Borough of Edgewater, NJ
Bergen County
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[Adopted 9-18-2000 by Ord. No. 1194-2000 (Ch. 221, Art. IV, of the 1975 Code)]
The Borough will be responsible for the maintenance and repair of all curbs, except that any person damaging a curb will be responsible for the replacement thereof, which shall be in the form of a new curb and constructed with material identical to the curb that was damaged. The party responsible for the replacement of such curb shall obtain all required permits from the Borough Building Department.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
A. 
The Borough will be responsible only for repair and maintenance of sidewalks when a sidewalk is damaged by Borough trees existing or planted in the public right-of-way; provided, however, that any person damaging a sidewalk will be responsible for the replacement thereof which shall be in the form of a new sidewalk and constructed with material identical to the sidewalk that was damaged. The party responsible for the replacement of such sidewalk shall obtain all required permits from the Borough Building Department.
B. 
The Borough will be responsible to repair or replace a sidewalk constructed with brick pavers if such repair or replacement is attributable to the initial construction of such sidewalk. Any person damaging a brick paver sidewalk will be responsible for its replacement, and it shall be constructed with brick pavers and material identical to the sidewalk which was damaged. The party responsible for the replacement of such sidewalk shall obtain all required permits from the Borough Building Department.
C. 
Except as provided in Subsections A and B of this section, the maintenance of all sidewalks shall be the responsibility of the adjoining property owner, who will be responsible for maintaining the sidewalk in a safe condition so as to permit use and access by the general public in a safe and secure manner.
D. 
If the sidewalk is deemed to be in an unsafe condition, the Borough will give notice to the adjoining property owner, who will then have a period of 30 business days within which to repair the sidewalk. Such property owner shall be responsible to obtain all necessary permits from the Borough Building Department. Failure to comply with an order or directive regarding the repair of a sidewalk will subject the property owner to the issuance of a summons. In addition, the Borough will have the right to have the sidewalk repaired and to charge the property owner for the cost thereof, plus reasonable expenses, which may be imposed as a lien on the property and enforced in the same manner as nonpayment of real estate taxes.
Violations of the provisions of this article shall be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, Article II, General Penalty.
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Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).