New stop signs coming for 86th Street

Town takes over rec center, tabled previous introductions

At their meeting on Wednesday Nov. 9, the Board of Commissioners introduced an ordinance to add two stop signs on 86th Street, one for the intersection of 86th Street and Newkirk Avenue and the other for 86th Street and Columbia Avenue.
According to Captain Robert Farley the new signs were ordered due to the concerns of residents at recent North Bergen Township Alternative Policing Strategy meetings. The TAPS meetings are for police officers and other officials to listen and help the problems of residents.

The commissioners voted to table an ordinance designating parts of Adams and Jackson streets as one-way streets.
“One of our biggest complaints at the meetings were speeding on 86th Street,” Farley said. “We did a study, and the study is to combat speeding.”
Farley said residents were also concerned because children often walk from a park on 80th Street and Grand Avenue.
The final vote and hearing for this ordinance is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 22.

Township takes over the Recreation Center

The commissioners passed a resolution to fully run and fund the programs for North Bergen Recreation. The programs for children such as hockey, baseball, football, soccer, and more had been run by volunteers or personnel provided by the township. The township also previously provided the programs with facilities, financial contributions, and oversaw their finances.
According to Township Administrator Chris Pianese, since the township already provided facilities, finances, and more, there is a need for stronger oversight and consistency in the operations of the programs.
Pianese said, “This will be fully budgeted in the town budget.”

15-mile-per-hour speed limit tabled

Also at the meeting, the commissioners tabled a vote for the fourth time to establish a 15-mile-per-hour speed limit on streets surrounding seven township schools. The commissioners decided to table it with no other date for discussion, and are expected to reintroduce it again. According to officials, engineers have to sit down with police officers to discuss the speed-limit data that was collected this past month.
The speed limit would be in effect 45 minutes before school starts and 30 minutes before the school day ends.It would affect streets near Fulton School, Horace Mann School, Lincoln School, Franklin School, McKinley School, Kennedy School, and the Fulton School Annex.
The current speed limit is 25 miles per hour.

Ordinance for two one-way streets tabled

The commissioners voted to table an ordinance designating parts of Adams and Jackson streets as one-way streets. The one-way sections will be Adams Street between 70th Street and 73rd Street, and Jackson Street between 73rd Street and 70th Street. Traffic on Adams Street will head northbound, and on Jackson Street it will head southbound.
The ordinance will be up for a hearing and final vote at the next meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 22.

New ordinance for commercial vehicle parking

The commissioners adopted an ordinance that requires those with commercial vehicles to obtain a residential parking permit or commercial parking permit if they are parking their vehicles consistently in their driveway or near their house.
A commercial vehicle is used by a person hired by a company to transport work materials, people, and more – including commuter vans, limousines, taxicabs, food vending trucks, school buses, and tow trucks.
Commercial vehicles that have a commercial permit may park on six permitted streets. The streets include both sides of Dell Avenue, south of 43rd Street; the west side of Dell Avenue, from 43rd Street to 49th Street; both sides of Roustein Avenue; both sides of Nolan Avenue; the north side of 70th Street, west of Tonnelle Avenue; and both sides of 74th Street, west of Tonnelle Avenue.
Owners of commercial vehicles in violation of this shall be subject to a fine of no less than $150 and no more than $500 for each violation.

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