Monday, November 19, 2012
At $500 minimum per citation, Morristown's amended public urination/defecation ordinance has netted the town at least $9,000 since its passage in September.
How much does it cost to pee in public in Morristown? Oh, at least $9,000. That number is based on all the public urination citations, at least 18, issued by the Morristown Police Department between Sept. 23 and Nov. 12—since Town Council passed an ordinance amendment in September that carries a minimum fine of $500 for any public urination and defecation citation issued in town. The maximum allowable fine is $2,000. Prior to this ordinance amendment's introduction in August, there was no minimum fine associated with public urination or defecation in town. This means a judge could technically issue a fine of, say, $10. Were that still the case, those citations issued since the amendment passed would have only added $180 to the town coffers…
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Morristown raises minimum fine to $500.
Town Council officially made answering the call of nature in the great outdoors of Morristown more expensive last week. The council unanimously approved an ordinance amendment Tuesday, Sept. 18 that makes the minimum fine for anyone urinating or defecating in a public space in Morristown $500. The ordinance amendment comes at a time where Morristown's nightlife has increasingly gained attention as more and more people come to patronize its bars and restaurants. Prior to this ordinance amendment, introduced in August, there was no minimum fine associated with public urination or defecation in town. Meaning, a judge could technically issue a fine anywhere from $10 to the maximum allowable fine of $2,000, said Vij Pawar, the town attorney. In…
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Amendment introduced by Town Council Tuesday; final vote set for Sept. 11.
When you've got to go, you've got to go. But, you may want to hold just a little while more if you're in a public place in Morristown, or it'll cost you. An ordinance introduced at Tuesday's council meeting, if approved at the council's next meeting on Sept. 11, would make the minimum fine for anyone urinating or defecating in a public space in Morristown $500. There currently is no minimum fine associated with public urination or defecation in town. Meaning, a judge could technically issue a fine anywhere from $10 to the maximum allowable fine of $2,000, said Vij Pawar, the town attorney. "It would still be the judge's discretion, but now the minimum would be $500," he said. "Hopefully, they would be discouraged." If someone isn't …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The following arrest information was supplied by the Morristown Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
Police say a Hillairy Avenue resident decided the best place to urinate at the Morristown Train Station was just outside his car–while the sun was still out. Kevin Neely, 49, was issued a summons for urinating in public at 7:49 p.m. on June 1. Morristown Police Department Officer Robert Iozzia, who was conducting a property check of the area, saw Neely who was "urinating outside of his vehicle in broad daylight," according to the police report. For questions about this post, email email@example.com.