Borough of Netcong, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Netcong 7-11-1972 as Ch. 43 of the 1972 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Loitering — See Ch. 202.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 220.

§ 144-1 Definitions.

For purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall be defined to mean:
GUARDIAN
A person, other than a parent, to whom legal custody of the juvenile has been given by court order or who is acting in the place of the parent or who is responsible for the care and welfare of the juvenile.
JUVENILE
An individual who is under the age of 18 years.
PUBLIC PLACE
Any place to which the public has access, including but not limited to a public street, road, thoroughfare, sidewalk, bridge, alley, plaza, park, recreation or shopping area, public transportation facility, vehicle used for public transportation, parking lot or any other public building, structure or area.

§ 144-2 Curfew established; exceptions.

A. 
It shall be unlawful for a juvenile to be in any public place between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.
B. 
This prohibition does not apply if said juvenile is:
(1) 
Engaged in or traveling to or from a business or occupation which the laws of the State of New Jersey authorize a juvenile to perform.
(2) 
Engaged in an errand involving a medical emergency.
(3) 
Attending religious services, extracurricular school activities, activities sponsored by a religious or community organization or other cultural, educational or social events or is in direct transit to or from such events.

§ 144-3 Parental responsibility.

It shall be unlawful for any parent or guardian to permit, suffer or allow any juvenile in his or her care to be in any public place between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., except as set forth in § 144-2 above.

§ 144-4 Responsibility of Borough police force.

Every member of the Borough's police force while on duty is hereby authorized to detain any such juvenile willfully violating the provisions of this chapter until the parent or guardian of the juvenile shall take him or her into custody; but such officer shall immediately, upon taking custody of the juvenile, attempt to communicate with the parent or guardian.

§ 144-5 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 8-10-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-20]
Any person found guilty of having violated § 144-2 or 144-3 of this chapter shall perform community service and may be subject to a fine of no more than $2,000, and if parents or guardians, as well as a juvenile, are found guilty of violating this chapter, the parents or guardians shall perform community service together with the juvenile. The period of community service will not exceed 90 days.