[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Middle 4-15-1982 as Ord. No. 432-82. Section 245-6 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
The disposal of or dumping of any garbage, food waste, human excrement, wastewater or any other waste or sewage material into any of the waterways, lakes, ponds or streams within the Township of Middle is hereby prohibited.
Living upon, cooking, using toilet facilities or disposing of any garbage, food waste, human excrement, wastewater or any other waste or sewage material on or from any boat, barge or other vessel docked in or moored in or passing over the waterways within the Township of Middle is hereby prohibited unless a written permit is first obtained from the Chief of Police.
Before any permit is issued by the Chief of Police, an inspection must be made by either the Chief of Police or other senior police official or the Harbor Master or the duly authorized representative of the Board of Health of the Township of Middle. Such inspection must be followed by a written report describing the facilities available on the subject boat, barge or other vessel to prevent pollution of the waterways. If the Chief of Police is satisfied, based upon said inspection and written report, that a person or persons can live upon, cook or use the toilet facilities of the subject boat, barge or other vessel without polluting the waterways of the Township of Middle, then the Chief of Police may issue a permit authorizing a person or persons to live upon, cook or use toilet facilities on the subject boat, barge or other vessel; provided, however, that such permit shall not, under any circumstance, authorize the holder thereof to pollute the waterways of the Township of Middle.
The position of Harbor Master is hereby created. The Harbor Master shall be appointed by the Township Committee for a term not to exceed one year, and the Harbor Master's term of office shall expire on December 31 annually. The Harbor Master's duties shall include the enforcement of this chapter, and the Harbor Master shall perform such other duties as are authorized by the laws of the United States of America and the State of New Jersey and such other duties as may be prescribed from time to time by resolution or ordinance of the Township of Middle.
All members of the Police Department of the Township of Middle, the New Jersey State Police and the New Jersey Marine Police, as well as the United States Coast Guard and all other law enforcement officers and health officers, are authorized and empowered to enforce this chapter.
The violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be punishable by one or more of the following: imprisonment not to exceed 90 days or a fine not to exceed $1,000 or a period of community service not to exceed 90 days. Each twenty-four-hour period that any violation continues to exist shall be deemed to be a separate offense and shall be punishable as aforesaid.