Borough of Woodstown, NJ
Salem County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Woodstown 11-28-60 as Ord. No. 185. Section 49-3 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
Be it ordained by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Woodstown, in the County of Salem and State of New Jersey:
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any minor under the age of seventeen (17) years to loiter, idle, wander, stroll or play in or upon the public streets, highways, roads, alleys or other public grounds, public places and public buildings, places of amusement and entertainment, vacant lots or other unsupervised places between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. of the following day, official borough time; provided, however, that the provisions of this section do not apply to a minor accompanied by his or her parent, guardian or other responsible adult person, or where the minor is upon an emergency errand or legitimate business directed by his or her parent, guardian or other responsible adult person.
B. 
Each violation of the provisions of this section shall constitute a separate offense.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for the parent, guardian or other responsible adult person of a minor under the age of seventeen (17) years to knowingly permit such minor to loiter, idle, wander, stroll or play in or upon the public streets, highways, roads, alleys or other public grounds, public places and public buildings, places of amusement and entertainment, vacant lots or other unsupervised places between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. of the following day, official borough time; provided, however, that the provisions of this section do not apply when the minor is accompanied by his or her parent, guardian or other responsible adult person, or where the minor is upon an emergency errand or legitimate business directed by his or her parent, guardian or other responsible adult person.
B. 
Each violation of the provisions of this section shall constitute a separate offense.
Any minor violating the provisions of Section 49-1 shall be dealt with in accordance with Juvenile Court law and procedure. Any parent, guardian or other responsible adult person violating Section 49-2 shall be fined a sum not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500) or be imprisoned for a term not to exceed 90 days, or both.
[Added 12-30-97 by Ord. No. 523]
Halloween activities commonly known as trick-or-treating involving door-to-door solicitation may only be conducted within the Borough of Woodstown until 8:00 p.m. on Halloween. It is recommended, however, it is not required, that this prohibition be published annually no more than one week prior to Halloween in order to put all residents and participants on notice of these requirements.
Any juvenile violating the provisions of this section shall be penalized in accord with the law applicable to juveniles administered by the Superior Court. Any adult who directly violates these provisions, or aids a minor in a violation of this section shall be fined a sum not to exceed $500 or be imprisoned for a term not to exceed 90 days, or both.