[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Avon-by-the-Sea 6-25-57 by Ord. No. 91. Amendments noted where applicable.
[Amended 8-13-90 by Ord. No. 19-1990]
It shall be unlawful for any owner, tenant or person in possession of lands in the Borough of Avon-by-the-Sea to permit such lands to be covered with brush, weeds, dead or dying trees, stumps, roots, obnoxious growths, filth, garbage, refuse or debris of any sort, or to permit grass and/or weeds to grow in between the cracks of sidewalks where the same is contrary to the general health, safety and public welfare of the people of the Borough of Avon-by-the-Sea.
Upon complaint of any resident of the Borough or any officer or employee of the Borough, or upon his own motion, the Building Inspector or his designated agent shall make an inspection of the condition complained of and report thereon in writing to the Board of Commissioners. Upon receipt of such report, the Board of Commissioners shall, if the situation warrants the complaint, instruct the Borough Clerk to notify the owner, tenant or person in possession, either personally or by registered mail, to rectify the situation within ten (10) days under the terms of this chapter.
The Building Inspector shall examine the premises after the ten-day period and report in writing to the Board of Commissioners whether or not the situation has been rectified.
In the event the owner, tenant or person in possession shall have neglected or refused to rectify the situation, the Board of Commissioners shall cause the same to be accomplished and shall cause the cost thereof to be charged as a lien upon said lands which shall be added to and become a part of the taxes next assessed against said lands, bearing interest and collected and enforced in the same manner as taxes.
[Amended 8-27-1979 by Ord. No. 7-1979; 4-22-02 by Ord. No. 5-2002]
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to the penalty provided by Chapter 1, Section 1-15. This section shall be in addition to the procedure in § 76-4 aforesaid and in addition to such other remedies as provided in N.J.S.A. 40:48-2.13 et seq.