Ordinance 2452: Jerome Street Parking

Ordinance 2452 was introduced at the February 18th Mayor & Council regular meeting. The ordinance is a re-work of ordinance 2450. Both ordinances address exemptions to the parking prohibited on Jerome Street.

Ordinance 2452 has removed the irrelevant footnote at the end of section 1 of Ordinance 2450 (link) and removed the permitting of parking on the west side of Jerome Street on Thursdays from 9 a.m. till noon.RP Ordinance 2452Basically, the new law will add one (1) hour to prohibiting parking on Thursdays because currently, Roselle Park Borough Code Chapter VII, Section 7-15, already prohibits parking on the entire length of the east side of Jerome Street Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. till 11 a.m.
Jerome Street (7-15)

Technically, Ordinance 2450 has still not been voted on and remains unresolved.

The previous ordinance, 2450, had allowed alternate side of the street parking on Thursdays but, after some residents on the west side spoke in opposition of that during the public hearing for the ordinance on February 4th, the proposed law was postponed and this new one was introduced without parking on Thursdays from 9 a.m. till noon. Technically, Ordinance 2450 has still not been voted on and remains unresolved.

That means that there will be no parking on Jerome Street between West Westfield Avenue and West Webster Avenue on Thursdays for three hours when before both side of the street would be empty of vehicles for just two hours. These cars would have been able to move to the other side of the street to allow for street sweeping with Ordinance 2450 but now these cars will simply continue to find parking on other streets, thereby continuing to overcrowd those roadways for, at least, an extra hour.

An article on both sides of the issue from those who spoke publicly will be published before the next Mayor & Council meeting when Ordinance 2452 will be voted on by the governing body. That meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, 2016.