City of Somers Point, NJ
Atlantic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Somers Point 9-28-1978 as Ord. No. 13-1978 (Ch. 12 of 1967 compilation). Sections 85-3 and 85-4 added and § 85-5 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Community Education/Recreation Director — See Ch. 34, Art. II.
Board of Recreation Commissioners — See Ch. 48.
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 75.
Dogs and other animals — See Ch. 120.
Entertainment — See Ch. 128.
Littering — See Ch. 169.
Noise — See Ch. 188.
Parks — See Ch. 199.
Peddling and Soliciting — See Ch. 202.
Recreational vehicles — See Ch. 254.

§ 85-1 Prohibited activities.

The following activities shall be prohibited upon any beach area within the jurisdiction and under the control and supervision of the City of Somers Point:
A. 
The throwing, placing, depositing or leaving or any bottles, cans, glasses, paper, refuse or debris of any kind or description in said areas.
[Amended 3-23-1995 by Ord. No. 2-1995]
B. 
Behaving in a loud, noisy, boisterous, indecent or obscene manner or in any other manner which inconveniences, disrupts or disturbs others and the general peace and good order of the public.
C. 
The hawking, peddling, selling or vending of any type of food or beverage without compliance with Chapter 202, Peddling and Soliciting, of the Code of the City of Somers Point.
D. 
[1]Sleeping on the beach at any time between the hours of sunset to sunrise.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection D, which prohibited picnicking or transporting and/or consuming food or beverages, was repealed 3-23-1995 by Ord. No. 2-1995. This ordinance also provided for the renumbering of former Subsections E and F to Subsection D and E respectively.
E. 
Operating a motor scooter, motorbike, motorcycle or motor vehicle of any type on the beach.

§ 85-2 Overcrowding.

In the event of the overcrowding of any beach areas, the Chief of Police or his designee shall have the authority to limit entrants and/or request removal of persons already thereon if in his discretion such overcrowding or potential overcrowding causes or will cause an immediate danger to the health, safety and welfare of others.

§ 85-3 Hours.

[Added 3-14-1991 by Ord. No. 6-1991; amended 3-23-1995 by Ord. No. 2-1995]
Beach operating hours will be from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

§ 85-4 Additional rules and regulations.

[Added 3-14-1991 by Ord. No. 6-1991; amended 3-28-2002 by Ord. No. 2-2002]
The City Council of the City of Somers Point shall enact, and from time to time may amend, additional rules and regulations, as necessary.

§ 85-5 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 3-14-1991 by Ord. No. 6-1991]
Anyone having violated this chapter shall be subject to imprisonment in the county jail for a period not exceeding 90 days or to a fine not exceeding $1,000 or to a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, or any combination of the foregoing.