Borough of Haworth, NJ
Bergen County
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Editor's Note: For provisions prohibiting the sweeping of litter into gutters, roads and right-of-ways, see Chapter 3, subsection 3-2.4.
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Editor's Note: For additional regulations regarding abandoned motor vehicles, see Chapter 3, Section 3-6.
[1984 Code § 6-3.1]
No owner, tenant, occupant or occupants of any lot or tract of land in the Borough shall permit or maintain on any lot or tract any brush, weeds, ragweed, dead and dying trees, stumps, roots, obnoxious growths, filth, garbage, trash, debris and junked, abandoned and/or unregistered motor vehicles injurious to health.
[1984 Code § 6-3.2]
It shall be the duty of any owner, occupant or tenant of any lot or tract of land in the Borough to cut and remove or cause to be removed or otherwise destroyed all obnoxious growths such as poison ivy and poison sumac, ragweed, brush, dead and dying trees, stumps, roots, filth, garbage, trash, debris and junked, abandoned and/or unregistered motor vehicles injurious to health or a fire hazard, within 10 days after receiving notice to do so from the Board of Health, the Fire Prevention Bureau and/or the Borough Clerk, as the case may be. The notice may be served by personal service or by mail, registered, return receipt requested; the redelivery by proper postal official authorities of the return receipt bearing signature of the addressee shall be presumed to be proof of such notice.
[1984 Code § 6-3.3; Ord. No. 661]
In the event that any owner, occupant or tenant shall fail, neglect or refuse to cut and remove or cause to be cut and removed or otherwise destroy all such obnoxious growths such as poison ivy, poison sumac, ragweed, brush, dead and dying trees, stumps, roots, filth, garbage, trash, debris and junked, abandoned and/or unregistered motor vehicles within 10 days after service of the notice as provided in subsection 13-1.2, the Borough may cause the removal thereof and the costs of such cutting, removal or destroying shall be certified by the Superintendent of Public Works to the collector of taxes and shall become and be a lien on the property affected and shall be added to and form a part of the taxes next to be assessed on the lot or tract and shall be collected and enforced by the same office and in the same manner as taxes.
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Editor's Note: See Chapter 16, Streets and Sidewalks for additional regulations of same.
[1984 Code § 6-4.1]
The owner, occupant or tenant of premises abutting or bordering on any street in the Borough shall remove all snow and ice from the abutting sidewalks of such street or the abutting right-of-way actually used by the public, or in the event of ice which may be so frozen as to make removal impractical, shall cause the same to be thoroughly covered with sand or ashes, within 12 hours of daylight after the same shall fall or be formed thereon.
The owner, occupant or tenant of premises used by the public or business invitees shall remove all snow and ice from the sidewalks, streets, rights-of-way and parking areas used by the public in the transaction of business thereat, and in the event of ice which may be so frozen as to make removal impractical, shall cause the same to be thoroughly covered with salt, sand or ashes, within 12 hours of daylight after the same shall fall or be formed thereon.
[1984 Code § 6-4.2]
No owner, tenant or occupant of any premises abutting on any street shall throw, place or deposit snow or ice into or on any street, it being the intent and purpose of this provision to prohibit all persons from throwing, casting, placing or depositing snow and ice which accumulates within the private property belonging to that person on the sidewalks or streets of the Borough.
[1984 Code § 6-4.3]
In case snow or ice shall not be removed from the sidewalks or shall be cast, deposited or placed on the sidewalks or the street by the owner, tenant or occupant of any premises, the same shall be removed under the direction of the working foreman or authorized personnel, and the cost of removal, as nearly as can be ascertained, shall be certified by the working foreman or authorized personnel to the Director of Finance. The Borough Council shall examine the certification and if found to be correct, shall cause the cost to be charged against the real estate abutting or bordering upon such sidewalks. The amount so charged shall become a lien and a tax in the way and manner as the taxes next to be levied and assessed upon the premises, and shall bear interest and be enforced and collected by the same officers and in the same manner as other taxes. The imposition and collection of a fine or any other penalty for violation of any of the provisions of this section shall not constitute any bar to the right of the Borough to collect the cost, as certified, for the removal of snow or ice in the amount herein authorized.
[Ord. No. 917 § 1]
The purpose of this section is to establish requirements for the proper handling of yard waste in the Borough of Haworth, so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for the failure to comply. This section is adopted in accordance with the New Jersey Municipal Stormwater Regulation Program, in order to implement the Best Management Practices required by the Tier A. Municipal Stormwater General Permit issued to the Borough of Haworth by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
[Ord. No. 917 § 1]
For the purpose of this section, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this section clearly demonstrates a different meaning. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words used in the plural number include the singular number, and words used in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.
CONTAINERIZED
Shall mean the placement of yard waste in a trash can, bucket, bag or other vessel, such as to prevent the yard waste from spilling or blowing out into the street and coming into contact with stormwater.
PERSON
Shall mean any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political subdivision of this State subject to municipal jurisdiction.
STREET
Shall mean any street, avenue, boulevard, road, parkway, viaduct, drive, or other way, which is an existing State, County or municipal roadway, and includes the land between the street lines, whether improved or unimproved, and may comprise pavement, shoulders, gutters, curbs, sidewalks, parking areas, and other areas within the street lines.
YARD WASTE
Shall mean leaves and grass clippings.
[Ord. No. 917 § 1]
The owner or occupant of any property, or any employee or contractor of such owner or occupant engaged to provide lawn care or landscaping services, shall not sweep, rake, blow or otherwise place yard waste, unless the yard waste is containerized, in the street. If yard waste that is not containerized is placed in the street, the party responsible for placement of yard waste must remove the yard waste from the street or said party shall be deemed in violation of this section.
[Ord. No. 917 § 1]
The provisions of this section shall be enforced by the Haworth Police Department.
[Ord. No. 917 § 1]
Any person(s) who continues to be in violation of the provisions of this section, after being duly notified, shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished for a first offense by a fine of not less than $25 nor more than $100, as determined by the Municipal Court Judge. For a second or subsequent offense, a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $500, shall be imposed. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during, or on which, a violation occurs or continues.
[Ord. No. 918 § 1]
The purpose of this section is to establish a yard waste collection and disposal program in the Borough of Haworth, so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for the failure to comply. This section is adopted in accordance with the New Jersey Municipal Stormwater Regulation Program, in order to implement the Best Management Practices required by the Tier A. Municipal Stormwater General Permit issued to the Borough of Haworth by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
[Ord. No. 918 § 1]
For the purpose of this section, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this section clearly demonstrates a different meaning. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words used in the plural number include the singular number, and words used in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.
CONTAINERIZED
Shall mean the placement of yard waste in a trash can, bucket, bag or other vessel, such as to prevent the yard waste from spilling or blowing out into the street and coming into contact with stormwater.
PERSON
Shall mean any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political subdivision of this State subject to municipal jurisdiction.
STREET
Shall mean any street, avenue, boulevard, road, parkway, viaduct, drive, or other way, which is an existing State, County or municipal roadway, and includes the land between the street lines, whether improved or unimproved, and may comprise pavement, shoulders, gutters, curbs, sidewalks, parking areas, and other areas within the street lines.
YARD WASTE
Shall mean leaves and grass clippings.
[Ord. No. 918 § 1]
Sweeping, raking, blowing or otherwise placing yard waste that is not containerized at the curb or along the street is only allowed during the seven days prior to a scheduled and announced collection, and shall not be placed closer than 10 feet from any storm drain inlet. Placement of such yard waste at the curb or along the street at any other time or in any other manner is a violation of this section. If such placement of yard waste occurs, the party responsible for placement of the yard waste must remove the yard waste from the street or said party shall be deemed in violation of this section.
[Ord. No. 918 § 1]
The provisions of this section shall be enforced by the Haworth Police Department.
[Ord. No. 918 § 1]
Any person(s) who continues to be in violation of the provisions of this section, after being duly notified, shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished for a first offense by a fine of not less than $25 nor more than $100, as determined by the Municipal Court Judge. For a second or subsequent offense, a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $500, shall be imposed. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during, or on which, a violation occurs or continues.