[Adopted 5-17-1965 (Ch. 151, Art. II, of the 1977 Code)]
No person shall, within the limits of the Borough of South River:
Throw, dump, cast or deposit paper, paper products, bottles, tin cans, containers, automobile parts, junk, unusable machines or parts of machines, metal, trash, garbage, debris or other waste materials upon open fields, woods or private property or upon or along any public street, highway or other public place.
Keep, store, abandon or leave upon any parcel of land, street, road, alleyway or parkway in the Borough of South River any motor vehicle not currently used for transportation and not being licensed for the current year or which cannot be readily operated under its own power; provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall be deemed to prohibit the placing, keeping, storing or abandonment of any such motor vehicle in a garage or other building in the Borough nor the ownership and operation of any duly licensed junkyard.
Allow to remain upon any lot or parcel of land for a longer period than is reasonably necessary to effect its removal, the rubble and debris from a demolished building or structure, and the owner or owners of such lot or parcel of land shall be responsible for effecting such removal and for the filling or barricading of any depressions resulting from such demolition; provided, however, that if such demolition is effected by the Borough or its contractor under the provisions of Chapter 129, Construction Codes, Uniform, or under the provisions of Chapter 188, Housing Standards, the rubble and debris shall be removed by the Borough or its contractor and the cost of removal shall be assessed against the lot or parcel of land.
[Added 2-9-1977 by Ord. No. 1977-6]
Upon complaint of any resident or property owner of the Borough of South River or any employee of said Borough, or upon his own motion, the Health Officer or Police Chief or their designated agents shall make an investigation of the condition complained of and report thereon in writing to the Borough Clerk for the Mayor and Council.
When, in the opinion of the governing body, the land in question is found to be in such condition as to be in violation of § 258-6 hereof, the Borough Clerk shall notify the owner or possessor of said lands complained of, in writing, either personally or by registered mail, return receipt requested, to take such steps as will effectively remove such violation from said land within 10 days after receipt of said notice.
The Health Officer or Police Chief or their designated agents shall reinspect said lands after the ten-day period shall have expired and shall report in writing to the Borough Clerk for the Mayor and Council whether or not the unlawful condition complained of and previously found to exist in violation of this article has been abated or remedied.
In the event that the owner or possessor of said lands shall refuse or neglect to abate or remedy the condition complained of and which constitutes a violation of this article after said 10 days' notice, the Mayor and Council shall cause the condition complained of to be abated and remedied.
Upon the removal of any of the materials prohibited to be stored or abandoned on lands by this article by or under the direction of such officer or officers of the Borough in cases where the owner or tenant shall have refused or neglected to remove same in the manner and within the time provided above, such officer or officers 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 such lands, and such cost shall be added to and become and form part of the taxes next to be assessed and levied upon said 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.
[Amended 2-9-1977 by Ord. No. 1977-6; 6-26-1986 by Ord. No. 1986-16]
Any person who violates any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished as provided in Chapter 1, Article I, General Penalty. Each violation of any of the provisions of this article and each day that such violation continues shall be deemed and taken to be a separate and distinct offense.