[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranford as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 10-10-1968 (Ch. 152 of the 1992 Code)]
Editor's Note: The provisions of this article are derived from Ch. 9, Art. 4, of the former Revised Ordinances, adopted 10-10-1968.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- OPEN AIR MOTOR VEHICLE PARKING STATION
- Includes any open air motor vehicle parking area for which a parking fee is charged or on which motor vehicles are parked and exhibited for sale or exchange.
No person shall manage, conduct, operate or carry on the business of an open air motor vehicle parking station without first having obtained a license therefor as provided by this article.
The application for a license under this article shall be made to the Township Clerk and shall accurately specify the location of the open air motor vehicle parking station, its dimensions and the number of square feet of area to be used and shall be accompanied by a map or sketch showing the exact location of the proposed parking station with the entrances, exits and parking spaces proposed to be used.
The license shall be issued by the Township Clerk after approval of the application by the Township Committee.
The annual license fee for each open air motor vehicle parking station shall be as follows:
Where a parking fee is charged, the license fee shall be computed by multiplying the number of square feet of the area occupied by $0.005.
All licenses issued as provided in this article shall expire on December 31 of the year in which issued and shall be revocable by the Township Committee for the violation of any of the terms of this article, upon due notice and hearing.
Licenses issued under the provisions of this article shall not be transferable or assignable except by consent of the Township Committee. The business or occupation shall be conducted only at the place specified in the license.
Licensees, their agents, servants or employees shall not park or maneuver motor vehicles on public sidewalks, ways or streets.
No licensee herein shall permit or suffer any obstruction to an ingress or egress from a parking station.
The lot, plot or land to be occupied as an open air motor vehicle parking station shall be surfaced with stone, cinders, macadam or cement, and in no case shall the owner suffer or permit the surface to present an unsightly or deteriorated appearance.
No person shall conduct, operate or carry on the business of an open air motor vehicle parking station for the sale or exchange of motor vehicles between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 7:00 a.m. of the following day.
The provisions of this article shall not apply to:
Premises used for open air parking for a temporary period not exceeding two consecutive days;
Spaces on which business establishments provide free parking for their patrons; or
Any lot or plot of land occupied by a garage building wherein the business of general automobile repair or storage is maintained or conducted; provided, however, that the provisions of this subsection shall not be construed to exempt from the provisions of this article any parking premises adjacent to any such garage building.
[Amended 6-24-1992 by Ord. No. 92-19]
Any person who violates the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished as provided in Chapter 1, Article I, of this Code.
[Adopted 8-25-1992 by Ord. No. 92-29 (Ch. 181 of the 1992 Code)]
The following off-street parking requirements shall be subject to enforcement by the Cranford Police Department.
Only currently registered, operational, noncommercial light vehicles may be parked on any property in a residential zone, except that the following are also permitted:
One commercial light vehicle used by the occupant, if garaged.
Unregistered or nonoperational light vehicles owned by the occupant, if garaged.
Two items of recreation equipment belonging to the occupant, if garaged. Any recreation item or items affixed on a recreation trailer as for travel shall, together with the trailer, be considered as one item of recreational equipment. In lieu of being garaged, recreation equipment may be kept on the premises if approval has been granted in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 255, Land Development, § 255-44.
Any person who is found guilty of violating any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not more than $500. A separate violation shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.
Nothing contained in this article is meant to repeal any of the terms or requirements of Chapter 255, Land Development.