Borough of Fair Lawn, NJ
Bergen County
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[Adopted 1-28-1986 by Ord. No. 1342-86 (Sec. 3-1)]
[Amended 2-11-2002 by Ord. No. 1891-2002; 4-9-2002 by Ord. No. 1906-2002; 2-14-2006 by Ord. No. 2043-2006]
For violation of any provision of this chapter, any other chapter of this revision, or any other ordinance of the Borough where no specific penalty is provided regarding the section violation, the maximum penalty, upon conviction, shall be a fine not exceeding $2,000, a term of imprisonment not exceeding 90 days or a period of community service for a period not exceeding 90 days, or any combination thereof.
For any fine greater than $1,250, hereunder, there shall be afforded a thirty-day period within which the owner may cure or abate the condition which is the subject of a municipal prosecution. Failing abatement, enforcement may proceed through the Municipal Court of the Borough, or any other court of competent jurisdiction, for an independent determination concerning the violation and determination that the abatement has not been substantially completed.
Except as otherwise provided, each day a violation of any provision of this chapter or any other ordinance of the Borough exists or occurs shall constitute a separate violation.
The maximum penalty stated in this section is not intended to state an appropriate penalty for every violation. Any lesser penalty, including a nominal penalty or no penalty at all, may be appropriate for a particular case or violation.
The Borough Council may prescribe that, for the violation of any particular Code section or ordinance, at least a minimum penalty shall be imposed which shall consist of a fine which may be fixed at an amount not exceeding $100 (N.J.S.A. 40:49-5).