[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Glen Rock 6-25-1990 by Ord. No. 1165 (Ch. XVII, Sec. 17-13, of the 1971 Revised General Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to provide standards and regulations for no parking or standing in designated fire lanes to ensure proper access for emergency apparatus to and throughout the site.
It shall be unlawful for any person to park or leave standing any vehicle or place any obstruction on lands, whether publicly or privately owned, in the Borough of Glen Rock after notice has been posted, as hereinafter provided, by the owner, occupant, lessee or licensee prohibiting such parking.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- FIRE LANES
- Areas designated by the Fire Official and properly posted and marked in accordance with this chapter.
- FIRE OFFICIAL
- The Borough of Glen Rock Official or its designated representative (as defined in N.J.A.C. 5:18, Uniform Fire Code).
- A person who owns, purports to own, manages, rents, leases or exercises control over a building structure, premises or use or a portion thereof.
- Any natural person or individual or any firm, partnership, association, limited partnership, sole proprietorship, corporation or any other business entity or any government agency or entity.
This chapter shall be enforced by the Police Department and the Fire Prevention Bureau of the Borough of Glen Rock.
The Fire Official shall designate fire lanes on both private and public property in the Borough of Glen Rock as deemed necessary for public safety. The Fire Official shall notify, in writing, the owner of said property, specifically describing the designated fire lanes as well as the standards of the Borough of Glen Rock for posting and marking of fire lanes in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
The marking of fire lanes shall be the responsibility of and at the expense of the owner and shall be completed within 30 days after receipt of the notification from the Fire Official.
The Police Department shall have the authority to remove or have removed all obstructions or vehicles as may be deemed by the Fire Official to violate this chapter at the expense of the owner of the obstruction or vehicle.
All fire lanes within the Borough of Glen Rock shall be stripped and signs posted in the following manner:
All signs shall be 12 inches by 18 inches in size.
Light-reflective material shall be used for the sign background and lettering.
All signs, whether wall- or post-mounted, shall be placed 100 feet apart, center to center. Whenever the fire lane changes angle or direction more than 60°, a sign is to be placed at the point of change, and a sign is required at the beginning and end of the zone. In all circumstances, a sign shall be visible from another sign. Additional signs may be required at the discretion of the Fire Prevention Bureau.
The sign shall be placed at a height of seven feet, as measured from the ground surface to the bottom of the sign at an angle of 45° facing the direction of the flow of traffic.
The fire lane sign shall state "NO PARKING FIRE LANE."
Strips shall be three inches wide.
All fire lanes shall be stripped at a width of four feet, as specified by the Fire Prevention Bureau.
The lettering "NO PARKING FIRE ZONE" shall be placed within the stripped outer boundary lines of the fire zone at a minimum of one-hundred-foot intervals.
The letters shall be 18 inches in height and shall be placed within the center of the fire zone.
Paint for all letters and stripping shall be yellow in color and be of a reflective-type material.
Any person who violates § 105-2 of this chapter shall, upon conviction in Municipal Court, be punished by a mandatory fine of $75. Each violation shall constitute a separate offense.
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be punishable by any combination of the following: a fine not exceeding $1,000, imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days. Penalties shall be assessed by the Fire Official in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:18, Uniform Fire Safety Act.