Township of Hamilton, NJ
Atlantic County
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[Adopted 7-15-1985 by Ord. No. 896-85]

§ 225-1 Permit required for group picnics and outings.

No organizations or groups of persons exceeding 25 people shall be permitted to camp or hold group picnics or outings of any nature at the Cove Area of Hamilton Township unless such organizations or groups shall first obtain a permit for that purpose, which permit shall be approved by the Recreation Commission and issued by the Township Clerk. The Cove Area shall include the beach, water to the safety rope, the parking area and the entire area between the beach and Park Road.[1]
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Editor's Note: Former § 225-2, Residency requirement, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 5-16-1994 by Ord. No. 1167-94.

§ 225-2 Fees.

[Amended 5-16-1994 by Ord. No. 1167-94; 12-19-1994 by Ord. No. 1188-94; 5-20-1996 by Ord. No. 1239-96; 5-1-2000 by Ord. No. 1365-2000; 5-7-2001 by Ord. No. 1397-2001; 7-21-2008 by Ord. No. 1626-2008; 6-3-2009 by Ord. No. 1650-2009]
A. 
Fees for seasonal use of the Cove Area shall be $14 per person, with a season consisting of the date upon which the Cove Area is officially opened for swimming through the date of its closure that season.
[Amended 5-2-2011 by Ord. No. 1691-2011; 4-6-2015 by Ord. No. 1788-2015]
B. 
Fees for daily use of the Cove Area shall be $9 per person per day during the season, consisting of the date upon which the Cove Area is officially opened for swimming through the date of its closure that season.
[Amended 5-2-2011 by Ord. No. 1691-2011; 4-6-2015 by Ord. No. 1788-2015]
C. 
No fees shall be charged or collected from children under 12 years of age.

§ 225-3 Alcoholic beverages.

No alcoholic beverages shall be brought to or consumed at any time within the Cove Area.

§ 225-4 Open fires.

No open fires shall be permitted at any time at the Cove Area.

§ 225-5 Proper attire.

[Amended 12-19-1994 by Ord. No. 1188-94]
All bathers must wear proper bathing attire at all times.

§ 225-6 Refuse, trash and papers.

[Amended 12-19-1994 by Ord. No. 1188-94]
All persons within the Cove Area must place refuse and trash in proper receptacles, including designated containers for recyclables.

§ 225-7 Damage to trees and other vegetation.

Damage in any way to trees or other vegetation within the Cove Area is strictly prohibited.

§ 225-8 Boats and other watercraft.

The use of boats, motorized water vehicles (including, by description but not limitation, jet skis) or canoes within the Cove Area is prohibited.

§ 225-9 Flotation devices; exceptions.

[Amended 5-6-1991 by Ord. No. 1073-91]
The use of flotation devices other than properly sized and properly attached United States Coast Guard approved Types I, II or III personal flotation devices is prohibited within the Cove Area.

§ 225-10 Parking of vehicles.

The parking of vehicles within the Cove Area shall be restricted to parking lots and other areas to be designated by the Recreation Commission for that purpose, and parking in all other areas is prohibited.

§ 225-11 Park speed limits.

It shall be unlawful to drive any vehicle through the Cove Area other than the designated parking lots and drive areas. All speed limits posted therein shall be strictly observed.

§ 225-12 Damage to public property.

It shall be unlawful to damage, destroy, mutilate or deface in any manner whatsoever any and all public property within the Cove Area, including, by description but not limitation, picnic tables and chairs, lifeguard stands, grills and rest room facilities.

§ 225-13 Washing of vehicles prohibited.

The washing of any vehicles in or at the Cove Area is strictly prohibited.

§ 225-14 Launching or mooring boats from bathing beach.

No boat, motorized water vehicle as defined herein or canoe shall be launched from the Cove Area, including both bathing and parking areas, nor moored, anchored or operated within 200 feet of the shoreline with respect to lands owned by the Township of Hamilton.

§ 225-15 Waterskiing prohibited.

No waterskiing shall be permitted within the Cove Area.

§ 225-16 Hours.

[Amended 12-19-1994 by Ord. No. 1188-94]
The Cove Area shall be closed to all persons except for those dates and times posted pursuant to resolution of the Township of Hamilton Recreation Commission.

§ 225-17 Authority to promulgate parking and grounds use fees.

The Recreation Commission may, by resolution, fix the fees for parking in parking lots at the Cove Area and for the use of the grounds or any part thereof by groups for picnics or outings.

§ 225-18 Supplemental rules and regulations.

The Recreation Commission may, by resolution, adopt rules and regulations supplementing this article and governing the use of the Cove Area.

§ 225-19 Violations and penalties.

Any person or persons violating any section of this article shall, upon conviction before a court of competent jurisdiction, be subject to a fine not exceeding $200 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 30 days, or both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court.

§ 225-20 Repeal of inconsistent ordinances.

All ordinances and parts of ordinances of Hamilton Township heretofore adopted that are inconsistent with any of the terms and provisions of this article are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency. Specifically, this repealer shall include the repeal of Ordinance No. 243, Ordinance No. 249, Ordinance No. 250, Ordinance No. 265, Ordinance No. 782-80, Ordinance No. 826-82, Section 5 of Ordinance No. 380 and any and all other ordinances heretofore referred to as "Chapter 83 of the Code Book of the Township of Hamilton."[1]
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Editor's Note: Chapter 83 has since been renumbered to Chapter 225.