Township of Boonton, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Boonton 7-3-1951 by Ord. No. 71. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 127.

§ 76-1 Prohibited acts.

[Amended 5-8-1989 by Ord. No. 405]
No person, firm or corporation shall permit any open, unguarded, unattended or abandoned hole, pit, well, cesspool, excavation or quarry, dangerous to the health, safety or welfare of the public, to exist on or in any property within the Township of Boonton.

§ 76-2 Investigation of complaint; notice to abate.

The Township Committee, upon complaint being made to it of the existence of any condition as set forth in § 76-1 hereof, shall make an investigation of such complaint and condition, and, in the event that it determines that such condition does exist and that it is detrimental or dangerous to any person or persons, the Township Committee shall order the Township Clerk to notify the owner or owners of such property, in writing, and direct such owner or owners to abate or remove such condition within 30 days from the date of service of such notice, which notice may be served personally or by registered mail to the last known address of such owner or owners.

§ 76-3 Performance of work by Township; assessment of costs.

Should the person, firm or corporation violating any provision of § 76-1 fail to abate or remove the condition within 30 days after notification, as set forth in § 76-2, the Township Committee shall remove or cause to be removed such violation, and the cost thereof shall be assessed against such property and collected as provided by law for the payment and collection of unpaid taxes.

§ 76-4 Violations and penalties.

A. 
In addition to the remedy as set forth in § 76-3 hereof, any person violating any provisions of this chapter shall be subject, upon conviction, to the penalties provided in § 1-15 of this Code.
[Amended 5-8-1989 by Ord. No. 405; 4-9-2007 by Ord. No. 739]
B. 
Each day such violation continues after the expiration of said 30-day period shall constitute a separate offense.