[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Woodland Park
Article II Borough Pistol Range
[Adopted 10-4-1965 by Ord. No. 913]
[Amended 3-11-2003 by Ord. No. 2003]
The publicly owned and maintained lands and premises known as Woodland Park shall be subject to the use by individual members of the public, without charge, at all times, except from sunset to 6:00 a.m., during which period said Woodland Park shall be closed for all public use, and except further that such public use, as herein provided, shall not apply to any area or any period of time for which the Borough Clerk shall have granted a permit as provided in § 194-2 hereof.
[Amended 8-11-1981 by Ord. No. 1198; 5-23-1995 by Ord. No. 1712]
No group of more than eight persons, even if the individual members of which would otherwise be permitted to use Woodland Park under § 194-1 hereof, shall be permitted to use the park unless the group is a family group, the majority of the members of which are members of the same family, and unless the group is issued a permit by the Borough Clerk as provided hereafter.
[Amended 3-11-2003 by Ord. No. 2003]
The Borough Clerk is hereby authorized to grant, without permit fee, to any nonprofit, civic, political, religious, fraternal, social, recreational or similar association or organization a permit for the exclusive use of a designated area of said Woodland Park during designated hours for the purpose of a picnic or other such function to be attended by those members and invited guests.
[Amended 3-11-2003 by Ord. No. 2003]
The Borough Clerk is hereby authorized to formulate a form of application to be used by all proposed permittees; the Borough Clerk may require any such information regarding the proposed permittee which he or she deems reasonably necessary to make a determination as to whether to grant or deny such permit as provided hereunder.
The Borough Clerk is hereby empowered, in consultation with the Superintendent of Public Works and the Chief of Police, to designate a specific area of the park, to designate specific hours, to impose limits on numbers of persons and to attach any other conditions which the Clerk may deem necessary for the protection of the park, the permittee, others using the park, and the residents of the surrounding neighborhood.
The holder of such permit may make a charge for admission and may limit admission to the designated area for the hours covered by such permit.
As a condition of the grant of any permit hereunder, the applicant or applicants shall obligate themselves to reimburse the Borough for any and all damages sustained by the property of the Borough, reasonable wear and tear excepted, during the hours of such permit, including a complete cleanup of all litter, waste and other refuse from the subject area which results from the use. The applicant shall deposit with the Borough Clerk, on issuance of a permit, a deposit as set forth in § 133-21.3 of Chapter 133, entitled Fees, of this Code.
[Amended 2-9-2011 by Ord. No. 2224]
Refusal of permit; appeal.
The Borough Clerk, after consultation with the Chief of Police and the Superintendent of Public Works, may refuse a permit if:
The applicant fails to qualify under the terms of this section;
Another permit has already been granted to another for the use of the same portion of the park at the same time;
A permit has already been granted to another group which proposes a use incompatible with that of the first;
The facilities will not reasonably accommodate the proposed use; or
The proposed use may reasonably be anticipated to breach the peace, safety or good order of the neighborhood.
In the case of any refusal of a permit, the applicant may appeal to the Mayor and Council, which may, after public hearing, reverse the decision of the Borough Clerk.
[Amended 5-29-1990 by Ord. No. 1538; 2-10-2009 by Ord. No. 2201]
Any person who shall enter upon the lands and premises known as Woodland Park during the hours when the same is closed to the public use or who shall, without good reason, destroy or damage any tree, shrub, plant, facility, equipment or other part of said park or otherwise violate any provision of this article shall, upon conviction before the Municipal Judge, be subject to such penalties as are provided in Chapter 204 of this Code.
[Adopted 5-10-1994 by Ord. No. 1675]
[Amended 11-9-1999 by Ord. No. 1877]
The use of those premises and the facilities thereon commonly known as the "Borough pistol range" is hereby restricted to:
Police officers of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights;
Former police officers who have retired from the Police Department of this Borough and who presently reside in this Borough; and
Police officers of other municipalities located within Bergen County or police officers of either the Bergen County Police or the Bergen County Sheriff's Departments at the invitation of the Chief of Police of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights or his designee; such invited officers shall be permitted such use only after the filing of an agreement by the respective employer municipality or county to hold the Borough harmless from any and all liability which may result from such use.
All such use shall be under the supervision and direction of the Chief of Police of this Borough or his designee, who may formulate such reasonable regulations in respect thereto as deemed necessary.
Also permitted such use but nevertheless only in accordance with any rules and regulations that may be imposed thereupon by the Chief of Police shall be the members of the Hasbrouck Heights Rifle and Pistol Club and the Hasbrouck Heights Junior Rifle Club, Inc., but only so long as each such organization is a recognized affiliate of the National Rifle Association and only upon the following further conditions:
Use shall be limited to such number of persons at such times as may be designated by the Chief of Police, and, further, all persons using the premises under this section must sign in at the police desk on a form to be devised by the Police Chief and supply on such form such other information as the Chief may require.
Such club or clubs must maintain in good operating order a telephone upon the subject premises, the number for which shall be registered with the Borough Police Department.
In order to qualify to use the range, each individual member of such qualifying association shall annually individually register his full name and address and the name and address and telephone number of a responsible person to be contacted in the event of an emergency and shall further annually issue to the Borough a hold-harmless agreement in such form as the Borough Attorney may require. No other person, regardless of membership, shall be permitted upon the subject premises, and no other person shall be permitted to use the subject facilities, unless individually qualified as provided herein, no family members, guests or other invitees shall be permitted.
Each club must annually provide proof of insurance coverage by a reputable licensed insurance company specifically endorsed to cover any and all liability of the Borough, its officers, employees and/or agents in respect to the use of the subject premises by any of its members having a combined single limit of at least $1,000,000, at least $200,000 per person and $500,000 per incident and $10,000 in property damage per incident.
Any person not having reached the age of majority shall be prohibited from qualifying as aforesaid.
No weapon larger than a .45-caliber ACP shall be permitted.
Only paper targets or other target systems approved by the Chief of Police shall be permitted.
Except as to the aforesaid police officers, no other qualifying person shall be permitted to use the range unless an assigned range officer who has completed a recognized firearms instructor's course and first aid training and whose qualifications have been approved by the Chief of Police is present, has inspected the weapons to be used and supervises the use of those weapons.
If at any time the Chief of Police determines that either organization has failed to qualify as aforesaid, he shall refuse admittance of any members of such nonqualifying organization.
[Amended 2-10-2009 by Ord. No. 2201]
Any person who shall enter upon the Borough pistol range without the permission of the Chief of Police in accordance herewith or who shall otherwise violate any provision of this article shall, upon conviction before the Municipal Judge, be subject to such penalties as are provided in Chapter 204 of this Code.