[Adopted 10-5-1981 by Ord. No. 1981-25]
There shall be no parking upon streets or roads in the Township of Medford, or sections thereof, where temporary emergency no-parking signs are displayed, when weather conditions, accidents, fires or public celebrations dictate or require the avoidance of hazards or other conditions which interfere with the free flow of traffic. The Chief of Police, or in the Chief's absence, the ranking police officer, is authorized to declare an emergency pursuant to the provisions of this article and to direct the posting of said emergency no-parking signs. The Chief of Police or the Chief's designee shall make every effort to provide personal notification that the emergency no-parking signs are being or will be posted to any operator or owner of any vehicle which has been parked in the emergency no-parking area prior to the posting of the signs.
Any unoccupied vehicle parked or standing in violation of this article 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 of said vehicle shall be responsible for the reasonable cost of the removal and storage which may result from such removal, and shall pay for same prior to regaining possession of the vehicle.
This article shall not be effective unless emergency no-parking signs are posted as set forth herein.
Unless another penalty is expressly provided by New Jersey statute, any person convicted of a violation of the provision of this article or any supplement thereto shall be liable for a penalty of not more than $50 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or both.
Editor's Note: Former Art. XI, Improper or Unreasonable Vehicle Operation; Maintenance, added 1-17-1997 by Ord. No. 1997-28, was repealed 1-11-2005 by Ord. No. 2004-30.