Township of Florence, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Florence 12-21-1983 by Ord. No. 1983-12 as Ch. 56 of the 1983 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Public health nuisances — See Ch. 104.
Solid waste — See Ch. 122.

§ 56-1 Removal of obnoxious growth, garbage and debris required.

Any lands lying within the Township of Florence, County of Burlington and State of New Jersey, containing brush, weeds, dead and dying trees, stumps, roots, obnoxious growths, filth, garbage, trash and debris which is or may become a hazard to life, health or general welfare or might tend to extend a conflagration in the Township of Florence aforesaid shall, as prescribed below, be removed by the owner, tenant or agent of said premises immediately.

§ 56-2 Time limit for removal following notification.

[Amended 11-3-1993 by Ord. No. 1993-34]
If, after inspection by the Chief of Police, the Construction Code Official or the Health Officer of the Township of Florence or their designees, it is determined that any such condition of land is hazardous to life, health or general welfare or may tend to extend a conflagration, the owner, tenant or agent thereof shall, within ten (10) days after being notified by the Chief of Police, Construction Code Official or Health Officer or their designees who made the inspection, remove such brush, weeds, dead or dying trees, stumps, roots, obnoxious growths, filth, garbage, trash and debris or similar substance.

§ 56-3 Noncompliance; removal by township; costs; creation of lien.

[Amended 11-3-1993 by Ord. No. 1993-34]
In the event that any owner, tenant or agent shall refuse to comply with said notice from said Chief of Police, Construction Code Official or Health Officer of the Township of Florence or their designees within ten (10) days from the date of the notice, the condition which is the subject of the notice shall be removed and/or corrected by the township, its employees, agents or assigns. The Township Administrator shall certify the dollar amount of any such work performed by the township, its employees, agents or assigns to the Mayor and Council of the Township of Florence, which shall direct the Clerk to notify the property owner or his agent or tenant of the cost incurred by the township. The Township Administrator shall cause the amount incurred by the township to be charged against said land, and the amount so charged shall forthwith become a lien upon such lands and shall be added to and become a part of the taxes next to be assessed and levied against such lands, the same to bear interest at the same rate as delinquent taxes and to be collected and enforced by the same officers and in the same manner as the collection of taxes.

§ 56-4 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 11-3-1993 by Ord. No. 1993-34]
Any owner, tenant or agent who violates the provisions of this chapter by failing to comply with the notice from the Chief of Police, Construction Code Official or Health Officer of the Township of Florence or their designees may be fined in an amount not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000.) or may be imprisoned for a term not to exceed ninety (90) days, or both such fine and imprisonment.