Township of Long Hill, NJ
Morris County
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[Ord. No. 8-86; 1967 Code § 58-12; Ord. No. 163-05 § 2]
No person shall throw, drop, dump on or tow to or otherwise place on open fields or other private property any abandoned automobile, automobile parts, junk, bottle, trash, garbage, refuse or debris of any nature or throw, drop or otherwise place any junk, bottle, trash, garbage, refuse or debris of any nature upon any highway or any other public lands.
[Ord. No. 8-86; 1967 Code § 58-22]
A person is guilty of a violation of this section if he throws, discards, or deposits any cans, bottles, garbage or refuse of any kind whatsoever into the water of any pool, stream or river or upon the public streets or public places; or discharges any sewerage or waste in these said waters or places or any of them or pollutes the said waters in any manner.
[Ord. No. 7-84; 1967 Code § 48A-1]
As used in this section:
COMMERCIAL HANDBILL
Shall mean any handbill which:
a. 
Advertises for sale, or promotional gifts or prizes, any merchandise, product, commodity or thing;
b. 
Directs attention to any business or other activity for the purpose of either directly or indirectly promoting the interests thereof by sales or other means;
c. 
Directs attention to or advertises any meeting, exhibition, theatrical or other performance or event of any kind for which admission fee is charged.
ELEMENTS
Shall mean any element whether created by nature or created by man, which with reasonable foreseeability could carry litter from one place to another. Elements shall include, but not be limited to, air current, rain, water current, and animals.
HANDBILL
Shall mean any printed or written matter, any sample or device, circular, leaflet, pamphlet, paper, booklet, or any other printed matter or literature which is not delivered by United States mail, except that handbill shall not include a newspaper.
LITTER
Shall mean any uncontainerized man-made or man used waste which, if deposited within the Township otherwise than in a litter receptacle, tends to create a danger to public health, safety and welfare or to impair the environment of the people of the Township. Litter may include, but is not limited to, any garbage, trash, refuse, confetti, debris, grass clippings or other lawn or garden waste, newspaper, magazine, glass, metal, plastic or paper container or other construction material, motor vehicle part, furniture, oil, carcass of a dead animal, or nauseous or offensive matter of any kind, or any object likely to injure any person or create a traffic hazard.
LITTER RECEPTACLES
Shall mean any container which is designated to receive litter and to prevent the escape of litter deposited therein, which is of such size or sufficient capacity to hold all litter generated between collection periods.
PARKING LOTS
Shall mean any private or public property with provisions for parking vehicles, to which the public is invited or which the public is permitted to use or which is visible from any public place or private premises.
PUBLIC PLACE
Shall mean any and all streets, boulevards, avenues, lanes, alleys or other public ways, and parks, squares, plazas, shopping centers, malls, grounds and buildings frequented by the general public, whether publicly or privately owned.
[Ord. No. 7-84; Ord. No. 11-87; 1967 Code § 48A-2]
This section shall be enforced by the Township Code Enforcement Officer or the Township Police Department.
[Ord. No. 7-84; 1967 Code § 48A-3]
The Director of the Department of Public Works, when premises are in violation of any subsection of this section, is hereby empowered to enter upon the premises and may thereupon correct the unclean conditions, or the Township will then bring a civil action against any person who owns the property upon which the Director of Public Works has entered to correct unclean conditions pursuant to this section.
[Ord. No. 7-84; 1967 Code § 48A-4]
Every owner or occupant of a shopping center, shopping plaza, mall or building used for any other business or commercial purpose shall maintain litter collection and storage areas in a clean condition and insure that all litter is properly containerized. Failure to so maintain clean litter collection and storage areas shall constitute a violation of this subsection.
[Ord. No. 7-84; 1967 Code § 48A-5]
All litter that is subject to movement by the elements shall be secured by the owner of the premises where it is found before the same is allowed to be removed by the elements to adjoining premises.
[Ord. No. 7-84; 1967 Code § 48A-6]
The owner or person in control of any public place, including but not limited to restaurants, shopping centers, shopping plazas, malls, fast food outlets, stores, hotels, motels, industrial establishments, office buildings, apartment buildings, housing projects, gas stations and hospitals shall at all times keep the premises clean of all litter and shall take measures including daily clean up of the premises to prevent litter from being carried by the elements to adjoining premises. It shall be a violation of this subsection to abandon, neglect or disregard the condition or appearance of such premises so as to permit it to accumulate litter thereon.
[Ord. No. 7-84; 1967 Code § 48A-7]
Persons owning, operating or in control of any loading or unloading dock shall at all times maintain the dock area free of litter in such a manner that litter will be prevented from being carried by the elements to adjoining premises.
[Ord. No. 7-84; 1967 Code § 48A-8]
Persons owning, occupying or in control of any commercial premises shall keep the sidewalks and alleys adjacent thereto free of litter.
[Ord. No. 7-84; 1967 Code § 48A-9]
It shall be unlawful for any person who is in control of any commercial premises upon which is located or on whose behalf there is maintained any container of refuse, waste or garbage which has been containerized in accordance with a contract for its removal to allow that refuse, waste or garbage to remain uncollected beyond the date provided by the contract for its collection and removal, or in any case to allow that container to remain unemptied for longer than 14 days or in any case until after that refuse, waste or garbage creates any condition which is offensive to persons upon any private premises or public place or which allows it to be carried by the elements to adjoining premises.
[Ord. No. 7-84; 1967 Code § 48A-10-48A-13]
a. 
Public Places. Every owner, occupant, tenant or lessee using or occupying any public place shall provide adequate litter receptacles of sizes, numbers and types as required to contain all litter generated by those persons frequenting that public place.
b. 
Parking Lots. Every owner, occupant, tenant or lessee of any parking lot shall see to it that his parking lot is equipped with litter receptacles in compliance with this section.
c. 
Periodic Emptying of Receptacles. All litter shall be removed periodically from litter receptacles as necessary to maintain their usefulness and to prevent litter from being carried by the elements to adjoining premises.
d. 
Upsetting or Tampering With Receptacles. No person shall cause the removal, upsetting, mutilation, defacing or tampering with litter receptacles or cause the contents thereof to be spilled or to be strewn in or upon any public place or private premises.
[Ord. No. 7-84; Ord. No. 38-88; 1967 Code § 48A-14]
Any person violating any provision of this section shall be liable upon conviction to a fine of not less than $25 nor more than the amount specified in Chapter 1, § 1-5, or by a period of community service not exceeding 90 days for each offense. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.
[Ord. No. 163-05 § 3]
The purpose of this section is to establish requirements to control littering in Long Hill Township so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for the failure to comply.
[Ord. No. 163-05 § 3]
For the purpose of this section, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this section clearly demonstrates a different meaning. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words used in the plural number include the singular number, and words used in the singular number include the plural number. The word 'shall' is always mandatory and not merely directory.
LITTER
Shall mean any used or unconsumed substance or waste material which has been discarded, whether made of aluminum, glass, plastic, rubber, paper or other natural or synthetic material, or any combination thereof, including, but not limited to, any bottle, jar or can, or any top, cap or detachable tab of any bottle, jar or can, any unlighted cigarette, cigar, match or any flaming or glowing material or any garbage, trash, refuse, debris, rubbish, grass clippings or other lawn or garden waste, newspapers, magazines, glass, metal, plastic or paper containers or other packaging or construction material, but does not include the waste of the primary processes of mining or other extraction processes, logging, sawmilling, farming or manufacturing.
LITTER RECEPTACLE
Shall mean a container suitable for the depositing of litter.
PERSON
Shall mean any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or political subdivision of this State subject to municipal jurisdiction.
[Ord. No. 163-05 § 3]
a. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, drop, discard or otherwise place any litter of any nature upon public or private property other than in a litter receptacle, or having done so, to allow such litter to remain.
b. 
Whenever any litter is thrown or discarded or allowed to fall from a vehicle or boat in violation of this section, the operator or owner, or both, of the motor vehicle or boat shall also be deemed to have violated this section.
[Ord. No. 163-05 § 3]
The provisions of this section shall be enforced by the Code Enforcement Officer, the Sanitarian and the Police Department of Long Hill Township.
[Ord. No. 163-05 § 3]
Any person, firm or corporation who violates any provision of this section shall, upon conviction, be liable to the penalties set forth in § 1-5 of this Code.
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Editor's Note: Former Subsection 3-3.1, Possession or Consumption by Minors, previously codified herein and containing portions of Ordinance No. 8-86 and 1967 Code § 58-16 was repealed in its entirety by Ordinance No. 133-03. For regulations pertaining to possession or consumption by a minor see N.J.S.A. 2C:33-15.
[Ord. No. 8-86; 1967 Code § 58-17; Ord. No. 234-08 § 2]
a. 
A person shall be guilty of a violation of this section if, within the limits of the Township, he consumes any alcoholic beverages or has in his possession any open alcoholic beverage container with unconsumed alcoholic beverage therein:
1. 
In the parking area adjacent to any licensed premises for the sale of any alcoholic beverages.
2. 
While in or on a public street, land, roadway, avenue, sidewalk, public parking place, playground, recreation area, school building or grounds (except as permitted in Subsection 11-2.5 of this Township Code).
3. 
While in or about any public or quasi-public place.
4. 
While upon any private property not his own, without the express permission of the owner or other person having any authority to grant such permission.
5. 
While in a "motor vehicle" as defined in N.J.S.A. 39:1-1.
b. 
Notwithstanding the provisions contained herein, this section shall in no way interfere with the authority of the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control and/or the Township Committee to issue temporary licenses for the consumption of alcoholic beverages, pursuant to the laws of the State of New Jersey or the ordinances of the Township of Long Hill.
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Editor's Note: For additional regulations pertaining to alcoholic beverages, see Chapter 6, Alcoholic Beverage Control.
[Ord. No. 85-01 § 1]
It shall be unlawful for any person under the legal age who, without legal authority, knowingly possesses or knowingly consumes an alcoholic beverage on private property.
[Ord. No. 85-01 § 1]
a. 
This section does not prohibit an underaged person from consuming or possessing an alcoholic beverage in connection with a religious observance, ceremony, or rite or consuming or possessing an alcoholic beverage in the presence of and with the permission of a parent, guardian or relative who has attained the legal age to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages.
b. 
This section does not prohibit possession of alcoholic beverages by any such person while actually engaged in the performance of employment by a person who is licensed under Title 33 of the Revised Statutes, or while actively engaged in the preparation of food while enrolled in a culinary arts or hotel management program at a county vocational school or post secondary educational institution; however, this section shall not be construed to preclude the imposition of a penalty under this section, N.J.S.A. 33:1-81, or any other section of law against a person who is convicted of unlawful alcoholic beverage activity on or at premises licensed for the sale of alcoholic beverages.
[Ord. No. 85-01 § 1]
As used in this section:
GUARDIAN
Shall mean a person who has qualified as a guardian of the underaged person pursuant to testamentary or Court appointment.
RELATIVE
Shall mean the underaged person's grandparent, aunt or uncle, sibling, or any other person related by blood or affinity.
[Ord. No. 85-01 § 1]
a. 
Any individual who violates the terms of this section shall be punished by a fine of $250 for a first offense and $350 for any subsequent offense.
b. 
The Court may, in addition to the fine authorized for this offense, suspend or postpone for six months the driving privilege of the defendant. Upon the conviction of any person and the suspension or postponement of that person's driver's license, the Court shall forward a report to the Division of Motor Vehicles stating the first and last day of the suspension or postponement period imposed by the Court pursuant to this section. If a person at the time of the imposition of a sentence is less than 17 years of age, the period of license postponement, including a suspension or postponement of the privilege of operating a motorized bicycle, shall commence on the day the sentence is imposed and shall run for a period of six months after the person reaches the age of 17 years.
If a person at the time of the imposition of a sentence has a valid driver's license issued by this State, the Court shall immediately collect the license and forward it to the Division along with the report. If for any reason the license cannot be collected, the Court shall include in the report the complete name, address, date of birth, eye color, and sex of the person, as well as the first and last date of the license suspension period imposed by the Court.
The Court shall inform the person orally and in writing that if the person is convicted of operating a motor vehicle during the period of license suspension or postponement, the person shall be subject to the penalties set forth in N.J.S.A. 39:3-40. A person shall be required to acknowledge receipt of the written notice in writing. Failure to receive a written notice or failure to acknowledge in writing the receipt of a written notice shall not be a defense to a subsequent charge of a violation of N.J.S.A. 39:3-40.
If the person convicted under such an ordinance is not a New Jersey resident, the Court shall suspend or postpone, as appropriate, the nonresident driving privilege of the person based on the age of the person and submit to the Division the required report. The Court shall not collect the license of a nonresident convicted under this section. Upon receipt of a report by the Court, the Division shall notify the appropriate officials in the licensing jurisdiction of the suspension or postponement.
[Ord. No. 20-94 § 1]
No owner or operator of premises having parking spaces reserved for handicapped drivers and no tenant, contractor or other person may block access to such parking stalls reserved for handicapped drivers by the plowing, piling or placement of snow or ice in such spaces.
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Editor's Note: Prior ordinance history includes Ordinance Nos. 18-95 and 194-06.
[Ord. No. 365-2015]
As used in this section:
OUTDOOR PLANT SALE
Shall mean the retail sale of live seasonal potted plants, including flowers and pumpkins, and bagged bulk landscaping material such as mulch and potting soil, in the front or side yard of a business adjacent to the indoor establishment of the tenant or owner without permanent improvement made to the site.
SIDEWALK
Shall mean any public or private walkway abutting or traversing a premises, any parking lot, lawn or any other exterior area of a premises at which a business is conducted.
SIDEWALK SALE
Shall mean a retail sale of a short term and temporary in nature conducted in the front or side yard of a business adjacent to the indoor establishment of the tenant or owner without permanent improvements made to the site.
[Ord. No. 365-2015]
A business may conduct no more than four such sales in any year. Each sale is limited to no more than 10 calendar days. Sales shall be conducted only between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., prevailing time.
It shall be unlawful for any person to conduct a sidewalk sale in the Township without first obtaining a Sidewalk Sale Permit from the Clerk. There shall be no fee to obtain a Sidewalk Sale Permit. All Permits issued pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be conspicuously displayed during the entire period of the sidewalk sale.
[Ord. No. 365-2015]
Any retail business lawfully operating in the Township in full compliance with the Township Zoning Ordinance and other applicable ordinances and regulations shall be permitted to conduct outdoor plant sales from March 15 through October 31 of each year.
[Ord. No. 365-2015]
No walkway normally used by pedestrians or vehicles shall be blocked by any merchandise offered for sale. A three foot passage way for pedestrians shall be left open and merchandise shall be securely and adequately placed so that it will not endanger passersby or fall or extrude into any street, alley, driveway or fire lane.
Merchandise shall be kept in a neat and orderly fashion at all times. Such sales shall not be operated in any manner which would cause a nuisance or create a fire safety or traffic hazard. Goods may be stored out of doors, at the vendors own risk, during the permitted sale.
[Ord. No. 365-2015]
This section shall be enforced by the Code Enforcement Officer, the Police Department and/or the Fire Official.
[Ord. No. 365-2015]
Any person who conducts a sale on any date not authorized by this section or who violates any of the other regulations of this section shall be liable to the penalties stated in Chapter 1, § 1-5.
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Editor's Note: Section 3-5A, Outdoor Plant Sales, containing portions of Ordinance No. 365-2015 was deleted in entirety by Ordinance No. 365-2015.
[Ord. No. 8-86; 1967 Code § 58-28]
No person shall possess, keep, sell, distribute, or discharge any firecrackers, roman candles, sky rockets or any fireworks of any explosive nature unless permitted by law.
[Ord. No. 33-73; Ord. No. 20-74; 1967 Code § 32-1]
No person shall discharge any firearm, bow and arrow, crossbow or any other weapon or device capable of discharging projectiles by means of compressed air or spring tension upon or across any State, County or municipal street, and no person except the owner or lessee of the property and persons specifically authorized by him in writing shall have in his possession a loaded firearm, bow and arrow, crossbow or other weapon, as hereinabove described, while within 450 feet of any occupied dwelling in the Township of Long Hill or while within 450 feet of a school playground.
[Ord. No. 3-84; Ord. No. 14-84; 1967 Code § 32-2]
Except as hereinafter provided, the discharge of any firearm, crossbow or any other weapon or device capable of discharging projectiles by means of compressed air or spring tension shall be prohibited in the following areas of the Township:
a. 
The area south of Long Hill Road to its intersection with Meyersville Road and, from that intersection, the area south of Meyersville Road.
b. 
The area north of Valley Road and south of Long Hill Road.
c. 
The area west of Carlton Road and north of Long Hill Road.
d. 
The area east of South Main Avenue and south of Valley Road.
e. 
The area beginning at a point being the northeasterly corner of Lot 10-21 in Block 1-1 as shown on the tax maps of the Township of Long Hill; and, running thence in a generally southerly direction following the boundary line between Lot 10-21, Block 1-1 and Lot 11, Block 1, 1,000 feet to a point; and, thence running in a generally westerly direction approximately 2,500 feet to the southeasterly corner of South Northfield Road; and, running thence in a generally northerly direction following the easterly sideline of South Northfield Road, 1,000 feet to a point; and, thence running in a generally easterly direction approximately 2,500 feet to the point and place of beginning.
[Ord. No. 33-73; Ord. No. 20-74; 1967 Code § 32-3]
Except as hereinafter provided, no firearm projecting a single projectile with each actuation of the firing mechanism shall be discharged in the Township.
[Ord. No. 33-73; Ord. No. 20-74; 1967 Code § 32-4]
The provisions of Subsection 3-7.2 and Subsection 3-7.3 shall not be construed to limit:
a. 
The discharge of a firearm, crossbow or other weapon or device capable of discharging projectiles by means of compressed air or spring tension in connection with a target behind which there exists a backstop or firing range, either natural or artificial, which has been approved by the Township Committee as hereinafter provided.
b. 
The discharge of firearms on or in connection with trap or skeet shooting on ranges approved by the Township Committee as hereinafter provided.
c. 
The discharge of firearms, bows and arrows, crossbows or other weapons or devices capable of discharging projectiles by means of compressed air or spring tension in defense of life or property.
d. 
The discharge of firearms by any police officer or other duly authorized law enforcement officer in the performance of his official duties.
[Ord. No. 33-73; Ord. No. 20-74; 1967 Code § 32-5]
The following provisions shall govern the application for and the granting or denying of the approval provided for in Subsection 3-7.4a and b:
a. 
The applicant for an initial approval shall file an application with the Township Clerk on a form provided by the Clerk, and shall provide thereon information describing the firing range, target range, trap shooting range, skeet shooting range, target and/or backstop in such detail as to provide an adequate basis for judging its safety. The application shall be endorsed by the property owner if the owner is other than the applicant.
b. 
An application for a renewal of an existing approval shall be made within 30 days before the expiration of the existing approval and shall state whether any of the facts stated on the initial application have been changed and, if so, shall describe such changes.
c. 
Fees.
1. 
Fees for firearm permits shall be established by resolution.
2. 
Such fee shall be deemed to cover the necessary investigation and shall be retained by the Township of Long Hill whether or not approval is granted.
d. 
The application shall be forwarded by the Township Clerk to the Chief of Police, who shall cause the range or target area in question to be inspected and shall report thereon to the Township Committee.
e. 
The Township Committee shall thereafter approve or deny the application based upon its determination as to whether the safety of the public, nearby property owners and property and users of such ranges shall be assured.
f. 
In the event the application is denied, the applicant shall be informed in writing as to the reasons for the denial.
g. 
In the event the application is approved, such approval shall expire at the end of the calendar year for which it is granted and shall terminate forthwith upon alteration of any of the safety features or conditions described in the application or stipulated in the approval.
[Ord. No. 33-73; Ord. No. 20-74; 1967 Code § 32-6]
No person shall discharge a firearm, bow and arrow, crossbow or any other weapon or device capable of discharging projectiles by means of compressed air or spring tension on any land owned by the Township of Long Hill and established as a target or shooting range, except in compliance with such regulations that may be set by resolution of the Township Committee.
[Ord. No. 33-73; Ord. No. 20-74; 1967 Code § 32-10]
The provisions of this section are intended to protect the safety and well-being of the residents of the Township, persons visiting the Township and persons utilizing or employing weapons such as are described in this section.
[Ord. No. 6-71; 1967 Code § 11-1]
Legalized games of chance, commonly referred to as "bingo" and "raffles," are hereby authorized to be conducted on the first day of the week, commonly known and designated as Sunday, within the Township.
[Ord. No. 269-10]
In accordance with the provisions of N.J.A.C. 13:47-1.1, the Township Committee hereby delegates to the Township Clerk the authority to approve the granting of raffle and bingo licenses.
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Editor's Note: Former Subsections 3-8.3, Application; Deadline and 3-8.4, Township Fees, previously codified herein and containing portions of Ordinance Nos. 84-01 and 160-05, were repealed in their entirety by Ordinance No. 269-10.
[Ord. No. 8-86; 1967 Code § 58-13]
No person shall discard or abandon, in any public or private place accessible to children whether or not such children are trespassers, any refrigerator or ice box having a capacity of 1 1/2 cubic feet or more with an attached lid or door. A person shall be guilty of a violation of this section if being the owner, lessee or manager of such place, he shall knowingly permit such abandoned or discarded refrigerator, ice box or chest to remain there in such condition.
[Ord. No. 30-95 § 1]
All cigarette vending machines are hereby prohibited in the Township.
[Ord. No. 30-95 § 1]
Any person owning, operating, renting or permitting the use of a cigarette vending machine on premises under his or her control shall be liable to the penalties stated in Chapter 1, § 1-5. The minimum fine for a violation of this section shall be $100. Each day said violation is committed or permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such hereunder.
[Ord. No. 100-02 § 1; Ord. No. 172-05 § 1]
Except as permitted in Subsection 3-11.4 below, smoking is hereby prohibited in all municipal buildings, parks, playgrounds and recreation areas and within 25 feet of any entrance to a municipal building.
[Ord. No. 100-02 § 1; Ord. No. 172-05 § 1]
As used in this section:
MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS
Shall mean all buildings used by Long Hill Township for governmental purposes and shall include:
Town Hall – 1802 Long Hill Road, Millington
New Town Hall – 915 Valley Road, Gillette
DPW Garage
Police Headquarters
New Public Library – 917 Valley Road, Gillette
Sewer Plant
[And shall include entire premises on which the buildings are located]
PARKS, PLAYGROUNDS AND RECREATIONAL AREAS
Shall include:
Stirling Lake
Meyersville Field
Hicks Tract
Little League fields
Turtle Rock Park
Riverside Recreation Park – Athletic fields and recreational facilities
[Ord. No. 100-02 § 1; Ord. No. 172-05 § 1]
Adequate notice of such prohibitions shall be conspicuously posted in all places set forth in Subsection 3-11.2 above.
[Ord. No. 172-05 § 1]
Township employees shall be permitted to smoke during their regular work hours in areas designated by the Township Administrator, Public Works Director and/or Chief of Police outside Town Hall, the Public Works garage and Police headquarters. Members of the general public shall be permitted to smoke outside Town Hall in an area designated by the Township Administrator. All such areas shall be clearly marked and smoking shall be prohibited in all other areas.
[Ord. No. 100-02 § 1; Ord. No. 172-05 § 1]
Any person violating any provision of this section shall be liable to the penalties stated in Chapter 1, § 1-5 of this Code. The maximum fine which can be imposed for violations of this section shall be $200 or the maximum fine permitted by N.J.S.A. 2C:33-13 as supplemented and amended, whichever is greater.
[Ord. No. 366-2015 § 2]
BANNER
Shall mean a non-rigid sign of cloth, plastic or other flexible material temporarily attached to a building or planted in the ground using more than one supporting pole or bracket.
INFLATABLE SIGN
Shall mean any air or helium filled display used to advertise a product or event. Inflatable signs shall include all manner of balloons used for any display purpose.
REAL ESTATE SIGN
Shall mean a sign which is used to advertise any real property for sale, lease or rental purposes, including all temporary signs located on the property of a real estate office, and off-site directional signs used for open house advertising.
SIDEWALK SIGN
Shall mean any temporary freestanding display with one or two visible sides located adjacent to a public roadway, sidewalk or storefront.
TEMPORARY SIGN
Shall mean any sign constructed of cloth, canvas, fabric, paper, plywood, corrugated material, plastic or other light material, including, sidewalk signs, portable signs, searchlights and inflatable signs.
[Ord. No. 366-2015 § 2]
a. 
Temporary signs regulated in this section are excluded from regulation under Section 155 of the Land Use Ordinance.
b. 
Rotating signs, flashing signs and similar live action signs; and signs which contain foil, mirrors, lights, or reflective material which could create a hazardous condition to a motorist, bicyclist, or pedestrian are prohibited.
c. 
Spinners, flags, pennants, streamers and other moving objects used for advertising purposes, whether containing a message or not, are prohibited on all temporary signs.
d. 
In no case shall a temporary sign be illuminated.
e. 
Signs permitted in Subsections 3-12.3b, f, g, h, and i and 3-12.4c below must be of "wire frame" construction and must be installed and removed without tools.
f. 
Temporary signs may not be placed in any traffic circle or traffic island, at sight-restricted intersections, or inside the planter box of any "Welcome to Long Hill" sign.
g. 
Any temporary sign not specifically permitted by the provisions of this section is prohibited.
[Ord. No. 366-2015 § 2; Ord. No. 383-2016]
The following temporary signs are permitted in all areas, on the subject private lot only.
a. 
Real estate signs advertising the prospective sale or rental of the premises or property upon which they are located. Such signs shall be removed within seven days of the sale or rental transaction and shall be restricted in size and number as follows:
1. 
Residential properties shall not display more than one sign six square feet in area, except that a corner property or through lot may display one such sign on each street frontage.
2. 
Nonresidential property shall not display more than one sign 12 square feet in area, except that a corner property or through lot may display one such sign on each street frontage. Properties exceeding 300 feet of street frontage may display one additional sign for each 600 feet of street frontage in excess of 300 feet.
3. 
All real estate signs shall be located at least 10 feet from any street cartway.
b. 
"Help Wanted" signs for any nonresidential land use.
c. 
Farm signs advertising the sale of farm products produced within the Township. They shall not exceed six square feet in area. The signs shall be removed during seasons when products are not being offered for sale. Not more than two such signs shall be erected on any one property.
d. 
Sidewalk Signs. One "Sidewalk Sign" is permitted for any non-residential use or for each tenant in a multi-tenant commercial building. A sidewalk sign may be displayed only in front of the business establishment it advertises. It may be displayed only during hours when the business is open to the public and during special street events being held in the immediate vicinity of the subject business. In the Planned Shopping Zone, sidewalk signs shall be permitted only on the sidewalk immediately in front of the business, and no sidewalk sign shall be permitted along Valley Road.
No sidewalk sign shall be placed in a driveway, the paved portion or shoulder of a public street, within any public parking space, or impede the exiting of passengers from parked cars or pedestrian movement on a public sidewalk.
Sidewalk signs shall be constructed of weather resistant material, may not be permanently fixed, but must be weighted or secured to withstand winds to prevent a roadway or sidewalk hazard. Sidewalk signs shall be no more than 30 inches in width and 50 inches in height when extended. Sidewalk signs placed in a sight triangle must comply with provisions of Section 157.5 of the Land Use Ordinance.
The following temporary signs are permitted in all areas, on any private lot or in the right-of-way.
e. 
Official notices, legal notices and signs required by law.
f. 
All "open house" realty signs not located on the property for sale shall be allowed from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the day of the open house only. "Open house" signs located on the property for sale shall be permitted for not more than three days, including the day of the open house, and shall be removed no later than 6:00 p.m. of the day of the open house.
g. 
Announcements of the sale of an individual's personal property. Such signs shall not exceed six square feet in area and shall not be displayed for a period exceeding 31 days in any calendar year.
h. 
Political campaign signs shall be permitted in all zones. Such signs shall not be permitted for a period exceeding 31 days in any campaign or event, inclusive of primaries, shall not exceed 12 square feet in area and shall be removed within five days of the conclusion of the campaign or event.
i. 
Signs announcing any educational, charitable, civic, and religious or like special event to be held in the Township shall be permitted in all zones. Such signs, however, shall not be permitted for a period exceeding 14 days per special event in any one calendar year; shall not exceed 12 square feet in area and shall be removed within 48 hours of the conclusion of the event. Emergency service organizations may place such signs or banners on their vehicles parked off-premises, without limit on the size of the sign or banner.
There shall be not more than 12 signs, Township-wide, advertising any such special event. Every sign must contain a name and telephone number (or alternate contact information); or equivalent contact information must be provided in writing to the Code Enforcement Officer.
[Ord. No. 366-2015 § 2]
The following temporary signs are permitted in all areas, on the subject private lot only. A permit must be obtained from the Code Enforcement Officer.
a. 
Signs are permitted on construction sites for the duration of the construction period. They shall not exceed eight feet in height nor 32 square feet in area. They shall be removed within seven days after the completion of the construction work, or upon request for a Certificate of Occupancy. Not more than one sign shall be located on each street frontage.
b. 
Banners shall be permitted for special public and semipublic events and for private grand openings and special sales events. Special sales events shall be subject to the determination of individual business owners but shall not exceed two such events in any calendar year. Banners may be attached to the facade of a building, or may be installed in the ground at least 25 feet from the curb line. Only one banner is permitted, and it may not exceed 50 square feet. Any banner permitted under this subsection shall be displayed for no more than 30 days.
The following temporary signs are permitted in all areas, on any private lot or in the right-of-way. A permit must be obtained from the Code Enforcement Officer.
c. 
Temporary signs shall be permitted for special public and semipublic events and for private grand openings and special sales events. Special sales events shall be subject to the determination of individual business owners but shall not exceed two such events in any calendar year. All temporary signs permitted under this subsection shall be displayed for no more than 30 days.
d. 
Any sign or banner placed over the right-of-way of any street. The permit will be issued only if specifically authorized by resolution of the Township Committee (and by the Freeholders, if a County road.)
e. 
Searchlight displays as part of a grand opening promotion. The permit will be issued only if specifically authorized by resolution of the Township Committee.
f. 
In addition to the on-site signs authorized by Subsection 3-12.3c above, farm stands shall be permitted to have two off-site signs from April 1 through October 31 of each calendar year, provided the area of each sign does not exceed eight square feet. Written permission of the owners of the sites on which the signs are to be located shall be presented to the Code Enforcement Officer prior to the issuance of a sign permit.
[Ord. No. 366-2015 § 2]
(Reserved)
[Added 4-8-2020 by Ord. No. 457-20]
The purpose of this section is to prohibit the discharge of sump pump or other intentional discharge of any stormwater onto any Township street or sidewalk when such a discharge would create an unsafe condition such as icing or flooding.
There shall be no sump pump discharges or mechanical discharge of any stormwater, leader drain discharge or other man-made diversions of stormwater directly into any Township street or sidewalk between December 1 and March 15, if in the professional opinion of the Township Engineer or the Chief of Police, or their designee, said discharge would create any unsafe condition such as icing or flooding.
Any person, entity, firm or corporation or other group found guilty of violating any of the provisions of this subsection shall be subject to any penalty as set forth in § 1-5 of the Revised General Ordinances. Each daily incident shall be considered as a separate violation.
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Editor's Note: Prior ordinance history includes portions of Ordinance No. 8-86 and 1967 Code §§ 49-1, 58-10, 58-11.
[Ord. No. 8-97 § 1]
No person shall permit, make or continue or cause to be permitted, made or continued any unnecessary noise which disturbs the comfort, rest and repose of any person being in his place of abode or at any public or private meeting, or make, cause or permit to be made or caused upon any premises owned, occupied or controlled by him or her or in any public place or upon any public street, alley or thoroughfare in the Township any unnecessary noises or sounds by means of the human voice or by any other means or methods which are physically annoying to persons or which are so harsh or prolonged or unnatural or unusual in their use, time and place as to occasion physical discomfort or which are injurious to the lives, health, peace and comfort of the inhabitants of the Township or any member thereof.
[Ord. No. 8-97 § 1]
No person shall play, use, operate or permit to be played, used, or operated any radio, musical instrument, phonograph or other machine or device for the production or reproduction of sounds with louder volume than is necessary for convenient hearing of the person so playing, using or operating such instrument or device and persons who are voluntary listeners thereto or in such manner as to disturb the peace, quiet and comfort of neighboring inhabitants. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to prohibit either live or recorded music at a special event for which the operator has obtained Township Committee approval pursuant to Subsection 3-15.3 hereinbelow.
[Ord. No. 8-97 § 1]
The Township Committee may grant permission to allow music, either live or recorded, to be played between the hours of 12:00 noon and 11:00 p.m. Application for such permission shall be submitted to the Township Clerk in writing no later than the Friday preceding the Township Committee meeting before the proposed special event. Such permission shall be subject to any reasonable conditions imposed by the Township Committee.
[Ord. No. 8-97 § 1]
No person shall sound a vehicle horn other than as a warning signal necessary and essential in driving said vehicle or operate any motor vehicle so as to cause any unnecessary noise with the tires, mufflers or engine.
[Ord. No. 8-97 § 1]
No radio, loudspeaker and/or announcing device shall be used in the Township for the purpose of broadcasting music or advertising from any business or from any medium employed by any business house, in such a manner as to create a nuisance which would be detrimental to public health or welfare.
[Ord. No. 8-97 § 1]
Loading, unloading, opening, closing or other handling of doors, boxes, crates, containers, building materials, liquids, garbage cans, refuse or similar objects, or the pneumatic or pumped loading or unloading of bulk materials in liquid, gaseous, powder, or pellet form, or the compacting of refuse by persons engaged in the business of scavenging or garbage collection, whether private or municipal, shall not be allowed between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. This subsection shall not apply to the Township solid waste hauler who shall be subject to the restrictions set forth in the contract.
[Ord. No. 8-97 § 1]
The operating or permitting the operation of any motor vehicle whose manufacturer's gross weight is in excess of 10,000 pounds, or any auxiliary equipment attached to such a vehicle, is prohibited for a period of longer than five minutes in any hour while the vehicle is stationary, for reasons other than traffic congestion or emergency work, on a public right-of-way or on public or private property within 150 feet of a residential area between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. of the following day.
[Ord. No. 8-97 § 1]
Operating or permitting the operation of any tools or equipment used in construction, drilling, earth moving, excavating or demolition work is prohibited between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. the following day.
[Ord. No. 8-97 § 1]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to the penalties stated in Chapter 1, § 1-5.
[Ord. No. 433-19]
It is unlawful for any person within the Township of Long Hill to engage in any of the following activities:
a. 
No person shall purposely interfere with, hinder, disturb or obstruct any retail or wholesale business operation, function or activity, nor shall any person purposely interfere with, hinder, disturb or obstruct any retail or wholesale business owner, employee, agent or personnel acting in the furtherance of the interests of that business with the intent to prevent, undermine or otherwise obstruct the lawful retail or wholesale practices of the business. This subsection does not apply to conduct considered a lawful competitive economic practice.
b. 
No person shall willfully obstruct, molest, hinder, annoy, frighten, threaten, insult or interfere with any person lawfully upon any private property, any public thoroughfare or in any public place or in any automobile, bus or other public or private conveyance lawfully upon any public thoroughfare.
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Editor's Note: Prior history: Pursuant to Ordinance No. 13-98, § 3-16, Peace and Good Order, previously codified herein and containing portions of 1967 Code §§ 58-1-58-9, 58-14, 58-19, 58-21, 58-23-58-27 and Ordinance Nos. 8-86, 33-91 and 26-94 was preempted by the New Jersey Code of Criminal Justice at N.J.S.A. 2C:1-5.
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Editor's Note: Section 3-17, Time Limited for Lighted Business Signs After Closing Hour containing portions of 1967 Code § 58-29A and 16-91, was deleted in entirety by Ordinance No. 365-2015.
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Editor's Note: Former §§ 3-18, Improper Disposal of Waste; 3-19, Wildlife Feeding; 3-20, Containerized Yard Waste; 3-21, Yard Waste Collection Program; 3-22, Illicit Storm Sewer Connections and 3-23, Fertilizer previously codified herein were moved to Chapter 12, Stormwater Regulations and numbered §§ 12-1 through 12-6 by Ordinance No. 266-10.