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Ocean County
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[Ord. No. 72-6]
Whenever any words and phrases are used in this chapter, the meanings respectively ascribed to them in the N.J.S.A. 39:1 shall be deemed to apply to such words and phrases used herein.
[Ord. No. 72-6]
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.
[New]
a. 
The Mayor or, in his/her absence, disability or inability to act, the Chief of Police and, in the event of his/her absence, disability or inability to act, then the ranking officer of the Police Department, is hereby authorized to provide by regulation for the closing of any street or portion thereof to motor vehicle traffic on any day or days during specified hours or any day or days whenever he/she finds that such closing is necessary for the preservation of the public safety, health or welfare.
b. 
Any regulations promulgated by the Mayor and in accordance with subsection a above, shall provide for the posting of proper warning signs of such closing on any street or portion thereof during the time the same is closed in pursuance thereof.
c. 
Any violation of this regulation promulgated thereunder shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $50.
d. 
Any regulation adopted that mandates the closing of any street for a period greater than 48 consecutive hours shall not become effective unless and until it has been submitted to and approved by the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation.
[New]
Any vehicle parked in violation of this chapter 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 that vehicle. The owner shall bear the reasonable costs of removal and storage which may result from such removal before regaining possession of the vehicle.
[New]
Unless another penalty is expressly provided by New Jersey Statute, 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 $50 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days or both.
[New]
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.
[New]
As provided in the Adopting Ordinance for the Revision of the Borough of Surf City Ordinances, all former traffic ordinances of the Borough are hereby repealed, and all ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with or inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter 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. No. 72-6]
The provisions of this chapter imposing a time limit to 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 N.J.S.A. 39:4-138, any other New Jersey statute or as hereinafter provided.
[New]
a. 
Upon the declaration of an emergency, there shall be no parking upon streets or sections of streets where temporary EMERGENCY NO PARKING signs are displayed. The Chief of Police or, in his/her absence, the Emergency Management Coordinator or Director of Police or ranking Police Officer is authorized to declare an emergency and to direct the posting of EMERGENCY NO PARKING signs when weather conditions, accidents, road construction, fire or public celebrations dictate or require avoidance of hazards or other conditions which interfere with the free flow of traffic. Notification that EMERGENCY NO PARKING signs are being or will be posted shall be given to the operator or owner of any vehicle which has been parked prior to the posting of the signs.
b. 
The effectiveness of this subsection is contingent upon the signs being erected as required by law.
[Ord. No. 72-6; New]
a. 
Whenever snow has fallen and the accumulation is such that it covers the streets or highways, an emergency shall exist and no vehicle shall be parked on the streets or highways or portions thereof indicated.
The parking prohibitions listed below shall remain in effect after the snow has ceased until the streets have been plowed sufficiently and to the extent that parking will not interfere with the normal flow of traffic.
b. 
Any unoccupied vehicle parked or standing in violation 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 the removal and storage which may result from such removal before regaining possession of the vehicle.
c. 
The effectiveness of this section is contingent upon signs being erected as required by law.
d. 
Unless another penalty is expressly provided by New Jersey State statute, every person convicted of a violation or provision of this section or any supplement thereto, shall be liable to a penalty of not more than $50 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days or both.
Name of Street
Location
Barnegat Avenue
From 17th Street to South Third Street
Central Avenue
From 25th Street to South Third Street
Long Beach Boulevard
From 25th Street to South Third Street
17th Street
From Boulevard to Barnegat Avenue
South Third Street
From Boulevard to Central Avenue
24th Street
From Boulevard to Central Avenue
[Ord. No. 72-6; New; Ord. No. 2016-07 § 3]
No person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any streets or parts thereof described.
Name of Street
Side
Location
Any street running in an easterly and westerly direction in the Borough of Surf City
Most westerly 50 feet
Any street running in an easterly and westerly direction in the Borough of Surf City
Most easterly 150 feet
Bay Terrace
Both
Between South First and South Second Streets
Long Beach Boulevard
[Deleted by Ord. No. 2016-07, § 3]
Ocean Terrace
Both
From Thirteenth Street northerly to Nineteenth Street
Ocean Terrace
Both
Between South First and South Second Streets
Ocean Terrace
Both
Between 21st and 22nd Streets
Public right-of-way 85 feet east of Long Beach Boulevard
From 14th Street northerly to 19th Street
Public right-of-way 85 feet west of Long Beach Boulevard
From 14th Street northerly to 19th Street
Schneider Lane
Both
Between 24th and 25th Streets
Twenty-fifth Street
South
From Long Beach Boulevard, easterly
[New]
The Governing Body hereby finds and declares that problems of traffic control occur when traffic must be moved through or around street construction, maintenance operations, and utility work, above and below ground which requires blocking the roadway and obstructing the normal flow of traffic; and that such obstructions are or can become dangerous when not properly controlled. In order to better promote the public health, safety, peace and welfare, it is necessary to establish controls and regulations directed to the safety and expeditious movement of traffic through construction and maintenance zones and to provide safety for the work force performing these operations.
The Borough of Surf City, in the County of Ocean, State of New Jersey, does hereby adopt the current Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices hereafter known as M.U.T.C.D., except as hereby supplemented and amended, as it controls and regulates whenever construction maintenance operations of utility work obstructs the normal flow of traffic. Any person, contractor, or utility, who fails to comply with the provisions of M.U.T.C.D. while performing such work is in violation of this section.
[New]
It shall be the responsibility of the person, contractor, or in the case of a public utility agreement the public utility wishing to conduct work on, under or above the roadway, to contact the Police Department in order to arrange a pre-construction meeting in order to submit plans for the safe movement of traffic during such period of construction or work. Any person, contractor or utility who fails to comply with this section prior to the start of such work or whose plans are not approved by the Police Department is in violation of this section.
[New]
The person, contractor, or utility shall provide the Police Department with at least two emergency contact phone numbers to be called in case of emergency problems at the construction or maintenance site prior to the start of any work. If for any reason emergency contact cannot be reached, or if the emergency contact person does not respond to the call from the Police Department to correct a hazardous condition, the Borough may respond to correct such hazardous condition. The reasonable fees for such emergency service by the Borough shall be charged to the person, contractor, or utility of such condition.
[New]
There shall be no construction, maintenance operations, or utility work on any roadway in the Borough before the hour of 9:00 a.m. or after 4:00 p.m. This time limit may be adjusted to permit work prior to 9:00 a.m. or after 4:00 p.m. by the officer in charge of the Police Department. If it is determined by the officer in charge that the construction or maintenance operations prior to 9:00 a.m. or after 4:00 p.m. would substantially delay traffic or cause a safety or health hazard, the work shall then be permitted only between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
[New]
Road closing and/or traffic detours shall not be permitted unless approved by the Police Department.
[New]
Traffic directors shall be posted at all construction or maintenance sites when determined by the Police Department that same is necessary to provide for the safety and expeditious movement of traffic.
[New]
The Police Department shall have the authority to stop work, including the removal of equipment and vehicles, stored material within the street right-of-way, back filling of open excavations and/or other related work, in order to abate any nuisance and/or safety hazard or for any violation of this section.
[New]
It is to be expressly understood that no materials, vehicle or equipment are to be placed in the roadway or sidewalk or until all construction, signs, light devices and pavement markings are installed.
[New]
Any person, contractor or utility who commits a violation of this section shall, upon conviction thereof for a first offense pay a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $500 and/or be imprisoned in the County jail for a term not exceeding 90 days. For a second offense, upon conviction thereof, pay a fine of not less than $250 and/or be imprisoned in the County jail for a term not exceeding 90 days.
A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.
[New]
All ordinances or parts of ordinances which are inconsistent with the provisions of this section are hereby repealed to the extent of any such inconsistency.
[New]
This section shall take effect after approval by the Commissioner of Transportation 20 days after passage and publication as prescribed by law.
[New]
No person shall stop or stand a vehicle between the hours specified on any day (except Sundays and public holidays) upon any of the streets or parts of streets described.
Name of Street
Sides
Hours
Location
(Reserved)
[New; Ord. No. 2016-07 § 3]
No person shall park a vehicle for longer than the time limit listed on any day, upon any of the streets or parts of streets described.
Street
Side
Time Limit
Location
Long Beach Boulevard
[Ord. No. 2016-07 § 3]
West
30 minutes
North Eighth Street to North Ninth Street
[New]
No person shall cause or permit to be parked any motor vehicle between the specified hours and days upon any street or parts thereof described.
Name of Street
Side
Hours and Days
Location
(Reserved)
[New]
No person shall park a vehicle between the hours specified any day (except Sundays and public holidays) upon any of the streets or parts of streets described.
Name of Street
Side
Hours
Location
(Reserved)
[Ord. No. 72-6]
Angle parking only at a 45° angle within the lines provided therefor shall be permitted on any of the following described streets or parts of streets.
Name of Street
Side
Location
Long Beach Boulevard Service Road
Both
Between Fifth Street and Ninth Street
[Ord. No. 81-7; Ord. No. 85-6]
a. 
Prohibition. No vehicle in excess of four tons registered gross weight shall be parked on any street in the Borough, except Long Beach Boulevard.
b. 
Exceptions. When any such vehicle is actually making delivery of goods or utilized for the providing of services to any property located on any other such street in the Borough, such vehicle delivering goods or providing such service shall not be subject to the prohibitions herein provided during the actual period of delivering such goods or providing such services.
[Ord. No. 95-1 § 1]
Trucks over the registered gross weight are hereby excluded from the streets or parts of streets described except for the pick up and delivery of materials on such streets.
Name of Street
Weight
Location
Barnegat Avenue
4 tons
Between South 3rd Street and 17th Street
17th Street
4 tons
Between Central Avenue and Barnegat Avenue
[Ord. No. 85-12; Ord. No. 87-13 § 1]
Trucks or tractor trailers as defined in N.J.S.A. 39:1-1 et seq. are hereby excluded from the streets or parts of streets described except for the pick up and delivery of materials on such streets.
Name of Street
Location
Bay Terrace
Between South First Street and South Second Street
Ocean Terrace
Between the Atlantic Ocean and Long Beach Boulevard
Ocean Terrace
Between South First Street and South Second Street
[Ord. No. 89-7 § 1]
a. 
Prohibition. No detached trailer without motor power, designed for carrying persons or property and for being drawn by a motor vehicle, shall be parked on any public street in the Borough for longer than 24 continuous hours, in any seventy-two-hour period.
b. 
Exception. Disabled detached trailers which are reported to the Surf City Police Department immediately upon disablement are excluded from the prohibition set forth in paragraph a, provided that notification is made directly to the Police Department in writing, including the anticipated date and time of removal, which removal shall in no event be later than 48 hours after such notice is received by the Police Department.
[Ord. No. 02-12 § 1]
a. 
Prohibition. No commercial motor vehicle shall park on any public street in the Borough for longer than 24 continuous hours, in any seventy-two-hour period.
b. 
Exception. Disabled commercial motor vehicles which are reported to the Surf City Police Department immediately upon disablement are excluded from the prohibition set forth in paragraph a, provided that notification is made directly to the Police Department in writing, including the anticipated date and time of removal, which removal shall in no event be later than 48 hours after such notice is received by the Police Department.
c. 
Violations and Penalties. Unless another penalty is expressly provided by New Jersey Statute, any person violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this section, shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000, by imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days or by community service of not more than 90 days, or any combination of fine, imprisonment and community service as determined at the discretion of the Municipal Court Judge. The continuation of such violation for each successive day shall constitute a separate offense, and the person or persons allowing or permitting the continuation of a violation may be punished as provided above for each separate offense.
[Ord. No. 72-6]
The following described streets or parts of streets are hereby designated as One-Way Streets in the direction indicated.
Name of Street
Direction
Limits
Central Avenue
South
From the northerly curbline of 24th Street to the northerly curbline of North 23rd Street
North 24th Street
West
Between the easterly curbline of C.R. #89 (Central Avenue) and the westerly curbline of C.R. #7 (Long Beach Boulevard)
South 3rd Street
West
Between the easterly curbline of C.R. #89 (Central Avenue) and the westerly curbline of C.R. #7 (Long Beach Boulevard), the northerly 1/2 of South 3rd Street being in the Borough
[Ord. No. 72-6; Ord. No. 2010-01 § 2]
Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-140, the streets or parts of streets described 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.
Name of Street
Limits
Barnegat Avenue
Between the Borough of Ship Bottom corporate line and 17th Street
Central Avenue
Entire length
Long Beach Boulevard
Entire length
Sunset Avenue
Between 13th Street and 16th Street
Sunset Avenue
Between 16th Street and 22nd Street
[Ord. No. 72-6; Ord. No. 2010-01 § 3]
Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-140, the intersections described are hereby designated as Stop Intersections. Stop signs shall be installed as provided therein.
Intersection
STOP Sign On
Long Beach Boulevard Service Road and Eighth Street
Eighth Street
Long Beach Boulevard Service Road and Fifth Street
Fifth Street
Long Beach Boulevard Service Road and Ninth Street
Ninth Street
Long Beach Boulevard Service Road and Seventh Street
Seventh Street
Long Beach Boulevard Service Road and Sixth Street
Sixth Street
North 13th Street and Sunset Avenue
Sunset Avenue
Shore Avenue and North 1st Street
North 1st Street
Shore Avenue and 4th Street eastbound
4th Street eastbound
Shore Avenue and 4th Street westbound
4th Street westbound
Shore Avenue and North 2nd Street
North 2nd Street
Shore Avenue and North 3rd Street eastbound
North 3rd Street eastbound
Shore Avenue and North 3rd Street westbound
North 3rd Street westbound
[New; Ord. No. 2010-01 § 1]
The following intersections are hereby designated as Multi-Way Stop Intersections.
Intersection
East/West Stop Sign On
North/South Stop Sign On
16th Street and Sunset Avenue
16th Street
Sunset Avenue
[New]
Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-140, the intersections described are hereby designated as Yield Intersections. Yield signs shall be installed as provided therein.
Intersection
Yield Sign On:
(Reserved)
[New]
No person shall make a turn at any location listed and only in the manner described.
Intersection
Turn Prohibited
Movement Prohibited
(Reserved)
[New]
No person shall make a right turn when facing a steady red signal (STOP) indication whenever an official sign is presented prohibiting such turn on the red signal as described below.
(Reserved)
[New]
The locations described are hereby designated as Loading Zones. No person shall park a vehicle in these locations during the times indicated other than for the loading or unloading of goods and materials.
Name of Street
Time
Side
Location
(Reserved)
[New]
The locations described are hereby designated as Bus Stops. No vehicle other than an omnibus, picking up or discharging passengers, shall be permitted to occupy these locations between the hours indicated.
Street
Hours
(Reserved)
[New]
The locations described are hereby designated as Taxi Stands. No vehicle other than a taxi shall be permitted to occupy these locations during the times indicated.
Street
Location
Hours
(Reserved)
[New]
The lane locations described are designated as Lane Use Reservations and traffic shall move as indicated:
Intersection
Movement
(Reserved)
[Ord. No. 72-12; Ord. No. 01-07 § I]
Speed limits along designated streets shall be as designated below:
Name of Street
Direction
Speed Limit
Location
Barnegat Avenue
Both
25 MPH
Entire length
25 MPH
Ethel A. Jacobsen School Zone during recess or while children are going to or leaving school, during opening or closing hours
A Mid-Block Crosswalk shall be established and maintained at the following location.
Name of Street
Location
(Reserved)
No Passing Zones are hereby established and shall be maintained upon the following described streets or parts thereof.
Name of Street
Sketch Dated
Sketch No.
(Reserved)
[Ord. No. 81-7; Ord. No. 85-6; Ord. No. 97-01 § 1; New]
a. 
In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-197, the following on-street locations are designated as handicapped parking spaces. Such spaces are for use by persons who have been issued special vehicle identification cards or plates or placards by the New Jersey 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.
b. 
The below designated spaces may be marked as handicapped parking spaces at the discretion of the Mayor and Council, who shall designate which spaces shall be marked by resolution.
Street
Number of Spaces
Location
South 3rd Street
1
Last parking space on the north side (west of parking line)
South 2nd Street
2
Last parking space on the north and south sides (west side of parking line)
South 1st Street
2
Last parking on the north and south sides (west of parking line)
Division Street
2
Last parking space on the north and south sides (west of parking line)
North 1st Street
2
Last parking space on the north and south sides (west of parking line)
North 2nd Street
2
Last parking space on the north and south sides (west of parking line)
North 3rd Street
2
Last parking space on the north and south sides (west of parking line)
4th Street
2
Last parking space on the north and south sides (west of parking line)
5th Street
2
Last parking space on the north and south sides (west of parking line)
6th Street
2
Last parking space on the north and south sides (west of parking line)
7th Street
2
Last parking space on the north and south sides (west of parking line)
8th Street
2
Last parking space on the north and south sides (west of parking line)
9th Street
2
Last parking space on the north and south sides (west of parking line)
10th Street
2
Last parking space on the north and south sides (west of parking line)
11th Street
2
Last parking space on the north and south sides (west of parking line)
12th Street
2
Last parking space on the north and south sides (west of parking line)
13th Street
2
Last parking space on the north and south sides (west of parking line)
14th Street
2
Last parking space on the north and south sides (west of parking line)
15th Street
2
Last parking space on the north and south sides (west of parking line)
16th Street
2
Last parking space on the north and south sides (west of parking line)
17th Street
2
Last parking space on the north and south sides (west of parking line)
18th Street
2
Last parking space on the north and south sides (west of parking line)
19th Street
2
Last parking space on the north and south sides (west of parking line)
20th Street
2
Last parking space on the north and south sides (west of parking line)
21st Street
2
Last parking space on the north and south sides (west of parking line)
22nd Street
2
Last parking space on the north and south sides (west of parking line)
23rd Street
2
Last parking space on the north and south sides (west of parking line)
24th Street
2
Last parking space on the north and south sides (west of parking line)
25th Street
2
Last parking space on the north and south sides (west of parking line)
Long Beach Boulevard
2 spaces per block
East side not to exceed 2 parking places per block, as necessary
[Ord. No. 81-7; Ord. No. 85-6; New]
In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-197 the following off-street parking yards and Board of Education property are designated as Handicapped Parking areas. Such spaces are for use by persons who have been issued special identification cards, plates or placards issued 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.
Property
Number of Spaces
Location
Municipal Building
1
South side
Municipal Building
1
Northwest side
Bay Bathing Beach
1
[New; Ord. No. 2016-07 § 3]
In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:48-2.46, the following off-street parking yards are designated as handicapped parking areas. Such spaces are for use by persons who have been issued special vehicle identification cards, plates or placards by the New Jersey 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.
Property
Number of Spaces
Location
(Reserved)
In any space on public or private property appropriately marked for vehicles for the physically handicapped pursuant to P.L. 1977 C202 (C.39:4-197.5), P.L. 1975 c217 (C.52:27D-119 et seq.) or any other applicable law unless the vehicle is authorized by law to be parked therein and a handicapped person is either the driver or a passenger in that vehicle. State, County, or municipal law enforcement officers or parking enforcement offices shall enforce the parking restrictions on spaces appropriately marked for vehicles for the physically handicapped on both public and private property.
No person shall move a vehicle not lawfully under his control into any such prohibited area or away from a curb such distance as is unlawful.
Pursuant to P.L. 1989, C201, as amended, the penalties for violations must be $250 for a first offense and for a subsequent offense must be a fine of at least $250 and up to 90 days community service on such terms and such form as the court shall deem appropriate, or any combination thereof.
[New]
In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:5A-1, the following off-street parking locations are designated as handicapped parking. Such spaces are for use by persons who have been issued special identification cards, 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.
Property
Number of Spaces
Location[1]
(Reserved)
[1]
Editor's Note: All sketches are on file in the office of the Municipal Clerk.
[New]
The owners of the premises referred to in subsection 7-41.3 and 7-41.4 shall provide and install signs and pavement markings for each parking space reserved for the use of handicapped persons, which signs and markings shall be in accordance with the Manual on Uniform Control Devices. The cost of procurement and installation of the signs and pavement markings shall be the responsibility of the owner of the property. The owner shall subsequent to initial procurement and installation, maintain such signs and pavement markings in good condition at no cost or expense to the Borough of Surf City. The owner shall be responsible for the repair and restoration or replacement of same.
[New]
In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-197, the following Municipal and Board of Education Property shall have the movement of traffic controlled by the type of regulation indicated. No person shall operate, or park a vehicle in violation of the regulations indicated.
(Reserved)
[New]
a. 
In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:48-2.46, the following private property that is open to the public and to which the public is invited, the movement of traffic shall be controlled by the types of regulations indicated. No person shall operate or park a vehicle in violation of the following regulations.
Property
Regulation
(Reserved)
b. 
Violations of Provision of Chapter. For a violation of the provision of this chapter or any supplement thereto for which no specific penalty is provided, the offender shall be liable to a penalty of not more than $50 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or both; except that for a violation of a section of Article 11 (N.J.S.A. 39:4-80 et seq.), 13 (N.J.S.A. 39:4-105 et seq.), 14 (N.J.S.A. 39:4-123 et seq.) or 17 (N.J.S.A. 39:4-140 et seq.) of this chapter or any supplement thereto for which no specific penalty is provided, the offender shall be liable to a penalty of not less than $50 or more than $200 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or both.
[New]
In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:5A-1 the regulations of the Title 39 are hereby made applicable to the properties listed below.
Property
Regulation
(Reserved)
[New]
The owners of the premises referred to in this section shall provide and install signs and pavement markings as required, with signage and markings shall be in accordance with the 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 the property. The owner shall, subsequent to the initial procurement and installation, maintain such signs and pavement markings in good condition at no cost or expense to the Township. The owner shall be responsible for the repair and restoration or replacement of same.