Borough of Rockleigh, NJ
Bergen County
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[1973 Code § 84-1]
Whenever any words and phrases are used in this chapter, the meaning respectively ascribed to them in Subtitle 1 of Title 39 of the Revised Statutes of New Jersey shall be deemed to apply to such words and phrases used herein.
[1973 Code § 84-1]
Whenever certain hours are named in this chapter, they shall mean either Eastern Standard Time or Eastern Daylight Savings Time as may be in current use.
[N.J.S.A. 39:4-94.2]
a. 
The Chief of Police or, in his/her absence, disability or inability to act, the ranking member of the Police Department, and the Municipal Engineer, the Mayor, the Borough Council and the Borough Administrator are 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 on any day or days whenever he/they find that such closing is necessary for the preservation of the public safety, health or welfare.
b. 
Any regulations promulgated by the officials designated in paragraph a and in accordance with paragraph a above, shall provide for the posting of proper warning signs of such closing on any street or portion thereof during the time the same is closed in pursuance thereof.
c. 
Any violation of this regulation promulgated thereunder shall be punished by a fine not to exceed one hundred ($100.00) dollars.
d. 
Any regulation adopted that mandates the closing of any street for a period greater than forty-eight (48) consecutive hours shall not become effective unless and until it has been submitted to and approved by the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation.
[New]
The Governing Body may, by ordinance, authorize the Mayor or other chief executive officer of the municipality, or the officer in charge of streets in any municipality not having a chief executive officer, if he shall find that a safety problem exists for ingress and egress to any public or private school or for the provision of recreational facilities for children attending such school, or both, due to a lack of suitable area surrounding the school, to close by regulation any portion of any street within the block upon which such school is located to the use of through traffic during such time as he shall determine, not to exceed one (1) hour between 7:30 and 10:00 a.m., two (2) hours between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., and one (1) hour between 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., on any days upon which such school is in session, and to permit the use of said portion of said street, during said hours, for ingress and egress to such school and for the use by the pupils of such school for recreational purposes under proper supervision, and to provide adequate police facilities for such supervision and for the control of traffic upon such portion of said street, which ordinance shall provide for the posting of proper warning signs in said street, indicating that said street is so closed and the purpose thereof, during the time when the same is so closed, and shall provide penalties for the violation of terms of such ordinance or of any regulation promulgated thereunder.
Name of Street
Hours
Limits
(Reserved)
[New]
Any vehicle parked in violation of this chapter shall be deemed a nuisance and a menace to the safe and proper regulation of traffic, and any Police Officer may provide for the removal of that vehicle. The owner shall bear the reasonable costs of removal and storage which may result from such removal before regaining possession of the vehicle.
[1973 Code § 84-13, 84-9; Ord. No. 05-02-05; adopted on 6/14/2005]
a. 
Unless another penalty is expressly provided by New Jersey Statute or in this chapter, every person convicted of a violation of a provision of this chapter or any supplement thereto shall be liable to a penalty of not more than fifty ($50.00) dollars or imprisonment for a term not exceeding fifteen (15) days or both.
b. 
Removal of Vehicles. Any unoccupied vehicle parked or standing in violation of this chapter shall be deemed a nuisance and a menace to the safe and proper regulation of traffic, and any Police Officer may provide for the removal of such vehicle. The owner shall pay the reasonable cost of the removal and storage which may result from such removal, before regaining possession of the vehicle.
[New]
If any part or parts of this chapter are, for any reason, held to be invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this chapter.
[New]
The Governing Body hereby finds and declares that problems of traffic control occur and traffic must be moved through or around street construction, maintenance operations, and utility work, above and below ground which requires blocking the roadway and obstructing the normal flow of traffic; and that such obstructions are or can become dangerous when not properly controlled. In order to better promote the public health, safety, peace and welfare, it is necessary to establish controls and regulations directed to the safety and expeditious movement of traffic through construction and maintenance zones and to provide safety for the workforce performing these operations.
The Borough of Rockleigh, in the County of Bergen, State of New Jersey, does hereby adopt the current Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices hereafter known as M.U.T.C.D., except as hereby supplemented and amended, as it controls and regulates whenever construction maintenance operations of utility work obstructs the normal flow of traffic. Any person, contractor, or utility, who fails to comply with the provisions of M.U.T.C.D. while performing such work is in violation of this section.
[New]
It shall be the responsibility of the person, contractor, or in the case of a public utility as required under a public utility agreement, wishing to conduct work on, under or above the roadway to contact the Police Department and the Borough Administrator in order to arrange a preconstruction meeting in order to submit plans for the safe movement of traffic during such period of construction work. Any person, contractor or utility who fails to comply with this section prior to the start of such work or whose plans are not approved by the Police Department is in violation of this section.
[New]
The person, contractor, or utility shall provide the Police Department and the Borough Administrator with at least two (2) emergency contact phone numbers to be called in case of emergency problems at the construction or maintenance site prior to the start of any work. If for any reason emergency contact cannot be reached, or if the emergency contact person does not respond to the call from the Police Department or the Borough Administrator to correct a hazardous condition, the Borough may respond to correct such hazardous condition. The reasonable fees for such emergency service by the Borough shall be charged to the person, contractor, or utility for such condition.
[New]
There shall be no construction, maintenance operations, or utility work on any roadway in the Borough before the hour of 9:00 a.m. or after 4:00 p.m. This time limit may be adjusted to permit work prior to 9:00 a.m. or after 4:00 p.m. by the Officer in charge of the Police Department or the Borough Administrator. If it is determined by the Officer in charge that the construction or maintenance operations prior to 9:00 a.m. or after 4:00 p.m. would substantially delay traffic or cause a safety or health hazard, the work shall then be permitted only between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
[New]
Road closing and/or traffic detours shall not be permitted unless approved by the Police Department or Bergen County, as appropriate.
[New]
Traffic directors shall be posted at all construction or maintenance sites when determined by the Police Department that same is necessary to provide for the safety and expeditious movement of traffic.
[New]
The Police Department shall have the authority to stop work, including the removal of equipment and vehicles, stored material within the street right-of-way, back filling of open excavations and/or other related work, in order to abate any nuisance and/or safety hazard or for any violation of this section.
[New]
It is to be expressly understood that no materials, vehicle or equipment are to be placed in the roadway or sidewalk or until all construction, signs, lights, devices and pavement markings are installed.
[New]
Any person, contractor or utility who commits a violation of this section shall, upon conviction thereof for a first offense, pay a fine of not less than one hundred ($100.00) dollars nor more than five hundred ($500.00) dollars and/or be imprisoned in the County Jail for a term not exceeding ninety (90) days. For a second offense, the person, contractor or utility shall, upon conviction thereof, pay a fine of not less than two hundred fifty ($250.00) dollars and/or be imprisoned in the County Jail for a term not exceeding ninety (90) days.
A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.
[1973 Code § 84-3]
The provisions of this chapter imposing a time limit on parking shall not relieve any person of the duty to observe other more restrictive provisions prohibiting or limiting the stopping or standing or parking of vehicles as set forth in N.J.S.A. 39:4-138, any other New Jersey Statute or as hereinafter provided.
[1973 Code § 84-4]
a. 
Upon the declaration of an emergency, there shall be no parking upon streets or sections of streets where temporary EMERGENCY NO PARKING signs are displayed. The Chief of Police or, in his/her absence, the ranking Police Officer, or the Mayor, Borough Council or the Borough Administrator are authorized to declare an emergency and to direct the posting of EMERGENCY NO PARKING signs when weather conditions, accidents, road construction, fire or public celebrations dictate or require avoidance of hazards or other conditions which interfere with the free flow of traffic. Notification that 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.
b. 
The effectiveness of this subsection is contingent upon the signs being erected as required by law.
c. 
Any unoccupied vehicle parked or standing in violation of this subsection shall be deemed a nuisance and a menace to the safe and proper regulation of traffic and any Police Officer may provide for the removal of such vehicle. The owner shall pay the reasonable costs of the removal and storage which may result from such removal, before regaining possession of the vehicle.
[1973 Code § 34-8; New]
a. 
Whenever snow has fallen and the accumulation is such that it covers the street or highway, an emergency shall exist and no vehicles shall be parked on the following streets or highways or portions thereof listed below.
The parking prohibitions listed below shall remain in effect after the snow has ceased, until the streets have been plowed significantly, and to the extent that parking will not interfere with the normal flow of traffic.
b. 
Any unoccupied vehicle parked or standing in violation of this section shall be deemed a nuisance and a menace to the safe and proper regulation of traffic and any Police Officer may provide for the removal of such vehicle. The owner shall pay the reasonable costs of the removal and storage which may result from such removal before regaining possession of the vehicle.
Name of Street
Sides
Location
All Borough Roads
All
All
[New]
No person shall stop or stand a vehicle between the hours specified on any day (except Sundays and public holidays) upon any of the streets or parts of streets described, except where other parking regulations have been provided for.
Name of Street
Sides
Hours
Location
(Reserved)
[1973 Code § 84-6, 84-15]
No person shall park a vehicle for longer than the time limit between the hours listed on any day (except Sundays and public holidays) upon any of the streets or parts of streets described, except where other parking regulations have been provided for.
Name of Street
Sides
Time Limit
Hours
Location
(Reserved)
[New]
No person shall cause or permit to be parked any motor vehicle upon any street between the specified hours and days described.
Name of Street
Side
Hours & Days
Location
(Reserved)
[1973 Code §§ 84-5, 84-14]
No person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any streets or parts thereof described, except where other parking regulations have been provided for.
Name of Street
Side
Location
King Street
Both
Buffer Zone
Link Drive
Both
Buffer Zone
Rockleigh Drive
West
For a distance of 200 feet south of the intersection of Willow Avenue and Rockleigh Road
[1973 Code § 84-7]
No person shall park or stand a vehicle between the hours specified any day (except Sundays and public holidays) upon any of the streets described.
Name of Street
Sides
Days
Hours
Location
All Borough Streets
Both
All
2:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.
Entire length
Rockleigh Road
Both
School Days
Between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on school days
For a distance of 1,300 feet commencing at a point 400 feet northeasterly of the intersection of Piermont Road and Rockleigh Road
[New]
No person shall park a truck or vehicle over four (4) tons gross vehicle weight (GVW), a school bus, any other type of bus, recreational vehicle, camper, boat or trailer between the hours specified upon any of the streets or parts of streets described.
Name of Street
Sides
Hours
Location
(Reserved)
[New]
No person shall park a vehicle on streets or parts of streets as described within the following sections unless an appropriate and current parking permit as issued by the Borough of Rockleigh is displayed on said vehicle for those streets or parts of streets as described or listed within the following sections.
Street
Location
Hours
Days
(Reserved)
[New]
The following streets or parts of streets are hereby established as Angle Parking at an angle so indicated below.
Name of Street
Side(s)
Angle
Location
(Reserved)
[1973 Code §§ 84-10, 84-16; Ord. No. 12-88-1; Ord. No. 2-89-1]
Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-140, the streets or parts of streets described 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 signs are provided for in the designation.
Name of Street
Limits
King Road
Between Piermont Road and the intersection of King Road and Pond Road
Link Drive
Between Piermont Road and the Borough line
Rockleigh Road
Between the Borough line and a line in Rockleigh Road which would intersect Rockleigh Road if the northerly side of Willow Avenue were extended easterly on its then course (at a point at which it intersects with the westerly side of Rockleigh Road) to the easterly side of Rockleigh Road
[New]
Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-140, the intersections described are hereby designated as Stop Intersections. Stop signs shall be installed as provided therein.
Intersection
Stop sign(s) on
Rockleigh Road and Willow Avenue
Southbound Rockleigh Road approach
Willow Avenue and Rockleigh Road
Eastbound Willow Avenue approach
[New; Ord. No. 2016-5]
Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-140, the intersections herein described are designated as Multi-Way Stop Intersections. Stop signs shall be installed as provided herein.
Intersection
Stop sign(s) on
Rockleigh Road and Willow Avenue
[Ord. No. 2016-5]
Southbound Rockleigh Road approach
Rockleigh Road and Willow Avenue
[Ord. No. 2016-5]
Northbound Rockleigh Road approach
Willow Avenue and Rockleigh Road
[Ord. No. 2016-5]
Eastbound Willow Avenue approach
[1973 Code §§ 84-11, 84-17]
Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-140, the intersections described are hereby designated as Yield Intersections. Yield signs shall be installed as provided therein.
Intersection
Yield sign(s) on
(Reserved)
[New]
The following described streets or parts of streets are hereby designated as One-Way Streets in the direction indicated. Parking on these streets will be permitted on the sides indicated below.
Name of Street
Direction
Limits
Parking Permitted
(Reserved)
[Ord. No. 2012-8 § 1]
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:67-16.1, the streets or parts of streets as described are hereby designated as route for vehicles over 4 1/2 tons. All trucks having a total combined registered gross weight (GVW) of vehicle plus load in excess of 4 1/2 tons shall be excluded from all streets, except for those streets listed which form a part of the system of truck routes. Vehicles will be permitted on all streets for the purpose of the pickup and delivery of materials.
Name of Street
Location
Piermont Road
Entire length
Paris Avenue
Entire length
Volvo Drive
Entire length
King Road
Entire length
Link Drive
Entire length
Pond Road
Entire length
[Ord. No. 2012-8 § 2]
Vehicles over the registered gross weight are hereby excluded from the streets or parts of streets described except for the pickup and delivery of materials on such street, or the use of emergency vehicles on such street.
Name of Street
Tons
Location
Rockleigh Road
4 1/2
Entire length
Willow Avenue
4 1/2
Entire length
[Ord. No. 03-94-1]
No person shall make a turn at any location listed and only in the manner described.
Intersection
Hours
Movement Prohibited
Rockleigh Road and Willow Avenue
6:30 a.m. — 9:00 a.m. Monday-Friday
No right turn from southbound lane of Rockleigh Road
Piermont Road and Willow Avenue (County jurisdiction)
3:30 p.m. — 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
No right turn from northbound lane of Piermont Road
[New]
No person shall make a turn at the below listed location other than Right Turning Movement.
Intersection
Movement Permitted
(Reserved)
[New]
No person shall make a Right Turn on the Red Signal at any location listed:
(Reserved)
[New]
The following locations are hereby established as Mid-Block Crosswalks.
Name of Street
Location
(Reserved)
[New]
The lane locations described are designated as Lane Use Reservations and traffic shall move as indicated.
Intersection
Movement
(Reserved)
[New]
The Lane Locations described, are hereby designated as Exclusive Lanes for use by certain vehicles as indicated.
Name of Street
Type of Vehicle
Direction
Limits
(Reserved)
[New]
The Lane Locations described, are hereby designated as Bicycle Lanes. Bicycle Lanes shall be a minimum of four (4) feet in width, pursuant to the "Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways."
Name of Street
Side
Lane Width
Limits
(Reserved)
[1973 Code § 84-12.1; Ord. No. 2010-01]
a. 
The speed limits for both directions of traffic along the streets or parts thereof described below and made a part of this chapter, are hereby established at the rate of speed indicated.
b. 
Regulatory and warning signs shall be erected and maintained to affect the above-designated speed limits.
Name of Street
MPH
Limits
Approval Date
Rockleigh Road
25
Entire length
Willow Avenue
25
Entire length
[New]
No Passing Zones are hereby established and shall be maintained upon the following described streets or parts thereof.
Name of Street
Sketch Dated
Sketch No.
(Reserved)
[1973 Code §§ 84-12, 84-18]
The locations described are hereby designated as Bus Stops. No vehicle other than an omnibus which is picking up or discharging passengers shall be permitted to occupy said location between the hours indicated.
Name of Street
Hours
(Reserved)
[New]
The locations described are hereby designated as Articulated Bus Stops. No vehicle other than an omnibus, picking up or discharging passengers, shall be permitted to occupy said location between the hours indicated.
Name of Street
Hours
(Reserved)
[New]
The locations described are hereby designated as Loading Zones. No person shall park a vehicle in these locations during the times indicated other than for the loading or unloading of goods and materials.
Name of Street
Time
Side
Location
(Reserved)
[New]
The locations described are hereby designated as Taxi Stands. No vehicle other than a taxi shall be permitted to occupy these locations during the times indicated.
Street
Location
Hours
(Reserved)
[New]
In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-197, the following on-street locations are designated as handicapped parking places. Such spaces are for use by persons who have been issued special identification cards or plates or placards by the Motor Vehicle Commission, or a temporary placard issued by the Chief of Police. No other person shall be permitted to park in these places.
Street
No. of Spaces
Location
(Reserved)
[New]
In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-197.6, the following on-street locations are designated as handicapped parking spaces in front of private residences occupied by handicapped persons. Such spaces are for use by persons who have been issued special identification cards or plates or placards by the Motor Vehicle Commission, or a temporary placard issued by the Chief of Police. No other person shall be permitted in these spaces.
Street
Permit Number
Location
(Reserved)
[New]
In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-197 the following off-street parking yards and Board of Education property are designated as Handicapped Parking areas. Such spaces are for use by persons who have been issued special identification cards, plates or placards issued by the Motor Vehicle Commission, or a temporary placard issued by the Chief of Police. No other person shall be permitted to park in these spaces.
Property
No. of Spaces
Location
(Reserved)
[New]
In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:48-2.46, the following off-street parking spaces are designated as handicapped parking areas. Such spaces are for use by persons who have been issued special identification cards, plates or placards by the Motor Vehicle Commission, or a temporary placard issued by the Chief of Police. No other person shall be permitted to park in these spaces.
Property
No. of Spaces
Location
(Reserved)
In any space on public or private property appropriately marked for vehicles for the physically handicapped pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-197.5, N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq., or any other applicable law unless the vehicle is authorized by law to be parked therein and a handicapped person is either the driver or a passenger in that vehicle. State, County, or municipal law enforcement officers or parking enforcement officers shall enforce the parking restrictions on spaces appropriately marked for vehicles for the physically handicapped on both public and private property.
No person shall move a vehicle not lawfully under his control into any such prohibited area or away from a curb such distance as is unlawful.
[New]
In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:5A-1; the following off-street parking locations are designated as handicapped parking. Such spaces are for use by persons who have been issued special identification cards, plates or placards by the Motor Vehicle Commission, or a temporary placard issued by the Chief of Police. No other person shall be permitted to park in these spaces.
Property
No. of Spaces
Location
(Reserved)
[New]
In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:5A-4, the following off-street parking locations are designated as handicapped parking. Such spaces are for use by persons who have been issued special identification cards, plates or placards by the Motor Vehicle Commission, or a temporary placard issued by the Chief of Police. No other person shall be permitted to park in these spaces.
Property
No. of Spaces
Location
(Reserved)
[New]
In accordance with 40 U.S.C. 318B and a written request from the Postmaster, the off-street locations are hereby designated as Handicapped Parking, pursuant to P.L. 1989 c.201(1) eff. 06/01/1990. Such spaces are for use by persons who have been issued special identification cards, plates or placards by the Motor Vehicle Commission, or a temporary placard issued by the Chief of Police. No other person shall be permitted to park in these spaces.
Property
No. of Spaces
Location
(Reserved)
[New]
The owners of the premises referred to in this section shall provide and install signs and pavement markings for each parking space reserved for the use of handicapped persons, which signs and markings shall be in accordance with the manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. The cost of procurement and installation of the signs and pavement markings shall be the responsibility of the owner of said property. The owner shall subsequent to initial procurement and installation, maintain such signs and pavement markings in good condition at no cost or expense to the Borough of Rockleigh. The owner shall be responsible for the repair and restoration or replacement of same.
[New]
In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-197, the following Municipal and Board of Education property shall have the movement of traffic controlled by the type of regulation indicated. No person shall operate, or park a vehicle in violation of the regulations indicated.
Property
Regulation
(Reserved)
[New]
In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:48-2.46, on the following private property that is open to the public and to which the public is invited, the movement of traffic shall be controlled by the types of regulations indicated. No person shall operate or park a vehicle in violation of the following regulations.
Property
Regulation
(Reserved)
The owners of the premises referred to in this section shall provide and install signs and pavement markings as required, which signage and markings shall be in accordance with the current "Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways" (MUTCD). The cost of signs and installations shall be the responsibility of the owner of said property. The owner shall, subsequent to the initial procurement and installation, maintain such signs and pavement markings in good condition at no cost or expense to the Borough of Rockleigh.
[New]
In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:5A-1 the regulations of Subtitle 1 of the Title 39 are hereby made applicable to the properties listed below.
Property
Regulation
(Reserved)
[New]
In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:5A-4, the regulations of Subtitle 1, Title 39 of the Revised Statutes are hereby made applicable to the properties listed.
Property
Regulation
(Reserved)
[New]
In accordance with 40 U.S.C. 318B and a written request from the Postmaster, the following Various Traffic Regulations are hereby made applicable to the properties listed below as follows. No person shall operate or park a vehicle in violation of the regulations listed below.
Property
Regulations
(Reserved)
[New]
The owners of the premises referred to in this section shall provide and install signs and pavement markings as required, which signage and markings shall be in accordance with the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices. The cost of procurement and installation of the signs and pavement markings shall be the responsibility of the owner of the property. The owner shall, subsequent to the initial procurement and installation, maintain such signs and pavement markings in good condition at no cost or expense to the Borough of Rockleigh. The owner shall be responsible for the repair and restoration or replacement of same.