Township of Union, NJ
Union County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Union 5-14-1974 by Ord. No. 2874 (Ch. 209 of the 1986 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Recreation Department — See Ch. 121.
Amusements; adult entertainment — See Ch. 164.
Damaging of buildings and fixtures — See Ch. 198.
Carnivals, circuses and traveling shows — See Ch. 216.
Golf — See Ch. 302.
Parks and recreation areas — See Ch. 397.
Solid waste; recycling — See Ch. 462.

§ 415-1 Use restricted to residents and guests.

The use of all recreational facilities under the control of the Township of Union in the County of Union shall be restricted to residents of the Township of Union and guests of said residents as hereinafter provided.

§ 415-2 Guest to be accompanied by resident.

No guest shall use any of said facilities, unless he shall be accompanied by a resident of said Township of Union.

§ 415-3 Proof of residency.

All residents using any of the recreational facilities of said Township shall be required, on demand of the Recreation Superintendent or the person then in charge of said facility, to furnish proof of residency.

§ 415-4 Mutilation or destruction of property. [1]

[Amended 10-26-2004 by Ord. No. 4842]
There shall be no mutilation of destruction of any Township-owned property located in any recreational facility.
[1]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 198, Buildings and Fixtures, Damaging of, and Ch. 313, Graffiti.

§ 415-5 Promulgation of regulations.

[Amended 5-28-1974 by Ord. No. 2882]
Authority is hereby given to the Superintendent of Recreation to promulgate rules and regulations for the operation of Township recreational facilities, including the designation of hours during which individual recreational facilities shall be available for use.

§ 415-6 Gambling prohibited.

Gambling of any kind shall be prohibited in all recreational facilities.

§ 415-7 Rough behavior; disorderly conduct.

There will be no rough behavior or disorderly conduct of any kind which may endanger the safety, health or morals of persons using any of the recreational facilities of said Township.

§ 415-8 Refuse.

All refuse shall be deposited in containers provided for that purpose.

§ 415-9 Individual and organizational permits.

[Amended 5-28-1974 by Ord. No. 2882; 4-24-2012 by Ord. No. 5239]
Authority is hereby given to the Superintendent of Recreation to issue both individual and organizational permits for the use of the recreational facilities of the Township, which said permits shall designate the type of use, the location, the date and the times within which the permit shall be in force. The provisions of this chapter pertaining to residency shall not be applicable in those instances in which the use of any recreational facilities has been authorized by a permit issued by the Superintendent to an organization or group of people, which said permit authorizes said use by more than 12 persons.
A. 
Any organization, group or entity running a program that is not sponsored by the Union Recreation Department must provide a certificate of insurance in the amount of $500,000 naming the Township of Union as an additional insured prior to the issuance of said permit.
B. 
Any organization, group or entity running a program that is not sponsored by the Union Recreation Department is responsible for cleaning up after its game, practice or activity, and said debris must be deposited in bags or cans at the field or the facility.
C. 
All scheduled softball games sponsored by the Union Recreation Department have priority over picnic permits.
D. 
All permits issued to the Union Board of Education have priority over any issued field permit.
E. 
Any organization, group or entity running a program must pay, prior to the issuance of a permit a permit fee as follows: $200 per day, $100 per 1/2 day (up to four hours) or $25 per one hour, along with a maintenance bond in the amount of $200. Any request for a fee waiver shall be made to the Township Committee. If the organization, group or entity is a Union-based program, meaning the majority of participants are Union residents, prior to the issuance of a permit, the fee shall be $100 per day or $50 per 1/2 day (up to four hours). Any request for a fee waiver shall be made to the Township Committee.
[Amended 6-24-2014 by Ord. No. 5311; 5-26-2015 by Ord. No. 5339]
F. 
If a field becomes unusable for any reason, the permit holder will be notified. Any use of the field after the permit holder is notified that the field is unusable will result in a revocation of the permit.
G. 
The permit must be in the permit holder's possession when utilizing the field or facility.

§ 415-10 Fees for recreation programs.

[Added 1-26-2016 by Ord. No. 5361]
Category
Fees
Camps, clinics, programs and workshops
Camps and clinics, daily rate
Up to $100
Programs and workshops, daily rate
Up to $250
Leagues (adult 18+, child 2 to 17)
Adult: in-town individual
Up to $75
Adult: out-of-town individual
Up to $100
Adult: in-town team
Up to $1,000
Adult: out-of-town team
Up to $1,050
Child: in-town individual
Up to $75
Maintenance fees
Weekend tournament/multihour rental
$250/day/employee
Key deposits
$25 to $100

§ 415-11 Violations and penalties; eviction from property.

[Amended 5-28-1974 by Ord. No. 2882; 10-28-1986 by Ord. No. 3879; 12-13-1988 by Ord. No. 3998; 10-26-2004 by Ord. No. 4842]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter or of any permit issued pursuant thereto or disturbing or interfering with any person or group occupying any area or participating in any activity pursuant to a permit shall 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; and, further, that any such person so violating any of the provisions of this chapter may be summarily evicted from any recreational facility in the Township of Union in the County of Union.