Borough of Milford, NJ
Hunterdon County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the Borough of Milford 11-4-1996 by Ord. No. 614-96. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Junk and abandoned vehicles — See Ch. 112.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 168.
Taxicabs — See Ch. 173.

§ 181-1 Definitions; interpretation.

A. 
Words and phrases used in this chapter concerning traffic shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them in Title 39 of the New Jersey Statutes Annotated.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
B. 
Official time standard. Whenever certain hours are named in this chapter, they shall mean either Eastern standard time or Eastern daylight saving time or such other officially designated and recognized standard as may be in current use in the Borough.
C. 
Public holidays. Whenever a "public holiday" is referenced in this chapter, it shall mean any of the days listed in § 28-15 of Chapter 28, Personnel Policies, of this Code, for the entire twenty-four-hour period of such days.
[Added 10-20-1997 by Ord. No. 623-97[2]]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
D. 
Overnight parking. Whenever the term "overnight parking" is referenced in this chapter, it shall refer to the time period between 12:01 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.
[Added 10-20-1997 by Ord. No. 623-97]

§ 181-2 Authority to close streets.

A. 
The Mayor or, in his/her absence, disability or inability to act, the Certified Public Works Manager, and, in the event of his/her absence, disability or inability to act, then the New Jersey State Police, is hereby authorized to provide regulation for the closing of any street or portion thereof to motor vehicle traffic on any day or days during specified hours on any day or days whenever he/she finds that such closing is necessary for the preservation of the public safety, health and welfare.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
B. 
Any regulation promulgated by the Mayor and in accordance with Subsection A above shall provide for the posting of proper warning signs of such closing on any street or portion thereof during the time the same is closed in pursuance thereof.
C. 
Any regulation adopted that mandates the closing of any street for a period greater than 48 consecutive hours shall not become effective unless and until it has been submitted to and approved by the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation.
D. 
Any closure of county roads would require Freeholder (or appropriate designee) approval.

§ 181-3 More restrictive parking provisions to apply.

The provisions of this chapter imposing a time limit on parking shall not relieve any person of the duty to observe other more restrictive provisions prohibiting or limiting the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles as set forth in N.J.S.A. 39:4-138 or any other New Jersey statute or as hereinafter provided.

§ 181-4 Removal of vehicles in violation. [1]

Any vehicle parked in violation of this chapter shall be deemed a nuisance and a menace to the safe and proper regulation of traffic, and the New Jersey State Police and the Zoning Officer may provide for the removal of that vehicle. The vehicle owner shall bear the reasonable costs of the removal and storage which may result from such removal before regaining possession of the vehicle.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).

§ 181-5 Violations and penalties. [1]

Unless another penalty is expressly provided by New Jersey statute, every person convicted of a violation of a provision of this chapter or any supplement thereto shall be liable to a penalty of not more than $50 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or both.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).

§ 181-6 Repealer.

All former traffic ordinances of the Borough are hereby repealed, and all ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with or inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter are repealed, except that this repeal shall not affect or prevent the prosecution or punishment of any person for any act done or committed in violation of any ordinance repealed prior to the taking effect of this chapter.

§ 181-7 Parking during state of emergency. [1]

Upon the declaration of an emergency, there shall be no parking upon public streets or sections of streets where temporary EMERGENCY NO PARKING signs are displayed. The Certified Public Works Manager or, in his/her absence, the New Jersey State Police is authorized to declare an emergency and to direct the posting of EMERGENCY NO PARKING signs when weather conditions, accidents, road construction, fire or public celebrations dictate or require avoidance of hazards or other conditions which interfere with the free flow of traffic. Notice that EMERGENCY NO PARKING signs are being or will be posted shall be given to the operator or owner of any vehicle which has been parked prior to the posting of signs.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).

§ 181-8 Parking during snow emergencies.

A. 
Whenever snow has fallen and the accumulation is such that a state of emergency has been declared or issued for streets or highways, an emergency shall exist, and no vehicle shall be parked on streets or highways or portions thereof as indicated.
B. 
The above parking prohibitions shall remain in effect after the snow has ceased and until the streets have been plowed sufficiently and to the extent that parking will not interfere with the normal flow of traffic.
C. 
Any unoccupied vehicle parked or standing in violation of this provision shall be deemed a nuisance and a menace to the safe and proper regulation of traffic, and the New Jersey State Police and the Zoning Officer may provide for the removal of that vehicle. The vehicle owner shall bear the reasonable costs of the removal and storage which may result from such removal before regaining possession of the vehicle.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).

§ 181-9 Streets affected by provisions on snow emergencies.

Name of Street
Side
Location
All municipal streets
Both
Entire length

§ 181-10 Stopping or standing time limited on certain streets.

No person shall stop or stand a vehicle for longer than the time limit between the hours listed on any day (except Sundays and public holidays) upon any streets or parts of streets described:
Name of Street
Side
Time Limit
Hours
Location
Bridge Street
Both
2 hours
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Entire length

§ 181-11 Parking time limited on certain streets.

No person shall park a vehicle for longer than the time limit between the hours listed on any day (except Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays) upon any of the streets or parts of streets described. All vehicles so parked must be properly identified.
Name of Street
Side
Time Limit
Hours
Location
Mill Street
East
2 hours
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Entire length

§ 181-12 Parking prohibited.

No person shall park a vehicle at any time on any street or parts of streets described herein:
Name of Street
Side
Location
Bridge Street
North
A distance of 90 feet easterly from Church Street
Bridge Street
North
From the intersection of Church Street and Bridge Street westerly to the railroad tracks approximately 275 feet
Bridge Street
North
Westerly from the west end of the bridge crossing Quequacommissicong Creek approximately 112 feet
Bridge Street
South
From the easterly end of the bridge crossing Quequacommissicong Creek approximately 200 feet easterly to the intersection of Bridge Street with Milford Road
Bridge Street
South
From the westerly end of the bridge crossing Quequacommissicong Creek approximately 25 feet in a westerly direction
Carpenter Street
Both
Between Bridge Street and the alley
Carpenter Street
[Added 8-7-2000 by Ord. No. 656-2000]
Both
Between the alley and the southerly terminus at the Milford Sewer Plant
Carpenter Street
East
Between the alley and Green Street
Church Street
West
Northerly for a distance of 200 feet from Bridge Street
Hillcrest Drive
East
From Mount Pleasant Road to Fairview Avenue
Hillcrest Drive
West
From Mount Pleasant Road (County Route 519) to the Fairview Avenue intersection
Hillside Avenue
East
265 feet northerly from Barron Road
Honeysuckle Lane
Both
From Bridge Street north approximately 280 feet
Milford-Frenchtown Road (County Route 619)
East
From the Mount Pleasant Road intersection northerly a distance of 200 feet
Milford-Frenchtown Road
West
From the easterly end of Bridge Street a distance of road approximately 475 feet to Mount Pleasant Road
Milford-Frenchtown Road
West
From the concrete bridge over North Ravine Stream Road northerly approximately 400 feet
Pine Street
Both
Between Mill Street and Water Street
Stover Avenue
Both
From Route 519 to Hillcrest Drive
Water Street (County Route 619 Milford-Frenchtown Road and County Route 519)
Both
From Alexandria Township to Milford Borough limits and Holland Township to Milford Borough limits west
Water Street
West
150 feet northerly from the Bridge Street intersection
Water Street
West
From the intersection of Frenchtown Road, Bridge Street northerly to the concrete bridge crossing Quequacommissicong Creek approximately 1,228 feet
Water Street
West
A distance of 75 feet southerly from the south end of the concrete bridge crossing Quequacommissicong Creek

§ 181-13 Parking prohibited for street cleaning.

No person shall cause or permit to be parked any motor vehicle upon any street between the specified hours and days described:
Name of Street
Side
Hours; Days
Location
(Reserved)

§ 181-14 Parking of trucks over four tons prohibited.

No person shall park a truck, tractor, trailer, semitrailer or omnibus having a registered gross weight in excess of four tons upon any street between the hours specified:
Name of Street
Side
Hours; Days
Location
(Reserved)

§ 181-15 Vehicle weight limits.

Vehicles over the registered gross weight are hereby excluded from the streets or parts of streets described, except for the pickup and delivery of materials on such streets:
Name of Street
Weight
(tons)
Location
Barron Road
4
Entire length
Delaware Avenue
4
Entire length
Honeysuckle Lane
4
Entire length
Mill Street
4
Entire length
Pine Street
4
Entire length
Ravine Road
4
Entire length

§ 181-16 One-way streets.

The following streets or parts of streets are hereby designated as one-way streets in the direction indicated. Parking on these streets will be permitted on the sides indicated below:
Name of Street
Direction
Limits
Hours
Parking Prohibited
Barron Road
East
From Water Street to Hillside Avenue
All
All times
Carpenter Street
South
From Bridge Street to Green Street
All
All times
Hillcrest Drive
South
From Mount Pleasant Road (County Route 519) to Fairview Avenue
All
All times
Hillside Avenue/Long View Road/Valley View
[Added 2-17-1998 by Ord. No. 627-98; amended 8-3-1998 by Ord. No. 632-98]
Counter-clockwise
From Hillside Avenue/Valley View Avenue to Hillside Avenue
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, when children are present, August 31 to June 30
2-hour limitation (9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.), Hillside Avenue (west side from Barron Road to Long View Road)

§ 181-17 Through streets.

Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-140, the streets or parts of streets described are hereby designated as through streets. Stop signs shall be installed on the near-right side of each street intersecting the through street, except where yield signs are provided in the designation.
Name of Street
Location
Bridge Street
From the Delaware River Bridge to the west side of Milford-Frenchtown Road
Carpenter Street
From the south side of Bridge Street to its dead end on the south
Fairview Avenue
From Hillcrest Drive to its southerly terminus
Hillcrest Drive
From the south side of Mount Pleasant Road to its dead end on the south
Mill Street
From the south side of York Road to the east side of Water Street
Railroad Avenue
From the south side of Bridge Street to its dead end on the south
York Road
From the east side of Water Street to the Borough line on the east

§ 181-18 Stop intersections.

Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-140, the intersections described are hereby designated as stop intersections. Stop signs shall be installed as provided herein.
Stop Sign on
At Intersection of
John Lelo Avenue
Brian Street and John Lelo Avenue
Mount Nebo Road
Honeysuckle Road and Mount Nebo Road
Park Lane (facing southbound traffic)
Preston Road and Park Lane

§ 181-19 Parking on municipally owned lands.

Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-197, it shall be unlawful to park any vehicle overnight on any lot which is owned by the Borough of Milford, unless by permit only.

§ 181-20 Parking permits; parking in municipal lots.

[Added 10-20-1997 by Ord. No. 623-97; amended 9-2-2014 by Ord. No. 819-2014; 12-7-2015 by Ord. No. 846-2015]
A. 
Municipal lot parking; permits for Borough residents and tenants. The Clerk of the Borough of Milford shall be authorized to issue parking permits which shall be issued, displayed and remain valid in accordance with the following requirements for parking in the Borough's municipal parking lots located off Bridge Street between Block 19, Lots 2 and 4, and the lot adjacent to the Milford Presbyterian Church, Block 19, Lot 19 (the "municipal lots"):
(1) 
Qualification. Permits shall be issued only to residents of Bridge Street, including both homeowners and residential tenants, who have no on-site parking at their place of residence.
(2) 
Proof of applicant's eligibility for permit issuance. Proof of eligibility shall be provided at the time of application, and shall consist of: for residents, a valid New Jersey driver's license showing the applicant's address of residence and information regarding the applicant's vehicle; for tenants, a signed and currently valid lease evidencing the applicant's address of residence within the Borough, or a letter from the landlord/property owner acknowledging the existence of the tenancy within the Borough, or a New Jersey driver's license with the applicant's address, and information regarding the applicant's vehicle.
(3) 
Term of permit. Permits shall be issued on an annual basis, valid from January 1 to December 31 of each year. If, while the application is pending or during the term of any permit granted thereunder, there is any change that would alter the information given in the application, the applicant shall notify the Borough Clerk, in writing, within 24 hours following such change. If any permit-holder ceases to be a resident or a tenant of Bridge Street the permit shall be returned to the Borough Clerk and the permit shall no longer be valid.
(4) 
Duration of parking. During the term of the permit, no permitted vehicle for residents or tenants shall remain in the municipal lots for three or more days without being moved. In the event of a resident or tenant's emergency or vacation, the owner of the vehicle shall notify the Borough Clerk. Any vehicle not moved after three days may be towed by the Borough at the vehicle owner's sole expense in accordance with § 181-4. Permitted vehicles must be moved within 12 hours after the cessation of any snow event to enable the unobstructed plowing of the municipal lots.
B. 
Municipal lot parking: permits for business owners and employees. The Clerk of the Borough of Milford shall be authorized to issue parking permits which shall be issued, displayed and remain valid in accordance with the following requirements for parking in the Borough's municipal parking lots located off Bridge Street between Block 19, Lots 2 and 4, and the lot adjacent to the Milford Presbyterian Church, Block 19, Lot 19 (the "municipal lots"):
(1) 
Qualification. Permits shall be issued only to owners and employees of businesses located on Bridge Street which have no on-site parking.
(2) 
Proof of applicant's eligibility for permit issuance. Proof of eligibility shall be provided at the time of application, and shall consist of, for business owners and their employees, a notarized statement by the business owner, on forms supplied by the Borough Clerk, attesting to the eligibility of the applicant and the lack of on-site parking for that business address; and shall include information regarding the applicant's vehicle.
(3) 
Term of permit. Permits shall be issued on an annual basis, valid from January 1 to December 31 of each year. If, while the application is pending or during the term of any permit granted thereunder, there is any change that would alter the information given in the application, the applicant shall notify the Borough Clerk, in writing, within 24 hours following such change. If any permit-holder ceases to own a business on Bridge Street, or is no longer employed by a business on Bridge Street, the permit shall be returned to the Borough Clerk and the permit shall no longer be valid.
(4) 
Permitted hours. Permits issued for business owners and their employees under Subsection B hereof shall be permitted to park in the municipal lots during "normal business hours," which are set forth as 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Permits issued for business owners and their employees shall not entitle business owners or their employees to park their permitted vehicles overnight in the municipal lots.
C. 
General provisions.
(1) 
The following provisions are applicable to permits issued under Subsections A and B above:
(a) 
Fee. The fee for parking permits in the lot shall be $5 per permit period and shall be paid at the filing of the application.
(b) 
Nontransferability. The parking permits shall not be transferable.
(c) 
Display. The parking permit shall be displayed on the dashboard (driver's side) of the vehicle. If the parking permit is not conspicuously displayed, the vehicle owner shall be found in violation of this ordinance.
(d) 
Prohibited parking of certain trucks, trailers and vehicles. No person shall park any vehicle over three tons gross weight (GVW), any school bus, any commercial vehicle, or any other type of bus, recreational vehicle, camper, boat or trailer on the municipal lots.
(e) 
Prohibited activities. The municipal lots shall be used exclusively by any permit holder for the parking of a permitted vehicle. No routine cleaning and maintenance nor repair of any kind is to occur in the municipal lots, and any such prohibited activity shall be a violation of this section.
(2) 
Penalties. Unless another penalty is expressly provided for by New Jersey statute, every person convicted of a violation of this section or any supplement thereto shall be liable to a penalty of not more than $100 per occurrence or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or both.
(3) 
All ordinances or parts of ordinances which are inconsistent with the terms of this section be and the same are hereby repealed to the extent of their inconsistency.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 181A-20, Violations and penalties, of the 1993 Code, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 10-5-2015 by Ord. No. 837-2015.

§ 181-21 Right turns prohibited.

No person shall make a right turn at any of the locations hereinafter described:
Intersection
No Right Turn on
Fairview Avenue and Hillcrest Drive
Hillcrest Drive

§ 181-22 Yield intersections.

Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-140, the intersections described are hereby designated as yield intersections. Yield signs shall be installed as provided herein.
Intersection
Yield Signs on
Hillside Avenue and Barron Road
Barron Road
Hillside Avenue and Valley View Avenue
Hillside Avenue

§ 181-23 Turn prohibitions.

No person shall make a turn at any location listed and only in the manner prescribed:
Intersection
Turn Prohibited
Movement Prohibited
Bridge Street
[Added 10-2-2000 by Ord. No. 657-2000]
U-turns
From Water Street — Frenchtown Road to its westerly terminus

§ 181-24 No turn on red.

No person shall make a right turn on the red signal at any location listed:
Name of Street
Location
Water Street (County Route 519)
Bridge Street

§ 181-25 Loading zones.

The locations described are hereby designated as loading zones. No person shall park a vehicle in these locations during the times indicated other than for the loading or unloading of goods and materials:
Name of Street
Side
Time
Location
(Reserved)

§ 181-26 Bus stops.

The locations described are hereby designated as bus stops. No vehicles other than an omnibus, picking up or discharging passengers, shall be permitted to occupy these locations between the times listed:
Location
Hours
(Reserved)

§ 181-27 Taxi stands.

The locations described are hereby designated as taxi stands. No vehicle other than a taxi shall be permitted to occupy these locations during the times indicated:
Location
Hours
(Reserved)

§ 181-28 Lane use reservations.

The lane locations described are hereby designated as lane use reservations and shall move as directed:
Intersection
Movement
(Reserved)

§ 181-29 Signal-controlled intersections (for information only).

The following described locations are hereby designated as signal-controlled traffic intersections:
Intersection
County Route 519 at Bridge Street

§ 181-30 Speed limits.

Name of Street
Speed Limit
Location
(Reserved)

§ 181-31 Parking for persons with disabilities. [1]

No person shall park in the area situated on the following described premises, unless he or she has been issued a special vehicle identification card by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, when using a motor vehicle for which a special vehicle identification card has been issued by the Commission:
Location
Side
Spaces
Municipal lot off Bridge Street, between Block 19, Lots 2 and 4
South
First space
Municipal lot off County Route 519/Frenchtown Road, behind Milford Public Library
West
First 2 spaces
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).