Borough of Washington, NJ
Warren County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Washington 7-22-1969 by Ord. No. 7-69. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES

Garbage, rubbish and refuse — See Ch. 47.

Public health nuisances — See Ch. 59.

Grass, weeds and other impediments — See Ch. 75, Art. XI.

§ 91-1
Certain growths declared public nuisances. 

§ 91-2
Failure to abate nuisance. 

§ 91-3
Cutting by Borough. 

§ 91-4
Costs to become lien. 

§ 91-5
Violations and penalties. 

§ 91-1 Certain growths declared public nuisances.

All weeds over one foot in height, and all vegetable growths which exhale unpleasant or noxious odors or pollen, and all weeds or vegetable growths that may conceal filthy or unhealthy deposits are hereby declared to be public nuisances.

§ 91-2 Failure to abate nuisance.

[Amended 1-8-1974 by Ord. No. 34-73; 8-14-1984 by Ord. No. 13-84]

Any owner, lessee or occupant of any property or any agent, servant, representative or person having control of any property who shall allow or permit such a nuisance as defined in § 91-1 of this chapter to continue for a period of 10 days after receipt of such notice of violation shall be liable to the penalties as provided in this chapter.

§ 91-3 Cutting by Borough.

[Amended 1-8-1974 by Ord. No. 34-73; 8-14-1984 by Ord. No. 13-84]

In addition to the penalty provided in § 91-5 of this chapter, failure to abate such nuisance within the time provided by this chapter shall allow the Municipal Manager to direct the Borough's work force to abate said nuisance. Nothing in this section shall be interpreted to imply that the Borough is obligated to abate the nuisance.

§ 91-4 Costs to become lien.

[Amended 8-14-1984 by Ord. No. 13-84]

The Manager shall certify the costs of abatement of the nuisance to the governing body, which shall examine the certificate and, if found correct, will cause the costs shown thereon to be charges against said land, the amount so charged shall forthwith become a lien upon such land and shall be added to and become and form part of the taxes next to be assessed and levied upon such lands, the same to bear interest at the same rate as taxes and shall be collected and enforced by the same officer and in the same manner as taxes.

§ 91-5 Violations and penalties.

[Added 1-8-1974 by Ord. No. 34-73; amended 6-12-1984 by Ord. No. 6-84; 8-14-1984 by Ord. No. 13-84]

Any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than $500.