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ORDINANCE 1960-24774 ORDINANCE NO. 247 AN ORDINANCE REQUIRING THE REMOVAL OF BRUSH, WEEDS, DEBRIS, REFUSE AND OTHER MATERIALS FROM LANDS IN THE TOWNSHIP OF DELAVARE AND PROVIDING FOR THE CHARGES AND PENALTIES FOR THE VIOLATION THEREOF. The Board of Commissioners of the Township of Delaware in the County of Camden, DO ORDAIN: Section 1. Pursuant to the authority of R. S. 40 :48 -2.13, 2 . 1 4 9 the presence upon lands lying within the corporate limits of t he Township of Delaware of brush, weeds, dead and dying trees, Stumps, roots, obnoxious growth, filth, garbage, trash and debris be and is hereby decreed to be detrimental to public health, safety a nd the general welfare and likely to present a fire hazard. Section 2. The owner or tenant of lands lying within the c orporate limits of the Township of Delaware are hereby required to remove or cause to be removed from such lands any brush, weeds, dead a nd dying trees, stumps, roots, obnoxious growth, filth, garbage, t rash and debris within ten days after receipt by such owner or tenant of written notice from the Superintendent of Public Works. Section 3. Notice to the owner or tenant to cause the removal O f the substances referred to in the preceding section may be served u pon any such owner or tenant either personally or by certified mail at the address to which tax bills are sent; and, if by the latter met hod) the ten day period within which such removal shall be acc omplished shall be deemed to have commenced to run from the date °f the return receipt of such certified mail obtained by the postal aut hority for the delivery of such certified notice. Every such notice Shall% in addition to requiring the removal aforesaid, warn the owner or tenant of the lands to which such notice refers that failure to acco mplish such removal within the time slated therein will result in remo val by or under the direction of the Superintendent of Public Works; and the cost of such removal shall be charged to the owner or tenant or such lands and shall be payable to the Township within thirtY days after the date of submission of the charges. Unless such char ges are paid within the thirty day period, the costs aforesaid $hall become a lien upon the lands and be collected as provided b " "S- 40:48 -2.14 and enforced by the same officers and in the same manne as taxes. r der i,� C r Section 4. 'Whenever the owner or tenant of such lands 7 4 Within the Township, receiving the notice provided for by the preceding section to remove from such lands any of the substances hereinbefore mentioned, shall fail and neglect, within the time prescribed in the notice, to effect removal of such substances, such removal shall be accomplished by or under the direction of the Superintendent of Public Works. An accurate record of the cost of such removal to the Township shall be determined by the Superintendent of Public Works, Who shall certify the cost thereof to the governing body, which shall examine the certificate, and if found correct shall cause the cost as shown thereon to be charged against the 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 and levied upon such lands, the same to bear interest at the same rate as taxes, a nd shall be collected and enforced by the same officers and in the same manner as taxes. Section 5. Any person who shall violate any of the pro- visions of this Ordinance or fail to comply with any notice given by the superintendent of Public Works as aforesaid, shall upon conviction t hereof be punished by imprisonment for any term not exceeding ninety days or by a fine not exceeding Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00), or b oth. Any such penalty shall be in addition to the costs of re- moving the substances hereinbefore referred to upon the lands de scribed in the notice given by the Superintendent of Public Works. Section 6. This Ordinance shall take effect immediately Upon its adoption and publication according to lAiq. a� 4 wn p C er arc of uommiss ZN TRODU ED: May 23, 196 0 ADOp D. June 13, 1960