[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Old Tappan 5-26-1975 as Sec. 2-5 of the 1975 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Borough ordinances shall be prepared by the Borough Attorney and submitted in writing at a meeting of the Council and passed at a subsequent meeting. No ordinance shall be finally passed except by the vote of a majority of the members of the Council present at the meeting, provided that at least three affirmative votes are required for such purpose, the Mayor to have no vote except in the case of a tie.
No ordinance shall be considered for final adoption until it has been advertised as required by law. The Clerk shall be responsible for arranging for the advertising of proposed ordinances.
Within five days after its passage, Sundays excepted, every ordinance passed by the Council shall be presented to the Mayor by the Clerk, whose report shall be conclusive evidence that the ordinance has been so presented.
If the Mayor approves an ordinance, he shall sign it within five days after he receives it, Sundays excepted, and file it with the Clerk. If the Mayor does not approve an ordinance, he shall return it within five days after he receives it, Sundays excepted, with his objections in writing, to the Clerk. At its next meeting, the Council shall cause the objections to be entered at length on its minutes and proceed to reconsider the ordinance. If an ordinance contains more than one distinct section, clause or item, the Mayor may approve one or more and veto the rest.
If 2/3 of all the Councilmen, at the next meeting as aforesaid or at any subsequent meeting to which they postpone such reconsideration, vote to pass the ordinance or the vetoed part over the veto of the Mayor, the ordinance shall take effect.