Borough of Midland Park, NJ
Bergen County
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[Ord. #09-07 § 8-1.1]
Every owner of any parking yard or parking place which is opened to the public or to which the public is invited, whether maintained or operated separately or in conjunction with any business or enterprise and which contains fifteen (15) or more parking spaces shall provide parking spaces reserved for handicapped persons as provided in this section.
[Ord. #09-07 § 8-1.2]
In providing the required handicapped parking spaces described above, the following guidelines shall apply:
a. 
For all parking yards and places subject to this section containing more than fifty (50) parking spaces, a minimum of one (1%) percent of the total number of parking spaces, but not less than two (2) parking spaces, shall be provided in an area of the parking facility which is most accessible and approximate to the building or buildings which the facility serves;
b. 
All parking yards and places subject to this section containing fifteen (15) or more parking spaces, but less than fifty (50) parking spaces, shall provide one (1) parking space reserved for handicapped use which space shall be provided in an area of the parking facility which is most accessible and approximate to the building or buildings which the facility serves;
c. 
Each space or group of spaces shall be identified with a clearly visible sign displaying the International Symbol of Access along with the following wording: "These spaces reserved for physically-handicapped drivers."
d. 
Each space shall be twelve (12') feet wide to allow room for persons in wheelchairs or on braces or on crutches to get in and out of an automobile onto a level, paved surface suitable for wheeling and walking;
e. 
Where possible, such spaces shall be located so that persons in wheelchairs or using braces or crutches are not compelled to wheel or walk behind parked cars; and
f. 
Where applicable, curb ramps shall be provided to permit handicapped people access from parking area to sidewalk.
[Ord. #09-07 § 8-1.3]
Each parking space reserved for use by a physically handicapped person shall be used only by those persons who have been issued special vehicle identification cards by the Division of Motor Vehicles pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-205 or when using a motor vehicle on which is displayed a certificate for which a special vehicle identification card has been issued pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-206, and the vehicle is being used to transport, deliver or pickup the handicapped person for which a handicapped parking permit was issued.
[Ord. #09-07 §§ 8-1.4a, 8-1.4b]
a. 
Prohibition Against Other Parking. No person shall park any vehicle in any parking space reserved for use by the physically handicapped unless permitted by subsection 8-1.3 nor shall any person obstruct the use of any such parking space.
b. 
Failure to Display a Valid Handicapped Parking Permit. No person shall park any vehicle in any parking space reserved for use by the physically handicapped as permitted by subsection 8-1.3, unless a valid handicapped parking identification certificate issued under the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-205 or 39:4-206 is properly displayed.
[Ord. #09-07 § 8-1.5]
a. 
Any person who violates subsections 8-1.1, 8-1.2 or 8-1.3 shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to the penalty established in Chapter 1, Section 1-5 of this Code.
b. 
Any person who parks a motor vehicle in any space reserved for the physically handicapped or who otherwise obstructs any such parking space shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by 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 ninety (90) days community service on such terms and in such form as the court shall deem appropriate, or any combination thereof.
c. 
Any person who fails to display an otherwise valid handicapped parking identification card or permit while parked in a handicapped parking space shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of ten ($10.00) dollars for a first offense and twenty-five ($25.00) dollars thereafter.
[Ord. #09-07 § 8-2.1]
No person shall park a vehicle without authorization and for longer than the time shown in the parking lots located at the areas described below:
Location
Restrictions
Maximum Time
(if app.)
Midland Park High School, Highland School, Godwin School parking lots and the East Center Street parking lot/school bus facility
No parking from dusk to dawn except during school related activities approved by the Board of Education
Recreation Area Parking Lots (Dairy Street and Wortendyke Park)
No parking from dusk to dawn except during recreational activities approved by the Board of Recreation
Midland Park Library Parking Lot
No parking 2 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Four (4) hour maximum, except for library employees
Midland Park Municipal Building Parking Lot - Green spaces
Resident Commuter Parking by Permit Only
Twelve (12) hour maximum
Midland Park Municipal Building Parking Lot - White spaces
General parking
Twelve (12) hour maximum
Midland Park Municipal Building Parking Lot - Yellow Spaces
No parking unless conducting or engaged in business or activities at the Borough Municipal Building
Midland Park Municipal Building Parking Lot - Red Spaces
No parking except for Borough employees
Midland Park Fire House Parking Lot - Yellow Spaces
No parking except for Midland Park Fire Dept. Firefighters
Midland Park Fire House Parking Lot - White Spaces
No parking unless engaged in activities at the Fire House
[Ord. #09-07 § 8-2.2]
a. 
No person shall park a vehicle in the New Jersey Transit Park & Ride facility without displaying a valid permit in accordance with the regulations established by the Mayor and Council.
b. 
No person shall park a vehicle in the Madison Avenue Park & Ride facility for any consecutive time period of more than sixteen (16) hours.
c. 
No person shall park a vehicle in a metered parking stall for more than twelve (12) consecutive hours and without having appropriate time remaining on the adjacent parking meter.
[Ord. #09-07 § 8-2.3]
a. 
The Mayor and Council shall issue commuter parking permits to Midland Park residents only for parking in the designated spaces at the Midland Park Municipal Building as provided in subsection 8-2.1.
b. 
The fee for the issuance of an annual commuter parking permit shall be established by the Mayor and Council. Permits shall be valid for one (1) year.
c. 
The Mayor and Council reserve the right to limit the number of commuter parking permits in accordance with the availability of parking spaces at the Midland Park Municipal Building parking lot.
[Ord. #09-07 § 8-2.4]
Unless another penalty is expressly provided by New Jersey Statute or otherwise specified in this chapter, every person convicted of a violation of a provision 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 fifteen (15) days or both, unless otherwise specified in this chapter.
[Ord. #09-07 § 8-3.1]
Every owner of any commercial, retail, professional or other parking lot which is opened to the public or to which the public is invited, whether maintained or operated separately or in conjunction with any business or enterprise, shall be required to properly install and maintain all traffic signs, painted roadway markings, parking stalls, barriers, islands, curbs, sidewalks, and any other traffic control devices as set forth in the site plan as approved by the Planning Board of the Borough of Midland Park.
[Ord. #09-07 § 8-3.2]
An owner of such a facility as set forth in subsection 8-3.1, shall be required to file with the Borough Clerk a written request, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:5A-1, that Title 39 of the Revised Statutes shall be applicable to such parking facilities and ancillary driveways and access ways open to or used by the owner, its members or agents, tenants, employees and the public. The written request shall include the name and the post office address of the person, corporation or institution and shall designate with reasonable accuracy the parking area, access ways and driveways open to or used by vehicular traffic to be affected thereby.
[Ord. #09-07 § 8-3.3]
Any person determined to be violating the regulations governing quasi-public parking areas as set forth in subsection 8-3.1 shall first be issued a thirty (30) day warning notice which shall advise the person of the nature of the violation. In the event such violation is not cured within the thirty (30) day period, then a summons maybe issued and upon conviction, such person shall be subject to a fine of not less than fifty ($50.00) dollars nor more than five hundred ($500.00) dollars. Each day that the violation continues to occur shall be deemed a separate offense.
[Ord. #09-07 § 8-4]
All former traffic ordinances of the Borough of Midland Park covered in this Chapter 8 are hereby repealed except that this repeal shall not affect or prevent the prosecution or punishment of any person for any act done or committed in violation of any ordinance hereby repealed prior to the taking effect of this chapter.
[Ord. #09-07 § 8-5]
If any part or parts of this chapter are for any reason held to be invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this chapter.