[Adopted 2-25-1988 by Ord. No. 12-88 (Ch. 48 of the 1981 Code)]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- COMMERCIAL HANDBILL
- Any printed or written matter, any sample or device, dodger, circular, leaflet, pamphlet, paper or booklet or any other printed or otherwise reproduced original or copies of any matter of literature which:
- A. Advertises for sale any merchandise, product, commodity or thing;
- B. Directs attention to any business or mercantile or commercial establishment or other activity for the purpose of, either directly or indirectly, promoting the interest thereof by sales;
- C. Directs attention to or advertises any meeting, theatrical performance, exhibition or event of any kind for which an admission fee is charged for the purpose of private gain or profit; or
- D. While containing reading matter, other than advertising matter, is predominantly and essentially an advertisement and is distributed or circulated for advertising purposes or for the private benefit and gain of any person.
- Putrescible animal and vegetable wastes resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of food.
- Any old, discarded or unused waste, iron or metal or substance, glass, paper, machines, appliances, equipment, business or household furniture or furnishings or any parts or portions thereof or accessories thereof, unregistered motor vehicles which are unfit for highway transportation, unused parts of motor vehicles and any particular material commonly known and generally referred to as "junk" in the ordinary meaning of the word.
- Garbage, refuse and rubbish as defined herein and all other waste material which, if thrown or deposited as herein prohibited, tends to create a danger to public health, safety and welfare.
- Any newspaper of general circulation as defined by general law, any newspaper duly entered with the United States Postal Service, in accordance with federal statute or regulation, and a newspaper filed and recorded with any recording officer as provided by law; and, in addition thereto, shall include any periodical or magazine regularly published with not fewer than four issues per year and sold to the public.
- NONCOMMERCIAL HANDBILL
- Any printed or written matter, any sample or device, dodger, circular, leaflet, pamphlet, newspaper, magazine, paper or booklet or any other printed or otherwise reproduced original or copies of any matter of literature not included in the definitions of "commercial handbill" or "newspaper."
- A park, reservation, playground, recreation center or any other public area in the Township devoted to active or passive recreation.
- Whenever appropriate, includes "corporation," "partnership," "association" and "individual" and shall include the plural. The masculine pronoun shall include and refer to the feminine where necessary.
- PRIVATE PROPERTY OR PREMISES
- Any dwelling, house, building or structure designed or used, either wholly or in part, for private residential purposes, whether inhabited or temporarily or continuously uninhabited or vacant, and shall include any yard, grounds, walk, driveway, porch, steps, vestibule or mailbox belonging or appurtenant to such dwelling, house, building or structure.
- PUBLIC PLACE
- Any and all streets, sidewalks, boulevards, alleys or other public ways and any and all public parks, squares, spaces, grounds and buildings.
- All putrescible and nonputrescible solid wastes (except body wastes), including garbage, rubbish, ashes, street cleanings, dead animals, abandoned automobiles, and solid market and industrial wastes.
- Nonputrescible solid wastes consisting of both combustible and noncombustible wastes, such as paper, wrapping, cigarettes, cardboard, tin cans, yard clippings, leaves, wood, glass, bedding, crockery and similar materials.
- Every device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, including devices used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.
[Amended 9-22-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-43]
Every owner of any lot, land or place in the Township of Marlboro shall cut, trim or otherwise remove or cause to be cut, trimmed or otherwise removed the following items from said lot, land or place as shall constitute a health hazard, fire hazard, safety or traffic hazard or public nuisance:
All grass and weeds on any lot, land or place in the Township of Marlboro shall be cut or trimmed and kept under 10 inches in height.
After it has been determined that a health hazard, fire hazard, safety or traffic hazard or public nuisance exists as a result of the existence of deleterious brush, grass, weeds and other uncultivated vegetation or garbage, rubbish and refuse, the Code Enforcement Officer shall give notice to the owner of such lot, land or place that such condition exists by mailing to such owner a written notice at his last known address.
A person or corporation upon whom notice has been served to correct these conditions and who for 15 days after service shall neglect or fail to comply with the provisions of any such notice shall be deemed to have violated this chapter.
The Code Enforcement Officer or any police officer of the Township of Marlboro is hereby empowered to enforce the provisions of this chapter.
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a violation pursuant to the Code of the Township of Marlboro, punishable as provided in § 4-3 of the Code.
[Added 7-26-1992 by Ord. No. 22-92]
In cases where the owner of the affected property has refused or neglected to remove or destroy the deleterious brush, grass, weeds or other uncultivated vegetation or garbage, rubbish and/or refuse within the time period prescribed in the notice of violation or in those circumstances where, in the opinion of the Code Enforcement Officer or any police officer of the Township of Marlboro, there is an imminent public health and safety hazard resulting from the violation, the Township may, in addition to the penalties prescribed in § 278-17, arrange for the abatement of the hazard or nuisance, either with Township equipment and labor or by contract with third parties. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:48-2.14, the officer directing the abatement of the nuisance shall certify the cost thereof to the governing body, which shall examine the certificate and, if found correct, shall cause the cost as shown thereon to be charged against said 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.