Borough of Netcong, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Netcong 7-11-1972 as Ch. 70 of the 1972 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Alarm systems — See Ch. 95.
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 98.
Amusement devices — See Ch. 101.
Brush and hedges — See Ch. 112.
Fraudulent checks — See Ch. 131.
Circuses and carnivals — See Ch. 135.
Curfew — See Ch. 144.
Littering — See Ch. 200.
Loitering — See Ch. 202.
Parks — See Ch. 217.
Junk and debris — See Ch. 243, Art. II.
Theaters and opera houses — See Ch. 259.
Public health nuisances — See Ch. 288.

§ 220-1 (Reserved) [1]

Editor's Note: Former §§ 220-1, Definitions and usage, and 220-2, Public intoxication, were repealed 9-11-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-13.

§ 220-2 (Reserved)

§ 220-3 Drinking in public prohibited.

[Amended 4-8-1998 by Ord. No. 98-3]
Except as authorized in Subsection B, no person shall have in his possession any open bottle or container containing liquor, beer, wine or other alcoholic beverage while such person is on any public highway, any public park, public street, public parking area or in any vehicle or public place within the Borough of Netcong excepting those premises duly licensed for sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages on the premises in the Borough. An open bottle or open container in any vehicle shall be presumptive evidence that the same is in possession of all the occupants thereof and in violation of this section.
Notwithstanding any of the provisions set forth above, the Borough Council shall have the right to authorize the possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages in and upon any public park, at a designated time or period of time, in connection with a special event, series of events or observances, which possession and/or consumption shall, in addition, comply with any applicable statutes, laws, ordinances and regulations.

§ 220-4 through § 220-12. (Reserved) [1]

Editor's Note: Former §§ 220-4, Public disturbance or disorderly assemblage; 220-5, Loitering; offensive remarks; obstructing passage; 220-6, Objectionable conduct; trespassing; 220-7, Other indecent conduct; 220-8, Indecent literature, pictures or performances; 220-9, Soliciting unlawful sexual intercourse; 220-10, Breaches of the peace; 220-11, Indecent exposure or dress; and 220-12, Indecent writings in public places, were repealed 9-11-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-13.

§ 220-13 Disrobing in vehicle in public place.

No person shall, within the limits of the Borough, disrobe in any automobile, truck or vehicle while the same is upon any public parking place, street, road, avenue, public park or other public place.

§ 220-14 Nude bathing or swimming.

No person shall, within the limits of the Borough, bathe in a state of nudity, swim in a state of nudity or be found in a state of nudity in the waters of any pond, stream or lake, or in waters adjacent thereto.

§ 220-15 through § 220-17. (Reserved) [1]

Editor's Note: Former §§ 220-15, Peeping Toms; 220-16, Permitting disorderly house; and 220-17, Keeping disorderly house or house of ill fame, were repealed 9-11-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-13.

§ 220-18 Disturbing schools.

No person shall disturb the exercises of any school or molest or give annoyance to children attending such school or any teacher therein.

§ 220-19 through § 220-22. (Reserved) [1]

Editor's Note: Former §§ 220-19, Begging without permit; 220-20, Gambling, cockfighting and prizefighting; 220-21, Faro, roulette and similar games; and 220-22, Slot machines and similar devices, were repealed 9-11-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-13.

§ 220-23 Injury to property or to police or fire alarm systems.

No person shall, within the limits of the Borough, maliciously destroy, damage, deface or injure any property, public or private, other than his own.
No person shall intentionally, willfully or maliciously destroy or injure any of the wires, posts, machines, bells, sirens, boxes, locks or other apparatus of any police call system or fire alarm system.

§ 220-24 Possession of burglar's tools or dangerous weapons; exception; evidence of intent.

No person shall conduct himself or herself in or about the Borough of Netcong having concealed upon him or her any picklock, key, crow, jack, bit or other implement with an intent to break or enter into any building, or shall have upon him or her any pistol, hanger, cutlass, bludgeon or other offensive or dangerous weapon; nor shall any person be apprehended having upon him or her, whether concealed or not, any of the foregoing articles or things with the intent of committing any unlawful act; nor shall any person be found in or near any dwelling, house, warehouse, stable, barn, coachhouse, garage, smokehouse or any place of public resort or assemblage for business, worship or amusement or other lawful purpose, with intent to steal any goods or chattels; provided, however, that this section shall not apply to law officers and other persons duly authorized under certain statutes of this state to carry proper weapons of defense. Possession of any of the foregoing articles on public thoroughfares shall be prima facie evidence of such intent.

§ 220-25 Conduct relating to highways or warning signs or barricades.

No person shall:
Mutilate or move any notice, or damage, destroy or remove any warning sign or signal, or remove any barricade, placed or posted on any highway in connection with or relating to the closing of any road.
Drive any vehicle over or upon the closed portion of any highway.
Violate any rule or regulation for the use of any highway.

§ 220-26 False alarms, reports or representations.

No person shall willfully and maliciously give or cause to be given a false alarm of fire in any manner, or a false or fictitious police call in any manner; nor shall any person willfully and maliciously make a false or fictitious report to any members of the Police or Fire Department of the Borough of Netcong in any manner; nor shall any person willfully and maliciously represent himself in any telephone conversation to be another person or a fictitious person.

§ 220-27 Damaging poles, wires or fixtures.

No person shall injure or damage any lights, wires, poles or fixtures lawfully in or upon any street or other public place.

§ 220-28 Discarding refuse on streets or in waters.

No person shall, within the limits of the Borough, throw or discard any tin cans, bottles, garbage or refuse of any kind whatsoever on any public street or park or into the waters of any pond, stream or lake, or into waters adjacent thereto, or discharge any sewage or waste into said waters or any of them or pollute the waters or any of them in any manner whatsoever.

§ 220-29 Missiles or missile devices.

No person shall throw any stone, stick, glass, metal or other hard or offensive substance or shoot any revolver, pistol, gun, air gun, slingshot or other device at, into or upon any street or other public or quasi-public place or into any cars, vehicles or private property not his own.

§ 220-30 Obstructing streets or sidewalks.

No person shall unnecessarily obstruct any sidewalk, street, alley or public place in the Borough of Netcong with any kind of vehicle or vehicles or with box or boxes, lumber, wood or any other thing; but the provisions of this section shall not prevent persons who are building from temporarily occupying such portion of the sidewalk, street, alley or public place where a building permit has been properly issued for the construction of said building.

§ 220-31 Interfering with firemen or fire equipment.

No person shall, during an alarm of fire, willfully hinder, prevent or deter in any manner or by any device whatsoever any fireman or other person from rendering lawful assistance in abating or quelling such fire, or willfully hinder or interfere with any fireman from going to or returning from the place where any building or other property is on fire or from which an alarm proceeds; nor shall any person hinder or obstruct the passage of any fire engine, hook and ladder truck or any fire apparatus in going to or from the place from which an alarm of fire proceeds or where any building or other property may be burning.

§ 220-32 Disturbing proceedings of public bodies.

No person shall interfere with, hinder, disturb or obstruct the proceedings, functions or deliberation of any public or official body of the Borough.

§ 220-33 Hindering, refusing to assist or resisting officer of the law.

No person shall hinder or obstruct any officer of the law in the performance of his duties; nor shall any person willfully refuse or neglect to assist any officer of the law when lawfully called upon by him to do so, in the execution of any process or in the suppression of any breach of the peace or disorderly conduct or in case of an escape, or when such officer is resisted in the discharge of his duty. Nor shall any person knowingly resist or oppose any officer or person authorized by law in serving or attempting to serve any writ, bill, order or process or when lawfully making any arrest.

§ 220-34 Unnecessary vehicle noises.

No person shall unnecessarily use the horn or other warning device of any vehicle so as to cause the horn or other warning device to emit an unreasonably loud or harsh sound or whistle. No person shall unnecessarily engage in the racing of any motor of any motor vehicle so as to cause said motor to emit any unreasonably loud sound; nor shall any person intentionally and unnecessarily cause the motor of any motor vehicle to backfire.

§ 220-35 Fight, altercations or disorderly assemblages.

No person shall willfully engage in any fight, assault, quarrel, brawl, battery or altercation; nor shall any person participate in or incite by overt act or acts any disturbance or riot or any unruly, boisterous, noisy, unlawful or disorderly assemblage constituting a breach or disturbance of the peace.

§ 220-36 (Reserved) [1]

Editor's Note: Former § 220-36, Unlicensed alcoholic beverage sales; sales to minors, was repealed 9-11-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-13.

§ 220-37 Disposition of fines.

All fines imposed and collected under and by virtue of this chapter shall be paid into the treasury of the Borough of Netcong.

§ 220-38 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 8-10-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-20]
Any person, firm, or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to such penalties as are provided for in Article I of Chapter 1 of the Code of the Borough of Netcong.