Borough of Alpine, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Alpine as Ch. V of the 1970 Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Mopeds — See Ch. 150.
Parking — See Ch. 158.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 192.
Impounded vehicles — See Ch. 212.

§ 209-1 Definitions.

Whenever any words and 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.

§ 209-2 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 borough.

§ 209-3 Parking.

A. 
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, any other New Jersey statute or as hereinafter provided.
B. 
Parking prohibited during state of emergency.
[Amended by Ord. No. 239; Ord. No. 244; Ord. No. 383]
(1) 
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/her 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 the operator or owner of any vehicle which has been parked prior to the posting of the signs.
(2) 
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 peace officer may provide for the removal of such vehicle. The owner shall pay the reasonable costs of removal and storage which may result from such removal before regaining possession of the vehicle.
(3) 
The effectiveness of this subsection is contingent upon signs being erected as required by law.
(4) 
No person shall park or leave standing in the borough any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, on any street between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.
C. 
Parking prohibited at all times on certain streets. No person shall park a vehicle at any time on any of the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule I, attached to and made a part of this chapter.
[Amended by Ord. No. 307; Ord. No. 365; Ord. No. 383; Ord. No. 433; Ord. No. 517]
D. 
Parking prohibited during certain hours on certain streets. No person shall park a vehicle between the hours specified on any day, on any of the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule II, attached to and made a part of this chapter.
[Amended by Ord. No. 59]
E. 
Commercial vehicles.
[Amended by Ord. No. 383; Ord. No. 510; Ord. No. 517]
(1) 
No person shall park a commercial vehicle on any street in the borough between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
(2) 
No person shall park or unload a commercial motor vehicle, tractor trailer, tractor flatbed, truck or truck tractor or a detached trailer with singular or combined weight in excess of five tons registered gross weight on any street in a residential district except for the purpose of delivery of goods and services to a dwelling on said street of persons who reside in the residential district.

§ 209-4 Municipal and school parking lots.

A. 
No parking. No person shall park a vehicle in those areas described in Schedule III, attached to and made a part of this chapter.
[Amended by Ord. No. 409; Ord. No. 517]
B. 
Limited parking. No person shall park a vehicle for longer than the time period shown in those areas described in Schedule IV, attached to and made a part of this chapter.
[Amended by Ord. No. 436; Ord. No. 517]
C. 
One-way. No person shall violate the one-way signs in the direction indicated in Schedule V, attached to and made a part of this chapter, in any of these lots.
[Amended by Ord. No. 409; Ord. No. 517]

§ 209-5 Trucks over 10 tons.

[Amended by Ord. No. 282; Ord. No. 343]
No person shall drive a commercial motor vehicle, truck or truck tractor in excess of 10 tons gross weight on any of the streets described in Schedule VI, attached to and made a part of this chapter. Nothing contained in this section shall prevent the driving of any vehicle to a destination in the borough for the purpose of delivery of goods or services.

§ 209-6 Trucks over four tons and constructor vehicles.

[Amended by Ord. No. 350]
No person or persons shall operate or drive a commercial motor vehicle, truck, tractor, trailer, semi-trailer or any combination thereof, in excess of four tons or a vehicle bearing constructor plates, over, on or upon any of the streets described in Schedule VII, attached to and made a part of this chapter.

§ 209-7 Speed limits.

[Amended by Ord. No. 384]
The streets or parts of streets described in Schedule VIII, attached to and made a part of this chapter, shall have the speed limits as set forth therein. Regulatory and warning signs shall be erected and maintained in accordance with regulations of the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

§ 209-8 Violations and penalties.

[Amended by Ord. No. 493]
Unless another penalty is expressly provided by New Jersey statute, any 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 $100, or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or both, in the discretion of the Municipal Judge.

§ 209-9 Schedule I: No Parking.

In accordance with the provisions of § 209-3C, no person shall park a vehicle at any time on any of the following described streets or parts of streets:
Street
Sides
Location
Bakery Place
[Added 9-23-2009 by Ord. No. 706]
Both
Between signs as designated and posted
Church Street
Both
Between the southerly curbline of Closter Dock Road and the northerly side line of Haring Lane, with such line extended to the west side of Church Street
Between the northerly curbline of Hillside Avenue and the point of intersection of the northerly curbline of Miles Street with Church Street
East
Between the intersection of the southerly curbline of Schoolhouse Lane and the northerly curbline of Haring Lane
Closter Dock Road
Both
Between the westerly curbline of U.S. Route 9W and a point 150 feet to the west on both sides of the road
South
Between Church Street and a point 250 feet west of U.S. Route 9W
Haring Lane
Both
Between the easterly curbline of Church Street and the point of intersection of the easterly line of the Fire Department driveway with Haring Lane
Hillside Avenue
Both
250 feet from the intersection of Hillside Avenue and Church Street along both sides of Hillside Avenue
Hilltop Lane
Both
Starting at Hillside Avenue running south until you reach the opening to the main parking lot at the southern end of the roadway
Old Dock Road
West
Between the northerly curbline of Closter Dock Road and the point of intersection of Old Dock Road and Ridge Street
Ridge Street
West
Between the point of intersection of Ridge Street and Old Dock Road and the southerly curbline of Forest Street

§ 209-10 Schedule II: No Parking Certain Hours.

In accordance with § 209-3D, no person shall park a vehicle between the hours specified on any of the following streets or parts of streets:
Street
Sides
Time
Location
Esplanade
[Added 9-27-2000 by Ord. No. 576]
Both
Sunset to sunrise except when visiting residences in the neighborhood or with the prior approval of the Chief of Police or his designated agent
Starting at the easterly side of Stone Tower Drive 600 feet in an easterly direction along Esplanade
Ruckman Road
Both
7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
Entire length

§ 209-11 Schedule III: No Parking on Municipal and School Parking Lots.

In accordance with the provisions of § 209-4A, no person shall park a vehicle upon any of the following controlled municipal or school parking lots:
Lot
Location
Time
Alpine Municipal Building
North exit: Distance 163 feet east from curb on east side of Church Street
Any time
South entrance: Distant 163 feet east from curb on east side of Church Street
Any time
Alpine School
Starting at a point in front of the school at end of fire zone stripes (at main entrance steps) running east 230 feet to entrance of east-west exit road on south side of driveway
Any time

§ 209-12 Schedule IV: Limited Parking on Municipal and School Parking Lots.

In accordance with § 209-4B, no person shall park a vehicle for longer than the time period shown upon any of the following controlled municipal or school parking lots:
Lot
Location
Limit
Time
A
Municipal building: east side Church Street
One hour1
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
No parking
12:00 midnight to 7:00 a.m.
B
East side Church Street between municipal building and firehouse
One hour1
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
No parking
12:00 midnight to 7:00 a.m.
C
East of firehouse, north of Haring Lane
One hour
7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
No parking
10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
D
South of Hillside Avenue (east of public school)
One hour2
7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
No parking
10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
E
Roadway which is main driveway south of Hill-side Avenue straight in to the school trailer
One hour3
7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
No parking
10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
F
Roadway that runs west from main driveway around to ending point at intersection of main driveway at school trailer
One hour3
7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
No parking
10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
NOTES:
1 Borough employees and United States Postal Service workers shall be exempt from this entire section. There is no one-hour limit and they can park between 12:00 midnight and 7:00 a.m. In addition, there shall be no one-hour limit for scheduled municipal events to be held in the municipal building.
2 Alpine Public School employees are exempt from this section. They may exceed the one-hour time limit and park overnight between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., provided they notify the Police Department of an employee car being left there. In addition, there shall be no one-hour limit for scheduled Board of Education or municipal events to be held at the Alpine Public School.
3 Teachers are exempt from the one-hour parking limit. In addition, there shall be no one-hour limit for scheduled municipal events for Lots E and F.

§ 209-13 Schedule V: One-Way in Municipal and School Parking Lots.

In accordance with § 209-4C, no person shall violate the one-way signs in the following controlled municipal or school parking lots:
Lot Location
Direction
Limits
Alpine Municipal Building
East side Church Street-north side exit
Westbound
From a point distant 163 feet east of the east curb of Church Street west to the east curb of Church Street
East side Church Street-south side entrance
Eastbound
From east curb of Church Street to a point distant 163 feet
Alpine School driveway that runs off to right of main entrance
Southwest then eastbound
Starting at a point 145 feet south of Hillside Avenue, continuing in a southwest direction for 230 feet, then sharply eastbound for 241 feet, a total of 471 feet ending at intersection on southern end of main entrance roadway
Alpine School east/west roadway
Eastbound
Starting at a point at the intersection of the main entrance roadway, eastbound 205 feet to Hilltop Lane
Alpine School main entrance
Southbound
Starting from a point on the south side edge of Hillside Avenue, south 375 feet to intersection of east/west exit roadway

§ 209-14 Schedule VI: Trucks Over 10 Tons.

In accordance with the provisions of § 209-5, no person shall drive a commercial vehicle, truck or truck tractor in excess of 10 tons gross weight on any of the following streets:
(Reserved)

§ 209-15 Schedule VII: Trucks Over Four Tons and Constructor Vehicles.

In accordance with the provisions of § 209-6, no person shall operate or drive a truck, tractor, trailer, or semi-trailer over four tons gross weight or vehicle bearing constructor plates over or upon any of the following streets:
Street
Location
Alpine Drive
Entire length
Du Bois Avenue
Entire length
Haring Lane
Entire length

§ 209-16 Schedule VIII: Speed Limits.

In accordance with the provisions of § 209-7, the following speeds for both directions of traffic are hereby established:
Street
Speed Limit
(mph)
Location
Church Street
25
Between Hillside Avenue and Closter Dock Road