Borough of Allentown, NJ
Monmouth County
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[1975 Code § 89-1]
No person shall cut, injure, deface, remove or disturb any tree, shrub, fence, bench or any other structure owned or erected by others in parks, playgrounds or recreational facilities of the Borough; nor shall any person pick, cut or remove any shrub, bush or flower, or mark, write, paint, or in any way deface any fence, bench or other structure within the above-named areas; nor shall any person dig or remove any soil, rock, sand, stone or make any excavation by tool, equipment or other means or agency.
[1975 Code § 89-2]
No abusive, profane or indecent language or nuisance noises shall be allowed or permitted which shall be offensive or annoying to other members of the public.
Editor's Note: See also Section 3-19, Noise Control.
[1975 Code § 89-3]
No dogs shall be allowed to run loose in parks, playgrounds or recreational areas of the Borough. All pet owners shall be responsible for wrapping and placing in proper receptacles any excretion of such animals on park property.
[1975 Code § 89-4]
No person shall carry or possess firearms of any description, or air rifles, spring guns, bows and arrows, slings or any other forms of weapons potentially inimical to wildlife and dangerous to human safety, or any instrument that can be located with and fire blank cartridges, or any kind of trapping device. Shooting into park areas from beyond park boundaries is forbidden.
[1975 Code § 89-5]
It shall be unlawful to remain or stay in a park, playground or recreational area before sunrise or later than one hour after sunset, except during the ice skating season when closing time will be 11:00 p.m. However, during the ice skating season the Police Department will have the authority to determine whether or not the closing time shall be earlier because of conditions existing at the park.
[1975 Code § 89-6]
No person shall kindle, build, maintain or use a fire, except in places designated for such purpose. All fires shall be continuously under the care and direction of a competent person from the time they are kindled until they are extinguished.
[1975 Code § 89-7; New]
No person shall hunt, molest, harm, frighten, kill, trap, pursue, chase, tease, shoot or throw missiles at any animal, wildlife, reptile or bird; nor shall be remove or have in his possession the young of any wild animal, or the eggs or nest or young of any reptile or bird, except employees of the Department of Public Works.
[1975 Code § 89-8]
No person shall dump, deposit or leave any bottles, broken glass, ashes, paper, boxes, cans, dirt, rubbish, waste, garbage, refuse or other trash. No such refuse or trash shall be placed in any waters in or contiguous to any park, or left anywhere on the grounds thereof, but shall be placed in the proper receptacles where these are provided. Where receptacles are not provided, all such rubbish or waste shall be carried away from the park by the person responsible for its presence, and properly disposed of elsewhere.
[1975 Code § 89-9; New]
Any group or association exceeding 25 in number and desiring to use any park, playground or recreational facilities of the Borough shall apply, in writing, to the Board of Recreation Commissioners, with the advice and consent of Council, for permission to use the same.
The application shall state:
The name and address of the applicant.
The name and address of the group or association.
The day and hours of proposed use of the park.
The location of the area to be used.
The standards for the issuance of a use permit shall be that:
The proposed activity or use of the park will not unreasonably interfere with or detract from the general public's enjoyment of the park.
The proposed activity or use will not unreasonably interfere with or detract from the promotion of public health, welfare, safety and recreation.
The proposed activity or use will not entail extraordinary or burdensome expense or police operation by the Borough.
The facilities desired have not been reserved for other use at the date and hour requested in the application.
Upon approval of the application by the Recreation Commission, the permit shall be issued by the Borough Clerk.
Appeal from refusal of the Recreation Commission to issue a permit shall be made to the Borough Council at its next regular meeting.
[1975 Code § 114-4; Ord. No. 071-80; New; Ord. No. 10-2006]
Purpose. The purpose of this subsection is to prohibit the feeding of unconfined wildlife in any public park or on any other property owned or operated by the Borough of Allentown, so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for failure to comply.
Definitions and Word Usage. For the purpose of this subsection, the following terms, phrases, words, and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this subsection 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.
Shall mean 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.
Shall mean any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political subdivision of this State subject to municipal jurisdiction.
Shall mean all animals that are neither human nor domesticated.
Prohibited Conduct. No person shall feed, in any public park or on any other property owned or operated by the Borough of Allentown, any wildlife, excluding confined wildlife (for example, wildlife confined in zoos, parks or rehabilitation centers, or unconfined wildlife at environmental education centers, or feral cats as part of an approved Trap-Neuter-Release program).
Enforcement. This subsection shall be enforced by the Allentown Police Department and/or other municipal employees of the Borough of Allentown.
Violations and Penalties. Any person violating any of the provisions of this subsection, shall upon conviction thereof, be liable to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, Section 1-5.
[1975 Code § 89-10; Ord. No. 012-85; Ord. No. 017-85; New]
The following rules and regulations shall be applicable to the use of the Allentown Lake Park. In the event that a rule or regulation as set forth in the within section is inconsistent with any other section as set forth in the within chapter, then the rules as set forth in the within section shall take precedence.
The hours of the park shall be from sunrise to one hour after sunset.
No alcoholic beverages shall be permitted in the park.
No littering shall be permitted in the park.
Only nonmotorized boats or boats with electric motors shall be permitted on Allentown Lake.
No swimming shall be permitted in Allentown Lake.
No bicycles shall be permitted on the dock at Allentown Lake.
No buses shall be permitted in the parking area of the park.
Boat trailers shall be permitted in the parking area only for the purpose of loading and unloading.
Vendors shall only be permitted in the park by Borough permit.
It is not permitted to throw anything into the lake.
Parking shall be permitted only during park hours.
Fires shall only be permitted in authorized areas.
The sports court's and basketball court's lights may be used all year round, provided that it shall not be used after 10:30 p.m.
All boaters shall have available in the boat they are using life jackets or United States Coast Guard approved flotation devices, which shall be equal in number for the number of persons in the boat at any one time.
[1975 Code § 89-11; Ord. No. 012-85]
This chapter shall be enforced by the Police Department.
[1975 Code § 89-12; Ord. No. 012-85; New]
Any person violating the terms of this chapter, whether as principal, agent or employee of another shall, upon conviction, be liable to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, Section 1-5. In addition, the violator shall be liable to reimburse the Borough of Allentown for the cost of damages that are incurred.
[1975 Code § A 135-1; Ord. No. 013-84]
The Council of the Borough of Allentown, moved by its appreciation of the faithful medical services rendered over a period of more than 50 years by the late Walter David Farmer to the people of this community and the many contributions of Dr. Farmer to the well-being of this community, desires to honor his memory.
[1975 Code § A 135-2; Ord. No. 013-84]
The recreation area bordering on the Allentown Lake, which area is partly comprised of land granted to the Borough of Allentown by Walter D. Farmer et al, which grant, dated December 23, 1965, was recorded in Deed Book 3762, page 367 et seq., in the Monmouth County Clerk's office; and the recreation area is further comprised of land granted on December 30, 1971, to the Borough of Allentown by Walter D. Farmer et al, which grant was recorded in Deed Book 3768, page 534 in the Monmouth County Clerk's office and consisting of three thousand eight hundred seventeen ten thousandths (0.3817) acre of land, more or less.
[1975 Code § A 135-3; Ord. No. 013-84]
The lands encompassed by the descriptions in the deeds are dedicated in living memory of Dr. Walter David Farmer as a public park for the enjoyment of the citizens, and the designation of the area shall henceforth be the Dr. Walter David Farmer Park; and whereas, there is in contemplation the erection of a suitable monument by the citizens of the Borough of Allentown to the memory of Dr. Farmer to be placed in the park, the Common Council of the Borough of Allentown shall provide funds in its annual budget for the purpose of maintaining the monument and its surroundings.