Township of Evesham, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee (now Township Council) of the Township of Evesham 12-28-1959 by Ord. No. 6-59. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Violations and penalties — See Ch. 1, Art. I.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 75.
Clean Community Code — See Ch. 97.
Trees and shrubs — See Ch. 144.

§ 54-1 Removal of brush, weeds and debris required.

[Amended 9-16-1980 by Ord. No. 46-9-1980]
Whenever it shall be necessary and expedient for the preservation of the public health, safety or general welfare or to eliminate a fire hazard, the owner or tenant of lands lying within the Township of Evesham shall be required, within 10 days after written notice, to remove from such lands brush, weeds, dead and dying trees, stumps, roots, obnoxious growths, filth, garbage, trash and debris within a distance of at least 200 feet from any building or if said aforementioned brush, weeds, dead and dying trees, stumps, roots, obnoxious growths, filth, garbage, trash and debris constitute an obstruction to view for traffic in the area.
For any property within 200 feet of a building occupied partially or wholly as a residence, it shall be a violation of this chapter if more than 10% of the grass or weeds growing on such property exceed six inches in height.

§ 54-2 Curbside collection.

[Added 6-5-2001 by Ord. No. 20-6-2001[1]]
The Township provides for the curbside collection of residential tree limbs, branches, stumps and bushes by the Department of Public Works. To expedite this collection, the Township requires the following:
Said materials shall be tied in bundles weighing no more than 40 pounds and no longer than four feet in length;
Said materials shall be placed at curbside no sooner than 24 hours prior to the appointed pickup.
Only materials for which an appointment has been made and which comply with these regulations shall be collected. No materials from landscapers, developers or other commercial establishments shall be collected at any time. The Township Manager or his/her designee shall have the power to enforce the provisions of this chapter.
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for the renumbering of former §§ 54-2 through 54-4 as §§ 54-3 through 54-5, respectively.

§ 54-3 Notice.

[Amended 9-16-1980 by Ord. No. 46-9-1980]
The notice required in § 54-1 hereof shall be addressed to the owner or tenant of such lands, shall include the address and/or the block and lot number(s) of such lands and shall advise the owner or tenant of such lands that if he fails to comply within the time required he shall be subject to a penalty, and further that, upon his failure to comply, the removal will be accomplished by the Township of Evesham, and the cost thereof shall be assessed against such land and collected in the same manner as taxes. If the person or corporation to whom such notice is addressed cannot be served with such a notice within the Township of Evesham, such notice may be served by registered or certified mail addressed to the last known address of such person or corporation.

§ 54-4 Failure to comply; costs as lien.

[Amended 11-1-1977 by Ord. No. 40-11-1977; 9-16-1980 by Ord. No. 46-9-1980]
If any owner or tenant of lands lying within the Township of Evesham shall, within 10 days after service of such notice, fail or neglect to remove any of the growths or materials described in § 54-1, in accordance with said notice, said removal may be accomplished by the Township of Evesham, and the Township Manager shall certify the cost thereof to the Township Council, who shall examine the certificate and, if found correct, shall cause the cost as shown thereon to be charged against such lands. The amount so charged shall forthwith become a lien upon such lands 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.

§ 54-5 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 11-1-1977 by Ord. No. 40-11-1977]
Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article I, of this Code.