[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of North Haledon as Ch. 63 of the 1990 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Includes those passages connecting parking lots with public vehicular rights-of-way.
- PARKING LOT
- Includes a parking area, yard or lot open to the public or to which the public is invited and is maintained in conjunction with any business, enterprise, professional office or gasoline service station.
After consulting with the Borough Engineer, if necessary, the Construction Official shall serve written notice by certified mail, return receipt requested, on the owner of any parking lot or driveway which does not comply with § 257-2 hereof. The notice shall advise the owner of the need for repairs and state that he/she has 30 days to remedy and repair the lot or driveway so as to bring it into compliance with this chapter and that, if said owner fails to make the repairs, the Borough is authorized to make same and hold the owner responsible for payment thereof. Upon receipt of such notice, the property owner may appeal the Construction Official's decision in procedures provided by statute and ordinance.
If within 30 days of the receipt of the notice the owner fails to make repairs, the Construction Official, in consultation with the Borough Engineer and Mayor and Council, shall order the necessary repair work to be done by the Borough Department of Public Works or a private contractor and simultaneously shall notify the owner of the estimated cost of the repairs. After completion of the work, the property owner shall promptly reimburse the Borough for the cost thereof.
If the Borough is not reimbursed for such work within 30 days, the Tax Collector shall enter upon his/her books and records the cost as a lien against the repaired premises. The Tax Collector shall have the power to require payment of these charges and interest thereon in the same manner provided by law and by ordinance for enforcement of payment of taxes and assessments.
[Added 5-9-1990 by Ord. No. 5-1990]
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, General Penalty. Each day that a violation is permitted to exist shall constitute a separate offense.