, condition or act which is or may become injurious or hazardous to public health is hereby declared to be and is defined as a nuisances.
The following specific things, conditions and acts are, each and all of them, also declared to be, and are defined as, nuisances:
- FLY LARVAE
- Any accumulation of manure or animal or vegetable matter in which fly larvae or pupae exist.
- GARBAGE AND EXCREMENT
- Burying, depositing, maintaining or permitting to be maintained or to accumulate, upon any public or private property, any household wastewater, sewage, garbage, tin cans, offal or excrement; any decaying fruit, vegetables, fish, meat or bones; any oyster or clam shells; any dead animals; or any foul, putrid or obnoxious liquid or substance.
- GARBAGE CONTAINERS
- Any container or utensil in which garbage, offal, scraps, waste food and any other putrescible material is held in or upon any premises and which is not watertight, tightly covered and so kept at all times to exclude flies, rodents and vermin.
- MOSQUITO LARVAE
- Any water or liquid in which mosquito larvae may or do exist.
- POISON IVY
- Permitting poison ivy or any other poisonous plant to be or to grow upon any public or private property within 25 feet of any public sidewalk, public street, party line or building.
- PUBLIC HEALTH NUISANCE CODE OF NEW JERSEY (1953)
- Refers to that certain code approved by the State Department of Health for adoption by reference by local authorities in accordance with law, being a code defining and prohibiting certain matters, things, conditions or acts and each of them 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 upon 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 Board of Health in removing or abating such nuisances and prescribing penalties for violations.
- Permitting ragweed in the flowering state or any other noxious or harmful weed to grow upon any public or private property.
- The presence of rats or harborages for rats on the exterior of any premises, public or private.
- Any well or other supply of water used for drinking or household purposes which is polluted or which is so situated or constructed that it may become polluted.
No person shall create, commit, maintain or suffer to be created, committed or maintained any nuisance as defined in this chapter.
[Added by Ord. No. 5-1995]
Pursuant to and in accordance with the Public Health and Sanitation Codes Adoption by Reference Act (N.J.S.A. 26:3-69.1 to 23:3-69.6), there is hereby adopted the whole of the Public Health Nuisance Code of New Jersey (1953). A printed copy of said code was annexed to and incorporated by reference in the ordinance adopting said code and is hereby incorporated in this chapter by reference and made a part hereof as fully as though it had been set forth at length herein.
In accordance with law, the required number of copies of the Public Health Nuisance Code of New Jersey (1953) have been placed on file in the office of the Township Clerk and in the office of the Division of Health and shall remain on file in said offices for the use and examinations of the public so long as this chapter shall remain in effect.
[Added by Ord. No. 5-1995; amended by Ord. No. 2-2004]
Any person who violates or neglects to comply with any provision of this chapter or code established herein or notices issued pursuant thereto shall, upon conviction therefor, be liable to a penalty of not less than $50 nor more than $1,000 for each violation.