[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Passaic 11-19-1984 by Ord. No. 812-84. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Any person or firm which makes application for a loading zone for the benefit of such person or firm or for whose benefit such application is made shall, at the cost and expense of such person or firm, notify all owners of real property located within 200 feet of such loading zone, in all directions, that a hearing is scheduled before the City Council at which the subject of the loading zone is on the agenda. The notice shall be given by serving a copy on the property owner as shown on the current tax duplicate or his agent in charge of the property or by mailing a copy thereof by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the property owner at his address as shown on the said current tax bill or duplicate. Notice to a condominium association shall satisfy the requirement of notice to each unit owner of such condominium association. Notice to a horizontal property regime shall constitute notice to any co-owner thereof. Notice to a partnership owner may be made by service upon any partner. Notice to a corporate owner may be made by service upon its president, a vice president, secretary or other person authorized by appointment or by law to accept service on behalf of the corporation.
[Amended 11-10-1988 by Ord. No. 1049-88]
Tax Assessor to make and certify list of property owners; fee. Upon the written request of an applicant, the Tax Assessor of the municipality shall, within 10 days from the date of the request, make and certify a list from the current tax duplicates of names and addresses of owners to whom the applicant is required to give notice pursuant to this chapter. The applicant shall be entitled to rely upon the information contained in such list, and failure to give notice to any owner not on the list shall not invalidate any hearing or proceeding. A sum not to exceed $0.25 per name or $10, whichever is greater, may be charged for such list.
Fees for verification of property ownership. For verifying the ownership of any parcel of real property within the City of Passaic, the Tax Assessor may charge a fee of $3 per parcel, such fee to be paid to the City of Passaic. This subsection shall not apply to the fees charged for the list requested of the Tax Assessor under the provisions of § 181-2A or 29-38 of the Code of the City of Passaic.
Fee for drawing map for two-hundred-foot search. Whenever an applicant makes a request to the City Engineer or the Tax Assessor's office for a map of a two-hundred-foot list required by state statute or by local ordinance, the City Engineer may charge a fee, of $2 per page for as many pages as are required for such map, to be paid to the City of Passaic.
Notice shall be given, in the manner set forth above, of the date of the public meeting of the City Council at which the City Council is to consider the request for such loading zone. The notice shall set forth, clearly and succinctly, the subject of the application and the location of the proposed loading zone. Such notice shall be given to all persons entitled thereto no later than 10 days prior to the hearing. The applicant shall file an affidavit of proof of service with the City Council, through the Office of the City Clerk, no later than five days prior to the date of the hearing, but the failure to file by such deadline shall not be grounds for the denial of the application.
All owners of property notified of the hearing pursuant to this chapter, shall, within five days of their receipt of such notice, notify their tenant(s), commercial or residential, of the hearing by affixing a notice of the subject of the hearing, including the address of the proposed loading zone and the date of the hearing, in a conspicuous location in their building(s) so that the notice is easily readable and understandable by their tenant(s).
[Added 10-14-2009 by Ord. No. 1804-09]
Every person or entity applying for and receiving approval from the City Council for a permit-only loading zone shall pay an annual fee to the City for the elimination of the parking meters from the location of the zone. The fee shall be based on the number of parking meters eliminated and the anticipated revenue from the meters. The fee shall be calculated as follows:
These fees shall be paid each year in two payments: January 1 and July 1 of each year. If a business has obtained a permit-only loading zone and moves or no longer needs the zone, it shall notify the City Clerk immediately, and the fees for the zone shall be prorated for the time that the zone was in use. Permit-only loading zones shall only be issued for a minimum of one year at a time.
Loading zones are not private parking areas that are limited to use by a specific property owner. Permit-only loading zones will be restricted to loading areas for a specific applicant. No fee will be charged for a regular loading zone since the zone is available for use by any business or individual.
Issuance of permit-only loading zone permit. The same procedure used for an application for the regular loading zone shall be used for the permit-only loading zone. Upon City Council approval of the permit, the City Clerk shall collect the fees and the Parking Authority shall remove the parking meters to create the permit-only loading zone. A sign shall be erected at the location to designate the zone.