[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Barnegat Light as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 4-9-1979 by Ord. No. 79-3]
No person shall litter or cause or permit to be littered with refuse, debris, scrap paper, waste material or discarded material, old lumber or materials obtained from dismantled buildings or old iron or other metal or substance, glass, beer bottles or beer cans, machine parts, discolored machinery and other kinds of junk any portion of lands and premises in the borough not enclosed within a building.
Nothing herein shall be construed to prohibit any person from maintaining old lumber for the purpose of firewood or kindling, provided that the same is not littered about the property.
The Construction Code Official shall be the officer in charge of enforcement of § 140-1 of this article. It shall be his duty to inspect any land and premises concerning which complaints are filed by any person to the effect that any lands and premises are or may be existing in violation of this article or concerning which reports are made by the borough or by the Police Department as probably existing in violation of § 140-1 of this article.
Whenever it shall appear to the Construction Code Official that there exists a violation, he shall forthwith notify, in writing, the person or persons who are in violation, directing such person or persons to take the immediate steps necessary to clear the lands and premises referred to in the notice.
Any person who shall not, within seven days after receipt of such written notice, have removed the litter from the lands and premises referred to in the notice shall be subject to the penalties prescribed in § 140-6 of this article.
[Amended 7-16-1997 by Ord. No. 97-8]
It shall be unlawful for any person to litter or cause or permit to be littered, as set forth in § 140-1A. The Police Department or any citizen shall have the right to file a complaint against anyone seen violating the terms of this section of this article.
[Amended 7-16-1997 by Ord. No. 97-8]
A violation of this article shall be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, § 1-15. Each day that such litter or brush and weeds, including ragweed, are not removed as required in this article to the satisfaction of the borough's representative or his duly authorized agent or representative shall be deemed a separate offense under this article.
Nothing herein contained shall be construed to prevent the borough or any officer or agent thereof or any other person from pursuing any other remedy which he or it may have to prevent or abate a violation of any provision of this article.
[Adopted 2-15-1989 by Ord. No. 89-3 (Sec. 8-2 of the Revised General Ordinances); amended in its entirety 2-15-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-03]
A certain document, three copies of which are on file in the office of the Municipal Clerk of the Borough of Barnegat Light, being marked and designated as the "International Property Maintenance Code 2009," as published by the Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc., be and is hereby adopted as the Existing Structures Code of the Borough of Barnegat Light, County of Ocean, State of New Jersey, for the control of buildings and structures as herein provided, and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said International Property Maintenance Code 2009 are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof as if fully set out in this article.
Three copies of the International Property Maintenance Code 2009 similarly marked, have been placed on file in the office of the Municipal Clerk and shall remain on file in that office for use and examination by the public.
Nothing in this article or the International Property Maintenance Code 2009 hereby adopted shall be construed to affect any suit or proceeding pending in any court or any other rights acquired or liability incurred or any cause or causes of action acquired or existing under any act or ordinance hereby repealed, nor shall any just or legal right or remedy of any character be lost, impaired or affected by this article.