Borough of Fort Lee, NJ
Bergen County
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[Derived from Ch. III, Sec. 3-2, of the 1978 Code]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
MULTIPLE DWELLING
Any building or structure containing three or more units of dwelling space which are occupied by three or more persons who live independently of each other.
PERSON
Any natural person, partnership, corporation or association.
[Added 3-23-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-19]
PUBLIC WALKWAY
Any passable, finished plane that pedestrians or the public must use en route to a destination. A public walkway shall include and not be limited to a front walk, access aisle, finished walk area adjacent or connected to any site, parking lot access, curb cut, ramp or sidewalk abutting any private or public street.
No person shall deposit or cause to be deposited any snow or ice which has accumulated within private property upon any public sidewalk or street.
[Amended 2-8-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-06; 2-13-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-5]
Every owner or tenant of any residential property abutting upon any public street shall remove all snow and ice from the abutting sidewalk of such street at least a total width of the finished walkway or four feet, whichever is applicable; any and all depressed curbs that may intersect two streets at a corner property; and any fire hydrant which abuts the property, within 12 hours after the cessation of the snowfall.
[Amended 2-13-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-5]
Every owner of real property on which there has been constructed a multiple dwelling shall remove all snow and ice from any private street, public walkway, highway, lane, alley, driveway, parking area or other roadway located on the property which is open to the public or to which the public is invited, all areas which are considered accessible routes, the total width of said finished walkway or four feet, whichever is greater, including curb cuts or depressed curbs where the property is a corner property at the intersection of two public roadways within four daylight hours after cessation of the snowfall.
[Amended 2-13-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-5]
Every owner or tenant of real property used for commercial, professional or office use shall remove all snow and ice from all private streets, lanes, alleys, driveways, roadways, parking areas, sidewalks, walkways, steps and stairs located on the property which are open to the public or to which the public is invited, at least the total width of said public walkways or four feet, whichever is greater, including all curb cuts, depressed curbs on site or in the public way where the property is a corner property and intersects two public streets, within four daylight hours after cessation of the snowfall.
[Amended 2-13-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-5]
Every owner of real property on which there has been constructed a multiple dwelling shall remove all snow and ice from all sidewalks, walkways, steps and stairs located on the property which are open to the public or to which the public is invited within four daylight hours after cessation of the snowfall.
[Amended 2-13-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-5]
In the event that, within four daylight hours after snow or ice has fallen or been formed upon any property as hereinabove set forth, the snow or ice shall have become so frozen as to make removal impracticable in the judgment of the Building Subcode Official, the owner or tenant thereof, as required, shall forthwith cause the snow or ice to be thoroughly covered with sand, ashes, cinders or similar substance.
[Amended 3-23-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-19]
The Building Inspector shall establish an annual call list for the performance of snow and ice removal services by person. All reasonable efforts shall be made to notify the owner or occupant of the condition and the need to remedy such hazard. In the event any snow or ice shall not be removed or covered from places and in the manner as set forth in § 360-3, 360-4 or 360-7 hereof, the same shall be removed by a snow and ice removal service under the direction of the Building Inspector. The cost charged to the owner or occupant for snow and ice removal shall be per linear foot. The Building Inspector shall certify the cost per linear foot and, if found correct, shall cause the cost as shown thereon to be charges against such real property, and the amount so charged shall thereupon become a lien upon such real property and collected by the Tax Collector.
[Amended 2-8-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-04]
The Building Subcode Official, the Police Department, the Parking Authority and the Office of Emergency Management are hereby designated as the Borough officers responsible for the enforcement of this chapter.