Township of Boonton, NJ
Morris County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Boonton 9-11-2000 by Ord. No. 621. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Police Department — See Ch. 28.
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 49.
Littering — See Ch. 93.

§ 115-1 Prohibited acts.

While on public lands or recreational areas, all persons shall conduct themselves in a proper and orderly manner and, unless authorized by the governing body, no person shall:
A. 
Willfully mark, deface, tamper with or remove any public property.
B. 
Dig or remove any soil, shrubs or plants or other wood materials.
C. 
Damage, remove or injure the flowers or seed of any tree or plant.
D. 
Hunt, harm or kill any animal life, except as specifically authorized by the Township Committee.
[Amended 10-12-2010 by Ord. No. 785]
E. 
Discharge or otherwise place or cause to be placed in the waters of any body of water in or adjacent to any public lands any substance which may result in the pollution of the waters.
F. 
Dump any refuse or trash, including yard waste and grass clippings, anywhere on the grounds thereof, but shall place refuse in the proper receptacle where these are provided. Where receptacles are not provided, all such rubbish shall be carried away from the public lands by the person responsible for its presence and properly disposed of elsewhere.
G. 
Swim or wade in any waters in or adjacent to any public lands, except in such waters and at such places as are provided therefor and except in compliance with such regulations as are herein set forth or may be herein adopted.
H. 
Fish in any area where bathing is permitted.
I. 
Leave a picnic area before the fire is completely extinguished and before all trash is disposed of.
J. 
Set up tents, shacks or any other temporary shelter for the purpose of overnight camping.
K. 
Bring alcoholic beverages; drink such at any time; nor shall any person be under the influence of intoxicating liquor on public lands.
L. 
Have in his possession or set or otherwise cause to explode or discharge or burn any firecrackers or other fireworks.
M. 
Solicit alms or contributions for any purpose, whether public or private.
N. 
Disturb or interfere unreasonably with any person or party occupying any area or participating in any activity under the authority of a permit.
O. 
Post any sign or inscription whatever on any public lands.
P. 
Have in his or her possession glass containers of any type.
Q. 
Play golf, drive, pitch, putt or chip any golf balls in other than designated areas.
R. 
Ride, drive, operate or park a motorized vehicle except on Township-authorized access drives or parking areas. For the purposes of this section, motorized vehicles includes licensed and unlicensed motor vehicles or conveyances, including but not limited to motorcycles, trail bikes, scooters, dune buggies, snowmobiles and other off the road vehicles.
S. 
Trespass on any public lands or recreational area temporarily closed for maintenance and appropriately posted by the authority of the Township Committee.
T. 
Ride, hitch or walk horses except where permitted by posting.
[Added 3-13-2006 by Ord. No. 713]
U. 
Use any loud, violent, obscene or profane language or act in a disorderly manner, or to commit any nuisance.
[Added 3-13-2006 by Ord. No. 713]
V. 
Disturb or interfere with any improvements made or being made in or about the parks or drives.
[Added 3-13-2006 by Ord. No. 713]
W. 
Enter upon any portions of the grounds in disregard of signs or posted notices forbidding such entry.
[Added 3-13-2006 by Ord. No. 713]
X. 
Give entertainments of any kind, transact business of any kind, hold meetings or assemblies, or establish or occupy a camp upon the grounds except by written consent of the Township Committee.
[Added 3-13-2006 by Ord. No. 713]
Y. 
Allow any dog in the parks except where specifically permitted by posting. Where permitted, all dogs must be secured to a leash, strap or rope not exceeding six feet in length at all times. It is hereby made the duty of any person in the employ of the Township to impound any dog found in any park in violation of this regulation, and to dispose of it in accordance with Chapter 71, unless the owner of such dog keeps such dog in an automobile or vehicle.
[Added 3-13-2006 by Ord. No. 713]
Z. 
Loiter during any part of the period between one-half hour after sunset and one-half hour before sunrise.
[Added 3-13-2006 by Ord. No. 713]
AA. 
Coast with hand sled, bobsled, skis, carts or other vehicles on wheels or runners except in places designated.
[Added 3-13-2006 by Ord. No. 713]
BB. 
Throw, cast, catch, kick, fly or strike any baseball, golf ball, football, basketball, model airplane or other object except in designated and approved areas.
[Added 3-13-2006 by Ord. No. 713]
CC. 
Carry firearms or explosives, air rifles, bows and arrows, slingshots or any weapons.
[Added 3-13-2006 by Ord. No. 713]
DD. 
Use the park drives or parkways for the purpose of demonstrating any vehicle or for the purpose of instructing another to drive or operate any vehicle, or for learning to drive or operate any vehicle.
[Added 3-13-2006 by Ord. No. 713]
EE. 
Fail to comply with regulations posted or signs adjacent to drives and entranceways.
[Added 3-13-2006 by Ord. No. 713]
FF. 
Ride or drive any off-road motorized vehicle or all-terrain vehicle (ATV), snowmobile, minibike or dirt bike.
[Added 3-13-2006 by Ord. No. 713]
GG. 
Violate any rules and regulations associated with participation in any recreation program or membership activity under penalty of revocation of such membership or loss of participation privileges for up to one full year, by the Township Committee.
[Added 3-13-2006 by Ord. No. 713]
HH. 
Have in possession or consume any alcoholic beverage except with the express written consent of the Township Committee.
[Added 3-13-2006 by Ord. No. 713]
II. 
Ride or use a skateboard.
[Added 12-11-2006 by Ord. No. 734]

§ 115-2 Enforcement.

This chapter shall also be enforced by the Police Department.

§ 115-3 Confiscation of vehicles.

The police shall immediately confiscate any unlicensed motor-driven vehicle operated in the prohibited areas or in the prohibited manner described in § 115-1. The unlicensed motor-driven vehicle shall be returned upon payment of towing charges, storage fees and an administrative restoration fee in the amount of $100.

§ 115-4 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 4-9-2007 by Ord. No. 739]
Any person who shall violate the provisions of this chapter shall be subject, upon conviction, to the penalties provided in § 1-15 of this Code.

§ 115-5 Field usage fees.

[Added 3-8-2010 by Ord. No. 771]
Fees for the use of Township recreation fields shall be in accordance with the following:
A. 
All groups, organizations, corporations, leagues, sports teams or other entities, whether for profit or not for profit, desiring to use Township recreation fields for a sports tournament, camp, clinic or similar activity, shall pay a field usage fee as may be established annually by resolution of the Township Committee within the following ranges: $55 to $75/field per four-hour time increment for residents, and $110 to $150/field per four-hour time increment for nonresidents. There shall be no proration of the fee.
[Amended 4-13-2015 by Ord. No. 841]
B. 
The fees set forth in § 115-5A above shall not apply to regular practices and games of a resident not-for-profit sports organization or team. Such organizations include the Rockaway Valley School and the Mountain Lakes High School as well as local sports teams and leagues that meet the definition of "resident" in § 115-5E. Any other group or team which desires to use Township recreation fields for practices or games shall pay the fees set forth in § 115-5A. All use of the fields must be approved by the Township Committee and scheduled with the Township Recreation Director.
C. 
Any group, organization, corporation, league, team or other entity using the field for a tournament or special event, not sponsored by the Township, which is attended by more than 100 individuals per day, shall, in addition to the fees set forth in § 115-5A, provide, at its own cost and expense, a separate dumpster on site, at a location approved by the Township, for disposal of all trash and garbage generated during the tournament or special event. The dumpster must be removed within 24 hours of the end of the tournament. All other users of the fields shall deposit all trash and garbage in the Township's on-site dumpster at the end of each practice/game.
D. 
Pavilion rental shall be as may be established annually by resolution of the Township Committee within the following ranges: $150 to $175 per day for residents as defined in § 115-5.E and $250 to $300 per day for nonresidents and for-profit organizations.
[Amended 4-13-2015 by Ord. No. 841]
E. 
For the purposes of this section, "resident" shall mean that such organization's or team's participants include residents of Boonton Township and, in addition, not less than 75% of the participants are residents of Boonton Township and/or the Town of Boonton and/or the Borough of Mountain Lakes.