[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Borough of Mountain Lakes as Ch. BH-VI of the 1980 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
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 N.J.S.A. 26:3-69.1 et seq. A copy of the code is annexed hereto and made a part hereof without the inclusion of the text.
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 and shall remain on file there for the use and examination of the public.
Sunken lots; marshlands.
All sunken lots, marshlands, lots below grade, excavations and hollows where stagnant water gathers or collects are hereby declared to be and are defined as nuisances, and any owner or owners, or agent of any such lot or lots or lands shall, on notice from this Board or the Health Officer, fill the same or cause them to be filled with fresh earth, ashes or cinders. Any owner or owners or agent failing to comply with such notice shall be guilty of a violation of this code.
If any person shall fail to comply with such notice and shall refuse or neglect to abate any such nuisance, this Board may proceed pursuant to law to fill the lot or lots, lands, excavations or hollows and to abate the nuisance and to recover by action of debt against such person the expense thereby incurred by the Board.