[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Longport as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Tree Limbs, Brush, Grass and Weeds
Article II Prevention of Erosion
[Adopted 8-20-1947; amended in its entirety 6-24-1996 by Ord. No. 96-04]
The owner of lands lying within the limits of the Borough of Longport shall:
Remove all tree limbs causing a nuisance and encroaching on or over the property of another where the tree is located on said owner's lands; and
Remove all brush, weeds, dead and dying trees, stumps, roots, obnoxious growths, filth, garbage, trash and debris where it shall be necessary and expedient for the preservation of the public health, safety, general welfare or to eliminate a fire hazard.
The Superintendent of Public Works is hereby designated as the officer to give notice, in writing, either personally or by mail, to the owner of lands as provided by this article, and the Superintendent shall give such notice whenever directed to do so by the Commissioner of Public Works whenever said Commissioner shall deem it necessary and expedient to do so as provided by the provisions of this article. The notice shall inform the owner of the violation and direct that the same be removed within 10 days following the date of mailing or delivery of the notice, as the case may be.
In all cases where the owner refuses or neglects to comply with the notice mentioned in § 110-2 within 10 days after the date said notice is mailed or delivered, as the case may be, the Borough of Longport, under the direction or supervision of the Superintendent of Public Works, or through an independent contractor engaged by the borough for the purpose, shall remove any such violations, and the cost thereof shall be certified to the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Longport, which Board shall examine the certificate and, if found correct, shall cause the cost as shown thereon to be charged against said lands in question.
The amount so charged shall forthwith become a lien upon such lands and shall be added to and become and form part of the real estate taxes next to be assessed and levied upon such lands and bear interest at the same rate as said taxes and shall be collected and enforced by the same officers and in the same manner as said taxes.
Every owner or tenant of any lots of land lying and being situate in the Borough of Longport, where it shall be necessary for the protection of property or health or the prevention and summary abatement of nuisances, shall maintain the entire surface covering of such lot or lots in such condition as to prevent the natural elements of wind and rain from dispersing, eroding or otherwise removing any sand, soil, gravel or other material from said lot or lots.
The Borough of Longport shall notify, in writing, the owner or tenant of said lot or lots of land of any failure to maintain said lot or lots of land in the condition required by § 110-4.
In all cases where the owner or tenant shall have refused or neglected to comply with §§ 110-4 and 110-5 within 10 days after notice as set forth in § 110-5, the maintenance work may, in the discretion of the Commissioner of Parks and Public Property, be done under the direction of the Superintendent of Streets, Parks, Jetties and Bulkheads. Upon completion of the work, said Superintendent of Streets, Parks, Jetties and Bulkheads shall certify the cost thereof to the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Longport, which Board 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 and 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.