[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Pennsauken as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Housing standards — See Ch. 184.
Article I Security
[Adopted 11-27-1991 by Ord. No. 91-45]
As used in this article, the following terms shall be defined as follows:
- APARTMENT COMPLEX
- Any single building or group of buildings under common ownership and/or management situated on contiguous tax lot and block numbers within the Township of Pennsauken.
- DWELLING UNIT
- A unit within any apartment complex offered for rent to residential tenants as a single-family place of abode.
- PARKING AREA
- Any area provided for use by tenants in an apartment complex for the parking of motor vehicles off-street.
- SECURITY PERSONNEL
- Persons trained and licensed to perform security work, including night guard watch duty.
Submission of plan and charges.
In any apartment complex, as defined herein, which has 50 or more individual dwelling units, the owner thereof shall submit to the Township Committee for its approval a security plan designed to protect the persons and property of the tenants of such apartment complexes. Upon approval, the implementation of a submitted security plan shall be considered to be in compliance with the terms of this article.
The owners of apartment complexes as defined herein shall annually, during the month of January, resubmit their security plan as previously submitted or with any changes as contemplated by the owner to the Township Committee for its approval. Failure to submit or resubmit as the case may be shall be considered noncompliance with the terms of this article and subject to the penalties enumerated elsewhere within this article.
[Added 6-25-1997 by Ord. No. 97-32]
In the event that the owner of any apartment complex as defined herein which has 50 or more individual dwelling units, fails to present an acceptable security plan within the time required for compliance with this article, the owner of such an apartment complex shall cause to be present and patrolling all areas within the apartment complex not less than one security person per 200 dwelling units within the complex, during the hours of 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
In addition, the owner of any apartment complex that has any single parking area with spaces to accommodate 50 or more motor vehicles, shall provide an additional security guard for each of those parking areas for the hours of 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.; provided, however, that the requirement for live security personnel with respect to parking areas may be satisfied by a mechanized passkey security system at such parking areas if the design and nature of such security system has received prior approval by the Chief of Police of the Township of Pennsauken and the Director of Public Safety. The purpose of such approval shall be to ensure that any mechanical security system is designed to discourage incidents of auto theft in an effective manner and is not and shall not be considered a warranty that such systems will completely prevent such criminal activity.
Editor's Note: Original 176-11, Time limit for compliance, which immediately followed this section, was deleted 12-30-2002 by Ord. No. 02-32.
Failure to comply with the provisions of this article shall be subject to one or more of the following: a fine not exceeding $1,250 or imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding 90 days, or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, in the discretion of the Judge; provided, however, that any penalty imposed may be imposed for each day of noncompliance as a separate and distinct offense.