[Adopted 2-28-1996 by Ord. No. 96-02]
[Amended 10-11-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-16]
For violation of any provision of this Code, any chapter of this Code or any 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.
If the Township of Manalapan chooses to impose a fine in an amount greater than $1,250 upon an owner for violations of housing or zoning code regulations herein Manalapan shall provide a thirty-day period in which the owner shall be afforded an opportunity to cure or abate the condition and owner shall be afforded an opportunity for a hearing before the Municipal Court for an independent determination concerning the violation within said thirty-day period. 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.
Except as otherwise provided, each and every day in which the violation of any provisions of this chapter or any other ordinance of the Township exists shall constitute a separate violation.