Ordinance No. 10-24

Introduced: November 15, 2010
Public Hearing: December 16, 2010
Status: Adopted

An ordinance of the Township of Vernon, Sussex County, State of New Jersey, to modify Chapter 258 of the code of the Township of Vernon regarding fire insurance claims

BE IT ORDAINED by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Vernon as follows:

WHEREAS, Section 258-3 and Section 258-4 of the Code of the Township of Vernon refer to N.J.S.A.17:38-12 and N.J.S.A. 17:38-10, respectively; and

WHEREAS, N.J.S.A.17:38-12 and N.J.S.A. 17:38-10 are not valid sections of the New Jersey Statutes; and

WHEREAS, Section 258-3 and Section 258-4 of the Code of the Township of Vernon should refer to N.J.S.A.17:36-12 and N.J.S.A. 17:36-10, respectively; and

NOW THEREFORE IT BE RESOLVED by the governing body of the Township of Vernon that the Code of the Township of Vernon is hereby modified as follows:

Section 1. Section 258-3 of the Code of the Township of Vernon is hereby replaced as follows:

Section 258-3 Priority of municipal claim

The Township’s claim made in accordance with the provisions of this chapter shall be paramount to any other claims on the proceeds of the fire insurance policy, except as provided in N.J.S.A. 17:36-12, as it may be amended from time to time.

Section 2. Section 258-4 of the Code of the Township of Vernon is hereby replaced as follows:

Section 258-4 Appeals

In the event that an appeal is taken on the amount of any lien or charge, other than an appeal based upon the assessed valuation of real property pursuant to N.J.S.A. 54:3-21, the insurance company shall comply with the procedures set forth in N.J.S.A. 17:36-10 as it may be amended from time to time.

Section 3. Severability. The various parts, sections and clauses of this Ordinance are hereby declared to be severable. If any part, sentence, paragraph, section or clause is adjudged unconstitutional or invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remainder of this Ordinance shall not be affected thereby.

Section 4. Repealer. Any ordinances or parts thereof in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed as to their inconsistencies only.

Section 5. Effective Date. This Ordinance shall take effect upon final passage and publication.