[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Lumberton 12-17-1973 by Ord. No. 1973-19 as part of Ch. IV of the 1973 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful for any owner, occupant or tenant of any lot or tract of land situated within the township to permit or maintain on the lot or tract of land any brush, weeds, dead or dying trees, stumps, roots, obnoxious growth, filth, garbage, trash or debris injurious to the public health, safety and general welfare or which shall tend to create a fire hazard.
Upon the failure of any owner, occupant or tenant to cut and remove or otherwise destroy such brush, weeds, dead or dying trees, stumps, roots, obnoxious growth, filth, garbage, trash or debris within 10 days after notice to remove the same has been received from the township, which notice may be effected by personal service or by certified mail, the township shall cause the same to be removed under the direction of the township's Zoning Officer. The Zoning Officer shall certify the cost thereof to the Township Committee which shall examine the certificate and, if found correct, shall cause the cost as shown thereon to be charged against the land and premises, to be added to and become and form part of the taxes next assessed and levied upon such land, the same to bear interest at the same rate as taxes and to be collected and enforced in the same manner as taxes on real estate within the municipality.
[Added 8-3-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-6; amended 12-5-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-19]
Any person, firm, corporation, association or legal party whatsoever who shall violate, or authorize or procure a violation, or cause to be violated, any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable as provided under § 1-11 governing general penalty provisions. If the state requires, limits or expands potential minimum or maximum penalties in contradiction to this chapter, state law shall apply.