Borough of Fair Lawn, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the Borough of Fair Lawn 7-27-1982 as Ch. XV of the 1981 Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Animals — See Ch. 62.
Schedule of Fees — See Ch. 94, Art. VI.
Food handling — See Ch. 111.
Peddling and soliciting — See Ch. 163.
Public health nuisances — See Ch. 173.
All municipal parks, playgrounds, swimming pools and other recreation facilities shall be under the supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation with the approval subject to control of the Borough Manager.
A. 
Use of the parks, playgrounds, swimming pools and other recreational facilities shall be subject to approval of the Superintendent and, except when participating in individual or group recreation, under direction of a duly authorized director or assistant. No person or persons shall use such facilities without having obtained written use for such facilities from the Superintendent or his/her agent.
B. 
There shall be a fee,[1] as set from time to time by resolution of the Borough Council, per hour, for a bathroom attendant when a permit is obtained for a picnic.
[Added 5-23-1995 by Ord. No. 1599-95]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 94, Fees, Art. VI, Schedule of Fees.
A. 
The parks, playgrounds, swimming pools and other recreational facilities shall be opened on such days and during such hours as shall be determined by the Superintendent of Recreation with approval of the Borough Manager. No person or persons shall enter or use such facilities except on such days and such hours that the facilities are opened to the public.
B. 
The following designated parks shall close 1/2 hour after sunset except as hereinafter indicated:
[Added 2-22-1994 by Ord. No. 1550-94]
(1) 
Brookdale.
(2) 
Edison.
(3) 
Cresthill.
(4) 
Beaverdam.
(5) 
Warren Point Annex.
(6) 
Everett.
(7) 
Center. Upon the issuance of a special permit by the Superintendent of Recreation and Parks for football practices during the months of September, October and November, the closing time of Center Park can be extended as determined by the aforesaid Superintendent.
(8) 
Gregory Park.
C. 
The following designated parks having lighting facilities shall close at 11:00 p.m.:
[Added 2-22-1994 by Ord. No. 1550-94]
(1) 
Memorial.
(2) 
Berdan Grove.
(3) 
Dobrow Sports Complex.
[Amended 8-20-1996 by Ord. No. 1642-96]
Membership for the use of pool facilities shall be restricted to Fair Lawn residents, borough property owners and persons owning and operating a full-time business or professional service within the borough and borough employees. Business and professional service owner/operators are restricted to purchase of membership for owner/operators, spouses and their minor children. The Superintendent of Recreation or his/her agent shall be empowered to require such proof of compliance with this section as he/she deems necessary. No adult or family membership tags may be purchased by children under the age of 18 years.
Use of pool and beach areas is limited to those persons who hold current memberships in good standing or their registered guests. Preschool children (under fifth birthday) must be under the supervision of an adult member in good standing, or a registered guest.
A. 
The annual membership fees and other charges to permit the use of parks, playgrounds, swimming pools and all other municipally operated recreation facilities shall be provided by ordinance, as set from time to time by the Borough Council.
[Amended 4-12-1983 by Ord. No. 1282-83; 4-11-1990 by Ord. No. 1447-90; 5-12-1992 by Ord. No. 1502-92; 3-9-1993 by Ord. No. 1521-93; 4-26-1994 by Ord. No. 1559-94; 5-23-1995 by Ord. No. 1599-95; 3-24-1998 by Ord. No. 1718-98]
B. 
Nonswimmer membership badge.
[Added 5-25-1993 by Ord. No. 1525-93]
(1) 
Any person who is a Fair Lawn resident and 62 years old or older who will not be entering the water, including but not limited to wading, standing or swimming in the swimming pools, must obtain a nonswimmer membership badge which must be worn at all times while at the facility.
[Amended 2-13-2007 by Ord. No. 2071-2007; 6-21-2016 by Ord. No. 2389-2016]
(2) 
Non swimmer tags may be recalled by the Superintendent of Recreation or his/her authorized agent for failure to observe park regulations or any section of this chapter and be subject to the penalties provided in § 160-17.
C. 
Fees shall be charged for recreation programs as set from time to time by resolution of the Borough Council.
[Added 5-23-1995 by Ord. No. 1599-95; amended 5-14-1996 by Ord. No. 1629-96; 3-24-1998 by Ord. No. 1719-98]
D. 
Fair Lawn Recreation/Community Center.
[Amended 4-27-1999 by Ord. No. 1757-99; 2-13-2007 by Ord. No. 2071-2007; 3-27-2007 by Ord. No. 2077-2007]
(1) 
Fees, as set from time to time by ordinance of the Borough Council, shall be charged to any individual or group who or which wishes to use the Fair Lawn Recreation/Community Center.
(2) 
A fifty-percent deposit, insurance certificate and, if applicable, proof of nonprofit status are due at the time of contract signing.
(3) 
Cancellation policy. All funds are nonrefundable 30 days before a scheduled event.
(4) 
Fair Lawn civic/service organizations will have free use of the facility Monday through Thursday, 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., based upon a policy set forth by the Borough Manager.
[Amended 7-16-2013 by Ord. No. 2287-2013]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 94, Fees, Art. VI, Schedule of Fees.
Any person in the water or upon the beach or back beach areas as prescribed by the Park Supervisor, except preschool children (under fifth birthday), shall have prominently displayed in plain sight at all times either a membership or a guest tag properly registered in their name.
A sum as set from time to time by resolution of the Borough Council shall be deposited by each guest, redeemable upon return of guest tag. Members may be limited at any time to one guest per day as the Park Supervisor deems such procedure to be advisable. Members shall accompany their guests to obtain these tags and member must remain and be responsible for guest. All guest tags shall be returned to the bathhouse before closing time on the date for which they were issued.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 94, Fees, Art. VI, Schedule of Fees.
The sale of all beverages, food products or any other commodity shall be prohibited on borough property except by such person or persons who are granted permission by the Borough Manager or Superintendent of Parks and Recreation and who have first secured the necessary health cards and health certificates.
Membership or guest tags may be recalled by the Superintendent of Recreation or his/her authorized agent without refund of membership or guest fees, in case of failure to observe park regulations or any section of this chapter or if false information is given in registering for membership. Any person using a badge registered in the name of another or who shall knowingly assist in obtaining a badge for an ineligible person by means of fraud, deceit or misinformation shall be subject to the penalties provided in § 160-17.
[Amended 4-12-1983 by Ord. No. 1282-83]
Lost membership tags may be replaced by repurchasing at the current price up until July 31; from August 1 until the end of the current pool season, a replacement tag may be purchased at half price as adult or junior membership.
[Amended 4-12-1993 by Ord. No. 1282-83; 6-30-2015 by Ord. No. 2356-2015; 9-20-2016 by Ord. No. 2404-16[1]]
A. 
Bicycles, wagons, carriages and other conveyances, ball playing and any form of glass, particularly bottles, shall not be permitted on the beach area.
B. 
No person shall operate any motor vehicle, bicycle, skateboard or scooter on the street hockey courts, and there further shall be no soccer playing on the street hockey courts.
C. 
No person shall operate any bicycle, skateboard, scooter or rollerblades on the tennis courts, and there shall further be no baseball or soccer playing or any other sport activity on the tennis courts except for tennis.
D. 
Smoking; possession of tobacco and vapor products.
[Added 11-28-2017 by Ord. No. 2444-2017]
(1) 
No person shall smoke any tobacco or vapor product, including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars and pipes, nor shall any person possess such tobacco or vapor product in his or her hand or mouth in a manner which outwardly appears to be an act of smoking and regardless of whether the tobacco or vapor product is lit or unlit on any outdoor municipal public park, recreation area, senior center and community center.
(2) 
For purposes of this subsection, "outdoor municipal public park, recreation area, senior center and community center" shall be defined as any public park, playground, ball field, senior center, community center or pool owned or leased by or situated within the Borough of Fair Lawn upon which the public is invited or upon which the public is permitted and where individuals may gather for any recreational activity, including areas adjacent to such areas such as parking areas, driveways, or drive aisles.
(3) 
Insofar as this subsection may be applicable to property owned by the Borough of Fair Lawn Board of Education, and insofar as this Code construes the provisions of this subsection as being applicable to parks, ball fields or recreation areas owned by the Board of Education, the provisions of this subsection shall apply to property owned by the Fair Lawn Board of Education to the extent it is not expressly superseded by any state statute or Board of Education rule or policy adopted expressly in furtherance of state statutes providing for the prohibition of smoking on school properties.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also changed the title of § 160-12 from "Activities and conduct prohibited in beach area, parks, street hockey courts and tennis courts; dogs prohibited" to its current title.
[Amended 5-27-2008 by Ord. No. 2117-2008; 5-13-2014 by Ord. No. 2314-2014]
Eating and smoking on the beach is prohibited. Food stuffs may be consumed only in designated areas where picnic tables are provided. Use of beach umbrellas, tables, chairs, etc., shall be used in such areas as permitted by the Park Supervisor, and no fire shall be started except in designated areas and with a fire permit.
[Amended 4-12-1983 by Ord. No. 1282-83]
Free pool passes shall be issued, through the Department of Health and Human Services, to disabled individuals who meet predetermined criteria as to age, disability and income.
The Health Officer or the Superintendent of Recreation may, with the consent and approval of the Borough Manager, whenever in their judgment such action is deemed necessary for the protection and health of the persons entitled to use of such facilities, close the pool, and no membership or guest fee shall be refunded upon such closing, except by the direction of the Borough Manager.
[Added 9-20-2016 by Ord. No. 2404-2016[1]]
A. 
Dogs shall be permitted in any Borough park, as long as such dog is accompanied by a person over the age of 12 years, is securely controlled by an adequate leash that is of sufficient strength to hold the dog not to exceed six feet in length and remains on the leash at all times.
B. 
No person owning, keeping or harboring any dog shall be permitted to be upon or in any Borough sports fields, playground areas, beaches, including the grass area within the perimeter fence that surrounds Memorial Pool, the arboretum or park buildings.
[Amended 12-13-2016 by Ord. No. 2415-2016]
C. 
It shall be unlawful for any person owning or having charge, care, or custody of any dog in a Borough park not to immediately pick up and properly dispose of the feces of such dog. Dog waste shall be immediately removed by placing said matter in a closed or sealed container and thereafter disposing of it in a trash receptacle, sanitary disposal unit or other closed or sealed refuse container.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also renumbered former §§ 160-16 and 160-17 as §§ 160-17 and 160-18, respectively.
The Borough Manager, members of the Borough Police Department, the Superintendent of Recreation, the park or playground supervisor and such special policemen or lifeguards who are on duty at the facility shall have authority to prohibit any action or conduct which they consider to be dangerous, improper or immoral, and any such action or conduct shall be prohibited by this chapter even though not specifically mentioned herein.
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article III.