Borough of Lavallette, NJ
Ocean County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Lavallette. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fences — See Ch. 26.

§ 12-1 Definitions.

For purposes of this chapter, the terms used herein are defined as follows:
INTERSECTION
The point at which the curblines meet on intersecting streets.
STREET LINE
The curbline; the point at which the street ends and the curb begins.

§ 12-2 Lands fronting on intersections.

A. 
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:48 - 2:26, the owner of lands fronting on the intersection of two streets, highways, roads or roadways shall be required to keep all bushes, hedges, trees and other plant life growing within 10 feet of any street for a distance of 25 feet in both directions from the intersection trimmed to a height of not more than 2 1/2 feet. Nor shall the owner of such lands allow any hanging tree branches, leaves or other natural extensions of the tree hang such that the lowest point measures closer than eight feet above the ground.
B. 
Any property owner violating this section shall be given a written notice that said bushes, hedges, trees or other plant life shall be cut or trimmed within 10 days of the receipt of said notice. Notwithstanding the foregoing, existing trees shall be permitted to remain in their present locations, provided that they shall be trimmed at regular intervals in order that they shall not obscure the vision of intersecting roads.
C. 
No objects, including but not limited to walls and shrubs, exceeding 2 1/2 feet in height shall be erected upon lands fronting on the intersection of two streets, highways, roads or roadways within 10 feet of any street for a distance of 25 feet in both directions from the intersection. This subsection shall not apply to fences; however, such fences shall comply with the provisions of Chapter 26, Fences.

§ 12-3 Items to be removed from land.

The owner, possessor or tenant of each parcel of land in the municipality, where it shall be necessary and expedient for the preservation of public health, safety and general welfare or to eliminate a fire hazard, shall remove from such lands all brush, weeds, dead or dying trees or any dead or dying foliage or natural growth of any other type, stumps, roots, filth, garbage, trash, rubbish and debris within 10 days after notice to remove same.

§ 12-4 Items not to be placed or disposed of on land.

No person shall place, dispose of or cause to be placed or disposed of any brush, weeds, dead or dying trees, stumps, roots or any dead or dying foliage or natural growth of any other type on any land in the municipality.

§ 12-5 Serving of notice.

The notices mentioned in this chapter may be served upon the owners, possessors or tenants, whichever may be applicable, resident in the Borough of Lavallette, in person or by leaving the same at their usual places of residence with a member of their family above the age of 14 years. In the case of such owners, possessors or tenants, as applicable, who shall not reside in the Borough of Lavallette, notice may be served upon such parties personally or be mailed to such parties' last known post office addresses.

§ 12-6 Word usage.

The words “person,” “party in interest,” “owner,” “possessor” or “tenant,” as used in this chapter, shall include individual, individuals, partnership, corporation or association of individuals.

§ 12-7 Violations and penalties.

Any person, firm or corporation that shall be convicted of a violation of a provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction whereof by any court authorized by law to hear and determine the matter, be subject to a fine of no less than $100 and no more than $1,000, imprisonment not to exceed 90 days or community service of not more than 90 days, or any combination of fine, imprisonment and community service. Each day that such violation exists shall constitute a separate offense.