[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Mendham 11-18-2004 by Ord. No. 20-2004 (Sec. 3-9 of the 1998 Revised General Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to regulate the hours of construction and the use of power equipment out-of-doors in order to protect and promote the health, welfare and safety of the public and the peace and tranquility of the Township.
The construction, maintenance, repair, alteration or demolition of any building or structure, or the laying of any pavement, including, but not limited to, making an excavation, movement of earth, clearing of land, and loading or unloading of construction material, equipment or supplies, shall be unlawful except as specified in this chapter.
Operating any power equipment, including, but not limited to, a power saw, hammer, sander, drill, grinder, lawn mower, leaf blower, woodchipper, thatcher, generator, air compressor or like power equipment, shall be unlawful except as specified in this chapter.
Such activities on Sundays and legal holidays may be conducted only by the owners or occupants of the premises or their family members and not by contractors or employees.
The restrictions of this chapter shall not apply to the following:
Activities confined within a wholly enclosed building or structure.
Activities conducted pursuant to and within the terms of a permit issued by the Township Administrator where he finds that the public health and safety will be enhanced by the work or will be harmed by failure to perform the work at the times indicated therein.
Activities necessary to prevent injury to persons or property, including snow removal.
Activities conducted by or for any government unit or agency.
The operation of a generator during a power failure.
The operation of a farm as permitted under the Right to Farm Act (N.J.S.A. 4:1C-1 et seq.).