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LIGHTNING SAFETY

TENAFLY LIGHTNING SAFETY POLICY

Ordinance No. 13-25 was approved by Mayor and Council on November 12, 2013 to create a new Section 21-5 under Chapter 21 entitled “Parks, Playgrounds and Recreation Areas”. This new section will establish the Borough’s procedure for the temporary closing of parks and recreational facili- ties in the event of imminent lightning risks. All activities, whether or not organized, taking place on public recreation or other public areas or any Board of Edu cation area shall be covered by the Lightning Safety Policy of the Borough of

Tenafly.

If a lightning risk warning occurs, all activities within such park or recreational facility shall immediately cease until the lightning warning system provides the all- clear sound.

All umpires, coaches, referees, coordinators or adults in charge of an organized activity shall be responsi- ble to ensure that his or her group follows the Lightning Safety Policy. Members of the public using the parks and fields on an individual, unorganized basis are also individually subject to same safety policy.

Any person found guilty of violating this article shall be subject to a penalty consisting of a fine or impris- onment, or both, subject to the discretion of the Judge, the maximum of which shall be the maximum fine not to exceed $1,000 or term of imprisonment permitted to be imposed by the court.

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