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Township of Freehold, NJ
Monmouth County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Freehold 9-13-2005 by Ord. No. O-05-28. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful for any person subject to the registration requirements set forth in N.J.S.A. 2C:7-1 et seq. (hereafter "sex offender"), to reside within 1,000 feet (hereafter "prohibited radius") of any public or private primary and/or secondary school or educational facility, or any public or private park, playground, tot-lot, library, recreational area, active and passive parkland or child-care facility (hereafter "prohibited area"). The facilities listed above do not necessarily have to be located within the boundaries of the Township, so long as any portion of the prohibited radius around any such facilities is located within the Township, it will be considered part of the prohibited area.
The prohibited area is depicted on a map entitled "Sex Offender Residency Prohibited Area Map" prepared by the Township Engineer's office.
The Township Clerk is hereby directed to receive and to keep on file the original of the map approved and adopted pursuant to § 273-1 and to provide at a reasonable cost a true copy to any person, agency or court which may request such a copy, along with a certification that such copy is a true copy of the map approved and adopted herein and kept on file. It is hereby further directed that a true copy of such map and of this chapter shall be provided without cost to the County Clerk.
[Amended 12-27-2005 by Ord. No. O-05-45]
A sex offender who resides within any prohibited area established pursuant to the provisions of this chapter shall have 60 days from the effective date of this chapter, or upon the termination of any residential lease entered into prior to the effective date of this article and the term of which is not longer than one year, whichever is later, to relocate outside the prohibited area. Failure to move to a location which is in compliance with this article within the prescribed time period shall constitute a violation of this article.
[Amended 12-27-2005 by Ord. No. O-05-45]
The provisions of this article shall not apply to any sex offender who has purchased property to be used as his/her primary residence which is located within the prohibited area prior to the effective date of this article.
[Added 12-27-2005 by Ord. No. O-05-45[1]]
Monitoring; enforcement. For informational purposes, each sex offender who must register with the Police Department, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:7-1 et seq., shall be provided with a copy of this Chapter 273 and a copy of the Sex Offender Residency Prohibited Area Map by the Police Department. However, it shall not be a defense to a charge of violating this chapter that, upon registering with the Police Department, the accused was not given a copy of this chapter and/or map.
[Amended 3-28-2006 by Ord. No. O-06-13]
Editor's Note: Former § 273-6B, Monthly review of registry, was repealed 3-28-2006 by Ord. No. O-06-13.
Township Administrator’s procedures. The Township Administrator is hereby authorized to initiate and direct, by administrative order, such additional or supplementary procedures as the Administrator may determine will be likely to enhance compliance with this chapter.
Editor’s Note: This ordinance also redesignated former § 273-6, Violations and penalties, as § 273-7.
Any violation of this article shall be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, Article II, General Penalty.