Borough of Hopewell, NJ
Mercer County
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The power of the municipality to adopt ordinances concerning traffic and parking is contained in R.S. 39:4-197. Various statutory provisions throughout Title 39 control the manner in which municipalities may regulate parking and traffic. R.S. 39:4-8 requires that all traffic and parking ordinances be approved by the Department of Transportation.
[Ord. 226, Art. I, S 1]
The terms used in this chapter, shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them in R.S. 39:1-1 as amended.
In addition, the following terms not defined in R.S. 39:1-1 as amended, are defined with reference to this chapter as follows:
a. 
The term "curb" shall mean the lateral boundary of that portion of the street designated for the use of vehicles, whether marked by curbing or not.
b. 
The term "side" as used herein shall mean the curb line as defined above.
c. 
All distances contained herein are measured distances from the point of intersection of extended curb lines unless otherwise stated.
[Ord. 226, Art. I, S 2]
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. 295; Ord. 304; Ord. 378; Ord. 392; Ord. 477; Ord. 552; Ord. 590]
[New]
The provisions of this chapter imposing a time 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. 226, Art. III, S 6; Ord. 188, SS 2, 3]
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 celebrations 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 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 the vehicle. The owner shall pay the reasonable costs of removal and storage which may result from the removal, before regaining possession of the vehicle.
c. 
The effectiveness of this subsection is contingent upon signs being erected as required by law.
[Ord. 226, Art. III, S 1; Ord. 232, S 1; Ord. 243, S 2; Ord. 297; Ord. 301; Ord. 381, S 1; Ord. 492, S 1; Ord. 513, S 1; Ord. 574, S 1; Ord. 589, S 1; Ord. 598, S 1; Ord. 666, S 1; Ord. 742; Ord. No. 786]
No person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any of the streets or parts thereof described in Schedule I which can be found in Chapter 7A.
[Ord. 226, Art. III, S 2; Ord. 301; Ord. 721]
No person shall park a vehicle between the hours specified in Schedule II upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule II which can be found in Chapter 7A.
[Ord. 226, Art. III, S 5; Ord. 228, S 1; Ord. 232, S 4; Ord. 235, S 1; Ord. 243, SS 5, 6; Ord. 686, S 1; Ord. 720; Ord. 723; Ord. No. 811]
No person shall park a vehicle for longer than the time limit shown in Schedule III at any time between the hours listed in Schedule III of any day except Sundays upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in the schedule which can be found in Chapter 7A.
[Ord. 226, Art. V, S 1]
The parking time-limit provisions in this chapter shall not be operative on Sunday, New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
a. 
Whenever snow has fallen and the accumulation is such that it covers the street or roadway, an emergency shall exist and no vehicle shall be parked on any street or roadway or portion thereof. Such parking prohibitions shall remain in effect after the snow has ceased and until the streets have been plowed sufficiently and to the extent that parking will not interfere with the normal flow of traffic or impede the passage of ambulance, fire or other emergency vehicles.
During this period of parking prohibition, vehicles may park in any municipal parking yard including those behind borough hall and at the railroad station.
b. 
Any unoccupied vehicle parked or standing in violation of this subsection shall be deemed a nuisance and a menace to the safe and proper clearing and removal of snow and regulation of traffic. 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.
No operator of a vehicle shall stand or park a vehicle in any space on public or private property appropriately marked for vehicles for the physically handicapped, or as specified in any schedule, which can be found in Chapter 7A, 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.
Except during periods of snow emergency as described in subsection 7-3.7a., or while fire, ambulance or other emergency personnel are responding to fire or other emergency calls, no vehicles shall be parked in the municipal parking yards located behind borough hall and at the railroad station on any day between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.
[Ord. 226; Ord. 338; Ord. 482; Ord. 556; Ord. 562; Ord. 701]
No person shall stop or stand a vehicle at any time upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule IV-A which can be found in Chapter 7A.
No person shall stop or stand a vehicle during the hours designated upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule IV-B which can be found in Chapter 7A.
No person shall stop or stand a vehicle, other than a school bus, during the hours designated upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule IV-C which can be found in Chapter 7A.
[Ord. 226; Ord. 243]
The streets or parts of streets described in Schedule V, which can be found in Chapter 7A, are hereby designated as one-way streets.
[Ord. 226; Ord. 432; Ord. 447; Ord. 494; Ord. 574; Ord. 670]
Pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 39:4-140, the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule VI, which can be found in 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.
Pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 39:4-140, the intersections described in Schedule VII, which can be found in Chapter 7A, are hereby designated as stop intersections. STOP signs shall be installed as provided therein.
Pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 39:4-140, the intersections described in Schedule VIII, which can be found in Chapter 7A, are hereby designated as yield intersections. YIELD signs shall be installed as provided therein.
[Ord. No. 251, Ord. No. 791]
The locations described in Schedule IX, which can be found in Chapter 7A, are hereby designated as loading zones.
[Ord. 226]
The locations described in Schedule X, which can be found in Chapter 7A, are hereby designated as bus stops.
[Ord. 226; Ord. 525; Ord. 562; Ord. 588]
a. 
No person shall make a left turn at the locations described in Schedule XI, which can be found in Chapter 7A, during the period or periods indicated.
b. 
No person shall make a right turn on a red traffic signal at the locations described in Schedule XII which can be found in Chapter 7A.
[Ord. 226]
No person shall park any vehicle upon any municipally controlled street in the borough for the purpose of:
a. 
Displaying the vehicle for sale.
b. 
Cleaning, greasing, or repairing the vehicle, except in the case of repairs by reason of emergency or urgent necessity.
c. 
Primarily advertising the vehicle or advertising any other thing or product.
[Ord. 226; Ord. 477; Ord. 630]
Unless another penalty is expressly provided by New Jersey Statute, every person convicted of a violation of this chapter or any supplement thereto shall be liable to a penalty of not more than $50 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or both. Every person convicted of a violation of subsection 7-3.8, concerning restricted parking for handicapped, shall be liable to a fine of $250 for the first offense and, for subsequent offenses, a fine of at least $250 and up to 90 days community service on such terms and in such form as the court shall deem appropriate, or any combination thereof.
[Ord. No. 614; Ord. No. 810]
a. 
Trucks over four tons gross weight are hereby excluded from the streets or parts of streets described except for pickup and delivery of materials on such streets:
Name of Street
Weight
Location
Blackwell Avenue
4 tons
Entire length
Center Street
4 tons
Entire length
Columbia Avenue
4 tons
Entire length
Cook Place
4 tons
Entire length
East Prospect Street
4 tons
Entire length
Ege Avenue
4 tons
Entire length
Elm Street
4 tons
Entire length
First Street
4 tons
Entire length
Front Street
4 tons
Entire length
Golden Avenue
4 tons
Entire length
Hamilton Avenue
4 tons
Entire length
Maple Street
4 tons
Entire length
Mercer Street
4 tons
Entire length
Model Avenue
4 tons
Entire length
Newell Place
4 tons
Entire length
North Lanning Avenue
[Ord. No. 810]
4 tons
Entire length
Pierson Place
4 tons
Entire length
Railroad Place
4 tons
Entire length
Second Street
4 tons
Entire length
Seminary Avenue
4 tons
Entire length
Shaftsbury Avenue
4 tons
Entire length
South Greenwood Avenue
4 tons
Entire length
South Lanning Avenue
4 tons
Entire length
Walnut Avenue
4 tons
Entire length
Washington Avenue
4 tons
Entire length
Windsor Way
4 tons
Entire length
b. 
This section shall not apply to school buses operated in connection with the transportation of students to or from any school or in connection with any school-related activity, any vehicle registered with the New Jersey Commission of Motor Vehicle as farm machinery or a farm vehicle, any vehicle owned or operated by the borough or to any vehicle owned and operated by a public utility that may be engaged in the installation, repair or maintenance of utilities on such streets.
[Ord. 594]
The following described location is hereby designated as a mid-block crosswalk:
West Broad Street beginning 135 feet east of the easterly curb line of Mercer Street and extending 15 feet easterly thereof.