[Adopted 12-27-1966; amended 2-27-1996 (Sec. 11:3 of the 1975 General Ordinances)]
[Amended 2-22-2011 by Ord. No. 11-OR-001]
General rule. Within 24 hours measured from the end of a snow or ice storm, the owner or owners, occupant or occupants, tenant or tenants of premises abutting or boarding upon any street in the Township shall remove all snow and ice from the abutting sidewalks of such streets and from any fire hydrant located on the property.
Special rule. In case the building is occupied by more than one family or business unit, then the tenant, or occupant or occupants, of the first floor or story thereof is hereby required to remove all snow and ice from such portion of the sidewalks and from any fire hydrant located on the property.
No person, firm or corporation, the owner, tenant or occupancy of any premises on any street shall throw, place or deposit any snow into or upon any street in said Township, it being the intent and purpose of this provision to prohibit all persons from throwing, casting, placing or depositing snow and ice which accumulated within the private property belonging to said person upon the sidewalks or streets or fire hydrants of the Township of Burlington.
The Police Department of the Township of Burlington is hereby designated as the enforcement official of the Township of Burlington in connection with the regulations established under § 520-13.
Removal; cost certification. In case such snow or ice shall not be removed from such sidewalks or fire hydrants or shall be cast, deposited thereon or placed upon said sidewalks, said fire hydrants or said street by the owner or owners, tenant or tenants, occupant or occupants of any said premises as provided for in §§ 520-13 and 520-14 hereof, the same shall be removed forthwith and under the direction of the Public Works Department, and the cost of such removal as nearly as can be ascertained shall be certified by the Public Works Department to the governing body.
Council review; collection. The governing body shall examine such certification and, if found to be correct, shall cause such cost to be charged against such real estate so abutting or bordering upon such sidewalks and fire hydrants and the amount so charged shall forthwith become a lien and a tax upon such real estate or land and be added to, recorded and collected in the same way and manner as the taxes next to be levied and assessed upon such premises and shall bear interest and be enforced and collected by the same officers and in the same manner as other taxes.
No bar. The imposition and collection of a fine or fines imposed by the provision of this article shall not constitute any bar to the right of the Township of Burlington to collect the cost as certified for the removal of said snow or ice in the manner herein authorized.
This article is adopted pursuant to the authority conferred by N.J.S.A. 40:65-12.
[Amended 9-23-2008 by Ord. No. 08-OR-025]
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not exceeding $2,000, imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, or any combination thereof, and each and every day in which said violation exists shall constitute a separate violation.