Borough of Wallington, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Wallington as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 12-18-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-15]

§ 1-1 Adoption of Code.

Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:49-4, the ordinances of the Borough of Wallington of a general and permanent nature adopted by the Mayor and Borough Council of the Borough of Wallington, as revised, codified and consolidated into chapters and sections by General Code, and consisting of Chapters 1 through 400, together with an Appendix, are hereby approved, adopted, ordained and enacted as Parts I and II of the Code of the Borough of Wallington, 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, including the 1992 Code, except such ordinances as are hereinafter expressly saved from repeal or continued in force.

§ 1-3 When effective.

This ordinance shall take effect immediately upon passage and publication according to law.

§ 1-4 Copy of Code on file.

A copy of the Code in loose-leaf form has been filed in the office of the Borough 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 Borough of Wallington by impressing thereon the Seal of the Borough, as provided by law, and such certified copy shall remain on file in the office of the Clerk of the Borough, to be made available to persons desiring to examine the same during all times while 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 Borough of Wallington" 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 said Code as amendments and supplements thereto.

§ 1-6 Publication; filing.

The Clerk of the Borough of Wallington, pursuant to law, shall cause this Adopting Ordinance to be published, in the manner required, in a newspaper of general circulation in the Borough. 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 the Clerk to keep up-to-date the certified copy of the book containing the Code required to be filed in his or her 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 the Code, or any chapter or portion of it, may be purchased from the Clerk, or an authorized agent of the Clerk, upon the payment of a fee authorized by the Borough. The Clerk shall also arrange for procedures for the periodic supplementation of the Code.

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

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 Borough of Wallington to be misrepresented thereby. Anyone violating this section or any part of this ordinance shall be subject, upon conviction, to one or more of the following: a fine of not more than $2,000, imprisonment for not more than 90 days or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, 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 sections or parts thereof.

§ 1-12 Inconsistent ordinances repealed.

A. 
Repeal of inconsistent ordinances. Except as provided in § 1-13, Ordinances saved from repeal, below, all ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent with the provisions contained in the Code adopted by this ordinance are hereby repealed; provided, however, that such repeal shall only be to the extent of such inconsistency, and any valid legislation of the Borough of Wallington which is not in conflict with the provisions of the Code shall be deemed to remain in full force and effect.
B. 
Repeal of specific ordinances. The Mayor and Borough Council of the Borough of Wallington has determined that the following ordinances are no longer in effect and hereby specifically repeals the following legislation:
(1) 
Ordinance No. 83-2, Use of Borough Garbage and Dump Trucks, former Chapter 7, Article I, of the 1992 Code.
(2) 
Former Chapter 11, Buildings and Grounds, Department of, of the 1992 Code.
(3) 
Former Chapter 45, Health and Environment, Department of, of the 1992 Code.
(4) 
Former Chapter 63, Local Assistance Board, of the 1992 Code.
(5) 
Former Chapter 81, Article II, Clothing Allowance for Police, of the 1992 Code.
(6) 
Former Chapter 85, Public Safety, Department of, of the 1992 Code.
(7) 
Former Chapter 115, Welfare and Aging, Department of, of the 1992 Code.
(8) 
Former Chapter 133, Article I, Mechanical Amusement Device, of the 1992 Code.
(9) 
Former Chapter 209, Housing, Article I, Low-Income Housing for Senior Citizens, of the 1992 Code.
(10) 
Former Chapter 235, Article I, General Rules and Regulations for Parks and Recreational Areas, of the 1992 Code.
(11) 
Former Chapter 265, Sex Offenders, Article I, Registration; Ordinance No. 2005-17, Sex Offender Residency Requirements, of the 1992 Code.
(12) 
Former Chapter 277, Solid Waste, Article II, Source Separation for Recycling, of the 1992 Code.

§ 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 10-14-2013.
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 therefor.
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 of grade, changing of 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, agreement or obligation.
I. 
The levy or imposition of taxes, assessments or charges or the approval of the municipal budget.
J. 
The dedication of property or approval of preliminary or final subdivision plats.
K. 
All currently effective ordinances pertaining to the rate and manner of payment of salaries and compensation of officers and employees.
L. 
Any ordinance adopting or amending the Zoning Map.
M. 
Any ordinance relating to or establishing a pension plan or pension fund for municipal employees.
N. 
Ordinance No. 2004-10, adopted September 30, 2004, which contains fines for violations returnable in Municipal Court.

§ 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 Mayor and Borough Council 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. 
Nomenclature. The following terms have been updated throughout the Code as follows: "Municipal Coordinator" to "Administrator"; "Department of Health" (or "Department of Health and Environment") to "Board of Health"; "Code Enforcement Official" to "Code Enforcement Officer"; and "Soil Conservation Service (SCS)" of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to "Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)."
C. 
General penalty. The following penalty sections have been added or amended to reference the general penalty in Chapter 1, Article II, of the Code: §§ 150-3, 157-13, 157-16, 157-19 and 157-23A, 160-6 and 160-16A, 164-13, 178-8B, 189-5 and 189-11, 209-6A; 212-12, 215-2, 224-5A, 227-14, 234-4A, 236-6, 238-2, 238-5 and 238-14, 241-5, 245-6, 250-12A and 250-17, 256-11, 264-2, 268-7 and 268-10, 272-12 and 272-22, 276-20, 279-3, 283-12, 286-7B, 289-5, 292-7, 296-8 and 296-15, 310-16, 313-6, 313-15, 313-21, 313-26, 313-31, 313-37 and 313-46, 317-5, 317-11, 317-17 and 317-23, 320-11A, 325-5, 325-8A and 325-23, 330-79, 336-18, 340-44A, 344-3A, 349-7, 355-22 and 365-94.
D. 
In addition, the changes, amendments or revisions as set forth in Schedule A attached hereto and made a part hereof 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: In accordance with § 1-14C, the chapters, parts and sections that were added, amended, adopted or deleted by this ordinance are indicated throughout the Code by a footnote referring to Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article I. During routine supplementation, footnotes indicating amendments, additions or deletions will be replaced with the following history: [Amended (added, deleted) 12-18-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-15]. Schedule A, which contains a complete description of all changes, is on file in the Borough offices.
[Adopted 12-18-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-15]

§ 1-15 Violations and penalties.

If a chapter or article of the Code does not contain a penalty, then the following penalty provisions shall apply:
A. 
Maximum penalty. For violation of any provisions of this chapter, any other chapter of this Code or any other ordinance of the Township, the maximum penalty, upon conviction, shall be one or more of the following: imprisonment in the county jail or in any place provided by the municipality for the detention of prisoners for any term not exceeding 90 days; or by a fine not exceeding $2,000; or by a period of community service not exceeding 90 days.
B. 
A minimum penalty not exceeding $100 shall apply for any and all violations of any section of the Code of the Borough of Wallington.
C. 
The court shall have the power to impose any fine, term of imprisonment, or period of community service not less than the minimum and not exceeding the maximum set forth in this section upon any person convicted of violating any section of the within Code or ordinances of the Borough of Wallington.
D. 
Any person convicted of violating an ordinance and/or a section of this Code within one year of the date of a previous violation of the same ordinance and/or a section of this Code, and who was fined for the previous violation, shall be sentenced by the court to an additional fine as a repeat offender. The additional fine imposed by the court upon a person for a repeated offense shall not be less than the minimum or exceed the maximum fine established in this section but shall be calculated separately from the fine imposed for the violation of the ordinance and/or section of this Code.
E. 
The Borough of Wallington may waive the additional fine by ordinance or resolution for a repeated violation of any ordinance and/or section of the Code. Any person convicted of the violation of any ordinance and/or section of the Code, in the discretion of the court and in default of the payment of any fine imposed therefor, shall be imprisoned in the county jail or place of detention provided by the municipality for any term not exceeding 90 days, or be required to perform community service for a period not exceeding 90 days.