Town of Guttenberg, NJ
Hudson County
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[Ord. 10/15/56 § 1; Ord. 1/4/65 § 1; Ord. No. 18-2016]
a. 
For the purposes of this chapter, all definitions of all words and phrases shall be defined as set forth in N.J.S.A. 39:1-1, as presently enacted, or as amended hereafter, to the end that the definitions hereunder shall conform with the New Jersey State Motor Vehicle Act, N.J.S.A. 39:1-1.
b. 
As used in this chapter:
PAID PARKING SPACE
Shall mean a space that is delineated on a public right-of-way for which payment is required to park a vehicle.
PAID PARKING ZONE
Shall mean a group of parking spaces, on a public right-of-way or on Town property, that are delineated by a posted sign and for which payment is required to park a vehicle.
PARKING METER
Shall mean any mechanical or electronic device that the Town places or erects on Town property, adjacent to a paid parking space for the purpose of managing and controlling the use of paid parking spaces and that requires payment for use.
PARKING OCCASION
Shall mean the uninterrupted period of time that a vehicle is parked in a paid parking space or a paid parking zone while paid parking time limits are in effect.
PARKING PAY STATION
Shall mean any electronic device, except a parking meter, that the Town places or erects on Town property, for the purpose of managing and controlling the use of paid parking spaces and paid parking zones and that requires payment for use.
PAY AND DISPLAY STATION
Shall mean a parking pay station that dispenses a receipt, as proof of payment, to be displayed as required.
PAY BY SPACE STATION
Shall mean a parking pay station that measures the lawful parking occasion and its expiration for specific paid parking spaces without issuing a receipt for display on a vehicle.
[Ord. 10/15/56 § 2; Ord. 2/2/76 § 1; 3/1/76 § 1; 5/17/76 § 2; Ord. #011/99; Ord. #04-12; Ord. No. 06-2015; Ord. No. 06-2015]
The following named and described areas and streets, or portions of streets of the Town, together with such additional, or altered areas, streets, or portions of streets in Guttenberg as may hereafter be included in this subsection by a duly adopted ordinance of the Mayor and Board of Council, shall constitute a parking meter zone.
Name of Street
Side
Time Limit
Location
Bergenline Avenue
Both
2 hours**
From the south Avenue limits of Town to the north limits of Town
Broadway
East
2 hours
Beginning at the northeast corner of 70th Street & Broadway to the north limits of the Town of Guttenberg
Broadway
West
2 hours
From the northwest corner of 70th and Broadway to the south west corner of 71st Street and Broadway
John F. Kennedy Boulevard West
East
2 hours
Beginning 34 feet from the northeast corner of 68th Street & Kennedy Boulevard continuing to 25 feet south of the southeast corner of 70th Street and Kennedy Boulevard
John F. Kennedy Boulevard East
[Ord. No. 06-2015]
Both
2 hours
From the South Boulevard limits To the north limits of Town
Park Avenue
Both
2 hours**
From the southerly to the northerly boundaries of Guttenberg
68th Street
2 hours**
North
Beginning 35 feet from the westerly curbline of Bergenline Avenue to a point 58 feet westerly therefrom
North
Beginning 50 feet from the easterly curbline of Bergen-line Avenue to a point 36 feet therefrom
South
Beginning 35 feet from the easterly curbline of Bergenline Avenue to a point 62 feet therefrom
North
Beginning 35 feet from the westerly curb line of Park Avenue to a point 36 feet therefrom
North
Beginning 50 feet from the westerly curb line of Park Avenue to a point 40 feet therefrom
South
Beginning 35 feet from the easterly curb line of Park Avenue to a point 62 feet therefrom
69th Street
2 hours**
North
Beginning 50 feet from the easterly curb line of Bergenline Avenue to a point 58 feet therefrom
South
Beginning 35 feet from the easterly curb line of Bergenline Avenue to a point 58 feet therefrom
North
Beginning 35 feet from the westerly curb line of Park Avenue to a point 62 feet therefrom
South
Beginning 50 feet from the westerly curb line of Park Avenue to a point 62 feet therefrom
North
Beginning 35 feet from the easterly curb line of Park Avenue to a point 40 feet therefrom
South
Beginning 35 feet from the easterly curb line of Park Avenue to a point 18 feet therefrom
70th Street
2 hours**
North
Beginning 50 feet from the easterly curb line of Bergenline Avenue to a point 40 feet therefrom
South
Beginning 35 feet from the easterly curb line of Bergenline Avenue to a point 36 feet therefrom
North
Beginning 39 feet from the westerly curb line of Bergenline Avenue to a point 62 feet therefrom
North
Beginning 35 feet from the westerly curb line of Park Avenue, to a point 36 feet therefrom
South
Beginning 35 feet from the westerly curb line of Park Avenue, to a point 20 feet therefrom
South
Beginning 35 feet from the easterly curb line of Park Avenue, to a point 36 feet therefrom
71st Street
2 hours**
North
Beginning 35 feet from the westerly curb line of Park Avenue, to a point 36 feet therefrom
North
Beginning 35 feet from the easterly curb line of Park Avenue, to a point 58 feet therefrom
South
Beginning 35 feet from the easterly curb line of Park Avenue, to a point 39 feet therefrom
*Not applicable on Sundays and holidays.
** 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday.
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.
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Not applicable on Sundays and holidays.
[Ord. 10/15/56 § 3]
a. 
The Chairman of the Police Committee, when directed by the Mayor and Board of Council, is authorized to mark off individual parking spaces in parking meter zones designated under subsection 8-2.1 of this section, and in such other zones as may hereafter be established. The parking spaces shall be designated by lines painted or marked on the curbing or surface of the street, sufficient to contain one average vehicle within such markings. At each space so marked, it shall be unlawful to park any vehicle unless the vehicle is entirely within the limits of the space so designated. Larger vehicles requiring more than one such space, shall be parked only if the vehicle can be parked within the lines of two such spaces, with the use of two parking meters, as hereinafter described. No vehicle which cannot be parked within the lines of two such spaces, can be parked in a parking meter zone.
b. 
Each vehicle parked in such parking space shall be parked within the lines of such space, and with the appropriate part of such vehicle nearest to the parking meter established for the parking space.
[Ord. No. 18-2016]
The Department of Public Safety may use parking meters and parking pay stations to assist in the enforcement of parking time restrictions.
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Editor's Note: Prior ordinance history: Ordinances 10/15/56, 4/1/57, 1/4/65.
[Ord. No. 18-2016]
a. 
A parking meter must:
1. 
Be installed adjacent to the parking space it monitors or be labeled to indicate the space.
2. 
Indicate the maximum uninterrupted time a vehicle may remain parked in the space during any parking occasion.
3. 
Display the amount of time a vehicle may remain legally parked in the space after the deposit of payment.
b. 
A parking pay station must:
1. 
Be installed on the same Town block or at the same Town-owned or controlled parking lots or facilities as the paid parking space or paid parking zone it monitors.
2. 
Indicate the maximum uninterrupted time a vehicle may remain parked within the paid parking space or the paid parking zone during any parking occasion.
c. 
Either a parking meter or parking pay station must:
1. 
Measure and store the amount of time a vehicle may remain legally parked after the deposit of payment; or
2. 
Issue a receipt that indicates the amount of time a vehicle may remain legally parked after the deposit of payment.
3. 
Shall indicate the hours and days that paid parking time limits are in effect.
4. 
Shall indicate the amount of the fee for parking a vehicle.
[Ord. No. 18-2016]
a. 
A person must park a vehicle completely within the delineated parking space.
b. 
A person may not park a vehicle in a paid parking space that is legally occupied by another vehicle.
[Ord. No. 18-2016]
a. 
Paid parking time limits are in effect as posted.
b. 
The Mayor and Council shall establish the maximum uninterrupted time a person may continuously park a vehicle for each parking occasion.
c. 
When paid parking time limits are in effect, a person may not park a vehicle for more than the maximum parking time limit established by the Town for each parking occasion.
d. 
A vehicle may not be moved and reparked in the same paid parking space or paid parking zone to avoid violating the maximum parking time limit for each parking occasion.
e. 
When paid parking time limits are in effect, a person may not allow a vehicle to remain parked in a paid parking space or a paid parking zone when the authorized parking time has expired.
[Ord. 10/15/56 § 6; Ord. 4/1/57 § 2; Ord. 5/20/74 § 1; Ord. 5/20/90 § 1; Ord. #011-09; Ord. No. 12-2015; Ord. No. 19-2016; Ord. No. 03-2018]
a. 
Parking or standing a vehicle in a designated parking space in parking meter zone where a parking meter has been placed under this article shall be lawful for a maximum period of 120 minutes only upon the deposit of lawful and genuine coin of the United States of America in the amount of $0.25 for each thirty-minute period or part thereof of parking or standing a vehicle.
1. 
A person parking a vehicle in a paid parking space or paid parking zone shall immediately pay the parking fee due.
2. 
A person must deposit U.S. coins in denominations accepted by the parking meter or parking pay station to pay the parking fee. A credit card payment must be for the maximum payment allowed.
3. 
If parking a vehicle in a space monitored by a pay and display station, a person shall immediately locate the pay station receipt on the dashboard inside of the vehicle's windshield adjacent to the driver side.
4. 
The receipt must be placed in a position so that it is as close to the street as possible and can be read from outside of the vehicle while standing on the street.
5. 
No more than one receipt shall be displayed in the windshield at a time.
6. 
No other items shall be placed in proximity of the displayed receipt in such a way that they are confusing or impair the ability to read the receipt.
7. 
A person may not park in a paid parking zone monitored by a pay and display station without a receipt from the nearest operable pay and display station.
b. 
The parking meters and parking time limits hereunder shall apply and be operative in the parking meter zones on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. local time, with Sundays and legal holidays excepted.
Holidays shall mean the following days only: New Year Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas of each year, and such other days as are designated by the Guttenberg Mayor and Council as legal holidays.
c. 
At all parking meters for the Town of Guttenberg, any Guttenberg resident with a valid Guttenberg residential parking permit, shall be permitted, without penalty, to park at any Guttenberg parking meter between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. except Sundays and legal holidays. At all other times, all persons, including Guttenberg residents with valid residential parking permits, shall follow all rules and regulations as set forth in this subsection concerning the enforcement of Guttenberg parking meters.
[Ord. 10/15/56 § 7; Ord. 1/4/65 § 3; Ord. 12/6/71 § 1; Ord. 5/21/84 § 1; Ord. #002/04; Ord. #023/04]
a. 
The legal practice and procedure under this article shall be as set forth under Part VIII of the Rules Governing Practice and Procedure in Local Criminal Courts as presently existing or as hereafter amended and set forth in the "Revised Rules Governing the Courts of the State of New Jersey" promulgated by the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey.
b. 
Such police officer shall attach to such vehicle a summons or notice that such vehicle has been parked in violation of this article, and instructing the owner to appear in the Municipal Court in regard to such violation. Such owner may, within 48 hours of the time that such notice was attached to such vehicle, exclusive of Sundays and legal holidays, pay to the Municipal Court as a penalty and in satisfaction of such violation, the sum of $29. The failure of such owner to make such payment within that time, shall render such owner, on proof of such violation, subject to the penalties hereinafter provided. The notice or summons and report thereof shall bear corresponding serial numbers and such other material as is required by law.
[Ord. 10/15/56 § 9]
Any vehicle unlawfully parked within any parking meter zone in excess of 30 minutes may at the direction of the Mayor and Board of Council, or the Chairman of the Police Committee, or the Chief of Police be taken into possession by the Town and towed to some proper storage place, and there held until the penalties provided under this article are paid, and until a reasonable towage, or all reasonable storage charges, shall also have been paid.
[Ord. 10/15/56 § 8]
Each parking meter shall contain a removable cylinder for receiving deposited coins, which cylinders shall be collected at such times, and in such manner, as the Mayor and Board of Council shall designate. The collections of coins shall be counted and recorded, in the manner and form designated by the Mayor and Board of Council, with such safeguards as the Mayor and Board of Council direct, and the funds shall be ultimately delivered to the Town Treasurer at the time and in the manner specified by the Mayor and Board of Council, for ultimate deposit in the general fund in the Town. Payment for the purchase of the parking meters and the installation thereof, when authorized by the action of the Mayor and Board of Council, shall be made from the funds and such other funds duly provided in accordance with law.
[Ord. 10/15/56 § 10]
The coins to be deposited as required herein are hereby levied and shall be used to defray the cost of procuring and installing the parking meters and repair and maintenance of same; the cost of Police regulation, inspection, operation, control and use of said parking meters and designation of parking spaces; and applicable signs; and for general purposes of the Town.
[Ord. 10/15/56 § 13]
It shall be the duty of the Chairman of the Police Committee to enforce the provisions of this article.
[Ord. 10/15/56 § 14]
Nothing in this article shall be construed as prohibiting the Town from providing bus stops, taxicab stands and all other matters of street and traffic regulations, including the loading and unloading of vehicles, and all other related matters, and all powers are reserved.
[Ord. 10/15/56 § 17]
This entire article shall be deemed and construed to be an exercise of the Police power of the Town for the regulation of traffic and the preservation and protection of public safety, and all of its provisions shall be liberally construed to effectuate such purposes.
[Ord. No. 27-2016]
It shall be unlawful and a violation of the provisions of this Article I for any person:
a. 
To park any vehicle across any line or marking of a parking meter space or in such a position that the vehicle shall not be entirely within the area designated by such lines and markings.
b. 
To deface, injure, damage, tamper with, open or willfully break, destroy or impair the usefulness of any parking meter or parking pay station or parking meter assembly or pay station assembly, installed under the provisions of this chapter.
c. 
To deposit or cause to be deposited in any parking meter or parking pay station, any slug, device, or any other matter or substance whatsoever other than lawful coins or other lawful payment as specified in this chapter.
[Ord. 10/15/56 § 2; Ord. 1/4/65 § 4; Ord. No. 27-2016]
Any person who shall violate or fail to comply with any of the provisions of Section 8-7 shall be deemed guilty of violating those provisions and be assessed a payable fine of $60.
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Editor's Note: Section 8-9 Fines containing portions of Ordinance Nos. 1994-04, 1994-07, 35/97 and 011/00 was deleted and repealed by Ordinance No. 27-2016.
[Ord. #003/06; amended 7-27-2020 by Ord. No. 19-20]
a. 
The Town Administrator is hereby authorized to set aside and to designate, in the 68th Street and 71st Street parking lots of the Town, the parking lot located at 6812-18 Park Avenue (Freedom Bank parking lot), the parking lot located at 301 69th Street (behind the Anna L. Klein Elementary School), and certain parking spaces in Town, as permit parking areas ("permit parking areas"), during the hours designated by the Town Administrator.
b. 
The Town Administrator shall set aside and designate in permit parking areas such number of parking spaces as may be reasonably necessary to accommodate the needs of the public, in accordance with any agreements by the Town.
[Ord. #003/06; amended 7-27-2020 by Ord. No. 19-20]
The Town Administrator or his or her designee is hereby authorized to issue parking permits to persons applying and qualifying for a parking permit, which shall entitle a parking permit holder to park a passenger motor vehicle within a permit parking area, according to any rules promulgated by the Town Administrator.
[Ord. #003/06]
A parking permit placard shall be issued to any Guttenberg residents as defined in subsection 7-3.8b and who completes and files the required application and who pays the designated fee thereof.
[Ord. #003/06]
Regular parking permit placards may be for a period of one month, commencing on the 15th day of each month and terminating on the 14th day of the next month.
[Ord. #003/06]
All regular permits shall be in the form of placard. Every regular permit placard shall be placed upon the dashboard of the driver's side of the vehicle, in such a manner and position as to be clearly visible from the exterior of the vehicle.
[Ord. #003/06]
a. 
The fees for the issuance for the aforesaid parking permit placard shall be $100 per month or the pro rata share of the remaining part of the first month when issued.
b. 
The monthly fee for the parking permit is due on the 15th day of the month. If the fee is not paid after the 15th day but before the 25th day of each month, there shall be a $10 late fee, which must be paid with the monthly fee. If the fee is not paid by the 25th day, then the parking permit is revoked and the space shall be available to any member of the public.
[Ord. #003/06; amended 7-27-2020 by Ord. No. 19-20]
a. 
Any vehicles parked in violation of these provisions, and in violation of any of the rules promulgated by the Town Administrator under this section, may be removed from any permit parking area, at the request of the Town, by any towing company authorized to do so by the Police Department or the Town.
b. 
Any vehicles parked in violation of any rules or regulations of the Guttenberg Housing Authority for the use of any parking lot or parking area owned, leased or otherwise controlled by the Guttenberg Housing Authority ("Housing Authority parking area") may be removed from any Housing Authority parking area, at the request of the Town, by any towing company authorized to do so by the Police Department or the Town.
[Ord. #003/06; amended 7-27-2020 by Ord. No. 19-20]
a. 
Any person, whether they possess a parking permit or not, parked in violation of the provisions of this section, or in violation of any of the rules promulgated by the Town Administrator pursuant to this section, shall be liable for a fine of up to $100 and/or towed as provided by this section.
b. 
Any vehicle parked in any Housing Authority Parking Area in violation of any rules or regulations of the Guttenberg Housing Authority may be subject to a fine of up to $100 and/or towed as provided by this section.