Township of North Brunswick, NJ
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee (now Mayor and Council) of the Township of North Brunswick: Art. I, 9-6-1977. Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Township of North Brunswick: Art. II, 1-18-1994. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 9-6-1977]

§ 1-1 Adoption of Code.

Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:49-4, the ordinances of the Township of North Brunswick, of a general and permanent nature, adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of North Brunswick, codified and consolidated into chapters and sections by General Code Publishers Corp. and consisting of Chapters 1 through 146, are hereby approved, adopted, ordained and enacted as the "Code of the Township of North Brunswick," 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 Effective date.

All provisions of this ordinance and the Code shall be in full force and effect on and after September 6, 1977.

§ 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 North Brunswick 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 North Brunswick" 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 North Brunswick, 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 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 ordinances.

[Amended 2-22-1994]
A. 
Copies of the Code book containing the Code may be purchased from the Clerk upon the payment of a fee of $200.
B. 
An electronic version of the Code book may be obtained by entering into a licensing agreement with the Township of North Brunswick for a fee of $200 for the first year and $25 for renewal each year thereafter. During the course of the year, supplements may be obtained for an additional fee of $25.
C. 
Copies of individual ordinances or pages of ordinances may be purchased at a fee in accordance with N.J.S.A. 47:1A-2 which is as follows:
(1) 
One to 10 copies: $0.75 per copy.
(2) 
Eleven to 20 copies: $0.50 per copy.
(3) 
Over 20 copies: $0.25 per copy.

§ 1-9 Altering or tampering with Code; penalties for violation.

It shall be unlawful 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 North Brunswick 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 section or part 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 October 1, 1973.
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.
M. 
Any ordinance regulating traffic or parking.
N. 
An ordinance prescribing rules and regulations governing the Police Department, adopted 3-4-1963.
O. 
An ordinance providing for the annual organization meeting, adopted 12-21-1970.
P. 
Any ordinance relating to the creation of or maintenance of the Police Department and amendments thereto.
Q. 
An ordinance relating to the appointment and regulations of special policemen, adopted 9-18-1967.
R. 
Section 1 of an ordinance creating a Sewer Department, adopted 2-15-1960.
S. 
An ordinance creating the position of Police Director, adopted 7-2-1973.
T. 
An ordinance creating the office of Deputy Clerk, adopted 1-18-1954.
U. 
An ordinance creating the position of Planning Consultant, adopted 9-18-1961.
V. 
An ordinance creating civil service classifications for township employees, adopted 4-16-1962.
W. 
An ordinance to establish a payroll checking account for the township, adopted 2-1-1954.

§ 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, revisions or deletions 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]
[1]
Editor's Note: Pursuant to § 1-14B, the following Code sections were amended or added. A complete description of these revisions is on file in the office of the Township Clerk: §§ 14-5, 106-4A(1) and (2), 184-6 and 281-6. Also pursuant to § 1-14B, former Section 7 of an ordinance adopted 8-16-1937, as amended 2-3-1969, restricting the sale and use of alcoholic beverages by females, was deleted.
C. 
Penalties. In the following sections, the penalty provisions have been amended or added to provide that violators will be punished, upon conviction, by a fine not to exceed $2,000 or imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days, or both such fine and imprisonment.[2]
[Amended 4-17-2006 by Ord. No. 06-06[3]]
[2]
Editor's Note: Pursuant to § 1-14C, as adopted 9-6-1977, the following penalty sections were amended or added. A complete description of these revisions is on file in the office of the Township Clerk: §§ 32-35, 32-36, 106-10, 109-11, 116-13, 119-10, 123-16, 135-6, 143-9, 143-19, 157-23, 165-5, 168-7, 184-11, 188-7, 197-7, 212-14, 219-3, 234-33, 238-3, 238-10, 238-14, 243-23, 250-2, 262-3, 276-29, 281-7, 287-4, 292-7, 297-19, 311-9, 342-14, 342-29 and 352-35.
[3]
Editor’s Note: Pursuant to the provisions of this ordinance, the following penalty sections were amended to provide that violators will be punished, upon conviction, by a fine not to exceed $2,000 or imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days, or both: §§ 32-36, 106-10, 109-13, 116-13, 119-10, 123-16, 135-6, 143-9, 143-19, 157-23, 158-11A, 165-5, 168-7, 184-9, 188-7, 197-7, 212-14, 219-3, 234-33, 238-3, 238-14, 243-23, 250-2, 262-3, 276-32, 281-7, 287-10, 292-7, 297-19, 342-14, 342-29 and 352-35.
[Adopted 1-18-1994]

§ 1-15 Adoption of renumbering.

Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:49-4, the ordinances of the Township of North Brunswick of a general and permanent nature adopted by the Township Committee (now Mayor and Council) of the Township of North Brunswick on September 6, 1977, as revised, codified and consolidated into chapters and sections by General Code Publishers Corp., and as renumbered to consist of Chapters 1 through 356, together with an Appendix, are hereby approved, adopted, ordained and enacted as the "Code of the Township of North Brunswick," hereinafter known and referred to as the "Code."