[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Borough of Somerville 4-27-77. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A code defining and prohibiting certain matters, things, conditions or acts and each of them as a nuisance, prohibiting certain noises or sounds, requiring the proper heating of apartments, prohibiting lease or rental of certain buildings, prohibiting spitting in or upon public buildings, conveyances or sidewalks, authorizing the inspection of premises by an enforcing official, providing for the removal or abatement of certain nuisances and recovery of expenses incurred by the Board of Health in removing or abating such nuisances and prescribing penalties for violations is hereby established pursuant to Chapter 188, Laws of 1950. A copy of said code is annexed hereto and made a part hereof without the inclusion of the text thereof herein.
The said code established and adopted by this chapter is described and commonly known as the "Public Health Nuisance Code of New Jersey (1953)." The aforesaid code is adopted in its entirety, except that Section 3.1 thereof, entitled "Proper Heating of Apartments," is deleted therefrom and is not made a part hereof.
Three (3) copies of said Public Health Nuisance Code of New Jersey (1953) have been placed on file in the office of the Health Officer of this Board of Health upon the introduction of this chapter and will remain on file there for use and examination by the public. This chapter and said code may be printed in composite form for general use.
The following additional regulations, numbered to conform to the numbering system of said code, are hereby established and adopted as a part of said code:
Section 2.1 is amended by the addition of the following subsections:
Section 2.3 is added as follows:
2.3 It shall be the duty of every property owner, tenant or occupant of any premises to maintain said premises in a clean condition so that the same may not be injurious, detrimental or hazardous to health.
Section 2.4 is added as follows:
2.4 All owners of property along the line of any sewer constructed for the purpose of carrying off sewage in the streets of the Borough of Somerville shall connect their houses and other buildings with the sewer in the street adjoining said property upon notice from this Board to make such connection.
Section 2.5 is added as follows:
2.5 Every building used in any way for occupation by human beings, whether for business or dwelling purposes, shall be provided with a sufficient number of water closets and urinal accommodations. When the interests of the public health require additional water closets or urinal accommodations in any house, store, apartment, flat or any other building, it shall be lawful for this Board, by notice to the owner, to direct the installation of such additional toilets as it shall deem necessary. There shall be at least one (1) water closet for each separate family.
Any person who violates any provision of or order promulgated under this chapter or code established herein shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to a penalty of not less than five dollars ($5) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500) for each violation. Each day a particular violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.