2017 Ordinances

The Borough Council has recently completed a five-year process of reviewing the entire Borough Code and making appropriate revisions. The updated code is now online. The Borough Code is a compilation of ordinances adopted by the Borough Council that establish both the organizational structure of the Borough's government, and local rules that must be followed within the Borough relating to a wide range of activities, including but not limited to: animals, garage sales, land use, solid waste, vehicles and traffic, traffic and parking, etc.


Ordinance No. 2172-16 (PDF)  - Adopted January 4, 2017

  • 2016 Salaries, Wages and Compensation of the Borough Employees

Ordinance No. 2173-17 (PDF) - Adopted February 15, 2017

  • Amendment Chapter 25, Section 25 to 9, Section 25 to 12, Modify Police Department Promotion Procedure and Contracted Off-Duty Employment

Ordinance No. 2174-17 (PDF) - Adopted February 15, 2017

  • Amendment Chapter 477, Section 477-2, Towing and Storage Fees

Ordinance No. 2175-17 (PDF)  - Adopted March 1, 2017

  • 2017 Salaries. Wages and Compensation of the Borough Employees

Ordinance No. 2176-17 (PDF)  - Adopted March 15, 2017

  • Amendment Chapter 45, Article III, Municipal Court, To Create Position of Assistant Municipal Prosecuto

Ordinance No. 2177-17 (PDF)  - Adopted March 15, 2017

  • Amendment Chapter 540, Zoning, Article XII, B-2 Central Business Zones, And Article XVII, Off-Street Parking, To Set Forth Parking Requirements in the B-2 Zone

Ordinance No. 2178-17 (PDF)  - Adopted March 15, 2017

  • Bond Ordinance for 2017 Road Improvement Program

Ordinance No. 2179-17 (PDF)  - Adopted March 15, 2017

  • Bond Ordinance for 2017 Road Improvement Program - Resident Assessments

Ordinance No. 2180-17 (PDF)  - Adopted April 5, 2017

  • Bond Ordinance to Amendment Bond Ordinance 2141-15

Ordinance No. 2181-17 (PDF)  - Adopted April 5, 2017

  • Water Capital Ordinance to Amendment Water Capital Bond Ordinance 2142-15

Ordinance No. 2182-17 (PDF)  - Adopted April 5, 2017

  • Amendment Chapter 220, Fees, Sections 220-4, Board Of Health, 220-9, Construction Code, Uniform, and 220-12, Parks and Recreation and to Add Section 220-27, Chapter 540, Zoning Fees

Ordinance No. 2183-17 (PDF)  - Adopted April 5, 2017

  • Amend Bond Ordinance 2103-14, as Amended by Ordinance 2135-15, to Increase Amount Appropriated to Include Construction of Restrooms, Lighting and Associated Improvements.

Ordinance No. 2184-17 (PDF)  - Adopted May 3, 2017

  • Cap Bond Ordinance 2017 Municipal Budget Appropriation Limits and to Establish a Cap Bank Pursuant to NJ.S.A 40A:April 45, 2014

Ordinance No. 2185-17 (PDF)  - Adopted May 3, 2017

  • An Ordinance to Amendment Bond Ordinance 2163-16, Providing for Sanitary Sewer Lining and Related Work on Passaic Avenue Appropriating $110,000 and Issuance of Bonds or Notes.

Ordinance No. 2186-17 (PDF)  - Adopted May 17, 2017

  • Water Utility Bond Ordinance Providing for Painting and other specified improvements to the Goffle Hill and Mary St. tanks appropriating $1,150,000 and Authorizing the Issuance of Bonds or Notes

Ordinance No. 2187-17 (PDF)  - Adopted May 17, 2017

  • Bond Ordinance Providing for Purchase of a Dump Truck and Brine Applicator Appropriating $250,000 and Issuance of Bonds or Notes in the Amount of $237,500.

Ordinance No. 2188-17 (PDF)  - Adopted June 7, 2017

  • Amendment and Supplement the Code to revise and Amend Chapter 530, Water Section 530-30, Payment of Bills and Chapter 220, Fees, Section 220-21, Water, so as to Create and Exception From Payment in Certain Circumstances and to Amendment Chapter 220, Fees, Section 220-12, Parks and Precreation, Subsection B, Swimming Pool, to Create a Fee for Lifeguard Certification.

Ordinance No. 2189-17 (PDF)  - Adopted June 7, 2017

  • Amendment and Supplement the code, Chapert 357, Peace and Good Order, Section 357-2, Prohibited Acts, By Repealing Certain Subsections There under.

Ordinance No. 2190-17 (PDF)  - Adopted July 5, 2017

  • Bond Ordinance Providing For The Road Reconstruction, Resurfacing, Drainage, Curb, Sidewalk and Handicapped Ramp Improvements on Arlington Avenue Appropriating $300,000 and Authorizing the Issuance of Bonds or Notes

Ordinance No. 2191-17 (PDF)  - Adopted July 5, 2017

  • Bond Ordinance Providing For Reconstruction of Replacement of Sidewalks and Driveway Aprons on Arlington Avenue., Appropriating $60,000 Authorizing the Issuance of Bonds or Notes for Financing Part of The Cost and Directing Special Assessment of The Cost Thereof.

Ordinance No. 2192-17 (PDF)  - Adopted September 6, 2017

  • Bond Ordinance to buy fire engine and related equipment for Co. 3, for a total of $700,000.

Ordinance No. 2193-17 (PDF)  - Adopted August 16, 2017

  • Amendment Chapter 25, Section 25 to 3, Police Department Table of Organization, increase 5 Sergeants to 6.

Ordinance No. 2194-17 (PDF)  - Adopted August 16, 2017

  • Capital Ordinance, $35,000 for improvements to the Police Pistol Range, funded from the Capital Improvement Fund. With $5,000 for Section 2 to 20 cost.

Ordinance No. 2195-17 (PDF)  - Adopted October 4, 2017

  • Amend Ordinance 2175-17 Fixing the 2017 Salaries, Wages and Compensation of the Employees of the Borough of Hawthorne.

Ordinance No. 2196-17 (PDF) - Adopted October 4, 2017

  • Amendment and Supplement Chapter 505, Vehicles and Traffic, Time Limit Parking, to Add Certain Additional Locations.

Ordinance No. 2197-17 (PDF)  - Adopted December 6, 2017

  • Bond Ordinance for Improvements to the Swimming Pool.

Ordinance No. 2198-17 (PDF)  - Adopted December 6, 2017

  • Amend Bond Ordinance's for Band Shell Restrooms