Township of Ewing, NJ
Mercer County
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[Adopted 11-24-1998 by Ord. No. 98-13 as Ch. 189, Art. I, of the 1998 Code]
[Amended 4-28-2015 by Ord. No. 15-11]
The owners and tenants of lands bordering upon a walk area, sidewalk of concrete, or lands bordering along a public thoroughfare shall remove all snow and ice from said area to enable pedestrians to freely pass thereon within 12 hours of daylight after the same shall fall or be formed thereon.
[Amended 4-28-2015 by Ord. No. 15-11]
In the event that such owners or tenants shall neglect to remove such snow or ice, the Police Department or the Division of Code Enforcement and Building Inspections ("Division") may cause the same to be removed.
[Amended 4-28-2015 by Ord. No. 15-11]
The cost paid and incurred by said Police Department or the Division for removing such snow and ice shall be certified by the Police Department, or the Division to the Township Council, which shall examine such certificate and shall cause the cost as shown thereon to be charged against the lands abutting or bordering on such sidewalk or gutter. The amount so charged shall forthwith become a lien on such lands and shall be added to and become and form a part of the taxes then next to be assessed and levied upon such lands and shall be collected and enforced according to law.
Such owner or owners, tenant or tenants, for every neglect or refusal to comply with the provisions of this article, shall also forfeit and pay a fine of not more than $50.
[Added 6-27-2017 by Ord. No. 17-21]
In the event Township vehicles or Township employees, in the process of clearing snow and ice from the road, destroy or damage any mailbox and the support therefor, the Township shall pay no more than $50 for destruction or significant damage to a mailbox and its support. The Township WILL NOT reimburse homeowners for mailboxes that were damaged from snow being thrown from plows/snow-removal vehicles. To receive compensation, homeowners must contact the Township public works in writing within two weeks of the time the mailbox is damaged. Public works will inspect to determine if snow or the plow/snow-removal vehicle caused the damage. If the damaged mailbox and support do not comply with the below-referenced minimum requirements, the Township will not make such payment or will make a payment at a lower amount.
A. 
Every mailbox used for the receipt of mail should be approved by the United States Postal Service.
B. 
The front of the mailbox must be a minimum of eight inches from the curbline or edge of pavement of every roadway. If there is no pavement on the road, then it is from the generally accepted travel portion of the road.
C. 
The bottom of the mailbox must be at least 41 inches and no more than 45 inches above the roadway elevation.
D. 
All posts to support the mailbox shall be constructed of pressure treated lumber having dimensions of no less than four inches by four inches and being installed at least 30 inches below grade.
E. 
Number 8 minimum size screws that are weather resistant shall be used for the assembly of the mailbox and post. No nails for the construction of the same shall be permitted.