Township of Hillsborough, NJ
Somerset County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Hillsborough as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Sight distances at intersections — See Ch. 188, § 188-30.
Exterior maintenance standards — See Ch. 232, § 232-3D.
Nuisances — See Ch. 321.
[Adopted 9-2-1924; amended 7-25-1995 by Ord. No. 95-27 (Ch. 68, Art. I, of the 1977 Code)]

§ 124-1 Removal by owner required.

The owner or owners, tenant or tenants of lands abutting or bordering upon the public highways in the Township of Hillsborough shall remove or cause to be removed all grass, weeds, brush or other impediments from that part of said highway abutting or bordering upon their respective lands within three days after notice to remove the same.

§ 124-2 Failure to remove.

[Amended 12-27-1997 by Ord. No. 77-21]
In case such owner or owners, tenant or tenants of any land abutting or bordering upon any such highway shall neglect or refuse to remove such grass, weeds, brush or other impediments within three days after notice to remove the same, it shall be the duty of the Road Supervisor or other officer to remove the same.

§ 124-3 Removal by Township; certification of costs.

In all cases where said grass, weeds, brush or other impediments are removed from said highways under and by virtue of the provisions of this chapter by or under the direction of an officer of Hillsborough Township, such officer shall certify the cost thereof to the Township Committee of Hillsborough Township, which shall thereupon examine the certificate and if found correct shall cause the cost as shown therein to be charged against the lands abutting or bordering upon such public highway.

§ 124-4 Costs as lien.

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 officers and in the same manner as taxes.
[Adopted 7-25-1995 by Ord. No. 95-27 (Ch. 68, Art. II, of the 1977 Code)]

§ 124-5 Removal by owner required.

Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:48-2.13, the owner or tenant of lands lying within the limits of the Township, where it shall be necessary and expedient for the preservation of the public health, safety, general welfare or to eliminate a fire hazard, shall remove from such lands or destroy brush, weeds, including ragweed, dead and dying trees, stumps, roots, obnoxious growths, filth, garbage, trash and debris, within 10 days after notice to remove or destroy same.

§ 124-6 Failure to remove.

In order to provide for the removal or destruction of same, where the owner or tenant shall have refused or neglected, or for whatever reason, has failed to remove or destroy same in the manner and within the time period provided hereinabove, the removal or destruction of same shall occur by or under the direction of the Township Engineer, Health Officer, Zoning Officer or Chief Construction Official or such other municipal official as shall be designated by the Township Committee.

§ 124-7 Removal by Township; certification of costs.

In all cases where brush, weeds, including ragweed, dead and dying trees, stumps, roots, obnoxious growths, filth, garbage, trash and debris are destroyed or removed from any lands by or under the direction of an officer of the municipality, such officer shall certify the costs thereof to the Township Committee, which shall examine the certificate and, if found correct, shall cause the cost as shown thereon to be charged against said lands.

§ 124-8 Costs as lien.

The amount so charged shall forthwith become a lien upon such land and shall be added to and become in 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 officers and in the same manner as taxes.

§ 124-9 Violations and penalties.

Any person who violates any provision of Articles I and II of this chapter shall upon conviction thereof be punished by a fine not exceeding $1,000 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days, or both. A separate offense shall be deemed committed for each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.