Borough of Glen Rock, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Glen Rock 12-13-1971 by Ord. No. 763 as Ch. VI, Sec. 6-10, of the 1971 Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Noise — See Ch. 146.
Solid waste — See Ch. 184, Art. I, Garbage Collection.
[Amended 9-28-1997 by Ord. No. 1291]
No person other than an authorized employee or agent of the Division of Public Works, Sanitation Department or a duly licensed scavenger shall disturb or remove any ashes, garbage or tight refuse or rubbish placed by householders or their tenants or by occupants or their servants within the stoop or area line or in front of houses or lots for removal, unless requested by the residents of such houses.
[Added 4-28-1999 by Ord. No. 1323[1]]
No person shall urinate or defecate in or upon any open or public place, including parks, playgrounds or publicly owned property or any public street, walkway, alley or parking area or any place or area to which the public or substantial group has access, whether publicly or privately owned, or urinate or defecate in or upon any place out of doors, whether public or private, if said place is clearly visible from any public place, as described above.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for the renumbering of former § 154-2, Violations and penalties, as § 154-3.
[Added 3-8-2000 by Ord. No. 1340[1]; amended 10-11-2017 by Ord. No. 1774]
A. 
General noise. Whereas excessive sound or noise is a nuisance to the public health, welfare, safety and the quality of life, it shall be unlawful for any person, firm, partnership, corporation or their agents or employees to commit any of the following acts in such a manner that any noise or sound is produced that is plainly audible across any real property boundary line or through individual dwelling units between the hours of 11:00 p.m. through 6:00 a.m. the following day Sunday through Friday; 11:00 p.m. Friday through 7:00 a.m. Saturday; 11:00 p.m. Saturday through 8:00 a.m. Sundays and legal holidays.
(1) 
Animal. The keeping of any animal (including dogs and cats) or bird which, by causing frequent or long continued noise, shall disturb the comfort or repose of persons in the vicinity.
(2) 
Domestic power tool. The use of any domestic power tools, including but not limited to lawn mowers, chain saws, leaf blowers, sanders, grinders, etc., so as to disturb the quiet or repose of anyone in the vicinity.
(3) 
Motorized vehicle repair. Repairing, rebuilding, modifying or testing any motor vehicle, motorcycle or motorboat in such a manner as to disturb the quiet or repose of any person in the vicinity.
(4) 
Other loud noise. Any other loud, obnoxious or unreasonable noise which disturbs the quiet and repose of anyone in the vicinity.
(5) 
Radio, television set, phonograph and other device used for sound reproduction. The use of a radio, television receiving set, musical instrument, phonograph or other machine or device used for the production or reproduction of sound, whether it is stationary, portable or in a motor vehicle, which shall disturb persons in the vicinity.
(6) 
Yelling, shouting and similar acts. Yelling, shouting or any other like noises at any place so as to annoy or disturb the quiet, comfort or repose of any person in the vicinity.
B. 
Commercial noise. Construction or repairing of buildings and landscaping or lawn service by contractors. The erection, including excavation, demolition, alteration or repair of any buildings or structure and landscaping or lawn service noise is prohibited during the following hours: 6:00 p.m. through 7:00 a.m. the following day Monday through Friday; 6:00 p.m. Friday through 9:00 a.m. Saturday and federal holidays; 6:00 p.m. Saturday through 7:00 a.m. Monday.
C. 
Exemptions:
(1) 
Emergency exception. Noise caused in the performance of emergency work for the immediate safety, health or welfare of the community or individuals of the community, or to restore property to a safe condition following a public calamity, weather-related conditions or power outages shall not be subject to the provisions of this section. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit law enforcement, ambulance, fire, or other emergency personnel, railroad or public utility personnel to make necessary noise in the performance of their duties in response to any emergent condition or public safety drill.
(2) 
Public celebrations as well as activities in the public parks, playgrounds or public buildings under the permission or authority of Borough officials and school-sponsored activities.
(3) 
Any public utility, as defined in Title 48 of the Revised Statutes of New Jersey, or to any employees of such public utility when such public utility or its employees shall be engaged in performing work to prevent the threatened interruption of its services or to terminate the interruption of its services rendered to its customers, as well as emergency energy release devices.
(4) 
Solid waste collection as defined under N.J.A.C. 7:26H Solid Waste Utility Regulations.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for the renumbering of former § 154-3, Violations and penalties, as § 154-4.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 154-4, Horns or signal devices, added 4-26-2000 by Ord. No. 1348, which ordinance also provided for the renumbering of former § 154-4 as § 154-5, was repealed 7-22-2020 by Ord. No. 1824.
A. 
Maximum penalty. For violation of any provision of this chapter, any other chapter of this Code or any other ordinance of the Borough where no specific penalty is provided regarding the sections violated, the maximum penalty shall, upon conviction of a violation, be any combination of the following: a fine not exceeding $1,000 or imprisonment for a period not exceeding 90 days or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days.
[Amended 9-28-1997 by Ord. No. 1291]
B. 
Separate violations. Except as otherwise provided, each and every day in which a violation of any provision of this chapter or any other ordinance of the Borough exists shall constitute a separate violation.
C. 
Application. The maximum penalty stated is not intended to state an appropriate penalty for each and every violation. Any lesser penalty, including a nominal penalty or no penalty at all, may be appropriate for a particular case or a particular violation.
[Added 5-23-2001 by Ord. No. 1373]
A. 
It is hereby unlawful for any person under the legal age to, without legal authority, knowingly possess or knowingly consume an alcoholic beverage on private property.
B. 
Violations and penalties. Any person found guilty of violating the terms of this section shall be subject to a fine of a minimum of $100 but not more than $250 for the first offense and a fine of $350 for any subsequent offense. In addition, the court may, upon a finding of guilty, in addition to the fine authorized for this offense, suspend or postpone, for six months, the driving privileges of the defendant.
(1) 
Upon the conviction of any person and the suspension or postponement of that person's driver's license, the court shall forward a report to the Division of Motor Vehicles stating the first and last day of the suspension or postponement period imposed by the court pursuant to this section.
(2) 
If a person at the time of imposition of the sentence is less than 17 years of age, the period of license postponement, including a suspension or postponement of the privilege of operating a motorized bicycle, shall commence on the day the sentence is imposed and shall run for a period of six months after the person reaches the age of 17 years.
(3) 
If the defendant, at the time of the imposition of the sentence, has a valid driver's license issued by this state, the court shall immediately collect the license and forward it to the Division of Motor Vehicles along with the report. If for any reason the license cannot be collected, the court shall include in the report the complete name, address, date of birth, eye color and sex of the person as well as the first and last date of the license suspension period imposed by the court.
(4) 
The court shall inform the person orally and in writing that if the person is convicted of operating a motor vehicle during the period of license suspension or postponement, the person shall be subject to the penalties set forth in N.J.S.A. 39:3-40, as amended. The defendant shall be required to acknowledge receipt of the written notice, in writing. Failure to receive a written notice or failure to acknowledge in writing the receipt of the written notice shall not be a defense to a subsequent charge of violation of N.J.S.A. 39:3-40, as amended.
(5) 
If the person convicted under this section is not a New Jersey resident, the court may suspend or postpone, as appropriate, the nonresident driving privileges of the person based on the age of the person and submit to the Division of Motor Vehicles the required report. The court shall not collect the license of a nonresident convicted under this section. Upon receipt of a report by the court, the Division of Motor Vehicles shall notify the appropriate officials in the licensing jurisdiction of the suspension or postponement.
C. 
Exceptions. This section shall not prohibit an underage person from consuming or possessing an alcoholic beverage involved with a religious observance ceremony or right or consuming or possessing an alcoholic beverage in the presence of and with the permission of a parent, guardian or relative who has attained the legal age to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages.
D. 
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
GUARDIAN
A person who has qualified as a guardian of the underage person pursuant to a testamentary or court appointment.
RELATIVE
The underage person's mother, father, grandparent, aunt or uncle, sibling or any other related by blood or affinity.
[Added 12-12-2007 by Ord. No. 1558]
A. 
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
GARAGE SALE
All sales entitled "garage sale," "lawn sale," "attic sale," "rummage sale," "flea market sale," or any similar casual sale of tangible personal property which is advertised by any means whereby the public at large is or can be made aware of the sale.
GOODS
Any goods, warehouse merchandise or other property capable of being the object of the sale regulated hereunder. Goods acquired solely for the purpose of resale are not allowed. A person may not be in the business of selling such property from his/her home.
PERSON
Individuals, partnerships, voluntary associations and corporations.
B. 
Number and hours. Each person may hold four garage sales within a twelve-month period [two the first six months (January 1 to June 30) and two the second six months (July 1 to December 31)], and the sale shall be valid for no more than three consecutive calendar days. The garage sale may take place only during the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
C. 
Persons or sales excepted. The provisions of this section shall not apply to or affect the following persons or sales:
(1) 
Persons selling goods pursuant to an order or process of a court of competent jurisdiction;
(2) 
Persons acting in accordance with their powers and duties as a public official; or
(3) 
Any person selling or advertising a sale of items of personal property which are specifically named or described in the advertisement in which separate items do not exceed five.
D. 
Penalty. Any person or corporation conducting any such sale who violates any of the terms and regulations of this section shall first receive a warning from the Police Department after the fifth garage sale. Thereafter, any person who is convicted of a violation of any provision of this section shall be subject to a fine of not less than $100, no more than $500.