Borough of Leonia, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Leonia as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fees — See Ch. 123
[Adopted 10-4-1982 by Ord No. 800 (Ch. 148 of the 1982 Code); amended in its entirety 10-5-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-10]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BOROUGH
The Borough of Leonia.
CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION
Any charitable, benevolent, philanthropic, patriotic, political, religious or eleemosynary purpose.
CONTRIBUTION
The promise or grant of any money or property of any kind or value.
MERCHANDISE
Includes all goods, wares, food, fruit, vegetables, farm products, magazines, periodicals and all kinds of articles of personal property for domestic use, including product samples. Orders of contracts for a service home improvement or alteration and market and opinion surveys or polls are, for the purposes of this chapter, deemed merchandise.
MOBILE FOOD VENDOR
Includes a peddler or solicitor who transports prepared food, foodstuffs to be prepared or cooked prior to sale and beverages for sale in the Borough by vehicle or pushcart, such food or beverage to be sold to individual patrons while said vehicle is stopped or parked. Mobile vendors of frozen products only, such as ice cream, frozen ices or frozen confectionary products are specifically excluded from the definition of "mobile food vendor."
PEDDLER
Any person who goes from place to place by traveling on the streets and roads or from house to house carrying, conveying or transporting goods, wares or merchandise for the purpose of selling and delivering them to customers. The word "peddler" shall include the words "hawker," "huckster" and "vendor."
PERSON
Includes the singular and the plural of any person, firm or corporation, association, club, partnership, society or any other organization.
A. 
Any person who goes from place to place by traveling on the streets and roads or from house to house taking or attempting to take orders for the sale of goods, wares and merchandise or personal property of any nature whatsoever for future delivery or for services to be furnished or performed in the future, including orders for improvements to real property, whether or not such person has, carries or exposes for sale a sample of the object to be sold and whether or not he is collecting advance payments on such sales.
B. 
The word "solicitor" shall include the word "canvasser," provided that this definition shall not include wholesales salespersons calling on retail merchants.
C. 
A solicitor or canvasser also is deemed to be one who is not in the business of selling goods, but one who makes surveys for research purposes, analysis, opinion polls, rating data and any such similar work, which, by nature, involves a door-to-door or place-to-place activity, and shall include persons going from door to door or place to place or being in or on any public or quasi-public areas of the Borough for the purpose of seeking contributions, donations or alms for any person or organization.
VEHICLE
Includes wagons, carts, trailers, motor trucks, motor vehicles, service dispensers or other type of conveyance.
It shall be unlawful for any peddler or solicitor, as defined in § 204-1 of this chapter, to engage in such activity within the Borough of Leonia without first obtaining a license as provided herein.
All applicants shall pay the license fee required by § 204-5, if applicable, and file with the Police Department a sworn written application, in duplicate, on forms to be furnished by the Police Department, which shall give the following information:
A. 
A. The name and a description of the applicant, including date of birth, driver's license number and social security or tax identification number.
B. 
The permanent home address and full local address, if any, of the applicant. If the applicant is a corporation, the name and address of its registered agent.
C. 
The name and address of the employer, firm or person represented, together with credentials establishing the exact relationship.
D. 
A brief statement of the nature of the business and a description of the merchandise or service to be sold or distributed.
E. 
If the licensed activity is to be carried on at a fixed location, the address and description of the premises.
F. 
The length of time for which the license is required.
G. 
If a vehicle is to be used, a description of such vehicle and its license number.
H. 
The days of the week and the hours of the day during which the licensed activity will be conducted.
I. 
The place where the merchandise to be sold or offered for sale is manufactured or produced, the place where such merchandise is located at the time such application is filed and the proposed method of delivery.
J. 
A photograph of the applicant taken 60 days immediately prior to the date of the application, which photograph shall clearly show the head and shoulders of the applicant and shall measure two inches by two inches.
K. 
Each and every solicitor/peddler shall agree to be fingerprinted for the purpose of verifying that he/she has no criminal record. The fingerprint impressions will be taken by an organization to be designated by the Mayor and Council. The necessary form and instructions will be handed out at the time the application is filed with this Department.
L. 
Appropriate evidence as to the good character and business responsibility of the applicant so that an investigator may properly evaluate the same.
M. 
Applications by partnerships shall be signed by all partners with the information required by this § 204-3 supplied in detail as to each partner, and applications of corporations shall have attached individual statements containing all of the information required by this subsection relating to each employee or agent who shall engage in the licensed activity, and shall be signed by said employee or agent.
A. 
Investigation; criminal background check.
(1) 
Upon receipt of such application, the Chief of Police shall cause to be made such investigation of the applicant's business and moral character as he deems necessary for the protection of the public good. The Chief of Police shall require a criminal history background check, which each applicant/solicitor must complete prior to issuance of license. All fees required for such criminal background check will be paid by each individual applicant.
(2) 
The criminal background check will be valid for a twelve-month period. If applicants seek an additional solicitor permit after the twelve-month period has expired, they will be required to have a criminal history check for a non-criminal justice purpose through the New Jersey State Police and pay the fees required directly to the New Jersey State Police.
(3) 
The criminal history check shall be kept confidential. For purposes of this background check, the Leonia Police Department is hereby authorized to have access to criminal history record information through the State Bureau of Investigation.
B. 
If, as a result of each investigation, the applicant's character or business responsibility is found to be unsatisfactory, the Chief of Police shall endorse on such application his disapproval and shall notify the applicant that his application is disapproved. Any determination by the Chief of Police that an application is unsatisfactory shall be based upon one of more of the following findings with respect to the applicant:
(1) 
Conviction of a crime relating adversely to the occupation of peddling or soliciting, which shall be determined in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 2A:168A-2 and set forth in a written explanation provided to the applicant based upon consideration of the following factors or any other factors:
(a) 
The nature and duties of the business for which a license is sought;
(b) 
The nature and seriousness of the crime;
(c) 
Circumstances under which the crime occurred;
(d) 
The date of the crime;
(e) 
The age of the person when the crime was committed;
(f) 
Whether the crime was an isolated or repeated incident;
(g) 
Social conditions which may have contributed to the crime; and
(h) 
Any evidence of rehabilitation, including good conduct in prison or in the community, counseling or psychiatric treatment received, acquisition of additional academic or vocational schooling, successful participation in correctional work-release programs, or the recommendation of persons who have or have had the applicant under their supervision.
(2) 
Prior violation of a peddling or soliciting ordinance.
(3) 
Previous fraudulent acts or conduct.
(4) 
Record of breaches of soliciting contracts.
(5) 
Misrepresentation or false statement contained in the application for the license.
(6) 
Concrete evidence of bad moral character.
C. 
If, as a result of such investigation, the character and business responsibility of the applicant are found to be satisfactory, the Chief of Police shall endorse his approval on the application and deliver to the applicant his license. The Police Chief shall keep a record of all licenses issued and all complaints received, if any, concerning each license.
D. 
The license issued hereunder shall contain the signature of the Chief of Police or his designee and shall specify:
(1) 
The name, address, date of birth, and recent photograph of the licensee.
(2) 
The registration and description of any vehicle used by the licensee.
(3) 
The name and address of the employer by whom the licensee is employed.
(4) 
The type of merchandise or services to be sold or distributed by the licensee.
(5) 
The date of issue and expiration of the license.
(6) 
The class of license issued.
E. 
The Chief of Police shall issue to each licensee at the time of the delivery of his license a badge which will contain the following information: the Leonia Police Department official patch, a two-inch-by-two-inch photograph of the licensee, the full name of the licensee, the name of the licensee's employer, the class of license issued, the effective dates of the license, and the signature of the Chief of Police or his designee. Said badge shall be worn on a lanyard provided by the Leonia Police Department and must be worn over the outermost garment and fully visible at all times while the licensee is engaged in soliciting activities. All badges and lanyards must be returned to the Leonia Police Department at the conclusion of solicitation activities.
F. 
No more than a total of 10 yearly licenses shall be issued, no more than one per person. No more than five yearly licenses shall be issued to mobile food vendors. Peddlers and solicitors who are already licensed by the Borough shall have 10 days prior to the expiration date of the licenses to renew the same at the required fee. This right to renew shall not be assigned or transferred and shall be forfeited if not renewed within the ten-day period prior to expiration.
G. 
No license shall be issued where any person who would use the proposed license is under 16 years of age.
The nonrefundable fee to be paid by each applicant at the time of submitting an application for a license shall be as follows:
A. 
For a weekly license: $75 per week. For the purposes of this chapter, a week shall constitute any six consecutive days, excluding Sundays.
B. 
For a monthly license: $150 per month.
C. 
For a yearly license: $500 per year.
D. 
With respect to a peddler or solicitor conducting his or her business door to door: $20 per day for a daily license.
A. 
Every holder of a peddler's or solicitor's license issued by the Police Chief under the authority of this chapter or by the Clerk of the County of Bergen under the authority of N.J.S.A. 45:24-9 shall be required to carry such license with him while engaged in the business or activity licensed within the corporate limits of the Borough. When the licensed activity is conducted at a fixed location or from a vehicle, the license shall be prominently displayed at the location or on the vehicle. Each vehicle used shall display a license tag bearing the words "Sales License for the Year." In all other cases, the licensee shall have the license in his possession at all times and shall display it upon the request of any citizen or official of the Borough of Leonia.
B. 
Every such licensee shall restrict his selling activity within the Borough to the hours between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. from May 1 to September 30 and 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from October 1 to April 30 and shall notify the police officer on duty at least once in every week in which he plans to conduct said activity before commencing his selling, soliciting or distributing activity. Such notification shall include a statement of the general area of the Borough in which the licensee intends to conduct said activity and a schedule of dates and times when said activity shall be conducted. The licensee shall notify the police officer on duty of any change in the area or time of solicitation, should such changes be made during the week.
C. 
Every such licensee shall carry liability insurance covering its operations in the minimum amount of $500,000 per loss, with the Borough named as an additional insured. Peddlers and solicitors engaged in the door-to-door sale of merchandise are not required to carry said insurance.
D. 
When parked on a time-regulated public street, a peddler or solicitor must obey all existing parking ordinances.
E. 
Vehicles moved or parked on public streets in connection with a peddler's or solicitor's operation must comply with all state, county and municipal vehicle laws.
F. 
No signs are to be erected or displayed without the approval of the Zoning Code Official, except for signs on vehicles that stipulate prices on food offered.
G. 
Mobile food vendors must provide for the disposal of recycling cans and/or bottles. Mobile food vendors are not to use public receptacles for garbage attributable to that peddler's operation.
H. 
Peddlers and solicitors are prohibited from serving drivers or passengers of vehicles and are only allowed to serve pedestrian customers.
I. 
Peddlers and solicitors are prohibited from the use of temporary public utility hookups without prior approval of the Construction Code Official.
J. 
No peddler or solicitor, nor any person in their behalf, shall shout, cry out, blow a horn, ring a bell or use any sound device, including any loudspeaker radio or sound amplifying system, upon any of the streets, alleys, parks or other public or private places in the Borough to call attention to his business or to his merchandise.
K. 
The pushcart used by a mobile food vendor shall contain all merchandise and equipment and shall not exceed six feet in length and four feet in width.
A. 
Stopping or parking on private property; nonsolicitation notices.
(1) 
Peddlers/canvassers/solicitors shall not stop or park any vehicle on privately owned property for the purpose of conducting a sale, without having first filed a written authorization for the same from the property owner.
(2) 
Upon going onto any premises in the Borough, peddlers/canvassers/solicitors shall first examine any notice, as described below, which may be attached to said property and shall be governed by the statement contained on any such notice by immediately and peacefully departing from the premises.
(3) 
It is hereby declared to be unlawful and shall constitute a nuisance for any person to go upon any premises and ring the doorbell upon or near any door or create any sound in any other manner calculated to attract the attention of the occupant of such a residence for the purpose of securing an audience with the occupant thereof and engaging in soliciting, as herein defined, in defiance of any notice as defined below.
(4) 
Every person desiring to secure the protection provided by § 204-7 shall notify the Borough of his or her desire to be placed on the nonsolicitation list maintained by the Chief of Police and/or shall exhibit upon or near the main entrance door to his or her residence a notice indicating the words "no solicitors" or "no soliciting." The letters shall be at least one inch in height, and the notice shall be at least three inches by six inches in size.
B. 
A peddler or solicitor must not inhibit pedestrian traffic and must have at least eight feet between the vehicle and the curbline for pedestrian traffic.
C. 
Peddlers or solicitors shall not stop or park any vehicle in such a manner as to block any advertisement, display or entrance to an existing store.
D. 
Peddlers and solicitors shall not stop or park any vehicle in an alleyway or walkway and shall not stop or park any vehicle in such a manner as to block entrance to said alleyways or walkways.
E. 
Peddlers or solicitors shall not park any vehicle in such a manner as to block any municipal sign, public receptacle for garbage, public bench or other public amenity.
F. 
Peddlers and solicitors must have their intended location approved by the Police Department prior to setting up operations. The Traffic Safety Officer will examine the site to determine if public safety is adversely affected by the location.
Licenses shall not be transferable and must be surrendered upon expiration or upon the obtaining of a renewed license.
It shall be the duty of any police officer of the Borough of Leonia to enforce provisions of this chapter and to require any person seen peddling or soliciting, who is not known by such officer to be duly licensed, to produce his peddler's or solicitor's license. Where applicable, the Health Department should assist the Police Department in enforcing the provisions of this chapter.
The Police Chief shall maintain a record of all licenses issued under the provisions of this chapter and shall record therein all convictions for violations of this chapter and other pertinent circumstances and incidents reported to the Chief of Police.
A. 
Licenses issued under this chapter may be revoked by the Chief of Police after reasonable notice and hearing, for any of the following causes:
(1) 
Fraud or misrepresentation in any application for a permit or license.
(2) 
Fraud, misrepresentation or other dishonesty in the conduct of the licensed activity.
(3) 
Violation of any of the provisions contained in this chapter 204 governing peddling and soliciting.
(4) 
Conviction of any crime or offense relating adversely to the occupation of peddling or soliciting as determined according to the procedure and based upon the considerations set forth in § 204-4B(1) of this chapter.
(5) 
Conducting the business of a licensed activity, whether by the licensee himself or his agents or employees, in any unlawful manner or in any manner that constitutes a breach of the peace or a menace to the public health, safety or general welfare.
(6) 
Whenever a license has been issued immediately upon the application, pending the results of the investigation provided for in this chapter, such license shall be summarily revoked if the results of the investigation are such as would have resulted in the denial of the application.
B. 
Notice of hearing for a revocation of a license shall be given in writing, setting forth the grounds of complaint and the time and place of hearing. Such notice shall be served personally upon the licensee or mailed, postage prepaid, to the licensee at the address given by the licensee in making application under § 204-3 herein at least five days prior to the date set for said hearing.
Any person aggrieved by the action of the Chief of Police in the denial of an application for a permit or license as provided in § 204-4 of this chapter or in the decision with reference to the revocation of a license as provided in § 204-11 of this chapter shall have the right of appeal to the Borough Council of the Borough of Leonia. Such appeal shall be taken by filing with the Borough Council, within 14 days after notice of the action complained of has been mailed to such person's last known address, a written statement setting forth fully the grounds for the appeal. The Borough Council shall set a time and place for a hearing on such appeal, and notice of such hearing shall be given to the appellant in the same manner as provided in § 204-11 of this chapter for notice for hearing or revocation. The decision and order of the Borough Council on such appeal shall be final and conclusive. In accordance with N.J.S.A. 2A:168A-2, if the denial of an application or the revocation of a license or permit is upheld based upon the grounds set forth in § 204-4B(1) or § 204-11A(4) of this chapter, and the applicant shall be provided with a written explanation based upon consideration of the factors enumerated in § 204-4B(1).
A. 
Any veteran or exempt fireman of a volunteer fire department holding a special license issued pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:24-9 and 45:24-10 shall be exempt from procuring a license or paying the fee as provided herein but shall be required to comply with all other applicable sections of this chapter and shall be required to register with the Police Chief and obtain a permit, which will be issued by the Police Chief upon proper identification and exhibition of such state license.
B. 
The requirements of this chapter shall not apply to the following:
(1) 
Any public utility or its employees, where said public utility is subject to regulation by the State Board of Public Utility Commissioners; provided, however, that such employees shall display the identification badge or card issued by their employer.
(2) 
Any person engaged in the delivery of merchandise or other articles or things in the regular course of business to the premises of persons who had previously ordered the same or were entitled to receive the same by reason of a prior agreement.
A. 
Any charitable organization, as defined in § 204-1, desiring to solicit or having solicited in its name contributions or financial assistance of any kind or desiring to sell or distribute any item of literature or merchandise within the Borough for a charitable purpose shall be exempt from the provisions of §§ 204-3A through M, 204-4 and 204-5, provided that a sworn application is filed with the Chief of Police, which shall give the following information:
(1) 
The name and purpose of the cause for which the permit is sought.
(2) 
The name and address of the organization.
(3) 
The period during which solicitation is to be carried on.
(4) 
The name and address of each agent or representative who will conduct solicitations and the length of time that said agent or representative has been employed or affiliated with such organization, society, association or corporation.
B. 
Upon receiving the application set forth above, the Chief of Police shall issue a license without charge to such organization, association, society, corporation, etc., for each of their or its representatives who will actually conduct the solicitations. Upon the issuance of said license, each representative will be issued a badge containing the following information: the Leonia Police Department official patch, the full name of the licensee, the name of the organization, association, society or corporation licensee is soliciting on behalf of, the class of license issued, the effective dates of the license, and the signature of the Chief of Police or his designee. Said badge shall be worn on a lanyard provided by the Leonia Police Department and must be worn over the outermost garment and fully visible at all times while the licensee is engaged in soliciting activities. All badges and lanyards must be returned to the Leonia Police Department at the conclusion of soliciting activities.
A. 
Penalties for specific violations. Penalties shall be as follows:
Section Violated
Penalty
§ 204-2
First offense
$125.00
Second offense
$275.00
Third offense
Court appearance required.
B. 
Unless another penalty is expressly provided by statute or is specifically provided in this or some other section of this chapter, any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter or any supplement thereof or who commits a third or further offense shall be punished by a fine of not more than $500 for each offense or imprisonment in the county jail for a period not exceeding 15 days, or both.
A. 
The Chief of Police shall collect, prepare and maintain a list of addresses of those premises where the owner and/or occupant has notified the Borough that he or she does not wish for any solicitor or canvasser to enter upon his or her property for solicitation or canvassing purposes.
(1) 
To be included on this nonsolicitation list, residents must complete a form which will be made available through the Police Department and must submit the completed form to the Records Department of the Police Department.
(2) 
This list shall be provided to all licensees.
(3) 
No solicitor or canvasser shall enter upon any private property that is included upon the nonsolicitation list.
B. 
Violators of this section will be subject to a fine and/or suspension or revocation of the license granted under this chapter.
[Adopted 5-21-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-7]
The Borough of Leonia shall permit charitable organizations as defined in N.J.S.A. 45:17A-20 to solicit contributions in roadways, commonly referred to as "coin drops," situated in the Borough of Leonia in accordance with the provisions contained herein.
All charitable organizations, as defined in N.J.S.A. 45:17A-20, which desire to solicit such contributions in roadways located in the Borough shall file an application for a permit with the Borough Clerk on a form supplied by the Borough Clerk, specifying the following information:
A. 
Name of applicant organization.
B. 
Address of applicant organization.
C. 
Telephone number of applicant organization.
D. 
Contact person for applicant organization.
E. 
Specific location(s) of proposed charitable solicitation.
F. 
Date(s) and time of operation of proposed charitable solicitation, any potential rain or inclement weather substitution dates must also be listed on all applications to the municipal, county, and state government organizations.
G. 
If the request involves a county roadway, the request shall include a copy of the proposed authorization from the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders to permit the charitable solicitation.
H. 
If the request involves a state roadway and/or highway, the request shall include a copy of the authorization from the Commissioner of Transportation of the State of New Jersey to permit such charitable solicitation or a copy of the appropriate application thereto.
I. 
In accordance with the recommendations of the Borough Police Department, all proposed safety regulations, safety devices and training for individuals who shall participate in the charitable solicitation and/or a report as to the procedures to be used to ensure the safety of the members of the public who will be traversing the roadways within the Borough.
J. 
A certificate of insurance issued by an insurance company duly licensed in the State of New Jersey. The certificate of insurance must provide general liability insurance in an amount of not less than $1,000,000. The Borough shall be listed as an additional insured on the certificate and an endorsement to the insurance policy. This subsection shall not apply if the soliciting group is covered by the Borough's insurance policy.
K. 
A signed, dated and notarized release and indemnification agreement, signed by the organization sponsor or responsible party, legally binding the organization participant, which shall release and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Borough of Leonia, County of Bergen, State of New Jersey, its agents, servants, employees and elected and appointed officials from any and all liability of any kind from injury or physical harm, including death, and damage to property occurring from or alleged to arise out of the event.
L. 
This application must be submitted a minimum of 30 days prior to the planned event date for the fundraiser.
A. 
No permits will be granted by the Borough for more than one event, three consecutive days maximum, for a maximum of no more than two times in a calendar year, for any organization.
B. 
No approved coin drop solicitation shall be permitted for longer than three consecutive days.
C. 
No permits shall be granted by the Borough for more than a maximum of two coin drop solicitations per calendar year. Permits may be granted on a first come, first serve basis.
D. 
All approved coin drop solicitations shall be conducted only during daylight hours and shall commence no earlier than 9:00 a.m. and be concluded no later than 6:00 p.m.
The following conditions shall be placed on all approvals for coin drops:
A. 
Solicitation shall only be permitted at controlled intersections (i.e., those with a traffic signal only; Broad Avenue and Hillside Avenue and/or Broad Avenue and Fort Lee Road) during daylight hours.
B. 
Solicitation may not substantially impede the flow of vehicular or pedestrian traffic. However, traffic must be stopped for a sufficient period of time to ensure the safety of persons soliciting in the roadway. Flagmen are not permitted to be utilized to control or regulate traffic movement.
C. 
Signs and traffic control devices must be in accordance with the latest edition of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. Signs advertising the solicitation may be placed approximately 500 feet in advance. Signs must be temporary, break-away, and a maximum of 16 square feet.
D. 
Persons soliciting in the roadway, or within 15 feet of the roadway, must wear properly sized, ANSI 107-2004 (or later) Class 2 or 3 high visibility apparel. Wearing non-ANSI approved apparel will be reason for immediate cessation of the event.
E. 
Individuals under the age of 18 years may be present but must be at a safe distance and location from the street. Decisions of the Borough Police Department will be final in determining such safe location.
F. 
Solicitors may not harass the motorists or public.
G. 
Solicitors shall not consume or be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
H. 
The charitable organization will be responsible for cleaning any debris, including any signage or advertisements associated with the roadway solicitation, from the solicitation site within two hours of the end of solicitation.
I. 
In the event of severe weather, the charitable organization agrees to immediately cease its roadway solicitation activities and shall not resume such activities without first notifying the Borough Police Department and receiving permission to resume such activities from the Borough Police Department.
J. 
In the event of a motor vehicle accident or injury to a person in the vicinity of the roadway solicitation, the charitable organization agrees to immediately cease its roadway solicitation activities and shall not resume such activities without first notifying the Borough Police Department and receiving permission to resume such activities from the Borough Police Department.
No applicant or organization seeking permission for a coin drop will use any individual under the age of 18 years to perform any function or task associated with the said charitable solicitation in any roadway.
Upon filing of a complete application and completion of the required review by the Borough Police Department, the applicant shall present the application to the Borough Committee a minimum of 30 days prior to the proposed coin drop for its review and consideration, after which the Borough Committee shall grant or deny the applicant's request by resolution. In the event the applicant's request is approved, the Borough resolution shall be forwarded by the applicant to the state and/or county, if necessary. In the event that the coin drop is approved for a roadway which does not intersect or fall within the jurisdiction of the county or state, the resolution shall serve as the final approval for the coin drop. The applicant shall follow and abide by all conditions imposed in the resolution adopted by the Borough Committee.
Any charitable organization requesting authorization from the Borough for a charitable solicitation shall comply with all the terms and conditions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-60, as same may be amended and supplemented and all other applicable state statutes.
Any charitable organization that is granted municipal, county, or state approval for a coin drop understands that at any point prior to the event, during the event, or for future events the New Jersey Department of Transportation, Bergen County official, Leonia Police Chief or designees, or any law enforcement officer can order the charitable organization to cease operations based upon, but not limited to: roadway issues, public safety concerns, weather conditions, or traffic conditions. This cease order does not transfer any liability or exposure to expenses to the official who is delaying or revoking the coin drop event.
Any person or group engaged in solicitation activities found guilty of violating a provision of this article shall be liable for a fine not to exceed $100 for each day of such violation. Tickets may be written by Borough police under N.J.S.A. 39:4-60 et seq.