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Borough of Somerdale, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Somerdale as Ch. 80 of the 1973 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Local disaster control — See Ch. 29.
Police Department — See Ch. 44.
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 73.
Amusement devices — See Ch. 76.
Curfew — See Ch. 112.
Disorderly conduct — See Ch. 114.
Littering — See Ch. 170.
Nuisances — See Ch. 181.
Parks and recreation — See Ch. 186.
Public health nuisances — See Ch. 273.
Whenever, in the judgment of the Mayor or, in the event of his inability to act, the person designated as Acting Mayor, it is reasonably determined that an emergency exists as a result of a breach of the public peace and order, riot, disturbance or disorderly assemblage or other civil disobedience causing danger of injury to or damages to persons or property, he shall have the power to impose by proclamation any or all of the following regulations necessary to preserve the peace and order of the Borough of Somerdale:
A. 
Prohibit or limit the number of persons who may gather or congregate upon the public highways or public sidewalks or in any outdoor place, except persons who are awaiting transportation, and further provided that physicians, nurses and ambulance operators performing medical services, utility personnel maintaining essential public services, firemen and Borough-authorized or -requested law enforcement officers and personnel may be exempted from such curfew.
B. 
Prohibit all access or egress upon public highways to or from the Borough or any part thereof.
C. 
Prohibit the movement of vehicles and conveyances into and within or from the Borough of Somerdale.
D. 
Establish a curfew limiting the hours when persons and the persons who may go upon or travel the public streets.
E. 
Require the closing of establishments licensed to sell alcoholic beverages and prohibit the sale or service of alcoholic beverages in any licensed premises in the Borough of Somerdale.
F. 
Prohibit or restrict the sale of gasoline or other flammable liquids,
G. 
Prohibit the sale, carrying or possession on the public streets, public sidewalks or any public parks or squares of weapons, including but not limited to firearms, bows and arrows, air rifles, slingshots, knives, razors or missiles of any kind.
The state of emergency declared by the Mayor or Acting Mayor shall be effective upon its issuance and dissemination to the public by the appropriate news media.
Preparatory for and during the proclaimed state of emergency, the Mayor or Acting Mayor is hereby authorized to mobilize the law enforcement officers of the Borough of Somerdale and to seek the help of other law enforcement agencies as might be reasonably required by the surrounding circumstances and to place on duty such local law enforcement officers as are reasonably necessary to maintain and quell any disturbances in the Borough of Somerdale.
Any emergency proclaimed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter shall terminate upon the issuance of a proclamation by the Mayor or Acting Mayor determining that an emergency no longer exists.
[Amended 9-12-1990 by Ord. No. 90:09]
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to any combination of the following:
A. 
A fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000.
B. 
A term of imprisonment not exceeding 90 days.
C. 
A period of community service not exceeding 90 days.