City of Clifton, NJ
Passaic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Municipal Council of the City of Clifton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Brush, weeds, uncut grass and debris — See Ch. 175.
[Adopted 12-20-1960 by Ord. No. 3319 as Article 9 of Chapter 21 of the Revised Ordinances of the City of Clifton, New Jersey, 1960]

§ 383-1 Responsibility of owner or tenant.

[Amended 2-20-2001 by Ord. No. 6181-01]
The owner or tenant in possession of any lands abutting or bordering upon the sidewalks and gutters of any public streets of the City shall remove or cause to be removed all snow and/or ice therefrom, within 12 hours after the same shall fall or be formed thereon.

§ 383-2 Failure to comply.

[Amended 4-3-1973 by Ord. No. 4144-73; 2-20-2001 by Ord. No. 6181-01]
In cases where the owner or tenant shall have failed or refused to remove said snow and/or ice within the time provided in § 383-1, the City Manager, or his designee, may remove or cause to be removed the same. In the event that the City Manager, or his designee, shall remove or cause to be removed the same, he shall certify the cost thereof to the Municipal Council. Upon receipt of the certificate, the Municipal Council shall examine the same and, if found correct, shall cause such cost to be charged against the lands abutting as aforesaid. The amount so charged shall thereupon become a lien and tax upon such lands and shall be added to and become part of the taxes next to be levied and assessed upon such lands. Said amount shall bear interest at the same rate and shall be collected and enforced by the same officers and in the same manner as taxes.

§ 383-3 Depositing snow or ice on streets.

A. 
No person, including the owner or occupant of any lands or premises abutting or bordering upon any street, shall place, deposit, throw or shovel any snow or ice into or upon that portion of any such street which has been cleaned, plowed or shoveled of snow or ice by the City or by any governmental agency or authority or by any public utility having and exercising a franchise or permit to operate autobuses along any streets in the City at any time after said street has been cleaned or plowed as aforesaid.
B. 
No owner or occupant of any lands or premises abutting or bordering upon any street shall cause, allow or permit any person to do or perform any of said conduct prohibited by Subsection A of this section.

§ 383-4 Enforcement; violations and penalties.

[Amended 5-9-1969 by Ord. No. 3912; 3-17-1970 by Ord. No. 3969; 2-17-1987 by Ord. No. 5139-87; 2-20-2001 by Ord. No. 6181-01]
A. 
The provisions of this chapter and article shall be enforced by the Clifton Police Department, the City Engineer, the Director of Public Works, the Code Enforcement Officers or the City Manager.
B. 
Any person who violates the provisions of § 383-1 or 383-3 shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding $500 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days, or both. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.
C. 
The imposition and collection of the penalty or penalties imposed by Subsection B of this section shall not bar the right of the City to collect the costs of removal as provided in § 383-2 hereof.
[Adopted 7-1-1969 by Ord. No. 3928 (Article 7 of Chapter 9 of the Revised Ordinances of the City of Clifton, New Jersey, 1960)]

§ 383-5 Responsibility of owner or operator.

Owners or operators of all high-rise apartment buildings, garden apartment developments and/or any other type of multifamily dwelling structure or structures who have or maintain pathways, roads, sidewalks, streets and/or parking lots for use of the tenants of such structure in common shall remove and/or cause to be removed from such pathways, sidewalks, roads, streets and/or parking lots all snow and/or ice therefrom within 12 hours after the same shall fall or be formed thereon.

§ 383-6 Enforcement; violations and penalties.

[Amended 2-20-2001 by Ord. No. 6181-01]
A. 
The provisions of this chapter and article shall be enforced by the Clifton Police Department, the City Engineer, the Director of Public Works, the Code Enforcement Officers or the City Manager.
B. 
Any person who violates the provisions of § 383-5 shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding $500 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days, or both. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.