Except as otherwise required by law, this chapter is intended as a continuation of, and not a repeal of, existing regulations governing the subject matter. To the extent that this chapter restates regulations contained in ordinances previously enacted by the Borough, this chapter shall be considered a restatement and not a repeal of such regulations. It is the specific intent of Council that all provisions of this chapter shall be considered in full force and effect as of the date such regulations were initially enacted. All zoning ordinances or parts of zoning ordinances inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter are hereby repealed. It is expressly provided that the provisions of this chapter shall not affect any act done, contract executed or liability incurred prior to its effective date, or affect any suit or prosecution pending or to be instituted to enforce any rights, rule, regulation or ordinance, or part thereof, or to punish any violation which occurred under any prior zoning ordinance or regulation. In the event any violation has occurred under any prior zoning regulation or ordinance of Adamstown Borough, prosecution may be initiated against the alleged offender pursuant to the provisions of said prior zoning regulation or ordinance, and the provisions and penalties provided in said prior zoning regulation or ordinance shall remain effective as to said violation.
If any article, section, subsection, provision, regulation, limitation, restriction, sentence, clause, phrase or word in this Zoning Ordinance is declared for any reason to be illegal, unconstitutional or invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect or impair the validity of the chapter as a whole, or any other article, subsection, provision, regulation, limitation, restriction, sentence, clause, phrase, word or remaining portion of the chapter. The Borough Council hereby declares that it would have adopted this Zoning Ordinance and each article, section, subsection, provision, regulation, limitation, restriction, sentence, clause, phrase and word thereof, irrespective of the fact that any one or more of the articles, sections, subsections, provisions, regulations, limitations, restrictions, sentences, clauses, phrases or words may be declared illegal, unconstitutional or invalid.