Township of Union, NJ
Union County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Union as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Bicycles — See Ch. 179.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 226.
Human-powered locomotion devices — See Ch. 362.
Noise — See Ch. 378.
[Adopted 10-25-1977 by Ord. No. 3240A (Ch. 184, Art. I of the 1986 Code)]

§ 369-1 Definitions.

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
MOTORIZED BICYCLE
Includes, but is not expressly limited to, minibikes, motor scooters, go-carts, swamp buggies, mopeds, all-terrain vehicles, trail bikes and snowmobiles having a helper motor characterized in that either the maximum piston displacement is less than 50 cubic centimeters or said motor is rated at not more than 1.5 brake horsepower, and said bicycle is capable of a maximum speed of no more than 25 miles per hour on a flat surface.

§ 369-2 Use in certain areas restricted.

It shall be unlawful for any person to operate or permit and suffer to be operated any motorized bicycle as set forth described in § 369-1 hereof on any public grounds or property, including Township-owned land, which shall include, but not be limited to, parks, ballparks, recreational areas or any other governmentally owned property, including all school properties or any other areas owned by the Board of Education of the Township of Union in the County of Union.

§ 369-3 Unnecessary and unreasonable noise.

It shall be unlawful for any person to operate or permit and suffer to be operated a motorized bicycle as set forth and described in § 369-1 hereof, within the Township of Union in the County of Union, in such manner as to create loud and unnecessary noise, so as to unreasonably disturb or interfere with persons in the peaceful and quiet enjoyment of their property or in a careless, reckless or negligent manner so as to endanger the safety of any person.

§ 369-4 Use by officers and employees.

It shall not be unlawful for any Township or School Board officer or employee or other public employee to operate any motorized bicycle as set forth and described in § 369-1 hereof for the purpose of maintaining, repairing or doing work for the Township of Union or for the Board of Education of the Township of Union or by members of the Police Department in the performance of their duties.

§ 369-5 Impoundment; storage fee.

A. 
Any police officer may impound any motorized bicycle as set forth and described in § 369-1 hereof operated by any person in violation of the provisions of this article or of any statute of the State of New Jersey regulating the use of such vehicles.
B. 
The period of impoundment shall run from the date of the alleged violation until the disposition of the alleged offense by such court of competent jurisdiction as shall hear the same, and the owner thereof shall pay the reasonable cost of said removal and storage, which is hereby fixed at $10 per day, which said charge shall in no event exceed 30 days. If said operator or owner of said motorized bicycle is found not guilty of said alleged offense, then and in that event there shall be no removal and storage charge. Said expense of impoundment shall be in addition to any other fine or penalty levied or collected under the terms of this article.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 369-6 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 10-28-1986 by Ord. No. 3879; 12-13-1988 by Ord. No. 3998[1]]
A. 
Any person under the age of 18 years who shall violate any of the provisions of this article shall be cognizable before the Superior Court of the County of Union.
B. 
Any person of the age of 18 years or over who shall violate any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to one or more of the following: imprisonment in the county jail or in any other place provided by the municipality for the detention of prisoners for any term not exceeding 90 days or by a fine not exceeding $1,250 or by a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, to become effective on the effective date of this section.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[Adopted 12-13-1977 by Ord. No. 3255A (Ch. 184, Art. II of the 1986 Code)]

§ 369-7 Definitions.

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
MOTORCYCLE
Motorcycles, motor bikes, bicycles with motor attached and all motor-operated vehicles of the bicycle or tricycle type, having a piston displacement of 50 cubic centimeters or more rated in excess of 1.5 brake horsepower and capable of maximum speeds in excess of 25 miles per hour; whether the motive power is a part thereof or attached thereto, and having a saddle or seat with driver sitting astride or upon it or a platform on which the driver stands.
MOTOR-DRAWN VEHICLE
Trailers, semitrailers or any other type of vehicle drawn by a motor-driven vehicle.
MOTOR VEHICLE
Vehicles propelled otherwise than by muscular power, excepting such vehicles as run only upon rails or tracks and motorized bicycles.

§ 369-8 Use in certain areas restricted.

It shall be unlawful for any person to operate or permit and suffer to be operated any motorcycle, motor vehicle or motor-drawn vehicle as hereinabove defined, on any public grounds or property, including Township-owned land which would include, but not be limited to, parks, ballparks, recreational areas or any other governmentally owned property, including all school properties or any other areas owned by the Board of Education of the Township of Union in the County of Union.

§ 369-9 Violations and penalties. [1]

Any person who violates any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to one or more of the following: imprisonment in the county jail or in any other place provided by the municipality for the detention of prisoners for any term not exceeding 90 days or by a fine not exceeding $1,250 or by a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, in the discretion of the Judge of the Municipal Court.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).