[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Port Republic as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 3-12-1985 by Ord. No. 47-1985 (Ch. 1, Art. I, of the 1982 Code)]
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:49-4, the ordinances of the City of Port Republic, of a general and permanent nature, adopted by the City Council of the City of Port Republic, as revised, codified and consolidated into chapters and sections by General Code Publishers Corp. and consisting of Chapters 1 to 79, inclusive, together with an Appendix, are hereby approved, adopted, ordained and enacted as the "Code of the City of Port Republic," hereinafter known and referred to as the "Code."
This ordinance and the Code shall supersede all other general and permanent ordinances enacted prior to the enactment of this Code, except such ordinances as are hereinafter expressly saved from repeal or continued in force.
All provisions of this ordinance and the Code shall be in full force and effect on and after January 1, 1985.
A copy of the Code in loose-leaf form has been filed in the office of the City 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 City of Port Republic by impressing thereon the seal of the City, as provided by law, and such certified copy shall remain on file in the office of the Clerk, to be made available to persons desiring to examine the same during all times while said Code is in effect.
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 City of Port Republic" 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.
The Clerk of the City of Port Republic, 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 City. 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.
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 the Clerk's 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.
Copies of the Code book containing the Code may be purchased from the Clerk upon the payment of a fee to be set by resolution of the City Council, who may arrange, by resolution, for procedures for the periodic supplementation thereof.
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 City of Port Republic to be misrepresented thereby. Anyone violating this section of this ordinance shall be subject, upon conviction, to a fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or both, in the discretion of the Judge imposing the same.
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.
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 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 § 1-12 of this ordinance shall not affect the following ordinances, rights and obligations, which are hereby expressly saved from repeal:
Any ordinance adopted subsequent to March 9, 1982.
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 franchise, license, right, easement or privilege heretofore granted or conferred.
Any ordinance providing for the laying out, opening, altering, widening, relocating, straightening, establishing grade, changing name, improvement, acceptance or vacation of any right-of-way, easement, street, road, highway, park or other public place, or any portion thereof.
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 City's indebtedness, and any ordinance confirming interlocal services agreements.
Ordinances authorizing the purchase, sale, lease or transfer of property, or any lawful contract or obligation.
The levy or imposition of taxes, assessments or charges.
The dedication of property or approval of preliminary or final subdivision plats.
Ordinances establishing the amount and manner of payment of salaries or compensation of officers and employees, establishing workdays and working hours of certain employees and providing for holidays and vacations for employees and keeping of employment records.
Any ordinance pertaining to the keeping of pigs, especially an ordinance dated 5-24-1954.
Any ordinance pertaining to the Public Health Nuisance Code, especially an ordinance dated 12-8-1958.
Any ordinance pertaining to rubbish, trash, dumps and dumping, especially an ordinance adopted 11-14-1962 pertaining to rubbish and trash and an ordinance adopted 12-27-1968 pertaining to dumps and dumping.
Any ordinance pertaining to the appointment of a Tax Assessor, especially an ordinance dated 10-13-1981.
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 City 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.
In addition, the following changes, amendments or revisions 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.)
[Adopted 12-13-2011 by Ord. No. 06-2011]
The ordinances of the City of Port Republic of a general and permanent nature adopted by the City Council of the City of Port Republic, as revised, codified and consolidated into chapters and sections by General Code, as set forth in the Derivation Table included at the end of the Code, and as renumbered to consist of Chapters 1 through 271, together with an Appendix, are hereby approved, adopted, ordained and enacted as the "Code of the City of Port Republic," hereafter known and referred to as the "Code."
In compiling and preparing the legislation and 1982 Code for publication as the 2011 Code of the City of Port Republic, no changes in the meaning or intent of such legislation have been made. Certain grammatical changes and other minor nonsubstantive changes were made in one or more of said pieces of legislation. Chapters, articles and sections have been renumbered pursuant to the Derivation Table included at the end of the Code, including all internal references and cross-references. It is the intention of the City Council that all such changes be adopted as part of the Code as if the legislation had been previously formally amended to read as such.
The provisions of this Code, insofar as they are substantively the same as those of ordinances and other legislation in force immediately prior to the enactment of this Code by this ordinance, are intended as a continuation of such ordinances and other legislation and not as new enactments, and the effectiveness of such provisions shall date from the date of adoption of the prior ordinance or other legislation. All such provisions are hereby continued in full force and effect and are hereby reaffirmed as to their adoption by the City Council of the City of Port Republic, and it is the intention of said City Council that each such provision contained within the Code is hereby reaffirmed as it appears in said Code.
For purposes of transition from the 1982 Code to this Code, any reference to a chapter or section number from the 1982 Code on or in any form, license, permit, ticket or other City document shall be deemed to refer to the corresponding chapter or section in this Code until such form, license, permit, ticket or other City document is revised or reprinted to refer to the numbering in this Code.
The adoption of the renumbered Code of the City of Port Republic shall not be construed as a repeal of any ordinance pertaining to the establishment of fees and escrows, especially Ordinance No. 08-2005, adopted 10-11-2005. All regulations pertaining to fees and escrows are specifically saved from repeal.
This ordinance shall take effect immediately upon passage and publication according to law.