Camden Litter Law Okd

Posted: June 10, 1988

Camden City Council adopted a more stringent litter ordinance yesterday that gives the city the power to fine or jail people who abandon their cars and discard old tires in unauthorized places.

The stricter ordinance also will make the city eligible for $85,000 in state funding through the Clean Cities Act, which provides money for receptacles and cleanup crews.

Once Camden gets the money, it will hire youths to sweep and pick up rubbish, and will put trash receptacles every quarter mile in commercial zones.

Violators of the ordinance, which now details violations such as leaving derelict cars and tires, face fines of up to $1,000, 90 days in jail or community service.

In other matters, Council approved spending more than $14,400 for street signs throughout North Camden. The signs will cost about $19 each.

Council also gave final approval to an ordinance that restricts violent dogs, requiring that they be muzzled and leashed when on public property, and properly secured when on private property. The ordinance also requires owners to pick up after their dogs.

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