Township of Stafford, NJ
Ocean County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Stafford 3-19-1985 by Ord. No. 85-45. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Removal of grass, brush and weeds — See Ch. 68.
Unfit buildings — See Ch. 76.
Litter — See Ch. 136.
Abandoned or junked vehicles — See Ch. 199.

§ 158-1 Adoption of code by reference.

[Amended 9-2-1997 by Ord. No. 97-76; 8-4-1998 by Ord. No. 98-53; 9-21-1999 by Ord. No. 99-63]
The applicable provisions of the International Property Maintenance Code, as determined by the Construction Official or the Zoning Officer, and all terms contained therein, except such portions as are hereinafter deleted, modified, changed or amended, are hereby adopted and incorporated as fully as if they were set forth at length herein.

§ 158-1.1 Amendment to Code. [1]

[Added 8-2-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-71]
Section 302.7 of the International Property Maintenance Code is revised and amended as follows:
All accessory structures, including detached garages, fences, bulkheads, retaining walls and other walls, shall be maintained structurally sound and in good repair.
[1]
Editor's Note: See also § 81-12.1, Revisions to the International Property Maintenance Code.

§ 158-1.2 Amendment to Chapter 7, Fire Safety Requirements of the Code.

[Added 12-20-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-110]
Section 702.1 of the International Property Maintenance Code is revised and amended as follows:
A safe, continuous and unobstructed path of travel shall be provided from any point in a building or structure to the public way. “Appropriate fire access,” defined as an area 23 feet wide by 15 feet high, shall be maintained in the exterior premises of all properties. Said fire access shall take into account all natural and unnatural potential obstructions, including but not limited to tree limbs, utility wires and lighting fixtures. Said access is necessary to provide geometry suitable for circulation by a Township fire vehicle, such as a B-40 vehicle, as contained within the AASHTO design manual.

§ 158-2 Copies of code on file.

Three copies of the printed code have been placed on file in the office of the Township Clerk for the use and examination of the public.

§ 158-3 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 2-21-1989 by Ord. No. 89-22; 8-2-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-71]
A. 
Any person violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,250, by imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days or by community service of not more than 90 days, or any combination of fine, imprisonment and community service as determined in the discretion of the Municipal Court Judge. The continuation of such violation for each successive day shall constitute a separate offense, and the person or persons allowing or permitting the continuation of the violation may be punished as provided above for each separate offense.
B. 
The violation of any provision of this chapter shall be subject to abatement summarily by a restraining order or injunction issued by a court of competent jurisdiction.