[Adopted 12-27-2012 by Ord. No. O-12-71]
The position of parking enforcement officer is created. The number of parking enforcement officers shall be determined by the Manager. The compensation of a parking enforcement officer shall be set by the Salary Ordinance, Montclair Code Chapter 55.
A parking enforcement officer shall possess the power and authority, to the extent permitted by state law and subject to the limitations set forth in N.J.S.A. 40A:9-154.8, to:
Issue a parking ticket for a parking offense, as those two terms are defined in the Parking Offenses Adjudication Act, P.L. 1985, c. 14 (N.J.S.A. 39:4-139.2 et seq.);
Serve and execute all process for any parking offense issuing out of the court in the municipality having jurisdiction over the complaint; and
Cause any vehicle parked, stored or abandoned in the municipality in violation of a statute, resolution, ordinance or regulation to be towed away from the scene of the violation and to collect from the vehicle owner or the owner's agent, on behalf of the municipality, the costs of the towing and subsequent storage of the vehicle before surrendering the vehicle to the owner or agent.
No person may be appointed as a parking enforcement officer unless, at a minimum, the person:
Is a resident of this state during the term of appointment;
Is able to read, write and speak the English language well and intelligently;
Is of sound mind and in good health;
Is of good moral character; and
Has not been convicted of any offense involving dishonesty or which would make the person unfit to perform the duties of his office.
The appointment and qualifications of a parking enforcement officer shall fully comply with all applicable present and future provisions of New Jersey State law, including but not limited to N.J.S.A. 40A:9-154.7, 40A:9-154.8, 40A:9-154.9, 40A:9-154.10, 40A:9-154.11, and 40A:9-154.12, as may be subsequently amended.