[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Corbin City by Ord. No. 3-99; amended in its entirety 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 6-2013. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 52:27D-123 and N.J.S.A. 40:49-5.1, the 2012 edition of the International Property Maintenance Code, as published by the International Code Council, be and is hereby adopted as the Property Maintenance Code of the City of Corbin City for the control of buildings and structures as herein provided; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said International Property Maintenance Code are hereby referred to, adopted and made part hereof, as if fully set out in this chapter, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, as hereinafter set forth.
The International Property Maintenance Code is hereby amended and revised prior to adoption as follows:
Section 101.1. Insert: "Corbin City."
Section 103.1. The Zoning and Code Enforcement Officer of the City of Corbin City is hereby designated as the "code official" to administer and enforce the International Property Maintenance Code within the City of Corbin City. Anywhere within the International Property Maintenance Code where reference is made to "code official," it shall be construed as referring to the "Zoning and Code Enforcement Officer of the City of Corbin City".
Section 103.5. Fees shall be as otherwise prescribed in the Corbin City Code.
Section 105.3. Any testing referred to in this section shall be done only with the prior approval of the Corbin City governing body.
Section 106.3 is revised to read as follows:
Prosecution of violation. If the notice of violation is not complied with, the Zoning and Code Enforcement Officer of Corbin City shall have full authority to initiate an appropriate complaint in municipal court for violation of these ordinances, which shall be in addition to any civil remedies which might be undertaken by the governing body of the City by and through the offices of the City Solicitor.
Section 106.4 is revised to read as follows:
Violation penalties. Any person who shall violate a provision of this code shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to the general fines and penalties as set forth in Chapter 103 of the Corbin City Code. Each day that a violation continues after due notice has been served shall be deemed a separate offense.
Section 109.4 is deleted.
Section 109.5 is deleted.
Subsection 110.3 shall read as follows:
Failure to comply. If the owner of the premises fails to comply with a demolition order within the time prescribed, the Zoning and Code Enforcement Officer shall petition the governing body for permission to have the structure demolished, the cost and manner of which shall be decided by the City Council and charged against the real estate upon which the structure is located as a lien for additional taxes owed upon such real estate.
Sections 111.1 through 111.8, inclusive, are deleted in their entirety and replaced with the following:
Appeals. Anyone wishing to appeal a decision of the Zoning and Code Enforcement Officer under this code may, within 20 days of notice of the decision, request an appeal before the City Council. The City Council will thereafter conduct a hearing upon the appeal and, after hearing from both sides, shall render a decision which shall thereupon become final.
Section 112.4. All penalties shall be in accordance with Chapter 103 of the Corbin City Code and shall be subject to the filing of a complaint for an ordinance violation in the municipal court and adjudication of guilt thereon in accordance with the law.
Subsection 302.4. The height limit for weed and plant growth before violation is eight inches.
Section 304.14. Insect screens are required May 1 through October 1.
Section 602.3. Heat must be provided October 1 through June 1.
Subsection 602.4. Heat for occupiable work spaces must be provided October 1 through June 1.
All rental units shall hereafter be registered with the Zoning and Code Enforcement Officer or his designee on forms which shall be provided for that purpose and which shall be available in the City Clerk's Office. Such registration shall occur on an annual basis as provided herein.
Each rental unit shall be registered and inspected annually. The registration term shall commence on January 1 of each year and such registration shall be valid until December 31 of that year, at which time it shall expire and a new registration shall be required. No rental unit shall hereafter be rented unless the rental unit has been registered in accordance with this Ordinance.
Each rental unit shall be inspected at least once a year. Such inspection shall be for the purposes of determining compliance with all applicable zoning, housing, property maintenance, safety or similar codes, including without limitation, the Corbin City Zoning and Land Use Ordinances, the BOCA National Property Maintenance Code, the Uniform Construction Code and the Uniform Fire Code. The fees to be charged for such inspections shall be in accordance with a fee schedule to be established, from time to time, by the governing body.
In the event there is a change in ownership or occupancy of any house, individual dwelling unit or mobile home, a Certificate of Occupancy shall be required from the Zoning and Code Enforcement Officer to certify the habitability of the property for the purpose intended and compliance with all applicable State, County and Municipal laws, rules and regulations. Such certificate shall be issued on such forms, and with the collection of such fees, as may be established, from time to time, by the governing body.
The Zoning and Code Enforcement Officer shall, in the event of a violation of any provision set forth in this chapter, issue a notice to the owner or occupant of a property affording that party 10 days within which to cure the violation. In the event the violation is not cured within 10 days, or within such extension of time as the Zoning and Code Enforcement Officer may deem appropriate in his or her discretion, a complaint may be filed in the Municipal Court for collection of appropriate penalties pursuant to Chapter 103 of the Corbin City Code, provided that the minimum penalty for failure to comply with the landlord registration requirements of this chapter or the state statutes shall be $250.