Township of Montclair, NJ
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners (now Council) of the Town (now Township) of Montclair 4-15-1980 by Ord. No. 80-12 as Art. I of Ch. 166 of the 1979 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 74.
Games of chance — See Ch. 166.
Graffiti — See Ch. 174.
Noise — See Ch. 217.
Parades and processions — See Ch. 222.
Park rules and regulations — See Ch. 234, Art. I.
Skateboards — See Ch. 285.
It shall be unlawful for any person to:
A. 
Loiter in or upon any street or public place or in or about any public building so as to interfere with the free and unobstructed use thereof by the public.
B. 
Utter or make any loud, indecent, abusive or offensive language or noise in or upon any street or public place or in or about any public building.
C. 
Engage in any game of chance for money or other valuable thing in or upon any public street or public place.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 166, Games of Chance.
D. 
Make any indecent exposure or exhibition of any kind or commit any disturbance or breach of peace in or upon any street, avenue or place, public or private, in the Township.
E. 
Disturb, by any violent, obscene, abusive or threatening language or disorderly or indecent behavior of any kind, any lawful congregation or assembly of any kind or description in any place or building within the Township.
No person shall make or assist in making any riot, noise or disturbance in any house, shop, store or any other place, public or private, within the Township.
No person shall keep or maintain a disorderly house or a house of ill fame in the Township.
No person shall allow or permit his or her house, shop, store or other place to be used, frequented or resorted to by riotous or disorderly persons, prostitutes, gamblers, vagrants or mendicants.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 127-5, Intoxication, was repealed 7-20-2010 by Ord. No. O-10-031.
[Added 7-31-1984 by Ord. No. 84-27]
A. 
Except as otherwise permitted pursuant to Chapter 276 of the Township Code, Sidewalk Cafes, no person shall drink, consume or cause to be consumed any alcoholic beverage; or have in his or her possession any unsealed alcoholic beverage container with an alcoholic beverage therein upon any public street, sidewalk, right-of-way, avenue, pathway, park, playground, recreation area or any other public place or upon any land owned or occupied by the Township of Montclair or upon outdoor facilities owned or operated by the Board of Education of the Township of Montclair.
[Amended 7-20-2010 by Ord. No. O-10-031]
B. 
Nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent or prohibit the otherwise lawful consumption of alcoholic beverages at a block party for which a permit has been granted pursuant to Chapter 222, Parades and Processions, of the Code of the Township of Montclair, or at an event for which a social affair permit or a petition for extension of licensed premises has been consented to by the Township and approved by the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, State of New Jersey.
[Amended 9-5-2017 by Ord. No. O-17-026]
[1]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 74, Alcoholic Beverages.
[Added 12-14-1999 by Ord. No. 99-27]
No person other than those connected with or employed upon the railroad who are acting within the scope of their employment shall enter upon the right-of-way of any railroad or come into contact with any equipment, machinery, wires or rolling stock of any railroad. This section shall not prohibit a passenger for hire from utilizing those parts of a railroad particularly intended for passenger use nor shall it prohibit a person from using a crossing established by the railroad.
[Amended 1-10-1989 by Ord. No. 88-81; 4-10-2007 by Ord. No. 07-17]
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding $2,000, imprisonment in the county/municipal jail for a term not exceeding 90 days, or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, or any combination thereof as determined by the Municipal Court Judge. Each day on which a violation of an ordinance exists shall be considered a separate and distinct violation and shall be subject to imposition of a separate penalty for each day of the violation as the Municipal Court Judge may determine.