[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Township of Hillside 4-18-1928 as Ch. VII of the 1928 Sanitary Code; amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code (See Ch. 306, General Provisions, Board of Health, Art. I). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Building, housing and property maintenance — See Ch. 121.
Junkyards and junk dealers — See Ch. 182.
Land use — See Ch. 188.
Sewers — See Ch. 253.
Soil removal — See Ch. 257.
Solid waste — See Ch. 261.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 265.
Communicable diseases — See Ch. 316.
Food and beverage vending machines — See Ch. 322.
Retail food establishments — See Ch. 326.
Furnishing of heat — See Ch. 336.
Inspections — See Ch. 341.
Sale of meat — See Ch. 345.
Milk — See Ch. 349.
Poultry — See Ch. 359.
Rodent control — See Ch. 367.
Toilet facilities — See Ch. 381.
No person shall hereafter erect or cause to be erected or converted to a new purpose by alteration any building or structure which, or any part of which, shall be inadequate or defective in respect to strength, ventilation, light, drainage or any other usual, proper or necessary provision or precaution, nor shall the builder, lessee, tenant or occupant of any such or of any other building or structure (within the right or ability of either to remedy or prevent the same) cause or allow any matter or thing to be or to be done in or about any such building or structure dangerous or prejudicial to life or health.
No owner, agent or lessee of any building or any part thereof shall lease or let or hire out the same, or any part thereof, or allow the same to be used or occupied as a place in which or for anyone to dwell or lodge unless such building or such parts thereof so to be occupied as a dwelling or lodging shall be kept sufficiently lighted and ventilated and provided with proper water closet accommodations and are at all times in that condition of cleanliness and wholesomeness for which this code provides or in which such code requires such premises to be kept.
The owner, lessor or agent of any building used in any way for occupation by human beings, whether for business or dwelling purposes, shall provide and maintain in good serviceable condition sufficient water closet and urinal accommodations, proportioned to the number of occupants, and, in the cases hereinafter mentioned, not less than the number herein specified, namely: In all tenement houses where separate water closets are not maintained for each family and in all business places, separate water closets shall be provided for each sex, arranged so as to secure absolute privacy; in dwellings or places used as a permanent place of abode for persons, at least one (1) water closet shall be provided and maintained for each ten (10) persons; for lodging houses, hotels or other places used as a temporary place of abode, at least one (1) water closet for each ten (10) persons for whom accommodation is provided and, in addition, urinals shall be provided in stores of every kind, including restaurants.
No person, having the right and power to prevent the same, shall knowingly cause or permit any person to sleep or remain in any cellar or in any place dangerous or prejudicial to life or health, by reason of want of ventilation or drainage or by reason of the presence of any poisonous, noxious or offensive substance or otherwise.
No owner, agent, lessee or keeper of any tenement house shall cause or allow so great a number of persons to dwell, be or sleep in any such house or any portion thereof as thereby to cause any danger or detriment to life or health.
Every dwelling, store and factory building and every part thereof and the yard, court, passage and area or alley connected with the same shall be kept clean and free from any accumulation of dirt, filth, garbage or other matter. The owner, agent, lessee or occupant of any dwelling, store or factory building or part thereof shall thoroughly cleanse all the rooms, passages, stairs, floors, windows, doors, walls, ceilings, privies, cesspools and drains thereof as often as shall be required by Health Department or its officers and shall, when notified so to do, well and sufficiently whitewash or paint the walls and the ceilings thereof.
Whenever it shall be decided by this Board that any building or part thereof is unfit for human habitation, by reason of its being so infected with disease or by reason of its being in a condition dangerous to health or life or to be likely to cause sickness among the occupants, and notice of such decision shall have been affixed conspicuously on the building or any part thereof so decided to be unfit for human habitation and personally served upon the owner, agent or lessee, if the same can be found in the state, requiring all persons therein to vacate such building or part thereof for the reasons to be stated therein as aforesaid, such building or part thereof shall, within ten (10) days thereafter, be vacated or, in case of special emergency, within such shorter time as in said notice may be specified.
No owner, agent or lessor of any building shall allow any chimney, smoke pipe, smokestack, flue or any part thereof or any connection therewith to be or remain in any way defective or out of repair so as to allow coal or illuminating gas or any noxious fumes or odor to escape therefrom into said building or any dwelling places adjacent thereto.
No premises shall be rented, let, leased or occupied as a tenement house, dwelling house or apartment house unless said premises shall have a plentiful supply of pure water, suitable for domestic purposes, furnished at one (1) or more places in such house or yard so that the same may be adequate and reasonably convenient for the use of the occupants of said house.
Whenever the Board of Health or the Health Officer thereof shall so direct, all houses and other buildings abutting on streets in which a sewer is laid or shall be laid shall be connected with said sewer by the owner, agent or lessee of said premises.
Whenever the Board of Health or the Health Officer thereof shall so direct, the owner, agent or lessee of any premises abutting on streets in which there is no sewer shall construct a cesspool on said premises, to be built as hereinafter provided, and connect the house and other buildings on said premises with said cesspool.
No connection shall be made between any sewer or cesspool and any ground, building, erection or place of business without a permit for that purpose first obtained from the Board of Health, and no alteration of any connection between said sewer or cesspool and any ground, building, erection or place of business shall be made without a like permit.
Before any drain is laid between any sewer or cesspool and any ground, building, erection or place of business, the bottom of the trench, after the same is graded, shall be carefully rammed in such a manner as to prevent unequal settling. After the drain is laid, as the trench is refilled, the earth must be so rammed as to be, as nearly as possible, of its original compactness. Tunneling in digging the trench is prohibited.
Before any connection of house drainage and plumbing with outside sewers, cesspools or other receptacles shall be covered, the same shall be inspected by an inspector of the Board of Health, and by him approved, and any such connection covered without such inspection must be uncovered for examination at the request of the Plumbing Inspector or other officer designated by the Board of Health, at the expense of the person so covering.
Whenever this Board shall have satisfactory evidence that any well, the water of which is used for domestic purposes, has become polluted and rendered unsafe for potable use, notice to discontinue the use of said polluted water shall be sent to the owner, agent, lessee or party in charge of said well, and, at the discretion of this Board, the owner, agent, lessee or party in charge of said well may be ordered, in writing, to close or fill up said well. If said order is not complied with, within the time therein specified, this section shall be deemed violated and this Board may proceed to cause said well to be closed or filled up, the owner, agent, lessee or person in charge paying all expenses therefor.
Whenever any premises shall have thereon any cistern or well which contains foul or stagnant water or is abandoned or in a dangerous condition or deemed dangerous to health, by reason of its proximity to source of pollution, the same shall be, upon notification by the Board of Health to the owner thereof, forthwith filled with ashes or clean earth.
No tenement house or room therein being without sufficient ventilation shall be so overcrowded that there shall be afforded less than four hundred (400) cubic feet of air to each adult and two hundred and fifty (250) cubic feet of air to each child under twelve (12) years of age occupying such building or room, and, upon written order of the Board of Health, the number of occupants of such building or room so overcrowded shall be reduced in accordance with this chapter.
Whenever there shall be more than eight (8) families living in any tenement house in which the owner thereof does not reside, there shall be a janitor, housekeeper or some other responsible person who shall reside in said house and have charge thereof.
Every owner, agent, lessee, tenant or occupant of any stall, stable or apartment in which any horse or any other cattle shall be kept or any place in which any manure or any solid or liquid discharge or excrement may collect or accumulate shall, at all times, keep or cause to be kept such stalls, stables or apartments and the drainage, yard and appurtenances thereof in a clean, healthful and wholesome condition, and no offensive smell shall be allowed to escape therefrom. In all cases where this Board or the Health Officer shall by written notice so require, all manure or excreta shall be removed from all stables and premises where it may accumulate as often as once in each week.
Every stable or apartment in which any horse or any other cattle shall be kept shall be provided with an underground and properly covered manure vault or watertight bin of sufficient capacity to care for all manure that may accumulate in such stable or apartment. Said vault or manure bin shall not be nearer than twenty (20) feet to the doors and windows of any building occupied by human beings, whether for dwelling or business purposes, nor shall said vault or manure bin be nearer than ten feet to the line of any adjoining lot, street, alley or public place without a permit from this Board, said stable or apartment to be properly ventilated.
Whenever this Board or the Health Officer shall by written notice so require, every stable or building in which any horses or cattle are kept or stabled shall be so constructed and drained that no fluid excrement or refuse liquids or washings from vehicles shall flow upon or into the ground. It may be by written notice required that all of the surface of the ground beneath such stables and buildings and of the yard adjoining shall be covered with a concrete or other watertight covering; the material and manner of construction of said covering to be subject to the approval of said Board.
Whenever on any premises within this township anything in violation of any of the preceding sections of this code exists or is maintained or whenever the condition of any premises is such as to call for the interference of this Board, notice shall be served on the owner, agent, lessee, tenant or occupant or other proper person, by order of the Health Officer, which notice shall enable the person served therewith to know wherein any section of this code is violated or what is to be remedied and shall give not less than one (1) day nor more than ten (10) days for compliance with the provisions of said section or with the requirements of the Board. Such notice may be served on the owner, agent, lessee, tenant or occupant or other proper person personally or, when there is an occupied dwelling on the premises, by leaving with an adult occupant of such dwelling.
No privy vault, cesspool or manure pit shall hereafter be constructed within the Township of Hillside without a permit for that purpose being first obtained from the Board of Health.
No privy vault or cesspool shall hereafter be constructed or maintained on any lot or premises having a sewer connection or abutting on a street in which is or hereafter may be laid a sewer.
No parts of the contents of any privy vault or cesspool within the township limits, except substances not soluble in water, shall be removed or transported by some odorless apparatus; and no part of the contents of any privy vault or cesspool shall be removed by the pitting process, except in cases where it is impossible to remove the same by pumping. When emptied by the pitting process, the contents shall be thoroughly disinfected before being removed, and in removing said contents they shall be deposited in dunnigans or barrels which shall be watertight, the lids of which shall be securely fastened to said dunnigans or barrels by the clamps and made tight by means of a rubber gasket between said lids and the chimes. Any scavenger who shall commence to clean any privy vault or cesspool shall, without interruption and delay, remove every portion of the contents thereof.
Such tanks as may be used and the trucks for conveying the dunnigans or barrels shall be suitably constructed, and the name of the licensee, with the number of the township license, distinctly painted thereon; and the entire apparatus and appliances shall at all times present a clean appearance, be free from obnoxious odors and always be in good and efficient working order. The workmen shall be well instructed in their duties and orderly while in the performance of their work.
Nuisances are hereby defined and declared to include and embrace:
The placing or depositing or allowing to remain in or upon any street or public place or in or upon any open lot or public or private property any dead animal or any part of the same, or any offal or garbage, or any carrion or putrid meat, or manure or compost (stable manure used as fertilizer or kept in manure pits built as hereinafter directed, excepted), or any foul or offensive or obnoxious substances whatsoever.
The throwing upon, or allowing to flow from any premises upon any street or public place, open lot or public or private property, or the allowing to collect upon the surface of any premises any wastewater, dirty water, slops, stable drainage, liquid filth, overflow from cesspool or privy vault or any offensive liquid matter whatsoever.
Any full, foul or leaky privy vault, cesspool or other receptacle for filth; also any privy vault, cesspool or catch basin which is beneath any dwelling or other building or is attached to the foundation wall of any dwelling or other building.
Allowing or permitting any night soil, garbage or any offensive or decomposing solid or fluid matter or substance to leak or ooze or escape from any cart or wagon or vessel in which the same may be conveyed or carried.
The carrying or conveying through any street any substance which has been removed from any privy vault or cesspool, unless the same shall be enclosed in airtight receptacles.
The use of any room for sleeping in any dwelling house, apartment house, hotel or other building which is overcrowded and where the cubic capacity for each adult is less than four hundred (400) cubic feet and for each child under twelve (12) years of age is less than two hundred fifty (250) cubic feet.
The papering of any walls or ceilings of any room in any dwelling house, tenement, apartment building or hotel or any building used for a dwelling before all the old paper shall have previously been scraped or thoroughly removed from the walls or other parts.
Allowing any building to be occupied as a tenement house, apartment house, dwelling house or factory building without a plentiful supply of pure water, suitable for domestic or personal requirements, by any person who is responsible for such provision, by reason of ownership, possession or agreement, or in which the water supply has been turned off for any reason, except to repair faulty plumbing, for any period longer than twelve (12) hours.
Allowing any dog to run at large or come in contact with children or any persons other than the immediate household of the owner if, in the opinion of the Board of Health or Health Officer, said dog is vicious and hazardous to the health of the township or if it molests pedestrians or others without provocation. Such dogs, if taken out, must be muzzled or on a leash.
Any and every nuisance as above defined is hereby prohibited and forbidden in this township.
Whatever is dangerous to human life or health, and any building, erection or part or cellar thereof, not provided with adequate means of ingress and egress or not sufficiently supported, ventilated, drained, cleaned or lighted, and whatever renders food or water unwholesome is hereby declared to be a nuisance.
Every plumbing or drainage fixture, appliance or pipe and every part thereof and every appliance or pipe or part thereof for water supply, upon any premises, whether inside or outside of any building, shall be maintained by the owner, agent, tenants, lessee or occupant of such premises free from any leak, obstruction or other defect and shall be kept by them and each of them at all times in good repair and in good serviceable condition.
Any imperfect trap, sink or water closet within any house or any other drainage appliance or fixture within any house from which there shall arise any foul or obnoxious gas or odor is hereby declared to be a nuisance.
All sunken lots or marshlands or lots below grade where stagnant water gathers or is collected are hereby declared nuisances, and any owner or owners or agent of any such lot or lots or lands shall, on notice from this Board, fill the same or cause them to be filled with fresh earth, ashes or cinders.
No animal or vegetable substance or garbage or street sweepings, muck or silt, or dirt gathered in cleaning yards, buildings, sewers, docks or slips, or waste of mills or factories, or any materials which are offensive to health or tend to decay, to become putrid or to render the atmosphere impure or unwholesome shall be deposited upon or used to fill up or raise the surface or level of any lot, grounds, docks, street or alley in this township or any ground filled for the purpose of building thereon unless pursuant to a special permit from this Board.
No act, place or thing shall be deemed a nuisance within the provisions of this code which shall be authorized by a permit from the Board of Health, said permit to be issued in the discretion and to be revocable at the pleasure of the Board, but immediately upon such revocation the provisions of this code shall apply as though said permit had never been granted.
All owners, lessees, tenants or occupants of any and all lots and lands in this township shall keep the sidewalks and streets in front of such lots and lands free from filth, slops, dirty water, rubbish or any other thing dangerous to health, life or limb.
The proprietor, agent, lessee, tenant or occupant of any tenement house, restaurant or any other premises where any refuse matter, offal or shells from oysters or other shellfish shall accumulate shall daily cause all such shells, offal or refuse matter to be removed to some proper place and shall keep such premises at all times free from offensive smells and accumulations.
The owner, agent, lessee, tenant or occupant of every dwelling, market, restaurant or other premises where refuse matter shall accumulate in the Township of Hillside shall provide and keep on the premises suitable barrels or receptacles for receiving and holding garbage.
No rags, bones, offal, butchers' refuse, tannery scrapings, manure or other refuse matter liable to decay shall be brought into, gathered, collected, accumulated, stored, exposed, carried or transported in any manner through any street or public place or into any building or cellar in the Township of Hillside except by permit of this Board of Health, which permit shall be revocable by said Board at any and all times.
Any person or persons, firm or corporation regularly engaged in the business of removing and transporting bones, butchers' refuse, tannery scrapings, manure or other offensive animal matter shall annually secure from the Board of Health a license to carry on such business, the fee for which shall be two dollars ($2.) per wagon, and which will expire on the last day of June of each year.
All carts and vehicles used for carrying such animal wastes as mentioned in this section shall bear on each side a license plate secured from the local Board of Health, which shall have on it the words "Hillside Board of Health," the number of the permit and the year for which license is issued.
No cart or other vehicle for carrying any offal, swill, garbage, ashes or rubbish or the contents of any privy vault, cesspool or other receptacle for filth or having upon it or in anything on such cart or vehicle any manure or other nauseous or offensive substances shall, without necessity therefor, stand or remain nor shall a needless number gather before or near any building, place of business or other premises where any person may be; nor shall the person using said cart or vehicle occupy an unreasonable length of time in loading or unloading or in passing along any street or through any inhabited place or ground; nor shall any such cart or vehicle or the driver thereof or anything thereto appertaining be (or by any person having a right to control the same be allowed to be) in a condition needlessly filthy or offensive; and when not in use, all such carts, vehicles and all implements used in connection therewith shall be stored and kept in some place where no needless offense shall be given to any of the inhabitants of said township.
All carts and vehicles in the last section mentioned and boxes, tubs and receptacles thereon in which any substance in said section referred to may be or be carried shall be strong and tight, and the sides shall be so high above the load or contents that no part of such contents or load shall fall, leak or spill therefrom (all vehicles and containers used for carrying bones, offal, butchers' refuse, tannery scrapings, manure or refuse matter liable to decay must be metal lined), and each of such carts, tubs or boxes and receptacles shall be adequately and tightly covered, as the orders or regulations of this Board may provide or direct.
Any owner, agent, tenant, lessee or occupant of any lot, ground, building, house or stable in this township, on notice from this Board or the Health Officer, shall forthwith remove from said lot, ground, building, house or stable any rubbish, garbage, offal or any offensive matter or thing (or any weeds or growing vegetation liable to become the breeding grounds for mosquitoes or the hiding place for nuisances or any poisonous plants); and any person, on notice from this Board or the Health Officer, shall abate any nuisance existing on any premises of which he may be the lessee, owner, agent, tenant or occupant.
If any person shall refuse or neglect to remove any foul or obnoxious or hurtful matter or thing, or if any person shall refuse or neglect to abate any nuisance, then this Board may proceed under the provisions of An Act to Revise, Consolidate and Amend Certain Acts, Concerning Boards of Health in This State," approved March 31, 1887, and the supplements thereto, to remove said nuisance source of foulness or cause of sickness and to recover, by action of debt against such persons, the expense incurred by said Board by such removal.
Editor's Note: See now N.J.S.A. 26:3-1 et seq.
In every slaughterhouse hereafter constructed or maintained within the Township of Hillside, the floors shall be paved with asphalt or some other impervious material, properly sloped to a well-trapped and permanently grated inlet having direct communication with a sewer; the wall thereof shall be covered to a height of seven (7) feet, with some smooth impervious material; the yards, apartments and pens connected therewith shall be paved with brick or stone laid in cement or concrete or some other impervious material and properly sloped to a well-trapped and permanently grated inlet having a direct communication with a sewer. Every slaughterhouse shall be supplied with an adequate water supply and such an arrangement of hose or pipes as will enable the walls, floors and yards to be effectually washed; and every slaughterhouse and the apartments and pens connected therewith shall be properly ventilated according to the direction and to the satisfaction of the Board of Health.
The owners, agents, lessees or occupants of all slaughterhouses located within the township are required to provide movable receptacles with tightly fitting covers for the purpose of receiving and conveying away blood, filth, offal and other offensive matters, and these matters must be deposited in the receptacles immediately after slaughtering, and removed with all fat, hides, skin, tripe and bones, daily between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. No blood or offal shall be permitted to flow into the sewer.
The owners, agents, tenants, lessees or occupants of all slaughterhouses in use shall thoroughly and effectually wash the walls, floors and yards thereof at least once in every twenty-four (24) hours; and during the months of May, June, July, August and September shall distribute twice in each week a sufficient quantity of chloride of lime or some other suitable disinfectant about their premises and shall also remove the contents of any manure pit on the premises once in each week during said months; if the above requirements should not be complied with, the Health Officer is hereby directed to carry out the provisions of this section as to disinfecting, and the removal of the contents of said manure pits at the expense of said owner, agent, tenant, lessee or occupant. No blood pit, dung pit or privy well shall remain or be constructed within any slaughterhouse.
No animal affected with an infectious or contagious disease shall be brought into the Township of Hillside, nor shall any animal so affected be kept within said township, except by written permission of the Board of Health.
No person or persons or corporation shall have or keep upon any premises in the Township of Hillside any cattle, sheep, goats or swine without a permit from the Board of Health, which permit shall be renewable annually, registered in the office of the Health Department. For each and every permit so granted, the sum of ten cents ($0.10) for each animal shall be paid; provided, however, that the fee in no case shall exceed the sum of fifty dollars ($50.) for any one (1) premises.
No person shall keep or allow to be kept in any dwelling house or in any part thereof any horse, cattle, swine, goats or fowls.
The slaughtering, killing or dressing of cattle, swine or sheep shall not be allowed within the limits of the Township of Hillside, except in regularly authorized slaughterhouses, without a permit for that purpose from this Board; and no slaughterhouses or other place where cattle, sheep or swine are slaughtered, killed or dressed shall be allowed within this township unless a permit for that purpose shall be granted by this Board.
No cattle, sheep or swine shall be killed for human food while in a diseased, overheated, feverish or exhausted condition, and no calf which shall be less than four (4) weeks old, and no pig that shall be less than five (5) weeks old, and no lamb that shall be less than eight (8) weeks old shall be killed for human food or shall be kept or offered for sale or sold to be killed for human food within such ages, respectively.
It shall be the duty of every inspector or other officer of the Board of Health, when any cattle, sheep or swine shall be found in a diseased, overheated, feverish or exhausted condition, or when any calves, pigs or lambs shall be found within the ages respectively named in the preceding section of this code, and said animals or any of them shall be intended to be used for human food, to immediately attach to any such diseased, overheated, feverish, exhausted or underage animal or to the pen or stall in which any such animal or animals may be confined a label or tag on which shall be written or printed the words "Quarantined by the Board of Health, Hillside, New Jersey," and such inspector or other officer shall immediately report such quarantine at the office of the Board so that proper action may be taken relative thereto.
No person or persons or corporation shall kill, scald, pick or dress any chicken, turkey, duck, goose or other feathered animal within the limits of any market, public or private, within the Township of Hillside.
No impure ice or ice cut within or outside of the Township of Hillside from a polluted pond, lake or stream and no ice manufactured from impure water shall be used or sold within said township. No such ice shall be brought into the township for the purpose of use or sale.
No person or persons, partnership or corporation shall sell or deliver or deal in any ice for domestic or public use within the limits of the Township of Hillside without a permit first had and obtained from the Board of Health of the Township of Hillside.
A separate permit shall be required for each office, store, station, depot or other place used for the distribution or sale of ice.
Before any such permit shall be granted, an application shall be made to the Board of Health by the party seeking such permit, which application shall be signed by such party or, if a corporation, by some authorized agent and shall give usual post office address of said party, the name under which and the place or places where the ice business is to be conducted, the character of said business, whether wholesale or retail, the name of the party or parties from which the ice is secured and the places where such ice is cut or manufactured. Before such permit is granted, the applicant shall pay to said Board a fee of two dollars ($2.). Every such permit, unless sooner forfeited or revoked, shall expire on the 13th day of June next succeeding the date when it was granted.
Upon request of the Board of Health, any person, persons, partnership or corporation to whom any such permit shall be granted shall, at any time during the period thereof, furnish any further information, in writing, which said Board may demand of the nature required in the last preceding subsection. If such information is not furnished to said Board within five (5) days after the request therefor, said permit shall be void, and therefore no person or corporation shall be protected thereby in any manner whatsoever. Nothing herein shall prohibit the party whose permit is forfeited from making an application for a new permit.
Any permit granted hereunder may be revoked by the Board of Health for the violation of any provision hereof or for other good cause shown and after an opportunity has been granted to the holder of such permit to be heard by said Board. During the pendency of such proceedings said Board, in its discretion, may order the permit to be suspended and all transactions thereunder to be discontinued under the penalties herein provided for sales of ice without a permit.
No wagon, cart or vehicle of any kind shall be used or run at any time by anyone for the sale or delivery of any ice in this township unless there shall be displayed on each side thereof a tag or plate furnished by the Board of Health, showing that said vehicle is owned, controlled or used by a party in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
For each tag or plate so furnished to whom a permit has been granted, said Board may collect a fee of twenty-five cents ($0.25) to cover the cost thereof.
No one except a party to whom a permit has been issued shall use any such tag or plate on any vehicle whatsoever, and no person shall make or use an imitation or copy of such tag or plate. No such tag shall be used after the forfeiture, revocation or expiration of the permit, the existence of which is indicated and is intended to show.
No slaughtered or killed sheep or lamb shall be brought or taken from any slaughterhouse within or without the township to any public or private market in the township for food until the same shall be fully dressed, with the entrails, head and feet removed.
No meat, fish, game or slaughtered animal or poultry which is to be used as food shall be carted or carried through or along any street unless it shall be covered so as to protect it from dust and dirt; and no meat, fish, game, animal or poultry shall be hung or exposed for sale outside of any shop or store in this township or in any open window or doorway thereof.
No person shall manufacture, have, offer for sale or sell any article of food or drink which is adulterated within the meaning of an act of the Legislature of the State of New Jersey entitled "An Act to Prevent the Adulteration of Food and Drugs," approved March 25, 1881, and the supplement thereto approved March 23, 1883, or of any act or acts of said Legislature hereafter passed amendatory, supplementary or additional thereto.
Editor's Note: See now N.J.S.A. 24-1.1 et seq.
No milk or butter nor any other food or drink which has been exposed to the emanation or infection of any communicable disease shall be brought into the Township of Hillside or held or offered for sale in said township.
Every person being the owner, lessee or occupant of any room, stall or place where any meat, fish, birds, fowl, fruit, nuts or vegetables, designed or held for human food, shall be stored or kept or shall be held or offered for sale shall put and keep said room, stall or place and its appurtenances in a cleanly and wholesome condition; and every person having charge or interested or engaged, whether as principal or agent, in the care of or in respect to the custody or sale of any meat, fish, birds, fowl, fruit, nuts or vegetables, designed for human food, shall put and preserve the same in a clean and wholesome condition and shall not allow the same or any part hereof to be poisoned, infected or rendered unsafe or unwholesome for human food.
No cased, blown, plaited, raised, stuffed, putrid, impure or unhealthy or unwholesome meat, fish, birds or fowls shall be held, brought, sold or offered for sale for human food or held or kept in any market, public or private, or in any public place in said township. The practice known as the "rebating of fish" or the return to the wholesale dealer by the retail dealer of unsold fish, in any public or private market or in any public place, is forbidden.
No decayed or unwholesome fruit, nuts or vegetables shall be brought into said township or held, bought or sold or offered for sale for human food or held or kept in any market, public or private, or in any public place in said township.
Upon any cattle, meat, fish, birds, fowl, fruit, nuts or vegetables being found by any inspector or other officer of the Board of Health in a condition which renders the same unsafe or unwholesome for human food, it shall be the duty of said inspector or officer to affix to said article or articles a label on which shall be written or printed the words "Condemned by direction of the Board of Health, Hillside, New Jersey," and when anything included within the provisions of this section shall be found in numbers, quantity or bulk, it shall only be necessary for said inspector or officer to affix one (1) such label to a conspicuous part of the box, tin, basket, compartment or other place or thing containing the same, and he shall forthwith report every such condemnation at the office of the Board. No person or persons shall destroy, deface, conceal, interfere with or remove any label affixed by any inspector or officer of this Board as aforesaid. It shall be the duty of the owner or person in charge of any matter or substances that have been condemned to immediately remove the same from any market, street or place and convey the same to such place as may be designated by the inspector or officer, and such articles shall not be sold or offered for sale or in any way disposed of, and in case the owner or person in charge shall fail or neglect or refuse to remove said articles within three (3) hours after having been notified to do so, the same may be removed by the inspector or other officer of this Board, the owner or person in charge paying all expenses therefor.
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, pay a fine of not less than five dollars ($5.) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.).