Township of Oxford, NJ
Warren County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Oxford 4-21-1994 by Ord. No. 94-6 (Ch. 35 of the 1974 Township Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 95-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PERSON
An individual, proprietorship, partnership, corporation, association or other legal entity.
A. 
A commercial establishment which, as one of its principal business purposes, offers for sale, rental or display any of the following: books, magazines, periodicals or other printed material or photographs, films, motion pictures, videocassettes, slides or other visual representations which depict or describe a specified sexual activity or specified anatomical area, or still- or motion-picture machines, projectors or other image-producing devices which show images to one person per machine at any one time and where the images so displayed are characterized by the depiction of a specified sexual activity or specified anatomical areas, or instruments, devices or paraphernalia which are designed for use in connection with a specified sexual activity;
B. 
A commercial establishment which regularly features waiters, waitresses, dancers or other live performances characterized by the exposure of a specified anatomical area or by a specified sexual activity or which regularly shows films, motion pictures, videocassettes, slides or other photographic representations which depict or describe a specified sexual activity or specified anatomical area; or
C. 
A hotel, motel or similar commercial establishment which offers accommodations to the public for any form of consideration and which provides patrons with closed-circuit television transmission, films, motion pictures, videocassettes, slides or other visual representations which depict or describe a specified sexual activity or specified anatomical area and has a sign visible from a public right-of-way which advertises the availability of these visual representations or offers a sleeping room for rent for a period of time that is less than 10 hours or allows an occupant of a sleeping room to subrent the room for a period of time that is less than 10 hours.
A. 
Less than completely and opaquely covered human genitals, pubic region, buttock or female breasts below a point immediately above the top of the areola; or
B. 
Human male genitals in a discernibly turgid state, even if covered.
A. 
The fondling or other erotic touching of covered or uncovered human genitals, pubic region, buttock or female breasts; or
B. 
Any actual or simulated act of human masturbation, sexual intercourse or deviate sexual intercourse.

§ 95-2 Location; buffers; signs.

A. 
No person shall operate a sexually oriented business within 1,000 feet of any existing sexually oriented business, or any church, synagogue, temple or other place of public worship, or any elementary or secondary school or any school bus stop, or any municipal or county playground or place of public resort and recreation, or within 500 feet of any area zoned for residential use, or within 1,000 feet of a public or private recreational facility, including but not limited to bowling alleys, skating rinks, pool parties, video arcades or similar enterprises catering to or frequently attended by minors under the age of 18 years. This subsection shall not apply to a sexually oriented business already lawfully operating on the effective date of this chapter where another sexually oriented business, an elementary or secondary school or school bus stop or any municipal or county playground or place of public resort and recreation is subsequently established within 1,000 feet or a residential district or residential lot is subsequently established within 500 feet.
B. 
Every sexually oriented business shall be surrounded by a perimeter buffer of at least 50 feet in width, consisting of plantings to the satisfaction of the Township Land Use Board. This subsection shall not apply to a sexually oriented business already lawfully operating on the effective date of this chapter.
C. 
No sexually oriented business which regularly shows films, motion pictures, videocassettes, slides or other photographic representations which depict or describe a specified sexual activity or specified anatomical area shall offer for public use any private booths, screens, enclosures or other devices which facilitate sexual activity by patrons.
D. 
A sexually oriented business shall display one exterior sign giving notice that the premises are off-limits to minors.

§ 95-3 Violations and penalties. [1]

Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to one or more of the following: imprisonment in the county jail or in any other place provided by the Township for the detention of prisoners for any term not exceeding 90 days or by a fine not exceeding $1,000 or by a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, to become effective on the effective date of this chapter.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).