Township of Cranford, NJ
Union County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranford 10-10-1968[1] (Ch. 78 of the 1992 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Dogs and other animals — See Ch. 198.
Fires and fire prevention — See Ch. 223.
Garbage, rubbish and refuse — See Ch. 232.
Littering — See Ch. 264.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 310.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 319.
Sanitary standards — See Ch. 465.
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Editor's Note: The provisions of this chapter are derived from Ch. 13, Art. I, of the Revised Ordinances, adopted 10-10-1968.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BRUSH and WEEDS
Refer to live and dead vegetation, grass, leaves, dead and dying trees, soil, branches, stumps, roots and obnoxious growths.
DEBRIS
Refers to garbage, offal, sewage, filth and other offensive or unsightly matter; junk, trash, rubbish, or cast-off building materials; and barrels, boxes, cans, bottles, glasses, papers or containers, broken or otherwise, susceptible to holding or containing liquids.
[Amended 6-24-1992 by Ord. No. 92-19]
No person or persons, firm or corporation shall deposit, throw, spill or dump dirt, mud, gravel, sand, stone, cement, trees, stumps, brush, grass, weeds, wood, metal, iron, plastic, manure, fertilizer, ashes, coal, cinders, refuse, garbage or debris or other material upon any highway, street, road, lane or alley, or portion thereof, within the limits of the Township of Cranford; nor shall any person or persons, firm or corporation throw, deposit, spill or dump the same upon any public or private land within the limits of the Township of Cranford without the permission of the owner thereof; nor shall any person or persons, firm or corporation cause or permit the same to be done.[1]
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Editor's Note: Original § 13-3, Dumping or accumulations prohibited, of the 1968 Ordinances was repealed 6-24-1992 by Ord. No. 92-19. Original §§ 78-3 through 78-9 of the 1992 Code were repealed 12-16-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-28. See now Ch. 319, Property Maintenance.
Any person who violates any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished as provided in Chapter 1, Article I, of this Code.
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Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
No owner, lessee or occupant of any lot or land shall maintain thereon any unguarded excavation or any excavation in which water may become stagnant and continue such condition in excess of 10 days after service of the notice provided for in § 294-7.
A. 
Inspections of lots and lands in the Township shall be made from time to time by the Chief of the Fire Department and the Health Officer of the Township to ascertain whether conditions exist in violation of this article.
B. 
When the Chief of the Fire Department or the Health Officer finds that removal of the substances and conditions described in § 294-4 from the lot or land is necessary, he shall make a report thereof to the Police Department.
It shall be the duty of the Police Department, in collaboration with the Township Engineer, to enforce the provisions of this article.
A. 
Upon receipt of the report mentioned in § 294-5 or upon his own initiative, the Chief of Police shall cause a ten-day notice to be given to the owner, lessee or occupant of such lot or land to remove the conditions and substances within the ten-day period.
B. 
The notice to remove shall be in writing and shall be served upon a resident of the Township personally or by leaving it at his usual place of abode and shall be served upon a nonresident of the Township by mailing the same to his last known address as shown by the tax records.
[Amended 9-13-1988 by Ord. No. 88-64]
In case the owner, lessee or occupant of any lot or land who is served with the notice described in § 294-7 fails, neglects or refuses to effect the removal of the conditions and substances as therein demanded within the ten-day period provided in § 294-7, then the Chief of Police shall notify the Township Engineer to remove or, under the direction of the Township Engineer through the use of private contractors, cause the removal of the same.
[Amended 9-13-1988 by Ord. No. 88-64]
The Township Engineer shall keep an accurate account of the cost of any such removal and shall certify the cost thereof to the Township Committee. The Committee shall examine the certificate and, if found correct, shall cause the cost as shown therein plus an administration charge of 10% to be charged against said lands. 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 lot or land. Such amount shall bear interest at the same rate as taxes and shall be collected and enforced by the same officers and in the same manner as taxes.
A. 
Any person who violates any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished as provided in Chapter 1, Article I, of this Code. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.
[Amended 6-24-1992 by Ord. No. 92-19[1]]
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
B. 
The penalty provisions of Subsection A of this section shall be deemed to be in addition to, and not in substitution of, the provisions of § 294-9 of this article.