Township of Scotch Plains, NJ
Union County
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Whenever any words and phrases are used in this chapter, the meaning respectively ascribed to them in Subtitle 1 of Title 39 of the Revised Statutes of New Jersey shall be deemed to apply to such words and phrases used herein.
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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 Township.
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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 R. S. 39:41-38, any other New Jersey statute or as hereinafter provided.
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Editor's Note: Ordinance No. 98-30 authorizes the use of a dual designation to permit Shalom Way to also be named Cliffwood Street. Ordinance No. 2-2000 authorizes the use of a dual designation to permit Senger Place to also be named Meyer Place.
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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 absence, the ranking police officer is authorized to declare an emergency and to direct the posting of EMERGENCY-NO PARKING signs when weather conditions, accidents, fires and public celebration dictate or require the avoidance of hazards or other conditions which interfere with the free flow of traffic. Notification that the 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 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 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. #68-10; Ord. #68-22; Ord. #70-19; Ord. #71-4; Ord. #72-9; Ord. #72-23; Ord. #74-47; Ord. #74-54; Ord. #74-55; Ord. #75-3; Ord. #75-6; New; Ord. #79-13; Ord. #79-40; Ord. #80-13; Ord. #82-12; Ord. #82-32; Ord. #84-24; Ord. #85-22; Ord. #88-25; Ord. #89-18; Ord. #89-19; Ord. #89-32; Ord. #91-13; Ord. #91-29; Ord. #92-14; Ord. #92-19; Ord. #93-25; Ord. #94-30; Ord. #95-34; Ord. #97-18; Ord. #98-8; Ord. #98-23, S1; Ord. #99-21; Ord. #25-2000; Ord. #8-2001; Ord. #23-01; Ord. #20-02; Ord. #3-03, S1; Ord. #5-2003; Ord. #17-2003; Ord. #14-2005; Ord. #10-2006; Ord. #29-2008]
No person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any of the streets or parts thereof described in Schedule I or Schedule XII (Bus Stops) which can be found in Chapter 7A.
[Ord. #68-10; Ord. #71-4; Ord. #72-32; Ord. #74-53; Ord. #75-5; Ord. #76-13; Ord. #79-31; Ord. #80-25; Ord. #83-35; Ord. #83-37; Ord. #88-11; Ord. #89-18; Ord. #99-7; Ord. #8-2001; Ord. #14-02; Ord. #21-02; Ord. #1-2004; Ord. #20-2005 Ord. #03-06; Ord. #2011-]
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 which can be found in Chapter 7A.
[Ord. #72-32; Ord. #74-10; Ord. #74-53; Ord. #74-54; Ord. #75-3; Ord. #75-5; Ord. #75-6; Ord. #76-2; Ord. #76-8; Ord. #78-9; Ord. #79-13; Ord. #88-25; Ord. #89-1; Ord. #89-18; Ord. #90-19; Ord. #90-27; Ord. #91-13; Ord. #92-04; Ord. #92-14; Ord. #92-19; Ord. #95-18; Ord. #96-29; Ord. #97-21; Ord. #98-16; Ord. #98-23, S1; Ord. #99-6; Ord. #16-02; Ord. #24-02; Ord. #10-2003; Ord. #4-2004; Ord. #14-2004; Ord. #4-2008; Ord. #13-2009; Ord. #2011-17; Ord. #2014-7]
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 which can be found in Chapter 7A.
[Ord. #68-10; Ord. #70-34; Ord. #75-20; Ord. #76-13; Ord. #90-27; Ord. #95-1; Ord. #98-7; Ord. #98-17; Ord. #29-2000; Ord. #20-2003; Ord. #28-03; Ord. #4-2004; Ord. #7-2004; Ord. #15-2004; Ord. #33-2006; Ord. No. 2016-27; Ord. No. 2017-18; Ord. No. 2017-28]
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, municipal parking lots, or parts of streets described in Schedule IV which can be found in Chapter 7A.
[Ord. #69-24; Ord. #94-32; Ord. #97-20; Ord. #10-2001; Ord. No. 2016-17 § 2]
Whenever snow has fallen and the accumulation is such that it covers the street or highway, no vehicle shall be parked on the streets or highways or portions described in Schedule XIX which can be found in Chapter 7A.
a. 
Handicapped parking spaces. No owner or operator of premises having parking spaces reserved for handicapped drivers and no tenant, contractor or other person may block access to such parking stalls reserved for handicapped drivers by the plowing, hiring or placement of snow or ice in such spaces.
Any owner, operator or tenant who violates this paragraph shall be asked to remove the snow or shall be billed for the cost of snow removal by the Township. This does not preclude any additional fines which may be assessed pursuant to the within section.
These parking prohibitions 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.
[Ord. #88-26; Ord. #89-17; Ord. #91-22, S1; Ord. #95-17]
a. 
The purpose of this subsection is to establish regulations in Municipal Parking Lots One, Two and Three.
b. 
Municipal Parking Lot Number One: This lot is bordered by Park Avenue, Bartle Avenue, and on the east side by the Scotch Plains Public Library.
c. 
Municipal Parking Lot Number Two: This lot is situated between Park Avenue, Bartle Avenue, Westfield Avenue, and Forest Road.
d. 
Municipal Parking Lot Number Three: This lot is located between Park Avenue and Singer Place. It is bordered on the north side by the Municipal Building and on the west side by Senger Place.
e. 
Parking shall be prohibited in all three Municipal Parking lots between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. each day of the week.
1. 
People seeking relief from this restriction shall make application for an annual parking permit which shall be issued by the Township of Scotch Plains for a fee as established by this subsection.
2. 
Applications are available in the Township Clerk's office as well as police headquarters.
3. 
The completed applications will be reviewed by the Chief of Police or his designee and he shall have the authority to approve or deny applications for annual parking permits.
4. 
The Chief of Police will develop criteria for application approval.
5. 
The Chief of Police or his designee will have the authority to grant requests for temporary parking in all lots without an annual fee being required.
6. 
The annual fee for parking permits shall be $5 per vehicle per year. Permits shall expire on December 31st of each calendar year. Permits are renewable through the Township Clerk's office. The fee will be applicable January 1, 1989.
7. 
Parking decals issued by the Township shall be displayed in the lower corner, driver's side, of the rear back window.
8. 
There shall be nine parking spaces designated for exclusive use of the Scotch Plains Rescue Squad located in Municipal Parking Lot Number Two. Said parking spaces shall be appropriately signed so as to advise the public of said prohibition against parking at any time.
f. 
Parking within the lines designated for parking.
1. 
All passenger vehicles must park head-on within the lines designated within the municipal lots and not take more than the one space designated for their vehicle.
2. 
Oversize commercial vehicles making deliveries in the municipal parking lots are exempt from this regulation while making deliveries.
g. 
Stopping or standing shall be prohibited in the entrances and exits of all three municipal parking lots.
h. 
Penalties.
1. 
Unless another penalty is expressly provided by N.J. Statute, every person convicted of a violation of a provision of this chapter, or any supplement thereto, shall be liable for a penalty of $50 for each separate violation.
2. 
Persons who are in violation of subsection 7-3.8 may also have their vehicles towed from the municipal lots and placed in storage at the owner's expense. This shall be provided for after the owner is contacted by the police department and given three working days to remove his vehicle and fails to do so.
i. 
Police parking only. In accordance with the provision of subsection 7-3.8, no vehicles except "POLICE" shall park in the following locations:
1. 
All the parking stalls in the most westerly parking lot area at the Municipal Building and all the parking stalls in the most northerly parking lot area at the Municipal Building excluding the first four parking stalls nearest the Hamilton House located at the corner of Senger Place and Front Street (to be reserved solely for the use of the Resolve Counseling Center) and also excluding the two parking stalls in the most northerly location of this lot (to be reserved for Police Visitor/Historical Society use).
j. 
15 Minute parking only location. Including the first two parking stalls to the westerly side of the concrete parking island nearest the Municipal Building's southerly side entrance.
[Ord. #97-25]
No person other than the specified emergency personnel shall park a vehicle in the following locations:
a. 
Only active fire department personnel shall park in the spaces provided in the front of the Southside Firehouse, located on the southeast corner of Martine Avenue and Raritan Road.
b. 
Only active fire department personnel shall park in the spaces located to the rear of the Southside Firehouse immediately adjacent to the rear of the building, from the southeast corner of the building to the rear overhead emergency doors, extending 50 feet south of the building.
c. 
No person shall park a vehicle on the grass areas surrounding the Southside Firehouse without specific authorization from the Fire Chief or his designee, nor in any area immediately in front of and extending a distance of 75 feet out from the front and rear emergency overhead doors of the Southside Firehouse.
[Ord. #25-03; Ord. #1-2007; Ord. #10-2007; Ord. #1-2008]
a. 
The only parking permitted on those places listed in Schedule XXIV which can be found in Chapter 7A shall be those persons displaying a valid and properly issued parking permit.
b. 
The Mayor and council designates the Township manager as the individual who will set forth the parameters of the requirements for those persons who constitute and qualify as a resident, with the sole understanding that a resident must be a bonafide full-time resident and have proof thereof including but limited to a tax bill, driver's license or other documents in the discretion of the Township manager or his designee and that the number and nature of said permit shall be left to the discretion of the Township manager or his designee; and
c. 
This section shall be enforced by the Township police department and shall constitute the violation of this particular section and shall be in conformance with violations of N.J.S.A. 39:4-138.
[Ord. #72-4; Ord. #77-26; Ord. #79-12; Ord. #92-14; Ord. #93-13; Ord. #93-39; Ord. #94-22; Ord. #96-18; Ord. #98-10; Ord. #9-2005; Ord. #21-2005]
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 can be found in Chapter 7A.
[New; Ord. #84-2; Ord. #84-20]
Vehicles and trucks over six tons gross weight are hereby excluded from the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule VA except for the pickup and delivery of materials on such streets. Schedule VA can be found in Chapter 7A.
[Ord. #70-10]
No person, firm or corporation shall park any truck, trailer, tractor or bus between the hours specified in Schedule VB, upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule VB which can be found in Chapter 7A.
[Ord. #75-21; Ord. #93-31; Ord. #94-8; Ord. #94-28]
The streets or parts of streets described in Schedule VI which can be found in Chapter 7A are hereby designated as one-way streets in the direction indicated.
[Ord. #68-10; Ord. #71-1; New; Ord. #80-5; Ord. #82-1; Ord. #82-9; Ord. #82-33; Ord. #2-2007; Ord. No. 2015-11 § 1]
Pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 39: 4-140, the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule VII which can be found in Chapter 7A 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.
[Ord. #73-40; Ord. #78-20; Ord. #80-5; Ord. #84-23; Ord. #85-3; Ord. #86-1; Ord. #86-20; Ord. #86-21; Ord. #88-1; Ord. #88-2; Ord. #92-14; Ord. #94-31; Ord. #95-16; Ord. #96-36; Ord. #97-23; Ord. #98-20; Ord. #99-24; Ord. #1-2001; Ord. #9-2001; Ord. #39-03; Ord. #11-2006; Ord. #2-2007; Ord. #28-2008; Ord. #2012-1; Ord. No. 2015-11 § 2; Ord. No. 2016-25]
Pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 39: 4-140, the intersections described in Schedule VIII which can be found in Chapter 7A are hereby designated as Stop Intersections. STOP signs shall be installed as provided therein.
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Pursuant to the provisions of R.S. 39:4-140, the intersections described in Schedule IX which can be found in Chapter 7A are hereby designated as Yield Intersections. YIELD signs having sides 36 inches in length shall be installed as provided therein.
[Ord. #90-27; Ord. #95-40; Ord. #97-22; Ord. #99-18; Ord. #2012-2]
The locations described in Schedule X which can be found in Chapter 7A are hereby designated as Loading Zones. No operator of a vehicle shall stand or park the vehicles for a period of time longer than is necessary for the loading or unloading of passengers or material.
The locations described in Schedule XI which can be found in Chapter 7A are hereby designated as Taxi Stands.
[New; Ord. #83-22; Ord. #86-11; Ord. #92-10; Ord. #99-18; Ord. #8-2000; Ord. #25-02]
The locations described in Schedule XII which can be found in Chapter 7A are hereby designated as Bus Stops. No vehicle other than an omnibus or school bus, including School Vehicle Type II, picking up or discharging passengers, shall be permitted to occupy said location.
[New; Ord. #85-11; Ord. #92-14; Ord. #96-01; Ord. #97-13, S1; Ord. #97-14, S1; Ord. #98-32; Ord. No. 2015-11 § 3]
No person shall make a left turn at any of the locations described in Schedule XIII which can be found in Chapter 7A.
[New; Ord. #88-3; Ord. #98-25; Ord. #5-2004]
No person shall make a U-Turn at any of the locations described in Schedule XIV which can be found in Chapter 7A.
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No person shall make a turn at any of the locations described in Schedule XV which can be found in Chapter 7A.
[Ord. #76-36; Ord. #83-28; Ord. #86-17; Ord. #89-19; Ord. #90-4; Ord. #90-10; Ord. #90-13; Ord. #90-21]
No person shall turn a vehicle to make a right turn when facing a steady red signal (STOP) indication at any of the approaches as described in Schedule XVI which can be found in Chapter 7A.
[Ord. #91-29; Ord. #94-21; Ord. #94-36; Ord. #8-2004; Ord. No. 2017-27]
No person shall make any turn other than a right turn at any of the locations described in Schedule XXII which can be found in Chapter 7A.
[Ord. No. 2016-26]
No person shall make a right turn at any of the locations described in Schedule XXVI which can be found in Chapter 7A.
[Ord. #68-10; Ord. #72-1; Ord. #72-3; Ord. #74-48; Ord. #76-1; Ord. #76-16; Ord. #76-25; Ord. #82-15; Ord. #94-25; Ord. #95-13; Ord. #95-40; Ord. #98-21; Ord. #2012-13; Ord. #2012-14; Ord. #2012-19; Ord. #2014-3; Ord. #2014-4]
The streets or parts of streets described in Schedule XVII which can be found in Chapter 7A shall have the speed limits designated in such schedule.
Regulatory and warning signs shall be erected and maintained to effect the above designated speed limits as authorized by the department of transportation.
[Ord. #69-15; Ord. #69-20; Ord. #69-21; Ord. #70-1; Ord. #72-25; Ord. #72-26; Ord. #74-3; Ord. #74-6; New; Ord. #84-1; Ord. #93-31]
The locations described in Schedule XVIII which can be found in Chapter 7A are hereby designated and established as No Passing Zones.
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Editor's Note: Former Section 7-13, Snow Emergency Routes; Chains or Snow Tires Required, containing portions of Ordinance No. 69-25, was repealed in its entirety by Ordinance No. 2016-17.
[Ord. 3/21/72; Ord. 9/5/72; Ord. #75-7; Ord. #75-8; Ord. #75-9; Ord. #75-10; Ord. #75-11; Ord. #75-12; New; Ord. #83-36; Ord. #14-2007]
Traffic control signals shall be installed and operated at the intersections designated in Schedule XXI which can be found in Chapter 7A. The traffic signal installation shall be in accordance with the provision of an act concerning motor vehicles and traffic regulations, Subtitle 1 of Title 39 of the Revised Statutes, shall conform to the design, and shall be maintained in operation, as authorized by the Department of Transportation.
[Ord. No. 95-6; reserved by Ord. No. 2017-1]
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Editor's Note: See Section 2-19A for Traffic Control for Construction.
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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 or amendment thereto shall be liable to a penalty of not more than $50 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days or both.
All former traffic ordinances of the Township of Scotch Plains covered in this traffic 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 ordinance.
[Ord. #81-5]
All motor vehicles and traffic laws of the State of New Jersey, including Title 39 of the New Jersey Statutes Annotated shall be applicable upon all grounds, including municipal parking lots, owned and/or maintained by the Township of Scotch Plains.
No person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any roadway or adjacent to any building in a municipal parking lot, except in designated areas and between the painted white lines. All vehicles so parked shall be properly identified.
[Ord. #95-32; Ord. #95-36; Ord. #24-2004; Ord. #23-2005; Ord. #24-08; Ord. No. 2016-16; Ord. No. 2017-26]
The lane locations described in Schedule XXIII which can be found in Chapter 7A shall be designated as Lane Use Reservations and traffic shall move as indicated.
[Ord. No. 95-37]
Various traffic regulations shall be made applicable to the semi-public roads, streets, driveways and parking lots at the Scotch Plains — Fanwood Senior High School located in the Township of Scotch Plains, County of Union and the following regulations shall be enforceable:
a. 
General parking.
1. 
All vehicles must park in designated areas and between the lines provided.
2. 
No person shall stop or stand a vehicle upon any of the streets or parts of streets described below:
Name of Street
Sides
Hours
Locations
Road "A"
Both
All
Entire length
Road "B"
Both
All
Entire length
Road "C"
Both
All
Entire length
3. 
Handicapped parking. All stalls shall be 12 foot wide as shown on the attached site plan and signed with R7-8 and R7-8P (Reserved Parking Sign and Penalty Plate), in the designated parking areas for persons who have been issued the handicapped parking permits by the Division of Motor Vehicles.
b. 
Reserved parking: All vehicles that are granted specialty parking in this section such as: police vehicles, ambulances, teachers, etc. must be properly identified and the reserved parking spaces must be shown on the attached site plan.
c. 
One way streets: The following described streets or parts of streets are hereby designated as one way streets in the direction indicated:
Name of Street
Direction
Limits
Road "A"
Northwest
Entire length
d. 
Speed limits.
1. 
The speed limit for both directions of traffic in the parking lot(s) shall be 15 MPH.
2. 
The speed limit for both directions of travel on the following roadways are:
Name of Roadway
M.P.H.
Limits
Road "A"
15
Entire length
Road "B"
15
Entire length
Road "C"
15
Entire length
3. 
Regulatory and warning signs shall be erected and maintained to effect the above designated speed limits authorized by the Department of Transportation.
e. 
Tow away. Any vehicle parked or standing as to obstruct or impede a normal flow of traffic, block entrances or exit ways, loading zones, oil fills, any grassy area, pedestrian walkway, or present in any way a safety or traffic hazard may be removed by towing the vehicle at the owners or operators expense.
f. 
Loading zone(s). The locations described are hereby designed as loading zones. No person shall park a vehicle in said location during the times indicated other than for the loading and unloading of goods and materials:
Name of Street
Time
Sides
Location
Road "C"
All hours
East
As indicated on site plan
g. 
School bus stop only. The locations described are hereby designed as school bus stops. No vehicle other than an omnibus, picking up or discharging passengers, shall be permitted to occupy said location between:
Street
Hours
Road "A" northbound, easterly side as indicated on site plan.
All
h. 
Lane use reservations. The lane locations described are designated as lane use preservations and traffic shall move as indicated:
Intersection
Movement
Road "A" and Westfield Road
Westbound right lane of Road "A" reserved for right turn only.
Westbound left lane of Road "A" reserved for left turn only.
i. 
All signs, posts or other necessary materials shall be installed and paid for by the applicant. All signing shall conform to the current Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-198 and N.J.S.A. 39:4-183.27. Unless another penalty is expressly provided by New Jersey Statute, every person convicted of a violation of this section or any supplement thereto shall be liable to a penalty of not more than $100 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days or both.
j. 
Effect of regulations. If any part of this regulation is for any reason held to be invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portion of the regulation.
Sketch of the above regulations is on file in the office of the Township Clerk.
[Ord. No. 95-38]
Various traffic regulations shall be made applicable to the semi-public roads, streets, driveways and parking lots at the Howard B. Brunner School located in the Township of Scotch Plains, County of Union and the following regulations shall be enforceable:
a. 
General parking.
1. 
All vehicles must park in designated areas and between the lines provided.
2. 
No person shall stop or stand a vehicle upon any of the streets or parts of streets described below:
Name of Street
Sides
Hours
Locations
Road "A"
East
School days
8:00 a.m.—9:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m.
As indicated on site plan
Road "A"
West
All
Entire length
Road "A"
East
All
As indicated on site plan
Road "B"
West
All
Entire length
Road "B"
East
School days
8:00 a.m.—9:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m.
As indicated on site plan
Road "B"
East
All
As indicated on site plan
3. 
Handicapped parking. All stalls shall be 12 foot wide as shown on the attached site plan and signed with R7-8 and R7-8P (Reserved Parking Sign and Penalty Plate), in the designated parking areas for persons who have been issued the handicapped parking permits by the Division of Motor Vehicles.
b. 
Reserved parking. All vehicles that are granted specialty parking in this section such as: police vehicles, ambulances, teachers, etc. must be properly identified and the reserved parking spaces must be shown on the attached site plan.
c. 
One way streets. The following described streets or parts of streets are hereby designated as one way streets in the direction indicated:
Name of Street
Direction
Limits
Road "A"
Northwest
Entire length
d. 
Speed limits.
1. 
The speed limit for both directions of traffic in the parking lot(s) shall be 15 m.p.h.
2. 
The speed limit for both directions of travel on the following roadways are:
Name of Roadway
M.P.H.
Limits
Road "A"
15
Entire length
Road "B"
15
Entire length
3. 
Regulatory and warning signs shall be erected and maintained to effect the above designated speed limits authorized by the Department of Transportation.
e. 
Tow away. Any vehicle parked or standing as to obstruct or impede a normal flow of traffic, block entrances or exit ways, loading zones, oil fills, any grassy area, pedestrian walkway, or present in any way a safety or traffic hazard may be removed by towing the vehicle at the owners or operators expense.
f. 
All signs, posts or other necessary materials shall be installed and paid for by the applicant. All signing shall conform to the current Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-198 and N.J.S.A. 39:4-183.27. Unless another penalty is expressly provided by New Jersey Statute, every person convicted of a violation of this section or any supplement thereto shall be liable to a penalty of not more than $100 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days or both.
g. 
Effect of regulations. If any part of this regulation is for any reason held to be invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portion of the regulation.
Sketch of the above regulations is on file in the office of the Township Clerk.
[Ord. No. 19-02; Ord. No. 9-2003; Ord. No. 2012-15]
The locations herein described are designated as mid-block crosswalks which shall be marked as such in accordance with the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices. Each such crosswalk shall extend from road edge perpendicular to the center of the roadway.
Street
Location
Cooper Road
Centered directly in front of the pedestrian entry/exit of Ponderosa Park extending to the sidewalk on the north side of the street.
Grand Street
Beginning at a point 150 feet east of the easterly curbline of Park Avenue and extending ten feet easterly therefrom.
Park Avenue
Beginning at a point 120 feet south of the prolongation of the southerly curbline of Bartle Avenue and extending ten feet southerly therefrom.
Park Avenue
Beginning at a point 455 feet south of the southerly curbline of East Second Street and extending ten feet southerly therefrom.
Park Avenue
Beginning at a point 215 feet north of the northerly curbline of Church Street and extending ten feet northerly therefrom.
Roosevelt Avenue
Beginning at a point 195 feet east of the southerly curbline of Trenton Avenue and extending ten feet southerly therefrom.
Westfield Avenue
Beginning at a point 115 feet east of the easterly curbline of Montague Avenue and extending ten feet easterly therefrom.
[Ord. No. 34-03; Ord. No. 12-2007; Ord. No. 12-2009]
Terms used in this section shall have the meanings ascribed to them in Title 39 of the New Jersey Statutes Annotated.
In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:48-2.46 relating to parking facilities open to the public or to which the public is invited, those parking spaces enumerated in Schedule XXV which can be found in Chapter 7A are hereby set aside and reserved for the vehicles of handicapped persons.
In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:5A-1, an owner of private property may request that certain parking spaces be set aside and reserved for the vehicles of handicapped persons, and in the event that such a request is approved by an amendment or supplement to this section and by the New Jersey Commissioner of Transportation, then the provisions of this section, including the penalties for violations, shall apply to such parking spaces.
In accordance with the provision of N.J.S.A. 39:4-197.5, any municipality may, by ordinance, resolution or regulation, establish restricted parking spaces in front of residences, schools, hospitals and other public buildings for use by persons who have been issued a special vehicle identification card.
In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-197.6 any municipality may, by ordinance, establish a restricted parking zone in front of a residence occupied by a handicapped person, provided such parking is not otherwise prohibited and the permitting thereof would not interfere with the normal flow of traffic. Those parking spaces enumerated in Schedule XXV which can be found in Chapter 7A are hereby set aside and reserved for the vehicles of handicapped persons.
Each parking space set aside and reserved for the vehicles of handicapped persons pursuant to this section shall be marked with the required New Jersey designation sign (MUTCD R7-8) and the required penalty sign.
The owners of private properties to which the public is invited shall be responsible for erecting and maintaining the required signs and shall be subject to the penalty provisions herein for failure to comply.
No person shall park a motor vehicle in any parking space which is duly designated and marked in accordance with the provisions of this section as being set aside and reserved for the vehicles of handicapped persons unless:
a. 
The vehicle shall have affixed thereto special license plates bearing the national wheelchair symbol, or the vehicle shall display a handicapped placard issued by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commissioner or from any other state, province or country or a currently valid temporary handicapped placard issued by a municipal Chief of Police; and,
b. 
A handicapped person is either the driver or a passenger in the vehicle.
Any person parking a motor vehicle in a parking space set aside and reserved for the vehicles of this section shall be liable to a fine and penalties as set forth in N.J.S.A. 39:4-197.
[Ord. No. 36-03]
a. 
This section shall restrict the use of all off-street parking facilities on properties maintained by the Township's recreation department for those attending or participating in activities at those facilities except for those exemptions authorized by the Township manager or his designee.
b. 
This section shall restrict the use of all parking spaces created adjacent to the Township's recreational facilities which may fall within the right-of-way of a public road within the Township for those attending or participating in activities at those facilities except for those exemptions authorized by the Township manager or his designee and this shall prohibit any and all commercial vehicles of any type not directly parked for use of said department of recreation programs at any time of the day (24 hours) and on all days of the week.
c. 
The Township shall post signs at the affected recreational facilities set forth above to give notice of these restricted uses, and that the driver or registered owner of any vehicle parking in violation of this section shall be subject to the general penalties proscribed in section 7-15.
[Ord. No. 2012-7]
Various traffic regulations shall be made applicable to the driveways and parking lots at the Newmark School located in the Township of Scotch Plains, County of Union as depicted on the site plan entitled, "Newmark School, Inc. Block 13701, Lot 2, Tax Map Sheet #37, 1000 Cellar Avenue, Township of Scotch Plains, Union County, New Jersey" prepared by Insite Engineering dated April 5, 2011, last revised June 24, 2011 and the following shall be enforceable:
The site plan shall be on file in the office of the Township Clerk.
a. 
General parking.
1. 
All vehicles must park in designated areas and between the lines provided as depicted on the site plan.
2. 
Handicapped parking. All stalls shall be eight feet wide as shown on the attached site plan and signed with R7-8 and R7-8a (Reserved Parking Sign and Penalty Plate), in the designated parking areas for persons who have been issued the handicapped parking permits by the Motor Vehicle Commission.
b. 
Speed limits.
1. 
The speed limit for both directions of traffic in the parking lot(s) shall be 15 m.p.h.
2. 
Regulatory and warning signs shall be erected and maintained to effect the above designated speed limits authorized by the Department of Transportation.
c. 
Tow away. Any vehicle parked or standing as to obstruct or impede a normal flow of traffic, block entrances, exit ways or student drop off areas, loading zones, any grassy area, pedestrian walkway, or present in any way a safety or traffic hazard may be removed by towing the vehicle at the owner's or operator's expense.
d. 
Loading zone(s). The locations described on the site plan are hereby designated as loading zones. No person shall park a vehicle in said location other than for loading and unloading of goods and materials.
e. 
All signs, posts or other necessary materials shall be installed and paid for by the applicant. All signing shall conform to the current Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-198 and N.J.S.A. 39:4-183.27. Unless another penalty is expressly provided by New Jersey Statute, every person convicted of a violation of this section or any supplement thereto shall be liable to a penalty of not more than $100 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days or both.
f. 
Effect of regulations. If any part of this regulation is for any reason held to be invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portion of the regulation.
Sketch of the above regulations is on file in the office of the Township Clerk.
Site plans referred to herein shall be on file in the office of the Township Clerk.
[Ord. No. 2017-22]
Street
Direction
Hours
Location
Henry Street
Both
Permanent
300, 400, and 500 Blocks
Myrtle Avenue
Both
Permanent
300 Block
Willow Avenue
Both
Permanent
300 Block
[Ord. No. 2017-22]
The following terms, when used in this section, shall have the meanings ascribed to them herein, except where context clearly indicates a different meaning:
LOCAL RESIDENTIAL STREET
Shall mean a paved road having residences on both sides that lies entirely within the Township limits. A local residential street must intersect one other street; therefore, portions of longer streets may be considered as eligible for speed humps.
SPEED HUMPS/SPEED TABLES
Shall mean the construction of an asphaltic geometric design installed on streets to address speeding problems on streets that are classified as local residential streets.
[Ord. No. 2017-22]
In response to an increasing number of complaints regarding speeding problems on residential streets, the Township has studied available alternatives and methods employed by other communities and how effectively those communities have addressed residential speeding problems. The installation of speed humps was found to be a popular and relatively cost-effective measure in reducing average speeds. When properly designed and installed, and with strong majority community backing and support, speed humps were found to be effective at reducing speeds in neighborhoods. They are therefore found to be of public interest and benefit and are hereby authorized in the Township.
[Ord. No. 2017-22]
The Township will consider the installation of speed humps only on streets classified as local residential streets, unless otherwise initiated by the Township as provided in subsection 7-24.2.