Township of Clark, NJ
Union County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Clark as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 76.
Amusements — See Ch. 80.
Animals — See Ch. 84.
Noise — See Ch. 223.
Obscene material display — See Ch. 232.
Public health nuisances — See Ch. 227.
Parades — See Ch. 236.
Skateboards, sleds and scooters — See Ch. 290.
[Adopted 5-19-2003 by Ord. No. 03-18 (Sec. 3-25 of the 2002 Revised General Ordinances)]
The acts described in this article shall be considered disorderly conduct.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
No person or persons shall carry on an altercation or dispute in any public place in such manner as to impede, obstruct or delay vehicular or pedestrian traffic or travel or to cause a disturbance or breach of the peace.
No person shall create a disturbance or breach of the peace on any private property and refuse to desist or to leave when requested to do so by the owner or person in possession of or in charge of such private property.
No person shall disturb public peace by threatening to inflict bodily injury upon another or threatening to unlawfully destroy or damage the property of another.
No person shall disrupt, interfere with or prevent the orderly conduct of any public meeting. Intent to cause such disruption or interference may be presumed from a person speaking out at a time when public comments are not allowed after being told by the presiding officer to stop; speaking out during the portion of the meeting set aside for public comments out of turn or continuing to speak exceeding a reasonable time and after being told by the presiding officer to stop; preventing or interfering with another person speaking; creating distracting noises or displays; or engaging in any other activity tending to disrupt such meeting after being told by the presiding officer to stop.
[Added 9-15-2003 by Ord. No. 03-25]
The following are public nuisances:
A. 
To fight, quarrel, brawl or otherwise engage in any disorderly conduct so as to disturb the public peace and quiet.
B. 
To urinate or defecate in public places or streets or on the public lawns or yards of private homes or residences or in public view.
C. 
To make any indecent exposure of his or her private parts or to engage in any lewd or indecent act or behavior.
D. 
To make any indecent act or gesture towards any individual while passing on the streets and sidewalks within the Township or engage in similar conduct so as to disturb the public peace and quiet.
E. 
To disturb or interrupt exercises or functions of public or private schools or to engage in any conduct intended or designed to discomfort the students attending any public or private school or any teacher, administrator or any school employee.
F. 
To bring, possess or consume any alcoholic beverages on the property used for school purposes at any time without the express written permission of the Board of Education or its delegated agent.
[Added 11-15-2010 by Ord. No. 10-23]
Proselytizing, preaching, lecturing, exhorting, addressing, soliciting or otherwise endeavoring in the name of free speech to canvass within the Township of Clark on the public streets of the Township of Clark is hereby restricted to locations at least 1,000 feet from any public or private school buildings between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., weekdays.
Anyone who shall violate the provisions of this article shall be subject to such penalties as may be provided in Chapter 1, Article III, of the Code of the Township of Clark.