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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 TO ALLOW FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR VIOLATING A TOWNSHIP
ORDINANCE

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. 2006-32

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE


TOWNSHIP OF EWING IN THE COUNTY OF MERCER TO ALLOW FOR COMMUNITY
SERVICE FOR VIOLATING A TOWNSHIP ORDINANCE

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


Ewing that the Revised General Municipal Ordinances of the Township of Ewing be amended to
allow for community service for violating a Township ordinance.

Section 1: Chapter 1, GENERAL PROVISIONS, Article II General Penalty; Section 1-


16, “Violations and penalties” of the Code of the Township of Ewing, is hereby amended as
follows:

§ 1-16. Violations and penalties.

A. Unless a specific penalty is provided elsewhere in this Code or in another ordinance of


the Township for a particular violation, any person who shall violate any provision of this
Code or any other code adopted by reference herein by doing any act prohibited or
declared to be unlawful or a violation thereof, or who shall engage in or exercise any
business or occupation or do anything for which a license or permit is required without
having a valid license or permit therefore as required, or who shall fail to do any act
required by any such provision, or when such provision declares such failure to be
unlawful or to be a violation, shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not
exceeding $2,000 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days, or by a period of
community service not exceeding 90 days, or both such fine and imprisonment and/or
community service, in the discretion of the Municipal Judge.

B. When the Township seeks to impose fines greater than $1,250 on a property owner for
violations of housing or zoning, a 30-day period must be provided within which the
owner may cure or abate the condition as well as an opportunity for hearing before a
court of competent jurisdiction for an independent determination concerning the
violation. If at the end of the 30-day period, a court determines that the owner remains in
violation of the Township ordinance, or, on a re-inspection of the property, it is
determined that the abatement has not been substantially completed, a fine greater than
$1,250 may be imposed.

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

STATEMENT

This Ordinance amends the Revised General Municipal Ordinances of the Township of Ewing to
allow for community service for violating a Township ordinance.

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