WHEREAS, the Commissioners are of the opinion that it is necessary for the protection of property and the citizens of the Borough of Deal that regulations and restrictions be imposed during the Halloween period, in order to prevent vandalism and to preserve law and order in the Borough of Deal during said period of time.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, AND PROCLAIMED By the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Deal as follows:
1) That no persons under the age of 18 years shall be permitted in any public place, public street, or public property in the Borough of Deal between the hours of 8:00 P.M. and 6:00 A.M., prevailing time, on each and every day during the period from October 28 through the morning of November 1, 2023, inclusive, unless such person shall, during said hours, be returning from work, night school, church, social or school meeting, or enroute to and returning from a physician’s office or dentist’s office where treatment is to be rendered or has been rendered by such physician or dentist, or is accompanied by his or her guardian or parent over the age of 18 years.
That during said hours and days, no person shall wear any appliance for the purpose of covering any portion of his or her face, or partial mask, in any public place, public street or public property in the Borough of Deal.
2) That all persons, regardless of age, excepting those who are attending minor children, who shall participate in the traditional Halloween activity of “Trick or Treat”, within the Borough of Deal on October 31, 2023, shall be in costume, and, shall curtail all “Trick or Treat” activities by 8:00 P.M. on this date.
That any person who is a parent or guardian or standing in loco parentis of any person under the age of 18 years who permits, consents or allows any person under the age of 18 years to violate the provisions of this resolution of any part thereof, shall likewise be guilty of a violation of this resolution.
That any person who shall violate this resolution shall be subject upon conviction to a fine not exceeding $200.00 or imprisonment of not more than 30 days, or both, in the discretion of the Municipal Court of the Borough of Deal.