[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee (now Township Council) of the Township of Pemberton 4-19-1990 as Ord. No. 8-1990. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It is the intent and purpose of this chapter to prohibit acts of urination and defecation in public areas within the Township of Pemberton.
This chapter is adopted pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:48-2, which permits municipalities to make, amend, repeal and enforce such ordinances as the township governing body deems necessary and proper for the good government, order and protection of persons and property and for the preservation of the public health, safety, morals and welfare of the municipality and its inhabitants. This chapter is to be broadly construed to effectuate the purposes set forth herein.
It shall be unlawful for any person to urinate or defecate in public areas.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any man, woman or child; and in the case of children under the age of 18 years, the parents or guardians of said children (as defined in Ordinance No. 33-1989 relating to curfew), who shall be held liable for the acts of said children.
- PUBLIC AREAS
- Any street, road, highway, alley, sidewalk, or other avenue of travel dedicated, though not necessarily accepted, for public usage; parks and recreational fields and areas dedicated, though not necessarily accepted, for public usage; parking lots, even if located on private property; and in any public buildings, schools or other buildings or structures to which the public is generally invited and in which activities occur in which the public generally participates, except for those areas specifically designated as rest rooms or bathrooms.
Any person convicted of any offense under this chapter shall be liable for a fine not to exceed $1,000 or to a sentence of community service not to exceed 90 days or to be sentenced in the county jail not to exceed 90 days, at the discretion of the Municipal Magistrate.
[Added 2-4-1993 by Ord. No. 1-1993]
The Municipal Police Department is the enforcement agent of this chapter.