[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Springfield 12-14-1994 as §§ 4-1 and 4-13 of the 1994 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- MOTOR VEHICLE or VEHICLE
- Any motor vehicle, omnibus, road tractor, trailer, truck, truck-tractor and vehicle, which terms are intended to have the meaning stated and defined in N.J.S.A. 39:1-1 et seq.
- PUBLIC PLACE
- Any and all streets, sidewalks, boulevards, alleys or other public ways and any and all public parks, squares, spaces, grounds and buildings.
- A way or place, of whatsoever nature, open to the use of the public as a matter of right for purposes of vehicular travel or, in the case of a sidewalk, for pedestrian travel. The term “street” shall include the legal right-of-way, including, but not limited to, the cartway or traffic lanes, curb, the sidewalks, whether paved or unpaved, and any grass lots or other grounds found within the legal right-of-way of a street. The term “street” shall apply irrespective of what it is called or formally named, whether alley, avenue, court, road or otherwise. The term “street” shall also include, for the purposes of this chapter, shopping centers, parking lots, parks, playgrounds, public buildings and similar areas open to the use of the public.
No person shall go about from door to door or place himself/herself in streets, highways or passages to beg or solicit alms or charity; nor wander abroad and beg or solicit charity under pretense of being or having been soldiers, marines or seafarers or of having suffered loss by fire or other casualty, or by war or other pretense or thing.
No person shall possess open alcohol containers on public property or on private property not his/her own without the owner’s consent.
[Amended 12-10-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-9]
No person, on any street, at any street corner or in any public place, or any railroad train or other public conveyance with the Township, shall indulge in and utter loud, offensive or indecent language, or address or make audible any offensive remarks or comments upon any persons passing along such streets or public places or in any such railroad train or other public conveyance.
No person shall obstruct or interfere with any person lawfully being in and upon any street or public place or any train or other public conveyance with the Township.
No person shall dump any abandoned automobile, automobile parts or other junk on or upon any open fields or other private or public property without first obtaining the permission of the owner of such property.
No person shall, by noisy or disorderly conduct in a public library or reading room, disturb or interrupt the quiet and good order of those who resort to and use such library or reading room for reading or study.
No person shall enter the building or go upon the lands belonging to a public school district or used and occupied for school purposes by a public school, and break, injure or deface such building, or any part thereof, or the fences belonging to or connected with such building or lands, or disturb the exercises of the school, or molest or give annoyance to the children attending such school or any teacher therein.
No person on any public street, road or avenue or in any park or other public place shall disrobe or make any indecent exposure of his/her person, commit or do any lewd or indecent act or behave in a lewd or indecent manner.
No person shall urinate or defecate on any public street, road or avenue or in any park or other public place.
No person shall disrobe in any automobile, truck or other vehicle while the same is on any public street, road or avenue or in any park or other public place.
No person shall permit any house, shop, store or other building or structure owned or occupied by him/her to be frequented or resorted to by noisy, riotous or disorderly persons, or by prostitutes, gamblers or vagrants engaged in such respective pursuits.
No person who is a passenger in any automobile or other motor vehicle shall act in a rough, unruly or boisterous manner, thereby interfering with, or distracting the attention of the operator of such automobile or other motor vehicle and endangering the safe and proper operation thereof.
Any violation of the rules and regulations regarding playgrounds and recreation places made by the Recreation Committee shall subject the violator, upon conviction, to the penalties set forth in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article III, Penalties and Enforcement.