This chapter and all ordinances supplementary thereto or amendatory thereof shall be known and designated as the "Sanitary Code of the Township of Bridgewater."
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- BOARD OF HEALTH or BOARD
- The Board of Health of the Township of Bridgewater, in the County of Somerset.
- COMMUNICABLE DISEASE
- Any disease in which the causative agent may be transmitted from person to person, from animal to person or from animal to animal, by direct or indirect means.
- ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
- The Sanitary Inspector of the Township of Bridgewater appointed by the Board of Health of said Township. If and when a Health Officer is appointed by said Board, said words shall mean such Health Officer.
- The placing apart of persons or animals affected with or exposed to or suspected of being affected with or exposed to a communicable disease, for the purposes of preventing contact with other persons and animals, and the establishment of restrictions directly surrounding such persons or animals.
- Includes corporations, companies, associations, societies, firms, partnerships, joint-stock companies and political subdivisions, as well as individuals.
- PUBLIC EATING ESTABLISHMENT
- Restaurant, coffee shop, cafeteria, short-order cafe, diner, luncheonette, tavern, sandwich stand, soda fountain and all other eating and drinking establishments.
- Every delivery whether the same be by direct sale or the solicitation or acceptance of an order and including exchange, barter, traffic in, keeping and exposing for sale, serving with meals, delivering for value, peddling, possessing with intent to sell and gratuitous delivery or gift by any person.
- The Township of Bridgewater in the County of Somerset.
Whenever, in describing or referring to any person, party, matter or thing, any word importing the singular number or masculine gender is used, the same shall be understood to include and to apply to several persons or parties as well as to one person and to females as well as males and to bodies corporate as well as individuals and to several matters and things as well as one matter or thing.
The Board of Health and its members, agents or employees shall have the right to enter into and upon any premises, public or private, building or vehicle for the purpose of enforcing the provisions of this Sanitary Code and the health laws and regulations of the State of New Jersey or to determine whether such provisions or rules and regulations are being complied with or obeyed. No person shall oppose such entry or hinder or interfere with the Board of Health or any of its members, agents or employees in the performance of their duty.
Issuance. All applications for licenses or permits required by this chapter or any supplements thereto or amendments thereof, except where otherwise specifically provided, shall be made to the office of the Board of Health and shall be in such form and detail as the Board shall prescribe. Upon filing of such an application and the payment of the fee prescribed herein, the enforcement officer is authorized to issue a license or permit to the applicant, provided that he has complied with all the requirements and the relevant rules and regulations provided in this chapter.
Revocation. In the event of the violation of any of the provisions of this chapter or of the relevant rules and regulations provided herein, a license or permit issued pursuant to this chapter may be revoked after a hearing before the Board of Health, upon charges filed with the Board and a time fixed for the hearing, of which hearing the holder of the license or permit shall have at least one week's notice by mail, addressed to the address of the holder of the license or permit as the same appears upon the aforesaid application. The penalty of revocation provided in this subsection shall be in addition to any other penalties provided for violation of this chapter or any other ordinance of the Board. No person shall operate any business or conduct any activity for which a license or permit is required by this chapter or the amendments thereof or supplements thereto after revocation thereof or during the period of suspension thereof, as hereinafter provided,
Suspension. In the event of the violation by the holder of a license or permit of any of the provisions of this chapter or of the relevant rules and regulations provided therein, where the effect of such violation is such as to constitute a hazard or injury to public health, the enforcement officer is authorized to suspend the license or permit pending the hearing before the Board of Health provided in Subsection B of this section. In the event of such suspension the enforcement officer shall, within 24 hours after notice of suspension, give to the holder of such license or permit an opportunity for hearing before him and to present such evidence as may be desired concerning such violation. After hearing, the enforcement officer may continue or discharge such suspension, but if continued, an early hearing shall be provided by the Board.
Display. All permits or licenses shall be prominently displayed upon the premises for which they were issued. Upon each and every vehicle or device used in the business for which a license or permit is required, there shall be displayed at all times in plain sight, on the left side or rear of said vehicle or device, such current license or permit sign as may be provided by the Board.
Exhibit upon demand. Every holder of a license or permit shall exhibit same upon demand to any member of the Board, the enforcement officer or any other authorized representative of this Board or any peace officer of this municipality.