Town of Boothbay Harbor, ME
Lincoln County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Boothbay Harbor 2-10-1958 by STM Art. 2 as Art. 4 of the 1958 Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall deposit or maintain upon any premises or upon any highway any garbage, refuse or other substance which is dangerous to health or which gives off offensive odors or which might cause the breeding of flies or vermin. All such garbage or refuse shall be removed before it shall become offensive or dangerous to health.
The Health Officer is authorized to prosecute violations of the preceding section, and in addition thereto, the Health Officer is hereby authorized to remove at the expense of the owner of the property and pile of garbage, refuse or waste matter accumulated on the property which, after reasonable notice, has not been removed.
No person shall dump or dispose of any refuse or garbage upon any shore or in the harbor or upon any waters adjacent to the Town of Boothbay Harbor within one-half (1/2) mile from the nearest point of land, provided that this section shall not apply to duly located sewerage systems.
No food or drink shall be sold or offered for sale which is decayed or is contaminated with offensive or poisonous substances or is moldy to an abnormal degree or is in an abnormal state of fermentation. The Health Officer is hereby authorized to condemn any article which is unfit for food according to the provisions of this section.
No food shall be sold or offered for sale in any grocery, butcher shop or fish market or other food shop in which any marked condition of uncleanness or filthiness exists.
It shall be the duty of the Health Officer to make frequent inspection of all places wherein meat, fresh fish, vegetables and fruit are sold or food is dispensed and to make a careful examination of such premises and to condemn and cause to be removed therefrom immediately all such articles of stock as may be considered unfit for use and to see that no waiter, cook, clerk or other employee who has a communicable disease or is a carrier of disease germs shall be allowed to work in a restaurant, hotel kitchen, public dining room, grocery store, ice cream parlor, soda fountain, vending place, bakery, bakeshop, candy store, butcher shop, dairy or other place in which food or drink is prepared or dispensed or served in any way, and further to see that no food shall be prepared, dispensed or served in any public eating place unless the kitchen or place in which the food is kept, prepared or cooked is clean in every part, including the cellar and icebox, and unless the person and clothes of the attendants and employees are clean.
No house that is in such a dilapidated condition or state of filthiness or uncleanness as to endanger the health or life of any person that occupies it or that it not furnished with a safe water supply or with toilet facilities shall be used as a dwelling or rented for that purpose. The Health Officer may investigate such dwelling, and if conditions are found to be, in his or her judgment, dangerous to health or life, she may declare the building unfit for human habitation.
Any person, firm or corporation who or which shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a penalty as set forth in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, General Penalty.
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.