Borough of Fort Lee, NJ
Bergen County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Derived from Ch. III, Sec. 3-11, of the Revised General Ordinances of the Borough of Fort Lee, 1978, adopted 3-1-1979. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Police Department — See Ch. 90.
Adult businesses — See Ch. 122.
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 130.
Amusements — See Ch. 134.
Coin-operated machines — See Ch. 190.
Graffiti — See Ch. 233.
Noise — See Ch. 284.
Peddling and soliciting — See Ch. 296.
Pool rooms and billiard parlors — See Ch. 305.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
DISORDERLY ASSEMBLAGE
Any two or more persons gathered together and acting in a boisterous, offensive or threatening manner towards each other or others, or committing an act or acts which are a breach of the peace, or which tend to create a breach of the peace.
DISORDERLY HOUSE
Any house, store or building or any part thereof which is used for gambling or is frequented by gamblers, prostitutes, vagrants or disorderly persons or in which the law is habitually violated.
HOUSE OF ILL FAME
Any house or building or any part thereof in which prostitutes, lewdness or other immoral or unlawful sexual acts are permitted.
JUDGE
The officer invested with the jurisdiction to bear complaints of violation of the criminal laws of the state or of the ordinances of the Borough of Fort Lee, and to either hold the person so charged for action of the Grand Jury or to hear and determine the complaint and to impose penalties for the violation of any of the ordinances of the Borough of Fort Lee.
LOITERING
Remaining idle in essentially one location, and shall include the concepts of spending time idly, loafing or walking about aimlessly, and shall also include the colloquial expression "hanging around."
MUNICIPAL COURT
Any proceeding before a Judge as defined herein.
PARENT or GUARDIAN
Any adult person having care or custody of a minor, whether by reason of blood relationship, the order of any court or otherwise.
PUBLIC PLACE
Any place to which the public has access and shall include any street, highway, road, alley or sidewalk. It shall also include the front or the neighborhood of any store, shop, restaurant, tavern or other place of business, and public grounds, areas, parks, as well as parking lots or other vacant private property not owned by or under the control of the person charged with violating this subsection, or in the case of a minor, not owned or under the control of his parent or guardian.
A. 
No person shall maintain or aid, assist or abet the maintenance of a disorderly house.
B. 
No person shall maintain or aid, assist or abet the maintenance of a house of ill fame.
C. 
No person shall commit lewd or immoral acts in any house, building, public or private places.
D. 
No person shall utter any loud, profane, indecent, lewd, abusive or offensive language in any public place or quasi-public place or in or upon any private property, not his own, within this borough.
E. 
Loitering.
(1) 
It shall be unlawful for any person to loiter in a public place in such manner as to:
(a) 
Clearly cause an immediate, actual, physical violent reaction from any person of ordinary sensibilities, which reaction will cause or create a threat to the peace and good order of the public;
(b) 
So disturb a person of ordinary sensibilities as to cause such person to react immediately in such a way as to threaten by physical violence the peace and good order of the public;
(c) 
Obstruct the free passage of pedestrians or vehicles;
(d) 
Obstruct, molest or interfere with any person lawfully in a public place, as defined in § 200-1. This subsection shall include the making of unsolicited remarks of an offensive, disgusting or insulting nature or which are calculated to annoy or disturb a person of ordinary sensibilities so as to cause such person to react immediately in such a way as to threaten by physical violence the peace and good order of the public. No person shall be convicted of loitering in a public place in violation of this subsection unless a police officer at the time determined that such person was causing or was likely to cause any of the conditions enumerated hereinabove and such police officer, at that time, ordered the person to cease the enumerated conduct, which police order the person refused to obey.
(2) 
No parent or guardian of a minor under the age of 18 years shall knowingly permit the minor to loiter in violation of this subsection.
(3) 
Whenever any minor under the age of 18 years is adjudicated to be in violation of this section, his parent or guardian shall be notified of this fact by the Chief of Police or any other person designated by him to give such notice.
(4) 
If at any time within 30 days following the giving of notice as provided in § 200-2E(3), the minor to whom such notice relates again violates this section, it shall be presumed in the absence of evidence to the contrary that the minor did so with the knowledge and permission of his parent or guardian.
(5) 
Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine not exceeding $200 or by imprisonment not exceeding 30 days, or both, in the discretion of the Court.
F. 
No person shall utter any threatening, offensive, profane, indecent or obscene language or commit any act which tends to endanger the public peace in any public or quasi-public place or in or upon any private property, not his own, within this borough.
G. 
No person shall interfere with the proceedings of the Municipal Court, or use any offensive or abusive language to any Judge while holding any Municipal Court.
H. 
No person shall interrupt or disturb any religious service or any meeting, congregation or assembly.
I. 
No person shall engage in a fight or personal encounter or use or attempt to use, physical violence toward another.
J. 
No person shall take part in or aid, abet or assist a disorderly assemblage in any public or quasi-public place or in or upon any private property, not his own, within the borough.
K. 
No person shall solicit from house to house or any public street, park or public place the gift of money, clothing or other thing for his own use.
L. 
No person shall conduct, take part in or aid or abet in a cockfight, dog or unlawful prize fight.
M. 
No person shall interfere with, deface or mutilate any fire alarm box or fire alarm system or part thereof or any apparatus connected therewith.
N. 
No person shall knowingly give, send or cause to be given or sent a false alarm.
O. 
No person shall expectorate upon any sidewalk or upon the sides, walls, floors or platforms of any building, car, cab, bus or other public vehicle.
P. 
No person, other than the person in charge of the operation of an elevator, shall handle, operate or manipulate any rope, shifting rod lever or other apparatus or thing attached to or used to start or stop any elevator, unless requested by the person in charge of such elevator so to do.
Q. 
No person shall forcibly interfere with any member of the Police Department or the Fire Department or any officer of the borough in the performance of his duties, or prevent or attempt to prevent any member of the Police or the Fire Department or any officer of the municipality from performing his duty.
R. 
No person shall deface, disfigure, mutilate, tarnish, alter or damage any public property or private property belonging to another.