Township of North Brunswick, NJ
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee (now Mayor and Council) of the Township of North Brunswick 7-17-1978; amended in its entirety 1-17-1995. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire prevention — See Ch. 176.

§ 173-1 Designation of fire lanes and fire zones.

A. 
Certain areas shall be designated as fire lanes to provide clear access to buildings for fire-fighting equipment in the event of an emergency. Fire hydrants and water connection devices located on local, county, state and private roads shall be designated as fire zones.
B. 
Fire lanes and fire zones may be located on public or private property.
C. 
Fire lanes and fire zones shall be established by the Township Fire Official, and drawings of properties delineating fire lanes and fire zones shall be kept on file in the office of the Bureau of Fire Safety.

§ 173-2 Notice to affected property owners.

A. 
Notice that a property requires the posting of signs or painting of fire lanes and fire zones shall be sent to the property owner by the Bureau of Fire Safety either by personal delivery or certified mail.
B. 
Within 30 days of receipt of notice, said property owner shall install required signs and paint required stripes.

§ 173-3 Intervention by Township for failure to comply.

In the event that a property owner fails to comply with the requirements of § 173-2, the Bureau of Fire Safety may arrange to have signs installed and pavement painted at the expense of the property owner, said amount to be assessed against the property affected and collected through the Tax Collector's office.

§ 173-4 Parking, stopping or standing of vehicles prohibited.

No person shall park, stop or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, in any designated fire lane or fire zone or obstruct any designated fire lane or fire zone. No person shall park, stop or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, within 15 feet of any fire hydrant or other Fire Department water connection device.

§ 173-5 Restrictions for loading zones.

In loading zones designated herein, attended vehicles may stop solely for the purpose of loading or unloading and only for the period of time necessary to accomplish such loading or unloading.

§ 173-6 Installation of signs; painting of lines.

A. 
Areas designated as fire lanes and fire zones shall be identified by signs placed along their entire length at intervals of no less than 100 feet apart. The words "Fire Lane (or Fire Zone) No Parking or Standing" shall appear on the sign, with lettering three inches or more in height. Diagonal yellow lines shall be painted on the pavement along the length of the fire lanes and fire zones where possible. Fire lanes shall have a minimum width of 18 feet.
[Amended 2-4-2008 by Ord. No. 08-01]
B. 
Fire zones associated with fire hydrants and water connection devices shall be identified with yellow paint extending 15 feet in both directions on the curb and/or pavement where possible.

§ 173-7 Enforcement agencies.

The Bureau of Fire Safety, the Bureau of Fire Prevention and the North Brunswick Police Department shall have concurrent jurisdiction in policing and issuing parking summons.

§ 173-8 Violations and penalties.

A. 
Property owners failing to install signs or paint pavement within 30 days of receipt of notice shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $500 in accordance with the requirements of the New Jersey Fire Safety Code.
B. 
Violators who park illegally in a fire lane or fire zone shall be subject to a fine of $75. Said fine shall be imposed on complaint and conviction in the Municipal Court of the Township of North Brunswick.
C. 
All fines and penalties shall be paid to the Township of North Brunswick treasury.