Township of Lebanon, NJ
Hunterdon County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Lebanon as Ch. VII of the 1985 Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
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.
Whenever certain hours are named in this chapter, they shall mean either Eastern standard time or Eastern daylight saving time as may be in current use in the Township.
7-3.1. 
Regulations not exclusive. The provisions of this chapter imposing a time limit on parking shall not relieve any person of the duty to observe other more restrictive provisions prohibiting or limiting the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles as set forth in N.J.S.A. 39:4-138, any other New Jersey statute or as hereinafter provided.
7-3.2. 
Parking prohibited during state of emergency.
a. 
Upon the declaration of an emergency, there shall be no parking upon streets or sections of streets where temporary EMERGENCY - NO PARKING signs are displayed. The Chief of Police or, in his absence, the ranking police officer is authorized to declare an emergency and to direct the posting of EMERGENCY - NO PARKING SIGNS when weather conditions, accidents, fires, or public celebrations dictate or require the avoidance of hazards or other conditions which interfere with the free flow of traffic. Notification that EMERGENCY - NO PARKING signs are being or will be posted shall be given to the operator or owner of any vehicle which has been parked prior to the posting of the signs.
b. 
Any unoccupied vehicle parked or standing in violation of this section 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 removal and storage which may result from such removal before regaining possession of the vehicle.
c. 
The effectiveness of this subsection is contingent upon the signs being erected as required by law.
7-3.3. 
Parking prohibited at all times on certain streets. No person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any of the streets or parts thereof described in Schedule I attached to and made a part of this chapter.
7-3.4. 
Parking prohibited during the snow season. No person shall park a vehicle between the hours of 12:00 midnight until 6:00 a.m. during the snow season from November 15 to April 15 upon any of the streets or parts thereof described in Schedule II attached to and made a part of this chapter.
[Amended by Ord. No. 14-1969; Ord. No. 2-1973]
7-3.4A. 
Parking on snow covered streets and highways.
[Amended by Ord. No. 23-1994]
a. 
Whenever snow has fallen and the accumulation is such that it covers the traveled way or the shoulder of any municipal street or municipal highway in the Township of Lebanon, no vehicle shall be parked thereon and an emergency shall exist.
The above parking prohibition shall remain in effect after the snow has ceased until the streets and highways have been plowed sufficiently and to the extent that parking will not interfere with the normal flow of traffic.
b. 
Any unoccupied vehicle parked or standing in violation of this subsection 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.
c. 
The effectiveness of this subsection is contingent upon signs being erected as required by law stating "No Parking When Road Is Snow Covered."
d. 
Unless another penalty is expressly provided by New Jersey statute, every person convicted of a violation or provision of this subsection or any supplement thereto shall be liable to a penalty of not more than $50.
7-3.4B. 
Parking in municipal parking lots during snow season.
[Amended by Ord. No. 2001-26]
a. 
Whenever snow has fallen and the accumulation is such that it covers the municipal parking lots, no vehicle shall remain in the parking lots between 7:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
b. 
The above restriction shall remain in effect after the snow has ceased and until the parking lots have been plowed sufficiently and to the extent that parking shall not interfere with the normal needs of the municipality and the business operation associated with that parking lot.
c. 
Any unoccupied vehicle parked in violation of this subsection shall be deemed a nuisance to the safe and proper regulation of snow removal, and any police officer may provide for the removal of such vehicle. The owner shall pay reasonable costs of the removal and storage which may result from such removal before regaining possession of the vehicle.
d. 
The effectiveness of this subsection is contingent upon signs being erected as required by law stating "No Parking When Snow Covered Between 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m."
e. 
Unless another penalty is expressly provided by New Jersey statute, every person convicted of a violation or provision of this subsection or any supplement thereto shall be liable to a penalty of not more than $50.
7-3.5. 
Parking prohibited during certain hours on certain streets. No person shall park a vehicle between the hours specified in Schedule III of any day (except Sundays and public holidays) upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule III attached to and made a part of this chapter.
[Amended by Ord. No. 2003-5]
7-3.6. 
Stopping or standing prohibited during certain hours on certain streets. No person shall stop or stand a vehicle between the hours specified in Schedule IV of any day (except Sundays and public holidays) upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule IV attached to and made a part of this chapter.
[Amended by Ord. No. 5-1981; Ord. No. 15-1983]
7-3.7. 
Parking time limited on certain streets. No person shall park a vehicle for longer than the time limit shown in Schedule V at any time between the hours listed in Schedule V of any day (except Sundays and public holidays) upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule V attached to and made a part of this chapter.
7-4.1. 
Trucks over four tons excluded from certain streets. Trucks over four tons' gross weight are hereby excluded from the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule VI except for the pickup and delivery of materials on such streets, Schedule VI being attached to and made a part of this chapter.
[Amended by Ord. No. 9-1984]
The streets or parts of streets described in Schedule VII attached to and made a part of this chapter are hereby designated as one-way streets in the direction indicated.
7-6.1. 
Through streets. Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-140, the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule VIII attached to and made a part of this chapter 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 having sides 36 inches in length are provided for in the designations.
7-6.2. 
Stop intersections. Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-140, the intersections described in Schedule IX attached to and made a part of this chapter are hereby designated as stop intersections. Stop signs shall be installed as provided therein.
[Amended by Ord. No. 19-83; Ord. No. 30-1985; Ord. No. 31-1985; Ord. No. 12-1986; Ord. No. 8-1987; Ord. No. 18-1988]
7-6.3. 
Yield intersections. Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-140, the intersections described in Schedule X attached to and made a part of this chapter are hereby designated as yield intersections. Yield signs having sides 36 inches in length shall be installed as provided therein.
The location described in Schedule XI attached to and made a part of this chapter are hereby designated as loading zones.
The locations described in Schedule XII attached to and made a part of this chapter are hereby designated as taxi stands.
The locations described in Schedule XIII attached to and made a part of this chapter are hereby designated as bus stops.
7-10.1. 
Left turn prohibition. No person shall make a left turn at any of the locations described in Schedule XIV attached to and made a part of this chapter.
7-10.2. 
U-turn prohibition. No person shall make a U-turn at any of the locations described in Schedule XV attached to and made a part of this chapter.
7-10.3. 
No turns. No person shall make a turn at any of the locations described in Schedule XVI attached to and made a part of this chapter.
[Amended by Ord. No. 7-1971; Ord. No. 2-1972; Ord. No. 11-1978; Ord. No. 15-1979; Ord. No. 6-1981; Ord. No. 16-1981; Ord. No. 30-1985; Ord. No. 31-1985; Ord. No. 16-1986; Ord. No. 18-1988; Ord. No. 23-1988; Ord. No. 9-1989; Ord. No. 25-1990; Ord. No. 26-1990; Ord. No. 27-1990; Ord. No. 28-1990; Ord. No. 1-1991; Ord. No. 15-1991; Ord. No. 19-1991; Ord. No. 7-1992; Ord. No. 20-1995; Ord. No. 15B-1997; Ord. No. 13-1998; Ord. No. 3-1999; Ord. No. 5-1999; Ord. No. 9-1999; Ord. No. 27-1999; Ord. No. 4-2000; Ord. No. 2001-27; Ord. No. 2001-47]
The streets or parts of streets described in Schedule XVII attached to and made a part of this chapter shall have the speed limits designated in such schedule.
Regulatory and warning signs shall be erected and maintained to effect the above-designated speed limits as authorized by the Department of Transportation, and on new residential streets shall be installed by the developer as part of the required street improvements.
Unless another penalty is expressly provided in New Jersey statute, 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.
All former traffic ordinances of the Township of Lebanon covered in this Traffic 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.