[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Township Council of the Township of Toms River 12-9-2008 by Ord. No. 4168-08. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This ordinance repealed former Ch. 158, Adopt-A-Highway Program, adopted 11-12-2002 by Ord. No. 3742-02.
There is hereby established in the Township of Toms River an Adopt-A-Highway Program to be done in conjunction with the New Jersey Adopt-A-Highway Program of the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
The purpose of this program is to beautify the state highways that run through the Township of Toms River, provide personal satisfaction to the participants, instill civic pride and save taxpayer dollars.
Individuals, organizations and businesses can participate in the Adopt-A-Highway Program by agreeing to do any of the following:
Pick up roadside litter for two years on a section of highway, a minimum of four times a year, or more, if desired.
Plant and establish small trees, shrubs and/or flowers on any signed section of highway and maintain them for two years.
Provide lawn mowing services along the adopted section of highway for a minimum of two years.
Participants in the Adopt-A-Highway Program must enter into an Adopt-A-Highway maintenance agreement with the New Jersey Department of Transportation. A copy of that agreement will be provided to the Township.
The Township will provide assistance and help to coordinate the work of the volunteers on the state highways within the Township of Toms River.
The New Jersey Department of Transportation will provide participants with approved safety equipment, other necessary equipment and technical support, as well as recognition signs.
All participants must follow the rules and regulations that have been established by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.