Borough of Little Silver, NJ
Monmouth County
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The power of the municipality to adopt ordinances concerning traffic and parking is contained in R.S. 39:4-197. Various statutory provisions throughout Title 39 control the manner in which municipalities may regulate parking and traffic. R.S. 39:4-8 and R.S. 39:4-202 requires that all traffic and parking ordinances be approved by the Motor Vehicle Commission.
As used in this chapter, words and phrases concerning traffic shall have the meanings ascribed to them in N.J.R.S. 39:1.1.
Whenever certain hours are named in this chapter, they shall mean either Eastern Standard Time or Eastern Daylight Saving Time, as may be in current use in the borough.
The provisions of this chapter imposing a time limit on parking shall not relieve any person of the duty to observe other more restrictive provisions prohibiting or limiting the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles as set forth in R.S. 39:4-138, any other New Jersey statute or as hereinafter provided.
a. 
Upon the declaration of an emergency, there shall be no parking upon streets or sections of streets within the borough. The emergency management coordinator or the chief of police, or in either of their respective absences, the ranking police officer, is authorized to declare an emergency and to direct the posting of EMERGENCY NO PARKING signs for the notification of such an emergency to the operator or owner of any vehicle parked upon any street within the borough, when weather conditions, accidents, fires, public celebrations, etc., dictate or require the avoidance of hazards or other conditions which interfere with the free flow of traffic. Notification of a declaration of an emergency shall be given to the operator or owner of any vehicle which has been parked prior to such declaration.
b. 
Any unoccupied vehicle parked or standing in violation of this section shall be deemed a nuisance and a menace to the safe and proper regulation of traffic and any police officer may provide for the removal of such vehicle. The owner shall pay the reasonable costs of removal and storage which may result from such removal before regaining possession of the vehicle.
c. 
The effectiveness of this subsection is contingent upon the reasonable attempt, based upon the existing circumstances, of providing notification to the operator or owner of the vehicle at issue, or signs being erected as required by law.
[Ord. #117-78; Ord. #201-83; Ord. #225-84, S 1; Ord. #250-85, S 1; Ord. #251-85, S 1; Ord. #255-86, S 1; Ord. #256-86, S 1; Ord. #2-15-88, S 1; Ord. #344-91; Ord. #360-92, S 1; Ord. #362-92, S 1; Ord. #426-96, S 1; Ord. #439-97, S 1; Ord. #448-97, S 1; Ord. #518-01, S 1; Ord. #520-01, S 1; Ord. #521-01, S 1; Ord. #558-03, S 1; Ord. #563-03, S 1; Ord. #582-04, S 1; Ord. #647-07, S 1; Ord. #770-2015]
No person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule I attached to and made a part of this chapter.
[Ord. #117-78; Ord. #255-86, S 2; Ord. #265-86, S 1; Ord. #2-15-88, S 3; Ord. #279-87, S 1; Ord. #416-95, S 1; Ord. #440-97, S 1; Ord. #491-00; Ord. #495-00; Ord. #522-01, S 1; Ord. #565-04, S 1; Ord. #648-07, S 1; Ord. #770-2015]
No person shall park a vehicle between the hours specified on any day, except Sundays and public holidays upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule II attached to and made a part of this chapter.
[Ord. #117-78; Ord. #255- 86, S 2; Ord. #265-86, S 2; Ord. #2-15-88, S 2; Ord. #429-96, S 1; Ord. #493-00; Ord. #494-00; Ord. #496-00; Ord. #504-00; Ord. #621-06 § 1; Ord. #770-2015]
No person shall park a vehicle for longer than the time limited designated at any time between the hours listed on any day, except Sundays and public holidays upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule III attached to and made a part of this chapter.
a. 
Branch Avenue Parking Lot. No person shall park a vehicle in the municipally-owned parking lot situated on the westerly side of Branch Avenue and bounded on the east by Branch Avenue, on the north by Sycamore Avenue, on the south by Oceanport Avenue and on the west by the right-of-way of the New York and Long Branch Railroad Company without first securing a permit therefore as provided in paragraph c. below; except as provided in the subparagraphs below.
1. 
No person shall park a vehicle in either of the two spaces in the above described parking lot designated for Fifteen Minutes for a period longer than the time limit.
2. 
No person shall park a vehicle in the space in the above described parking lot designated for handicapped parking who is not certified as handicapped by the State of New Jersey, Motor Vehicle Commission.
3. 
There shall be no parking except in the spaces provided therefor and delineated by lines painted upon the surface of the parking area.
b. 
Little Silver Railroad Station Parking Lot. No person shall park a vehicle in any portion of the municipally leased and operated parking lot, situated in the vicinity of the Little Silver Railroad Station, which portion is designated for permit parking, without first securing a permit therefor as provided in paragraph c. below.
No person shall park a vehicle in that portion of the parking lot designated for meter parking without depositing in the meter provided for the space occupied a fee calculated at a rate of three ($3.00) dollars per 24 hours. Rebates for violations are permitted in the event that the violations are a result of the pay stations being out of order.
No person shall at any time stop or stand a vehicle on any portion of the municipally leased and operated parking lot ingress or egress road.
There shall be no parking except in the spaces provided therefor and delineated by lines painted upon the surface of the parking area.
c. 
Permits.
1. 
Persons may secure parking permits by applying therefor to the borough clerk, in the borough hall and paying the required fee.
2. 
Permits shall be issued for six months and 12 months respectively and shall be displayed by affixing the permit to the backside of the rear view mirror so that the permit is plainly visible through the front windshield of the vehicle when the same is parked in the parking lot.
3. 
Effective November 1, 2007, the fee for a six month permit shall be two hundred ($200.00) dollars and the fee for a 12 month permit shall be three hundred sixty ($360.00) dollars. The applicant must exhibit a valid registration for each vehicle for which a parking permit is being obtained.
4. 
Should a properly registered vehicle be unavailable for use for any reason by the permit holder and such permit holder desires to use another vehicle temporarily, the permit holder may make a call to police headquarters advising of the circumstances. Such call if properly logged will suffice to cover the temporary vehicle for the balance of the week in which the call was made. Calls may be made during the evening prior to use of the temporary vehicle or before 8:30 a.m. of the morning said temporary vehicle is to be used.
5. 
Resident permits shall authorize the permit holder to park in both the Branch Avenue parking lot and the Little Silver Railroad Station parking lot. Nonresident permit holders shall be licensed to park in the Little Silver Railroad Station parking lot.
a. 
Handicapped Parking in Municipal Parking Lots and Board of Education Property. In accordance with the provisions of R.S. 39:4-197, the following off-street municipal parking yards and board of education property, as shown in Schedule XII attached to and made part of this chapter, are designated as handicapped parking areas. Such spaces are for use by persons who have been issued special identification cards for plates or placards by the N.J. Motor Vehicle Commission, or a temporary placard issued by the chief of police. No other person shall be permitted to park in these spaces.
b. 
Handicapped Parking on Street. In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-197, the following on street locations as shown in Schedule XIII attached to and made part of this chapter, are designated as handicapped parking spaces. Such spaces are for use by persons who have been issued special identification cards for plates or placards by the Division of Motor Vehicles, or a temporary placard issued by the chief of police. No other person shall be permitted to park in these spaces.
c. 
Handicapped Parking on Private Property Open to the Public. In accordance with the provisions of R.S. 40:48-2.46, the following off-street parking yards as shown in Schedule XIV attached to and made part of the chapter, are designated as handicapped parking areas. Such spaces are for use by persons who have been issued special identification cards for plates or placards by the Division of Motor Vehicles, or a temporary placard issued by the chief of police. No other person shall be permitted to park in these spaces.
d. 
Handicapped Parking on all Other Private Property. In accordance with the provisions of R.S. 39:5A-1, the following off-street parking yards an designated in Schedule XV attached to and made part of this chapter, are designated as handicapped parking areas. Such spaces are for use by persons who have been issued special identification cards for plates or placards by the Division of Motor Vehicles, or a temporary placard issued by the chief of police. No other persons shall be permitted to park in these spaces.
e. 
Signs, Pavement Markings, Installation and Maintenance. The owner of the premises referred to in subsection 10-3.7c and 10-3.7d, shall provide and install signs and pavement markings for each parking space reserved for use by handicapped persons, which signing and markings shall be checked by the Little Silver Police Department to insure installations meet Federal specifications, and all signing shall conform to the current manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. The cost of procurement and installation of the signs and pavement markings shall be the responsibility of the owner of said property. The owner shall, subsequent to initial procurement and installation, maintain such signs and pavement markings in good condition and at no cost or expense to the borough. The owner shall be responsible for the repair and restoration or replacement of same.
f. 
Penalties. Unless another penalty is expressly provided by New Jersey Statute, any person parking a motor vehicle in a restricted parking space without a special vehicle identification card shall be liable to a fine of one hundred ($100.00) dollars for the first offense and for subsequent offenses, a fine of at least one hundred ($100.00) dollars and up to 90 days community service on such terms and in such form as the court shall deem appropriate, or any combination thereof.
a. 
Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.A.C. 5:18-3.2(a) 3.F-311 and N.J.S.A. 40A:14-53 the borough fire prevention official is hereby authorized to establish, within parking places or areas to which the public is invited, fire lanes in which all vehicular parking is prohibited and to require the owner of said parking places or areas to appropriately delineate and mark said area as a fire lane in which parking is prohibited.
b. 
Parking of vehicles in or otherwise obstructing, designated and marked fire lanes throughout the borough is hereby prohibited.
c. 
Any owner of a parking place or area who refuses to comply with the directive of the borough fire prevention official shall be subject to a fine and costs of court.
d. 
Any person who violates the no parking provisions of this subsection shall be subject to a fine of twenty-one ($21.00) dollars and costs of court.
No person, at any time, shall park, stop, stand or abandon any motor vehicle or obstacle on any street in the borough during snow removal activities.
No person shall stop or stand a vehicle between the hours specified on any day upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule IV attached to and made a part of this chapter.
Busses and trucks over four tons gross weight are hereby excluded from the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule V attached to and made a part of this chapter, except for the pick up and delivery of materials or passengers.
The streets or parts of streets described in Schedule VI attached to and made a part of this chapter are hereby designated as one-way streets in the direction indicated.
Pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 39:4-140, the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule VII attached to and made a part of this chapter are hereby designated as through streets. STOP signs shall be installed on the near right side of each street intersecting the through street except where YIELD signs are provided for in the designation.
Pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 39:4-140, the intersections described in Schedule VIII attached to and made a part of this chapter are hereby designated as stop intersections. STOP signs shall be installed as provided therein.
Pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 39:4-140, the intersections described in Schedule IX attached hereto and made a part of this chapter are hereby designated as yield intersections. YIELD signs shall be installed as provided therein.
The locations described in Schedule X attached to and made a part of this chapter are hereby designed as bus stops.
The locations described in Schedule XI attached to and made a part of this chapter are hereby designated as taxi stands.
Pursuant to R.S. 40:48-2.46, vehicular traffic and the parking of motor vehicles in the shopping center area known as the Little Silver A & P Shopping Center on Prospect Avenue and having an exit on Church Street shall be subject to the following regulations:
No motor vehicle or other vehicle shall be operated in the area at a speed greater than ten miles per hour.
No motor vehicles other than the motor vehicles of employees of businesses situated in the area shall be parked therein between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m.
There shall be no parking except in the spaces provided therefor and delineated by lines painted upon the surface of the parking areas.
All traffic signs, including, among others, directional signs, stop signs and yield signs, shall be placed in the area by or under the supervision of the police department and both pedestrian and vehicular traffic in the area shall comply with such signs.
The entrance driveway at Grant's Store shall be expanded to and maintained at a width of 30 feet.
Any person who violates or fails or refuses to comply with this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to a fine not exceeding two hundred ($200.00) dollars or imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten days.
Unless another penalty is expressly provided herein or by New Jersey statute, any person convicted of a violation of this chapter or any supplement thereto shall be liable to a penalty of not more than fifty ($50.00) dollars or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days or both.
[Ord. #75-76]
a. 
Whenever, in the discretion of the mayor, it is found necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety or welfare to close that portion of Prospect Avenue from its southerly terminus at Little Silver Point Road to its intersection with Willow Drive to motor vehicle through traffic during certain hours on weekdays of the official school year (as promulgated by the Little Silver Board of Education) he may do so by regulation to the chief of police.
b. 
The closing of that portion of Prospect Avenue shall be only during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
c. 
Any person convicted of a violation of this section shall be liable to a penalty as stated in section 10-13.
[Ord. #389-94, §§ 1, 2]
No person shall turn a vehicle 180 degrees in order to travel in an opposite direction on the streets or portions of streets described in Schedule XVI attached to and made a part of this chapter.
[Ord. #394-94, §§ 1, 2; Ord. #414-95, § 1]
No person shall operate a vehicle in such a manner as to pass another vehicle when traveling in the same direction within the streets or portions of streets described in Schedule XVII attached to and made a part of this chapter.
[Ord. #442-97, §§ 1, 2; Ord. #569-04, § 1; Ord. #570-04, § 1]
No person shall operate a vehicle in excess of the posted speed limit on the streets or portions of streets described in Schedule XVIII attached to and made a part of this chapter.
[Ord. #447-97, §§ 1, 2; Ord. #591, § 1; Ord. #728-12, § 2]
In order to enhance safety for the motoring public, a movement prohibition shall be established for the intersection of County Road 11 (Oceanport Avenue) and the driveway for Townhomes at Little Silver in the Borough of Little Silver, Monmouth County, New Jersey. No person shall make a left turn from northbound on County Road 11 (Oceanport Avenue) into Essex Drive, the driveway for Townhomes at Little Silver between the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday as described in Schedule XIX attached to and made a part of this chapter.
Editor's Note: See also Section 10-21, Left Turns Prohibited.
[Ord. #517-01, § 1]
Lane locations are described and designated as "Lane Use Reservations" in Schedule XX and traffic shall move as indicated.
[Ord. #583-04, §§ 1, 2; Ord. #590-04, §§ 1, 2]
There are hereby established locations for "Yield to Pedestrians Signs" within the Borough of Little Silver in accordance with Schedule XXI.
[Ord. #728-12, § 1]
No person shall make a left turn at the described locations in Schedule XXII attached to and made a part of this chapter.
Editor's Note: See Section 10-18 for No Left Turn Certain Hours.
[Ord. No. 786-2016]
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:5A-1, the provisions of Title 39 of the Revised Statutes of New Jersey are hereby made applicable to the semi-public roads, streets, driveways and parking lots as depicted on the approved and signed site plans for Red Bank Regional High School (Block 19, Lot 1).
[Ord. No. 786-2016]
a. 
All vehicles must park in designated areas and between the lines provided.
b. 
No person shall stop or stand a vehicle upon any of the streets therein.
[Ord. No. 786-2016]
All stalls shall be 12 feet wide as shown on the applicable site plan and signed with the R7-8 and R7-8P (Reserved Parking Sign and Penalty Plate), in the designated parking areas for persons who have been issued the Handicapped Parking Permits by the Motor Vehicle Commission.
[Ord. No. 786-2016]
All vehicles that are granted specialty parking in this section such as police vehicles, ambulances, teachers, etc., must be properly identified as shown on the applicable site plan or amendments thereto.
[Ord. No. 786-2016]
The speed limit for both directions of traffic in the parking lot(s) shall be 15 miles per hour unless otherwise indicated.
[Ord. No. 786-2016]
Any vehicle parked or standing as to obstruct or impede a normal flow of traffic, block entrances or exit ways, loading zones, oil fills, any grass area, pedestrian walkway, or present in any way a safety or traffic hazard may be removed by towing at the owner's or operator's sole expense.
[Ord. No. 786-2016]
All signs, posts or other necessary materials are to be installed and paid for by the applicant. All signing shall conform to the current Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-198 and N.J.S.A. 39:4-183.27.