[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Borough of Dumont as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Animals and Fowl
Article II Dog Nuisances
[Adopted as Article XIX of the Board of Health Sanitary Code (Appendix A, Article 3, of the 1970 Revised Ordinances)]
All stalls, stables, sheds, barns or other places in which any horse or other domestic animal is kept, must be maintained in a sanitary condition, subject to the written approval of the Board of Health.
Editor's Note: Original Appendix A, Section 3-1, Notice to provide covered manure pit, and Section 3-2, Construction of pit, which immediately preceded this section, were repealed 6-16-2009 by Ord. No. 1385.
No person shall engage in the business of keeping for sale or slaughter in the Borough live chickens, ducks, pigeons, geese or other domestic fowls.
No person shall keep or allow to be kept in any building or enclosure or in any premises in the Borough of which he may be the owner, lessee, tenant or occupant, any live chickens, geese, ducks, pigeons, other fowl or rabbits, nor within 30 feet of any dwelling house, school or church, whether same be occupied or not, nor within 10 feet of any party line at the discretion of the Board of Health.
No person shall have, keep or allow to be kept in any building or premises, or on any lot of ground of which he or they may be owner, tenant, lessee or occupier, any pigs or swine of any age or description.
Any person, who violates any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not less than $2 nor more than $500. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.
[Adopted 11-3-1955 (Appendix A, Article 5, of the 1970 Revised Ordinances)]
No person shall keep, harbor or maintain any dog in the Borough which shall habitually disturb the peace and quiet of the neighborhood by continuous barking, crying or uttering other disturbing sounds.
No person owning, keeping or harboring any dog shall suffer or permit it to soil, defile or commit any nuisance on any public walk, sidewalk, passageway, bypath, play area, park or any place where the public congregates or walks, or upon any lawns, shrubbery or tree on any public property or upon a lawn, shrubbery or tree on any private property not belonging to the owner or custodian of said dog; provided, however, for the purpose of this section of this article the above mentioned restrictions shall not apply to that portion of the street lying between the curblines which shall be used to curb said dog.
Any dog found in any place specified in any section of this article, shall be deemed to be in such place by permission or order of the owner, harborer or keeper of such dog, and any dog committing any of the acts specified in any section of this article shall be deemed to have committed such act by permission or order of the owner, harborer or keeper of such dog, and such owner, harborer of such dog, shall be guilty of a violation of this article.
The Health Officer shall have the right to determine whether the provisions of this article are being followed and obeyed and in conjunction with this right may enter in or upon any building or premises. It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to interfere with any inspection being made by the Health Officer.
Any person who violates any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not less than $2 and not exceeding $500. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.