Borough of Mount Ephraim, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Mount Ephraim as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 9-7-2017 by Ord. No. 10-17]
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:49-4, the ordinances of the Borough of Mount Ephraim of a general and permanent nature adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Mount Ephraim, as revised, codified and consolidated into chapters and sections by General Code, and consisting of Chapters 1 through Chapter 525, together with an Appendix, are hereby approved, adopted, ordained and enacted as the "Code of the Borough of Mount Ephraim," 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 including provisions of the 1973 Code, except such ordinances as are hereinafter expressly saved from repeal or continued in force.
This ordinance 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 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 Mount Ephraim 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.
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 Mount Ephraim" 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 Borough of Mount Ephraim, 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.
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.
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.
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 Mount Ephraim 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.
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.
A. 
Except as may be otherwise set forth herein, all ordinances or parts of ordinances of a general and permanent nature adopted by the Borough of Mount Ephraim in force on the date of the adoption of this Code and not contained herein, except for previously adopted salary and bond ordinances, are hereby repealed as of the effective date hereof.
B. 
Repeal of specific ordinances. The Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Mount Ephraim has determined that the following ordinances are no longer in effect and hereby specifically repeals the following legislation:
(1) 
Ordinance No. 762-06, Water amendment, adopted June 27, 2006.
(2) 
Former Chapter 9, Environmental Commission, of the 1973 Code.
(3) 
Former Chapter 9A, Ethics, Board of, of the 1973 Code.
(4) 
Former Chapter 34, Bicycles, of the 1973 Code.
(5) 
Former Ch. 36, Contractors and Sign Erectors, of the 1973 Code.
(6) 
Former Chapter 37, Building Construction, of the 1973 Code.
(7) 
Former Chapter 39, Sex Offender Residency Restriction, of the 1973 Code.
(8) 
Former Chapter 46, Drug Paraphernalia, of the 1973 Code.
(9) 
Former Chapter 51A, Fireworks, of the 1973 Code.
(10) 
Former Chapter 53, Food and Beverage Machines: Licensing, of the 1973 Code.
(11) 
Former Chapter 54, Food Establishments: Licensing, of the 1973 Code.
(12) 
Former Chapter 56, Gas-Heating Equipment, of the 1973 Code.
(13) 
Former Chapter 65, Article II, Litter Control, of the 1973 Code.
(14) 
Former Chapter 67, Massage Businesses, of the 1973 Code.
(15) 
Former Chapter 69, Motor Vehicle Sales Lots, of the 1973 Code.
(16) 
Former Chapter 70, Noise, of the 1973 Code.
(17) 
Former Chapter 71, Oil-Burning Equipment, of the 1973 Code.
(18) 
Former Chapter 72, Parental Responsibility, of the 1973 Code.
(19) 
Former Chapter 74, Plumbing, of the 1973 Code.
(20) 
Former Chapter 87, Swimming Pools, of the 1973 Code.
(21) 
Former Chapter 88, Tattooing and Body Piercing, of the 1973 Code.
(22) 
Former Chapter 97, Water, of the 1973 Code.
(23) 
Former Chapter 103, Food and Beverage Machines; Operation, of the 1973 Code.
(24) 
Former Chapter 104, Food Establishments, Retail, of the 1973 Code.
(25) 
Former Chapter 108, Nuisances, Public Health, of the 1973 Code.
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 November 3, 2016.
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 therefrom.
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 and/or the Tax Map.
M. 
Any ordinance relating to or establishing a pension plan or pension fund for municipal employees.
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 Board of Commissioners 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.
(1) 
The following nomenclature changes are made throughout the Code:
(a) 
All references to "Planning Board," "Zoning Board," "Planning/Zoning Board," and "Board of Adjustment" are changed to "Joint Land Use Board."
(b) 
All references to the "New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Energy" are changed to the "New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection."
(2) 
In Chapter 222, all references to "Sanitary Inspector" are changed to "Code Enforcement Officer or Rental Inspector."
(3) 
In Chapter 402, Article I, the term "camp car" is changed to "recreational vehicle."
C. 
In addition, the changes, amendments or revisions as set forth in Schedule A[1] 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]
Editor's Note: In accordance with § 1-14C, the chapters, articles and sections which were added, amended, adopted or repealed 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, repealed) 9-7-2017 by Ord. No. 10-17." Schedule A, which contains a complete description of all changes, is on file in the Borough offices.
D. 
Except where specifically provided otherwise in the Code, all sections of the prior code and/or ordinances establishing fees are hereby relocated to and consolidated together within a new Chapter 165, entitled "Fees."
E. 
Except where specifically provided otherwise in the Code, all sections of the prior code and/or ordinances establishing violations and/or penalties are hereby relocated to and consolidated together within a new Chapter 305, entitled "Penalties."
[Adopted 6-15-1976 by Ord. No. 361 (Ch. 26 of the 1973 Borough Code); amended in its entirety 9-7-2017 by Ord. No. 10-17]
The Borough of Mount Ephraim, New Jersey, a body politic and a lawful municipality of the State of New Jersey, having been incorporated in the year 1926 and having previously adopted the seal of the Borough of Mount Ephraim, shall hereafter maintain the common seal in the form and style on file in the Borough Clerk's office.