Township of Harding, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Harding 12-12-1967 by Ord. No. 3-67 (Ch. 141 of the 1990 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 84.
Unfit buildings — See Ch. 116.
Firearms and weapons — See Ch. 177.
Littering — See Ch. 237.
Nuisances — See Ch. 417.
Sewers and water — See Ch. 422.
This chapter is designed to supplement general law, in particular, but not limited to, the Disorderly Persons Law (N.J.S.A. 2A:170-1 to 2A:170-100[1]), as amended and supplemented.
[1]
Editor's Note: The provisions of N.J.S.A. 2A:170-1 et seq. were amended by L. 1978, c. 98. For current disposition of these provisions, see the Disposition Table in the front of Title 2A of the New Jersey Statutes Annotated.
No person shall enter or trespass upon the land or property of the Township or of any public or quasi-public body without lawful permission to do so.
No person shall hinder, disturb or obstruct any Township official or agency in the performance of his or its duties or willfully refuse or neglect to assist any Township official when lawfully called upon by him to do so in the execution of process, in the suppression of a breach of the peace or disorderly conduct, in case of an escape or when such official is resisted in the discharge of his duty; nor shall any person knowingly resist or oppose any official or person authorized by law in serving or attempting to serve any process or when making an arrest, either with or without a warrant.
No person shall disturb the exercises of any public school or molest or annoy any teacher therein or any school child while either is on the school property or is going to or coming from said school.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 141-5, Permit required for obstruction or alteration of flow of watercourse, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 11-17-2010 by Ord. No. 15-10.
No person shall unnecessarily obstruct any road or public place of the Township.
No person shall mutilate, displace, remove or destroy any warning sign, signal, road sign, barrier, traffic cone, vehicle or equipment or extinguish any light placed upon any road or public place by any public utility, Township official or contractor under any contract with a public utility or the Township for the purpose of performing such contract, or to direct traffic or to give public warning of construction work, unless acting under the authority or with the consent of the person supervising the work or materials protected thereby.
No person shall keep or maintain on any public or private property any open cistern, open hole or unsafe structure which is or may become dangerous to life or health or which might extend a conflagration.
No person shall cause or permit to be emitted any vile, offensive, obnoxious or nauseating odor or any odor that may be vile, offensive, obnoxious or nauseating to any of the residents of the Township.
No person shall keep, maintain or be present in any house or other building owned or occupied by him or her, which is frequented or resorted to by noisy, riotous or disorderly persons or by gamblers or vagrants.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 141-11, Loitering, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 11-17-2010 by Ord. No. 15-10.
No person shall appear on any road or public place or in or on private property in such manner as to be visible from other public or private property, in a state of nudity, or make any indecent exposure of his or her person or commit or do any lewd or indecent act or behave in any lewd or indecent manner.
No person shall perform or take part in any obscene, indecent, immoral or lewd play or other exhibition or representation. The word "obscene" shall have the meaning given to it in N.J.S.A. 2A:115-1.1.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: The provisions of N.J.S.A. 2A:115.1 were repealed by L. 1978, c. 95. For the original wording of this section, see now Appendix -- Title 2A.
No person shall fire or discharge any cannon, gun, pistol or revolver, firearm, firecrackers or fireworks of any description in a careless, negligent or reckless manner so as to endanger the life, welfare or property of anyone; provided, however, that this section shall not apply to:
A. 
Any military or other authorized exercise or public ceremony.
B. 
Officers of the state, county or Township charged with the enforcement of the law.
C. 
The use of a firearm in the defense of life or property.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 141-15, Public intoxication, added 10-14-1969 by Ord. No. 3-69, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 10-1-2008 by Ord. No. 15-08.
[Added 10-14-1969 by Ord. No. 3-69]
No person, whether owner, tenant, occupant or guest, shall knowingly or willingly suffer or take part in any drunken, riotous or other disorderly conduct within the Township that shall disturb the peace and quiet of any resident of the Township.
[Added 10-14-1969 by Ord. No. 3-69]
No person shall carry any pistol or revolver (without first having obtained a permit to carry the same in accordance with N.J.S.A. 2A: 151-1 et seq.[1]) or a rifle or shotgun (without having first obtained a firearms' purchaser identification card in accordance with N.J.S.A. 2A:151-1 et seq.) or any dangerous instrument of the kinds known as a "blackjack," "slingshot," "billy," "sandclub," "sandbag," "bludgeon," "metal knuckles," "loose wool impregnated with metal filings," "razor blades embedded in wood slivers," "dagger," "dirk," "dangerous knife," or knife as defined in N.J.S.A. 2A:151-62,[2] "stiletto," "switch blade," "grenade," "bomb," or other explosives, other than fixed ammunition (except as such person may be licensed to carry, hold or possess explosives under N.J.S.A. 21:1-1 et seq.[3]) concealed in or about his clothes or person or in any automobile, motorcycle or other vehicle.
[1]
Editor's Note: The provisions of N.J.S.A. 2A: 151-1 et seq. were amended by L. 1966, c. 60. For current disposition of these provisions, see the Disposition Table in the front of Title 2A of the New Jersey Statutes Annotated.
[2]
Editor's Note: See now N.J.S.A. 2C:39-1 and 39-9.
[3]
Editor's Note: The provisions of N.J.S.A. 21:1-1 et seq. were repealed by L. 1941, c. 27, and by L. 1960, c. 55. For current provisions, see N.J.S.A. 21:1A-128 et seq.
[Added 10-12-1993 by Ord. No. 11-93]
It is unlawful for any person to engage in picketing before or about the residence or dwelling of any individual in the Township.
No person shall engage in any other riotous conduct, indecent conduct, breaches of the peace or vagrancy not hereinbefore mentioned.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 141-21, Possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages by persons under legal age on private property prohibited; penalties; suspension of driving privileges, which immediately followed this section, may now be found at Chapter 84, Alcoholic Beverages, Article II, Possession or Consumption by Underage Persons on Private Property.
[Added 4-7-2004 by Ord. No. 5-04]
No person shall display or cause to be displayed on any building or lot a number different than the number assigned to the building or lot in the numbering system approved by resolution of the Harding Township Committee.
[Added 9-10-2018 by Ord. No. 19-18]
A. 
No person(s) shall be permitted to use or sell marijuana or any marijuana-related paraphernalia on or within any public housing facility, public park, public building or within 1,000 feet of any location and areas within the municipality which are owned or leased to any elementary or secondary school or school board and is used for school purposes.
B. 
The Police Department of the Township of Harding, in connection with its duties imposed by law, shall diligently enforce the provisions of this chapter and shall have the authority to eject from such public housing facility, public park, public building and/or any location and areas within the municipality which is owned by or leased to any elementary or secondary school or school board and is used school purposes any person acting in violation of this chapter.
C. 
In addition to the ejectment penalty, as provided above, any person who violates any provisions of this chapter or who otherwise fails to comply with any of the requirements of this chapter shall, for each such violation or offense, be subject to the general penalty in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article I. Each day that a violation or offense continues shall constitute a separate violation hereof.