Township of Robbinsville, NJ
Mercer County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township of Washington (now Township of Robbinsville) 12-31-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-37 as § 3-7 of the 2001 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Property maintenance — See Ch. 187.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 225.
The purpose of this chapter is to require protective fencing of pits and other excavations which create or have created dangerous or hazardous conditions and represent a danger to people or animals.
No person shall create any pit or other excavation in excess of one foot in depth without providing adequate fencing entirely around the perimeter of the pit or excavation to a height of not less than five feet.
[Amended 8-30-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-29]
No such excavation shall be commenced until an application has been filed with the Township Engineer containing a detailed statement of the proposed work, together with a plan prepared by a duly licensed engineer or land surveyor of the State of New Jersey.
[Amended 2-12-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-06]
Any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, Article II, General Penalty. The Township Engineer shall be responsible for the enforcement of this chapter.