[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Township of Mantua 7-23-1958 (Ch. 168 of the 1978 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
A code declaring ragweed and poison ivy to be a nuisance, providing for removal or abatement thereof and recovery of expenses incurred by the Board of Health in removing or abating such nuisance and prescribing penalties for violations is hereby established pursuant to Chapter 188, Laws of 1950 (N.J.S.A. 26:3-69.1 et seq.). A copy of said code is annexed hereto and made a part hereof without the inclusion of the text thereof herein.
Said code established and adopted by this chapter is described and commonly known as the "Weed Control Code of New Jersey (1953)."
Three copies of said Weed Control Code of New Jersey (1953) have been placed on file in the office of the Secretary of this local Board of Health upon the introduction of this chapter and will remain on file there for use and examination by the public so long as said chapter is in effect.
[Amended 4-25-1978; 4-25-1989]
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 $1,000 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.
Editor's Note: This amendment was adopted by the Township Committee.