Borough of Paulsboro, NJ
Gloucester County
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[Adopted 12-11-1928 by Ord. No. 134]

§ 61-1 Required toilets and sewer connections; exceptions; penalty for failure to comply.

A. 
In accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:26A-1 et seq., together with the amendments thereof, the owners of buildings located upon a street in which a sewer is constructed are hereby required to connect said building with the sewer and are further required to install in every such building a toilet or toilets, the same to be connected to be connected to said sewer.
[Amended 3-1-2005 by Ord. No. 06.05]
B. 
During the existence and continuance of any emergency that may exist in the Borough's sewage disposal system or plant, which emergency must be declared by resolution of Borough Council, owners and builders of properties constructed during such emergency shall not be required to connect plumbing with the Borough sewer system, even though sewer mains are laid and available. Such owners, however, must make adequate provisions for the proper and sanitary disposal of sewage in accordance with the ordinances, rules and regulations of the Paulsboro Board of Health; provided, however, that all such buildings constructed during any such emergency must contain the necessary pipes and plumbing so that they can be tied in to the Borough sewer mains when the emergency is over. Council shall, by resolution, declare the end of any emergency, after which date the owners of all such properties shall connect the plumbing with the Borough's sewer main within a period of six months, at their own cost and expense.
[Added 2-5-1952 by Ord. No. 327]
C. 
Should any owner fail to connect his or her property within a six-month period, the Borough may perform such work and charge the cost thereof to the owner and collect the cost, with interest, as provided for by the other sections of this ordinance.
[Added 2-5-1952 by Ord. No. 327; amended 3-1-2005 by Ord. No. 06.05]
D. 
The Borough shall not be obliged to give any notice to the owners of such properties to connect with the sewer after declaring the period of emergency at an end by resolution. Failure to connect within the six-month period shall be a violation of this ordinance and shall be punishable as provided in § 61-12.
[Added 2-5-1952 by Ord. No. 327; amended 3-1-2005 by Ord. No. 06.05]

§ 61-2 Supervision of work.

[Amended 3-1-2005 by Ord. No. 06.05]
All of the above-mentioned work shall be done under the supervision of the plumbing subcode official of the Borough of Paulsboro or under the direction of such other officer as the governing body may designate.

§ 61-3 Manners and materials of installation and connection.

Such installations and connections shall be made in such manner, of such materials as the governing body may front time to time by rules prescribe.

§ 61-4 Owner liable for cost.

All of such work shall be done at the cost and expense of the owner or owners of the land in front of or upon which the same is done.

§ 61-5 Notice to owners; failure to comply.

If after the passage of this ordinance the owner or owners of any properties affected hereby shall neglect after notice given as prescribed in the Act above referred to, to make any such sewer connection or installation of toilet, it shall be lawful for the governing body to cause such connection or installation to be made under the direction and supervisions of the proper officer or to award one or more contracts for the making of such improvements.

§ 61-6 Cost of work done by Borough.

When any sewer connection or toilet installation shall be made by the Borough, a true and accurate account of the cost and expense thereof shall be kept and apportioned to the property or properties thereby connected with the sewer, and cause said sewer connection or installation charge to be filed with the Tax Collector of the Borough of Paulsboro, who shall record the said sewer connection or installation charge in the same book in which he records sidewalk and other assessments.

§ 61-7 Interest, penalties; lien: collection.

Every such sewer connection or installation charge shall bear interest and penalties from the same time and at the same rate as assessments for local improvements, and from the time of confirmation by the governing body shall be a first and paramount lien against the respective property or properties so connected with the sewer to the same extent as assessments for local improvements and shall be collected and enforced in the same manner; and the Tax Collector is hereby charged with the same duties in regard to the collection and enforcement of charges for sewer connections and toilet installations as in the case of the collection of assessments for local improvements.

§ 61-8 Provision for payment in installments.

The governing body may provide for the payment of any sewer connection or toilet installation herein mentioned, in installments, in the same manner as assessments for local improvements are payable.

§ 61-9 Awarding of contracts.

The governing body may award contracts for the construction of said sewer connections or toilet installations in the same manner and after the same advertising as in the case of other contracts, and may, in lieu of awarding separate contracts for the making of said sewer connections or toilet installations, award a contract to the lowest responsible bidder for making all such sewer connections or installations of toilets which the Borough may desire made within a period of one year or less.

§ 61-10 Maintenance of required installations and connections.

The owners of buildings in which toilets now are or hereafter may be installed and wherein connections now are or hereafter may be made to the sewer shall keep the same in proper repair, and upon their failure to properly repair the same after notice given as required by the Act herein referred to, said work may be done by the Borough in the same way and manner and under the same regulations as are herein provided for the installation of original installations and connections, and all other proceedings with respect thereto shall be as is herein provided for the original installation of toilets and connections with sewers.

§ 61-11 When effective.

This ordinance shall take effect upon its proper publication according to law.

§ 61-12 Violations and penalties.

[Added 8-26-1930 by Ord. No. 161; amended 3-1-2005 by Ord. No. 06.05]
In addition to the remedies, provisions, and other matters contained in this ordinance, any owner of property in front of which a sewer is laid who fails to connect his or her building with the sewer or who fails to install in his or her building a toilet or toilets as required in § 61-1 above, or fails to keep in proper repair toilets already installed as set forth in § 61-10, after the expiration of 30 days from the time when notice is served upon him or her to connect the building with the sewer, to install a toilet in a building, or to repair any part of the same as required herein, shall be subject to a fine of up to $1,000. Each thirty-day period in which such a condition exists shall be considered a separate offense.