Township of Andover, NJ
Sussex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Andover by Ord. No. 93-13; as amended through Ord. No. 2000-11. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Motorized bicycles — See Ch. 93.
Abandoned vehicles — See Ch. 175.
Sale of vehicles — See Ch. 183.

§ 10-1 Definitions; time standard.

A. 
Words and phrases defined. Whenever any words or phrases are used in this chapter, the meanings 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.
B. 
Official time standard. 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 Township.

§ 10-2 Authorization for closing of street.

A. 
The Public Safety Director or, in his absence, disability or inability to act, the Mayor and, in the event of his absence, disability or inability to act, then the Chief of Police of the municipality, 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 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 Subsection 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 $50.
D. 
Any regulation adopted that mandates the closing of any street for a period of 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.

§ 10-3 Removal of vehicles in violation of chapter; costs.

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 peace 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.

§ 10-4 Violations and penalties.

Unless another penalty is expressly provided by New Jersey statute, 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 $50 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or both.

§ 10-5 Effect of chapter.

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.

§ 10-6 Repeal.

All former traffic ordinances of the Township of Andover 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.

§ 10-7 Parking regulations not exclusive.

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 N.J.S.A. 39:4-138, or any other New Jersey statute or as hereinafter provided.

§ 10-8 Parking prohibited during state of emergency.

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, public celebrations, etc., 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. 
The effectiveness of this section is contingent upon signs being erected as required by law.

§ 10-9 Stopping or standing prohibited on certain streets.

No person shall stop or stand a vehicle at any time on any day upon any of the streets or parts of streets described.
Name of Street
Side
Location
Current Road
South
From the intersection Route 616 (Newton-Sparta Road) to the intersection of Route 669 (Limecrest Road)
Goodale Road
[Amended 2-28-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-4[1]]
South
From the intersection of Luchetti Way in the southerly direction for 1,500 feet
Limecrest Road
West
To a point 250 feet north of the traffic light located at the intersection of Limecrest Road and Newton-Sparta Road.
Newton-Sparta Road (County Route 616)
[Amended 2-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-4]
Both
The entire length from the Sparta Township line to the Newton Town line
[1]
Editor's Note: Pursuant to this ordinance, references throughout this chapter to Pinecrest Road have been changed to Luchetti Way.

§ 10-10 Parking time limited on certain streets.

A. 
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.
Name
of Street
Side
Time Limit
Hours
Location
Springdale- Gardens Road
Both
2 hrs.
6:00 a.m. to
12:00 p.m.
From the intersection of Route 206 to the Fredon Township line
West Sunset Boulevard
Both
2 hrs.
6:00 a.m. to
12:00 p.m.
Entire length
B. 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection B, Night parking restricted, was repealed 10-26-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-13.

§ 10-11 Parking prohibited during certain hours on certain streets.

A. 
No person shall park a vehicle between the hours specified any day (except Sundays and public holidays) upon any of the streets or parts of streets described.
Name
of Street
Side
Hours
Location
Elm Avenue
Both
10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. except Sundays and holidays
From the westerly curbline of Route 517 (Andover-Sparta Road) for a distance of 400 feet westerly
Hillside Park Barn
[Added 7-28-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-07]
At all times (except for loading and unloading)
The area contained within Hillside Park Barn, Hillside Pavilion and Hillside House
Lake Iliff Road
Both
At all times
From the northerly curbline of Limecrest Road (Route 669) for a distance of 1,000 feet northerly
Potter Avenue
Both
10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. except Sundays and holidays
From the westerly curbline of Route 517 (Andover-Sparta Road) for a distance of 1,000 feet northerly
Stickles Pond Road
Both
10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.
From intersection of Route 616 (Newton-Sparta Road) to intersection of Route 206

§ 10-12 Vehicles over designated weight excluded from certain streets.

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 streets.
Name of Street
Weight
(tons)
Location
Current Drive
[Added 12-8-2004- by Ord. No. 2004-19]
4
From County Route 616 to County Route 517
Dorset Lane
4
From County Road 623 to its easterly terminus
Goodale Road
4
Entire length, both directions
Lake Iliff Road
4
Entire length, both directions
Mulford Road
4
Entire length, both directions
O'Brien Lane
4
From Limecrest Road to Mulford Road
Oxford Road
4
From Pierce Road to Dorset Lane
Payne Road
[Added 12-8-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-19]
4
From County Route 517 to Current Drive
Pierce Road
4
From County Route 623 to the Andover Township-Lafayette Township corporate line
Pinkneyville Road
4
Entire length, both directions

§ 10-13 One-way streets.

The following described streets or parts of streets are hereby designated as one-way streets in the direction indicated.
Name of Street
Direction
Limits
Cedar Drive
Eastbound
Between Pinecliff Road and Prospect Place
Current Drive
[Added 9-24-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-09; amended 5-9-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-05]
Northwest
Between the westernmost driveway of 20 Current Drive (Block 73, Lot 7) and Newton Sparta Road
Pinecliff Road
Southwest
Entire length
Ridge Road
East and north
Between Cedar Drive and its easterly terminus at Pinecliff Road

§ 10-14 Through streets.

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 of each street intersecting the through street except where yield signs are provided for in the designation.
Name of Street
Limits
Old Creamery Road
Between Limecrest Road and the Andover Township/Andover Borough corporate line
Skytop Road
Between Limecrest Road and Andover Sparta Road
Stickles Pond Road/ Yates Avenue
Between U.S. Route 206 and Newton-Sparta Road
Valleyfield Road/ Hemlock Avenue
Between Andover-Sparta Road and Old Creamery Road

§ 10-15 Stop intersections.

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 Signs On
Bernard Drive and Irving Place
Irving Place
Bernard Drive and Vivian Plaza
Vivian Plaza
Club Road and Bruce Drive
Bruce Drive
Club Road and Manor Drive
Manor Drive
Country Club Lane and Park View Lane
Park View Lane
Goodale Road and Luchetti Way
Luchetti Way
Hillcrest Road and Cedar Drive
Cedar Drive (southerly approach facing northbound)
Hillcrest Avenue and Sussex Avenue
Sussex Avenue
Howard Drive and Vivian Plaza
Vivian Plaza
Kilroy Road and Ballantine Road
Ballantine Road
Knox Road and Sunset Terrace
Sunset Terrace
Lake Iliff Road and Goodale Road
Goodale Road
Linda Lane and Florence Lane
Florence Lane
Longview Road and Terrace Drive
Terrace Drive
Luchetti Way and Linda Lane
Linda Lane
Manor Drive and Great Oak Road
Great Oak Road
Manor Drive and Knox Road
Knox Road (both approaches)
Manor Drive and Sunset Terrace
Sunset Terrace
Mt. Nebo Drive and Westview Terrace
Westview Terrace
Mulford Road and McPeek Road
McPeek Road
Mulford Road and O'Brien Lane
O'Brien Lane
Park Lane and Longview Drive
Longview Drive
Sussex Avenue and Delaware View
Delaware View
Terrace Drive and Deer Pond Road
Deer Pond Road
West Lakeview Road and Westview Terrace
Westview Terrace

§ 10-16 Yield intersections.

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.
Intersections
Yield Signs On
Bernard Drive at Arthur Avenue
Arthur Avenue
Bruce Drive at Knox Road
Knox Road
Hillcrest Road and Cedar Drive
Cedar Drive (easterly approach facing westbound traffic)
Payne Road at Current Drive
Current Drive (southerly approach facing northbound traffic)

§ 10-17 No turn on red.

No person shall make a right turn on the red signal at any location listed:
From
To
Northbound on Limecrest Road
Eastbound on Newton-Sparta Road
Southbound on Limecrest Road
Westbound on Newton-Sparta Road
Eastbound on Newton-Sparta Road
Southbound on Limecrest Road
Westbound on Newton-Sparta Road
Northbound on Limecrest Road

§ 10-18 Handicapped parking.

A. 
The following area in Hillside Park may be used for handicapped parking only: starting from the westerly curbline of Lake Iliff Road at the upper entrance on Hillside Park for a distance of 83 feet in the westerly direction.
B. 
The following areas at the Andover Township Municipal Building may be used for handicapped parking only: starting from the easterly curbline of Newton-Sparta Road at the lower parking lot for a distance of 50 feet in the southerly direction.

§ 10-19 Speed limits.

Speed limits for both directions of travel shall be established as follows. Regulatory and warning signs shall be erected and maintained to effect the below designated speed limits as authorized by the Department of Transportation.
Name of Street
Speed Limit
(mph)
Location
Andover-Mohawk Road
(County Route 613):
Zone 1
35
From the Andover Borough line to Roseville Road
Zone 2
45
To the westerly leg of Kilroy Road
Zone 3
40
To the Byram Township line
Andover-Sparta Road
(County Route 517):
Zone 1
35
From the Andover Borough line to Overlook Road
Zone 2
45
To Skytop Road
Ayers Circle
25
Entire length
Ballantine Road
20
Between Andover-Mohawk Road (County Route 613) and Kilroy Road
Brighton Avenue
(County Route 606)
40
Between the Green Township line and the Andover Borough line
Brighton Road
(County Route 603)
45
From State Highway Route 206 to the Green Township line
Bruce Drive
[Amended 8-13-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-14]
25
Entire length
Cambridge Road
[Added 4-13-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-10]
35
Entire length
Cedar Drive
25
Between Hillcrest Avenue and Ridge Road
Club Road
[Amended 8-13-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-14]
25
Entire length
Country Club Lane
[Amended 8-13-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-14]
25
Entire length
Current Drive
25
Entire length
Delaware View
25
Between County Route 517 and Sussex Avenue
Dorset Lane
[Added 4-13-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-10]
35
Entire length
Elm Avenue
25
Between County Route 517 and terminus
Great Oak Road
[Amended 8-13-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-14]
25
Entire length
Greendale Road
40
Between State Highway Route 206 and the Andover Township-Fredon Township line
Goodale Road
30
Between State Highway Route 206 to Lake Iliff Road
Hemlock Avenue
25
Between Old Creamery Road and Valleyfield Road
Huntsville Road
35
From County Route 611 to the Green Township line
Knox Road
[Amended 8-13-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-14]
25
Entire length
Lake Iliff Road
35
Entire length
Lenape Avenue
25
Between County Route 517 and Old Creamery Road
Limecrest Road
(County Route 669):
Zone 1
40
From the southerly Township line to 1,550 feet north of Old Creamery Road
Zone 2
45
To 2,000 feet south of Lake Iliff Road
Zone 3
40
To the northerly Township line (Sussex Mills Road) except 25 mph in the Long Pond School Zone (1,465 feet north of Broadview Drive to 1,475 feet south of Current Drive) during recess when the presence of children is clearly visible from the roadway or while children are going to or leaving school during opening or closing hours
Manor Drive
[Amended 8-13-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-14]
25
Entire length
Maple Drive
25
Entire length
Michael Court
[Added 6-11-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-11]
25
Entire length
Mulford Road
40
Entire length
Newton-Sparta Road
(County Route 616):
Zone 2
35
Between Newton Town line and Stickle Pond Road
Zone 3
40
Between Stickle Pond Road and Florence Lane
Zone 4
50
Between Florence Lane and the Sparta Township line except 35 mph in the Florence M. Burd School Zone (300 feet west of Current Drive to 500 feet east of Current Drive) during recess when the presence of children is clearly visible from the roadway or while children are going to or leaving school during opening or closing hours
Old Creamery Road
25
Between County Route 517 and County Route 669
Overlook Road
25
Between County Route 517 and terminus
Park View Road
25
Entire length
Penn Avenue
25
Entire length
Perona Road
35
Entire length
Pierce Road
30
From Lawrence Road to the Lafayette Township line
Pinecliff Road
25
Between Cedar Drive and Ridge Road
Potter Avenue
25
Between County Route 517 and terminus
Ridge Road
25
Between Prospect Place and Cedar Drive
Roseville Road
[Added 10-25-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-11]
25
Entire length
Skytop Road
35
Entire length
Southdown Road
[Added 4-13-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-10]
35
Entire length
Sunset Terrace
[Added 8-13-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-14]
25
Entire length
Sussex Avenue
25
Between Old Creamery Road and Hillcrest Avenue
Sussex County Route 616
[Added 9-22-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-15]
Zone 1
35
Between the municipal boundary of the Town of Newton and the Township of Andover to Florence Lane
Zone 2
45
Between Florence Lane and a point 1,550 feet west of Limecrest Road (County Route 669)
Zone 3
35
Between a point 1,550 feet west of Limecrest Road (County Route 669) and a point 2,800 feet east of Limecrest Road (County Route 669)
Zone 4
45
Between a point 2,800 feet east of Limecrest Road (County Route 669) and the municipal boundary of Andover Township and Sparta Township
School Zone
30
In the Florence Burd School Zone in Andover Township, within Zone 3, between a point 545 feet west of Current Drive and a point 617 feet east of Current Drive during recess or while children are going to or leaving school during opening or closing times
Valleyfield Road
25
Between Hemlock Avenue and County Route 517
Victoria Pines Lane
[Added 6-11-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-11]
30
Entire length
Warbasse Junction Road
(County Route 663):
Zone 2
50
From the Newton Town line to 1,150 feet north of Mile Post 1, thence
Zone 3
45
To the Lafayette Township line
Wisteria Road
[Added 6-11-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-11]
30
Entire length

§ 10-20 Restricted turning.

[Added 2-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-5]
The following described streets, parts of streets and locations are hereby designated as restricted turning areas in the direction indicated.
A. 
The egress into Sussex County Route 616 (Newton-Sparta Road) located approximately 1,284 feet west of Limecrest Road, at Lot 11 in Block 105, Florence M. Burd School, shall be designated a “No Left Turn” zone between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

§ 10-21 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 7-28-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-07]
  The following penalties shall be imposed for violations listed herein:
Section
Violation
Fine
§ 10-8
Parking prohibited:
State of emergency
$44
§ 10-10B
Night parking restricted:
10:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m. (Nov. 15 - Apr. 15)
$44
§ 10-11
Parking prohibited:
Elm Avenue (10:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m.)
$44
Hillside Park Barn (at all times)
$100
Potter Avenue (10:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m.)
$44
Stickles Pond Road (10:00 p.m.-8:00 a.m.)
$44
§ 10-18
Handicapped parking [N.J.A.C. 5:23-7.13(b)]
$123
§ 10-22F
Restricted parking:
Rolling Hills Condominiums
$44

§ 10-22 Rolling Hills Condominium Complex.

Applicability of Title 39 within the Rolling Hills Condominium Complex. The provisions of Subtitle One, Title 39, of the Revised Statutes of New Jersey shall be applicable within all semi-public and private roads, streets, driveways and parking lots situated within the Rolling Hills Condominium Complex and the following regulations pertaining thereto are hereby adopted:
A. 
Parking.
(1) 
All vehicles. All vehicles must park only in designated areas and between the lines provided.
(2) 
Handicapped parking. All stalls shall be 12 feet wide as shown on the attached site plan and signed with R7-8 (Reserved Parking sign and penalty plate), in the designated parking areas for persons who have been issued the handicapped parking permits by the Division of Motor Vehicles.
B. 
Through streets. The following street or parts of streets 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 have been provided for in the designation:
Name of Street
Limits
Cheyenne Road
From McPeek Road to terminus
C. 
Stop intersections (stop streets). The following described intersections are hereby designated as stop intersections. Stop signs shall be installed as provided herein:
Intersection
Stop Signs On
Cherokee Road and McPeek Road
Cherokee Road
Cheyenne Road and McPeek Road
Cheyenne Road
Dakota Drive and Cherokee Road
Dakota Drive
Dakota Drive and Seminole Road
Dakota Drive
Navajo Drive and Iroquois Court
Iroquois Court
Navajo Drive and McPeek Road
Navajo Drive
Seminole Road and McPeek Road
Seminole Road
D. 
Speed limits.
(1) 
The speed limits for both directions of traffic in the Rolling Hills Condominium parking lots shall be 15 miles per hour.
Name of Street
Speed Limit
(mph)
Location
Cherokee Road
15
Entire length
Cheyenne Road
15
Entire length
Dakota Drive
15
Entire length
Iroquois Court
15
Entire length
Navajo Road
15
Entire length
Seminole Road
15
Entire length
(2) 
Regulatory and warning signs shall be erected and maintained to effect the above designated speed limits authorized by the Department of Transportation.
E. 
Tow-away. Any vehicle parked or standing as to obstruct or impede a normal flow of traffic, block entrances or exitways, loading zones, oil fills, any grass area, pedestrian walkway, or present in any way a safety or traffic hazard may be removed by towing the vehicle at the owner's or operator's expense.
F. 
Restricted parking. No person shall stop or stand a vehicle any time upon any of the streets or parts of streets described:
Name of Street
Sides
Location
Cherokee Road
Both
Entire length
Cheyenne Road
Both
Entire length
Dakota Drive
Both
Entire length
Iroquois Court
Both
Entire length
McPeek Road
Both
Entire length
Mohegan Circle
Both
Entire length
Navajo Drive
Both
Entire length
Seminole Road
Both
Entire length
G. 
Signing. All signs, posts, or other necessary materials shall be installed and paid for by the Rolling Hills Condominium Association. Installation shall be inspected by the Andover Township Police Department to ensure installations meet state and federal specifications, and all signing shall conform to the current Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
H. 
Violations and penalties. Unless another penalty is expressly provided by the New Jersey statute, every person convicted of a violation of this section 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.

§ 10-23 No parking when snow covered.

[Added 9-26-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-11]
A. 
Whenever snow has fallen and the accumulation is such that it covers the streets or highways, including town-owned and operated parking lots, an emergency shall exist and no vehicle shall be parked on any street or highway or portion thereof. This parking prohibition shall remain in effect for an eight-hour period following the cessation of such snowfall.
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 for the removal and storage before regaining possession of the vehicle.
C. 
The effectiveness of this section is contingent upon signs being erected as required by law.
D. 
Unless another penalty is expressly provided by New Jersey Statutes, every person convicted of a violation of the provisions of this section or any supplement hereto shall be liable for a penalty of not more than $1,000 or imprisonment for a term not to exceed 15 days, or both.
E. 
Any vehicle parked in violation of the provisions of this section including town-owned and operated parking lots will be towed by police at the owner's expense if the vehicle is deemed a nuisance and/or a hindrance to snow removal efforts of the Department of Public Works.