Borough of North Haledon, NJ
Passaic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of North Haledon 10-8-1986 by Ord. No. 11-1986 (Ch. 78 of the 1990 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Volunteer Fire Department — See Ch. 44.
Driveways and parking lots — See Ch. 257.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 295.
Municipal parking lots — See Ch. 423.
Towing and storage of vehicles — See Ch. 563.
It is hereby determined that the operation and parking of motor vehicles in close proximity to buildings devoted for bowling alleys, recreational facilities, hospitals, nursing homes, schools, public buildings, shopping centers, churches, restaurants, dance halls, multifamily dwellings and similar uses constitutes a danger to public health, safety and welfare in that the approach, operation and departure of fire equipment and other emergency vehicles is impeded by such operation and parking of motor vehicles.
The parking of motor vehicles or otherwise obstructing lanes shall be prohibited at all times, and the fire lanes established pursuant hereto shall be posted with signs, and each lane shall be marked by yellow striped pavement markings to that effect at the cost and expense of the owner of the property.
The Fire Chief of the Borough of North Haledon or his/her designee is hereby authorized, subject to approval by resolution adopted by the Mayor and Municipal Council of the Borough of North Haledon, to establish fire zones on private properties in the Borough of North Haledon devoted to public uses, including but not limited to shopping centers, stores, theaters, bowling alleys, recreational facilities, hospitals, nursing homes, schools, public buildings, churches, restaurants, dance halls, multifamily dwellings and similar uses, where the operation and parking of motor vehicles in close proximity to buildings located on such properties would prevent adequate ingress, egress and the operation of fire equipment and other emergency vehicles.
All fire hydrants on private property in which a fire zone is established which may become covered by snow shall have such snow removed within three hours after the snow ceases to fall in order to enable the Fire Department to locate said fire hydrant.
The fire zones to be established pursuant to § 300-3 of this chapter shall be designated in such areas of such private properties as will ensure fire equipment and other emergency vehicles unobstructed means of ingress and egress and operation to such properties in the event of fire or other emergency.
The parking of motor vehicles on all internal roads providing ingress and egress to multifamily dwellings shall be limited to no parking on one side of said road, and no-parking signs shall be posted at the expense of the owner in accordance with the direction of the Fire Chief or his/her designee. Said posting shall be completed by the owner within 30 days after notice from the Fire Chief.
The number, location, width, length and marking of such fire zones shall be determined by the Fire Chief or his/her designee of the Borough of North Haledon, subject to approval by resolution adopted by the Mayor and Municipal Council of the Borough of North Haledon. Such determination and approval shall be based upon the size, type of construction and location of the building or buildings involved; the use of which the property, building or buildings is put; the number of motor vehicles operated or parked upon the property; the number of persons using and occupying the property, building or buildings; the existing means of ingress and egress to and from the property, including the size of the parking lot; and all other factors which are relevant to the public health, safety and welfare of the inhabitants of the Borough of North Haledon. Once adopted by resolution of the Mayor and Municipal Council, the owner upon whose property fire zones have been designated shall have 30 days from the date of notice by the Fire Chief or his/her designee to implement and mark said fire zones.
If any person shall be aggrieved by the action of the Fire Chief or his/her designee, an appeal in writing to the Mayor and Municipal Council may be taken by filing a notice of appeal with the Borough Clerk. A hearing shall be had on notice to the appellant, who shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard. After such hearing, the Mayor and Municipal Council may affirm, modify or reverse the action of the Fire Chief or his/her designee.
The Fire Chief or his/her designee of the Borough of North Haledon, subject to the approval by resolution adopted by the Mayor and Municipal Council of the Borough of North Haledon, is further authorized to promulgate regulations limiting, restricting or prohibiting the operation of motor vehicles within the fire zones authorized to be established pursuant to § 300-3 of this chapter.
It shall be the duty of the Chief of the Fire Department or his/her duly authorized representative and the Police Department to enforce the provisions of this chapter.
[Amended 5-9-1990 by Ord. No. 5-1990[1]]
A. 
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the regulations to be promulgated pursuant to this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, General Penalty.
B. 
Any person, firm or corporation violating any fire lane regulation to be promulgated pursuant to this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, General Penalty. These fire zones shall also be designated as tow-away zones.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).