[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Glen Rock 6-12-1989 by Ord. No. 1143 (Ch. VI, Sec. 6-6, of the 1971 Revised General Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to limit, restrict and regulate the use of water by customers of the Department of Water Supply of the Village of Ridgewood during periods of emergency, as hereinafter defined, in order to ensure public health and safety.
For the purpose of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this section:
- Any period of water shortage or imminent water shortage caused by drought; lack or failure of proper pumping equipment, storage or other facilities; acts of God or public enemies; or excessive demand upon or use of water facilities or capacity.
- The watering or sprinkling (including underground sprinkling) of lawns, shrubs and gardens.
- That water obtained, delivered and/or supplied to any persons by the Department of Water Supply of the Village of Ridgewood.
The Village Manager of the Village of Ridgewood is authorized to enforce the provisions of this chapter and, in his or her discretion, to determine and declare the existence and extent of an emergency with respect to the water supply of the Village of Ridgewood. The determination of the Village Manager shall apply to the Borough of Glen Rock, and notification of the emergency shall be promulgated to the Borough of Glen Rock in the most reasonably expeditious manner. Interim emergency regulations may be adopted without notice by the Village Manager of the Village of Ridgewood and shall apply to the Borough of Glen Rock and shall be promulgated in the most reasonably expeditious manner to the Borough of Glen Rock.
Public notice of the declaration of an emergency and the determinations made by the Village Manager of the Village of Ridgewood shall be made in the most expeditious manner by publication in the legal newspaper for the Village of Ridgewood and for the Borough of Glen Rock and posting in the Borough Clerk's office and such other public places as shall be designated by the Village Manager and the Borough Administrator or Borough Clerk of the Borough of Glen Rock. Notice shall also be disseminated to the press and the public in general. The emergency shall remain in effect until declared at an end by the Village Manager of the Village of Ridgewood.
[Amended 6-22-1992 by Ord. No. 1197; 6-26-2013 by Ord. No. 1685]
The following water drought/emergency regulations are hereby adopted, to be effective as set forth herein:
Stage I emergency regulations shall be effective each year beginning June 1 through August 31. Stage II, Stage III and Stage IV emergency regulations shall become effective upon declaration of each state by the Village Manager of the Village of Ridgewood. “Alternate-day irrigation” shall be defined as follows: irrigation of the properties with odd-numbered addresses shall be permitted on odd-numbered days. Exceptions to the user restrictions, such as for irrigation of new lawns or shrubs, cleaning cars or houses, filling swimming pools or other such outdoor water usage, shall be determined by the Village Manager of the Village of Ridgewood. Private wells shall be exempt from these regulations, provided that said well is first registered with the Local Division of Health of the Borough of Glen Rock.
It shall be unlawful and a violation hereof for any person to use water during the emergency period in violation of this chapter. Violators are subject to the general penalty as set forth in § 225-7 of this chapter. There is established herein, however, a minimum fine of $50 upon conviction of a violation.
[Added 5-9-1988 by Ord. No. 1125]
Maximum penalty. For violation of any provision of this chapter, any other chapter of this Code or any other ordinance of the borough where no specific penalty is provided regarding the sections violated, the maximum penalty shall, upon conviction of a violation, be any combination of the following: a fine not exceeding $1,000, imprisonment for a period not exceeding 90 days or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days.
[Amended 9-28-1997 by Ord. No. 1291]
Separate violations. Except as otherwise provided, each and every day in which a violation of any provision of this chapter or any other ordinance of the borough exists shall constitute a separate violation.
Application. The maximum penalty stated is not intended to state an appropriate penalty for each and every violation. Any lesser penalty, including a nominal penalty or no penalty at all, may be appropriate for a particular case or a particular violation.