[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Maple Shade as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 10-1-1975 as Ch. 85 of the 1975 Code]
A code defining and prohibiting certain matters, things, conditions or acts, and each of them, as a nuisance; prohibiting certain noises or sounds; requiring the proper heating of apartments; prohibiting lease or rental of certain buildings; prohibiting spitting in or upon public buildings, conveyances or sidewalks; authorizing the inspection of premises by an enforcing official; providing for the removal or abatement of certain nuisances and recovery of expenses incurred by the township in removing or abating such nuisances; and prescribing penalties for violations, is hereby established pursuant to Chapter 188, Laws of 1950, N.J.S.A. 26:3-69.1 et seq. A copy of said code is annexed hereto and made a part hereof without the inclusion of the text thereof herein.
Editor's Note: The legislative functions of the Board of Health are performed by the Township Council.
The said code established and adopted by this article is described and commonly known as the "Public Health Nuisance Code of New Jersey (1953)."
Three copies of the said Public Health Nuisance Code of New Jersey (1953) have been placed on file in the office of the Township Clerk upon the introduction of this article and will remain on file there for use and examination by the public.
[Amended 9-5-1984 by Ord. No. 1984-11; 9-20-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-11; 4-16-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-07]
[Adopted 5-7-1997 by Ord. No. 1997-6]
Calls to respond to any single location or for activities conducted by any person six times or more during any period of six consecutive months shall be deemed to be a violation of Chapter 130 of the Code of the Township of Maple Shade as a nuisance to the Township of Maple Shade and as an unacceptable diversion of public safety personnel and resources.
In the case where a person committing acts requiring calls for service cannot be identified that such repeat calls are made to a single location, then the person to be cited pursuant to this article shall be that person or persons who have ownership, custody or control of the premises.
Any evidence that calls for public safety response have been made with respect to any person or premises in a number exceeding that given above shall be prima facie evidence that the nuisance has been created in violation of this article, which presumption is rebuttable by evidence from the person so charged that that person was not responsible for the requirement of commitment of public safety resources.