Township of Mannington, NJ
Salem County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Mannington 12-20-2001 by Ord. No. 01-07.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
[1]
Editor’s Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 135, Vehicles and Traffic, which consisted of Art. I, Through Streets and Stop and Yield Intersections, adopted 9-4-1980 by Ord. No. 0-7-3-80, approved 6-1-1980; Art. II, Speed Limit Reduction by Road Supervisor, adopted 11-5-1981 by Ord. No. 0-10-1-81; Art. III, Vehicle Weight Limits, adopted 7-2-1987 by Ord. No. 87-1, approved 10-3-1987, as amended.
A. 
Words and phrases. Whenever any word 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.
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.
A. 
The Public Works Supervisor of this municipality, under direction of the Township Committee, 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 whenever he finds that such closing is necessary for the preservation of the public safety, health or welfare.
B. 
Any regulations promulgated by the Public Works Supervisor 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 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.
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 authorized person may provide for the removal of such vehicle. The owner shall bear the reasonable costs of removal and storage that may result from such removal before regaining possession of the vehicle.
[Amended 7-6-2006 by Ord. No. 06-10]
Unless another penalty is expressly provided for by state statute, any person or persons who shall violate any provision of this article shall be punishable as provided in § 1-15 of this Code.
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.
All former traffic ordinances of the Township of Mannington 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.
A. 
Adoption of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways.
(1) 
The Township Committee may find and declare that problems of traffic control occur when traffic must be moved through or around street construction, maintenance operations and utility work, above or below the ground which requires blocking the street 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 may be necessary for the Township Committee 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.
(2) 
The Township of Mannington, in the County of Salem, 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 that fails to comply with the provisions of the M.U.T.C.D. while performing such work is in violation of this section.
B. 
Preconstruction meeting. It shall be the responsibility of the person, contractor, or in the case of a public utility as required under the public utility agreement, section 16:25-9.2, wishing to conduct work on, under or above the street to contact the Township Clerk of the Township of Mannington, in order to arrange a preconstruction meeting and 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 Township of Mannington, is in violation of this section.
C. 
Emergency contact telephone numbers. The person, contractor or utility shall provide 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 cannot be made, or if the emergency contact person does not respond to a call from the Public Works Department or the police to correct such hazardous condition, the Township of Mannington may respond to correct the hazardous condition(s). The reasonable fees for such emergency services by the Township shall be charged to the person, contractor, or utility responsible for the condition.
D. 
Hours. There shall be no construction, maintenance, operations, or utility work on any roadway in the Township before the hour of 7:00 a.m. or after 5:00 p.m. The Township Committee may adjust this time limit to permit work prior to 7:00 a.m. or after 5:00 p.m. If the Township Committee determines that the construction or maintenance operations prior to 7:00 a.m. or after 5:00 p.m. would substantially delay traffic or cause a safety or health hazard, the work shall then be permitted only between 7:00 a.m. or after 5:00 p.m.
[Amended 3-7-2002 by Ord. No. 02-02]
E. 
Road closing. Road closing and/or traffic detours shall not be permitted unless approved by the Township Committee and the Public Works Supervisor.
F. 
Traffic directors. Traffic directors shall be posted at all construction or maintenance sites when determined by the Township Committee and Township Engineer that same is necessary to provide for the safe and expeditious movement of traffic.
G. 
Stop work. The Township Public Works Supervisor, when authorized by the Township Committee, 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 related work, in order to abate any nuisance and/or safety hazard or for any violation of this section.
H. 
Site preparation. It is to be expressly understood that no materials, vehicles or equipment are to be placed in the roadway or sidewalk until all construction signs, light devices and pavement markings are installed.
I. 
Violations and penalties.
(1) 
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, 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.
(2) 
A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.
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 or standing or parking of vehicles as set forth in N.J.S.A. 39:4-138, or any other New Jersey Statute as hereinafter provided.
A. 
Upon the declaration of an emergency, there shall be no parking upon the streets where temporary EMERGENCY NO PARKING signs are displayed. The Police, the Township Committee or persons authorized by the Township Committee are authorized to declare an emergency and to direct the posting of EMERGENCY NO PARKING signs when weather conditions, accidents, road construction, fire or public celebrations dictate or require avoidance of hazards or other conditions which interfere with the free flow of traffic. Notification that EMERGENCY NO PARKING signs are being or will be posted shall be given to the operator or owner of any vehicle that has been parked prior to the posting of the signs.
B. 
The effectiveness of this subsection is contingent upon the signs being erected as required by law.
A. 
Removal.
(1) 
Whenever snow has fallen and the accumulation is such that it covers the streets and highways, an emergency shall exist and no vehicle shall be parked on the streets or highways or portions thereof indicated.
(2) 
The above parking prohibitions 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.
B. 
Any unoccupied vehicle parked or standing in violation 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 that may result from such removal before regaining possession of the vehicle.
Name of Street
Sides
Location
(Reserved)
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
(Reserved)
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
Sides
Time Limit Hours
Location
(Reserved)
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)
No person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any streets or parts thereof described.
Name of Street
Sides
Location
(Reserved)
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
Sides
Hours
Location
(Reserved)
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 Township of Mannington is displayed on said vehicle for those streets or parts of streets as described or listed within the following sections.
Section
Street
Location
Hours
Days
(Reserved)
No person shall park any truck or vehicle over three tons gross vehicle weight (GVW), a school bus, any other type of bus, recreational vehicle, camper, boat or trailer between the hours specified upon any of the streets or parts of streets described.
Name of Street
Sides
Hours
Location
(Reserved)
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:67-16.1, the streets or parts of streets as described are hereby designated as routes for vehicles over 20 tons. All trucks having a total combined registered gross weight of vehicle plus load in excess of 20 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)
[Amended 3-7-2002 by Ord. No. 02-02]
Vehicles over the registered gross weight of 20 tons 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
Limits
Bassett Road
Entire length
Biddle Road
Entire length
Black Road
Entire length
Compromise Road
Entire length
Dolbow Road
From its intersection with Welchville-Alloway Road to the Mannington boundary with Alloway Township
DuBois Road
Entire length
Fenwick Road
From its intersection with Mannington-Yorktown Road to the boundary between Mannington Township and Pilesgrove Township
Gordon Road
Entire length
Hackett Road
From its intersection with Mannington-Yorktown Road to the boundary between Mannington Township and Alloway Township
Halltown Road
From its intersection with Nimrod Road to its intersection with Haines Neck Road
Kerlin Road
From its intersection with Welchville-Alloway Road to Mannington boundary with Alloway Township
Mannington-Yorktown Road
From its intersection with Compromise Road to its intersection with Alloway-Woodstown Road
Mannington-Yorktown Road
From its intersection with Woodstown-Alloway Road to Pilesgrove-Mannington boundary
Maple Avenue
Entire length
Marshalltown Road
Entire length
Mitchell Road
Entire length
Nimrod Road
Entire length
Oechsle Road
Entire length
Sunset Drive
Entire length
Swedes Bridge Road
From Compromise Road to the Mannington boundary with Alloway Township
The following described streets or parts of streets are hereby designated as one-way streets in the direction indicated. Parking on these streets will be permitted on the sides indicated below.
Name of Street
Direction
Limits
Parking Permitted
(Reserved)
Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-140, the streets or parts of streets described are hereby designated as through streets. Stop signs shall be installed on the near-right side of each street intersecting the through street except where yield signs are provided for in the designation.
Name of Street
Limits
Compromise Road
Entire length
Mannington-Yorktown Road
From Compromise Road to Alloway-Woodstown Road (CR 603)
Mannington-Yorktown Road
From Alloway-Woodstown Road (CR 603) to the Mannington Township/ Pilesgrove Township Corporate Line
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:
Oechsle Road and Swedes Bridge Road
Oechsle Road
Hackett Road and Oechsle Road
Hackett Road
Mitchell Road and Oechsle Road
Mitchell Road
Roosevelt Avenue and Marshalltown Road
Roosevelt Avenue
Penton Station Road and Dolbow Road
Penton Station Road
Tidemill Road and Old Kings Highway
Tidemill Road
Newell Road and Old Kings Highway
Newell Road
Whitney Avenue and Griscom Drive
Whitney Avenue
Griscom Drive and DuBois Road
Griscom Drive
Halltown Road and Nimrod Road
Halltown Road
Maple Avenue and Sunset Drive
Maple Avenue
Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-140, the intersections herein described are designated as multi-way stop intersections. Stop signs shall be installed as provided herein.
Intersection
Stop Sign(s) On:
(Reserved)
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)
No person shall make a turn at any location listed and only in the manner described.
Intersection
Turn Prohibited
Movement Prohibited
(Reserved)
No person shall make a turn on the red signal at any location listed.
Intersection
Direction of Travel
Prohibited Turn On Red
(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.
Location
Hours
(Reserved)
[Amended 12-5-2002 by Ord. No. 02-08]
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.
Street
Hours
(Reserved)
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.
Street
Location
Hours
(Reserved)
The lane locations described are designated as lane use reservations, and traffic shall move as indicated.
Intersection or Location
Movement
(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 effect the above designated speed limits.
Name of Street
MPH
Limits
Approval Date
(Reserved)
The following locations are hereby designated as mid-block crosswalks.
Name of Street
Location
(Reserved)
No-passing zones are hereby established and shall be maintained upon the following described streets or parts thereof.
Name of Street
Sketch #:
Sketch Date
Approval Date
(Reserved)
A. 
Handicapped parking on streets. 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 Division of Motor Vehicles, or a temporary placard issued by the State Police. No other person shall be permitted to park in these spaces.
Street
Number of Spaces
Location
(Reserved)
B. 
Handicapped parking on streets for private residences. 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 Division of Motor Vehicles, or a temporary placard issued by the State Police. No other person shall be permitted in these spaces.
Street
Location
Permit Number
(Reserved)
C. 
Handicapped parking in municipal parking lots and Board of Education property. In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-197, the following off street parking yards and Board of Education property are designated as handicapped parking areas. Such spaces are for use by persons who have been issued special identification cards, plates or placards issued by the Division of Motor Vehicles, or a temporary placard issued by the State Police. No other person shall be permitted to park in these areas.
Property
Number of Spaces
Location
491 Route 45
One
Mannington Townhall
495 Route 45
One
Mannington Elementary School
D. 
Handicapped parking on private property open to the public and to which the public is invited (retail business). In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:48-2.46, the following off-street parking yards are designated as handicapped parking areas. Such spaces are for use by persons who have been issued special identification cards, plates or placards by the Division of Motor Vehicles, or a temporary placard issued by the State Police. No other person shall be permitted to park in these spaces.
Property
Number of Spaces
Location
(Reserved)
E. 
Handicapped parking on all other private property. In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:5A-1, the following off-street parking locations are designated as handicapped parking. Such spaces are for use by persons who have been issued special identification cards, plates or placards by the Division of Motor Vehicles, or a temporary placard issued by the State Police. No other person shall be permitted to park in these spaces.
Property
Number of Spaces
Location
(Reserved)
F. 
Handicapped parking on municipal parks. In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:5A-4, the following off-street parking locations are designated as handicapped parking. Such spaces are for use by persons who have been issued special identification cards, plates or placards by the Division of Motor Vehicles, or a temporary placard issued by the State Police. No other person shall be permitted to park in these spaces.
Property
Number of Spaces
Location
(Reserved)
G. 
United States Post Office property: handicapped parking on postal properties. 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) effective 06/01/1990. Such spaces are for use by persons who have been issued special identification cards, plates or placards by the Division of Motor Vehicles, or a temporary placard issued by the State Police. No other person shall be permitted to park in these spaces.
Property
Number of Spaces
Location
(Reserved)
H. 
Signs, pavement markings, installation and maintenance. The owners of the premises referred to sections § 135-34C and D 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 Township of Mannington. The owner shall be responsible for the repair and restoration of same.
A. 
Regulation for the movement and the parking of traffic on municipal property and board of education property. In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-197, the following Municipal and Board of Education Property shall have the movement of traffic controlled by the type of regulation indicated. No person shall operate, or park a vehicle in violation of the regulations indicated.
Property
Regulation
(Reserved)
B. 
Regulation for the movement and the parking of traffic on private property open to the public and to which the public is invited (retail business).
(1) 
In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:48-2.46, 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.
Property
Regulation
(Reserved)
(2) 
The owners of the premises referred to in this subsection shall provide and install signs and pavement markings as required, which signage and markings shall be in accordance with the current Manual On Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). The cost of signs and installations shall be the responsibility of the owner of said property. The owner shall, subsequent to the initial procurement and installation, maintain such signs and pavement markings in good condition at no cost or expense to the Township of Mannington.
(3) 
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.
C. 
Regulation for the movement and the parking of traffic on all other private property. 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)
D. 
Regulation for the movement and the parking of traffic on municipal park property. 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)
E. 
Regulation for the movement and the parking of traffic on united states post office property. 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) effective 06/01/1990.
Property
Regulation
(Reserved)
F. 
Signs, pavement markings, installation and maintenance. The owners of the premises referred to in § 135-35B and C 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 Township of Mannington. The owner shall be responsible for repair and restoration or replacement of same.