Township of Moorestown, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Moorestown 5-13-1957 by Ord. No. 323, as amended.[1] Amendments noted where applicable]
Penalties for Code violations — See Ch. 66.
Vehicles and traffic generally — See Ch. 168.
Editor's Note: The provisions of Ord. No. 323, adopted 5-13-1957, were revised and readopted to include Ord. Nos. 326, 347 and 368, adopted 6-10-1957, 6-30-1958 and 10-26-1959, respectively. Subsequent amendments are noted where applicable.
The off-street public parking facilities hereinbefore described[1] shall constitute and be known as and designated the "Township of Moorestown West Parking Plaza" hereinafter referred to as the "Parking Plaza" or as the "Plaza".
Editor's Note: The preamble to this ordinance described such land as follows: "a tract of land . . . containing approximately 95,500 square feet, located within the bounds of West Main Street, West Second Street, North Church Street and Mill Street, and having a frontage of approximately 323 linear feet on the southerly side of West Second Street."
The Parking Plaza shall be operated by the Township.
The twenty-five-foot-wide easement-of-way granted to the Township by Sun Oil Company, and extending from the northerly curb of West Main Street northwardly along the easterly side of premises No. 31 West Main Street to the Parking Plaza, may be used by the public as a means of access from West Main Street to the Plaza; but no person at any time shall operate any vehicle on said easement-of-way as a means of egress from the Parking Plaza.
The eleven-foot-wide easement-of-way vested in the Township, and extending from the northerly curb of West Main Street northwardly along the westerly side of premises No. 37 West Main Street to the Parking Plaza, may be used by pedestrians as a means of access and egress between West Main Street and the Plaza; but no person at any time shall operate any vehicle on said easement-of-way for the purpose of access to or egress from the Parking Plaza.
Although the individual parking spaces delineated on the surface of the Plaza are intended primarily for the parking of passenger motor vehicles, the parking of trucks and other commercial motor vehicles in such parking spaces is permitted; provided, however, that no person at any time shall park in any parking space on the Plaza any truck or other commercial motor vehicle having a gross vehicle weight of more than 8,000 pounds or any overall length in excess of 20 feet.
Handicapped parking.
[Added 6-23-1986 by Ord. No. 1310]
No person shall park in parking spaces designated "handicapped parking," as established by Chapter 168, Vehicles and Traffic, unless such person has been issued a special vehicle identification card by the Division of Motor Vehicles and properly and conspicuously exhibits such card.
[Amended 3-13-1989 by Ord. No. 1463-89]
Regulatory signs and warning signs shall be erected and maintained to effect the above-designated handicapped parking spaces as authorized by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
No person at any time shall park any vehicle or leave any vehicle standing on any roadway located on the Parking Plaza or on any easement-of-way connecting therewith; except and provided, however, that between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. and between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on any weekday (2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays) vehicles shall be permitted to stand on the roadway constructed adjacent to the concrete sidewalk abutting the rear of the several commercial premises that extend southwardly from the Plaza to West Main Street for the purpose of and while actually engaged in unloading or loading merchandise at and for said commercial premises respectively; and provided, further, that no person shall at any time cause any such vehicle to stand on said roadway in such manner as to unnecessarily obstruct the movement of other vehicles on said roadway or the passage of pedestrians along said concrete sidewalk.
[Amended 6-14-1982 by Ord. No. 1119]
No person shall park any vehicle on the Plaza except within an individual parking space marked on the paved surface of the Plaza.
[Amended 6-14-1982 by Ord. No. 1119; 1-27-1992 by Ord. No. 1606-92]
Three time limit zones are hereby established as follows:
Zone One: one-hour parking limit.
Zone Two: three-hour parking limit.
Zone Three: long-term parking (no time limit).
Parking is restricted in these zones Monday through Saturday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Locations for the above zones can be found on a map on file in the Township Clerk's office.
No person at any time shall operate any vehicle on any roadway on the Plaza at a speed exceeding five miles per hour or fail to comply with the directional signs posted on the Plaza.
No person shall place, store or keep any chattels, fixtures, goods, wares or merchandise or cans, boxes or containers of any kind on the concrete sidewalk located on the Plaza adjacent to the rear of the commercial properties fronting on West Main Street or on any roadway or elsewhere on the Plaza or store, keep or accumulate thereon any garbage, refuse, debris or other waste of any kind whatsoever, whether or not in containers.
No person shall operate any vehicle on any roadway on the Parking Plaza as a way of passage or travel between West Main Street and West Second Street.
[Amended 3-13-1989 by Ord. No. 1463-89]
No rights or easements of any kind whatsoever in or upon the land comprising the Parking Plaza or any part thereof are dedicated to the public by virtue of the adoption of this chapter, and the Township Council at all times shall have full power and authority to amend or supplement this chapter, to repeal said chapter in its entirety and to change, replace or discontinue any one or more of the rules, regulations and classifications now contained or that may at any time or times hereafter be contained in this chapter with respect to the public use of said parking facilities.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
A natural person and also a corporation, where appropriate in the context.
This chapter shall be enforced by the Police Department of the Township of Moorestown.[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 121-15, Violations and penalties, as amended, which section immediately followed this section, was repealed 3-20-2006 by Ord. No. 5-2006. See now Ch. 66, Penalties for Code Violations.