Township of Stillwater, NJ
Sussex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Stillwater as Ch. VII of the 1971 Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
For the purpose of this chapter, words and phrases herein shall have the meanings ascribed to them in N.J.S.A. 39:1-1.
Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-140, the following streets or parts of streets are hereby designated as through streets. Stop signs shall be installed on the near right side of each street intersecting the through streets.
Name of Street
Location
Mount Benevolence Road
Between West Shore Drive and the Stillwater Township - Hampton Township corporate line
Stillwater Road
Between Middleville Road and Mount Benevolence Road
Stillwater Road
Between West Shore Drive and Middleville Road
Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-140, the following described intersections are designated as stop intersections:
Intersection
Stop sign On
Dove Island Road and Duck Pond Road
[Added 9-7-1999 by Ord. No. 99-7]
Duck Pond Road
Middleville Road and Stillwater Road
Stillwater Road in the right leg of the Y-intersection
Possum Hill Road and Partridge Road
[Added 7-15-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-9]
Partridge Road
West End Drive and Duck Pond Road
Duck Pond Road
[Amended 8-15-1972; Ord. No. 143; 6-19-1979]
Speed limits shall be established as follows. Regulatory and warning signs shall be erected and maintained at locations listed in the appropriate letter of authorization.
Name of Street
Speed Limit
(mph)
Location
Duck Pond Road
[Added 9-7-1999 by Ord. No. 99-7]
Zone 1
25
For the entire length of Duck Pond Road
Fairview Lake Road (Routes 617-624)
Zone 1
35
From Stillwater Road (Route 521) to Middleville Road thence
Zone 2
40
From Middleville Road to the northerly Stillwater Township line
Fredon-Stillwater Road (County 610)
[Added 7-3-1984 by Ord. No. 84-13]
Zone 1
30
Between County Route 521 and 400 feet east of Cedar Ridge Road
Middleville Road
[Added 5-20-1997 by Ord. No. 97-6]
Zone 1
35
From its intersection with Stillwater Road to its intersection with Mount Holly Road
Mount Benevolence Road
[Added 4-2-1991 by Ord. No. 91-9]
Zone 1
40
Between Stillwater - Myrtle Grove Road (County Route 521) to Lake Owassa Road (County Route 617)
Mount Holly Road
[Added 5-20-1997 by Ord. No. 97-6]
Zone 1
35
From its intersection with Millbrook Road to its intersection with Old School House Road
Old Foundry Road
[Added 5-21-1991 by Ord. No. 91-16]
Old School House Road
[Added 5-21-1991 by Ord. No. 91-16]
Zone 1
35
From Hardwick Township - Stillwater Township line to the Fairview Lake Road (County Route 617)
Zone 1
35
From Fairview Lake Road (County Route 617) to Stillwater Road
Zone 2
20
From Stillwater Road to a point 2,215 feet east of the intersection between Old Foundry Road and Stillwater Road
Zone 3
35
From a point 2,215 feet east of the intersection of Old Foundry Road and Stillwater Road to Mount Benevolence Road
Owassa Road (Route 617)
County portion
Zone 1
30
From Fairview Lake Road to 3,300 feet north thereof
Zone 2
45
From Fairview Lake Road to Possum Hill Road thence
Municipal portion
Zone 3
35
From Fairview Lake Road to Mount Benevolence Road
Possum Hill Road
[Added 7-15-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-9]
Zone 1
35
Entire length of Possum Hill Road
Ridge Road
[Added 4-2-1991 by Ord. No. 91-9]
Zone 1
30
From West End Drive to the Stillwater/Hampton Township line
Stillwater Road (Route 521)
Zone 1
40
From the southerly Stillwater Township line, also the Sussex County - Warren County line, to Main Street, County Road 610
Zone 2
30
To the northerly leg of Fairview Lake Road, County Road 617 thence
Zone 3
45
From the northerly leg of Fairview Lake Road, County Road 617 to West Shore Drive
School speed limit
20 in Zone 2
In the Stillwater Elementary School zone, during recess or while children are going to or leaving school, during opening or closing hours
Zone 4
[Added 5-21-1991 by Ord. No. 91-16]
35
From the intersection of Stillwater - Myrtle Grove Road (County Route 521) to the intersection with Old Foundry Road
Zone 5
[Added 5-21-1991 by Ord. No. 91-16]
45
From the intersection with Old Foundary Road to the intersection with Mt. Benevolence Road
Wall Street
[Added 12-21-1999 by Ord. No. 99-10]
Zone 1
25
For distance between East Wall Street and Cedar Ridge Road
West End Drive
[Added 4-2-1991 by Ord. No. 91-9]
Zone 1
35
Between Fredon Township/Stillwater Township line to East Shore Drive (County Route 619)
West Shore Drive (Route 521)
Zone 1
35
From Stillwater Road to Swartswood Road thence
Zone 2
25
From Swartswood Road to the northerly Stillwater Township line
[Added 10-1-1991 by Ord. No. 91-26]
A. 
Parking prohibited during state of emergency. Upon a 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 direct the posting of EMERGENCY NO PARKING signs when weather conditions, accidents, fires, public celebrations, etc.:, 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. 
Parking prohibited 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.
C. 
Handicapped parking.
(1) 
In any space on any public or private property appropriately marked for vehicles for the physically handicapped pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-197.5, N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 or any other applicable law, said space shall be occupied only by a vehicle operated by a handicapped person or in which a handicapped person is a passenger.
(2) 
Any person parking a motor vehicle in a restricted handicapped parking space without a special vehicle identification card shall be liable to a fine of $100 for the first offense and for subsequent offenses a fine of at least $100 and up to 90 days' community service on such terms and in such form as the court shall deem appropriate, or any combination thereof.
D. 
Fire zones.
[Added 3-1-1994 by Ord. No. 94-1]
(1) 
No persons shall park any vehicle at any time in any space designated as a fire zone and described more particularly in Schedule II attached to and made a part of this chapter. This prohibition likewise applies to fire zones created at the request of, and upon the property of, any corporation or institution of a public or semipublic character not for pecuniary profit pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:5A-1 et seq.
(2) 
Any person violating any provision of this section shall be subject to the penalties set forth in § 370-6C.
[Added 12-1-1992 by Ord. No. 92-24]
A. 
No person shall park a vehicle between the hours specified upon any of the following described streets or parts of streets.
Name of Street
Side
Hours
Location
All streets and roads in the Township, except state highways
Both
11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. each day from November 15 to April 15
Entire Township
B. 
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.
C. 
Violations and penalties. Unless another penalty is expressly provided by New Jersey statute, any person convicted of a violation 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.
[Added 9-2-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-14]
No person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any streets or parts thereof as hereinafter described.
Name of Street
Sides
Location
Sussex County Route 622
Both
From the intersection of County Route 521 with County Route 622 in the Township of Stillwater to a point 450 feet east thereof
[Added 12-1-2020 by Ord. No. 2020-09]
A. 
Definitions. Engine-braking shall mean the use or operation of any mechanical exhaust device designed to aid in the braking, decompression or deceleration of any motor vehicle which results in excessive, loud, unusual or explosive noise from such vehicle.
B. 
Prohibition. It shall be unlawful for the driver of any motor vehicle to use or operate or cause to be used or operated, at any time and on any road within the Township of Stillwater, any mechanical exhaust or decompression device which results in the practice known as engine-braking.
C. 
Exceptions. The provisions of this section shall not apply to engine-braking where necessary for the protection of persons and/or property which cannot be avoided by application of an alternative braking system. Noise caused by the application of engine compression brakes, otherwise known as engine-braking, which is effectively muffled or if the application is necessary for the health, safety and welfare of the community is exempt from the provisions of this section. Sounds created by emergency equipment for emergency purposes are also exempt.
D. 
Posting of signs. The Township is hereby authorized to post at reasonable locations within the Township signs indicating the prohibition of engine-braking.
E. 
Violations and penalties. Unless another penalty is expressly provided by New Jersey Statute, any person convicted of a violation of this section shall be punished for a first conviction thereof by a fine of not more than $100 or by imprisonment for a period not to exceed 10 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment; for a second such conviction, such person shall be punished by a fine of not more than $200 or by imprisonment for a period not to exceed 20 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment; and upon the third or any subsequent conviction, such person shall be punished by a fine of not more than $500 or by imprisonment for a period not to exceed six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.