City of Vineland, NJ
Cumberland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Vineland 8-26-1975 by Ord. No. 973; amended in its entirety 12-23-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-70 (Ch. 253 of the 1990 Code). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire Department — See Ch. 56.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 372.
Parking lots — See Ch. 496.
Other parking restrictions — See Ch. 694.
No person shall park or stop a motor vehicle in, or in any other manner obstruct, a properly designated fire lane, fire hydrant or Fire Department connection. This shall apply to any public street, private street or access lane.
A. 
Violations of this chapter or any provision of the Uniform Fire Safety Act (N.J.S.A. 52:27D-192 et seq.) or the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code (N.J.A.C. 5:70 et seq.) which pertains to this chapter shall be enforced by the Fire Prevention Bureau.
B. 
The Police Department shall assist the Fire Prevention Bureau in obtaining information on any vehicle in violation of this chapter. The Fire Prevention Bureau shall have the authority to have any vehicle found in violation of this chapter impounded at the expense of the vehicle owner.
All fire lane locations shall be recorded in a file maintained by the Fire Prevention Bureau and shall be made available for public inspection. Copies of said file shall also be located in the City Clerk's office, the Police Department and the Fire Department.
[Amended 10-12-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-53]
All curbs in a fire lane shall be painted exclusively with yellow traffic paint that meets the specifications for Type I Pure Drying Yellow Traffic Paint for road and bridge construction of the New Jersey Department of Transportation. An approved plan and a color sample must be submitted to and approved by the Fire Prevention Bureau. Hash marks and curb markings may be used in lieu of signs, as determined by the Fire Prevention Bureau.
[Amended 10-12-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-53]
A. 
Whenever a fire lane is established on any property, the property owner shall erect, replace, repair and maintain all fire lane signs and markings on said property as specified in this section and by the Fire Prevention Bureau. The property owner shall have 15 days to comply with this section upon proper notice by the Fire Prevention Bureau. Said notice shall contain a copy of this section.
B. 
The underside of any sign erected on a post shall be at least seven feet from the ground or pavement. The underside of any sign mounted on a building shall be six feet from the ground or pavement. The spacing between signs shall be determined by the Fire Prevention Bureau. All signs, posts and foundations shall be constructed to hold signs and posts in a proper and permanent position. Signs shall be mounted to resist swaying in the wind or displacement by vandalism. Sign dimensions shall be 12 inches by 18 inches. Signs shall be white and reflective, and all lettering shall be red and reflective. The words "NO PARKING" shall be 7.5 inches in height, and the words "FIRE LANE" shall be five inches in height.
The Fire Prevention Bureau shall have the authority to issue any fine, penalty or enforcement action as provided for in the Uniform Fire Safety Act or the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code. Unless another fine, penalty or enforcement action is expressly provided for by the aforementioned laws, any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be issued the following fines:
A. 
First offense: $35.
B. 
Second offense: $100.
C. 
Third offense: $250.
D. 
Fourth offense: $500, and vehicle shall be impounded at the expense of the owner.
Any person may appeal a fine, penalty or enforcement action issued under this chapter by submitting a written hearing request to the City of Vineland Construction Board of Appeals. The appeal must be filed in writing within 15 days of the date of the fine, penalty or enforcement action and accompanied with a $50 fee payable to the City of Vineland Construction Board of Appeals. The appeal shall include the date of the act which is the subject of the appeal, the name, status and signature of the person submitting the appeal, the specific violations or other act claimed to be in error, and a concise statement of the basis for appeal.