[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough of Rutherford Council 11-10-2008 by Ord. No. 3164-08. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to establish requirements for the registration of landscapers and landscaping services operating within the Borough of Rutherford and to assist the Borough with its compliance with requirements of the Tier A Municipal Stormwater General Permit NJPDES. The Borough Council of the Borough of Rutherford finds that the registration of landscapers and landscaping services provides a means for the timely notification of critical information regarding the collection of yard waste, including leaves, in the Borough to such services and to prescribe penalties for the failure to comply with these requirements.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any individual person, partnership, firm, association, business or legal entity which undertakes any of the following services as a commercial undertaking for consideration: mowing of grass or lawns; trimming or cutting of trees, bushes or shrubbery; restoration or installation of lawns, grass, foliage, leaves or trees from a given property; any and all services relating to the placing, installation, care or cultivation of lawns, shrubbery, trees, foliage or other plant life. Notwithstanding the foregoing, "commercial enterprise" shall not be interpreted to include any resident of Rutherford who performs only lawn-mowing services by virtue of a hand-operated mower on properties within 10 blocks of his/her residence.
No person, partnership, firm, association, business or legal entity shall engage in the business of landscaping without registering and providing the Borough Clerk with proof of business liability, motor vehicle and workers' compensation insurance, as applicable, in the amount to be determined by the Borough.
Every registrant under this chapter shall sign an application on forms furnished by the Borough Clerk.
The registration fee shall be $25, and no part of said fee shall be prorated for any part of the year.
All landscapers shall provide for the removal of lawn clippings and other landscaping debris and shall not leave or deposit said debris at the curbside or any other site in the Borough of Rutherford.
Any person or entity who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000.