Borough of Franklin Lakes, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Borough of Franklin Lakes 10-5-1998 by Ord. No. 7-98 as Ch. BH:IV of the 1988 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Hazardous materials — See Ch. 287.
Littering — See Ch. 311.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 373.
Sewers and sewage disposal — See Ch. 390.
Abandoned vehicles — See Ch. 461.
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 Board of Health in removing or abating such nuisances and prescribing penalties for violations is hereby established pursuant to Chapter 188, Laws of 1950.[1] A copy of the code is annexed hereto and made a part hereof without the inclusion of the text thereof herein.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 26:3-69.1 et seq.
The code established and adopted by this chapter is described and commonly known as the "Public Health Nuisance Code of New Jersey (1953)."
Three copies of the Public Health Nuisance Code of New Jersey (1953) have been placed on file in the office of the Secretary of the Board of Health for the use and examination of the public.
Any person who violates or neglects to comply with any provision of this chapter or the code established herein or notice issued pursuant thereto shall be liable, upon conviction, to the penalty stated in Chapter 500, Article IV.
The following specific acts or omissions, or the maintenance or allowance of any of the following conditions, are hereby prohibited and are declared to be or to constitute nuisances:
A. 
Depositing, maintaining or permitting to exist any foul, decaying, odorous or offensive matter, including sewage sludge, organic sludge and industrial waste materials, in or upon any lot, yard, street, house, building, premises or place, whether public or private.
B. 
Maintaining any excavation or any cans, barrels or other receptacles where water may stagnate or mosquito larvae may breed.
C. 
Throwing or overflowing of any slops, stable drainage, liquid filth, or septic tank, cesspool or privy contents upon any public or private property.
D. 
Maintaining any polluted well, spring, stream or supply of drinking water.
E. 
Taking or allowing of any dog, cat or other animal to enter any store where food is handled or sold.
F. 
Maintaining any chimney, smokestack, pipe or flue, or any part thereof, that is out of repair and so defective as to allow coal gas or noxious fumes to escape into the building where it is situated or into any adjacent building.
G. 
Allowing to exist any unclean or unsanitary conditions in any cellar, room or building or any imperfect plumbing or sewer appliances or connection from which any foul or noxious odors or liquids may escape.
H. 
Keeping cattle, poultry or small animals in any building used as a human habitation, except as to small animals or birds commonly used as household pets.
I. 
Expectorating upon the steps, halls, floors or other parts of any building or upon any sidewalk, crosswalk, street, park, playground, public conveyance or other public place.
J. 
Maintaining any vehicle used for hire, or for a public conveyance, in a dirty or unsanitary condition.
K. 
Permitting a growth of, or failing to remove, ragweed and other noxious weeds, poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac, contact with or the pollen from which is capable of causing discomfort or injury to health.
L. 
Burying, or causing to be buried, any dead animal under any property, private or public, in the Borough without a permit from the Board.
M. 
Permitting the emission of dust, gases, cinders, lint or other particles, or dense smoke, in sufficient quantities to cause discomfort or injury to health.
N. 
Maintaining or causing the maintenance or existence of any offensive matter, foul or noxious odors, gases, or vapors, or any cause of disease or other injury to the health of the inhabitants of the Borough.
O. 
Polluting or permitting to be polluted any spring, well, cistern or other source of water supply which is used for domestic or potable purposes or is on the watershed which is the source of drinking water.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 563, Water Supply.
P. 
Maintaining or permitting to exist any manure pile or manure pit which is not entirely and securely sealed.
Q. 
Maintaining any building which is infested with rats, mice or other rodents or with insects or other vermin.
All sunken lots or marsh lands or lots below grade, where stagnant water gathers or is collected, are hereby declared nuisances, and any owner or owners or agent or tenant of any such lot or lots or lands shall, on written notice from this Board, correct and abate this nuisance in the manner prescribed by the Board in the notice.