[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Borough of River Edge 12-31-1975 as Ch. BH-VII of the 1975 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A Code declaring ragweed and poison ivy to be a nuisance, providing for removal or abatement thereof and recovery of expenses incurred by the Board of Health in removing or abating such nuisance and prescribing penalties for violations, is hereby established pursuant to N.J.S.A. 26:3-69.1, et seq. A copy of the Code is annexed to this chapter and made a part of it without the inclusion of the text.
The Code established and adopted by this chapter is described and commonly known as the "Weed Control Code of New Jersey (1953)."
Three (3) copies of the Weed Control Code of New Jersey (1953) have been placed on file in the offices of the Secretary of the Board of Health and the Borough Clerk for the use and examination of the public.
Maximum penalty. Any person violating any of the provisions of any chapter adopted by the Board of Health of the borough shall, upon conviction thereof, pay a penalty of not less than five dollars ($5.), nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.), for each offense. Complaint shall be made in the Municipal Court of the borough or before another judicial officer having authority under the laws of the State of New Jersey. The Court shall have the power to impose the other and additional penalties provided by N.J.S.A. 26:3-77 and 26:3-78.
Separate violation. Except as otherwise provided, each and every day in which a violation of any of the provisions of any chapter adopted by the Board of Health exists shall constitute a separate violation.
Collection of fees and penalties. All fees and penalties collected under any provision of any chapter adopted by the Board of Health shall be paid to the Chief Financial Officer of the borough.