[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Borough of Wood-Ridge as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 11-10-2016 by Ord. No. BOH-2016-2]
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:49-4, the Board of Health ordinances of the Borough of Wood-Ridge of a general and permanent nature adopted by the Board of Health of the Borough of Wood-Ridge, as revised, codified and consolidated into chapters and sections by General Code, and consisting of Chapters 535 through 595, are hereby approved, adopted, ordained and enacted as "Part III of the Code of the Borough of Wood-Ridge," hereinafter known and referred to as the "Code."
This article and the Code shall supersede all other general and permanent Board of Health ordinances enacted prior to the enactment of this Code, except such Board of Health ordinances as are hereinafter expressly saved from repeal or continued in force.
This article shall take effect immediately upon passage and publication according to law.
A copy of the Code in loose-leaf form has been filed in the office of the Borough Clerk and/or the Board of Health Secretary and shall remain there for use and examination by the public until final action is taken on this article; and, if this article shall be adopted, such copy shall be certified to by the Secretary of the Board of Health of the Borough of Wood-Ridge, as provided by law, and such certified copy shall remain on file in the office of the Board of Health Secretary and/or Clerk of the Borough, 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 Part III of 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 Part III of such Code so that reference to the "Code of the Borough of Wood-Ridge" 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 Secretary of the Board of Health or the Clerk of the Borough of Wood-Ridge, 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 Secretary or 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 Secretary of the Board of Health or the Clerk of the Borough of Wood-Ridge, or someone authorized and directed by the Secretary or 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.
Copies of the Code, or any chapter or portion of it, may be purchased from the Clerk of the Borough of Wood-Ridge, 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.
It shall be unlawful for anyone to improperly change or amend, by additions or deletions, any part or portion of Part III 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 of the Borough of Wood-Ridge to be misrepresented thereby. Anyone violating this section or any part of this article shall be subject, upon conviction, to a fine of not less than $5 nor more than $500.
Each section of Part III 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 article 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.
Except as provided in § 535-13, ordinances saved from repeal, below, all Board of Health ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent with the provisions contained in Part III of the Code adopted by this article are hereby repealed; provided, however, that such repeal shall only be to the extent of such inconsistency, and any valid legislation of the Board of Health of the Borough of Wood-Ridge which is not in conflict with the provisions of the Code shall be deemed to remain in full force and effect.
Repeal of specific ordinances. The Board of Health of the Borough of Wood-Ridge has determined that the following ordinances are no longer in effect and hereby specifically repeals the following legislation:
Former Chapter 272, Vending Machines, Article I, Adoption of Standards, of the 1986 Code.
The adoption of Part III of this Code and the repeal of ordinances provided for in § 535-12 of this article shall not affect the following ordinances, rights and obligations, which are hereby expressly saved from repeal:
Any Board of Health ordinance adopted subsequent to February 14, 2013.
Any right or liability established, accrued or incurred under any legislative provision prior to the effective date of this article 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 article in violation of any legislative provision of the Board of Health 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 article, brought pursuant to any legislative provision of the Board of Health.
Any franchise, license, right, easement or privilege heretofore granted or conferred by the Board of Health.
In compiling and preparing the Board of Health 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 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 changes, amendments or revisions as set forth in Board of Health Schedule A attached hereto and made a part hereof are made herewith, to become effective upon the effective date of this article. (Chapter and section number references are to the Board of Health ordinances as they have been renumbered and appear in the Code.)