[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee (now Council) of the Township of Galloway 1-18-1971 by Ord. No. 393 as Ch. 29 of the 1971 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The owner or tenant of lands lying within the limits of Galloway Township shall keep all brush, hedges and other plant life growing within 10 feet of any roadway and within 25 feet of the intersection of two roadways cut to a height of not more than 2 1/2 feet where it shall be necessary and expedient for the preservation of the public safety, as determined by the Road Foreman of Galloway Township.
Upon failure of said owner or tenant to comply with the provisions of § 119-1 of this chapter for a period of 10 days after receipt of written notice to so comply, the Road Foremen of the Township of Galloway shall have said brush, hedges and other plant life cut to a height of not more than 2 1/2 feet, which cutting shall be conducted under the direction of said Road Foreman.
Upon completion of cutting of said brush, hedges and other plant life in accordance with provisions of § 119-2 of this chapter, the Road Foreman shall certify the cost thereof to the governing body, which shall examine the certificate and, if found correct, shall cause the cost as shown thereon to be charged against said lands, or in the event that such cost is excessive, shall cause the reasonable cost thereof 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 part of the taxes next to be assessed and levied upon such lands, the same to bear interest at same rate as other taxes and shall be collected and enforced by the same officer and in the same manner as taxes.
[Amended 1-18-1971 by Ord. No. 393; 6-28-2005 by Ord. No. 1609; 12-13-2016 by Ord. No. 1951-2016]
Any owner or tenant of lands lying within the limits of Galloway Township, violating the terms of this chapter, shall be subject to a fine of not more than $2,000, imprisonment for not more than 90 days and/or a period of community service for not more than 90 days.