Union City, NJ
Hudson County
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[Adopted 1-7-1997 as § 1-6 of the 1996 Revised General Ordinances, as amended through Ord. No. 2000-01]
A. 
Maximum penalty for violations of any provision of any chapter of this Code or other ordinances of the City where no specific penalty is provided regarding the section or sections violated, the maximum penalty upon conviction shall be one or more of the following:
[Amended 4-1-2006; 4-1-2008]
(1) 
A fine not exceeding $2,000. The minimum fine for violation of any particular ordinance is $100.
(2) 
Imprisonment for a period not exceeding 90 days.
(3) 
A period of community service not exceeding 90 days.
(4) 
A fine not to exceed $2,500 per violation for solid waste unlawful disposal; for a maximum penalty of $10,000.
[Added 5-21-2013]
B. 
Separate violations. Except as otherwise provided, each and every day in which a violation of any provision of this chapter or any other ordinance of the City exists shall constitute a separate violation.
C. 
Application. The maximum penalty stated in this section is not intended to state an appropriate penalty for each and every violation. Any lesser penalty, including a nominal penalty or no penalty at all, may be appropriate for a particular case or violation.
[Amended 4-1-2008; 6-4-2008; 5-21-2013; 2-16-2016]
The following is hereby designated as the Supplemental Schedule of Penalties for offenses which do not require court appearances on first offense:
Violation
Penalty
Collection of garbage*
First offense
$250
Second offense
Fine not to exceed $1,000
Heat requirements complaint, per dwelling unit**
First offense
$250
Second offense
$500
Third offense
$750
Fourth offense
$1,000
Hot water requirement, per dwelling unit*
$50
Littering*
$50
Public display/public urination*
$100
Public drinking*
$100
Recycling*
$100
Removal of grass, weeds, brush and other debris
$150
Removal of snow and ice
$100
Failure to clean up dog excrement
No less than $250, no more than $500
NOTE:
*
Court appearance required for subsequent violations.
**
Court appearance required, after the first offense, for all subsequent violations.
[Added 12-16-2003]
A. 
The City of Union City by ordinance provides that a person who is arrested for a violation of the provision of N.J.S.A. 39:4-50 shall be held in protective custody at an appropriate police or other facility where the person's condition may be monitored until the person is no longer a danger to himself or others. The municipal ordinance shall provide for the release of the person in protective custody when that person is no longer a danger to himself or others. The municipal ordinance may provide that a person is no longer a danger to himself or others when the person's blood alcohol concentration is less than 0.05% and the person is no longer under the influence of any intoxicated liquor or narcotic or hallucinogenic or habit-forming drug to the extent that the person's facilities are impaired. In no event shall a municipality hold a person in protective custody for a period of longer than eight hours without providing an appropriate hearing.
B. 
Notwithstanding the provision of any ordinance enacted pursuant to Subsection A of this section, provided that it is not a detriment to the public safety, the arresting law enforcement agency may, because of the age, health or safety of the arrested person, release the person pursuant to the provisions of P.L. 2001, c. 69 (N.J.S.A. 39:4-50.22 et seq.) or provide an appropriate alternative to protective custody. The municipality shall not be subject to liability if a person is released from custody pursuant to the provisions of this subsection.
[Added 4-1-2006]
A. 
Minimum penalty shall be $1,250.
B. 
A penalty greater than $1,250 may be imposed if authorized by N.J.S.A. 40:49-5, as amended.