[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Evesham as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES109a Schedule A
Streets, sidewalks and parking lots — See Ch. 133.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 150.
Article I Handicapped Parking on Property Open to Public
Article II Resident Handicapped On-Street Parking
[Adopted 12-1-1981 by Ord. No. 36-11-81]
The purpose of this article is to establish certain areas, that are private property that is open to the public or into which the public is invited, that shall prohibit parking in areas designated as handicapped parking spaces for use by persons who have been issued special identification cards by the Division of Motor Vehicles. No other person shall be permitted to park in these spaces.
This article is enacted in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40:48-2. 46, which does confer upon the Township of Evesham the right to establish handicapped parking spaces in order to preserve and safeguard the public health, safety and welfare.
[Amended 9-7-1993 by Ord. No. 47-9-93]
The areas listed on the attached Schedule A shall contain spaces designated as handicapped parking spaces for use by persons who have been issued special identification cards by the Division of Motor Vehicles. No other person shall be permitted to park in these spaces, which spaces shall be so marked by signs indicating handicapped parking spaces. The markings will conform with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways, adopted March 20, 1973, and filed with the New Jersey State Department on March 21, 1973, and the penalty notification sign as required by the New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles. Each such space shall be a minimum of 12 feet wide.
[Amended 12-18-1990 by Ord. No. 51-12-90; 11-12-2003 by Ord. No. 25-11-2003]
For violation of any provision of this article, the penalty shall be a fine of $250.
[Adopted 10-5-1999 by Ord. No. 35-10-99]
The purpose of this article is establish a restricted parking zone, by ordinance, in front of a residence occupied by a handicapped person, which person has been issued a windshield placard or wheelchair symbol license plates for the vehicle owned by the handicapped person.
This article is enacted in accordance with N.J.S.A. 39:4-197.6 which does confer upon the Township a right to establish resident handicapped on-street parking in order to preserve and safeguard the public health, safety and welfare.
The person requesting on-street resident handicapped parking is a resident of Evesham Township who shall make application to the Evesham Township Police Department. The application shall be reviewed, and approved or denied, by the Chief of Police of Evesham Township. A negative determination may be appealed to the Township Council if a request from the resident aggrieved is received within 20 days from the date of the Chief's declination.
The person requesting on-street resident handicapped parking has been issued a wheelchair symbol license plate or windshield placard issued by the New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles which is properly displayed in either the handicapped resident's vehicle or the vehicle of an immediate family member who also resides at that location.
The subject property passes an on-site inspection by the Evesham Township Police Department, which inspection shall determine whether handicapped parking will interfere with the normal flow of traffic or whether there is immediate adjacent off-street parking available to the applicant.
The applicant complies with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-138o and 39:4-197.6 regulating handicapped parking in designated spaces.
Upon approval of an applicant's request for resident handicapped on-street parking, the Township will enact an appropriate ordinance designating the name of the subject street, the side of that street where the resident resides and a description of the allowed parking area in front of the subject residence. Such designation shall be within the property lines of the subject residence but otherwise shall be subject to the discretion of the Police Department and the Chief of Police.
Any person improperly parking in a properly designated resident handicapped restricted parking space shall be subject to the penalties under N.J.S.A. 39:4-203 and 39:4-207.7.