The Township of Wayne has, like many other municipalities, passed through the struggles that characterize all American communities in their early history. While only a few simple laws were necessary at the time of the incorporation of the township, subsequent growth of the community, together with the complexity of modern life, has created the need for more and detailed ordinances for the proper function and government of the township. The recording of local law is an aspect of municipal history and as the community develops and changes, review and revision of old laws and consideration of new laws, in the light of current trends must keep pace. The orderly collection of these records is an important step in this ever continuing process. Ordinances must be more than mere chronological enactments reposing in the pages of old records. They must be available and logically arranged for convenient use, and must be kept up to date. It was with thoughts such as these in mind that the Municipal Council of the Township of Wayne ordered the following codification of ordinances.
The various chapters of the Code contain all currently effective ordinances of a general and permanent nature enacted by the Township Council of the Township of Wayne. In accordance with recognized codification procedures, any revisions or amendments made in existing ordinances in the course of the codification, upon authorization of the Township Council, are referred to in the ordinance adopting the Code and are adopted thereby.