Township of Long Hill, NJ
Morris County
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[Ord. No. 12-78; 1967 Code § 4A-1]
This section shall be known and cited as the "Private Alarm Systems Regulations of the Township of Long Hill."
[Ord. No. 12-78; 1967 Code § 4A-2; Ord. No. 9-95 § 1]
a. 
As used in this section:
PRIVATE ALARM SYSTEM
Shall mean any system installed to serve an improved property, store, building or other facility and designed or used for detection of fire, smoke or similar hazards, the detection of unauthorized entry, the commission of an unlawful act or the detection of any one or more of the foregoing, which system is directly connected by telephone lease lines from a specific location to the Police Department command desk to provide a visual or audio signal, automatically selects a telephone trunk line of the Police Department and then reproduces a prerecorded message or automatically alerts a person beyond the limits of the property who is engaged in the business of relaying information by human or mechanical means to the Police Department. Private alarm system shall also mean any device installed to serve an improved property and designed to sound an alarm by a bell, horn, siren or other noise making instrument located upon the property where the device is installed and audible beyond the limits of the property in the event of the presence of fire, smoke or similar hazards, unauthorized entry, the commission of an unlawful act or any one or more of the foregoing.
WARNING DEVICE
Shall mean any device installed to serve an improved property and designed to sound an alarm by a bell, horn, siren or other noise making instrument located upon the property where the device is installed and audible beyond the limits of the property in the event of the presence of fire, smoke or similar hazards, unauthorized entry, the commission of an unlawful act or any one or more of the foregoing.
b. 
Any equipment which combines the characteristics of a private alarm system and a warning device shall be classified as a private alarm system for the purposes of this section.
[Ord. No. 12-78; 1967 Code § 4A-3]
a. 
No person shall install, maintain, use or cause to be used any private alarm system within the Township unless a permit therefor has been issued by the Chief of Police in accordance with the provisions of this section.
b. 
No person shall use a private alarm system during any period when the permit therefor has expired or is suspended.
[Ord. No. 12-78; 1967 Code § 4A-4]
Any person desiring to use a private alarm system upon improved property owned or occupied by such person shall submit a written application to the Chief of Police for a permit for such system. The application shall be on a form, to be furnished by the Chief of Police, which shall require the following information over the signature of the applicant:
a. 
The name, address and telephone number of the applicant.
b. 
The location of the property to be served.
c. 
The name, address and telephone number of the company which will furnish and maintain the private alarm system.
d. 
The name and telephone number of a person to be notified of a faulty private alarm system at any time when no one is present on the property served by the system.
[Ord. No. 12-78; 1967 Code § 4A-5; Ord. No. 10-94 § 1]
a. 
At the time an application is submitted to the Chief of Police for a permit for a private alarm system which is directly connected by telephone lease lines from a specific location to the Police Department command desk to provide a visual or audio signal, an initial fee shall be paid to the Township for the year in which the initial permit is issued. Fees for alarm system permits shall be set by resolution of the Township Committee pursuant to § 2-18.
b. 
At the time an application is submitted to the Chief of Police for a permit for a private alarm system which either automatically selects a telephone trunk line of the Police Department and then reproduces a prerecorded message or automatically alerts a person beyond the limits of the property who is engaged in the business of relaying information by human or mechanical means to the Police Department, an initial fee shall be paid to the Township for the year in which the initial permit is issued. Fees for alarm system permits shall be set by resolution of the Township Committee pursuant to § 2-18.
c. 
The fees shall not be prorated by reason of the date upon which an application is filed, but the fee shall be refunded to the applicant in the event that a permit is not issued.
d. 
Any person who fails to obtain a renewal permit on or before January 31 of each year shall pay a surcharge of 25% in addition to the permit fee. Such person shall also remain liable to the penalties set forth in Subsection 4-1.14. This surcharge shall not apply to the initial permit issued for a newly installed alarm system.
[Ord. No. 12-78; 1967 Code § 4A-6]
The Chief of Police shall issue a permit for a private alarm system unless he finds that the system covered by the application does not meet applicable standards. Whenever the Chief of Police shall refuse to issue a permit, he shall advise the applicant in writing of the reason or reasons for refusal.
[Ord. No. 12-78; 1967 Code § 4A-7]
a. 
Every permit issued for a private alarm system shall expire on December 31 of the year in which it is issued.
b. 
Every application for the renewal of a permit for a private alarm system which is directly connected by telephone lease lines from a specific location to the Police Department command desk to provide a visual or audio signal shall be accompanied by an annual fee set by resolution of the Township Committee pursuant to § 2-18 for each such system.
c. 
Every application for the renewal of a permit for a private alarm system which either automatically selects a telephone trunk line of the Police Department and then reproduces a prerecorded message or automatically alerts a person beyond the limits of the property who is engaged in the business of relaying information by human or mechanical means to the Police Department shall be accompanied by an annual fee for each system.
[Ord. No. 12-78; 1967 Code § 4A-8; Ord. No. 10-94 § 2]
All permits for private alarm systems shall be issued upon the following terms and conditions:
a. 
A permit shall be issued for each separate improved property, store, building or facility, and no permit shall be transferred or assigned in any manner.
b. 
If required, an applicant shall furnish complete information and specifications for the system. Such information shall include specific data relating to testing procedures and the prevention of false alarms.
c. 
Every private alarm system shall be maintained in proper working condition and shall meet standards which may be promulgated by the Chief of Police to prevent faulty systems.
d. 
Any private alarm system connected directly to the Police Department command desk shall have a voltage compatible therewith.
e. 
No private alarm system which automatically dials a telephone trunk line at the Police Department shall dial any number except one specified by the Chief of Police.
f. 
Any prerecorded telephone message to the Police Department resulting from the operation of a private alarm system shall be worded in a form approved by the Chief of Police.
g. 
No prerecorded telephone message to the Police Department resulting from the operation of a private alarm system shall repeat for a continuous period of more than three minutes.
h. 
Every permit shall be subject to rules and standards which may be promulgated by the Chief of Police with respect to private alarm systems. Such rules shall be in writing and shall be given to each permittee at the time of issuance or renewal of any permit or at the time of promulgation or amendment.
i. 
If a private alarm system is disconnected, the permittee shall give written notice to the Police Department within seven days of such disconnection. Any permittee who fails to give the notice required under this section shall be subject to the penalties set forth in Subsection 4-1.14 hereof.
[Ord. No. 12-78; 1967 Code § 4A-9]
a. 
Any permit issued for a private alarm system may be suspended by the Chief of Police if it shall appear that:
1. 
The permittee has failed to comply with the terms and conditions of the permit or has failed to comply with rules or standards promulgated by the Chief of Police with respect to private alarm systems;
2. 
The permittee or his agents knowingly installed or maintained a faulty private alarm system; or
3. 
The permittee or his agents failed to comply with a request by the Chief of Police to render necessary services to a faulty private alarm system within 36 hours after such request was made or failed to disconnect such system within such period and until such system has been repaired. Five false alarms within any calendar year shall constitute prima facie evidence that a private alarm system is faulty.
b. 
In the event that the Chief of Police shall determine that a permit for a private alarm system shall be suspended by reason of the provisions of this subsection, the Chief of Police shall notify the permittee of the suspension in writing, by certified mail to the last known address, setting forth the reason or reasons for the suspension.
c. 
A suspension shall be terminated by the Chief of Police when he is satisfied that the conditions stated in the notice of suspension have been corrected.
[Ord. No. 12-78; 1967 Code § 4A-10]
Any person aggrieved by the action of the Chief of Police in the denial or suspension of a permit for a private alarm system shall have the right of appeal to the Township Committee. The appeal shall be taken by filing with the Township Clerk, within 14 days after the notice of the action complained of has been mailed to the person's last known address, a written statement setting forth fully the grounds for appeal. The Township Committee shall set a time and place for hearing of the appeal, and notice of the hearing shall be given to the appellant by certified mail to his last known address at least five days prior to the date set for hearing. The decision of the Township Committee and the reasons therefor shall be set forth in the minutes of the Township Committee.
[Ord. No. 12-78; 1967 Code § 4A-11]
Every person who installs, maintains or uses a warning device within the Township shall notify the Chief of Police of such device by completing and filing with the Chief of Police a form, to be furnished by the Chief of Police, providing for the following information:
a. 
The name, address and telephone number of the owner or occupant of the property served by the warning device.
b. 
The location of the property served.
c. 
The name, address and telephone number of any company maintaining the warning device.
d. 
The name and telephone number of a person to be notified of a faulty warning device at any time when no one is present on the property served by the warning device.
[Ord. No. 12-78; 1967 Code § 4A-12; reserved by Ord. No. 419-2018]
[Ord. No. 12-78; 1967 Code § 4A-13]
Neither the Township nor the Police Department shall assume any responsibility whatsoever with respect to the adequacy, operation or maintenance of any private alarm system or warning device. No action taken by the Township or the Police Department pursuant to the provisions of this section shall create any liability upon the Township or the Police Department by reason of any failure of any private alarm system or warning device, any failure to respond to any emergency or any act of omission or commission relating to any private alarm system or warning device. Every permittee who accepts a permit for a private alarm system or warning device agrees to hold and save harmless the Township, its agents and employees from any liability whatsoever in connection with the system or device covered by the permit or its operation.
[Ord. No. 12-78; 1967 Code § 4A-14; Ord. No. 419-2018; amended 11-13-2019 by Ord. No. 449-19]
a. 
There shall be no penalty for the first and second false alarms in a calendar year (January 1 to December 31). For all subsequent false alarms in that same calendar year, the owner of the property at which the device is located shall pay a penalty in accordance with the following schedule:
Residential
Commercial and Institutional
3rd
$100
$100
4th and succeeding
$250
$500
b. 
A failure to pay penalty within 30 days of billing shall constitute a violation and a summons will be issued to appear in Municipal Court.
[1967 Code § 7-10]
This section is enacted for the purpose of raising revenue and for the regulation and control of such machines and devices.
[1967 Code § 7-1; Ord. No. 19-81]
As used in this section:
MECHANICAL AMUSEMENT DEVICE
Shall mean any machine which, upon the insertion of a coin, slug, token, plate or disc, may be operated by the public generally for use as a game, entertainment or amusement, whether or not registering a score. It shall include such devices as pinball machines, video games, marble machines, skill ball, mechanical grab machines and all games and operations similar thereto under whatever name they may be indicated. It shall also include such devices as jukeboxes, music machines, coin-operated electric phonographs or radios or any other similar devices under whatever name they may be indicated.
[1967 Code § 7-5; Ord. No. 19-81]
No person shall install or maintain or permit to be installed or maintained, in any store, building, public place or quasi-public place, wherein the public is invited or may enter, any mechanical amusement device, until a license therefor has been obtained as provided for in this section. Not more than five mechanical amusement devices shall be installed or maintained or permitted to be installed or maintained on any one premises.
[1967 Code § 7-6; Ord. No. 23-78; Ord. No. 19-81]
The licenses for same shall be issued to and in the name of the proprietor of the premises where the machine or machines are to be installed and maintained, for the calendar year expiring at 12:00 midnight December 31. Fees for mechanical amusement device permits shall be set by resolution of the Township Committee pursuant to § 2-18. The license shall be good only for the single premises therein stated, but shall be transferable to a similar device. No license shall be issued by the Township Clerk until proof has been given to him that the personal property tax assessed for the previous year on any such machine theretofore in use on the premises has been paid. Not more than five licenses shall be issued for any one premises.
[1967 Code § 7-7]
If the Township Clerk shall be informed that the applicant has been found guilty of an offense against the Alcoholic Beverage Law or the laws relating to gambling, the Clerk shall issue no license to such applicant until the application has been approved by the Township Committee; and after a license has been issued, it may be revoked by the Township Committee upon proof that the licensee either before or after the issuance of the license has been found guilty of such an offense not theretofore considered by the Township Committee.
[1967 Code §§ 7-2, 7-3; Ord. 12-29-69]
a. 
Every billiard room, poolroom and similar public places for amusement and entertainment, except those businesses which are licensed under the provisions of the Alcoholic Beverage Law, shall be closed at 12:00 midnight every day, and all such places shall remain closed until 9:00 a.m. on the following day.
b. 
Any person violating any of the provisions of this subsection shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding $10 for the first offense, a fine not exceeding $15 for the second offense and a fine not exceeding $50 for the third and each subsequent offense, or by imprisonment for any term not exceeding 10 days, or both.
[1967 Code § 7-8]
The granting of a license hereunder shall not authorize the use of any such machine for gambling.
[1967 Code § 7-9]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, § 1-5.
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Editor's Note: Prior ordinance history includes portions of 1967 Code §§ 18-1 — 18-15 and Ordinance Nos. 34-90 and 129-03.
[Ord. No. 147-04 § 1; amended 8-14-2019 by Ord. No. 441-19]
a. 
Permit Required. No person, firm or corporation shall canvass, solicit, distribute circulars or other matter or call from house to house in the Township of Long Hill to sell, promote the sale of or attempt to sell goods by sample or to take or attempt to take orders for the future delivery of goods, merchandise, wares or any property, personal or real, of any nature whatsoever, or take or attempt to take orders for services to be furnished or performed presently or in the future without first having obtained a written permit therefor from the Police Department of the Township of Long Hill. In the case of a firm or corporation, a permit shall be required for each individual who is to conduct such activities.
b. 
Exemptions.
1. 
Any person engaging in religious proselytizing, anonymous political speech or the distribution of political or religious handbills or circulars or any person, firm or corporation canvassing or soliciting on behalf of a bona fide religious, charitable or political organization shall be subject to the permitted hours of operation set forth in Subsection 4-3.3c below.
As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BONA FIDE RELIGIOUS, CHARITABLE, EDUCATIONAL OR POLITICAL ORGANIZATION
Any organization that is qualified under state or federal law as a tax exempt, nonprofit organization or any organization or group that espouses or advocates a position or belief on any subject of public interest or on behalf of any candidate for public office.
CANVASS
To call upon persons to elicit or determine opinions, feelings, sentiments or information of any nature.
SOLICIT
To call upon persons to seek donations or contributions to such bona fide religious, charitable, educational or political organizations.
2. 
Candidates for Political Office Exempt. Any candidate for public office or person campaigning on behalf of such a candidate, where such candidate is seeking election to an office to be voted upon by the residents of the Township of Long Hill who are duly registered to vote in elections in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey, shall be exempt from the requirements of this section.
3. 
Any person, firm or corporation delivering goods or performing services which have previously been ordered by the person owning, leasing or occupying the property where such delivery is made, or service performed shall be exempt from the requirements of this section.
4. 
Any person, firm or corporation calling upon or soliciting from commercial establishments located in the Township of Long Hill shall be exempt from the requirements of this section.
5. 
Any minor employed by a newspaper as a carrier, who has been issued a minor's carrier permit pursuant to N.J.S.A. 34:2-21.15 and who has been previously registered with the Police Department by the employing newspaper, shall be exempt from the requirements of this section.
6. 
Any person engaging in any activity found by the federal or state courts to be exempt from the requirements of obtaining a permit under this section.
c. 
Application.
1. 
The application form for a permit under this section shall require the following information:
(a) 
Name of the applicant.
(b) 
Permanent home address.
(c) 
Temporary address.
(d) 
Name and address and telephone number of the employer or firm represented.
(e) 
Place or places of residence of the applicant for the preceding three years.
(f) 
Date on which soliciting or canvassing is to commence and end.
(g) 
Nature of goods or merchandise to be sold or offered for sale or the nature of the services to be furnished.
(h) 
Whether the applicant has been convicted of a crime, disorderly persons offense or violation of any ordinance relating to canvassing or soliciting and, if so, when, where, and the nature of the offense.
(i) 
The names of other municipalities in New Jersey where the applicant has been issued a permit to solicit in the past two years.
(j) 
Whether any motor vehicle will be used in connection with the canvassing or soliciting and, if so, the make, year, color, type and license plate number.
(k) 
Physical description of the applicant.
2. 
The application shall be accompanied by a letter or other written statement from the individual, firm or corporation employing the applicant certifying that the applicant is authorized to act as the representative of the individual, firm or corporation.
d. 
Permit Fee; Term. Each applicant for a permit shall pay the fee of $20 for an annual permit. In the case of a firm or corporation, a permit shall be required for each individual who is to conduct such activities. The permit shall expire on December 31 of each year, and no permit fee shall be prorated for part of a year.
[Ord. No. 147-04 § 1; amended 8-14-2019 by Ord. No. 441-19]
a. 
Administration.
1. 
Any person, firm or corporation seeking a permit to canvass or solicit shall file an application with the Long Hill Township Police Department on a form supplied by the Department. The application shall include the names and addresses of all persons who will be soliciting or canvassing on behalf of the applicant along with a certification by the applicant that it has conducted a background check on all of those persons and none of them has been convicted of any of the following crimes and offenses:
(a) 
A crime or offense bearing upon or involving a sexual offense or child molestation or endangering the welfare of children or incompetents.
(b) 
A crime or offense within the last 20 years involving the manufacture, transportation, sale, possession or habitual use of a "controlled dangerous substance" as defined in the New Jersey Controlled Dangerous Substance Act, N.J.S.A. 2C:35-1 et seq.
(c) 
A crime or offense involving the use of force or the threat of force to or upon a person or property including armed robbery, assault, kidnapping, arson, manslaughter and murder.
(d) 
A crime or offense involving theft and related offenses or forgery and fraudulent practices under Chapters 26 or 27 of the Title 2C of the New Jersey Statutes.
2. 
The Long Hill Township Police Department shall accept applications for processing only between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. No applications shall be processed on weekends or holidays.
b. 
Issuance of Permits. The Long Hill Township Police department shall issue a permit within 48 hours of a complete application that satisfies all of the requirements set forth in Subsection a above.
c. 
Permitted Hours of Peddling, Soliciting and Canvassing. Peddling, soliciting and canvassing shall be allowed only between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.
d. 
Display of Permit. Each permittee shall be issued a permit which shall be prominently displayed upon the person of the permittee whenever such permittee is engaged in canvassing or soliciting.
e. 
Permit Not Transferable. No permit shall be transferable. In the case of a firm or corporation, each person representing such firm or corporation shall be issued a separate permit.
[Ord. No. 403-2017]
a. 
All residents of the Township of Long Hill may register their address with the Police Department to be placed on the Do Not Knock Registry, indicating that they do not want peddling, itinerant vending and door-to-door sales enterprises to approach their homes on their premises. Registration shall be by completion of a form made available by the Police Department's office.
b. 
Residents shall remain on the Do Not Knock Registry until such time as they advise the Police Department in writing that they wish to be removed from the list.
c. 
Any resident registered on the Do Not Knock Registry, pursuant to Subsection a herein, shall be able to procure from the Police Department a sticker for display at the residence indicating enlistment on the Long Hill Township Do Not Knock Registry. The first sticker shall be provided free of charge and may be picked up in person during regular business hours. If a replacement sticker is required, the individual may pick up a replacement at the Police Department at no charge. A fee for processing and mailing will be applied for any individual who desires to have the sticker mailed to him or her, which shall be payable to the Police Department. The sticker must be displayed in a clearly visible location.
d. 
The Police Department shall maintain the Do Not Knock Registry and allow inspection of the addresses on the registry to all persons or entities required to obtain a permit under Township Code Subsection 4-3.1.
e. 
It shall be unlawful for any person or entity required to obtain a permit pursuant to Township Code Subsection 4-3.1 to enter the approach and/or seek contact from a residence registered on the Do Not Knock Registry.
[Ord. No. 147-04 § 1; renumbered by Ord. No. 403-2017]
Any falsification of information contained in an application or failure to comply with any other provision of this section shall result in immediate revocation of the permittee's permit. In addition, any person, firm or corporation charged with violating any of the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to the penalties set forth in § 1-5 of this Code.
[Ord. No. 272-11]
Except as may be provided herein, no organization shall conduct, operate or allow operation of a Farmer's Market upon private property within the Township, without first obtaining a permit from the Township Zoning Official.
[Ord. No. 272-11]
a. 
The hours of operation shall be from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., during the months of June through October or as designated by resolution of the Township Committee.
b. 
Items to be sold shall be limited to fruits and vegetables, fresh flowers, cut flowers and baked goods. All fruits and vegetables shall be "Jersey Fresh."
c. 
The Farmer's Market shall be located on a designated portion of the parking lot or open field at such location as requested by the property owner.
d. 
All vendors in the Farmer's Market must comply with all local, County and State regulations, including but not limited to Health Code, Building Code and Zoning Ordinance.
e. 
Should the Police Chief or a designee determine that public safety requires the presence of a Police Officer for traffic or other duties, the sponsor of the Farmer's Market shall be liable and responsible for obtaining the services of a Township Police Officer pursuant to regulations concerning outside jobs, and for the payment of the cost thereof.
f. 
Sponsors, agree to indemnify, defend, protect and hold harmless the Township, its officers, agents and employees, from and against any and all claims, demands, losses, damages, liabilities, fines, charges, penalties and judgments, and all costs and expenses incurred in connection therewith, including reasonable attorney's fees and costs of defense directly or proximately resulting from the actions of the participant.
g. 
Sponsors shall obtain and maintain at all times during the term of the license commercial general liability insurance in an amount not less than $500,000 per occurrence (combined single limit), including bodily injury and property damage, which insurance shall not be canceled or reduced upon less than 30 days' advance notice in writing to the Township, upon which policy the Township of Long Hill shall be named as an additional insured.
[Ord. No. 272-11]
An application and permit fee of $25 shall be submitted with the application.
[1967 Code § 86-1; Ord. No. 20-87]
The definitions set forth in the New Jersey Public Recreational Bathing Code (N.J.A.C. 8:126-1.1 et seq.) (hereinafter "Public Recreational Bathing Code") shall apply to the words and terms used in this section.
[1967 Code § 86-2; Ord. No. 20-87]
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a public bathing place in the Township without first having obtained a license from the Township Clerk. Applications for a license shall be submitted to the Clerk on forms provided. Upon receipt of completed application forms and the required license fee, the Clerk shall forward the application to the Township Sanitarian who shall inspect the premises to determine compliance with the Public Recreational Bathing Code and who shall then submit a written report to the Township Clerk setting forth his findings. No license shall be issued by the Clerk unless the premises comply with the Public Recreational Bathing Code, the Township Zoning Ordinance, the Uniform Construction Code and all other applicable statutes, ordinances and regulations. The issuance of a license shall not constitute a waiver of any of these requirements. Such license shall be displayed in a prominent place on the licensed premises and shall expire on December 31 following the date of issuance.
[1967 Code § 86-3; Ord. No. 20-87]
The annual license fee shall be $100 and shall be paid prior to the issuance of any license. The license fee shall not be prorated regardless of the month of issuance.
[1967 Code § 86-4; Ord. No. 20-87]
Stirling Lake and any other public bathing place operated by the Township shall not be subject to the license and fee requirements of this section. Such facilities shall, however, be subject to the applicable provisions of the Public Recreational Bathing Code.
[1]
Editor's Note: Prior ordinance history includes portions of 1967 Code §§ 65-1 — 65-7.
[Ord. No. 7-97 § 1]
CONCESSIONAIRE
Shall mean and include any party who is present or occupies space at any special event for the purpose of selling or displaying for sale any item of tangible personal property, including food and beverages.
SPECIAL EVENT
Shall mean and include a festival, fair, circus, carnival, celebration, parade, gathering, exhibition or any event which includes the sale of items of tangible personal property, including food and beverages, at one or more locations and requires approval by the governing body at which there are temporarily multiple concessionaires occupying space allotted to each such concessionaire for the purpose of selling or displaying for sale any item of tangible personal property, including food and beverages.
This definition shall also apply where a concessionaire has been admitted to the general location wherein a special event is taking place but where the concessionaire is not allotted any specific location.
SPONSOR
Shall mean and include any party who is responsible for the operation of a special event.
[Ord. No. 7-97 § 1]
Any sponsor who proposes to conduct a special event as defined herein shall notify the Township Clerk in writing at least 60 days in advance of the date of the proposed special event on a form provided by the Township. The form shall specify the date, location and hours of operation of the proposed special event. Where any sponsor contemplates conducting a special event on more than one date within the same calendar year he may specify all the contemplated dates on a single written form provided by the Township. Any sponsor canceling any proposed special event shall notify the Township Clerk of any such cancellation as soon in advance of the cancellation as is practical. In no event shall notification excuse compliance with other ordinances, notwithstanding that same shall not be disclosed by the Township Clerk.
[Ord. No. 7-97 § 1]
No sponsor shall conduct a special event without first having obtained a special events license from the Township Committee. No concessionaire shall sell or display for sale any item of tangible personal property, food or beverage without first having obtained a concessionaire's license from the Township Clerk.
[Ord. No. 7-97 § 1; Ord. No. 84-01 § 2; Ord. No. 248-09 § 2]
a. 
Special Event License. Application for special event license hereunder shall be filed in writing on a form to be provided by the Township, and shall be filed with the Township Clerk.
The application shall specify:
1. 
The name and address of the applicant, and if a firm, corporation, partnership or association, the principal officers and owners having an interest in excess of 10%, and their addresses.
2. 
A detailed description of the special event.
3. 
A general description of the types of merchandise, food and beverages that will be offered for sale by the sponsor and concessionaires.
4. 
The date and places of proposed sale of merchandise, food and beverages.
5. 
The amount of the escrow deposit required by Subsection 4-6.5A below. The Police Department's estimate of the cost of providing police coverage for the event below shall be attached to the application.
6. 
If the sponsor is seeking a waiver from the requirement that it pay for the cost of police coverage for the special event pursuant to Subsection 4-6.5A below, the application shall also include the following:
(a) 
A copy of the organization's 501c3 exemption.
(b) 
A list of the organizations to whom the proceeds of the event will be donated and the percentage that will be donated to each of the organizations.
(c) 
An estimated amount and list of the anticipated administrative costs.
(d) 
Within 30 days after the conclusion of the special event, the sponsor of the special event shall provide the Township Administrator with an accounting of the event specifying, the gross amount received, the administrative costs, and the amounts donated to qualified Township organizations.
b. 
Concessionaires' Licenses. Applications for concessionaires' licenses hereunder shall be filed in writing on a form to be provided by the Township and shall be filed with the Township Clerk.
The application shall specify:
1. 
The name and address of the applicant, and if a firm, corporation, partnership or association, the principal officers and owners having an interest in excess of 10% and their addresses.
2. 
A detailed description of the type of merchandise, food or beverage to be offered for sale by the concessionaire.
3. 
The location at which the merchandise, food or beverage will be offered for sale by the concessionaire.
c. 
Social Affair Alcoholic Beverage Permits. Any qualified civic, religious, educational, charitable, fraternal, social, recreational or nonprofit organization that wishes to serve alcoholic beverages at a special event must first obtain a special permit for social affairs in accordance with State law and the applicable Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control regulations. That application which is submitted to the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control must be approved by the Township Committee and endorsed by the Township Clerk and the Chief of Police. In order to allow the Township Police Department sufficient time to conduct the required background investigations, all such applications must be submitted to the Township Clerk at least eight weeks prior to the first event to be covered by the ABC special permit. The Chief of Police or his designee is authorized to obtain criminal history record information background checks for noncriminal purposes in accordance with N.J.A.C. 13:59-1.1 to 1.6 on all persons required to be named on the application. The applicant shall be required to submit with its application the full amount of the fees the Township will have to remit to the State Bureau of Investigation to process these criminal history record information background checks.
[Ord. No. 7-97 § 1]
No license shall be granted for the holding of any special event within the corporate limits of the Township, until the sponsor provides the Township Clerk with the following documents:
a. 
Certificate of insurance showing that the sponsor has blanket coverage of $1,000,000 for liability for bodily injury and/or property damage. In the case of special events which present a special or extraordinary exposure (e.g. fireworks displays, concerts, etc.) the sponsor shall provide liability insurance in an amount set by the Township Committee upon the recommendation of the Township's insurance carrier or insurance consultant. Such insurance policy shall specifically cover all concessionaires. If the special event is held on Township property or on public streets and/or sidewalks with the consent of the Township Committee, the required certificate of insurance must also name the Township as an additional insured.
b. 
A properly executed indemnity and hold harmless agreement, by which the sponsor agrees to hold the Township harmless and indemnify the Township against any claims brought or actions filed against the Township as the result of the special event whether such claims or actions are rightfully or wrongfully brought or filed. Such agreement shall be in a form acceptable to the Township Attorney.
[Ord. No. 248-09 § 1]
a. 
Except as provided below, all sponsors of special events shall be responsible for the cost of the Township's providing police coverage at the special event. If the sponsor is not exempt pursuant to this section, it shall consult with the Chief of Police, or his designee, prior to the submission of its application for a special event license, to ascertain the police coverage that will be required at the event and the estimated cost of providing such coverage. For purposes of this subsection, "police coverage" shall include traffic regulation and crowd control necessitated by the event. If the sponsor is not exempt, it must deposit with the Township Clerk an escrow deposit equal to 120% of the Police Department's estimate. No permit will be issued until either the sponsor has deposited the required escrow or been deemed exempt pursuant to Subsection b below. At the conclusion of the event, the Township will draw down against that escrow deposit to pay for police coverage at the event. Any excess deposit will be returned to the sponsor without interest. If the amount deposited was not sufficient to cover the amount of police coverage at the special event, the sponsor shall reimburse the Township for that additional cost.
b. 
The sponsor shall not be responsible for the cost of providing police coverage at its special event if all of the following requirements are met:
1. 
The sponsor is a nonprofit entity, which has been granted 501c3 or 501c6 status by the IRS.
2. 
All of the proceeds of the special event, less reasonable administrative costs, which shall be approved in advance by the Township Committee and set forth in the resolution approving the special event, are donated to Long Hill Township civic, charitable and service organizations, such as:
(a) 
Long Hill Township First Aid Squad.
(b) 
Stirling Fire Company.
(c) 
Millington Fire Company.
(d) 
FORCE.
(e) 
Chamber of Commerce.
(f) 
Long Hill Senior Center/Senior Club.
(g) 
Long Hill Township and Watchung Hills Regional Boards of Education and affiliated groups.
(h) 
Education and affiliated groups.
(i) 
Friends of Long Hill Township Citizen Corps Programs.
(j) 
Stirling American Legion Post.
(k) 
Any Boy Scout, Girl Scout, Cub Scout, Brownie, Camp Fire Girl, or similar organization based in Long Hill Township.
(l) 
Any youth recreation league based in Long Hill Township including but not limited to the Long Hill Township Little League, Long Hill Lacrosse, Watchung Hills Soccer Association, and Long Hill Township Softball Association.
(m) 
Long Hill Township Public Library.
(n) 
Long Hill Township Historical Society.
[Ord. No. 97-7 § 1]
a. 
Special Event Fee. The fee for a special event shall be set by resolution of the Township Committee. The license so issued shall be valid only for the date or dates endorsed upon the license. The license fee for each concessionaire shall also be set by the Township Committee by resolution and the licenses so issued shall be valid only for the date or dates endorsed upon the license. In the event the special event as defined above shall be scheduled for a Saturday of any week and the same shall be scheduled as a two day event, any license issued on Saturday of said weekend shall be valid for Sunday following without additional application or payment of fee, notwithstanding the provisions hereof.
A separate concessionaire's license or endorsement shall be obtained for each date on which a concessionaire proposes to sell or offer for sale any item of tangible personal property, food or beverage as set forth herein. However, the Township Committee may issue a concessionaire's license with more than one date of proposed sale endorsed thereon, provided that the applicant shall pay the daily fee for each proposed date of sale in advance.
The Township shall not refund any fee, or portion thereof, paid hereunder, for any reason.
A separate license shall be obtained by every concessionaire for each separate location or space allotted to that concessionaire for the purpose of selling or offering for sale any item of tangible personal property, food or beverage as set forth herein.
b. 
Display of License. All concessionaire's licenses issued hereunder shall be prominently displayed by the of any such sale. No sponsor shall allow any concessionaire to sell or display for sale any item of tangible personal property, food or beverage unless the concessionaire prominently displays at all times a valid concessionaire's license at the location allocated to the concessionaire.
c. 
Other Requirements. The sponsor and all concessionaires shall obtain all required food and health permits and shall comply with all health, safety and other applicable ordinances, statutes and regulations. All required health certificates shall be displayed at each vendor's location in accordance with law.
[Ord. No. 97-7 § 1]
A sponsor may postpone a scheduled special event to a rain date previously approved by the Township Committee, without obtaining new licenses and without the payment of any additional fees. The sponsor shall immediately notify the Township Clerk in writing when a special event has been postponed to its previously approved rain date.
[Ord. No. 97-7 § 1]
Any falsification of information contained in an application or failure to comply with any other provision of this section shall result in immediate revocation of the licensee's license. In addition, any person charged with concessionaire at his location for the sale of tangible personal property, food or beverages at all times during the conduct violating any of the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to the penalties stated in Chapter 1, § 1-5.
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Editor's Note: Former § 4-7, Clothing Depositories and Dumpsters, previously codified herein and containing portions of Ordinance No. 14-97, was repealed in its entirety by Ordinance No. 243-09. Charitable clothing bins are now regulated by N.J.S.A. 40:48-2.60.
[Ord. No. 175-05 § 1]
a. 
Charitable organizations as defined in N.J.S.A. 45:17A-20 shall be permitted to solicit contributions in the right-of-way of a roadway other than traffic circles or highway segments determined to be inappropriate by the Township Police Department in the interest of public safety. Solicitation shall be permitted only at signalized intersections or when the existing traffic control device causes temporary interruption in the flow of normal traffic.
b. 
To solicit contributions in the right-of-way, the charitable organization shall have approval in advance from the Township Committee via resolution. The Township Committee shall not authorize charitable solicitations on any County highway or intersection thereof without the approval of the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
[Ord. No. 175-05 § 1]
a. 
No persons shall solicit charitable contributions on a roadway within the Township without the approval of the Township Committee which may by resolution authorize the issuance of a Charitable Solicitation Permit. Such permit shall be in the possession of the solicitor during all times of solicitation and be available for inspection by local, County and State police enforcement personnel.
b. 
Charitable solicitation permits shall be granted only to charitable organizations soliciting for charitable purposes.
c. 
Each person soliciting charitable contributions on behalf of the charitable organization shall be at least 18 years old.
d. 
Solicitation shall be subject to the specific terms and conditions of each permit granted by the Township Committee.
e. 
Solicitation shall be permitted on rights-of-way, but is strongly encouraged to be off the travelway.
f. 
Solicitation shall not stop or impede the flow of traffic. Traffic shall already be stopped before solicitation may occur and shall, cease while traffic is moving. Use of flagmen shall be prohibited.
g. 
The charitable organization shall be responsible for cleaning up any debris from the right-of-way.
h. 
Solicitation shall only be permitted during daylight hours.
i. 
The Township Police Department may suspend solicitation operations at any time if any condition of the permit is violated, or, if in the Police Officer's or the Police Department's sole discretion traffic is being impeded or delayed or the public safety is at risk.
j. 
Solicitors shall not drink alcoholic beverages, use drugs, or be under the influence of drugs or alcohol when soliciting. Solicitors shall not harass the public.
k. 
The Township shall not be liable in any civil action for damages, for property damage or personal injury resulting from a motor vehicle accident arising out of or in the course of solicitations for the purpose of soliciting contributions, conducted by charitable organizations, as defined at N.J.S.A. 45:17A-20, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-60.
[Ord. No. 175-05 § 1]
a. 
All solicitors shall wear safety vests that are in accordance with NJDOT standards.
b. 
The parking of vehicles shall comply with applicable traffic regulations. The Township recommends off-site parking.
c. 
Coin toss blankets shall be located off the traveled way.
d. 
The solicitor shall not install any traffic control devices.