Borough of Woodstown, NJ
Salem County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Woodstown 4-25-77 as Ord. No. 290; amended in its entirety 8-24-81 by Ord. No. 328. Subsequent 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:
[Amended 9-12-95 by Ord. No. 495]
No person shall within the limits of the Borough of Woodstown, carry about their person or in any vehicle under their control any destructive device or other weapon as detailed in N.J.S.A. 2C:39-1, et seq. Persons convicted under this section shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $500 and to imprisonment in the county jail for a period not exceeding 90 days.
[Added 1-24-95 by Ord. No. 480; amended 5-14-02 by Ord. No. 566; 3-24-09 by Ord. No. 2009-7]
No person shall, within the limits of the Borough of Woodstown, cause, suffer, allow or permit the use, playing or operation of any musical instrument, electrical or mechanical device or electronic sound system such as a radio, television, tape player, amplifier or similar device, or engage Jake brakes® which generate sound that is audible by the human ear at a distance of at least 100 feet as measured in a straight line from the source of the sound in at least one direction. If the sound originates from within a structure, then it shall be a violation of this section if the sound is audible by the human ear within an adjacent structure or while on adjacent property.
Notwithstanding the foregoing prohibitions, nothing in this section shall be interpreted to prohibit public celebrations or entertainment organized as part of a general celebration or holiday such as the Fourth of July. This section shall also not be interpreted so as to prohibit normal emergency warning devices such as police, ambulance and fire sirens or other warning devices utilized in the interest of maintaining public safety. This section shall also not be used to prohibit the traditional ringing of church bells, whether they be mechanical or electronic.
Persons convicted under this section shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $500 or to imprisonment in the county jail for a period not exceeding 90 days or both.
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Editor's Note: Ordinance No. 2009-7 repealed former Section 52-2, Interference with police officers, containing Ordinance Nos. 495 and 602 and Section 52-3, Creating a nuisance while on the highway, containing Ordinance No. 480, and renumbered former Section 52-4, Excessive noise to be Section 52-2.