Township of Waterford, NJ
Camden County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Waterford 11-26-1980 as Ord. No. 80-13 (Ch. 61 of the 1974 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Loitering — See Ch. 184.
Parental responsibility — See Ch. 195.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 239.
In this chapter, the following definitions shall apply:
ESTABLISHMENT
Any privately owned place of business carried on for profit, or any place of amusement or entertainment to which the public is invited.
MINOR
Any person under the age of 18 years.
OPERATOR
Any individual, firm, association, partnership or corporation operating, managing or conducting any establishment; and whenever used in any clause prescribing a penalty, the term "operator," as applied to an association or partnership, shall include the members or partners thereof and, as applied to a corporation, shall include the officers thereof.
PARENT
Any natural parent of any minor, a guardian or any adult person of the age of 21 years or over responsible for the care, custody and control of any minor.
PUBLIC PLACE
Any public street, highway, road, alley, park, playground, wharf, dock, public building or vacant lot.
REMAIN
To loiter, idle, wander, stroll or play in or upon.
TIME
The prevailing time.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any minor under the age of 18 years to remain in or upon any public place or establishment after the hour of 10:00 p.m. on each and every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until 6:00 a.m. of the following morning and after the hour of 11:00 p.m. on each and every Friday and Saturday until 6:00 a.m. of the following morning unless accompanied by the parent, guardian or other adult person having the care, custody or control of such minor.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any minor under the age of 18 years to remain in or upon any public place or establishment after the hour of 8:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. for a full seven days before and a full seven days after the day celebrated as Halloween unless accompanied by the parent, guardian or other adult person having the care, custody or control of such minor.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for the parent, guardian or any person having the care, custody and control of any minor under the age of 18 years to permit such minor to remain in or upon any public place or establishment after the hour of 10:00 p.m. on each and every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday until 6:00 a.m. of the following morning and from 11:00 p.m. each and every Friday and Saturday until 6:00 a.m. of the following morning unless accompanied by such parent, guardian or other person having the care, custody and control of such minor.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for the parent, guardian or any person having the care, custody and control of any minor under the age of 18 years to permit such minor to remain in or upon any public place or establishment after the hour of 8:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. for a full seven days before and a full seven days after the day celebrated as Halloween unless accompanied by the parent, guardian or other adult person having the care, custody or control of such minor.
A. 
No operator of any establishment or his agents or employees shall knowingly permit any minor to remain upon the premises of said establishment after the hour of 10:00 p.m. on every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday until 6:00 a.m. of the following morning, and from 11:00 p.m. on each and every Friday and Saturday until 6:00 a.m. of the following morning unless such minor is accompanied by his parent, as defined in § 112-1 of this chapter.
B. 
No operator of any establishment or his agents or employees shall knowingly permit any minor to remain upon the premises of said establishment after the hour of 8:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. unless such minor is accompanied by his/her parent, as defined in § 112-1 of this chapter, seven full days before and seven full days after the day celebrated as Halloween.
Any minor, operator or parent, as defined in § 112-1 hereof, who shall violate any provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to a fine not exceeding $1,000, imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, or any combination thereof.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
Any police officer who apprehends and charges a minor violating any provisions of this chapter shall obtain from such minor information as to his name, address, age and the name of his parents or parent. He shall, thereupon, notify said parent or parents of said minor of said violation, and said minor shall be turned over to the custody of his parent or parents pending disposition of said charge by the proper juvenile authorities.