[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Washington 9-5-1962 by Ord. No. 26. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Nuisances — See Ch. 490.
A code regulating premises on which swine are maintained; establishing minimum standards governing the location and maintenance of such premises; authorizing inspections of such premises; declaring and defining certain acts or conditions on such premises as nuisances; declaring and fixing penalties for violations thereof is hereby adopted pursuant to P.L. 1950, c. 188 (N.J.S.A. 26:3-69.1 to 26:3-69.6). A copy of said code is annexed hereto and made a part hereof without inclusion of the text thereof herein.
The code established and adopted by this chapter is described and commonly known as the "Maintenance of Swine Code of New Jersey (1957)."
Three copies of said Maintenance of Swine Code of New Jersey (1957) have been placed on file in the office of the Secretary, Clerk or other similar officer of this Board of Health upon the introduction of this article and will remain on file in said office for the use and examination of the public.
No person shall maintain more than four swine, as defined in said code, on premises within the boundaries of this municipality until a valid license therefor shall have been issued by the Board of Health, excepting that persons now maintaining swine as defined by said code shall not be obliged to obtain a license for one year from the effective date of said code.
Licenses required by this chapter or code may be denied or suspended by this Board of Health for failure to comply with this chapter or code. This Board of Health shall afford the person whose license to maintain swine on premises has been denied or suspended an opportunity to be heard in public hearing and, following this, to be informed of the Board's decision within two weeks thereafter.
The fee for a license to maintain swine on premises shall be $200.
Licenses issued for the maintenance of swine on premises shall expire annually on December 31 of each year, and application for renewal thereof shall be submitted, together with the required fee, prior to January 15 of each year.
Any person violating any provisions of this chapter or any part hereof shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not more than $100.
In the event that any section, sentence or clause of this chapter or code shall be declared unconstitutional or inconsistent with the provisions of any statute governing the maintenance of swine, including those of P.L. 1957, c. 140, by a court of competent jurisdiction, such declaration shall not in any manner prejudice the enforcement of the remaining provisions.
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 4:5-106.1 et seq.