Borough of Riverdale, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Riverdale as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Adoption of Code by Board of Health — See Ch. 172.
Adoption of Code by Shade Tree Commission — See Ch. 180.
[Adopted 9-21-1992 by Ord. No. 4-92]
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:49.4, the ordinances of the Borough of Riverdale of a general and permanent nature adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Riverdale, as revised, codified and consolidated into chapters and sections by General Code Publishers Corp., and consisting of Chapters 1 through 171, are hereby approved, adopted, ordained and enacted as the "Code of the Borough of Riverdale," 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.
This ordinance shall take effect immediately upon passage and publication according to law.
A copy of the Code in loose-leaf form has been filed in the office of the Borough 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 Borough of Riverdale by impressing thereon the Seal of the Borough, as provided by law, and such certified copy shall remain on file in the office of the Clerk of the Borough, to be made available to persons desiring to examine the same during all times while 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 Borough of Riverdale" 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 said Code, as amendments and supplements thereto.
The Clerk of the Borough of Riverdale, 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 Borough. 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 Mayor and 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 Borough of Riverdale to be misrepresented thereby. Anyone violating this section or part of this ordinance shall be subject, upon conviction, to a fine of not more than $1,000 or to 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 saved from repeal.
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 30, 1991.
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 of 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 Borough's indebtedness.
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. 
All currently effective ordinances pertaining to the rate and manner of payment of salaries and compensation of officers and employees.
L. 
Any ordinance regulating vehicles and traffic in the Borough of Riverdale.
M. 
Any ordinance relating to the licensing of autobuses.
N. 
Any ordinance relating to zoning or to Zoning Map changes.
O. 
Ordinance No. 14-77, adopted 11-15-1977, providing for a telephone company franchise.
P. 
Any legislation pertaining to a revenue sharing program.
Q. 
Ordinance No. 12, adopted 6-29-1937, an ordinance to provide for the licensing of dog kennels.
R. 
Ordinance No. 1-74, adopted 5-21-1974, pertaining to the Joint Solid Waste Management Authority.
S. 
Ordinance No. 1-76, adopted 2-3-1976, pertaining to an interlocal services agreement.
T. 
Ordinance No. 3-81, adopted 3-1-1982, pertaining to the Municipal Treasurer.
U. 
Ordinance No. 2-84.
V. 
Ordinance No. 5-86 pertaining to the readoption of the Zoning Ordinance by reference.
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 Mayor and 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]
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Editor's Note: Pursuant to § 1-14B, the following sections were added or amended: §§ 16-3, 31-2, 70-8, 73-16, 75-7, 78-4, 83-4, 89-7, 92-5, 108-28, 112-3, 112-6, 119-4, 123-5, 123-9, 126-39, 130-15, 134-13, 136-27B, 137-5, 140-15, 143-5, 147-4, 147-21, 147-24, 147-28, 152-35, 155-5, 157-11 and 164-26. A complete description of each change may be found in Ord. No. 4-92 on file in the office of the Borough Clerk.
[Adopted 8-15-2005 by Ord. No. 16-2005[1]; amended in its entirety 2-17-2010 by Ord. No. 1-2010]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance was adopted as Ch. 162 of the Code and renumbered for codification purposes.
In addition to such other sanctions made and provided by law, a violation of any ordinance as set forth in the Borough of Riverdale Municipal Code shall be punishable by a fine of not less than $100 nor to exceed $2,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days or a period of community service for not more than 90 days, or any combination thereof, except that violations of housing or zoning codes shall be punishable by a fine of not less than $100 nor to exceed $1,250 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days or a period of community service for not more than 90 days, or any combination thereof.
Any person who is convicted of violating a provision of any ordinance as set forth in the Borough of Riverdale Municipal Code within one year of the date of a previous violation of the same ordinance and who was fined for the previous violation shall be sentenced by the Court to an additional fine as a repeat offender. The additional fine imposed by the Court upon a person for a repeated offense shall not be less than the minimum or exceed the maximum fine fixed for a violation of the ordinance, and shall be calculated separately from the fine imposed for the ordinance violation.