Township of Lower, NJ
Cape May County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Lower by Ord. No. 89-21 (Sec. 3-26 of the 1975 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Brush, grass and debris — See Ch. 185.
Junkyards and junk dealers — See Ch. 392.
Landfills — See Ch. 408.
Littering — See Ch. 419.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 500.
Solid waste — See Ch. 570.
The use or maintenance of any waste disposal area within the Township of Lower other than those areas, if any, officially established by New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection permit or officially designated by the Township of Lower shall constitute a detriment to the public health and a nuisance.
[Amended by Ord. No. 91-29]
No person, firm, or corporation, whether acting as contractor, agent, employee, collector or owners, shall dump, deposit or dispose of any garbage, animal matter, refuse, rubbish, debris, salvage or waste material in or upon any lands anywhere within the Township of Lower other than the designated and permitted areas.
Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to hinder, impede or prevent the ordinary and normal activities of a farm operation.
[Amended by Ord. No. 91-29]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon trial and conviction, be subject to a fine of up to $1,000 for each and every violation, plus the cost of cleanup, or community service work for a period of not less than 30 days but not to exceed 90 days, or imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days, or any combination of these penalties. Each day upon which a violation of this chapter shall continue to exist shall be deemed a separate offense.
[Amended by Ord. No. 91-29]
Any person assisting in the conviction of a violator of this chapter through the signing of a complaint, the giving of testimony in court, or other significant assistance of the enforcement authorities thereof or who testifies in court in an action against an alleged violator of this chapter resulting in conviction shall receive a reward as determined by the Township Council not to exceed 50% of the fine.
[Added by Ord. No. 91-29]
Any member of the Lower Township Police Department and the Township Code Enforcement Officer or any other Township official that Council may designate by amendment to this chapter are hereby empowered to enforce the provisions of this chapter.