Township of Mannington, NJ
Salem County
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[Adopted 9-28-1962 by Ord. No. 0-8-31-62; amended in its entirety 9-3-1987 by Ord. No. 87-5]
[Amended 7-31-2000 by Ord. No. 00-03]
Whenever the Zoning Officer of the Township of Mannington shall determine that there exists upon any lands lying within the limits of the said Township brush, weeds, including ragweed, dead and dying trees, stumps, roots, obnoxious growths, filth, garbage, trash and debris, removal or destruction of which may be necessary and expedient for the public health, safety or general welfare or to eliminate a fire hazard, the Zoning Officer of the Township of Mannington shall give notice in writing to the owner or owners, tenant or tenants of such land to remove or destroy such brush, weeds, including ragweed, dead and dying trees, stumps, roots, obnoxious growths, filth, garbage, trash and debris within 10 days after such notice. Such notice shall be given by personal service or by certified mail, return receipt requested, directed in the case of an owner to the address of such owner as the same appears upon the current tax duplicate of the Township of Mannington and, in the case of a tenant, to his or her post office address or to the street address of the lands in question.
It shall be the duty of the owner or owners, tenant or tenants of such lands to remove or destroy such brush, weeds, including ragweed, dead and dying trees, stumps, roots, obnoxious growths, filth, garbage, trash and debris within 10 days after notice given as hereinabove provided.
A. 
Should the owner or owners, tenant or tenants to whom such notice is given refuse or neglect to remove or destroy such brush, weeds, including ragweed, dead and dying trees, stumps, roots, obnoxious growths, filth, garbage, trash and debris within the ten-day period prescribed in such notice, the Superintendent of Roads of the Township of Mannington if so directed by the Township Committee shall proceed to remove or destroy such brush, weeds, including ragweed, dead and dying trees, stumps, roots, obnoxious growths, filth, garbage, trash and debris or cause the same to be removed or destroyed under his or her direction.
B. 
Upon completion of such removal or destruction the Superintendent of Roads shall certify the cost thereof to the Township Committee, which Township Committee shall examine the certificate and if it shall be found correct, the Township Committee shall cause the cost as shown thereon to be charged against the lands from which said brush, weeds, including ragweed, dead and dying trees, stumps, roots, obnoxious growths, filth, garbage, trash and debris shall have been removed or destroyed.
C. 
The amount so charged shall forthwith become a lien upon such lands and shall be added to and become and form a 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 controlled and enforced by the same officers and in the same manner as taxes.
[Amended 7-6-2006 by Ord. No. 06-10]
Violations of this chapter shall be punishable as provided in § 1-15 of this Code.