Borough of Edgewater, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Edgewater 2-22-1989 by Ord. No. 914-89 (Ch. 139 of the 1975 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Dangerous buildings — See Ch. 147.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 166.
Solid waste — See Ch. 368.
Solid waste disposal — See Ch. 529.
Prior to the issuance of a permit for the demolition of any structure pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.17 or other applicable regulation, the person, firm or entity making such application shall post with the Construction Official security in the form of cash, certified check, irrevocable letter of credit or surety bond issued by a surety company authorized to do business in New Jersey. Such security shall be in the amount of $10,000 for one- and two-family homes and accessory buildings and $25,000 for all other buildings. The purpose of the security or condition of the bond shall be to ensure that demolition shall have been performed in a good and workmanlike manner as well as to guarantee compliance with § 179-3 of this chapter, in addition to all other regulations governing demolition. In the event that a bond is posted, the beneficiary of the security or obligee shall be the owner or owners of the land, and any persons having an interest in the realty involved on which the demolition is taking place, and the term of any security, be it cash, certified check, irrevocable letter of credit or surety bond, shall terminate no earlier than the expiration date of the demolition permit, plus an additional 30 days.
[Added 6-20-1989 by Ord. No. 931-89; amended 11-13-1990 by Ord. No. 959-90]
This chapter shall be applicable to the demolition of any structure and shall include, but not be limited to, construction debris, demolition debris, roofing debris, trees, including stumps, branches and shrubbery, excavations such as water main and gas line pipes, ferrous or wood railroad and trolley tracks, pilings of all kinds, houseboats, docks and piers.
[Amended 6-20-1989 by Ord. No. 931-89]
Within five days after completion of demolition of any building or structure, the applicant shall cause to be filed with the Recycling Official of the Borough a municipal recycling tonnage application commercial business form and accompanying documentation. Such form shall be available from the Construction Official and shall be filed with the Recycling Official of the Borough. In the event that any person, including an owner, contractor or builder, during the course of a demolition activity shall discover the existence of recyclable items, the same shall be reported and duly documented in accordance with this section, and the Recycling Coordinator shall be notified.
In the event that, within 30 days after demolition of the building or structure, the Recycling Official has not received the required documentation pursuant to § 179-3 of this chapter, and the Construction Official has been notified in writing of the commencement of litigation and the court in which such litigation has commenced, and that said litigation alleges a violation of the purpose or condition of the security or bond posted herewith, the Construction Official shall forthwith transmit such security or bond to the Clerk of the court involved for disposition of the matter.
[Added 10-15-2007 by Ord. No. 1374-2007]
The following shall be required prior to the issuance of a permit for the demolition of any structure pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.17 or other applicable regulation.
A. 
Certificate of extermination: A certificate of extermination shall be furnished to the Construction Official from a recognized or acceptable extermination contractor that the structure to be demolished has been rodent and vermin exterminated within one week prior to the demolition of the structure.
B. 
Continued trapping of vermin: Following the demolition of any structure pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.17 or other applicable regulation, the owner of the property shall be required to continue trapping for rats, rodents and other vermin within a perimeter of 50 feet from the demolition site or the perimeter of the property boundary lines, whichever is closer to the demolition site, until such time as all demolition debris have been cleared from the site.
Any person, corporation, partnership, or other entity found to have violated the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to the penalties set forth in Chapter 1, Article II, General Penalty. All such penalties so imposed shall be enforceable as a lien against the property on which the demolition occurred or was intended to occur. In addition, no permits, certificates of occupancy or other municipal approvals shall issue while any such lien remains outstanding.
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Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).