[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Palmyra 11-8-1982 by Ord. No. 1982-14 (Ch. 90 of the 1971 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Bicycles — See Ch. 80.
Block parties — See Ch. 82.
Fire lanes — See Ch. 119.
Limousines — See Ch. 160.
Noise — See Ch. 178.
Palmyra Harbour — See Ch. 183.
Handicapped parking — See Ch. 187.
Skateboarding — See Ch. 222.
Taxicabs — See Ch. 248.
Abandoned vehicles — See Ch. 264.
Motor-driven vehicles — See Ch. 267.
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 used herein.
[Amended 10-11-1988 by Ord. No. 1988-14]
The provisions of this chapter imposing a time limit on parking shall not relieve any person of the duty to observe other and more restrictive provisions prohibiting or limiting the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles as set forth in N.J.S.A. 39:4-139.4, any other New Jersey statute or as hereinafter provided.
No person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any of the streets or parts thereof described in Schedule I, below.
No person shall park a vehicle between the hours specified in Schedule II of any day (except Sundays and public holidays) upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in said Schedule II, below.
Editor's Note: Former § 90-4.1, Parking prohibited certain hours including Sundays, which immediately followed this section, and Schedule IIA, Parking Prohibited Certain Hours on Days Including Sundays, which regulated parking on Jefferson Street, that were added 9-4-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-11, were repealed 12-3-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-41.
No person shall stop or stand a vehicle for the time specified in Schedule III of any day (except Sundays and public holidays) upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in said Schedule III, below.
No person shall park a vehicle for longer than the time limit shown in Schedule IV at any time between the hours listed in said Schedule IV of any day (except Sundays and public holidays) upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule IV, below.
The locations described in Schedule V, below, are hereby designated as angle parking areas in which all vehicles shall be parked at a forty-five-degree angle.
[Amended 11-20-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-20; 11-21-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-18
No person except officials of the Borough of Palmyra shall park a vehicle at any time on any day in the off-street parking space set forth in Schedule VI. The vehicles permitted to park in this area shall be properly identified and/or those parking space(s) shall be properly identified as reserved parking for use by the identified Borough official(s) only.
[Added 10-8-1990 by Ord. No. 1990-18]
The areas described in Schedule VIA, below, are restricted to parking by disabled persons in front of the residence located there for parking by disabled persons who have been issued special vehicle identification cards by the Division of Motor Vehicles pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-205 when using a motor vehicle in which is displayed a certificate for which a special vehicle identification card has been issued pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-206.
Any person who violates the provisions of this section of this chapter regarding handicapped parking shall be fined $100 for the first offense and for subsequent offenses a fine of at least $100 and up to 90 days' community service on such terms and in such form as the court shall deem appropriate, or any combination thereof.
[Added 12-12-1994 by Ord. No. 1994-23; amended 3-14-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-3; 4-20-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-6]
Whenever snow has fallen and the accumulation is such that any roadway or street is covered by snow, an emergency exists and all vehicles, trailers, storage containers or other items (collectively referred to as "vehicles") shall be removed as follows:
If the roadway or street is covered by snow during the daylight hours, the time limit for the removal of the vehicles is two hours from the time that the roadway is covered.
If the roadway or street is covered by snow during the night, the time limit for the removal of vehicles is 7:00 a.m. of that day.
The below-indicated parking restrictions shall remain in effect after the snow has ceased and until the roadways have been plowed sufficiently and to the extent that parking will not interfere with the normal flow of traffic.
Any unoccupied vehicle parked or standing in violation shall be deemed a nuisance and a menace to the safe and proper regulation of traffic, and any police officer may provide for the removal of such vehicle. The owner shall pay the reasonable costs of the removal and storage which may result from such removal before regaining possession of the vehicle.
The effectiveness of this section is contingent upon signs being erected as required by law.
[Added 10-12-1999 by Ord. No. 1999-10]
It shall be unlawful to park a motor vehicle on the side of any street which has been posted for street sweeping during the period or time that the street sweeping operations are posted to occur.
Posting of notice of street sweeping. The side of any street designated for street sweeping services shall be posted by the Borough of Palmyra with notices setting forth the date upon which the street sweeping service is to be conducted and indicating that it shall be unlawful to park a motor vehicle along the side of said street during the period designated for street sweeping services. Any such notice must be posted by the Borough of Palmyra no later than 48 hours prior to the commencement of the proposed street sweeping service.
[Amended 3-11-1985 by Ord. No. 1985-1]
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:67-16.1, the streets or parts of streets as described in Schedule VII, below, are hereby designated as routes for trucks over four tons gross weight. All trucks licensed for a total combined gross weight of vehicle plus load in excess of four tons shall be excluded from all streets, except from those streets which form a part of the system of truck routes.
The streets or parts of streets described in Schedule VIII, below, are hereby designated as one-way streets in the direction indicated.
Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-140, the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule IX, below, are hereby designated as through streets. Stop signs shall be installed on the near right side of each street intersecting the through street, except where yield signs are provided for in the designations.
Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-140, the intersections described in Schedule X, below, are hereby designated as stop intersections. Stop signs shall be installed as provided therein.
[Added 10-8-1990 by Ord. No. 1990-18; amended 10-13-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-12; 7-12-1993 by Ord. No. 1993-13; 9-14-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-19; 12-14-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-23; 7-9-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-25; 3-20-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-2]
Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-140, the intersection described in Schedule XIX, below, is hereby designated a multi-stop intersection requiring all traffic entering the intersection to stop prior to proceeding through the intersection. Stop signs, striping and other traffic control measures shall be installed at the intersection accordingly.
Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-140, the intersections described in Schedule XI, below, are hereby designated as yield intersections. Yield signs shall be installed as provided therein.
The locations described in Schedule XII, below, are hereby designated as loading zones.
The locations described in Schedule XIII, below, are hereby designated as taxi stands.
The locations described in Schedule XIV, below, are hereby designated as bus stops.
No person shall make a left turn at any of the locations described in Schedule XV, below.
No persons shall make a U-turn at any of the locations described in Schedule XVI, below.
No person shall make a turn at any of the locations described in Schedule XVII, below.
[Added 7-12-1993 by Ord. No. 1993-13]
The lanes of traffic at the intersections described in Schedule XX below are hereby designated as right turn only lanes of traffic, requiring all traffic in that lane entering the intersection to turn right only at the intersection. Appropriate right turn only signs shall be installed at those intersections accordingly.
[Added 7-12-1993 by Ord. No. 1993-13]
The lanes of traffic at the intersections as described in Schedule XXI below are hereby designated as right turn prohibited lanes of traffic, prohibiting all traffic entering the intersection in that lane of traffic from making a right turn. Appropriate signs shall be installed at those intersections accordingly.
No person shall make a right turn when facing a steady red signal (stop) whenever an official sign is present prohibiting such turn on red signal as described in Schedule XVIII.
[Added 3-14-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-5]
Definition of "trailer." For purposes of this section:
- Any vehicle without mode of power designed or used for carrying, hauling or transporting any boat, watercraft, vehicle, equipment or other items that is required to be, or is capable of being pulled, towed or drawn by another vehicle.
No person shall park, store, or permit the parking or storage of any trailer (attached or detached) of any type or description, regardless of whether such trailer is licensed and/or registered, and regardless of whether a boat, watercraft, vehicle, equipment, or other item is or is not currently located on the trailer, on any municipal, state, or county roadway in the Borough of Palmyra between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
Signs shall be posted at one or more entrances to the Borough notifying residents of this prohibition.
Violations. Each day, or part of a day, that a trailer is parked in violation of this section shall be considered a separate violation.
Penalty. In addition to the penalties imposed upon conviction as specified in § 90-21 of this Chapter 90, the Borough, at its option may arrange for the towing of the trailer off of the public street, with the cost of any towing or storage fee to be paid by the owner of the trailer. If the trailer is incapable of being towed for any reason, including, but not limited to, the trailer being attached to a motor vehicle that prevents the trailer from being towed, the owner shall pay a fine in the amount of $300 for each violation.
Editor's Note: Former § 90-20.1, Streets with speed limits of fifteen miles per hour, and former Schedule XXII, Streets With Speed Limits of Fifteen Miles Per Hour, that were added 7-12-1993 by Ord. No. 1993-13, were repealed 7-9-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-11. Said ordinance also provided for the prompt removal of any signs posted for the streets previously included in Schedule XXII.
[Added 6-10-1996 by Ord. No. 1996-10]
No person shall park a truck weighing more than four tons between the hours specified in Schedule XXIII upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in said Schedule XXIII, below.
[Added 12-8-1997 by Ord. No. 1997-12]
No person or persons shall obstruct, interfere with or impede, directly or indirectly, vehicular traffic upon any street or public right-of-way in the Borough of Palmyra.
Violations and penalties. Any person who violates any of the above provisions shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000 or by imprisonment not exceeding 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court.
[Added 12-13-1999 by Ord. No. 1999-12]
WaWa at Cinnaminson Avenue and Broad Street. The traffic and parking regulations set forth in the preliminary and final site plans dated June 18, 1998, last revised April 21, 1999, of the WaWa located at Cinnaminson Avenue and Broad Street shall be enforced by the Borough of Palmyra pursuant to the terms and provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:1-1 et seq.
[Amended 2-10-1986 by Ord. No. 1986-1; 5-17-1989 by Ord. No. 1989-5]
Parking violations. Any person violating the parking prohibitions in this chapter shall be subject to a fine of $25 for each offense.
Other violations. Unless another penalty is expressly provided in this chapter or in the New Jersey statutes, every 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 $50 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or both.
The above-suggested penalty form is in conformance with N.J.S.A. 39:4-203 and should be used as a uniform standard throughout the state.
If any part or parts of this chapter are for any reason held to be invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this chapter.
All former traffic ordinances of the Borough of Palmyra are hereby repealed, and all ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with or inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter are hereby repealed, except that this repeal shall not affect or prevent the prosecution or punishment of any person for any act done or committed in violation of any ordinance hereby repealed prior to the taking effect of this chapter. This chapter shall not, however, repeal Chapter 267, Vehicles, Motor-Driven, of the Code of the Borough of Palmyra, which shall remain in full force and effect.
This chapter may be known and cited as the "Vehicle and Traffic Ordinance."
[Amended 10-11-1988 by Ord. No. 1988-14]
This chapter shall take effect upon its final adoption and publication according to law and approval thereof by the Commissioner of Transportation of the State of New Jersey.