[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee (now Township Council) of the Township of Hillside 12-21-1971 as Ch. VI, Sec. 6-13, of the 1971 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter is adopted by the Township Committee (now Township Council) pursuant to the authority granted in N.J.S.A. 40:48-1, Subsection 6, to preserve public peace and order and prevent riots, disturbances and disorderly assemblages.
Whenever, in the judgment of the Township Council, an emergency exists or may exist as a result of mob action, riots, disturbances or other civil disobedience causing danger of injury or damages to persons or property, the Township shall have the power to impose by proclamation any or all of the following regulations necessary to preserve the peace and order of the Township:
To impose a curfew upon all or any portion of the Township thereby requiring all persons in such designated curfew areas to forthwith remove themselves from the public streets, alleys, parks or other public places or lands abutting the same, provided that physicians, nurses and ambulance operators performing medical services, utility personnel maintaining essential public services, firemen and Township authorized or requested law enforcement officers and personnel may be exempted from such curfew.
To order the closing of any business establishments anywhere within the Township for a period of the emergency or impose such other limitations on business activities or sales as may be necessary.
To designate any public street, thoroughfare or vehicle parking areas closed to motor vehicles and pedestrian traffic.
To call upon regular and auxiliary law enforcement agencies and organizations within or without the Township to assist in preserving and keeping the peace within the Township.
To impose such other rules and regulations as may be necessary to implement and carry out emergency control operations and to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens and residents of the Township.
The proclamation of emergency provided herein shall become effective upon its issuance and dissemination to the public. Any emergency and the rules and regulations proclaimed thereunder shall remain in full force and effect until amended or terminated by proclamation.
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000; imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days; and/or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days.