Township of Cedar Grove, NJ
Essex County
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[Adopted by 3-1-1954, Ch. 20, Art. I, of the former Revised Ordinances]
[Amended 2-6-1995 by Ord. No. 95-455]
The owner, occupant or tenant of premises abutting or bordering upon any street in the Township shall remove all snow and ice from the abutting sidewalks of any such street within 24 hours after the same shall have ceased to have fallen or have formed thereon or, in the case of ice which may be so frozen to the sidewalks as to make removal impracticable, shall cause the same to be thoroughly covered with sand or other suitable material.
No person, including the owner, tenant or occupant of any premises abutting upon any street, shall throw, place or deposit any snow or ice into or upon any street or sidewalk in the Township without specific permission of the Township. It is the intent and purpose of this section to prohibit all persons from throwing, casting, placing or depositing snow or ice which accumulated within the private property belonging to said persons upon the sidewalks or streets of the Township without the specific permission of the Township.
In any case in which snow or ice shall not be removed from any sidewalk as required in § 230-1 or shall be cast, deposited, thrown or placed upon any sidewalk or street in violation of § 230-2, such snow or ice shall be forthwith removed by or under the direction of the Township Engineer. The cost thereof shall be certified by the Township Engineer to the Council, which shall examine such certificate of cost and, if it finds said certificate to be correct, shall cause such cost to be charged against the real estate so abutting upon such sidewalk. In the event that such cost is excessive, the Council shall cause the reasonable cost thereof to be charged against said real estate. The amount so charged shall thereupon become a lien and tax upon said real estate and be added to and be a part of the taxes next to be assessed and levied thereon, and enforced and collected, with interest at the same rate as other taxes, by the same officers and in the same manner as other taxes.
[Amended 12-17-1962; 7-30-1984 by Ord. No. 84-222; 10-23-2006 by Ord. No. 06-656]
A. 
Any person who violates any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding $2,000 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days, or both. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.
B. 
The imposition and collection of any penalty imposed by the provisions of Subsection A of this section shall not constitute any bar to the right of the Township to collect the cost of removal as provided in § 230-3.