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Borough of Matawan, NJ
Monmouth County
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[1971 Code § 9-1]
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 the State of New Jersey shall be deemed to apply to such words and phrases used herein.
[1971 Code § 9-2]
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.
[New]
a. 
The Chief of Police of the Borough, or in his/her absence, disability or inability to act, the ranking member of the Police Department, is 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/she finds that such closing is necessary for the preservation of the public safety, health or welfare.
b. 
Any regulations promulgated by the Chief of Police, 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 a regulation promulgated hereunder shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $50.
d. 
Any regulation adopted that mandates the closing of any street for a period greater than 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]
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 such vehicle. The owner shall bear the reasonable costs of removal and storage which may result from such removal before regaining possession of the vehicle.
[1971 Code § 9-10; Ord. No. 04-18]
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 $60 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days or both.
[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]
All former traffic ordinances of the Borough of Matawan are hereby repealed, and all ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with or inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter are hereby repealed, except that this repeal shall not affect or prevent the prosecution or punishment of any person for any act done or committed in violation of any ordinance hereby repealed prior to the taking effect of this chapter.
[New]
The Governing Body finds and declares that problems of traffic control occur when traffic must be moved through or around street construction, maintenance operations and utility work, above or 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 safe and expeditious movement of traffic through and around construction and maintenance zones and to provide safety for the work forces performing these operations.
The Borough of Matawan, in the County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey, does hereby adopt the current Manual on Uniform Control Devices for Streets and Highways hereafter known as the M.U.T.C.D., except as hereby supplemented and amended, as it controls and regulates whenever construction, maintenance operations or utility work obstructs the normal flow of traffic. Any person, contractor or utility who fails to comply with the provisions of the 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 the public utility agreement, wishing to conduct work on, under or above the roadway to contact the Police Department in order to arrange a preconstruction meeting in order to submit plans for the safe movement of traffic during such period of construction or 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 of the Borough of Matawan is in violation of this section.
[New]
The person, contractor or utility shall provide the Police Department with at least two emergency contact telephone 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 must be made, or if the emergency contact person does not respond to a call from the Police Department to correct such hazardous condition, the Borough may respond to correct the hazardous condition(s). The reasonable fees for such emergency services by the Borough shall be charged to the person, contractor, or utility responsible for the 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 Traffic Bureau of the Police Department. If it is determined by the officer in charge of the Traffic Bureau of the Police Department 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 closings and/or traffic detours shall not be permitted unless approved by the Borough of Matawan Police Department.
[New]
Traffic directors shall be posted at all construction or maintenance sites when determined by the Borough Police Department that same is necessary to provide for the safety and expeditious movement of traffic.
[New]
The Matawan Police Department shall have the authority to stop work, including the removal of equipment and vehicles, stored material within the street right-of-way, backfilling 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 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 $100 nor more than $500 and/or be imprisoned in the County jail for a term not exceeding 90 days. For a second offense, the person, contractor or utility shall, upon conviction thereof, pay a fine of not less than $250 and/or be imprisoned in the County jail for a term not exceeding 90 days.
A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which violation occurs or continues.
[1971 Code § 9-3.1]
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.
[1971 Code § 9-3.2]
a. 
Upon the declaration of an emergency, there shall be no parking upon the streets where temporary EMERGENCY NO PARKING signs are displayed. The Chief of Police or, in his/her absence, the ranking Police Officer is 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 section 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.
[New]
a. 
Whenever snow has fallen and the accumulation is such that it covers the streets and highways of the Borough of Matawan, an emergency shall exist and no vehicles shall be parked on the following streets or highways or portions thereof listed below:
(Reserved)
b. 
The parking prohibitions listed below shall remain in effect after the snow has ceased until the streets have been plowed sufficiently and to the extent that parking will not interfere with the normal flow of traffic.
c. 
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.
[1971 Code § 9-4]
No person shall stop or stand a vehicle between the hours specified on any day upon any of the streets or parts of streets described.
Name of Street
Sides
Hours
Location
Church Street
Both
All hours
Broad Street to Borough boundary (CR#516) at railroad crossing.
Little Street
South
All hours
Jackson Street to Matawan Lake Bridge.
Ravine Drive
South
All hours
Middlesex Road to Union Street
Main Street (part CR#79)
East
All hours
From the north curbline of Route N.J. 34 to a point 300 feet north.
Main Street (part CR#79)
West
All hours
From the north curbline of Route N.J. 34 to the south curbline of Washington Street.
[1971 Code § 9-4A; Ord. No. 2015-20 §§ 1, 2; Ord. No. 2016-01 § 1, 2]
No person shall stop or stand a vehicle upon any of the following streets or parts of streets.
Name of Street
Sides
Location
Broad Street (part CR#516)
Both
From the northerly curbline of Church Street to a point 190 feet north thereof.
Broad Street (part CR#516)
[Ord. No. 2015-20 § 1; Ord. No. 2016-01]
Both
From the westerly curbline of Church Street west to the easterly curbline of Route NJ 34.
Broad Street (part CR#516)
Both
From the southerly curbline of Route N.J. 34 to a point 265 feet south.
Broad Street (part CR#516)
Deleted by Ord. No. 2015-20 § 2; Ord. No. 2016-01 § 2
Broad Street (part CR#516)
South
From the easterly curbline of Route N.J. 79 to a point 280 feet east.
Broad Street (part CR#516)
North
From the easterly curbline of Route N.J. 79 to a point 272 feet east.
Church Street
Both
From the easterly curbline of Broad Street (part CR#516) to a point 160 feet east thereof.
Church Street
Both
From the westerly curbline of Broad Street (part CR#516) to a point 185 feet west thereof.
Dunlap Street
East
From the prolongation of the northerly curbline of Little Street to a point 120 feet north thereof.
Dunlap Street
West
From the prolongation of the northerly curbline of Little Street to a point 36 feet north thereof.
Fierro Avenue
Both
From the west curbline of Route N.J. 34 to a point 125 feet west.
Little Street
Both
Jackson Street easterly to a point 100 feet beyond the easterly edge of Matawan Lake Bridge.
Main Street (part Route N.J. 79)
Both
From the railroad tracks north to the Matawan Borough—Aberdeen Twp. corporate line.
Main Street (part Route N.J. 79)
Both
From the northerly curbline of Route N.J. 34 to a point 480 feet north.
Middlesex Road
East
From the prolongation of the south curbline of Fierro Avenue to a point 205 feet north.
Middlesex Road
West
From the apex of the west curbline of Middlesex Road and the east curbline of Route N.J. 34 to a point 175 feet north.
New Brunswick Avenue (part CR#516)
South
From the westerly curbline of Route N.J. 79 to a point 395 feet west.
New Brunswick Avenue (part CR#516)
North
From the westerly curbline of Route N.J. 79 to a point 380 feet west.
New Brunswick Avenue (part CR#516)
South
From easterly curb Sutphin Avenue to a point 150 feet east.
[1971 Code §§ 9-3.5, 9-3.6; Ord. No. 94-32; Ord. No. 04-09; Ord. No. 2015-20 § 3; Ord. No. 2016-01 § 3]
No person shall park a vehicle for longer than the time limit 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
Atlantic Avenue
West
2 hrs.
All hrs.
Between Hoyt Street and Little Street.
Broad Street (part CR#516)
[Deleted by Ord. No. 2015-20 § 3; Ord. No. 2016-01 § 3]
Broad Street (part CR#516)
[Deleted by Ord. No. 2015-20 § 3; Ord. No. 2016-01 § 3]
Cross Road
East
2 hrs.
All
From the intersection of Aberdeen Road to the terminus of Cross Road in the Borough of Matawan at its intersection with the Municipal line of Aberdeen Township.
Franklin Street
East
4 hrs.
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Between Route N.J. 34 and Washington Street.
Jackson Street
West
4 hrs.
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Between Route N.J. 34 and Washington Street.
Johnson Avenue
Both
2 hrs.
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Between Hoyt Street and Little Street.
Little Street
Both
2 hrs.
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Between Atlantic Avenue and the Lake Bridge.
Main Street
(part Route N.J. 79)
East
2 hrs.
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Church Street to a point 125 feet north of North Street.
Main Street
(part Route N.J. 79)
West
2 hrs.
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Church Street to a point 279 feet south of Cartan Lane.
Monroe Street
West
4 hrs.
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Between Route N.J. 34 and Washington Street.
Monroe Street
Both
4 hrs.
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Between Route N.J. 34 and Schenck Avenue.
North Street
South
2 hrs.
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Entire length.
Orchard Street
East
2 hrs.
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Church Street to Clinton Street.
Overbrook Lane
Both
2 hrs.
6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Mill Road to Onyx Place.
Onyx Place
Both
2 hrs.
6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Cul-de-sac to cul-de-sac.
Olden Lane
Both
2 hrs.
6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Onyx Place to Aberdeen Township border.
Railroad Station*
1 hour
All hours weekdays
At Railroad Station.
Station Plaza
South
20 min.
All
From a point 50 feet east of the prolongation of the easterly curbline of Main Street (part CR#79).
Station Plaza
North
20 min.
All
From a point 142 feet east of the prolongation of the easterly curbline of Main Street (part CR#79) to a point 73 feet east thereof.
Station Plaza
North
20 min.
All
From a point 294 feet east of the prolongation of the easterly curbline of Main Street (part CR#79) to a point 64 feet east thereof.
Washington Street
Both
4 hrs.
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Entire length.
*Parking Limited to Certain Times except on weekends and holidays when there shall be nonrestricted parking.
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
Sides
Hours and Days
Location
(Reserved)
[1971 Code § 9-14; Ord. No. 96-54; Ord. No. 97-40; Ord. No. 99-24; Ord. No. 00-16; Ord. No. 04-08; Ord. No. 2015-09; Ord. No. 2015-20 § 4; Ord. No. 2016-01 § 4; Ord. No. 2017-09]
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 or Area
Sides
Location
Atlantic Avenue
West
(Part Route N.J. 79) Main Street (CR#516 Spur) to Hoyt Street.
Aberdeen Road
Both
(Part Route N.J. 79) Main Street (CR#516 Spur) to a point 1165 feet west of Matawan Avenue.
Bank Street
West
Entire Length.
Broad Street (CR#516)
East
(Part Route N.J. 79) Main Street (CR#516 Spur) to a point 925 feet southerly thereof.
Broad Street (CR#516)
West
(Part Route N.J. 79) Main Street (CR#516 Spur) south to South Street.
Broad Street (CR#516)
[Ord. No. 2015-20 § 4; 2016-04 § 4]
Both
Route N.J. 34 to Church Street.
Broad Street (CR#516)
East
Little Street to a point 162 feet northerly thereof.
Cartan Lane
South
(Part Route N.J. 79) Main Street (CR #156 Spur) to westerly end.
Center Street
North
(Part Route N.J. 79) Main Street (CR#516 Spur) to Orchard Street.
Center Street
South
Broad Street to (part CR#516) to Orchard Street.
Church Street*
North
Broad Street (part CR#516) easterly to Borough boundary at railroad crossing.
Church Street*
North
Wyckoff Street to (part Route N.J. 79) Main Street (CR#156 Spur).
Church Street*
South
Wyckoff Street easterly to Borough boundary at railroad crossing.
Cliffwood Avenue
East
Cross Road to a point 68 feet southerly thereof.
Clinton Street
[Ord. No. 2017-09]
Both
Broad Street (CR#516) to Borough boundary at railroad crossing (Henry Hudson Trail).
Crest Circle
Both
Cul-de-sac.
Cross Road
South
Cliffwood Avenue to a point 324 feet easterly thereof.
Dock Street
South
Entire length.
Edgewater Drive
[Ord. No. 2015-09]
East
From State Highway 34 to 304 feet east of State Highway 34 along the easterly side of Edgewater Drive.
Fountain Avenue
Both
Main Street (CR#516 Spur) to Wyckoff Street.
Franklin Street
West
Entire length.
Fredwood Place
North
Ravine Drive to (CR#6A) to a point 182 feet easterly thereof.
Fierro Avenue
Both
From the westerly curbline of Route N.J. 34 to a point 125 feet westerly thereof.
Hoyt Street
Both
Entire length.
Jackson Street
East
Church Street northerly to the end.
Jackson Street
West
Northerly end to Spring Street.
Jackson Street
East
Between State Highway Route N.J. 34 and Washington Street.
Jackson Street
[Ord. No. 13-13]
East
Between Sate Highway Route NJ 34 and Washington Street northerly to the dead end Eastern Portion of the Roadway
Johnson Avenue
Both
Hoyt Street to Railroad Plaza.
Maiden Lane
Both
Main Street (CR#516 Spur) to a point 300 feet westerly thereof.
Main Street (CR#516 Spur)
West
Railroad crossing south to a point 279 feet south of Cartan Lane.
Main Street (CR#516 Spur)
East
From a point 125 feet north of North Street to the railroad crossing.
Main Street (CR#516 Spur)
Northbound
Church Street to a point 100 feet toward South Street
Matawan Avenue
East
Crest Circle to Borough boundary at Matawan Township.
Matawan Avenue
Both
Ravine Drive (CR#6A) to a point 495 feet north to Marc Drive.
Matawan Avenue
South
From the South side of the driveway opening for 140 Matawan Avenue 200 feet South to 160 Matawan Avenue.
Middlesex Road
East
From the prolongation of the southerly curbline of Fierro Avenue to a point 205 feet northerly thereof.
Middlesex Road
West
From the apex of the westerly curbline of Middlesex Road and the easterly curbline of Route N.J. 34 to a point 175 feet northerly thereof.
Middlesex Road
West
Ravine Drive (CR#6A) to a point 365 feet southerly thereof.
Middlesex Road
North
From a point 205 feet west of Route N.J. 34 to the Middlesex County line.
Middlesex Road
East
From the Middlesex County line north to Ravine Drive. (CR#6A)
Middlesex Road
Easterly and Northerly
From Ravine Drive (CR#6A) to Route N.J. 34
Middlesex Road
Southerly and Westerly
At a point in the westerly side of Middlesex Road, a distance of 838.34 feet, more or less from the northwest corner of the intersection of Middlesex Road and Ravine Drive (CR#6A) and from that point, southerly and westerly along Middlesex Road to the easterly side of Route N.J. 34 at its intersection with Middlesex Road
Mill Road
Both
Route N.J. 79 to Route N.J. 34.
Mill Street
East
Cartan Lane to North Street.
Monroe Street
East
Route N.J. 34 to Washington Street.
New Brunswick Avenue (CR#516)
North
Main Street to (CR#516) to Borough boundary at Madison Township line.
North Street
North
Mill Street to Main Street (CR#516)
Oak Knoll Drive
Both
Within the cul-de-sac area
Oak Knoll Drive
Island side
Matawan Avenue entrance to Matawan Avenue exit.
Orchard Street
West
Park Avenue to Church Street.
Rabbit Lane
Both
Main Street (CR#516 Spur) to Broad Street.
Park Avenue
Both
Broad Street (CR#516) to Main Street (part Route N.J. 79)
Ravine Drive
South
Middlesex Road to Union Street.
Ravine Drive (CR#6A)
Both
Main Street (part Route N.J. 79) to Grant Street.
Ryers Lane
South
Route N.J. 79 to a point 739 feet westerly thereof.
Ryers Lane
North
Entire length.
Schenck Avenue
Both
Main Street (CR#516 Spur) to nearest intersection with Edgemore Drive.
South Street
South
Main Street (CR#516 Spur) to Broad Street
Spring
North
Main Street CR#516 Spur) to Wyckoff
Spring
South
Main Street (CR#516 Spur) to Jackson
Sutton Drive
South
Entire length and cul-de-sac.
Sutton Place
East
Entire length.
Sutphin Avenue
East
Entire length.
Washington Avenue circle
Tree island
Entire curbline of tree island
Washington Street
South
Main Street (CR#516 Spur) to Jackson Street
Water Street
Both
From Main Street (CR#516 Spur) for its entire length
Wyckoff Street
Both
Fountain Avenue to Ravine Drive (CR#6A).
*Amend No Parking so as to allow parking on the north side of Church Street between Broad Street and Main Street consistent with those areas that do not interfere with intersection safety.
[Ord. 97-40]
[1971 Code § 9-3.4; Ord. No. 99-23; Ord. No. 08-10 § 1]
No person shall park a vehicle between the hours specified any day upon any of the streets or parts of streets described.
Name of Street
Sides
Hours
Location
Church Street
North
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. School Days
(Part Route N.J. 79) Main Street (CR#516 Spur) to Broad Street (CR#516).
Fierro Avenue
Both
10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday
Starting from Route 34 to the east side of Lakeside Drive
Main Street
(CR#516 Spur)
Both
2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.
Entire length.
Matawan Avenue
South
6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
From Aberdeen Road to the driveway opening of 140 Matawan Avenue.
Orchard Street
South
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sunday mornings and during funeral or religious services
Between the boundary lines of 45 and 47 Orchard Street in front of and contiguous with the Second Baptist Church property.
Ravine Drive
North
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Fredwood Place to Indian Trail.
South Street
North
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. School Days
(Part Route N.J. 79) Main Street (CR#516 Spur) to Broad Street.
Washington Street
North
2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.
(Part Route N.J. 79) Main Street (CR#516 Spur) to Jackson Street.
[1971 Code § 9-5A; § 14-9; Ord. No. 74-7]
No person shall park any truck or commercially-licensed vehicle over four tons registered 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
All Streets
Both
12:00 Midnight to 6:00 a.m.
Entire length.
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 Matawan 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)
The following described streets or parts of streets are hereby established for Angle Parking at an angle so indicated below:
Name of Street
Sides
Angle
Location
(Reserved)
[1971 Code § 9-7]
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
Location
Beechwood Terrace
[Ord. No. 11-08]
Between NJ Route 34 and Ravine Drive.
Liberty Street
Between Ravine Drive (CR#6A) and Sonia Avenue.
Matawan Avenue
Between Ravine Drive (CR#6A) and Aberdeen Road.
Mill Road
Between Route N.J. 79 (Freneau Road) and Route N.J. 34.
[1971 Code § 9-8; Ord. No. 13-22; Ord. No. 14-03; Ord. No. 2015-17]
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:
Annmar Drive and Elm Place
[Ord. No. 14-03]
Annmar Drive
Annmar Drive and Fierro Avenue
[Ord. No. 14-03]
Annmar Drive
Beechwood Terrace and Bellevue Lane
[Ord. No. 11-08]
Bellevue Lane
Beechwood Terrace and Crestwood Road
[Ord. No. 11-08]
Crestwood Road
Beechwood Terrace and Edgewater Drive
[Ord. No. 11-08]
Edgewater Drive
Beechwood Terrace and Maple Avenue
[Ord. No. 11-08]
Beechwood Terrace
Beechwood Terrace and Northfield Road
[Ord. No. 11-08]
Northfield Road
Church Street and Wyckoff Street
[Ord. No. 13-22]
Church Street
Crown Place and Sunset Avenue
[Added 12-3-2019 by Ord. No. 19-21]
Crown Place
Crown Place and Edgemere Drive
[Added 12-3-2019 by Ord. No. 19-21]
Crown Place
Elizabeth Drive and Elm Place
[Ord. No. 14-03]
Elizabeth Drive
Elm Place and Fierro Avenue
[Ord. No. 14-03]
Elm Place
Grant Street and Harding Boulevard
Harding Boulevard
Grant Street and Washington Street
Washington Street
Lakeside Drive and Fierro Avenue
[Ord. No. 14-03]
Lakeside Drive
Matawan Avenue and Sutton Drive
Sutton Drive
Middlesex Road and Maple Avenue
Maple Avenue
Robert Street and Harding Boulevard
[Added 9-3-2019 by Ord. No. 19-13]
Robert Street
Scenic Drive and Somerset Place
[Ord. No. 13-22]
Scenic Drive
Spring Street and Jackson Street
[Ord. No. 2015-17]
Jackson Street
Taylor Road and Lakeside Drive
[Ord. No. 14-03]
Taylor Road
Taylor Road and Weldon Road
[Ord. No. 14-03]
Taylor Road
Weldon Road and Lakeside Drive
[Ord. No. 14-03]
Weldon Road
Wyckoff Street and Spring Street
[Ord. No. 13-22]
Wyckoff Street
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
Direction
Stop Sign(s) On:
Schenck Avenue and Monroe Street
[Ord. No. 2017-12]
East and West Bound
Schenck Avenue and Monroe Street.
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)
[1985 Code § 9-6; Ord. No. 75-1, Approved 4/10/75; Ord. No. 08-13]
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
Clinton Street
[Ord. No. 08-13]
West
From Orchard Street to Broad Street.
Spring Street
One-Way West
(Part Route N.J. 79) From Main Street (CR#516 Spur) to Jackson Street.
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 four Tons. All trucks having a total combined gross vehicle weight of vehicle plus load in excess of four tons shall be excluded from all streets, except from 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
(Reserved)
Vehicles over registered gross vehicle weight are hereby excluded from the streets or parts of streets described except for the pickup and delivery of materials on such streets.
Name of Street
Weight Limits
Hoyt Street
[Ord. No. 09-18]
4 Tons
[1971 Code § 9-3.7; Ord. No. 02-01]
No person shall turn at the below described locations as indicated.
Intersection
Turn Prohibited
Movement Prohibited
CR#516 Spur and Driveway of U.S. Post Office
Left
Southbound on Main Street (CR#516 Spur) to southbound into driveway.
Scenic Lane and Route NJ 79
[Ord. No. 11-08]
Left
Between 5:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
No person shall make a turn at the below listed locations other than a right turning movement.
Intersection
Movement Permitted
(Reserved)
No person shall make a turn on the red signal at any location listed:
Intersection
Direction of Travel
Prohibited Turn On Red
(Reserved)
[Ord. No. 03-19 § 1; Ord. No. 06-15]
The following locations are hereby designated as mid-block crosswalks.
Name of Street
Location
Bayshore Trail
a. Texas Road
Beginning at a point 1343 feet southwest of the centerline of Wilson Avenue and continuing to a point southwest, 10 feet therefrom.
b. Wilson Avenue
Beginning at a point 887 feet southwest of the centerline of Texas Road and continuing to a point southwest, 10 feet therefrom.
c. Church Street (CR#45)
Beginning at a point 278 feet southeast of the centerline of Orchard Street and continuing to a point southeast, 10 feet therefrom.
d. Stillwell Street
Beginning at a point 375 feet east of the centerline of Orchard Street and continuing to a point east, 10 feet therefrom.
Clinton Street
Beginning at a point 80 feet east to the easterly curbline of Atlantic Street and extending five feet easterly to the Matawan Borough-Aberdeen Township Corporate Line.
The lane locations described are designated as Lane Use Reservations and traffic shall move as indicated.
Intersection or Location
Movement
(Reserved)
The lane locations described herein are hereby designated as exclusive lanes for use by certain vehicles as indicated.
Name of Street
Type of Vehicle
Direction
Limits
(Reserved)
The lane locations described are hereby designated as bicycle lanes. Bicycle lanes shall be a minimum of four feet in width, pursuant to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways.
Name of Street
Side
Lane Width
Limits
(Reserved)
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
Direction
Location
(Reserved)
No Passing Zones are hereby established and shall be maintained upon the following described streets or parts thereof:
Name of Street
Description
(Reserved)
The locations described are hereby designated as 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)
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 locations between the hours indicated.
Name of Street
Hours
(Reserved)
The locations described are hereby designated as Loading Zones. No person shall park a vehicle in said location during the times indicated other than for the loading or unloading of goods and materials.
Name of Street
Time
Side
Location
(Reserved)
[1]
Editor's Note: Minimum length for all loading zones is fifty (50) feet. No loading zone may be established in any area where it is prohibited to stand or park by statute. See N.J.S.A. 39:4-138.
[1971 Code § 9-9]
The locations described are hereby designated as Taxi Stands. No vehicle other than a taxi shall be permitted to occupy said locations during the times indicated.
Name of Street
Location
Hours
Railroad Station Plaza
Along the westerly and southerly sides of the Railroad Station.
All
In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-197, the following street locations are designated as handicapped parking spaces. 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 spaces.
Street
Location
(Reserved)
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.
Name of Street
Location
Permit Number
(Reserved)
[1971 Code § 9-12.1]
In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-197, the following off-street parking yards and Board of Education property locations 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 areas.
Property
Number of Spaces
Location
Municipal Parking Lot
The first two spaces located within the municipal parking lot bounded by Route US 79, (Main Street), Little Street, Broad Street (part CR#516) and property owned by the United States Post Office, which two spots shall be at the dividing line by the municipal lot owned by Matawan Borough and the United States Postal Department as located directly to the rear of the private property upon which the business of Matawan Drug is being conducted, be and they are hereby designated exclusively for the use of handicapped parking by the physically disabled.
The following areas are hereby designated as Handicapped Parking Spaces in the Borough of Matawan for use by persons who have been issued special identification cards or license plates by the Motor Vehicle Commission. No other person shall be permitted to park in these spaces. The spaces shall be so marked by signs indicating the handicapped parking spaces, and penalties for violations in conformance with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways. The referenced properties are as shown and designated on the Tax Assessment Map of the Borough of Matawan:
Property
Number of Spaces
Location
(Reserved)
In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:5A-1, the following off-street parking locations are designated as Handicapped Parking Spaces. 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
Number of Spaces
Location
(Reserved)
In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:5A-4, the following off-street parking locations are designated as Handicapped Parking Spaces. 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.
(Reserved)
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). 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.
Property
Number of Spaces
Location
(Reserved)
The owners of the premises referred to in subsections 7-39.3, 7-39.4 and 7-39.7 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 Matawan. The owner shall be responsible for the repair and restoration of same.
[1971 Code § 9-12.5; Ord. No. 03-20]
The terms of this section shall be enforceable by State, County, or municipal law enforcement officers or parking enforcement officers.
Unless another penalty is expressly provided by New Jersey statute, the fine for parking in a restricted parking space for handicapped persons is $250 for the first offense. For subsequent offenses, the fine is at least $250 and up to 90 days community service on such terms and in such form as the court deems appropriate, or any combination thereof.
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.
(Reserved)
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 regulations listed herein. No person shall operate or park a vehicle in violation of the following regulations.
(Reserved)
In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:5A-1, the regulations of Subtitle 1, Title 39 of the Revised Statutes are hereby made applicable to the properties listed below.
Property
Regulation
(Reserved)
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 below.
Property
Regulation
(Reserved)
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.
(Reserved)
[New]
The owners of the premises referred to in subsections 7-40.2 and 7-40.3 shall provide and install signs and pavement markings as required, which signage and markings shall be in accordance with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. The cost for the procurement and installation of 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. The owner shall be responsible for the repair and restoration or replacement of same.
[New]
The penalty for a violation and conviction of this section shall be not less than $50 nor more than $1,000 and/or imprisonment in the county jail for a term not to exceed 90 days, or by a period of community service not to exceed 90 days.
[Ord. No. 2015-04; Ord. No. 2015-10]
There are municipal parking lots known as Railroad Station Permit Parking Lot #1 and Railroad Station Daily Parking Lot #2.
[Ord. No. 2015-04; Ord. No. 2015-10]
The Railroad Station Permit Parking Lot is the triangular area between Main Street and Atlantic Avenue, including "Station Plaza" as more particularly described in a plat on file in the Municipal Office.
a. 
Use. It shall be unlawful to:
1. 
Park any vehicle in the Railroad Station Permit Parking Lot without a valid municipal parking permit identification hangar being displayed. The permit hanger shall be displayed by hanging from the interior rear view mirror or in plain view on the front dashboard. Cars shall be parked facing forward in a marked stall.
2. 
Park any vehicle in areas other than those designated with lines or stalls for parking purposes.
3. 
Allow any vehicle to stand attended or unattended, in any area of the parking lots for the purpose of picking up or discharging passengers, except in designated areas.
4. 
Parking permits shall not be required after 11:00 a.m. during the week. No permits shall be required on Saturdays, Sundays or observed legal holidays.
5. 
Only those vehicles conforming to the handicapped parking statute shall utilize spaces designated for handicapped parking.
6. 
Provisions for controlling the flow of traffic such as turns prohibited, one way traffic, etc. shall be provided for in a separate traffic ordinance(s).
b. 
Permits, Registration and Requirements. Application forms for parking permit identification hangars shall be obtained from the Administration Office at Borough Hall, 201 Broad Street, Matawan, NJ.
1. 
Each permit holder shall register every car which may be parked in Permit Parking Lot (Lot #1). All such vehicles will be issued annual or quarterly hangars. In an emergency, when a vehicle that is not registered with the Administration Office must be used, the Municipal Office and the Parking Enforcement Officer, or the Police Department shall be advised by the permit holder of the make, license and plate number of the unregistered car. Thereupon, the Borough shall authorize temporary parking.
2. 
A permit holder shall have the privilege of applying for a new permit but the Borough shall be under no obligation to automatically renew a permit once issued.
3. 
Satisfactory proof of ownership, valid NJ registration and motor vehicle insurance must be submitted for each vehicle to be registered at the time of application.
c. 
Fees and Effective Dates. The fee for a parking permit shall be established annually by New Jersey Transit and will be implemented by the Borough of Matawan. The fees established shall be for an annual or quarterly permit or as determined by New Jersey Transit. The parking fee shall be as indicated on the renewal forms. All annual permits will be for a calendar year from January 1 thru December 31. Quarterly permits will be for the quarters of January, February and March; April, May, June; July, August, September; and October, November and December.
d. 
Termination and Refunds. Any permit holder surrendering a Borough issued parking permit prior to its expiration must notify the Borough of Matawan in writing as soon as possible. Refunds shall be calculated from, and the parking permit shall be terminated on, the beginning of the next full quarter. If an annual permit is terminated the remaining full quarters shall be refunded. Quarterly permits are not pro-rated and only full quarters will be refunded.
e. 
Enforcement. The summonses issued under this subsection shall be in the form of the uniform traffic ticket, e-ticket or such other summonses as may be designed by the Director of the Motor Vehicle Commission of the State of New Jersey.
f. 
Removal of Vehicles. In addition to the issuance of summonses as provided herein for the violation of this subsection, the rules and regulations set forth by Borough resolution and applicable motor vehicle statutes, the Borough Police Department shall have the authority to have automobiles parking in violation of this subsection towed from the off-street parking facilities operated by the Borough, with the costs of towing and storage thereafter to be the sole responsibility of the owner of the vehicle. The cost for towing and storage shall be in accord with the rates as established by the Borough of Matawan and provided for in the applicable towing ordinance. Removal of any vehicle shall be at the discretion of the Police Department in the interest of public safety.
g. 
Parking Enforcement Officer. In addition to the Borough Police Department, the Mayor and Borough Council may appoint such person(s) for the purpose of serving as Parking Enforcement Officer(s) in the Borough whose power and authority shall be confined exclusively to off-street parking premises owned or operated by the Borough of Matawan with full power and authority to issue summonses for violations of this subsection. Such appointments shall conform to the requirements, terms and conditions of N.J.S.A. 40:47-19.
h. 
Administration. The Borough Administrator or his designee shall be the official responsible for the administration of the municipal parking lots. The parking lots shall be administered in accordance with this subsection and rules and regulations passed by resolution from time to time by the Governing Body of the Borough of Matawan.
i. 
Rules, Regulations and Penalties. The governing body of the Borough of Matawan may, by resolution, adopt rules and regulations for the operation of the municipal parking lots. A fine for a violation of this subsection shall be $54 and the impounding of a vehicle as provided for in Subsection (f) of this section as appropriate.
[Amended 11-18-2019 by Ord. No. 19-20]
[Ord. No. 2015-12]
A public parking area is herewith created on the municipal lot at the intersection of Broad Street and Little Street, being known and designated as Block 22, Lot 10, on the Tax Map of the Borough of Matawan, for the use and benefit of the public, in order to facilitate commerce in the Borough of Matawan's downtown business district.
[Ord. No. 2015-12]
The times when the said lot shall be for the use of the general public, for shoppers and for the convenience of individuals visiting the Borough of Matawan, shall be between the hours of 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. During the period from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., no commercial business, company, or firm located within the Borough of Matawan or located outside of the Borough of Matawan shall park, conduct, or maintain any of its registered vehicles, such as passenger cars, livery vehicles, taxis, vans, sport utility vehicles, trucks, tractor trailers, busses, recreational vehicles, whether attended or unattended, in the municipal parking lot during said times. The use of the municipal parking lot for any commercial vehicles during the period of time from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. is strictly prohibited. No livery vehicles or taxicabs may park or stand in the municipal parking lot set forth herein during the period of time from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
[Ord. No. 2015-12]
Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection 7-42.2 residential property owners or tenants of property on Broad Street, between Little Street and Park Avenue, with commercial vehicles shall be permitted to have one commercial vehicle permit per household that will permit parking on said lot upon application and issuance of a parking permit by the Borough Clerk. Any request for additional permits shall only be issued after approval by the Council. Such exception parking permits shall be issued to residents on an annual calendar year basis. The Borough Clerk is authorized to issue temporary commercial vehicle parking permits for trades people and service people who are engaged in work on residential and commercial properties adjacent to said lot.