Borough of South River, NJ
Middlesex County
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[Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of South River 9-1-1971 by Ord. No. 1971-10 (Ch. 83 of the 1977 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Peace and good order — See Ch. 253.
Skateboards — See Ch. 279.

§ 133-1 Authority of Mayor.

When there exists in the Borough of South River a state of disaster or emergency brought about by natural causes or by the action of any person or persons, and such state of disaster or emergency causes or may cause violence and injury to be inflicted upon people in the Borough of South River and causes or may cause damages and destruction to property in the Borough of South River, both public and private, all being against the health, safety and welfare of the people of the Borough of South River, then and in that event the Mayor of the Borough shall have the authority to declare that a state of disaster or emergency exists and he shall have the authority and be empowered to do the following:
A. 
Issue orders or proclamations regulating the hours during which persons shall be prohibited from remaining upon the public streets, ways and places in the Borough of South River.
B. 
Issue orders or proclamations regulating the hours during which vehicular traffic shall be prohibited or restricted from traveling over the streets in the Borough of South River.
C. 
Issue orders or proclamations regulating the hours during which all businesses licensed by the Borough of South River to dispense in any way alcoholic beverages shall be closed to business.
D. 
Issue orders or proclamations regulating the hours during which all sales of gasoline by gasoline service stations in the Borough of South River shall be prohibited.

§ 133-2 Notice through information media.

The Mayor of the Borough, upon declaring that a state of disaster or emergency exists in the Borough of South River, shall forthwith advise any newspaper and radio station located within the Borough of South River and request that the announced state of disaster or emergency be published at once.

§ 133-3 Finality of Mayor's decision.

The judgment of the Mayor of the Borough that a state of disaster or Emergency exists within the Borough of South River and that it has caused or is likely to cause injury and damage to persons and property within the Borough of South River shall be final and absolute. This authority is conferred upon the Mayor of the Borough by virtue of the authority of N.J.S.A. 40:87-31.

§ 133-4 Observance of curfew required.

After the Mayor of the Borough has declared that a state of disaster or Emergency exists in the Borough of South River and has issued an order or proclamation regulating the movements of persons or vehicles in or about the Borough of South River or the dispensing by licensed persons of alcoholic beverages therein or the sale of gasoline by gasoline service stations in the Borough of South River, it shall be unlawful and a violation of this chapter for any person to be upon the streets, ways or places in the Borough of South River, to drive vehicles over the streets in the Borough of South River, to dispense alcoholic beverages or to sell gasoline at any gasoline service station during the hours prohibited by said order or proclamation, unless otherwise permitted by the Borough of South River.

§ 133-5 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 2-9-1977 by Ord. No. 1977-6]
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of an order or proclamation issued by the Mayor of the Borough shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to the penalties in Chapter 1, Article I, General Penalty.