[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Mountain Lakes as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Halloween Curfew
[Adopted 9-23-2002 by Ord. No. 24-02]
The purpose of this section is to protect the public health, safety and welfare of the Borough of Mountain Lakes inhabitants by establishing regulations for the conduct of persons in the Borough of Mountain Lakes on Halloween and to provide enforcement and penalties for violators hereof pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:48-2.52 and otherwise pursuant to law.
In addition to the definitions provided N.J.S.A. 40:48-2.52, as used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- HALLOWEEN (also known as ALL HALLOW'S EVE)
- October 30 and 31 of each year or any other date or dates upon which Halloween is customarily celebrated or observed and which may be designated or recognized by the Council by resolution for the undertaking of activities and celebration of Halloween. In the event a date or dates other than October 30 and 31 shall be designated or recognized by the Council by resolution, notice of an adoption of such resolution shall be published by the Borough Clerk in an official newspaper of the Borough no later than 10 days prior to the date or dates designated or recognized.
It shall be unlawful for any person of any age to possess eggs upon any of the streets, highways, alleys, public parks or other public places in the Borough of Mountain Lakes on Halloween for any purpose other than human consumption.
It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of 18 years to appear on the streets, highways, alleys, public parks, public homes or public places in the Borough of Mountain Lakes on Halloween between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. This section shall not apply to a person under the age of 18 years:
When engaged in an errand involving a medical emergency.
When in attendance at evening classes or at an extracurricular school activity or an activity sponsored by a religious or community-based organization or cultural, educational or social event.
When lawfully employed.
When accompanied by a parent or guardian or other adult having the care and custody of the person.
When upon an emergency errand or legitimate business directed by the juvenile's parent or guardian.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this section shall be subject to the penalties as provided in this Code at § 1-17, Violations and penalties, but in no event in excess of $1,000 and shall perform community service of no less than 25 hours.