Township of Byram, NJ
Sussex County
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[Added 12-6-2010 by Ord. No. 13-2010]
The owner, occupant, tenant or lessee of a premises abutting or bordering any street in the Township shall remove all snow, slush, sleet and ice from the abutting sidewalks of such streets or the abutting rights-of-way within 24 hours after the fall of snow or hail or the formation of ice.
No person, firm or corporation or the owner, tenant, lessee or occupant of any premises abutting on any street shall throw, place or deposit any snow or ice into or upon any street in said Township, it being the intent and purpose of this provision to prohibit all persons from throwing, casting, placing or depositing snow and ice upon the streets in the Township of Byram.
Enforcement of this article shall be through the Township Manager, Superintendent of Public Works, Zoning Officer or the Police Department.
A. 
For the first offense in any given twelve-month period, a warning shall be issued.
B. 
For the second offense in the same twelve-month period, a fine of $50 shall be paid to the Township.
C. 
For the third and subsequent offense in the same twelve-month period, a fine of $100 shall be paid to the Township.
[Added 9-6-2011 by Ord. No. 12-2011]
If the owner, entity or person in possession of the dwelling or lands in question shall fail to abate the snow and/or ice condition complained of within the time period specified after receipt of notice, the Code Official or his designee shall cause the condition complained of to be abated, either by action of the Department of Public Works or by engagement of an outside contractor, and shall present a report of the work accomplished to the Township Council, along with a summary of the abatement undertaken to secure compliance. He or she shall certify the actual labor costs of same plus 25%, but not less than the administrative fee of $100, to the Township Council, which shall examine the report and certificate and, if it is correct, cause the cost as shown thereon to be charged against the dwelling or lands. A copy of the resolution approving the expenses shall be certified by the Township Clerk and filed with the Tax Collector, who shall be responsible for the collection thereof. The amount so charged shall forthwith become a lien upon the dwelling or lands and shall be added to and become and form part of the taxes next assessed and levied upon such dwelling and lands, shall bear interest at the same rate as the taxes, and shall be collected and enforced by the same officer and in the same manner as taxes. Costs shall be in addition to any penalties imposed for any violation of this chapter.