[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Saddle Brook: Art. I, 3-26-1987 as Ord. No. 945. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 3-26-1987 as Ord. No. 945]
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:49-4, the ordinances of the Township of Saddle Brook of a general and permanent nature adopted by the Township Council; its predecessor body, the Township Committee; and the previously existing Board of Health of the Township of Saddle Brook, as revised, codified and consolidated into chapters and sections by General Code Publishers Corp. and consisting of Chapters 1 through 206, are hereby approved, adopted, ordained and enacted as the Code of the Township of Saddle Brook, 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.
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 Township 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 Township of Saddle Brook by impressing therein the seal of the township as provided by law, and such certified copy shall remain on file in the office of the Clerk of the township to be made available to persons desiring to examine the same during all times while the said Code is in effect.
The Clerk of the Township of Saddle Brook, 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 township. 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 the 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.
Any and all additions, amendments or supplements to the Code, when passed and adopted in such form as to indicate the intent of the Township Council to make them a part thereof, shall be deemed to be incorporated into such Code, so that reference to the Code of the Township of Saddle Brook 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 the said Code, as amendments and supplements thereto.
All ordinances of a general and permanent nature adopted subsequent to the date given in § 1-14A and prior to the effective date of this ordinance given in § 1-3 are hereby deemed to be a part of the Code and shall, upon being printed, be included therein. Attested copies of all such legislation shall be temporarily placed in the Code until printed supplements are included.
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 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 Township Council, which may also 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 Township of Saddle Brook to be misrepresented thereby. Anyone violating this section or part of this ordinance shall be subject, upon conviction, to a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.) or imprisonment for not more than ninety (90) days, or both, in the discretion of the Judge imposing the same.
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.
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.
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 § 1-13 of this ordinance shall not affect the following ordinances, rights and obligations, which are hereby expressly saved from repeal:
Any ordinance adopted subsequent to October 9, 1986.
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 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.
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 township's indebtedness.
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.
All currently effective ordinances pertaining to the rate and manner of payment of salaries and compensation of officers and employees, including members of the Police Department, of the Township of Saddle Brook.
All currently effective ordinances pertaining to parking and the regulation of traffic in the Township of Saddle Brook.
Ordinance No. 324, adopted October 14, 1949, to establish a Planning Board, together with any amendments thereto.
Ordinance No. 397, adopted June 28, 1954, to regulate the subdivision of land in the township, together with any amendments thereto.
Ordinance No. 910, adopted August 8, 1985, regulating the use of sewers and the disposal of wastewater and providing penalties for the violation thereof of the Township of Saddle Brook.
Ordinance No. 915, adopted September 26, 1985, providing for enforcement for the Uniform Fire Safety Code.
Ordinance No. 933, adopted September 25, 1986, providing for regulating and licenses for tow trucks and wreckers.
Ordinance No. 934, adopted October 23, 1986, amending Ordinance No. 915.
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 (1) or more of said ordinances. It is the intention of the Township 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.
Throughout the Code, the term "Township Committee" has been changed to "Township Council," "Council" or similar designation in accordance with the current form of township government, and the designation "Township of Saddle River" has been changed to "Township of Saddle Brook" to reflect the current name of the township.
Editor's Note: Pursuant to § 1-15B(2), the following sections of the Code were amended or added: §§ 5-8, 5-9, 5-14, 5-18, 5-22, 5-31, 5-35, 5-56, 11-2, 11-4, 33-1C, 33-4, 33-5, 33-13, 36-2, 36-3, 36-4, 36-5I, 36-6, 52-4, 52-16, 52-17, 55-3, 55-8A, 58-3, 58-4A and B, 58-13, 58-15, 58-16, 58-17A, B and D, 58-29, 58-31, 62-6, 67-2, 67-3, 67-4, 67-6, 70-70(2), (3) and (4), 73-3A(1), 73-5A, 104-1, 111-5A, 114-19, 117-4, 120-1, 120-5, 120-12, 139-1, 143-8F, 171-2B, 174-4, 174-6, 189-20, 192-2, 192-4 and 200-3. The following original sections were deleted: third unnumbered paragraph of Section 100 of Ord. No. 626, Section 22 of Ord. No. 373 and Section 2 of Ord. No. 192. The following chapters and Articles were readopted, as amended: Ch. 97, Art. I and Chs. 136, 152, 157, 161 and 165.