[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Linwood 3-13-1985 by Ord. No. 2-1985. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Mayor and the Common Council of the City of Linwood recognize and are responsive to the efforts being made by federal, county and state governments to provide for handicapped parking spaces to be located in the proximity of stores, malls and office buildings.
Certain areas have been designated as handicapped parking spaces and have been posted as such within the City of Linwood.
[Amended 10-12-2003 by Ord. No. 23-2003]
Any person who is not a handicapped person, as defined in N.J.S.A. 39:4-204 through 39:4-207, who shall park in a space designated as a handicapped parking place shall be guilty of violation of this chapter and shall be liable for a fine of $276 for the first offense and a fine of $276 plus a maximum of 90 days' community service for all subsequent offenses as set forth in Chapter 161, Public Laws of 2003.
Any vehicle which displays a handicapped placard issued by the Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles in the Department of Law and Public Safety of the State of New Jersey or a temporary handicapped placard issued by the Chief of Police of the City of Linwood in accordance with N.J.S.A 39:4-206 shall be permitted to park overtime and shall also be permitted to park in any space designated as a handicapped parking place.
This chapter is enacted in accordance with N.J.S.A. 39:4-197.5 and N.J.S.A. 40:48-2.46, which confer upon the City of Linwood the right to restrict parking spaces for use by handicapped persons in order to preserve and safeguard the public health, safety, morals and welfare and which further grant the City of Linwood the power to enact ordinances to enforce such restricted parking.
[Added 10-10-2007 by Ord. No. 21-2007]
Handicapped parking on streets. In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-197.5, the following street locations are designated as handicapped parking spaces. Such spaces are for use by persons who have been issued special identification cards or plates or placards by the Motor Vehicle Commission, or a temporary placard issued by the Chief of Police. No other person shall be permitted to park in these spaces.