[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Mantua 4-25-1978 (Ch. 81 of the 1978 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
All retail food establishments shall comply with Chapter 12 of the New Jersey State Sanitary Code (N.J.A.C. 8:24) relating to the construction, operation and maintenance of retail food establishments; and all violations are hereby declared to be nuisances hazardous to health.
It shall be unlawful for any person(s) or any body corporate to conduct a retail food establishment, as defined in and governed by Chapter 12 of the New Jersey State Sanitary Code (N.J.A.C. 8:24) relating to the construction, operation and maintenance of retail food establishments, without first having procured a license from the Township Committee upon the recommendation of the Board of Health, or to conduct said activities without complying with any or all of the provisions concerning the construction, operation and maintenance of the same as contained in the aforementioned Chapter 12 of the New Jersey State Sanitary Code.
The fees for licensure of retail food establishments are hereby fixed as follows:
[Amended 3-3-1981 by the Board of Health]
Mobile units for the sale or dispensing of food shall be considered temporary units and shall pay an annual fee of $25.
Upon application therefor, an annual license may be issued at no charge to any Mantua Township charitable, nonprofit, religious, educational or community organizations for dispensing food.
[Added 6-6-2005 by Ord. No. 01-05]
Fees for such licensing shall be due on April 1 of each year. Any application received after April 1 will be assessed a late penalty fee of $25 in addition to the annual fee. The license shall be issued for the period of April 1 to March 31.
[Added 3-3-1981 by the Board of Health; amended 12-2-2003 by Ord. No. 19-03]
Upon application thereof, temporary licenses may be issued at no charge to any non-Mantua Township charitable, nonprofit, religious, educational or community organization for dispensing food for periods not to exceed three continuous days.
[Added 3-3-1981 by the Board of Health; amended 6-6-2005 by Ord. No. 01-05]
Any person, entity or corporation who or which violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by one or more of the following: imprisonment in the county jail or any place provided by the municipality for the detention of prisoners for a term up to but not exceeding 90 days or by a fine of not less than $100 and not more than $2,000 or by a period of community service up to but not exceeding 90 days, or any combination of the above.
Each day that a violation exists, occurs or continues shall constitute a separate offense for the purpose of imposing the penalties referred to above.