[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Township of Mullica 3-11-1958. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Animals generally — See Ch. 69.
Board of Health — See Ch. 244.
A code regulating premises on which swine are maintained, establishing minimum standards governing the location and maintenance of such premises, authorizing inspections of such premises, declaring and defining certain acts or conditions on such premises as nuisances and declaring and fixing penalties for violations thereof is hereby adopted pursuant to c. 188, P.L. 1950 (N.J.S.A. 26:3-69 to 26:3-69.6). A copy of said code is annexed hereto and made a part hereof without inclusion of the text thereof herein.
The code established and adopted by this chapter is described and commonly known as the "Maintenance of Swine Code of New Jersey (1957)."
Three copies of said Maintenance of Swine Code of New Jersey (1957) have been placed on file in the office of the Secretary, Clerk or other similar officer of this Board of Health upon the introduction of this chapter and will remain on file in said office for use and examination by the public.
No person shall maintain more than four swine, as defined in said code, on premises until a valid license or permit therefor shall have been issued by the Board of Health, except that persons now maintaining swine as defined by said code shall not be obliged to obtain a license or permit for one year from the effective date of said code.
No garbage, offal or decaying vegetable substance shall be brought into the Township of Mullica for the purpose of feeding the same to pigs.
Licenses or permits required by this chapter or the code may be denied or suspended by this Board of Health for failure to comply with this chapter or the code. This Board of Health shall afford the persons whose license or permit to maintain swine on premises has been denied or suspended an opportunity to be heard in public hearing and, following this, to be informed of the Board's decision within two weeks thereafter.
The fee for a license or permit to maintain swine on premises shall be $100.
Licenses or permits issued for the maintenance of swine on premises shall expire annually on December 31 of each and every year, and the maximum number of permits or licenses that shall be issued or be in effect in any one given year shall not exceed four. Application for renewal thereof shall be submitted together with the required fee prior to December 15 of each year.
Any person who violates or neglects to comply with any provision of this chapter or the code established herein or notice issued pursuant thereto shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to a penalty of not less than $2 nor more than $100 for each violation or, in default thereof, shall be imprisoned for a term not exceeding 90 days. Each day's continuance of such violation shall constitute a separate offense, punishable by a like fine or penalty.
In the event that any section, sentence or clause of this chapter or the code shall be declared unconstitutional or inconsistent with the provisions of any statute governing the maintenance of swine, including those of c. 140, P.L. 1957, by a court of competent jurisdiction, such declaration shall not in any manner prejudice the enforcement of the remaining provisions.
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 4:5-106.1 et seq.
This chapter and the code herein established shall take effect 30 days after first publication.
All persons who maintain swine as defined in said code under the provisions of this chapter, shall contain such swine to an area, by fencing or otherwise, wherein the outer boundaries of such area shall be at least 40 feet from a contiguous neighboring property line and at least 200 feet from the nearest dwelling house, commercial building, inhabited structure and public thoroughfare.
[Added 10-8-1985 by Ord. No. 15-85]
[Added 10-8-1985 by Ord. No. 15-85]
The issuance and renewal of licenses or permits for the maintenance of swine on premises within the Township of Mullica shall be in accordance with the regulations and provisions of the Atlantic County Board of Health, and fees for said licenses or permits shall be as established by the Atlantic County Board of Health, and penalties for violation of Chapter 255 of the Code of Mullica and/or ordinances and regulations of the Atlantic County Board of Health shall be as established by ordinance of the County of Atlantic.