Borough of Ramsey, NJ
Bergen County
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GENERAL REFERENCES
Police Department — See Ch. § 2-32.
Alcoholic beverage control — See Ch. 6.
Parks and recreational facilities — See Ch. 11.
Building and housing — See Ch. 13.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 17.
[Ord. No. 758 § 1; Ord. No. 774 § 1; Ord. No. 822 § 1; Ord. No. 822A § 1; amended 3-26-2014 by Ord. No. 04-2014]
Unless specifically addressed by statutes of the State of New Jersey, no person shall consume any alcoholic beverage or possess any opened alcoholic beverage in or upon:
a. 
A public street, roadway, sidewalk, parking place, or any other public or quasi-public place other than a place licensed for consumption of alcoholic beverages upon the premises, or a restaurant where the proprietor has given permission to consume beer and wine upon the premises;
b. 
A public conveyance;
c. 
Any private property, not his or her own, without the permission of the owner or other person having authority to grant such permission.
[Ord. No. 758 § 1; Ord. No. 774 § 2; Ord. No. 882 § 2]
Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection 3-1.1 hereof, the Borough Council may by resolution permit the consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages in any public or quasi-public place at a designated time or times in connection with a special event, series of events, or observance which has been authorized by the Borough Council.
[Ord. No. 822 § 3; Ord. No. 836 § 1]
No person shall sell, distribute, transfer, give or by any other means supply any alcoholic beverage in any public or quasi-public place, or while in or on a public street or thoroughfare, or while in a parked vehicle on any street or public thoroughfare to any person who is under the legal age to purchase alcoholic beverages.
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Editor's Note: See also Section 3-8, Noise prevention.
[Ord. No. 467; Ord. No. 469]
The use or operation of a sound truck, loud speaker or amplifying system from a moving vehicle shall be unlawful within the Borough limits for any purpose other than that of a civic nature directly pertinent to activities within the Borough or affecting the residents of this community.
[Ord. No. 467]
Prior to the use of such sound equipment for the purposes specified, a permit shall be obtained from the Chief of Police or such other officer acting in his place and stead. Application forms for this purpose shall be furnished by the Police Department and shall require the applicant to disclose:
a. 
The name and address of all persons and organizations for which such a permit is being sought.
b. 
The specific purpose of the application.
c. 
The number and type of equipment and vehicles to be used.
d. 
The projected hours and areas of the use of such equipment within the Borough.
e. 
The person or official who shall be in charge of and responsible for compliance with the terms of Subsections 3-2.1 to 3-2.8, inclusive.
f. 
In detail the specific nature of the civic activity to be advertised.
[Ord. No. 467]
In addition to the allowance of sound devices for civic purposes, the Borough may utilize any device of this nature at any and all times that there may be a municipal emergency regardless of the provisions of Subsections 3-2.1 to 3-2.8, inclusive.
[Ord. No. 467; Ord. No. 469]
The hours of limitation for operation of mobile sound devices shall be not before 9:00 a.m. or after 7:00 p.m. on any weekday and not at all on Sunday.
[Ord. No. 467]
Issuance of permits by the Police Department shall be for a period not to exceed three days with provision for renewal thereof for additional three-day periods in which latter event the aforesaid application should recite the purpose or need for such renewal.
[Ord. No. 467]
No fee shall be required for making an application or for issuing the permit.
[Ord. No. 467]
The use of the aforesaid sound devices shall at no time cause injury to the health of any person nor shall they be otherwise detrimental to the general welfare and dignity of the community, and the use shall at all times be under the control of the Council and of the Police Department as an agency.
[Ord. No. 467]
The provisions of Chapter 1 of this Code, Section 1-5 shall be effective with reference to the enforcement of this section.
[1961 Code § 42.02; 1972 Code § 190.005; amended 6-28-2006 by Ord. No. 20-2006\]
a. 
Purpose. The purpose of this section is to establish requirements to control littering in the Borough of Ramsey so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for the failure to comply.
b. 
Definitions.
1. 
For the purpose of this section, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this section clearly demonstrates a different meaning. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words used in the plural number include the singular number, and words used in the singular number include the plural number. The word “shall” is always mandatory and not merely directory.
2. 
As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
LITTER
Any used or unconsumed substance or waste material which has been discarded, whether made of aluminum, glass, plastic, rubber, paper, or other natural or synthetic material, or any combination thereof, including, but not limited to, any bottle, jar or can, or any top, cap or detachable tab of any bottle, jar or can, any unlighted cigarette, cigar, match or any flaming or glowing material or any garbage, trash, refuse, debris, rubbish, grass clippings or other lawn or garden waste, newspapers, magazines, glass, metal, plastic or paper containers or other packaging or construction material, but does not include the waste of the primary processes of mining or other extraction processes, logging, sawmilling, farming or manufacturing.
LITTER RECEPTACLE
A container suitable for the depositing of litter.
PERSON
Any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political subdivision of this state subject to municipal jurisdiction.
c. 
Prohibited acts and regulated activities:
1. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, drop, discard or otherwise place any litter of any nature upon public or private property other than in a litter receptacle, or having done so, to allow such litter to remain.
2. 
Whenever any litter is thrown or discarded or allowed to fall from a vehicle or boat in violation of this section, the operator or owner, or both, of the motor vehicle or boat shall also be deemed to have violated this section.
[Ord. No. 1061 § 1]
Litter receptacles and their servicing are required at the following public places which exist in the Borough, including: sidewalks used by pedestrians in active retail commercially zoned areas, such that at a minimum there shall be no single linear quarter (1/4) mile without a receptacle; buildings held out for use by the public, including schools, government buildings, and railroad and bus stations; parks; drive-in restaurants; all street vendor locations; self-service refreshment areas; construction sites; gasoline service station islands; shopping centers; parking lots; campgrounds and trailer parks; marinas, boat moorage and fueling stations; boat launching areas; public and private piers operated for public use; beaches and bathing areas; and at special events to which the public is invited, including sporting events, parades, carnivals, circuses, and festivals. The proprietors of these places or the sponsors of these events shall be responsible for providing and servicing the receptacles such that adequate containerization is available.
Litter receptacle shall mean a container suitable for the depositing of litter.
[Ord. No. 1061 § 1]
It shall be unlawful for any person to discard or dump along any street or road, on or off any right-of-way, any household or commercial solid waste, rubbish, refuse, junk, vehicle or vehicle parts, rubber tires, appliances, furniture, or private property, except by written consent of the owner of the property, in any place not specifically designated for the purpose of solid waste storage or disposal.
[Ord. No. 1061 § 1]
It shall be unlawful for any residential property owner to store or permit storage of any bulky household waste, including household appliances, furniture and mattresses, in areas zoned residential, except in a fully enclosed structure or during days designated for the collection of bulky items.
[Ord. No. 1061 § 1]
It shall be unlawful for any residential property owner to store or permit the storage of tires in areas zoned residential, except in a fully enclosed structure or on days designated for the collection of tires.
[Ord. No. 1061 § 1]
It shall be unlawful for any vehicle to be driven, moved, stopped or parked on any street unless such vehicle is constructed or loaded to prevent any of its load from dropping, sifting, leaking or otherwise escaping therefrom. Any person operating a vehicle from which any glass or objects have fallen or escaped, which could cause an obstruction, damage a vehicle, or otherwise endanger travelers or public property, shall immediately cause the public property to be cleaned of all glass or objects and shall pay the costs therefor.
[Ord. No. 1061 § 1]
It shall be unlawful for any owner, agent, or contractor in charge of a construction or demolition site to permit the accumulation of litter before, during, or after completion of any construction or demolition project. It shall be the duty of the owner, agent, or contractor in charge of a construction site to furnish containers adequate to accommodate flyable or nonflyable debris or trash at areas convenient to construction areas, and to maintain and empty the receptacles in such a manner and with such a frequency as to prevent spillage of refuse.
[Ord. No. 1061 § 1]
It shall be the duty of the owner, lessee, tenant, occupant or person in charge of any structure to keep and cause to be kept the sidewalk and curb abutting the building or structure free from obstruction or nuisances of every kind, and to keep sidewalks, areaways, backyards, courts and alleys free from litter and other offensive material. No person shall sweep into or deposit in any gutter, street, catch basin or other public place any accumulation of litter from any public or private sidewalk or driveway. Every person who owns or occupies property shall keep the sidewalk in front of his or her premises free of litter. All sweepings shall be collected and properly containerized for disposal.
[Added 6-28-2006 by Ord. No. 20-2006]
This section shall be enforced by the Police Department of the Borough of Ramsey.
[Added 6-28-2006 by Ord. No. 20-2006]
Any person(s) who is found to be in violation of the provisions of this section shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $500.
[1961 Code § 42.03; 1972 Code § 190.010; Ord. No. 960 § 1]
a. 
Hunting and the discharge of firearms are hereby declared to be matters affecting the public safety and welfare and this section is enacted to protect the residents of the Borough and their property.
b. 
No person shall engage in hunting or fire or discharge any pistol, shotgun, rifle or other type of firearms anywhere within the Borough.
c. 
Nothing herein contained shall prohibit the use of firearms for Borough authorized ceremonies and for the protection of life or person, or prohibit the use thereon, of outdoor pistol or rifle ranges which comply with the National Rifle Association specifications, or on indoor pistol or rifle ranges with adequate protection from hazard to life or person.
[Ord. No. 936 § 1, § 120.001]
Pursuant to the authority delegated to it by the provisions of N.J.S.A. 5:8-31 and N.J.S.A. 5:8-58, the Borough may permit legalized games of chance including raffles and bingo to be conducted on Sunday.
[Ord. No. 671 § 31; Ord. No. 671-A § 1]
No person shall detain or fail to return any book, periodical, pamphlet, artistic reproduction, phonograph recording, audio-visual material or any other article borrowed from the Free Public Library of the Borough of Ramsey or any library in the Bergen County Cooperative Library System by using a Ramsey library card, after 30 days have elapsed from the date of posting by certified mail, return receipt requested, of a notice demanding return thereof, addressed to that person at the last address furnished to the library.
[Ord. No. 671 § 2]
No person shall willfully or maliciously cut, tear, deface, disfigure, damage or destroy any book, periodical, pamphlet, artistic reproduction, phonograph recording, audio-visual material or other article, or any part thereof, which is borrowed from, owned by or is in the custody of such library.
[Ord. No. 671 § 3]
No person with intent to defraud shall register or furnish a false name or address, or use any card other than the one issued to that person for the purpose of borrowing any book, periodical, pamphlet, artistic reproduction, phonograph recording, audio-visual material or other article from the library.
[Ord. No. 671 § 4]
This section shall be enforced by the Library Director or his authorized representatives.
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Editor’s Note: Former Section 3-7, Loitering, adopted by Ord. No. 436, was repealed 6-11-2008 by Ord. No. 6-2008.
[Ord. No. 838 § 2]
It shall be unlawful for any person to make, continue or cause to be made or continued any loud, unnecessary or unusual noise or any noise which either annoys, disturbs, injures or endangers the comfort, repose, health, peace or safety of others within the limits of the Borough.
[Ord. No. 838 § 2]
a. 
The following acts are hereby declared to be examples of loud, disturbing and unnecessary noise in violation of this section:
1. 
Radios, televisions, phonographs. The using of, operating of or permitting to be played, used or operated any radio-receiving set, television, musical instrument, phonograph or other machine or device for the producing or reproducing of sound in such manner as to disturb the peace, quiet and comfort of the neighboring inhabitants or with louder volume than is necessary for the convenient hearing of the person or persons who are in the room, vehicle or chamber in which such machine or device is operated and who are voluntary listeners thereto. The operation of any such set, instrument, phonograph, machine or device between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., in such manner as to be plainly audible at a distance of 100 feet or more from the building, structure or vehicle in which it is located, shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of this chapter.
2. 
Loudspeakers, sound amplifiers. The playing, using or permitting the playing, using or operating of any radio-receiving set, musical instrument, phonograph, loudspeaker, sound amplifier or other medium or device for the producing or reproducing of sound or loud noise on the streets or in public places, or which is so placed and operated that the sound therefrom can be heard to the annoyance or inconvenience of any person in such public place, street or on neighboring premises; provided, however, that a sound truck may be operated under regulation of and pursuant to permission for temporary use upon application to and approval by the Council or officer to whom such duty is delegated.
3. 
Yelling, shouting. Yelling, shouting, hooting, whistling or singing on the public streets, particularly between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., or at any time or place so as to annoy or disturb the quiet, comfort or repose of persons in any office, dwelling or other type of residence or of any persons in the vicinity.
4. 
Animals, birds. The keeping of any animals, fowl or birds which, by causing frequent or long-continued noise, shall disturb the comfort or repose of any person in the vicinity.
5. 
Horns. The sounding of any horn or warning device on any automobile, motorcycle, bus or other vehicle, except when required by law, or when necessary to give timely warning of the approach of the vehicle, or as warning of impending danger to persons driving other vehicles or to persons upon the street. No person shall sound any horn or warning device on any automobile, motorcycle, bus or other vehicle which shall emit an unreasonable loud or harsh sound or for any unnecessary or unreasonable period of time.
6. 
Exhaust. The discharge into the open air of the exhaust of any steam engine, stationary internal combustion engine or motor vehicle, except through a muffler or other device which will effectively prevent loud or explosive noises therefrom.
7. 
Defect in vehicle or load. The use of any automobile, motorcycle or vehicle so out of repair, so loaded or in such manner as to create loud and unnecessary grating, grinding, rattling or other noise. Operating or use of any motor vehicle, motorcycle, snowmobile, minibike and other like engines which shall make any loud noise on the streets, public places or on private property, causing annoyance or inconvenience to any person or persons in such public place, street or on neighboring premises for any unnecessary or unreasonable period of time.
8. 
Construction or repair. Operating or use of any pile drivers, steam shovels, pneumatic hammers, derricks, steam or electric hoists or any tools or equipment which shall make any loud or disturbing noises, on any Sunday between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. and Saturdays or legal holidays between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. or on weekdays between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., in conducting any excavation, demolition, erection, alteration, repair or other building operations, within 1,000 feet of any dwelling or business property, except in case of urgent necessity in the interest of public safety, and then only upon obtaining a permit from the Construction Official, which permit may be renewed for a period of three days or less while the emergency continues.
[Amended 2-14-2018 by Ord. No. 02-2018]
9. 
Schools, courts, churches, hospitals. The creation of any excessive noise on any street adjacent to any school, institution of learning, church or court while the same is in use or adjacent to any hospital, which unreasonably interferes with the working of such institution or which disturbs or unduly annoys patients in the hospital, provided conspicuous signs are displayed in such street indicating that the same is a school, hospital or court street.
10. 
Whistles. The sounding or the blowing of any whistle attached to any building or locomotive except as a warning to prevent injury to life or property.
11. 
Peddlers, hawkers and vendors. The shouting or crying out his wares of any peddler, hawker or vendor upon any street or public place.
12. 
Loading and unloading operations. The creation of any loud or excessive noises in connection with the loading or unloading of any vehicle or the opening or the destruction of bales, boxes, crates or containers, more especially between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.
13. 
Drums, etc. The using or playing of any drum, loudspeaker or other instrument or device or the creation of any noise for the purpose of attracting attention to any performance, show or sale or display of merchandise.
14. 
Cooling apparatus. The operation of any air conditioner, refrigerator unit, cooling tower, evaporative condenser, air cooled condenser, mechanical fan, compressor unit or other such apparatus which causes frequent, irregular or continued noise which causes discomfort or annoyance to or which unreasonably invades the privacy of the public.
b. 
The above enumeration is only intended to give typical illustrations of prohibited noise and shall not be construed as exclusive.
[Ord. No. 838 § 2]
Nothing herein contained shall be construed to apply to:
a. 
The use of bells, chimes or sound amplifiers by churches in church activities.
b. 
Activities of the Borough departments in the performance of their duties, drills or public demonstrations.
c. 
Activities in the public parks, playgrounds or public buildings under the permission of authority of Borough officials.
d. 
Any public utility as defined in Title 48 of the Revised Statutes of New Jersey, or any employees of such public utility, when such public utility or its employees shall be engaged in performing work to prevent the threatened interruption of its services or to terminate the interruption of its service rendered to its customers.
[Ord. No. 757, Preamble]
The Borough Council finds and declares that the uncontrolled and unsupervised activities of minor persons within the Borough are detrimental to the maintenance of public safety and contrary to the general welfare; and it is further found and declared that parental responsibility for the proper control and supervision of minor children is essential to effective law enforcement within the Borough of Ramsey.
[Ord. No. 757 § 1]
As used in this section:
A VIOLATION OF THE PUBLIC PEACE
And be defined as including any of the following acts: defacing, damaging or destroying public property or the private property of another within the Borough.
MINOR
Any unemancipated person under the age of 18 years.
PARENT
Include either or both natural parents of a minor, the legal guardian(s) of such minor, or any other adult persons who have voluntarily or otherwise assumed the responsibilities of a natural parent with respect to custody, care and control of the minor. For the purposes of the enforcement of this section, the term "parent" shall not apply to natural parents, legal guardians or other persons whose responsibility for the custody and control of such minor has been transferred to another person or otherwise terminated by Court Order, or by the emancipation of the minor by marriage, military service or other circumstances. Persons claiming the benefit of any such termination or transfer of responsibilities shall bear the burden of establishing the same in any proceedings hereunder.
[Ord. No. 757 § 2]
It shall be unlawful for any parent to assist, aid, abet, allow, permit, suffer or encourage a minor to commit a violation of the public peace, as defined herein, either by overt act, by failure to act or by lack of supervision and control over such minor. Whenever a minor shall be taken into custody or detained for the commission of any such violation of the public peace within the Borough, the parents of such minor shall be immediately notified by the Police Department of such custody or detention and the reasons therefor, and of the responsibility of parents under this section. When a minor is charged with a violation of the public peace, as defined herein, and the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court makes an adjudication of delinquency, the Chief of Police, or his designated agent, shall forthwith serve written notice of the adjudication of delinquency upon the parents, together within a written warning, in a form approved by the Borough Attorney of the penalties and other provisions of this section with respect to the commission within one year of a second violation of the public place by the minor. If at any time within one year of the giving of such notice, the minor shall be charged with a violation of the public peace and shall again be adjudicated delinquent by the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, it shall be presumed, subject to rebuttal by competent evidence, that the parents of the minor during the period of time, allowed, permitted or suffered the minor to commit a violation of the public peace. A record of such notifications shall be kept by the Police Department.
[Ord. No. 757 § 3]
The remedy provisions of this section shall be cumulative, not exclusive, and the state or any other person shall have the right to proceed under any other legally available remedies.
[Ord. No. 606]
No person shall occupy any park, playground or other public place or property in the Borough without first securing a permit to do so from the Borough Council. Such permit shall not be required for football games, baseball games, or other public sports, or for any games conducted by any of the schools or the Recreation Commission of the Borough. Any person, occupying such public place without securing such permit shall be guilty of a violation of this provision of the Code.
[Ord. No. 914 § 1]
a. 
The sale of Teflon bullets is prohibited within the Borough.
b. 
The use or possession of Teflon bullets is prohibited within the Borough by anyone other than law enforcement officers.
[Ord. No. 436]
Any person who shall trespass upon the property of another without permission of the owner after dark and cannot give a good account of himself shall be guilty of a violation of this provision of the Code.
[1961 Code § 12.01; 1972 Code § 190.001]
Where it shall be necessary or expedient for the preservation of the public safety or where it shall eliminate a fire hazard, and pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:48-2.13, etc., the owner or tenant of lands may be required to remove from such lands brush, weeds, dead or dying trees, stumps, roots, obnoxious growths, filth, garbage, trash and debris.
[1961 Code § 12.01; 1972 Code § 190.001]
Where it shall be necessary or expedient for the preservation of the public safety, and pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:48-2.26, et seq., the owner or tenant of lands abutting an intersection of roads may be required to keep all of any brush, hedges and other plant life, growing within 10 feet of any roadway and within 25 feet of the intersection of two roadways, cut to a height of not more than 2 1/2 feet.
[1961 Code § 12.01; 1972 Code § 190.001]
The Superintendent of Roads or the Chief of Police may remove such brush, weeds, etc. and keep such brush, hedges, etc. cut, or provide for the same to be done as stated above.
[1961 Code § 12.01; 1972 Code § 190.001]
Whenever the Council deems it necessary or expedient for the preservation of the public safety or where it eliminates a fire hazard as provided above, the property owner or tenant shall be given notice to remove such brush, weeds, etc. or to cut such brush, hedges, etc. to the required height within 10 days after such notice is given. Notice shall be given by mailing the same to such owner or tenant at the address on the tax records of the municipality and such ten-day period shall commence two days after the mailing. Failure to receive such notice shall not invalidate any of the proceedings under this section.
[1961 Code § 12.01; 1972 Code § 190.001]
If such brush, hedges and other plant life are not cut to the required height, or such brush, weeds, etc. are not removed within such time as aforesaid, the Superintendent of Roads or other officer acting in that capacity shall cut, remove or arrange to have the same cut or removed in accordance with this section.
[1961 Code § 12.01; 1972 Code § 190.001]
In such event, such officer shall certify the cost of such work performed to the Borough Council, which shall examine the certificate and if found correct shall cause the cost as shown, to be charged against the lands of the owner affected thereby, or, in the event that the cost is deemed excessive, the reasonable cost shall be charged against such lands. The amount charged against such lands shall forthwith become a lien upon such lands and shall be added to and form a part of the taxes assessed and levied upon such lands, the same to bear interest at the same rate as other taxes, and shall be collected and enforced by the same officer and in the same manner as taxes.
[Ord. No. 28-1998 § 3-14.1]
For the specific purposes of this section, the following terms whenever used herein or referred to in this section shall have the respective meanings assigned to them hereunder unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context:
EXTERIOR PREMISES
Those portions of a building or structure which are exposed to public view or are visible from adjoining or adjacent lots, including all outside surfaces and appurtenances thereto; and the open land space of any premises outside of any building or structure erected thereon.
OWNER
Any person, persons or entity who shall have legal or equitable title in any form whatsoever to any premises or part thereof; or who shall have charge, care or control of any lot, premises, building structure or part thereof, as owner or agent of the owner, or as a fiduciary trustee, receiver, guardian, lessee or mortgagee in possession, regardless of how such possession was obtained. Any person, group of persons or entity who is a lessee, sublessee or assignee of a lessee or any part or all of any building with land shall be deemed to be a co-owner with the lessor for the purpose of this section and shall have responsibility over the portion of the premises so sublet, assigned or leased.
PREMISES
A lot, plot, or parcel of land, right-of-way or multiples thereof, including the buildings or structures thereon.
USELESS
Not able to give service or aid.
[Ord. No. 28-1998 § 3.14-2]
Every residential, nonresidential building, structure, lot and the premises or part of the premises on which it is situated in the Borough of Ramsey, previously or presently used or intended to be used for dwelling, commercial, business, recreational, service, transportation, institutional, religious, charitable, quasi-public, professional or industrial occupancy and uses accessory thereto, shall comply with the provisions of this section, whether or not any such building or structure shall have been constructed, altered, or repaired before or after the enactment of this section and irrespective of any permits or license which may have been issued for the use and occupancy of such building or for the installation or repair of equipment or facilities prior to the effective date of this section. Vacant lots, lands and premises are also required to comply with the provisions of this section.
[Ord. No. 28-1998 § 3.14-3]
In any case where the provisions of this section impose a higher or stricter standard than set forth in any other ordinance or regulation of the Borough of Ramsey or under the laws or regulations of the State of New Jersey, or its agencies, then the standards set forth herein shall prevail, but if the provisions of this section impose a lower or lesser standard than any other regulation or ordinance of the Borough of Ramsey, or of the laws and regulations of the State of New Jersey, or any of its agencies, then the higher standard contained in any such ordinance, regulation, or law shall prevail.
[Ord. No. 28-1998 § 3.14-4]
Compliance with this section shall not constitute a defense against any violation of any other ordinance of the Borough of Ramsey applicable to any structure or premises, nor shall any one act of compliance constitute a defense against any subsequent or other violation of this section.
[Ord. No. 28-1998 § 3-14.5]
Owners shall have all the duties, obligations, and responsibilities prescribed in this section.
[Ord. No. 28-1998 § 3.14-6]
Any alteration to buildings, structures or appurtenances thereto, or changes of use therein, which may be caused directly or indirectly by the enforcement of this section shall be done in accordance with all applicable sections of the Building Code of the Borough.
[Ord. No. 28-1998 § 3.14-7]
Nothing contained in this section or any requirement of compliance herewith shall be deemed to alter, impair or affect the application of the Zoning Ordinance or zoning laws of the Borough.
[Ord. No. 28-1998 § 3.14-8]
Nothing in this section shall be deemed to abolish or impair existing remedies of the Borough or its officers or agencies to the removal or demolition of any buildings or structures which are deemed to be dangerous, unsafe or unsanitary.
[Ord. No. 28-1998 § 3.14-9]
In furtherance of the purpose of this section, it shall be the duty and responsibility of the owner of premises to comply with any or all of the requirements and standards of this section to keep the premises free of conditions which constitute violation hereof, and to promptly remove, prevent or abate such conditions.
[Ord. No. 28-1998 § 3.14-10]
a. 
The exterior of all premises shall be kept free of the following matter, materials or conditions:
1. 
Except in connection with the municipal collection of same, garbage and all abandoned, discarded, useless for its intended purposes, and unused solid waste matter or materials including by way of example, and not limitations, appliances, bedding, hot water heaters, construction materials, furniture, machinery and metal scrap;
2. 
Structurally unsound, loose, dangerous, crumbling, missing, broken, rotted or unsafe exterior portions of buildings or structures including, but not limited to, porches, landings, balconies, stairways, handrails, steps, walls, overhangs, roofs, fences, supporting members, timber abutments, fire escapes, signs, loose or crumbling bricks, stones, mortar or plaster;
3. 
Abandoned, uncovered or structurally unsound shafts, towers, television antennas, satellite dish antennas, exterior cellar openings, basement hatchways, foundations or excavations (as determined by the Enforcement Officers hereinafter set forth);
4. 
Structurally unsafe or unsound fences;
5. 
Hidden or uncovered ground or surface hazards such as holes, depressions, tree roots, sharp or jagged projections or obstructions in areas accessible to the general public;
6. 
Loose and overhanging objects including, but not limited to, dead trees or tree limbs, accumulations of ice or any object, natural or man-made, which could threaten the health and safety of persons or other similarly overhanging objects which by reason of their location above ground level, constitute an actual hazard to persons or vehicles in the vicinity thereof;
7. 
Exterior surfaces or parts of buildings or structures containing sharp, rough or projecting surfaces or objects which may cause a safety hazard to persons coming in contact therewith in areas accessible to the general public;
8. 
Broken glass or windows; rotted or missing or substantially destroyed window frames, exterior doors or other major exterior components of buildings or structures;
9. 
Automotive parts and lubricating oils;
10. 
Substantial peeling or flaking paint on two or more sides of a structure or building, loose siding or insulation, shingles, shutters and awnings;
11. 
Exposed exterior surfaces remaining in a state of disrepair for a period of more than 30 days or incomplete exterior construction which has been suspended for a period of more than 30 days.
b. 
Without limitation by the foregoing, it shall also be the duty and responsibility of owner to keep the exterior of all premises structurally sound, in good repair and sufficiently maintained to an extent so as to avoid and prevent conditions that violate the purposes of this Code as hereinabove set forth.
[Ord. No. 28-1998 § 3.14-11]
The Building Subcode Official and the Zoning Enforcement Officer and their assistants, if any, are hereby designated as the officers charged with the enforcement of this Code and are hereinafter referred to as the Enforcement Officers.
[Ord. No. 28-1998 § 3.14-12]
Whenever the Enforcement Officer determines that there is or has been a violation of any provision of this section, he shall give notice of such violation to the person or persons or entities responsible therefor under this section. Such notice shall be in writing and shall include a concise statement of the reasons for its issuance and the required remedy to abate the cited violation. Such notice shall be deemed to be properly and sufficiently served if a copy thereof is sent by registered or certified mail to the last known address of the person or entity upon which the same is served, as shown by the most recent tax lists of the municipality; or a copy thereof handed to said person or persons; or a copy thereof left at the usual place of abode or office of said person or entities. Notice shall be given as aforesaid within or without the municipality. The notice shall also state that unless the violation is abated, removed, cured, prevented, or desisted from within 60 days of the date of service of such notice (exclusive of the date of service), a summons shall be issued for such violations. The Enforcement Officer shall state such reasonably required extended period in the notice which shall then be applicable instead of the aforesaid 60 days, taking into consideration the nature of the offense, weather conditions needed to abate the violation and any special circumstance concerning the owner or the nature of the violation. In the event the violation is not abated, removed or cured, prevented or desisted from or otherwise fully remedied or a request for a reasonable extension of time to comply is not made within said sixty-day period, or within such extended period as set forth in the notice or any extensions thereof pursuant to the foregoing, a summons shall then be issued against the person, persons, entity or entities so notified, returnable in the Municipal Court of the Borough of Ramsey.
[Ord. No. 28-1998 § 3.14-13]
Whenever the Enforcement Officer finds that an emergency condition in violation of this section exists, which condition requires immediate attention in order to protect the public health or safety, he may issue an order by service of notice as hereinbefore set forth reciting the existence of such an emergency condition and requiring that such action be taken by the violator as soon as it is reasonably possible to correct the emergency condition. Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, such order shall be effective immediately and any person to whom such an order is directed shall comply therewith immediately and if he fails to do so, the Borough may correct the emergency condition at the expense of the violator. If the violator does not reimburse the Borough for the expense of correcting the emergency condition, such amount shall be certified to the Borough Tax Collector and shall constitute a lien upon the subject premises.
[Ord. No. 28-1998 § 3.14-14]
Any person or persons or entity who shall violate any of the provisions of this section or any order promulgated hereunder shall, after a summons is issued under the terms hereof, upon conviction, be punished as follows:
a. 
For a first offense, by a fine not to exceed $100;
b. 
For a second offense, by a fine not to exceed $300;
c. 
For a third offense, or any subsequent offenses, by a fine not to exceed $500 or by imprisonment in the County Jail for a period not to exceed 30 days or by both such fine and imprisonment;
d. 
In addition to the monetary penalties set forth above, upon conviction, the Court shall order that the violation be corrected within a reasonable time as determined under the circumstances by the Court. If the order is not complied with, the Borough may without further notice correct the violation at the expense of the violator. If the violator does not reimburse the Borough for the expense of correcting the violation, such amount shall be certified to the Borough Tax Collector and shall constitute a lien upon the subject premises;
e. 
Each violation of any of the provisions of this section and each day that a summons is issued shall be deemed to be a separate and distinct offense, which may be merged into one offense in the discretion of the Court.
[Ord. No. 8-2002 § 1]
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in Chapter 3 herein, it shall be unlawful for a person under the legal age to knowingly possess or consume alcoholic beverages on private property in the Borough of Ramsey.
[Ord. No. 8-2002 § 1]
Any person who violates this section shall be subject to a fine of $250 for a first offense and $350 for any subsequent offense and in addition to such fines, the Court may suspend or postpone for six months the driving privilege of the defendant. The Court may also, in its discretion, require the performance of community service for a period not to exceed 30 days.
[Ord. No. 8-2002 § 1]
a. 
Any person under the legal age who is engaged in the employment of a licensed establishment, place or business which serves alcoholic beverages and who is required to deliver or place alcoholic beverages on display.
b. 
Any person under the legal age who possesses or consumes alcoholic beverages in connection with a religious observance, ceremony or rite or who consumes or possesses an alcoholic beverage in the presence of and with the permission of a parent, guardian or relative, who has attained the legal age to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages.
[Ord. No. 8-2002 § 1]
GUARDIAN — A person who has qualified as a guardian of the underaged person pursuant to testamentary or Court appointment.
RELATIVE
The underaged person's grandparent, aunt or uncle, sibling, or any other person related by blood or affinity. All persons included herein as a "relative" shall be 21 years of age or older.
[Ord. No. 3-2005 § 1]
Any person who is arrested for a violation of the provisions of R.S. 39:4-50 shall be held in protective custody at an appropriate police or other facility where the person's condition may be monitored until the person is no longer a danger to himself or others. The person shall be released from protective custody when that person is no longer a danger to himself or others. A person is no longer a danger to himself or others when the person's blood alcohol concentration is less than 0.05% and the person is no longer under the influence of any intoxicating liquor or narcotic or hallucinogenic or habit-forming drug to the extent that the person's facilities are impaired. In no event shall the municipality's law enforcement agency hold a person in protective custody for a period of longer than eight hours without providing an appropriate hearing.
[Ord. No. 3-2005 § 1]
Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, provided that it is not a detriment to the public safety, the arresting law enforcement agency may, because of the age, health or safety of the arrested person, release the person pursuant to the provisions of P.L. 2001, c.69 (C39:4-50.22 et seq.) or provide an appropriate alternative to protective custody. The municipality and its law enforcement agency shall not be subject to liability if a person is released from custody pursuant to the provisions of this ordinance under the Act.
[Ord. No. 3-2005 § 1]
Nothing in this section shall be construed as requiring the use of State Police facilities by the municipality for purposes of this section under the Act.
[Ord. No. 10-2005 § I]
a. 
Smoking or carrying lighted cigarettes, pipes, cigars and other tobacco products is prohibited in the following:
1. 
Municipal Building.
2. 
Library.
3. 
DPW Building.
4. 
Police Headquarters.
b. 
Smoking or carrying lighted cigarettes, pipes, cigars and other tobacco products is prohibited in all other municipal offices.
[Ord. No. 10-2005 § I]
Any person who has been found to have violated this section shall be subject to the following:
a. 
For any offense, a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $1,000 per offense.
b. 
Or at the Judge's discretion, the Judge may suspend the fine in lieu of attendance by the offender, at his or her own expense, in a smoking cessation program recommended by the Ramsey Board of Health including the dangers of smoking, tobacco use and secondhand smoke.
[Adopted 6-28-2006 by Ord. No. 21-2006]
The purpose of this section is to prohibit the spilling, dumping, or disposal of materials other than stormwater to the municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) operated by the Borough of Ramsey, so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for the failure to comply.
a. 
For the purpose of this section, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this section clearly demonstrates a different meaning. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words used in the plural number include the singular number, and words used in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.
b. 
As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEM (MS4)
A conveyance or system of conveyances (including roads with drainage systems, municipal streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, man-made channels, or storm drains) that is owned or operated by the Borough of Ramsey or other public body, and is designed and used for collecting and conveying stormwater.
PERSON
Any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political subdivision of this state subject to municipal jurisdiction.
STORMWATER
Water resulting from precipitation (including rain and snow) that runs off the land's surface, is transmitted to the subsurface, is captured by separate storm sewers or other sewerage or drainage facilities, or is conveyed by snow removal equipment.
The spilling, dumping, or disposal of materials other than stormwater to the municipal separate storm water system operated by the Borough of Ramsey is prohibited. The spilling, dumping, or disposal of materials other than stormwater in such a manner as to cause the discharge of pollutants to the municipal separate storm sewer system is also prohibited.
a. 
Waterline flushing and discharges from potable water sources.
b. 
Uncontaminated groundwater (e.g., infiltration, crawl space or basement sump pumps, foundation or footing drains, rising groundwaters).
c. 
Air-conditioning condensate (excluding contact and noncontact cooling water).
d. 
Irrigation water (including landscape and lawn watering runoff).
e. 
Flows from springs, riparian habitats and wetlands, water reservoir discharges and diverted stream flows.
f. 
Residential car washing water, and residential swimming pool discharges.
g. 
Sidewalk, driveway and street wash water.
h. 
Flows from fire-fighting activities.
i. 
Flows from rinsing of the following equipment with clean water:
1. 
Beach maintenance equipment immediately following their use for their intended purposes; and
2. 
Equipment used in the application of salt and de-icing materials immediately following salt and de-icing material applications. Prior to rinsing with clean water, all residual salt and de-icing materials must be removed from equipment and vehicles to the maximum extent practicable using dry cleaning methods (e.g., shoveling and sweeping). Recovered materials are to be returned to storage for reuse or properly discarded.
3. 
Rinsing of equipment, as noted in the above situation is limited to exterior, undercarriage, and exposed parts and does not apply to engines or other enclosed machinery.
This section shall be enforced by the Police Department of the Borough of Ramsey.
Any person(s) who continues to be in violation of the provisions of this section, after being duly notified, shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $500.
Each section, subsection, sentence, clause and phrase of this section is declared to be an independent section, subsection, sentence, clause and phrase, and the finding or holding of any such portion of this section to be unconstitutional, void, or ineffective for any cause or reason shall not affect any other portion of this section.
[Adopted 6-28-2006 by Ord. No. 21-2006; amended in its entirety 6-10-2009 by Ord. No. 11-2009]
The purpose of this section is to prohibit the feeding of unconfined wildlife in the Borough of Ramsey, so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for failure to comply.
a. 
For the purpose of this section, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this section clearly demonstrates a different meaning. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words used in the plural number include the singular number, and words used in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.
b. 
As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
FEED
To give, place, expose, deposit, distribute or scatter any edible material with the intention of feeding, attracting or enticing wildlife. Feeding does not include baiting in the legal taking of fish and/or game.
PERSON
Any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political subdivision of this state subject to municipal jurisdiction.
STRAY ANIMAL
Includes any dog or cat that is not licensed to a Ramsey resident pursuant to the Code of the Borough of Ramsey, and kept and maintained on the resident's property.
WILDLIFE
All animals that are neither human nor domesticated and shall include but not be limited pigeons, waterfowl, raccoons, skunks or groundhogs.
a. 
No person shall place food intended or suitable for consumption by wildlife or stray animals on any property, public or private, in the Borough of Ramsey.
b. 
This prohibition shall not apply to enclosed, elevated bird feeders.
a. 
This section shall be enforced by the Police Department of the Borough of Ramsey.
b. 
Any person found to be in violation of this section shall be ordered to cease the feeding immediately.
Any person that shall violate any of the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, for each offense, pay a penalty of not less than $250 nor more than $500 for the first offense and a penalty of not less than $1,000 nor more than $1,500 for second and subsequent offenses, or imprisonment or community service for a period not exceeding 90 days.
Each subsection, sentence, clause and phrase of this section is declared to be an independent subsection, sentence, clause and phrase, and the finding or holding of any such portion of this section to be unconstitutional, void or ineffective for any cause or reason, shall not affect any other portion of this section.
[Adopted 6-28-2006 by Ord. No. 21-2006]
The purpose of this section is to prohibit illicit connections to the municipal separate storm sewer system(s) operated by the Borough of Ramsey so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for the failure to comply.
a. 
For the purpose of this section, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this section clearly demonstrates a different meaning. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words used in the plural number include the singular number, and words used in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory. The definitions below are the same as or based on corresponding definitions in the New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES) rules at N.J.A.C. 7:14A-1.2.
b. 
As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
DOMESTIC SEWAGE
Waste and wastewater from humans or household operations.
ILLICIT CONNECTION
Any physical or nonphysical connection that discharges domestic sewage, noncontact cooling water, process wastewater, or other industrial waste (other than stormwater) to the municipal separate storm sewer system operated by the Borough of Ramsey, unless that discharge is authorized under a NJPDES permit other than the Tier A Municipal Stormwater General Permit (NJPDES Permit Number NJ0141852). Nonphysical connections may include, but are not limited to, leaks, flows, or overflows into the municipal separate storm sewer system.
INDUSTRIAL WASTE
Nondomestic waste, including, but not limited to, those pollutants regulated under Section 307(a), (b), or (c) of the Federal Clean Water Act [33 U.S.C. § 1317(a), (b), or (c)].
MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEM (MS4)
A conveyance or system of conveyances (including roads with drainage systems, municipal streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, man-made channels, or storm drains) that is owned or operated by the Borough of Ramsey or other public body, and is designed and used for collecting and conveying stormwater. NOTE: In municipalities with combined sewer systems, add the following: "MS4s do not include combined sewer systems, which are sewer systems that are designed to carry sanitary sewage at all times and to collect and transport stormwater from streets and other sources."
NJPDES PERMIT
A permit issued by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to implement the New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NJPDES) rules at N.J.A.C. 7:14A.
NONCONTACT COOLING WATER
Water used to reduce temperature for the purpose of cooling. Such waters do not come into direct contact with any raw material, intermediate product (other than heat) or finished product. Noncontact cooling water may, however, contained algaecides, or biocides to control fouling of equipment such as heat exchangers, and/or corrosion inhibitors.
PERSON
Any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political subdivision of this state subject to municipal jurisdiction.
PROCESS WASTEWATER
Any water which, during manufacturing or processing, comes into direct contact with or results from the production or use of any raw material, intermediate product, finished product, by-product, or waste product. Process wastewater includes, but is not limited to, leachate and cooling water other than noncontact cooling water.
STORMWATER
Water resulting from precipitation (including rain and snow) that runs off the land's surface, is transmitted to the subsurface, is captured by separate storm sewers or other sewerage or drainage facilities, or is conveyed by snow removal equipment.
No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged through an illicit connection to the municipal separate storm sewer system operated by the Borough of Ramsey any domestic sewage, noncontact cooling water, process wastewater, or other industrial waste (other than stormwater).
This section shall be enforced by the Police Department of the Borough of Ramsey.
Any person(s) who is found to be in violation of the provisions of this section shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $500.
Each section, subsection, sentence, clause and phrase of this section is declared to be an independent section, subsection, sentence, clause and phrase, and the finding or holding of any such portion of this section to be unconstitutional, void, or ineffective for any cause, or reason, shall not affect any other portion of this section.
[Adopted 6-28-2006 by Ord. No. 22-2006]
The purpose of this section is to establish a yard waste collection and disposal program in the Borough of Ramsey, Bergen County, New Jersey, so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for the failure to comply.
a. 
For the purpose of this section, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this section clearly demonstrate a different meaning. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words used in the plural number include the singular number, and words used in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.
b. 
As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
CONTAINERIZED
The placement of yard waste in a trash can, bucket, bag or other vessel, such as to prevent the yard waste from spilling or blowing out into the street and coming into contact with stormwater.
PERSON
Any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political subdivision of this state subject to municipal jurisdiction.
STREET
Any street, avenue, boulevard, road, parkway, viaduct, drive, or other way, which is an existing state, county, or municipal roadway, and includes the land between the street lines, whether improved or unimproved, and may comprise pavement, shoulders, gutters, curbs, sidewalks, parking areas, and other areas within the street lines.
YARD WASTE
Leaves and grass clippings.
Sweeping, raking, blowing or otherwise placing yard waste that is not containerized at the curb or along the street is only allowed during the seven days prior to a scheduled and announced collection, and shall not be placed closer than 10 feet from any storm drain inlet. Placement of such yard waste at the curb or along the street at any other time or in any other manner is a violation of this section. If such placement of yard waste occurs, the party responsible for placement of the yard waste must remove the yard waste from the streets or said party shall be deemed in violation of this section.
The provisions of this section shall be enforced by the Police Department of the Borough of Ramsey.
Any person(s) who is found to be in violation of the provisions of this section shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $500.
[Adopted 12-27-2006 by Ord. No. 46-2006]
Exterior lighting in the Borough of Ramsey is hereby regulated so as to prevent same from becoming a nuisance contrary to the health, safety and welfare of persons residing in the Borough.
Artificial lighting or illumination provided on any property or used in an R-1, R-2 or R-3 Residential District as defined in Chapter 34 of the Code of the Borough of Ramsey shall adhere to the following:
a. 
The intensity from the illumination of directional light fixtures at any location along the property line from which the light originates shall not exceed 1.0 footcandle.
a. 
Violation. It shall be a civil infraction for any person to violate any of the provisions of this section. Each and every day during which the violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.
b. 
Violations and legal actions. If, after investigation, the Code Enforcement Officer finds that any provisions of this section is being violated, he shall give notice by hand delivery or by certified mail, return-receipt requested, of such violation to the owner and/or to the occupant of such premises, demanding that violation be abated within 30 days of the date of hand delivery or of the date of mailing of the notice. If the violation is not abated within the thirty-day period, the Code Enforcement Officer may institute actions and proceedings, either legal or equitable, to enjoin, restrain, or abate any violations of this section and to collect the penalties for such violations.
c. 
Penalties. A violation of this section, or any provision thereof, shall be punishable by a civil penalty of not less than $50 nor more than $1,000 for any individual (and not more than $10,000 for any corporation, association, or other legal entity) for each violation. The imposition of a fine under this section shall not be suspended. Each day of violation after the expiration of the thirty-day period provided in Paragraph b shall constitute a separate offense for the purpose of calculating the civil penalty.
[Adopted 8-27-2008 by Ord. No. 11-2008]
No person, including any individual or entity, shall discharge or permit the discharge of a product commonly know as "silly string" or other similar product in or along the public streets, sidewalks, parks or public places in the Borough of Ramsey at any time.
No person, including any individual or entity, shall sell a product commonly known as "silly string" or other similar product in or along the public streets, sidewalks, parks, public places or from any business conducted in the Borough of Ramsey from May 15 to September 15, both inclusive, and in December of any year.
As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PARK
Any area in the Borough of Ramsey dedicated as a public park or used for park, recreation or conservation purposes.
PUBLIC PLACES
Any place owned, leased or utilized for the benefit of the public by or on behalf of the Borough of Ramsey or any governmental agency.
SIDEWALK
The area within the public right-of-way adjoining streets in the Borough of Ramsey.
SILLY STRING
A putty-like substance which is shot and/or propelled by use of an aerosol can and/or similar dispenser and which, when so shot/propelled, emerges from said can/dispenser in a string-like form, the same being sold under the product name of "Silly String" and/or other product names.
STREETS
Any street laid out and used as a public thoroughfare in the Borough of Ramsey.
A violation of this section shall subject the violator to the penalties provided in Section 1-5 General Penalty, of the Code of the Borough of Ramsey.
[Adopted 8-27-2008 by Ord. No. 11-2008]
No person, including any individual or entity, shall discharge or permit the discharge of a product called "poppers" in or along the public streets, sidewalks, parks or public places in the Borough of Ramsey at any time.
No person, including any individual or entity, shall sell a product called "poppers" in or along the public streets, sidewalks, parks, public places or from any business conducted in the Borough of Ramsey from May 15 to September 15, both inclusive, and in December of any year.
As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PARK
Any area in the Borough of Ramsey dedicated as a public park or used for park, recreation or conservation purposes.
PUBLIC PLACES
Any place owned, leased or utilized for the benefit of the public by or on behalf of the Borough of Ramsey or any governmental agency.
SIDEWALK
The area within the public right-of-way adjoining streets in the Borough of Ramsey.
POPPERS
Includes the product name "Pop Pop Snapper" or "Fun Snaps" or any product, including the aforementioned, which consists of a ball of gun powder rolled up in paper intended to be utilized as a toy firework that when thrown or dropped onto hard surfaces or otherwise detonated causes a pop or snap noise.
STREETS
Any street laid out and used as a public thoroughfare in the Borough of Ramsey.
A violation of this chapter shall subject the violator to the penalties provided in Section 1-5, General Penalty, of the Code of the Borough of Ramsey.
[Adopted 3-11-2009 by Ord. No. 05-2009]
The purpose of this section is to provide a uniform set of procedures for administering the placement and maintenance of clothing bins within the Borough of Ramsey (Borough), as well as providing for a uniform set of procedures for administering the issuance and revocation of all permits issued by the Borough for the placement of clothing bins.
As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
CLOTHING BIN
Any enclosed receptacle, container or other depository made of metal, steel, wood or other material and designed or intended for the collection or temporary storage of clothing or other materials for donation, charity, sale or other purpose.
SOLICITATION OR SOLICIT
The request, directly or indirectly, for money, credit, property, financial assistance, or other thing of any kind of value. "Solicitation" shall include, but not be limited to, the use or employment of canisters, cards, receptacles or similar devices for the collection of money or other thing of value. A solicitation shall take place whether or not the person making the solicitation receives any contribution.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, no person shall place, use or employ a clothing bin for solicitation purposes within the Borough without first obtaining a permit valid for a period of one year, from the Borough's Zoning Officer as hereinafter provided.
a. 
Application for a permit to place and/or maintain a clothing bin shall be made in writing to the Borough's Zoning Officer prior to placing and/or maintaining the clothing bin.
b. 
The application shall contain the following information:
1. 
Name, address and telephone number of the person, firm, corporation, club or charitable organization, institution or association placing and/or maintaining such clothing bin;
2. 
Name and address of the owner of the property or premises on which the clothing bin is to be located and the written consent of the owner if the applicant is other than the owner;
3. 
The location where the clothing bin would be situated, as precisely as possible, on a survey or site plan of the property;
4. 
A description including dimensions of the proposed clothing bin;
5. 
The manner in which the person, firm, corporation, club or charitable organization, institution or association anticipates any clothing or other donations collected via the clothing bin would be used, sold or dispersed, and the method by which the proceeds of collected donations would be allocated or spent; and
6. 
The schedule of pickups removing the articles from the clothing bins, which can be no less often than once per week, and the name and telephone number of the person to be notified if the clothing bin is overflowing prior to the scheduled date of pickup.
c. 
The applicant shall secure minor site plan approval for the bin from the Planning Board in accordance with Section 31-1 et seq. and for the specific purpose of insuring that the placement of such bin will not constitute a safety hazard and is not placed in parking spaces required for the primary use of the premises.
d. 
The Zoning Officer shall not grant an application for a permit to place, use or employ a clothing bin if he/she determines that the placement of this bin would constitute a health or safety hazard. Such hazards shall include, but not be limited to, the placement of a clothing bin within 100 yards of any place which stores large amounts of or sells fuel or other flammable liquids or gases.
e. 
The annual fee for such application for the permit to place and/or maintain a clothing bin shall be $25.
f. 
An expiring clothing bin permit may be renewed upon payment of the renewal fee of $25 and by application to the Zoning Officer for renewal that shall include the following information:
1. 
Name, address and telephone number of the person, firm, corporation, club or charitable organization, institution or association placing and/or maintaining such clothing bin;
2. 
Name and address of the owner of the property or premises on which the clothing bin is to be located and the written consent of the owner if the applicant is other than the owner, and, if the applicant intends to move it, the new name and address of the owner of the premises on which the clothing bin is to be located and the written consent of the owner if the applicant is other than the owner;
3. 
The location where the clothing bin would be situated, as precisely as possible, and if the applicant intends to move it, the new location where the clothing bin would be situated, as precisely as possible;
4. 
A description including dimensions of the proposed clothing bin;
5. 
The manner in which the person, firm, corporation, club or charitable organization, institution or association has used, sold or dispersed any clothing or other donations collected via the clothing bin, the method by which the proceeds of collected donations have been allocated or spent, and any changes the person, firm, corporation, club or charitable organization, institution or association anticipates it may make in these processes during the period covered by the renewal; and
6. 
The schedule of pickups removing the articles from the clothing bins, which can be no less often than once per week, and the name and telephone number of the person to be notified if the clothing bin is overflowing prior to the scheduled date of pickup.
a. 
The following information shall be clearly and conspicuously displayed on the exterior of the clothing bin;
1. 
The permit number and its date of expiration.
2. 
The name and address of the registered person, firm, corporation, club or charitable organization, institution or association that owns the clothing bin, and of any other entity which may share or profit from any clothing or other donations collected via the bin.
3. 
The telephone number of the person, firm, corporation, club or charitable organization, institution or association's bona fide office and, if applicable, the telephone number of any other entity which may share or profit from any clothing or other donations collected via the bin.
4. 
In cases when an entity other than the person who owns the clothing bin may share or profit from any clothing or other donations collected via the bin, a notice, written in a clear and easily understandable manner, indicating that clothing or other donations collected via the bin, their proceeds, or both, may be shared, or given entirely to, an entity other than the person, firm, corporation, club or charitable organization, institution or association who owns the bin, and identifying all such entities which may share or profit from such donations.
5. 
A statement, indicating the manner in which the person, firm, corporation, club or charitable organization, institution or association anticipates any clothing or other donations collected via the bin would be used, sold or dispersed, and the method by which the proceeds of collected donations would be allocated or spent.
6. 
A statement advising that no clothing articles are to be placed outside the storage unit.
b. 
An application for a permit to place and/or maintain a clothing bin shall not be granted and a permit may be revoked if the Borough Zoning Officer determines that the placement of the bin could constitute a health or safety hazard. Such hazards shall include, but are not limited to, the placement of a clothing bin in parking spaces, in any area that interferes with pedestrian or vehicular traffic, landscaping, required setbacks, or any place which stores large amounts of or sells fuel or other flammable liquids or gases, or is likely to or does attract vermin or litter.
c. 
A maximum of two clothing bins may be placed upon a property or premises.
d. 
Each clothing bin shall be accessory to an existing nonresidential use.
e. 
Each clothing bin and surrounding area shall be maintained in a neat, clean and orderly condition. Failure to maintain the clothing bin and surrounding area in a neat, clean and orderly condition shall be cause for revocation of the permit granted hereunder.
This section shall be enforced by the Zoning Officer. All clothing bins shall be subject to inspection by the Zoning Officer or any duly authorized representative of the Borough.
The Zoning Officer shall receive and investigate, within 30 days, any complaints from the public about a clothing bin. Whenever it appears that a person, firm, corporation, club or charitable organization, institution or association has engaged in or is engaging in any act, omission or practice which violates this section, the person, firm, corporation, club or charitable organization, institution or association who placed and/or maintains the clothing bin shall be issued a warning, stating that if the violation is not rectified or a hearing is not requested within 45 days, the bin will be seized or removed at the expense of the person, firm, corporation, club or charitable organization, institution or association who placed the bin, and any clothing or other donations collected via the bin will be sold at public auction or otherwise disposed of at the sole and absolute discretion of the Borough. In addition to any other means used to notify the person, firm, corporation, club or charitable organization, institution or association who placed the bin, such warning shall be affixed to the exterior of the bin itself. Any proceeds from the sale of the donations collected via the bin shall be paid to the Borough.
a. 
Any person, firm, corporation, club or charitable organization, institution or association violating any of the provisions of this section which results in the seizure of the donation clothing bin shall be:
1. 
Subject to a penalty of up to $5,000 for a first offense, a penalty of up to $10,000 for a second offense and a penalty of up to $20,000 for a third and subsequent offense. The Zoning Officer may bring this action in the municipal court or Superior Court as a summary proceeding under the Penalty Enforcement Law of 1999, N.J.S.A. 2A:58-10 et seq., and any penalty monies collected shall be paid to the Borough; and
2. 
Deemed ineligible to place and maintain a clothing bin pursuant to this section. A person, firm, corporation, club or charitable organization, institution or association disqualified from placing and/or maintaining a clothing bin by violating the provisions of this section may apply to the Zoning Officer to have that person, firm, corporation, club or charitable organization, institution or association's eligibility restored. The eligibility of a person, firm, corporation, club or charitable organization, institution or association may have its eligibility restored if that person, firm, corporation, club or charitable organization, institution or association has:
(a) 
Acted within the public interest; and
(b) 
Demonstrated a good-faith effort to comply with the provisions of this section and all other applicable laws and regulations, or had no fraudulent intentions.
3. 
In addition to any other penalties or remedies under this section, any person, firm, corporation, club or charitable organization, institution or association that violates any provision which results in a threat to public health or safety shall be subject to all penalties and remedies available under the Borough's police powers.
[Adopted 6-11-2009 by Ord. No. 13-2009]
The purpose of this section is to require dumpsters and other refuse containers that are outdoors or exposed to stormwater to be covered at all times and to prohibits the spilling, dumping, leaking, or otherwise discharging of liquids, semi-liquids or solids from the containers to the municipal separate storm sewer system(s) operated by the Borough of Ramsey and/or the waters of the state so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for the failure to comply.
a. 
For the purpose of this section, the following terms, phrases, words, and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this section clearly demonstrates a different meaning. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words used in the plural number include the singular number, and words used in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.
b. 
As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEM (MS4)
A conveyance or system of conveyances (including roads with drainage systems, municipal streets, catch basins curbs, gutters, ditches, man-made channels, or storm drains) that is owned or operated by the Borough of Ramsey or other public body, and is designed and used for collecting and conveying stormwater.
PERSON
Any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political subdivision of this state subject to municipal jurisdiction.
REFUSE CONTAINER
Any waste container that a person controls, whether owned, leased or operated, including dumpsters, trash cans, garbage pails and plastic trash bags.
STORMWATER
Water resulting from precipitation (including rain and snow) that runs off the land's surface, is transmitted to the subsurface, is captured by separate storm sewers or other sewage or drainage facilities, or is conveyed by snow removal equipment.
WATERS OF THE STATE
The ocean and its estuaries, all springs, streams and bodies of surface or ground water, whether natural or artificial, within the boundaries of the State of New Jersey or subject to its jurisdiction.
Any person who controls, whether owned, leased or operated, a refuse container or dumpster must ensure that such container or dumpster is covered at all times and shall prevent refuse from spilling out or overflowing.
The following are exceptions to the above prohibition:
a. 
Permitted temporary demolition containers.
b. 
Litter receptacles (other than dumpsters or other bulk containers).
c. 
Individual homeowner trash and recycling containers.
d. 
Refuse containers at facilities authorized to discharge stormwater under a valid NJPDES permit.
e. 
Large, bulky items (e.g. furniture, bound carpet and padding, white goods placed curbside for pickup).
The Code Enforcement Official, the Police Department, the Department of Health and the Property Maintenance Official are hereby individually and severally empowered to enforce the provisions of this section. The respective enforcing official may, in his or her discretion, issue a warning for a first offense.
Any person, corporation, occupant, or entity that violates or fails to comply with any provision of this section or any of the rules and regulations promulgated hereunder shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of up to $500.
[Adopted 6-10-2009 by Ord. No. 15-2009]
The purpose of this section is to require the retrofitting of existing storm drain inlets which are in direct contact with repaving, repairing, reconstruction, or resurfacing or alterations of facilities on private property, to prevent the discharge of solids and floatables (such as plastic bottles, cans, food wrappers and other litter) to the municipal separate storm sewer system(s) operated by the Borough of Ramsey so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for the failure to comply.
a. 
For the purpose of this section, the following terms, phrases, words, and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this section clearly demonstrates a different meaning. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words used in the plural number include the singular number, and words used in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.
b. 
As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEM (MS4)
A conveyance or system of conveyances (including roads with drainage systems, municipal streets, catch basins curbs, gutters, ditches, man-made channels, or storm drains) that is owned or operated by the Borough of Ramsey or other public body, and is designed and used for collecting and conveying stormwater.
PERSON
Any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political subdivision of this state subject to municipal jurisdiction.
STORM DRAIN INLET
An opening in a storm drain used to collect stormwater runoff and includes, but is not limited to, a grate inlet, curb-opening inlet, slotted inlet, and combination inlet.
WATERS OF THE STATE
The ocean and its estuaries, all springs, streams and bodies of surface or ground water, whether natural or artificial, within the boundaries of the State of New Jersey or subject to its jurisdiction.
No person in control of private property (except residential lot with one single-family house) shall authorize the repaving, repairing (excluding the repair of individual potholes), resurfacing (including to coating or chip sealing with asphalt emulsion or a thin base of hot bitumen), reconstructing or altering any surface that is in direct contact with an existing storm drain inlet on the property unless the storm drain inlet either:
a. 
Already meets the design standard below to control passage of solid and floatable materials; or
b. 
Is retrofitted or replaced to meet the standard in Subsection 3-27.5 below prior to the completion of this project.
Storm drain inlets identified in Subsection 3-27.3 above shall comply with the following standard to control passage of solid and floatable materials through storm drain inlets. For purposes of this subsection, "solid and floatable materials" means sediment, debris, trash, and other floating, suspended or settleable solids. For exemptions to this standard, see Subsection 3-27.5c below.
a. 
Grates.
1. 
Design engineers shall use either of the following grates whenever they use a grate in pavement or another ground surface to collect stormwater from that surface into a storm drain or surface water body under that grate:
(a) 
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) bicycle safe grate, which is described in Chapter 2.4 of the NJDOT Bicycle Compatible Roadways and Bikeways Planning and Design Guidelines (April 1996); or
(b) 
A different grate, if each individual clear space in that grate has an area of no more than 7.0 square inches, or is no greater than 0.5 inch across the smallest dimension.
2. 
Examples of grates subject to this standard include grates in grate inlets, the grate portion (non-curb-opening portion) of combination inlets, grates on storm sewer manholes, ditch grates, trench grates, and grates of spacer bars in slotted drains. Examples of ground surfaces include surfaces of roads (including bridges), driveways, parking areas, bikeways, plazas, sidewalks, lawns, fields, open channels, and stormwater basin floors.
b. 
Whenever design engineers use a curb-opening inlet, the clear space in that curb opening (or each individual clear space, if the curb opening has two or more clear spaces) shall have an area of no more than 7.0 square inches, or be no greater than 2.0 inches across the smallest dimension.
c. 
This standard does not apply:
1. 
Where the municipal engineer agrees that this standard would cause inadequate hydraulic performance that could not practicably be overcome by using additional or larger storm drain inlets that meet these standards;
2. 
Where flows are conveyed through any device (e.g., end of pipe netting facility, manufactured treatment device, or a catch basin hood) that is designed, at a minimum, to prevent delivery of all solid and floatable materials that could not pass through one of the following:
(a) 
A rectangular space 4 5/8 inches long and 1 1/2 inches wide (This option does not apply for outfall netting facilities.); or
(b) 
A bar screen having a bar spacing of 0.5 inch.
3. 
Where flows are conveyed through a trash rack that has parallel bars with one-inch spacing between the bars; or
4. 
Where the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection determines, pursuant to the New Jersey Register of Historic Places Rules at N.J.A.C. 7:4-7.2(c), that action to meet this standard is an undertaking that constitutes an encroachment or will damage or destroy the New Jersey Register listed historic property.
The Code Enforcement Official, the Police Department, the Department of Health and the Property Maintenance Official are hereby individually and severally empowered to enforce the provisions of this section.
Any person, corporation, occupant, or entity that violates or fails to comply with any provision of this section or any of the rules and regulations promulgated hereunder shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not less than $250 nor more than $1,000.
[Adopted 2-9-2011 by Ord. No. 02-2011]
This section shall be known as the "Ramsey Filming Ordinance."
The Mayor and Council of the Borough of Ramsey recognize that the Borough historic sites, pristine homes and quaint business district are attractive to individuals, organizations, groups, commercial filming businesses and other entities involved in the business of still photography, motion pictures, television and/or other forms of commercial filming. Such activities described above may create, particularly when operated or conducted in a residential zone or business district, traffic and safety concerns and other encroachments to the public safety, health and welfare of the Ramsey community and its residents. Due to the impact of these activities, particularly the time, location and duration of the filming and the accessory vehicles or structures utilized in conjunction therewith, the Borough has decided to regulate such activities through the issuance of permits. The purpose of this section is to set forth the requirements and restrictions governing the issuance of such permits.
As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated.
FILMING
The taking of still or motion pictures either on film, videotape, digitally or similar recording medium, for commercial or educational purposes intended for viewing on television, in theaters or for institutional uses. The provisions of this section shall not be deemed to include the filming of news stories within the Borough of Ramsey.
a. 
Any film that is financed and/or distributed by a major motion picture studio, including but not limited to the following:
1. 
Universal pictures.
2. 
Warner Brothers, including New Line Cinema, Castle Rock Cinema, and Turner Production Company.
3. 
Paramount.
4. 
20th Century Fox.
5. 
Columbia/Tri-Star.
6. 
Disney.
7. 
MGM-United Artist.
8. 
Lucas Film.
9. 
Screen Gems.
10. 
Sony.
11. 
Dream Works.
b. 
Any film for which the budget is at least $5,000,000.
PUBLIC LANDS
Any and every public street, highway, sidewalk, square, public park or playground or any other public place within the Borough that is within the jurisdiction and control of the Borough of Ramsey.
a. 
No person or organization shall film or permit filming within the geographic boundaries of the Borough of Ramsey without first having a permit from the office of the Borough Clerk, which permit shall set forth the approved location of such filming and the approved duration of such filming by specific reference to day or dates not to exceed three in duration, except in the case of a major motion picture as described in Subsection 3.28-3, the definition of "major motion picture." Said permit must be readily available for inspection by Borough officials at all times at the site of the filming.
b. 
All permits shall be applied for and obtained from the office of the Borough Clerk during normal business hours. Applications for such permits shall be in a form approved by the Borough Clerk, be accompanied by a permit fee in the amount established by this section in Subsection 3-28.7 herein and shall contain the following information:
1. 
Name and address of the applicant;
2. 
Proposed location, dates and hours of the filming at each location;
3. 
Affidavit of owners' consent for filming at each location;
4. 
Number of members of the cast and crew who will be present at the film site for each location;
5. 
The number of vehicles to be present at the filming site at each location, including make and model and license plate of each vehicle and whether the entire group of vehicles can and will be legally parked off the street at each location; and
6. 
The name, address and telephone number of the individual in charge of cast and crew.
c. 
A permit shall be sufficient to authorize outdoor or indoor filming for a period not to exceed three days, except in the case of a major motion picture, as described in Subsection 3.28-3, the definition of "major motion picture," provided that the maximum number of days of filming authorized in any calendar year shall not exceed 10 days.
d. 
No permits will be issued by the Borough Clerk unless applied for prior to five days before the requested shooting date; provided, however, that the Borough Clerk may waive the five-day period if, in the Clerk's judgment, the applicant has obtained all related approvals and adjacent property owners or tenants do not need to be notified.
e. 
If a permit is issued and, due to inclement weather or other good cause, filming does not in fact take place on the dates specified, the Borough Clerk may, at the request of the applicant, issue a new permit for filming on other dates subject to full compliance with all other provisions of this section. No additional fee shall be paid for this permit.
a. 
No permit shall be issued for filming in the Borough of Ramsey unless the applicant for such permit:
1. 
Notifies all property owners within 100 feet of each film site in a residential district at least seven days prior to the date of each filming of the intent to film at each location. Such property owner list may be acquired at the Borough Assessor's office.
2. 
Provides proof of insurance in the name of the applicant, person or entity with coverage for bodily injury for one person in the amount of $1,000,000 and an aggregate occurrence of $3,000,000. The Borough of Ramsey shall be named as an additional insured in the coverage, and a certificate of insurance shall be delivered to the Borough Clerk's office at the time the application is submitted.
3. 
Agrees in writing to indemnify the Borough and hold it harmless from any and all claims and liability and pay costs of suit and attorneys' fees expended by the Borough to defend any such claim that may arise out of the filming activity permitted.
4. 
Posts a cash bond of $500 or a maintenance bond of $1,000 running in favor of the Borough and protecting and insuring that the location will be left, after filming, in a satisfactory condition, free of debris, rubbish and equipment, and that due observance of all Borough ordinances, laws and regulations will be followed.
b. 
Restrictions. No permit shall be issued for filming in the Borough that involves:
1. 
Pyrotechnics, explosives, or other activity deemed to be dangerous, unsafe or a threat to public safety by the Borough Clerk or his/her designee;
2. 
Filming within 100 feet of any school within one hour before and after the opening and closing of that school on any day the school is in session; and
3. 
Filming at a time earlier than 8:00 a.m. or later than 7:00 p.m. in each day designated for filming.
c. 
Requirements of filming.
1. 
The holder of a permit shall take all reasonable steps to minimize interference with the free passage of pedestrians and traffic over impacted public lands and shall comply with all directives of the Chief of Police of the Ramsey Police Department.
2. 
The holder of a permit shall conduct filming in such a manner as to minimize the inconvenience or intrusion of adjoining property owners attributable to such filming and shall abate, revise and park all vehicles associated with filming off public streets. The holder shall avoid any interference with previously scheduled activities upon public lands and limit interference with normal public activity at such public lands.
3. 
The holder of a permit shall take all reasonable steps to minimize the creation and spread of debris and other rubbish from the filming location upon completion for each day.
a. 
The Borough Clerk may refuse to issue a permit whenever the Clerk determines, on the basis of objective facts and after a review of the application and a report thereon by the Police Department and by other Borough agencies involved with the proposed filming site, that filming at the location and/or the time set forth in the application would violate any law or ordinance or would unreasonably impede the free flow of vehicular or pedestrian traffic or otherwise endanger the public's health, safety or welfare.
b. 
Any person aggrieved by a decision of the Borough Clerk denying or revoking a permit may appeal to the Mayor and Council. A written notice of appeal setting forth the reasons for the appeal shall be filed within 10 days of the Clerk's decision. The Mayor and Council shall set the matter down for a hearing within 30 days of the day on which the notice of appeal was filed. The decision of the Mayor and Council shall be in the form of a resolution supporting the decision of the Council at the first regularly scheduled public meeting of the Mayor and Council after the hearing on the appeal, unless the appellant agrees in writing to a later date.
c. 
Waiver of requirements.
1. 
The Borough Administrator may authorize a waiver of any of the requirements or limitations of this chapter, and may authorize filming other than during the hours herein described or may permit filming at a particular location in a residential zone for more than three days, to a maximum of 10 days at any one location other than in connection with major motion pictures, as further provided for in Subsection 3-28.3, the definition of "major motion picture," or may waive any other limitation or requirement of this section whenever he/she determines that such a permit may be issued without endangering the public health, safety and welfare. In determining whether to issue a waiver under this section, the Administrator shall consider the following factors:
(a) 
Traffic congestion at the location caused by vehicles to be parked on the public street.
(b) 
The applicant's ability to remove film-related vehicles from the public street.
(c) 
When the applicant is requesting restrictions on the use of public streets or public parking during the course of the filming.
(d) 
Nature of the film shoot itself, e.g., indoor or outdoors; day or night.
(e) 
Prior experience of the film company/applicant with the Borough, if any.
2. 
Copies of the approved permit will be sent to the Police and Fire Departments before filming takes place, and to the New Jersey Film Commission. The applicant shall permit the Fire Prevention Bureau or other Borough inspectors to inspect the site and the equipment to be used. The applicant shall comply with all safety instructions issued by the Fire Prevention Bureau or other Borough inspectors.
3. 
In addition to any other fees or costs mentioned in this section, the applicant shall reimburse the Borough for any lost revenue and repairs to public property that the Borough was prevented from earning because of filming.
d. 
Special regulations for major motion pictures.
1. 
When filming is requested with respect to a major motion picture, the approved location of such filming and approved duration of such filming by specific reference to day or dates shall not exceed five days in duration.
2. 
Any days necessary to be used for setup and preparation for a major motion picture filming may, in the discretion of the Borough Administrator, be counted as a filming day where such setup is anticipated to involve one or more of the factors set forth in Subsection 3-28.6 hereof.
The schedule of fees for the issuance of permits authorized by this section are as follows:
a. 
Basic filming permit: $75. Where an applicant requests a waiver of the provision of Subsection 3-28-4d, requiring expedited processing of the permit application, the basic filming permit fee shall be $125.
b. 
Daily filming fee payable in addition to the basic filming permit: $500 per day.
c. 
Filming permit for nonprofit applicants filming for educational purposes (no daily rate required): $25.
Any person violating this section or these rules and regulations, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $1,000 per day or by imprisonment in the Bergen County Jail for a term not exceeding 90 days, or both. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.
[Adopted 6-8-2011 by Ord. No. 12-2011[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance was originally adopted as Section 3-28, but was renumbered as Section 3-29 to accommodate the previously adopted Section 3-28.
As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ENGINE BRAKING
The use or operation of any mechanical exhaust device designed to aid in the breaking, decompression or deceleration of any motor vehicle which results in excessive, loud, unusual or explosive noise from such vehicle.
It shall be unlawful for the driver of any motor vehicle to use operate or cause to be used or operated, at any time and on any roadway within the Borough of Ramsey, any mechanical exhaust or decompression device which results in a practice known as "engine braking."
The provision of this section shall not apply to engine braking where necessary for the protection of persons and/or property which cannot be avoided by application of an alternative braking system. Noise caused by the application of engine compression brakes, otherwise known as "engine braking," which is effectively muffled or if the application is necessary for the health, safety and welfare of the community is exempt from the provisions of this section. Sounds created by emergency equipment for emergency purposes are also exempt.
The Borough is hereby authorized to post signs at reasonable locations within the Borough indicating the prohibition of the practice of engine braking.
Unless another penalty is expressly provided by New Jersey Statute, any person convicted of a violation of this Section 3-29 shall be punished for a first conviction thereof by a fine of not more than $100 or by imprisonment for a period not to exceed 10 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment; for a second such conviction, such person shall be punished by a fine of not more than $200 or by imprisonment for a period not to exceed 20 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment; and upon the third of any subsequent conviction, such person shall be punished by a fine of not more than $500 or by imprisonment for a period not to exceed six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
[Adopted 6-27-2018 by Ord. No. 15-2018]
a. 
Statements of the preamble are incorporated into the ordinance[1] by reference.
[1]
Editor's Note: "Ordinance" refers to Ord. No. 15-2018, adopted 6-27-2018.
b. 
The map prepared by Remington and Vernick Engineers, entitled "Drug Free Zone Map," is hereby approved as an official finding and record of the location and boundaries of the area or areas on or within 1,000 feet of school property, as owned or leased to any elementary or secondary school or school board; and the map also depicts the area or areas within 500 feet of public parks and/or public buildings within the Borough of Ramsey, within the definitions of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7 and 2C:35-7.1.
c. 
The original maps shall be filed with the Ramsey Borough Clerk and maintained as an official record of the Borough.
d. 
The school board, or the Chief Administrative Officer in the case of any private or parochial school, and the Borough Clerk/Administrator for the public parks or public library, are hereby directed and shall have the continuing obligation to promptly notify the Borough Engineer and Borough Attorney of any changes or contemplated changes in the location and boundaries of any property owned by or leased to any elementary or secondary school or school board for schooling use, or Borough public parks or public buildings.
e. 
Pursuant to the provisions of L. 1997, c. 327,[2] a prosecutor is not precluded from introducing or relying upon any other evidence or testimony to establish a violation of the offense defined in that statute, including use of a map or diagram other than the one approved and adopted pursuant to Subsection b of this section. The failure of the map approved herein to depict the location and boundaries of any property which is, in fact, used for school purposes and which is owned by or leased to any elementary or secondary school or school board, or used as public park and recreation area, or public library, whether the absence of such depiction is the result of inadvertent omission or the result of any changes in the location and boundaries of such property which have not yet been incorporated into a revised approved map, shall not be deemed to be an official finding and record that such property is not owned by or leased to a school or school board, or Borough, or that such property is not used for school purposes, park and recreation or library use. All of the requirements set forth in L. 1997, c. 327, concerning the preparation, approval and adoption of a Drug Free Zone Map have been complied with.
[2]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7.1.