[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Shrewsbury 11-12-1968 by Ord. No. 261 (Ch. 37 of the 1973 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person, firm or corporation shall open, use or turn on, or assist in the use, opening or turning on of, any fire hydrant except for the use of a recognized fire company or authorized personnel of the New Jersey American Water Company.
[Amended 9-27-1973 by Ord. No. 346]
The Chief of the Fire Department and his assistant officers may use public fire hydrants to extinguish fires and also, with due care and to a reasonable extent, to use water for drills, tests and purposes of civil defense. All such uses shall be under the supervision and direction of the Chief or his assistant officers. In no event shall an inexperienced or an incompetent person be permitted to manipulate or control in any way any fire hydrant.
No person, firm or corporation shall damage, injure or deface, or assist in the damaging, injuring or defacing of, any fire hydrant.
[Added 9-27-1973 by Ord. No. 346]
The company or agency which is supplying or may in the future from time to time supply water to any or all portions of the Borough of Shrewsbury shall at least once annually inspect all fire hydrants supplied from its water lines and report the condition of each such fire hydrant to the Utility and Fire Committees of the Borough Council.
Any person, firm or corporation who violates any of the provisions of this chapter or who assists in the commission of any violation shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $1,250, a term of imprisonment not exceeding 90 days or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, or any combination thereof. A separate violation shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.