[Adopted 8-13-1964 by Ord. No. 18-64 (Ch. 76 of the 1969 Code)]
The owner, agent, tenant, occupant or person, firm or corporation having charge of any building or lands abutting or bordering upon any street, avenue or highway in the Township of Morris upon which there is a sidewalk or temporary sidewalk shall remove or cause to be removed all snow, ice and sleet from the sidewalk or temporary sidewalk abutting said building or lands, as the case may be, to a width of six feet with respect to premises used for commercial purposes and for the full width in the case of premises used for any other purposes, within 24 hours after such snow, ice or sleet shall have stopped falling or accumulating thereon.
Any owner or agent, tenant, occupant or person, firm or corporation having charge of any building or lands whose duty it shall be to clear said sidewalk or temporary sidewalk, as set forth in § 439-22 hereof, and who shall fail in the performance of said duty shall, upon conviction, be punishable as provided in § 1-3, General penalty, of this Code.
[Amended 3-10-1971 by Ord. No. 7-71]
In the event there is failure to comply with the provisions of § 439-22 hereof, such snow, ice or sleet may be removed by and under the direction of the Township Engineer or Superintendent of the Department of Roads and Sanitation. The cost of such removal shall be certified to the Township Committee of the Township of Morris, which shall examine such certificate of cost and, if it finds said certificate to be correct and reasonable, shall cause such cost to be charged against the lands and premises abutting upon the sidewalk or temporary sidewalk involved. The amount so charged shall thereupon become a lien and tax upon said lands and premises and shall be added to and be a part of the taxes next to be levied and assessed thereon and enforced and collected by the Tax Collector of the Township of Morris, with interest.
The provisions of this article shall not be applicable to the owner, agent, tenant, occupant or person, firm or corporation having charge of any building or lands abutting or bordering on East Hanover Avenue or Kennedy Road, due to narrowness of the area between the sidewalks and paved portion of the named streets, which results in snow plowed from said named streets being deposited upon the adjacent sidewalks.