[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee (now Council) of the Township of Galloway 1-18-1971 by Ord. No. 393 as Ch. 35 of the 1971 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The office of Campsite Enforcement Officer is hereby designated as the officer to exercise the powers prescribed by this chapter, and he shall receive as compensation for said position the sum of $200 per year.
Pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 21, P.L. 1946, as amended (N.J.S.A. 40:49-5.1), the "Private Campgrounds Code" as approved by the Department of Health and the Department of Conservation and Economic Development and filed in the Secretary of State's office is hereby accepted, adopted and established as a standard to be used as a guide in determining whether campgrounds' dwellings as well as their facilities located in this municipality are safe, sanitary and fit for human habitation and rental. A copy of the Private Campgrounds Code, as amended, is annexed to this chapter, and three copies of same have been placed on file in the office of the Township Clerk and are available to all persons desiring to use and examine same.
[Amended 1-18-1971 by Ord. No. 393]
The Campsite Enforcement Officer is hereby authorized and directed to make inspections to determine the condition of camp dwellings as well as their facilities located within the Township of Galloway, in order that he may perform his duty of safeguarding the health and safety of the occupants of camp dwellings as well as their facilities and of the general public. For the purpose of making such inspections, the Campsite Enforcement Officer is hereby authorized to enter, examine and survey at all reasonable times all camp dwellings as well as their facilities. The owner or occupant of every camp dwelling as well as its facilities, or the person in charge thereof, shall give the Campsite Enforcement Officer free access to such camp dwelling as well as its facilities at all reasonable times for the purpose of such inspection, examination and survey. Every occupant of a camp dwelling shall give the owner thereof or his agent or employee access to any part of such camp dwelling as well as its facilities at all reasonable times for the purpose of making such repairs or alterations as are necessary to effect compliance with the provisions of this chapter or with any lawful rule or regulations adopted or any lawful order issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.
[Amended 1-18-1971 by Ord. No. 393]
Whenever the Campsite Enforcement Officer determines that there are reasonable grounds to believe that there has been a violation of any provision of this chapter or of any rule or regulation adopted pursuant thereto, he shall give notice of such alleged violation to the person or persons responsible therefor as hereinafter provided.
Such notice shall:
Be put in writing;
Include a statement of the reasons why it is being issued;
Allow a reasonable time for the performance of any act it requires; and
Be served upon the owner or his agent, or the occupant, as the case may require; provided that such notice shall be deemed to be properly served upon such owner or agent, or upon such occupant, if a copy thereof is sent by registered mail to his last known address, or if a copy thereof is posted in a conspicuous place in or about the dwelling affected by the notice, or if he is served with such notice by any other method authorized or required under the laws of this state.
Such notice may contain an outline of remedial action which, if taken, will effect compliance with the provisions of this chapter and with rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto.
Any person affected by any notice which has been issued in connection with the enforcement of any provision of this chapter or of any rule or regulation adopted pursuant thereto may request and shall be granted a hearing on the matter before the Planning Board of Galloway Township, provided such person shall file in the office of the Township Clerk a written petition requesting such hearing and setting forth a brief statement of the grounds therefor within 10 days after the day the notice was served. Upon receipt of such petition the Township Clerk shall forward same to the Secretary of the Planning Board, who shall then ascertain from the Chairman of the said Board the setting of time and place of such hearing and shall give the petitioner written notice thereof. At such hearing the petitioner shall be given an opportunity to be heard and to show why such notice should be modified or withdrawn.
The hearing shall be commenced not later than 30 days after the day on which the petition was filed; provided that, upon application of the petitioner, the Chairman of the Planning Board may postpone the date of the hearing for a reasonable time beyond such thirty-day period if in its judgment the petitioner has submitted a good and sufficient reason for such postponement.
After such hearing, the membership of the Planning Board shall sustain, modify or withdraw the notice, depending upon its findings as to whether the provisions of this chapter and the rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto have been complied with. If the Planning Board sustains or modifies such notice, it shall be deemed to be an order. Any notice served pursuant to this chapter shall automatically become an order if a written petition for a hearing is not filed in the office of the Township Clerk of the Township of Galloway within 10 days after such notice is served.
The proceedings at such hearing, including the findings and decision of the Planning Board of the Township of Galloway, shall be summarized, reduced to writing and entered as a matter of public record in the office of the Township Clerk. Such record shall also include a copy of every notice or order issued in connection with the matter. Any person aggrieved by the decision of the Planning Board may seek relief therefrom in any court of competent jurisdiction as provided by the laws of this state.
Whenever the Campsite Enforcement Officer finds that an emergency exists which requires immediate action to protect the public health or safety, he may, without notice or hearing, issue an order reciting the existence of such an emergency and requiring that such action be taken as he deems necessary to meet the emergency. Notwithstanding the other provisions of this chapter, such order shall be effective immediately. Any person to whom such order is directed shall comply therewith immediately, but upon petition to the Planning Board, shall be afforded a hearing as soon as possible. After such hearing, depending upon its findings as to whether the provisions of this chapter and of the rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto have been complied with, the Planning Board shall continue such order in effect, or modify it or revoke it.
[Amended 2-14-2012 by Ord. No. 1845]
A campgrounds' permit, with a fee of $10 for each campsite per season and yearly campground license to operate of $200 will be charged, must be applied for at the office of Code Enforcement Officer; a bill will be sent individually to each campground annually.
[Amended 1-18-1971 by Ord. No. 393]
The Campsite Enforcement Officer is hereby authorized and empowered to make and adopt such written rules and regulations as he may deem necessary for the proper enforcement of the provisions of this chapter; provided, however, that such rules and regulations shall not be in conflict with the provisions of this chapter nor in anywise alter, amend or supersede any of the provisions thereof. The Campsite Enforcement Officer shall file a certified copy of all rules and regulations which he may adopt in his office and in the office of the Clerk of the Township of Galloway.
No person shall occupy as owner-occupant or rent to another for occupancy any camp dwelling as well as its facilities for the purpose of living therein which does not conform to the provisions of the Private Campgrounds Code, as amended, established hereby as the standard to be used in determining whether a camp dwelling is safe, sanitary and fit for human habitation.
[Amended 1-18-1971 by Ord. No. 393; 6-28-2005 by Ord. No. 1609; 12-13-2016 by Ord. No. 1951-2016]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not more than $2,000, imprisonment for not more than 90 days and/or a period of community service for not more than 90 days, and each violation of any of the provisions of this chapter and each day the same is violated shall be deemed and taken to be a separate and distinct offense.