Township of Mansfield, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Mansfield 5-6-1968 by Ord. No. 1968-2.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided as follows: Whereas, the Township Committee of the Township of Mansfield, in the County of Burlington and State of New Jersey, has heretofore determined that it is in the public interest to undertake the codification and revision of the general ordinances of the Township of Mansfield, and whereas, pursuant to said determination, it has caused its ordinances of a general and permanent nature to be compiled and revised and the same embodied in a revision and codification known as the "The Code of the Township of Mansfield, County of Burlington and State of New Jersey," and whereas, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:49-4, the governing bodies of municipalities may provide for the revision and codification of its ordinances, and whereas, the enactment of this ordinance, providing for the codification of the ordinances of a general and permanent nature, will promote the general welfare of the Township of Mansfield and its citizens. Now, therefore, be it ordained by the Township Committee of the Township of Mansfield, County of Burlington and State of New Jersey that:

§ 1-1 Adoption of Code.

A. 
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:49-4, there is hereby adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Mansfield a revision and codification of its ordinances known as "The Code of the Township of Mansfield, County of Burlington and State of New Jersey," of which not less than one copy has been made and is now filed in the office of the Clerk of the Township and the same is hereby adopted and incorporated as fully as if set out herein and from the date this ordinance shall take effect, the provisions shall be controlling.
B. 
The copy of the revision and codification of the ordinances of the Township of Mansfield above referred to as being filed in the office of the Clerk of the Township shall remain in said office for the use and examination of the public until final action is taken upon this ordinance and thereafter while the same shall be in effect.

§ 1-2 Provisions considered as continuations of existing ordinances.

The provisions of this Code, so far as they are the same in substance as those of heretofore existing ordinances shall be considered continuations of such ordinances and not new enactments.

§ 1-3 When effective.

All provisions of the Code of the Township of Mansfield, County of Burlington and State of New Jersey, shall be in full force and effect on and after the effective date of this ordinance.

§ 1-4 Definitions.

A. 
Terms used in this Code, unless otherwise specifically defined, have the meanings prescribed by the Revised Statutes of New Jersey for the same terms.
B. 
Terms used in this Code have the following meanings:
COMMITTEE
The Township Committee of the Township of Mansfield.
COUNTY
County of Burlington.
ORDINANCES
The ordinances of the Township of Mansfield and all amendments thereto.
PERSON
Any natural individual, firm, trust, partnership, association or corporation. Whenever the word person is used in any section of this Code prescribing a penalty or fine, as applied to partnerships or associations the word includes the partners or members thereof, and as applied to corporations includes officers, agents or employees thereof who are responsible for any violations of the section. The singular includes the plural. The masculine gender includes the feminine and neuter genders.
STATE
State of New Jersey.
TOWNSHIP
The Township of Mansfield, County of Burlington, New Jersey.

§ 1-5 Specific repeal of certain ordinances and those inconsistent with provisions of Code.

The ordinance adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Mansfield on June 30, 1936, prohibiting the sale of fireworks in the Township of Mansfield before the first day of July and providing a penalty therefor is hereby repealed and any provisions of any ordinances in force on the date of the adoption of this Code which are inconsistent with any provisions contained in said Code are hereby repealed as of the effective date of this Code.

§ 1-6 Ordinances saved from repeal; matters not affected by repeal.

The adoption of this Code and the repeal of ordinances provided for in § 1-5 of this ordinance shall not affect the following ordinances, rights and obligations, which are hereby expressly saved from repeal.
A. 
Any right or liability established, accrued or incurred under any legislative provisions of the Township of Mansfield prior to the effective date of this ordinance or any action or proceeding brought for the enforcement of such right or liability.
B. 
Any offense or act committed or done before the effective date of this ordinance in violation of any legislative provision of the Township of Mansfield or any penalty, punishment or forfeiture which may result therefrom.
C. 
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 of the Township of Mansfield.
D. 
Any franchise, license, right, easement or privilege heretofore granted or conferred by the Township Committee.
E. 
Any ordinance of the Township of Mansfield providing for the laying out, opening, altering, widening, relocating, straightening, establishing grade, changing name, improvement, acceptance or vacation of any right-of-way, easement, street, road, highway, park or other public place within the Township of Mansfield.
F. 
Any ordinance or resolution of the Township of Mansfield appropriating money or transferring funds, promising or guaranteeing the payment of money or authorizing the issuance and delivery of any bond of the Township of Mansfield or other instruments or evidence of the Township's indebtedness.
G. 
Ordinances authorizing the purchase, sale, lease or transfer of property or any lawful contract or obligation.
H. 
The levy or imposition of taxes, assessments or charges.
I. 
The dedication of property or approval or preliminary or final subdivision plats.
J. 
Any ordinance of the Township Committee adopted on final passage after the fourth day of March 1968.

§ 1-7 Changes in prior ordinances.

The adoption of this ordinance does not create any material changes in ordinances heretofore adopted and therein contained except that:
A. 
Section 5-1 of the ordinance providing for plenary retail consumption licenses and regulating the fees and hours thereof adopted on December 27, 1937, has been amended to read as follows:[1]
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Editor's Note: The text of the amendments cited here has been incorporated into the appropriate chapter of the Code.
B. 
Section 12-2 of the ordinance providing for the certificate of occupancy adopted on April 6, 1964, has been amended to read as follows:[2]
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Editor's Note: The text of the amendments cited here has been incorporated into the appropriate chapter of the Code.
C. 
Sections 26-4 and 26-5 of the ordinance licensing and regulating junkyards adopted on June 6, 1949 have been amended to read as follows:[3]
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Editor's Note: The text of the amendments cited here has been incorporated into the appropriate chapter of the Code.
D. 
Sections 31-2, 31-4, 31-7 of the ordinance establishing a Municipal Court in the Township of Mansfield adopted on November 1, 1948, have been amended to read as follows:[4]
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Editor's Note: The text of the amendments cited here has been incorporated into the appropriate chapter of the Code.
E. 
Sections 50-11 and 50-13 of the Subdivision Ordinance of the Township of Mansfield adopted on June 28, 1954, have been amended to read as follows:[5]
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Editor's Note: The text of the amendments cited here has been incorporated into the appropriate chapter of the Code.
F. 
Section 54-6 of the ordinance providing for tax exemptions for senior citizens adopted August 7, 1961, has been amended to read as follows:[6]
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Editor's Note: The text of the amendments cited here has been incorporated into the appropriate chapter of the Code.
G. 
Section 65-13B of the Zoning Ordinance of the Township of Mansfield adopted on November 19, 1952, has been amended to read as follows:[7]
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Editor's Note: The text of the amendments cited here has been incorporated into the appropriate chapter of the Code.

§ 1-8 Amendments to Code.

Any and all additions, amendments or supplements to the Code of the Township of Mansfield, County of Burlington, State of New Jersey when passed and adopted in such form as to indicate the intention of the Township Committee to be a part thereof, shall be deemed to be incorporated into such Code, so that reference to "The Code of the Township of Mansfield, County of Burlington, State of New Jersey" shall be understood and intended to include such additions and amendments. Whenever such additions, amendments or supplements to the Code of the Township of Mansfield, County of Burlington, State of New Jersey 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 Code book to be kept up-to-date.

It shall be the duty of the Township Clerk or someone authorized and directed by the Township Committee to keep up-to-date the certified copy of the book containing the Code of the Township of Mansfield, County of Burlington, State of New Jersey, required to be filed in the office of the Township Clerk for the use of the public. All changes in said Code and all ordinances adopted by the Township Committee subsequent to the fourth day of March 1968, which the Township Committee shall adopt specifically as a 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.

§ 1-10 Sale of Code book; supplements provided.

Copies of the Code book containing the Code of the Township of Mansfield, County of Burlington, State of New Jersey, may be purchased from the Clerk of the Township of Mansfield upon the payment of a fee to be set by resolution of the Township Committee who may also arrange, by resolution, for procedures for the periodic supplementation thereof.

§ 1-11 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 section or part thereof.

§ 1-12 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 section or part thereof.

§ 1-13 Captions of sections.

The captions of the several sections of the Code of the Township of Mansfield, County of Burlington, State of New Jersey, printed in boldface type are intended as mere catchwords to indicate the content of the sections and shall not be deemed or taken to be titles of such sections or as any part of such sections, nor shall they be deemed to be such when any of such sections, including the captions, are amended or reenacted, unless expressly so provided in the amendment or reenactment.

§ 1-14 Ordinances covered by the revision and codification.

Only general ordinances adopted by the Township of Mansfield and the Board of Health of the Township of Mansfield are meant to be included in the revision and codification and not ordinances covering bond issues, finances, assessments, franchises, annexations and similarly specific ordinances which are limited in scope and application.

§ 1-15 General penalty provision.

[Amended 5-5-1988 by Ord. No. 1988-11]
A. 
Wherever, in the revision and codification or in any other ordinance of the Township or rule, regulation or order promulgated by any officer or agency of the Township under authority duly vested in him, her or it, any act is prohibited or is made or declared to be unlawful or an offense or the doing of any act is required or the failure to do any act is declared to be unlawful, where no specific penalty is provided therefor, the violation of any such provisions of the revision and codification or of any other ordinance of the Township or any rule, regulation or order as aforesaid shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000 or to imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding 90 days or to a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, or to such combination of punishments as the Municipal Judge, in his or her discretion, shall deem appropriate and just; provided, however, that where the penalty for any particular offense is limited by state statute, then such limitation shall be applicable to the provisions of the revision and codification and other ordinances of the Township or rule, order or regulation as aforesaid, notwithstanding the provisions of this section. Each day any violation of the revision or codification or of any other ordinance of the Township or any rule, regulation or order as aforesaid shall continue shall constitute a separate offense.
B. 
Whenever any such fine is imposed upon any corporation, such fine and costs and charges incident thereto may be collected in an action of debt or in such other manner as may be provided by law.

§ 1-16 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 thereof or to alter or tamper with such Code in any manner whatsoever which will cause the law of the Township of Mansfield, County of Burlington, State of New Jersey, to be misrepresented thereby. Anyone violating this section of this ordinance shall be subject, upon conviction, to a fine of not more than $200 or imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or both, in the discretion of the Magistrate imposing the same.

§ 1-17 Effective date of this ordinance.

This ordinance shall take effect immediately after final approval and publication according to law.