Township of Independence, NJ
Warren County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Independence 5-5-1945 (Ch. 72 of the 1984 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Property maintenance — See Ch. 300.

§ 142-1 Provision for notice to remove.

When the Township Committee of the Township of Independence, in the County of Warren, shall determine it necessary and expedient for the preservation of the public health, safety, general welfare or to eliminate a fire hazard, every owner or tenant of lands lying within the limits of the Township of Independence, in the County of Warren, shall be required to remove from such lands brush, weeds, dead and dying trees, stumps, roots, obnoxious growths, filth, garbage, trash and debris within 10 days after notice to remove the same.

§ 142-2 Removal by Township. [1]

In the event the owner or tenant, within 10 days after notice to said owner or tenant, shall refuse or neglect to remove same, the Supervisor of Roads may provide for the removal from such lands of brush, weeds, dead and dying trees, stumps, roots, obnoxious growths, filth, garbage, trash and debris, under the direction of the Supervisor of Roads.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 142-3 Lien for costs of removal. [1]

In all cases where brush, weeds, dead and dying trees, stumps, roots, obnoxious growths, filth, garbage, trash and debris are removed from any lands by or under the direction of the Supervisor of Roads, such Supervisor of Roads shall certify the cost thereof to the governing body, which shall examine the certificate and, if found correct, shall cause the cost as shown thereon to be charged against said lands; the amount so charged shall forthwith become a lien upon such lands and shall be added to and become and form part of the taxes next to be assessed and levied upon such lands, the same to bear interest at the same rate as taxes, and shall be collected and enforced by the same officers and in the same manner as taxes.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 142-4 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 12-10-1984 by Ord. No. 84-11[1]]
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter or who shall refuse or neglect to remove from such lands brush, weeds, dead and dying trees, stumps, roots, obnoxious growth, filth, garbage, trash and debris within the time herein provided, upon conviction, shall be subject to a minimum fine of $100 and a maximum penalty of one or more of the following: a fine not exceeding $2,000, imprisonment not exceeding 90 days or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days. Except as otherwise provided, each and every day in which a violation of any provision of this chapter exists shall constitute a separate violation.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).