[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Colts Neck 12-21-2005. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A chapter to prohibit the outdoor application of fertilizer other than low-phosphorus fertilizer in the Township of Colts Neck, so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for the failure to comply.
For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms, phrases, words, and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this chapter clearly demonstrates a different meaning. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words used in the plural number include the singular number and words used in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.
- Any substance containing one or more recognized plant nutrients which is used for its plant nutrient content, and which is designed for use or claimed to have value in promoting plant growth; except that it shall not be considered to include animal or vegetable manure or compost.
- LOW-PHOSPHORUS FERTILIZER
- A fertilizer for which the guaranteed analysis, stated in whole numbers, of available phosphoric acid is zero.
- Any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or political subdivision of this state subject to municipal jurisdiction.
It shall be unlawful to apply outdoors any fertilizer other than low-phosphorus fertilizer.
Any application of fertilizer at a commercial farm that is exempted by the Right to Farm Act, N.J.S.A. 4:1C-1 et seq.
Any application of fertilizer needed for establishing new vegetation after land disturbance in accordance with the requirements established under the Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Act, N.J.S.A. 4:24-39 et seq., and implementing rules.
This chapter shall be enforced by the Police Department and/or Code Enforcement Officer of The Township of Colts Neck.
A violation of any provision of this chapter shall be punishable as provided in § 1-9 of this Code.