[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Borough Council of the Borough of Gibbsboro as Section 6-4 of the Revised General Ordinances (Ch. 58 of the 1982 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be the duty of the owner, tenant or person in possession of any lands in the Borough to:
Remove all grass over a height of six inches, weeds, brush and other debris from that part of the street bordering on their respective lands where the lands abut or border upon a public street in the Borough.
Keep the lands free of brush, weeds, dead and dying trees, stumps, roots, obnoxious growths, filth, garbage, trash and debris where the same are inimical to the preservation of public health, safety or general welfare of the Borough or which may constitute a fire hazard.
After an investigation of any complaint of any resident, officer or employee of the Borough relative to a violation of this chapter, or upon his own motion, the Construction Code Official shall make a written report of the conditions complained of to the Council at its next regular meeting. If the reported conditions are found to exist, the Council shall direct the Clerk to notify the owner, tenant or person in possession of the lands complained of, in writing, and either personally or by registered mail, to remove such brush, weeds, dead or dying trees, stumps, roots, obnoxious growth, filth, garbage, trash or other debris within 10 days after receipt of the notice. The Construction Code Official shall reinspect the lands in question after the ten-day period expires and report, in writing, to the Council at its next regular meeting whether the condition complained of has been abated or remedied.
If the owner, tenant or person in possession of the lands in question shall fail to abate the condition complained of within 10 days after receipt of notice, the Construction Code Official shall cause the condition complained of to be abated and shall certify the cost to the Council, which shall examine the certificate and, if it is correct, cause the cost as shown thereon to be charged against the lands. The amount so charged shall become a lien upon the lands and shall be added to and become a part of the taxes next to be assessed and levied upon the lands, shall bear interest at the same rate as taxes and shall be collected and enforced by the same officer and in the same manner as taxes. Costs shall be in addition to any penalties imposed for any violation of this section.