[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Northvale as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Background checks — See Ch. 74.
Article I Residency Restrictions
[Adopted 9-13-2006 by Ord. No. 832-2006]
No person over the age of 18 who has been convicted or pled guilty to a violation of any crime against a minor as listed in N.J.S.A. 2C:7-2 (hereinafter referred to "sex offender"), and who as a result of the same is required to register with the authorities pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:7-1 et seq., (Megan's Law), shall reside or live within a two-thousand-five-hundred-foot radius of any public or private primary and/or secondary school or educational facility, school bus stops for K through 12th grades, or any public park, playground, tot-lot, library, public swimming pool, recreation or sports facility or area, active and passive parkland, and day- or child-care center or facility.
A sex offender who resides within any prohibited area enumerated and established pursuant to § 153-1 hereinabove shall have 60 days from the effective date of this article, or upon the termination of any residential lease entered into prior to said effective date 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.
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 with the prohibited area prior to the effective date of this article.
Any individual who violates the terms of this article shall be subject to: a) a fine not exceeding $1,500; and/or b) imprisonment for a term not exceeding 180 days; and/or c) a period of community service not exceeding 90 days.