[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Egg Harbor 9-22-1999 by Ord. No. 38-1999. Amendments noted where applicable.]
For the purposes of this chapter, the use of the masculine pronoun shall be deemed to apply to the feminine and vice versa. The use of the singular number shall be deemed to apply to the plural. The use of the word "person" shall be deemed to apply to individuals, copartnerships and corporations.
The following acts are deemed injurious to the health, safety and welfare of the inhabitants of the Township of Egg Harbor and are prohibited:
No person, while upon the streets, sidewalks, public pavilions, public parks or other public places, shall intentionally obstruct pedestrian or vehicular traffic. Acts authorized as an exercise of one's Constitutional right to picket or legally protest and acts authorized by a permit issued pursuant to the Code of the Township of Egg Harbor shall not constitute obstruction of pedestrian or vehicular traffic.
No person shall sleep in or on the street, sidewalks, public pavilions, public parks or other public places in the Township of Egg Harbor or obstruct or interfere with the passage of any person or persons lawfully being on or upon said streets, sidewalks, public pavilions, public parks or other public places.
No person shall revel, quarrel, brawl or otherwise misbehave in a disorderly manner to the disturbance or annoyance of the peaceable inhabitants of the Township of Egg Harbor.
No person shall be guilty of any other disorderly conduct as provided by law in or on the streets, sidewalks, public pavilions, public parks or other public places.
No person shall keep, manage, maintain, reside in, frequent or be an inmate of a disorderly house or house of ill fame, or permit his or her house, hotel, shop, saloon or other building or place to be used, frequented or occupied by riotous or disorderly persons, vagrants, prostitutes, thieves, burglars or other criminals, nor shall any person make or assist in making or take an active part in any riot, noise, quarrel, brawl or disturbance at any house, hotel, saloon, shop, store or other building or place, either public or private.
No person shall, by word, act, sign or device, invite or solicit unlawful sexual intercourse or any other unlawful, indecent, lewd or lascivious act.
Any such person shall be deemed to be a disorderly person, and such person shall be subject to the penalties provided by this chapter.
No person shall carelessly or recklessly drop, throw or strike with any stick, stone, brick, ball or snowball or other missile or projectile of any kind whatsoever in a manner doing injury to or likely or calculated or intended to do injury to another person or property.
[Amended 2-9-2011 by Ord. No. 2-2011]
No person shall take plants, flowers, shrubbery or other things from, or mutilate in any manner, property, real or personal, public or private, or write, paste, post or place in any manner any obscene or vulgar words, phrases, languages, pictures, drawings, prints, lithographs or characters on any wall, house, fence, signboard or other structure.
[Added 7-12-2000 by Ord. No. 23-2000]
No person shall disobey or fail to follow the order, direction or other signal of any police officer, New Jersey State Trooper or other properly authorized law enforcement official within the Township; nor shall any persons disobey or fail to follow the traffic instructions on any properly posted traffic control device or traffic signal within the Township.
Editor's Note: This ordinance also renumbered former §§ 96-6 and 96-7 as 96-7 and 96-8, respectively.
Any officer or member of the Police Department shall have the power and authority to arrest, without warrant, any person found by him violating any of the provisions of this chapter or committing any of the acts herein specifically or generally set forth.
[Amended 4-12-2006 by Ord. No. 20-2006]
Violation of any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a minimum fine of $100 or a maximum of $2,000 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days or by a period of community service not exceeding 90 days. Each and every violation shall be considered a separate violation. Any person who is convicted of violating the provisions of this chapter within one year of the date of a previous violation and who was fined for the previous violation may be sentenced by the Court to an additional fine as a repeat offender. The additional fine imposed as a repeat offender shall not be less than the minimum or exceed the maximum fine provided herein, and same shall be calculated separately from the fine imposed for the violation of this chapter.