Borough of Washington, NJ
Warren County
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[Adopted 10-16-1990 by Ord. No. 15-90]
The owner(s), occupant(s) or tenant(s) of every parcel of land abutting upon any street or highway within the Borough of Washington shall be responsible for the removal of grass, weeds and other impediments from abutting sidewalks and gutters. Owner(s), occupant(s) or tenant(s) of every parcel of land within the Borough of Washington shall, within three days after notice, remove or cause to be removed all grass, weeds or other impediments from the abutting sidewalks and gutters on the portion of any street or highway abutting upon such parcel of land. No person(s) in the process of removing grass, weeds or other impediments from any sidewalk or gutter shall throw and leave any grass, weeds or other debris in the streets or highways within the Borough of Washington. All weeds, grass and debris must be disposed of properly in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 47 of the Code of the Borough of Washington.
In addition to the penalty provisions contained in this article, if any owner(s), occupant(s) or tenant(s) of any parcel of land abutting upon any street or highway fails to remove such grass, weeds or other impediments from the sidewalks or gutters, after notice in accordance with law, the Borough may cause said grass, weeds or other impediment to be removed from the sidewalk and gutter on the portion of any street or highway abutting upon such parcel of land.
The cost and expense paid and incurred by the Borough for removing such grass, weeds or other impediments from any sidewalk or gutter shall be ascertained by the Borough Manager and presented to the Mayor and Council which shall certify to the Collector of the Borough such expense, who shall cause such expenses to be added to and form a part of the tax or taxes next to be levied and assessed to the lot or lots of land abutting said sidewalk or gutter from which grass, weeds or other impediments were removed at Borough expense, to be collected according to the law and shall be a lien and tax upon said lands until paid and this liability of the owner(s) of said land shall be paid in addition to his or her liability to the penalty provisions contained in this article.
Any person(s) who violates any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not more than $500 or by imprisonment in the county jail for a period of not more than 90 days, or both such fine and imprisonment.