[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Pennsauken as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I (Reserved)
Article II Drug-Free Zones
Editor's Note: Former Art. I, Drug Paraphernalia, adopted 10-8-1980 by Ord. No. 80-30, as amended, was deleted 12-30-2002 by Ord. No. 02-32.
[Adopted 9-14-1988 by Ord. No. 88-36; amended in its entirety 2-24-1999 by Ord. No. 99-02]
In accordance with and pursuant to the authority of P.L. 1997, c. 181 (N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7) and P.L. 1997, c. 327 (N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7.1), the Drug-Free Zone Map produced on or about January 5, 1999, under the direction of the Municipal Engineer is hereby approved and accepted as an official finding and record of the location and boundaries of those areas within the Township of Pennsauken that are on or within:
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- PUBLIC BUILDING
- Any publicly owned or leased library or museum.
- PUBLIC HOUSING FACILITY
- Any dwelling, complex of buildings, accommodation, building, structure or facility and real property of any nature appurtenant thereto and used in connection therewith, which is owned by or leased to a local housing authority in accordance with the Local Redevelopment and Housing Law, P.L. 1992, c. 79 (N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-1 et seq.) for the purpose of providing living accommodations to persons of low income.
- PUBLIC PARK
- A park, recreation facility or area or playground owned or controlled by a state, county, or local government unit.
The Township Clerk shall keep on file the original of the map approved and adopted pursuant to § 146-5 of this article as an official record of the Township, and shall provide, at a reasonable cost, a true copy thereof to any person, agency or court which may from time to time request such a copy, along with a certification that such copy is a true copy of the map approved and adopted herein. The Township Clerk shall provide, without cost, a true copy of such map and this article to the County Clerk and to the office of the Camden County Prosecutor.
The School Board, or the chief administrative officer in the case of any private or parochial school, shall have the continuing obligation to promptly notify the Municipal Engineer and the Municipal Solicitor of any changes or contemplated changes in the location and boundaries of any property owned or leased to any elementary or secondary school or school board and which is used for school purposes.
The following additional matters are hereby determined, declared, recited and stated:
Pursuant to the provisions of P.L. 1997, c. 181 (N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7), and P.L. 1997, c. 327 (N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7.1), a prosecutor is not precluded from introducing or relying upon any other evidence or testimony to establish a violation of the offense defined in the statutes, including use of a map or diagram other than the one adopted pursuant to § 146-5 of this article. The failure of the map approved herein to depict the location and boundaries of any property which is, in fact, used for school purposes, or as a public park, or public housing facility, or public building, whether the absence of such depiction is the result of inadvertent omission or the result of any changes in the location of such property which have not yet been incorporated onto a revised approved map, shall not be deemed to be an official finding and record that such property is not used for school purposes, or as a public park, or public housing facility, or public building.
Pursuant to the provisions of P.L. 1997, c. 181, and P.L. 1997, c. 327, the map approved and adopted pursuant to § 146-5 of this article may be changed from time to time by the governing body of the Township of Pennsauken.
It is understood that the map approved and adopted pursuant to § 146-5 of this article was prepared and is intended to be used as evidence in prosecutions arising under the criminal laws of this state and that, pursuant to state law, such map shall constitute prima facie evidence of the following:
The location and boundaries of areas that are on or within 1,000 feet of an elementary or secondary school, or any property used for school purposes which is owned by or leased to such school or school board.
The location and boundaries of areas that are on or within 500 feet of a public park, a public housing facility, or a public building.
All of the requirements set forth in P.L. 1997, c. 181, and P.L. 1997, c. 327, concerning the preparation, approval and adoption of a Drug-Free Zone Map have been complied with.