[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Park Ridge 5-8-1972 by Ord. No. 72-6. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful for any person to park or leave standing any vehicle on lands of another, whether publicly or privately owned, in the Borough of Park Ridge, after notice has been posted as hereinafter provided by the owner, occupant, lessee or licensee prohibiting such parking. Nothing herein contained shall apply to any lands lying within the bounds of any public street or highway.
Suitable signs not less than 18 inches by 24 inches, bearing the words "NO PARKING," together with any qualifications or restrictions of such parking, if any, and conspicuously displayed shall be posted on said lands by the owner, occupant, lessee or licensee thereof where this article is effective. Defacing, tampering with or damaging such signs, when posted, shall constitute a violation of this article.
[Amended 7-8-1974 by Ord. No. 74-16]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this article shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $500 or imprisonment for a period not exceeding 90 days, or both, in the discretion of the Judge before whom such person shall be convicted.
[Added 11-9-1983 by Ord. No. 83-28; amended 9-11-1990 by Ord. No. 90-15]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- HANDICAPPED PERSON
- Includes any person who has lost the use of one or more limbs as a consequence of paralysis, amputation or other permanent disability or who is permanently disabled as to be unable to ambulate without the aid of an assisting device or whose mobility is otherwise limited as certified by a physician with a plenary license to practice medicine and surgery in this state or a bordering state.
- TEMPORARILY HANDICAPPED PERSON
- Includes any person who temporarily has lost the use of one or more limbs or who is temporarily disabled or whose mobility is otherwise temporarily limited as certified by a physician with a plenary license to practice medicine and surgery in this state or a bordering state.
The Chief of Police of the Borough of Park Ridge or his designee shall establish, from time to time, motor vehicle parking spaces on lands, both public and private, within the Borough of Park Ridge, pursuant to the rules and regulations promulgated by the Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles of the State of New Jersey in accordance with N.J.S.A. 39:4-204 et seq.
The motor vehicle parking spaces established for handicapped persons shall be designated as such by the placement thereat of the national wheelchair symbol and/or suitable signs indicating the reservation of said motor vehicle parking places for the exclusive use of handicapped persons. Any sign erected after the effective date of this revision to notify the public that parking in a space is reserved for the handicapped shall also state the penalties set forth. Signs which were erected prior to the effective date shall be modified within 12 months after the effective date to include the penalty information.
No person shall cause to be parked within a parking space designated for use by handicapped persons any motor vehicle unless said motor vehicle has displayed thereon a placard or wheelchair-symbol license plates issued pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-204 et seq. and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.
The Chief of Police of the Borough of Park Ridge shall issue to any person who has temporarily lost the use of one or more limbs or is temporarily disabled as to be unable to ambulate without the aid of an assisting device or whose mobility is otherwise temporarily limited, as certified by a physician with a plenary license to practice medicine and surgery in this state or a bordering state, a temporary placard of not more than six months' duration. The placard shall be displayed on the motor vehicle used by the temporarily handicapped person when the vehicle is parked overtime or in special parking places established for use by handicapped persons.
No penalty shall be imposed for the parking overtime of any motor vehicle which has displayed thereon a placard or wheelchair symbol license plates issued pursuant to the provisions of this article or N.J.S.A. 39:4-204 et seq. and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder unless such vehicle shall have been parked in one location for more than 24 hours.
[Amended 11-11-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-10]
Every person convicted of violating a provision of this article or any amendment thereto shall be liable for a fine of $250 for a first offense, and for subsequent offenses, the penalty must be a fine of at least $250 and up to 90 days community service on terms and in such form as the Court shall deem appropriate or any combination thereof. A person who possesses a valid permit but fails to display it may be fined $25 to $50 for a first offense, and for subsequent offenses from $50 to $100.