City of Woodbury, NJ
Gloucester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the City of Woodbury 10-19-1976 by Ord. No. 1294-76 as Ch. 121 of the 1976 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Amusements — See Ch. 57.
Skateboards — See Ch. 66, Art. I.
Noise — See Ch. 128.
Parks and recreation areas — See Ch. 136.
It shall be unlawful for any person within the City to bathe in the nude or otherwise expose himself or herself in public view.
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Editor's Note: Original § 139-2, Begging, vagrancy and fortunetelling, was repealed 3-14-2002 by Ord. No. 1939-02.
No person shall make or assist in making any improper noise, riot, disturbance or breach of the peace in the streets, highways or other public places or elsewhere within the City, and no person shall collect in groups or crowds to the annoyance or disturbance of other persons.
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Editor's Note: Original § 139-4, Breaking and entering school property, was repealed 3-14-2002 by Ord. No. 1939-02.
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Editor's Note: Original § 139-5, Cockfighting, was repealed 3-14-2002 by Ord. No. 1939-02.
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Editor's Note: Original § 139-6, Houses of ill fame, was repealed 3-14-2002 by Ord. No. 1939-02.
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Editor's Note: Original § 139-7, Gambling, was repealed 3-14-2002 by Ord. No. 1939-02.
[Amended 12-12-2017 by Ord. No. 2275-17]
No person shall appear in any street or public place in the City in a state of nudity or make any indecent exposure of his or her person or be guilty of any lewd or indecent act or behavior.
[Amended 12-12-2017 by Ord. No. 2275-17]
No person shall disturb or interrupt the quiet and order of any public library or reading room within the City, nor shall any person conduct himself or herself in a noisy or disorderly manner in any such public library or reading room so as to disturb those who resort thereto for the purposes of reading or study nor enter nor remain in the library without a shirt or other covering over their upper bodies or without shoes.
It shall be unlawful for any person to make, continue or cause to be made or continued unnecessary or unusual noise between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. which either annoys, injures or endangers the comfort, repose, health or safety of others, or to make, continue or cause to be made or continued between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., whether in the operation of any machine or the exercise of any trade or calling or otherwise, any noise which either annoys, injures or endangers the comfort, repose, health or safety of others, unless the making and continuing of same shall be necessary for the protection or preservation of property or the health, safety, life or limb of some person.
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Editor's Note: See Ch. 128, Noise.
No person shall, by himself or herself or by the operation of any instrument, agency or vehicle, make any unnecessary or unseemingly loud noises within 150 feet of any portion of the grounds and premises on which is located a hospital or other institution reserved for the sick or any school during school hours. The Police Department of the City may place as many signs as may be deemed proper within or near the zones hereby created, calling attention to the prohibition against unnecessary noises within such zones.
It shall be unlawful for any person, without a written permit from the Mayor or City Council, to use, play or perform upon any bugle, hand organ, barrel organ, barrel accordion, barrel piano, hurdy-gurdy or other musical or wind instrument in any street or other public place in the City, and it shall be unlawful for any person using or performing upon such musical instrument to solicit, ask for or request any money for such use or performance in any way, shape or manner, directly or indirectly. In the event the permit required by this section is obtained from the City Council, it shall be signed by the President of Council and attested by the City Clerk/Administrator.
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Definitions. For the purpose of this section, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings, respectively:
SOUND-AMPLIFYING EQUIPMENT
Any machine or device for the amplification of the human voice, music or any other sound. Sound-amplifying equipment, as used herein, shall not be construed as including standard automobile radios when used and heard only by occupants of the vehicle in which they are installed, nor warning devices on authorized emergency vehicles, nor horns or other warning devices on other vehicles used only for traffic safety purposes.
SOUND TRUCK
Any motor vehicle or horse-drawn vehicle having mounted therein or attached thereto any sound-amplifying equipment.
B. 
Commercial advertising prohibited. No person shall operate or cause to be operated any sound truck or sound-amplifying equipment for commercial advertising purposes in the City.
C. 
Noncommercial use. No person shall use or cause to be used a sound truck or sound-amplifying equipment in operation for noncommercial purposes in the City without a written permit from the Mayor or City Council; and any person operating a sound truck or sound-amplifying equipment under such a permit shall conduct all operations in accordance with and subject to the following regulations:
(1) 
The only sounds permitted are music or human speech.
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Operations are permitted for four hours each day, except on Sundays and legal holidays, when no operations shall be authorized. The permitted four hours of operation shall be between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and between the hours of 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
(3) 
Sound-amplifying equipment shall not be operated unless the sound truck upon which such equipment is mounted is operated at a speed of at least 10 miles per hour, except when such truck is stopped or impeded by traffic. Where stopped by traffic the sound-amplifying equipment shall not be operated for longer than one minute at each such stop.
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Sound shall not be issued within 100 yards of hospitals, schools, churches or courthouses.
(5) 
The human speech and music amplified shall not be profane, lewd, indecent or slanderous.
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The volume of sound shall be controlled so that it will not be audible for a distance in excess of 50 feet from the sound truck or sound-amplifying equipment and so that such volume is not unreasonably loud, raucous, jarring, disturbing or a nuisance to persons within the area of audibility.
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No sound-amplifying equipment shall be operated in excess of 15 watts of power in the last stage of amplification.
(8) 
Sound-amplifying equipment in operation on a sound truck shall be subject to inspection by a member of the Police Department at reasonable times.
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Editor's Note: Original § 139-14, Bells; steam whistles, was repealed 3-14-2002 by Ord. No. 1939-02.
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Editor's Note: Original § 139-15, Disturbing school exercises; annoying students or teachers, was repealed 3-14-2002 by Ord. No. 1939-02.
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Editor's Note: Original § 139-16, Compliance with state school laws, was repealed 3-14-2002 by Ord. No. 1939-02.
[Amended 12-12-2017 by Ord. No. 2275-17]
No person shall expectorate upon the sidewalks or in a vehicle for hire or any common carrier or in any public or quasi-public building within the City.
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Editor’s Note: Former § 139-18, Sunday activities, was repealed 12-12-2017 by Ord. No. 2275-17.
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Editor's Note: Original § 139-19, Discharging weapons, was repealed 3-14-2002 by Ord. No. 1939-02.
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Editor's Note: Original § 139-20, Concealed weapons, was repealed 3-14-2002 by Ord. No. 1939-02.
[Amended 11-28-2005 by Ord. No. 2015-05]
Any person violating any provision of this chapter, shall upon conviction thereof, be subject to one or more of the following: a fine not exceeding $1,000; imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days; or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days.