Borough of Northvale, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Northvale 3-12-1975 as Ord. No. 399 (Ch. 49 of the 1969 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Curfew — See Ch. 93.
Loitering in parking lots — See Ch. 131.

§ 120-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
LOITERING
Remaining idle in essentially one location, and shall include the concepts of spending time idly, loafing or walking about aimlessly, and shall also include the colloquial expression "hanging around."
PARENT or GUARDIAN
Any adult person having care or custody of a minor, whether by reason of blood relationship, by the order of any court or otherwise.
PUBLIC PLACE
Any place to which the public has access and shall include any street, highway, road, alley or sidewalk. It shall also include the front or the neighborhood of any 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 section or, in the case of a minor, not owned or under the control of his parent or guardian.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 49-2, Certain types of loitering prohibited, was deleted at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.

§ 120-2 Responsibility of parent or guardian.

No parent or guardian of a minor under the age of 18 years shall knowingly permit the minor to loiter in violation of this chapter.

§ 120-3 Notice of violation.

Whenever any minor under the age of 18 years is adjudicated to be in violation of this chapter, his parent or guardian shall be notified of this fact by the Chief of Police or any other person designated by him to give such notice.

§ 120-4 Presumption of evidence.

If at any time within 30 days, allowing the giving of notice as provided in § 120-3, the minor to whom such notice relates again violates this chapter, 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.

§ 120-5 Violations and penalties. [1]

Any person or persons who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall be punishable as provided for in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, General Penalties.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.