[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Franklin 10-9-2018 by Ord. No. 4245-18. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Township of Franklin hereby establishes an "online exchange zone" for conducting in-person private transactions involving a Township resident that have been facilitated through online marketplaces, to be located in an area of the Municipal Parking Lot of the Municipal Complex located at 495 DeMott Lane, Somerset, New Jersey, to be designated the "Exchange Zone."
Township officials will not provide police personnel or Township staff to witness any transaction in person, but the video surveillance by and in proximity to police personnel is meant to increase the public's peace of mind when engaging in such transactions with unfamiliar individuals in the Exchange Zone.
The Township of Franklin makes no guarantees, assurances, or promises with respect to the condition or authenticity of any items exchanged between private parties.
The Township of Franklin makes no guarantees, assurances, or promises as to the safety or security of any in-person transactions that may take place on Township property.
The Township of Franklin makes no guarantees, assurances, or promises as to availability of the Exchange Zone at any particular date or time.
The Township encourages all persons to engage in such transactions in daylight hours, only; to bring a cell phone along in case of an emergency: to notify friends and/or family of the intention to meet to conduct such a transaction; to never invite strangers to the home or agree to meet at a stranger's home: and to reconsider any transactions with someone who refuses to meet at the Municipal Complex.