[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Long Beach 8-2-1974 as § 3-12 of the 1974 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful for any owner or possessor of land to permit to be stored or placed on the land lumber, wood, poles, furniture, metal machines or parts of machines, junk, paper, clothes, metal, glass or refuse, or any combination of them, which is a fire hazard, safety hazard, retains stagnant water, emits foul or obnoxious odors or which is contrary to the purpose of the use intended for the property by Chapter 205, Zoning, of this Code or which is dangerous to a person, including a child, who may be attracted to enter upon the land.
It shall be unlawful for any owner, agent, or contractor in charge of any construction or demolition site to permit the accumulation of litter, construction debris, demolition debris, trash, and/or refuse before, during, or after the completion of any construction or demolition project. It shall be the responsibility of the owner, agent, and contractor to provide a sufficient number of containers adequate to accommodate all litter, debris, trash, and refuse at the site and maintain and empty the containers with sufficient frequency to prevent any spillage of litter, debris, trash, and/or refuse.
[Amended 9-16-1988 by Ord. No. 88-20C; 8-5-2019 by Ord. No. 19-19C]
All litter, construction debris, demolition debris, trash, and refuse shall be cleared and removed from the construction or demolition site within 72 hours following the demolition or construction at a site.
No receptacles, as required in Subsection B above, shall be placed, kept or maintained on any public street or public right-of-way within the Township of Long Beach.
[Added 10-5-2004 by Ord. No. 04-22C]
In the event of a predicted natural disaster, such as a major storm, hurricane, or major flooding conditions, all construction debris receptacles must be removed from the construction site no later than 24 hours prior to the forecasted storm occurrence time.
[Added 9-23-2011 by Ord. No. 11-38C]
Upon complaint of any resident or property owner of the township or any employee of the township or upon his or her own motion, the Code Enforcement Officer or his or her designated agent shall make an investigation of the condition complained of and report thereon in writing to the Township Clerk or the Board of Commissioners.
Upon receiving the report, if the land in question about which the complaint was made is found to be in such condition that a violation of one (1) or more of the provisions of § 68-1 hereof exists, the Township Clerk shall notify the owner and possessor of the lands complained of, in writing, either personally or by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, to take steps which will effectively remove the violation from the land, within ten (10) days after receipt of the notice.
The Code Enforcement Officer shall reinspect the lands after the ten-day period shall have expired and shall report, in writing, to the Township Clerk or the Board of Commissioners whether or not the unlawful condition complained of and previously found to exist in violation of this chapter has been abated or remedied.
In the event that the owner or possessor of the lands shall refuse or neglect to abate or remedy the condition complained of after ten (10) days' notice, the Board of Commissioners shall cause the condition complained of to be abated and remedied.
Upon the removal of any of the materials by or under the direction of the officer of this township in cases where the owner or tenant shall have refused or neglected to remove same in the manner and within the time provided above, the officer shall certify the cost thereof to the Board of Commissioners, which shall examine the certificate and, if found correct, shall cause the cost as shown thereon to be charged against the lands. The amount so charged shall forthwith become a lien upon the lands and shall be added to and become and form part of the taxes next to be assessed and levied upon the lands. The lien shall bear interest at the same rate as taxes and shall be collected and enforced by the same officers and in the same manner as taxes.
[Added 10-5-2004 by Ord. No. 04-22C]
It shall be unlawful for any owner or possessor of land or any contractor engaged by the owner or possessor of land to undertake any construction on any land in the Township of Long Beach, to place or store any building materials of any sort, kind or description including without limitation, lumber, wood, poles, furniture, metal machines or parts of machines, masonry products, pavers, bricks, Belgium blocks, concrete blocks, sand, gravel, topsoil, or fill of any kind on any public street or any public right-of-way in the Township of Long Beach.