Township of Morris, NJ
Morris County
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[Amended 2-20-1991 by Ord. No. 4-91; 5-15-1997 by Ord. No. 16-97; 4-2-2003 by Ord. No. 9-03]

§ 88-3.1 Parking, washing or repair of vehicles restricted.

It shall be unlawful and a violation of this article for any person or corporation to permit a vehicle to remain in any parking space on the north and south sides of Old Turnpike Road or in the parking lots of the Convent Station Parking Facility, including the Old Post Office and the leased St. Thomas More parking lot as described in Schedule X, attached to and made a part of this chapter, unless and until the fee or charge herein set forth has been paid for in advance or deposited in the central parking meter for said space. It shall also be unlawful and a violation of this article for any person to wash, repair or otherwise work on or in any such vehicle; provided, however, that nothing contained herein shall be construed to prohibit necessary emergency repairs to a vehicle.

§ 88-3.2 Legal parking limits; fees; issuance of permit; persons entitled to park.

A. 
Between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., prevailing time, there shall be a fee or charge for the use of a parking space in the Convent Station Parking Facility. No vehicle shall be parked in said facility unless the same shall be properly parked in accordance with this section and within the parking space as defined in this section and designated at the parking facility. No vehicle shall be parked in said facility unless the operator thereof is parking the vehicle at the Convent Station Parking Facility for the purpose of utilizing the railroad commutation services.
[Amended 12-7-2005 by Ord. No. 33-05; 4-21-2010 by Ord. No. 6-10]
B. 
Fees.
[Amended 3-16-2005 by Ord. No. 4-05; 12-7-2005 by Ord. No. 33-05; 4-5-2006 by Ord. No. 4-06; 4-21-2010 by Ord. No. 6-10]
(1) 
The permit fees and metered charges shall be as follows:
(a) 
Resident permit: $345 per year (July 1 through June 30).
(b) 
Nonresident permit: $690 per year (July 1 through June 30).
(c) 
Metered parking: $5 per day.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(d) 
Resident ID permit for metered parking: no charge.
(e) 
Fee for the "Smart Card" (a debit card): $10 for a new card or to replace a lost card.
(f) 
Replacement fee for lost resident and nonresident permit tag: $20.
(2) 
Permits can be purchased for the remaining portion of the permit year, which expires June 30, and shall be calculated on the basis of full months, including the month the permit is purchased.
(3) 
Permit refunds may, upon approved voucher claim, be given based upon the number of full months remaining, excluding the month of surrender, less an administrative charge of 10% of the remaining value or $25, whichever is greater.
(4) 
Meter refunds are authorized for approved voucher claims of $10 or more.
C. 
The fee or charge shall be paid to the Clerk of the Township of Morris, who will issue a permit, which shall be displayed from the interior rearview mirror in the vehicle so as to be clearly visible from the front of the vehicle at any and all times during which said vehicle is parked in one of said parking spaces. The Township Clerk shall keep a record of the permits issued and shall forward all permit fees collected to the Finance Department. The Township of Morris will not reserve any particular space for the purchaser of a permit, and there will be no guaranty of the availability of a space for said vehicle, and the Township of Morris assumes no liability in the event of unavailability of a parking space, and there shall be no refund because of said unavailability of space.
D. 
Resident parking shall be limited to such persons who are residents of the Township of Morris, and in the event that there is insufficient parking space to accommodate all residents of the Township of Morris, then spaces will be allocated on the basis of first come, first served. Should there be no unmetered parking spaces available in the Convent Station Parking Facility, then and in that case those persons who have purchased a permit in accordance with Subsection B above and who are residents of the Township of Morris may park such vehicle in the parking spaces designated for nonresident parking.
E. 
Metered parking.
(1) 
In addition to the parking permit, metered parking is provided. Residents can obtain a resident ID permit from the Township Clerk's office, which will allow them to park in a designated metered space.
(2) 
Metered parking charges shall be paid for in cash or by the use of a debit card issued by the Township of Morris. The charges shall be paid at the centralized parking meters located at the facility.
F. 
Metered parking only, Speedwell Avenue parking lot.
[Added 12-6-2006 by Ord. No. 27-06]
(1) 
Resident and nonresident parking shall be permitted in the Township parking lot on Speedwell Avenue at its intersection with Gregory Avenue. Parking at this location is metered parking only by central meters. The Township-issued parking permits shall not be valid in this facility.
(2) 
The metered charges shall be in effect 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
(3) 
Vehicles shall be properly parked in marked spaces. Unlawfully parked vehicles, overtime vehicles, vehicles which otherwise violate any provisions of Chapter 88 and the owners and operators thereof shall be subject to the fees, fines and penalties set forth in this chapter, specifically including but not limited to §§ 88-3.3 and 88-3.5.
(4) 
The initial parking fee to be established, effective with the adoption of this subsection, shall be $0.10 per every 12 minutes and $0.25 per every 30 minutes.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(5) 
Reserved space. The Township of Morris may, without being under any obligation to do so, lease parking space in the Speedwell Avenue lot to interested business entities, for one-year terms. The lease price for each space shall be the annual resident permit fee as the same may from time to time be established. Each such leased space shall be identified as a reserved space, which shall be fitted with an appropriate sign identifying the space as reserved for the particular lessee. The signs shall be furnished by the lessee and conform to Township specifications. The Township shall install and remove such signs. Any vehicle parked in such space, the operator of which is not using the space in conjunction with the business of the lessee, shall be subject to towing and fines as set forth in §§ 88-3.3 and 88-3.5.
[Added 9-21-2011 by Ord. No. 26-11]

§ 88-3.3 Removal of unlawfully parked vehicles; fine.

[Amended 9-21-2011 by Ord. No. 26-11]
The Police Department may remove from any parking space any unattended vehicle parked or standing in any portion of said streets not designated as a parking space or any unattended vehicle parked or standing in a designated parking space for a period of 12 hours, after a summons has been issued charging a violation hereunder. The Police Department may also remove any vehicle at any time when the same is found to be parked or standing in a parking space which has been leased by the Township to a business entity, which parking space has been posted with notice as to the effective hours of reserved use. When a vehicle is so removed from said parking space, the owner of said vehicle shall pay, before being entitled to recovery or possession of said vehicle, all reasonable charges for towing, storage and other expenses incurred in the removal of said vehicle. In addition thereto, every person convicted of a violation of a provision of this article or any supplement or amendment hereto shall be liable to a penalty of not more than $50.

§ 88-3.4 Tampering with meters.

It shall be unlawful to tamper with parking meters or to deposit therein anything other than coins or debit cards designated in this article. It shall be unlawful for any person to deface, injure, tamper with, willfully break, destroy or impair the usefulness of or to open without lawful authority any parking meter installed on said premises. It shall be unlawful to deposit or cause to be deposited in any parking meter any slug, device or substitute for a coin of the United States of America.

§ 88-3.5 Violations and penalties.

In addition to penalties set forth in § 88-3.3 of this article, the following fines shall be imposed for violations:
A. 
Overtime parking: $6.
B. 
Failure to display or improper display of permit: $4.
C. 
No valid permit: $20.
D. 
Improper use of or illegal purchase of a permit: $50 and revocation of permit.
E. 
Improper parking: $10.
F. 
Washing or repair of a vehicle: $10.