[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of River Edge 3-21-1977 as Ord. No. 683 (§ 4-18 of the 1975 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
It is the purpose of this chapter to promote the public health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Borough of River Edge by prohibiting the dumping of any leaves, debris, trash, grass clippings, organic, inorganic or any other matter into the waterways in the Borough of River Edge and providing for enforcement of said chapter.
The following waterways are regulated by this chapter:
No person, partnership, corporation or any other legal entity shall dump or permit dumping of leaves, debris, trash, grass clippings, organic, inorganic or any other matter into the above designated areas where water flows.
No person, partnership, corporation or any other legal entity shall construct or permit to be constructed any type of barrier or device intended to or which in fact does or will change the course of the flow of water in the areas regulated by this chapter except construction which is carried out with approval of the appropriate municipal and state authorities.
The Superintendent of the Department of Public Works and his designee shall be the enforcement officials of this chapter.
For a violation of any provision of this chapter, the maximum penalty, upon conviction thereof, shall be a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000.), or imprisonment for up to ninety (90) days, or a period of community service not exceeding ninety (90) days, or any combination thereof.