[HISTORY: Derived from Ch. VII of the 1999 Code of the Township of Clinton. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Semipublic parking areas — See Ch. 187.
Handicapped parking — See Ch. 190.
Parking on municipally owned property — See Ch. 194.
Inoperable vehicles — See Ch. 264.
Vehicles, off-road — See Ch. 267.
Editor's Note: Ch. VII was originally adopted 12-8-1994 by Ord. No. 564-94. On 1-19-1995, Ord. No. 564-94 was approved by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
Words and phrases. Whenever any words and phrases are used in this chapter, the meaning respectively ascribed to them in Subtitle 1 of Title 39 of the New Jersey Statutes Annotated 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 Mayor or, in his/her absence, disability or inability to act, the Director of Public Safety and, in the event of his/her absence, disability or inability to act, then the ranking police officer of the Township 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/she finds that such closing is necessary for the preservation of the public safety, health or welfare.
Any regulations promulgated by the Mayor 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 regulation adopted that mandates the closing of any street for a period 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 closure of county roads would require Freeholder or appropriate designee approval.
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 Police Officer may provide for the removal of that vehicle. The owner shall bear the reasonable costs of removal and storage which may result from such removal before regaining possession of the vehicle.
[Amended 6-23-2004 by Ord. No. 852-04]
Penalties and court costs shall be established for persons convicted of violating a provision of this chapter or any supplement thereto by resolution adopted by the Clinton Township Council. In the event that a penalty is not specifically provided for in said resolution for a violation of a provision of this chapter, a person convicted of a violation of a provision of this Chapter or any supplement thereto shall be liable for a penalty of not more than $250 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or both, plus court costs of $30.
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 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 or standing or parking of vehicles as set forth in N.J.S.A. 39:4-138, 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 Director of Public Safety or, in his/her 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, road construction, fire or public celebrations dictate or require 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 the signs being erected as required by law.
Whenever snow has fallen and the accumulation is such that it covers the streets or highways, an emergency shall exist, and no vehicle shall be parked on the streets or highways or portions thereof indicated. The above parking prohibitions shall remain in effect after the snow has ceased until the streets have been plowed sufficiently and to the extent that parking will not interfere with the normal flow of traffic.
Any unoccupied vehicle parked or standing in violation 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 of the removal and storage which may result from such removal before regaining possession of the vehicle.
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 cause or permit to be parked any motor vehicle upon any street between the specified hours and days described.
No person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any streets or parts thereof 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:
No person shall park a truck, tractor, trailer, semitrailer or omnibus having registered gross weights in excess of four tons upon any street between the hours specified:
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. Parking on these streets will be permitted on the sides indicated below:
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 side 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 turn at any location listed and only in the manner described.
No person shall make a right turn on the red signal at any location listed.
The locations described are hereby designated as loading zones. No person shall park a vehicle in these locations during the times indicated other than for the loading or unloading of goods and materials.
The locations described are hereby designated as bus stops. No vehicle other than an omnibus, picking up or discharging passengers shall be permitted to occupy these locations between the hours indicated.
The locations described are hereby designated as taxi stands. No vehicle other than a taxi shall be permitted to occupy these locations during the times indicated.
The lane locations described are designated as lane use reservations and traffic shall move as indicated.
The following described locations are hereby designated as signal controlled traffic intersections:
The following described streets or parts of streets shall have the speed limits designated below. Regulatory and warning signs shall be erected and maintained to effect the above designated speed limits as authorized by the Department of Transportation.
No person shall park in the area situated on the following described premises, unless they have been issued special vehicle identification cards by the New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles, when using a motor vehicle for which a special vehicle identification card has been issued by the Division.