Township of Ocean, NJ
Ocean County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Ocean by Ord. No. 1997-8 (§ 12-25 of the 1972 Ocean Codified Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Property maintenance — See Ch. 280.
Zoning — See Ch. 410.

§ 221-1 Exterior lighting standards.

A. 
All exterior lighting shall be designed to provide a minimum lighting intensity of five-tenths lumen per square foot. Lighting shall be of a soft or glare-free type and shall not cast an illumination color which shall be distractive, obliterate or obscure the view, be ultraviolet, strobic, pulsating, flashing or of any unnatural kind or create a public nuisance, discomfort or hazard.
B. 
All exterior lighting fixtures shall be designed, manufactured, installed and aimed in such manner as to shield glare from reflecting onto adjacent streets, properties, residences or public areas.
C. 
All lighting fixtures shall conform with all applicable requirements of the BOCA Basic Energy Conservation Code and the Lighting Power Budget Determination Procedure, EMS-1, of the Illuminating Engineer's Society.
D. 
All site plans or other development plans proposing the use of exterior lighting, either freestanding or building-mounted, shall include complete data regarding the proposed intensity of illumination, as expressed either in horizontal footcandles or lumens per square foot; the hours of illumination; detail drawings and specifications of lighting fixtures, including but not limited to the type of lighting, fixture details, mounting details, mounting height and lighting isobar patterns; illumination areas as shown on the site plan; and provisions to shield glare from reflecting onto adjacent thoroughfares and properties; and in addition, any additional specific and special detailed data deemed appropriate for the particular lighting application as required by the Township Engineer, Construction Code Official, Zoning Officer, Planning Board, Environmental Commission, Electrical Subcode Official, Police Department, Zoning Board of Adjustment or other agency.

§ 221-2 Effect on other legislation.

The provisions and requirements of Article VII of Chapter 410, Zoning, of the Code of the Township of Ocean shall not be affected by this chapter.

§ 221-3 Violations and penalties.

Any person violating the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of a minimum of $100 to a maximum of $1,000 for the first offense, the fine shall be a minimum of two $250 to a maximum of $1,000 for the second offense, the fine shall be a minimum of $500 to a maximum of $1,000 for a third and subsequent offense. In addition, any offense shall be deemed a separate and distinct offense for each and every day such offense occurs and is not abated by such person.