Borough of Edgewater, NJ
Bergen County
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[Adopted 4-21-2003 by Ord. No. 1273-2003 (Ch. 207 of the 1975 Code)]
[Amended 5-17-2004 by Ord. No. 1298-2004]
This article shall be applicable to all streets and roads within the territorial limits of the Borough of Edgewater.
[Amended 5-17-2004 by Ord. No. 1298-2004]
The Borough hereby designates all streets and roads within the territorial limits of the Borough as permit parking areas, as set forth in § 287-15 of this article, upon which resident vehicles displaying valid parking permits may stand or be parked without limitation by parking time restrictions established by this article, except as otherwise provided in § 287-21 of this article.
[Amended 5-17-2004 by Ord. No. 1298-2004]
A. 
Residential permit parking shall be in effect between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon, weekdays, excluding holidays, on all streets and roads within the territorial limits of the Borough to which this article is applicable.
B. 
In addition to the permit parking requirement of this section, no vehicle shall be permitted to park for longer than two consecutive hours on any street or road within the Borough without a residential parking permit displayed on such vehicle.
[Added 5-15-2006 by Ord. No. 1334-2006[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance provided for a retroactive date of 4-21-2003.
This article shall have no applicability to metered parking spaces within any designated facility or on any designated street within the Borough. A residential parking permit shall not exempt a resident when parked in a metered space from purchasing the time from the meter at the established rate.
[Amended 5-15-2006 by Ord. No. 1334-2006; 7-16-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-011]
A. 
Upon the adoption of this article, the Borough shall issue the appropriate permits in accordance with this article. A permit shall be issued to an applicant, provided proof of residency is established. An applicant shall be required to produce his or her motor vehicle registration, together with one of the following: driver's license, deed or lease to property, voter registration identification, or any other evidence that the party applying for the permit is a resident of the Borough.
B. 
Number of permits; multifamily developments.
(1) 
One residential parking permit shall be issued for each person holding a valid New Jersey driver's license at each residence.
(2) 
Any resident who lives in a multifamily development which provides for a parking space on site, whether it be as part of the base rent or purchased with the unit, will only be permitted to obtain a residential parking permit if a second licensed driver resides at the premises. However, in any event, the parking spot on site must be occupied by said vehicle before parking is permitted on the street.
C. 
A residential parking permit shall be valid for up to two years from the date of issuance (ending December 31 of the year following the permit's issuance).
D. 
Nonresident employees of valid businesses operating in Edgewater will be able to obtain a nonresident employee parking permit that will be good for the calendar year in which it is issued. The nonresident employee must present a current driver's license and motor vehicle registration along with valid proof of employment, such as a pay stub or letter from the employer on the employer's letterhead. This permit will include nonresident employers. No overnight parking shall be permitted by anyone holding a nonresident employee parking permit.
A. 
All residential permits and business employee permits must be displayed in such a way that they are readily visible to parking enforcement personnel.
B. 
Resident permits and business employee permits shall be displayed attached to the driver's side rear window.
[Amended 10-18-2004 by Ord. No. 1308-2004]
A resident or Borough business employee vehicle on which is displayed a valid parking permit as provided for herein shall be permitted to stand or be parked without being limited by time restriction requirements established pursuant to this article; provided, however, that this unrestricted parking shall not be applicable to the Hilliard Avenue municipal parking lot, being known and designated as Lots 10 and 11 in Block 54 on the current Tax Assessment Map, and being more commonly known as 21 Hilliard Avenue. However, said resident or Borough business employee vehicle shall not be exempt from parking restrictions or prohibitions established pursuant to Title 39 of the New Jersey State statutes, or Chapter 432 of the Borough Code or the Borough ordinance for street sweeping or ordinance provisions pertaining to public safety and handicapped parking zones and other special parking restrictions established by law.
A. 
Anyone found guilty in the Borough Municipal Court of parking in a residential permit zone without a permit will receive a summons with a fine of:
(1) 
$50 for the first offense.
(2) 
$75 for the second offense.
(3) 
$100 for the third offense.
B. 
If an unauthorized vehicle remains in a resident permit-parking zone for 48 hours it will be towed. The fee for the towing of vehicles shall be the rate established by the Borough by resolution or ordinance.
The restrictions on parking in designated residential areas shall not apply to the following classifications of vehicles, provided they are property marked:
A. 
Contractor/service and delivery vehicles. Contractor, service and delivery vehicles bearing the name and address of a commercial business may park without permit during the times they are rendering service within the Borough.
B. 
Emergency and utility vehicles. Emergency vehicles, gas, electric, telecommunications and other similar vehicles may park within the Borough during the times they are rendering service or repairs within the Borough.
C. 
Health-care providers. May park their vehicles within the Borough during the times they are rendering assistance and/or health-care service to residents of the Borough (such health-care provider to be defined as a nurse, home-health aid, physical therapist, or any other medical professional).
It shall be unlawful and a violation of this article for a person to copy, produce or otherwise bring into existence a facsimile or counterfeit parking permit or alter an expired parking permit. It shall further be unlawful and a violation of this article for a person to knowingly use or display an altered, facsimile or counterfeit parking permit in order to evade time limitations on parking. The person committing the aforementioned act shall be subject to a penalty not to exceed $1,000 and/or imprisonment for not more than 10 days for such violation, such penalties to be imposed by the Municipal Court.
The provisions of this article shall be enforced by the Police Department of the Borough of Edgewater.
Types of permits issued are:
A. 
Residential parking permit: permits issued to residents for use on their own registered vehicles.
B. 
Borough employer's nonresident employees permit. A permit will be available to nonresident employees and nonresident employers on an annual basis.
If any such permit issued as defined in § 287-19 is used on any other vehicle or is used for a parking use other than that which it was specifically issued, a fine shall be levied and the permit revoked in accordance with the following terms:
Type of Permit
Maximum Fine
Revocation Period
Residential parking permit
$300
1 year
Borough employer's/nonresident employees permit
$300
1 year
The Borough of Edgewater be and hereby is authorized to prepare and implement a parking program, in conjunction with the residential parking permit program heretofore referred to, by or for employees of owners or bona fide lessees of business premises operating within the Borough, such employee parking permit program to be administered by the Borough and enforced by the Police Department in accordance with reasonable rules and regulations to be promulgated by the Borough for such employee parking permit program, at a cost to be established by the Borough.
In addition to all other enforcement authority, the Mayor and Council shall have authority to enforce the provisions of the Uniform Fire Code, insofar as same applies to fire lane violations, and police personnel are hereby authorized to issue summonses for said fire lane violations. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing contained herein shall affect the enforcement jurisdiction of fire officials, police personnel or any other governmental agencies with jurisdiction over fire lane violations.
Any violation of the provisions of this article for which a specific penalty is not set forth herein shall be subject to such fines and penalties as are set forth in Chapter 1, Article II, General Penalty, of the Borough Code.