Township of Deerfield, NJ
Cumberland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Deerfield as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 2-15-1984 by Ord. No. 1984-1 (Ch. 1, Art. I, of the 1984 Code)]

§ 1-1 Adoption of Code.

Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:49-4, the ordinances of the Township of Deerfield of a general and permanent nature, adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Deerfield, as revised, codified and consolidated into chapters and sections by General Code Publishers Corp. and consisting of Chapters 1 through 117, are hereby approved, adopted, ordained and enacted as the "Code of the Township of Deerfield," 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.

All provisions of this ordinance and the Code shall be in full force and effect in accordance with the applicable provisions provided by 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 Township 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 Township of Deerfield by impressing thereon the seal of the Township, as provided by law, and such certified copy shall remain on file in the office of the Clerk of the Township, 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 Township of Deerfield" 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 the said Code, as amendments and supplements thereto.

§ 1-6 Publication; filing.

The Clerk of the Township of Deerfield, 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 Township. 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 the Clerk, to keep up-to-date the certified copy of the book containing the Code required to be filed in the Clerk's 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 Township Committee, 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 Township of Deerfield 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 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 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 the effective date hereof.
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 Township'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. 
All currently effective ordinances pertaining to the rate and manner of payment of salaries and compensation of officers and employees.

§ 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 Township Committee 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. [1]
[Amended 7-15-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-3][2]
[1]
Editor's Note: A listing of the sections, articles and chapters which were changed, amended and revised are set out in the copy of Ord. No. 1984-1 on file in the Clerk's office.
[2]
Editor's Note: A listing of the sections, articles and chapters which were added or amended are set out in the copy of Ord. No. 1992-3 on file in the Clerk's office.

§ 1-15 References to Police Department.

[Added 7-15-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-3]
Whenever in the Code or other Township legislation there is a reference to the "Police Department," it shall be deemed to refer to the New Jersey State Police.
[Adopted 11-16-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-13]

§ 1-16 Adoption of renumbering.

Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:49-4, the 1983 Code of the Township of Deerfield, as adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Deerfield on February 15, 1984, by Ordinance No. 1984-1 and subsequent ordinances of the Township of Deerfield of a general and permanent nature, as revised, codified and consolidated into chapters and sections by General Code Publishers Corp., and as renumbered to consist of Chapters 1 through 188, together with an Appendix, is hereby approved, adopted, ordained and enacted as the "Code of the Township of Deerfield," hereinafter known and referred to as the "Code," and the chapters of the 1983 Code shall be recodified as per the following Derivation Table showing the chapters of the 1983 Code and their location in the 2002 Code.
Township of Deerfield
Derivation Table of 1983 to 2002 Code
Chapter/title from 1983 Code
Location in 2002 Code
Ch. 1, General Provisions
Article I, Adoption of Code
Ch. 1, Art. I
Ch. 5, Administration
Ch. 5
Ch. 9, Defense and Indemnification
Ch. 18, Art. I
Ch. 13, Fire Department, Volunteer
Ch. 11
Ch. 16, Permanent Employees
Ch. 18, Art. II
Ch. 17, Purchasing Procedures
Ch. 25
Ch. 21, Salaries and Compensation
Ch. 29
Ch. 29, Alcoholic Beverages
Ch. 37
Ch. 34, Brush, Grass and Weeds
Ch. 52
Ch. 36, Buildings, Numbering of
Ch. 57
Ch. 39, Construction Codes, Uniform
Ch. 69
Ch. 43, Curfew
Ch. 73
Ch. 47, Dogs and Other Animals
Ch. 45
Ch. 49, Drug-Free School Zones
Ch. 79
Ch. 51, Fire Insurance
Article I, Payment of Claims
Ch. 89
Ch. 53, Fire Prevention
Ch. 93
Ch. 57, Floodplain Development
Ch. 97
Ch. 61, Games of Chance
Ch. 101
Ch. 65, Health Regulations, General
Ch. 108
Ch. 69, Housing Standards
Ch. 112
Ch. 77, Land Use
Superseded by Ord. No. 2002-1. See Ch. 120
Ch. 81, Licensing
Article I, General Regulations
Ch. 124
Article II, Peddlers and Solicitors
Ch. 144, Art. I
Article III, Junkyards
Ch. 116
Article IV, Pool and Billiard Parlors; Bowling Alleys
Ch. 146
Article V, Carnivals and Circuses
Ch. 64
Article VI, Mechanical Amusement Devices
Ch. 41
Article VII, Garage Sales and Other Casual Sales
Ch. 153, Art. I
Article VII, Garage Sales and Other Casual Sales
Ch. 153, Art. I
Ch. 84, Littering and Refuse Disposal
Ch. 128
Ch. 92, Noise
Ch. 131
Ch. 95, Obscene Materials
Ch. 135
Ch. 97, Parks
Ch. 139
Ch. 100, Smoke Detectors
Ch. 163
Ch. 103, Streets and Sidewalks
Article I, Excavations in Streets
Ch. 170, Art. I
Article II, Solicitations in Streets and Highways
Ch. 144, Art. II
Ch. 108, Taxation
Article I, Abatement for Commercial and Industrial Improvements and Projects
Ch. 174, Art. I
Ch. 109, Taxicabs
Ch. 178
Ch. 114, Vehicles, Abandoned
Ch. 184
Ch. 117, Vehicles and Traffic
Ch. 188