Ordinance No. 16-01

Introduced: January 11, 2016
Public Hearing: January 25, 2016
Status: Adopted

An ordinance amending Chapter 5 of the code of the Township of Vernon regarding employment restrictions for former elected officials

BE IT ORDAINED by the Township Council of the Township of Vernon, County of Sussex and State of New Jersey that Chapter 5 of the Code of the Township of Vernon is hereby amended as follows:

SECTION I. Section 5-9 is created as follows:

§ 5-9. Restrictions on Employment

The Township of Vernon and agencies created by it or under its control shall not employ, for compensation, any former elected or appointed mayor or member of the Township’s governing body, for a period of one year following the end of the office whether by expiration of the term, resignation, removal or otherwise.

SECTION II. If any article, section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this Ordinance is, for any reason, held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not affect the remaining portions of this Ordinance and they shall remain in full force and effect.

SECTION III. In the event of any inconsistencies between the provisions of this Ordinance and any prior ordinance of the Township, the provisions hereof shall be determined to govern. All other ordinances of the Township are hereby ratified and confirmed, except where inconsistent with the terms hereof.

SECTION IV. This Ordinance shall take effect immediately upon final passage and publication according to law.