Township of Bernards, NJ
Somerset County
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§ 21-8.1 Purpose.

[Ord. #585, § 401A]
In their interpretation and application, the provisions of this article shall be held to be minimum requirements adopted for the promotion of the public health, safety, morals and general welfare, consistent with the purposes set forth at N.J.S.A. 40:55D-2. Any deviation proposed from the requirements of this article shall require a variance pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70c or d or N.J.S.A. 40:55D-60a.

§ 21-8.2 Scope; Construction.

[Ord. #585, § 401B]
It is not intended by this article to repeal, abrogate, annul or in any way to impair or interfere with existing provisions of other ordinances except those specifically repealed by this article; or with private restrictions placed upon property by deed, covenant or other agreements. However, where this article imposes a greater restriction upon land, buildings or structures than is imposed by existing provisions of ordinance, contract or deed, the provisions of this article shall control. Where the provisions of this article are to become repugnant to state or federal law and cannot be reconciled therewith, the provisions of such law shall govern.
The provisions of this article, including, but not by way of limitation, the provisions thereof relating to nonconforming uses and nonconforming structures shall, in conjunction with the provisions of Article V, be construed as the continuation of the substantive provisions of the Zoning Ordinance of the Township adopted on December 28, 1954, also known as Ordinance No. 41, and the amendments and supplements thereto in effect at the time of adoption of this chapter, rather than as new enactments.