Township of Ocean, NJ
Ocean County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Township of Ocean by Ord. No. 1-75 (§§ BH:8-1 to BH:8-6 of the 1972 Ocean Codified Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Water and sewer — See Ch. 400.
Water service connections — See Ch. 405.
Realty improvement certification — See Ch. 435.
The owner of every house, building or structure now or hereafter constructed, assembled or moved onto any lot or lots in the Township intended for residential, industrial or commercial use or professional occupancy, and located on any street along the line of any public or private sewer system now or hereafter constructed where such house, building or structure shall be located not more than 200 feet from the line of such public or private sewer system shall, within 90 days after notice that such system is available to such house, building or structure, connect such house building or structure to such sewer system.
Every connection required by this chapter shall be made in accordance with the ordinances and amendments of the Board of Health as well as with the rules and regulations of the Municipal Utilities Authority.
Upon receipt of notice that any sewer is available to serve buildings on any property in the Township, each owner of property shall be directed by the Board of Health to connect such building on his/her property with the sewer in accordance with the terms of this chapter.
The notice to be given shall be given by the Board of Health. All notices shall be addressed to the owners of such property as the name of the owner appears in the last tax duplicate of the Township, shall describe the property by lot and block as it appears on the Tax Map of the Township, and by street address if street address exists. All notices shall state that by order of the Board of Health of the Township, the owner is required to connect each building on such property with the sewer in accordance with the terms of this chapter on or before 90 days from the date such notice was first given. The notice may be served on the owner personally or by leaving it at his/her usual place of abode with a member of his/her family above the age of 18 years. Such notice may also be served within or without the limits of the Township by mailing it by registered mail to the last known post office address of the owner as the address appears on the last tax duplicate of the Township.
Any person who shall not comply with any order issued in accordance with the provisions within 90 days of the notice thereof by proper officer of the Board of Health of the Township as hereinabove described shall, upon complaint by such officer or any other person, and upon conviction, forfeit and pay fine of $25 and may also forfeit and pay an additional fine of $10 for each day of delay after the expiration of the ninety-day period in which the provisions of the order or notice are not complied with. Penalties under this chapter may be enforced in the municipal court of the Township in the manner prescribed by law.
In addition to the aforesaid penalties as set forth in § 445-5, if the owner of any property in the Township shall fail to make any connection or installation required by this chapter within the time herein prescribed, the Board of Health of the Township may proceed to make such connection or installation or cause the same to be made, and charge and assess the costs thereof against such property with interest at the current legal rate.