[R.O. 1951, ch. 21, § 1.]
The use of air rifles, air pistols, BB guns or similar weapons within the Township is prohibited.
Editor's Note: Former§ 26-4, Disorderly assemblage, was repealed 9-19-2006 by Ord. No. 3965, § 1.
Editor's Note: Former Sec. 26-7, Disturbing religious services or other assemblies, was repealed 1-8-2019 by Ord. No. 33-2018.
Editor's Note: Former Sec. 26-10, Fire alarms — Turning in false alarms prohibited, was repealed 1-8-2019 by Ord. No. 33-2018.
[R.O. 1951, ch. 21, § 11.]
No person shall interfere with, deface or mutilate the fire alarm box or fire alarm system or any part thereof, or any apparatus connected therewith.
Editor's Note: For state law as to interfering with fire alarm system, see N.J.S.A. 2A:38-1.
No person shall discharge any firearms within the Township, except on or in duly authorized ranges. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any law enforcement officer discharging firearms in the line of duty.
Editor's Note: As to trespass on lands while carrying a gun, see N.J.S.A. 2A:63-1.
Editor's Note: Former Sec. 26-13, Gambling apparatus — Defined, was repealed 1-8-2019 by Ord. No. 33-2018.
Editor's Note: Former Sec. 26-16, Houses of ill fame, was repealed 1-8-2019 by Ord. No. 33-2018.
Editor's Note: Former Sec. 26-17, Indecent exposure and improper dress, was repealed 1-8-2019 by Ord. No. 33-2018.
Editor's Note: Former Sec. 26-18, Interference with public officials, was repealed 1-8-2019 by Ord. No. 33-2018.
Editor's Note: Former Sec. 26-19, Lewd and immoral acts, was repealed 1-8-2019 by Ord. No. 33-2018.
Editor's Note: Former Sec. 26-20, Municipal court — Interference with, was repealed 1-8-2019 by Ord. No. 33-2018.
[Ord. No. 3863, 3-8-2005, § 1.]
No retailer may display and/or permit to be displayed at his/her business premises any obscene material at a height of less than five feet or without a binder or other covering placed or printed on the front of the material displayed. Any such public display of obscene material shall constitute presumed evidence that the retailer knowingly made or permitted the display. A violation of this section shall be a petty disorderly persons offense.
For purposes of this section, the term "obscene material" shall mean any description, narrative account, display, depiction of a specified anatomical area or specified sexual activity contained in, or consisting of, a picture or other representation, publication, sound recording, live performance or film, which by means of posing, composition, format or animated sensual details emits sensuality with sufficient impact to concentrate prurient interest on the area or activity.
For purposes of this section, the term "retailer" means any person who operates a store, newsstand, booth, concession or similar business with unimpeded access for persons under 18 years old, who is in the business of making sales of periodicals or other publications at retail containing pictures, drawings or photographs.
Editor's Note: Former Sec. 26-22, Profane, etc., language, was repealed 1-8-2019 by Ord. No. 33-2018.
[Ord. No. 1274, § 1; Ord. No. 1801, § 1.]
For the purposes of Sections 26-22.1 to 26-22.5, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this section:
- ADVISORY BOARD
- The Teaneck Advisory Board on Community Relations.
- Door-to-door soliciting or soliciting by the use of circulars, visitations or any other means where the canvasser or his employer has not been invited or requested by the owner, as defined below, to obtain a listing of real property or to confer with the owner regarding a real estate transaction. The term "canvassing" as defined shall not apply when such soliciting is restricted to a specific house on a particular day, nor shall it apply when a property owner has publicly advertised his house or real property for sale.
- The lessee, sublessee, assignee, managing agent or other person having the right of ownership or possession or the right to sell, rent or lease any real property.
- Any firm, association, partnership or corporation, as well as a natural person. The term "person," as applied to partnerships or other associations, includes their members, and, as applied to firms and corporations, includes their officers and employees.
- Any occupant, prospective occupant, lessee, prospective lessee, buyer, prospective buyer or any agent of these.
[Ord. No. 1274, § 2; Ord. No. 1563, § 1; Ord. No. 3024, 1-7-1986, § 1.]
Any person who receives or expects to receive pecuniary gain from the sale or lease of real property in the Township must give advance written notification to the Township Clerk in accordance with Subsections (b) and (c) of this section before engaging in any activities to canvass or solicit, as defined in Section 26-22.1, in the Township in an attempt to obtain listings of real property or in an attempt to bring about the sale or purchase of real property.
Contents of notice; expiration.
The advance written notification required by this section shall contain the following information:
The name and address of the person or persons who will canvass or solicit.
The name and address of the person or company by which such person or persons are employed; and
A listing of the names of the street or streets in the Township which the person or persons intend to canvass or solicit, setting forth the starting and ending dates on which these streets will be canvassed or solicited.
Each such notice of intent to canvass or solicit shall be valid for a period not to exceed 30 days from the intended starting date of the soliciting or canvassing as indicated in the notification. After the expiration of the 30 days, a new notification of intent to canvass or solicit must again be filed with the Township Clerk containing the same or amended information. Canvassing or soliciting, as defined in Section 26-22.1, without prenotification or renewal of an expired notification as required by this section shall be a violation of this chapter.
The written notification of intent to canvass or solicit shall be filed with the Township Clerk not less than two working days prior to the date on which the canvassing or soliciting will take place.
[Ord. No. 1274, § 3; Ord. No. 1563, § 2; Ord. No. 3024, 1-7-1986, § 2.]
It shall be unlawful for any person to commit any one or more of the following acts:
To induce directly or indirectly or attempt to induce directly or indirectly the sale or listing for sale of real property by representing that an adverse change has occurred or will or may occur with respect to the racial, religious or ethnic composition of the block, neighborhood or area in which the property is located.
To induce directly or indirectly or attempt to induce directly or indirectly the sale or listing for sale of real property by representing that the presence or anticipated presence of persons of any particular race, religion or national origin in the area will or may result in:
To make any misrepresentations concerning the listing for sale or the anticipated listing for sale or the sale of real property in the area for the purpose of inducing or attempting to induce the sale or listing for sale of real property.
To make any representation to any prospective purchaser that any block, neighborhood or area has, will or might undergo an adverse change with respect to the religious, racial or ethnic composition of the block, neighborhood or area for the purpose of discouraging the purchase of property in a particular area.
To place a sign purporting to offer for sale any property that is not in fact offered for sale.
To advertise for sale or rental property which is nonexistent or which is not actually for sale or rental.
To engage in or hire or conspire with others to commit acts or activities of any nature, the purpose of which is to coerce, cause panic, incite unrest, or create or play upon fear with the purpose of inducing or attempting to induce the sale or listing for sale of real property.
To solicit a listing from any homeowner who has previously requested in writing that such person refrain from soliciting such homeowner. The Township Clerk shall maintain a list of those persons requesting that they not be solicited.
[Ord. No. 1274, § 4; Ord. No. 1738, §§ 1, 2.]
The Township Manager shall have the following functions, powers and duties in addition to those provided otherwise by law:
To hold conferences and make investigations and, for this purpose, to call upon Township officials and employees, the Advisory Board and other bodies to aid and assist him therein.
Any person claiming to be aggrieved by an alleged unlawful practice forbidden by Sections 26-22.1 to 26-22.5 may, by himself or by his attorney at law, make, sign and file with the Township Manager a verified complaint in writing which shall state the name and address of the person alleged to have committed the unlawful practice complained of and which shall set forth the particulars thereof and contain such other information as may be reasonably required by the Township Manager.
After the filing of a complaint by an aggrieved person or by any Township resident, the Township Manager shall cause a prompt investigation to be made of the alleged unlawful practice.
If, after such investigation, the Township Manager shall determine that no probable cause exists for crediting the allegations of the complaint, he shall, within ten days from such determination, cause to be issued and served upon the complainant written notice of such determination.
If, after such investigation, the Township Manager shall determine that probable cause exists in accordance with the allegations of the complaint, he may elect to take action as set forth in Subsection (f) below, or, in his discretion, he may endeavor to eliminate the unlawful practice complained of by conference and conciliation. Such conference shall be opened to the public unless otherwise requested by one or both of the parties to the conference. He may refer the matter to the Township Advisory Board or other public board of Township officials or employees to conduct or assist in such conferences.
If the practice complained of is not eliminated, the Township Manager may:
Refer the matter to the real estate commission of the state for such disciplinary action as may seem appropriate and make any records available to the commission as may relate to the matter, notwithstanding any other action which the Township Manager may take or may already have taken.
Sign a complaint against the alleged offending person for trial before the municipal court.
Refer the entire file to the Township prosecutor for such action as he may deem proper or necessary in the circumstances.
[Ord. No. 1274, § 5.)
Editor's Note: Former Sec. 26-23, Sleeping in, loitering in, obstructing, etc., streets, public places, etc., was repealed 1-8-2019 by Ord. No. 33-2018.
[Ord. No. 1635, § 1; Ord. No. 1981, 3-15-1983, § 1.]
No person shall consume or offer to another for consumption any alcoholic beverage, as defined by the Revised Statutes of New Jersey, or have in his possession any such alcoholic beverage unless carried in the original sealed container, in, on or upon any public street, sidewalk, public parking place, park, recreation area or any other public or quasi-public place in the Township; or in a public conveyance or private motor vehicle on any public street, land or public parking lot; or on any private property not his own without the express permission of the owner or other person having authority to grant such permission.
[Ord. No. 1635, § 1.]
Nothing herein contained shall be construed to prohibit the consumption of beer as permitted by Section 27-3 of this Code or to prohibit the proper officials of the Township from granting a permit for possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages in a designated park or street or other public place at a designated time or times in connection with a specific event, series of events or observance which has been authorized by the governing body.
[R.O. 1951, ch. 21, § 28.]
Spitting upon the floor, steps or other portions of any public building or public conveyance or upon sidewalks or cars is hereby prohibited and declared to be a nuisance. Any person convicted of a violation of this section shall be fined not more than $25.
Editor's Note: Former Sec. 26-25, Threats and violence, was repealed 1-8-2019 by Ord. No. 33-2018.
[Ord. No. 2089, 6-18-1985, §§ 1, 2, 3; Ord. No. 3483, 1-28-1997, § 1.]
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any person under the age of 18 years.
No person shall sell or otherwise transfer any spray paint to a minor unless said minor is accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at the time of purchase or transfer. All sales or transfers of any spray paint shall be either from a locked display case or container or shall be from an area under the constant control of a salesperson employed by the seller or transferor of the spray paint. All sales of spray paint from self service displays or displays not controlled as set forth in the preceding sentence are prohibited.
No minor shall, at the time of purchase of any spray paint container, furnish fraudulent evidence of majority.
No minor shall, except while accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, possess a spray paint container on any public property or any private property except with the express permission of the lawful owner or manager of said private property.
In the absence of express permission to the contrary by the owner or other person having control thereof, it shall be unlawful for any person to possess a spray paint container, liquid paint in a can or other container in any public building or upon any public facility or private property with the intent to use the same to deface said building, facility or property. Any person who possesses a spray paint container, liquid paint in a can or other container in any public building or upon any public facility or private property with no legitimate or lawful purpose therefor shall, prima facie be presumed to have possessed the same with the intention of using such container, can or paint to deface said building, facility or property.
Penalty. Any person found guilty of violating any of the provisions of this section, upon conviction thereof, shall pay a fine not to exceed $500 or be subject to imprisonment for not more than 90 days in the county jail, or both such fine and imprisonment.
[Ord. No. 3630, 4-25-2000, § 1.]
Our laws in New Jersey do not presently ban solicitation or acceptance of political contributions by public office holders and employees while in any room or building occupied in the discharge of official duties.
Solicitation and acceptance of political contributions in rooms and buildings occupied in the discharge of official duties threatens the independence of public employees, undermines the efficiency of government by taking officials and employees away from the people's business and leads to the appearance of improper influence of political contributions on government functions.
Prohibiting the solicitation and acceptance of political contributions in rooms and buildings occupied in the discharge of official duties will address these harms and leave open ample alternative venues for political fund-raising.
Our laws in New Jersey do not presently recognize the misuse of public property for political fund-raising as a distinct offense.
It is accordingly found and determined that the municipality's interests in an independent and efficient government workforce and a government that is undermined by neither the fact nor appearance of improper influence of political contributions on government decisions require the prohibition of political fund-raising in rooms or buildings occupied in the discharge of official duties or through the use of public property.
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any individual seeking election to a public office of the federal, state, county or municipal government or school district or political party and any individual who shall have been elected or failed of election to any such office.
- MUNICIPAL OFFICIAL, EMPLOYEE AND APPOINTEE
- Any person holding elective municipal office or holding an appointed position in the municipal government or in any agency, commission, board or office thereof, whether the position is full-time or part-time, compensated or uncompensated, and any employee of municipal government or of any municipal agency, commission, board or office thereof, whether the position is full-time or part-time.
- The government of the municipality, including any officer, department, board, commission or agency thereof.
- POLITICAL CONTRIBUTION
- Any loans and transfers of money or other things of value to or by any candidate, elected official or political organization or other commitments or assumptions of liability to make any such transfer. Political contributions shall be deemed to have been made upon the date when such commitment is made or liability assumed.
- POLITICAL ORGANIZATION
- Any two or more persons acting jointly or any corporation, partnership or other incorporated or unincorporated association which is organized to, or does, aid or promote the nomination, election or defeat of any candidate or candidates for federal, state, county, municipal or school board office or political party office. "Political organization" includes, but is not limited to, organizations defined in N.J.S.A. 19:44A-3 as a "political committee," "joint candidates committee," "continuing political committee," "political party committee," "candidate committee" or "legislative leadership committee."
- PUBLIC PROPERTY
- All personal property owned, leased or controlled by the municipal government, including but not limited to vehicles, phones, fax machines, computers, stationery, including municipal letterhead, postage and other office equipment.
- To ask for, by oral or written communication, a contribution as that term is defined herein.
Prohibition against soliciting or accepting political contributions in rooms or buildings occupied in the discharge of public duties. No municipal official, employee or appointee may solicit, commit to pay or receive payment of or a commitment to pay any political contribution for any candidate, elected official or political organization while in any room or building occupied in the discharge of official duties. This section shall include solicitation or acceptance of political contributions made over the telephone or by use of a computer, including private telephones and computers, if the person soliciting or accepting the political contribution or using the telephone or computer for purposes of soliciting or accepting the political contribution is in any room or building occupied in the discharge of official duties.
Prohibition against use of public property for political fund-raising. No municipal official, employee or appointee may solicit, commit to pay or receive payment of or a commitment to pay any political contribution for any candidate, elected official or political organization while utilizing public property. This section shall not be construed to prohibit de minimus use of public property, such as a government-owned or -leased car, outside of rooms or buildings occupied in the discharge of public duties, in connection with political fund-raising, if the public property is not used in such a way as to convey to a reasonable observer that the fund-raising activity is officially authorized or endorsed.
Violation. Violation of any provision of this section shall be punished by a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, or imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding 90 days or a fine not exceeding $1,000.
Editor's Note: Former Sec. 26-31, Disposable plastic checkout bags, which immediately followed this section and was added 7-6-2017 by Ord. No. 18-2017, was repealed 1-19-2021 by Ord. No. 1-2021.