[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Township of Colts Neck 3-9-1953 as Ch. 29 of the 1969 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- MIGRANT LABOR CAMP or CAMP
- Shall mean, as used in this chapter, one or more tents, vehicles, buildings or structures, together with the tract of land appertaining thereto, used as living quarters by seasonal, temporary or migrant workers directly or indirectly in connection with any work or place where work is being performed, whether or not rent is paid or reserved in connection with the use or occupancy of such premises.
No migrant labor camp shall be established, constructed, operated or used in the Township of Colts Neck unless a permit therefor shall have been issued by the Board of Health of the Township of Colts Neck.
No permit shall be issued for the establishment, construction, operation of or use of any lands or building within the Township of Colts Neck for a migrant labor camp unless and until there has been full compliance with the provision of the Seasonal Farm Labor Act, as well as compliance with the Migrant Labor Code, adopted September 15, 1945, by the Department of Labor of the State of New Jersey, except as to the provisions contained in said code which are supplemented by this chapter. A copy of said code shall be placed on file with the Secretary of the Board of Health and with the Clerk of the Township of Colts Neck.
Every owner of lands and buildings to be used for a migrant labor camp shall first make application to the Board of Health for a permit, which application shall be in affidavit form and shall furnish all the information required on the application form supplied by the Migrant Labor Division of the Department of Labor, together with a description and topographical survey of the land on which said camp shall be located and the architectural and building plans for the buildings to be constructed thereon.
Upon receipt of the application, with the survey, description and plans annexed thereto, the Board of Health shall, if the same indicate compliance with the provisions of this chapter, issue a temporary permit pending completion of the construction of the camp. Upon completion, the owner shall apply for a final permit, which final permit shall be issued only after inspection of the premises has been made by the Board of Health, indicating compliance with the provisions hereof. No camp shall be used or allowed to be used until issuance of the final permit of the Board of Health.
In addition to making application for the aforesaid permits, each owner shall also make application for an operating permit, which application shall indicate the length of the season during which the camp is to be operated. No operating permit will be issued for a season longer than six months' duration. No operating permit shall be issued until after an inspection of the camp shall have first been made by the Board of Health, indicating compliance with the provisions hereof.
No migrant labor camp shall be established, constructed or operated unless the following provisions, in addition to those contained in the Seasonal Farm Labor Act and the Migrant Labor Code, are complied with:
Sleeping quarters shall be constructed so as to contain not less than 50 square feet of floor surface and 400 cubic feet of room volume per occupant.
Males and females shall not be housed in the same building unless they are members of the same family.
In every sleeping place, windows opening to the outer air shall have an area at least equal to 10% of the floor area, and at least 1/2 of the window space shall be openable, with cross ventilation.
No tents, trucks or trailers shall be used for living or sleeping quarters, except that trailers designed exclusively for living quarters shall not be prohibited.
No bed shall be furnished or used which is made of canvas or other cloth material.
Electric lighting facilities shall be provided, and there shall be sufficient electric outlets to provide for adequate lighting. Lanterns are prohibited.
Sanitary facilities for bathing, hand-washing and laundry purposes shall be provided in the following ratio: One shower for every 15 persons; one lavatory for every 10 persons; one washtub or washing machine for every 15 persons; there shall be not less than one water closet or privy seat for every 15 persons.
Any owner, person, corporation, manager or operator violating any of the provisions of this chapter or the Seasonal Farm Labor Act or the Migrant Labor Code, as the same is incorporated herein, shall, upon conviction, pay a fine of not more than $1,000 for each violation. Each day that a violation continues to exist shall constitute a separate offense.