[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Mullica 10-13-1971. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The owners or tenants of lands lying within the Township of Mullica shall keep all brush, hedges and other plant life growing within 10 feet of any roadway, or within 25 feet of said roadways, cut to a height of not more than 2 1/2 feet where it shall be necessary and expedient for the preservation of public safety.
The Chief of Police of said Township shall be the officer whose duty it shall be to give notice to the owners or tenants of lands within the Township of Mullica to cut brush or hedges to the designated height at a specific location within 10 day of receipt of notice.
In the event the owner or tenant of land in the Township of Mullica fails to comply with said notice, and such cutting of brush, hedges or other plant life shall be undertaken and completed by the Township of Mullica, the official or employee of the municipality under whose direction the work was done shall certify costs thereof to the Township Committee which shall examine the certificate and, if found correct, decide which course the costs, as shown thereof are to be charged against the lands, or in the event that such costs are in excess of the reasonable cost thereof to be charged against said lands, the amount so charged shall forthwith become a lien upon such lands and shall be added to said become of the taxies next to be assessed and levied against such lands. The same shall bear interest at the same rate as other taxes and shall be collected and enforced by the same officials in the same manner as other taxes.