Borough of Alpha, NJ
Warren County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Alpha as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 10-25-1988 by Ord. No. 415 (Ch. 57, Art. I of the 1974 Code)]
In accordance with and pursuant to the authority of P.L. 1988, c. 44 (N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7), the Drug-Free School Zone Map produced in March 1988 by Heritage Consulting Engineers is hereby approved and adopted as an official finding and record of the location and areas within the municipality of property which is used for school purposes and which is owned by or leased to any elementary or secondary school or school board, and of the areas on or within 1,000 feet of such school property.
The Drug-Free School Zone Map approved and adopted pursuant to § 195-1 of this article shall continue to constitute an official finding and record as to the location and boundaries of areas on or within 1,000 feet of property owned by or leased to any elementary or secondary school or school board which is used for school purposes until such time, if any, that this article shall be amended to reflect any additions or deletions with respect to the location and boundaries of school property and drug-free school zones.
The school board, or the chief administrative officer in the case of any private or parochial school, is hereby directed and shall have the continuing obligation to promptly notify the Municipal Engineer and the Municipal Attorney of any changes or contemplated changes in the location and boundaries of any property owned by or leased to any elementary or secondary school or school board and which is used for school purposes.
The Clerk of the municipality is hereby directed to receive and to keep on file the original of the map approved and adopted pursuant to § 195-1 of this article, and to provide at a reasonable cost a true copy thereof to any person, agency or court which may from time to time request such a copy, along with a certification that such copy is a true copy of the map approved and adopted herein and kept on file. It is hereby further directed that a true copy of such map and this article shall be provided without cost to the County Clerk and to the office of the Warren County Prosecutor.
The following additional matters are hereby determined, declared, recited and stated:
A. 
It is understood that the map approved and adopted pursuant to § 195-1 of this article was prepared and is intended to be used as evidence in prosecutions arising under the criminal laws of this state, and that, pursuant to state law, such map shall constitute prima facie evidence of the following:
(1) 
The location of elementary and secondary schools within the municipality;
(2) 
The boundaries of the real property which is owned by or leased to such schools or a school board;
(3) 
That such school property is and continues to be used for school purposes; and
(4) 
The location and boundaries of areas which are on or within 1,000 feet of such school property.
B. 
Except as is otherwise noted on the face of the approved and adopted map, all of the property depicted on the map approved and adopted herein as school property was owned by or leased to a school or school board and was being used for school purposes as of July 9, 1987, that being the effective date of P.L. 1987, c. 101 (N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7).
C. 
Pursuant to the provisions of P.L. 1988, c. 44, a prosecutor is not precluded from introducing or relying upon any other evidence or testimony to establish a violation of the offense defined in that statute, including use of a map or diagram other than the one approved and adopted pursuant to § 195-1 of this article. The failure of the map approved herein to depict the location and boundaries of any property which is, in fact, used for school purposes and which is owned by or leased to any elementary or secondary school or school board, whether the absence of such depiction is the result of inadvertent omission or the result of any changes in the location and boundaries of such property which have not yet been incorporated into a revised approved map, shall not be deemed to be an official finding and record that such property is not owned by or leased to a school or school board, or that such property is not used for school purposes.
D. 
All of the requirements set forth in P.L. 1988, c. 44, concerning the preparation, approval and adoption of a Drug-Free School Zone Map have been complied with.
[Adopted 6-22-2004 by Ord. No. 04-18]
In accordance with and pursuant to the authority of P.L. 1997, c. 327 (N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7.1), a Drug-Free Public Area Map has been drafted by the Borough Engineer, and is hereby approved by the Borough Police Department and it is hereby further approved and adopted as an official finding and record of the location and areas within the Borough of Alpha of property which is utilized as public housing facilities, public parks and public buildings which are owned, leased or controlled by the Borough of Alpha, and of the areas on or within 500 feet of said properties.
The Drug-Free Public Areas Map approved and adopted pursuant to § 195-6 of this article shall continue to constitute an official finding and record of the location and boundaries of areas on or within 500 feet of the real estate comprising public housing facilities, public parks and public buildings which are owned, leased or controlled by the Borough of Alpha, until such time, if any, that this article shall be amended to reflect any additions or deletions with respect to the location and boundaries of the public housing facilities, public parks and/or public buildings and drug-free public areas within the Borough of Alpha.
The Clerk of the Borough of Alpha is hereby directed to receive and to keep on file the original of the map approved and adopted pursuant § 195-6 of this article and to provide, at reasonable cost, a true copy thereof to any person, agency or court which may from time to time request such a copy, along with a certification that such copy is a true copy of the map approved and adopted herein and kept on file. It is hereby further directed that a true copy of such map and of this article shall be provided without cost to the Warren County Clerk and the office of the Warren County Prosecutor.
The following matters are hereby determined, declared, recited and stated:
A. 
It is understood that the map approved and adopted pursuant to § 195-6 of this article was prepared and is intended to be used as evidence in prosecution arising under the criminal laws of the State of New Jersey and that, pursuant to state law, such map shall constitute prima facie evidence of the following:
(1) 
The location of public housing facilities, public parks and public buildings which are owned, leased or controlled by the Borough of Alpha.
(2) 
The boundaries of the real property which is utilized in connection with public housing facilities, public parks and public buildings which are owned, leased or controlled by the Borough of Alpha.
(3) 
That such property continues to be used as public housing facilities, public parks and/or public buildings.
(4) 
The location and boundaries of areas which are on or within 500 feet of such public housing facilities, public parks and public buildings.
B. 
Except as is otherwise expressly noted on the face of the approved and adopted map, all of the property depicted on the map approved and adopted herein as drug-free public areas was owned, leased or controlled by the Borough of Alpha and was being used for public housing facilities, public parks and/or public buildings as of January 9, 1998, that being the effective date of P.L. 1997, c. 327 (N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7.1).
C. 
Pursuant to the provisions of P.L. 1997, c. 327 (N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7.1), a prosecutor is not precluded from introducing or relying upon any other evidence or testimony to establish a violation of the offense defined in that statute, including use of a map or diagram other than the one approved and adopted pursuant to § 195-6 of this article. The failure of the map approved herein to depict the location and boundaries of any property which is, in fact, used for public housing facilities, public parks and/or public buildings and which is owned, leased or controlled by the Borough of Alpha, whether the absence of such depiction is the result of inadvertent omission or the result of any change in the location and boundaries of such property which has not yet been incorporated into a revised approved map, shall not be deemed to be an official finding and record that such property is not owned or leased by the Borough of Alpha, or that such property is not used for public housing facilities, public parks or public buildings.
D. 
All of the requirements of P.L. 1997, c. 327 (N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7.1) concerning the preparation, approval and adoption of a drug-free public area map have been complied with.