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[Derived from Ch. VIII of the 1978 Code]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
AUTHORITY
The Parking Authority of the Borough of Fort Lee.
A. 
Parking of commercial vehicles, as defined in § 388-38, is prohibited on any public street on which there is metered parking, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.
[Added 2-28-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-6]
B. 
Subject to the prohibitions imposed by N.J.S.A. 39:4-138 upon the parking or standing of vehicles in certain places as therein specified, the Mayor and Council deeming it necessary for the public good and safety do hereby ordain that parking meter zones be established on the following streets and highways in the Borough and no person shall continuously park a motor vehicle in any zone in excess of the respective maximum time period hereinafter set forth. The fine for violations of this § 289-15 shall be $28.
[Amended 3-23-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-10; 12-18-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-43; 6-10-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-26; 8-19-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-39]
(1) 
Main Street.
[Amended 8-20-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-18]
(a) 
Beginning at the corner of Main Street and Schlosser Street, east side, in a southerly direction, change meter numbers S143, S141, S140, S139, S138, S137, S136, S135, S134 from a one-hour zone to a three-hour zone.
(b) 
Beginning at the intersection of Main Street and Schlosser Street, east side, moving in a southerly direction 276 feet to install three meters, three-hour zone, then continuing to 364 feet and installing one meter, three-hour zone, and ending 386 feet on the corner of Hoym Street and Schlosser Street.
(2) 
Palisade Avenue.
(a) 
East side, beginning at a point 60 feet south of the Main Street curbline and thence south to a point 125 feet south of the southerly curbline of Angioletti Place: 3 hours.
(b) 
West side, beginning at a point 60 feet south of the Main Street curbline and thence south to a point 125 feet south of the "T" intersection of Angioletti Place and Palisade Avenue: 3 hours.
(c) 
East side, 35 feet north of Dayhill Square and thence north to a point 35 feet south of Whiteman Street: 1 hour.
(d) 
West side, 105 feet north of Dayhill Square and thence north to a point 35 feet south of Whiteman Street: 1 hour.
(3) 
Center Avenue.
(a) 
East side, 35 feet south of Main Street and thence south to Whiteman Street: 2 hours.
(b) 
West side, 35 feet south of Main Street and thence south to Whiteman Street: 2 hours.
(c) 
East side, 105 feet north of Main Street and thence north to a point 35 feet south of Guntzer Street: 2 hours.
(d) 
West side, 35 feet north of Main Street and thence north to a point 35 feet south of Guntzer Street: 2 hours.
(e) 
West side between Elsmere Place and Mohegan Way: 3 hours.
[Added 2-9-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-2]
(4) 
Lemoine Avenue.
(a) 
Both sides: from Lincoln Avenue south to North Marginal Road: 9 hours.
[1] 
East side, from Lincoln Avenue south to North Marginal Road: 9 hours.
[2] 
West side, from Lincoln Avenue south 700 feet: 9 hours.
[3] 
West side, from a point 700 feet south of the southwest curb of Lincoln Avenue, south to the intersection of Bridge Plaza North: 1 hour.
(b) 
West side, Bridge Plaza South (also known as North Marginal Road) to Main Street: 1 hour from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., excluding Sundays and holidays.
[Amended 8-17-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-9]
(c) 
Both sides; Main Street south to Hoym Street: 1 hour.
(d) 
East side, Hoym Street to Whiteman Street: 3 hours; Whiteman Street to Dayhill Square: 1 hour.
(e) 
West side, Hoym Street south to Dayhill Square: 3 hours.
(f) 
Both sides of the Island 35 feet of the intersection of Main Street going north: 30 minutes.
(g) 
East side, 350 feet south of Myrtle Avenue and thence north to the Borough line: 1 hour.
(h) 
West side, 350 feet south of Myrtle Avenue and thence north to the Borough line: 1 hour.
(5) 
Schlosser Street.
(a) 
West side, 35 feet south of the southerly curbline of Main Street to a point 113 feet southerly: 1 hour.
(b) 
West side, 148 feet south of the southerly curbline of Main Street to 35 feet north of the northerly curbline of Hoym Street: 3 hours.
(6) 
North Marginal Road (BPN).
[Amended 9-12-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-19]
(a) 
South side, from a point 71 feet east of the easterly crosswalk of Center Avenue and continuing easterly for a distance of 255 feet: 3 hours.
(b) 
North side, North Hudson Street west to Lemoine Avenue: 3 hours.
(c) 
South side, from a point parallel to the northwest corner of its intersection with Hudson Street west to Lemoine Avenue: 3 hours.
(7) 
Bridge Plaza South (also known as South Marginal Road).
[Amended 8-17-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-9]
(a) 
South side, from Lemoine Avenue to Park Avenue: 12 hours from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., excluding Sundays and holidays.
(b) 
North side, from Lemoine Avenue to Park Avenue: 12 hours from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., excluding Sundays and holidays.
(8) 
Cross Street.
(a) 
North side, 35 feet west of Lemoine Avenue to a point 215 feet westerly: 1 hour.
(b) 
North side, 250 feet west of Lemoine Avenue to 35 feet east of Center Avenue: 9 hours.
(9) 
Edsall Boulevard.
[Amended 2-23-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-10]
(a) 
North side, from 15th Street west to 14th Street: 12 hours.
(b) 
South side, 15th Street west to 14th Street: 9 hours.
(10) 
16th Street.
[Amended 2-23-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-10]
(a) 
East side, Edsall Boulevard north to Anderson Avenue: 16 hours.
(11) 
Gerome Avenue.
(a) 
West side, Main Street south 150 feet: 1 hour.
(12) 
Linwood Avenue.
[Amended 11-14-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-27]
(a) 
West side, 114 feet south of Kelby Street and thence south a distance of 73 feet: 6 hours.
(b) 
West side, 110 feet south of Lewis Street and thence south to Main Street: 6 hours.
(13) 
Central Road.
[Amended 4-30-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-18]
(a) 
West side beginning 175 feet from the corner of Main Street and Central Road and continuing 420 feet to the last meter: 3 hours.
(14) 
Abbott Boulevard.
(a) 
West side, Columbia Avenue south to Warren Avenue: 1 hour.
(b) 
East side, Warren Avenue to Columbia Avenue: 3 hours. All vehicles shall be parked at an angle of 45º.
(c) 
Both sides of the island divider in middle of Abbott Boulevard between Warren Avenue and Columbia Avenue: 3 hours. All vehicles shall be parked at an angle of 45º.
(15) 
Anderson Avenue.
(a) 
Both sides; State Highway No. 5 north to Virginia Avenue: 1 hour.
(b) 
East side, from Whiteman Street south for a distance of 95 feet: 1 hour.
(c) 
East side, between Elsmere Place and Center Avenue: 3 hours.
[Added 2-9-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-2]
(16) 
Plateau Avenue.
(a) 
Both sides; Anderson Avenue east 180 feet: 1 hour.
(b) 
Both sides; Anderson Avenue west 145 feet: 1 hour.
(17) 
Lewis Street.
[Amended 11-15-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-37]
(a) 
North side, Linwood Avenue west to Fletcher Avenue: 9 hours.
(b) 
Six-hour parking meters (LS26-LS33) are hereby authorized to be installed along the south side of Lewis Street, from Linwood Avenue west to Fletcher Avenue.
[Amended 11-14-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-27]
(c) 
Parking shall be prohibited on the south side of Lewis Street beginning at a point 205 feet west of the intersection of Linwood Avenue and continuing for a distance of 60 feet, said location being the entrance of Constitution Park.
(18) 
Edwin Avenue.
(a) 
West side, Summit Avenue south to Main Street: 3 hours.
(b) 
East and west sides, Fletcher Avenue to Summit Avenue: 1 hour.
[Added 7-21-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-13]
(19) 
Hudson Terrace.
(a) 
East side, 35 feet south of the entrance to Fort Lee Historical Park and thence south for 300 feet: 4 hours.
(b) 
East side, 35 feet north of Bigler Street and thence north to 35 feet south of Sylvan Street: 3 hours.
(c) 
West side, 35 feet north of Bigler Street and thence north to 35 feet south of Sylvan Street: 3 hours.
(20) 
Fletcher Avenue.
[Amended 11-15-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-37]
(a) 
East side, 35 feet north of the intersection of Main Street and Fletcher Avenue in a northerly direction to a point 35 feet south of the intersection of Fletcher Avenue and Lewis Street: 9 hours.
(b) 
West side, 35 feet north of the intersection of Main Street and Fletcher Avenue in a northerly direction to a point 200 feet north of the intersection of Main Street and Fletcher Avenue: 9 hours.
(c) 
Nine-hour metered parking is hereby authorized along the east side of Fletcher Avenue beginning at a point 35 feet north of the intersection of Main Street and Fletcher Avenue and continuing to a point 235 feet north therefrom.
(d) 
Three-hour angular parking is hereby authorized along the east side of Fletcher Avenue, beginning at a point 270 feet north of Main Street and continuing to a point 144 feet south of the intersection of Lewis Street and Fletcher Avenue.
(e) 
Parking shall be prohibited on the east side of Fletcher Avenue from the intersection of Lewis Street for a distance of 144 feet southerly therefrom.
(21) 
Old Cross Street.
(a) 
South side, 35 feet east of entrance to George Washington Bridge 500 feet east: 12 hours.
(22) 
Angioletti Place.
(a) 
Both sides; beginning at a point 35 feet east of the curbline of Parker Avenue and thence west to a point 35 feet east of the curbline of Palisade Avenue.
(23) 
Columbia Avenue.
(a) 
South side, 40 feet west of the intersection of Columbia Avenue and Abbott Boulevard and thence west to a point 35 feet east of Edgewood Lane: 1 hour.
(24) 
Bigler Street.
(a) 
Twenty-four-hour pay-and-display meters are hereby authorized to be installed along the east side of Bigler Street from Hudson Terrace, south to Main Street.
[Amended 2-23-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-10]
(b) 
Three-hour parking meters are hereby authorized to be installed along the west side of Bigler Street, beginning at a point 250 feet north of Main Street and continuing south to Main Street.
[Amended 11-12-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-22]
(25) 
Parker Avenue.
(a) 
Three-hour parking meters are hereby authorized to be installed along the west side of Parker Avenue beginning at a point 150 feet south of Main Street and continuing south to a point 35 feet north of Monument Park.
(26) 
Inwood Terrace.
[Amended 2-23-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-10; 10-11-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-48]
(a) 
Nine-hour parking meters are hereby authorized to be installed on the west side of Inwood Terrace, from Anderson Avenue to Edsall Boulevard. Parking shall be metered from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight, excluding Sundays and holidays.
(27) 
Hudson Street (between Central Avenue and Main Street).
[Added 5-12-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-17; amended 3-9-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-4]
(a) 
One-hour meters are hereby authorized to be installed on both sides of Hudson Street between Central Avenue and Main Street. Parking shall be metered from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., excluding Sundays and holidays.
(28) 
Central Avenue (south side, between Hudson Street and Park Avenue).
[Added 9-12-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-25]
(a) 
One-hour meters are hereby authorized to be installed, CA 5 through CA 11, beginning 25 feet from the crosswalk on the south corner of Hudson Street and Central Avenue, moving in an easterly direction for 143 feet and shall be metered from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., except on Sundays and holidays.
(29) 
Park Avenue (west side, between Central Avenue and Main Street).
[Added 9-12-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-25]
(a) 
Three-hour meters are hereby authorized to be installed, PA 1 through PA 7, beginning 40 feet from the apex on the south corner of Central Avenue and Park Avenue, moving in a southerly direction for 141 feet, and shall be metered from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., except on Sundays and holidays.
(30) 
Center Avenue (south side, between Lemoine Avenue and Hudson Street).
[Added 10-10-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-29]
(a) 
Three-hour "pay by cell only" parking spaces are hereby authorized to be installed, beginning 25 feet from the crosswalk on the south corner of Lemoine Avenue and Central Avenue, moving in an easterly direction for 106 feet, and shall be enforceable from the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., except Sundays and holidays.
A. 
No person shall park a vehicle in the parking meter zones as set forth in § 289-15 unless the vehicle is parked in a parking space in front of which a parking meter is installed and unless the operator of the vehicle deposits in the meter the coins required by this article and designated on the parking meter. The fine for violation of this § 289-16 shall be $20.
B. 
Parking of commercial vehicles, as defined in § 388-38, is prohibited on any public street on which there is metered parking, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.
[Added 2-28-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-6]
A. 
Between 8:00 a.m. and midnight on each day except Sunday and legal holidays, the maximum time limit for parking in each parking zone shall be as respectively set forth in § 289-15, with the following exceptions: the 6:00 p.m. limitation shall apply to street meter parking. It shall not apply to any municipal off-street parking lot.
[Amended 2-23-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-11]
B. 
Parking of commercial vehicles, as defined in § 388-38, is prohibited on any public street on which there is metered parking, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.
[Added 2-28-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-6]
The Authority shall install parking meters and designate parking meter spaces as provided in this article, and subject to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-138. It is the responsibility of the Authority to supervise the use and maintenance of parking meters.
The Authority may, by resolution, fix the amount of coins to be deposited and the time limits in parking meters for the use of parking spaces.
Parking meters installed in the parking meter zones established in § 289-15 shall be on the curb immediately adjacent to individual parking spaces. Each parking meter shall be placed so as to display a signal indicating whether the parking space adjacent to the meter is legally in use.
Each parking meter shall indicate the following:
A. 
The parking time permitted by this article.
B. 
The amount of coin to be deposited.
C. 
By its dial and pointer the period of legal parking and the condition of illegal or over-parking.
Signs shall be placed in proximity to parking meters indicating the hours and days when metered parking shall be enforced.
The Authority shall designate parking spaces controlled by parking meters.
Operators of vehicles parked in parking meter zones set forth in § 289-15 shall park vehicles in parking spaces designated by meters. Operators shall park vehicles in parking spaces so that the front of the vehicle is nearest to the parking meter.
An operator parking a vehicle in a parking space within a parking meter zone shall immediately deposit in the adjacent parking meter sufficient coin as designated by the meter so that the meter registers parking time by its dial and pointer. No operator shall permit a vehicle to remain parked in parking space adjacent to a meter indicating expired or overtime parking, except during days and hours set forth in § 289-17.
The registered owner of a vehicle shall be liable for violations of this article by the operator of the vehicle, except in the discretion of the Municipal Judge exercised pursuant to § 289-32.
No person shall deposit any device, or substitute for a United States coin in any parking meter located in any parking meter zone as set forth in § 289-15.
No person shall willfully deface, destroy or tamper with any parking meter located in any parking meter zone as set forth in § 289-15.
A. 
Police officers shall report in accordance with the instruction of the Authority, the Director of the Authority and the Chief of Police.
B. 
Parking enforcement officers shall report in accordance with the instructions of the Parking Authority Commissioners and/or the Director of the Authority.
Police officers or parking enforcement officers shall place on vehicles parked in violation of this article a notice informing the owner or operator that the vehicle has been parked in violation of a provision of this article. Such notice shall contain the following information:
A. 
The number on the parking meter in violation of this article;
B. 
The state license number of the vehicle parked in violation of this article;
C. 
The date and time during which a vehicle is parked in violation of this article;
D. 
The notice shall instruct the owner or operator to report at the Violations Bureau of the Borough of Fort Lee in regard to the violation;
E. 
Other facts necessary to the understanding of the circumstances attending a violation of this article.
A. 
An owner or operator of a motor vehicle may, within 24 hours preceding the court date appearing on summons when a notice as set forth in § 289-30 was placed on the vehicle, waive hearing and pay to the Clerk of the Fort Lee Municipal Court at the Violations Bureau:
(1) 
In satisfaction of a penalty for an overtime violation a sum of $14; and
(2) 
In satisfaction of a penalty for improper parking under §§ 388-4, 388-5, 388-6, 388-8, 388-9, 388-10, 388-11 and 289-36I, the sum of $17. In satisfaction of a penalty for improper parking, as defined by § 388-13B, the sum of $107 as defined in § 388-7, the sum of $32; as defined in § 216-6A(35), the sum of $60.
B. 
Any person who does not pay the fine or penalty in accordance with this article shall be subject to the procedures and penalties imposed pursuant to § 289-32.
[1]
Editor's Note: See also § 388-41 for the surcharge for parking/traffic fines established by Ord. No. 90-49.
A person who violates a provision of this article or who aids and abets a person violating this article to whom the procedures of § 289-31 are inapplicable due to the nature of the violation or lack of compliance with the procedures set forth in § 289-31 shall, upon conviction by any judge having jurisdiction over the violation, be subject to a fine of an amount not greater than $50 for each violation or imprisonment for a term not greater than 15 days in any place provided by the municipality for the detention of prisoners, or both.
[1]
Editor's Note: See also § 388-41 for the surcharge for parking/traffic fines established by Ord. No. 90-49.
A. 
Terms and conditions. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:11A-22, the Borough is hereby empowered to enter into an agreement with the Parking Authority of the Borough, which agreement shall include the following terms and conditions:
(1) 
The Borough shall permit the Parking Authority to manage and operate the municipal parking lot situated south of South Marginal Road and north of Main Street, between Center Avenue and Lemoine Avenue in the Borough.
(2) 
The agreement shall commence on July 1, 1973, and terminate on June 30, 1976.
(3) 
The agreement shall be renewable for additional three-year terms upon resolution of the Borough Council and the Parking Authority.
(4) 
During the term of this agreement, the Parking Authority shall reimburse the Borough for all payments of principal and interest on the mortgage held by the Port of New York Authority with respect to said municipal parking lot, less all rentals received by the Borough from the Port of New York Authority with respect to the municipal parking lot.
(5) 
During the term of the agreement, the Parking Authority shall pay to the Borough an annual fee for the use of the municipal parking lot in the amount of 60% of the net revenues derived from the operation of the facility.
(6) 
During the term of the agreement, the Parking Authority shall at its own cost and expense make all repairs necessary or required to the facility.
(7) 
The agreement may be terminated by the Borough upon 90 days' notice in writing to the Parking Authority, provided that in such event the Borough shall reimburse the Parking Authority for the unamortized portion of any capital expenditures incurred by the Parking Authority in connection with the operation of the municipal parking lot.
(8) 
Such other terms and conditions not inconsistent with the foregoing, but in furtherance thereof, as may be deemed advisable by the Borough Attorney.
B. 
Approval of Borough Council. Any such agreement shall not become effective until approved in its final form by resolution of the Borough Council.
C. 
Amendments to agreement. Such agreement may from time to time be renewed or amended, on such terms as are not inconsistent with the provisions of Subsection A by resolution of the Borough Council.
A. 
Installation of parking meters, pay-and-display meters or permit parking only authorized. The Parking Authority of the Borough is hereby authorized and directed to provide for permit parking only, to install parking meters or pay-and-display meters in the following municipal parking lots:
[Amended 5-25-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-20; 2-23-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-12; 11-10-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-37]
(1) 
Municipal parking lot in the Borough of Fort Lee, New Jersey, as designated on Drawing No. GWB 174-58, as revised August 24, 1960, and titled "The Port of New York Authority George Washington Bridge Lower Level Expansion Proposed Administrative Building and Municipal Parking Lot," and which drawing is on file in the office of the Borough Clerk, and otherwise known as Block 4801, Lot 2.
(2) 
Municipal parking lot as designated on a drawing prepared by Daniel D. Kingcaid, and entitled "Parking Layout of Property Located at Main Street, Park of Lot 1, Block 4801," dated August 5, 1993, and which drawing is on file with the office of the Borough Clerk.
(3) 
Center Avenue parking lot, Block 4101, Lot 40.
(4) 
Gerome Avenue parking lot, Block 4203, Lots 5 and 6.
(5) 
Warren Avenue parking lot, Block 501, Lot 2.
(6) 
540 Main Street parking lot, Block 3510, Lot 24.02.
(7) 
Main and Bigler Streets parking lot, Block 4805, Lots 2 through 4.
(8) 
Fort Lee Community Center (north parking lot), 1355 Inwood Terrace, Block 2203, Lots 1 and 2.
(9) 
Fort Lee Community Center (south parking lot), 1325 Inwood Terrace, Block 1603, Lot 10.
(10) 
Edwin Avenue parking lot, across from 2055 Edwin Avenue and west side of 2056 Edwin Avenue.
(11) 
Such temporary parking lots as may be leased and designated by the Parking Authority during the construction of the parking deck at the Guntzer Municipal Lot. The leasing and police powers authorized in this subsection shall expire and become null and void, without further official action, no later than January 1, 2020.
[Added 12-15-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-40]
B. 
Parking stalls to be marked. The Parking Authority shall mark the pavement adjacent to each parking meter installed in the municipal parking lot by suitable lines for the purpose of designating the parking space or stall regulated by each parking meter, within the limits of which every vehicle shall be parked.
C. 
Width and angle of stalls determined. All stalls shall be eight feet and six inches wide and provide for angular parking at 60º.
D. 
Legend required telling coins needed and time covered. Every parking meter shall contain a legend indicating the number and types of coins which must be deposited, together with the respective periods of time which each of the coins, if there be more than one, entitle the vehicle to be parked in the parking space or stall adjacent to the meter.
E. 
Parking regulated. Every vehicle parked in the municipal parking lot at any time on any day of the year, including Sundays and holidays, shall be parked within the parking space marked upon pavement adjacent to the meter regulating such space and shall not continue to occupy such space after or while the parking meter shows a violation. No vehicle shall be parked at any time at any location within the municipal parking lot which has not been designated as a parking space.
F. 
Deposit of coins required. When any vehicle shall be parked in any space adjacent to which a parking meter is located in accordance with the provisions of this article, the operator of the vehicle shall, upon entering the parking space, immediately deposit, or cause to be deposited, a coin or coins of the United States, in the amount as designated on the parking meter and in accordance to the time designated thereon. Failure to deposit such coins or coin shall constitute a breach of this article, and shall subject such person to the penalty prescribed by this article.
G. 
Overtime parking.
(1) 
Upon deposit of such coin or coins, and placing the meter in operation, the parking space may be lawfully occupied by such vehicle during the period of parking time which has been prescribed for that particular meter.
(2) 
If such vehicle shall remain parked in any such parking space beyond the time fixed for such parking space, the parking meter shall, by its dial and pointer, indicate such illegal parking. In that event, such vehicle shall be considered as parking overtime and beyond the period of legal parking time. The parking of a vehicle overtime or beyond the period of legal parking time in any such part of the municipal parking lot where any such meter is located shall be in violation of this article and punished as hereafter set out.
H. 
Meters designated; time permitted. All metered and/or permit only spaces within the municipal parking lots listed in Subsection A of this section shall be reserved for a twenty-four-hour period, except the Edwin Avenue parking lot shall be monthly permit only parking and shall operate from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and for registered residents only from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Monday through Friday.
[Amended 2-14-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-10; 11-10-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-37]
I. 
Monthly parking sticker. Any qualified person may obtain from the Parking Authority a monthly parking sticker for any owned or operated vehicle. Qualifications of the purchase, conditions of use, types of vehicles and fees shall be determined by resolution of the Parking Authority Commissioners.
J. 
Violations; penalty.[1] Any person violating the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding $100 or by imprisonment in the county jail, for a period not exceeding five days, or by both, such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the Magistrate before whom such conviction is entered.
[1]
Editor's Note: See also § 388-41 for the surcharge for parking/traffic fines established by Ord. No. 90-49.
K. 
Municipal parking lots at Center Avenue (Block 4101, Lot 40), Gerome Avenue (Block 4203, Lots 5 and 6), Main Street (Block 3510, Lot 1), Warren Avenue (Block 501, Lot 1), Guntzer Municipal Lot (Block 4701, Lot 2), Main Street Lot and Bigler Street Lots (Block 4803, Lot 1), the Fort Lee Community Center Lot South (Block 1603, Lot 10), Edwin Avenue Lot (across from 2055 Edwin Avenue and west side of 2056 Edwin Avenue)(no block and lot), and such temporary parking lots as may be leased and designated by the Parking Authority during the construction of the parking deck at the Guntzer Municipal Lot. With the exception of the temporary parking lots, all other parking lots referenced in this subsection shall operate on a twenty-four hour basis. Therefore, the times and rates, to be established by the Parking Authority, as per other sections contained herein, shall be effective at all times of each and every day of the year. Signage shall indicate the fact that regulations on these lots are applicable at all times. The leasing and police powers authorized in this subsection with regard to the temporary parking lots shall expire and become null and void, without further official action, no later than January 1, 2020.
[Added 6-14-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-28; amended 2-14-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-11; 12-15-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-40]
L. 
Parking by the general public shall be prohibited between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, in spaces marked: "Reserved For Borough Employee Only."
[Added 12-19-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-32]
A. 
Authorization to rent. The Parking Authority is hereby authorized to rent parking meter bags on a daily basis during periods of construction or such other emergencies as may be determined by the Chief of Police or the Executive Director of the Parking Authority.
B. 
Fee. The fee for parking meter bags for use as described in Subsection A above shall be $2 per day, per metered space.
C. 
Moving vans. The Parking Authority is hereby authorized to rent parking meter bags and/or emergency no-parking signs to accommodate moving vans.
D. 
Fee for special arrangements. The fee for the special arrangements set forth in Subsection C above shall be $5 per day, per metered space.
E. 
Rules and regulations. The Parking Authority shall promulgate such rules and regulations as it deems necessary to carry out the provisions of this plan.
F. 
Time limit. In no case shall a vehicle remain parked at a metered or time limit space beyond the parking time limit fixed by agreement.
[Amended 5-23-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-19; 12-18-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-43; 6-10-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-26; 8-19-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-39; 1-25-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-4; 3-12-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-14; 12-23-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-32; 12-15-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-23; 11-15-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-38; 11-14-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-27; 1-15-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-1; 5-14-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-11]
A. 
Purpose of section. The Borough of Fort Lee has designated the entire Borough of Fort Lee as a residential parking area in which resident vehicles registered pursuant to this section may stand or be parked, without limitation, by parking time restrictions established by this article. Vehicles not registered may stand or be parked for a limited time, only in locations where authorized, not to exceed a two-hour limit specified and adequately posted by signs. Separate rules may apply in different zones, as posted.
B. 
Hours of operation. Residential parking shall be in effect between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., weekdays, excluding holidays, on all designated residential parking streets, within the Borough of Fort Lee, except as provided further in this section.
(1) 
The creation of a residential parking area shall have no effect upon metered parking spaces within the designated area. Parking metered spaces shall be available to all vehicles, with or without a residential parking registration.
(2) 
A residential parking registration shall not exempt a resident when parked in a metered space from purchasing the time from the meter at the established rate.
(3) 
The Parking Authority of the Borough of Fort Lee may, in its sole discretion, promulgate rules and regulations relating to metered parking spaces.
C. 
Issuance of residential parking registrations. The entire Borough has been designated into two residential parking zones, Residential Zone A and Residential Zone B, which zones are further identified in this section. The Parking Authority shall cause parking signs to be erected, indicating the times and conditions under which parking shall be allowed. Upon proof of residency, a vehicle may be registered with the Parking Authority for residential parking. The Parking Authority shall establish reasonable criteria for proof of residence.
D. 
Visitors.
(1) 
Residents may register up to two vehicles, belonging to visitors, per household, without additional cost.
(2) 
In addition to the two visitor registrations provided, a resident may register additional visitor vehicles at a cost of $0.50 per vehicle, per day. Each of these visitor registrations will be valid from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the day it is used.
(3) 
Visitors are restricted to a one-block radius of the resident they are visiting. Visitor parking is strictly enforced.
E. 
Establishing residency. The resident must prove residency and vehicle ownership or evidence of having a leased or company-owned vehicle. The Borough or Parking Authority shall establish criteria for each vehicle and each application shall be accompanied with sufficient proof as may be reasonably required. Residents residing in the Residential Zone A may only be eligible for a permit if there is no off street parking available. See map.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Said map is on file in the Borough offices.
F. 
Residential parking does not exempt a vehicle from enforcement of state and Borough laws.
(1) 
A registered resident vehicle shall be permitted to stand or be parked in the residential parking area for up to 48 hours. All other motor vehicles not registered pursuant to the residential parking program shall be the subject of a two-hour time limit restriction per twenty-four-hour period. However, all vehicles are still subject to parking restrictions or prohibitions established pursuant to Title 39 of the New Jersey State Statutes or the Borough Ordinance for Street Sweeping, or ordinance provisions pertaining to public safety and handicapped parking zones and other special parking restrictions.
(2) 
A vehicle registered pursuant to the residential parking program shall not guarantee or reserve to the holder thereof an on-street parking space.
G. 
Penalties.
(1) 
Anyone found guilty in the Borough Municipal Court of parking in a residential zone over the two-hour limit, without being registered for the appropriate zone, will receive a summons with a fine of $38. If an unauthorized vehicle is left for a continuous twenty-four-hour period in any resident parking zone, it may be immobilized in accordance with the Borough's booting ordinance. The cost of removing the vehicle boot shall be paid to the Borough of Fort Lee Parking Authority prior to removal, at the rate for removal established by resolution of the Parking Authority's Board of Commissioners.
(2) 
If an unauthorized vehicle remains in any resident parking zone for 48 hours, it will be towed. The vehicle owner/operator will be responsible for the cost to remove the boot in addition to the cost of the vehicle tow. The fee for the towing of vehicles shall be the rate established by the Borough by resolution or ordinance, and in the absence of such Borough resolution or ordinance, as established by resolution of the Parking Authority's Board of Commissioners.
(3) 
Any registered resident vehicle found guilty of exceeding the permitted 48 consecutive hours to stand or be parked in the residential parking area will receive a summons with a fine of $40.
(4) 
If an authorized vehicle remains standing or parked, without moving, in the registered resident parking zone, for seven consecutive days, it will be towed. The vehicle owner/operator will be responsible for the cost of the vehicle tow. The fee for the towing of vehicles shall be the rate established by the Borough by resolution or ordinance, and in the absence of such Borough resolution or ordinance, as established by resolution of the Parking Authority's Board of Commissioners.
H. 
Nonresident contractor and commercial vehicles.
[Amended 9-8-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-28]
(1) 
The governing body or Parking Authority is aware that emergency services for the Borough and its residents regularly require service vehicles and commercial vehicles to park in designated residential areas in order to properly service Fort Lee. The Parking Authority is hereby authorized to exempt such vehicles which temporarily park within designated areas for emergency purposes only without being registered for a period not to exceed eight consecutive hours.
(2) 
Commercial merchants and contractors who are working in a residential parking zone on a project that requires the contractor or merchant to be in a residential permit parking zone must secure a business permit from the Parking Authority in order to park their vehicles within the residential permit parking zone legally at a cost of $7.50 per day per vehicle. The Parking Authority shall establish reasonable criteria for proof of the need for a business permit.
I. 
Counterfeiting; penalty. It shall be unlawful and a violation of this article for an applicant to provide false or counterfeit documentation for the purpose of obtaining registration for residential parking privileges. The person committing the aforementioned act shall be subject to a penalty not to exceed $300 and/or imprisonment for not more than 10 days for each such violation, such penalties to be imposed by the Municipal Court.
J. 
Enforcement. The provisions of this article shall be enforced by the Parking Authority of the Borough of Fort Lee.
K. 
Designation of residential parking zones. All streets in the Borough are hereby designated as "resident parking only" streets, in accordance with the terms and provisions of this § 289-36. The residential parking in the Borough is comprised of two separately permitted zones: Residential Parking Zone A and Residential Parking Zone B.
(1) 
Residential Parking Zone A. There is hereby established a Residential Parking Zone A. The zone shall consist of that area set forth on the attached map and includes the following streets:
Main Street
From Hoefleys Lane to Bigler Street
West Extension of Edwin Avenue
From Summit Avenue to Kelby Street
Fletcher Avenue
From Main Street to Kelby Street
Lewis Street
From Fletcher Avenue to Linwood Avenue
Linwood Avenue
From Main Street to Bridge Plaza North
Bridge Plaza North
From North Central Road to Linwood Avenue
Center Avenue
From Whiteman Street to Bridge Plaza South/Bruce Reynolds Boulevard/Marginal Road South
Bridge Plaza South/Bruce Reynolds Boulevard/Marginal Road South
From Linwood Avenue to Hudson Terrace
Lemoine Avenue
From Tom Hunter Road to Lincoln Avenue
Schlosser Street
From Hoym Street to Main Street
Palisades Avenue
From Tom Hunter Road to Main Street
Martha Washington Way/Park Avenue
From Main Street to Bride Plaza South/Bruce Reynolds Boulevard/Marginal Road South
Angioletti Place
From Palisades Avenue to Parker Avenue
Parker Avenue
From Angioletti Place to Main Street
Bigler Street
From Main Street to Central Avenue
Central Avenue
From Hudson Terrace to Central Road
Central Road
From Main Street to Bridge Plaza South/Bruce Reynolds Boulevard/Marginal Road South
(a) 
Overnight on-street parking within Residential Parking Zone A, from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m., is prohibited. Residents of Residential Parking Zone A that have registered their vehicle pursuant to the Residential Parking Program Ordinance, prior to the creation of the Residential Parking Zone A, are hereby grandfathered in and may park within the Residential Parking Zone A, only on the street they reside within the Residential Parking Zone A.
(b) 
Residents residing in the Residential Parking Zone A must establish they have no off-street parking available before being eligible to register for residential parking.
(2) 
Residential Parking Zone B. All other Borough streets not identified as part of Residential Parking Zone A are included in Residential Parking Zone B.
L. 
Application and implementation of residential parking program.
(1) 
Streets under the jurisdiction of the State of New Jersey named herein are named for purposes of boundary descriptions only, and the "resident parking only" designation shall not apply to such streets.
(2) 
"Resident parking only" shall not apply to any parking space where there is a parking meter.
M. 
Types of registration.
(1) 
Biannual resident registration. Vehicles registered by residents for their own use shall be valid for a period of two years from the date of issuance.
(2) 
Biannual visitor registration: visitor registration issued to the household of any registered resident, which shall be valid for a two-year period, which are designed to be used when a nonresident visits the resident's home.
(3) 
Additional visitor registration: a daily registration available for purchase by residents for additional visitors visiting the home of the resident.
(4) 
Business registration: registration available for purchase for nonresident employers and their employees for daily parking.
N. 
Fines for violation and penalties for providing fraudulent/counterfeit documentation. If any such registration as defined in Subsection O is used for any other vehicle or is used for a parking use other than that which it was specifically issued, or registration is obtained through the submission of fraudulent or counterfeit documentation a fine shall be levied and the registration revoked in accordance with the following terms:
Type of Registration
Maximum Fine
Revocation Period
Biannual resident registration
$300
One year
Biannual visitor registration
$300
One year
Special registration
$300
One year
Additional visitor registration
$300
One year
Business registration
$300
One year
Business sticker (owner)
$300
One year
O. 
Invalid zone for visitor: failure to park in residential parking zone for which visitor registration was issued.
P. 
(Reserved)
Q. 
Fees.
(1) 
The administrative fee for the issuance of a residential parking registration shall be $5 per vehicle. The fee shall be due and payable to the Borough of Fort Lee Parking Authority.
(2) 
A residential parking registration shall remain effective for a period of two years from the date of issuance.
R. 
Parking on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
(1) 
The following streets are restricted to parking for registered residents and their permitted visitors only on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays:
(a) 
Hudson Terrace for its entire length.
(b) 
Myrtle Avenue.
(c) 
Washington Avenue.
(d) 
Wall Street.
(e) 
Prospect Street.
(f) 
5th Street.
(g) 
6th Street.
(h) 
7th Street.
(i) 
8th Street.
(j) 
Merkel Street.
(k) 
Sylvan Avenue.
(l) 
North Central Road.
(m) 
Hudson Street.
(n) 
Bigler Street.
(o) 
Central Road.
(p) 
Central Avenue.
(2) 
All of the above streets and roads, and sections thereof (other than Hudson Terrace, which is designated as resident parking only for its entire length) shall be designated as resident parking only east of Lemoine Avenue and north of Main Street.
A. 
The Parking Authority of the Borough of Fort Lee be and hereby is authorized to prepare and implement a parking program, in conjunction with the residential parking permit program heretofore referred to, by or for employees of owners or bona fide lessees of business premises operating within the Borough, such employee parking permit program to be administered by the Parking Authority of the Borough of Fort Lee and enforced by the Parking Authority together with the Municipal Court of the Borough of Fort Lee in accordance with reasonable rules and regulations to be promulgated by the Parking Authority of Fort Lee for such employee parking permit program, at a cost to be established by the Parking Authority.
B. 
The foregoing program is to be administered and implemented in conjunction with and in coordination with the residential parking permit program established by Ordinance No. 90-31 and the agreement dated April 30, 1991, pursuant thereto.
In addition to all other enforcement authority, the Parking Authority shall have authority to enforce the provisions of the Uniform Fire Code, insofar as same applies to fire lane violations, and Authority personnel are hereby authorized to issue summonses for said fire lane violations. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing contained herein shall affect the enforcement jurisdiction of fire officials, police personnel or any other governmental agencies with jurisdiction over fire lane violations.