Amendments to the Township Code regarding parking during snowstorms
The Department of Public Works advises residents of changes to the Township’s code regarding snow emergency streets and parking.
In Section 287-6, Renaissance Boulevard North has been added to the list of Snow Emergency Streets.
Section 287-7 - Snow Emergencies; Parking Prohibited has been amended to the following:
A. Whenever snow has fallen and the accumulation is such that it covers the street, no vehicle shall be parked on either side of any street designated as "snow emergency street" nor shall any vehicle be parked in the selected sections of a street designated "Snow Emergency No Parking When Road Is Snow Covered Tow Away Zone."
B. The above parking prohibition 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.
C. Whenever snow accumulation is forecasted or predicted to be 4 inches or more or if ice is forecasted or predicted, no person shall park, stop, stand or leave unattended or abandoned any vehicle on any Township street or road or Township field(s) from the first hour of commencement of the snow or ice to 12 hours after snow or ice ceases to fall as determined by the National Weather Service.
D. Authorized vehicles in Handicapped Parking spaces pursuant to NJSA 39:4-197.5, et seq., shall be exempt from the provisions of this section.
E. Any resident of the Township may park his/her vehicle in a Township Park parking lot or any parking lots so designated by the Director of Public Works or his designee for the duration of the snow/ice event. In addition, residents may park their vehicles anywhere on properties that they own or have an interest in provided they have written permission from the owner of the property.
F. Any vehicle remaining on a Township street or road that is in violation of this Section may be ticketed and/or towed from the street at the owner's expense.