Borough of Matawan, NJ
Monmouth County
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[1971 Code § BH4-1]
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 Health Officer, in removing or abating such nuisances; and prescribing penalties for violations is hereby established pursuant to N.J.S. 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.
[1971 Code § BH4-2; Ord. No. 94-1]
The code established and adopted by this chapter is described and commonly known as the "Public Health Nuisance Code of New Jersey (1953)" and shall control except as follows where certain higher standards are established.
[1971 Code § BH4-3]
Three copies of the Public Health Nuisance Code of New Jersey (1953) have been placed on file in the Borough Clerk's offices in Borough Hall for the use and examination of the public.
[Ord. No. 94-1 § 4.2A; Ord. No. 2003-1]
Section 3.1 of the Public Health Nuisance Code shall be amended as follows:
It shall be unlawful for the owners who have agreed to supply heat to any building designed to be occupied as a residence to fail to supply heat from September 15th in each year to May 15th of the succeeding year in such a manner that the temperature of the building shall be maintained at 70 degrees Fahrenheit or above, between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. and 68 degrees Fahrenheit between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
[Ord. No. 94-1 § BH4.2B]
In case of mechanical failure, the owner of any building having three or more units, shall immediately notify the County Health Officer or the Police Department of the Borough when the heat shall be below prescribed levels for two hours or more, and to specify the nature of the failure and measures which are to be taken for restoration of required heating services. The owner of the building shall exercise due care to insure compliance with these requirements.
[Ord. No. 94-1 § BH4.2C]
The owner of any building having three or more dwelling units shall have all heating and hot water furnace or boiler systems inspected by a qualified person during the months of either June, July or August of every year. The findings of these inspections are to be certified by such person and copy of these finds with recommendations are to be filed with the County Health Officer within 15 days of each inspection. Whenever corrections or repairs are recommended, the Health Officer shall serve the owner of the heating or hot water facility notice to abate such condition within a specified time. Failure to make such corrections or repairs within the specified period shall be considered a violation of this chapter.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be liable to the penalty stated in Chapter BHI, Section BH1-5.
[1971 Code § BH9-1]
The following nuisances are prohibited in the Borough:
Placing or depositing in or upon any street, alley, public or private property, any dead animal or parts thereof, rubbish of any kind or description, house or kitchen slops or garbage, any foul or offensive or noxious matter or substance.
Burning of any matter or substance which emits, produces or casts off any foul, obnoxious, harmful or annoying gas, smoke, steam or odor.
The casting or discharging into any river, brook, stream, lake or any body of water any substance which escapes or has been removed from any septic tank, cesspool, sink or laundry tub, or any offal or other refuse, liquid or solid.
No person shall maintain, use or permit to be used any cesspool, septic tank or other receptacle for human excrement unless the cesspool, septic tank or receptacle is so maintained that flies cannot gain access and the contents, both liquid of solid, shall not flow upon the surface of the ground nor gain access to any well, stream, lake or other source of water.
Every owner, lessee, tenant or occupant of any lot or lots, ground or building in the Borough shall, on written notice from the County Health Officer, forthwith remove from the land or buildings any rubbish, garbage or any other unhealthy matter or substance which may be upon the land or within the buildings.
[1971 Code § BH9-2]
No person shall keep any garbage or other waste of like substance, intended for collection by the garbage collector, in any container except a metal or conventional container with a tight-fitting cover manufactured specifically for that purpose. No contained of any kind shall be set or left standing on the sidewalk, roadway or curb except on the days of collection. All containers shall be kept covered at all times. Notwithstanding the above, securely tied plastic bags may be used for the disposal of grass, leaves and shrub cuttings.
[1971 Code § BH9-3]
It shall be unlawful to maintain or keep pigs, goats, cows, horses, ponies, mink, chinchillas, sheep or other livestock, or chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, pigeons or other poultry within the limits of the Borough.
[1971 Code § BH9-4]
It shall be unlawful for any owner, lessee, tenant or occupant of any sunken lots or land below grade, to maintain or cause to gather or collect water on the land. All land shall be drained or filled with fresh earth, cinders or ashes. No pond, excavation, abandoned foundation, hole, tank or barrel shall be maintained with water where mosquitoes can breed.
[1971 Code § BH9-5]
New and used automobile, bus, truck, motorcycle, bicycle and like types of tires may be stored outdoors only when such tires are each individually wrapped securely and completely with a waterproof material so that said tires are dry at all times and cannot become the breeding places for insects and vermin. All outdoor tire storage which does not comply with this section is prohibited.
[1971 Code § BH9-6]
All complaints made regarding or reporting any violation shall be made in writing to the County Health Officer giving full particulars as to location, names or owner, tenants or others and shall be signed by the person making the complaint.
[1971 Code § BH9-7]
Every restaurant, tavern, bar, lunchroom or other place of business serving the public shall have separate toilet rooms for males and females. Toilet rooms shall have a sufficient number of toilets, urinals and wash basins as the size of the business may required, and shall be supplied with clean water at all times.
All places of business serving food or refreshments for consumption on the premises shall also have adequate means for washing dishes, which means shall be supplied with a sufficient supply of hot and cold water at all times.
[1971 Code § BH9-7.2]
Any business, factory or other place of employment shall have a toilet or wash basin for its employees. Where more than six persons are employed, separate toilet rooms shall be maintained for males and females. Toilet rooms shall have a sufficient number of toilets, urinals and wash basins to accommodate all persons without undue crowding or waiting.