[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Leonia 10-4-1982 by Ord. No. 949 as Ch. 112 of the 1982 Code (Ord. No. 665). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The following words in this chapter shall be defined as follows:
- The preparation of food by the employment of heat in stoves, ovens, grills, ranges, deep fat fryers, broilers and similar devices or utensils.
- Any individual, partnership, corporation or other local entity, and shall include the plural as well as the masculine or feminine.
The emission of odors or odorous gases and fumes from restaurants or retail food establishments as a result of cooking on the premises in such quantity as to be readily detectable without instruments is hereby declared a nuisance and is prohibited.
All restaurants and retail food establishments shall install and continuously maintain in good operating condition an air-purifying system or odor-neutralizing system which will effectively prevent the emission of odors or odorous gases and fumes in such quantities as to be readily detectable without instruments.
No such air-purifying system or odor-neutralizing system shall contain less than the odor filtration produced by the equivalent of 30 pounds of activated charcoal per 1,000 cubic feet per minute of exhaust air.
Any person who owns or operates a restaurant or retail food establishment and violates the provisions of § 143-2 or 143-3 of this chapter, upon receipt of notice, in writing, duly served upon the owner, operator or an employee thereof by a member of the Board of Health or its duly authorized agent, shall within seven days thereafter correct such violation. Failure to correct the condition shall comprise a distinct and separate violation for each day that the condition remains in effect beyond the seven-day period.
No certificate of occupancy shall be issued to any restaurant or retail food establishment with cooking on the premises until a satisfactory and adequate air-purifying system or odor-control system as prescribed herein shall be approved by the Building Inspector and installed in accordance with the plans and specifications.
In any case where the provisions of this chapter impose a higher standard then that set forth in any other ordinance of the Borough of Leonia or laws of the State of New Jersey applicable thereto, then the standards as set forth herein shall prevail, but if the provisions of this chapter impose a lesser standard than such other Borough ordinance or law of the State of New Jersey, then the higher standard contained in such other ordinance or law shall prevail.