Township of Lacey, NJ
Ocean County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Lacey 9-19-1975 (Ch. 78 of the 1974 Code); amended in its entirety 4-8-1999 by Ord. No. 99-10. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Peace and good order — See Ch. 265.
A parent, guardian or other person having legal custody of a minor under 18 years of age who fails or neglects to exercise reasonable supervision and control of the conduct of such minor shall be liable for any willful, malicious or unlawful injury or destruction by such minor of real or personal public property of the Township of Lacey.
Whenever the real or personal property of the Township of Lacey is destroyed or damaged by any willful, malicious or unlawful act of a minor, the Township Committee may authorize the institution of legal proceedings in Civil Court to hold the parent, guardian or other person having legal custody of the minor under 18 years of age liable for the damage caused to the real or personal property of the township where such a parent, guardian or other person has failed or neglected to exercise reasonable supervision and control over the conduct of such minor under 18 years of age.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to parents whose parental custody and control of such minor has been removed by court order, decree, judgment, military service or marriage of such minor.