Township of Pemberton, NJ
Burlington County
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[Added 11-22-1988 by Ord. No. 35-1988]

§ 182-17.2 Purpose.

This article is intended to address a problem that has arisen within the Township of Pemberton relating to the parking of nonemergency vehicles in areas designated as fire zones or fire lanes. The parking of such nonemergency vehicles in such areas seriously impedes the ability of local emergency response teams and fire companies to respond to fires and emergencies.

§ 182-17.3 Parking prohibited.

[Amended 3-15-2001 by Ord. No. 2-2001]
No unauthorized vehicles shall be allowed to park, stand or stop in any fire lane, nor shall any person in any manner obstruct any fire lane. Any violation of this section shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $500 for each separate offense. "Unauthorized vehicle" shall be interpreted to mean a vehicle other than an emergency vehicle, as well as such other vehicles as may be designated by the Township Engineer as being authorized.

§ 182-17.4 Noncompliance; owner to pay costs.

[Amended 3-15-2001 by Ord. No. 2-2001]
Any occupied or unoccupied unauthorized vehicle parked, standing or stopped in violation of this article shall be deemed a nuisance and menace to the safe and proper administration of both fire safety and emergency response efficiency and any police officer or fire inspector may issue a summons to the owner of such vehicle and may further provide for the removal of such vehicle. The owner shall pay the reasonable cost of the removal and storage, which may result from such removal before regaining possession of the vehicle.

§ 182-17.5 Violations and penalties.

Unless another penalty is expressly provided by New Jersey statute, every person convicted of a violation or provision of this Article or any supplement hereto shall be liable for a penalty of not less than $50 nor more than $200, or imprisonment for a term not to exceed 15 days, or community service for a term not to exceed 15 days.
Notwithstanding the penalties above set forth, the Township shall be entitled to pursue any other remedy available at law or equity to enforce the provisions hereof.
[Added 3-15-2001 by Ord. No. 2-2001]

§ 182-17.6 Enforcement.

[Added 3-15-2001 by Ord. No. 2-2001]
Enforcement officials shall constitute the Fire Inspector, as defined pursuant to the Uniform Fire code, N.J.A.C. § 5:70-1.5, and the Township Police Department, and they shall have concurrent jurisdiction to enforce the provisions of this section.