Borough of North Arlington, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of North Arlington 2-26-1985 by Ord. No. 1321 (Ch. 111 of the 1984 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES

Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 187.

§ 169-1
Purpose. 

§ 169-2
Enforcement. 

§ 169-3
Posting and maintenance. 

§ 169-4
Specifications. 

§ 169-5
Establishment in front of hydrants and standpipe connections. 

§ 169-6
Enumeration of particular zones. 

§ 169-7
Parking prohibited. 

§ 169-8
Removal of vehicles. 

§ 169-9
Violations and penalties. 

It is hereby determined that the operation and parking of motor vehicles in close proximity to buildings devoted for public use, including shopping centers, stores, theaters, bowling alleys, hospitals, nursing homes, schools, hotels, public buildings, churches, restaurants, halls, multifamily dwellings and similar uses, constitute a danger to public health, safety and welfare in that approach, operation and departure of fire equipment and other emergency vehicles is impeded by such operation and parking of motor vehicles.

It shall be the duty of the members of the Police Department and/or the Chief of the Fire Department or his/her duly authorized representative to enforce the provisions of this chapter.

It shall be the responsibility of the property owner to post and maintain the specified fire zones. Each zone shall be marked appropriately by yellow striped pavement marking at the cost and expense of the owner of the property.

The number, location, width, length and marking of such fire zones shall be determined by the Fire Chief or his/her duly authorized representative. Such determination shall be based upon the size and type of construction and location of the building or buildings involved; the use to which the property, building or buildings is put; the number of motor vehicles operated or parked upon the property; the number of persons using and occupying the property, building or buildings; the existing means of ingress and egress to and from the property, including the size of the parking lot; and all other factors which are relevant to the public health, safety and welfare.

Fire zones are to be established and maintained in front of any fire hydrant or standpipe connection located on private property. Such zones shall extend for a distance of not less than 10 feet, either side.

[Amended 6-10-1997 by Ord. No. 1700]

The following areas are designated as fire zones:

A. 

1 Schuyler Avenue: east side, 20 feet, extending for the entire length of the building store front.

B. 

579 Ridge Road: north side, 20 feet, extending for the entire length of the building store front.

C. 

11-35 River Road: North side 20 feet wide extending from north driveway entrance to rear of building. South side 20 feet wide extending from south driveway entrance to the rear of the building.

[Amended 4-6-1999 by Ord. No. 1755]

D. 

200 Schuyler Avenue: west side, 20 feet, extending for the entire length of the building store front.

E. 

Queen of Peace Church property, Ridge Road:

(1) 

Twenty-eight-foot wide lane between the church building and the grammar school building. This lane shall extend from Franklin Place to Church Place.

(2) 

Twenty-foot wide lane extending from the dead end of Legion Place to the dead end of Church Place, through the parking area.

(3) 

Twenty-foot foot wide lane connecting with Subsection E(2) above and extending south to the east side (rear) of the grammar school building.

(4) 

Twenty-foot wide lane connecting with Subsection E(2) above, and extending west to the west side (rear) of the high school building.

(5) 

Twenty-foot wide zone extending from Church Place to the steps located on the north side of the grammar school building.

F. 

440 Ridge Road: west side, 20 feet and extending 76 feet beginning at the third store front on the north side.

It shall be unlawful and a violation of the provisions of this chapter for any person to park within or otherwise obstruct an established fire zone. This shall not apply to emergency vehicles while engaged in the actual performance of official duties.

Any vehicle parked or standing in violation of this chapter shall be deemed a nuisance and a danger to the public health, safety and welfare, and any peace officer may provide for the removal of such vehicle. The owner of such vehicle shall pay the reasonable costs of the removal and storage which may result from such removal before regaining possession of the vehicle.

Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate the provisions of this chapter or any supplement thereto shall be liable to the following penalties:

A. 

Section 169-4: a fine of not more than $500 or be imprisoned in the Bergen County Jail for a period of not more than 30 days, or both, within the discretion of the Judge.

B. 

Section 169-8: a fine of not less than $15 nor more than $100 plus costs not to exceed $30 payable to the Violations Bureau, Borough of North Arlington, or be imprisoned in the Bergen County Jail for a period of not more than 15 days, or both, within the discretion of the Judge.

[Amended 12-2-2003 by Ord. No. 1903]