[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Hackensack 11-1-1948 as Ord. No. 383; amended and revised 10-5-1959 (Ord. No. 717) as Ch. 8, Article IV, Section 3, of the 1959 Revised Ordinances. Section 68-2 amended and § 68-3 added at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Article I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
All owners or tenants of land lying within the limits of the city are hereby required to remove or cause to be removed from such lands and from abutting sidewalks and gutters any brush, grass, weeds, dead or dying trees, stumps, roots, obnoxious filth, growth, garbage and debris or other such impediments when notified as provided in § 68-3 below.
[Amended 4-15-1974 by Ord. No. 1-74; 9-5-1978 by Ord. No. 39-78]
All owners or tenants of land lying within the limits of the city wherein or whereupon brush, hedges and other plant life are growing within 10 feet of any sidewalk or roadway and within 25 feet of the intersection of two roadways are hereby required to keep the same cut and trimmed to a height of not more than three feet.
[Added 4-15-1974 by Ord. No. 1-74]
Such notices shall contain a brief statement of the removal required to be effected or of the violation to be corrected and shall specify a time period of not less than seven nor more than 14 days within which such work shall be completed.
Such notices shall also bear the statement that if the provisions of the notice are not complied with within the specified time period, the necessary work will be performed at the direction of the city, and any necessary costs pertaining thereto shall be assessed against the property.
If, after service of the notice in accordance with § 68-3 above, the aforesaid removal or trimming as prescribed in § 68-1 or 68-2 of this chapter is not performed by the owner or tenant within the time specified in such notice, the removal or trimming may be undertaken by the city under the direction of the Superintendent of Public Works, and the cost thereof shall be charged to the owners or tenants of such lands and shall be payable to the city within 30 days after the time of the submission of said charges.
Unless such charges are paid within said thirty-day period, the cost aforesaid shall become a lien upon the lands involved and shall be collected as provided by N.J.R.S. 40:48-2.14.
If the city effects such removal, such costs shall be certified by said Superintendent to the Tax Collector and to the City Council, upon whose confirmation the Tax Collector shall charge the same as a lien upon the lands and part of the taxes next to be assessed and levied upon such lands.