[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Township of Washington: Art. I, 12-13-1978. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:49-4, the ordinances of the Board of Health of the Township of Washington of a general and permanent nature, as revised, codified and consolidated into chapters and sections by General Code Publishers Corp., and consisting of Chapters 126 through 140, are hereby approved, adopted, ordained and enacted as the "Code of the Township of Washington, Part III," which, together with the ordinances of the Township Committee adopted as the "Code of the Township of Washington, Parts I and II," and an Appendix, shall hereafter be known and referred to as the "Code."
This ordinance and the Code shall supersede all other general and permanent ordinances of the Board of Health enacted prior to the enactment of this Code, except such ordinances as are expressly saved from repeal or continued in force and effect hereinafter.
All provisions of this ordinance and the Code shall be in full force and effect on and after December 13, 1978.
A copy of the Code in loose-leaf form has been filed in the office of the Secretary of the Board of Health and shall remain there for use and examination by the public until final action is taken on this ordinance; and, upon adoption of this ordinance, such copy shall be certified to as provided by law, and such certified copy shall remain on file in the office of the Secretary of the Board of Health to be made available to persons desiring to examine the same during all times while the said Code is in effect.
The Secretary of the Board of Health, 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 Secretary 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.
Any and all additions, amendments or supplements to the Code, when passed and adopted in such form as to indicate the intent of the Board of Health 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 Washington" 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.
All ordinances of a general and permanent nature adopted subsequent to the date given in § 126-12A and prior to the effective date of this ordinance given in § 126-3 are hereby deemed to be a part of the Code and shall, upon being printed, be included therein. Attested copies of all such legislation shall be temporarily placed in the Code until printed supplements are included.
It shall be the duty of the Secretary, or someone authorized and directed by him or her, to keep up-to-date the certified copy of the book containing the Code required to be filed in his office for use by 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.
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 Board of Health to be misrepresented thereby. Anyone violating this section or any part of this ordinance shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine of not less than $5 nor more than $500.
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.
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.
All ordinances or parts of ordinances of a general and permanent nature, adopted by the Board of Health 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.
The adoption of this Code and the repeal of ordinances provided for in § 126-11 of this ordinance shall not affect the following ordinances, rights and obligations, which are hereby expressly saved from repeal.
Any ordinance of the Board of Health adopted subsequent to July 9, 1973.
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.
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.
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.
Any provisions of an ordinance or resolution of the Board of Health creating employment, positions or offices and fixing duties therefor which are not provided in the Code hereby adopted and which are not in conflict or inconsistent therewith.
In compiling and preparing the ordinances of the Board of Health 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 Board of Health 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.
In addition, the following changes, in the form of deletions, revisions or additions to the original ordinances, are made herewith, to become effective upon the effective date of this ordinance. (Section number references are to the sections of the ordinances as they have been renumbered and appear in the Code.)
Editor's Note: Pursuant to § 126-13B, the following sections were added, amended or deleted. A complete description of each change is on file in the office of the Secretary of the Board of Health.
(3) Sections deleted: Ch. 131, original sections 1, 2 and 3 of an ordinance adopted 5-9-1962.
(4) Sections added: § 131-1.