Town of Boonton, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the Town of Boonton 8-18-2014 by Ord. No. 16-14. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Property maintenance — See Ch. 214.
Trees — See Ch. 281.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
INVASIVE PLANTS
All native and non-native vines and vegetation that grow out of place and are competitive, persistent, and pernicious. These plants may damage trees, vegetation, or structures. Examples include but are not limited to bamboo (spreading or running type), ragweed, multiflora rose, kudzu-vine and poison ivy or oak.
All persons must control the growth of all invasive plants. Invasive plants include but are not limited to native and non-native vines and vegetation that grow out of place, beyond the boundaries of any property, and are competitive, persistent, and pernicious. Invasive plants may be dangerous to persons in the vicinity thereof and may damage trees, vegetation, or structures and shall be removed. Examples of native and non-native vines and vegetation include but are not limited to bamboo (spreading or running type), ragweed, multiflora rose, kudzu-vine and poison ivy or oak.
All places and premises in the Town of Boonton shall be subject to inspection by the enforcing officer. Such inspections shall be performed by the Code Enforcement Officer who is duly authorized and appointed by the Town of Boonton. Such inspections will occur if the Code Enforcement Officer has reason to believe that any section of this chapter is being violated. If the Code Enforcement Officer has reason to believe that any section of this chapter is being violated:
A. 
A violation shall be given to the owner, in writing, to remove and abate the same within such time as shall be specified therein (recommend time in years, due to difficulty of removing bamboo).
B. 
The cost of abatement shall be borne by the property owner.
C. 
If the owner fails to comply with such notice within the time specified therein, the enforcing official may remove or otherwise control the invasive plant species and the Town may thereafter recover the cost of such removal from the property owner and place a lien on the property to recover the cost of invasive plant removal.