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ORDINANCE 1998-14 (2)y• G- . ORDINANCE 99- 14 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 95-36, ENTITLED "REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES, TOWNSHIP OF CHERRY HILL" CHAPTER XV, PROPERTY MAINTENANCE WHEREAS, the Township Council of the Township of Cherry Hill, County of Camden, State of New Jersey adopted Ordinance 75 -11, entitled "The Issuance of Certificates of Occupancy for Dwelling Units in the Township of Cherry Hill; and WHEREAS, Ordinance 75 -11 was not included in the codification of the Cherry Hill Township Ordinances in 1995; BE IT ORDAINED by the Township Council of the Township of Cherry Hill, in the County of Camden, State of New Jersey, that Ordinance 75 -11, be and is hereby repealed and the following Article be added to Chapter XV, of Ordinance 95 -36. Section 1. The Following Chapter is added to Ordinance 95 -36: CHAPTER XV PROPERTY MAINTENANCE ARTICLE X CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY FOR RENTAL DWELLING UNITS 15 - 70 No person, group of persons, association, partnership, business or corporation or any combination thereof, who owns, manages, conducts or operates a dwelling unit, shall rent, lease, let, sublet or permit the same to be occupied or re- rented by another without first securing from Township Code Enforcement or his/her designee a Certificate of Occupancy for said rental dwelling unit. 1- - 71 No Certificate of Occupancy shall be issued for a dwelling unit unless the condition of same complies with Ordinance 95 -36 and with all of the Ordinances of the Township now in emstence or hereafter enacted pertaining to building, plumbing, electrical, zoning, health, safety, fire and minimum housing standards, and all departmental regulations established pursuant to said ordinances or laws. Furthermore, no Certificate of Occupancy shall be issued unless all electrical and gas appliances shall be clean and in proper working order, all rugs shampooed, all glass surfaces washed, and all walls, floors and ceramic su-tac: s ;;weaned and sanitary, new toilet seats, and the unit must also be fi eshly painted. 15 - 7? A dweilirg unit is a room or group of rooms which form a single unit to _ be occupied by one or more persons, for all or any combination of the following uses: Living, Sieepiru. Cooking and Eating. ' S 15 - 73 All applications for the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy shall be accompanied by a fee of Fifty Dollars ($50.00) made payable to the Township of Cherry Hill. 15 - 74 Any individual person, group of persons, association, partnership, business or corporation, or any combination thereof, be subject to a fine of one hundred dollars ($100) for each day each dwelling unit is occupied without a Certificate of Occupancy. 15 - 75 Excluded from this Ordinance shall be any rental dwelling unit that falls under Section 8 Existing Housing. Section 8 Existing Housing dwelling units are inspected pursuant to Ordinance 98 -3. Section 2. Should any portion of this Ordinance be declared to be invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such decision or invalidity shall not affect the remaining p or provisions of this Ordinance. Section 3. This Ordinance shall take effect immediately after successful adoption. Introduced: January 25, 1999 Adopted: February 8, 1999 Council President Attest: 1 � Susan Bass Levin, Mayor iVi C. Cloth, Township Clerk