STATE LAW REFERENCES
Townships generally — See N.J.S.A. 40:79-1 et seq.
This Code shall be known as the "Code of the Township of Teaneck, New Jersey, 1964," and may be so cited.
In the construction of this Code and of all other ordinances, the following rules shall be observed, unless such construction would be inconsistent with the manifest intent of the Township Council:
- Whenever in this Code any committee is mentioned by name or title, such committee shall be understood to be the committee of the Township Council designated by such name or title, unless otherwise indicated.
- COMPUTATION OF TIME
- In computing any period of time, the day of the act or event after which the designated period begins to run shall not be included. The last day of the period so computed shall be included, unless it is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, in which event the period shall run until the end of the next day which is neither a Saturday, Sunday nor a holiday. When a period of time prescribed or allowed is less than seven days, intermediate Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays shall be excluded in the computation.
- COUNCIL'S ADVISORY BOARD
- A body established by ordinance consisting of a group of
individuals who have been appointed by the Township Council to advise
the Township Council on a broad content area for which the Township
Council desires periodic, ongoing advice.[Added by Ord. No. 15-2020, 8-11-2020]
- COUNCIL, TOWNSHIP COUNCIL
- Whenever the words "Council" or "Township Council" are used, they shall be construed to mean the Township Council of the Township of Teaneck.
- A word importing the masculine gender shall extend and be applied to females and to firms, partnerships and corporations, as well as to males.
- The word "may" is permissive.
- The word "month" shall mean a calendar month.
- A word importing the singular number only may extend and be applied to several persons and things, as well as to one person and thing.
- The word "owner," applied to a building or land, shall include any part owner, any corporation, joint owner, tenant in common, tenant in partnership, joint tenant or tenant by the entirety, of the whole or of a part of such building or land.
- The word "person" shall extend and be applied to associations, firms, partnerships and bodies politic and corporate, as well as to individuals.
- PRECEDING, FOLLOWING
- The words "preceding" and "following" mean next before and next after, respectively.
- REGISTERED MAIL
- The words "registered mail" include "certified mail."
- The word "shall" is mandatory.
- The word "state" shall mean "the State of New Jersey."
- Whenever the word "street" is mentioned, it shall be construed to include a public highway, road, avenue, court, lane or alley; and it shall also be construed to include a sidewalk or footpath, unless the contrary is expressed or unless such construction would be inconsistent with the manifest intent of the Township Council.
- TASK FORCE
- A body established by resolution consisting of a group of
individuals selected by the Township Council to review and make recommendations
to the Township Council on a specific topic or matter of a limited
and temporary nature and is disbanded following the making of such
recommendations, unless otherwise extending by resolution.[Added by Ord. No. 15-2020, 8-11-2020]
- The word "Township" shall be construed as if the words "of Teaneck" followed it.
- TOWNSHIP CLERK, CHIEF OF POLICE or OTHER OFFICERS
- The words "Township Clerk," "chief of police" or such other named Township officer shall be construed to mean the Township Clerk, chief of police or such other Township officer or department, respectively, of the Township of Teaneck, New Jersey.
- WRITING or IN WRITING
- Shall be construed to include any representation of words,
letters or figures, whether by printing or otherwise.[R.O. 1951, Ch. 1, § 2; Ord. No. 1280, § 1.]
[R.O. 1951, Ch. 1, § 6.]
The provisions appearing in this Code, so far as they are in substance the same as those ordinances existing at the time of the effective date of this Code, shall be considered as continuations thereof and not as new enactments.
[R.O. 1951, Ch. 1, § 3.]
The catchlines of the several sections of this Code, printed in boldface type, are intended as mere catchwords to indicate the contents of the sections, and shall not be deemed or taken to be titles of such sections, nor as any part of such sections, nor, unless expressly so provided, shall they be so deemed when any of such sections, including the catchlines, are amended or re-enacted.
[R.O. 1951, Ch. 1, § 4.]
Each section of this Code is hereby declared to be a separate section, and the determination of any section or part thereof to be void shall not affect the validity of any other section or part thereof.
[R.O. 1951, Ch. 1, § 5; Ord. No. 1357, § 1.]
Except as hereinafter provided, whenever in this Code or in any other ordinance of the Township or in any rule, regulation or order promulgated pursuant to such Code or other ordinance of the Township any act is prohibited or is made or declared to be unlawful or an offense or a misdemeanor, or whenever in such Code or in such other Township ordinance, rule, regulation or order the doing of any act is required or the failure to do any act is declared to be unlawful or an offense or a misdemeanor, where no specific penalty is provided therefor, the violation of any such provision of this Code or of any other ordinance of the Township or of any rule, regulation or order promulgated pursuant to such Code or other Township ordinance shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $500, or by imprisonment for a period of not exceeding 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
Whenever any provision of the New Jersey Revised Statutes limits the authority of the Township to punish the violation of any particular provision of this Code or other Township ordinance or rule, regulation or order promulgated pursuant thereto to a fine of less amount than that provided in this section or imprisonment for a shorter term than that provided in this section, then the violation of such particular provision of this Code or other Township ordinance, rule, regulation or order shall be punished by the imposition of not more than the maximum fine or imprisonment so authorized or by both such fine or imprisonment.
Each day any violation of this Code or any other Township ordinance or rule, regulation or order promulgated pursuant thereto shall continue shall constitute a separate offense, unless otherwise provided.
Whenever any such fine is imposed upon any corporation, such fine and costs and charges incident thereto may be collected in an action of debt or in such other manner as may be provided by law.
For state law establishing the maximum penalties which municipalities may prescribe for violations of ordinances, see N.J.S.A. § 40:49-5. As to penalties for violation of regulations relative to dogs, see § 6-30 of this Code. As to penalties for violation of regulations pertaining to milk and dairy products, see § 24-17. As to penalties for violation of traffic regulations, see § 36-6.
[Ord. No. 1545, § 1; Ord. No. 2006, 10-18-1983, § 1; Ord. No. 3929, 1-10-2006, § 1; Ord. No. 3940, 4-4-2006, § 1; Ord. No. 3969, 10-24-2006, § 1; Ord. No. 4056, 3-4-2008, § 1.; Ord. No. 4094, 9-23-2008, § 1.]
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-32 et seq., the Township of Teaneck does hereby establish as the Official Map of the Township of Teaneck a certain map entitled "Official Map, Township of Teaneck, Bergen County, New Jersey, August 15, 1983," prepared by Milton Robbins, P.E., L.S., P.P., of New Jersey, Township Engineer of the Township of Teaneck, Teaneck, New Jersey, and said map is hereby adopted as the Official Map of the Township of Teaneck. This map shall be in the place and stead of all prior Official Maps. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-32 et seq., the Township of Teaneck hereby modifies said map to include the designation of the Christian Cole House (1617 River Road, Block 1201, Lot 19), the Old Burial Ground (662 Pomander Walk, Block 212, Lot 2), the Louis Bourgeois House (114 Bogert Street, Block 4090, Lot 1), the John I. Post House (790 Old Newbridge Road, Block 1001, Lot 4), the George V. Demarest House (12 Degraw Avenue, Block 3216, Lot 11) and the Ende-Sutherland House (720 Roemer Avenue, Block 1103, Lot 3) as historic sites.