[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Andover by Ord. No. 93-13; as amended through Ord. No. 2000-11. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Words and phrases defined. Whenever any words or phrases are used in this chapter, the meanings 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.
Official time standard. 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.
The Public Safety Director or, in his absence, disability or inability to act, the Mayor and, in the event of his absence, disability or inability to act, then the Chief of Police of the municipality, 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 on any day or days whenever he finds that such closing is necessary for the preservation of the public safety, health or welfare.
Any regulations promulgated by the Chief of Police 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.
Any violation of this regulation promulgated thereunder shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $50.
Any regulation adopted that mandates the closing of any street for a period of 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.
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 peace officer may provide for the removal of such vehicle. The owner shall bear the reasonable costs of removal and storage which may result from such removal before regaining possession of the vehicle.
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.
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.
All former traffic ordinances of the Township of Andover 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.
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, or any other New Jersey statute or as hereinafter provided.
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, 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.
The effectiveness of this section is contingent upon signs being erected as required by law.
No person shall stop or stand a vehicle at any time on any day upon any of the streets or parts of streets described.
Editor's Note: Pursuant to this ordinance, references throughout this chapter to Pinecrest Road have been changed to Luchetti Way.
No person shall park a vehicle for longer than the time limit between the hours listed on any day (except Sundays and public holidays) upon any of the streets or parts of streets described.
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.
Vehicles over the registered gross weight are hereby excluded from the streets or parts of streets described except for the pickup and delivery of materials on such streets.
The following described streets or parts of streets are hereby designated as one-way streets in the direction indicated.
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 of each street intersecting the through street except where yield signs are provided for in the designation.
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.
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.
No person shall make a right turn on the red signal at any location listed:
The following area in Hillside Park may be used for handicapped parking only: starting from the westerly curbline of Lake Iliff Road at the upper entrance on Hillside Park for a distance of 83 feet in the westerly direction.
The following areas at the Andover Township Municipal Building may be used for handicapped parking only: starting from the easterly curbline of Newton-Sparta Road at the lower parking lot for a distance of 50 feet in the southerly direction.
Speed limits for both directions of travel shall be established as follows. Regulatory and warning signs shall be erected and maintained to effect the below designated speed limits as authorized by the Department of Transportation.
[Added 2-13-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-5]
The following described streets, parts of streets and locations are hereby designated as restricted turning areas in the direction indicated.
The egress into Sussex County Route 616 (Newton-Sparta Road) located approximately 1,284 feet west of Limecrest Road, at Lot 11 in Block 105, Florence M. Burd School, shall be designated a “No Left Turn” zone between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
[Amended 7-28-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-07]
The following penalties shall be imposed for violations listed herein:
Applicability of Title 39 within the Rolling Hills Condominium Complex. The provisions of Subtitle One, Title 39, of the Revised Statutes of New Jersey shall be applicable within all semi-public and private roads, streets, driveways and parking lots situated within the Rolling Hills Condominium Complex and the following regulations pertaining thereto are hereby adopted:
All vehicles. All vehicles must park only in designated areas and between the lines provided.
Handicapped parking. All stalls shall be 12 feet wide as shown on the attached site plan and signed with R7-8 (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.
Through streets. The following street or parts of streets 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 have been provided for in the designation:
Stop intersections (stop streets). The following described intersections are hereby designated as stop intersections. Stop signs shall be installed as provided herein:
Tow-away. Any vehicle parked or standing as to obstruct or impede a normal flow of traffic, block entrances or exitways, loading zones, oil fills, any grass 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.
Restricted parking. No person shall stop or stand a vehicle any time upon any of the streets or parts of streets described:
Signing. All signs, posts, or other necessary materials shall be installed and paid for by the Rolling Hills Condominium Association. Installation shall be inspected by the Andover Township Police Department to ensure installations meet state and federal specifications, and all signing shall conform to the current Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
Violations and penalties. Unless another penalty is expressly provided by the 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 $50 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or both.
[Added 9-26-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-11]
Whenever snow has fallen and the accumulation is such that it covers the streets or highways, including town-owned and operated parking lots, an emergency shall exist and no vehicle shall be parked on any street or highway or portion thereof. This parking prohibition shall remain in effect for an eight-hour period following the cessation of such snowfall.
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 for the removal and storage before regaining possession of the vehicle.
The effectiveness of this section is contingent upon signs being erected as required by law.
Unless another penalty is expressly provided by New Jersey Statutes, every person convicted of a violation of the provisions of this section or any supplement hereto shall be liable for a penalty of not more than $1,000 or imprisonment for a term not to exceed 15 days, or both.
Any vehicle parked in violation of the provisions of this section including town-owned and operated parking lots will be towed by police at the owner's expense if the vehicle is deemed a nuisance and/or a hindrance to snow removal efforts of the Department of Public Works.
[Added 9-19-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-13]
Maps adopted. Official maps entitled "DWI & Drug Enforcement Safety Zone," produced by Township Engineer Cory L. Stoner, P.E., C.M.E., N.J. LIC. No. 41027, of Harold E. Pellow & Associates, Inc., and dated October 18, 2018, are hereby approved and adopted as official findings of record of controlled dangerous substance and alcohol zones for schools, delineated by a radius of 1,000 feet, and controlled dangerous substance and alcohol zones for public parks, public libraries, public museums and public housing facilities, delineated by a radius of 500 feet.
Original map and list to be on file; copies. The Township Clerk is hereby directed to receive and to keep on file the originals of the maps approved and adopted pursuant to § 10-24A of this chapter and to provide at a reasonable cost a true copy thereof to any person, agency or court which may from time to time request such a copy, along with a certification that such copy is a true copy of the maps approved and adopted herein and kept on file. It is hereby further directed that true copies of such maps shall be provided without cost to the Sussex County Clerk and to the office of the Sussex County Prosecutor.
Maps as prima facie evidence. The following additional matters are hereby determined, declared, recited and stated:
It is understood that the maps approved and adopted pursuant to this chapter were prepared and are intended to be used as evidence in prosecutions arising under the criminal and traffic laws of this state, specifically those prohibited and described in N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7, N.J.S.A. 2C:35-7.1, P.L. 1999, c. 185, and N.J.S.A. 39:4-50, and that, pursuant to state law, such maps shall constitute prima facie evidence of the locations and boundaries of the property containing elementary and secondary schools, public parks, public libraries, public museums and public housing facilities within the Township.