[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Rahway 11-19-2018 by Ord. No. O-19-18. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There shall be within the Department of Administration a Division of Parking Utility (the "Division" or the "Utility").
The head of the Division shall be the Superintendent of the Parking Utility.
Under the direction and supervision of the Superintendent, the Division shall have the duties and responsibilities set forth herein.
The purpose of the Division of Parking shall be to provide municipal parking services through the Parking Utility, by delivering parking services with the responsibility of managing, planning, and operating all aspects and functions which include, but are not limited to, the collection and repair of on- and off-street parking services.
The function of parking enforcement shall be within the Department of Police.
It is the purpose of this chapter to empower the City, through the Division of Parking Utility, to perform all such reasonable and necessary functions in connection with providing parking services as afforded to the City by the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40A:5A-20 et seq., without limitation, and the collection of fees therefor. The provisions of this chapter are subject to the ability of the City to provide parking service to the extent permitted by the law and in accordance with the terms and conditions of any existing contracts which are legally binding upon the City.
The Division of Parking Utility shall serve the area shown on the City Parking Map, which is on file in the office of the City Clerk.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- The party contracting for parking service and/or any owner, agent, or occupant responsible for the payment of the fees specified herein.
- PARKING SERVICES
- Delivering parking services with the responsibility of managing, planning, enforcing and operating all aspects and functions which include, but are not limited to, the collection and repair of on- and off-street parking services.
- PARKING UTILITY
- The Parking Utility of the City operated by the Division acting pursuant to the direction of the City through its elected and appointed officials, and performing all functions pertaining to the collection, storage, and distribution of adequate parking services heretofore performed by the Rahway Parking Authority, and as may hereafter be necessary in connection with any additional facilities hereafter constituting part of the City's parking services.
- The duly appointed head of the Division of Parking Utility.
The Department of Administration is empowered to adopt rules and regulations proper and necessary to enable the Division to perform the purposes enumerated herein. These rules and regulations shall be placed on file in the office of the City Clerk.
There is hereby established a transition period of 120 days' duration, during which time the Superintendent shall assume the operation of the Parking Utility functions heretofore carried out by the City Parking Authority. During such transition time, which may be extended by resolution of the City for such reasonable time as it deems proper and just, the Superintendent shall utilize the Rahway Parking Authority's rules and regulations, which are on file in the office of the City Clerk, until such time as rules, regulations, and procedures are adopted by the Department of Administration and placed on file in the office of the City Clerk.
To the extent not specifically set forth herein, the City Council of the City of Rahway specifically reserves unto itself all those certain powers, rights, and responsibilities as set forth at length in N.J.S.A. 40A:5A-20, which provisions may be deemed by the City necessary for the operation of the Parking Utility.
The City, through the Division or otherwise, shall have a right of access to any customer's premises, and to equipment and property of the City, at reasonable times, for the purpose of delivering parking services with the responsibility of managing, planning, enforcing and operating all aspects and functions, which include, but are not limited to, the collection and repair of on- and off-street parking services.
Any person, firm, or corporation violating the provisions of this chapter or any succeeding ordinances or resolutions pertaining to the subject matter of this chapter which might be enacted or adopted shall be punished in accordance with the fines and penalties established by the Rahway Parking Authority.
No person or persons shall in any matter, without permission, tamper or interfere with the parking services of the City.
Complaints concerning the character of the services furnished, or the reading of meters or bills rendered, shall be made to the Division in writing. A record of all such written complaints will be maintained by the Division to show the names and addresses of the complainants, dates, nature of the complaints, and the action taken thereon.
All future revenue and the accounting therefor from the Parking Utility shall be on a dedicated utility basis. All monies derived from the operation of said Parking Utility and any other monies applicable to its support shall be segregated and kept in a separate fund, which shall be known as the "Parking Utility Fund." All disbursements for the operation and maintenance of the Parking Utility shall be taken from the Parking Utility Fund.
The dedicated budget of the Parking Utility shall include appropriations for operating expenses, capital improvements, debt services and/or the portion of all other deferred charges and statutory expenses as may be required or allowed.
The customer charges established by the Rahway Parking Authority shall continue in full force and effect until such time as the City Council establishes a new schedule of charges and fees for parking and incidental services. The customer charges established by the Rahway Parking Authority are on file in the office of the City Clerk.
The City Council shall, from time to time, establish a schedule of charges and fees for parking and incidental services to be provided by the Parking Utility.