Borough of Stanhope, NJ
Sussex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Stanhope 2-27-1996 as Ord. No. 1996-1, which ordinance also repealed former Ch. 75, Curfew, adopted 4-25-1921, as amended. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Peace and good order — See Ch. 106.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
GUARDIAN
A person, other than a parent, to whom legal custody of the juvenile has been given by court order or who is acting in the place of the parent or is responsible for the care and welfare of the juvenile.
JUVENILE
An individual who is under the age of 18 years.
PUBLIC PLACE
Any place to which the public has access, including but not limited to a public street, road, thoroughfare, sidewalk, bridge, alley, plaza, park, recreation or shopping area, public transportation facility, vehicle used for public transportation, parking lot or any other public building, structure or area.
[Amended 3-25-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-05]
When required for the protection of the public’s health, safety and welfare, the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Stanhope, by resolution duly adopted, shall have the power to declare that it shall be unlawful for any person under the age of 18 years to be or remain on any public place in the Borough of Stanhope between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. of the following day, prevailing time, unless such juvenile is accompanied by his or her parent or guardian. Any such resolution adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Stanhope shall set a specific date or dates when such curfew shall be in effect, which curfew shall automatically expire on the date and time established by the Mayor and Council.
No parent or guardian having the legal care or custody or responsibility, as defined herein, for any juvenile shall knowingly permit any such juvenile to violate the curfew provisions of this chapter.
The prohibitions contained in §§ 75-2 and 75-3 are subject to the following exceptions:
A. 
The juvenile is engaged in an errand involving a medical emergency involving the health, safety and welfare of the juvenile or some other person.
B. 
The juvenile is engaged in or going directly to or is returning from a business or occupation, which the Laws of the State of New Jersey authorize a juvenile to perform.
C. 
The juvenile is the holder of a valid driver's license and is operating a motor vehicle through the borough upon streets and public ways contained therein.
D. 
The juvenile is engaged in the performance of an errand at the direction of the parent or guardian of such juvenile.
E. 
The juvenile is going directly to, engaging in or returning from extracurricular school activities sponsored by the borough or by religious or community-based organizations, as well as other cultural, educational and social events, which are generally available to the public.
Any person violating the provisions of this chapter shall be required to perform community service for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days. If both a juvenile and the juvenile's parent or guardian violate this chapter, they shall be required to perform community service together. In addition to the foregoing, the Court may, in its discretion, impose a fine on any violator up to $1,000.