[Ord. No. 88-12, § 33A-1]
This article shall be known as the "Handicapped Parking Regulations" of the Township of Millstone.
[Ord. No. 88-12, § 33A-2]
As used in this article:
- PHYSICAL HANDICAP
- Shall mean a physical impairment which confines a person to a wheelchair, causes a person to walk with difficulty or insecurity, affects the sight or hearing to the extent that a person functioning in public areas is insecure or exposed to danger, causes faulty coordination or reduces mobility, flexibility, coordination and perception to the extent that facilities are needed to provide for the safety of that person.
- PUBLIC BUILDING
- Shall mean any building, structure, facility or complex used by the general public, or to which the general public is invited, including, but not limited to, theaters, concert halls, auditoriums, museums, schools, libraries, recreation facilities, public transportation terminals and stations, factories, office buildings, businesses, shopping centers, hotels or motels and public eating places, whether privately or publicly owned, except that this term shall not include private family residences, warehouse storage areas and all buildings conducting hazardous occupancies that involve highly combustible, highly flammable or explosive material.
[Ord. No. 88-12, § 33A-3]
The owners of all public buildings which provide parking spaces adjacent to or used in conjunction with the public building shall, within 180 days of notice thereof, provide for parking spaces for handicapped persons in accordance with the guidelines herein set forth and in a location and manner as determined by the Construction Official. Any parking facility with less than 16 existing spaces shall be exempt from the provisions of this article.
[Ord. No. 88-12, § 33A-4; Ord. No. 91-04, § 1]
Parking spaces for the physically handicapped shall be constructed according to the following guidelines:
A minimum of 1% of the total number of parking spaces in the parking facility shall be used for handicapped parking, but these shall not be less than two parking spaces in each such facility.
The location of the physically handicapped spaces shall be in an area of the parking facility which is most accessible and approximate to the building or buildings which the facility serves. The determination of the location shall be made by the Construction Official in conjunction and consultation with the owner. In shopping centers and other multi-store facilities, the handicapped spaces shall be as near to the flagship store as possible and/or at such other locations as may be agreeable between the Construction Official and the owner.
Each space or group of spaces shall be identified with a clearly visible sign displaying the international symbol of access along with the following words, "These Spaces Reserved for Physically Handicapped Only. Special Vehicle Identification Required," together with notification of the penalties which may be imposed for a violation. The layout, designing and positioning of the signs erected shall be subject to review and approval by the Code Enforcement Officer. No proof of such approval shall be required for prosecution of violations of this article. The lines designating the area shall be painted in fluorescent yellow paint, and the center of the space shall have painted thereon the capital letter "H" or the international handicapped symbol.
Each space shall be 12 feet wide to allow room for persons in wheelchairs or on braces or crutches to get in or out of either side of the automobile on a level paved surface suitable for wheeling and walking.
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.
Where applicable, curb ramps shall be provided to permit handicapped people access from parking area to sidewalk.
[Ord. No. 88-12, § 33A-5; Ord. No. 90-04, § 1; Ord. No. 91-04, § 1]
No person shall park a vehicle in any parking space designated and marked as being set aside for the physically handicapped in any parking facility whether on public or private property unless the vehicle shall have affixed thereto an identification certificate or marker issued either by the New Jersey Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles and/or a local certificate and a handicapped person is either the driver or a passenger in the vehicle. Parking in a handicap space without the aforesaid vehicle identification shall create a rebuttable presumption that use of the space was not for the physically handicapped.
[Ord. No. 88-12, § 33A-6]
The Township Clerk shall issue, free of charge, a Township special vehicle identification card to any physically disabled person (resident or nonresident) who may not qualify for such identification under N.J.S.A. 39:4-204 but does qualify under Section 8-2 of this article. A physician's certification shall be necessary to establish the qualifying status of each applicant.
[Ord. No. 88-12, § 33A-7; Ord. No. 90-04, § 1; Ord. No. 91-04, § 1; Ord. No. 03-39, § III; Ord. No. 04-41, § I; Ord. No. 06-06, § III]