Borough of Leonia, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Leonia 8-27-2001 by Ord. No. 20-01. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Off-street parking — See Ch. 190
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 194.
Towing — See Ch. 267.
No vehicle shall be parked on any street in the Borough of Leonia between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., Monday through Friday, except on legal holidays, unless:
A. 
The vehicle is owned or operated on a regular basis by a Leonia resident and the vehicle has displayed on its rear window a current residential parking permit; or
B. 
The vehicle is owned or operated on a regular basis by a nonresident who is employed by the Borough of Leonia, the Leonia Board of Education or any other private entity or employer located in the Borough and the vehicle is so identified by a nonresident employee parking permit displayed on its rear window.
The prohibitions set forth in § 223-1 shall not apply to the following classifications of vehicle:
A. 
Visitor’s vehicles. A vehicle displaying a current visitor parking permit may park provided that the operator of the vehicle is a bona fide transient guest of a resident in the Borough. The visitor’s permit shall be displayed on the rearview mirror of the vehicle in such a manner as to be clearly visible by an officer enforcing parking regulations.
B. 
Contractor/service and delivery vehicles. Contractor, service and delivery vehicles bearing the name and address of a commercial business may park without permit during the times they are rendering service within the Borough.
C. 
Emergency and utility vehicles. Emergency vehicles, gas, electric, telecommunication and other similar vehicles may park within the Borough during the times they are rendering service or repairs within the Borough.
D. 
Health care providers. Health care providers may park their vehicles within the Borough during the times they are rendering assistance and/or health care service to residents of the Borough (such health care provider to be defined as a nurse, home health aid, physical therapist, or any other medical professional).
Application for parking permits under this chapter shall be made in writing on forms provided to the Borough Clerk or his/her designee. Permits shall be granted only under the following terms and conditions:
A. 
Residents. To persons who are residents, a permanent permit valid for two years shall be issued for every vehicle owned or principally operated by such person.
B. 
Visitors. Two visitor permits shall be issued to each residential unit requesting them for use only by visitors to that residential unit.
C. 
Nonresident employees. To bona fide employees of the Borough of Leonia the Leonia Board of Education or any private employer with places of employment within the Borough, upon presentation of valid proof of said employment such as pay stub or letter on the employer’s letterhead. Permits issued pursuant to this section will remain valid for a period of two years.
D. 
Sale of parking permits prohibited. All sales or exchanges, whether for monetary or other consideration, of any parking permit issued pursuant to this chapter is strictly prohibited and subject to the penalties stated herein.
(Reserved)
A. 
The provisions of this chapter imposing a time limit on parking shall not relieve any person of the duty to observe other and more restrictive provisions prohibiting or limiting the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles set forth in N.J.S.A. 39:4-138.
B. 
The provisions of Chapter 194 of the Leonia Code governing stopping, standing and parking during certain hours and days on certain streets shall remain in effect, and possession of a parking permit shall not be a defense to violation of this chapter.
C. 
The creation of a residential parking permit shall have no effect on metered parking spaces or business parking areas within the designated areas set forth in the Leonia Code. Metered parking spaces shall be available to all vehicles with or without a residential permit; a residential parking permit shall not exempt a resident from purchasing time from the meter at the established rate when parking in a metered space.
D. 
The terms hereof shall be interpreted in concert with, and not contrary to, the terms and provisions of Ordinance 17-00, which amended a portion of Article I of Chapter 190, of the Leonia Code.
The Borough’s Police Department shall be the enforcing agency with respect to the provisions hereof.
A. 
It shall be unlawful and a violation of this chapter for a person to copy, produce or otherwise bring into existence a facsimile or counterfeit parking permit or alter an expired parking permit. It shall further be unlawful and violation of this chapter for a person to knowingly use or display an altered, facsimile or counterfeit parking permit in order to evade time limitations set forth herein.
B. 
Any person committing a violation of Subsection A of this section shall be subject to a penalty not to exceed $500, and/or imprisonment for not more than 10 days for each such violation. Any such penalties may be imposed by the Municipal Court.
The Police Department shall recommend to the Mayor and Council certain street intersections which are most utilized by vehicular traffic entering the Borough. At these intersections, appropriate signage shall be placed indicating that each street in the Borough is subject to residential parking permit only, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays.
A. 
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of $50 for the first violation; for any additional violation, the fine shall be $150. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day, or part thereof, during or on which a violation occurs or continues.
B. 
In addition, any violation of § 223-3D hereof may result in revocation of the violator’s permits.