Borough of Haworth, NJ
Bergen County
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[Ord. No. 861 § BH-4.1]
Whenever anything declared by this Board of Health Code to be a nuisance or any unsanitary or unhealthy condition is found on any premises within the Borough, notice shall be given to the owner or person in control of the premises to remove it or abate it within the time specified in the notice but not less than five days from the date of service.
[Ord. No. 861 § BH-4.2]
If the owner or person in control of the premises, upon being notified, does not comply with the notice within the time specified and fails to remove or abate the nuisance or condition, the Board of Health, through the Registered Environmental Health Specialist, shall proceed to abate the nuisance or condition or may cause it to be removed or abated in a summary manner by such means as he or she shall deem proper.
[Ord. No. 861 § BH-4.3]
Whenever any cost or expense is incurred by the Borough as a result of the Registered Environmental Health Specialist abating or removing, or causing to be abated or removed any nuisance or unsanitary or unhealthy condition, such costs and expenses may be recovered in the following manner:
In all cases where practical and permitted by law, such costs shall be certified to the Tax Assessor and shall be part of the taxes next assessed upon the premises on which the nuisance or unsanitary or unhealthy condition was located.
Where the Borough is not permitted by law or it is impractical to proceed under Section BH4.3a, the cost or expense shall be recovered by an action at law in any court of competent jurisdiction, which action shall be instituted by the Board of Health in the name of the Borough.
Regardless of how costs are actually recovered, they shall be in addition to and shall not affect the imposition of any penalties for the violation of this chapter.