Borough of Morris Plains, NJ
Morris County
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[Ord. No. 13-89, § 1]
As used in this chapter:
PARKING AREA
Any place in the B-1, B-2 and B-4 Zoning Districts fronting on or within one hundred (100) feet of Speedwell Avenue or the Speedwell Avenue Extension maintained for outdoor parking of motor vehicles which is open to the public or made available to patrons or customers of any place of business, which is located on private property not owned by any public entity or instrumentality thereof. This definition also includes all accessways, means of ingress and egress to and from said parking area, landscaped buffer areas and islands of said areas and pedestrian walkways located within or serving the parking area.
OWNER
Any person or entity who or which, alone or jointly with others, has legal or equitable title to the premises with or without accompanying actual possession, including an executor, administrator, trustee or guardian of an estate or a mortgagee in possession.
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All parking areas shall be maintained as initially constructed in accordance with the original site plan, if any. In addition, all parking areas shall be maintained to such a condition as to meet the following minimum standards:
(a) 
All access areas, maneuvering areas, parking locations and pedestrian walkways within the parking area shall be kept free of snow and ice. Snow and ice shall be removed within one-half (1/2) business day after its occurrence and shall not be allowed to accumulate or to freeze in any area used for accessways, maneuvering areas, parking locations and pedestrian traffic or within sight triangles as herein defined.
(b) 
All parking areas shall be kept free from potholes, defects, debris, rubbish, rocks and litter.
(c) 
All parking areas shall be clearly marked and illuminated and such markings shall be maintained so that they are visible, including all markings for traffic direction and control.
(d) 
All signs used for traffic direction and control shall be maintained so that they are visible.
(e) 
All parking areas shall be kept free from excessive accumulation of stormwater, and adequate runoff drains shall be provided and maintained.
(f) 
All parking areas shall be maintained in good repair so that they are free from holes, ruts, depressions, rocks and other obstructions.
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Areas adjacent to accessways which intersect with other accessways and/or streets shall be kept free from obstruction, including the piling of snow and debris, so as to permit clear visibility at all such intersections.
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It shall be the duty of the enforcement officer to inspect, at least annually, every parking area subject to the provisions of this chapter.
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(a) 
In the event of any violations of the provisions of this chapter, the enforcement officer shall give notice to the owner or his agent to abate said violations. Such notice shall be in writing and contain a description of the premises sufficient for identification, a statement of the reason or reasons why the notice is being issued and a provision allowing a reasonable time for compliance. The period of abatement shall be determined by the enforcement officer, taking into consideration the type of violations, the work that must be done in order to abate the violations and weather conditions. Such notice may contain an outline of remedial action which, if taken, will effect compliance with the provisions of this chapter. Notices issued by the enforcement officer shall be served upon the owner or his agent, provided that such notice shall be deemed to be properly served upon such owner or agent if a copy thereof is served upon him personally or if a copy thereof is sent by certified or registered mail to his last known address or if he is served with such notice by any other method authorized or required under the laws of this state.
(b) 
If abatement does not take place within the time described by the enforcement officer, then a summons shall issue for each violation. Each day that any violation or violations continue shall constitute a separate violation of the chapter.
(c) 
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000.) for each violation.
(d) 
In addition, nothing herein shall prevent the Borough of Morris Plains from applying to a court of competent jurisdiction to compel, by injunctive relief, any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter to comply with the provisions of this chapter.
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Nothing herein shall prevent the Borough from closing off to the public any parking area which is deemed to be unsafe as a result of a violation of any of the provisions of this chapter, or from entering upon said premises for the purpose of correcting any such violation, which corrections shall be made by the Borough without the assumption of any liability, and the reasonable costs of said repair by the Borough shall be the responsibility of the owner.
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The provisions of this chapter shall be enforced by the Zoning Officer of the Borough of Morris Plains, or his designee, who shall serve at no additional compensation.