City of Camden, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Camden as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]

ARTICLE I
Signs (§ 214-1 — § 214-2) 

ARTICLE II
Map (§ 214-3 — § 214-7) 

[Adopted 8-25-1988 by Ord. No. MC-2406]

§ 214-1
Defacing, removal, damaging and alteration prohibited. 

§ 214-2
Violations and penalties. 

§ 214-1 Defacing, removal, damaging and alteration prohibited.

No person acting without lawful authority shall deface, remove, damage or otherwise alter any "Drug-Free School Zone" sign located within the City of Camden.

§ 214-2 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 10-12-2006 by Ord. No. MC-4234]

Unless otherwise provided in the chapter, penalties against persons violating the provisions of this chapter shall be imposed in accordance with the provisions of § 1-16A.

[Adopted 3-23-1989 by Ord. No. MC-2445]

§ 214-3
Adoption of map. 

§ 214-4
Map to constitute official finding. 

§ 214-5
Notification of changes. 

§ 214-6
Map to be kept on file; copies. 

§ 214-7
Map as evidence in prosecution. 

§ 214-3 Adoption of map.

In accordance with and pursuant to the authority of P.L. 1988, c. 44 (N.J.S.A. 2C: 35-7), the Drug-Free School Zone Map

Editor's Note: Said map was amended 2-14-1991 by Ord. No. MC-2624, 3-27-1997 by Ord. No. MC-3300, and 11-10-1999 by Ord. No. MC-3522.
produced by the Municipal Engineers of the City of Camden in the Bureau of Engineering, Department of Utilities, of this city, is hereby approved and adopted as an official finding and record of the location and areas within the municipality of property which is used for school purposes and which is owned by or leased to any elementary or secondary school or school board, and of the areas on or within 1,000 feet of such school property.

§ 214-4 Map to constitute official finding.

The Drug-Free Zone Map, approved and adopted pursuant to § 214-3 of this article, shall continue to constitute an official finding and record as to the location and boundaries of areas on or within 1,000 feet of property owned by or leased to any elementary or secondary school or school board which is used for school purposes until such time, if any, that this article shall be amended to reflect any additions or deletions with respect to the location and boundaries of school property and drug-free school zones.

§ 214-5 Notification of changes.

The school board, or the chief administrative officer in the case of any private or parochial school, is hereby directed and shall have the continuing obligation to promptly notify the City Engineer and the City Attorney of any changes or contemplated changes in the location and boundaries of any property owned by or leased to any elementary or secondary school or school board and which is used for school purposes.

§ 214-6 Map to be kept on file; copies.

The City Clerk of the City of Camden is hereby directed to receive and to keep on file the original of the map approved and adopted pursuant to § 214-3 of this article and to provide, at a reasonable cost, a true copy thereof to any person, agency or court which may from time to time request such a copy, along with a certification that such copy is a true copy of the map approved and adopted herein and kept on file. It is hereby further directed that a true copy of such map and of this article shall be provided, without cost, to the County Clerk and to the Office of the Camden County Prosecutor. Furthermore, appended to this article and made part hereof are the directories of public schools (Exhibit A) and parochial schools (Exhibit B) in this city.

Editor's Note: Exhibits A and B are available and may be inspected at the office of the City Clerk. Exhibit A was amended 2-14-1991 by Ord. No. MC-2624.
These directories are appended for clarification and to resolve any possible ambiguities.

§ 214-7 Map as evidence in prosecution.

The following additional matters are hereby determined, declared, recited and stated:

A. 

It is understood that the map approved and adopted pursuant to § 214-3 of this article was prepared and is intended to be used as evidence in prosecutions arising under the criminal laws of this state and that, pursuant to state law, such map shall constitute prima facie evidence of the following:

(1) 

The location of elementary and secondary schools within the municipality.

(2) 

The boundaries of the real property which is owned by or leased to such schools or a school board.

(3) 

That such school property is and continues to be used for school purposes.

(4) 

The location and boundaries of areas which are on or within 1,000 feet of such school property.

B. 

All of the property depicted on the map approved and adopted herein as school property was owned by a school or school board and was being used for school purposes as of July 9, 1987, that being the effective date of P.L. 1987, c. 101 (N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7).

C. 

Pursuant to the provisions of P.L. 1988, c. 44,

Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7.
a prosecutor is not precluded from introducing or relying upon any other evidence or testimony to establish a violation of the offense defined in that statute, including use of a map or diagram other than the one approved and adopted pursuant to § 214-3 of this article. The failure of the map approved herein to depict the location and boundaries of any property which is, in fact, used for school purposes and which is owned by or leased to any elementary or secondary school or school board, whether the absence of such depiction is the result of inadvertent omission or the result of any changes in the location and boundaries of such property which have not yet been incorporated into a revised approved map, shall not be deemed to be an official finding and record that such property is not owned by or leased to a school or school board or that such property is not used for school purposes.

D. 

All of the requirements set forth in P.L. 1988, c. 44, concerning the preparation, approval and adoption of a Drug-Free School Zone Map have been complied with.