Ventnor City, NJ
Atlantic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the City of Ventnor City 9-23-1993 by Ord. No. 9319. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Board of Recreation Commissioners — See Ch. 41.
Amusements — See Ch. 63.
Beaches — See Ch. 72.
Bicycles, roller skates and skateboards — See Ch. 75.
Boardwalk — See Ch. 79.
Boating — See Ch. 81.
Curfew — See Ch. 101.
Dogs and other animals — See Ch. 105.
Fees; fishing pier regulations — See Ch. 115.
Loitering — See Ch. 147.
Parental responsibility — See Ch. 166.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 171.
Piers — See Ch. 174.
Sand dunes — See Ch. 182.
Surfing and kayaking —  See Ch. 201.
Public tennis courts — See Ch. 206.

§ 170-1 Purpose.

[Amended 6-6-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-6]
A. 
Chapter 170, Parks and Playgrounds, of the Code of the City of Ventnor City is hereby created for the purpose of regulating City-owned, -operated or -maintained parks and playgrounds not presently covered by local statutes.
B. 
The Commissioners of the City of Ventnor determine that the purpose of this chapter is:
(1) 
To protect and promote the public health and welfare of its community.
(2) 
To completely prohibit smoking within the Titus Field Recreation Complex.
(3) 
To control the litter of smoke-related refuse within the Titus Field Recreation Complex.

§ 170-2 Age restriction.

The use of playground facilities, equipment and appurtenances owned and maintained by the City of Ventnor shall be limited to individuals age 11 or younger.

§ 170-3 Hours of use; exceptions.

[Added 4-25-1996 by Ord. No. 9602[1]]
A. 
The use of any play areas, recreational courts, sports fields and their adjacent grounds, owned or maintained by the City of Ventnor, shall hereafter be restricted to the hours posted by the Ventnor City Recreation Board. Use of facilities during times other than the hours posted shall be deemed to be in violation of this section.
B. 
Any exception to these restrictions shall be upon permit only, approved and issued by the Ventnor City Recreation Board, and nothing in this chapter shall prohibit those programs operated by the Ventnor City Recreation Board.
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for the renumbering of former § 170-3, Violations and penalties, as § 170-4 (subsequently renumbered as § 170-6).

§ 170-4 Definitions.

[Added 6-6-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-6[1]]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PERSON
An individual, partnership or corporation.
SMOKE-RELATED REFUSE
Any used, unconsumed or waste material which has been discarded, whether made of aluminum glass, plastic, rubber, paper or other natural or synthetic material or any combination thereof, but not limited to any cigarette, cigar, pipe, match, lighting device, paper or plastic packaging or containers, weed, plant or other combustible substance.
SMOKING or TO SMOKE
The act of inhaling, exhaling, burning or carrying any lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, weed, plant or other combustible substance in any manner or in any form, including but not limited to tobacco or similar products.
TITUS FIELD RECREATION COMPLEX
The City-owned recreation facility bounded by Surrey Avenue, Fremont Avenue, marshlands and the bay, and identified as Block 210, Lots 1 and 2, and Block 254, Lot 1 and including all baseball fields, spectator seating, playground area and the Viking Rowing Club.
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for the renumbering of former § 170-4, Violations and penalties, as § 170-6.

§ 170-5 Smoking and discarding of smoke-related refuse.

[Added 6-6-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-6]
A. 
Smoking shall be prohibited within the Titus Field Recreation Complex.
B. 
Discarding of smoke-related refuse shall be prohibited within the Titus Field Recreation Complex.

§ 170-6 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 6-6-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-6]
A. 
Any person who violates this chapter shall be deemed to be contributing to the maintenance of a public nuisance and shall be subject to the penalty provisions specified in this chapter.
B. 
Any individual violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a minimum fine of $100 with the maximum not to exceed $1,000, or sentenced to community service within the City of Ventnor City with the number of hours not to exceed 20 hours per violation.