Township of East Hanover, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of East Hanover 4-24-2001 by Ord. No. 9-2001. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Administration — See Ch. 5.
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 57.
Curfew — See Ch. 77.
Noise — See Ch. 108.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 115.
Public swimming pools — See Ch. 210.

§ 45-1 Mission.

The Division of Recreation in the Department of Public Services is charged with providing diverse recreational, educational and cultural activities for all the residents of East Hanover and to administer, maintain and enhance all park, playground and open space facilities and areas for the enjoyment of its citizens.

§ 45-2 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
DEPARTMENT
Department of Public Services of the Township of East Hanover.
DIVISION
The Division of Recreation in the Department of Public Services.
FACILITIES
Any field, building, court, structure, equipment, construction or any other thing under supervision and/or control of the Division of Recreation.
PARK
Any reservation, playground, playing field or other land located within the Township of East Hanover, whether owned by the Township or not, but open to the public and devoted to or used for active or passive recreation.
PERSON
Any individual, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company. organization or other entity of any kind.
SUPERINTENDENT
The Superintendent of Recreation of the Township of East Hanover.
TOWNSHIP
The Township of East Hanover in the County of Morris, New Jersey.

§ 45-3 Maintenance of facilities.

All maintenance work, including preparation of playing fields, shall be done by, and only by, employees of the Township of East Hanover. It shall be a violation of this chapter for any person to do any work or to direct any other person to do work of any kind on or to any recreation field, building or other facility.

§ 45-4 Use of facilities; permit; fees.

A. 
Unless otherwise indicated, and then only under the conditions set forth herein, residents of the Township shall have priority in the utilization of all Township facilities, followed by persons who are bona fide employees of a business which is located in the Township and then by all others.
B. 
Utilization of fields, buildings or other facilities under the control of the Division shall be with the specific permission of the Division. The decision as to whether a field is playable shall be made only by the Superintendent of Recreation or her/his designee and it shall be a violation of this chapter for any person or group of persons to enter upon or utilize any field which has been declared unplayable by the Superintendent or her/his designee.
C. 
Any group using Township facilities for sports activities, except those groups sponsored or cosponsored by the Division, must have its own insurance in amounts satisfactory to the Division and must provide proof of coverage before participation. (This shall include, but not be limited to, outside teams playing East Hanover teams or playing in tournaments or school teams, including Hanover Park Regional School District.)
D. 
Organizations not affiliated with the Township or nonresident individuals or organizations may utilize various fields under the control of the Division of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs by virtue of a permit available from the Division.
[Added 5-5-2009 by Ord. No. 8-2009]
(1) 
Such permit shall be issued by the Division upon application and payment of the required fee.
(2) 
Any individual or organization applying for a permit thereby agrees to the following conditions:
(a) 
All decisions regarding inclement weather or playability of fields will be made solely by the Superintendent of Recreation.
(b) 
No permit shall be issued unless the applicant provides a valid certificate of insurance with limits acceptable to the Township.
(c) 
No permit shall be issued unless the applicant executes a hold harmless agreement in favor of the Township.
(d) 
By applying for the permit, the applicant agrees that all maintenance of such fields shall be done by, and only by, employees of the Township.
(e) 
Each applicant shall be responsible for clearing the area of all debris left behind by players, coaches or fans.
(f) 
Possession or use of alcoholic beverages is strictly prohibited.
(g) 
Violation of any of the foregoing conditions will result in automatic revocation of the permit and may subject the violator to additional penalties as provided in § 45-20 hereof.
(3) 
Fees for the use of fields shall be as follows:
(a) 
Single game, no lights: $50.
(b) 
Single game, with lights: $100.
(c) 
Tournaments, no lights: $100 per day per field.
(d) 
Tournaments, with lights: $175 per day per field.
E. 
In conjunction with the use of a field, the applicant may also seek permission to use a concession facility, subject to the following:
[Added 5-5-2009 by Ord. No. 8-2009]
(1) 
The stand shall be operated solely by volunteers for the benefit of the organization. No outside vendors are permitted.
(2) 
Operation of the concession must comply with all rules and regulations of the Department of Health.
(3) 
Facilities shall be maintained in neat and clean condition at all times.
(4) 
The fee for use of a concession stand shall be $100 per day.

§ 45-4.1 Board of Recreation Program Overseers.

[Added 4-1-2008 by Ord. No. 4-2008]
A. 
There is hereby created a Board of Recreation Program Overseers to consist of seven members to be appointed by the Mayor for a term of three years, except that of the initial appointments, three shall be for a period of one year, two shall be for a period of two years and two shall be for a period of three years. Vacancies on the Board, other than by expiration of a term, shall be filled in the same manner for the remainder of the unexpired term.
B. 
The Board shall elect from its membership a Chairperson, a Vice Chairperson and a Secretary. Clerical assistance, as necessary, shall be provided by the Superintendent from Division staff.
C. 
The Board shall meet not fewer than four times per year and shall assist the Superintendent of Recreation in the planning, design and implementation of recreation programs for persons of all ages.

§ 45-5 Cosponsored groups, organizations or activities.

In an effort to maximize recreational, educational and cultural opportunities for persons of all ages, the Township enters into cooperative relationships with independent groups or organizations. As a result, these entities become quasi-municipal entities for the purpose of the Township providing various assistance, including, but not limited to, insurance coverage and facilities on a priority basis. To maintain the quasi status of the associations or organizations requires that the Township exercise certain controls, but it is not the intention of the Township to interfere with the internal operation of such associations or groups so long as they adhere to the following regulations:
A. 
Each cosponsored organization must provide opportunities for all Township residents to participate within the parameters of the organization's specific purpose.
B. 
No cosponsored group shall discriminate against any individual based upon age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, gender or sexual orientation; provided, however, that nothing herein shall be construed to limit the setting of age limits for participation in programs wherein the purpose of such limitation is to provide for a balance of skills and abilities.
C. 
Each cosponsored group shall provide within its operating structure a means of appeal for any individual who feels aggrieved by any action or lack of action by the organization and shall provide such grievant with an opportunity to state his/her case.
(1) 
If after such an opportunity, the grievant is unsatisfied with the decision, the grievant may submit the matter to the Superintendent of Recreation for review. If, in the opinion of the Superintendent, the grievance is based upon an alleged violation of the organization's bylaws or of the provisions of this chapter regarding cosponsored organizations, the matter shall be submitted to arbitration before the Township Administrator.
(2) 
Either party may appeal the decision of the Township Administrator to the Township Council, whose decision shall be final.
(3) 
Matters other than the alleged violations of an organization's bylaws or the provisions of this chapter shall be adjudicated solely within the organization.
D. 
All volunteer coaches affiliated with any cosponsored program must attend the safety clinic conducted by the Division. Failure to have current certification under this requirement will bar the individual from coaching at any level at any time until such certification shall have been obtained.
E. 
Each cosponsored organization is required to submit the following information no later than February 15 of each year:
(1) 
Financial statements for the prior year.
(2) 
Proposed budget (including details of revenues and expenditures) for the current year.
(3) 
Names, addresses and phone numbers of all officers, including the position held: names, addresses and telephone numbers of all trustees or other board members and any titles held. (If any changes occur among the officers, trustees or other board members during the course of the year following this submission, such changes shall be submitted to the Division within 10 business days thereafter.)
(4) 
Current bylaws, policies or other operating documents. (Any changes made during the course of the year, after this submission, shall be submitted to the Division office within 10 business days following adoption thereof.)
F. 
Each cosponsored organization is required to submit the following information no later than two weeks following the league draft and/or 21 days prior to the beginning of play in any season of each year:
(1) 
Name, address and telephone number of league director.
(2) 
Rules and regulations of the league and of any league in which a traveling team may participate. (Any changes made during the course of the year, after this submission, shall be submitted to the Division within 10 business days following adoption thereof.)
(3) 
Roster of all participants (coaches, players etc.), including names, addresses and telephone numbers. (Any changes made during the course of the year, after this submission, shall be submitted to the Division within 10 business days thereafter.)
(4) 
Game and practice schedules. All schedules are subject to the approval of this Division and may be subject to alteration based upon availability of facilities. The decision of the Division in such matters shall be final.

§ 45-6 Regulations specific to facilities.

A. 
Tennis courts.
(1) 
Registration.
(a) 
Utilization of tennis courts located in Lurker Park requires registration which may be done at the Division offices during normal business hours. The annual fees shall be as follows:
[1] 
Resident adult (18 years of age and above): $15.
[2] 
Resident senior citizen: $10.
[3] 
Resident child (under 18 years of age): $10.
[4] 
Family package (two adult, three child or senior badges): $50.
[5] 
Employee of Township-based business: $20.
[6] 
All others: $25.
(b) 
It shall be a violation of this chapter to utilize the tennis courts without first having been properly registered.
(2) 
Tennis courts are open for play from March 15 through December 15, weather permitting.
(3) 
Hours of play are sunrise to 9:30 p.m.; provided, however, that children under 15 years of age may not use the courts after 5:00 p.m. on any day unless playing with an adult or where no adults are waiting to play. In the latter case, children under 15 must yield the court to adults who may arrive after the children have taken the court.
(4) 
Use of the tennis courts, except as described in Subsection A(3) above and except for programs sponsored by the Division, is on a first-come basis, but persons using the courts are expected to exercise courtesy and to limit play to one-hour sessions when others are waiting to use the courts.
(5) 
Proper footwear must be worn inside the tennis area at all times. All players must wear proper apparel. Shirts must be worn at all times.
(6) 
Each court must have a minimum of two and a maximum of four players.
(7) 
Spectators are not permitted inside the fenced area. Use of the courts for any purpose other than tennis is prohibited, and persons using the court surface for roller-skating, skateboarding, cycling or any similar prohibited use shall be issued a summons and be subject to fines.
B. 
Picnic grove.
(1) 
Priority for use of the picnic grove is accorded to events sponsored or cosponsored by the Division. There is no charge for such events nor for events sponsored by nonprofit civic groups of the Township.
(2) 
For any other group the following schedule of permit fees shall apply:
[Amended 7-10-2006 by Ord. No. 17-2006]
(a) 
Family gatherings (Township residents): $50.
(b) 
Nonresident groups or company picnics (up to 75 persons): $200.
(c) 
Nonresident groups or company picnics (over 75 persons): $500.
(3) 
No permit shall be issued for groups described in Subsection B(2)(b) and (c) above unless a valid certificate of insurance has been submitted to the Division and approved by the Township Risk Manager and a hold harmless agreement has been duly executed on behalf of the group. Permits shall be issued for groups described in Subsection B(2)(a) above upon presentation of a copy of the host's homeowner's insurance policy and the execution of the hold harmless agreement.
(4) 
No person or group may charge admission to any event being held in the picnic grove.
(5) 
Any group, except groups described in Subsection B(2)(a) above, which is required to secure a permit and which is to use the facility on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, shall also pay a site supervisor fee in the amount of $35 per hour which shall be calculated upon the length of time for which the grove is to be occupied, plus one hour to cover the supervisor's time before and after the event. Such fee must be paid in advance at the time the permit is secured.
[Amended 7-10-2006 by Ord. No. 17-2006]
(6) 
If an event is canceled not less than 72 hours in advance, the entire site supervisor fee, plus 50% of the permit fee, shall be refunded. In the case of any other cancellation, the entire permit fee, plus four hours of the site supervisor's fee, shall be retained by the Township; provided, however, that where a rain date has also been reserved, no penalty will be imposed unless the second date is also canceled.
(7) 
Alcoholic beverages are not permitted unless the sponsor has obtained the approval of the Township Council and shall, if applicable, have secured a one-day permit from the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control. In no instance may any alcoholic beverage other than beer, ale or wine be served. Applications for such approval and permit should be made as far in advance of the event as possible, but in no case less than 45 days before.
(8) 
Persons using the picnic grove are required to dispose of all refuse in containers provided. If refuse exceeds the container capacity, it must be removed from the area and properly disposed of. In cases where the sponsor fails to properly police the area and the Township is required to utilize labor to clean up the area, the sponsor will be billed for the cost of such clean-up.
(9) 
Comfort facilities shall be properly used. Sponsors will be liable for any costs involved in clean-up or repair necessitated by the group's use of the facilities.
C. 
Concession stands: In an effort to assist organizations in raising funds to support their activities, the Division will make available upon request the various concession stands located in buildings in the several parks, subject to the following rules and regulations:
(1) 
The stand shall be operated solely by volunteers for the benefit of the specific organization. Any use of paid employees raises a liability problem and is not permitted. Additionally, the organization may not enter into a concession agreement with a third party to operate the stand and to provide to the organization either a fixed fee or a percentage of operations, unless the organization, with the approval of the Township, has complied with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et seq. (the Local Public Contracts Law).
(2) 
Operations must conform to all rules and regulations of the Department of Health.
(3) 
Facilities shall be maintained in a neat and clean condition at all times. Any problems, including, but not limited to, nonfunctioning equipment, shall be reported to the Superintendent immediately.
D. 
Swimming pool.
(1) 
Membership; guest passes.
(a) 
Membership.
[1] 
The fee for all residents except persons 60 years and older or under two years of age shall be $60 per badge. This fee shall be reviewed annually by the Division of Recreation.
[Amended 5-2-2011 by Ord. No. 5-2011]
[2] 
Children under two years of age, accompanied by a member, shall not require a badge and will be admitted without charge. Members must, however, register the name and age of the child with the Division at the time the member acquires his/her badge.
[3] 
Residents age 60 and older shall require a badge which shall be issued without fee upon registration with the Division.
[4] 
Nonresident members are welcome upon registration and payment of the fee which shall be established annually by the Division.
(b) 
Members may obtain guest passes for their guests. All guests must be accompanied by a member. The fees for guest passes shall be as follows:
[1] 
Monday through Friday, except holidays, and Saturdays and Sundays in June: $7.50 per person per day.
[2] 
Saturdays or Sundays in July, August and September, Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day: $10 per person.
(2) 
Operations.
(a) 
The pool opens on Memorial Day weekend, operates on weekends in June until the weekend following the closing of school. Thereafter the pool is open daily through Labor Day.
(b) 
Pool hours are 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday. No person other than pool personnel is permitted within the pool enclosure other than during the designated hours.
(c) 
Notwithstanding the hours of operation set forth in Subsection D(2)(b) above, the pool manager may order the pool vacated or may close down the pool entirely when in his/her judgment lightning or other weather or other adverse conditions are such that they may jeopardize the safety of pool members and guests.
(3) 
Rules and regulations.
(a) 
No person shall enter the pool until at least three lifeguard stations are staffed.
(b) 
Running, pushing, wrestling, use of abusive or profane language, fighting or causing a disturbance is prohibited. Violators may be excluded from the pool as well as subject to summonses and fines.
(c) 
Dressing and undressing shall be confined to dressing rooms. No person shall be indecently exposed, and all attire shall conform to commonly accepted standards.
(d) 
No person having a communicable disease may enter the pool area.
(e) 
All persons are required to shower before entering the swimming pool, and the pool manager may exclude any person having open blisters or cuts, sores or inflamed eyes, ears, nose or mouth infections, excessive sunburn or any type of skin disease. Persons so excluded will not be readmitted unless the condition is abated or the person provides a physician's certification that the condition poses no danger to other members and guests.
(f) 
"No Smoking" signs shall be observed and obeyed.
(g) 
No glass or other breakable containers may be brought into the pool enclosure.
(h) 
Any conduct affecting the safety or enjoyment of other members and guest is prohibited, and the offending party may be removed from the premises if such conduct persists. Members and guests are required to obey the directions of the pool manager and lifeguards, and failure to do so is cause for removal from the premises, and, if such disobedience is chronic, the offender may be permanently barred from re-entry.
(i) 
Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on the premises.
(j) 
Animals are not permitted on the pool grounds.
(k) 
Use of wading pool.
[1] 
Use of the wading pool is limited to small children who shall be supervised by a parent or other responsible person who brought the child to the pool.
[2] 
Children not toilet-trained must wear diapers with waterproof coverings. (Pampers and similar products are not acceptable.)
(l) 
Supervision of children.
[1] 
No child 12 years of age or under shall be admitted unless accompanied by an adult, defined herein as being a person at least 18 years of age.
[2] 
An adult must accompany any child six years or younger to the toilet and shower areas.
[3] 
No child six years or younger shall at any time be left unattended on the pool grounds.
(m) 
Diving.
[1] 
Diving is permitted only in designated areas.
[2] 
Only one person shall be permitted on a diving board and ladder at any time.
[3] 
Divers shall not dive until the previous diver has cleared the area below the board.
[4] 
Diving from the sides of boards or from the sides of the diving walls is not permitted.
[5] 
Excessive bouncing on boards is prohibited.
[6] 
Swimmers (other than divers) are not permitted in the diving well except during specially designated periods. Nonswimmers are not allowed in the diving area at any time.
[7] 
Retrieving objects from the bottom of the diving well is prohibited unless proper authorization to do so has been granted.
[8] 
Running dives from the deck area are strictly prohibited.
[9] 
Ladders must be used when leaving the diving well.
(n) 
Adult swims. Adults only swim periods may be held on any day at the discretion of the pool manager.
(o) 
Members and guests are expected to keep the premises clean and to properly dispose of trash and rubbish in the receptacles provided.
E. 
Tom Rinaldi Recreation Center.
(1) 
The multipurpose room of the Center is available for use on a daily basis, subject to prior commitments, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.
(a) 
Organizations sponsored by the Division and nonprofit Township-based organizations may utilize the facility without a fee.
(b) 
Any other group wishing to use the facility must make an application to the Superintendent at least 30 days in advance of the proposed use, and is subject to the following conditions:
[1] 
The facility may be used for meetings, seminars or classes for employees or clients of the using group who attend without paying a fee. The facility may not be used for any purpose for which a fee or admission is charged or for the sale of goods. All uses are subject to the approval of the Superintendent, whose decision shall be final.
[2] 
The fee for use of the facility is $450 for up to three hours: $700 for up to six hours and $850 for up to eight hours.
[3] 
The using group must submit proof of insurance in the amount and form satisfactory to the Township Risk Manager.
[4] 
The using group must execute a hold harmless agreement in the form required by the Township.
(c) 
Any group utilizing the facility is responsible for leaving the facility in the same condition in which it was prior to the use. Any using group shall be responsible for any damage to the building, furniture or fixtures during its use thereof.
(2) 
The building and all areas thereof is a "no smoking" area.
(3) 
The possession or use of alcohol in the building is prohibited.
F. 
Camp Hope.
[Added 7-10-2006 by Ord. No. 17-2006[1]]
(1) 
Priority for use of Camp Hope is accorded to events sponsored or cosponsored by the Division. There is no charge for such events nor for events sponsored by nonprofit civic groups of the Township.
(2) 
For any other group the following schedule of permit fees shall apply:
(a) 
Family gatherings (Township residents): $50.
(b) 
Nonresident groups or company picnics (up to 75 persons): $200.
(c) 
Nonresident groups or company picnics (over 75 persons): $500.
(3) 
No event may commence on any day prior to 9:00 a.m nor conclude later than 7:00 p.m. or dusk, whichever is earlier.
(4) 
The playing of loud music or amplification of sound in any way is limited to that sound which can be contained on the site. Noise complaints from neighboring residences shall be cause to order a halt to all persons or devices responsible therefor, and repeated validated complaints shall be cause to evict the persons using the Camp. In such case there shall be no refund of any fees paid, and the persons or group so evicted shall not again be permitted to use the facility .
(5) 
No permit shall be issued for groups described in Subsection F(2)(b) and (c) above unless a valid certificate of insurance has been submitted to the Division and approved by the Township Risk Manager and a hold harmless agreement has been duly executed on behalf of the group. Permits shall be issued for groups described in Subsection F(2)(a) above upon presentation of a copy of the host's homeowner's insurance policy and the execution of the hold harmless agreement.
(6) 
No person or group may charge admission to any event being held at Camp Hope. Sale of food, beverages or merchandise on the premises is prohibited.
(7) 
Any group, except groups described in Subsection F(2)(a) above, which is required to secure a permit and which is to use the facility on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, shall also pay a site supervisor fee in the amount of $35 per hour which shall be calculated upon the length of time for which the Camp is to be occupied, plus one hour to cover the supervisor's time before and after the event. Such fee must be paid in advance at the time the permit is secured.
(8) 
If an event is canceled not less than 72 hours in advance, the entire site supervisor fee, plus 50% of the permit fee, shall be refunded. In the case of any other cancellation, the entire permit fee, plus four hours of the site supervisor's fee, shall be retained by the Township; provided, however, that where a rain date has also been reserved, no penalty will be imposed unless the second date is also canceled.
(9) 
Alcoholic beverages are not permitted unless the sponsor has obtained the approval of the Township Council and shall, if applicable, have secured a one-day permit from the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control. In no instance may any alcoholic beverage other than beer, ale or wine be served and in no instance shall these beverages be sold. Applications for such approval and permit should be made as far in advance of the event as possible, but in no case less than 45 days before.
(10) 
Persons using Camp Hope are required to dispose of all refuse in containers provided. If refuse exceeds the container capacity, it must be removed from the area and properly disposed of. In cases where the sponsor fails to properly police the area and the Township is required to utilize labor to clean up the area, the sponsor will be billed for the cost of such cleanup.
(11) 
Comfort facilities shall be properly used. Sponsors will be liable for any costs involved in clean up or repair necessitated by the group's use of the facilities.
(12) 
Use of Camp Hope includes the grounds and restroom facilities only. Use of buildings and swimming pools is not included and is specifically prohibited.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for the redesignation of former Subsections F and G as Subsections H and I, respectively.
G. 
Skating rink.
[Added 7-10-2006 by Ord. No. 17-2006]
(1) 
Use of the rink for ice skating or roller skating shall be during the times designated by the Recreation Division and posted at the site. The Division will also designate times for open skating and hockey playing. Hockey playing is prohibited at all times when conventional skating is permitted.
(2) 
Helmets and pads are required at all times.
(3) 
Forming whips is strictly prohibited.
(4) 
No skateboards or bicycles are permitted on the rink surface at any time.
(5) 
No pets are permitted on the rink surface at any time.
(6) 
No food or drinks of any kind are permitted in the rink.
(7) 
Fires of any type are prohibited.
H. 
Parks and playgrounds.
(1) 
Parks and playgrounds shall be open to the public between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. from November 1 through April 30, inclusive, and from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. from May 1 through October 31, inclusive.
(2) 
Under special circumstances and for special reasons, the Township Council may, upon recommendation of the Superintendent, grant permission for an event to extend beyond 11:00 p.m., in which instance the closing time of the park shall be 30 minutes following the conclusion of the event.
I. 
Prohibited conduct. No person on municipality owned property, including, but not limited to, public parks and playgrounds, or within the right-of-way of any municipal, county or state roadway shall:
(1) 
Willfully mark, deface, disfigure, injure, tamper with or remove any structures, buildings, signs, posts, fences, sidewalks, tables, benches, sporting equipment, park property or parts or appurtenances thereof whatsoever.
(2) 
Dig, remove, damage or cut any soil, rock, stones, trees, shrubs or plants or in any way otherwise disturb the natural beauty or usefulness of any area.
(3) 
Throw, discharge, place or dump any substance or refuse or trash of any kind anywhere on the grounds or in any waters therein or continuous thereto, but shall rather place such objects in the proper receptacles as provided.
(4) 
Paste, glue, tack or otherwise post any sign, placard, advertisement or inscription whatever without prior written approval of the Superintendent or the Township Council.
(5) 
Fail to comply with any and all provisions of state motor vehicle laws with regard to equipment and operation of motor vehicles.
(6) 
Bring or cause to be brought, or have in possession, or set off or otherwise cause to explode or discharge or burn any firecrackers or fireworks or explosives or flammable material, or discharge them or throw them into any such area from land or roadways adjacent thereto. This prohibition includes, without limitation, any substance, compound, mixture or article that, in conjunction with any other substance or compound, would be dangerous in any manner.
(7) 
Be loud, boisterous or threatening, abusive or indecent, by deed or language, be under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs or engage in any disorderly conduct or behavior tending to cause a breach of the public peace.
(8) 
Bring or cause to be brought, sell or cause to be sold any alcoholic beverage for consumption or for free distribution thereon, or possess any alcoholic beverage thereon otherwise than in its original sealed container; provided, however, that consumption and distribution of beer, ale or wine may be temporarily allowed by obtaining permission from the Township Council and securing the necessary one-day license from the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Permission shall be granted by the Township Council in its discretion and only when it is convinced that the proposed distribution and consumption will not unreasonably interfere with or detract from the promotion of public health, safety, welfare and recreation, and then only in accordance with such rules and standards as the Township Council may establish.
(9) 
Utilize any facility within the parks or any other facility of the Township for any purpose other than that for which the said facility was designed or designated without the express consent of the Township Council.
(10) 
Roller blade, roller skate or skateboard or use of any similar device or equipment, except on pathways, roadways or in areas specifically designated therefor. The designated area in Lurker Park for use of skateboards or similar devices or equipment is specifically limited at all times to the paved areas adjacent to Ridgedale Avenue. Rollerblading or roller-skating is permitted at the skating rink during that period of the year when the same is not designated for ice skating. Roller-blading and roller-skating is also permitted at any time in the paved areas adjacent to Ridgedale Avenue.
[Amended 7-10-2006 by Ord. No. 17-2006]

§ 45-7 Senior Citizens Management Board.

[Added 2-10-2004 by Ord. No. 9-2004]
A. 
There is hereby established a Senior Citizens Management Board, to be comprised of seven members as follows:
(1) 
The Mayor or his designee.
(2) 
The Chair of the Township Council Senior and Disabled Citizens Committee.
(3) 
Five senior citizens of the Township, as follows:
(a) 
The President of the East Hanover Senior Citizens Organization, who shall serve as Chair of the East Hanover Senior Citizens Board.
(b) 
An elected officer of the East Hanover Senior Citizens Organization, who shall be appointed to the Board by the President for a one-year term.
(c) 
Three senior citizens of the Township of East Hanover, who shall be elected to the Board by the membership of the East Hanover Senior Citizens Organization for three-year terms.
(4) 
The Township Administrator and the Superintendent of Recreation shall be ex-officio members of the Board.
(5) 
In the event of a vacancy which shall occur other than by the expiration of a member's term, the vacancy shall be filled by appointment or election as provided above for the unexpired term.
B. 
The Board shall select a Vice Chair from among its senior citizen membership and shall also appoint a secretary, who may be a Board member or not. In the latter case, the secretary shall have no vote in the affairs of the Board.
C. 
The Board shall be responsible for assisting and advising the Township in the provision of programs and services for the senior citizens of the Township, and to provide input with regard to the management, regulation and organization of the East Hanover Senior Citizen Center.

§ 45-8 through § 45-19. (Reserved)

§ 45-20 Violations and penalties.

Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to penalties as set forth herein.
A. 
Administrative penalties. Persons who violate the provisions of this chapter may be excluded from further participation if the specific program or at the facility where the violation occurred (e.g. Persons entering upon a field which has been declared unfit for play by the Superintendent or her/his designee, may be excluded from further participation in activities at that facility.) Such exclusion shall be for the length of time determined by the Superintendent, whose decision may be appealed to the Township Administrator, whose decision, in turn, may be appealed to the Township Council.
B. 
Court proceedings. Persons who violate the provisions of this chapter may be subject to a summons and complaint requiring appearance in municipal court. Upon conviction therein, the violator shall be subject to a fine of not less than $25 for the first offense and $75 for a second offense. Chronic and/or habitual offenders shall be subject to a fine of not less than $100 but not to exceed $1,000 or imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or both.