[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Trenton 9-7-1967 as Ch. XIV of the Revised General Ordinances, as amended through 6-29-2001. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Whenever any words and phrases are used in this chapter, the meanings respectively ascribed to them in Subtitle I of Title 39 of the Revised Statutes of New Jersey shall be deemed to apply to such words and phrases used herein.
No stopping or standing. No person shall stop or stand a vehicle at any time upon any of the streets or portions of streets described in Schedule I attached to and made a part of this chapter.
No stopping or standing during certain hours. No person shall stop or stand a vehicle during the hours designated upon any of the streets or portions of streets described in Schedule II attached to and made a part of this chapter.
No parking. No person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any of the streets or portions of streets described in Schedule III attached to and made a part of this chapter.
No stopping or standing between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. No person shall stop or stand a vehicle between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on any weekday on any of the streets or portions of streets described in Schedule IV attached to and made a part of this chapter.
No parking during certain hours. No person shall park a vehicle during the hours specified on any of the streets or portions of streets described in Schedule V attached to and made a part of this chapter.
Two-hour parking. No person shall park a vehicle for longer than two hours at any time between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., or as otherwise indicated, on any day except Saturday, Sunday and public holidays upon any of the streets or portions of streets described in Schedule VI attached to and made a part of this chapter.
One-hour parking. No person shall park a vehicle for longer than one hour at any time between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., or as otherwise indicated, on any day except Saturday, Sunday and public holidays upon any of the streets or portions of streets described in Schedule VII attached to and made a part of this chapter.
Thirty-minute parking. No person shall park a vehicle for longer than 30 minutes at any time between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., or as otherwise indicated, on any day except Saturday, Sunday and public holidays upon any of the streets or portions of streets described in Schedule VIII attached to and made a part of this chapter.
Fifteen-minute parking. No person shall park a vehicle for longer than 15 minutes at any time between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., or as otherwise indicated, on any day except Saturday, Sunday and public holidays upon any of the streets or portions of streets described in Schedule IX attached to and made a part of this chapter.
Emergency snow removal. Whenever snow has fallen and the accumulation is such that it covers the street or highway, no vehicle shall be parked on the major roadways referred to in Schedule X attached to and made a part of this chapter.
The prohibitions provided by this subsection shall remain in effect after the snow has ceased until the streets referred to have been plowed sufficiently and to the extent that parking will not interfere with the normal flow of traffic.
Upon the declaration of an emergency there shall be no parking upon streets or portions of streets where temporary emergency no-parking signs are displayed. The Police Director or, in his/her absence, the ranking police officer is authorized to declare an emergency and to direct the posting of 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.
Illegally parked vehicles; towing; immobilizing procedures; scofflaws; fees; penalties.
Towing. Any vehicle parked in violation of this chapter or any amendments added thereto shall be deemed a nuisance and any peace officer may provide for the removal of such vehicle. The owner shall pay the reasonable cost of removal and storage which may result from such removal, in addition to posting collateral provided for hereinbelow in connection with immobilization procedures, before regaining possession of the vehicle.
Immobilization. Any police or ordinance compliance officer may also immobilize any such vehicle by means of a clamping device. The officer employing an immobilizer shall affix a notice to the vehicle stating the basic procedures for obtaining release of the device.
Release. Any person having satisfactory proof of ownership or authorization to operate an immobilized vehicle may obtain its release from immobilization by depositing with the Violations Clerk of the Municipal Court the collateral required for his/her appearance before the Municipal Court of the City of Trenton to answer for the current citation and all prior unanswered citations, or by paying all outstanding fines and costs in full, together with an immobilization release fee of $40.
Failure to respond; removal. If the owner or operator of an immobilized vehicle fails to respond to the immobilization release notice within 24 hours of the installation of the device, or if the interests of public safety require such action, the immobilized vehicle shall be towed and stored in accordance with procedures applicable to illegally parked automobiles. Notice of the removal of any such vehicle shall be provided by certified mail to the registered owner of the vehicle, specifying the procedure for obtaining release, which shall include a charge for towing and storage.
Tampering. It shall be unlawful for any person to remove or attempt to remove an immobilization device applied to a vehicle pursuant to this section or to move the immobilized vehicle in any manner without first having complied with the release procedures herein provided.
Scofflaw vehicles; nuisance. Any motor vehicle which has been the subject of the issuance of five or more parking violation citations, each offense constituting a separate occasion, and each summons and citation remaining unresponded to and unsatisfied and in default, shall constitute a public nuisance and an impediment to the traffic and the orderly movement and circulation and parking of motor vehicles on the streets of the City of Trenton as an impediment and burden upon the limited parking resources of the portions of the City of Trenton in which parking is required to be regulated and, in addition to inhibiting access to public parking, constitutes a display of contempt of such parking regulations.
Nuisance procedures; hearing. Whenever any vehicle shall have been the subject of five or more parking citations which are in default, the Clerk of the Municipal Court shall issue to the registered owner of such vehicle, as shown by the records of the Division of Motor Vehicles, Department of Law and Public Safety, State of New Jersey, or state of registration, a notification of a hearing on the issue of whether such vehicle constitutes a public nuisance as above defined.
Such notification shall include the following information:
The license number of the vehicle.
The name of the registered owner of the vehicle as shown by the records of the New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles or of the department of licenses of the state of registration.
The date and nature of each violation which will form the basis of the declaration of the vehicle as a nuisance.
A statement that the vehicle will be declared a nuisance unless:
All outstanding, unpaid penalties for violation of the Parking Code of the City of Trenton are paid or sufficient collateral has been deposited with respect to all citations within 14 calendar days of the date of mailing of the notification; or
A request for hearing is filed within 14 calendar days of the date of mailing with the Business Administrator, or his/her designee, acting as hearing officer.
A statement that if the vehicle is declared a nuisance it will be subject to immobilization pursuant to this section.
The address and telephone number where additional information may be obtained.
Upon receipt of a timely request for hearing, the Business Administrator, or his/her designee, shall promptly set and conduct a hearing in accordance with such procedures as (s)he shall establish. The parties shall be notified promptly of the result.
The hearing officer shall enter a finding of nuisance only upon making the following determinations:
The identity of the registered owner of the vehicle as shown by records of the New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles or the state of registration.
The identity of the cited vehicle including the license number of such vehicle.
Not fewer than five citations were issued for parking violations within the City which remain in default.
The person requesting the hearing has failed to demonstrate good cause for failing to answer the summons for each of the outstanding citations or has failed to demonstrate an intention to respond to the summons of which (s)he was made aware during the nuisance hearing.
Default; nuisance determination. If the registered or legal owner shall fail to request a hearing within 14 calendar days of the mailing of the notice, or if the hearing officer shall make a finding that the vehicle is a nuisance as defined above, (s)he shall thereupon issue a written order declaring the vehicle a nuisance and advising the registered owner and the appropriate police officials that the vehicle is subject to immobilization if found on a public street in the City until further notice. Copies of this notification shall be mailed to the registered owner and legal owner of the vehicle, as shown on the registration record.
Violations during immobilization. The parking regulations and restrictions otherwise applicable to parked vehicles shall not apply to any vehicle after it has been and during the period in which it is immobilized pursuant to this section.
No parking for street cleaning. No person shall park a vehicle between the hours and on the days specified, except public holidays, upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in a notice promulgated by the Director of the Department of Public Works. Such notice shall be filed with the City Clerk and a copy published in a newspaper circulating within the City at least 10 days prior to its effective date. A copy of the notice shall also be filed with the Police Department. The Director of the Department of Public Works shall also cause no-parking signs to be posted on the street or portion thereof upon which parking is prohibited.
Parking restrictions for vans or trucks in residential areas.
[Amended 8-18-2016 by Ord. No. 16-34]
No person shall park or store any truck, truck tractor, step van or omnibus having a motor vehicle registration weight in excess of 6,000 pounds of gross vehicle weight or any vans or trucks with four tires or more displaying writings, markings, signs or phone numbers and/or having attached ladders and/or scaffolding on any street situated within a residential area, defined as within 100 feet of an occupied residential dwelling within the City, at any time between 8:00 p.m. on any day and 6:00 a.m. on the following day, except when necessary for the performance of any service or to meet any temporary need, in which case the owner or operator of the vehicle shall promptly notify the Police Department of the need for such parking and shall display a legible notice behind the windshield of the vehicle indicating the address of the property which is being serviced by the vehicle.
The foregoing restrictions shall not be construed to apply to vehicles which are designed and used primarily as recreation vehicles.
There shall be posted at each public roadway entrance point to the City a sign sufficient to provide notice of the above prohibition and to advise motorists of the prohibition and to advise motorists of the telephone number of the Police Department to obtain information as to the application of the restriction.
Upon such properties and streets and in such locations as shall be designated by subsequent ordinance and set forth in Schedule XXVIII, the above prohibitions shall be extended to include all trucks, truck tractors, vans, trailers and omnibuses of any weight classification and meeting the definition provided under N.J.S.A. 39:1-1. Specifically excluded from such classification and restrictions shall be vehicles designed primarily for the transportation of persons, rather than property, and having a seating capacity of 10 passengers or fewer. The City Council, by ordinance, shall designate such streets or portions within residential districts as shall be subject to the provisions of this subsection. The City Clerk shall report to the City Council the receipt of verified petitions containing signatures of a majority of registered voters residing wholly or partially within the boundaries of the street or section for which a designation is sought.
Special vehicle parking (handicapped). Restricted parking spaces shall be established and set forth in Schedule XIX, attached to and made a part of this chapter. Only those persons who are handicapped and who possess a special vehicle identification shall park in such designated parking spaces.
Resident parking districts.
The City Council finds that on-street parking spaces in certain areas of the City are insufficient in number to meet the reasonable needs of the residents of those areas as a result of excessive use of such spaces by major office, institutional, educational or transportation facilities of City-wide or regional scale; and
The City Council finds that the public interest will be served by increasing access by residents to parking spaces in such areas, where that can be done without deleterious effect to neighborhood businesses and community serving institutions, through the establishment of limitations on parking as set forth in this section.
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Both sides of any public street from its intersection with one public street to its intersection with another public street.
- The Department of Public Works of the City of Trenton. Except where stated to the contrary, the functions of the Department under this section shall be performed by the Division of Engineering and Operations established within the Department.
- The occupation, work or trade in which a person is engaged. This can be commercial, industrial or professional.
- NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS
- The hours between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday, except that where the Department determines that the peak hours of the facility justifying the creation of a resident parking district are otherwise, the Department may establish other hours for the purpose of Subsection C(3)(b) below.
- RESIDENT PARKING DISTRICT
- The street frontage of one or more blocks found to be impacted by excessive use of parking on such blocks by major office, institutional, educational, entertainment or transportation facilities of City-wide or regional scale; and meeting the standards of Subsection C below.
- An individual, or group of individuals, who is physically present in or about the premises to which the visitor pass (s)he is using has been assigned, and whose use of the visitor pass shall not exceed a continuous period of seven days, except where an extended visitor pass is obtained as provided in Subsection D below.
Standards for creation of resident parking districts. No resident parking district shall be established by City Council, except in keeping with the standards set forth in this subsection.
City Council, upon recommendation by the Department, may waive the latter requirement where it finds that the impact of the facility prompting the creation of the district is limited to a smaller area, and that enforcement of the requirement will result in arbitrary inclusion of one or more City blocks not appropriately included in the district.
Prior to the Department initiating any study to determine whether a district should be established, the residents of the area in which a district is proposed shall meet with tenants and/or owner-occupied commercial and professional establishments within the district to determine their inclusion or exclusion in the proposed resident parking district. Thereafter, the residents of the area in the proposed resident parking district shall submit a written petition to the Director of the Department. Such petition shall contain signatures, including legible names and addresses, of individuals representing at least 75% of the residential tenants or owner-occupants and include commercial and professional establishments of each block proposed to be included in the district, and shall specify names of streets to be included and the boundaries of the area for which the district is proposed and the hours for which restricted parking is sought. The petition shall be on forms provided by the Department, which shall clearly state that, in the event the district is created, each signer agrees to accept the rules of district management as set forth in Subsection D below.
Upon receipt and verification of such a petition, the Department shall undertake a study of the proposed district. In order for the Department to recommend creation of a district, it shall find:
That the district meets the standards set forth herein, or that justification exists for a waiver of any standard as provided herein.
That the district is significantly impacted by excessive use of on-street parking spaces, or can reasonably be expected to be significantly impacted by use associated with a major facility being planned or under construction; for purposes of this section, a finding that 75% of the legal parking spaces in the district are in use at any time during normal business hours and that at least 25% of the spaces are occupied by nonresidents shall be considered facial evidence of excessive use.
That creation of the district will not result in an adverse spillover effect with respect to parking in any area in proximity to, but outside, the proposed district.
That creation of the district will not have a deleterious effect on businesses or community-serving institutions within the district, which may include measures to be enacted simultaneously with creation of the district to accommodate parking needs of businesses and institutions in the district.
District management. The following rules shall be applied to the management of resident parking districts:
The Department shall design and print resident permit decals and visitor passes with appropriate colors and lettering to ensure that permits and passes shall only be usable in the district for which they are issued, and for the year and month in which issued.
Residents shall be entitled to one permit decal for each registered vehicle in the household on submission of proof that the vehicle is registered with the New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles and registered to the address of the household, and for two visitor passes for each household without regard to the number of residents in the household.
If it is determined that commercial and professional establishments located within the boundaries of the resident parking district should be entitled to visitor passes, then each commercial and professional establishment within the district shall be entitled to receive two temporary visitor passes per establishment.
Nonresident owners of buildings in the district shall be entitled to up to two temporary visitor passes per owner, without regard to the number of buildings owned.
Any house of worship within any district may obtain such number of permit decals and visitor passes as the Department may determine to be appropriate, upon request by the house of worship. Each such house of worship shall also be permitted to obtain, upon request made at least one week before the event, special event passes valid for no more than three consecutive days, up to such number as the Department may determine can be issued without detriment to residents and commercial establishments in the district.
The permit decal shall be visibly mounted in the lower corner of the operator's side of the rear windshield of the vehicle, or as close as possible to that location. The visitor pass shall be visibly mounted in the lower corner of the operator's side of the front windshield, or as close as possible to that location.
There will be a charge of $15 to replace a lost permit decal or visitor pass. Replacement permit decals or visitor passes will be issued to cover only the balance of the year for which the permit decal or pass was initially issued. The Department shall void any permit decal and/or visitor pass that has been reported as missing. Any person who uses a decal and/or pass which has been voided will result in that person being subjected to the fines described in Subsection D(10) below. Multiple violations of the conditions concerning usage of visitor passes may result in the loss of visitor pass privileges.
No permit decal or visitor pass may be used at any time, except for the purpose for which it was issued and by the individual, firm or organization to whom it was issued, and with respect to permit decals, on the vehicle for which it was issued. Any new visitor passes issued to a person in a household whose previous owner(s) did not return the prior issued visitor passes to the Department or transfer the visitor's passes to the new person(s) or tenant(s) of the household will be subject to reviews by the Department. There will be a charge of $25 for each replaced visitor pass not returned to the Department by the previous owner.
Vehicles in violation of the standards of the district shall be ticketed and shall be subject to fines as set forth in § 14-5. That schedule shall provide for fines for vehicles with illegally obtained or expired decals or passes.
Persons found in violation of any provision of this section, including unauthorized sale, transfer, physical modification or mutilation, or falsification of any permit decal or visitor pass shall be subject to a fine of $100 for the first offense, and a fine of $500 and loss of the privilege of obtaining permit decals or visitor passes for any subsequent offense.
All resident parking districts previously created shall remain in effect under this section. All provisions of this section, where different from the provisions of prior ordinances under which such districts were established, shall become effective in such districts 20 days after September 2, 1999.
The Department of Public Works shall be authorized to adopt such regulations consistent with the provisions of this section as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.
Twenty-minute parking. No person shall park a vehicle for longer than 20 minutes at any time between the hours indicated, except Sundays and public holidays, upon any streets or portions of streets, described in Schedule XXX, attached to and made a part of this chapter.
Parking of boats, trailers and dumpsters.
Definition. Trailers shall include, but not be limited to, machinery with wheels which can be self-propelled, moved manually or towed by a motor vehicle.
Prohibited. No person shall park, store or leave unattended any boat, trailer or dumpster on any street within the City, except for the purpose of loading or unloading.
Exception. Subsection B above shall not apply to construction trailers and dumpsters which are being used for on-site work. Persons engaged in on-site work are permitted to park trailers and dumpsters on any streets only when work is actively in progress. All trailers and dumpsters left on City streets must be equipped with reflective devices.
Approval required. Trailers and dumpsters shall not be placed on city streets without first obtaining approval for placement from the Department of Public Works. When a trailer or dumpster is to be located in a parking meter zone, an approved application shall also be obtained from the Division of Traffic and Parking in accordance with § 188-11, Parking meter bags, of Chapter 188, Parking Meters.
Violation and penalties. Failure to observe restrictions listed on an approved application, parking restriction under Title 39 or City ordinance will subject the owner of the trailer or dumpster to removal of same and its contents by the City. The cost of such removal will be borne by the owner of the trailer or dumpster. The Director of the Division of Traffic and Parking shall formulate any further rules or regulations necessary to implement the intent and purpose of this section.
Angle parking permitted at all times on certain streets. No person shall park a vehicle at any time upon the streets or parts thereof described in Schedule XXXI, attached to and made a part of this chapter, except at the angle described therein.
Turning restrictions. No person shall turn any vehicle in the direction indicated at any of the locations described in Schedule XI, or turn a vehicle which weighs more than five tons in the direction indicated at any of the locations described in Schedule XI-A, said schedule being attached to and made a part of this chapter.
One-way streets designated. The streets or parts of streets described in Schedule XII attached to and made a part of this chapter are hereby designated as one-way streets in the direction indicated.
No U-turns. No persons shall turn any vehicle so as to proceed in the opposite direction upon any street or part of a street designated in Schedule XIII attached to and made a part of this chapter.
Truck route for trucks over four tons gross weight. Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:67-16.1, the following streets or parts of streets listed in Schedule XIV, attached to and made a part of this chapter, are hereby designated as routes for trucks over four tons gross weight. Trucks over four tons gross weight are hereby excluded from all other streets, except for pickup or delivery of material along such streets.
Crossing fire hose. No vehicle shall be operated or driven over any unprotected hose of the Fire Department when laid down on any street or private driveway to be used at any fire or alarm of fire without consent of the Fire Department official in command.
Other regulations. Bus stops, taxi stands, loading zones, through streets, stop intersections and yield intersections shall be designated by resolution of the City Council as required with the approval of the Commissioner of Transportation.
Speed zones. Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-98, the roadways or parts of roadways described in Schedule XVI, attached to and made a part of this chapter, are hereby designated as speed zones with speed limits as specified. Regulatory and warning signs shall be erected and maintained to effect the designated speed limits as prescribed by the Commissioner of Transportation.
Public and quasi-public parking yards; operating and parking motor vehicles. No person shall operate, park or leave parked any motor vehicle upon any public or quasi-public parking yard contrary to the demand or orders of the person, institution or organization, public or private, having dominion, control or ownership thereof, whether such demand or orders be by sign, placard or given orally, whether or not appropriate permission has been given to any other person at any time and whether or not the vehicle is attended while parked.
Applicability to property of Trenton Housing Authority. Subtitle 1 of Title 39 of the Revised Statutes of New Jersey shall be and is hereby declared to be applicable and enforceable upon the properties and housing sites of the Trenton Housing Authority, as more particularly described on the attached plans, particularly upon its private streets, driveways, terraces, parking areas and other roadways used for vehicular travel, prohibiting vehicles from stopping and/or standing or parking in restricted areas (as shown and described on attached plans and legend), showing emergency or garbage disposal sites, properly posted by appropriate signs of particular violations, and providing for towing or removal of any vehicles in violation. The owner or driver shall be assessed reasonable costs for towing, removal and storage of such vehicle before regaining possession thereof, and said owner or driver, upon a plea or hearing and upon conviction thereof before the Municipal Court of the City of Trenton, shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $50 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or both, in the discretion of the court, unless the statutes of New Jersey provide another or different penalty pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:5A-1.
Authorization of street closing by Mayoral regulations. The Mayor is hereby authorized to provide by regulation for the closing of any street or portion thereof to motor vehicle traffic on any day or days during specified hours whenever (s)he finds that such closing is necessary for the preservation of the public safety, health or welfare.
Any regulations promulgated by the Mayor under and in accordance with the above shall provide for the posting of proper warning signs of such closing of any street or portion thereof during the time it is closed in pursuance thereof.
Any violation of this subsection or of any regulation promulgated thereunder shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $50.
Any regulation adopted under the provisions of this subsection shall not become effective unless and until it has been submitted to and approved by the Commissioner of Transportation of the Department of Transportation.
Right turn on red prohibition. No person shall turn a vehicle to make a right turn when facing a steady red signal (STOP) indication at any of the locations described in Schedule XVII attached to and made a part of this chapter. Signs indicating "NO TURN ON RED," as prescribed by the Commissioner of Transportation, shall be installed in the appropriate places at the locations indicated.
Lane use restrictions. All vehicles shall move on certain designated streets in the directions set forth and described in Schedule XVIII attached to and made a part of this chapter.
State traffic regulations to apply to certain private property; other regulations.
Trenton Lutheran Housing Corporation. Subtitle I of Title 39 of the Revised Statutes of the State of New Jersey shall be and is hereby declared to be applicable and enforceable upon the property of Trenton Lutheran Housing Corporation, known as Luther Towers, located at 489 West State Street, and in particular upon its private streets, driveways, terraces, parking areas and other roadways used for vehicular traffic, in accordance with the plans attached hereto, pursuant to provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:5A-1.
No person shall park a vehicle at any time on roadway "A" for the entire length.
Parking in Area A shall be for staff only.
Parking in Area B shall be for residents, employees and visitors.
All vehicles shall park between the painted lines in the parking area shown on the plan.
Roadway "A" shall be hereby designated as a one-way street in a clockwise direction from West State Street to West State Street.
Mercer Medical Center; regulations. The following traffic regulations, as shown on the site plan attached to Ordinance No. 78-3, shall be established on the lands and grounds of the Mercer Medical Center pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:1, made applicable by City Ordinance No. 73-65 and approved by the Commissioner of Transportation.
Parking of vehicles shall be prohibited alongside, in front or in back of any buildings shown on the site plan, which is hereby made part of this subsection. All vehicles shall park between the painted lines in parking areas also shown on plan.
No person shall stop or stand on either side of Roadway "A," for the entire length.
No person shall park in or on any other roadway or aisle.
Parking in Area A, for doctors only.
Parking in Area B, for ambulance and emergency vehicles.
Parking in Areas C and D, for handicapped only.
Vehicles permitted to park shalt be properly identified.
Roadway "E" shall be hereby designated as a one-way street in a general easterly direction between Bellevue Avenue and Roadway "E."
City Hall and Annex. The provisions of N.J.S.A. 39-1 et seq. shall be and is hereby declared to be applicable and enforceable upon the property of the City of Trenton, known as the "City Hall and Annex," located behind 319 East State Street, bordered by South Stockton Street, Front Street and Armory Drive, and in particular upon its private streets, driveways, terraces, parking areas and other roadways used for vehicular traffic, in accordance with the plans attached hereto, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-197(1)(g).
No person shall park a vehicle at any time on Roadway "A" for the entire length.
No person shall park a vehicle at any time in any aisle.
All vehicles shall park only between the painted lines in the parking areas shown on the plan attached hereto.
Parking in Area 1 shall be for employees of the City Hall and Annex only for vehicles displaying A, C or D City of Trenton parking permits.
Parking in Area 2 shall be only for visitors while conducting business at the Trenton Municipal Building or Annex, except for the four most westerly spaces. The most westerly space shall be reserved for the Mayor; the second most westerly space shall be reserved for the City Council President; the third and fourth most westerly spaces shall be reserved for City Council members. All visitors' parking spaces in Area 2 shall have a maximum time limit of 30 minutes between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
Parking in Area 3 shall be for visitors conducting business at the City Hall or Annex only. The two most westerly parking stalls shall be reserved for handicapped parking only. All parking spaces in Area 3 shall have a maximum time limit of 30 minutes between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
Roadway "A:" and all aisles shall be hereby designated as two-way with two exceptions, as follows:
The Front Street Aisle A driveway shall be egress only.
The following intersection shall be hereby designated as a stop intersection, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-140:
Violators of these regulations shall be subject to tow away in addition to other penalties provided in § 14-5 herein.
Parking in Area 4 shall be reserved parking by permit only, placard or registration, for City of Trenton officials. The most easterly parking space shall be reserved for handicapped parking.
Trenton Police Department. Title 39 of the Revised Statutes of the State of New Jersey shall be and is hereby declared to be applicable and enforceable upon the property of the City of Trenton, known as the "Trenton Police Department," located behind 225 North Clinton Avenue, bordered by North Clinton Avenue, Perry Street and Esher Street, and in particular upon its private streets, driveways, terraces, parking areas and other roadways used for vehicular traffic, in accordance with the plans attached hereto, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-197(1)(g).
No person shall park a vehicle at any time on any roadway.
No person shall park a vehicle at any time in an aisle.
All vehicles shall be parked only between the painted lines.
No vehicle shall be parked so as to block the entrance of any reserved parking space or so as to block the exit of any vehicle from any parking space.
Those areas set aside for specific persons or functions shall be signed to indicate such intent; and parking in those areas shall be restricted to authorized persons and vehicles.
Pursuant to Subsection 14-3.9, during the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, parking within the Police Department parking yard will be restricted to those persons possessing authorized permit. Such permits shall be issued through the office of the Police Director.
Every vehicle, except those owned or controlled by the Police Department, shall prominently display the required parking permit in accordance with the guidelines promulgated by the Police Director.
Suitable signs bearing the qualifications, restrictions or regulations or parking and traffic flow shall be posted and conspicuously displayed. Defacing, tampering with or damaging such signs when posted shall constitute a violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:17-3.1.
Upon the declaration of an emergency, there shall be no parking on the police department parking yard where temporary emergency no-parking signs are displayed. The Police Director, or in his/her absence the ranking police officer, is authorized to declare an emergency and to direct the posting of such emergency no-parking signs whenever conditions exist which pose a potential threat to public safety, and such conditions require that the entire parking yard be readily available to facilitate an appropriate response. The Police Director is further authorized to impose a parking ban, full or partial as (s)he deems necessary, to provide for the safety and maintenance of the parking yard.
Mid-block crosswalks. The locations described in Schedule XX attached to and made a part of this chapter are hereby designated as mid-block crosswalks.
Bus stops. The locations described in Schedule XXI attached to and made a part of this chapter are hereby designated as bus stops.
Taxi stands. The locations described in Schedule XXII attached to and made a part of this chapter are hereby designated as taxi stands.
Loading zones. The locations described in Schedule XXIII attached to and made a part of this chapter are hereby designated as loading zones between the hours specified, Monday through Saturday, except as otherwise specified. No person shall park a vehicle in such location during the times indicated other than for the loading or unloading of goods and materials.
Through streets. Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-140, the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule XXIV 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 right-of-way signs are provided for in the designations.
Stop intersections. Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-140, the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule XXV attached to and made a part of this chapter are hereby designated as stop intersections. Stop signs shall be installed as provided herein.
Four-way stop intersections. Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-140, the intersections described in Schedule XXVI, attached to and made a part of this chapter are hereby designated as four-way stop intersections. Stop signs and supplemental four-way panels shall be installed as provided herein.
Yield intersections. Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-140, the intersections described in Schedule XXVII, attached to and made a part of this chapter, are hereby designated as yield intersections. Yield signs shall be installed as provided herein.
Multiway stop intersections. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:1-140, the intersections herein described are designated as multiway stop intersections. Stop signs shall be installed as provided herein.
[Added 9-5-2002 by Ord. No. 02-79]
South Clinton Avenue Bridge. The weight limit for a single vehicle on the South Clinton Avenue Bridge over AMTRAK shall be 15 tons gross load weight, total vehicle weight including load.
North Clinton Avenue Bridge.
The weight limit for a single vehicle on the North Clinton Avenue "Old Stone" bridge over CONRAIL shall be five tons gross load weight, total vehicle weight including load.
City of Trenton Fire Department apparatus and Sanitation Division vehicles shall be exempt from the five-ton gross load weight limit.
The five-ton gross load weight limit shall not apply to vehicles of Public Service Electric and Gas Company necessary to the repair and maintenance to facilities accessible only by the use of the North Clinton Avenue Bridge, provided that the utility company shall assume all risks associated with such usage.
Unless another penalty is expressly provided by New Jersey statute, every person convicted of a violation of a provision of this chapter, or any amendment or supplement thereto, shall be liable to a penalty of not more than $50 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or both.
Where an emergency or temporary condition is declared by resolution of City Council pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-197.3 and subject to the approval of the Commissioner of Transportation of the State of New Jersey, all rules and regulations set forth hereinafter shall be subject to such changes as shall be provided by such resolution.
[Added 1-3-2019 by Ord. No. 18-76]
Approval criteria. The potential honoree must be a natural person, living or deceased, who has made a demonstrable and significant positive impact on the community or contributed to the cultural, economic, educational, intellectual, political, or scientific vitality of the community or have made an extraordinary contribution in the service of humanity.
Only a segment of a street between one and three contiguous blocks may be proposed for honorary street dedications, and in the case of walkways, trails, or bicycle paths, the designation shall apply to the entire length of the way.
The proposed name should be appropriate, easy to read and shall not exceed 30 letters or spaces, including street type and direction.
Names having the same or similar pronunciation but with different spellings are prohibited (e.g., Smith, Smyth or Smythe).
Avoid the use of derogatory names.
Avoid the use of frivolous, complicated or unconventional spellings in the name (e.g., Pointe, Greene, Olde) and standard suffixes or prefixes as part of the street name (e.g., Boulevard Drive or Street Avenue).
Avoid the use of abbreviations and special characters such as hyphens, apostrophes or periods.
Street names shall not be duplicated.
Honorary street dedication signage.
Honorary street dedication signs must be mounted in a way that distinguishes them and does not distract from the primary street sign. These honorary signs may therefore be only mounted below the primary street sign in a way that is otherwise clearly distinguishable from the primary street sign.
Honorary street dedication signs shall have a distinct design, as determined by the City, and be in a contrasting color to distinguish them from primary street name signs, as approved by the City. This official design shall be used for all honorary street dedication signs.
Honorary signs can be removed at any point as deemed necessary by resolution of the City Council.
The applicant shall remit a $450 application fee to the City Clerk at the time of submission. Applicants are additionally responsible for all costs associated with the fabrication, installation and maintenance of honorary street dedication signs. In addition, the applicant will pay all costs, as determined by the Department of Public Works, for the updating and modification of City, county and state maps and documents.
The Department of Public Works will evaluate the cost of the signage, labor, and associated parts and equipment for honorary street dedication signs. This cost will be the full responsibility of the applicant.
Application and approval process.
An application for an honorary street dedication must be submitted to office of the City Clerk.
The application shall include the following:
A petition signed by no less than 2/3 of the record property owners whose property abuts the street in which the proposed name change is being requested.
The applicant shall remit a $450 application fee to the City Clerk to cover the costs associated with administrative review.
Name and contact information of the person or group requesting honorary street naming.
Location of proposed honorary street dedication, including total length of the street to be affected and bounding streets or other boundaries, subject to the limitations in Subsection 14-7.2 and a map correctly identifying the precise location of the subject street and the cross streets that intersect with the street.
A biography of the person to be honored, or a description of the organization, object, or event to be honored, whichever is applicable.
An explanation of the reason for the honorary dedication, including the person's relevance to the location being proposed.
Upon submission of a completed application, the City Clerk shall forward it to the Department of Public Works, which shall produce a statement of costs for the installation and maintenance of the sign(s) and an impact statement to ensure the proposed signage will not be confusing to the public. These documents shall be returned to the City Clerk within 45 days of receipt.
Upon receipt from the Department of Public Works, the City Clerk shall prepare an ordinance for placement on the Council agenda for Council action.
If an ordinance to effectuate the proposed honorary street naming is adopted, the applicant shall deposit funds for the cost of the fabrication and installation of the signage with the Department of Public Works prior to its fabrication or installation on the street. Only upon receipt of funds in full will the signage be created and installed by the Department of Public Works.