[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Hanover 7-14-1960 by Ord. No. 7-60. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 2-28-1963 by Ord. No. 3-63]
The owner or owners, occupant or occupants, or tenant or tenants of premises abutting or bordering upon any street in the Township of Hanover shall remove all snow and ice from the abutting sidewalks of such streets or, in the case of ice which may be so frozen as to make removal impracticable, shall cause the same to be thoroughly covered with sand or ashes within 12 hours of daylight after the same shall fall or be formed thereon.
In case the building is occupied by more than one family or business unit, then the tenant or occupant of the first floor or story thereof is hereby required to remove all snow and ice from such portion of the sidewalks or, in the case of ice which it is impracticable to remove, cover the same with sand or ashes within 12 hours of daylight after the same shall be formed or fall thereon.
Handicapped parking spaces. No person, firm, corporation or partnership or the owner, tenant, lessee or occupant of any premises having parking spaces reserved for handicapped drivers or any contractor employed for the removal of snow and ice shall block access to parking spaces reserved for handicapped drivers by the plowing, piling or placement of snow and ice in such reserved spaces.
[Added 10-13-1994 by Ord. No. 23-94]
No person, firm or corporation or the owner, tenant or occupant of any premises abutting on any street shall throw, place or deposit any snow or ice into or upon any street in said Township, it being the intent and purpose of this provision to prohibit all persons from throwing, casting, placing or depositing snow and ice, which accumulated within the private property belonging to said person, upon the sidewalks or streets of the Township of Hanover.
In case such snow or ice shall not be removed from such sidewalks or shall be cast, deposited or placed upon said sidewalks or said street by the owner or owners, tenant or tenants or occupant or occupants of any said premises as provided in §§ 237-1 and 237-2 hereof, the same may be removed under the direction of the Chief of Police or any authorized police officer, and the cost of such removal, as nearly as can be ascertained, shall be certified by said Chief of Police or police officer to the governing body.
The governing body shall examine such certification and, if found to be correct, shall cause such cost to be charged against such real estate so abutting or bordering upon such sidewalks, and the amount so charged shall forthwith become a lien and a tax upon such real estate or land and shall be added to, recorded and collected in the same way and manner as the taxes next to be levied and assessed upon such premises and shall bear interest and be enforced and collected by the same officers and in the same manner as other taxes.
The imposition and collection of a fine or fines imposed by the provisions of this chapter shall not constitute any bar to the right of the Township of Hanover to collect the cost as certified for the removal of said snow or ice in the manner herein authorized.
[Amended 7-11-1991 by Ord. No. 16-91]
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not exceeding $1,000 or imprisoned for a period not exceeding 90 days, or both, and each and every day in which said violation exists shall constitute a separate violation.
This chapter is adopted pursuant to the authority conferred by N.J.S.A. 40:65-12.
[Added 10-13-1994 by Ord. No. 23-94; amended 5-28-1998 by Ord. No. 15-98; 3-27-2014 by Ord. No. 8-14]
The following appointed officials and/or their designees are hereby authorized to issue warning notices and/or summonses if the owner or tenant of a property abutting sidewalks on streets within the Township of Hanover violates any provisions of Chapter 237 of the Code of the Township by failing to remove ice and/or snow following the end of a storm:
The Superintendent of the Public Works, Buildings and Grounds and Park Maintenance Department and/or his/her designees;
The Chief of the Police Department and/or his/her designees;
The Property Maintenance Officer and/or his/her designees in the Building Department; and
The Business Administrator/Township Clerk and/or his/her designees in the Department of Administration.