Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 131.
Housing code — See Ch. 163.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 209.
§ 123-1Destruction of unsafe buildings; cost to become lien.
§ 123-2Board of Assessment Commissioners.
§ 123-3Notice required.
§ 123-4Removal of unsafe conditions after compliance.
§ 123-5Statement of costs and expenses.
§ 123-6Processing of lien.
Whenever the Township Committee shall find by resolution that any building, wall or other structure is or may become dangerous to life or health or might tend to extend a conflagration, it may by the same resolution command one or more of its officers, to be named therein, to remove or destroy the same, as in its discretion shall seem more for the public interest, and may provide for the assessment of the cost thereof as a municipal lien against the premises.
In the event that the Township Committee shall by resolution provide that the cost of removal or destruction of any such building, wall or other structure shall be assessed as a municipal lien against the premises, it shall by resolution appoint a Board of Assessment Commissioners in the manner provided by law.
No officer, anything herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding, shall remove or destroy or attempt to remove or destroy any building, wall or other structure until the notice required by law shall have been given and proved as required by law.
When the provisions of this chapter and of law applicable hereto shall have been complied with, any officer or officers commanded by resolution of the Township Committee so to do shall remove or destroy, as such resolution shall direct, such building or buildings, wall or walls, structure or structures as shall have theretofore been found by the Township Committee to be or to be likely to become dangerous to life or health or likely to tend to extend a conflagration.
Any officer executing the command of the Township Committee to remove or destroy a building, wall or structure as aforesaid shall keep an accurate account of the cost and expense thereof and, upon the execution of said command, shall file with the Township Clerk, in duplicate, a true statement under oath or affirmation within 10 days.
If the Township Committee shall have resolved to assess the cost of any such removal or destruction as a municipal lien against the premises, the duplicate copy of the verified statement of the cost shall be delivered to the Board of Assessment Commissioners, which shall, upon receipt thereof, proceed according to law.