40:65-12. Removal of grass, weeds, snow and ice; procedure upon failure
The governing body may make, amend, repeal and enforce ordinances to compel the owner or tenant of any lands abutting upon the public highways of the municipality, to remove all snow and ice from the abutting sidewalks and gutters of such highways within twelve hours of daylight after the same shall fall or be formed thereon, and all grass, weeds and impediments therefrom within three days after notice to remove the same, and remove all grass, weeds and impediments from the portion of any street, or highway abutting on such lands, and to provide for imposition of penalties for violation of any such ordinance, and to provide for the removal of such snow, ice, grass, weeds and impediments by the municipality where the owner or tenant of any such real estate shall fail to remove the same as provided in the ordinance. The cost of removal of any such snow, ice, grass, weeds or impediments from any sidewalk, gutter or public highway by the municipality shall be certified to the governing body of the municipality by the officer in charge thereof. The governing body shall examine such certificate, and if found to be correct, shall cause such cost to be charged against such real estate so abutting upon such sidewalk or gutter thereof, and the amount so charged shall thereupon become a lien and tax upon such real estate and be added to and be part of the taxes next to be levied and assessed thereon, and enforced and collected with interest by the same officers and in the same manner as other taxes.
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