Township of Cedar Grove, NJ
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Cedar Grove 7-23-1951, Ch. 13, Art. 5, of the former Revised Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 102.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 119.
Housing standards — See Ch. 158.
Public health nuisances — See Ch. 179.
Plumbing — See Ch. 194.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 197.
Public improvement specifications — See Ch. 201.
Individual sewage disposal systems — See Ch. 213.
Sewers — See Ch. 217.
Soil removal — See Ch. 226.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 230.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 234.
Private swimming pools — See Ch. 237.
Public swimming pools — See Ch. 239.
Water — See Ch 259.
STATUTORY AUTHORITY
General police ordinances — See N.J.S.A. 40:69A-29.
The Council hereby finds that the existence on any lot or parcel of land in the Township of any uncovered or open well, cistern, dangerous hole or any other excavation which is not securely covered or otherwise equipped or provided with appropriate safeguards in such manner as to prevent human beings, animals or fowl from falling into or otherwise having access to the same, is inimical to the public safety and welfare of the Township and its inhabitants and is hereby declared a nuisance.
A. 
Whenever it shall appear to the Building Inspector that the existence upon any lot or parcel of land in the Township of any uncovered or open well, cistern, hole or any other excavation which is not securely covered or otherwise equipped with appropriate safeguards so as to prevent human beings, animals or fowl from falling into or otherwise having access to the same shall constitute a safety hazard, the Building Inspector shall notify the owner or tenant of any such lot or parcel of land whereon exists such safety hazard to eliminate the same within 10 days after service upon such owner or tenant of the written notice.
B. 
Service of any such notice shall be made upon the owner, lessee, tenant or occupant either personally or by posting said notice on said premises and mailing, by certified mail, a copy of said notice to the owner at his last known post office address, if any. Service of the notice by posting and mailing shall be deemed completed upon the posting and mailing thereof.
Any owner or tenant, as the case may be, who fails or neglects to effect the elimination of the safety hazard, after due receipt of the notice provided for in § 265-2 hereof and within the time and manner therein prescribed, shall be subject to the penalty prescribed in § 265-4 hereof.
[Amended 12-17-1962; 7-30-1984 by Ord. No. 84-222; 10-23-2006 by Ord. No. 06-656]
Any person who violates the provisions of § 265-3 of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding $2,000 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days, or both. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.