Township of East Hanover, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Township of East Hanover 9-1-1981 as Art. I of Board of Health Ord. No. 1-1981. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Board of Health — See Ch. 10, Art. IV.
Administration — See Ch. 167.

§ 164-1 Adoption of Code.

Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:49-4, the ordinances of the Board of Health of the Township of East Hanover of a general and permanent nature, as revised, codified and consolidated into chapters and sections by General Code Publishers Corp. and consisting of Articles I through XV, are hereby approved, adopted, ordained and enacted as the "Code of the Township of East Hanover, Part III,[1]" which, together with the ordinances of the Township Committee adopted as the "Code of the Township of East Hanover, Parts I and II," and an Appendix, shall hereafter be known and referred to as the "Code."
[1]
Editor's Note: Part III of the Code of the Township of East Hanover was adopted by the Board of Health on 9-1-1981 as Article I through XV and Appendix A of Board of Health Ord. No. 1-1981. The articles have been redesignated as Chapters 164 through 210, together with Appendix A, for purposes of codification.

§ 164-2 Code supersedes prior ordinances.

This article and the Code shall supersede all other general and permanent ordinances of the Board of Health enacted prior to the enactment of this Code, except such ordinances as are expressly saved from repeal or continued in force and effect hereinafter.

§ 164-3 Effective date.

All provisions of this article and the Code shall be in full force and effect on and after October 1, 1981.

§ 164-4 Copy of Code on file.

A copy of the Code in a loose-leaf form has been filed in the office of the Health Officer and shall remain there for use and examination by the public until final action is taken on this Article; and, if this Article shall be adopted, such copy shall be certified as provided by law, and such certified copy shall remain on file in the office of the Health Officer, to be made available to persons desiring to examine the same during all times while the said Code is in effect.

§ 164-5 Publication; filing.

The Health Officer, pursuant to law, shall cause to be published, in the manner required, a copy of this adopting Article in the newspaper of general circulation in the township. Sufficient copies of the Code shall be maintained in the office of the Health Officer for inspection by the public at all times during regular office hours. The enactment and application of this adopting Article, 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.

§ 164-6 Amendments to Code.

Any and all additions, amendments or supplements to the Code, when passed and adopted in such form as to indicate the intent of the Board of Health 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 East Hanover" 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.

§ 164-7 Inclusion of new legislation prior to adoption of Code.

All ordinances of a general and permanent nature adopted subsequent to the date given in § 164-13A and/or prior to the date of adoption of this article 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.

§ 164-8 Code book to be kept up-to-date.

It shall be the duty of the Health Officer or someone authorized and directed by him 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 a,s 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.

§ 164-9 Altering or tampering with Code; penalty.

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 Board of Health to be misrepresented thereby. Anyone violating this section of this article shall be subject, upon conviction, to the penalties provided in § 164-14 of this article.

§ 164-10 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 section or parts thereof.

§ 164-11 Severability of article provisions.

Each section of this article 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 section or parts thereof.

§ 164-12 Repeal of ordinances.

All ordinances of a general and permanent nature adopted by the Board of Health and in force on the date of the adoption of this article and not contained in the Code are hereby repealed as of the effective date of this adopting article, except as hereinafter provided.

§ 164-13 Ordinances saved from repeal.

The adoption of this Code and the repeal of ordinances provided for in § 164-12 of this article shall not affect the following ordinances, rights and obligations, which are hereby expressly saved from repeal:
A. 
Any ordinance of the Board of Health adopted subsequent to September 1, 1981.
B. 
Any right or liability established, accrued or incurred under any legislative provision prior to the effective date of this Article, 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 Article in violation of any legislative provision, or any penalty, punishment or forfeiture which may result there from.
D. 
Any prosecution, indictment, action, suit or other proceeding pending or any judgment rendered prior to the effective date of this Article brought pursuant to any legislative provision.
E. 
Any franchise, license, right, easement or privilege heretofore granted or conferred.
F. 
Ordinances authorizing the purchase, sale, lease or transfer of property, or any lawful contract or obligation.
G. 
Any provisions of an ordinance or resolution of the Board of Health creating employment, positions or offices and fixing duties therefor which are not provided in the Code hereby adopted and which are not in conflict or inconsistent therewith, or any ordinance pertaining to the salaries and compensation of Board of Health officers and employees or personnel policies.

§ 164-14 Violations of Code; penalties.

A. 
Unless a specific penalty is provided elsewhere in Part III of this Code, in state law or in other ordinances of the Board of Health for a particular violation, any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of Part III of this Code or any code or other regulation adopted by reference therein or any order promulgated under such provision, code or regulation, by doing any act prohibited or declared to be unlawful or a violation thereby, or shall engage in or exercise any business or occupation or do anything for which a license or permit is required thereby without having a license or permit therefor as required or who shall fail to do any act required by any such provision or when such provision declares such failure to be unlawful or a violation shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000 for each violation.
[Amended 10-15-1990 by Board of Health Ord. No. 3-1990; 9-18-1995 by Board of Health Ord. No. 3-1995]
B. 
The continuation of such violations for each successive day shall constitute a separate offense, and the person or persons allowing or permitting the continuation of the violation may be punished as provided above for each separate offense.

§ 164-15 Changes in previously adopted ordinances.

A. 
In compiling and preparing the ordinances of the Board of Health 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 Health 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. 
Deletions, amendments and additions. The following changes in the form of deletions, revisions or additions to the original ordinances have been made in the preparation of this revision and codification (Section number references are to the sections of the ordinances as they have been renumbered and appear in the Code):
(1) 
In Chapter 170, Air Pollution Control, § 170-13 is amended to delete a specific penalty and to refer to the penalty in § 164-14 of Chapter 164, General Provisions, Board of Health.
(2) 
Chapter 173, Animals, is amended as follows:
(a) 
Section 173-3 is amended to impose an additional fee for late registration of dogs and to refer to Appendix A, Fee Schedule, for the fee.
(b) 
Section 173-4A is amended to revise the fee for a dog license and to transfer the fee to Appendix A, Fee Schedule.
(c) 
Section 173-30A is amended to delete the specific penalty and to refer to the penalty in § 164-14 of Chapter 164, General Provisions, Board of Health.
(3) 
Chapter 204, Sewage Disposal Systems, Individual, is amended as follows:
(a) 
Section 204-12 is amended to delete specific fees and to refer to Appendix A, Fee Schedule, for the fees.
(b) 
Section 204-15 is amended to update the provision for the granting of variances by the Board of Health as to location, construction, use, maintenance, alteration and emptying or cleaning of individual sewage disposal systems.
(c) 
Section 204-17B is amended to delete the specific penalty provision and to refer to the penalty in § 164-14 of Chapter 164, General Provisions, Board of Health.