Borough of Buena, NJ
Atlantic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Buena 7-10-2000 by Ord. No. 474.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Municipal Utilities Authority — See Ch. 32
Occupancy permits — See Ch. 82.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 88.
Land use — See Ch. 150.
Street and sidewalk excavations — See Ch. 195, Art. II
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Editor's Note: This ordinance superseded former Ch. 226, adopted 2-14-1984 by Ord. No. 291.

§ 226-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BUILDINGS or STRUCTURES
Dwelling houses, commercial and industrial structures located on a street or road in the Borough of Buena which may be occupied or used by human beings.
PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM
The water supply system constructed and operated by the Borough of Buena Municipal Utilities Authority.

§ 226-2 Availability of water supply system.

The water supply system constructed or to be constructed by the Borough of Buena Municipal Utilities Authority shall be deemed to be available to a building or structure when a water main is installed along the frontage of the lot on which said building or structure is located, provided that the property line is within 200 linear feet of the water main running along the frontage of such lot and connecting such building or structure is practical pursuant to N.J.A.C. 7:10-12.4(c)1.

§ 226-3 Connection required when water supply available.

A. 
The owner of every existing building or structure, and the owner of every building or structure which may be hereafter constructed or acquired in the Borough of Buena, shall, within 90 days after the date on which the water supply system constructed by the Borough of Buena Municipal Utilities Authority is made available to said building or structure, connect and hookup said building or structure to the water supply system.
B. 
In addition to those areas in the Borough of Buena which are currently served by the Borough's water supply system, this chapter shall require the mandatory hookup of all buildings or structures located on properties hereinafter set forth, which are a part of the Route 40 and Route 54 Water Main Extension Project which begins approximately 600 feet north of Fursin Avenue, along Route 54, and continues south to the intersection of Route 54 and Route 40, and is comprised of the following properties:
Block
Lot
205
11
205
12
205
13.01
205
13.02
205
14
205
16.01
205
16
205
15
121
16

§ 226-4 Connection by Borough.

If the owner of any building or structure referred to in § 226-3 shall fail to connect such building or structure within 90 days after the water supply system becomes available to such lot, the Borough may proceed to make such connection or cause the same to be made, and assess the cost thereof as a lien against such property pursuant to and in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40A:31-12.

§ 226-5 Sealing of wells.

All privately owned water wells utilized by any building or structure which connects to the water supply system constructed and operated by the Borough of Buena Municipal Utilities Authority shall be dismantled and permanently sealed in accordance with the requirements of N.J.A.C. 7:9-9 within 90 days of the date that centrally supplied water service becomes available to such building or structure; provided, however, that this requirement shall not apply to any privately owned water well that is devoted exclusively to irrigation for agricultural or horticultural purposes.

§ 226-6 Violations and penalties. [1]

The owner of any building or structure who fails to comply with this chapter within 90 days after notice is given to such owner by the Borough of Buena Municipal Utilities Authority shall be subject to a fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days, or both; and in addition, shall be subject to a fine of not more than $10 for each day of delay after the expiration of 90 days during which the provisions of the notice are not complied with. The penalties in this section shall apply regardless of whether the property is titled in the name of one or more individuals, a partnership, corporation, a limited liability company, or in some other legal entity.
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Editor's Note: Ordinance No. 548, adopted 4-9-2007, provided as follows: "All penalty provisions of existing ordinances of the Borough of Buena are hereby repealed and superseded by these provisions, except that any provisions of any existing ordinance that imposes a mandatory minimum fine or other mandatory minimum penalty shall remain in full force and effect." See now Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article III, Enforcement.