Township of Franklin, NJ
Somerset County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Franklin as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 4-26-1994 by Ord. No. 1831 (Ch. 120 of the 1990 Code)]

§ 166-1 Maps adopted.

[Amended 6-27-1995 by Ord. No. 1899; 3-11-2008 by Ord. No. 3745; 2-24-2009 by Ord. No. 3817]
In accordance with and pursuant to the authority of L. 1988 c. 44 (N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7), the Drug-Free School Zone Maps produced as set forth below are hereby approved and adopted as official findings and records of the locations and areas within the municipality of property which is used for school purposes and which is owned by or leased to any elementary or secondary school or school board, and of the areas on or within 1,000 feet of such school property. A copy of said maps are on file in the Township of Franklin Municipal Clerk's Office.
Map Number
School Name
Date Map
Produced/Revised
Map Certified By
1
Zarepath Christian School
04-06-1988/05-19-2008
Thomas Zilinek, III, PE, CME
2
Conerly Road School
04-04-1988
Thomas Zilinek, III, PE, CME
3
Elizabeth Avenue School
04-15-1988
Thomas Zilinek, III, PE, CME
4
Franklin Middle School/Hillcrest School
04-04-1988/10-17-2008
Thomas Zilinek, III, PE, CME
5
Franklin Park School
04-04-1988
Thomas Zilinek, III, PE, CME
6
Franklin High School
10-31-2008
Thomas Zilinek, III, PE, CME
7
Mac Afee School
04-18-1988
Thomas Zilinek, III, PE, CME
8
Pine Grove Manor School
04-04-1988
Thomas Zilinek, III, PE, CME
9
Rutgers Preparatory School
04-06-1988/10-31-2008
Thomas Zilinek, III, PE, CME
10
Sampson G. Smith School
04-15-1988
Thomas Zilinek, III, PE, CME
11
St. Matthias School
04-06-1088
Thomas Zilinek, III, PE, CME
12
Cedar Hill Prep School
10-31-2008
Thomas Zilinek, III, PE, CME
13
Eternal Life Christian Center
09-26-2007
Thomas Zilinek, III, PE, CME
14
Community Baptist Christian Academy
10-31-2008
Thomas Zilinek, III, PE, CME
15
Central New Jersey College Prep Charter School/Elite Preparatory Academy
10-31-2008
Thomas Zilinek, III, PE, CME
16
Somerset Bible Baptist Christian Academy
10-31-2008
Thomas Zilinek, III, PE, CME
17
Somerset Presbyterian Nursery School
10-31-2008
Thomas Zilinek, III, PE, CME
18
The Nest of Somerset
10-31-2008
Thomas Zilinek, III, PE, CME
19
High Road/The Crestwood School
03-21-1994/10-31-2008
Thomas Zilinek, III, PE, CME

§ 166-2 Maps to constitute official finding and record.

The Drug-Free School Zone Maps approved and adopted pursuant to § 166-1 of this article shall continue to constitute an official finding and record as to the location and boundaries of areas on or within 1,000 feet of property owned by or leased to any elementary or secondary school or school board which is used for school purposes until such time, if any, that this article shall be amended to reflect any additions or deletions with respect to the location and boundaries of school property and Drug-Free School Zones.

§ 166-3 Notification of change of school properties.

The school board, or chief administrative officer in the case of any private or parochial school, is hereby directed and shall have the continuing obligation to promptly notify the Municipal Engineer and the Municipal Attorney of any changes or contemplated changes in the location and boundaries of any property owned or leased to any elementary or secondary school or school board and which is used for school purposes.

§ 166-4 Maps to be kept on file; copies to be provided.

The Clerk of the municipality is hereby directed to receive and to keep on file the original of the maps approved and adopted pursuant to this article and to provide at a reasonable cost a true copy thereof to any person, agency or court which may from time to time request such a copy, along with a certification that such copy is a true copy of the maps approved and adopted herein and kept on file. It is hereby further directed that a true copy of such maps and of this article shall be provided without cost to the County Clerk and to the office of the Somerset County Prosecutor.

§ 166-5 Purpose of maps.

The following additional matters are hereby determined, declared, recited and stated:
A. 
It is understood that the maps approved and adopted pursuant to § 166-1 of this article were prepared and are intended to be used as evidence in prosecutions arising under the criminal laws of this state and that, pursuant state law, such maps shall constitute prima facie evidence of the following:
(1) 
The location of elementary and secondary schools within the municipality;
(2) 
The boundaries of the real property which is owned by or leased to such schools or a school board;
(3) 
That such school property is and continues to be used for school purposes;
(4) 
The location and boundaries of areas which are on or within 1,000 feet of such school property.
B. 
Except as is otherwise expressly noted on the face of the approved and adopted maps, all of the property depicted on the maps approved and adopted herein as school property was owned by, or leased to, a school or school board and was being used for school purposes as of July 9, 1987, that being the effective date of L. 1987, c. 101 (N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7).
C. 
Pursuant to the provisions of L. 1988, c. 441 (N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7 et seq.), a prosecutor is not precluded from introducing or relying upon any other evidence or testimony to establish a violation of the offense defined in that statute, including use of the maps or diagram other than the one approved and adopted pursuant to § 166-1 of this article. The failure of the maps approved herein to depict the location and boundaries of any property which is, in fact, used for school purposes and which is owned by or leased to any elementary or secondary school or school board, whether the absence of such depiction is the result of inadvertent omission or the result of any changes in the location and boundaries of such property which have not yet been incorporated into a revised approved maps, shall not be deemed to be an official finding and record that such property is not owned by or leased to a school or school board or that such property is not used for school purposes.
D. 
All of the requirements set forth in L. 1988, c. 44 (N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7 et seq.) concerning the preparation, approval and adoption of a Drug-Free School Zone Maps have been satisfied.
[Adopted 10-12-1999 by Ord. No. 3077 (Ch. 119 of the 1990 Code)]

§ 166-6 Maps adopted.

[Amended 10-8-2002 by Ord. No. 3322; 2-22-2011 by Ord. No. 3921]
In accordance with and pursuant to the authority of P.L. 1997 c. 327(1) [N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7.1], the Drug-Free Public Housing, Public Parks and Public Building Zones Maps produced as set forth below are hereby approved and adopted as official findings and records of the locations and areas within the municipality of property which are used for public housing, public parks and public building zones, and of the areas in or within 500 feet of such public housing, public parks and public building zones. A copy of said maps are on file in the Township of Franklin Municipal Clerk's office.
Map Number
Public Housing, Park or Building
DateProduced/Revised
Maps Certified By
1
Bascom Park
8-27-1999
Thomas Zilinek III, PE, CME
2
Bunker Hill Environmental Center
8-27-1999
Thomas Zilinek III, PE, CME
3
Castleton Park
8-27-1999
Thomas Zilinek III, PE, CME
4
Consovoy Park
8-27-1999
Thomas Zilinek III, PE, CME
5
DeLar Park
8-27-1999
Thomas Zilinek III, PE, CME
6
Dunham-Lebed Park
8-27-1999
Thomas Zilinek III, PE, CME
7
Franklin Township Little League
8-27-1999
Thomas Zilinek III, PE, CME
8
Harvey J. Inman Park
8-27-1999
Thomas Zilinek III, PE, CME
9
Meadows – Van Wickle House
8-27-1999/
9-30-2010
Thomas Zilinek III, PE, CME
10
Municipal Complex
8-27-1999
Thomas Zilinek III, PE, CME
11
Nassau Park
8-27-1999
Thomas Zilinek III, PE, CME
12
Quail Brook Golf Course
8-27-1999
Thomas Zilinek III, PE, CME
13
Quail Brook Park
8-27-1999
Thomas Zilinek III, PE, CME
14
Rockingham Museum (former location)
8-27-1999/
10-15-2010
Thomas Zilinek III, PE, CME
15
Rutgers Heights Park
8-27-1999
Thomas Zilinek III, PE, CME
16
South Bound Brook Little League
8-27-1999
Thomas Zilinek III, PE, CME
17
Naaman Williams Park/Parkside Housing Authority
8-27-1999/
10-15-2010
Thomas Zilinek III, PE, CME
18-49
Delaware and Raritan Canal Park
7-31-2002/
*10-15-2010
*Sheet #26, 28 & 42
Thomas Zilinek III, PE, CME
26
East Millstone Park
7-31-2002/10-15-2010
Thomas Zilinek III, PE, CME
28
Blackwells Mills Canal House
7-31-2002/
10-15-2010
Thomas Zilinek III, PE, CME
42
Rockingham Historic Site
7-31-2002/
10-15-2010
Thomas Zilinek III, PE, CME
24,25, 26 and 50-56
Colonial Park/Spooky Brook Golf Course
7-31-2002/
10-15-2010
*Sheet #26 Only
Thomas Zilinek III, PE, CME
57
Hawthorne Park
7-31-2002
Thomas Zilinek III, PE, CME
58-72
Six Mile Run Reservoir Site
9-30-2010
Thomas Zilinek III, PE, CME
60
Meadows – Hageman House and Farm/Wyckoff-Garretson House
9-30-2010
Thomas Zilinek III, PE, CME
64
Meadows – Van Liew-Suydam House
9-30-2010
Thomas Zilinek III, PE, CME
73
Middlebush Park
9-30-2010
Thomas Zilinek III, PE, CME
74
Meadows – Tulipwood
9-30-2010
Thomas Zilinek III, PE, CME
75
935 Hamilton Street
9-30-2010
Thomas Zilinek III, PE, CME
76
Franklin Township Public Library (Route 27 Branch)
9-30-2010
Thomas Zilinek III, PE, CME
77
Former Kingston School (Township Park)
9-30-2010
Thomas Zilinek III, PE, CME

§ 166-7 Maps to constitute official finding and record.

[Amended 2-22-2011 by Ord. No. 3921]
The Drug-Free Public Housing, Public Parks and Public Building Zones Maps approved and adopted pursuant to § 166-6 of this article shall continue to constitute an official finding and record as to the location and boundaries of 500 feet of property which is used for Drug-Free Public Housing, Public Parks and Public Building Zones purposes until such time, if any, that this article shall be amended to reflect any additions or deletions with respect to the location and boundaries of properties and Drug-Free Public Housing, Public Parks and Public Building Zones.

§ 166-8 Notification of change of public housing, public parks, and public building properties.

[Amended 10-8-2002 by Ord. No. 3322; 2-22-2011 by Ord. No. 3921]
As noted below the following agencies are hereby directed and shall have the continuing obligation to promptly notify the Municipal Engineer and the Municipal Attorney of any changes or contemplated changes in the location and boundaries of any property which is used for Drug-Free Public Housing, Public Parks and Public Building Zones purposes:
Facility Name
Owner
Operator
Bascom Park
Township of Franklin
Parks and Recreation
Bunker Hill Environmental Center
Township of Franklin
Board of Education
Castleton Park
Township of Franklin
Parks and Recreation
Consovoy Park
Township of Franklin
Parks and Recreation
DeLar Park
Township of Franklin
Parks and Recreation
Dunham-Lebed Park
Township of Franklin
Parks and Recreation
Franklin Township Little League
Township of Franklin
Franklin Township Little League, Inc.
Harvey J. Inman Park
Township of Franklin
Parks and Recreation
Meadows – Van Wickle House
Township of Franklin
The Meadows Foundation, Inc.
Municipal Complex
Township of Franklin
Township of Franklin
Nassau Park
Township of Franklin
Parks and Recreation
Quail Brook Golf Course
Township of Franklin
Somerset County Park Commission
Quail Brook Park
Township of Franklin
Parks and Recreation
Rockingham Museum (former location)
State of New Jersey
c/o NJDEP
State of New Jersey c/o NJDEP
Rutgers Heights Park
Township of Franklin
Parks and Recreation
South Bound Brook Little League
Township of Franklin
South Bound Brook Little League, Inc.
Naaman Williams Park
Township of Franklin
Parks and Recreation
Parkside Housing Authority
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Housing Authority of Franklin Township
Delaware and Raritan Canal Park
State of New Jersey
Division of Parks and Forestry
East Millstone Park
Township of Franklin
Parks and Recreation
Blackwells Mills Canal House
State of New Jersey
Blackwells Mills Canal House Association
Rockingham Historic Site
State of New Jersey
c/o NJDEP
State of New Jersey c/o NJDEP
Colonial Park/
Spooky Brook Golf Course
County of Somerset
Somerset County Park Commission
Hawthorne Park
Township of Franklin
Parks and Recreation
Six Mile Run Reservoir Site
State of New Jersey
Division of Parks and Forestry
Meadows – Hageman House and Farm/Wyckoff-Garretson House
Township of Franklin
The Meadows Foundation Inc.
Meadows – Van Liew-Suydam House
Township of Franklin
The Meadows Foundation Inc.
Facility Name
Owner
Operator
Middlebush Park
Township of Franklin
Parks and Recreation
Meadows – Tulipwood
Township of Franklin
The Meadows Foundation Inc.
935 Hamilton Street
Township of Franklin
Township of Franklin
Franklin Township Public Library (Route 27 Branch)
Levittown Norse Association c/o Stop and Shop
Franklin Township Library
Former Kingston School (Township Park)
Township of Franklin
Parks and Recreation

§ 166-9 Maps to be kept on file; copies to be provided.

The Township Clerk of the municipality is hereby directed to receive and to keep on file the original maps approved and adopted pursuant to this article and to provide at a reasonable cost a true copy thereof to any person, agency or court which may from time to time request such a copy, along with a certification that such copy is a true copy of the maps approved and adopted herein and kept on file. It is hereby further directed that a true copy of such maps and of this article shall be provided without cost to the County Clerk and to the office of the Somerset County Prosecutor.

§ 166-10 Purpose of maps.

The following additional matters are hereby determined, declared, recited and stated:
A. 
It is understood that the maps approved and adopted pursuant to § 166-6 of this article were prepared and are intended to be used as evidence in prosecutions arising under the criminal laws of this state and that, pursuant to state law, such maps shall constitute prima facie evidence of the following:
(1) 
The location of public housing, public parks and public buildings within the municipality;
(2) 
The boundaries of the real property which is used for public housing, public parks and public buildings;
(3) 
That such public housing, public parks and public buildings are and continue to be used for public housing, public parks and public building purposes;
(4) 
The location and boundaries of areas which are in or within 500 feet of such public housing, public parks and public buildings.
B. 
Except as is otherwise expressly noted on the face of the approved and adopted maps, all of the property depicted on the maps approved and adopted herein as public housing, public parks and public buildings was owned by or leased to the Township of Franklin, County of Somerset, NJDEP and/or Housing Authority of Franklin Township as of January 1, 1998, that being the effective date of P.L. 1997, c. 327(1) [N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7.1].
C. 
Pursuant to the provisions of P.L. 1997, c 327(1) [N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7.1 et seq.], a prosecutor is not precluded from introducing or relying upon any other evidence or testimony to establish a violation of the offense defined in the statute, including use of the maps or diagram other than the one approved and adopted pursuant to § 166-6 of this article. The failure of the maps approved herein to depict the location and boundaries of any property which is, in fact, used for public housing, public parks and public buildings purposes, whether the absence of such depiction is the result of inadvertent omission or the result of any changes in the location and boundaries of such property which have not yet been incorporated into revised approved maps, shall not be deemed to be an official finding and record that such property is not owned by or leased for a public housing, public parks and public building or that such property is not used for public housing, public parks and public buildings.
D. 
All the requirements set forth in P.L. 1997, c. 237(1) [N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7.1 et seq.], concerning the preparation, approval and adoption of a Drug-Free Public Housing, Public Parks and Public Building Zone Maps have been satisfied.