Borough of Shrewsbury, NJ
Monmouth County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Shrewsbury 4-5-1960 by Ord. No. 155 (Ch. 22 of the 1973 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 88.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 118.
Housing standards — See Ch. 145.
Nuisances — See Ch. 163.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 183.
Solid waste — See Ch. 210.
Yard waste — See Ch. 215.

§ 77-1 Mayor and Council may order removal.

Whenever it shall appear necessary and expedient to the Mayor and Council for the preservation of the public health, safety, general welfare or to eliminate a fire hazard, to remove from lands lying within the limits of the Borough of Shrewsbury, brush, weeds, dead and dying trees, stumps, roots, obnoxious growths, filth, garbage, trash and debris, the Mayor and Council shall cause notice thereof to be given to the owner, tenant, occupants or person in control of such lands, and said owner, tenant, occupants or person in control shall, within 10 days after notice thereof, remove the same.

§ 77-2 Removal by Borough after noncompliance by landholder.

[Amended 9-27-1973 by Ord. No. 346]
In case the owner, tenant, occupants or person in control of any such lands shall refuse or neglect to remove the said brush, weeds, dead and dying trees, stumps, roots, obnoxious growths, filth, garbage, trash and debris within 10 days after notice thereof as aforesaid and in the manner required by the Borough, such owner, tenant, occupant or person in control of such lands shall be in violation of this chapter, and the same shall be removed by or under the direction of the Construction Code Official of the Borough of Shrewsbury or such other officer of the Borough as the Mayor and Council may designate from time to time.

§ 77-3 Costs of public removal to be a lien.

In cases where the aforesaid brush, weeds, dead and dying trees, stumps, roots, obnoxious growths, filth, garbage, trash and debris are removed from any lands as provided for herein by or under the direction of the Construction Code Official or such other officer as the Mayor and Council may designate from time to time, the Construction Code Official or such other officer shall certify the cost thereof to the Mayor and Council, who shall examine the certificate and, if found correct, shall cause the cost as shown thereon 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 a part of the taxes next to be assessed and levied upon such lands, the same to 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.

§ 77-4 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
OBNOXIOUS GROWTHS
Any growth of grass over six inches in height on any lot, excluding grass and/or vegetation and plants indigenous to areas of any lot designated as wetland and within stream corridors; and all and any growth of plants poisonous to human beings or detrimental to human health or deemed illegal by the state and/or federal government.
[Added 9-27-1973 by Ord. No. 346; amended 2-10-1997 by Ord. No. 727]
PERSON
Any individual, firm, corporation, partnership or group of persons; and the plural or singular, and masculine, feminine or neuter, shall be inferred, whichever is appropriate for the effectuation of this chapter.

§ 77-5 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 9-27-1973 by Ord. No. 346]
Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $1,250, a term of imprisonment not exceeding 90 days or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, or any combination thereof. Each day that the violation or violations continue to exist shall be a separate violation.