[Ord. #1804 § 1]
A Code regulating the use, operation and maintenance of coin-operated dry cleaning establishments, authorizing inspection of and operations connected therewith and fixing penalties for violations is hereby established pursuant to R.S. 26: 3-69.1 to 69.6. A copy of the Code is annexed and made a part hereof without the inclusion of the text thereof herein.
[Ord. #1804 § 2]
The Code established and adopted by this ordinance is commonly known as the "Coin-operated Dry Cleaning Establishment Code of New Jersey (1962)."
[Ord. #1804 § 3]
Three copies of the "Coin-operated Dry Cleaning Establishment Code of New Jersey (1962)" have been placed on file in the Township Clerk's office and shall remain on file for the use and examination of the public.
[Ord. #1805 § 1]
A code regulating retail food establishments and fixing penalties for violations is hereby established pursuant to R.S. 26: 3-69.1 to 69.6. A copy of the Code is annexed hereto and made a part hereof without the inclusion of the text thereof herein.
[Ord. #1805 § 2]
The code established herein is commonly known as the "Retail Food Establishment Code of New Jersey (1965)."
[Ord. #1805 § 3]
Three copies of the "Retail Food Establishment Code of New Jersey (1965)" have been placed on file in the Township Clerk's office and shall remain on file for the use and examination of the public.
Adoption of Standards.
All licensed retail food establishments must install and properly maintain:
Adoption of Standards. All licensed retail food establishments must install and properly maintain grease traps. Said devised shall operate to separate, capture and contain all rendered animal fat, all oily matters and all thick lubricants from wastewater discharging from any of the aforementioned food establishments and flowing into the sewer system.
In addition to routine inspections by the health department, all retail food establishments must employ, at their own expense, a New Jersey licensed Master Plumbing Inspector to conduct an annual inspection of their grease trap(s) and flow valve(s) and connecting wastewater lines to ensure that waste oil and grease is being adequately removed from wastewater being discharged into the sewer system. The owner(s) of the establishment shall be required to provide the health department with a formal inspection report from the New Jersey licensed Master Plumbing Inspector.
The inspection report shall be submitted to the health department by January 31st of each calendar year, with the annual retail food licensing. Any change of ownership for an existing retail food establishment shall be required to submit the report prior to operation. All new retail food establishments are required to submit said report prior to issuance of Certificate of Occupancy.
Prepackaged fresh cut meats offered for sale by food dealers and retail food establishments throughout the Township are often contained within partially transparent sealed wrappings or are shingled or layered when packaged, making the condition and contents thereof not fully or wholly visible to the consumer because of the shingling or layering of meats and the insertion of a cardboard or other opaque substance on one or more sides of such transparent packaging.
There have been instances within the Township of misrepresentation as to the condition and contents of the items in such packages because of the method of packaging presently used by food dealers and retail food establishments within the Township.
[Ord. #1843 § 1]
"Food dealer" as used in this section shall be construed to mean every person engaged in the business of selling, offering or exposing for sale, food at retail for human consumption either on or off the premises where sold.
[Ord. #1843 § 2]
It is unlawful for any food dealer in the Township to sell or offer or expose for sale, at retail, any sealed, prepackaged, unprocessed or untreated fresh cut meat or frozen meat unless the packaging thereof is colorless and transparent on all sides, exclusive of labeling, which labeling shall not occupy more than 10% of one side of the package; or which fresh cut meat or frozen meat is layered or shingled making the entire contents of the package not wholly visible. This subsection shall not apply to meat commonly designated or known as "chopped meat" or "ground meat."
[Ord. #1493 § 1]
Any ditch, sewer, stream, brook or reservoir located on filled or unfilled land, below or above grade, in which stagnant water shall settle or block up or create a dangerous condition, or be located thereon, is hereby declared a nuisance. Where water from adjacent property shall settle, block up, become stagnant or create a dangerous condition or cause damage to adjacent property by reason of water infiltration is hereby declared a nuisance.
[Ord. #1493 § 2]
Whenever the health officer or any other official hereinafter designated by resolution duly adopted by the Township Council determines that any premises in the Township has located thereon stagnant water (or obstructed water courses) as referred to in subsection 16-4.1 which is detrimental to the life or health of the public, it shall be the duty of the official making such determination to make a complaint in writing to the Township Council setting forth the existing conditions.
[Ord. #1493 § 3]
The Township Council, immediately upon the receipt of the complaint required to be made, shall proceed to consider the complaint and if in the judgment of the Township Council it is deemed advisable that for the best interest of the public that the conditions described in the complaint are detrimental to the life or health of the citizens, the Township Council shall adopt a resolution containing such a declaration and authorizing and instructing the Township Clerk to give notice to the owner of the premises on which the stagnant or obstructed water courses are located to immediately remedy the conditions by removal of the cause of the stagnant or obstructed water courses. Such notice shall contain a description of the property affected and a description of the manner in which the removal of the cause of the stagnant or obstructed water courses can be affected by the owner, and the notice shall further contain a statement that if the condition is not remedied within five days after service of such notice, the Township will proceed to remedy the condition and charge the cost and expense thereof against the property, which charge shall become a lien and shall be collectible and enforced in the same manner as other liens.
[Ord. #1493 § 4]
In the event that the owner or agent of the lands shall not comply with such notice within the time stated therein, the health officer or any other official hereafter to be designated by resolution shall immediately take steps to abate the nuisance in accordance with prior determinations as to the manner of abatement.
[Ord. #1493 § 5]
After the abatement of such nuisance the official abating shall render to the Township Council in writing an actual account of the cost and expense thereof, together with a description of the lands whereon the same was abated; also the name of the owner of the land or the agent in charge thereof, and when such report and account is approved by the Township Council, a copy thereof shall be filed in the Township Clerk's office, who shall file a certified copy thereof with the department of revenue and finance, and from the date of filing of such copy with the department of revenue and finance the cost and expense of abating such nuisance shall be a lien on the lands where any such nuisance has been abated hereunder.
[Ord. #1493 § 6]
Whenever it comes to the attention of the Township Council that, due to the conditions existing on any lands within the Township, a nuisance is created detrimental to the safety, health and general welfare of the community, the Township Council may pass a resolution declaring that the conditions complained of constitute a nuisance within the meaning of this section and provide for the abatement thereof in the same manner as provided herein.
[Ord. #971 § 1]
It is unlawful for any owner or tenant of any lot or tract of land or any part thereof in the Township to permit or maintain on any such lot or tract any growth or rag weed, poison ivy, poison sumac or other noxious or poison weeds injurious to health.
[Ord. #971 § 2]
It is the duty of the owner or tenant of any such lot or tract of land or any part thereof in the Township, to cut and remove or cause to be cut and removed all such rag weed, poison ivy, poison sumac or other noxious or poisonous weeds injurious to health, within five days after receiving notice to do so from the Township.
[Ord. #971 § 3]
If the provisions of subsection 16-5.2 are not complied with, the Township shall serve written notice on the owner or tenant of any such lot or tract of land, requiring them to comply with this section. Should the person upon whom such notice is served fail, neglect or refuse to cut and remove such rag weed, poison ivy, poison sumach or other noxious or poisonous weeds within five days after the service of such notice, the Township shall cause same to be cut and removed, and the actual cost of such cutting and removal shall be certified by the health officer to the collector of taxes and shall thereupon become and be a lien on the property on which such poisonous weeds were located and shall be added to and form part of the taxes next to be assessed on the lot or tract of land and shall be collected and enforced by the same officer and in the same manner as taxes.
[Ord. #984 § 1]
No person shall sell, or offer or expose for sale, or in any way aid in same or distribute or in any way aid in same of any horse flesh without first obtaining a written permit thereof from the director of public affairs or the health department of the Township, upon written application made for such permit.
[Ord. #984 § 2]
No person shall sell or offer or expose for sale, or in anywise aid in same any horse flesh unless every carcass, piece and parcel thereof shall have conspicuously attached thereto a label or tag not less than three inches wide and four inches long, on which shall be printed or stamped, in letters not less than one inch in height, the words "horse flesh."
[Ord. #984 § 3]
No person shall erase, cancel, obliterate, deface, cover, remove or alter any brand, tag, label or other marking required by any provision of this section to be attached or affixed to any package or container.
[Ord. #984 § 4]
The director of public affairs may, after hearing held by him, suspend or revoke the permit mentioned in subsection 16-6.1 for failure of the "permittee" to abide by the provisions of this section; provided that the "permittee" is given at least three days' notice of the hearing, so as to afford an opportunity to be heard prior to such suspension or revocation.
[Ord. #984 § 5]
It is unlawful for the owner or operator of any restaurant or other food handling establishment, serving cooked or prepared horse meat, or food products containing horse meat, for consumption on the premises, to sell or permit the same to be sold under any designation not indicating that horse meat is used in such cooked or prepared meat or food products.
[Ord. #984 § 6]
The owner or manager of any restaurant or other food handling establishment serving cooked or prepared horse meat for consumption on the premises, shall cause at least one sign to be prominently displayed in each room where such foods are served, containing the words in letters not less than four inches high:
"HORSE MEAT SERVED HERE"
If menu cards are used, any food containing horse meat shall be so designated on the menu.
[Ord. #984 § 8]
The necessary signs shall be displayed at all times as required under the R.S. 24:5-21 entitled "Horse flesh labeling." There shall be displayed in every shop selling horse flesh a sign at least eight feet long, and two feet wide upon which shall be printed in letters not less than six inches in height and four inches in width the words "Horse flesh sold here," and a sign shall be conspicuously displayed. The store window shall be lettered with letters not less than 1 1/2 inches in height and one inch in width the words "Horse flesh sold here."
[Ord. #984 § 9]
No horse flesh shall be sold, held, or offered for sale in the Township except that slaughtered under Federal Inspection, and so branded.
[Ord. #984 § 10]
In any establishment where both horse flesh and other food animal flesh shall be sold, the horse flesh shall by hung or racked on one side of the ice box and no other animal flesh shall be hung or racked on the same side with the horse flesh. All tags or stamped surfaces of horse flesh hung or racked shall be plainly visible to any inspector entering ice box at all times.
[Ord. #984 § 11]
A section of any display case used for horse flesh and other food animal flesh display shall be made by a separating partition and this section shall only be used for the display of horse flesh. A separate block shall be provided for the cutting of horse flesh or a hard wood top provided which may be placed on top of the regular counter or block for the cutting or chopping of horse flesh.
[Ord. #984 § 12]
There shall be provided separate knives, saws, steels and chopping machine for horse flesh. Paper shall be placed upon scale plate when used for weighing horse flesh.
[Ord. #984 § 13]
Wherever horse flesh is held, stored, or offered for sale in any box or case, counter or block, all tags or stamped surfaces shall be so displayed as to be easily read by the public.
[Ord. #984 § 14]
Horse flesh and the flesh of other food animals shall not be ground together except upon request of the buyer and grinding of same shall be done in machine assigned for grinding horse meat.
[Ord. #984 § 15]
No provision manufacturer shall be permitted to manufacture provisions from horse flesh while manufacturing provisions from other food animals. No manufacturer shall be permitted to use the flesh of horses and other food animals in the manufacture of their product. No manufacturer shall be permitted to manufacture provisions from horse flesh without a permit to do so issued by the Department of Health. Any manufacturer whose product is made of horse flesh shall stamp every article so as to comply with R.S. 21:5-21.
[Ord. #984 § 16]
- HORSE MEAT OR HORSE FLESH
- Shall mean the flesh of the equine animal family when same is offered for sale in the Township, and either or both shall be deemed correct within the meaning of this regulation.
[Ord. #984 § 17]
Horse flesh prepared as dog food shall be packed in containers and shall not be kept, stored, or offered for sale from case or ice box maintained for horse flesh offered for sale for human consumption. A separate case shall be provided.
[Ord. #984 § 18]
No person shall transport in the same truck horse flesh while transporting other animal flesh.
- RAW MILK OR RAW CREAM
- Shall mean all milk or cream which has not been subject to heat at a temperature of not less than 142° F. for 30 consecutive minutes.
[Ord. #750 § 1]
No person shall sell or distribute or have in possession with intent to sell or distribute in the Township any raw milk, raw cream or raw milk products (except butter, cheese or butter milk), providing, that nothing herein contained shall be construed as affecting the sale or distribution of certified milk or certified cream in the Township as defined and produced under regulations as provided for in Chapter 11 of the Sanitary Code of the New Jersey Department of Health.
[Ord. #134y; Ord. #501; Ord. #549; Ord. #1009; Ord. #1039; Ord. #1091; Ord. #1203; Ord. #1386; Ord. #1487; Ord. #1614; Ord. #1707; Ord. #1775; Ord. #1915; Ord. #3088]
[Ord. #134y § 1]
This section shall be known and designated as "The Sanitary Code of the Township of Belleville."
[Ord. #134y §§ 2 — 7]
As used in this section:
Department shall mean the Department of Health of the Township, or its official representative, except where otherwise specified.
Rubbish shall mean all waste or refuse organic matter.
Garbage shall mean all decayed organic matter.
Food establishment shall mean any place, building, vehicle or device in which food is manufactured, sold, stored, prepared, served or handled with intent to sell or distribute.
Nuisance shall mean whatever is dangerous to human health, whatever renders the ground, the water, the air or food a hazard or any injury to human health. Nuisance shall include the throwing, placing or depositing in or on any place, street, alley, sidewalk, gutter, lot or public or private grounds within the Township, any dead animals, fish, birds, or any part of the same, or any carrion, putrid meat, manure or compost; also any foul, offensive or obnoxious matter or substance whatever, whether composed wholly, partly or jointly or entirely of animal or vegetable matter; also any matter, thing, or substance of any kind, nature or composition, in or upon any private land, lot, building, tenement, cellar, pit, well or other structure, whether the substance or matter is mixed or unmixed, compounded or otherwise composed wholly or jointly or partly of liquid or solid matter or substance, which shall cause or produce or from which there shall arise or be cast off, any impure or obnoxious or offensive or foul odor, smell or gas, annoying, harmful or dangerous to any person. Also any full or leaky cesspools or any full or leaky privy vault, allowing or permitting any liquid or solid matter taken from any cesspool or privy vault to be placed or deposited in or upon any lot, place, street, gutter in the Township; allowing or permitting of the substances to leak or ooze out of the cart, wagon or vessel or other thing in which the same may be placed, while upon or crossing along any of the streets; conveying the substances along any of the streets of the Township, except in air-tight tanks or vessels. Nuisance shall include the burning of anything, matter or substances within the Township (other than coal, wood or charcoal), which shall emit into the air, or cause, or produce, or cast off any foul, obnoxious, offensive, harmful annoying or repulsive gas, smoke or odor of any kind whatever.
[Ord. #134y §§ 8 — 10]
No person shall throw, place or deposit or allow to collect on, or flow over any sidewalk, street or place, any slops, dirty water or filth of any kind; and no person shall throw, place or deposit on any street or place, any dead animal, fish or any part of the same, or any putrid meat, compost or any foul or offensive substance whatever.
No person shall throw, cast, place or deposit, or allow to flow or run into any stream, river or brook in the Township, any dead animal, putrid meat, garbage, offal, manure or compost or any foul or offensive substance whatever.
No person shall throw, cast, place or deposit, or allow to flow into any river, stream, brook, reservoir, cistern or well, the water of which is used for drinking purposes, any dead animal, or any part of the same, or any carrion, putrid meat, manure, compost, slops, or any offensive substance whatever, or any substance or thing that shall pollute or render harmful or unhealthy the water.
[Ord. #134y § 11]
No person shall maintain any sunken land, or marsh land, with stagnant water therein or thereon, or any pool, pond, stream, ditch, or other body of water, or any cistern, privy vault, cesspool, rain barrel or other receptacle containing water, in which mosquito larvae exist; and all sunken land or marsh land, or lots below grade, shall be drained or otherwise cared for as not to be or become a nuisance.
[Ord. #134y § 12]
Any owner, or occupant of any lot, ground, building, house or stable in this Township, on notice from the health officer, shall remove from the lot, ground, building, house or stable, any rubbish, garbage, offal or any offensive matter or thing (or any weeds or growing vegetation liable to become the breeding grounds for mosquitoes or the hiding place for nuisances, or any poisonous plants); and any person on notice from the health officer, shall abate any nuisance existing on any premises of which he is the owner or occupant.
If any person refuses to remove any foul or obnoxious or hurtful matter or thing, or if any person refuses or neglects to abate any nuisance, then the health officer may proceed under the provisions of "An act to revise, consolidate and amend certain acts, concerning Board of Health in this State," approved March 31, 1887, and the supplements thereto, to remove the nuisance, source of foulness or cause of sickness, and to recover, by action of debt against such persons, the expense incurred by the health officer by such removal.
[Ord. #134y § 13]
All spitting on the sidewalks of the public streets or public places of the Township, or on the floors of public buildings and in public conveyances, is hereby declared a public nuisance, and a source of danger to public health, and is hereby prohibited. All officers in control thereof shall keep posted permanently in such buildings or conveyances a sufficient number of notices forbidding spitting upon the floors thereof.
[Ord. #134y § 14]
No person shall carry on any trade, manufacture or business within the Township which may be obnoxious or offensive to the Township residents, or any part of the Township and which may be attended by noisome and offensive odors, without obtaining a permit from the Department of Health. The permit shall be granted only on such terms and conditions as shall be prescribed by the department, to which terms and conditions the applicant for such permit shall subscribe before receiving such permit. The permit shall not be transferred in case of sale or transfer of business, in which case a new application shall be made in the name of the party who proposes to conduct the business. The trade, manufacture or business may be at any time summarily abated in case of failure to comply with the terms and conditions of the permit and same shall be abated if a permit is not obtained.
[Ord. #134y § 15]
No premises shall be rented, let, leased or occupied as a tenement house unless the premises have a plentiful supply of pure water suitable for domestic purposes, furnished at one or more places in such house, or in the yard thereof, so that the same may be adequate and reasonably convenient for the use of the occupants of the house.
[Ord. #134y § 16]
Whenever the Department of Health has satisfactory evidence that any well or cistern, the water of which is used for domestic purposes, has become polluted and rendered unsafe for use, notice to discontinue the use of the polluted water shall be sent to the person in charge of the well or cistern, who shall, upon receipt of such notice, close the well or cistern and fill it up with fresh earth.
[Ord. #134y § 17; Ord. #3456]
Every dwelling and building, and the yard, court passage and area or alley connected with the same, shall be kept clean and free from dirt, filth, garbage or other matter. It shall be unlawful for any dwelling or business in the Township of Belleville to put up a laundry line in the front yard of any dwelling or business. If any owner, agent, lessee or occupant of a dwelling or building violates this section; for a first offense a warning shall be issued, any offense thereafter a fine of up $100 shall be issued.
[Ord. #134y § 18]
Whenever it is decided by the Department of Health that any building is unfit for human habitation, by reason of its being infected with disease, or by reason of its being in a condition dangerous to health or life, or to be likely to cause sickness among the occupants, and notice of such decision is affixed conspicuously on the building and personally served upon the owner, agent, or lessee, if the same can be found requiring all persons therein to vacate such building, for the reasons to be stated therein as aforesaid, such building, shall, within 10 days thereafter, be vacated; or in case of special emergency, within such shorter time as may be specified in the notice.
[Ord. #134y § 19]
The owner, lessor, or agent of any building or part thereof used in any degree for occupation by human beings whether for business or dwelling purposes, shall keep the roofs, gutters, and side walls of such buildings so that the same shall not leak, and shall cause all rain water to be drained and conveyed from such roofs, gutters or side walls in such manner as to prevent the dripping of water upon the ground or upon any portion of the structure, or in the yard adjacent thereto.
[Ord. #134y § 20]
A building or portion of a building occupied as a dwelling shall be lighted and ventilated by means of at least one window in each room, the window opening to the outer air.
[Ord. #134y § 21]
Every plumbing or drainage fixture, appliance or pipe, and every part thereof, and every appliance or pipe or part thereof for water supply, upon any premises, whether inside or outside of any building shall be maintained free from any leak, obstruction or other defect, and shall be kept by the person in charge in good repair and serviceable condition. Any imperfect trap, sink or watercloset within any house, or any other drainage appliance or fixture within any house from which there arises any foul or obnoxious gas or odor, is hereby declared to be a nuisance, and a source of danger to public health.
[Ord. #134y § 22]
No person shall use any room for sleeping in any dwelling house, apartment house, hotel or other building, which is overcrowded and where the cubic capacity for each adult is less than 400 cubic feet and for each child under 12 years of age 250 cubic feet, occupying such building or room, and upon written order from the Department of Health the number of occupants of such building or room so overcrowded shall be reduced in accordance with this subsection.
[Ord. #134y § 23]
Every building, whether for business or dwelling purposes, shall be provided with water closets and urinal accommodations according to the number of occupants, and maintained in good and serviceable condition. In all tenement houses where separate water closets are not provided for each family and in all business places, separate water closets shall be provided for each sex so as to secure absolute privacy; in dwellings or places used as a permanent place of abode for persons, at least one water closet shall be provided and maintained for each six persons; for lodging houses, hotels or other places used as a temporary place of abode, at least one water closet for each 10 persons; and in stores of every kind including restaurants and lunch rooms, at least one water closet for each 10 persons.
[Ord. #1009 § 1]
The person in charge of any building, tenement or apartment house occupied by six or more families shall provide adequate janitorial service at all times for the purpose of keeping the premises in a clean and sanitary condition, and daily all garbage and other household refuse from each flat or apartment in such building, tenement or apartment house shall be removed.
No person shall in any flat or apartment in any house occupied by two or more families, use any window, dumbwaiter, shaft, fire escape or porch of such house for the purpose of discharging dust, by shaking or otherwise, from any clothes, rug or other floor covering, broom, mop, rag, or other cleaning implement or material.
[Ord. #1203 § 2]
Adequate and convenient hand washing facilities shall be provided in each toilet room of any food establishment. Adequate and convenient hand washing facilities shall include hot and cold running water, soap, and approved sanitary towels. The use of a common towel is specifically prohibited as unsanitary. No employee shall resume work after using the toilet room without first washing his hands, and every toilet in a food establishment shall have a sign posted to this effect.
[Ord. #134y § 24]
No person shall paper the walls or ceilings of any room in any building used for a dwelling before all the old paper is previously scraped or thoroughly removed from the walls or other parts.
[Ord. #134y § 25]
All owners, lessees, tenants, or occupants of any and all lots and lands in this Township shall keep the sidewalks and streets in front of such lots and lands free from filth, slops, dirty water, rubbish or any other thing dangerous to health, life or limb.
[Ord. #134y § 26]
It is the duty of the owner or contractor engaged in the construction or erection of any new building, or other construction work in the Township to provide a sufficient number of water closets for the use of the persons employed in the work of erecting such buildings or other construction work. Such water closet or privy vault shall be placed at the commencement of the work and shall be continued until the completion of the same. Every such water closet or privy vault shall be kept and maintained at all times in a clean and sanitary condition, and subsection 16-8.53(b) and (d) shall be complied within the erection and maintenance of any such privy vault.
[Ord. #134y § 27]
No person who is responsible by reason of ownership, possession, or agreement shall allow any building to be occupied as a tenement house, apartment house, dwelling house or factory building in which the water supply has been turned off for any reason, except to repair faulty plumbing, for any period longer than 12 hours.
[Ord. #134y § 28]
It is the duty of the owner of every structure used for dwelling or business purposes to keep the cellar free from accumulations of water. If such accumulations occur the owner shall immediately have such water pumped out and have the cause repaired or conditions altered so that further accumulations will be prevented. Failure to comply with subsections 16-8.8 through 16-8.23 is declared a public nuisance, and a source of danger to public health.
[Ord. #134y § 29]
Allowing any dog to run at large or come in contact with persons other than the immediate household of the owner, if in the opinion of the department or the health officer, the dog is vicious and hazardous to the health of the Township, or if it molests pedestrians or others without provocation, is hereby declared a public nuisance, and a source of danger to public health. Such dogs, if taken out, shall be muzzled completely or on the leash.
[Ord. #1915 §§ 1, 2; Ord. #3088]
It shall be the duty of every person who shall have contracted or undertaken, or shall be otherwise bound, or legally obligated to heat or to furnish heat for any building, part of any building, apartment or space occupied as a home, or place of residence, of one or more persons, or as a business establishment where one or more persons are employed, to heat or to furnish heat to every occupied portion of such building, part thereof, apartment, room or space, so that a minimum temperature of 68° F. is maintained therein at all times. This subsection shall not apply to buildings or parts thereof used and occupied for trades, businesses or occupations where high or low temperatures are essential and unavoidable.
At no time, however, shall the minimum temperature be permitted to fall below 65° F., between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. in any building, apartment, part of any building or apartment, or other space wherein or wherefore there shall be any obligation to furnish heat. It shall be the duty of every person who shall have such obligation to so furnish such heat to maintain the same in accordance with this chapter.
With respect to the obligation or duty to furnish heat to or in a building, apartment or portion thereof, occupied as a home or place of residence, the term "at all times," as used in this subsection, shall mean the time between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. and with respect to the obligation or duty to furnish heat to building or portion thereof used and occupied as a business establishment, the term "at all times," as used in this subsection shall mean the working hours established and maintained in the said building or portion thereof so involved, whenever the outer temperature shall fall below 55° F.
[Ord. #134y § 32; Ord. #3283]
No person shall keep or allow to be kept in any dwelling house or structure, premises or upon any open property within the Township of Belleville, any horse, cattle, swine, goat, sheep, horses, or venomous snakes.
[Ord. #134y § 33; Ord. #3283]
No person shall have or keep or harbor in any dwelling house, building, premises or on any grounds of which he or she may be the owner, leasee, tenant or occupant any chickens, pigeons, or other fowl (excepting those persons engaged in the keeping of fowl for commercial purposes in the business zone), nor shall any person have or keep any animal or animals for the purpose of breeding, nor permit the breeding or raising of any animals, domestic or non-domestic on any property, premises, dwelling, or business within the limits of the Township of Belleville.
[Ord. #134y § 34; Ord. #3283]
No pedigreed homing, high flying or air-performing pigeons shall be kept within the Township of Belleville except upon the following conditions:
Such pigeons shall be housed in sheds, coops, pens or other structures meeting the following requirements:
No such structure shall be built or maintained less than 50 feet from the property line of any neighboring property.
All such structures shall be keep in good repair, shall have a floor and impervious to moisture, and be kept waterproofed, free from rats and vermin, properly lighted and ventilated in a clean and sanitary condition at all times.
All such structures intended for the use of the housing of such pedigreed homing, highflying or air-performing pigeons shall be in accordance with the building code of the Township of Belleville.
Upon satisfactory compliance with paragraph a., a person seeking to house pedigreed homing, highflying or air-performing pigeons shall make application to the Health Department for a permit from both the Health Department and the Construction Code Department at the Township of Belleville. The cost of such permit shall in the aggregate, not exceed $100.
Pedigreed homing, highflying or air-performing pigeons housed in compliance with this subsection shall be permitted to fly for exercising or training unless such flights shall prove to be a public nuisance.
A violation of this subsection shall subject the violator to a fine not less than $100 per day, nor more than $500 per day, or a term of imprisonment not to exceed 15 days. Each day of noncompliance shall be considered a separate violation.
Compliance with subsection 16-8.28 shall not operate to exempt a person from otherwise complying with any other ordinance, law, or regulation relating to noise, nuisance, health, or odor related violations.
[Ord. #1344 § 35; Ord. #3283]
[Ord. #134y § 36; Ord. #3283]
[Ord. #549 § 1]
The slaughtering or killing of cattle, horses, swine, poultry or sheep, shall not be allowed within the Township, unless a permit is granted for that purpose by the department. The permit fee shall be $50 and all such permits shall terminate on June 30 next following their issuance. No permits shall be issued where the slaughtering of cattle, horses, swine, poultry or sheep is, in the judgment of the department, deemed to be a nuisance or detrimental to the public health.
[Ord. #134y §§ 38, 39]
Every person leasing or occupying any place, room or building where any cattle, horses, swine, poultry or sheep have been killed or dressed, shall thoroughly clean and purify such place, and all offal, blood, fat, garbage, refuse and unwholesome or offensive matter shall be removed therefrom at least once every 24 hours after use thereof, and all such rooms, buildings, yards or appurtenances thereto shall be at all times clean and wholesome,
No cattle, swine or sheep shall be killed for human food, while in a diseased condition, overheated, feverish or in an exhausted condition; nor shall cattle, swine or sheep, for human food, be killed within 24 hours after driving or transportation, nor until rested and properly fed and watered, nor shall any meat from any diseased animal be sold or offered for sale in the Township.
[Ord. #134y § 41]
It is the duty of every person having charge of any animal dying in the Township to notify the Department of Health and such person aforesaid shall not remove any such carcass from the premises where the animal died without a permit from the Department of Health.
[Ord. #134y § 43; Ord. #1707 § 1; Ord. #501 § 1]
No meat, fish, poultry, vegetable, fruit or milk, not being healthy, fresh, sound, wholesome and safe for human food, nor the meat of any fish, bird, poultry or animal that has died from disease or accident shall be brought into the Township or offered for sale or sold.
No live poultry or live animals used for human food shall be sold or offered for sale in the Township at any other place than a duly licensed slaughter house, nor by anyone other than the proprietor or same.
If it is established that the meat or meat product, including chopped meat, ground meat or meat patties, of any animal, fish, shell fish, bird or poultry:
Has a total bacteria count exceeding 10,000 per gram by agar plate method; or
Has a count of coliform bacteria exceeding 100 per gram; or
Contains any staphylococci or any other pathogenic organisms; then it shall be presumed, in the absence of proof to the contrary, that the meat is not fresh, of decomposed substance, unwholesome, unsafe for human food and may be injurious to health.
No person shall manufacture, have, offer for sale, or sell any article of food or drink which is adulterated within the meaning of "An Act to Prevent the adulteration of food or drugs," approved March 25, 1881, and the supplements and amendments thereto.
No decayed or unwholesome fruit or vegetables shall be brought into the Township, sold or offered for sale.
No calf, pig or lamb, or the meat thereof, shall be brought into this Township, held or offered for sale, or sold, which at the date of its death, being a calf was less than four weeks old, or being a pig was less than five weeks old, or being a lamb, was less then eight weeks old, nor shall any meagre, sickly or unwholesome fish, bird or poultry be brought into the Township, held, sold or offered for sale.
When any meat, fish, poultry, bird, fruit or vegetable is offered for sale, or exposed for sale which is in a condition unwholesome or unfit for food, the same shall be removed, and it shall be the duty of the person in charge of such substance to immediately remove the same from any place, and such shall not be sold or offered for sale nor in any way disposed of for human food. And in case the person in charge fails or neglects or refuses to remove the articles within three hours after having been notified to do so, the same may be removed by the Department of Health, the person in charge paying all expenses thereof.
[Ord. #1614 § 1; Ord. #134y § 47]
"Hamburger," "chopped meat," "ground meat," or "beef patties," shall consist of chopped fresh beef with or without the addition of beef fat as such, and seasoning, and shall not contain more than 30% beef fat.
[Ord. #1487 § 1]
No fruit, vegetables or other food shall be stored, exhibited or exposed for sale outside of any building in the Township unless.
[Ord. #134y § 50]
All bakers, wholesale or retail, confectioners, grocers and others selling bread in the Township, shall wrap each and every loaf of the same in clean paper.
[Ord. #134y §§ 51, 52]
No sleeping room nor any room of a dwelling apartment or tenement shall be directly connected with a room which is used as a restaurant or public dining room or with the room in which the food for consumption in the dining room is to be prepared or cooked. No store in which food is sold shall be directly connected with any sleeping room of a dwelling apartment or tenement.
[Ord. #134y § 53]
No person shall engage in the business nor shall any person employ any person in the business of handling any foodstuffs in the Township intended or suited for human consumption unless such person files with the Department of Health a medical certificate, from a physician duly licensed to practice medicine in this State, setting forth that such person is free from tuberculosis or any contagious disease; provided that this subsection shall not apply to the handling of any foodstuffs which are enclosed in cans or other receptacles. No waiter, cook or other employee of a boarding house, hotel or restaurant, or other place where food is served, who lodges or visits in a household where he comes in contact with any person affected with amoebic or bacillary dysentery, diphtheria, scarlet fever, paratyphoid fever, typhoid fever, or any communicable disease which may be transmitted through food or food products, or with any person who is a carrier of the causative agent of any such disease, shall serve or handle food for others in any manner whatsoever.
"Contagious disease" shall include venereal diseases and the communicable diseases set forth in subsection 16-8.54.
"Business of handling" shall include manufacturing, cooking, selling or serving.
"Foodstuffs" shall include every article used for food or drink by man, and every ingredient of such article, and all confectionery and condiments. A separate certificate shall be filed for each person for a period of six months.
[Ord. #134y § 54]
All bakeries in the Township shall be open at any time to inspection by the department. The bakeries shall be kept in a thoroughly sanitary condition, shall be used for no other purpose and shall not be connected with any sleeping room of a dwelling, apartment or tenement.
[Ord. #134y § 55]
All persons engaged in the sale of ice cream in the Township shall file annually with the department before June 1 a true statement of the place where the milk and cream to be used is produced, of the place of manufacture and from whom the ice cream is purchased. All premises where ice cream is manufactured for sale in the Township, shall be kept in a thoroughly sanitary condition and shall be open to the department for inspection at any time. No refrozen ice cream, nor any ice cream, one or all of the various ingredients of which could not be sold separately under this section shall be offered for sale in the Township.
[Ord. #134y § 56]
All refrigerators or ice boxes maintained in any butcher shop or other mercantile shop in the Township shall be open to inspection by the department at any time when business is being carried on in the shop. No person shall allow any animal or vegetable matter which is foul or which is in a state of decay to remain within the refrigerator or ice box, nor shall the refrigerator or ice box be allowed to become foul or malodorous.
[Ord. #1203 § 1]
All hotels, restaurants, cafes, soda fountains, and other places where food is produced, manufactured, stored, cooked, prepared, distributed and sold, or intended for sale for human consumption shall be provided with cold running water and hot running water at a temperature of not less than 175° F. under pressure easily accessible to all rooms in which food is prepared or utensils are washed. The supply of hot and cold running water shall be of adequate quantity and of safe and sanitary quality.
[Ord. #1091 § 1]
No person conducting a place of business in the Township where persons are served with a beverage of any kind for consumption upon the premises, shall serve or allow or permit to be served to any person drinking straws, tube or other similar device, which are not completely enclosed in an individual wrapper to keep the drinking straws, tube or other similar device in a clean and sanitary condition. No single service containers, paper cups, paper spoons, paper forks or paper plates shall be used a second time. All single service drinking straws, tube and paper containers shall be destroyed immediately after use.
[Ord. #134y §§ 75 — 99]
All stables, milk houses or other buildings on a dairy farm or dairy shall be adequate and without defect in respect to strength, ventilation, light, drainage and all other usual, proper or necessary provisions, or precautions, for the security of health or life.
Cow stables shall be provided with stalls or with proper stanchions for anchoring the cows, so arranged as to allow not less than 3 1/2 feet width of floor space for each cow, and each animal shall have not less than 500 cubic feet clear air space, and for each 500 cubic feet of air space there shall be two square feet of window light, the window light to be well distributed. The stables shall be well ventilated at all times.
Cow stables or any portion of a barn used as a cow stable shall have a tight ceiling, shall be partitioned off from the rest of the barn, and the walls and ceilings of the stables shall be painted or whitewashed at frequent intervals, and the walls and ceilings shall be kept free from dust and cobwebs at all times.
Cow stables shall have tight dry floors of cement or other impervious material, in good repair, and the manure drops or urine gutters shall be watertight and thoroughly cleaned at least twice each day, and always one hour preceding every milking of the cows. Manure shall not be allowed to accumulate within the building occupied by the cows.
If manure boxes are used for the storage of manure, they shall be of watertight construction, tightly covered in order to exclude flies and small animals, emptied and disinfected at least once a week, or oftener if it is found necessary, and shall be situated not nearer than 100 feet to any dairy building.
Cow stables or the yard connected therewith, shall be provided with one or more receptacles for drinking water for cows, and the receptacles shall be adequately supplied only with pure, potable fresh water.
Cow stables shall be provided with pure, potable running water and adequate facilities for the proper cleaning of milkers' hands before milking, and other cleaning necessary for the proper maintenance of the barn and cows.
Cow stables shall not contain any water closet, privy, cesspool, urinal or manure pit; nor shall any poultry, hog, horse, sheep or goat be kept in any room used for stabling cows.
The cow yard or enclosure in which cows are kept, shall be graded and drained so as to keep the surface reasonably dry and to prevent the accumulation of water therein; and garbage, urine, fecal matter or similar substances shall not be placed in or allowed to remain in, such enclosure, nor shall any open drain be allowed to run through the enclosure.
All dairy farms or dairies producing milk shall be provided with a milk house.
The milk house shall not have any direct communication with any stable building, garage, stable shed, laundry, dwelling room, sleeping room, kitchen, grocery or store, nor have therein or communicate directly with any water closet or urinal, nor be connected with or be in communication or association with any building, place or surroundings that shall be detrimental to the purity of the milk and to the public health. The milk house shall not be in any cellar, basement or place, the floor of which is more than three feet below the level of the surrounding grade, nor where there is not sufficient light, fresh air and sanitary surroundings to secure the purity of the milk and cream to be kept there for distribution or sale.
All milk houses shall be constructed, arranged and maintained to provide not less than two separate and distinct rooms, one of which shall be known as the "milk room," and the other the "wash room." The cooler and equipment shall not occupy more than 50% of the floor space. The wash room shall not be used for any purpose except the washing, cleaning and sterilizing of cans, bottles and utensils, and other appliances used in the business of dealing in milk or preparing it, and in doing other necessary and incidental work, and shall contain no equipment other than is necessarily required for such purpose. The wash room shall be separated from the milk room by a complete wall or partition and tight closing door, which shall be kept closed when the wash room is in use or when milk is being prepared. In all milk houses constructed, access to the wash room shall not be exclusively through the milk room.
The floors of all contained rooms of a milk house shall be smooth, properly graded and drained, free from cracks and depressions, and shall be constructed of concrete, cement or other impervious material so as to permit Blushing to secure cleanliness. The side walls shall be tight with a smooth finish, and glazed, painted or whitewashed and walls shall be so constructed and maintained as to exclude rats and vermin.
All rooms in which milk is handled and other processes connected therewith are to be conducted shall be suitably lighted and ventilated, and screened to exclude flies.
All milk houses shall be sufficiently provided with facilities to conduct the business of storing, handling or preparing milk in a sanitary manner and for cleaning, sterilizing and drying all bottles, cans and appliances used in the business. Equipment shall include coolers or vats, bottle filing and washing appliances, steam boiler and sanitary stationary tubs and sinks, with ample supply of running hot and cold pure water. Unsanitary equipment shall not be used.
All milk cooling vats shall be constructed of concrete or other impervious material with the inner surface smooth, nonabsorbent and free from cracks and imperfections, and constructed and arranged so as to be readily cleaned, and shall be cleaned with sufficient frequency to keep them free from sediment, slime or odor, and the contained water shall be fresh and clean and the ice free from impurities. Cooling vats shall be of sufficient size and sufficient number to contain all cans and bottles of milk dealt in and shall be used for no other purpose. No milk shall be kept or stored otherwise than in such coolers and they shall be deep enough to permit water to rise to the necks of the cans.
All persons handling milk in any dairy or dairy farm shall be personally clean, and when entering upon their duties shall wear clean outer garments. The hands of the milker shall be washed clean prior to milking and kept clean and dry during the process of milking.
All other persons handling milk shall comply with subsection 16-8.39.
Milking machines shall be taken apart and properly cleaned after each milking, and teat cups and milking tubes shall be properly sterilized after each milking. Milking machines, if used, shall be of a type and kept in such condition that their use does not increase the bacterial count or lower the fat content of the milk, or injure the cows in any way.
All cows kept for the production of milk shall be kept clean and wholesome at all times, and shall be properly fed and watered, and prior to milking the cows they shall be cleaned by brushing and the teats and udder carefully cleaned with a damp cloth.
Every person using any premises for keeping cows for dairy purposes shall provide and use a sufficient number of receptacles, of smooth metal with inside seams soldered flush and kept in good repair, for the reception, storage and delivery of milk, and shall keep them clean and wholesome at all times. At milking time each receptacle shall be removed as soon as filled from the stable or room in which the cows are kept. No milk or cream shall be strained, or otherwise handled, stored or kept within any building used for stabling cows or other domestic animals.
All milk or cream produced for sale or delivery as raw milk in the Township shall be produced from cows that are labeled or tagged with a number or mark which will permanently identify them, and the cows shall be free from tuberculosis, as shown by a test, with tuberculin, annually or more frequently, in a manner approved by the department. All cows which react to the tuberculin test shall be separated from the producing herd at once, and disposed of according to the laws and regulations of the State of New Jersey, and no cow shall be added to a herd producing raw milk until a certificate of satisfactory tuberculin test has been filed with the department. No diseased cow, or any cow that is in a condition to impair the healthfulness of the milk shall be allowed to remain in any herd from which milk is produced for sale in the Township, and copies of veterinarians' certificates of health from physical examinations of herds shall be filed with the department.
It is the duty of every person having control of any premises upon which cows are kept to notify the Township health officer of the existence of any contagious or infectious disease among such cows, immediately upon discovery, and to thoroughly isolate any cow so diseased or which may reasonably be believed to be infected, and to exercise such other precautions as may be directed in writing by the health officer.
It is the duty of every person having control of any premises used as a dairy or dairy farm, or handling or selling milk or cream, to notify the Department of Health immediately if, at any time, any person having any connection with the dairy, or with the handling of milk, or any resident member of the family of any person so connected, shall be stricken with any of the communicable diseases enumerated in subsection 16-8.54, with septic sore throat, or with any venereal disease. In addition to the report to the department another report shall be forwarded to the State Department of Health, directly in case the person is stricken with Asiatic Cholera, Diphtheria (membranous croup), Amoebic and Bacillary Dysentery, Paratyphoid Fever, Scarlet Fever, any form of Tuberculosis, or Typhoid Fever. Upon receiving such notification the department may order the sale of milk produced on the premises discontinued for such time as it deems necessary.
The Department of Health may, when in its opinion the public health demands such action, require that any raw milk or raw cream shall be pasteurized under the supervision of the department. No person shall sell or distribute any such raw supply after he is notified by the department to pasteurize it, provided, that such supply may be sold without pasteurization after the department has decided that the necessity for such pasteurization no longer exists.
[Ord. #134y § 100-105]
No impure ice or ice cut within or outside of the Township from a polluted pond, lake or stream, and no ice manufactured from impure water, shall be used or sold within the Township. No ice shall be brought into the Township for the purpose of use or sale.
No person shall sell, deliver or deal in ice for domestic or public use in the Township without a permit obtained from the Department of Health. A separate permit shall be required for each office, store, station, depot or other place used for the distribution or sale of ice.
Before any permit is granted, an application shall be made to the Department of Health by the party seeking such permit, which application shall be signed by such party, or if a corporation, by an authorized agent, and shall give the usual post office address of the party, the name under which and the place where the ice business is to be conducted, the character of the business, whether wholesale or retail, the name of the party from which the ice is secured, and the places where such ice is cut or manufactured. Before such permit is granted the applicant shall pay to the Department of Health a fee of $2. Every such permit, unless sooner forfeited or revoked, shall expire on December 31.
Upon request of the Department of Health, any person, to whom any permit is granted, shall at any time during the period thereof, furnish any further information in writing, which the department may demand as in paragraph (c). If such information is not furnished to the department within five days after the request thereof, the permit shall be void, and therefore no person shall be protected thereby in any manner whatsoever. Nothing herein shall prohibit the party whose permit is forfeited from making application for a new permit.
Any permit granted hereunder may be revoked by the Department of Health for the violation of any provision hereof or for good cause shown, and after a hearing by the Department of Health. During the pendency of such proceedings the department may in its discretion order the permit to be suspended, and all transactions thereunder to be discontinued.
No wagon, cart or vehicle of any kind shall be used or run at any time by any one for the sale or delivery of ice in the Township unless there is displayed on each side thereof a tag or plate furnished by the Department of Health, showing that the vehicle is owned, controlled or used by a party to whom a permit has been granted. Each owner of a vehicle used for the sale or delivery of ice shall pay an annual license fee of four $4. No one except a party to whom a permit has been issued shall use any such tag or plate on any vehicle whatsoever, and no person shall make or use an imitation or copy of such tag or plate. No such tag shall be used after the forfeiture, revocation or expiration of the permit the existence of which is indicated and is intended to show. An annual license fee of $25 shall be paid for the maintenance of each ice or milk depot.
[Ord. #134y § 107]
Every barber shop in the Township shall be open to the department for inspection at any time, and the following rules shall be observed therein:
All barber shops, together with all furniture therein, shall be kept in a clean and sanitary condition.
Mugs, shaving brushes, razors, scissors, clipping machines, pincers, needles and other instruments shall be sterilized, either by immersion in boiling water or in alcohol of at least 60% strength or formaldehyde solution of at least five 5% strength, after each separate use. Combs and brushes shall be thoroughly cleaned with soap and water after each separate use.
Fresh, clean towels shall be used for each person.
Alum, styptic pencils or other material used to stop the flow of blood, shall be applied only on a clean towel or other clean cloth. The use of powder puffs and sponges is prohibited, except that a sponge owned by a customer may be used on him.
Every barber shall thoroughly cleanse his hands immediately before serving each customer.
Every barber shop shall be well ventilated and provided with running hot and cold water.
No barber shop shall be used as a sleeping room.
No barber shall shave any person when the surface to be shaved is inflamed or broken out or contains pus, unless such person is provided with a cup, shaving brush and razor for his exclusive individual use.
No owner or manager of a barber shop shall knowingly permit any person suffering from a communicable disease or skin disease or from venereal disease to act as a barber in the shop; nor shall any person who to his own knowledge is suffering from a communicable disease or venereal disease act as a barber.
A copy of this subsection shall be kept posted in plain view in every barber shop.
[Ord. #134y §§ 109 — 123]
No person shall keep or maintain any building, home, institution or place where infants are taken to board, or keep, for pay, either temporarily or permanently, or wherein the business of nursing or caring for babies or infants is carried on or conducted, without a permit therefor issued by the Department of Health. The permit shall be issued upon such conditions as the Department of Health shall impose and shall be for a period ending May 1 after the date of its issuance, and the fee for such permit shall be $5.
At no time shall more babies or children be kept in a boarding home, than in the opinion of the Department of Health or health officer, can well and sufficiently be cared for.
In case of a contagious disease or other illness a physician shall be called in attendance and the health officer notified at once.
No child suffering from any form of venereal disease shall be admitted for care or nursing at any such home.
A room shall be maintained for the proper isolation of any case of contagious or infectious disease.
The caretaker shall be physically examined by a physician, duly licensed to practice medicine in this State, at least once a year or more often if deemed necessary.
All rooms in which the children are kept either during the day or night shall be above the street level unless there is a cellar underneath the room so occupied.
Adequate ventilation, lighting and heating shall be provided. Except in extremely cold weather, adequate ventilation shall be maintained by means of open windows.
A minimum of 250 cubic feet of air space shall be provided for each child, in sleeping rooms, and beds or cribs shall be at least two feet apart.
Separate beds shall be provided for all children under two years of age.
The premises shall at all times be kept in a clean and sanitary condition, with proper inside toilet facilities; and all doors and windows screened from April 1 to October 31.
No soiled clothing shall be allowed to accumulate, but shall be thoroughly washed and boiled after each use.
No milk or water shall be used except such as has been approved by this department.
No medicine shall be administered to any child except by a physician's prescription.
Every infant boarding home shall be open at all times to inspectors from this department. A complete record of all children received in such home shall be kept at all times and a full and accurate report shall be submitted under the direction of the Department of Health in writing upon the request of the department.
[Ord. #1386 §§ 1, 2; Ord. #1039 § 1; Ord. #134y §§ 125 — 129]
No person shall maintain or allow or keep upon his premises any box, can or other receptacles containing coal or wood, ashes, dirt, plaster or other household' refuse not of an animal or vegetable nature, together or mixed with any decaying vegetables or animal substances, but such coal, wood, ashes, dirt, plaster and other household refuse shall be kept separate from such decaying vegetable or animal substance.
Every person shall place in a watertight receptacle which may be conveniently handled and which shall have a proper covering for the opening thereof, all decaying vegetable and animal substances, upon his premises in which receptacle shall be placed no other household refuse.
Every person shall place in a box, can, or other receptacle, which may be conveniently handled and which shall have a proper covering for the opening thereof, all ashes and other household refuse upon his premises, in which receptacle no decaying vegetable or animal substances shall be placed.
Every person shall upon the days appointed by the proper authorities for the collection of garbage, place every box, can or other receptacle upon his premises containing vegetable or animal substances and the receptacle containing household refuse upon the sidewalk in front of his premises, as near the curb as the same can be conveniently placed and immediately after the same are emptied to remove the same from the sidewalk.
All receptacles in paragraph (d) which are metallic shall be covered with a metallic top. Receptacles other than metallic cans or receptacles shall be securely bound or tied in a manner which shall prevent the spilling of the contents of the cans or receptacles. No decaying matter shall be placed in receptacles other than metallic containers adequately covered with a metallic top.
No person shall dispose of waste materials of any nature whatsoever by sweeping same on the public sidewalks, curbs, gutters or public streets, nor shall any decaying matter be placed in any manner on the public sidewalks, curbs, gutters or public streets other than in cans or receptacles.
Any person whose duty it is to undertake removal from any street or other public place any decaying or vegetable substances lawfully placed thereon, shall do so within 12 hours after placement thereon.
In all buildings intended for the occupancy of four or more families the owner of the premises shall be responsible for this subsection, whether they personally occupy the premises or not, and shall be liable for all violations hereof.
[Ord. #134y § 130]
All vehicles or receptacles used under any permit for removing the contents of cesspools or privy vaults, or for conveying swill, garbage, or other liquid or partially liquid material, shall be only such as may be approved by the Department of Health, shall be watertight, shall be kept clean and inoffensive, and shall be covered with tightly fitting wooden, metal or canvas covers, shall be closed at all times, except when opened for the omission or discharge of proper matter, and no such vehicle shall be filled with such decaying substance or offensive matter to any point higher than one inch from the top of the side of any such vehicle.
[Ord. #134y § 131]
No animal or vegetable substances or swill or garbage nor any offensive material shall be deposited on, or used to fill in or raise the surface or level of any ground, lot or street, except by a permit in writing granted by the Department of Health.
[Ord. #134y §§ 133 — 139]
No privy vault or cesspool in the Township shall be cleaned, nor shall any material from the same, nor any garbage, ashes, swill, refuse, dead animals or other matter which is or may become offensive or dangerous to health, shall be conveyed through the Township streets by any person who has not obtained a license from the department to be known as a "scavenger's license," permitting him to perform such services or acts in accordance with the ordinances, rules and regulations of the Department of Health.
All persons required by paragraph (a) to obtain a license shall make application for same to the Department of Health, in writing, addressed to the Department of Health, stating the nature of the business they intend to conduct, or the acts to be performed, the number and kind of vehicles to be used in such business, and the disposition to be made of the material they may remove, collect or convey, and such other information as the Department of Health may require. If an application is granted, the Department of Health shall issue a license for one year to the applicant, upon the receipt of the license fee of $1. Such license may be revoked by the department whenever the licensee has failed to comply with any ordinance, rule, regulation or order of the department.
All persons shall, before cleaning or emptying any privy vaults or cesspool, obtain from this department a permit to do so.
No work in connection with the cleaning and emptying of privy vaults and cesspools shall be done except between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Every person holding a scavenger's license and in receipt of a written order from the Department of Health stating the necessity for the immediate cleaning or emptying of a privy vault or cesspool, shall perform such work within 24 hours.
None of the material collected, conveyed or handled in paragraph (a) shall be disposed of in the Township in any manner not approved by the Department of Health. No swill, garbage, offal nor other refuse collected by any person holding a scavenger's license, shall be fed to any cow or hog; nor shall any such matter be fed to any other animal without a permit from the department.
No vehicle shall stand in the streets or public places of the Township at any time except when being loaded or unloaded. Every vehicle licensed under this subsection shall have metal tags containing its license number, together with the designation "Scavenger's License, Belleville, N.J.," conspicuously placed on each side thereof, such metal tags to be furnished by the department when such license is granted.
[Ord. #134y §§ 141 — 146]
No privy vault, cesspool or manure pit shall be constructed in the Township without a permit being obtained from the Department of Health. All privy vaults, cesspools and manure pits shall be built in such manner as the department shall direct.
No privy vault or cesspool shall be constructed or maintained on any lot or premises having a sewer connection or abutting on a street within which there is a sewer, unless special permission is granted by the department. No privy vault, cesspool or manure pit shall be constructed or maintained unless same is so constructed and maintained that flies cannot gain access to the excremental matter contained therein. No privy vault, cesspool or manure pit shall hereafter be constructed or maintained within 100 feet of any spring, well or stream, the waters of which are used for drinking or domestic purposes, unless such privy or other receptacle is provided with a watertight vault.
No rain water leader, waste pipe or soil pipe shall discharge into, or be connected with any privy vault, nor shall any rain water leader be used for conducting household wastes.
No privy vault or cesspool shall be built or maintained within 15 feet of the line of any street; within five feet of any party line or fence of the adjacent lot, nor within 25 feet or the door or window of any house, unless otherwise permitted by the Department of Health, and no privy vault or cesspool shall be completed nor shall any cover be put upon or over the same until same has been inspected by an inspector of the Department of Health and has been found to correspond to the terms of the permit and the provisions of this subsection.
No manure pit or other receptacle used for the storage of stable manure shall be directly or indirectly connected with any sewer, nor shall the drainage from any stable or other building be emptied into the manure pit or other receptacle. The manure pit or other receptacle shall be kept dry and protected from the sun, rain, snow and all other conditions which tend to produce wetness an offensive decompositions of manure stored therein. The manure pit shall not nor shall any other receptacle for the storage of stable manure be built or maintained within five feet of any party line, within 20 feet of any street line, nor within 40 feet of any door or window of any dwelling house, unless otherwise permitted by the Department of Health.
No owner or occupant of any premises shall allow the contents of any privy vault or cesspool to overflow or rise within one foot from the top thereof; nor shall any privy vault be allowed to become offensive to sight or smell, nor shall any privy vault or cesspool be filled with sand or earth until the contents are removed. No person shall throw, cast, place or deposit in any privy vault or cesspool any dead animal, swill, ashes, garbage, rubbish, offal or any substance not appropriate to the purpose for which the structure was intended.
[Ord. #134y §§ 148 — 174]
Every physician shall within 12 hours after his first professional attendance upon any person in the Township who is affected with anthrax, chickenpox, Asiatic cholera, diphtheria (membranous croup), dysentery (amoebic or bacillary), erysipelas, glanders, influenze, leprosy, malaria, measles, German measles, mumps, epidemic cerebrospinal meningitis, opthalmia neonatorum, paratyphoid fever, broncho pneumonia, lobar pneumonia, plague, acute anterior poliomyelitis (infantile paralysis), rabies (Hydrophobia), scarlet fever, smallpox (including varioloid), trachoma, trichinosis, tuberculosis (in any of its manifestations), typhoid fever, typhus fever, (Brill's disease), whooping cough, yellow fever, or any other communicable disease that may be hereafter declared by this department to be dangerous to the public health, report such sickness in writing to the Department of Health; the report shall be signed by the physician, and shall set forth the nature of the disease, and the name, age, sex, color and precise location of the person suffering from or affected by such disease; and every houseowner who has reason to believe that any person living, dwelling or being in any building under his control, is affected by any communicable disease as hereinabove specified or referred to, shall when no physician has previously attended such sick person, within 12 hours after discovering the same, report the fact in writing to the same person in the same manner as any physician attending such person would be required to do, as hereinabove set forth. The hereinabove specified diseases are declared to be communicable.
The regulations concerning communicable diseases as set forth in Chapter 6 of the Sanitary Code enacted by the Department of Health of the State of New Jersey on April 17, 1917, and the amendments thereto, are hereby adopted as a part of this subsection; provided, the regulations shall be considered as the minimum requirement and the regulations shall not conflict with any paragraph of this subsection that may require more than the minimum as set forth.
Every teacher, nurse and medical school inspector shall report to the principal or other person in charge of a school, the name of any child in such school who appears to be affected with a disease declared herein to be communicable, and the principal or person in charge shall report forthwith in writing, and by telephone or in person if practicable, to the Department of Health the supposed nature of the disease and the name, age, sex, color, and address of such person and the person shall be at once sent home or isolated.
The principal or other person in immediate charge of any public, private or Sunday school shall exclude therefrom any child or other person affected with a disease suspected to be communicable, until such person presents a certificate issued by the health officer, stating that such person is not liable to transmit infection.
No person affected with chickenpox, diphtheria, epidemic cerebrospinal meningitis, German measles, measles, mumps, acute anterior poliomyelitis (infantile paralysis), scarlet fever, smallpox, trachoma or whooping cough shall be permitted to attend any public, private or Sunday school, or any public or private gathering; nor shall such person visit or make use of any public library, or any of the books belonging thereto; nor shall the personal or bed clothing of any person affected with such disease be sent to a public laundry unless it is disinfected. Such exclusion shall be for such time and under such conditions as may be prescribed by the department, not inconsistent with the provisions of this subsection.
Every child and every school teacher in or who has visited any household, at the time when there has been therein a case of chickenpox, diphtheria, epidemic cerebrospinal meningitis, German measles, measles, mumps, acute poliomyelitis (infantile paralysis), scarlet fever, smallpox, or whooping cough shall be excluded from every public, private or Sunday school, and from every public and private gathering, for such time and under such conditions as may be prescribed by the department.
It is the duty of the health officer of the department upon receiving a report of a communicable disease, to establish such isolation or quarantine, or other restrictive measures, as may be required by this subsection or by the State Sanitary Code. Whenever isolation or quarantine is to be established on any premises, the health officer shall cause a written order establishing such isolation or quarantine to be served upon the person in charge of such premises. Service upon any responsible member of a household shall be deemed sufficient service upon all members of the household of the person served. In lieu of such service, such order may be posted on the building or premises occupied by the affected person and when so posted all persons on such premises shall be bound by such notice. When such isolation or quarantine has been established it shall remain in force until the health officer has served on the affected person or posted on the premises, a notice in writing terminating such isolation or quarantine.
After isolation or quarantine of any person affected with or exposed to a communicable diseases is established, such person shall not leave the apartment or premises where he is isolated, nor shall any other person remove such person, or permit him to be removed, unless a permit for such removal is issued by the health officer.
When violations of quarantine or isolation methods are observed which the family cannot or will not correct, the health officer shall request the assistance of the attending physician, and should these measures fail and the patient's or parent's consent to removal to a hospital be refused, the case shall be forcibly removed to an isolation hospital, on the ground that the patient is a menace to the health of others.
It is the duty of the physician in attendance on any case known or suspected by him to be a case of communicable disease to inform the nurse or other person in attendance in regard to the disinfection and disposal of bodily discharges. Such information shall be given on the first visit and shall be in accordance with the regulations of the State Department of Health, and it is the duty of the nurse or other person in attendance to carry out such disinfection and disposal until further or different directions have been given by the Department of Health.
Adequate cleansing of room, furniture and belongings, when deemed necessary by the Department of Health, or required by this subsection or by law, shall immediately follow the recovery, death or removal of a person affected with a communicable disease. Such cleansing shall be performed by and at the expense of the occupant of the premises, upon the order and under the direction of the Department of Health, in accordance with this subsection.
Adequate disinfection of premises, furniture and belongings, when deemed necessary by the department or required by this code or by law, shall immediately follow the recovery, death or removal of a person affected with a communicable disease. Such disinfection shall be performed by or under the direction of the Department of Health in accordance with the regulations of this subsection and at the public expense unless otherwise provided by law.
It is the duty of the patient, upon convalescence or recovery from any communicable disease, and of any person in attendance on such patient, throughout the course of the disease as well as at its termination, to cleanse, and, when necessary, to disinfect their persons.
No proprietor of a hotel, boarding house or lodging house, or owner of any dwelling house, shall let or hire or cause or permit anyone to reoccupy any room or apartment previously occupied by a person affected with diphtheria, epidemic cerebrospinal meningitis, measles, acute anterior poliomyelitis (infantile paralysis), scarlet fever, smallpox, typhus fever or tuberculosis until such room or apartment has been cleansed or disinfected under the direction of the Department of Health.
When an order requiring the cleansing or disinfection of articles or premises is not complied with, the department shall post a placard on the premises forbidding the occupancy of such rooms or premises until the order is complied with. No person except an employee of the department shall remove, mutilate, conceal or destroy any such order.
No person shall remove milk bottles from a building wherein a disease dangerous to the public health has existed, until he has obtained permission in writing from the Department of Health.
The maximum periods of incubation (that is, the time which may elapse between the date of last exposure to a given disease and the date of its development), of the following communicable diseases is hereby declared as follows:
The minimum periods of quarantine during which persons affected with the diseases hereinafter named shall be completely isolated from contact with other members of the family and the general public shall be as follows:
Chickenpox, until 12 days after the appearance of the eruption, and until the crusts have fallen and the scars completely healed.
Diphtheria (membranous croup), until two successive negative cultures are obtained from both the nose and throat at intervals of not less than 24 hours, or until the bacilli present have been shown to be nonvirulent.
Measles, until seven days after the appearance of the rash and until all abnormal discharges from the nose, ears and throat have disappeared and until the cough has ceased.
German measles, until seven days after the onset of the disease.
Mumps, until two weeks after the onset of the disease and all swelling of glands has disappeared.
Acute anterior poliomyelitis (infantile paralysis), until three weeks after the onset of the disease, and until the temperature has returned to normal.
Scarlet fever, until 30 days after the onset of the disease, and until all abnormal discharges from the nose, ears, throat or glands have ceased.
Smallpox, until 14 days after the onset of the disease, and until scabs have all separated and the scars completely healed.
Whooping cough, until three weeks after the onset of the disease, and until paroxysmal coughing has ceased.
Epidemic cerebrospinal meningitis, until two weeks after the onset of the disease. All recognized methods for arriving at an accurate bacterial diagnosis of such cases shall be employed.
Erysipelas, until two weeks after the onset of the disease, and until all local and inflammatory swelling and discharges have ceased.
Typhoid fever, until the temperature has remained normal for seven successive days and until two successive specimens of both the intestinal discharges and the urine of the patient, taken at an interval of not less than seven days, have been found to be free from typhoid bacilli.
Every member of a household in which any case of diphtheria, epidemic cerebrospinal meningitis, measles, acute anterior poliomyelitis (infantile paralysis), scarlet fever, smallpox (varioloid), chickenpox, or typhus fever may have occurred, and every person who has been in contact with such case or with the secretions or excretions therefrom, may be placed in quarantine or isolated during the incubation period of the disease to which exposed or until such time as in the opinion of the Department of Health all danger of communicating the disease from any such house or the members thereof or contacts pass.
No person shall bring or knowingly cause to be brought into the Township, any person infected with any communicable disease, except upon a permit granted by the Department of Health; and no person shall knowingly bring or cause to be brought into the Township any article liable to propagate a communicable disease.
Whenever in the Township a case of diphtheria (membranous croup), epidemic cerebrospinal meningitis, acute anterior poliomyelitis (infantile paralysis), scarlet fever, smallpox, measles, or typhus fever occurs the Department of Health shall place upon the house in which the case is confined a placard stating the existence therein of a communicable disease and the name of such disease. The placard shall be so maintained until the same is ordered removed by the department and no person shall remove, mutilate or conceal same without the authority of the department.
Whenever a placard is placed, as in paragraph (u), no person except the medical attendant shall either enter therein or depart therefrom without the permission of the Department of Health.
If a vehicle conveys a patient affected with a communicable disease, the vehicle shall be disinfected under the direction of the Department of Health before being used again.
Whenever a person affected with tuberculosis moves out of a house or apartment, the attending physician, if there is one or the active head of the family, shall notify the department within 24 hours, and both of the above mentioned persons shall be held equally responsible for a violation of this paragraph.
Every veterinarian or other person who is called to examine or professionally attend any animal in the Township having the glanders or farcy, rabies, tuberculosis or any other communicable disease, shall, within 24 hours thereafter, report in writing to the Department of Health the following facts:
Any animal which has rabies, or which shows symptoms thereof, or is suspected of having the disease, shall be securely confined until the diagnosis is accurately made. In order to establish a correct diagnosis when an animal has the physical signs of rabies, the animal shall be killed and a microscopic examination of the brain made. Every animal that has been exposed to such disease shall be immediately confined in some secure place for such length of time as to show that such exposure has not given the animal such disease, and the body of any animal that has died of such disease shall be disposed of as may be directed by the department. Any animal which bites a person shall be securely confined by the owner for such length of time as to show that the animal is not affected with rabies, the confinement and observation being under the direction of the health officer. Every owner of an animal suspected of being rabid or any person having knowledge of any such animal shall immediately report the known facts to the Department of Health or to the police department in order that appropriate measures may be taken to safeguard the public health.
[Ord. #134y §§ 176 — 181]
There shall be appointed annually by the director of the Department of Health, a suitable person to be registrar of vital statistics in the Township, who shall serve until January 1 next succeeding his appointment, or until his successor is appointed and qualified.
In addition to the duties prescribed under the State laws, the registrar of vital statistics shall perform such other duties as may be required by the director of the Department of Health. He shall, in addition to transmitting to the State Bureau of Vital Statistics, all certificates of marriages, births and deaths received by him, report the same to the director of the Department of Health at least once in each month.
The returns of all marriages, births and deaths required by law or by any ordinance of the Township to be made by physicians, midwives, nurses, clergymen, magistrates, undertakers and other persons officiating at such marriage, birth or death shall be made to the registrar of vital statistics.
It is the duty of the physician or midwife present at the birth of every child born in the Township, but in case there is no midwife or physician present, it is the duty of the parent or witness present at the birth, to report in writing to the Township registrar of vital statistics all particulars concerning the birth and called for on blank forms furnished by the department for that purpose, and the report shall be made within five days after the date of the birth.
Every person having authority to solemnize marriages shall transmit to the Township registrar of vital statistics a certificate of every marriage solemnized before him, within five days next thereafter, and the certificate shall be made out on the blank forms furnished by the department for that purpose and shall include all facts required by the forms.
In case of any person dying within the Township, it shall be the duty of the physician who attends the person during the last illness to furnish the undertaker or any member of the family, a certificate of death, which certificate shall be made out on and shall comprise all the facts stated in the blank forms furnished for that purpose by this department.
[Ord. #134y §§ 182 — 185]
No body of an adult person shall be buried in the Township so that the box or coffin containing it shall be nearer than four feet to the surface of the ground, or in case of any person deceased under the age of 14 years, not less than 3 1/2 feet, and no disinterment shall take place between May 1 and November 1 of any year, nor shall any disinterment take place at any time without a permit from the Department of Health.
There shall not be a public funeral of any person who has died of smallpox, diphtheria (membranous croup), scarlet fever, epidemic cerebrospinal meningitis, acute anterior poliomyelitis, plague, measles, yellow fever, typhus fever, leprosy, glanders, or Asiatic cholera, but the funeral of such person shall be private, and held within 24 hours after the death of such person. It shall not be lawful to permit at the funeral of any person who has died of any of the above named diseases or at any services connected therewith any person whose attendance is not necessary.
It shall be the duty of every undertaker having notice of the death of any person within the Township of smallpox, varioloid, diphtheria, membranous croup, scarlet fever, epidemic cerebrospinal meningitis, acute anterior poliomyelitis, plague, measles, yellow fever, typhus fever, leprosy, glanders or Asiatic cholera or any other communicable disease dangerous to the general health of the community, or of the bringing of the body of any person who has died of any such disease into the Township, to give immediate notice thereof to the Department of Health.
No public coach, cab, carriage, automobile or any upholstered vehicle used for the conveyance of passengers shall be used to convey the body of a person who has died from any communicable disease.
[Ord. #1039 § 2]
In all buildings intended for the occupancy of four or more families all refuse, as cans and boxes shall, except at the time appointed for the collection of garbage, refuse and ash cans by the proper authorities, be kept and stored within the interior of the building. However, the owner of the buildings referred to in this paragraph may at their option place such boxes and cans outside of the buildings, provided in such case, the boxes and cans are placed in a receptacle below the ground level, which receptacle shall be water tight and be approved as to sanitary conditions by the health officer.
[Ord. #2497 § I]
Hazardous material shall mean any material solid, liquid or gas listed as such under N.F.P.A. Guide of Hazardous Materials or Department of Transportation Guide Book.
Vehicle shall mean any motorized equipment, registered or unregistered, including, but not limited to passenger cars, motorcycles, trucks, tractor-trailers, construction equipment and farm machinery.
Vessel shall mean any container, drum, box, cylinder or tank used to hold or contain or carry or store any hazardous material.
Expendable items shall mean any items used to extinguish any fire or stop or contain any leak or spill involving any hazardous material which cannot be reused or cannot be replenished without cost after that particular fire, leak or spill. These include but are not restricted to fire fighting foam, chemical extinguishing agents, absorbent material, sand, recovery drums, and specialized protective equipment to include, but not restricted to acid suits, acid gloves, goggles and protective clothing.
[Ord. #2497 § II]
This section provides for the replacement or reimbursement of the specialized and sometimes nonreusable equipment required by State and Federal regulations to be made available in the Township in case of fire, leakage or spillage involving any hazardous material.
This section entitles the Township of Belleville to reimbursement for any expendable items used by the Township or any of its agencies in extinguishing any fire, stopping or containing any leak or controlling any spill of hazardous materials.
[Ord. #2497 § III]
Reimbursement to the Township for any expendable items used, shall be made by the following parties:
The owner or operator of any vehicle responsible for any fire, leak or spill of hazardous material.
The owner or person responsible for any vessel containing hazardous materials involved in any fire, leak or spill on public or private property whether stationary or in transit, whether accidental or through negligence.
The owner or person responsible for any property from which any leak or spill of hazardous material emanates, whether accidental or through negligence.
Any person responsible for any fire, leak or spill of hazardous materials on public or private property, whether accidental or through negligence.
[Ord. #2497 § IV]
Any person or company responsible for any fire, leak or spill involving a hazardous material must provide reimbursement for services rendered by any recovery company, towing company, or other technical assistance called for by the fire department to handle such incident.
[Ord. #2497 § V]
Any person, owner or company responsible for any fire, leak or spill of hazardous materials shall reimburse the Township of Belleville Fire Department for the full price of any expendable items used to extinguish such a fire, stop or contain such a leak or control such a spill within a period of 45 days after receipt of a bill for such items from the Township of Belleville Fire Department.
[Ord. #2497 § VI]
Any person, owner or company responsible for any fire, leak or spill of hazardous materials who fail to reimburse the Township of Belleville Fire Department within the time set forth in this advance shall be subject to a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $500 per day or by imprisonment for a period of not more than six months or both.
[Ord. #2721 § I]
Health officer shall mean the Belleville Township Health Officer or his/her authorized representative.
Certificate of inspection shall mean written approval from the health officer or his/her authorized representative that said tattooing or body piercing establishment has been inspected and meets all of the terms of this section.
Operator shall mean any individual, firm, company, corporation or association that owns or operates an establishment where tattooing or body piercing is performed, and any individual who performs or practices the art of tattooing on the person of another.
Tattoo, tattooed or tattooing shall mean and refer to any method of placing designs, letters, scrolls, figures, symbols or any marks under the skin with ink or any other substance resulting in the coloration of the skin, by the aid of needles or any other instruments designed to puncture the skin.
Body piercing shall mean and refer to the piercing of any portion of the human body for placement of any type of jewelry or any other ornamentation, other than ear piercing.
Establishment shall mean the location wherein tattooing or body piercing is performed.
Tattoo artist shall mean one who engages in tattooing.
Body piercer shall mean one who engages in body piercing.
[Ord. #2721 § II]
It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the business of operating an establishment where tattooing or body piercing is performed without first obtaining a license from the Belleville Finance Department to engage in such business in accordance with the provisions hereof.
An application for an initial license shall be made to the Finance Department of the Township of Belleville, accompanied by a fee in the amount of $200.
Application for licenses under this section shall be made to the Belleville Finance Department, in writing, upon such printed forms as the Belleville Board of Health shall prescribe and prepare. Such forms as the Board of Health shall prescribe and prepare may be obtained from the Belleville Finance Department and shall be signed by the applicant under oath and shall contain the following information:
If an individual, the full name, age, sex, and residence address at the time of application.
If a corporation, the full corporate name, the date and the state of incorporation, address of the place or places of business, the name and address of the registered agent and the name, address and age of any principal owning more than 10% of the stock.
If a partnership, the information required by paragraph b,1(a) above for each partner and the name under which the business is being conducted.
The educational and/or business experience of the applicant in the business or occupation for which the license is sought.
The length of time that the applicant has been engaged in such business or occupation.
Whether the applicant carries public liability insurance and, if so, the amount of said coverage and the company providing such liability insurance.
Whether the applicant has ever been convicted of any criminal violation, the date, nature and disposition of such criminal charges, summons, complaint or indictment.
Name, address and age of every person to be initially employed to conduct the service. This shall be a continuing obligation for licenses to update the list of employees.
State the date upon which construction official has approved the location for business.
Investigation and issuance. Upon receipt of an application, the Board of Health will cause to be conducted a brief inquiry by the police department, construction official and any other department or agency of the Township of Belleville or State of New Jersey to verify the information contained in the application. Such inquiry shall be designed to include the reputation, business responsibility, reliability, criminal background and motor vehicle license abstracts of the applicant and all persons having management or supervision. It shall further include an inquiry or investigation of the proposed location and items proposed to be sold or used in the business or enterprise of tattooing or body piercing.
The Board of Health may deny an application where the investigation or inquiry demonstrates that:
The information set forth in the application is incomplete or fraudulent;
The applicant or any person conducting the business has been convicted of a crime or disorderly person offense which has not been expunged pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:52-1 et seq. or pardoned and which offense relates adversely to the business for which the license is sought. In this regard the Board of Health shall be guided by N.J.S.A. 2A:168A-2;
The applicant has within four months of the application been addicted to the habitual use of drugs or intoxicating liquors;
The business property and location do not comply with requirements for business use, as same are set forth by the construction official, and/or other departments or agencies of the Township of Belleville.
The Board of Health shall not issue any license until the Belleville Health Official shall issue a certificate stating that the proposed establishment, instruments and applicant have met all applicable State, Federal and municipal health codes and regulations.
No license or renewal thereof granted under the provisions of this section shall be assignable or transferable. Any change of ownership shall require a new application and license with payment of fees.
The renewal license fee for engaging in the business of operating an establishment subject to this section within the Township of Belleville shall be $100 per year. All licenses shall expire on the last day of each calendar year. The first license expiration date for renewal shall be December 21, 1996. All applications for renewal must be presented to the board in writing, in forms prescribed by the board, within 30 days of the end of the calendar year.
All establishments existing at the time of the enactment of this section will be considered renewal applications provided that they apply for renewal of said license within one month after the effective date of this section. Establishments failing to apply within the specified time period will be considered new applicants and will be subject to the provisions of paragraph b of this section.
If renovations of the tattoo or body piercing establishment occur, plans must be submitted to the Belleville Health Department and the applicant will be required to comply with subsection 16-10.4 herein, as well as all other applicable codes, regulations, or laws.
In the event that an applicant fails to qualify for a license under this section, the fee herein shall not be refunded.
The license issued pursuant to this section shall be posted conspicuously in the place of business or location named therein.
All establishments shall manage contaminated (body fluids) contact waste materials as medical waste pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:26-3A.8.
The number of licenses issued in the Township of Belleville shall be limited to one for every 7,500 of its population as shown by the last then preceding Federal Census.
[Ord. #2721 § III]
Age. It shall be a violation of this section for anyone or any tattoo or body piercing business to tattoo or body pierce any individual under 18 years of age without authorization signed by the parent or legal guardian witnessed by the operator. The operator shall be responsible for maintaining the original consent form and copies of all consent information for a period of two years beyond the recipient's twenty-first birthday. The operator shall provide a copy of the consent form to the individual being tattooed.
Each person wishing to receive a tattoo or body piercing must first apply to the operator on a form approved by the Belleville Board of Health. A tattoo or body piercing may then be applied no sooner than one hour after the time of the application received by the tattooist or body piercer. If the applicant is suspected to be under the influence of alcohol, drugs or any other behavioral modifying substance, the operator must refuse the applicant.
All records regarding tattoos or body piercing are to be maintained for a minimum of two years. Information required for each applicant referred to in subsection 16-10.3b is to include the name, age, date of birth, address, and telephone number of the applicant as well as the name of the person who did the tattoo or body piercing, the design, location, and the date of the tattoo or type of body piercing done.
[Ord. #2721 § IV]
Each tattoo or body piercing facility shall have a bathroom accessible to the public and staff. Each bathroom shall be equipped with a commode and a sink, with the sink being connected to hot and cold running water. Soap and sanitary towels, or other approved hand drying devices, shall be available at the sink at all times. Common towels are prohibited. In addition to the above, each tattooing or body piercing cubicle or work station must be provided with a sink connected to hot and cold running water. This area shall also be supplied with soap and appropriate hand drying facilities.
The chair or seat reserved for the person receiving the tattoo or body piercing shall be a material that is smooth and easily cleanable and constructed of material that is nonabsorbent. Any surface on the chair that becomes exposed to blood or body fluids must be cleaned and sanitized prior to use by the next customer.
The work table or counter used by the tattoo artist or body piercer shall be smooth and easily cleanable and constructed of material that is nonabsorbent. There shall be a coved junction between the table/counter and the wall if the table/counter is to be placed against the wall. This table/counter must be cleaned and sanitized, (utilizing a method approved by the Belleville Board of Health), between customers.
The walls in the tattooing or body piercing area shall be smooth and easily cleanable and constructed of a nonabsorbent material.
The floor in the tattooing or body piercing area shall be of a durable material that is nonabsorbent and is smooth and easily cleanable. Floors shall be kept clean.
Lighting within the tattoo or body piercing area shall be adequate so as to provide a minimum of 200-foot candles in all areas.
The work area reserved for the application of the tattoo or body piercing shall be separated from other areas of the establishment by walls or durable partitions extending at least six feet in height and so designed to discourage any persons other than the customer, the tattoo artist or body piercer from being in the work area.
Any surfaces in the establishment that become exposed to blood or body fluids must be cleaned and sanitized, utilizing a method approved by the Belleville Board of Health.
Products used in the cleaning, sanitizing and sterilizing procedures must be clearly marked and stored in an acceptable manner. Smaller working containers filled on site from larger containers must be clearly marked with the name of the product.
Proper waste receptacles shall be provided and waste shall be disposed of at appropriate intervals.
[Ord. #2721 § V]
Tattoo Artist or Body Piercer.
Hepatitis B pre-exposure vaccination or proof of immunity is required for all tattoo artists or body piercers. Any accidental needle stick injury shall be reported to the Belleville Board of Health. If a person cannot obtain the vaccination for medical reasons, he/she shall submit to the Belleville Board of Health a letter from his/her physician certifying that the individual does not have Hepatitis B and the vaccination is contraindicated. This certification shall be annually renewed.
All tattoo artists and body piercers shall pass an examination showing knowledge of sterile technique and universal precautions to assure that infection and contagious disease shall not be spread by tattooing practices. Once a year under the auspices of the Belleville Board of Health a course leading to certification shall be given for any person seeking to be a tattooist or body piercer within Belleville.
Before working on each patron, each tattoo artist or body piercer shall scrub and wash his/her hands thoroughly with hot water and antiseptic soap using his/her individual hand brush. Fingernails shall be kept clean and short.
Disposable vinyl or latex gloves shall be worn by the tattoo artists or body piercers during tattoo preparation and application to prevent contact with blood or body fluids. It is recommended that universal precautions as described by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) be followed. All materials shall be disposed of in accordance with subsection 16-10.5e of this section after contact with each patron. Hands shall be washed immediately after removal of gloves. Any skin surface that has contact with blood shall be washed immediately.
Immediately after tattooing or body piercing a patron, the tattooist or body piercer shall advise the patron on the care of the tattoo or body piercing and shall instruct the patron to consult a physician at the first sign of infection of the tattoo or body piercing. Printed instructions regarding these points shall be given each patron.
All infections resulting from the practice of tattooing or body piercing which become known to the operator shall be promptly reported to the health officer by the person owning or operating the tattoo or body piercing establishment or by the tattoo artist or body piercer.
Tattooing or body piercing shall be done only on normal healthy skin surface that is free of moles or infection.
Only safety razors with disposable blades shall be used for the skin preparation. Blades shall be disposed of according to subsection 16-10.5e of this section after each use and new blades shall be used for each patron.
Following shaving, the area shall be thoroughly cleansed and scrubbed with tincture of green soap or its equivalent and warm water. Before placing the design or body piercing on the patron's skin, the area shall be treated with 70% alcohol and allowed to air dry.
Piercing of mucous membranes (i.e. oral, nasal, vaginal, etc.) shall be treated with an appropriate antiseptic solution prior to the procedure.
Only petroleum jelly (U.S.P. or National Formulary) or antiseptic ointment shall be applied to the tattoo area prior to tattooing or body piercing. The ointment shall be applied in a sanitary manner, disposing of the utensil after spreading. Collapsible tubes of ointment or jelly may also be used.
Tattooing or Body Piercing.
Design stencils and all instruments shall be thoroughly cleansed and rinsed in an approved germicidal solution for at least 20 minutes or disposed of following each use.
Only nontoxic dyes or pigments may be used. Pre-mixed sterile materials are preferred. Pre-mixed dyes shall be used without adulteration of the manufacturer's original formula. It shall be the responsibility of the operator to provide certification to the Belleville Board of Health of the nontoxicity of the dyes or inks at the time of license application and renewal.
Single service or individual containers of dye or ink shall be used for each patron and the container disposed of immediately after completing work on each patron.
The completed tattoo shall be washed with sterile gauze and a solution of tincture of green soap or its equivalent, then disinfected with 70% alcohol. The area shall be allowed to air dry and antiseptic ointment shall be applied and spread with sterile gauze and sterile dressing attached.
Upon completion of piercing of the mucous membranes the area shall be disinfected by the following procedures:
Needles and Instruments.
Only single-service sterilized needles and needle bars shall be used for each patron.
If solder is used in manufacturing needles, needle bars or needle tubes, it must be free of lead.
Any needle that penetrates the skin of the tattoo artist or body piercer shall be immediately disposed of in accordance with subsection 16-10.5e of this section.
Needle tubes shall be soaked with soapy water, then scrubbed with a clean brush, then rinsed clean. Needle tubes shall be sterilized in accordance with subsection 16-10.4e, stored in sterile bags and maintained in a dry, closed area.
Each item to be sterilized shall be individually wrapped using indicator bags or strips. Sterilization shall be by steam sterilization. The sterilizer shall be well maintained with a tight-fitting gasket and clean interior. The manufacturer's operating instructions and sterilization specifications shall be at hand. The sterilizer shall conform to the manufacturer's specifications with regard to temperature, pressure and time of sterilization cycle. Proper functioning of sterilization cycles shall be verified by the weekly use of biologic indicators (i.e. spore tests). A log book of these weekly test results shall be available, and a test may be required to be done during any inspections.
If the primary source of sterilization malfunctions, the Belleville Board of Health shall be notified within 24 hours. In an emergent situation, the Belleville Board of Health may approve alternate sterilization techniques.
Needles and bars shall not be bent or broken prior to disposal. Tattoo artists or body piercers shall take precautions to prevent injuries from contaminated needles or tubes.
Disposal of Waste. All used needles, needle bars or other tools used in the tattooing process, as well as gloves, gauze and other materials contaminated with blood or body fluids, shall be removed through the use of a licensed medical waste hauler.
[Ord. #2721 § VI]
An amount not less than $250 nor more than $1,000 for each violation of this section shall be payable to the Belleville Board of Health. Each day that the violation exists is considered to be a separate offense.
Reasonable counsel fees incurred by the Board of Health in the enforcement of this section shall be paid by the defendant. The amount of such reimbursable fees and costs shall be determined by the court hearing the matter.
After due notice and hearing the Board may suspend or revoke any license issued under this section for violation of the provisions of this section.