[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Colts Neck as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 12-26-1969 as Ch. 36, Art. I, of the 1969 Code]
No person shall, within the limits of said township, bathe, swim or be found in a state of nudity in the waters of any pond, stream or lake located therein. In addition, no person shall bathe or swim in any pond, stream or lake located on township property.
No person shall, within the limits of said township, disrobe in any automobile, truck or vehicle while the same is upon any parking place, street, road, avenue, park or other public place.
No person shall, within the limits of said township, sell or offer to sell any indecent or lewd picture, book or thing or exhibit, or perform any indecent, immoral or lewd play or other representation.
No person shall, within the limits of said township, keep or maintain a disorderly house or a house of ill fame or allow or permit any house, shop, store or other building or structure owned or occupied by him or her to be used as a disorderly house or house of ill fame.
No person shall, within the limits of said township, permit any house, shop, store or other building or structure owned or occupied by him or her to be frequented or resorted to by noisy, riotous or disorderly persons or by prostitutes, gamblers or vagrants.
No person shall, within the limits of said township, operate or use any radio receiving set, phonograph, horn or other sound-producing instrument, device or apparatus in such manner that the sound thereof shall annoy any person or persons or disturb the comfort, rest or repose of any person or persons being in his, her or their place or places of abode.
No person shall, within the limits of said township, make or continue or cause to be made or continued, or permit, any unnecessary noise which shall disturb the comfort, rest or repose of any person or persons or annoy any person or persons being in his, her or their place or places of abode.
No person shall, within the limits of said township, discard, deposit, throw or leave any wastepaper, tin cans, bottles, garbage, waste or refuse of any kind whatsoever upon any parking place, street, road, avenue, park or other public place or upon any lot or other premises, except in receptacles or containers provided for such purpose.
[Amended 6-12-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-13]
Definitions. As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Remaining idle or walking aimlessly about in essentially one location.
- PARENT or GUARDIAN
- Includes any adult person having care or custody of a minor, whether by reason of blood relationship, the order of any court or otherwise.
- PUBLIC PLACE
- A place to which the public has access and shall include any public building and grounds, street, highway, road, alley or sidewalk. It shall also include the front or the neighborhood of a store, shop, restaurant, tavern or other place of business, and public grounds, areas and parks, as well as parking lots or other vacant private property not owned by or under the control of the person charged with violating this chapter or, in the case of a minor, not owned or under the control of his parents or guardian.
Certain types of loitering prohibited. No person shall loiter in a public place in such a manner as to:
Create or cause to be created a danger of a breach of the peace.
Create or cause to be created any disturbance or annoyance to the comfort and repose of any person.
Obstruct the free passage of pedestrians or vehicles.
Obstruct, molest or interfere with any person lawfully in a public place. This subsection shall include the making of unsolicited remarks of an offensive, disgusting or insulting nature or which are calculated to annoy or disturb the person to whom, or in whose hearing, they are made.
Throwing objects. In addition to the conduct described § 164-9B the throwing of stones, snowballs or other objects at any person or vehicle shall be deemed to be a violation of this article.
Failure to obey order to move. Any person violating the provisions of § 164-9 shall be ordered to move on by a police officer. Any person who fails to move on after being ordered to do so shall be guilty of a violation of this article.
Loitering by minors. No parent or guardian of a minor under the age of 18 years shall knowingly permit that minor to loiter in violation of this article. Whenever any minor under the age of 18 years is charged with a violation of this article, his parent or guardian shall be notified of this fact by the ranking police official or any other person designated by the Chief of Police to give such notice If at any time within 30 days following the giving of notice the minor to whom such notice relates again violates this article, it shall be presumed in the absence of evidence to the contrary that the minor did so with the knowledge and permission of his parent or guardian.
No person shall, within the limits of said township, go about from door to door or place himself or herself in any street or streets or other public place or places to beg or gather alms, except upon obtaining a written permit from the Police Department.
Editor's Note: Original § 36-12, False alarm of fire, which immediately followed this section, was deleted 10-8-1997.
No person shall, within the limits of said township, maliciously destroy, damage or injure any property.
Editor's Note: Original §§ 36-14, Gambling, and 36-15, Concealed weapons, which immediately followed this section, were deleted 10-8-1997.
No person shall, within the limits of said township, enter the building or go upon the lands of any public school and break, injure or deface such building or any part thereof, or the fences, structures or outhouses belonging to or connected with such building or lands, and no person shall disturb the exercises of any public school or molest or give annoyance to the children attending such school, or annoy any teacher therein.
No person shall, within the limits of said township, disturb the quiet and peace of any public library reading room or other public building.
No person shall, within the limits of said township, be intoxicated or drunk and disorderly in any street, highway, thoroughfare or public place, or in any private house or in any hotel, boardinghouse, store, restaurant or other quasi-public place, to the annoyance of any person or persons.
No person shall, within the limits of said township, hinder or obstruct any township officer in the performance of his or her duties; nor shall any person knowingly resist or oppose any officer or person authorized by law in serving or attempting to serve any writ, bill, order or process, or when making any arrest, either with or without a warrant.
Editor's Note: Original § 36-20, Interfering with police and fire-alarm systems, which immediately followed this section, was deleted 10-8-1997.
No person shall, within the limits of said township, during an alarm of fire, or while first aid or emergency medical personnel are in response to a medical emergency, hinder, prevent or deter by any device whatsoever any fireman, police officer, first aid or emergency medical personnel or other person from rendering lawful assistance in abating or quelling such fire, or delivering medical emergency services, or hinder or interfere with any fireman, police officer or first aid or emergency medical personnel from going to or returning from the place where any building or other property is on fire, or from which an alarm proceeds, or from providing first aid or emergency medical services; nor shall any person hinder or obstruct the passage of any fire engine, hook-and-ladder truck, hose cart or any fire apparatus or ambulance or emergency medical vehicle in going to or from the place from which an alarm of fire proceeds, or where any building or other property may be burning or any medical emergency exists.
No person shall in any way injure, destroy, break, mutilate, deface or tamper with any streetlight, pole or fixture or any part thereof in any street, highway, park or other public place within the limits of said township.
Editor's Note: Original §§ 36-22, Fighting, rioting, breaches of peace, and 36-23, Discharge of firearms, which immediately preceded this section, were deleted 10-8-1997.
No person shall paste, write, clip, paint, print, nail, clamp or otherwise fasten, inscribe or affix any notice, placard or advertisement against or upon any way, gate, house, store, shop, shed, fence, rock, stump, tree, shrub, bush, building or structure without the written consent of the owner or occupant of the same, except when done by a public officer in the performance of his or her duties.
No person shall paste, clip, paint, nail, clamp or otherwise fasten, inscribe or affix any notice, placard or advertisement upon any public building, sidewalk, fence, curbstone, wall, bulletin board, park or other public property or place within the limits of said township, except with the permission of the Police Department.
No person shall open, injure, destroy, deface, mutilate, break or tamper with any fire hydrant in any public street or public place within the limits of said township, except members of the Township Fire Department actually engaged in the performance of their duties.
Editor's Note: Original §§ 36-28, Autobuses and taxis, avoiding payment of fare; 36-29, Abandonment of automobiles and other junk; and 36-30, Obtaining food, lodgings, accommodations by fraud, which immediately followed this section, were deleted 10-8-1997.
No person shall, within the limits of the township, on any public property, including but not limited to public parks, playgrounds, open space, recreation facilities or any other public facility, discharge or set off any air guns, pellet guns or paintball guns or any other instrument which propels projectiles.
The use or operation by any person of all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles and dirt bikes on township-owned property is strictly prohibited at all times.
Riotous conduct, indecent conduct, breaches of the peace, vagrancy, and prostitution not hereinbefore mentioned are hereby prohibited within the limits of said township.
The term "person" and the term "persons," as used in this article, shall, wherever appropriate, in connection with the context, include "corporation" and "corporations," respectively.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLE
- A motor vehicle, designed to travel over any terrain, of a type possessing between three and six rubber tires and powered by a gasoline engine.
- DIRT BIKE
- A motor-powered vehicle possessing two or more tires, designed to travel over any terrain and capable of travelling off of paved roads, whether or not such vehicle is subject to registration with the Department of Motor Vesicles.
- A motor vehicle, designed primarily to travel over ice or snow, of a type which uses sled-type runners, skis, an endless belt tread, cleats or any combination of these or other similar means of contact with the surface upon which it is operated, but does not include any farm tractor, highway or other construction equipment or any military vehicle.
All fines imposed and collected under and by virtue of this article shall be paid into the treasury of said township.
[Amended 10-8-1997; 3-8-2006]
A violation of any provision of this article shall be punishable as provided in § 1-9 of this Code.
The following acts, among others, are declared to be a nuisance in violation of this article:
Construction. The operation of any equipment used in commercial construction, repair, alteration or demolition work on buildings, structures, streets or appurtenances thereto in residential or commercial land use zones on weekdays between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. the following day, or between 7:00 p.m. Saturday night and 7:00 a.m. Monday morning and on legal holidays, except in the case of urgent necessity in the interest of public health and safety and then only with permission from the Township Council.
Landscaping equipment. The operation of power mowers and power tools used in landscaping outdoors between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. the following day.
Loading operations. Loading, unloading, opening or otherwise handling boxes, crates, containers, garbage cans, recycling containers or similar objects between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. the following day.
Refuse-compacting vehicles. Operating or permitting the operation of any motor vehicle which can compact refuse and which creates, during the compacting cycle, a disturbing noise between 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. the following day.
Solid waste/recycling collection. The collection of solid waste or recyclable materials between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. the following day.