Code and Ordinances

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Below are Ordinances that are new or pending for 2017:

ORD 2017-01: Ordinance repealing Article 7-14A  (Traffic Control at  Construction Site) of Chapter VII entitled “Traffic” and replacing with a new Article 2-19A (Traffic Control for Construction) in Chapter II entitled “Administration” establishing traffic control standards and requirements for construction and road repairs in the Township of Scotch Plains. 

 

Introduced: 1/17/17; Adopted: 2/21/17; Final Publication: 3/2/17

 

ORD 2017-02: Ordinance appropriating the sum of $185,000 from the New Jersey Department of Transportation in connection with the project known as “East Second Street (Sec. 2), Milling & Top Course Paving.”

 

Introduced 1/17/17; Adopted 2/21/17; Final Publication: 3/2/17

 

ORD 2017-03: Ordinance to enact Article 2-38 (Health Benefits) in Chapter II  (Administration) of the Revised General Ordinances of the Township of Scotch Plains to prohibit part-time and appointed officials from receiving health benefits from the Township.

 

Introduced: 1/17/17; Adopted: 2/21/17; Final Publication: 3/2/17

 

ORD 2017-04: Ordinance to amend Article 28-7 (Tow Rates) in Chapter XXVIII (Towing and Storage Services) of the revised general ordinances of the Township of Scotch Plains to amend the basic tow rates and rates for extra tow service.

 

Introduced: 2/21/17

 

ORD 2017-05Ordinance to exceed the Municipal Budget Cost of Living Allowance and to establish a cap bank when the COLA is equal to or less than 2.50 percent (N.J.S.A. 40a:4-45.14)

 

 

 

 

Introduced: 4/4/17; Adopted: 4/18/17; Final Publication: 4/27/17

 

 

ORD 2017-06An Ordinance to amend Articles 5-1 (definitions) and 5-3 (kennels, pet shops, shelter or pounds) in Chapter V (animals) of the revised general ordinances of the Township of Scotch Plains to define certain terms and to prohibit the sale of dogs or cats from “Puppy Mills”.

 

 

Introduced: 4/4/17; Adopted: 4/18/17; Final Publication: 4/27/17

 

 

ORD 2017-07Bond Ordinance to authorize the making of various public improvements and the acquisition of new additional or replacement equipment and machinery, new communication and signal systems equipment and new automotive vehicles, including original apparatus and equipment, in, by and for the Township of Scotch Plains, in the County of Union, State of New Jersey, to appropriate the sum of $1,875,000 to pay the cost thereof, to make a down payment, to authorize the issuance of bonds to finance such appropriation and to provide for the issuance of bond anticipation notes in anticipation of the issuance of such bonds.

 

 

 

 

Introduced: 4/4/17; Adopted: 4/18/17; Final Publication: 4/27/17

 

 

ORD 2017-08An Ordinance to amend Subsection 24-4.2 (license fees) and Subsection 24-4.3 (nonprofit organizations) in Section 24-4 (retail food handling establishments) in Chapter 24 (health) of the revised general ordinances of the Township of Scotch Plains.

 

 

 

 

Introduced: 4/18/17; Adopted: 5/16/17; Final Publication: 6/1/17

 

 

ORD 2017-09An Ordinance to supplement and amend Subsection 23-3.18 (ml-1 multi-family zone, ml-2 multi-family zone) in Chapter 23 (zoning) of the revised general ordinances of the Township of Scotch Plains.

 

 

 

 

Introduced: 4/18/17; Adopted: 5/16/17; Final Publication: 6/1/17

 

 

ORD 2017-10An Ordinance to amend Subsection 2-20.2 (Appointments; Removal of Chief) in Section 2-20 (Fire Department, Establishment and Regulations) in Chapter 2 (administration) of the revised general ordinances of the Township of Scotch Plains.

 

 

Introduced: 4/18/17; Adopted: 5/16/17; Final Publication: 6/1/17

 

 

ORD 2017-11Capital Ordinance to appropriate the sum of $50,000 for the undertaking of major repairs to the HVAC system at the Public Library in, by and for the Township of Scotch Plains, in the County of Union, New Jersey and to transfer an unexpended bond ordinance balance and reappropriate same to finance such appropriation.

 

 

 

 

Introduced: 4/18/17; Adopted: 5/16/17; Final Publication: 6/1/17

 

 

ORD 2017-12Ordinance to supplement and amend Subsection 10-1.5 (fees, rents and charges) in Chapter Ten (Parks and Golf Courses) of the revised general ordinances of the Township of Scotch Plains.

 

Introduced: 5/16/17; Adopted: 6/20/17; Final Publication: 6/29/17

 

 

ORD 2017-13An Ordinance of the Township Council of the Township of Scotch Plains regulating the statutory authority of Verizon New Jersey, Inc. (formerly known as Bell Atlantic New Jersey, Inc.), its successors and assigns to use the various public ways in the Township of Scotch Plains, Union County, New Jersey for its local and through lines and other communications facilities and prescribing the conditions thereof.

 

 

Introduced: 6/20/17; Adopted: 7/25/17; Final Publication: 7/27/17

 

 

ORD 2017-14Ordinance establishing Salaries and Wages for Municipal Employees

 

 

 

Introduced: 6/20/17; Adopted: 7/25/17; Final Publication: 7/27/17

 

ORD 2017-15An Ordinance Establishing Salaries and Wages for Parking Enforcement Officer

 

Introduced: 7/25/17; Adopted: 8/8/17; Final Publication: 8/10/17

 

ORD 2017-16An Ordinance to amend Section 4 (peddlers, solicitors and transient merchants) in Chapter Four (general licensing) of the revised general ordinance of the Township of Scotch Plains.

 

Introduced: 7/25/17; Tabled Until: October 2017

 

 

ORD 2017-17An Ordinance to supplement and amend Schedule VII (through streets)  In Chapter VII (traffic) of the revised general ordinances of the Township of Scotch Plains to designate Senger Place as a no-through street.

 

 

Introduced: 7/25/17; Adopted: 8/8/17; Final Publication: 8/10/17

 

ORD 2017-18An Ordinance to amend Schedule IV (time limited parking) in Chapter VII (traffic) of the revised general ordinances of the Township of Scotch Plains to restrict parking on certain streets.

 

Introduced: 7/25/17; Adopted: 8/8/17; Final Publication: 8/10/17

 

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