[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Carneys Point 7-9-1975 by Ord. No. 265; amended in its entirety 3-24-1999 by Ord. No. 654. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 10-7-2009 by Ord. No. 835]
The requirements of this chapter shall apply to any and all public parks and recreation areas in Carneys Point Township. Said public parks and recreation areas shall include Dunn's Park, the Carneys Point Recreation Facility and such other areas as are designated public parks and/or recreation areas by resolution of the Carneys Point Township Committee. The requirements of this chapter shall also apply to the bulkhead area along the Delaware River on property designated as Block 20, Lot 3.01.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation using a public park and recreation area to:
Willfully mark, deface, disfigure, injure, tamper with, displace or remove any building, table, bench, fireplace, railing, paving or paving material, water lines or other public utilities or parts or appurtenances thereof, signs, notices or placards, whether temporary or permanent, monuments or other structures, equipment or facility or park property or appurtenances whatsoever, either real or personal.
Throw, discharge or otherwise place or cause to be placed in the waters of any fountain in or adjacent to the park any substance, matter or thing, liquid or solid, which will or may result in the pollution of said waters.
Bring in or dump, deposit or leave any bottles, broken glass, ashes, paper, boxes, cans, dirt, rubbish, waste, garbage or refuse or other trash. No such refuse or trash shall be placed in any waters in or contiguous to the park and recreation areas or left anywhere on the grounds thereof but shall be placed in the proper receptacles where these are provided. When receptacles are not provided, all such rubbish waste shall be carried away from the park by the person responsible for its presence and properly disposed of elsewhere.
Disturb the peace or use any profane, obscene or blasphemous language.
Endanger the safety of any person by any conduct or act.
Commit any assault or battery or engage in any fighting.
Carry, possess or drink any alcoholic beverage of any kind whatsoever in the park and recreation area.
Swim, bathe or wade in any fountain or water.
Hunt, pursue, shoot, harm, trap or any animal or wildlife found upon such lands.
Violate any rule approved by the Carneys Point Township Committee pertaining to the use of a public park or recreation area.
[Added 6-13-2001 by Ord. No. 693]
Except as provided in § 147-2.2 hereof, it shall be unlawful to drive, park, use or be in possession of any vehicle in Dunn's Park. For the purposes of this section, "vehicle" shall mean every device in, upon or by which a person is or may be transported and shall include, but not be limited to, the following: automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, tractors, buses, bicycles, motorized bicycles, trailers, scooters, roller skates, in-line roller skates and skateboards.
[Added 6-13-2001 by Ord. No. 693]
The prohibitions of § 147-2.1 shall not apply to strollers, carriages and chairs which are exclusively and actually used to transport infants and handicapped persons. In addition, the provisions of § 147-2.1 shall not apply to the employees and agents of Carneys Point Township and the Carneys Point Township Fire Department and Rescue Squad during the performance of their official duties.
Parks and recreation areas shall be open daily to the public between sunrise and sunset. It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to occupy or to be present in a park or recreation area during the hours between sunset and sunrise.
Any section of the park and recreation areas may be declared closed to the public by the Township Committee at any time and for any interval of time, either temporarily or at regular or stated intervals.
[Amended 3-22-2000 by Ord. No. 675]
Whenever any person, group, association or organization desires to use a park, recreation area or facility owned by Carneys Point Township, said person, group, association or organization shall first obtain a permit from the Township Committee of Carneys Point Township. An application for a permit under this section shall be submitted on a form approved by the Carneys Point Township Clerk. An application for a permit under this section shall be delivered to the Carneys Point Township Clerk not less than 30 days in advance of the date for which the permit is sought. The applicant shall also deliver at that time proof of liability coverage and any fees due pursuant to § 147-4.1 hereof.
[Added 10-13-1999 by Ord. No. 665; amended 3-22-2000 by Ord. No. 675; 3-4-2009 by Ord. No. 822]
In connection with the issuance of a permit pursuant to § 147-4 of the Carneys Point Township Code, fees shall be assessed as follows:
Organized league use of athletic facilities (including, but not limited to, Little League, Babe Ruth League, Twins Football and Carneys Point-Penns Grove-Pedricktown Soccer):
Twenty dollars per registered participant, provided that said participant is less than 18 years of age.
Thirty-five dollars per registered participant if said participant is 18 years of age or older.
Not later than the commencement of league play, the President of the organization shall certify, under oath, the number of participants registered to play in the league during that season. The number certified by the league president shall be the basis utilized for calculating the fee due to Carneys Point Township. Said fee shall be paid to the Township in full at the time said certification is delivered to the Carneys Point Township Clerk.
Tournament use: $500 per tournament, provided that the tournament does not exceed four days. If the tournament exceeds four days, the applicant shall pay an additional fee of $100 per day for each day over four days.
In the event that any use of a park, recreation area or facility exceeds four hours, an additional charge of $50 per hour shall be assessed. The fee required pursuant to this subsection shall be paid by check or money order at the time the application required pursuant to § 147-4 hereof is submitted. All fees and applications are to be delivered to the Carneys Point Township Clerk not less than 30 days in advance of the date for which the permit is sought.
There shall be a concession equipment replacement and maintenance fee of $2,500 to be paid by the concession auxiliary for use of the concession facilities. The fee shall be paid by May 15. The fee shall be collected by the Township and deposited in the recreation trust.
Public parks and recreation areas shall not be used for political campaigns or the posting of political signs without the express advance written approval of the Carneys Point Township Committee.
It shall be unlawful for any person to vend, sell, peddle or offer for sale any commodity or article within a park and recreation area without first obtaining a permit from the Township.
Any person, firm or corporation violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to the payment of a fine not exceeding $1,000 or imprisonment in the Salem County Correctional Facility for a term not exceeding 90 days, or both.