[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Netcong 7-11-1972 as Ch. 32 of the 1972 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
When it shall be determined necessary and expedient for the preservation of the public safety, the owner or tenant of any lands lying within the limits of the Borough of Netcong shall, within 10 days after notice to cut and remove the same, keep all brush, hedges and other plant life growing within 10 feet of any roadway and within 25 feet of the intersection of two roadways cut to a height of not more than one foot.
Such notice to cut and remove objectionable brush, hedges and other plant life shall be given by the Borough Clerk by registered mail addressed to the owner or tenant at his last known post office address.
The Borough Council shall from time to time determine by resolution as to whom such notice shall be given pursuant to this chapter.
In the event of the failure of any owner or tenant to keep all brush, hedges and other plant life, growing within 10 feet of any roadway and within 25 feet of the intersection of two roadways, cut to a height of not more than one foot, after written notice thereof, the Borough of Netcong may proceed to cause the cutting and removal of such brush, hedges and other plant life under the direction of the Superintendent of the Department of Public Works.
In any case where the Borough has cut and removed brush, hedges and other plant life, the Superintendent of the Department of Public Works shall thereafter certify to the Borough Council the cost thereof, and if the amount so certified is by resolution of the Borough Council determined to be correct and reasonable, the Borough Clerk shall forthwith deliver a certified copy of said resolution to the Tax Collector. The amount so charged shall forthwith become a lien upon such lands from which the brush, hedges and other plant life were cut and removed, 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 other taxes, and shall be collected and enforced by the Tax Collector in the same manner as taxes, as authorized by N.J.S.A. 40:48-2.26 and 40:48-2.27.