[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Cinnaminson 8-12-1987 by Ord. No. 1987-14 (Sec. 2.20 of the 1995 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Unfit buildings — See Ch. 189.
Every building that shall be declared vacant by the Township Administrator or his designee (hereinafter referred to as the "enforcement officer" under this chapter) shall be sealed or closed by the owner of said building in the manner prescribed herein. Said owner shall have 10 calendar days from the time of notice by the enforcement officer to comply with this provision.
Every opening at or below grade level (i.e. first floor and basement) with the exception of the entry door shall be sealed with a minimum five-eighths-inch plywood overlapping the casing of the exterior, in an appropriate manner so as to limit further damage to the building while safely securing said plywood to the structure.
Each entrance door shall be sealed in the same manner, except that the door must have attached to it a hasp with padlock for which the key shall be available to all City agencies for inspection purposes.
Each opening shall be painted with two coats of exterior paint of a color to match and blend with the existing exterior color.
If the owner fails to comply with an order to seal a building, the enforcement official may cause such building to be sealed, and all costs that are incurred by this action will be placed as a municipal lien against the real property upon which such costs were incurred.
Every day that any of the provisions of this chapter are violated by any person, firm or corporation, including an officer, director or an employee of a corporation, shall be a separate and distinct violation of this chapter.
Any person, firm or corporation, including an officer, director or employee of a corporation, who shall violate any provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a penalty not to exceed the sum of $500 or be imprisoned in the county jail for a term not exceeding six months, or both, for each and every violation.