[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Tuckerton 11-18-1957 by Ord. No. 116; amended in its entirety 10-3-1994 by Ord. No. 17-1994. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be the duty of the owner and of the tenant of lands lying within the territorial limits of the Borough of Tuckerton to remove from such lands brush, weeds, dead and dying trees, stumps, roots, obnoxious growths, filth, garbage, trash and debris within 10 days after notice from the Borough Code Enforcement Officer to remove the same. Delivery of said notice, in the case of an owner, shall be made by mailing the same to such owner by registered mail, postage prepaid, at his address as shown on the last tax duplicate of the Borough, and, in the case of a tenant, by mailing the same to such tenant by registered mail, postage prepaid, at the street address of the lands in question.
[Amended 10-15-2012 by Ord. No. 9-2012]
In cases where the owner or tenant shall have refused or neglected to remove said brush, weeds, dead and dying trees, stumps, roots, obnoxious growths, filth, garbage, trash and debris within the time provided in the preceding section hereof, the same may be removed by or under the direction of said Borough Code Enforcement Officer. Where the same shall have been removed by or under the direction of said Borough Code Enforcement Officer, he shall certify the cost thereof to the Borough Council upon the following schedule of charges:
The Borough Council shall examine the certificate, and, if it shall be found correct, the Borough Council shall, by resolution, cause the cost as shown thereon to be charged against the lands from which the obnoxious growths or other matter shall have been removed. The amount so charged shall forthwith become a lien upon the lands and be added to and become and form a part of the taxes next to be assessed and levied upon such lands; the same 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.
Any person violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by one or more of the following: by a fine of not more than $1,000, imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days and/or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, in the discretion of the Municipal Court. The continuation of such violation for each successive day shall constitute a separate offense, and the person or persons allowing or permitting the continuation of the violation may be punished as provided above for each separate offense.