City of Rahway, NJ
Union County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Rahway as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
ATTACHMENTS001a Derivation Table
[Adopted 7-9-1984 by Ord. No. A-12-84]
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:49-4, the ordinances of the City of Rahway of a general and permanent nature, adopted by the City Council of the City of Rahway, as revised, codified and consolidated into chapters and sections by General Code Publishers Corp. and consisting of Chapters 1 through 199, inclusive, together with an Appendix, are hereby approved, adopted, ordained and enacted as the "Code of the City of Rahway," 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.
All provisions of this ordinance and the Code shall be in full force and effect on and after August 1, 1984.
A copy of the Code in loose-leaf form has been filed in the office of the City 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 City of Rahway by impressing thereon the seal of the City, as provided by law, and such certified copy shall remain on file in the office of the Clerk of the City, to be made available to persons desiring to examine the same during all times while the 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 City of Rahway" 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.
The Clerk of the City of Rahway, 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 City. 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 the Clerk's 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 City 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 City of Rahway to be misrepresented thereby. Anyone violating this section of this ordinance shall be subject, upon conviction, to a fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or both, 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.
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 § 1-12 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 December 12, 1979.
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 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 City's indebtedness, and any ordinance confirming interlocal services agreements.
H. 
Ordinances authorizing the purchase, sale, lease or transfer of property, or any lawful contract or obligation.
I. 
The levy or imposition of taxes, assessments or charges.
J. 
The dedication of property or approval of preliminary or final subdivision plats.
K. 
Ordinances establishing the amount and manner of payment of salaries or compensation of officers and employees; establishing workdays and working hours of certain employees; providing for holidays and vacations for employees and keeping of employment records; relating to civil service participation and any legislation establishing personnel policies.
L. 
Any ordinance regulating traffic or parking.
M. 
Any ordinance regulating brush, grass or weeds.
N. 
Any ordinance regulating the licensing of retail food establishments.
O. 
Any ordinance providing for housing standards in the City.
P. 
Any ordinance providing for the approval of urban renewal plans and developments.
Q. 
An ordinance adopted 7-8-1974 to control the disclosure of political contributions.
R. 
Any legislation establishing police regulations.
S. 
An ordinance adopted 7-11-1978 relating to the Lenohe Park flood control.
T. 
Any ordinance relating to Zoning Map changes.
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 City 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.
B. 
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.)[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Information regarding the sections and articles that were added, amended or deleted at time of adoption of the 1984 Code is on file in the City offices.
C. 
Penalties. The penalty provisions of certain ordinances of the City of Rahway, as enumerated below, are hereby amended to provide for penalties of a maximum fine of $500 or maximum imprisonment of 90 days, or both, and, where applicable, that each day such violation is continued or permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Information regarding the penalty sections that were amended or added at time of adoption of the 1984 Code is on file in the City offices.
[Adopted 12-10-2001 by Ord. No. O-56-01]
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:49-4, the 1984 Code of the City of Rahway, as adopted by the City Council of the City of Rahway on July 9, 1984, and subsequent ordinances of the City of Rahway of a general and permanent nature, as revised, codified and consolidated into chapters and sections by General Code Publishers Corp., and as renumbered to consist of Chapters 1 through 421, together with an Appendix, are hereby approved, adopted, ordained and enacted as the "Code of the City of Rahway," hereinafter known and referred to as the "Code."