[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Paramus 10-8-1991 by Ord. No. 91-32. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be applicable to the demolition of any structure and shall include, but not be limited to, construction debris, demolition debris, roofing debris, trees, including stumps, branches and shrubbery, and grass clippings.
Prior to the issuance of a permit for the demolition of any structure pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.17 or other applicable regulation, the person, firm or entity making such application shall post with the Construction Official security in the form of cash, certified check, irrevocable letter of credit or surety bond issued by a surety company authorized to do business in New Jersey. Such security shall be in the amount of $3,000 for one- and two-family homes and accessory buildings and $10,000 for all other buildings. The purpose of the security or condition of the bond shall be to insure that demolition shall have been performed in a good and workmanlike manner as well as to guarantee compliance with § 211-3 of this chapter, in addition to all other regulations governing demolition. In the event a bond is posted, the beneficiary of the security or obligee shall be the owner or owners of the land and any persons having an interest in the realty involved on which the demolition is taking place, and the term of any security, be it cash, certified check, irrevocable letter of credit or surety bond, shall terminate no earlier than the expiration date of the demolition permit, plus an additional 30 days.
Within five days after completion of demolition of any building or structure, the applicant shall cause to be filed with the Recycling Coordinator of the Borough a municipal recycling tonnage application commercial business form and accompanying documentation. Such form shall be available and be filed with the Recycling Coordinator of the Borough. In the event any person, including an owner, contractor or builder, during the course of a demolition activity shall discover the existence of recyclable items, same shall be reported and duly documented in accordance with this section and the Recycling Coordinator shall be notified.
In the event within 30 days after demolition of the building or structure the Recycling Coordinator has not received the required documentation pursuant to § 211-3 of this chapter, and the Construction Official has been notified in writing of the commencement of litigation and the court in which such litigation has commenced, and that said litigation alleges a violation of the purpose or condition of the security or bond posted herewith, the Construction Official shall forthwith transmit such security bond to the Clerk of the court involved for disposition of the matter.