[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Moorestown 3-20-2006 by Ord. No. 5-2006. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Unless specifically set forth within the applicable section of the Code, one or more of the following penalties may be imposed for violation of a municipal ordinance: fines not exceeding $2,000 or imprisonment for any term not exceeding 90 days, or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days for the violation thereof.
For violation of an ordinance pertaining to unlawful solid waste disposal, the minimum penalty shall be a fine of $2,500 or a maximum fine of $10,000.
Any person who is convicted of violating an ordinance within one year of the date of a previous violation of the same ordinance and who was fined for the previous violation shall be sentenced by a court to an additional fine as a repeat offender. The additional fine shall not be less than the minimum or exceed the maximum fine fixed for a violation of the ordinance but shall be calculated separately from the fine imposed for the violation of the ordinance.
[Amended 7-11-2011 by Ord. No. 12-2011]
If the Township chooses to impose a fine in an amount greater than $1,250 for violations of housing or zoning codes, it shall provide a thirty-day period in which the owner shall be afforded the opportunity to cure or abate the condition and shall also be afforded an opportunity for a hearing before a court of competent jurisdiction for an independent determination concerning the violation. Subsequent to the expiration of the thirty-day period, a fine greater than $1,250 may be imposed if a court has not determined otherwise or, upon reinspection of the property, it is determined that the abatement has not been substantially completed. A separate offense shall be deemed committed for each day during which a violation occurs or continues.