City of Woodbury, NJ
Gloucester County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the City of Woodbury 4-5-1988 by Ord. No. 1551-88. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Maintenance of commercial property — See Ch. 144, Art. I.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 167.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 190.
Statutory authority pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-197.5, there is hereby established Chapter 100, entitled "Handicapped Parking," which shall provide for restricted parking spaces for use by handicapped persons.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
HANDICAPPED PARKING SPACES
Those spaces which are identified with a clearly visible sign displaying the international symbol of the handicapped and with the following wording: "handicapped parking only."
HANDICAPPED PERSON
Includes any person with any physical impairment which causes that person to walk with difficulty or insecurity, or any other injury, impairment or disability (temporary or permanent), such as blindness, crippling diseases, amputation of either or both legs, or of parts of either or both legs, or of either or both arms.
HAZARDOUS OCCUPANCY
The occupancy or use of a building or structure or any portion thereof that involves highly combustible, highly flammable or explosive material or which has inherent characteristics that constitute a special fire hazard.
OFFICE BUILDING
A building or structure of more than 10,000 square feet of gross floor area wherein commercial or business activity or service is performed or a profession is practiced in all or the majority of such building or structure.
PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Any new or remodeled building, structure, facility or complex used by the general public, including but not limited to theaters, concert halls, auditoriums, museums, schools, libraries, recreation facilities, public transportation terminals and stations, factories, office buildings, business establishments, passenger vehicle service stations, shopping centers, hotels or motels and public eating places constructed by any public entity or any private individual, partnership, association or corporation, with the following exceptions: one- to four-family private residences; warehouse storage areas; and all buildings classified as hazardous occupancies.
[Amended 11-28-2005 by Ord. No. 2015-05]
REMODELED BUILDING
With respect to an existing public building, as defined in this chapter, to construct an addition to or alter the design or layout of said public building so that a change or modification of the entrance facilities, toilet facilities or vertical access facilities is achieved or make substantial repairs or alterations as defined by N.J.S.A. 52:32-6.[1]
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Editor's Note: The original definition of "special license plates, cards and other insignias," which immediately followed this definition, was deleted 11-28-2005 by Ord. No. 2015-05.
A. 
Location. Handicapped parking spaces shall be provided at the City Hall, recreational facilities and all other public buildings constructed by the City of Woodbury and at all other public buildings constructed by other owners where said owner has voluntarily agreed to provide said parking spaces or where any board or agency of the City of Woodbury or Council of the City of Woodbury has required, by proper resolution, that the owner provide such spaces.
B. 
The Chief of Police, as the official having control of traffic in the public streets, may, subject to the provisions of this section establish a restricted parking zone (handicapped parking space) in front of a residence occupied by a handicapped person if a windshield placard or wheelchair symbol license plates have been issued for a vehicle owned by the handicapped person, or by another occupant of the residence who is a member of the immediate family of the handicapped person, by the Division of Motor Vehicles pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-204 et seq.
[Amended 12-27-2007 by Ord. No. 2066-07]
C. 
Application for such a handicapped parking space shall be made to the Chief of Police of the City of Woodbury on such forms and in such manner as determined by the Chief of Police.
[Added 12-27-2007 by Ord. No. 2066-07]
D. 
Such application shall at a minimum contain a certification:
[Added 12-27-2007 by Ord. No. 2066-07]
(1) 
That the applicant is the holder of a valid driver's license issued by the State of New Jersey and shall have a copy of the license appended to the application; and
(2) 
That a windshield placard or wheelchair symbol license plate has been issued for a vehicle owned by the handicapped person, or by another occupant of the residence who is a member of the immediate family of the handicapped person, by the Division of Motor Vehicles pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-204 et seq. and a copy of such permit, registration or New Jersey identification card shall be appended to the application.
(3) 
Stating the applicant's reasons for requesting the handicapped parking space, the availability of off-street parking and a graphical depiction of the requested handicapped parking space and all off-street parking.
E. 
The Chief of Police shall review the application and may request any additional information as the Chief deems appropriate and may, in the Chief's sole discretion, on a case-by-case basis, designate a handicapped parking space in front of the applicant's residence, taking into consideration the availability of off-street parking, the unique conditions of the street or neighborhood, the qualification of the applicant pursuant to Subsection B, any other factors that could affect the health, safety and well-being of the public and such other factors as the Chief may deem relevant, provided that such parking is not otherwise prohibited and the permitting thereof will not interfere with the normal flow of traffic.
[Added 12-27-2007 by Ord. No. 2066-07]
F. 
In the event the Chief of Police deems it appropriate, the Chief shall designate a handicapped parking space in front of the applicant's residence and cause same to be signed and marked pursuant to Subsection M.
[Added 12-27-2007 by Ord. No. 2066-07]
G. 
The windshield placard or wheelchair symbol license plate issued by the Division of Motor Vehicles to the handicapped person shall be displayed prominently within or in the vehicle when it is parked in the designated area so as to be seen from the middle of the street. Only vehicles which have such a placard or such license plates properly displayed shall be permitted to be parked in the handicapped parking space.
[Added 12-27-2007 by Ord. No. 2066-07]
H. 
An applicant granted a handicapped parking space pursuant to Subsection B must notify the Clerk immediately if such person changes his or her residence or changes his or her vehicle registration number.
I. 
The Chief of Police shall keep a record of all handicapped parking spaces designated pursuant to Subsection B and shall periodically review same to ensure that the continuation of such spaces is appropriate. Failure of an applicant for such a handicapped space to cooperate with the Chief's review shall result in the removal of such parking space.
[Added 12-27-2007 by Ord. No. 2066-07]
J. 
Handicapped parking spaces in front of residences previously approved by the Police Department of the City of Woodbury prior to the effective date of this section shall have no force or effect, and all persons wishing to continue such spaces shall be required to make application therefor pursuant to the terms of this section.
[Added 12-27-2007 by Ord. No. 2066-07]
K. 
No fee for the application for or the designation of a handicapped parking space pursuant to Subsection B shall be charged any person entitled to same under the conditions of this section.
[Added 12-27-2007 by Ord. No. 2066-07]
L. 
Any person parking a motor vehicle in a handicapped parking space without a windshield placard or wheelchair symbol license plate issued by the Division of Motor Vehicles pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-204 et seq. shall be liable to a fine of $250 for the first offense and, for subsequent offenses, to a fine of at least $250 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 12-27-2007 by Ord. No. 2066-07]
M. 
Signing and pavement marking for handicapped parking spaces shall conform to the guidelines of N.J.S.A. 52:32-12 and as otherwise may be prescribed by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
[Added 12-27-2007 by Ord. No. 2066-07]
A. 
No person shall park a vehicle in any designated handicapped parking space as provided herein unless such person is a physically handicapped individual. Any vehicle parked in a parking space reserved for handicapped persons which does not display the official state handicapped license plate or special identification sticker issued by the Department of Transportation of the State of New Jersey pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-205 or N.J.S.A. 39:4-206 shall be presumed to have been parked in such space unlawfully.
[Amended 11-28-2005 by Ord. No. 2015-05]
(1) 
Any person parking a motor vehicle in a restricted parking space without a special vehicle identification as set forth above shall be liable to a fine of $250 for the first offense and, for subsequent offenses, a fine of at least $250 and up to 90 days' community service on such terms and in such form as the court shall deem appropriate, or any combination thereof, or as set forth in N.J.S.A. 39:4-197.
[Added 11-9-2009 by Ord. No. 2109-09]
B. 
Piling snow in handicapped spaces.
[Added 2-14-1995 by Ord. No. 1756-95]
(1) 
No owner or operator of premises having parking spaces reserved for handicapped drivers and no tenant, contractor or other person may block access to such parking stalls reserved for handicapped drivers by the plowing, hiring or placement of snow or ice in such spaces.
(2) 
Any owner, operator or tenant who violates this section shall be asked to remove the snow or shall be billed for the cost of snow removal by the City. This shall be in addition to any fines established in this chapter.
(3) 
Any person who violates this subsection shall be liable for a penalty of not less than $500 nor more than $1,000 for each space that is obstructed or as set forth in N.J.S.A. 39:4-209.
[Added 11-9-2009 by Ord. No. 2109-09[1]]
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Subsection C, as amended, which immediately followed, regarding penalties for violation of this section.
All signing and pavement markings for handicapped spaces shall be maintained in good and proper condition. Failure of any owner of premises to maintain such spaces in proper condition shall be subject to penalties in accordance with § 100-4C herein.
[Amended 11-28-2005 by Ord. No. 2015-05]
The provisions of this chapter shall be enforced by the Police Department of the City of Woodbury.