Vernon Township

21 Church Street, Vernon, NJ 07462
Phone: 973.764.4055


Ordinance No. 22-03

Introduced: January 24, 2022
Public Hearing: February 14, 2022
Status: Adopted

An Ordinance Providing for the Vacation of a Public Right of Way Known as West Shore Drive, Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:49-6, N.J.S.A. 40:67-2 and N.J.S.A. 40:67-21 and Releasing and Extinguishing any Public Right Therein

WHEREAS, the Township Council of the Township of Vernon previously authorized and accepted West Shore Drive as dedicated and conveyed to Vernon Township; and

WHEREAS, a portion of West Shore Drive will no longer be needed for public purposes.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED, by the Township Council of the Township of Vernon, County of Sussex, State of New Jersey, as follows:

Section 1.

  1. West Shore Drive as designated in the attached SCHEDULE A and SCHEDULE B is hereby vacated and the public's right therein released and extinguished except for all rights and privileges possessed by public utilities and/or cable television companies to maintain, repair, and replace existing facilities in, adjacent to, over or under the said right-of-way, are hereby reserved and excepted pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:67-1.
  2. After being introduced and having passed a first reading, this Ordinance and Schedules A and B shall be published at least once not less than ten (10) days prior to the time fixed for further consideration for final passage.
  3. At least one (1) week prior to the time fixed for further consideration of this Ordinance for final passage, a copy thereof, together with notice of its introduction and the time and place when and where the Ordinance will be further considered for final passage, shall be mailed to every person whose lands may be affected hereby so far as may be ascertained. The Township Clerk shall mail said notice pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:49-6.
  4. Within sixty (60) days of the effective date of this Ordinance, the Township Clerk shall file a copy, certified by her under the seal of the Township to be a true copy, together with proof of publication thereof, in the Office of the Sussex County Clerk in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40:67-21.

Section 2. Severability. If any part of this Ordinance is for any reason held to be invalid such decision shall not effect the validity of the remaining portion of the Ordinance. Any Ordinance or portion thereof that may be inconsistent with the Ordinance is hereby repealed to the extent of the inconsistency.

Section 3. Effective Date. This Ordinance shall take effect upon final passage and publication as provided by law.


Vernon Township

21 Church Street
Vernon, NJ 07462

Phone: 973.764.4055 

Township Hours

Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Emergencies Dial 9-1-1
Non-Emergencies Dial 973-764-6155


Current Agendas

Township Council

Land Use Board