[HISTORY: Adopted by the Merchantville Borough Council 9-10-1979 by Ord. No. 549. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The portion of Block 29, Lot 1, on the Official Tax Map of the Borough of Merchantville, described in a certain deed dated January 11, 1978, between Robert W. Blanchett et al. and the Borough of Merchantville recorded in Book 3543 at Page 438 in the book of deeds in the office of the Camden County Registrar of Deeds is hereby set aside and designated for permit parking as herein provided.
In order to qualify for the issuance of a permit, an applicant shall be either the owner of any business or commercial enterprise located within the territorial limits of the Borough of Merchantville or any person regularly employed by such a business or commercial enterprise upon the premises.
Application for a permit shall be on a form supplied by the Borough Clerk which shall attest that the applicant is the owner of a business or commercial enterprise conducted within the territorial limits of the Borough of Merchantville. In the event that the applicant is an employee of such an enterprise, the Borough Clerk may require reasonable proof of such employment.
The Borough Clerk of the Borough of Merchantville is hereby authorized to issue to qualified persons applying and paying the requisite fee a parking permit which will entitle the holder thereof to park a designated passenger motor vehicle (not including a bus) in any available parking space within the permitted parking area between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., except Sunday, during the entire period for which the permit is issued.
The issuance of a parking permit shall not constitute a guaranty to the person to whom issued that a space will be available for parking of the designated motor vehicle.
Permits may be issued for a period of one year commencing on the first day of January and terminating on the last day of December, or permits may be issued quarterly for the three-month period commencing January 1, April 1, July 1 or October 1 of each year and terminating the last day of the third succeeding month. Permits shall be issued to any person who pays the designated fee therefor, except that the total number of permits in effect at any given period of time shall not exceed 30.
If any annual permit is issued after February 1, the annual fee shall be prorated at the rate of $10 for each entire and partial month remaining in the calendar year. The permit fee for quarterly permits shall not be prorated.
Upon written application therefor and upon the payment of a fee of $2 to the Borough Clerk, any permit may be transferred from one vehicle to another vehicle owned by the same person, at any time during the period for which the permit is issued, for the balance of the permit period remaining unexpired, or a replacement sticker may be issued to any person upon proof that the original sticker was destroyed.
All permits shall be in the form of a decalcomania which shall be affixed to the motor vehicle for which issued upon the left rear side window, in such a manner and position as to be clearly visible from the exterior of the vehicle. Affixing such stickers by use of adhesive tape or any similar tape or device is prohibited.
During the hours between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. of each day except Sundays, it shall be unlawful for any person to cause, allow, permit or suffer any vehicle, registered in the name of or operated by such person, to be parked in the permitted parking area as designated herein without an appropriate permit therefor properly affixed to said motor vehicle.
Every motor vehicle parked in any parking space in the permitted parking area shall be parked within the space marked upon the pavement for the parking of a single motor vehicle.
In addition to any other penalty which may be imposed under § 1-9 of this Code, any vehicle parked in violation of any of the provisions of this chapter may be removed by any person so authorized by the Police Chief of the Borough of Merchantville to a public garage or other place designated by said Police Chief for the storing of said vehicle, and said vehicle may be impounded and held until the owner thereof shall pay to the Borough Clerk the costs of the removal of said vehicle from the parking lot, plus any reasonable storage charges for each and every day or part thereof that said vehicle is impounded.