Township of Green, NJ
Sussex County
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[1979 Code § 67-1; Ord. No. OR-17-80; Ord. No. 8-91; Ord. No. 13-91; Ord. No. 23-94]
It is hereby declared and found that litter, bulky wastes, liquid wastes, snow and ice carelessly discarded or disposed of is the cause of civic disgrace; that carelessly discarded or disposed of litter, bulky wastes and liquid wastes, is a health, fire and safety hazard and is pollutant to our environment; that snow and ice improperly removed is a health and safety hazard; that in order to upgrade the quality of life in current and future generations within the municipality, an all out litter control, illegal dumping campaign and snow and ice removal regulations can result in substantial savings to taxpayers of Green Township; that litter, illegal dumping, snow and ice removal are matters affecting the public interest and consequently should be subject to supervision and administrative control for the purpose of safeguarding the public health, safety and general welfare of the residents of Green Township.
[1979 Code § 67-1; Ord. No. OR-17-80; Ord. No. 8-91; Ord. No. 13-91; Ord. No. 23-94]
As used in this section:
HAZARDOUS WASTE
Shall mean any waste or combination of waste which poses a present or potential threat to human health, living organisms or the environment. "Hazardous waste" shall include, but not be limited to waste material that is toxic, corrosive, irritating, sensitizing, radioactive, biologically infectious, explosive or flammable.
LITTER
Shall mean any used or consumed substance or waste material which has been discarded whether made of aluminum, glass, plastic, rubber, paper, etc.; or other natural or synthetic material, or any combination thereof including, but not limited to any bottle, jar, can, or any top, lid, cap or detachable tab, any lighted or unlighted cigarette, cigar, match or any bagged or unbagged garbage, refuse, debris, rubbish, lawn or garden waste, newspaper, magazines, handbills, advertisement, metal, plastic or paper containers, or any packaging, construction material, but does not include the waste from primary processes of mining or other extraction processes, logging, sawmilling, composting, farming or manufacturing.
MATERIAL
Shall mean any waste, litter, stones, earth, debris, trash, snow and ice.
PRIVATE PLACE
Shall mean any house, dwelling, building or other structure designed or used either wholly or in part for private residential or business purposes, whether inhabited or temporarily or continuously uninhabited or vacant, and shall include any yard, grounds, walk, porch, steps, vestibule, lobby, parking area, mailbox belonging or appurtenant to such dwelling, house, building or other structure.
PUBLIC PLACE
Shall mean any building, street, walkway, grounds, park, playground, recreation center, squares, sidewalks, alleys, rail bed or other public right-of-way or public area owned by the Township of Green.
PUBLIC UTILITY
Shall mean any service company regulated by the Board of Public Utilities; telephone companies, electric companies, solid waste collection companies, gas company, water company, etc. This shall also include nonregulated private or municipal utility companies providing these services.
PUBLIC WATERS
Shall mean any body of water which is upon or runs through lands owned by the Township of Green. This shall include but not be limited to: lakes, streams, rivers, ponds, fountains, reservoirs, etc.
RECYCLABLE MATERIALS
Shall mean materials which can be processed and used as feedstock in the manufacturing of new products of the same materials in total or as an additive to create new products or uses. Note: Materials designated as recyclable in Sussex County are as follows: newsprint, corrugated cardboard, glass, plastic (pet and HDPE) containers, aluminum beverage cans, tin and bimetal food and beverage cans, high grade paper (stationery and computer). (Magazines are to be included.)
VEHICLE
Shall mean any automobile, truck, tractor, bus, cab, motorcycle, boat, train, used to transport people, materials and containers, as well as pull trailers along roadways, tracks or upon water.
YARD WASTE
Shall mean and include but is not limited to leaves, grass, clippings, brush, soil, gravel, boulders, mulch, etc.
[1979 Code § 67-3; Ord. No. OR-17-80; Ord. No. 8-91; Ord. No. 13-91; Ord. No. 23-94]
No person shall discard, place, throw, dump, rake, or sweep litter in, on or upon any roadway, right-of-way, parking lot, park, playground, recreational center, rail bed, public building, sidewalk, grounds, vacant land, public waters, gutter, catch basins, or any other public area owned by the Township of Green. This includes but is not limited to the following:
a. 
No person shall place, or cause to be placed any handbill or other printed matter, advertisements, newspaper, etc. in such a manner as to become litter.
b. 
No driver or rider in any vehicle moving or standing shall discard waste from within the vehicle in such a manner as to become litter.
c. 
No person operating a vehicle shall allow any of its freight to remain uncovered while moving or standing as to allow any of the contents to escape or become litter.
d. 
No person shall place or load any waste or materials into any container in such a manner which shall cause overflowing resulting in litter.
e. 
No person shall sweep litter, either by manual or by mechanical means from any sidewalk, driveway, parking area, store front, etc. into a gutter or catch basin.
f. 
No person shall place or cause to be placed any materials which shall become litter in the public waters of this municipality.
g. 
No person shall place or cause to be placed any poster, handbill, advertisement, sign, public notice, etc. in such a manner whereby due to natural elements it may become litter.
h. 
No person operating a vehicle shall allow or cause to allow debris to be carried onto any roadway from its undercarriage nor on its tires including excessive mud or sticky substances.
i. 
No person shall allow or cause to allow litter to collect on any private or public place whereby it can be carried off by natural elements onto other public or private places or roadways. This shall include but not be limited to: porches, yards, storefronts, loading areas, construction sites, parking lots, driveways, collection depots, dumpster areas, windshields, etc.
j. 
No person shall allow or cause to allow from any construction, landscaping, grading, landclearing, composting, etc., operations, any material to escape from the site.
k. 
No person shall rake either by manual or mechanical means any yard waste into gutter or catch basin areas. The only exception shall be in municipalities whereby leaf collection programs using a vacuum truck (or other collection method) collect on specific days. Then and only then may a person place leaves at the gutter in accordance with the municipality's direction.
l. 
No person, municipality, public utility or private company shall allow or cause to allow cut branches or woodchips to be placed in such a manner as to slide, blow, or otherwise be carried by natural elements onto the roadway.
All litter type materials, as defined herein, shall be placed in proper containers in such a manner that it cannot become litter. All designated recyclable litter type materials shall be separated from the nonrecyclable materials and placed in proper containers. Where no containers are available, persons shall take their litter type materials, recyclable and nonrecyclable, with them for proper disposal.
[1979 Code § 67-4; Ord. No. OR-17-80; Ord. No. 8-91; Ord. No. 13-91; Ord. No. 23-94]
No person shall discard, place, throw, dump, pour or release any material, solid or liquid waste including but not limited to stones, earth, debris, snow, ice, leaves, brush or hazardous waste in, on or upon any roadway, parking lot, park, playground, recreational center, rail bed, public buildings, sidewalk, grounds, vacant land, public waters, gutter, catch basin, or any other public area owned by the Township of Green. This includes but is not limited to the following:
a. 
No person shall place or cause to be placed any household trash in such a manner and location as to constitute illegal dumping as defined above.
b. 
No person shall place or cause to be placed any building waste in such a manner and location as to constitute illegal dumping as defined above.
c. 
No vehicle transporting solid waste or bulky waste or any other materials shall do so in a manner which materials being transported can escape from vehicle during transportation.
d. 
No person shall place, pour, release or dump any liquid waste at any time in, or upon any municipal location as defined above with the exception of approved agricultural practices.
e. 
No vehicle transporting liquid wastes or materials shall cause any of the contents to leach, leak, flow, or drip from the vehicle or any of the hoses or attachments while standing or moving on roadways.
f. 
No person shall obstruct or damage any Township road by depositing, placing, dumping, throwing or spilling any material on a Township road, or shall any person place any material upon a Township road so as to create a hazard to the traveling public.
g. 
No person shall run a pipe or swale onto any Township road, or into any gutter, drainage ditch or catch basin until written permission is secured from the Township Engineer, the Township Road Supervisor or other authorized Township official.
h. 
No structure, equipment or materials of any kind may be placed or stored upon any Township road at any time or for any purpose unless expressly permitted by law or ordinance and placed in such a manner as not to impede or divert the natural flow of drainage waters upon or along such Township road and the gutters or drainage thereof.
i. 
No person shall obstruct any gutter, drainage ditch, catch basin, or any portion thereof, serving a Township road by filling or otherwise depositing hazardous waste or other materials or by any other means.
j. 
No person shall throw, place or deposit snow or ice into or upon any Township road, it being the intent and purpose of this provision to prohibit all persons from throwing, casting, placing or depositing snow and ice which accumulates within the private property belonging to or under control of that person upon the sidewalks or roadways of the Township.
[1979 Code § 67-5; Ord. No. OR-17-80; Ord. No. 8-91; Ord. No. 13-91; Ord. No. 23-94]
a. 
Any person violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, Section 1-5.
b. 
Violations under this chapter shall be prosecuted by the Sussex County Health Department, local Health Department, Construction Official, or such other municipal officer as designated by the Township Committee, in the municipal court having jurisdiction over the location where the offense occurred.
[1979 Code § 75-1]
No person shall, within the Township of Green:
a. 
Throw or discard any tin cans, bottles, garbage or refuse of any kind whatsoever on any land, vacant or occupied; or into the waters of any pond, stream, lake or river; or upon any public street or public place or discharge any sewage or waste into the streets or places or any of them; or pollute the waters in any manner.
b. 
Place or cause to be placed any obstruction of any kind whatsoever in any stream, pond, spring or lake so as to interfere with the natural flow or change the course thereof in any manner whatsoever.
c. 
Throw any paper or posters, stones, sticks, glass, metal or any hard, dangerous or offensive substance upon any sidewalk, street, highway or public place or at any car, vehicle, house, building, fence or person.
d. 
Cause or permit to be emitted any fumes, odors, gases, vapors, steam or other substances of a nature or of such a quantity as to be injurious to life, health, plants, trees, produce of the soil, buildings or other property.
e. 
Permit, make or continue or cause to be permitted, made or continued any unnecessary noise which shall disturb the comfort, rest and repose of any person or persons being in his, her or their place of abode or at any public or private meeting or at church service.
[1979 Code § 75-2; New]
Any person who shall violate any of the terms or provisions of this section or who shall commit or do any act or thing prohibited hereby shall, upon conviction, be liable to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, Section 1-5.
[Ord. No. 2011-09]
No person may be present on any part of the Lake Tranquility Dam (including the dam embankment structure and spillway) and the Scenic Drive bridge over said dam for any recreational purposes, including but not limited to fishing, skateboarding, or rollerblading, except that pedestrians and bicyclists traveling along Scenic Drive may cross over the Scenic Drive bridge.
[Ord. No. 2011-09]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to such penalties as are set forth in Section 1-5 of the Revised General Ordinances of the Township of Green.
[1979 Code § 99-1; Ord. No. 8-85]
As used in this section:
MOTORCYCLE
Shall mean any two wheeled motor propelled apparatus licensed by the State of New Jersey, Department of Motor Vehicles for operation upon the public highways.
MOTORIZED BICYCLE
Shall mean:
a. 
Any two, three or four wheeled bicycle or similar apparatus motor propelled or having a helper motor and commonly referred to among other designations as moped, mini-bike, motor scooter, gas buggy, go-cart, all terrain vehicles (ATV), trailbike or the like, which by its nature is not authorized to be licensed by the State of New Jersey, Department of Motor Vehicles, for use upon the public highways notwithstanding the fact that licensing of the same in some instances may not be required for operation upon the public highways.
b. 
Snowmobiles and any similar sport vehicle which is motor propelled and traverses the terrain by means of treads, tracks or the like, all a contrast to wheels.
PRIVATE PROPERTY
Shall mean all lands in the Township of Green not above defined as public property or part of road system defined as an exception in definition of public property set forth below.
PUBLIC PROPERTY
Shall mean lands owned or leased by the Township of Green, a municipal corporation of the State of New Jersey, County of Sussex and State of New Jersey, Green Township Board of Education or any other equivalent public body but specifically excluding from the definition any roadways used for public transportation and being part of the accepted road systems of the State of New Jersey, Department of Transportation, Township of Green or County of Sussex.
UNLICENSED OPERATOR
Shall mean the operator of any motorcycle, who does not hold a special license issued by the State of New Jersey, Department of Motor Vehicles, permitting the operation of any motorized bicycle, motorcycle or snowmobile who is in violation of subsection 3-6.2 of this section.
[1979 Code § 99-2; Ord. No. 8-85; Ord. No. 12-85]
It shall be unlawful to operate a motorized bicycle, motorcycle or snowmobile:
a. 
Upon public or private property during the period after 8:00 p.m. and before 8:00 a.m., but the within prohibition shall not be applicable to motorcycles entering or exiting on public roads, over private property, over driveways provided for the purpose of ingress and egress.
b. 
Upon any private street or right-of-way located in the Township.
c. 
Upon public grounds within the Township without the express written permission or approval of the proper public authority and then only in accordance with such rules and regulations as such public authority may oppose.
d. 
Upon public or private property other than the property of the family of which the operator is a residing member by any operator under the age of 17 years.
e. 
Upon public or private property other than with the written consent of all of the owners of the property.
f. 
Upon public or private property other than in accordance with the general regulations set forth in subsection 3-6.3 of this section.
g. 
In a manner which creates loud, unnecessary or unusual noise so as to disturb or interfere with the peace and quiet of other persons.
h. 
In such a way as to harass, worry or disturb farm animals, domestic livestock or wildlife or further destroy or damage crops or cropland.
i. 
In a careless, reckless or negligent manner which endangers the safety of any person or property of any person.
j. 
Without the motorized bicycle, motorcycle or snowmobile being in proper operating condition which is hereby defined as the presence of all original operating equipment specified therefor by the original manufacturer with the same in operating condition at least equal to the manufacturer's requirement for the proper operation thereof or the equivalent thereof.
[1979 Code § 99-3; Ord. No. 8-85]
The following regulations shall apply to the operation of motorized bicycles, motorcycles and snowmobiles operated on public or private property other than on the property of the family of which the operator is a member.
a. 
The operator of a motorized bicycle, motorcycle or snowmobile shall wear a helmet, together with goggles or face shields, such as are approved therefor by the State of New Jersey, Department of Transportation.
b. 
No person operating a motorized bicycle, motorcycle or snowmobile shall engage in fancy or trick riding or ride without maintaining full control of such motorized bicycle, motorcycle or snowmobile or to remove both hands from the handlebar or steering mechanism.
c. 
No person operating a motorized bicycle, motorcycle or snowmobile shall carry any other person thereon except in a place designated therefor and equipped therefor as part of original manufacture for the purpose and in no event shall a rider be carried on the handlebar thereof.
[1979 Code § 99-4; Ord. No. 8-85]
Any Police Officer may:
a. 
Impound any motorized bicycle, motorcycle or snowmobile operated on public or private property alleged to be in violation of this chapter either by virtue of its operation and use, or by virtue of its operation by an unlicensed operator; and
b. 
Impound any motorized bicycle or motorcycle operating on the public roadways in violation of any then applicable State Statute or any regulation validly promulgated by any state agency having jurisdiction. The period of impoundment shall be from the date of the alleged violation until the disposition of the alleged offense by such court of competent jurisdiction, and the owner thereof shall pay the reasonable cost of the removal and storage constituting impoundment which is hereby deemed to be $5 per day which charge for impoundment shall in no event exceed 30 consecutive calendar days, provided that the operator shall be deemed guilty of the alleged offense. The expense of impoundment shall be in addition to any other fine or penalty levied or collected under the terms of this section.
[1979 Code § 99-5; Ord. No. 8-85]
Any parent who knowingly permits his minor child to operate any unlicensed motorized bicycle, motorcycle or snowmobile in violation of any provision of this section, shall be deemed in violation of this section and shall be subject to the same penalties as their minor child.
[1979 Code § 101-1; Ord. No. 1-88]
No person shall operate, or cause to be operated, any human powered locomotion device on the streets, highways or other public areas designated for motor vehicle use within the Township. Such human powered devices for locomotion shall include, but not be limited to, skates, skateboards and sleds, but shall not include bicycles or other properly equipped pedicycles.
[1979 Code § 101-2; Ord. No. 1-88]
Any person violating the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine not to exceed $50.
[1979 Code § 102-1; Ord. No. 14-97]
a. 
It shall be unlawful for any owner, possessor or occupant of land in the Township to store, place or permit to be stored or placed upon such land, other than in an enclosed building or in a duly licensed junkyard operated pursuant to all applicable regulations of the Township, any automobiles so in need of repair as to render them incapable of being readily operated under their own power or any automobiles not currently licensed or any parts of any such automobiles or vehicles.
b. 
Exception. Any owner or occupant of land may apply to the Township Committee for a permit to allow the keeping in the open of an inoperable or unlicensed motor vehicle on his land for a period not to exceed three months. The applicant must show that the vehicle is to be used for educational purposes or that it will be disassembled for parts within the three-month period. No such permit may be renewed. The applicant shall pay a fee of $25 to cover costs of processing the application and enforcement.
[1979 Code § 102-2]
No person shall abandon, park or leave standing any unlicensed automobiles or any automobiles or parts of automobiles or vehicles so in need of repair as to render them incapable of being readily operated under their own power on lands of another without permission of the owner, possessor or occupant of such land.
[1979 Code § 102-3]
No person shall abandon any automobile or motor vehicle on any public street or road or on any public lands or place in the Township.
[1979 Code § 102-4]
If any automobile or vehicle described in subsection 3-8.1 is left, placed, kept or stored on private or public lands for 15 days or more, it shall be presumed that the owner or tenant in possession of such lands stored in there or permitted it to be left, placed, kept or stored there, unless the contrary shall be shown.
[1979 Code § 102-5]
Upon complaint of any resident or property owner of the Township or upon his own motion, the Zoning Official or other authorized Township official shall make an investigation of the condition complaint of, and if it appears that a violation of one or more of the provisions of this section exists on the land, the Zoning Officer or other authorized Township official shall notify the owner, possessor or occupant of the land, in writing, of such violation which notice shall require the abatement of the violation within 10 days from date of service of such notice. Such notice shall be served personally upon the owner, possessor or occupant of the land by handing a copy of it to such person or by leaving it at his usual place of abode with some member of his household over the age of 14 years, but if any such owner or possessor resides outside the Township, the notice shall be served upon him by registered or certified mail, addressed to him at his usual residence if same is ascertainable, otherwise such owner shall be served by notice published in the official newspaper of the Township.
[1979 Code § 102-6]
If the owner, possessor or occupant of the land fails or refuses to abate or remedy the violation within 10 days, the Township, through its servants, agents or employees, may enter upon the land and premises for the purposes of removing such motor vehicle or parts thereof. The Township shall take possession of any such motor vehicle and proceed to dispose of it in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S. 39:10A-1 et seq.
[1979 Code § 102-7]
The Zoning Official or other authorized Township official shall certify to the Township Committee the unrecovered amount of any costs or expenses incurred by the Township in abating any condition existing in violation of this section. If the Township Committee finds the certification of costs to be correct, it shall cause the costs and expenses as shown thereon to be charged against the lands. The amount so charged shall become a lien on the lands and shall be added to and become and form part of the taxes next to be assessed and levied upon the lands, the same to bear interest at the same rate as taxes, and shall be collected and enforced by the same officers and in the same manner as taxes.
[1979 Code § 102-8; New]
Any person who violates any provision of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, Section 1-5.
[1979 Code § 104-1; New]
It shall be unlawful to operate any type of unlicensed motor-driven vehicle or conveyance, including but not limited to snowmobiles, two-wheel motor vehicles known as "minibikes," "trail bicycles" or "motor scooters" and four-wheel motor vehicles known as "go-carts," under the following circumstances:
a. 
On private property of another without written permission to do so by the owner or occupant of the property.
b. 
On any private street or right-of-way located within the Township without the written permission of the owner of such street or right-of-way.
c. 
On public grounds within the Township without the written permission or approval of the proper public authority, and then only in accordance with such rules and regulations as such public authority may impose.
d. 
In a manner which creates loud, unnecessary or unusual noise so as to disturb or interfere with the peace and quiet of other persons.
e. 
In a careless, reckless or negligent manner which endangers or which is likely to endanger the safety of any persons or the property of any persons.
[1979 Code § 104-2; New]
This section shall not apply to any recognized organization which has applied to and received written approval by the Township Committee for specific privileges to use specified Township-owned lands and premises for the purposes of having organized and supervised activities conducted thereon, subject to all requirements, rules and regulations which the Township Committee may adopt by resolution.
[1979 Code § 104-3]
Any unlicensed motor-driven vehicle referred to in subsection 3-9.1 of this section which has been driven or used in violation of any provisions of this section may, upon issuance of a summons to the owner or operator thereof and in order to prevent the further violation of the provisions of this section, be impounded and removed by the Township police in a conveyance to a place as may be designated by the Township Committee and shall be held there until such unlicensed motor-driven vehicle shall be picked up by the owner thereof and removed in a licensed motor vehicle. The owner of such unlicensed motor-driven vehicle shall pay such sum as established by the Township Committee for each and every day or portion thereof that the unlicensed motor-driven vehicle was impounded, together with such additional sum as established by the Township Committee to cover the cost of moving the vehicle to the place of impoundment.
[1979 Code § 104-4]
Any parent or person standing in loco parentis who knowingly permits his minor child to operate any unlicensed motor-driven vehicle or conveyance in violation of any provisions of this section shall be subject to the penalties set forth in this section.
[1979 Code § 104-5; New]
For violation of any provision of this section, any person, upon conviction, shall be liable to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, Section 1-5.
[Ord. No. 99-13]
The purpose of this section is to establish standards and regulations concerning the operation and maintenance of various types of intrusion, security and fire alarm devices and systems within the Township of Green and to provide penalties for violations hereof.
[Ord. No. 99-13]
The provisions of this section shall apply to any person who operates, maintains or owns any alarm device, system or local alarm designed to summon the police, fire department, or any other State, County or local emergency personnel to any location within the Township of Green in response to any type of signal, alarm or preprogrammed, prerecorded message.
[Ord. No. 99-13]
For the purpose of this section, the following definitions shall apply:
ALARM DEVICE
Shall mean any type of alarm-actuating equipment which provides warning of intrusion, fire, smoke, carbon monoxide, burglary, medical emergency, flood or like perils or emergencies including automatic calling devices (devices using normal telephone lines transmitting notification by telephone directly to a private alarm company and then through the private company either to the New Jersey State Police, the Green Township Fire Department or any other State, County or local emergency personnel.
ALARM PANEL
Shall mean that component installed in a central location containing alarm indications and designations.
ALARM SYSTEM
Shall mean the installation in one or more buildings of one or more alarm devices for the express purpose of giving visual or audible warning, or both, of an emergency, such as a burglary, intrusion, fire, smoke, medical emergency, flood or like perils.
AUDIBLE ALARM
Shall mean a device that emits an audible signal from the premises that it is designed to protect.
FALSE ALARM
Shall mean any alarm activated by inadvertent, negligent, unintentional or intentional act or omission of a person, other than an intruder or by fire, and shall also include alarms caused by malfunctioning of the alarm device or other related equipment resulting in a response by police, a first aid squad, fire department, or any other State, County or local emergency personnel where an emergency situation does not exist.
LOCAL ALARM
An audible alarm or one that when activated emits a visual or audible signal or other alarm device warning transmitted beyond the borders of the premises in which the alarm system is located, such as electronically powered smoke detector or carbon monoxide detector. It shall not include a motor vehicle anti-theft alarm.
PERSON
Any natural person, partnership, corporation, association or other legal entity.
[Ord. No. 99-13]
All alarm systems referred to in this section shall, at the time of their installation and at all times thereafter, meet the following standards:
a. 
All alarm systems must meet reasonable safety standards, such as those acceptable to Underwriters' Laboratories or equivalent.
b. 
Every alarm system capable of signaling multiple types of warnings shall be equipped with separate distinguishing signals, as reasonably required by the New Jersey State Police, to the end that the appropriate authorities (including third party providers), upon receipt of a signal, may immediately ascertain the nature and cause of the signal.
c. 
Alarm systems equipped with automatic calling devices connecting a private agency that shall then contact the New Jersey State Police, the Green Township Fire Department or any other State, County or local emergency personnel, shall be designed, installed or maintained to call only number or numbers designated for that purpose by the New Jersey State Police and shall be equipped so that no message will be repeated more than three times. Such calling devices shall be of the digital type. Recorded-voice message devices are not acceptable.
d. 
All alarm systems capable of emitting audible signals shall be equipped with an operating device which will automatically, by mechanical, electrical or other means, shut off such audible signal after 15 minutes of continuous sound audible beyond the boundaries of the premises in which the alarm system is located.
e. 
In any case where the alarm system emits sound in violation of the foregoing paragraph, the operation or maintenance of the alarm system shall be deemed to constitute the grant of permission by the owners and occupants of the premises for law enforcement, first-aid or fire officials to enter the premises and investigate and to disconnect the alarm system.
f. 
The provisions of this section shall not apply to any alarm system installed on the property occupied by the Township, County, State or Federal government agency or office or to any self-contained smoke detection device, carbon monoxide, flood, or other security device having only an indoor audible or visual alarm system which is not audible except inside the premises where the alarm is located or installed.
[Ord. No. 99-13]
a. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to have control over, or to operate, or to install or maintain an alarm device within the Township of Green, including a private alarm company without first notifying the New Jersey State Police of:
1. 
The name of a person or persons who can be reached in case of an emergency or malfunction of the alarm device in order that the device can be temporarily disconnected;
2. 
The exact location of each alarm device.
b. 
Persons having an alarm device which is being tested or repaired shall notify the New Jersey State Police before tests or repairs commence and after completion of same so as to avoid the possibility of activating a false alarm.
c. 
Each person is responsible for whatever charges are required by any alarm company making such installation and, in addition thereto, such connection and monthly maintenance as required by the alarm company responsible for the alarm board.
[Ord. No. 99-13; Ord. No. 08-17 § 1]
a. 
In the case of a false alarm, any person having knowledge thereof shall immediately notify the New Jersey State Police. The New Jersey State Police shall cause an investigation to be made and shall keep a record of said false alarms on file. The New Jersey State Police shall notify the Township's Zoning Official of violations of this section. For the purpose of this section, the Township's Zoning Official shall be enforcing agent on behalf of the Township of Green. Upon the recommendation of the New Jersey State Police, the Township's Zoning Official may impose the following penalties upon the person or persons having control over the alarm devices or who caused or allowed the false alarm, or both.
1. 
For the first false alarm in any given calendar year a warning shall be issued;
2. 
For the second false alarm in any calendar year, a civil penalty of $50 shall be paid to the Township of Green.
3. 
For the third false alarm in any calendar year, a civil penalty of $100 shall be paid to the Township of Green.
4. 
For the fourth and subsequent false alarms in the same calendar year, a civil penalty not to exceed $500 for each occurrence shall be paid to the Township of Green accompanied by an advisory letter from a licensed alarm company, dated within 30 days of the date of the most recent false alarm, stating that the system is operating properly. If a person fails to provide written proof that the alarm system is operating properly, as provided above, a civil penalty may be imposed up to a maximum of $1,000 in the Municipal Court's discretion. However, the civil penalty for a fifth false alarm or any subsequent false alarm in the same calendar year, shall be $1,000 notwithstanding any language herein to the contrary.
b. 
Where the investigation of the New Jersey State Police discloses continued abuse of the privileges of the alarm system either by the property owner or the private alarm company and a disregard for taking remedial steps to avoid false alarms, the Township's Zoning Official shall have the right to require the disconnection of the alarm system permanently or for a limited period of time, upon the recommendation of the New Jersey State Police, provided any person whose alarm system is to be so disconnected, shall be given an opportunity, on five days' written notice, to show cause before the Township Committee at a public hearing why such action should not be taken. In an emergency the New Jersey State Police shall be authorized to temporarily disconnect any alarm system.
c. 
All necessary steps shall be taken to immediately ascertain the cause of any false alarm and the problem shall be corrected by the person maintaining an alarm system or device within 72 hours or to show cause to the New Jersey State Police why the malfunction cannot be remedied within that time period. The New Jersey State Police shall have the discretion to grant an additional period of time within which to make the repair.
d. 
Testing of Alarm Equipment. Failure to properly advise the police desk of such test will be treated as a false alarm and be subject to the same penalties.
[Ord. No. 99-13]
Any person who violates the terms of this section shall be subject to a fine as set forth in subsection 3-10.6 for false alarms and for other violations, shall be subject to a fine of up to $1,000 or not more than 90 days in jail, or by a period of community service not exceeding 90 days or any combination of the above.
[Ord. No. 06-09]
It shall be unlawful for any person under the legal age who, without legal authority, knowingly possesses or knowingly consumes an alcoholic beverage on private property.
a. 
This section does not prohibit an underage person from consuming or possessing an alcoholic beverage in connection with a religious observance, ceremony or rite or consuming or possessing an alcoholic beverage in the presence of and with the permission of a parent, guardian or relative who has attained the legal age to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages.
b. 
This section does not prohibit possession of alcoholic beverages by any such person while actually engaged in the performance of employment by a person who is licensed under Title 33 of the Revised Statutes or while actively engaged in the preparation of food while enrolled in a culinary arts or hotel management program at a County vocational school or post secondary educational institute; however, no provision of this section shall be construed to preclude the imposition of a penalty under this section, N.J.S.A. 33:1-81 or any other section of law against a person who is convicted of unlawful alcoholic beverage activity on or at premises licensed for the sale of alcoholic beverages.
[Ord. No. 06-09]
a. 
Any person under the legal age to purchase alcoholic beverages who, without legal authority, knowingly possesses or who knowingly consumes any alcoholic beverage on private property shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of $250 for a first offense and $350 for any subsequent offense. The court may, in addition to the fine authorized for this offense, suspend or postpone for six months the driving privilege of the defendant.
b. 
Upon the conviction of any person and the suspension or postponement of that person's driver's license, the court shall forward a report to the Division of Motor Vehicles stating the first and last day of the suspension or postponement period imposed by the court pursuant to this section. If a person at the time of imposition of a sentence is less than 17 years of age, the period of license postponement, including suspension or postponement of the privilege of operating a motorized bicycle, shall commence on the day the sentence is imposed and shall run for a period of six months after the person reaches the age of 17 years.
c. 
If a person at the time of the imposition of a sentence has a valid driver's license issued by this State, the court shall immediately collect the license and forward it to the Division, along with the report. If for any reason the license cannot be collected, the court shall include in the report the complete name, address, date of birth, eye color and sex of the person, as well as the first and last date of the suspension period imposed by the court.
d. 
The court shall inform the person orally and in writing that if the person is convicted of operating a motor vehicle during the period of license suspension or postponement, the person shall be subject to the penalties set forth in N.J.S.A. 39:3-40. A person shall be required to acknowledge receipt of the written notice in writing. Failure to receive a written notice or failure to acknowledge in writing the receipt of a written notice shall not be a defense to subsequent charge of a violation of N.J.S.A. 39:3-40.
e. 
The court shall, of any person convicted under this section who is not a New Jersey resident, suspend or postpone, as appropriate, the nonresident driving privilege of the person based on the age of the person and submit to the Division the required report. The court shall not collect the license of a nonresident convicted under this section. Upon receipt of a report by the court, the Division shall notify the appropriate officials in the licensing jurisdiction of the suspension or postponement.
[Ord. No. 06-09]
As used in this section the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
GUARDIAN
Shall mean a person who has qualified as a guardian of the underaged person pursuant to testamentary or court appointment.
RELATIVE
Shall mean the underaged person's grandparent, aunt or uncle, sibling or any other person related by blood or infinity.