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THE TOWNSHIP OF EWING

COUNTY OF MERCER, NEW JERSEY

ORDINANCE NO. ________

1st Reading _________________ Date to Mayor _________________

2nd Reading &


Public Hearing _________________ Date Returned _________________

Date Adopted: Date Resubmitted to Council ___________

_______________________________ Approved as to Form of Legality

Effective Date:

_______________________________

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF EWING


IN THE COUNTY OF MERCER AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER 55 "ANIMALS" SECTION
55-3 "ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER" TO DEFINE THE DUTIES OF A CERTIFIED ANIMAL CONTROL
OFFICER

First Reading

MEMBER AYE NAY ABS NV RES SEC

Murphy

Apai

Steinmann

Wollert

Summiel

Second Reading

MEMBER AYE NAY ABS NV RES SEC

Murphy

Apai

Steinmann

Wollert

Summiel

By ____________________________Date _____________Accepted ______Rejected ______


Mayor

Reconsidered
By Council _________________________________Override Vote YEA ______NAY _____

__________________________________ _________________________________
President of the Council Municipal Clerk

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TOWNSHIP OF EWING

ORDINANCE NO. _________

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE


TOWNSHIP OF EWING IN THE COUNTY OF MERCER AMENDING AND
SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER 55 "ANIMALS" SECTION 55-3 "ANIMAL CONTROL
OFFICER" TO DEFINE THE DUTIES OF A CERTIFIED ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER

WHEREAS, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 4:19-15.16b, the Township Council may authorize the
certified animal control officer to investigate and sign complaints, arrest violators and otherwise
act as an officer for detection, apprehension and arrest of offenders against the animal control,
animal welfare and animal cruelty laws of the State and ordinances of the Township, if the
officer has completed the training required pursuant to paragraph 4 of subsection a. of section 3
of P.L.1983, c. 525 (C.4:19-15.16a).

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Township Council of the Township of


Ewing that Section 55-3, entitled “Animal Control Officer” of the Ewing Township Code is
hereby amended and supplemented as follows:

Section 1: Amend Section 55-3 “Animal Control Officer” to define duties:

§ 55-3. Animal Control Officer.

A. The Mayor, through the Business Administrator, will appoint an Animal Control Officer
certified pursuant to N.J.S.A. 4:19-15.16(a) and N.J.A.C. 8:23A-2.1 et seq. The Animal
Control Officer shall have such powers and perform such duties relating to the position as
from time to time shall be prescribed by ordinance, by law and by direction of the Mayor.
Compensation shall be determined by the Mayor.

B. An Animal Control Officer of the Township of Ewing who has been certified as an
Animal Cruelty Investigator pursuant to N.J.S.A. 4:19-15.16a is hereby authorized to
investigate and sign complaints, arrest violators and otherwise act as an officer for
detection, apprehension and arrest of offenders against the animal control, animal welfare
and animal cruelty laws of the State and ordinances of the Township. An Animal Control
Officer who has been certified as an Animal Cruelty Investigator shall have all the
powers and authority set forth in N.J.S.A. 4:19-15.16c.

C. An Animal Control Officer who has been certified as an Animal Cruelty Investigator who
signs a complaint, issues a summons, makes an arrest, or otherwise acts pursuant to his
authority under N.J.S.A. 4:19-15.16c shall forward within five (5) business days a copy
of that complaint, summons, or arrest warrant or report to the New Jersey Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and shall forward a report of any related court action
within thirty (30) calendar days of final disposition.

Section 2. This Ordinance shall take effect after final passage and publication according to
law.

STATEMENT

This Ordinance defines the duties of the Township’s animal control officer pursuant to N.J.S.A.
4:19-15.16a and b.

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