West Long Branch: Here's what you may have missed this week in WLB Council news...
OLD FARM ANIMAL ORDINANCE:
An old ordinance WLB ordinance has been repealed. No longer can anyone be subjected to a possible 90-days in jail or fined $100.00 for not housing their goats at least 200-feet from a dwelling. Same goes for pigs.
Applications for a $7 fee for a license haven’tbeen seen, “for many, many years”.
Of course dog and cat ordinances are still in effect.
Abandoned and confiscated bicycles can now be scrapped and disposed as metal by the PD, saving space in the shed at 95 Poplar Avenue where these bikes are kept.
FRANKLIN LAKE HYRILLA:
A council resolution, to provide management of hydrilla infestation at Franklin Lake, was frowned on by Councilmen Jose Villa and Chris Neyhart who both felt the price was too high. Mayor Janet Tucci asked to have the contractor explain the costs at a future meeting.
UNRULY TENANTS ORDINANCE:
An ordinance is in progress to enact rules for landlords who rent to tenants who are found guilty of loudness and noisy or other offenses. The problem has been addressed in neighboring Long Branch and Ocean Township where the, “peace and tranquility,” of neighbors is compromised by such unruly behavior.
A hearing of the proposed ordinance is set for March 19 at Borough Hall. Experience in other towns has shown a, “chilling effect,” that reduced the problem significantly.
TEMPORARY STORAGE UNITS:
An ordinance governing temporary storage containers on private properties was approved. It provides rules as to duration of such storage containers as well as locations and side yard limits. Fees and violation provisions are in the ordinance.
COUNTY SLACKS ON STORM DRAINS:
The county road people have not replaced drains with updated storm gates as they repave county roads in the borough, Councilman Neyhart reported. The county will be reminded of the state law requiring this action.