Borough of Riverton, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Riverton 3-8-1951 by Ord. No. 196. Amendments noted where applicable.]
PREVIOUSLY INVALIDATED BY ORDER OF THE BURLINGTON COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT
The owner or owners of land along the Delaware River in the Borough of Riverton in front of or along which any bulkhead, riverwall or other work or structure has been or hereafter may be built, constructed, erected or maintained shall maintain, rebuild, repair and keep in repair any such bulkhead, riverwall or other work or structure, including the filling in of the land around and about the same, at the cost and expense of said owner or owners of said lands.
[Amended 8-11-1994 by Ord. No. 10-94; 9-14-1995 by Ord. No. 10-95]
The maintenance, rebuilding and repairing of any such bulkhead, riverwall or other work for a structure, including the filling in of the land around and about the same, shall be done and performed in accordance with either Plan No. 33-8336 and specifications relating thereto prepared by Sherman and Sleeper, Borough Engineers, dated February 7, 1951, or Project No. C-510-011 entitled "Riverfront Wall Rehabilitation Alternate Wall Section A," dated May 1994, Richard A. Alaimo, Association of Engineers, or Project No. C-510-011 entitled "Riverfront Wall Rehabilitation Alternate Wall Section B," dated August 1995, prepared by Richard A. Alaimo, Association of Engineers, which plans and specifications are hereby approved and adopted for the purpose aforesaid in order to be filed with the Borough Clerk of the borough and kept on file for reference and public inspection.
[Amended 8-13-1998 by Ord. No. 8-98]
All building or rebuilding of any such bulkhead, riverwall or other work or structure other than maintenance and repairs shall be performed under the supervision of a Borough Engineer or consulting engineer who shall prescribe the proper grade and who shall endeavor to maintain conformity of construction and appearance with existing construction on the particular lot.
[Amended 8-13-1998 by Ord. No. 8-98]
Whenever any bulkhead, riverwall or other work or structure as aforesaid shall be or become in a state of disrepair or, in the opinion of a Borough Engineer or consulting engineer, Construction Code Official or Code Enforcement Officer, in an unsafe or dangerous condition, the owner or owners of the land in front of and along which such bulkhead, riverwall or other work or structure shall have been erected, constructed, maintained or built shall be notified in writing by the Borough Construction Code Official or Code Enforcement Officer of the existence of said condition, of the work required to be done to remedy said condition and of the requirement that said work be performed in accordance with the plans and specifications hereinbefore approved and adopted and in a manner consistent with the provisions of this chapter. Said written notice of the required work shall be sent to such owner or owners by mailing said, postage prepaid, to their post office address if the same be known, and, if said address be not known, then by posting such notice upon the property affected thereby or by leaving the same with any occupant thereof or by personal service if the owners shall be a resident within said borough. Said written notice shall allow the owner or owners of such lands not less than 180 days' time (not counting the months of November through February), in which to perform the work required thereby.
[Amended 8-13-1998 by Ord. No. 8-98]
A. 
If the owner or owners of the lands in front of and along which such bulkhead, riverwall or other work or structure shall have been erected, maintained, constructed or built shall fail to maintain, rebuild, repair or keep in repair such bulkhead; riverwall or other work or structure, including the filling in of the land around and about the same, according to the requirements of this chapter, the borough, after giving written notice and the expiration of the time as provided in the § 61-4, shall cause the work required to be done, to said bulkhead, riverwall or other work or structure to be performed and the cost thereof with interest shall, by resolution of the Borough Council, be assessed upon the land in front of and along such bulkhead, riverwall or other work or structure, which shall have been constructed in a manner consistent with N.J.S.A. 40:56-1 et seq. Any owner or owners who wish to appeal a notice to repair in any material respect may do so by filing a written request for a hearing before the Mayor and Council, provided that the request for hearing is received in the Borough Clerk's office no later than 30 days following the date of the notice to repair.
B. 
In addition to the foregoing, any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $50 per week with a maximum of $800 per year. No fine shall accrue during the months of November through February.