Borough of Sussex, NJ
Sussex County
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Editor's Note: Former Chapter 10, Parking Meters, previously codified herein and containing portions of Ordinance Nos. 12/22/47, 6/7/48 and 3/7/55 was repealed in its entirety by Ordinance No. 005-94.
[Ord. No. 005-94]
The Borough of Sussex hereby determines to regulate the parking of vehicles upon land owned or leased by the borough through the issuance of permits for parking in lots designated as municipal parking lots.
[Ord. No. 005-94]
MUNICIPAL PARKING LOT
Shall mean land which is owned or leased by the Borough of Sussex and which is used exclusively for the parking of vehicles issued permits by the Borough of Sussex.
VEHICLE
Shall mean every device in, upon or by which a person or property is or may be transported upon a highway, excepting devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks or motorized bicycles. For the purposes of this chapter, "vehicle" shall exclude commercial motor vehicles, which are defined as every type of motor driven vehicle used for commercial purposes on the highways, such as the transportation of goods, wares and merchandise.
[Ord. No. 005-94; Ord. No. 2009-04, S2]
There are hereby established municipal parking lots at the following locations which shall be known by the following respective designations:
a. 
"Harrison Street Lot," along Harrison Street between Main Street and Liberty Street, containing 19 parking spaces.
1. 
There shall be designated seven overnight parking spaces by permit only.
2. 
The other spaces in the lot may be used by the public during the daytime from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. provided that the Theater does not have an event. When the parking spaces are needed by the Theater, the Theater shall be permitted to post notices at the entrances to the parking area at least 24 hours in advance and restrict parking to Theater patrons two hours before an event and two hours after.
b. 
"Mill Street Lot," along Mill Street at the intersection of Newton Avenue.
c. 
"Walling Avenue Lot," along Walling Avenue.
[Ord. No. 005-94]
The above municipal parking lots may be diminished or enlarged, and municipal parking lots at additional locations may be created hereafter as conditions require.
[Ord. No. 005-94]
Parking in municipal parking lots designated in section 10-3, shall be limited to vehicles for which the Borough of Sussex has issued a valid permit and have such permit properly displayed.
[Ord. No. 2009-04, S3]
a. 
Unless the borough council adopts a resolution limiting parking in a certain lot to resident of a specific street, the permits shall be available on a first come, first serve basis upon application to the municipal clerk, and shall be issued for a month or on a yearly basis. Each permit shall indicate the particular municipal parking lot and designated number of the parking space which has been assigned.
b. 
Permits shall only be issued for vehicles weighing less than 10,000 pounds.
c. 
The fee for each parking space shall be $25 per month or $250 per year if an annual permit is purchased.
[Ord. No. 005-94]
Vehicles shall at all times be parked wholly within the assigned parking space, which space shall be kept clearly marked at all times, and it shall be unlawful to park vehicles in a way that the same shall not be wholly within the area designated by the lines for parking for such spaces.
[Ord. No. 005-94; Ord. No. 2009-04, S4]
a. 
Permit shall be attached to the rear view mirror of the vehicle in plain sight from outside the vehicle.
b. 
If an applicant for a municipal parking permit owns more than one vehicle and is assigned one parking space, permit decals shall be issued for each vehicle, and the permit decal shall indicate the number of the assigned parking space.
c. 
If an applicant rents more than one parking space, permit decals will be issued for each vehicle indicating the inclusive numbers of the parking spaces assigned.
d. 
If an applicant rents more than one parking space and it is anticipated that there will be several changes of vehicles, permit decals will be issued for the number of spaces rented indicating the inclusive numbers of the parking spaces. The permit decals will be applied to a six inch by six inch sheet of plexiglass or like material and shall be positioned in the rear window of the vehicle directly behind the driver.
[Ord. No. 005-94]
It shall be unlawful for any person to permit a vehicle registered in his or her name to remain or be placed in any parking space without a properly displayed current permit decal. The registered owner of an unlawfully parked vehicle will be issued a summons and the vehicle will be towed and stored at the owner's expense.
[Ord. No. 005-94]
All ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed as to such inconsistencies only.
[Ord. No. 005-94]
In the event that any word, phrase, clause, section or provision of this chapter is found by any court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, illegal or unconstitutional, such word, phrase, clause, section or provision shall be severable from the balance of this chapter and the remainder of this chapter shall remain in full force and effect.
[Ord. No. 005-94]
This chapter shall take effect upon passage and publication as provided by law.