[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Chesilhurst as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Disorderly Conduct
[Adopted 8-10-1978 by Ord. No. 78-6]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any male, female, individual, partnership or corporation.
It shall be unlawful for any person to go about from door to door, or place himself in streets, highways or passages, to beg or solicit alms or charity; or to wander abroad and beg or solicit charity under pretense of being or having been a soldier, marine or seafaring man; or to claim a loss by fire or other casualty or by war or other pretense or thing; or to wander abroad and lodge in taverns, inns, beer houses, houses of entertainment, market houses, outhouses, barns or other places, or in the open air, and not give a good account of himself; and it shall be unlawful for persons to leave or threaten to leave their families to be maintained by the Borough, township or county or to become chargeable thereto, or for persons, not having sufficient property or means for their subsistence or support, to live idly or not engage in some honest employment or not provide for themselves or families.
[Amended 4-9-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-4]
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to loiter or assemble on the streets, at the street corners, or in or upon the public places, or quasi-public places, or upon any private property not his/her own within the Borough, to there indulge in and utter loud and offensive or indecent language; or address or make audible and offensive comments upon any person passing along such streets or public places or in any such railroad train or other public conveyance, or obstruct or interfere with any person lawfully being in and upon such streets or public places or such train or other public conveyance.
Prohibited exceptions. No person shall have in his possession any open bottle or other container containing liquor, wine, beer, or any other alcoholic beverage while on any public highway, public street, public sidewalk, public parking lot, or lot, playground, park or other property owned by, belonging to or over which the Borough of Chesilhurst has control, or in any vehicle or any public place in the Borough of Chesilhurst, excepting those premises duly licensed for the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages on the premises.
Any open bottle or open container containing liquor, beer, wine, or other alcoholic beverage in any vehicle shall be presumptive evidence that the same is in the possession of all of the occupants thereof, and in violation hereof.
The Borough Council of the Borough of Chesilhurst, for good cause shown, may permit the drinking of beer at public parks or in other public areas by a resolution of the Borough Council, which resolution shall be preceded by a written request of the organization or organizations seeking such permission, addressed to the Borough Council, and which resolution shall state the hours within which such permission is granted and the exact location where such permission shall be in force.
[Amended 4-9-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-4]
Any person violating any provision in this article shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine not exceeding $2,000, a term of imprisonment not exceeding 90 days, or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, or any combination thereof, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:49-5. Any person convicted of violating any provision of this article within one year of the date of a previous violation of this article and who was previously fined for the previous violation, shall be sentenced by the court to an additional fine as a repeat offender. The additional fine imposed by the court upon a person as a repeat offender shall not exceed the maximum fine fixed for a violation of this article, but shall be calculated separately from the fine imposed for the current violation of this article.
All fines imposed and collected under and by virtue of this article shall be paid into the treasury of the Borough.