Borough of Paulsboro, NJ
Gloucester 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 Council of the Borough of Paulsboro: Article I, 4-15-1975 by Ord. No. 575. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 4-15-1975 by Ord. No. 575]

§ 1-1 Adoption of Code.

Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:49-4, the ordinances of the Borough of Paulsboro of a general and permanent nature, adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Paulsboro, as revised, codified and consolidated into chapters and sections by General Code Publishers Corp. and consisting of Chapters 1 through 80, together with an Appendix, are hereby approved, adopted, ordained and enacted as the "Code of the Borough of Paulsboro" hereinafter known and referred to as the "Code."

§ 1-2 Code supersedes prior ordinances.

This ordinance and the Code shall supersede 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.

§ 1-3 When effective.

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

§ 1-4 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 Paulsboro 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 the said Code is in effect.

§ 1-5 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 Paulsboro" shall be understood and intended to include such additions and amendments. Whenever such addition, 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 the said Code, as amendments and supplements thereto.

§ 1-6 Publication; filing.

The Clerk of the Borough of Paulsboro, pursuant to law, shall cause to be published, in the manner required, a copy of this adopting ordinance 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.

§ 1-7 Code book to be kept up-to-date.

It shall be the duty of the Clerk, or someone authorized and directed by him to keep up-to-date the certified copy of the book containing the Code required to be filed in his 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.

§ 1-8 Sale of Code book.

Copies of the Code book containing the Code may be purchased from the Clerk upon the payment of a fee to be set by resolution of the Mayor and Council, which may also arrange, by resolution, for procedures for the periodic supplementation thereof.

§ 1-9 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 Paulsboro to be misrepresented thereby. Anyone violating this section of this ordinance shall be subject, upon conviction, to a fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or both, in the discretion of the Judge imposing the same.

§ 1-10 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.

§ 1-11 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.

§ 1-12 Repeal of ordinances.

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 and not contained in the Code, are hereby repealed as of the effective date of this adopting ordinance, except as hereinafter provided.

§ 1-13 Ordinances saved from repeal.

The adoption of this Code and the repeal of ordinances provided for in § 1-12 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 Ordinance No. 563, adopted March 19, 1974.
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 grade, changing 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 or obligation.
I. 
The levy or imposition of taxes, assessments or charges.
J. 
The dedication of property or approval of preliminary or final subdivision plats.
K. 
Ordinances establishing the amount and manner of payment of salaries or compensation of officers and employees; establishing workdays and working hours of certain employees; and providing for holidays and vacations for employees and keeping of employment records.
L. 
Any ordinance making any change or revision in the Zoning Map.

§ 1-14 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. 
In addition, the following changes, amendments or revisions 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) 
In Chapter 6, Alcoholic Beverages:
(a) 
Section 6-12F is amended to delete the words "in a file marked 'Noncriminal' " from the end thereof.
(b) 
Sections 6-16, 6-17 and 6-18 are amended to change the age limitation from 21 years to 18 years.
(2) 
In Chapter 9, Animals and Shelters, § 9-23 is amended to read as follows:
"No person who owns, keeps, harbors or possesses any dog or dogs shall suffer or permit such dog or dogs to annoy neighbors and/or other persons living within his immediate vicinity by continued barking or howling. A complaint shall be made by a person within hearing distance of such dog, setting forth that such barking or howling is continued for unreasonable periods of two or more consecutive days or nights, to the annoyance and discomfort of the complainant, so that it can be established that such barking and howling is a nuisance to the immediate neighborhood; then, and in such case, said owner shall cause said barking and howling to cease and terminate immediately. If such barking and howling shall again occur, regardless of its duration, the provisions of this ordinance shall be deemed to have been violated and the owner shall pay such penalty as may be imposed therefor."
(3) 
In Chapter 28, Curfew, § 28-4 is amended to raise the fine for violation from $2 to $50.
(4) 
In Chapter 32, Fences:
(a) 
Section 32-3 is amended to include "all portable swimming pools."
(b) 
Section 32-6 is amended to delete the first sentence thereof. The deleted sentence reads as follows: "No exceptions shall be granted to the provisions of this ordinance with regards to properties situate in residential zones."
(5) 
In Chapter 71, Swimming Pools, § 71-11C is amended to require permanent fencing, not less than 42 inches nor more than eight feet in height, around all portable swimming pools; to establish standards for such fencing and gates; and to require removal of access ladders when the pool is not in use.