Borough of Westwood, NJ
Bergen County
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[Adopted 8-19-2003 by Ord. No. 03-12; amended in its entirety 4-13-2010 by Ord. No. 10-05]
[Amended 1-18-2011 by Ord. No. 11-04]
For violation of any ordinance or housing or zoning provision of the Borough of Westwood, unless a specific penalty is otherwise provided in connection with the provision violated, the maximum penalty upon conviction of the violation may be by one or more of the following: imprisonment in the county jail, or in any place provided by the municipality for the detention of prisoners, for any term not exceeding 90 days; or by a fine not exceeding $2,000; or by a period of community service not exceeding 90 days. The maximum penalty stated in this section is not intended to state an appropriate penalty for each and every violation. At the discretion of the Judge of the Municipal Court, any lesser penalty, including a nominal penalty or no penalty at all, may be appropriate for a particular violation.
Any person who is convicted of violating any ordinance within one year of the date of a previous violation of the same provision of the same ordinance and who was fined for the previous violation may, in the discretion of the Municipal Court, be required to pay an additional fine as a repeat offender. The additional fine shall be not less than the minimum nor more than the maximum fine fixed for the violation of the ordinance, but shall be calculated separately from the fine imposed for the violation of the ordinance.
Any person convicted of the violation of any provision of any ordinance may, in the discretion of the Municipal Court, and in default of the payment of any fine imposed, be imprisoned in the county jail or place of detention provided by the Borough for any term not exceeding 90 days or be required to perform community service for a period not exceeding 90 days.
Except as otherwise provided in any ordinance, each and every day in which a violation of any provision of any ordinance exists shall constitute a separate violation.[1]
Editor's Note: Original Section 5, regarding supersession of penalty sections in ordinances, which immediately followed this section, was deleted 1-18-2011 by Ord. No. 11-04.