Borough of Red Bank, NJ
Monmouth County
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[Adopted by Ord. No. 1987-8 (Secs. 1-2 and 1-3 of the 1987 Revised General Ordinances)]

§ 1-1 Definitions.

For the purpose of this Code, and in the interpretation and application of all other ordinances heretofore or hereafter adopted, except as the context may otherwise require, the following terms shall have the meaning indicated:
BOROUGH
The Borough of Red Bank in the County of Monmouth and State of New Jersey.
BOROUGH COUNCIL or COUNCIL
The governing body of the Borough, constituted and elected pursuant to law.
CLERK or BOROUGH CLERK
The Municipal Clerk duly appointed pursuant to law.
DEPARTMENT
An organizational unit of the Borough government established or designated by ordinance or this Code as a department, together with any agency or instrumentality of the Borough government assigned to such organizational unit by the Borough Council.
LICENSED
Licensed in accordance with the appropriate section or Chapter of this Code.
MONTH
A calendar month unless otherwise specifically provided.
OATH
Construed to include an affirmation where an affirmation may be substituted for an oath. In such cases, the words "swear" and "sworn" shall be equivalent to the words "affirm" and "affirmed."
OFFICER or OFFICIAL
The title of an officer or official shall be construed as if the words "of the Borough of Red Bank" followed it.
ORDINANCE
Any act of local legislation heretofore or hereafter adopted, and including this Code, so long as it shall have been adopted by the procedure required for the adoption of an ordinance and so long as it shall remain in force and effect pursuant to law.
OWNER
Any part owner, joint owner, tenant in common, tenant in partnership, joint tenant or tenant by the entirety, of the whole or of a part of such building or land.
PERSON
Any individual, natural person, partnerships, joint ventures, societies, associations, clubs, trustees, trusts, corporations or unincorporated groups; or any officers, agents, employees, servants, factors or any kind of personal representatives of any thereof in any capacity, acting either for himself or for any other person, under either personal appointment or pursuant to law.
PERSONAL PROPERTY
Goods and chattels, rights and credits, moneys and effects, evidences of debt, and all written instruments by which any right to, interest in, or lien or encumbrances upon, property or any debt or financial obligation as created, acknowledged, evidenced, transferred, discharged or defeated, in whole or in part, and every thing, except real property as herein defined, which may be the subject of ownership.
PRECEDING and FOLLOWING
Next before and next after, respectively.
PROPERTY
Real and personal property.
PUBLIC GROUNDS, PUBLIC SQUARES, PUBLIC PLACE or PUBLIC PLACES
Severally be construed to mean any and every public ground, public square, public park or other public place within the Borough.
REAL PROPERTY
Includes lands, tenements and hereditaments, all rights thereto and interests therein.
RESOLUTION
Includes any act or regulation of the Borough Council required to be reduced to writing, but which may be finally passed at the meeting at which it is introduced.
SIDEWALK
Any portion of a street between the curbline and the adjacent property line, intended for the use of pedestrians, excluding parkways.
STREET
Includes a street, avenue, road, alley, lane, highway, boulevard, concourse, driveway, culvert, sidewalk and crosswalk, and every class of road, square, place or municipal parking field used by the general public.
TENANT or OCCUPANT
Applied to a building or land, shall include any person who occupies the whole or a part of such buildings or lands, either alone or with others.
WEEK
Seven days.
YEAR
A calendar year unless otherwise specifically provided.

§ 1-2 Construction.

A. 
For the purpose of this Code and any other ordinances heretofore or hereafter adopted, except as the context may otherwise require:
(1) 
The present tense includes the past and future tenses and the future, the present.
(2) 
The masculine gender includes the feminine and neuter.
(3) 
The singular number includes the plural and the plural, the singular.
(4) 
"Shall" is mandatory and "may" is permissive.
(5) 
The time within which an act is to be done shall be computed by excluding the first and including the last day and if the last day be a Sunday, or a legal holiday, that day shall be excluded.
(6) 
"Writing" and "written" shall include printing, typewriting and any other mode of communication using paper or similar material which is in general use, as well as legible handwriting.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: The definitions of "chapter," "section," "subsection" and "paragraph," which previously followed this subsection, were deleted 12-5-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-23.
B. 
Whenever a specific time is used in this Code, it shall mean the prevailing and established time in effect in the State of New Jersey during any day in any year.
C. 
Any citation of a statute, law or ordinance contained in this Code shall be deemed to refer to such statute, law or ordinance as amended, whether or not such designation is included in the citation.