Township of Knowlton, NJ
Warren County
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[Adopted 4-27-1995 by Ord. No. 95-5]
AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING A CODIFICATION AND REVISION OF THE LAND DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE AND ITS AMENDMENTS OF THE TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON, COUNTY OF WARREN, STATE OF NEW JERSEY; PROVIDING FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF SAID CODE; REPEALING AND SAVING FROM REPEAL CERTAIN ORDINANCES NOT INCLUDED THEREIN; ESTABLISHING A PENALTY FOR ALTERING OR TAMPERING WITH THE CODE; AND MAKING CERTAIN CHANGES IN THE LAND DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE
Be it ordained and enacted by the Township Committee of the Township of Knowlton, County of Warren, State of New Jersey, as follows:

Section 1 Adoption of codification.

Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:49-4, the Land Development Ordinance of the Township of Knowlton and its amendments of a general and permanent nature adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Knowlton, as revised, codified and consolidated into Parts, Articles and sections by General Code Publishers Corp., and consisting of Chapter 11 and the various Appendices, Checklists and diagrams, are hereby approved, adopted, ordained and enacted as the "Land Development Volume of the Township of Knowlton," hereinafter known and referred to as the "codification."

Section 2 Codification supersedes prior ordinances.

This ordinance and the codification shall supersede all other general and permanent land development ordinances enacted prior to the enactment of this codification, except such ordinances as are hereinafter expressly saved from repeal or continued in force.

Section 3 When effective.

This ordinance shall take effect immediately upon passage and publication according to law.

Section 4 Copy of codification on file.

A copy of the codification 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 Knowlton by impressing thereon 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 said codification is in effect.

Section 5 Amendments to codification.

Any and all additions, amendments or supplements to the codification, 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 codification so that reference to the "Land Development Ordinance of the Township of Knowlton" shall be understood and intended to include such additions and amendments. Whenever such additions, amendments or supplements to the codification shall be adopted, they shall thereafter be printed and, as provided hereunder, inserted in the loose-leaf book containing said codification as amendments and supplements thereto.

Section 6 Publication; filing.

The Clerk of the Township of Knowlton, 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 codification 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 codification for inspection by the public, shall be deemed, held and considered to be due and legal publication of all provisions of the codification for all purposes.

Section 7 Land Development Volume to be kept up-to-date.

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 volume containing the Land Development Ordinance codification required to be filed in his or her office for the use of the public. All changes in said codification and all ordinances adopted subsequent to the effective date of this codification which shall be adopted specifically as part of the codification shall, when finally adopted, be included therein by reference until such changes or new ordinances are printed as supplements to said volume, at which time such supplements shall be inserted therein.

Section 8 Sale of volume.

Copies of the volume containing the Land Development Ordinance codification may be purchased from the Clerk upon the payment of a fee to be set by resolution of the Township Committee, which may also arrange, by resolution, for procedures for the periodic supplementation thereof.

Section 9 Altering or tampering with codification; penalties for violation.

It shall be unlawful for anyone to improperly change or amend, by additions or deletions, any part or portion of the codification or to alter or tamper with such codification in any manner whatsoever which will cause the law of the Township of Knowlton to be misrepresented thereby. Anyone violating this section or any part of this ordinance shall be subject, upon conviction, to one or more of the following: a fine of not more than $1,000, imprisonment for not more than 90 days or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, in the discretion of the Judge imposing the same.

Section 10 Severability of codification provisions.

Each section of the codification 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.

Section 11 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.

Section 12 Repealer.

All land development 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 codification are hereby repealed as of the effective date of this Adopting Ordinance, except as hereinafter provided.

Section 13 Ordinances saved from repeal.

The adoption of this codification and the repeal of ordinances provided for in Section 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 September 23, 1994.
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. 
Ordinances authorizing the purchase, sale, lease or transfer of property or any lawful contract, agreement or obligation.
F. 
The dedication of property or approval of preliminary or final subdivision plats.
G. 
Any ordinance adopting or amending the Zoning Map.

Section 14 Changes in land development ordinance.

A. 
In compiling and preparing the Land Development Ordinance for adoption and revision as part of this codification 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 Township Committee that all such changes be adopted as part of the codification 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 codification).[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: In accordance with Section 14B, the sections which were added, amended or deleted by this ordinance are indicated throughout the Code by the following: "amended (added) 4-27-1995 by Ord. No. 95-5." A complete description of all changes is on file in the township offices.
C. 
Nomenclature changes.
(1) 
Throughout the ordinance, "Department of Environmental Protection and Energy" is changed to "Department of Environmental Protection."