Township of Teaneck, NJ
Bergen County
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[Ord. No. 3606, 9-14-1999, § 1.]
Pursuant to the authority of Laws of 1988, c. 44 (N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7), the Map Showing Drug-Free School Zones (hereafter map), prepared by Azzolina Engineering Company, (1970), revised by the Teaneck Engineering Department, (1978) and redrawn by Schwanewede/Hals Engineering dated September 30, 1998, and revised July 22, 1999, is hereby approved and adopted as an official finding and record of the location and areas within the municipality of real property which is used for school purposes and which is owned by the Teaneck Board of Education and real property leased to any elementary or secondary school, and of the areas on or within 1,000 feet of school property, and in, on or within 500 feet of the real property comprising a public housing facility, a public park or a public building as defined in N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7.1.
[Ord. No. 3606, 9-14-1999, § 2.]
The map shall continue to constitute an official finding and record as to the location and boundaries of areas on or within 1,000 feet of real property owned by the Teaneck Board of Education and real property leased to any elementary or secondary school and used for school purposes and in, on or within 500 feet of the real property comprising a public housing facility, a public park or a public building as defined in N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7., until such time, if any, that this article shall be amended by adoption of an ordinance or resolution of the Council to reflect any additions or deletions with respect to the location and boundaries of school property and drug-free school zones or real property comprising a public housing facility, a public park or a public building as defined in N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7.1.
[Ord. No. 3606, 9-14-1999, § 3.]
The Teaneck Board of Education and 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 Township Engineer and the Township Attorney of any changes or contemplated changes in the location and boundaries of any real property owned by the Teaneck Board of Education and any real property leased to any elementary or secondary school and used for school purposes. The Teaneck Township Manager is hereby directed and shall have the continuing obligation to promptly notify the Township Engineer and the Township Attorney of any changes or contemplated changes in the location and boundaries of any real property comprising a public housing facility, a public park or a public building as defined in N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7.1.
[Ord. No. 3606, 9-14-1999, § 4.]
The Township Clerk is hereby directed to receive and to keep on file the original of the map and to provide, at a reasonable cost, a true copy thereof to any person, agency of 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 Bergen County Clerk and to the office of the Bergen County Prosecutor.
[Ord. No. 3606, 9-14-1999, § 5.]
The following additional matters are hereby determined, declared, recited and stated:
(a) 
It is understood that the map approved and adopted by 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 real property owned by the Teaneck Board of Education and real property leased to such schools.
(3) 
That such school property is and continues to be used for school purposes.
(4) 
That the location and boundaries of areas which are on or within 1,000 feet of such school property.
(5) 
The location of public housing facilities, public parks and public buildings as defined in N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7.1.
(6) 
That such public housing facilities, public parks and public buildings continue to be used for these purposes.
(7) 
That the location and boundaries of areas which are in, on or within 500 feet of such properties.
(b) 
All of the property depicted on the map approved and adopted herein as school property was owned by the Teaneck Board of Education or leased by the Teaneck Board of Education to a school and is being used for school purposes as of July 22, 1999, or public housing facilities, public parks and public buildings continue being used for these purposes as of July 22, 1999.
(c) 
Notwithstanding the adoption of this article, any duly authorized municipal or county prosecutor is not precluded from introducing or relying upon any other evidence or testimony to establish a violation of the offense defined in N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7, including use of a map or diagram other than the one approved and adopted pursuant to this article. The failure of this 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 is not a public housing facility, a public park or a public building as defined in N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7.1, 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 that such property is not used for school purposes or is not a public housing facility, a public park or public buildings as defined in N.J.S.A. 2C 35:-7.1.
(d) 
All of the requirements set forth in N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7, concerning the preparation, approval and adoption of a Drug-Free School Zone Map, and all of the requirements set forth in N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7.1 have been complied with.
(e) 
The definition of "school purposes" as used in this article shall mean all municipal schools and all private and parochial schools that have been properly licensed or certified by the State of New Jersey as schools permitted to perform their functions in the Township of Teaneck. All such private and parochial schools shall be required to pay to the Township for the cost of the signs required and the installation of such signs.