[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Westampton 5-25-1943. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person, firm, association or corporation shall deposit or cause or permit to be deposited, or permit or allow to be continued (if previously deposited), upon any land or in any building, any substances such as cans, metal, cloth, paper or other rubbish, or garbage or offal, which may tend to harbor rats or mice or otherwise create the possibility of fire, or which shall otherwise in any manner tend to affect the public health.
In the event of necessity, or if the depositing of any such materials shall be claimed to be without any of the effects sought to be avoided by virtue of this chapter, the person or persons seeking to make such deposit shall first make application to the Township Committee, in writing, therein specifying the location of the property upon which material is to be deposited, the name of the depositor, the name of the owner or other persons interested in the title to said lands and the nature of the material and the manner in which the same is to be deposited or otherwise disposed of as well, also, as any other and additional information which the Township Committee of said township may deem necessary. If, following investigation and determination of said application, the Township Committee shall, by majority vote, determine that such disposition of the material specified shall not be injurious to health or the cause of creation of vermin or other pests and shall not be the creation of a fire menace, and that the same shall not in any other manner be a source of public or private nuisance, a written permit for such work in the manner specified may be issued in accordance with the resolution of said Township Committee for such purpose.
Any person, firm, association or corporation presently owning or renting any building or tract of land in which is now deposited any of the materials mentioned or otherwise referred to in § 180-1 of this chapter shall immediately remove such materials and abate such nuisance or shall be subject to the penalties of this chapter.
[Amended 2-28-1974 by Ord. No. 1-1974]
Any person or persons, firm, association or corporation violating the provisions of this chapter or any part thereof shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not exceeding $500 or imprisonment for not exceeding 90 days, or both, in the discretion of the Judge of the Municipal Court or other officer before whom hearing thereon is held, and such fine may be imposed, collected and enforced in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40:49-5 (1937), or the amendments thereof or supplements thereto.