[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Vineland 6-10-1980 by Ord. No. 1222 (Ch. 370 of the 1990 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Mayor of the City of Vineland may establish hours for the use and occupancy of City-owned, -operated or -controlled buildings, grounds or facilities. Any public board, agency, body or other authority owning, operating or controlling any building, grounds or facility may likewise establish hours for the use and occupancy thereof. Such hours and regulations shall be determined with full consideration of the type of use involved, lighting conditions, history of vandalism or other criminal activities on the premises and availability of public safety personnel.
The provisions of this chapter shall apply to any public building, grounds or facility where the hours of operation and use, established in accordance with § 542-1, are initially published in the Vineland Times Journal, the official newspaper of the City of Vineland, posted on the official bulletin board located in City Hall and posted conspicuously on the subject premises.
Any person found on public grounds or in any public building or facility after the hour of closing shall be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, General Penalty. In the event that a vehicle is found on public grounds after the regulated hours of closing and in the event that the vehicle has more than one occupant, each occupant shall be subject to the penalties provided herein.
Any vehicle found on public grounds after the regulated hours of closing shall be towed to a place of storage, said towing expense and storage expense being the responsibility of the owner of the vehicle. The City of Vineland or any other applicable public authority shall be held harmless of any responsibility for said towing or storage charges. If said vehicle is not claimed within the period prescribed by statute, the vehicle shall be disposed of as prescribed by the statutes of the State of New Jersey.
Any person found guilty of damaging, destroying, defacing or causing public property to be unsanitary or unhealthful or otherwise vandalizing any building, structure, personal property or property of any kind owned, leased, controlled or operated by the City of Vineland or any public body, agency, commission, board or authority of any kind, upon conviction, shall be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, General Penalty; penalties being established in relation to the amount of financial value to replace, repair or restore any such building, structure, personal property or public property of any kind. Said value shall be established by the Department of Public Buildings and Grounds.
The imposition of these penalties shall not preclude the City of Vineland or any public authority having jurisdiction of the right to collect civil damages as provided by law.
This chapter shall be accompanied by a companion resolution, as established by N.J.S.A. 40:69A-181, which provides that, upon adoption of an appropriate resolution declaring an emergency, an ordinance shall become effective upon signature by the Mayor, having been published in the manner provided by law.