Borough of Riverdale, NJ
Morris County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Riverdale 4-24-1947 by Ord. No. 36. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 70.
Amusements and entertainment — See Ch. 75.
Commercial security — See Ch. 84.
Dogs — See Ch. 89.
Garbage, rubbish and refuse — See Ch. 108.
Business hours of operation — See Ch. 110.
Hunting and firearms — See Ch. 112.
Littering — See Ch. 114.
Loitering — See Ch. 115.
Noise control — See Ch. 119.
Parks and recreation areas — See Ch. 123.
Soliciting and canvassing — See Ch. 143.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 147.
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Editor’s Note: Former § 126-1, Intoxication, was repealed 12-18-2006 by Ord. No. 25-2006.
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Editor’s Note: Former § 126-2, Littering, was repealed 12-18-2006 by Ord. No. 25-2006.
[Amended 12-15-2014 by Ord. No. 12-2014]
No person within the Borough shall make unnecessary noise by the playing, use or operation of any radio receiving set, television, musical instrument, or other machine or device for the producing or reproducing of sound in such manner as to disturb the peace, quiet and comfort of neighboring inhabitants or with louder volume than is necessary for convenient hearing for persons who are in the room, vehicle or chamber in which the machine or device is operated and who are voluntary listeners. The operation of such a set, instrument, machine or device so that it is clearly audible at a distance of 200 feet from the building, structure or vehicle in which it is located between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. shall constitute unnecessary noise.
No person shall, within the limits of said Borough, permit, make or continue, or cause to be permitted, made or continued any unnecessary noise which shall disturb the comfort, rest or repose of any person or persons, or annoy any person or persons being in his, her or their place or places of abode, or at any private meetings or at church services.
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Editor's Note: See Ch. 119, Noise.
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Editor’s Note: Former § 126-5, Littering in water or waterways, was repealed 12-18-2006 by Ord. No. 25-2006.
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Editor’s Note: Former § 126-6, Littering in streets or public places, was repealed 12-18-2006 by Ord. No. 25-2006.
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Editor’s Note: Former § 126-7, Indecent exposure, was repealed 12-18-2006 by Ord. No. 25-2006.
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Editor’s Note: Former § 126-8, Disrobing in public places, was repealed 12-18-2006 by Ord. No. 25-2006.
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Editor’s Note: Former § 126-9, Swimming in state of nudity, was repealed 12-18-2006 by Ord. No. 25-2006.
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Editor’s Note: Former § 126-10, Obscene materials and performances, was repealed 12-18-2006 by Ord. No. 25-2006.
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Editor’s Note: Former § 126-11, Disorderly houses or houses of ill fame, was repealed 12-18-2006 by Ord. No. 25-2006.
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Editor’s Note: Former § 126-12, Premises frequented by prostitutes, gamblers or vagrants, was repealed 12-18-2006 by Ord. No. 25-2006.
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Editor’s Note: Former § 126-13, Destruction of private or public property, was repealed 12-18-2006 by Ord. No. 25-2006.
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Editor’s Note: Former § 126-14, Gambling and gambling devices, was repealed 12-18-2006 by Ord. No. 25-2006.
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Editor’s Note: Former § 126-15, Carrying firearms and weapons, was repealed 12-18-2006 by Ord. No. 25-2006.
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Editor’s Note: Former § 126-16, Breaking and entering instruments, was repealed 12-18-2006 by Ord. No. 25-2006.
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Editor’s Note: Former § 126-17, Begging and gathering alms, was repealed 12-18-2006 by Ord. No. 25-2006.
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Editor’s Note: Former § 126-18, Disturbing sports and activities, was repealed 12-18-2006 by Ord. No. 25-2006.
It shall be unlawful for any person to maintain or operate in any building or upon any premises in the Borough of Riverdale any radio device or mechanical musical instrument or device of any kind, whereby the sound therefrom is cast directly upon the public streets and places where such device is maintained and operated for advertising purposes or for the purpose of attracting attention of the passing public, or which is so placed and operated that sounds coming therefrom can be heard to the annoyance or inconvenience of travelers upon any street or public place or of persons in neighboring premises.
No person shall, on any sidewalk, street, road, avenue, park or other public place, within the limits of said Borough, ring any bell or blow any horn or make any public outcry at or for any public sale, auction or venue, or to advertise any goods, wares or merchandise for sale, or to attract any attention or to gain passengers for any cab, taxicab, hack or omnibus.
No person shall use or operate, or cause to be used or operated, a loudspeaker, sound wagon, public address system or other sound-producing device or apparatus, in, on, about or near any public street, highway, park, building or other public place within the limits of said Borough, without first making written application to, and obtaining the permission of the Borough Clerk, said application to set forth the name and address of the applicant and of the person who is to operate said loud speaker, sound wagon, public address system or other sound-producing device or apparatus, the purpose for which the same is to be employed, and the approximate proposed range of audibility of the apparatus sought to be used. The Borough Clerk shall thereupon cause an investigation to be made and if satisfied that the granting of the permit will not constitute a nuisance or be inimical to the peace, good order or quiet of the Borough, shall issue a written permit to the applicant. No person shall use or operate any such loudspeaker. sound wagon, public address system or other sound-producing device or apparatus in such a manner that its range of audibility shall be greater than that named in the application for its use.
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Editor’s Note: Former § 126-22, Fire alarms, was repealed 12-18-2006 by Ord. No. 25-2006.
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Editor’s Note: Former § 126-23, Trespassing upon school grounds, was repealed 12-18-2006 by Ord. No. 25-2006.
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Editor’s Note: Former § 126-24, Obstructing police officers or Borough officials, was repealed 12-18-2006 by Ord. No. 25-2006.
No person shall tether any horse or any other domestic animal on or upon any sidewalk, street, alley, or other public place within the Borough limits, nor shall any person permit his horse or other domestic animal to feed upon any public place in said Borough, either in charge of any person or not, nor shall any person lead or drive any such animal through or along any street or public place in the Borough unless securely held in leash or lead or driven with a halter to it as a secure means to keep such animal from straying.
No person shall ride, drive or lead any horse, animal or animals on and along any sidewalk or private property in said Borough.
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Editor’s Note: Former § 126-27, Keeping dogs which annoy neighbors or persons, was repealed 12-18-2006 by Ord. No. 25-2006.
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Editor’s Note: Former § 126-28, Bicycles, motorcycles and other conveyances, was repealed 12-18-2006 by Ord. No. 25-2006.
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Editor’s Note: Former § 126-29, Manner of riding bicycles, was repealed 12-18-2006 by Ord. No. 25-2006.
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Editor’s Note: Former § 126-30, Bicyclist or roller skaters hitching to other vehicles, was repealed 12-18-2006 by Ord. No. 25-2006.
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Editor’s Note: Former § 126-31, Obstructing streets and sidewalks, was repealed 12-18-2006 by Ord. No. 25-2006.
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Editor’s Note: Former § 126-32, Destruction of poles, wires or other municipal apparatus, was repealed 12-18-2006 by Ord. No. 25-2006.
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Editor’s Note: Former § 126-33, Hindering apparatus during fire alarms, was repealed 12-18-2006 by Ord. No. 25-2006.
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Editor’s Note: Former § 126-34, Erecting signs and similar structures, as amended, was repealed 12-18-2006 by Ord. No. 25-2006.
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Editor’s Note: Former § 126-35, Assault and battery, as amended, was repealed 12-18-2006 by Ord. No. 25-2006.
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Editor’s Note: Former § 126-36, Fighting, was repealed 12-18-2006 by Ord. No. 25-2006.
[Added 4-5-1954 by Ord. No. 94]
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to throw, drop, dump on, tow to or otherwise to place on open fields or other private property, without first obtaining the permission of the owner or person in possession of such property, any abandoned automobile, automobile parts, junk, paper, bottles, trash, garbage, refuse or debris of any nature.
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Editor’s Note: Former § 126-38, Unlawful conduct, as amended, was repealed 12-18-2006 by Ord. No. 25-2006.
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Editor’s Note: Former § 126-39, Violations and penalties, as amended, was repealed 12-18-2006 by Ord. No. 25-2006.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PERSON and PERSONS
Includes "corporation" and "corporations" respectively.
All fines imposed and collected under and by virtue of this chapter shall be paid into the treasury of said Borough.
[Added 12-18-2006 by Ord. No. 25-2006]
It shall be a violation of this chapter to use any vehicle or motorcycle of any kind whatsoever in such a manner as to create unnecessary grinding, grating, unmuffled exhaust, or rattling noises or in such a manner during acceleration, deceleration or negotiating turning movements as to cause a shrill, piercing or screeching noise from the tires of said vehicle or motorcycle during said acceleration, deceleration or turning movement.
[Added 12-18-2006 by Ord. No. 25-2006]
It shall be unlawful to urinate outdoors upon any property whether public, quasi-public or private within the Borough limits of the Borough of Riverdale.
[Added 12-18-2006 by Ord. No. 25-2006]
It shall be unlawful for any person to drink, imbibe or consume any alcoholic beverage or have in his or her possession any open alcoholic beverage container with unconsumed alcoholic beverages contained therein in the following places, locations, situations or settings:
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Upon any portion of lawn or other public ground within the Borough, including but not limited to public places, playgrounds, municipal grounds surrounding municipal buildings, grounds under control of the Board of Education, grounds under control of the Recreation Department, streets and sidewalks within the Borough and in any grounds, parks and recreation areas within the Borough.
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In a private motor vehicle while the same is in motion or in any public street, lane, parking area, parking lot or other public or quasi-public place or in any public omnibus or taxi.
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Upon any private property not his or her own without the express permission of the owner or other person having authority to grant such permission.