[Adopted 10-28-1998 by Ord. No. 1998-12]
The Township of Mansfield shall permit charitable organizations, as defined in Section 3 of P.L. 1994, c. 16 (N.J.S.A. 45:17A-20), to solicit contributions in the roadways and highways of the Township of Mansfield in accordance with the provisions contained herein.
All charitable organizations, as referred to herein, who wish to solicit contributions in the roadways and highways of the Township of Mansfield shall file a request with the Township Clerk and the Chief of Police specifying the following information:
Name of the organization.
Address of the organization.
Telephone number of the organization.
Contact person of the organization.
Location of the proposed charitable solicitation.
Date(s) and time(s) of the proposed charitable solicitation.
If said request involves a county roadway and/or highway, said request shall include a copy of an authorization from the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders to permit said charitable solicitation.
If said request involves a state roadway and/or highway, said request shall include a copy of an authorization from the State of New Jersey Commissioner of Transportation to permit said charitable solicitation.
A list of all proposed safety regulations, safety devices and training for individuals who shall participate in the charitable solicitation and/or a report as to the procedures to be used to ensure the safety of the members of the public who will be traveling the roadways and/or highways of the Township of Mansfield.
Said request shall be reviewed by the Chief of Police of the Township of Mansfield, and the Chief shall make a recommendation to the governing body as to all aspects relating to public safety, including but not limited to a review of the location, date(s) and time(s) of the requested activity and a review of the safety procedures and/or methods to be employed by said charitable organization, and the Chief shall provide, as part of his report, his opinion regarding the granting, denial or modification of any proposed charitable solicitation.
In no event shall any charitable organization granted permission to conduct a solicitation pursuant to this article use any individual under the age of eighteen years to perform any function or task associated with the charitable solicitation in any roadway or highway.
Any charitable organization requesting authorization from the Township of Mansfield to conduct a solicitation as permitted in this article must comply with all of the terms and conditions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-60, as amended.
This article is adopted pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-60, as amended.