[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Holland 12-5-1989 as part of Ord. 1989-12. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- PUBLIC AREA
- Any and every public park, public playground, parking lot,
area of land subject to restrictions granted to the State of New Jersey,
Department of Environmental Protection (pursuant to the Green Acres
Program), which is within the jurisdiction and control of the Township,
and any municipally owned and/or operated facility, including the
publicly owned grounds surrounding or comprising it.[Amended 5-6-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-5]
- PUBLIC STRUCTURE OR BUILDING
- Any structure or building owned or operated by the federal, county, state or Township government or any governmental agency.
- PUBLIC WAY
- Any public sidewalk, public street or road or highway or public alley in the Township.
- The Township of Holland, in the County of Hunterdon, New Jersey.
No person shall use any public area within the Township for the purpose of overnight accommodations except where expressly permitted.
No person shall light fires or stoves for the purpose of cooking food in any public area except in facilities authorized for that purpose, such as permanent barbecue pits, except with the express written permission of the Township.
No person shall perform toilet functions in any public areas, public structures or buildings or public ways of the Township except in facilities designed for that purpose and open to public.
No person shall hunt, trap, fish or discharge firearms in any public areas except with the express written permission of the Township.
No alcoholic beverages shall be consumed in public areas, public ways or public structures or buildings except where expressly permitted.
No public areas shall be used for the servicing and/or repair of any vehicle, except in cases of emergency road service, nor for the washing, waxing, cleaning or polishing of any vehicle, with the exception of municipally owned vehicles.
No person shall operate or cause to be operated all-terrain vehicles, dirtbikes, snowmobiles or any unlicensed motorized vehicles, not including motorized transport for handicapped individuals, in public areas except where expressly permitted.
No person shall operate or cause to be operated any human-powered locomotion device in any public areas except where expressly permitted. Such human-powered devices for locomotion shall include but not be limited to skates, skateboards, sleds or scooters, but shall not include bicycles or other properly equipped pedicycles or wheelchairs or other means of transportation for handicapped individuals.
No person shall park or cause to be parked any motor vehicle in any public area maintained by this Township (including but not limited to the Riegel Ridge Community Center complex and the Holland Township Municipal Building complex on Church Road) except in parking areas specifically designated by the Township.
[Added 10-5-1999 by Ord. No. 1999-6]
[Added 6-16-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-8]
No person shall, without the written permission of the Township (as for, example for a special event), or in an emergency after notifying a Township representative, enter into or remain within a public area or public structure or building (as defined in this chapter) except during the hours the public area or public structure or building is open to the general public as established from time to time by resolution of the Township governing body. The foregoing shall not apply to Township or other governmental officers or employees acting in the course of their official duties or employment, nor to fire or medical first responders responding to a perceived emergency.