[Amended 10-23-2006 by Ord. No. 06-656]
For any and every violation of the provisions of this chapter, the owner, contractor or other person or persons interested as lessee, tenant or otherwise, in any building or premises where such violation has been committed or shall exist, and who refuses to abate said violation within five days after written notice has been served upon him or her by registered mail or by personal service, shall for each and every violation be subject to a fine of not more than $2,000 or 90 days' imprisonment, or both, at the discretion of the court or judicial officer before whom a conviction may be had; and each and every day that such violation continues after such notice shall be considered a separate and specific violation of this chapter.
All ordinances or parts of any ordinance inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter are hereby repealed. The adoption of this chapter, however, shall not abate or prevent the continuance of any proceedings instituted under the ordinance of which this chapter is a revision, nor abate or prevent any proceedings or prosecution for offenses heretofore committed in violation of the ordinance known as the "Zoning Ordinance of Township of Cedar Grove" of which this chapter is a revision. Nothing herein shall be deemed to change the status of nonconforming uses heretofore created by virtue of the prior Zoning Ordinance or amendments thereof, it being the intent that this revision shall supersede said ordinance or amendments thereof, but that said ordinance and amendments thereof, and this revision shall constitute a continuing body of law. The intent expressed hereby shall apply not only to this article, but to the entire chapter as well.
This chapter shall take effect upon its final passage and publication as provided by law, but any building or structure, the erection of which has been authorized by a permit issued by the Construction Official prior to the passage of this chapter, shall be completed within one year from the date of the passage of this chapter in accordance with the permit and the requirements of law and ordinance in force at the time when such permit was granted and may be used for the purpose designated in the plans and in the permit, unless said permit shall contain an earlier completion date.