[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Mount Laurel 8-6-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-9. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The provisions and prohibitions hereinafter contained and enacted are in pursuance of and for the purpose of securing and promoting the public health and general welfare of all residents of the Township of Mount Laurel.
The further intent and purpose of the Township in pursuing this chapter is the prevention of the spread of diseases from mosquito transmission by preventing the presence of mosquito larvae in standing water.
The Burlington County Health Department has identified standing water within motor vehicle tires or bicycle tires to be the habitat in which mosquito larvae breed and spread disease.
No person shall provide, maintain, keep or store tires in any manner on any property unless they are maintained in such a way as to preclude mosquito breeding in rainwater which collects and stagnates in tires exposed to the elements.
This chapter shall apply to tires of all types of vehicles, whether motor vehicles or other types of vehicles.
Tires shall be stored in a totally enclosed structure or covered to prevent the existence or presence of any water in which mosquito larvae may mature and grow or exist. If stored outside, they must be stored up off the ground and covered so as not to allow standing water.
Any tires that cannot be used shall be considered waste material and must be disposed of in a proper and lawful manner which prevents the collection of stagnant rainwater therein.
There shall be a minimum penalty of a fine fixed at an amount not less than $50 for the first offense, $100 for a second offense and $150 for a third and subsequent offenses.
Each and every day in which a violation of any provisions of this chapter exists shall constitute a separate violation.
It shall be the responsibility of the Municipal Code Enforcement Officer and/or the Burlington County Health Department to enforce this chapter.