Borough of Gibbsboro, NJ
Camden County
By using eCode360 you agree to be legally bound by the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please do not use eCode360.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Borough Council of the Borough of Gibbsboro as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 5-18-1982 by Ord. No. 82-2 as § 1-5 of the 1982 Code]

§ 1-1 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 2-28-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-3]
Except where the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:49-5 or other statute apply, for violation of any provision of the Code adopted hereby or any other ordinance of the Borough where no specific penalty is provided regarding the section or sections violated, the maximum penalty, upon conviction, shall be one or more of the following: a fine not exceeding $2,000 or imprisonment for a period of not exceeding 90 days or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days.

§ 1-2 Separate violations.

Except as otherwise provided, each and every day in which a violation of any provision of the Code adopted hereby or any other ordinance of the Borough exists shall constitute a separate violation.

§ 1-3 Intent of maximum penalty; lesser penalty.

The maximum penalty stated in this article is not intended to state an appropriate penalty for each and every violation. Any lesser penalty, including a nominal penalty or no penalty at all, may be appropriate for a particular case or violation.
[Amended 2-28-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-3]

§ 1-4 Adoption of Code.

Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:49-4, the ordinances of the Borough of Gibbsboro of a general and permanent nature adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Gibbsboro, as revised, codified and consolidated into chapters and sections by General Code, and consisting of Chapters 1 through 456, together with an Appendix, are hereby approved, adopted, ordained and enacted as the "Code of the Borough of Gibbsboro," hereinafter known and referred to as the "Code."

§ 1-5 Code supersedes prior ordinances.

This ordinance and the Code shall supersede the 1982 Code and all other general and permanent ordinances enacted prior to the enactment of this Code, except such ordinances as are hereinafter expressly saved from repeal or continued in force.

§ 1-6 When effective.

This ordinance shall take effect immediately upon passage and publication according to law.

§ 1-7 Copy of Code on file.

A copy of the Code in loose-leaf form has been filed in the office of the Borough Clerk and shall remain there for use and examination by the public until final action is taken on this ordinance; and, if this ordinance shall be adopted, such copy shall be certified to by the Clerk of the Borough of Gibbsboro by impressing thereon the Seal of the Borough, as provided by law, and such certified copy shall remain on file in the office of the Clerk of the Borough, to be made available to persons desiring to examine the same during all times while said Code is in effect.

§ 1-8 Amendments to Code.

Any and all additions, amendments or supplements to the Code, when passed and adopted in such form as to indicate the intent of the governing body to make them a part thereof, shall be deemed to be incorporated into such Code so that reference to the "Code of the Borough of Gibbsboro" shall be understood and intended to include such additions and amendments. Whenever such additions, amendments or supplements to the Code shall be adopted, they shall thereafter be printed and, as provided hereunder, inserted in the loose-leaf book containing said Code as amendments and supplements thereto.

§ 1-9 Publication; filing.

The Clerk of the Borough of Gibbsboro, pursuant to law, shall cause this Adopting Ordinance to be published, in the manner required, in a newspaper of general circulation in the Borough. Sufficient copies of the Code shall be maintained in the office of the Clerk for inspection by the public at all times during regular office hours. The enactment and publication of this Adopting Ordinance, coupled with availability of copies of the Code for inspection by the public, shall be deemed, held and considered to be due and legal publication of all provisions of the Code for all purposes.

§ 1-10 Code book to be kept up-to-date.

It shall be the duty of the Clerk or someone authorized and directed by the Clerk to keep up-to-date the certified copy of the book containing the Code required to be filed in his or her office for the use of the public. All changes in said Code and all ordinances adopted subsequent to the effective date of this codification which shall be adopted specifically as part of the Code shall, when finally adopted, be included therein by reference until such changes or new ordinances are printed as supplements to said Code book, at which time such supplements shall be inserted therein.

§ 1-11 Sale of Code book.

Copies of the Code, or any chapter or portion of it, may be purchased from the Clerk, or an authorized agent of the Clerk, upon the payment of a fee to be set by the Mayor and Council. The Clerk may also arrange for procedures for the periodic supplementation of the Code.

§ 1-12 Altering or tampering with Code; penalties for violation.

It shall be unlawful for anyone to improperly change or amend, by additions or deletions, any part or portion of the Code or to alter or tamper with such Code in any manner whatsoever which will cause the law of the Borough of Gibbsboro to be misrepresented thereby. Anyone violating this section or any part of this ordinance shall be subject, upon conviction, to one or more of the following: a fine of not more than $2,000, imprisonment for not more than 90 days or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, in the discretion of the Judge imposing the same.

§ 1-13 Severability of Code provisions.

Each section of the Code and every part of each section is an independent section or part of a section, and the holding of any section or a part thereof to be unconstitutional, void or ineffective for any cause shall not be deemed to affect the validity or constitutionality of any other sections or parts thereof.

§ 1-14 Severability of ordinance provisions.

Each section of this ordinance is an independent section, and the holding of any section or part thereof to be unconstitutional, void or ineffective for any cause shall not be deemed to affect the validity or constitutionality of any other sections or parts thereof.

§ 1-15 Repealer.

All ordinances or parts of ordinances of a general and permanent nature adopted and in force on the date of the adoption of this ordinance which are inconsistent with the ordinances in the Code are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency as of the effective date of this Adopting Ordinance.

§ 1-16 Ordinances saved from repeal.

The adoption of this Code and the repeal of ordinances provided for in § 1-15 of this ordinance shall not affect the following ordinances, rights and obligations, which are hereby expressly saved from repeal:
A. 
Any ordinance adopted subsequent to 8-23-2006.
B. 
Any right or liability established, accrued or incurred under any legislative provision prior to the effective date of this ordinance or any action or proceeding brought for the enforcement of such right or liability.
C. 
Any offense or act committed or done before the effective date of this ordinance in violation of any legislative provision or any penalty, punishment or forfeiture which may result therefrom.
D. 
Any prosecution, indictment, action, suit or other proceeding pending or any judgment rendered, prior to the effective date of this ordinance, brought pursuant to any legislative provision.
E. 
Any franchise, license, right, easement or privilege heretofore granted or conferred.
F. 
Any ordinance providing for the laying out, opening, altering, widening, relocating, straightening, establishing of grade, changing of name, improvement, acceptance or vacation of any right-of-way, easement, street, road, highway, park or other public place or any portion thereof.
G. 
Any ordinance or resolution appropriating money or transferring funds, promising or guaranteeing the payment of money or authorizing the issuance and delivery of any bond or other instruments or evidence of the Borough's indebtedness.
H. 
Ordinances authorizing the purchase, sale, lease or transfer of property or any lawful contract, agreement or obligation.
I. 
The levy or imposition of taxes, assessments or charges or the approval of the municipal budget.
J. 
The dedication of property or approval of preliminary or final subdivision plats.
K. 
All currently effective ordinances pertaining to the rate and manner of payment of salaries and compensation of officers and employees.
L. 
Any ordinance adopting or amending the Zoning Map.
M. 
Any ordinance relating to or establishing a pension plan or pension fund for municipal employees.
N. 
Any ordinance relating to the regulation of vehicles and traffic and parking, particularly Ord. No. 96-08 and any amendments thereto.

§ 1-17 Changes in previously adopted ordinances.

A. 
In compiling and preparing the ordinances for adoption and revision as part of the Code pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:49-4, certain grammatical changes and other minor changes were made in one or more of said ordinances. It is the intention of the Mayor and Council that all such changes be adopted as part of the Code as if the ordinances so changed had been previously formally amended to read as such.
B. 
Statutory references. Throughout the Code, references to repealed or outdated state statutes have been updated and revised to reflect the current statute. "N.J.S.A." has been used consistently throughout the Code.
C. 
Nomenclature. Throughout the Code, the following nomenclature changes were made:
(1) 
District Justice to Judge.
(2) 
Department of Environmental Protection and Energy (DEPE) to Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
(3) 
Borough Attorney to Borough Solicitor.
(4) 
Dog Warden, Dog Census Official, dog catchers to Animal Control Officer.
D. 
Violations and penalties: In the following sections, the penalties were revised (or added) to refer to the general penalty found in Chapter 1, Article I: §§ 80-5, 88-8, 88-15, 96-16, 96-19, 114-9, 132-8, 139-8, 154-11, 167-3, 189-7, 196-8, 209-6, 216-3, 222-13A, 234-7, 247-11A, 259-5, 265-5, 278-8, 285-14, 300-6, 311-42F, 314-4, 318-24, 335-16, 343-33, 351-15, 351-22, 351-29, 351-32, 351-37, 364-5, 370-15, 379-8, 379-15A, 392-8, 400-25H(1) and (2).
E. 
In addition, the changes, amendments or revisions as set forth below in Schedule A[1] attached hereto and made a part hereof are made herewith, to become effective upon the effective date of this ordinance. (Chapter and section number references are to the ordinances as they have been renumbered and appear in the Code.)
[1]
Editor's Note: In accordance with § 1-17E, the chapters, parts and sections which were added, amended, adopted or deleted by this ordinance are indicated throughout the Code by a footnote referring to Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II. During routine supplementation, footnotes indicating amendments, additions or deletions will be replaced with the following history: "Amended (added, deleted) 2-28-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-3." Schedule A, which contains a complete description of all changes, is on file in the Borough offices.