[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners (now City Council) of the City of Atlantic City 10-18-1951 by Ord. No. 17-1951. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Added 7-28-2004 by Ord. No. 65-2004]
Yard waste will be picked up by the Department of Public Works upon notice to the Department by a property owner or tenant. Once notified by telephone, the Department will schedule a time for pickup. Yard waste to be picked up must be prepared as follows:
Leaves and small debris shall be placed at the curb in plastic bags easily managed by one person. No more than 20 bags shall be placed for removal on any one day; and
Brush, large debris, tree trimmings, branches, hedge clippings and similar material must be cut into lengths not exceeding four feet and securely tied, with twine, in bundles no more than two feet in diameter. No more than five such bundles shall be placed for removal on any one day.
The owner or occupant of any property, or any employee or contractor of such owner or occupant engaged to provide lawn care or landscaping services, shall not sweep, rake, blow or otherwise place yard waste, unless the yard waste is containerized in a bag or other vessel or tied and bundled, in the street, curb or sidewalk. If yard waste that is not containerized is placed in the street, curb or sidewalk, the party responsible for placement of yard waste must remove the yard waste from the street or said party shall be deemed in violation of this section.
[Added 4-6-2005 by Ord. No. 26-2005]
[Amended 12-13-1995 by Ord. No. 87-1995; 8-5-1998 by Ord. No. 41-1998]
It shall be the duty of the owner and of the tenant of lands lying within the municipality to notify the municipality of the intent to remove from such lands brush, weeds, dead and dying trees, stumps, roots, obnoxious growths, filth, garbage, trash and debris within 10 days after notice from the Director of Public Works or his designee to remove the same; delivery of said notice in the case of an owner shall be made by mailing the same to such owner by certified mail, return receipt requested, and by regular mail at his/her address as shown on the last tax duplicate of the City; and in the case of a tenant, by mailing the same to such tenant by certified mail, return receipt requested, and by regular mail at the street address of the lands in question.
[Amended 8-5-1998 by Ord. No. 41-1998]
In cases where the owner or tenant shall have refused or neglected to remove said brush, weeds, dead and dying trees, stumps, roots, obnoxious growths, filth, garbage, trash and debris within the time provided in the preceding section hereof, the same may be removed by or under the direction of the Director of Public Works or his designee. Where the same shall have been removed by or under the direction of said Director of Public Works or his designee, he shall certify the cost thereof to the City Council, which shall examine the certificate, and if it shall be found correct, the City Council shall cause the cost as shown thereon to be charged against the lands from which the obnoxious growths or other matter shall have been removed; and the amount so charged shall forthwith become a lien upon the 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.
[Amended 2-1-1989 by Ord. No. 2-1989; 11-25-2008 by Ord. No. 104]
Any person who violates or fails or refuses to comply with this chapter or any part or section thereof shall, upon conviction in the Municipal Court of the City of Atlantic City, be punished for each offense by a fine not to exceed $2,000 or by imprisonment for any term not exceeding 90 days in the county jail or in any place provided by the municipality for the detention of prisoners, or both.
Every such violation or refusal shall be deemed a separate violation, and each day that the same shall continue shall be deemed a separate violation.