Township of Winslow, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Winslow 8-28-70 as Ord. No. 0-12-70 as Ch. 50 of the 1970 Code of the Township of Winslow.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Consumption of alcoholic beverages in public — See Ch. 77, Art. II.
Boarding of windows — See Ch. 90.
Dangerous buildings — See Ch. 96.
Housing standards — See Ch. 159.
Public health nuisances — See Ch. 183.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 204.
Abandoned vehicles — See Ch. 272.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed an ordinance generally referred to as the "Ordinance on Peace and Good Order," adopted 2-25-50.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PERSON
Any individual, corporation, association, organization, firm or partnership.
TOWNSHIP
The Township of Winslow, County of Camden and State of New Jersey.
No person shall, within the limits of the township, disrobe in any automobile, truck or vehicle while the same is upon any parking place, street, road, avenue, highway, park or other public place.
No person shall, within the limits of the township, bathe, sun or swim out of doors in a state of nudity.
[Amended 3-27-01 by Ord. No. 0-2-2001]
No person shall, within the limits of the township and in public view, appear in a state of nudity.
[Repealed 3-27-01 by Ord. No. 0-2-2001]
[Amended 12-19-84 by Ord. No. 0-22-84; repealed 3-22-11 by Ord. No. 0-2011-010]
[Repealed 3-27-01 by Ord. No. 0-2-2001]
[Added 8-22-79 by Ord. No. 0-22-79]
A. 
Reserved. [Deleted 2-25-14 by Ord. No. O-2014-003]
B. 
Reserved. [Deleted 2-25-14 by Ord. No. O-2014-003]
C. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to idle any bus, truck, tractor or other equipment/machinery in residentially zoned areas between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. It shall also be unlawful for any person to repeatedly accelerate, decelerate or start and stop any type of motor vehicle or motorcycle in any residential area between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
[Added 12-17-96 by Ord. No. 0-17-96; amended 3-27-01 by Ord. No. 0-2-2001]
D. 
It shall be unlawful for any person or business to perform construction or any type of construction activity or maintenance activity on property in residential areas between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
[Added 3-27-01 by Ord. No. 0-2-2001]
[Added 12-19-79 by Ord. No. 0-32-79; amended 9-24-02 by Ord. No. 0-24-02]
Unless otherwise preempted or exempted by Federal or State law or regulation, it shall be a violation for any person to transmit, continue or cause to be transmitted or continued any radio emission, signal or transmission which either causes or creates electrical, visual or audible interference or, by said transmission, annoys, disturbs or endangers the comfort, repose, health, peace, safety or general well-being of others within the limits of the township. Examples of violations of this section, though not limited to those below, would be radio emissions, signals and transmission interference as follows:
A. 
The transmission of radio signals and/or emissions causing any interference upon the visual and/or auditory operation of a television in such manner as to disturb the peace, quiet and comfort of the neighboring inhabitants.
B. 
The transmission of radio signals and/or emissions causing any interference upon the visual and/or auditory operation of receiving sets, musical instruments, phonographs or other machines or devices designed for the production or reproduction of sound in such a manner as to disturb the peace, quiet and comfort of the neighboring inhabitants.
C. 
Subsections A. and B. do not apply to use from operators complying with Federal regulations in the operation of their equipment. Any enforcement of this section shall be by an action filed by either the township or a private property owner with the Federal Communications Commission in accordance with procedures established for addressing complaints concerning radio frequency interference problems. The penalty provisions of Chapter 196 shall not otherwise apply to this section.
[Amended 3-27-01 by Ord. No. 0-2-2001]
No persons shall, within the limits of the township, enter the building or go upon the lands of any school and break, damage or deface such building or any part thereof or the fences or other property belonging to or connected with such buildings or lands; and no persons shall disturb the exercises of any school or interfere or annoy the children attending such school or any teacher or employee therein, as well as any school bus driver or school bus attendant in the performance of their duties, either while on the school property or while going to or coming from the school.
No person shall, within the limits of the said township, disturb any lawful assembly of persons or of any neighborhood, family or person by any loud or unnecessary noise or by shouting or by using any profane, indecent or obscene language or by quarreling, assaulting or fighting or otherwise disturbing the peace and quiet.
[Repealed 3-27-01 by Ord. No. 0-2-2001]
Editor's Note: Prior ordinance history for former Section 196-17 includes portions of Ordinance No. 0-2-89.
[Deleted 2-25-14 by Ord. No. O-2014-003]
[Repealed 3-27-01 by Ord. No. 0-2-2001]
[Deleted 2-25-14 by Ord. No. O-2014-003]
Editor's Note: Prior ordinance history includes portions of Ordinance No. O-2-2001.
No person shall hinder, obstruct or interfere with any township officer in the performance of his duties; nor shall any person willfully refuse or neglect to assist any township officer, 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, hinder, obstruct or interfere with any officer or person authorized by law in serving or attempting to serve any summons, writ, subpoena, order or other process or when making an arrest.
[Repealed 3-27-01 by Ord. No. 0-2-2001]
[Deleted 2-25-14 by Ord. No. O-2014-003]
Editor's Note: Prior ordinance history includes portions of Ordinance No. O-14-05.
[Amended 3-28-00 by Ord. No. O-2-2000; 5-28-13 by Ord. No. O-2013-016]
A. 
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BOW AND ARROW
Any bow and arrow or slingshot and crossbow, including but not limited to a recurve and compound crossbow.
DISCHARGE
To shoot or fire a firearm or other weapon.
FIREARMS
Any pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun, machine gun, automatic or semiautomatic rifle or any gun, device or instrument in the nature of a weapon from which may be fired or ejected any solid projectile, ball, slug, pellet, missile or bullet or any gas, vapor or other noxious thing by means of a cartridge or shell or by the action of an explosion or the igniting of flammable or explosive substances. It shall also include, without limitation, any firearm which is in the nature of any air gun, spring gun or pistol or other weapon of a similar nature in which the propelling force is a spring, elastic band, carbon dioxide, compressed or other gas or vapor, air or compressed air, or is ignited by compressed air, and ejecting a bullet or missile smaller than three-eighths (3/8) of an inch in diameter, with sufficient force to injure a person. It shall also include any other instrument or weapon in which a loaded or blank cartridge, except as noted herein, is used or may be used.
B. 
Prohibited acts.
(1) 
It shall be unlawful to discharge, fire, carry or to have possession of any loaded firearm as defined in this section within the territorial limits of the Township of Winslow, except as specifically provided herein.
(2) 
It shall be unlawful to discharge or fire any bow and arrow as defined in this section on or within two hundred (200) feet of any occupied residence, farmhouse, barn, building, structure, day-care facility, place of worship, public or private school building or grounds or publicly owned open space or park, except as specifically provided herein.
(3) 
It shall be unlawful to discharge any firearm or bow and arrow as defined in this section upon or across any state, county or township road or highway.
C. 
Exceptions. Nothing contained in this section shall be interpreted to prohibit the use, discharge or possession of firearms or bow and arrow as defined in this section as follows:
(1) 
Law enforcement officers of any governmental agency, federal, state, county and/or municipality, acting in the course of his or her official duty.
(2) 
Members of any legally recognized military organization while in the performance of their official duties.
(3) 
Privately employed security personnel who are authorized by law to carry firearms while in the performance of their official duties.
(4) 
Persons lawfully using firearms or bows and arrows in the protection of their person or property for self-defense.
(5) 
Persons engaged in the discharge of firearms loaded only with blanks for commemorative events or historic pageants; provided, however, that such persons shall obtain a special permit from the Township Police upon application prescribed by the Director of the Department of Public Safety or designee.
(6) 
Members of any full-time paid or part-time paid Fire Department or force assigned full-time or part-time to a municipal or county arson investigation unit while in the performance of their official duties.
(7) 
Civilian employees of the state and federal government while in the performance of their official duties,
(8) 
Any representative of the Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), State of New Jersey, or deputy state conservation officer or full-time employee of the State Division of Parks and Forestry or a New Jersey transit police officer while in the performance of their official duties.
(9) 
A guard in the employ of any railway express company, banking or building and loan or savings and loan institution of the State of New Jersey while in the actual performance of official duties.
(10) 
Persons, keeping or carrying but not discharging any firearms or bow and arrow about their residence, premises or business or on land leased by them; or to or from any place of purchase or repair of firearms or bow and arrow and their residence, premises, business or leasehold; provided, however, that they fully comply with the appropriate sections of Title 2A of the New Jersey Revised Statutes, as amended.
(11) 
Persons transporting any firearm or bow and arrow while traveling directly to or from any proper hunting place, provided that such persons have in their possession a valid hunting license, or while traveling directly to or from any proper place for practice, match, target, trap or skeet shooting or shooting exhibitions; provided, however, that during the course of traveling for the purposes set forth in this subsection, the firearm or bow and arrow is unloaded and contained in a closed and fastened case, gun box, securely tied package or locked in the trunk of the automobile in which the person is transporting the firearm or bow and arrow; and provided farther that the course of travel to or from such places may include such deviation as may be reasonable or necessary under the circumstances.
(12) 
Shooting or discharging of a firearm or bow and arrow by a person having in his or her possession a validly issued and current hunting license, which firearm or bow and arrow is actually aimed at legal game and during a legal open season recognized by the Fish and Game laws or under a depredation permit issued under the direction of the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife or the US Fish and Wildlife Service; provided that the firearm or bow and arrow so used must be a legal weapon allowed to be employed for the type of hunting or damage control being so conducted; and further provided that the firearm or bow and arrow is being employed in the manner required by the Fish and Game Laws; and further provided that the person so engaged is not in violation of any statute or ordinance related to trespass or to the use of property. Under this subsection, the prohibitions set forth in Sections 196-25B(2) and (3) above shall still apply.
(13) 
Shooting or discharging of a firearm or bow and arrow at a legally established rifle or pistol range pursuant to Chapter 225 of the Winslow Township Code.
D. 
Violations and penalties. Any person, firm or corporation violating or failing to comply with the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000.), a term of imprisonment not exceeding ninety (90) days or community service not exceeding ninety (90) days, or a combination thereof in the discretion of the Court. The continuation of such violation for each successive day shall constitute a separate offense and the person, firm or corporation allowing or permitting the continuation of the violation may be punished as provided above for each separate offense.
[Repealed 3-27-01 by Ord. No. 0-2-2001]
No person shall, within the limits of the township, willfully or maliciously take down, remove or injure any notice, advertisement or other placard legally and publicly set up by an officer or person in accordance with law, before the time to which such notice, advertisement or placard relates.
[Amended 3-27-01 by Ord. No. 0-2-2001]
No persons shall, within the limits of the township, allow, suffer or permit the display of any goods, wares or merchandise upon the streets, walkways or sidewalks of the township without a permit issued by the township establishing the time, manner and place where said merchandise display shall be permitted.
[Repealed 3-27-01 by Ord. No. 0-2-2001]
[Amended 3-28-95 by Ord. No. 0-7-95]
Any person who shall violate any of the terms or provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.) or imprisonment for a term not to exceed ninety (90) days or both such fine and imprisonment.
[Added 6-21-94 by Ord. No. 0-15-94; amended 3-27-01 by Ord. No. 0-2-2001]
No person who operates a store, newsstand, booth, concession, or similar business with unimpeded access for persons under eighteen (18) years old, who is in the business of making sales of periodicals or other publications at retail containing pictures, drawings or photographs, shall display or permit to be displayed at his/her business premises any obscene material at a height of less than five (5) feet or without a blinder or other covering placed or printed on the front of the material displayed. The public display of the obscene material shall constitute presumptive evidence that the retailer knowingly made or permitted the display.
A. 
For the purpose of this section, the definition of obscene materials as set forth in N.J.S.A. 2C:34-3.a. (1) is adopted herewith as follows:
OBSCENE MATERIALS
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.
[Repealed 3-27-01 by Ord. No. 0-2-2001]
Editor's Note: Prior ordinance history includes portions of Ordinance No. 0-12-97.