Township of Bloomfield, NJ
Essex County
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[Adopted 11-19-1962 as Secs. 26-11 through 26-14 of the 1962 Code (Ch. 230, Art. IV, of the 1987 Code)]
The owner or tenant of lands abutting, fronting or bordering upon any public street in the Township shall remove or cause to be removed from the gutters in front of or bordering the lands all obstructions of whatsoever kind, including pipes; wooden, concrete or metal bridges; stones; rocks; wood; or any other material which may interfere with the free and unobstructed flow of stormwater or rainwater.
The owner or tenant of land abutting or bordering upon any street in the Township shall remove all obstructions from the gutters as provided in the preceding section within 30 days after receiving notice to do so from the Township Engineer.
A. 
In case such owner or tenant shall neglect or refuse to remove the obstructions from the gutters within the time limit provided in § 497-13, such obstruction shall be removed under the direction of the Township Engineer.
B. 
The cost of removing such obstruction shall be certified by the Township Engineer, who shall examine the certificate and, if found correct, shall cause the cost, as shown thereon, to be charged against the lands abutting or bordering the street from which such obstruction was removed. The amount so charged shall forthwith become a lien upon such lands and shall be added to and become and form part of the taxes next to be assessed and levied upon such lands and shall bear interest at the same rate as taxes and be collected and enforced by the same officers and in the same manner as taxes.
[Amended 11-2-1987]
A. 
In addition to the liability for costs of removing obstructions as provided for by § 497-14, any person violating the provisions of §§ 497-12 and 497-13 will be subject to the penalties as provided by Subsection B below.
B. 
Any person who violates any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a penalty as provided by § 1-15, General penalty, of this Code.[1]
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.