City of Burlington, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Burlington by Ord. No. 4-1998 (Ch. 8.08 of the 1996 Municipal Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 140-1 Adoption of Drug-Free Zone Maps.

[Amended by Ord. No. 8-1999; Ord. No. 07-2003; 3-4-2008 by Ord. No. 05-2008]
The Common Council adopts as its official finding and record of the location and boundaries of the area or areas owned by or leased to any elementary or secondary school or school board, within 1,000 feet of such school property the Drug-Free Zone Map prepared by Environmental Resolutions, Inc., dated June 30, 2005, and revised on November 20, 2007. The Common Council adopts as its official finding and record of the location and boundaries of the area or areas on or within 500 feet of real property comprising a public housing facility, a public park or a public building the Drug-Free Zone Map prepared by Environmental Resolutions, Inc., dated June 30, 2005, and revised to November 20, 2007. In a prosecution pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7 and 2C:35-7.1, these maps shall, upon proper authentication, be admissible and shall constitute prima facie evidence of the location and boundaries of school property used for school purposes which is owned by or leased to any elementary school or school board, or within 1,000 feet of such school property or within 500 feet of a public housing facility which is owned by or leased to a housing authority pursuant to the Local Redevelopment and Housing Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-1 et seq., the area in or within 500 feet of a public park, or the area in or within 500 feet of a public building. The Common Council may from time to time change the Drug-Free Zone Maps.

§ 140-2 Definitions.

For purposes of this chapter, the following terms are defined as follows:
PUBLIC BUILDING
Any publicly owned or leased library or museum.
PUBLIC HOUSING FACILITY
Any dwelling, complex of dwellings, accommodation, building, structure or facility and real property of any nature appurtenant thereto and used in connection therewith, which is owned by or leased to a local housing authority in accordance with the Local Redevelopment and Housing Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-1 et seq., for the purpose of providing living accommodations to persons of low income.
PUBLIC PARK
A park, recreation facility or area or playground owned or controlled by a state, county or local government unit.

§ 140-3 Municipal Clerk to maintain Drug-Free Zone Maps.

[Amended 3-4-2008 by Ord. No. 05-2008]
The Municipal Clerk shall keep on file the original of each of the Drug-Free Zone Maps, or a true copy thereof, which shall be maintained as the official record of the City. The Municipal Clerk shall provide a true copy of each of the Drug-Free Zone Maps to the Executive Director of the City of Burlington Housing Authority, to the Superintendent of the City of Burlington School District, to the chief administrator of each nonpublic elementary or secondary school, to the Executive Director of the Burlington County Bridge Commission, and to the executive director or person in charge of any public park or public building located within the City, requesting that such person notify the Municipal Clerk of any changes in the location and boundary of any property which is included in either or both the Drug-Free Zone Maps, or which should be included in either or both of the Drug-Free Zone Maps.

§ 140-4 Availability of other evidence.

[Amended 3-4-2008 by Ord. No. 05-2008]
Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to preclude the prosecution from introducing or relying upon any other evidence or testimony to establish any element of a violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7 and 2C:35-7.1; nor shall this chapter be construed to preclude the use or admissibility of any map or diagram other than those which have been approved by the Common Council, provided that the map or diagram is otherwise admissible pursuant to the rules of evidence.