Township of Mansfield, NJ
Burlington County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Mansfield 10-7-1974 by Ord. No. 1974-7. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 5.
Noise control — See Ch. 32.
Nuisances — See Ch. 33.
Parental responsibility — See Ch. 34.

§ 34A-1 Prohibited conduct and noises.

A. 
No person shall, within the limits of the Township of Mansfield:
(1) 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection A(1), regarding public intoxication, was repealed 8-27-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-24.
(2) 
Throw or discard any tin cans, bottles, garbage, debris, junk or refuse of any kind whatsoever into the waters of any spring, pond, stream, lake, river or any other body of water or upon any public street or public place, or discharge any sewage or waste into said waters or places or any of them or pollute said waters in any manner; or so place any of said articles that the acts prohibited above shall result therefrom.
(3) 
Throw or cause to be thrown or placed any paper or posters, stones, sticks, glass, metal or any hard, dangerous or offensive substance upon any sidewalk, street, highway or public or private place or at any car, vehicle, house, building, fence or person.
(4) 
Appear on any street, road, avenue, park or other public place in a state of nudity or make any indecent exposure of his or her person or commit or do any lewd or indecent act or behave in a lewd or indecent manner.
(5) 
Disrobe in any automobile, truck or vehicle while the same is upon any parking place, street, road, avenue, park or other public place.
(6) 
Solicit, invite or in any manner suggest by word of mouth or any writing or other communication or by any device whatsoever any lewd, lascivious or other immoral act.
(7) 
Permit any house, shop, store or other building or structure owned or occupied by him or her to be frequented or resorted to by noisy, riotous or disorderly persons or by prostitutes, gamblers or vagrants.
(8) 
Maliciously or intentionally destroy, damage or injure any property, public or private.
(9) 
Cause or permit to be emitted any vile, offensive, obnoxious or nauseating odor.
(10) 
Enter upon or trespass upon the land or property of any person without lawful permission so to do.
(11) 
Wrongfully interfere with legitimate business activity within the Township.
[Added 8-10-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-13]
B. 
All other riotous, indecent or disorderly conduct, breaches of the peace and vagrancy not hereinabove specifically mentioned are hereby prohibited.
C. 
Prohibited noises.
[Added 11-12-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-31]
(1) 
Noncommercial or nonindustrial power tools and landscaping and yard maintenance equipment shall not be operated between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. All motorized equipment used in these activities shall be operated with a muffler.
(2) 
Commercial or industrial power tools and landscaping and yard maintenance equipment, excluding emergency work, shall not be operated on a residential property or within 250 feet of a residential property line when operated on commercial or industrial property between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. on weekdays, or between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. on weekends or federal holidays. All motorized equipment used in these activities shall be operated with a muffler.
(3) 
Construction and demolition activity, excluding emergency work, shall not be performed between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. on weekdays, or between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. on weekends and federal holidays. All motorized equipment used in construction and demolition activity shall be operated with a muffler.
(4) 
Motorized snowblowers, snow throwers, and lawn equipment with attached snowplows shall be operated at all times with a muffler.
(5) 
An exterior burglar alarm of a building or motor vehicle must be activated in such a manner that the burglar alarm terminates its operation within five minutes for continuous airborne sound and 15 minutes for impulsive sound after it has been activated.
(6) 
Personal or commercial vehicular music amplification or reproduction equipment shall not be operated in such a manner that it is plainly audible at a residential property line between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.
(7) 
Personal vehicular music amplification equipment shall not be operated in such a manner as to be plainly audible at a distance of 50 feet in any direction.
(8) 
Self-contained, portable, hand-held music or sound amplification or reproduction equipment shall not be operated on a public space or public right-of-way in such a manner as to be plainly audible at a distance of 50 feet in any direction from the operator between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., sound from such equipment shall not be plainly audible by any person other than the operator.

§ 34A-2 Word usage.

The term "person" as used in this chapter shall, wherever appropriate in connection with the context, include "corporation," "partnership," "association" and "individual" and shall include the plural. The masculine pronoun shall include the feminine.

§ 34A-3 Disposition of fines.

All fines imposed and collected under and by virtue of this chapter shall be paid into the treasury of the Township.

§ 34A-4 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 5-5-1988 by Ord. No. 1988-11]
Any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000 or imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding 90 days or to a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, or to such combination of punishments as the Municipal Judge may, in his or her discretion, deem appropriate and just.

§ 34A-5 Repealer.

All ordinances or parts of ordinances which are inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter are, to the extent of such inconsistency, hereby repealed.

§ 34A-6 Severability.

If any section or portion of any section of this chapter shall be held to be invalid for any reason, such invalidity shall not affect the validity of the remaining sections or portions of sections of this chapter.

§ 34A-7 When effective.

This chapter shall take effect immediately upon final passage, adoption and publication in the manner prescribed by law.

§ 34A-8 Inclusion in Code.

This chapter shall become a part of the Code of the Township of Mansfield in accordance with the provisions therein contained.