[Adopted 3-25-2010 by Ord. No. 7-2010]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed Ord. No. 9-2007, adopted 6-28-2007, except that § 213-6G (redesignated as § 213-6H by Ord. No. 4-2012), regarding PM-107.6, Occupancy Transfer Certificate, was retained. Also retained were § 213-5.1, Bushes, trees, plants and bamboo, added 7-16-2009 by Ord. No. 12-2009, and § 213-8, Violations and penalties.
[Amended 1-26-2012 by Ord. No. 4-2012; 9-8-2016 by Ord. No. 12-2016]
A certain document, three copies of which are on file in the office of the Egg Harbor Clerk of the City of Egg Harbor, being marked and designated as the "International Property Maintenance Code," most recent edition, as published by the International Code Council, be and is hereby adopted as the Property Maintenance Code of the City of Egg Harbor, in the State of New Jersey, for regulating and governing the conditions and maintenance of all property, buildings and structures; by providing the standards for supplied utilities and facilities and other physical things and conditions essential to ensure that structures are safe, sanitary and fit for occupation and use; and the condemnation of buildings and structures unfit for human occupancy and use, and the demolition of such existing structures as herein provided; providing for the issuances of permits and collection of fees therefor; and each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said Property Maintenance Code on file in the office of the Egg Harbor City Clerk in the City of Egg Harbor are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this article, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any, prescribed in § 213-6 of this article.
Bushes, trees, and plants. The homeowner is responsible for any bush, tree, or plant growth that may intrude into the neighbor's property or harm and destroy the neighbor's structures or site improvements. Code Enforcement may require complete or partial removal of those bushes, trees, or any other plant growth by the homeowner if the intrusion recurs or harm/destruction occurs.
Bamboo. For existing or new bamboo plantings, the homeowner is responsible for growth that may intrude into the neighbor's property or harm or destroy the neighbor's structures or site improvements. Code Enforcement may require complete or partial removal of all bamboo stands if the intrusion recurs or harm/destruction occurs.
[Amended 1-26-2012 by Ord. No. 4-2012; 6-11-2015 by Ord. No. 8-2015]
Section 101.1: City of Egg Harbor.
Section 103.5: Existing fees to remain in effect.
Section 112.4: (not less than $100 to not more than $1,000).
Section 302.4: 10 inches.
Section 304.14: May 15 to October 15.
Section 602.3: October 1 to May 1.
Section 602.4: October 1 to May 1.
Section PM-107.6, Occupancy Transfer Certificate, is hereby added as follows:
[Amended 9-12-2013 by Ord. No. 13-2013; 6-11-2015 by Ord. No. 8-2015]
Nothing in this article or in the Property Maintenance Code hereby adopted shall be construed to affect any suit or proceeding impending in any court or any rights acquired or liability incurred or any cause or causes of action acquired or existing under any act or ordinance hereby repealed as cited in Section 3 of this ordinance, nor shall any just or legal right or remedy of any character be lost, impaired or affected by this article.
Said owner, leaseholder or agent shall, for every refusal or neglect to comply with the provisions of this article, upon conviction thereof, be liable to a fine not exceeding $1,000, a term of imprisonment not exceeding 90 days or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, or any combination thereof.