Township of Robbinsville, NJ
Mercer County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Robbinsville 2-9-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-6. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 62
Noise — See Ch. 166
Nuisances — See Ch. 279
No person shall drink, imbibe or consume any alcoholic beverage in or upon a public street, lane, roadway, avenue, sidewalk, public parking place, park, playground, recreation area or any other public or quasi-public place, or in a public conveyance or private motor vehicle while the same is in motion or parked in any public street, lane, public parking lot or public or quasi-public place, or on any private property not his own without the express permission of the owner or other person having authority to grant such permission. No person shall have in his possession or possess any alcoholic beverage in, on or upon any public street, road, alley, sidewalk, park, playground or in, on or upon any land or building owned or occupied by the Township, unless the same is contained within a closed or sealed container.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to urinate or defecate in any public place, except in such places as may be provided for such use.
B. 
No person shall appear or travel on any street, avenue, highway, road, or waterway located in the Township of Robbinsville or appear in any public place, store or any business open to the public in said Township in a state of nudity. A person shall be found in a state of nudity when clothing or absence of clothing completely exposes to public view a person's anus, genitals, pubic area or female breasts. No person shall dress or undress in any public place or in public view within the Township of Robbinsville.
A. 
Sound-reproduction equipment. The following restrictions shall apply to all sound-reproduction equipment and portable sound systems, including sound-reproduction equipment located in motor vehicles and boats:
(1) 
Sound-reproduction equipment may not be plainly audible at a distance of 50 feet. If sound-reproduction equipment is plainly audible at a distance of 50 feet, the operator of the sound-reproduction equipment shall be in violation of this article.
(2) 
Sound-reproduction equipment may not be plainly audible at a residential property line between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. If sound-reproduction equipment is plainly audible at a residential property line between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., the operator of the sound-reproduction equipment shall be in violation of this article. The nighttime regulations contained in this subsection are in addition to, and shall not be construed to limit, the regulations contained in Subsection A(1) above.
B. 
Noise may not be plainly audible between neighboring dwellings based on an indoor assessment of sound taken by a law enforcement officer from within the complaining dwelling. This restriction shall apply to all neighboring residential dwellings, whether a dwelling is attached to another dwelling, as in a multiunit dwelling, or is completely detached from any other dwelling, separated by space. Any person who causes, suffers, allows, or permits noise which is plainly audible between neighboring dwellings as described and defined herein shall be in violation of this article.
C. 
"Plainly audible" shall mean any sound that can be detected by a person using his or her unaided hearing faculties. As an example, if the sound source under investigation is a portable or personal vehicular sound amplification or reproduction device, the detection of the rhythmic bass component of the music is sufficient to verify plainly audible sound. The law enforcement officer need not determine the title, specific words, or the artist performing the song.
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Note: See Ch. 166, Noise.
No person or persons shall, within the limits of this Township, create any disturbance by violence.
No person or persons shall, within the limits of this Township, maliciously destroy, damage or injure any property.
No person shall park a vehicle in any private driveway or on any private property within the limits of this Township without having first obtained the permission of the owner.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to store or place outdoors vehicles in a state of major disassembly, disrepair or in the process of being stripped or dismantled or to carry on the repairing of said vehicles outdoors, including automobiles, buses, motorcycles or any other motorized vehicles used for transportation.
No person shall, within the boundaries of the Township, by any means or instrumentality, interfere with or annoy the comfort or general well-being of the inhabits of the Township; disturb the public peace and quiet by loud, boisterous or vulgar conduct; create or participate in a diversion, disturbance or disorderly assemblage, in any public place, tending to breach the peace; engage in acts of vice and immorality in any public place; or obstruct or interfere with any person lawfully being in a public place.
Each and every one of the acts hereinbefore declared to be unlawful are hereby declared and considered nuisances.
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to commit any nuisances on any of the streets or other public places within the limits of this Township.
No person shall resist, obstruct or interfere with any peace officer while in the lawful performance of duty, nor shall any person disobey the lawful and reasonable order or instruction of any such officer. "Peace officer," as included in this section, shall be as defined in N.J.S.A. 2A:154-1 et seq.
No person shall purposely interfere with, hinder, disturb, or obstruct any retail or wholesale business operation, function or activity, nor shall any person purposely interfere with, hinder, disturb, or obstruct any retail or wholesale business owner, employee, agent, or personnel acting in the furtherance of the interests of that business with the intent to prevent, undermine or otherwise obstruct the lawful retail or wholesale practices of that business. This section does not apply to conduct considered lawful competitive economic practices
No person shall, within the boundaries of the Township, invade the privacy of any person by going upon the private property of another surreptitiously or furtively for the purpose of peering through windows, doors or other openings, thereby engaging in conduct associated with what is commonly known as a "Peeping Tom."
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Any person violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of no less than $100 and no more than $1,250, by imprisonment not to exceed 90 days, or by community service of not more than 90 days, or any combination of fine, imprisonment and community service, as determined in the discretion of the Municipal Court Judge. The continuation of such violation for each successive day shall constitute a separate offense, and the person or persons allowing or permitting the continuation of the violation may be punished as provided above for each separate offense.
B. 
The violation of any provision of this article shall be subject to abatement summarily by a restraining order or injunction issued by a court of competent jurisdiction.