[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Shrewsbury 11-5-1984 by Ord. No. 513 (Ch. 107 of the 1973 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
A code defining and prohibiting certain matters, things, conditions or acts, and each of them, as a nuisance; requiring the proper heating of apartments; prohibiting lease or rental of certain buildings; authorizing the inspection of premises by an enforcing official; providing for the removal or abatement of certain nuisances and recovery of expenses incurred by the Board of Health in removing or abating such nuisances, and prescribing penalties for violations, is hereby established. A copy of the said code is annexed hereto, and made a part hereof without the inclusion of the text thereof herein set forth.
Three copies of the said New Jersey Public Health Nuisance Code (1953) have been placed on file in the office of the Clerk of the Borough of Shrewsbury upon the introduction of this chapter and will remain on file there until final action is taken on this chapter for the use and examination of the public.
The said Board of Health and its agents or employees shall have the right of entry, at any reasonable hour, into and upon any public or private building or premises for the purpose of enforcing the provisions of such code and of this chapter or determining whether such provisions or the rules and regulations of the Board of Health are being complied with and obeyed. No person shall oppose such entry or hinder or interfere with this Board of Health or its agents or employees in the performance of their duties.
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter or code established herein 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. Each day a particular violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.
In the event of any violation of a New Jersey State law, for which a greater penalty is provided for than that contained in the aforesaid code and this chapter, the Municipal Judge before whom the complaint is brought, based upon such violation, shall, in his discretion, have the right to impose, in the place and in lieu of any penalty provided for herein, that which is so provided for in the New Jersey State law which has been so violated.