[Adopted 12-15-1969 as Ch. 17, Art. V, Div. 2, of the 1962 Code; amended in its entirety 12-18-1972 (Ch. 187, Art. II, of the 1987 Code)]
[Amended 7-19-1988; 5-21-2018 by Ord. No. 18-20]
The Township Administrator is hereby authorized to set aside and to designate, in the Glenwood Garage, Conger Street Lot, Farrand Street Lot, Myrtle Street Lot and Pitt Street Lot of the Township, certain parking spaces as permit parking areas.
The Township Administrator, from time to time, shall set aside and designate, in the permit parking areas of the Glenwood Garage, Conger Street Lot, Farrand Street Lot, Myrtle Street Lot and Pitt Street Lot, such number of parking spaces as may be reasonably necessary to accommodate the needs of the public, with regard for the requirements of the public for metered parking spaces.
[Amended 7-19-1988; 6-5-1991]
The Township Administrator, or his/her designee, is hereby authorized to issue to persons applying and qualifying for a parking permit, which shall entitle the holder to park as determined by the Township of Bloomfield Parking Utility.
[Amended 5-21-2018 by Ord. No. 18-20]
The issuance of a parking permit/business placard permit shall not constitute a guaranty to the person to whom issued that a space will be available for parking of a motor vehicle.
A parking permit/business placard permit shall be issued to any person who completes and files the required application and who pays the designated fee therefor.
Regular parking permits may be for a period of one year, commencing on the first day of January and terminating on the 31st day of December, or permits may be issued quarterly for the three-month periods commencing January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1 of each year and terminating the last day of the third succeeding month.
Business placard permits will be issued for a period of one year, commencing on the first day of January and terminating on the 31st day of December.
All regular permits shall be in the form of decalcomania stickers. Every regular permit shall be affixed as a decalcomania to the motor vehicle for which issued upon the left rear side window, in such a manner and position as to be clearly visible from the exterior of the vehicle. Affixing such sticker by use of adhesive tape or any similar tape or device is prohibited.
All business placard permits shall be in the form of a hanger permit. Every business placard permit shall be hung on the inside rear view mirror in such a manner that the permit number is fixable from outside the vehicle.
The fees for the issuance of the aforesaid parking permits shall be as follows:
[Amended 7-19-1988; 6-5-1991; 5-16-1994; 9-18-1995; 5-21-2018 by Ord. No. 18-19]
Business permits: for business owners and their employees in the Township who must park within the vicinity of their business all day.
Resident commuter permits: for those Bloomfield residents who commute to work by train and must park their car all day within walking distance of the available train stations within Bloomfield.
Resident permits: for those Bloomfield residents who reside in apartments/homes that offer no on-site parking.
Nonresident commuter permits: a limited number of permits are available for commuters who live out of town and wish to park their cars near the available train stations within Bloomfield.
The fee for any annual permit issued after January 1 of any year shall not be reduced or prorated.
In the case of quarterly permits issued after the beginning of the quarterly period, the fee shall be at the rate of 1/3 of the quarterly permit fee for each full month or portion of a month remaining from the effective date of the permit to and including the last day of the quarterly period.
Upon written application therefor and upon the payment of a fee of $5 to the Collector, any permit may be transferred from one vehicle to another vehicle owned by the same person at any time during the period for which the permit is issued for the balance of the permit period remaining unexpired.
Upon application therefor and upon the payment of a fee of $5 to the Collector, a replacement sticker may be issued to any person, provided that such replacement sticker shall cover only the balance of the period for which the original sticker was issued.
Editor's Note: Former § 187-10, Refund of fees, was repealed 5-16-1994. No refunds will be given.
Upon a written application therefor and upon the payment of an additional fee of $10, a person to whom an annual rental permit has been issued may obtain one additional annual rental permit that will entitle him to park a second passenger motor vehicle in the Farrand Street - Washington Street, North Center, Watsessing or Burroughs Place Parking Lot of the Township whenever such lot is not occupied by the first passenger motor vehicle for which the original annual rental permit has been issued.
[Amended 7-19-1988; 6-17-2013 by Ord. No. 13-22]
Except as may be otherwise determined by the Parking Authority of the Township of Bloomfield, during the hours between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. of each day except Saturdays and Sundays, it shall be unlawful for any person to cause, allow, permit or suffer any vehicle registered in the name of or operated by such person to be parked in the permit parking area of any publicly owned parking facility without an appropriate permit therefor properly affixed to such motor vehicle as hereinabove set forth.
Except as may be otherwise determined by the Parking Authority of the Township of Bloomfield, during the hours between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. of each day, except Saturdays and Sundays, and all day on Saturdays and Sundays, it shall be lawful for any person to park a passenger motor vehicle, not including a bus, in the permit parking area of a publicly owned parking facility without a permit or any other fee.
[Amended 7-19-1988; 5-19-2003 by Ord. No. 03-17]
Every motor vehicle parked in any parking space in the Farrand Street - Washington Street, North Center, Watsessing, Burroughs Place, and Royal Theatre Lackawanna Parking Lots shall be parked within the space marked upon the pavement for the parking of a single motor vehicle.
Any vehicle parked in violation of any of the provisions of this article may be removed from a public parking lot by any person so authorized by the Police Chief of the Township to a public garage or other place designated by the Police Chief for the storing of such vehicle, and such vehicle may be impounded and held at such public garage or other designated storage place until the owner thereof shall pay to the public garage owner the cost of the removal of such vehicle from the parking lot, plus a charge of $2 for each day or part thereof that such vehicle is impounded.
[Amended 11-2-1987; 5-5-2008 by Ord. No. 08-18]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished as provided in § 1-15, General penalty, of this Code.