Township of South Orange Village, NJ
Essex County
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§ 138-1
Duty of owner or tenant to remove. 

§ 138-2
Lands abutting adjoining sidewalks. 

§ 138-3
Failure to comply; enforcement. 

§ 138-4
(Reserved) 

§ 138-1 Duty of owner or tenant to remove.

[Amended 3-28-1994 by Ord. No. 94-5]
A. 

The owner or tenant of lands abutting upon the public streets and highways of the village shall remove or cause to be removed from abutting sidewalks of said streets or highways:

[Amended 9-25-2000 by Ord. No. 00-21]

(1) 

All snow or ice from commercial properties within four hours of daylight after the same shall fall or be formed thereon or 12:00 noon, whichever is later. All snow or ice from residential properties within 12 hours of daylight after the same shall fall or be formed thereon.

(2) 

All grass, weeds or other impediments therefrom within three days after written notice by the Superintendent of Streets and Sewers to remove the same.

B. 

In performing the duty set forth in Subsection A and while clearing the snow from any driveway located on private property, neither the owner nor tenant nor the agent of the same shall allow any of the snow or ice so removed to be deposited in any portion of the streets of the village which is located further from the existing curbline or edge of the pavement than the windrows created by the village during the village snow plowing. No snow or ice may be deposited on the land of another owner or tenant unless said owner or tenant has agreed to accept the same.

§ 138-2 Lands abutting adjoining sidewalks.

A. 

The owner or tenant of lands abutting upon the streets and highways of the village shall keep the grass and weeds on both sides of the abutting sidewalk cut to a height not exceeding six inches.

B. 

The abutting owner is responsible for maintaining grass and weeds at all street frontages upon which it abuts, including front yard, rear yard and side yard.

[Added 10-25-1982 by Ord. No. 82-22]

C. 

The sidewalk area between the curb and property line is to be maintained by the property owner for grass and weeds in accordance with this section, whether there is a walk or no walk within the reserved sidewalk area.

[Added 10-25-1982 by Ord. No. 82-22]

§ 138-3 Failure to comply; enforcement.

A. 

If the owner or tenant of lands abutting upon the public highways, streets and avenues of the village shall neglect or refuse to remove all snow and ice or all grass, weeds or other impediments, as required by § 138-1 or fail to comply with the provisions of § 138-2, then the Superintendent of Streets and Sewers may remove or cause to be removed the snow, ice, grass, weeds or other impediments which are in violation of § 138-1, and he may trim or cause to be trimmed the grass and weeds which are in violation of § 138-2.

B. 

After such removal or trimming, the Superintendent of Streets and Sewers shall certify the cost thereof to the Village Treasurer. Upon receipt of the certificate, the Village Treasurer shall examine same and, if found correct, shall cause such cost to be charged against the lands abutting upon said sidewalks.

[Amended 10-25-1982 by Ord. No. 82-22]

§ 138-4 (Reserved)

Editor's Note: Former § 138-4, Violations and penalties, as amended, was repealed 12-27-1982 by Ord. No. 82-26. See now § 138-42.