City of Pleasantville, NJ
Atlantic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Pleasantville as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Buses at Pleasantville Shopping Center — See Ch. 197, Art. II.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 278.
[Adopted 6-7-1982 by Ord. No. 11-1982 as Ch. 139 of the 1982 Code]

§ 167-1 Definitions.

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
MOTORBUS
An autobus as defined in N.J.S.A. 48:4-1, as amended, and in N.J.S.A. 48:16-23.

§ 167-2 Consent to operate required. [1]

No motorbus shall be operated or run while carrying passengers for hire, wholly or partly along any street in the city, whether such operation is over a route wholly or partly within the territorial limits of the city until the person owning the motorbus or possessing the right to use the same shall obtain the consent of the Council for such operation, in accordance with the provisions of this article. The Council may approve and grant consent, subject to such terms and conditions as convenience and safety of the inhabitants of the city shall demand.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 167-3 Application for operation.

A. 
Every person applying for a consent to operate a motorbus shall make written application, under oath, for such consent addressed to the Council and file same with the City Clerk. Such application shall state, among other things, the route and hours of service wherein and during which it is proposed to operate such motorbus, the terminal point of the route, the streets to be traveled in reaching the terminal point and the description and passenger-carrying capacity of the motorbus. The application shall furnish such other information as the Council may request.
B. 
At the direction of the Council, the City Clerk shall refer said application to the Chief of Police for his investigation, recommendation and report to the Council.

§ 167-4 Insurance requirements; power of attorney.

No municipal consent to operate a motorbus shall be effective and no such operation shall be permitted until the owner of such motorbus shall furnish and keep in force the insurance and the power of attorney as provided for and required by N.J.S.A. 48:16-24 and N.J.S.A. 48:4-36 to 48:4-39.

§ 167-5 Revocation of consent.

Subject to law, any consent for the operation of a motorbus may be revoked by the Council after notice and hearing whenever it shall appear that the holder thereof has failed to comply with or has violated any law or regulation of this state; or any regulation, term or condition imposed by the Council when the consent was granted; or the provisions of this article and the rules and regulations made pursuant thereto.

§ 167-6 Operator's license required.

No person shall drive any motorbus operating under a consent issued by the city unless he is:
A. 
The holder of a currently valid driver's license issued by the Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles as provided in N.J.S.A. 39:3-10.
B. 
The holder of a currently valid special license issued by said Director, as provided in N.J.S.A. 39:3-10.1, for transportation of passengers for hire.

§ 167-7 Rules and regulations.

The Chief of Police, subject to approval of the Council, by resolution, shall have the authority to promulgate such rules and regulations as he may deem necessary to carry out the provisions of this article. Such authority of the Chief, however, shall not include the power to change or regulate terminals or starting or stopping points for the purpose of improving the efficiency of handling the traffic or otherwise as may be for the best interests of the traveling public, such power being hereby reserved to the Council.

§ 167-8 Enforcement; inspection.

Subject to the supervision and direction of the Chief of Police, the Police Department shall have general supervision of motorbuses operated in the City. It shall enforce compliance with the provisions of this article and the regulations made thereunder, as well as the state laws and state rules and regulations applicable to motorbuses. Members of the Police Department shall have free access to any motorbus for the purpose of making inspections.

§ 167-9 Violations and penalties. [1]

Any person violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000, imprisonment for term not exceeding 90 days and/or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days. Each day such violation is committed or permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[Adopted 6-7-1982 by Ord. No. 11-1982 as Art. II of Ch. 150 of the 1982 Code]

§ 167-10 Unlawful parking on city streets and highways.

It shall be unlawful for the buses, commercial buses, buses for hire and charter buses to park at any time upon the public streets and highways of the City of Pleasantville.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 278, Vehicles and Traffic, § 278-6C.

§ 167-11 Violations and penalties. [1]

Any person, individual, corporation, entity, agent, servant and/or employee of any corporation or entity violating any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject toa fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000, imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days and/or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).