Township of Knowlton, NJ
Warren County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Knowlton as Ch. VII of the Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Unregistered vehicles — See Ch. 177.

§ 174-1 Words and phrases.

Whenever any words and phrases are used in this chapter, the meaning respectively ascribed to them in Subtitle I of Title 39 of the Revised Statutes of New Jersey[1] shall be deemed to apply to such words and phrases used herein.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 39:1-1 et seq.

§ 174-2 Official time standard.

Whenever certain hours are named in this chapter, they shall mean either Eastern standard time or Eastern daylight saving time as may be in current use in the Township.

§ 174-3 Parking.

A. 
Regulations not exclusive. 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, any other New Jersey statute or as hereinafter provided.
B. 
Parking prohibited during state of emergency.
(1) 
Upon the declaration of an emergency, there shall be no parking upon streets or sections of streets where temporary EMERGENCY NO PARKING signs are displayed. The Chief of Police or, in his absence, the ranking police officer is authorized to declare an emergency and to direct the posting of EMERGENCY NO PARKING signs when weather conditions, accidents, fire or public celebrations dictate or require the avoidance of hazards or other conditions which interfere with the free flow of traffic. Notification 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 the signs.
(2) 
Any unoccupied vehicle parked or standing in violation of this section shall be deemed a nuisance and menace to the safe and proper regulations of traffic, and any police officer may provide for the removal of such vehicle. The owner shall pay the reasonable costs of removal and storage which may result from such removal before regaining possession of the vehicle.
(3) 
The effectiveness of this subsection is contingent upon the signs being erected as required by law.
C. 
Parking prohibited at all times on certain streets.
(1) 
No person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any of the streets or parts thereof described in § 174-14, Schedule I: No Parking, attached to and made a part of this chapter.
(2) 
Removal of vehicles. Any vehicle found parked or standing in violation of Schedule I may be removed by towing or otherwise by any duly authorized agent of the Township of Knowlton and may be taken to any lawful place and kept until claimed by the owner or person having possession, custody or control of the vehicle. Any garage keeper or other person engaged in the business of towing and storing vehicles may be employed or engaged for the purpose of removing and storing any such vehicle. Any person who shall cause, allow or permit any vehicle to park or stand in violation of Schedule I shall by so doing be deemed to designate, constitute and appoint the Township of Knowlton, its agent and attorney of such person for the purpose of removing and storing such vehicle as hereinafter provided and, further, shall be deemed to release the Township from and to waive any and all claims for damage of any nature whatsoever arising out of the removal and storing of such vehicle and shall be liable for the payment of all fees and other charges and expenses incurred by reason of the removal by towing or otherwise and for storing of such vehicle.
D. 
Parking prohibited during certain hours on certain streets and parking areas. Unless on official business or during regular business hours or on officially sanctioned activities, no person shall park a vehicle between the hours specified in § 174-15, Schedule II: Parking Prohibited Certain Hours, of any day upon any of the streets or parts of streets or parking areas or parts of parking areas described in Schedule II, attached to and made a part of this chapter.
E. 
Stopping or standing prohibited during certain hours on certain streets. No person shall stop or stand a vehicle between the hours specified in § 174-16, Schedule III: No Stopping or Standing, of any day (except Sundays and public holidays) upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule III, attached to and made a part of this chapter.
F. 
Parking time limited on certain streets. No person shall park a vehicle for longer than the time limit shown in § 174-17, Schedule IV: Time Limit Parking, at any time between the hours listed in Schedule IV, of any day upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule IV, attached to and made a part of this chapter.
G. 
Permit parking only on certain streets.
[Added 8-10-2015 by Ord. No. 15-07]
(1) 
No person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any of the streets or parts thereof described in § 174-14.1, Schedule 1A, Permit Parking, attached to and made a part of this chapter, unless the vehicle shall bear a valid permit.
(2) 
A parking permit of a design specified by the Township will be issued to the owner of a specific vehicle upon submission of the appropriate application and supporting documents. A permit will only be issued to the applicant for the purposes of hiking, biking, fishing or hunting in areas proximately located to the parked vehicle. The permit shall display the permit number, the make, model, and color of the vehicle, and the date the permit expires. No permit shall be issued to a vehicle having more than four wheels. The vehicle must be owned by the applicant.
(3) 
A valid driver's license and proof of registration and insurance for the permitted vehicle must be presented and approved by the Township Clerk before a permit is issued. If the applicant seeks to obtain the permit for the purposes of hunting and/or fishing, the appropriate and valid license must be presented and approved by the Township Clerk. No person other than the Township Clerk or his/her designee shall be authorized to issue said permit.
(4) 
The permit is to be displayed on the front driver's side dashboard or rear view mirror when the vehicle is parked. The permit shall be removed when the vehicle is in motion.
(5) 
A new permit must also be obtained in the event of change of address or any vehicle or license plate on a previously registered automobile.
(6) 
All permits will automatically be revoked if the assigned vehicle ceases to qualify for the permit, if permit is affixed to a car other than the one so designated at the time of application, or if the vehicle registration number on the parking permit is different than the one on the vehicle or if a permit holder fails to report a change of address to the Clerk. If revoked, the permit shall be promptly returned to the Township Clerk.
(7) 
Any vehicle bearing a revoked parking permit and parked on a street posted "permit only" will be subject to the same penalty as a vehicle parked in that location without a valid permit.
(8) 
Permits will be valid for during the calendar year issued (January 1 through December 31). Any permit issued after June 30 of the permit year shall cost 1/2 of the regular permit fee.
(9) 
Any vehicle parked in violation of the parking permit regulations will be subject to a fine of $50 or removal pursuant to this section. Persons in possession of parking permits who misuse them, including obtaining them for purposes other than hunting, fishing, biking, and hiking, are subject to revocation of the permits for one year and a fine of $100. Any person(s) found to possess an invalid, expired, or counterfeit permit shall be subject to a fine of $100.
(10) 
Any vehicle found parked or standing in violation of this section and Schedule I A may be removed by towing or otherwise by any duly authorized agent of the Township and may be taken to any lawful place and kept until claimed by the owner or person having possession, custody, or control of the vehicle. Any garage keeper or other person engaged in the business of towing or storing vehicles may be employed or engaged for the purpose of removing and storing any such vehicle. Any person who shall cause, allow or permit any vehicle to park or stand in violation of Schedule IA shall by so doing be deemed to designate, constitute, and appoint the Township, its agent and attorney of such person for the purpose of removing and storing such vehicle as hereinafter provided and, further, shall be deemed to release the Township from and to waive any and all claims for damage of any nature whatsoever arising out of the removal and storing of such vehicle and shall be liable for the payment of all fees and other charges and expenses incurred by reason of the removal by towing or otherwise and for storing of such vehicle.

§ 174-4 Trucks over four tons excluded from certain streets.

Trucks over four tons' gross weight are hereby excluded from the streets or parts of streets described in § 174-18, Schedule V: Trucks Over Four Tons Excluded, except for the pickup and delivery of materials on such streets, Schedule V being attached to and made a part of this chapter.

§ 174-5 One-way streets.

The streets or parts of streets described in § 174-19, Schedule VI: One-Way Streets, attached to and made a part of this chapter, are hereby designated as one-way streets in the direction indicated.

§ 174-6 Through streets, stop intersections and yield intersections.

A. 
Through streets. Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-140, the streets or parts of streets described in § 174-20, Schedule VII: Through Streets, attached to and made a part of this chapter, 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 for in the designations.
B. 
Stop intersection. Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-140, the intersections described in § 174-21, Schedule VIII: Stop Intersections, attached to and made a part of this chapter, are hereby designated as stop intersections. STOP signs shall be installed as provided therein.
C. 
Yield intersections. Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-140, the intersections described in § 174-22, Schedule IX: Yield Intersections, attached to and made a part of this chapter, are hereby designated as yield intersections. YIELD signs shall be installed as provided therein.

§ 174-7 Loading zones.

The locations described in § 174-23, Schedule X: Loading Zones, attached to and made a part of this chapter, are hereby designated as loading zones.

§ 174-8 Taxi stands.

The locations described in § 174-24, Schedule XI: Taxi Stands, attached to and made a part of this chapter, are hereby designated as taxi stands.

§ 174-9 Bus stops.

The locations described in § 174-25, Schedule XII: Bus Stops, attached to and made a part of this chapter, are hereby designated as bus stops.

§ 174-10 Turn prohibitions.

A. 
Left turn prohibition. No person shall make a left turn at any of the locations described in § 174-26, Schedule XIII: No Left Turn, attached to and made a part of this chapter.
B. 
U-turn prohibition. No person shall make a u-turn at any of the locations described in § 174-27, Schedule XIV, No U-Turn, attached to and made a part of this chapter.
C. 
No turns. No person shall make a turn at any of the locations described in § 174-28, Schedule XV: No Turns, attached to and made a part of this chapter.

§ 174-11 Speed limits.

A. 
The streets or parts of streets described in § 174-29, Schedule XVI: Speed Limits, attached to and made a part of this chapter, shall have the speed limits designated in such schedule.
B. 
Regulatory and warning signs shall be erected and maintained to effect the above designated speed limits as authorized by the Department of Transportation.

§ 174-12 Temporary prohibition of parking for snowplowing, snow removal and other emergencies.

A. 
Temporary parking prohibition. Whenever snow has fallen and the accumulation is such that it covers the street or highway, an emergency shall exist, and no vehicle shall be parked on any of the streets or parts of streets described in § 174-30, Schedule XVII: Prohibition of Parking Temporarily for Snowplowing, Snow Removal and Other Emergencies, attached to and made a part of this chapter.
B. 
Time of prohibition. The above parking prohibitions shall remain in effect after the snow has ceased until the streets have been plowed sufficiently and to the extent that parking will not interfere with the normal flow of traffic.
C. 
Removal of vehicle; cost. Any unoccupied vehicle parked or standing in violation of this section shall be deemed a nuisance and a menace to the safe and proper regulation of traffic, and any police officer may provide for the removal of such vehicle. The owner shall pay the reasonable costs of the removal and storage which may result from such removal before regaining possession of the vehicle.

§ 174-13 Violations and penalties; effect on other ordinances.

A. 
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.
B. 
All former traffic ordinances of the Township of Knowlton covered in this traffic chapter are hereby 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 hereby repealed prior to the taking effect of this chapter.

§ 174-14 Schedule I: No Parking.

In accordance with the provisions of § 174-3C, no person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any of the following described streets or parts of streets:
Name of Street
Location
Ferry Lane
From its beginning at Route 46 to its termination at the shore of the Delaware River on both sides of the roadway
Mount Pleasant Road
[Added 7-11-2005 by Ord. No. 05-10]
A section 275 feet beginning 1,250 feet north of the intersection of Wishing Well Road on both sides of the roadway
Quarry Road
[Added 12-12-2011 by Ord. No. 11-14]
For a distance of 1,800 feet west of the intersection of Mount Pleasant Road on both sides of the roadway
Station Road
[Added 7-11-2005 by Ord. No. 05-10; repealed 8-10-2015 by Ord. No. 15-07]
Warrington Bridge
For a distance of 500 feet from either end of the Warrington Bridge on both sides of Warrington Road (County Route 605)

§ 174-14.1 Schedule IA: Permit Parking.

[Added 8-10-2015 by Ord. No. 15-07]
In accordance with the provisions of § 174-3G, no person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any of the following described streets or parts thereof, unless the vehicle shall bear a valid permit:
Name of Street
Location
Station Road
From a distance of 2,785 feet from Route 94 to its intersection with Kill Road on both sides of the roadway

§ 174-15 Schedule II: Parking Prohibited Certain Hours.

In accordance with the provisions of § 174-3D, no person shall park a vehicle between the hours specified upon any of the following described streets or parts of streets or parking areas, or parts of parking area:.
Name of Street
Side
Hours
Location
All roadways in the Township of Knowlton as set forth on the certified street and road map of the Township of Knowlton
All
9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
All roadways in the Township of Knowlton as set forth on the certified street and road map of the Township of Knowlton
Parking areas or parts of parking areas and public property of the Township of Knowlton, specifically, the Knowlton Township Municipal Building, Knowlton Township Garage and the Knowlton Township Recycling Center
All
6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
Knowlton Township Municipal Building, Route 94; Knowlton Township Garage, Service Road; Knowlton Township Recycling Center, Route 94
Parking areas or parts of parking areas of the Knowlton Township Board of Education property
All
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
Delaware School, Route 46

§ 174-16 Schedule III: No Stopping or Standing.

In accordance with the provisions of § 174-3E, no person shall stop or stand a vehicle between the hours specified upon any of the following described streets or parts of streets:
RESERVED

§ 174-17 Schedule IV: Time Limit Parking.

In accordance with the provisions of § 174-3F, no person shall park a vehicle for longer than the time limit shown on any of the following streets or parts of streets:
Name of Street
Sides
Time Limit
Hours
Location
Decatur Street
West
15 minutes
All
Between Columbia and Green Streets except the first 65 feet on Decatur Street at the northwest corner of Columbia and Decatur Streets

§ 174-18 Schedule V: Trucks Over Four Tons Excluded.

In accordance with the provisions of § 174-4, trucks over four tons' gross weight are excluded from the following described streets or parts of streets, except for the pickup and delivery of materials on such streets:
Name of Street
Location
Hainesburg River Road
From Route 94 to the Delaware River
Decatur Street
Entire length
Walnut Road
[Added 9-11-2000 by Ord. No. 00-13]
From Route 46 to Delaware Road

§ 174-19 Schedule VI: One-Way Streets.

In accordance with the provisions of § 174-5, the following described streets or parts of streets are hereby designated as one-way streets in the direction indicated:
RESERVED

§ 174-20 Schedule VII: Through Streets.

[Amended 2-21-2011 by Ord. No. 11-02]
In accordance with the provisions of § 174-6A, the following described streets or parts of streets are hereby designated as through streets. Stop signs shall be installed on the near right side on each street intersecting the through street, except where yield signs are provided for in the designation:
A. 
Hainesburg River Road from Rt. 80 to Rt. 94.
B. 
Serepta Road from Rameysburg Road (County Rt. 609) to Township line.
C. 
Auble Road from Knowlton Road (County Rt. 616) to Township line.
D. 
Nightingale Road from Knowlton Road (County Rt. 616) to Township line.
E. 
Polkville Road from Knowlton Road (County Rt. 616) to Vail Road.
F. 
Country Side Road from Polkville Road to Vail Road.
G. 
Cemetery Road from Auble Road to Township line.
H. 
Linaberry Road from Knowlton Road (County Rt. 616) to Delaware Road (County Rt. 605).
I. 
Cook Road from Polkville Road to Linaberry Road.
J. 
Mount Pleasant from Rt. 94 to 1,670 feet past intersection of Wishing Well Road.

§ 174-21 Schedule VIII: Stop Intersections.

[Amended 2-21-2011 by Ord. No. 11-02]
In accordance with the provisions of § 174-6B, the following intersections are hereby designated as stop intersections:
A. 
Stark Road and Hainesburg River Road; stop on Stark Road northbound.
B. 
Station Road and Kill Road; stop on Station Road northbound.
C. 
Station Road and Rt. 94; stop on Station Road northbound.

§ 174-22 Schedule IX: Yield Intersections.

In accordance with the provisions of § 174-6C, the following intersections are designated as yield intersections:
RESERVED

§ 174-23 Schedule X: Loading Zones.

In accordance with the provisions of § 174-7, the following described locations are hereby designated as loading zones:
RESERVED

§ 174-24 Schedule XI: Taxi Stands.

In accordance with the provisions of § 174-8, the following described locations are hereby designated as taxi stands:
RESERVED

§ 174-25 Schedule XII: Bus Stops.

In accordance with the provisions of § 174-9, the following described locations are hereby designated as bus stops:
RESERVED

§ 174-26 Schedule XIII: No Left Turn.

In accordance with the provisions of § 174-10A, no person shall make a left turn at any of the following locations:
RESERVED

§ 174-27 Schedule XIV: No U-Turn.

In accordance with the provisions of § 174-10B, no person shall make a u-turn at any of the following locations:
RESERVED

§ 174-28 Schedule XV: No Turns.

In accordance with the provisions of § 174-10C, no person shall make a turn at any of the following locations:
RESERVED

§ 174-29 Schedule XVI: Speed Limits.

In accordance with the provisions of § 174-11, the following described streets or parts of streets shall have the following speed limits thereon in the direction located:
Name of Street
Speed Limit
Direction
Auble Road
[Added 12-26-1996 by Ord. No. 96-17]
35
Both, from County Route 616 to the Knowlton Township-Blairstown Township line
Centerville Road
30
Both, entire length in Knowlton Township
Countryside Road
35
Both
Hainesburg River Road
Zone 1
25
Both, from Starlite Hill Road to Stark Road
Zone 2
35
Both, from Stark Road to N.J. Route 94
Honey Run Road
40
Both
Ivan Road
25
Both
Koeck Road
Zone 1
45
Both, from the Hope Township/Knowlton Township line to 3,410 feet north of the Hope Township/Knowlton Township line
Zone 2
40
Both, from 3,410 feet north of the Hope Township/Knowlton Township line to Knowlton-Delaware Road (CR 616)
Lime Kiln Road
40
Both
Mount Pleasant Road
30
Both, from New Jersey Route 94 to Line Road
Osmun Road
[Added 9-14-1998 by Ord. No. 98-12]
30
Both, from Baylor Road to the Knowlton Township/Hope Township corporate line
Stark Road
[Added 12-26-1996 by Ord. No. 96-17]
35
Both
Walnut Road
Zone 1
15
Both, from U.S. Route 46 to 4, 165 feet east of U.S. Route 46
Zone 2
25
Both, from 4,165 feet east of U.S. Route 46 to County Route 605

§ 174-30 Schedule XVII: Prohibition of Parking Temporarily for Snowplowing, Snow Removal and Other Emergencies.

In accordance with the provisions of § 174-13, no vehicle shall be parked on any of the following streets or parts of streets: All roadways of the Township of Knowlton as set forth on the certified street and road map of the Township.