Borough of Haledon, NJ
Passaic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Haledon 4-16-1956 by Ord. No. 430 (Ch. 75 of the 1984 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Unfit buildings — See Ch. 120.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 147.
Housing — See Ch. 210.
It shall be the duty of the Building Inspector of the Borough of Haledon to thoroughly inspect all buildings, walls and other structures in said Borough that have or may become dangerous to life or health or which might tend to extend a conflagration in the area in which said building, wall or other structure is located.
If in the opinion of the Building Inspector any such building, wall or other structure is or may become dangerous to life or health or might tend to extend a conflagration in the area in which said building, wall or other structure is located, he shall file a written report with the Borough Council, which report shall set forth:
A. 
The location and type of building, wall or other structure.
B. 
The name of the owner or owners.
C. 
The date of the inspection.
D. 
A statement whether or not the building, wall or other structure should be removed or destroyed, and setting forth the reasons therefor.
Upon receipt of any such report from the Building Inspector, the Council shall fix a time and place to hear and consider said report and shall cause at least five days' notice of said meeting to be given to the owner of the property affected thereby, which notice shall set forth:
A. 
The time and place of said hearing.
B. 
A description of the property affected, sufficiently definite in terms to identify it.
C. 
A statement setting forth the reasons for the removal or destruction of said building, wall or other structure.
[Amended 6-13-1984 by Ord. No. 5-9-84F]
After hearing said report and any objections thereto, the Council shall consider the same, and should it determine that said building, wall or other structure is or may become dangerous to life or health or might tend to extend a conflagration in the area in which said building, wall or other structure is located, a notice shall be served upon the owner of the land affected thereby in the manner prescribed by N.J.S.A. 40:48-2.7, which notice shall set forth:
A. 
A description of the property affected, sufficiently definite in terms to identify it.
B. 
A description of the manner in which said removal or destruction is to be carried out.
C. 
A statement setting forth that unless the building, wall or structure is removed or destroyed within 30 days after service of the notice, the municipality will proceed with the removal or destruction of the same and assess the cost thereof as a municipal lien against the premises.
When any such removal or destruction shall have been undertaken and completed by the municipality, an accurate account of the cost and expense thereof shall be kept, and a true statement under oath or affirmation shall be filed by the officer of the municipality in charge of the removal or destruction with the Clerk of the governing body. The governing body shall examine the same and, if it is properly made, shall confirm it and file such report with the Clerk of the municipality, who shall record it in a book to be kept for that purpose.
All assessments made under the same manner as improvement assessments are made.