[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Township of Hanover 12-22-1952. Sections 312-2A, 312-9 and 312-13A amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 281, General Provisions, Board of Health, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
Land use and development — See Ch. 166.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- PERSON or PERSONS
- Includes a natural person or persons, partnerships and corporations.
- PIG or PIGS
- Includes swine, pigs, piglets, sucklings, breeders, hogs, sows and boars.
It shall be unlawful for any person to have, keep, raise or maintain any pig or pigs within the limits of the residential zones as set forth in the Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map duly adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Hanover.
[Amended 10-14-1988 by Ord. No. BH1-88]
No person shall have, keep, raise or maintain any pig or pigs within the Township of Hanover without first having procured from the Board of Health of the Township of Hanover a permit for that purpose. Such permit shall allow the holder thereof to have, keep, raise or maintain on the premises mentioned in such permit not more than 10 pigs.
[Amended 2-10-1993 by Ord. No. BH2-93]
Such permit may be issued by said Board of Health upon the payment of a fee as provided in Chapter 284, Fees, of the Code of the Township of Hanover and shall expire on the 31st day of December of each and every year, or prior thereto if the premises licensed shall be converted to a use other than that provided in this chapter or if said permit is revoked for cause.
No such permit will be issued by the Board of Health unless the premises wherein the pig or pigs are to be kept, raised or maintained complies with all the requirements of the rules and regulations of the State Board of Health and unless, in the judgment of the Board of Health of the Township of Hanover, said premises is so located and constructed that the pigs can be kept, raised or maintained in a sanitary manner and without creating a nuisance.
Any person who shall have kept, raised or maintained pigs, on the effective date of this chapter, in excess of the number set forth in § 312-3 of this chapter shall be allowed a reasonable time, not exceeding 60 days, to reduce said number of pigs to that permitted by this chapter.
All buildings, yards, enclosures or premises in which any pig or pigs shall be kept, raised or maintained shall be at all times kept in a sanitary condition.
It shall be unlawful for any person owning, keeping or having the management or control of the premises within the Township of Hanover to knowingly permit a violation of any of the provisions of this chapter upon said premises.
At any time after the granting of the permit, the Board of Health of the Township of Hanover may, in the exercise of its judgment and after five days' written notice, revoke said permit even though the premises has been previously approved by it.
It shall be the duty of the Board of Health of the Township of Hanover to inspect or cause to be inspected, as often as said Board may deem necessary, all premises wherein said Board or its duly authorized agent has reason to believe that pigs are kept, raised or maintained, and the members of the said Board of Health, its officers, agents or employees shall have full and free access, ingress and egress to all barns, stables and places of every kind or character and shall have the power to enter and inspect the premises used in connection with any such barns, stables or places for said purpose. The person making the inspection shall exhibit his badge accompanied by a certificate of authority under the seal of the Board.
It shall be unlawful for any person to in any way interfere with any member of the Board of Health of the Township of Hanover. its officers. agents or employees in the discharge of his duties under this chapter.
The word "person," as used in this chapter, shall be construed to import both the plural and the singular, as the case may demand, and shall include corporations, companies, societies and associations as well as individuals. When construing and enforcing any provision of this chapter, the act, omission or failure of any officer, agent or other person acting for or employed by any individual, corporation, company, society or association within the scope of his agency, employment or office shall, in every case, be deemed to be the act, omission or failure of such individual, corporation, society or association as well as that of the person.
Any person failing to comply with or violating any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, forfeit and pay a penalty of not less than $2 and not more than $500 in the discretion of the Judge before whom such hearing shall be had and conviction obtained.
When any person shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter, each day upon which such violation occurs shall be deemed to constitute a distinct and separate offense.