2004 Proposed Ordinances of Wantage Township

Ordinance # 2004-12


BE IT ORDAINED by the Township Committee of the Township of Wantage that Chapter 13 of the General Ordinances of the Township of Wantage, being the Zoning Chapter, shall be and is hereby amended as follows:

Section 1. Section 13-5.1(b) shall be amended to read as follows:

(b) Agriculture on a lot containing a minimum of five (5) acres. Any animals other than cattle, horses and ponies, domestic animals, other than household pets, kept on the premises shall be in connection with the pursuit of agriculture. This shall not include the keeping of domestic animals for boarding, training, sale and re-sale, or such activities that are not in connection with the pursuit of agriculture and are themselves the exclusive or primary use. The following ratios of animal per acre of land shall be met. Cattle, horses, and ponies 1:1 on parcels of 50 acres or less, no ratio on parcels 51 acres or larger; swine, sheep, and goats, 5:1 on parcels of 25 acres or less, no ratio on parcels 26 acres or larger; poultry, no ratio. The above provisions shall not be construed to permit commercial piggeries, or animal processing facilities.

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or parts of ordinances or resolutions inconsistent or in opposition to the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed in their entirety.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. The Municipal Clerk is hereby directed to give notice at least ten days prior to the hearing on the adoption of this ordinance to the County Planning Board and to all other entities thereto pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:55D-15. The Municipal Clerk is further directed to refer this Ordinance to the Planning/Land Use Board, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-64. Upon the adoption of this ordinance, after public hearing thereon, the Municipal Clerk is further directed to publish notice of the passage thereof and to file a copy of this ordinance, as finally adopted, with the Sussex County Planning Board, as required by N.J.S.A. 40:55D-16.

Section 5. Effective Date. This ordinance shall take effect after publication and passage according to law.

William DeBoer, Mayor
James R. Doherty, Clerk/Administrator

NOTICE is given that this ordinance amendment 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 June 24, 2004. 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 August 12, 2004, 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