[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Franklin: Art. I, 4-2-1992 by Ord. No. 92-11 (Ch. 83 of the 1988 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fire prevention — See Ch. 193.
The Legislature of the State of New Jersey has, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 17:36-8 et seq., delegated the authority to local governments to adopt an ordinance to require insurance companies writing fire insurance on risks located in the municipality to pay any unpaid tax liens out of claim payments in excess of $2,500. Therefore, the Committee of the Township of Franklin does ordain as follows.
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 17:36-8 et seq., no insurer issuing fire insurance policies in the State of New Jersey shall make payment to any claimant of any claim in excess of $2,500 for fire damages on real property located within the Township of Franklin, County of Hunterdon, pursuant to any fire insurance policy issued or renewed after the adoption of this chapter, until such time as all taxes and assessments and all other municipal liens or charges due and payable appearing on an official certificate of tax search issued by the Township's Tax Search Office shall have been paid either by the owner of such real property or by the insurance company unless the Township shall adopt a resolution providing for the payment of said liens in installments pursuant to N.J.S.A. 17:36-11.