Township of Freehold, NJ
Monmouth County
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[Adopted by Ord. No. O-84-10 (§ 6-11 of the Revised General Ordinances), as amended through Ord. No. O-02-8]
[Amended 12-27-2005 by Ord. No. O-05-48; 5-23-2006 by Ord. No. O-16-16]
A. 
For a violation of any provision of this Code, or any other ordinance of the Township 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: a fine not exceeding $2,000 or imprisonment for a period not exceeding 90 days or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days.
B. 
In the event that a fine greater than $1,250 is imposed upon an owner for violations of housing or zoning codes, the owner shall be provided with a thirty-day period in which the owner shall be afforded the opportunity to cure or abate the condition and shall also be afforded an opportunity for a hearing before a court of competent jurisdiction for an independent determination concerning the violation. Subsequent to the expiration of the thirty-day period, a fine greater than $1,250 may be imposed if a court has not determined otherwise, or, upon reinspection of the property, it is determined that the abatement has not been substantially completed.
[Added 4-27-2004 by Ord. No. O-04-18]
For a violation of any ordinance of the Township pertaining to solid waste disposal, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:49-5, the minimum penalty shall be $500, upon conviction, and the maximum fine shall not exceed $10,000, upon conviction.
Except as otherwise provided, each and every day in which a violation of any provision of this chapter or any other ordinance of the Township exists shall constitute a separate violation.
The maximum penalty stated in this section is not intended to state an appropriate penalty for each and every violation. Any lessor penalty, including a nominal penalty or no penalty at all, may be appropriate for a particular case or violation.