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Colts Neck Shade Tree Commission

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Via the Colts Neck Township Website:


A. Said Commission shall exercise such authority as is conferred upon it by N.J.S.A. 40:64-1 et seq. and the amendments thereof and supplements thereto, except as otherwise modified by the provisions of this chapter.


B. The Commission or Township Administrator shall have the authority to remove any vegetation of any kind from any Township-owned land, greenways or access corridors for greenways. In the event that there is a conflict, the ultimate determination is to be made by the Governing Body. No trees, brush, vines, shrubs and/or ground cover are to be removed by anyone, including adjacent landowners or agents of any landowner, from any Township-owned land, greenways or access corridors for greenways without permission of the Colts Neck Shade Tree Commission or Township Administrator.


C. Routine maintenance.


(1) The provisions of this chapter shall not be construed to apply to the routine maintenance (i.e., mowing) of Township-owned conservation and/or landscape easements by neighboring property owners, with the following requirements:


(a) Conservation easement areas may be mowed if the area was shown as an open grass area with no shrubs or trees on the approved subdivision plats.


(b) Landscape easement areas may be mowed, provided that the approved plats show the areas to be planted with grass or turf.


(2) In neither case shall trees, shrubs and/or ground cover be disturbed, damaged or destroyed, nor shall structures be located within these easements.

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