[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Clinton 12-11-1990 by Ord. No. 90-13. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any portion of any street, parking yard or parking place, whether publicly or privately owned, which has been designated as a fire zone except as specifically permitted herein. Fire Department, rescue squad and police vehicles are exempted when performing official duties. Armored cars are exempt when engaged in the actual delivery or pickup of money and other valuables only for the period of time necessary to complete the transaction.
No person shall use a fire zone for dropping off or picking up passengers, packages or deliveries.
Map designations of designated fire zones in the Town of Clinton, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, are on file in the office of the Town Clerk and are available for inspection during normal business hours.
The owner of any property on which a fire zone is designated is hereby required to have proper signs and/or painted markings calling attention to the provisions of this chapter erected and/or placed upon the designated fire zones.
The Mayor and Council of the Town of Clinton, in consultation with the Fire Chief and the Chief of Police and subcode official, shall designate fire zones on public property or on private property to which the public is invited if it is necessary to provide safety to the public or to provide proper access for Fire Department operations.
The Land Use Board may require fire zones after consultation with the Fire Chief for any commercial applicant seeking site plan review for a commercial property with 50 or more parking places. The Land Use Board may adjust the number of parking spaces required of the applicant if the public need for the fire zone prevents the applicant from complying with the number of parking places required.
[Amended 12-10-2013 by Ord. No. 13-20]
After designating an area as a fire zone, the Mayor and Council shall notify the owner of the property, in writing, by certified mail or personal service, and specifically describe the area to be designated as a fire zone and the reason for making the designation. Within 30 days of receiving notice of the designation of a fire zone, the owner shall mark the fire zone in accordance with appropriate directives. Any person aggrieved by an order of the Mayor and Council designating a fire zone on his property shall have the right to appeal to the Mayor and Council.
Any person who violates any provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be fined a sum not less than $20 nor more than $100. For purposes of this chapter, each day a violation continues shall be deemed a separate violation.
Members of the Police Department of the Town of Clinton and the Fire Official of the Town of Clinton are authorized to issue summonses for violations of this chapter.