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File #: 19-0676    Version: Name: Ordinance: Amendment to Title 18, Chapter 5, Article 1 - Armed Security Guards (LRM)
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 4/12/2019 In control: Municipal Council and City Clerk
On agenda: 6/18/2019 Final action: 8/7/2019
Title: AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND TITLE 18, CHAPTER 5, SECURITY, ARTICLE 1, HOUSING GUARDS, 18:5-1.1 ARMED SECURITY GUARD REQUIRED, OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, 2000, AS AMENDED AND SUPPLEMENTED, BY ADDING A NEW SUBSECTION 18:5-1.1(c) FOR ALL OWNERS/DEVELOPERS OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE HOUSING COMPLEXES CONSISTING OF MORE THAN ONE BUILDING, EACH WITH A SEPARATE ENTRANCE, AND HAVING OVER 100 HOUSING UNITS IN EACH BUILDING, TO HAVE SECURITY GUARDS AT EACH BUILDING.
Sponsors: LaMonica R. McIver, John Sharpe James
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AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND TITLE 18, CHAPTER 5, SECURITY, ARTICLE 1, HOUSING GUARDS, 18:5-1.1 ARMED SECURITY GUARD REQUIRED, OF THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, 2000, AS AMENDED AND SUPPLEMENTED, BY ADDING A NEW SUBSECTION 18:5-1.1(c) FOR ALL OWNERS/DEVELOPERS OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE HOUSING COMPLEXES CONSISTING OF MORE THAN ONE BUILDING, EACH WITH A SEPARATE ENTRANCE, AND HAVING OVER 100 HOUSING UNITS IN EACH BUILDING, TO HAVE SECURITY GUARDS AT EACH BUILDING.

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NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, THAT:

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SECTION 1: Title 18, Chapter 5, Security, Article 1, Housing Guards, 18:5-1.1 Armed Security Guard Required of the Revised General Ordinances of the City of Newark, New Jersey, 2000, as amended and supplemented, is amended as follows:

18:5-1. HOUSING UNIT GUARDS

18:5-1.1. Armed Security Guard Required.

a. Except as otherwise provided all owners/developers of public and private buildings operating a building unit in the City of Newark which contains over one hundred (100) housing units (defined as one hundred (100) Certificates of Occupancy under one (1) ownership entity within a one (1) or two (2) block radius) shall be required to have present on the premises an armed security guard for eight (8) hours per day, and an unarmed security guard for the remaining sixteen (16) hours per day, during each day of the year. In the event that no one building entrance has access to one hundred (100) housing units, then the security guard shall be required to patrol the entire complex and provide adequate proof of the regular patrol of the entire premises. The provisions of this section shall apply to any dwelling unit which is a condominium, development or any rental or condominium building with units each having an individual exterior entrance. Housing units which are situate...

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