Borough of North Haledon, NJ
Passaic County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of North Haledon 6-13-1990 by Ord. No. 12-1990 (Ch. 106 of the 1990 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 169.
Driveways and parking lots — See Ch. 257.
Towing and storage of vehicles — See Ch. 563.
It is the intention of the Borough to create and develop municipal parking lots to assist, help and alleviate parking problems that have developed in the retail, commercial and residential areas in the community and to provide for the safety and convenience of its citizens to park in all districts.
A. 
The following areas which are owned by the Borough of North Haledon are designated as municipal parking lots:
(1) 
Parking lot adjacent to the American Legion;
(2) 
Belmont Avenue municipal lot;
(3) 
High Mountain Road Fire Company No. 2;
(4) 
Buehler's Pool parking area;
(5) 
Municipal Building parking lots;
[Amended 7-16-2008 by Ord. No. 5-2008]
(6) 
Library parking lot.
B. 
The Borough may, from time to time, designate other Borough-owned lots or tracts of land in the Borough as municipal parking lots.
The following vehicles shall be permitted to use the municipal parking lots:
A. 
Automobiles and station wagons;
B. 
Vans no longer than 18 feet in length;
C. 
Pickup trucks no longer than 18 feet in length;
D. 
Motorcycles and mopeds;
E. 
Delivery trucks no greater than 18 feet in length, only when making pickups or deliveries at local area properties;
F. 
Service vehicles no greater than 18 feet in length, when providing services to properties within a three-block radius of the municipal lot;
G. 
Recreational vehicles on a temporary basis after notifying the Police Department.
The following vehicles shall be prohibited from using the municipal parking lots:
A. 
Construction or commercial vehicles, including but not limited to step vans, dump trucks, tow trucks, rack body trucks, box trucks, tractor-trailers, bulldozers or pavement rollers, but excluding pickup trucks and standard-sized vans or minivans;
B. 
Unlicensed or unregistered vehicles.
A. 
The municipal parking lot shall be open and available for use for all permitted vehicles without charge.
B. 
The public shall be permitted to park their vehicles upon the lot, and there shall be no limitation as to parking hours, except no vehicle may be parked for more than 24 continuous hours.
[Amended 7-16-2008 by Ord. No. 5-2008]
C. 
All vehicles parked in a municipal parking lot shall be parked within the lines of a parking stall. A parking stall shall be considered the designated area bounded by painted lines which will accommodate one vehicle.
D. 
Appropriate signs will be posted in all municipal parking lots advising the public of any restrictions.
The lots hereby established shall be expressly limited for the use of parking purposes only, and at no time will automobile repairs, ball playing, loitering, cleaning, washing or waxing of vehicles or any other type of such activity be permitted thereon, except for emergency repairs to a vehicle lawfully parked upon said premises. No vehicle shall be parked in any municipal parking lot for the purpose of being sold.
A. 
Police officers and parking violation officers, in accordance with the instructions issued by the Chief of Police, are to report violation(s) as follows:
(1) 
The license number of the subject vehicle;
(2) 
That such vehicle is parked in violation of any provision(s) of this chapter;
(3) 
Any other information which will describe the circumstances attending the violation.
B. 
In making such report, the police officer or parking violation officer shall also attach to such vehicle a summons to the owner thereof that such vehicle has been parked in violation of the provision(s) of this chapter.
In addition to the penalty imposed for the violation of any of the provisions of this chapter, the Police Department may cause said vehicle to be removed to such place as designated by the Chief of Police. The owner or operator of such vehicle so removed shall pay the reasonable cost and expense of such removal and the storage which may result therefrom, and any person, firm or corporation desiring to reclaim such vehicle may do so by paying the penalty and expenses of such removal and storage.
In addition to any other penalties herein provided, any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon the conviction thereof by the Municipal Court, be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, General Penalty.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).