Township of Montclair, NJ
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners (now Council) of the Town (now Township) of Montclair 4-15-1980 by Ord. No. 80-12 as Art. IV of Ch. 166 of the 1979 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It is hereby found and declared that instances have been reported in other municipalities of the death of children from suffocation in abandoned, discarded or unattended iceboxes, refrigerators and similar containers having airtight doors which, when closed, cannot be opened from the inside, and that such abandoned, discarded or unattended iceboxes, refrigerators or similar containers constitute a serious and constant menace to the health, welfare and safety of the children in the Township.
It shall be unlawful for any person to leave within or without any building in the Township, in a place accessible to children, any abandoned, discarded or unattended icebox, refrigerator or similar container of any kind which has a locking or closing device thereon that cannot be released for opening from the inside of such icebox, refrigerator or similar container; provided, however, that this section shall not apply if such closing or locking device or the door or doors from such icebox, refrigerator or similar container are first removed.
[Amended 5-23-2000 by Ord. No. 00-19; 4-10-2007 by Ord. No. 07-17]
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding $2,000, imprisonment in the county/municipal jail for a term not exceeding 90 days, or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, or any combination thereof as determined by the Municipal Court Judge. Each day on which a violation of an ordinance exists shall be considered a separate and distinct violation and shall be subject to imposition of a separate penalty for each day of the violation as the Municipal Court Judge may determine.