Township of Bernards, NJ
Somerset County
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This book shall be known and may be cited as the "Revised General Ordinances of the Township of Bernards 1984" and is herein referred to as the "revision".
[Ord. 8-20-68; New]
For the purpose of this revision and in the interpretation and application of all other ordinances heretofore or hereafter adopted, except as the context may otherwise require, the definitions contained in this section shall apply:
ADMINISTRATOR — Shall mean the administrator of the township duly appointed pursuant to law.
CLERK or TOWNSHIP CLERK — Shall mean the municipal clerk duly appointed pursuant to law.
DEPARTMENT — Shall mean an organizational unit of the township government established or designated by ordinance or this revision as a department, together with any agency or instrumentality of the township government assigned to such organizational unit by the township committee.
LICENSED — Shall mean licensed in accordance with the appropriate section or chapter of this revision.
MONTH — Shall mean a calendar month unless otherwise specifically provided.
OATH shall be construed to include an affirmation where an affirmation may be substituted for an oath. In such cases the words "swear" and "sworn" shall be construed to be equivalent to the words "affirm" and "affirmed."
OFFICER or OFFICIAL and the title of an officer or official shall be construed as if the words "of the Township of Bernards" followed it.
ORDINANCE — Shall mean any act of local legislation heretofore or hereafter adopted, and including this revision, so long as it shall have been adopted by the procedure required for the adoption of an ordinance and so long as it shall remain in force and effect pursuant to law.
OWNER — Shall mean any part owner, joint owner, tenant in common, tenant in partnership, joint tenant, or tenant by the entirety, of the whole or of a part of a building or land.
PERSON — Shall mean any corporation, firm, partnership, association, organization or other entity, as well as an individual.
PERSONAL PROPERTY — Shall mean goods and chattels, rights and credits, moneys and effects, evidences of debt, and all written instruments by which any right to, interest in, or lien or encumbrances upon, property or any debt or financial obligation as created, acknowledged, evidenced, transferred, discharged or defeated, in whole or in part, and every thing, except real property as herein defined, which may be the subject of ownership.
PRECEDING and FOLLOWING — Shall mean next before and next after, respectively.
PROPERTY — Shall mean real and personal property.
PUBLIC GROUNDS, PUBLIC SQUARES, PUBLIC PLACE or PUBLIC PLACES --- Shall severally be construed to mean any and every public ground, public square, public park or other public place within the township.
REAL PROPERTY — Shall include lands, tenements and hereditaments, all rights thereto and interests therein.
RESOLUTION — Shall mean and include any act or regulation of the township committee required to be reduced to writing, but which may be finally passed at the meeting at which it is introduced.
SIDEWALK — Shall mean any portion of a street between the curb line and the adjacent property line, intended for the use of pedestrians, excluding parkways.
STREET shall include a street, avenue, road, alley, lane, highway, boulevard, concourse, driveway, culvert, sidewalk and crosswalk, and every class of road, square, place or municipal parking field used by the general public.
TENANT or OCCUPANT — Applied to a building or land, shall include any person who occupies the whole or part of such building or land, whether alone or with others.
TOWNSHIP — Shall mean the Township of Bernards in the County of Somerset and State of New Jersey.
TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE or COMMITTEE — Shall mean the mayor and township committee, constituted and elected pursuant to law.
WEEK — Shall mean seven days.
YEAR — Shall mean a calendar year unless otherwise specifically provided.
[Ord. 8-20-68; New]
For the purpose of this revision and any other ordinances heretofore or hereafter adopted, except as the context may otherwise require:
The present tense includes the past and future tenses and the future, the present.
The masculine gender includes the feminine and neuter.
The feminine gender includes the masculine and neuter.
The singular number includes the plural and the plural, the singular.
"Shall" is mandatory and "may" is permissive.
The time within which an act is to be done shall be computed by excluding the first and including the last day, and if the last day be a Sunday or a legal holiday, that day shall be excluded.
"Writing" and "written" includes printing, typewriting and any other mode of communication using paper or similar material which is in general use, as well as legible handwriting.
"And" may be construed as meaning "or," and "or" as "and," if the sense requires and indicates such meaning.
Whenever a specific time is used in this revision, it shall mean the prevailing and established time in effect in the State of New Jersey during any day in any year.
Any citation of a statute, law or ordinance contained in this revision shall be deemed to refer to such statute, law or ordinance as amended, whether or not such designation is included in this citation.
[Ord. 8-20-68; New]
"Chapter" shall mean one of the major divisions of the revision, identified by a Roman numeral, and divided by subject matter.
"Section" shall mean a major subdivision of a chapter.
"Subsection" shall mean a subdivision of a section, identified by a decimal number.
"Paragraph" shall mean a subdivision under a subsection, identified by an alphabetical letter and/or Arabic number.
[Ord. 8-20-68]
If any chapter, section, subsection or paragraph of this revision shall be declared to be unconstitutional, invalid or inoperative, in whole or in part, by a court of competent jurisdiction, such chapter, section, subsection or paragraph shall, to the extent that it is not unconstitutional, invalid or inoperative, remain in full force and effect, and no such determination shall be deemed to invalidate the remaining chapters, sections, subsections or paragraphs of this revision.
[Ord. 8-20-68]
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 General Ordinances of the Township of Bernards, 1984" required to be filed in the office of the clerk for the use of the public. All changes in the revision and all ordinances adopted by the township committee subsequent to the adoption of the revision, which the township committee shall adopt specifically as a part of the revision, shall, when finally adopted, be included therein by reference until such change or new ordinances are printed as supplements to the General Ordinances, at which time such supplements shall be inserted therein. [New]