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Borough of Rutherford, NJ
Bergen County
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[Adopted 11-19-1946 by Ord. No. 1484, effective 11-19-1946]
Every owner, occupant or person having charge and control of property in the Borough of Rutherford on any street that is opened shall maintain and be responsible for the proper upkeep of that part of the street between the property line and the curb which abuts the property, including corner areas adjacent to corner lots, whether within or without the property line, and such upkeep shall include the proper maintenance and repair of the sidewalk.
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Editor's Note: Former § 109-9, Violations and penalties, was repealed 10-31-1995 by Ord. No. 2744-95. This ordinance also provided for the renumbering of former §§ 109-10 through 109-15 as §§ 109-9 through 109-14, respectively.
Every owner, occupant or person having charge and control of property in the Borough of Rutherford shall be responsible for the proper installation, repair and upkeep of all connections between their property and the main sanitary sewer line, the main storm drain line or the gutter into which said connections discharge.
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Editor's Note: See also Ch. 91, Sanitary Sewers.
No person, firm, partnership, association or corporation shall throw, put, place or cause to be thrown, put or placed into, upon or within any street, road, avenue or public place within the Borough of Rutherford any article or material whatsoever whereby the safe, free and unobstructed use of the same by the public may be anywise impeded or interfered with, or shall put, deposit or leave any paper, advertising matter, circulars, rubbish, refuse or other material in or upon any of the streets, roads, avenues or public places within the Borough of Rutherford.
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Editor's Note: See also Ch. 21, Clean Environment, and Ch. 53, Littering.
No person, firm, partnership, association or corporation, in the performance of his or its customary work, shall encumber or obstruct any street, road, avenue or public place within the Borough of Rutherford with any article or material whatsoever, unless such encumbrance or obstruction is authorized by a written permit issued by the Borough Clerk, as hereinafter provided.[1]
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Editor's Note: See also Ch. 56, Materials, Deposit and Removal of; Ch. 62, Newspaper Vending Machines; and Ch. 114, Telephone Booths.
[Amended 10-31-1995 by Ord. No. 2744-95]
No person, firm, partnership, association or corporation shall remove, excavate, dig up or in any way disturb the surface of any street, road, avenue or public place within the Borough of Rutherford or any sidewalk, gutter or pavement or pavement thereon, for any purpose whatsoever, unless such work is authorized by a written permit issued pursuant to the provisions of § 109-20 of this chapter.
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Editor's Note: For additional restrictions, see Ch. 91, Sanitary Sewers, § 91-6.
No person, firm, partnership, association or corporation shall drive, or cause to be driven, any vehicle over or upon the sidewalk of any street, road, avenue or public place within the Borough of Rutherford, except over an established driveway, without permission for this purpose first having been obtained, in writing, from the Borough Clerk, as hereinafter provided.
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Editor's Note: Former § 109-15, Applications referred to Superintendent of Public Works, as amended, was repealed 6-24-2008 by Ord. No. 3158-08.
[Amended 12-1-1998 by Ord. No. 2877-98; 3-27-2007 by Ord. No. 3130-07[1]]
The Borough Clerk is authorized to issue permits for the following types of work:
A. 
Road openings.
B. 
Right-of-way excavations.
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former § 109-16, Applications referred to Mayor and Council, as amended, and provided for the renumbering of former §§ 109-17 and 109-17.1 as §§ 109-16 and 109-17, respectively.
[Added 12-1-1998 by Ord. No. 2877-98; amended 3-27-2007 by Ord. No. 3130-07]
The Borough of Rutherford Building Department is authorized to issue permits for the following types of work:
A. 
Construction of driveways.
B. 
Resurfacing of existing driveways.
C. 
Sidewalk replacement.
[Amended 2-19-1952 by Ord. No. 1599; 12-2-1958 by Ord. No. 1760; 12-18-1962 by Ord. No. 1874; 1-21-1964 by Ord. No. 1910; 10-31-1995 by Ord. No. 2744-95; 3-27-2007 by Ord. No. 3130-07]
The following permit fees shall be paid to the Borough of Rutherford before the permits are issued:
A. 
Sidewalk repairs:
(1) 
Twenty-five percent or less of existing: $25.
(2) 
New or greater than 25% of existing: $50.
B. 
Construction of driveways:
(1) 
New driveway: $50.
(2) 
Resurfacing existing driveway: $25.
C. 
Road openings:
(1) 
Repair: $45.
(2) 
New installation: $100.
D. 
For digging between curb and property line if a street opening permit is not needed: $30.