Introduction To Codes
This comprises the codification of the ordinances of the Township of Washington. The Township of Washington was created in 1834 from parts of Jackson Township.
The Code of Ordinances of the Township of Washington was prepared by Keystate Publishers, Inc., and adopted by the Township of Washington Board of Supervisors on November 3, 2010, by Ord. 2010-2.
The Code contains four parts which are (1) the valid current ordinances of the Township of Washington contained in Chapters 1 through 24, (2) the Appendix, which lists by abstracted title all ordinances of a temporary or “one time” nature, (3) the Table to the disposition of each ordinance ever enacted by the Township of Washington, and (4) the Index,which is an alphabetical arrangement of subjects.
In the Code, each Chapter is separated by a divider tab, and specific ordinances can be located by subject on the contents page at the beginning of each Chapter. The Index may also be used to search for a subject when one is looking for general information on a particular subject, or if it is not known in which Chapter the subject might be found. The Appendix consists of several general categories containing a chronological listing of short subject descriptions along with a reference to the original ordinance and its date of enactment if known.
The Table to disposition indicates what action has been taken by the Township of Washington Board of Supervisors with regard to every ordinance ever enacted. An ordinance has either been (1) specifically repealed, (2) superseded by another ordinance, (3) is located in a Chapter of the Codebook, or (4) is located in the Appendix. Annual tax rate and budget ordinances are located only in the Table to Disposition. The Table to Disposition is a cross-reference to the original ordinance books of the Township of Washington, and to the location within the Code of each ordinance number.
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