Borough of Sussex, NJ
Sussex County
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[New]
Whenever any words and phrases are used in this chapter, the meaning respectively ascribed to them in Subtitle I of Title 39 of the Revised Statutes of New Jersey shall be deemed to apply to such words and phrases used herein.
[New]
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]
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 N.J.S.A. 39:4-138, any other New Jersey statute or as hereinafter provided.
[Ord. 5/18/70, S1b; Ord. 25-92, S1]
a. 
Upon the declaration of an emergency, there shall be no parking upon streets or sections of streets where EMERGENCY NO PARKING signs are displayed. The Mayor or, in his absence, the superintendent of streets and roads, is authorized to declare an emergency and to direct the positioning of EMERGENCY NO PARKING signs when weather conditions, accidents, fire, public celebrations, etc., dictate or require the 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. 
Any unoccupied vehicle parked or standing in violation of this section shall be deemed a nuisance and menace to the safe and proper regulations of traffic, and the superintendent of streets and roads, or his/her agent, 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 signs being erected as required by law.
[Ord. 7/7/41, S1; Ord. 12/22/47, S1-3; Ord. 7/1/63, S1-10; Ord. 10/18/76; Ord. 7/18/77; Ord. 9/4/79; Ord. 4/7/80; Ord. 5/21/80; Ord. 10-95, SVI; Ord. 09-2000, SI; Ord. 2008-24, SS1,2; Ord. 2009-10, S1; Ord. 2009-20, S1; Ord. 2010-16; Ord. No. 2016-28]
No person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any of the streets or parts thereof described in Schedule I attached to and made a part of this chapter.[1]
Notwithstanding anything contained herein to the contrary, and in the sound discretion of the governing body or the Borough Adminstrator acting in the best interests of the Borough and where the public safety and welfare of the Borough and its inhabitants are concerned, parking in a restricted area or space may be permitted for special occasions. Such parking shall be restricted to a defined area and for a limited period of time, after approval has first been granted pursuant to application, specifying terms and conditions, to the governing body of the Borough of Sussex or the Borough Adminstrator. The fee for such application shall be $10 which may be waived for federal, state, county, municipal government or any emergency service organization(s) thereof such as fire and/or ambulance services.
[1]
Editor's Note: Traffic schedules may be found in Chapter 9A, Traffic Schedules.
[Ord. 5/18/70, S1a; Ord. 4/17/72, S2; Ord. 6/21/76; Ord. 10-95, SII; Ord. 02-96, S1; Ord. 02-97, SI; Ord. 02-98, SSI, II; Ord. 2002-04, S1; Ord. 2008-20, S1; Ord. 2008-24, S3; Ord. 2008-25, S1; Ord. 2008-29, SS1,2; Ord. 2008-32, S 1; Ord. 2009-04, S1]
No person shall park a vehicle between the hours specified in Schedule II of 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.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Traffic schedules may be found in Chapter 9A, Traffic Schedules.
[New; Ord. 4/7/80]
No person shall stop or stand a vehicle between the hours specified in Schedule III of 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.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Traffic schedules may be found in Chapter 9A, Traffic Schedules.
[Ord. 12/22/47, S 4, 5; Ord. 5/15/50, S1-3; Ord. 9/4/79, S1; Ord. 83-1; Ord. 85-10; Ord. 10-95, SI; Ord. 10-2001, SI; Ord. 2008-20, S2; Ord. 2008-24, SS4,5; Ord. 2008-25, S1]
No person shall park a vehicle for longer than the time limit shown in Schedule IV at any time between the hours listed in Schedule IV of any day (except Sundays and public holidays) upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule IV attached to and made a part of this chapter.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Traffic schedules may be found in Chapter 9A, Traffic Schedules.
[Ord. 8/20/79]
No person shall park a vehicle at any time in any area so indicated by yellow curb markings.
[Ord. 10-95, SIII]
The operator of a vehicle shall not stop, stand or park the vehicle in a roadway other than parallel with the edge of the roadway headed in the direction of traffic, on the right-hand side of the road and with the curb side of the vehicle within six inches of the edge of the roadway, except as follows:
a. 
Upon those streets which have been designated by ordinance and have been marked or signed for angle parking, vehicles shall be parked at the angle to the curb designated and indicated by the ordinance and marks or signs.
b. 
Upon one-way streets, local authorities may permit parking of vehicles parallel with the left-hand edge of the roadway headed in the direction of traffic, on the left-hand side of the road and with the curb side of the vehicle within six inches of the edge of the roadway.
[Ord. 10-95, SIV; Ord. 2009-04, S5]
Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the direction of a traffic or police officer or traffic sign or signal, no operator of a vehicle shall stand or park the vehicle in any of the following places:
a. 
Within an intersection.
b. 
On a sidewalk.
c. 
On a crosswalk.
d. 
Within ten feet of a fire hydrant.
e. 
Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing or parking would obstruct traffic, when properly sign-posted.
f. 
In any space on public or private property appropriately marked for vehicles for the physically handicapped pursuant to P.L. 1977, c. 202 (C. 39:4-197.5), P.L. 1975, c. 217 (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 of that vehicle. State, county or municipal law enforcement officers or parking enforcement authority officers 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/her control into any such prohibited area or away from a curb such distance as is unlawful.
g. 
Within 25 feet of a stop sign.
[Ord. 06-97]
The parking or keeping of any commercial vehicle exceeding three-fourths ton rated capacity on the street or in the open on any premises in any residential district. The provisions of this section shall not be deemed to apply to service vehicles making deliveries and pickups not exceeding 30 minutes in duration.
[Added 11-19-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-14]
Parking of vehicles on Borough streets during snow removal and/or salting operations, or when there is 1/4 inch or more of accumulation of snow or ice on the roadway, is prohibited.
[Ord. 8/1/55, S1-2; New; Ord. 10/18/76; Ord. 11/1/76; Ord. 2008-29, S3; Ord. 2010-06, S1]
Trucks over four tons gross weight are hereby excluded from the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule V except for the pickup and delivery of materials on such streets. Schedule V being attached to and made a part of this chapter.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Traffic schedules may be found in Chapter 9A, Traffic Schedules.
[Ord. 12/22/47, S4, 5; Ord. 5/15/50, S1-3; Ord. 7/1/63; Ord. 05-96, S1]
The streets or parts of streets described in Schedule VI attached to and made a part of this chapter[1] are hereby designated as one-way streets in the direction indicated.
[1]
Editor's Note: Traffic schedules may be found in Chapter 9A, Traffic Schedules.
[New]
Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-140, the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule VII attached to and made a part of this chapter[1] 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 having sides 36 inches in length are provided for in the designations.
[1]
Editor's Note: Traffic schedules may be found in Chapter 9A, Traffic Schedules.
[Ord. 5/18/70; New; Ord. 99-04, SI; Ord. 2008-29, S5]
Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-140, the intersections described in Schedule VIII attached to and made a part of this chapter[1] are hereby designated as Stop Intersections. STOP signs shall be installed as provided therein.
[1]
Editor's Note: Traffic schedules may be found in Chapter 9A, Traffic Schedules.
[Ord. 5/18/70; New]
Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-140, the intersections described in Schedule IX attached to and made a part of this chapter[1] are hereby designated as Yield Intersections. YIELD signs having sides 36 inches in length shall be installed as provided therein.
[1]
Editor's Note: Traffic schedules may be found in Chapter 9A, Traffic Schedules.
[Ord. 5/18/70; New]
The locations described in Schedule X attached to and made a part of this chapter[1] are hereby designated as Loading Zones.
[1]
Editor's Note: Traffic schedules may be found in Chapter 9A, Traffic Schedules.
[Ord. 5/18/70; New]
The locations described in Schedule XI attached to and made a part of this chapter[1] are hereby designated as Taxi Stands.
[1]
Editor's Note: Traffic schedules may be found in Chapter 9A, Traffic Schedules.
[New]
The locations described in Schedule XII attached to and made a part of this chapter[1] are hereby designated as Bus Stops.
[1]
Editor's Note: Traffic schedules may be found in Chapter 9A, Traffic Schedules.
[New]
No person shall make a left turn at any of the locations described in Schedule XIII attached to and made a part of this chapter.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Traffic schedules may be found in Chapter 9A, Traffic Schedules.
[New]
No person shall make a U-turn at any of the locations described in Schedule XIV attached to and made a part of this chapter.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Traffic schedules may be found in Chapter 9A, Traffic Schedules.
[New]
No person shall make a turn at any of the locations described in Schedule XV attached to and made a part of this chapter.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Traffic schedules may be found in Chapter 9A, Traffic Schedules.
[New; Ord. 83-2; Ord. 14-91; Ord. 06-93, SI; Ord. 10-95, SV; Ord. 2009-21, S1]
a. 
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 for a penalty of not less than $48 and a maximum of $100 provided that the person has been convicted of three or less violations of this chapter in the twelve-month period preceding the conviction for the violation in question.
[Amended 11-7-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-10]
b. 
Every person convicted of more than 3 violations of this chapter within a 12-month period shall be liable for a penalty of not less than $200 for each subsequent offense.
c. 
A person violating this chapter and subject to a fine shall also pay the surcharges set forth in N.J.S.A. 39:5-41 and any other surcharges required by law.
d. 
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary stated above in this section, in any space on public or private property appropriately marked for vehicles for the physically handicapped, any person parking a motor vehicle in a restricted parking space without a special vehicle identification card issued by the Motor Vehicle Commission pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-204 et seq. and N.J.S.A. 39:4-197.5 shall be liable to a fine of $100 for the first offense and, for subsequent offenses, a fine of at least $100 and up to 90 days community service on such terms and in such form as the court shall deem appropriate.
e. 
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary stated above in this section, every person convicted of a violation of Subsection 9-3.11 of this chapter shall be liable for a penalty of $100 for a first offense; $250 for a second offense, provided that the person is convicted thereof within 12 months after conviction of a first offense of Subsection 9-3.11 of this chapter; and $500 for each subsequent offense, provided that the person has been convicted thereof within 12 months after conviction of a prior offense of Subsection 9-3.11 of this chapter.
[Added 11-19-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-14]
The Mayor, the Public Works Commissioner or his designee may close any street in the Borough to all motor vehicular traffic, or certain types of vehicular traffic whenever he finds that such closing is necessary for the preservation of public safety, health or welfare.
The filing of a written notice with the Borough Police Department, to the effect that a certain street is closed, together with an actual notice or barricade being placed in said street, shall be deemed sufficient action and public notice to close any street.
Any person who operates a motor vehicle on a street closed to such traffic shall be liable under the general penalty provision of the Revised Ordinances of the Borough of Sussex.
a. 
No person shall drive or operate a vehicle at a speed exceeding the rate of speed described in Schedule XVI attached to and made a part of this chapter.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Traffic schedules may be found in Chapter 9A, Traffic Schedules.
b. 
Regulatory and Warning Signs. Regulatory and warning signs, conforming to the current standards prescribed by the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways, as adopted by the Commissioner of Transportation of the State of New Jersey, shall be erected and maintained to effect the above-designated speed limit(s).
[Ord. 99-11, SI; Ord. 04-2000, SI]