Township of Pemberton, NJ
Burlington County
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The exterior of the premises and all structures thereon shall be kept free of all nuisances and any hazards to the safety of occupants, pedestrians and other persons utilizing the premises and free of insanitary conditions, and any of the foregoing shall be promptly removed and abated by the owner or operator. It shall be the duty of the owner or operator to keep the premises free of hazards, which include but are not limited to the enumerations and provisions in the following subsections:
A. 
Refuse. Broken glass, filth, garbage, trash, litter, tires, debris and any and all other items described under the definition of "nuisance" and "junk" and all of their subsections. Nothing herein contained, however, should be intended to include items properly placed or gathered for collection and disposal under an authorized municipal and/or county recycling program.
[Amended 10-2-1997 by Ord. No. 26-1997; 6-28-2006 by Ord. No. 10-2006; 10-18-2006 by Ord. No. 20-2006]
B. 
Natural growth. Brush, weeds, ragweed, stumps, roots and all plant growth which are noxious, dangerous or detrimental to the public health and safety. The landscaping on premises, including property owned by Pemberton Township, shall be maintained in an orderly state, with lawns and bushes trimmed and free from becoming overgrown, littered and unsightly where such would constitute a blighting and/or debilitating effect upon surrounding properties and/or having any negative aesthetic or other impact upon adjoining and nearby property. Open areas shall be graded evenly to eliminate holes, depressions, gullies, mounds, accumulations of debris or other unsightly or unsafe conditions.
[Amended 10-2-1997 by Ord. No. 26-1997; 10-18-2006 by Ord. No. 20-2006]
C. 
Overhangings. Loose and overhanging objects and accumulations of ice and snow which, by reason of location above ground level, constitute a danger of falling on persons in the vicinity thereof.
D. 
Ground surface hazards or insanitary conditions. Holes, excavations, breaks, projections, obstructions, icy conditions, uncleared snow and excretion of pets and other animals on paths, walks, driveways, parking lots and parking areas and other parts of the premises which are accessible to and used by persons on the premises. All such holes and excavations shall be filled and repaired, walks and steps replaced and other conditions removed where necessary to eliminate hazards or insanitary conditions with reasonable dispatch upon their discovery.
E. 
Sources of infestation. Every owner and operator shall be responsible for the elimination of infestation in and on the premises subject to his control.
F. 
[1]Swimming pools shall be maintained in a manner to prevent a habitat for the growth of mosquito larvae. Therefore, pools shall be maintained with an adequate disinfecting agent that impacts sufficient residual which provides for an easily measured continual disinfection; provide daily removal of any debris, and the pool water shall be sufficiently clean to permit clear visibility of the bottom of the pool.
[Added 8-2-2001 by Ord. No. 14-2001]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection F, regarding wells, excavations, excrement and similar obstructions, added 10-2-1997 by Ord. No. 26-1997, was repealed 6-28-2006 by Ord. No. 10-2006; and 10-18-2006 by Ord. No. 20-2006. This ordinance also redesignated Subsections G and H as Subsections F and G.
G. 
Pool covers shall be maintained in a manner to prevent the collection of water, which may be stagnant, thereby providing a habitat for the growth of mosquito larvae.
[Added 8-2-2001 by Ord. No. 14-2001]
A. 
The exterior of the premises, the exterior of structures and the condition of accessory structures shall be maintained so that the appearance of the premises and all buildings thereon shall reflect a level of maintenance in keeping with the standards of this chapter and such that the appearance of the premises and structures shall not constitute a depressing factor for adjoining property owners nor an element leading to the progressive deterioration and downgrading of the particular area with the accompanying diminution of property values. All exterior structural/building maintenance shall be the responsibility of the owner.
[Amended 6-28-2006 by Ord. No. 10-2006; 10-18-2006 by Ord. No. 20-2006]
B. 
Landscaping. The landscaping of premises shall be maintained in an orderly state with lawns trimmed and free from becoming overgrown (over six inches tall), littered and unsightly where such would constitute a blighting effect, depreciating any adjoining or nearby property. All exterior landscaping shall be the ultimate responsibility of the property owner.
[Amended 6-28-2006 by Ord. No. 10-2006; 10-18-2006 by Ord. No. 20-2006]
C. 
Reconstruction of walls and sidings. All reconstruction of walls and sidings shall be of standard quality, appearance and materials, such that the materials used will not be of a kind that by their appearance under prevailing appraisal practices and standards will depreciate the value of neighboring and adjoining premises as aforesaid.
D. 
The exterior of the premises shall also be protected from any abandoned, uncovered or structurally unsound wells, shafts, towers, cellar openings, basement hatchways, foundations and excavations as well as hidden or uncovered ground or surface hazards such as holes, sudden depressions, sharp or jagged projections or obstructions.
[Added 6-28-2006 by Ord. No. 210-2006; amended 10-18-2006 by Ord. No. 20-2006]
The exterior of every structure or accessory structure, including fences, shall be maintained in good repair and all surfaces thereof shall either have a permanent finish requiring no painting or be kept painted or whitewashed where necessary for purposes of preservation and appearance. The same shall be maintained free of broken glass, loose shingles, crumbling stone or brick, excessive peeling paint or other condition reflective of deterioration or inadequate maintenance, to the end that the property itself may be preserved, safety and fire hazards eliminated and adjoining properties and the neighborhood protected from blighting influences.
A. 
Structural soundness and general maintenance, exterior. Every structure and accessory structure and every part thereof shall be kept structurally sound and in a state of good repair to avoid safety, health or fire hazards.
B. 
Structural soundness of exterior walls, sidings and roofs. Exterior walls, sidings and roofs shall be kept structurally sound, in good repair and free from defects.
C. 
Painting and other protective coating. All exposed surfaces susceptible to decay shall be kept at all times painted or otherwise provided with a protective coating sufficient to prevent deterioration.
D. 
Weather- and watertightness. Every structure shall be so maintained as to be weather- and watertight.
E. 
Maintenance of exterior walls, roof, etc. Exterior walls, roofs, windows, window frames, doors, door frames, foundations and other parts of the structure shall be so maintained as to keep water from entering the structure and to prevent excessive drafts. Damaged materials must be repaired or replaced promptly; places showing signs of rot, leakage, deterioration or corrosion are to be restored and protected against weathering or seepage.
F. 
Freedom from infestation. All exterior parts of the premises shall be maintained so as to prevent and/or eliminate infestation.
G. 
General sanitation and safety. All exterior parts of the structure shall be kept in a clean and sanitary condition, free of nuisances and free from health, safety and fire hazards.
H. 
Freedom from accumulations and obstructions. No accumulation of or obstruction from garbage, refuse or rubbish shall be permitted on exterior stairways, areaways, balconies, porches, in accessory structures or automobiles, except that garbage stored in proper containers may be set out for removal.
I. 
The landscaping of premises, including property owned by Pemberton Township, shall be maintained in an orderly state with lawns trimmed and free from becoming overgrown (over eight inches tall), littered and unsightly where such would constitute a blight effect, depreciating any adjoining or nearby property. All exterior landscaping shall be the ultimate responsibility of the property owner.
[Added 6-28-2006 by Ord. No. 10-2006; amended 10-18-2006 by Ord. No. 20-2006]