This article is adopted for the purpose of promoting safe and orderly parking of motor vehicles within areas designated and established by the Township as commuter parking lots. All areas so designated as commuter parking lots within the Township are included under this article, except for the Franklin Lane-New Jersey Transit Park-and-Ride facility, which is regulated by a separate article in this chapter.
The provisions, rules and regulations of this article pertaining to commuter parking areas are applicable to all those parcels of land and premises owned, leased, occupied or controlled by the Township of Manalapan, now or hereafter, except for any lands or areas within the right-of-way of any street, road or highway and do not apply to the Franklin Lane-New Jersey Transit Park-and-Ride facility, which is regulated by a separate article under this chapter.
Parking on said lands and premises hereinbefore shall be designated by permit only, which shall be evidenced by a tag issued to an applicant by the Township.
Such parking areas shall be marked by signs indicating that parking will be by permit only, Monday through Friday, and vehicles must display a valid tag. The Franklin Lane commuter lot parking will be by permit only, Monday through Friday, except between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
No vehicle shall be parked in any such parking area unless it displays on the interior rear view mirror a current and valid permit so issued by the Township of Manalapan as herein provided.
No vehicle shall be parked in any such parking area displaying a parking permit that is reported lost, stolen, mislaid or undelivered or whose identification number is obscured or has been removed.
All vehicles shall be parked within a single designated parking space as indicated by marked lines on the surface of the parking area or unless otherwise instructed by a police officer or other attendant in charge.
Vehicles which, because of size, occupy more than one parking space or which extend into a traffic aisle shall be excluded from commuter parking areas.
No vehicle shall be parked within the entrance or exit to any such commuter parking area or within any of the aisles thereof.
The required permits shall be issued by the Municipal Clerk. Applications will require the completion of a form supplied by the Clerk to include a copy of the applicant's current New Jersey driver's license and vehicle registration certificate. The address on the driver's license must establish the applicant as a resident of the Township of Manalapan or as a resident of the Township of Marlboro.
The Municipal Clerk shall issue not more than 100 permits to the residents of the Township of Marlboro on a first-come-first-served basis at the Franklin Lane commuter lot. After the issuance of the authorized 100 permits to said residents of the Township of Marlboro, no further permits shall be issued in any one year.
Residents of the Township of Manalapan and qualified residents of the Township of Marlboro shall be provided permits as hereinafter set forth, but no permits shall be issued to any parking facility that has been determined by the Township to be filled to capacity. The issuance of a permit does not guarantee the availability of a parking space in the municipal parking facility.
[Amended 2-11-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-02]
Application and renewals thereon shall be for one year or any part thereof, terminating on March 31, and the annual fee for same shall be $201. In the event that a tag is issued during the annual period from April 1 through March 31, then the charge for same shall be at $16.75 for each month remaining during the aforesaid period. No refunds shall be made.
[Amended 2-23-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-02]
Only one permit per resident, per car, shall be issued as specified in this article.
Said permits shall have written thereon, "Manalapan parking permit," together with the number of the permit, the date of expiration and the name of the appropriate parking area.
The Municipal Clerk shall make and keep a record of all permits issued to include the completed application form, the parking area assignment, the tag number, and the copies of the applicant's driver's license and registration certificates.
Any person parking a motor vehicle with such permit affixed thereto shall be presumed to have properly applied for and received permission to park said motor vehicle in any such parking area of the Township of Manalapan.
No person shall permit a disabled vehicle to remain in any commuter parking area for more than 36 hours without the express permission of the police.
Any vehicle parked in any such parking area in violation of this article may be removed from the parking area on order of any police officer, and the owner thereof shall pay the reasonable cost of such removal and storage which may result from such removal before being allowed to regain possession of the vehicle, and such costs of removal and storage shall be in addition to any penalty or fine hereinbefore provided in Chapter 216, Towing.
This article shall not apply to any municipal vehicles registered to the Township of Manalapan.