Borough of Park Ridge, NJ
Bergen County
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[Adopted 6-8-1970 by Ord. No. 70-11[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: Ordinance No. 87-15, adopted 7-14-1987, provided that all references to the South Maple Avenue Lot be deleted from this article, which was originally titled "Hawthorne Street and South Maple Avenue Lots."
[Amended 9-13-1982 by Ord. No. 82-19; 12-23-1986 by Ord. No. 86-36; 3-10-1987 by Ord. No. 87-3]
A. 
The parking of vehicles in the municipal parking lot located on Hawthorne Avenue between Madison Avenue and Market Street is hereby regulated and limited as follows:
(1) 
Between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on all days except Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays, no person shall cause a vehicle to occupy any of the parking spaces, unless said vehicle shall bear a current identification sticker, as herein defined, affixed in accordance with such regulation as the Chief of Police may hereafter promulgate.
[Amended 10-11-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-028]
(2) 
Each person using the municipal parking lot shall cause the vehicle to be parked entirely within the designated parking area.
B. 
In conjunction with an agreement between the Borough of Park Ridge and New Jersey Transit, a ten-foot-wide by approximately five-hundred-sixty-foot parcel owned by New Jersey Transit running along the easterly side of the railroad and along Broadway beginning approximately 100 feet south of Park Avenue and continuing south to approximately opposite Roland Street with Broadway shall be designated as a daily park-and-ride area for commuters. Said area shall function between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 am, on weekdays, except legal holidays. No overnight parking within the designated park-and-ride area shall be permitted. The daily fee to park in a designated space shall be $2.
[Amended 10-10-1989 by Ord. No. 89-10; 7-27-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-27; 12-19-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-026]
C. 
The parking of vehicles in the municipal parking lot located on Perryland Street is hereby regulated and limited as follows:
[Added 3-11-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-03; amended 12-23-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-18]
(1) 
Between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on all days except Saturday, Sunday and legal holiday(s), no person shall cause a vehicle to occupy any of the parking spaces, unless the vehicle bears a current identification sticker as defined herein and affixed in accordance with such regulations as promulgated by the Park Ridge Chief of Police.
(2) 
Each person using the municipal parking lot shall cause the vehicle to be parked entirely within the designated parking area.
(3) 
The spaces that are available in this parking lot for commuter parking are identified.
(4) 
Six spaces in this parking lot shall be marked "Reserved for Station Plaza." These spaces are reserved for residents of Station Plaza. No person other than residents of Station Plaza shall park or occupy these spaces.
(5) 
All other provisions of Chapter 76 shall continue.
[Amended 10-10-1989 by Ord. No. 89-10]
The Chief of Police of the Borough of Park Ridge is hereby authorized to cause to be prepared a parking plan for the municipal parking lot and the daily park-and-ride area, designating the spaces within which vehicles shall be parked. He shall also cause to be prepared such symbols and signs which shall, in his judgment and discretion, facilitate the use of the municipal parking lot and the park-and-ride area in accordance with the provisions of this article. The Department of Public Works is hereby authorized to perform the painting work and erection of signs approved by the Chief of Police.
[Amended 9-13-1982 by Ord. No. 82-19; 12-26-1984 by Ord. No. 84-18; 10-10-1989 by Ord. No. 89-10; 12-14-1993 by Ord. No. 93-21]
The Borough Clerk is hereby authorized to issue municipal commuter lot identification decals for each vehicle owned by a bona fide resident of the Borough of Park Ridge and for any vehicle owned by a nonresident who is regularly engaged in business in the Borough of Park Ridge, as proprietor, employee, tenant or otherwise; provided, however, that preference being first given to residents of the Borough of Park Ridge and then to persons regularly engaged in business in the Borough of Park Ridge. The decals shall be issued and valid for and during the calendar year in which they are issued and not thereafter. The following regulations shall apply:
A. 
For residents:
(1) 
Proof of residency must be presented when applying for a decal.
(2) 
The decal must be affixed to the left side rear window.
(3) 
The annual cost for a decal shall be $130; provided, however, that a decal purchased after October 1 shall be $65.
[Amended 3-13-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-4; 3-8-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-004; 3-11-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-007]
(4) 
Duplicate decal; replacement decal.
[Amended 3-13-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-4; 3-8-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-004]
(a) 
One duplicate decal of the original decal shall be provided upon request for a fee of $40. The resident must identify the license plate of the vehicle for which a duplicate is being issued.
[Amended 3-11-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-007]
(b) 
The Borough will issue a replacement decal at no cost when the decal holder provides proof that the original decal was destroyed and/or has become unusable.
(5) 
A resident who obtained a decal, and who purchases another car, may obtain a replacement decal at no charge, provided that said resident returns the original decal.
B. 
For business owners:
(1) 
Request for commuter lot decals for employees shall be made in writing on a letterhead of that business. The request shall include the make, model, year and license plate number of each vehicle for which a decal is requested.
(2) 
The provisions of Subsection A(2), (3) and (4) above shall apply.
(3) 
An employee who purchases another car may obtain a replacement decal at no charge, provided that said employee returns the original decal.
(4) 
Should an employee leave the firm, a replacement decal shall only be issued upon the return of the original decal by the business employee. Failure to return the original decal shall mean an original decal must be purchased at the appropriate fee for the new employee hired.
C. 
General regulations:
(1) 
There shall be no parking in the commuter lot by any person on any day between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., without notifying the Police Department and providing said Department with the license plate number of the vehicle to be parked and the reason for such a request.
(2) 
On Saturdays and Sundays, the commuter lot may be used without decals between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m.
[Added 4-12-1971 by Ord. No. 71-3; amended 9-13-1982 by Ord. No. 82-19; 12-26-1984 by Ord. No. 84-18; 12-23-1986 by Ord. No. 86-36]
The governing body may designate on-street, metered commuter parking spaces in conjunction with the provisions of Chapter 97 of the Borough Code. The governing body shall establish by resolution a daily fee for the use of the on-street commuter spaces.
[Amended 11-13-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-15]
Every person who is found to violate any of the provisions of this article shall, upon the conviction of such violation, be liable to a penalty or fine not to exceed $500 for each separate offense or violation or imprisonment in the county jail for a term not to exceed 30 days, or both, at the discretion of the court.
This article shall be enforced by the Police Department of the Borough of Park Ridge.