Township of Washington, NJ
Warren County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Washington 8-14-1968. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Loitering — See Ch. 85.
Noise — See Ch. 89.
Whenever, in the judgment of the Mayor or, in the event of his inability to act, a majority of the Township Committee determines that an emergency exists within the Township of Washington or will exist as a result of mob action, riots, disturbances, civil disobedience or disorderly assemblages, or, whenever, in the judgment of the Mayor or, in the event of his inability to act, a majority of the Township Committee determines that it is necessary to preserve the public peace and order, he or they shall have power to impose by proclamation any or all of the following regulations as they may deem necessary and advisable in order to restore peace and order:
To impose a curfew upon all or any portion of the township, thereby requiring all persons in such designated curfew areas to forthwith remove themselves from the public streets, alleys, parks or other public places or land abutting the same; provided, however, that physicians, nurses and ambulance operators performing medical services, utility personnel maintaining essential public services, firemen and township authorized or requested law enforcement officers and personnel and any other class of persons may be exempted from such curfew.
To order the closing of any business establishments anywhere within the township for a period of the emergency or to impose such other limitations on business activities or sales as may be necessary, including but not limited to the ordering of the discontinuance of the selling, distributing or giving away of gasoline or other liquid flammable or combustible products in any container other than a gasoline tank properly affixed to a motor vehicle, the ordering of the discontinuance of selling, distribution, dispensing or giving away of any firearms or ammunition of any character whatsoever or the display thereof.
To designate any public street, thoroughfare or vehicle parking area closed to motor vehicles and pedestrian traffic.
To call upon regular and auxiliary law enforcing agencies in organizations within or without the township to assist in preserving and keeping the peace within the township.
To impose such other rules and regulations as may be necessary to implement and carry out emergency control operations and to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens and residents of the township.
The proclamation shall become effective upon its filing with the Clerk of the Township of Washington.
The rules and regulations proposed by the proclamation shall remain in full force and effect until amended or terminated by proclamation.
These powers shall be in addition to and supplemental with the authority given to the Municipal Disaster Control Director pursuant to N.J.S.A. App. A:9-40.5.
[Amended 11-8-1978]
Any person who violates any provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding $500 or by imprisonment not exceeding 90 days, or both.