[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Roselle 9-26-1990 as Ord. No. 1813. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 113.
The purpose of this chapter is to increase access to public buildings by handicapped persons pursuant to local needs and direction provided by P.L. 1989, Ch. 201, parking spaces for the physically handicapped.
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 39:4-138, 39:4-197, 39:4-198, 39:4-206, 39:4-207 and 39:4-207.8.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- HANDICAPPED PERSON
- A person who may be classified as having a physical impairment which manifests itself in one (1) or more of the following ways: nonambulatory; semiambulatory; visually impaired; deaf or hard of hearing; having faulty coordination; or having reduced mobility, flexibility, coordination or perceptiveness due to age, physical or mental condition.
- PUBLIC BUILDING
- Any building, structure, facility or complex used by the general public or to which the general public is invited, including but not limited to theaters, concert halls, auditoriums, museums, schools, libraries, recreation facilities, office buildings, shopping centers, hotels or motels and public eating places, whether privately or publicly owned, except that this term shall not include one- to four-family housing units.
The owners of all public buildings which provide parking spaces adjacent to or used in conjunction with the public building, shall provide and thereafter maintain parking spaces for handicapped persons in accordance with the guidelines herein set forth, and in a location and manner as determined by the Construction Official. Housing complexes shall identify handicapped parking spaces whenever a handicapped person is a resident of such a complex. This space shall be designated by the owner and/or manager of the building.
Editor's Note: Ordinances establishing restricted parking zones in front of residences occupied by handicapped persons are on file in the Borough offices.
Parking spaces for the handicapped shall be constructed according to the guidelines set forth in Subchapter 7 of the Uniform Construction Code.
No person shall park a vehicle in any parking space designated and marked as being set aside for the physically handicapped in any parking facility, unless the operator or passenger of the vehicle is the holder of an identification card issued pursuant to P.L. 1949, c. 280, N.J.S.A. 39:4-204, and Section 1 of P.L. 1977, c. 202, N.J.S.A. 39:4-197.5 hereof, and the operator's vehicle shall have affixed thereto an identification certificate or marker issued by the New Jersey Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles or Temporary Permits issued by the Chief of Police for handicapped individuals upon verification by a physician.
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 one hundred dollars ($100.) for the first offense and for subsequent offenses, a fine of one hundred dollars ($100.) and up to ninety (90) days community service on such terms and in such form as the court shall deem appropriate, or in any combination thereof.