Borough of Wrightstown, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Wrightstown by Ord. No. 1988-12 (Sec. 3-15 of the Revised General Ordinances); amended in its entirety 6-9-1998 by Ord. No. 1998-4. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 72-1 Drug-Free Zone Map adopted.

In accordance with and pursuant to the authority of L. 1988, c. 44 (N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7), and L. 1997, c. 327 (N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7.1), the Drug-Free Zone Map produced on May 12, 1998, by Remington, Vernick and Vena Engineers, the Borough Engineer, is hereby approved and adopted as an official finding and record of the location and areas within the borough of property which is used:
A. 
For school purposes and which is owned by or leased to an elementary or secondary school or School Board and of the areas on or within 1,000 feet of such school property; and
B. 
For public housing facilities, public parks or publicly owned or leased libraries or museums as defined in N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7.l, Subsection f, and of the areas on or within 500 feet of such housing facilities, public parks, public buildings or publicly owned or leased libraries or museums.

§ 72-2 Location and boundaries of drug-free zones.

The Drug-Free Zone Map approved and adopted pursuant to § 72-1 of this chapter shall continue to constitute an official finding and record as to location and boundaries of areas on or within 1,000 feet of property owned by or leased to any elementary or secondary school or School Board which is used for school purposes, or within 500 feet of property owned by or leased to any public entity for a public housing facility, public park purposes or library or museum purposes, until such time, if any, that this chapter shall be amended to reflect any additions or deletions with respect to the location and boundaries of such property and drug-free zones.

§ 72-3 Notification of changes in location and boundaries.

The School Board, or the chief administrative officer in the case of any private or parochial school, and the Borough Clerk, are hereby directed and shall have the continuing obligation to promptly notify the Borough Engineer and the Borough Solicitor of any changes or contemplated changes in the location and boundaries of any property owned by or leased to any elementary or secondary school or School Board and which is used for school purposes, or to any public housing facility, or for any public park or library or museum purposes.

§ 72-4 Copies of map on file.

The Borough Clerk is hereby directed to receive and to keep on file the original of the map approved and adopted pursuant to § 72-1 of this chapter, and to provide at a reasonable cost a true copy thereof to any person, agency or court which may from time to time request such a copy, along with a certification that such copy is a true copy of the map approved and adopted herein and kept on file. It is hereby further directed that a true copy of such map and of this chapter shall be provided without cost to the Clerk of Burlington County and to the Office of the Burlington County Prosecutor.

§ 72-5 Map to be used as evidence.

The following additional matters are hereby determined, declared, recited and stated:
A. 
It is understood that the map approved and adopted pursuant to § 72-1 of this chapter was prepared and intended to be used as evidence in the prosecutions arising under the criminal laws of this state and that, pursuant to state law, such map shall constitute prima facie evidence of the following:
(1) 
The location of elementary and secondary schools, of public housing facilities, of public parks, and of libraries and museums within the borough.
(2) 
The boundaries of the real property which are owned by or leased to such schools or a School Board, or to such entities as may be responsible for the public housing facility, public park, or libraries or museums.
(3) 
That such school(s) and public property(ies) are and continue to be used for school purposes or for public housing facilities, public parks and/or libraries or museums.
(4) 
The location and boundaries of areas which are on or within 1,000 feet of such school properties, or on or within 500 feet of such public housing facilities, public parks or libraries and museums.
B. 
All of the property depicted on the map approved and adopted herein as school property, or as public housing facilities, public parks or libraries and museums, were owned by or leased to a school or School Board, and were being used for school purposes as of July 9, 1987, that being the effective date of L. 1988, c. 44 (N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7) and/or were owned by or leased to a public entity and being used for public housing facilities, public parks or libraries or museums as of January 9, 1998, that being the effective date of L. 1997, c. 327 (N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7.1)
C. 
Pursuant to the provisions of L. 1988, c. 44, and L. 1997, c. 327, a prosecutor is not precluded from introducing or relying upon any other evidence or testimony to establish a violation of the offense defined in those statutes, including use of a map or diagram other than the one approved and adopted pursuant to § 72-1 of this chapter. The failure of the map approved herein to depict the location and the boundaries of any properties which are, in fact, used for school purposes, public housing facilities, public parks or libraries and museums, and which are owned by or leased to any elementary or secondary school or School Board, as applicable, or to any other public entity operating the public housing facility, public park or library and museum, as applicable, whether the absence of such depiction is the result of inadvertent omission or the result of any changes in the location and boundaries of such property which have not yet been incorporated into the revised approved map, shall not be deemed to be an official finding and record that such property is not owned by or leased to the applicable public entity, or that such property is not used for the applicable public purpose (i.e., school purposes, public housing facilities, public parks or libraries and museums).
D. 
All the requirements set forth in L. 1988, c. 44, concerning the preparation, approval and adoption of the Drug-Free School Zone Map, and the provisions of L. 1997, c. 327, concerning the preparation, approval and adoption of a Drug-Free Public Facility/Public Park Zone Map have been complied with.