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City of Dover, NH
Strafford County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Dover 11-13-2013 by Ord. No. 2013.10.09-013 as Ch. 116 of the 2013 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall place or leave or cause to be placed or left in or near any highway, street, alley or public place or in any private lot or enclosure or in any pond or other body of water, where the current will not remove the same, any rubbish, dirt, soot, ashes, hay, shreds, oyster, clam or lobster shells, tin cans, decayed fruit or vegetables, wastewater or any refuse animal or vegetable matter whatsoever, nor keep in or about any dwelling house, barn, shed, store, shop or cellar any of the aforesaid substances in any manner liable to become putrid or offensive or injurious to the public health.
No person or persons shall erect, maintain or use any vault, cesspool or sink within 100 feet of any public sewer or erect, maintain or use within the compact part of the City any pen or sty for swine if the same, in the opinion of the Board of Health, is a nuisance and injurious to the public health or erect, maintain or use any swill-house or building for rendering any offal, tainted or damaged tallow, lard or any putrid animal substance within the limits above described.
The purpose of this section is to protect and preserve the purity and sanitation of public water and parks, to protect public property from defacement, and to protect the public from the creation of health hazards.
No person shall purposely dispense any type of food, substance or seeds with the intent of causing any species of wildlife to feed upon the grounds or water owned by the City of Dover.
Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a violation and shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine as provided in § 89-11.
[Amended 2-12-2020 by Ord. No. 2020.01.08-001]
The owner, agent, occupant or other person having the care of any tenement used as a dwelling house or any other building shall furnish the same with a sufficient drain, and no person shall suffer any waste or stagnant water to remain in any cellar or upon any lot or vacant grounds by him owned in the compact part of any ward of the City.
When any vault or drain shall become offensive or obstructed, the same shall be cleaned and made free, and the owner, agent, occupant or other person having charge of the premises in which any vault or drain may be situated, the state or condition of which shall be a violation of the laws of the state or the provisions of this chapter, shall remove, cleanse, alter, amend or repair the same within such reasonable time after a notice, in writing, to that effect shall be given to either of them by the Health Officer, as shall be expressed in such notice. In case of neglect or refusal to do so, the Board of Health may cause the same to be removed, amended or repaired, as it may deem expedient, at the expense of the owner, occupant or other person aforesaid.
Except as hereinafter provided, no person, firm or corporation shall install or use for any purpose a well in or on any property located within 1,500 feet of the Hazardous Waste Landfill District I which is established and described in Chapter 170, Zoning, § 170-28.5B, as consisting of those City-owned lots shown on the City of Dover Assessor's Map C, Lots 16, 18 and 24.
The installation and use of wells within the area described in this chapter shall be permitted for any purpose reasonably related to the cleanup, testing and reclamation of the Tolend Road Landfill.
It shall be and hereby is made the duty of every physician, surgeon or other person attending upon a case of smallpox, epidemic cholera, epidemic dysentery, diphtheria, scarlet fever, typhoid fever, measles, yellow fever or other dangerous, contagious, infectious or pestilential disease and of every householder, attendant or agent, in whose house a case of any such disease occurs, to report every such case to the Health Officer or to the Board of Health within 24 hours after having knowledge of the same, giving the number of the house, the street, avenue or lane upon which it is situated and the name of the occupant or occupants, with the name and age of the diseased person, if known, and the Board may take such action as it deems expedient to prevent the spread of such disease.
All petitions for the cleansing, removing or abatement of any nuisance shall be made to the Board of Health or to its executive officer or to any one of them, verbally or in writing, stating distinctly the character of such nuisance, the premises where situated and the reason for its removal or abatement, but if it becomes necessary to institute legal proceedings against the party or parties complained of, the complainant shall, before such proceedings are instituted, file a complaint, in writing, with the Board.
Any place used for the purposes of distributing or consuming controlled substances or the selling of paraphernalia to consume controlled substances is hereby declared to be a public health nuisance. The City may petition the Superior Court for injunctive relief to abate the nuisance and close the premises. This remedy shall be in addition to any fines imposed pursuant to § 89-11.
[Amended 2-12-2020 by Ord. No. 2020.01.08-001]
A notice served on an owner, agent or occupant of any property or left at the private residence of the owner, agent or occupant, or, if no such owner, agent or occupant can be found, posted on the front door or wall or fence of such property and a like notice sent to the last known post office address of such owner or agent shall be considered sufficient and ample notice.
[Amended 2-12-2020 by Ord. No. 2020.01.08-001]
Any person or persons, company or corporation who or which shall violate or cause to be violated, by agent or otherwise, any or either of the sections of this chapter or any or either of the provisions thereof or any or either of the orders, rules or regulations of the Board of Health, legally promulgated, or who or which shall fail or neglect to comply with any or either of the requirements thereof, by agent or otherwise, shall, upon conviction thereof before the District Court or other court of competent jurisdiction, be subject to a fine as provided in the City Fine Schedule, with the costs of prosecution, for each offense, except in cases where the punishment is made and provided for under the laws of the state, in which case the penalties so prescribed shall be imposed.
No facility processing infectious waste not generated on site may operate within the City limits of the City of Dover, New Hampshire.
Unlawful acts:
Knowingly maintaining any place for the purpose of distributing, consuming or selling controlled substances or drug paraphernalia designed to consume controlled substances.
[Amended 2-12-2020 by Ord. No. 2020.01.08-001]
Managing or controlling any building, room, or enclosure as an owner, lessee, agent, employee or mortgagee, and knowingly and intentionally renting, leasing, or making available with or without compensation the building, room, or enclosure for the purpose of unlawfully distributing or using a controlled substance, or sale of illegal drug paraphernalia.