[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee by the Township of Middle 3-2-1998 as Ord. No. 1009-98. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Township of Middle shall permit charitable organizations as defined in Section III of P.L. 1994, c.16 (N.J.S.A. 45:17A-20), to solicit contributions in the roadways and highways of the Township of Middle in accordance with the provisions contained herein.
All charitable organizations herein who wish to solicit contributions in the roadways and highways of the Township of Middle shall file a request with the Township Clerk and the Middle Township Police Department, specifying the following information:
Name of organization.
Address of organization.
Telephone number of organization.
Contact person of organization.
Location of proposed charitable solicitation.
Dates and times of proposed charitable solicitation.
If said request involves a county roadway and/or highway, said request shall include a copy of an authorization from the Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders to permit said charitable solicitation.
If said request involves a state roadway and/or highway, said request shall include a copy of an authorization from the State of New Jersey Commissioner of Transportation to permit said charitable solicitation.
List of all proposed safety regulations, safety devices and training for individuals who shall participate in the charitable solicitation and/or a report as to the procedures to be used to ensure the safety of the members of the public who will be traversing the roadways and/or highways of the Township of Middle.
Said request shall be reviewed by the Chief of Police or his designee of the Township of Middle and said Chief shall make a recommendation to the Township Committee of the Township of Middle as to the relative aspects of the request, including a review of the location, dates and times of the request, and a review of the safety procedures and/or methods to be employed by the said charitable organization. Said Chief of Police shall thereafter forward a report to the Township Committee of the Township of Middle as to his/her opinion to the granting, rejecting or modification of any proposed charitable solicitation.
In no event, shall any charitable organization requesting authorization from the Township of Middle for said charitable solicitation use any individual under the age of 18 years to perform any function or task associated with the said charitable solicitation in any roadway.
Any charitable organization requesting authorization from the Township of Middle for said charitable solicitation shall comply with all the terms and conditions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-60, as amended by P.L. 1997, Chapter 82, approved April 30, 1997.