Ordinance #2003-12

WHEREAS, the current Wantage Township ordinance §5-3, entitled Pet Shops and Pounds, does not include within its provisions regulation of a fox hunt club and in order to remedy this situation the Wantage Township Committee desires to amend the ordinance to regulate the keeping of dogs as part of the operation of a private club for the purpose of conducting the sport of fox hunting.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Township Committee of the Township of Wantage, County of Sussex and State of New Jersey, as follows:

Section 1. Existing Ordinance §5-3.1, entitled “License Required” is hereby amended to read as follows:
Any person who keeps or operates or who proposes to establish a commercial, for profit kennel, pet shop, shelter, pound, organization promoting the sport of fox hunting or any other commercial activity requiring the keeping of more than two dogs of either sex shall apply to the Township Clerk for a license entitling him to keep or operate such an establishment. All licenses issued for such establishments shall state the purpose for which the establishment is maintained; shall expire on January 31st each year and shall not be transferable to another owner or different premises

Section 2. Severability. If any provision of this ordinance or the application of this ordinance to any person or circumstances is held invalid, the remainder of this ordinance shall not be affected and shall remain in full force and effect.

Section 3. Repealer. All ordinances or parts of ordinances or resolutions inconsistent or in opposition to the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed in their entirety.

Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect after publication and passage according to law.

Jeffrey Parrott, Mayor
James R. Doherty, Clerk/Administrator

NOTICE is given that this ordinance was introduced and passed upon first reading at a meeting of the Mayor and Township Committee of the Township of Wantage, in the County of Sussex, New Jersey, held on the 14th day of August, 2003. It will be further considered for final passage with the proposed ordinance after public hearing at a meeting of the Mayor and Township Committee to be held in the Wantage Township Municipal Building, 888 Route 23, Wantage, New Jersey 07461, on September 11, 2003, at 8:00 o'clock P.M., and copies of the ordinance will be made available at the Clerk's office in the Municipal Building to members of the general public.

James R. Doherty, Clerk/Administrator