[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Washington 4-18-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-04. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Unfit buildings — See Ch. 31.
Animals — See Ch. 35.
Food handling — See Ch. 45.
Garbage, rubbish and refuse — See Ch. 47.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 75.
Weeds and obnoxious growths — See Ch. 91.
Editor's Note: This ordinance superseded former Ch. 59, Nuisances, Public Health, adopted 3-10-1970 by Ord. No. 3-70, as amended.
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 is hereby established pursuant to Chapter 188, Laws of 1950. A copy of said code is annexed hereto and made a part hereof without the inclusion of the text thereof herein.
The said code established and adopted by this article is described and commonly known as the "Public Health Nuisance Code of New Jersey," 1953 Edition.
Three copies of the said Public Health Nuisance Code of New Jersey have been placed on file in the office of the Clerk upon the introduction of this article and will remain on file there for the use of and examination by the public.
Any person who violates or neglects to comply with any provision of this article or code established herein or notice issued pursuant thereto shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to a penalty of not more than $500 for each violation.
The purpose of this article shall be to promote the general health, welfare, safety and convenience of the Borough of Washington and the inhabitants thereof by proscribing certain practices and hazards which are, or may be, nuisances and to permit the appropriate authorities to take appropriate steps to control the practices herein proscribed. The provisions of this article shall be construed as a supplement to the remedies specified in Article I and the code adopted therein, and nothing herein shall be construed so as to repeal Article I of this chapter.
Wherever the following terms are used in this article, unless otherwise specified, they shall have the following meanings:
- BOARD OF HEALTH
- The Board of Health of the County of Warren, State of New Jersey.
- ENFORCING OFFICIAL
- Regular and special officers of the police agency servicing the Borough of Washington, the Zoning Officer of the Borough of Washington, the Construction and Building Subcode Officials of the Borough of Washington, or any other officer authorized by the Board of Health to enforce this code and chapter.
- Includes an individual, firm, corporation, association, society and partnership and any agent, servant or employee of any of the above.
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to commit or allow nuisances as hereinafter defined in § 59-8.
The following matters, things, conditions or acts, and each of them, are hereby declared to be a nuisance and injurious to the health, safety, welfare or convenience of the inhabitants of the Borough of Washington:
Spitting upon any public sidewalk or upon any part of the interior of any public building or public conveyance.
The provisions of this article may be enforced by an enforcing official as defined herein, or upon the filing of a complaint in the Municipal Court of the Borough of Washington by any inhabitant of the Borough of Washington, either with or without prior notice to the person committing a violation of this article.
Any person who violates any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to a penalty of not more than $500 or imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or both, for each violation. Each day that said violation continues shall be deemed a separate and distinct violation.