Union City, NJ
Hudson County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the City of Union City 1-7-1997 as § 6-1 of the 1996 Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Lien for abatement of nuisances — See Ch. 1, Art. III.
Right of entry to abate nuisance — See Ch. 4, Art. XIV.
A. 
Whenever anything is declared by this chapter to be a nuisance or any unsanitary or unhealthy condition is found on any premises within the City, notice shall be given to the owner or person in control of the premises to remove or abate it immediately from the date of service in this notice.
[Amended 4-1-2008]
B. 
Whenever anything declared by the enforcing agency in Union City to be a nuisance or any unsanitary or unhealthy condition is found on any public property, highway or other public premises or place, notice shall be given to the person in charge to remove or abate the same within the time specified. If that person fails to comply with the notice within the time specified, the Health Officer or Construction Code Official may remove or abate such nuisance or condition in the manner provided for a like condition existing on a private premises or place.
[Amended 5-21-2013]
C. 
Whenever anything declared by the enforcing agency in Union City to be a nuisance or any unsanitary or unhealthy condition is found on any premises within the City which shall cause an immediate threat to the occupants of such premises or to the inhabitants of the City, the Health Officer or Construction Code Official shall have the authority to order an immediate abatement of such condition. In the event the owner or person in control of the premises has not abated same within a twenty-four-hour period, the Health Officer or Construction Code Official may remove or abate such nuisance or condition in the manner provided for in § 266-2.
[Amended 5-21-2013]
[Amended 5-21-2013]
If the owner or person in control of the premises, upon being notified as provided by § 266-1, does not comply with the notice within the time specified and fails to remove or abate the nuisance or condition, the Health Officer or Construction Code Official shall proceed to abate the nuisance or condition, or may cause it to be removed or abated, in a summary manner by such means as shall be deemed proper.
A. 
Whenever any cost or expense is incurred by the City as a result of abating or removing, or causing to be abated or removed, any nuisance or unsanitary or unhealthy condition, such costs and expenses may be recovered in the following manner:
(1) 
In all cases where practical and permitted by law, such costs shall be certified to the tax assessment authority and shall be a part of the taxes next assessed against the premises upon which the nuisance or unsanitary condition was located.
(2) 
Where it is impossible or impractical to proceed under Subsection A, the cost or expense shall be recovered in an action at law in any court of competent jurisdiction.
B. 
Regardless of how costs are actually recovered, they shall be in addition to, and shall not affect the imposition of, any penalties for the violation of this chapter.
[Amended 5-21-2013]
Any person who violates or neglects to comply with any provision of this chapter or code established herein, or notice issued pursuant thereto, shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to a penalty as provided in Chapter 1, Article IV, General Penalty.