Borough of Union Beach, NJ
Monmouth County
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[Ord. #374]
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.
[Ord. #374]
Whenever certain hours are named in this chapter, they shall mean either Eastern Standard Time or Eastern Daylight Saving Time as may be in current use in the borough.
[Ord. #374]
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, standing or parking of vehicles as set forth in R.S. 39: 4-138, any other New Jersey statute or as hereinafter provided.
[Ord. #374; Ord. No. 2016-241]
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 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, fires or public celebration dictate or require the 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. 
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 be liable for the reasonable costs of removal and storage which may result from such removal before regaining possession of the vehicle.
c. 
The effectiveness of this subsection is contingent upon the signs being erected as required by law.
[Ord. No. 106; Ord. No. 120; Ord. No. 149; Ord. No. 177; Ord. No. 464; Ord. No. 676; Ord. No. 95-726; Ord. No. 95-728; Ord. No. 96-755; Ord. No. 2006-85; Ord. No. 2011-179; Ord. No. 2014-215; Ord. No. 2016-241]
No person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any of the streets or parts thereof described in Schedule I of Chapter 7A.
[Ord. No. 120; Ord. No. 177; Ord. No. 362; Ord. No. 2002-1; Ord. No. 2003-31; Ord. No. 2006-85; Ord. No. 2018-265]
No person shall park a vehicle between the hours specified in Schedule II of any day (except Sundays and public holidays) upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule II of Chapter 7A.
[Ord. #374]
No person shall stop or stand a vehicle between the hours specified in Schedule III of any day (except Sundays and public holidays) upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule III of Chapter 7A.
[Ord. #374; Ord. No. 2007-98]
No person shall park a vehicle for longer than the time limit shown in Schedule IV at any time between the hours listed in Schedule IV of any day (except Sundays and public holidays) upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule IV of Chapter 7A.
[Ord. No. 400, § 1; Ord. No. 98-782; Ord. No. 99-803; Ord. No. 2001-833; Ord. No. 2002-12; Ord. No. 2002-17; Ord. No. 2003-28; Ord. No. 2003-33; Ord. No. 2003-36; Ord. No. 2004-41; Ord. No. 2004-53; Ord. No. 2006-75; Ord. No. 2006-84; Ord. No. 2006-88; Ord. No. 2008-122; Ord. No. 2008-123; Ord. No. 2009-127; Ord. No. 2009-142; Ord. No. 2009-143; Ord. No. 2009-151; Ord. No. 2010-161; Ord. No. 2010-164; Ord. No. 2010-169; Ord. No. 2011-180; Ord. No. 2011-182; Ord. No. 2014-209; Ord. No. 2016-241; Ord. No. 2016-245; Ord. No. 2017-255]
a. 
Parking Facilities Mandated:
1. 
Parking stalls for handicapped persons are hereby established in accordance with N.J.S.A., 52: 32-4, et seq.; N.J.S.A. 48: 48-2.46 and N.J.S.A. 39: 4-197, 4-204, 4-206, and 4-207,
2. 
The parking stalls established in paragraph 1 above shall conform to the requirements mandated by N.J.S.A. 52: 32-12; N.J.A.C. 17: 19A-4.4(A), (B), (C), (D) and (E), and the same are incorporated herein by reference.
b. 
Establishment; Violations and Penalties:
1. 
There are hereby established restricted parking spaces for handicapped persons who display official state handicapped license plates or special identification stickers issued by the Motor Vehicle Commission or the Borough of Union Beach at the locations indicated in Schedule XVIII in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-205 and 4-206.
2. 
Any person who parks a motor vehicle in a restricted parking stall reserved for handicapped persons that does not display the official state handicapped license plate, or special identification sticker from the Motor Vehicle Commission or the Borough of Union Beach, shall be presumed to have parked in said restricted parking stall unlawfully.
3. 
Any person violating the provisions of this subsection shall incur the penalties set forth in the Revised General Ordinances of the Borough of Union Beach, New Jersey, more specifically, Chapter 7, section 7-12.
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Editor's Note: former Subsection 7-3.8, Beachfront Parking, Ord. No. 464, was repealed 3-21-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-274.
[Ord. No. 95-729; Ord. No. 2016-241]
Unless any other provisions of this chapter and its included schedules prohibit parking on a particular street or side of a street, permit parking in front of private driveways shall be authorized as follows:
a. 
The Union Beach Police Department shall issue permits to owners of private driveways and to members of the same household as the owner of a private driveway, provided that an application for a permit has been completed and filed with the appropriate fee on a form provided by the borough clerk.
b. 
The permit shall allow parking solely in front of the private driveway so identified in the application.
c. 
The owner of the private driveway shall be eligible to apply for up to three permits for his own vehicles or for use by others authorized by the owner to park in front of the private driveway.
d. 
Each member of the owner's household who owns a motor vehicle shall be eligible to apply for a permit issued under this subsection.
e. 
The permit shall be 5 1/2 inches by 8 1/2 inches in size and shall bear an appropriate certification of authenticity and shall be displayed prominently within the vehicle when it is parked so as to be seen from the middle of the street.
f. 
The permits acquired pursuant to this subsection shall expire on June 30th of each calendar year and an administrative fee of $10 shall be paid annually for the first permit issued to a private driveway owner and $2 for each additional permit acquired pursuant to this subsection.
[Ord. No. 2002-16, §§ I-V; Ord. No. 2010-158]
a. 
Parking by Permit Only in Designated Residential Areas. No vehicle shall be parked on the streets or parts of streets designated in Schedule XIX attached hereto and made a part of this chapter at any day or time unless:
1. 
The vehicle is owned or operated on a regular basis by a resident of that street and;
2. 
The vehicle has displayed on its left rear window, in such a manner as to be accessible to visible examination by an officer, a current residential parking permit.
3. 
The vehicle falls under one of the exemptions to the parking ban.
b. 
Exemptions. The following vehicles shall be exempt from this parking permit subsection:
1. 
Visitors. A vehicle displaying a current visitor parking permit may park on any of the controlled streets described on Schedule XIX provided that the operator of the vehicle is a bona fide guest of the residence within the permit parking area. The visitor's permit shall be displayed on the dashboard of the vehicle in such a manner as to be clearly visible by an officer enforcing parking regulations.
2. 
Contractors, Service and Delivery Vehicles. Contractors, service and delivery vehicles bearing the name and address of a commercial business may park without a permit during the time they are rendering service to a residence within the permit parking area.
3. 
Emergency Vehicles. Emergency vehicles and public works, telephone and other public utility vehicles may park within the permit parking area during the time they are rendering service or repairs within that area.
c. 
Administration. Application for parking permits under this subsection shall be made in writing on forms provided to the borough clerk, or her designee. Permits shall be granted by the clerk under the following terms and conditions:
1. 
To persons who are residents on said street or portion thereof upon which parking is restricted by this subsection, a permanent permit, valid for one year, shall be issued for every vehicle owned or principally operated by such person. There shall be no limit on the number of permits which may be issued to any household.
2. 
Two visitor permits shall be issued to each residential unit on any street or portion thereof upon which parking is restricted by this subsection for use only by visitors to that residential unit.
d. 
Violations. It shall be unlawful and a violation of the provisions of this subsection for any person to:
1. 
Cause, allow, permit or suffer any vehicle registered in name or operated by such person to be parked in any of the areas designated on the attached Schedule XIX as established as a permit parking zone as herein described unless said vehicle displays a proper and current decal in accordance with this subsection.
2. 
Willfully defraud, misuse or improperly obtain any decal so as the decal is used for a vehicle or person not entitled to use that decal as described under the provisions of this subsection.
e. 
Penalty. Any person who shall violate or fail to comply with any of the provisions of paragraph d,1 as set forth therein shall be deemed guilty of an offense and shall be punished by a fine of $25 first offense; $50 second offense; not less than $100 nor more than $1,000 for third and subsequent offenses.
Any person who shall violate or fail to comply with the provisions of paragraph d,2 as set forth therein or who aids or abets any such violation or failure to comply with that subsection shall be deemed guilty of an offense and shall be punished by a fine of not less than $250 nor more than $1,000 or by imprisonment not to exceed 30 days, either or both of those penalties to be imposed at the discretion of the court.
[Ord. No. 2006-85; Ord. No. 2016-241]
The following location is hereby designated a Student Drop-Off Zone to be used for dropping off and picking up students and other persons entering or leaving the school:
Name of Street
Sides
Location
Wilson Avenue
[Ord. No. 2016-241]
East (school side)
From Morningside Avenue to the southerly right-of-way line of the Henry Hudson Trail.
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-139 no operator of a vehicle shall stand or park the vehicle for a period of time longer than is necessary to drop off or pick up students or other passengers which time shall not consume more than three minutes.
[Ord. No. 2016-241]
It shall be unlawful to park any tractor-trailer cab, all trucks having a net weight of more than four tons, and motor drawn other than boat or watercraft trailers or recreation vehicles, on any street within the Borough of Union Beach, between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m.
When a member of one of the building or service trades, such as a carpenter, electrician, painter, plumber or T.V. repairman, etc. is engaged in loading or unloading or parking of a service truck, during performance by such person of his job on a particular property, he shall be exempt from the terms of this subsection.
[Ord. No. 120; Ord. No. 464; Ord. No. 2010-158; Ord. No. 2010-168; Ord. No. 2016-241]
Vehicles over four tons gross weight will be allowed to travel on the county roadways and major municipal roadways within the municipality as described in Schedule V of Chapter 7A.
[Ord. #374; Ord. No. 574; Ord. No. 95-734; Ord. No. 2002-4; Ord. No. 2002-13; Ord. No. 2016-241]
The streets or parts of streets described in Schedule VI of Chapter 7A are hereby designated as one-way streets in the direction indicated.
[Ord. No. 106; Ord. No. 120; Ord. No. 149; Ord. No. 641; Ord. No. 655; Ord. No. 2016-241]
Pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 39:4-140, the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule VII of Chapter 7A 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 having sides 36 inches in length are provided for in the designations.
[Ord. #374; Ord. No. 591; Ord. No. 655; Ord. No. 2014-211; Ord. No. 2016-241]
Pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 39:4-140, the intersections described in Schedule VIII of Chapter 7A are hereby designated as Stop Intersections. STOP signs shall be installed as provided therein.
[Ord. #374]
Pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 39:4-140, the intersections described in Schedule IX of Chapter 7A are hereby designated as Yield Intersections. YIELD signs having sides 36 inches in length shall be installed as provided therein.
[Ord. #374]
The locations described in Schedule X of Chapter 7A are hereby designated as Loading Zones.
[Ord. #374]
The locations described in Schedule XI of Chapter 7A are hereby designated as Taxi Stands.
[Ord. #374; Ord. No. 97-763; Ord. No. 97-768; Ord. No. 2000-806; Ord. No. 2001-821; Ord. No. 2016-241]
The locations described in Schedule XII of Chapter 7A are hereby designated as Bus Stops.
[Ord. #374; Ord. No. 2000-810; Ord. No. 2016-241]
No person shall make a left turn at any of the locations described in Schedule XIII of Chapter 7A.
[Ord. #374]
No person shall make a U-Turn at any of the locations described in Schedule XIV attached and made a part of this chapter.
[Ord. #374]
No person shall make a turn at any of the locations described in Schedule XV of Chapter 7A.
[Ord. #374; Ord. No. 2016-241]
No person shall make a right turn when facing a steady red signal (STOP) indication whenever an official sign is present prohibiting such turn on the red signal as described in Schedule XVI of Chapter 7A.
[Ord. #374]
The streets or parts of streets described in Schedule XVII of Chapter 7A shall have the speed limits designated in such schedule.
Regulatory and warning signs shall be erected and maintained to effect the above designated speed limits as authorized by the department of transportation.
[Ord. #374; Ord. No. 2006-80]
Unless another penalty is expressly provided by New Jersey Statute, every person convicted of a violation of a provision of this ordinance or any supplement thereto shall be liable to a penalty of not more than $200 or imprisonment in the county jail or another place of imprisonment or confinement for a term not exceeding 90 days or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, or both a fine and imprisonment and/or community service.