RE: Litter at
Inspection on (insert date), of the above listed property disclosed unhealthful and/or unsightly litter thereon in violation of Chapter 16, Section 16-42 and Chapter 17, Section 302.1, Litter/Trash.
Pursuant to Chapter 16, Article III, Section 44, Code of the City of Newark, please consider this a notice to correct this condition by removing said litter within twenty-four (24) hours after receipt of this notice.
Upon the failure, neglect or refusal of any owner, agent, or building occupant so noticed to properly dispose of litter...the building inspector is hereby authorized and empowered to pay for the disposing of such litter or to order its disposal by the city.
When the city has effected the removal of litter or has paid for its removal, the cost shall be liened to the property on the next regular tax bill.
In addition, failure, neglect or refusal to comply with this notice within the specified time authorizes the City to issue a summons to appear before the Alderman's Court as provided by law. Section 16-44-a specifically sets forth that you are now deemed to have notice for eighteen (18) months to maintain this property free of litter.
Section 16-46 provides: "Any person violating this article shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in an amount not less than $100.00 nor more than $500.00 or be imprisoned for a period not exceeding thirty (30) days. Violations permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such."
Your cooperation in correcting this condition will be appreciated so that further action will not be necessary.
Please contact the Building Department at (302) 366-7075 with any questions.