Ventnor City, NJ
Atlantic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the City of Ventnor City 3-16-1981 by Sections 1 and 2 of Ord. No. 8106; amended in its entirety 4-16-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-09. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Parks and playgrounds — See Ch. 170.
Piers — See Ch. 174.

§ 115-1 Fees for fishing pier.

[Amended 4-17-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-12]
During such times as the City of Ventnor City shall have the Ventnor Recreation Fishing Pier open to the public, and in order to provide the necessary funds to maintain and improve such facility, the following seasonal fees shall be charged for such facility:
A. 
Photo identification, membership fees and restrictions. At all times when accessing and using the fishing pier, every member/key holder of the Ventnor City Fishing Pier must have in his/her possession the official Ventnor City photo identification and key issued to him/her by the Ventnor City Pier Master. The identification must be on the person visible at all times while on the pier. Individuals without identification are subject to being removed from the pier and fined as set forth more fully herein in §§ 115-3 and 115-4.
B. 
Yearly membership costs:
(1) 
For senior citizens ("senior citizen" to be defined as one being 62 years of age and above): $150 per person per year.
(2) 
For adults 18 years and above and below 62 years of age: $175 per person per year.
(3) 
For individuals 10 years and over and under the age of 18 years: $50 per person per year.
(4) 
For spectators with a key: $50 per person per year.
C. 
Weekly membership costs:
(1) 
For senior citizens (62 years of age and above): $25 per week.
(2) 
For adults (18 years to below 62 years of age): $30 per week.
(3) 
For individuals 10 years and over and under the age of 18 years: $15 per week.
D. 
Daily membership costs:
(1) 
For senior citizens (62 years of age and above): $5 per day
(2) 
For adults (18 years to below 62 years of age): $10 per day.
(3) 
For individuals 10 years and over and under the age of 18 years: $5 per day.
E. 
Individuals who have purchased a weekly or daily membership pursuant to Subsections C and D above shall be prohibited from using or accessing the pier at any time other than during the hours of operation. Furthermore, no individual with a weekly or daily membership shall be issued a key or a photo identification card.

§ 115-2 Rules and regulations for Ventnor Fishing Pier.

[Amended 4-17-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-12]
The official rules and regulations established by the Ventnor City Board of Recreation shall govern the daily conduct and operation of the Ventnor Fishing Pier. All members, spectators, and weekly and daily patrons must comply with the Ventnor City Board of Recreation rules and regulations in effect. Frequent and flagrant violation of such regulations may result in the revocation of pier privileges and fines. The following general rules shall apply to the Ventnor Fishing Pier. Any persons violating said rules may be subject to immediate removal from the premises, with possible fines or loss of pier privileges. It shall be unlawful to:
A. 
Trespass. Persons accessing the Fishing Pier without possession of a valid membership identification or current weekly or daily pass shall be considered trespassing.
B. 
Use or possess alcoholic beverages of any kind on the pier.
C. 
Vandalize or destroy any public/private property located on the pier.
D. 
Use your membership key, credentials or pass to aid an unauthorized person to make entry on the pier.
E. 
Express mannerisms or actions that are offensive or detrimental to the peace and good order of the operation of the pier.

§ 115-3 Revocation of pier privileges.

The City of Ventnor reserves the right to revoke the fishing pier privileges granted under this chapter for violations of its provisions. Any member/key holder found guilty of misusing his membership to provide unauthorized access to the pier for another person may have his membership revoked. Such revocation shall not preclude the imposition of any other fines or penalties provided for such infractions or violations.

§ 115-4 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 4-17-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-12]
Any person or persons violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof in the municipal court of Ventnor, be subject to a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000. Each violation shall be considered as a separate and specific violation of this chapter, and the penalties herein prescribed shall apply to such separate and specific offenses. In addition to or as a substitute for the previously mentioned fine, the imposition of community service shall be authorized as an additional penalty, which community service shall not exceed 90 days.