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Poison ivy is a naturally occurring growth and is not regulated by our Township ordinances. Therefore, township officials are not able to take actions to require residents to remove and prevent its future growth on properties. However, residents do have a right to cut back any growths that are invading their property (i.e. trees/shrubs that overhang onto a neighbor's property. They may not cross the property line onto a neighboring property to do so. Since this involves private properties, the property owner is responsible.
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Vegetable gardens must be planted on the side or rear yard of a residence.
It is always advised and preferred that a dumpster be placed in the driveway. However, if there is a reason that it cannot be placed in the driveway and must be placed on the street, permission is required from the Traffic Unit. Please call the Traffic Unit of the police department at 609-581-4024.
In accordance with Section 114-1 any person who offers for sale any item shall be required to obtain a license from the municipal clerk unless:
In accordance with housing ordinance Section 66-69: Space, use and location requirements, the maximum amount of people that can reside in a home is based on square footage.
Minimum floor space. Every dwelling and dwelling unit shall contain at least 150 square feet of floor space for the first occupant thereof and at least 150 square feet of additional floor space for every additional occupant thereof, with the floor space to be calculated on the basis of total habitable room area. The kitchen, bathroom, shed and porch are not to be included in total habitable area.
a. Required space in sleeping rooms. In every dwelling unit of two or more rooms, every room occupied for sleeping purposes of one occupant shall contain at least 90 square feet of floor space and every room occupied for sleeping purposes by more than one occupant shall contain at least 50 square feet of floor space for each occupant thereof.
b. Separation of sleeping rooms. Each room occupied for sleeping purposes shall be separated from all other rooms by doors that afford privacy. This provision shall not apply to studio apartments.
c. Occupancy of dwelling units below grade. No cellar space shall be used as a habitable room or dwelling unit.
(3) [Basement space.] No basement space shall be used as a habitable room or dwelling unit unless:
a. Floors and walls are weathertight.
b. Total window area, total open area and ceiling height are in accordance with this subsection.
c. Required window area of every habitable room shall be entirely above the grade of the ground adjoining such window area.
Minimum air space. Every dwelling and dwelling unit, hotel, motel, rooming house and boardinghouse shall provide at least 450 cubic feet of air space for each adult for sleeping purposes. Children shall have at least 350 cubic feet of air space for sleeping purposes. The cubic feet of air space is calculated in the room in which persons sleep and not the total habitable area.
(5) Use for business purposes. The habitable area of every dwelling and dwelling unit shall not be used for business or commercial purposes, and, if so used, that area used for business or commercial purposes shall be subtracted and shall not be included in the total habitable area.
Mold is not regulated by the State and there is no township ordinance stating that a certain level of mold spores will cause a public health concern within the community. Mold is always present in the outside to some degree.
The following are some links that may be helpful for addressing a mold issue. Also, NJ Health Department has a number specifically for mold. Call 609-826-4950 or 4920.