[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Bridgeton 9-19-1989 by Ord. No. 89-7; amended in its entirety 7-17-2018 by Ord. No. 18-15. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
The City may provide, subject to approval of the Planning/Zoning Boards in consultation with the City Engineer, for the creation of emergency lanes for the usage of police, fire and ambulance vehicles only on public property of the City or may similarly provide, subject to the approval of the City Engineer, and the consent of the private property owner, which consent shall be given in writing, to the creation of emergency lanes for the usage of police, fire and ambulance vehicles on private property.
Additionally, the appropriate City of Bridgeton Fire Official may establish fire lanes at any time, so long as such establishment does not conflict with any prior approval granted.
Further, application may be made to the Planning and/or Zoning Boards, as appropriate, for additional fire lanes. Any application made to the Planning/Zoning Board for site plan approval shall be provided to the Fire Official for comment and approval of emergency lanes.
All vehicles other than police, fire and ambulance vehicles are prohibited from using, parking or standing in any designated emergency lane as established by the City.
Any unoccupied vehicle parking or standing in violation of this chapter shall be deemed a nuisance, and any police officer, Code Enforcement Officer or Fire Department officer may provide for the removal of such vehicle. The owner shall pay the reasonable cost of removal and storage which may result from such removal before regaining possession of the vehicle.
Any person owning a vehicle, and the person operating said vehicle wherein a violation of this chapter is caused, shall be responsible for a penalty as provided in Chapter 1, Article III, General Penalty. Such violations may be issued by any police officer, Code Enforcement Officer or officer of the Bureau of Fire Prevention within the Fire Department. The Bureau of Fire Prevention officer may issue such violations consistent with this chapter or the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code.