Borough of Washington, NJ
Warren County
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This chapter shall be known and may be referred to as the "Administrative Code."
For the purpose of this chapter, except as the context may otherwise require, the following definitions shall prevail:
AGENCY
Includes Borough Council and any board or commission established by Borough Council by ordinance.
[Added 9-13-1983 by Ord. No. 21-83]
BOROUGH
Washington Borough, New Jersey, as presently constituted, and any further entity containing the present Borough of Washington, Warren County, New Jersey.
BYLAW
Any agency statement of applicability and continuing effect that describes the organization, procedures or practice requirements of any agency.
[Added 9-13-1983 by Ord. No. 21-83]
CHARTER
Council-Manager Plan E (Article 12A) of the Optional Municipal Charter Law (New Jersey Laws of 1950, Chapter 210, as amended), and all other general laws of the state applicable to the Borough thereunder.[1]
DEPARTMENT
An organized unit of government established by this chapter, and any other agency or instrumentality created and authorized by legislative action of the Borough Council.
GENERAL LAW
All state statutes not inconsistent with the Charter and either:
A. 
By their terms, applicable or available to all municipalities; or
B. 
Relating to taxation, local courts, education, regional authorities serving more than one municipality to which Washington Borough is or will become a member.
MANAGER
The Municipal Manager, duly appointed pursuant to law, or any Deputy or Acting Manager temporarily serving in place of the Manager pursuant to Charter or ordinance.
MUNICIPAL and MUNICIPALITY
The Borough of Washington, Warren County, New Jersey.
ORDINANCE
Any and all ordinances of the Borough of Washington contained in the Ordinance Book, on record in the Borough Clerk's office, in force and effect on January 1, 1969, and all duly approved ordinances thereafter.
RULE
Any agency statement of general applicability and continuing effect that implements or interprets law or policy.
[Added 9-13-1983 by Ord. No. 21-83]
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 40:69A, popularly known as the "Faulkner Act."
The seal as now in the possession of the Borough Clerk shall be the Official Seal of the municipality until and unless replaced on order of the Borough Council.
All existing ordinances shall be continued in force and effect until repealed or amended pursuant to law, to the extent that they are not in conflict with this chapter or the Charter. Whenever under this chapter or any other authorized ordinances any act or forbearance is prohibited or declared to be unlawful or an offense, or the doing of any act is required and no specific penalty is provided with respect thereto, the violation of such provision, rule or regulation or order shall be punishable by imprisonment in the County Jail, or any place provided by the Borough, for any term not to exceed 90 days or by a fine not to exceed $500, or both. In the case of a continued violation, each day shall constitute a separate offense. In case of a fine imposed upon a corporation, the fine and cost may be collected in a civil action or as may be provided by general law.