Township of Franklin, NJ
Hunterdon County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Franklin as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Speed limits — See Ch. 96.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 125.
[Adopted 2-12-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-02[1]]
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for the retitling of Ch. 95 and for the redesignation of former Art. I as Art. II and the renumbering of the sections thereof.

§ 95-1 Assertion of authority.

Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-8 as amended on December 5, 2008, the Township hereby asserts authority and control, in conformance with law, over the following: stop signs, four-way stop control, traffic signals, speed limits, no-passing zones, parking restrictions and traffic controls on private property.

§ 95-2 Township establishment of provisions.

The Township may, without the approval of the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation, and consistent with current standards prescribed by the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways, establish by ordinance, resolution or regulations any of the provisions contained in N.J.S.A. 39:4-197 as may be from time to time amended.

§ 95-3 Municipal Engineer approval.

Prior to the final adoption and implementation of any such ordinance, resolution or regulation, the Municipal Engineer shall, under his seal as a licensed professional engineer, certify to the governing body of the Township that any designation for erection of signs or placement of paper markings has been approved by the Engineer after investigation of the circumstances and appear to the Engineer to be in the best interest of safety and the expedition of traffic on the public highways and conforms to the current standards prescribed by the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways as adopted by the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation.

§ 95-4 Provisions legislated by resolution.

The following may be adopted, amended, modified or repealed by resolution:
A. 
Prohibit and restrict general parking.
B. 
Designate restricted parking under N.J.S.A. 39:4-197.6.
C. 
Designate time limit parking.
D. 
Install parking meters.
E. 
Designate loading and unloading zones and taxi stands.
F. 
Approve street closings for periods of up to 48 continuous hours.
G. 
Designate restricted parking under N.J.S.A. 39:4-197.5.
H. 
Establish angle parking.
I. 
Reinstate or add parking on any street.
J. 
Install or place an in-street pedestrian crossing right-of-way sign at marked crosswalks or unmarked crosswalks at an intersection.
K. 
Designate stops, stations or stands for omnibuses and taxis.
[Adopted 5-3-1990 by Ord. No. 90-4; amended 12-7-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-12]

§ 95-5 Applicability of statute.

The Township Committee of the Township of Franklin, in the County of Hunterdon and State of New Jersey has filed a written consent with the Commissioner of Transportation of the State of New Jersey that the provisions of Subtitle One, Title 39 of the revised Statutes of New Jersey be made applicable to the semipublic roads, streets, driveways and parking lots at Wal-Mart Plaza Shopping Center located in the Township of Franklin, County of Hunterdon, and the following regulations shall be enforceable.

§ 95-6 Designated parking areas and spaces.

All vehicles must park only in designated areas and between the lines provided. Parking is prohibited in all designated fire lanes.

§ 95-7 Handicapped parking.

All stalls shall be 12 feet wide as shown on the attached site plan and signed with R7-8 (reserved parking sign) in the designated parking areas for persons who have been issued the handicapped parking permits by the Division of Motor Vehicles.

§ 95-8 Stop intersections.

The stop intersections are only those that are shown on the attached site plan.[1]
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Editor's Note: The site plan is on file in the Clerk's office.

§ 95-9 One-way streets.

The following described streets or parts of streets are hereby designated as one-way streets: as shown on the attached site plan.[1]
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Editor's Note: The site plan is on file in the Clerk's office.

§ 95-10 Costs to be borne by applicant.

All signs, posts, bolts or other necessary materials shall be installed and paid for by the applicant.

§ 95-11 Inspection and conformance of work.

Work shall be checked by the Police Department to ensure installations meet state and federal specifications, and all signing shall conform to the current Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. The Municipal Fire Official/Inspector as well as the Municipal Police Department and other applicable entities are authorized to inspect for parking violations and issue parking violation notices for vehicles parked in designated fire lanes.

§ 95-12 Violations and penalties.

Unless another penalty is expressly provided by New Jersey statute, every person convicted of a violation of this article or any supplement thereto shall be liable to a penalty as provided in Chapter 1, Article I, General Penalty.