[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Burlington 12-27-2005 by Ord. No. 05-OR-037 (Sec. 14:19 of the 1975 General Ordinances); amended in its entirety 7-28-2009 by Ord. No. 09-OR-014. Subsequent amendment noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to establish drug-free zones pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7 and N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7.1 and to adopt a map depicting the location and boundaries of each drug-free zone on or within 1,000 feet of any school property used for school purposes, which is owned by or leased to any elementary or secondary school or school board, or the area on or within 500 feet of a public housing facility, which is owned or leased to a housing authority, or the area in or within 500 feet of a public park or public building.
As used in this chapter, the following terms are defined as follows:
- PUBLIC BUILDING
- Any publicly owned or leased library or museum.
- PUBLIC PARK
- A park, recreation facility or area or playground owned or controlled by the state, Burlington County or the Township.
The "Drug Free Zone Key Map," dated March 2005 and revised on May 18, 2009, consisting of four sheets, prepared by the Township Engineer for the purpose of adding the Middle School at Springside and deleting the former Springside School, is adopted as the official finding and record of the location and boundaries of the area or areas on or within 1,000 feet of any designated school property or on or within 500 feet of a public housing facility, a public park, or a public building. The map may be changed from time to time by the Council by ordinance or resolution.
The Township Engineer shall file with the Township Clerk the original of every map approved or revised pursuant to this section, or a true copy thereof, which map shall be maintained by the Township Clerk as an official record. The Township Clerk shall also provide without cost a true copy of this chapter and map to the Clerk of Burlington County and to the Office of the Burlington County Prosecutor.