“Zero Tolerance” on 4th of July
Details are slowly coming together as to what is/isn’t going on in Hoboken this July 4th – one of them was a “near end of term” announcement from Mayor David Roberts:
No monkey business – we mean it!
“On Saturday, July 4, 2009, Hoboken will be a central site for the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Celebration on the Hudson River. Thousands of visitors are expected to come to our community to help commemorate the birthday of our great nation. It is also a day where participants in this festive day must use good judgment to ensure an orderly event. All available police officers, firefighters, the Office of Emergency Management, building inspectors and other municipal officials will be enforcing all codes and regulations regarding public behavior with a zero tolerance level.
This includes absolutely no rooftop parties or gatherings for viewing of the fireworks celebration, unless the said property has met the code standards for such usage. And it is especially important that no overcrowding occur on these properties. Furthermore, the use of balconies, fire escapes, porches or any other structures for viewing are strictly prohibited within the confines of the codes for such structures. And it is imperative that no overcrowding occur in any of these locations as well.
It is important to emphasize that all codes for the use of rooftops and other aforementioned structures will be strictly enforced with a zero tolerance policy. The safety and well being of all participants in this historic occasion in the City of Hoboken is the highest priority. We ask your cooperation in all endeavors related to the Saturday, July 4th Macy’s Fireworks Celebration here in the City of Hoboken.
Your assistance to ensure that this celebration will remain safe for all those participating is greatly appreciated.
Mayor David Roberts”