Borough of Barnegat Light, NJ
Ocean County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Barnegat Light 7-19-2000 by Ord. No. 00-16. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Outdoor burning — See Ch. 68.
Littering — See Ch. 114.
Where it shall be necessary and expedient for the preservation of the public health, safety, general welfare or to eliminate a fire hazard, an owner or tenant of real property within the Borough of Barnegat Light shall remove from such lands brush, weeds, dead and dying trees, stumps, roots, obnoxious growth, filth, garbage, trash and debris within 10 days after notice to remove the same from the Borough.
If an owner or tenant who has received notice in accordance with the provisions of § 66-1 fails or neglects to remove from said lands the brush, weeds, dead and dying trees, stumps, roots, obnoxious growth, filth, garbage, trash and debris or fails to cut any brush, hedges, shrubs or other obstructions for which said person was notified within 10 days of the same, then, and in that event, the Borough shall have the right to provide for the removal of the same by or under the direction of an officer of the municipality.
In all cases where any brush, weeds, dead and dying trees, stumps, roots, obnoxious growth, filth, garbage, trash and debris are removed or any brush, hedges, shrubs or other obstructions are cut by the Borough under the provisions of this chapter, the officer of the municipality in charge of the removal of said material shall certify the cost thereof to the governing body. Upon receipt of the certificate of cost, the governing body shall examine the same and, if found correct, shall cause the cost as shown thereon to be charged against the property from which said material was removed. The amount so charged shall 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 said lands, the same to bear interest at the same rate as other taxes, and shall be collected and enforced in the same manner as taxes.
[Added 8-21-2002 by Ord. No. 02-11]
No person shall remove or cause the removal of any brush, weeds, grass, or other vegetation, on any public property located west of Bayview Avenue, within the Borough of Barnegat Light. In exceptional circumstances the Mayor and Borough Council may, in its sole discretion, grant a waiver from the prohibition of this section by resolution, upon written application of an aggrieved party specifying the exceptional reasons for the proposed removal, the area to be removed and the manner in which the cuttings will be disposed of.
[Added 8-21-2002 by Ord. No. 02-11]
A violation of this chapter shall be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, § 1-15. In addition, any person who violates this chapter shall be required to reimburse the Borough for any and all fines, costs, assessments, or other penalties imposed upon the Borough as a result thereof by other governmental agencies.