Article II – “Public Parking”

(Added 12/15/08 by Ord. 2008-13)


2.93.10  Commuter Parking.


This article is adopted for the purpose of promoting a safe and orderly parking of motor vehicles within areas designated and established by the Borough as commuter parking.  The Borough shall set aside five (5) parking spaces in the Hamilton Street Parking Lot to be used by commuters commencing January 1, 2009.  The Borough reserves the right to increase or decrease this number in the future.


(Ord. 2008-13, Added 12/15/08)


2.93.11  Permit Required


A.     Parking in said spaces shall be designated by permit only, which shall be evidenced by a tag issued to an applicant by the Borough.

B.     Such parking areas shall be marked by signs indicating that parking will be by permit only seven (7) days per week and all vehicles parked in designated spaces must display a valid Borough issued tag.

C.     No vehicle shall be parked in any such parking space unless it displays on the interior rear view mirror a current and valid tag so issued by the Borough of Englishtown as herein provided.

D.     No vehicle shall be parked in any such parking area displaying a parking tag that is reported lost, stolen, mislaid or undelivered or whose identification number is obscured or has been removed.

E.      All vehicles shall be parked within a single designated parking space as indicated by marked lines on the surface of the parking area or unless otherwise instructed by a police officer or other attendant in charge.

F.      Vehicles, because of size, which occupy more than one parking or which extend into a traffic aisle shall be excluded from commuter parking areas.


(Ord. 2009-03, Amended 2/25/09; Ord. 2008-13, Added 12/15/08)


2.93.12  Award of Permits


A.     The required parking permits shall be issued by the office of the Borough Clerk. Persons wishing to purchase said permits must complete the application form supplied by the Borough Clerk and must submit copies of a valid New Jersey Driver’s License and New Jersey Vehicle Registration Certificate.  Permits may only be purchased by persons residing in the Borough of Englishtown who hold a valid New Jersey driver’s license and whose driving privileges have not been suspended.  The address on the applicant’s driver’s license will be used to verify the applicant’s residence.  The Borough Clerk shall keep a record of all permits issued and said record shall include the completed application form, the permit number, the driver’s license number of the applicant and the vehicle registration number of each vehicle which shall utilize the permit.

B.     Applications for the issuance of parking permits must be submitted by November 1 for the succeeding year.  All permits will be issued on a “first come-first served basis”.

C.     Permits will be valid for a period of one (1) year.  Thus, permits issued in November of any given year will become effective January 1 of the succeeding year and expire on December 31 of the succeeding year.

D.     The fee for the parking permits shall be One Hundred Twenty Dollars ($120.00) per annum.  Said fee is nonrefundable and must be paid in full at the time of application.

E.      Only one (1) parking permit per household may be purchased, but said permit may be transferred between vehicles registered to the same household or family.

F.      All permits shall bear a number assigned by the Borough Clerk and shall bear the expiration date of the permit


(Ord. 2009-03, Amended 2/25/09; Ord. 2008-13, Added 12/15/08)


2.93.13    Presumption of Validity.


Any person parking a motor vehicle with such tag affixed thereto shall be presumed to have properly applied for and received permission to park said motor vehicle in the Borough’s designated commuter parking spaces.


2.93.14    Disabled Vehicles.


No person shall permit a disabled vehicle to remain in any commuter parking area for more than 36 hours without the express permission of the police.


2.93.15    Handicapped Spaces

2.93.16    Daily Parking


2.93.17    Fines and Towing.


A.                 The owner of any vehicle parked in violation of any provisions of this Article other than Section §2.93.15 shall be subject to a fine of $100.00.


B.         The owner of any vehicle parked in violation of Section 2.93.15 of this Article shall be subject to a fine of not less than $500.00 nor more than $1,000.00 as set forth in N.J.S.A. 39:4-207.9c.


C.        Any vehicle parked in any such parking area in violation of this Article may be removed from the parking area on order of any police officer, and the owner thereof shall pay the reasonable cost of such removal and storage which may result from such removal before being allowed to regain possession of the vehicle, and such costs of removal and storage shall be in addition to any penalty and/or fine hereinbefore provided.


(Added 12/19/08 by Ord. 2008-13)