City of Pleasantville, NJ
Atlantic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Pleasantville 6-7-1982 by Ord. No. 11-1982 as Ch. 77 of the 1982 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fire prevention — See Ch. 135.
Littering — See Ch. 159.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 207.
Solid waste — See Ch. 247.

§ 102-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
Includes brush, weeds, dead or dying trees, stumps, roots, obnoxious growths, filth, garbage, trash or other debris.

§ 102-2 Declaration of purpose.

This chapter is enacted for the preservation of the public health, safety and general welfare and the elimination of fire hazards within the limits of the city.

§ 102-3 Removal from designated land.

[Amended 2-6-1989 by Ord. No. 3-1989]
Whenever it shall be deemed necessary and expedient by the Code Enforcement Department, for the preservation of the public health, safety, general welfare or for the elimination of a fire hazard within the limits of the city, to remove brush, weeds and debris from lands situate in said city, the Code Enforcement Department shall, by its resolution, designate said lands by lot and block numbers as shown upon the Tax Assessment Map of the city.[1]
Editor's Note: A copy of the Tax Assessment Map of the City of Pleasantville is on file in the office of the City Clerk.

§ 102-4 Removal notice; service.

[Amended 2-6-1989 by Ord. No. 3-1989]
Whenever the Code Enforcement Department shall find upon any such lot, yard, land or premises any brush, weeds or debris to such an extent as, in its opinion, is inimical to the public health, safety or general welfare of the city or to such an extent as to constitute a fire hazard, it shall give written notice to the owner or tenant of said premises to remove therefrom such brush, weeds or debris in the manner herein set forth within 10 days after service of said notice.
Service of such notice shall be made upon the owner or tenant, either personally or by registered or certified mail.

§ 102-5 Failure to comply.

[Amended 2-6-1989 by Ord. No. 3-1989]
Any owner or tenant, as the case may be, who fails or neglects to comply with the notice duly served as provided in § 102-4 hereof and within the time prescribed therein shall be subject to the imposition of those penalties prescribed in § 102-7 hereof.

§ 102-6 Noncompliance; abatement; lien.

[Amended 2-6-1989 by Ord. No. 3-1989]
Whenever, after notice has been given as provided in § 102-4 hereof, the owner or tenant shall have refused or neglected to remove such brush, weeds or debris in the manner and within the ten-day period prescribed in § 102-4, the Code Enforcement Department shall forward a certified copy of the notice so served upon the owner or tenant to the Department of Public Works of the city, which shall thereupon remove or cause to be removed from such lands said brush, weeds and debris.
The Code Enforcement Department shall forthwith certify to the Council the cost of removal thereof. The Council shall examine the certificate and, if it finds the certificate to be correct, shall, by resolution, cause the amount of the cost as shown upon the certificate to be charged against said lands.
The amount so charged shall forthwith become a lien upon such lands and shall be added to and become and form part of the taxes next to be assessed, levied and collected upon such lands. The amount of such charge or lien shall bear interest at the same rate as taxes and shall be collected and enforced by the Collector of Taxes of the city in the same manner as general taxes.

§ 102-7 Violations and penalties. [1]

Any person violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000, imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days and/or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days. Each day such violation is committed or permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).