Ordinance No. 16-12

Introduced: May 9, 2016
Public Hearing: May 23, 2016
Status: Adopted

An ordinance amending Section 250-21 of the code of the Township of Vernon regarding reoccupancy inspections

BE IT ORDAINED by the Township Council of the Township of Vernon, County of Sussex and State of New Jersey that Chapter 250 of the Code of the Township of Vernon is hereby amended as follows:

SECTION I. Section 250-21 is replaced as follows:

250-21. Reoccupancy review and inspection; violations and penalties.

  1. A fee of $25 per application is hereby established for the purpose of reoccupancy checklist review and inspection by Township personnel for all real property reoccupancy transactions in the Township of Vernon by sale, lease or otherwise. Said review and inspection shall include consistency of structure with Tax Assessor records and a review of Building Department records. Commercial premises shall comply within 30 days of reoccupancy for the purpose of registering new businesses with the Vernon Police Department and Fire Prevention Office.
  2. An additional fee in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.9(d) shall be collected for the purpose of inspecting single- and two-family residential structures for smoke detector and carbon monoxide alarm compliance prior to reoccupancy as required by N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.3(a).
  3. A penalty of $100 is hereby established for all premises other than one- and two-family residential homes that fail to comply with this section. Said penalty shall be levied upon discovery of the violation.

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.