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Winter Weather Reminder

Friday, Dec 8, 2017

Property owners/occupants are reminded that they have six hours after the completion of a storm to remove snow and ice from sidewalks adjacent to their property, along with adjoining wheelchair ramps or curb cuts. Inspectors are issuing fines for violations.

Snow and ice must be cleared from gutters a width of 2 feet into the street. It is illegal to shovel snow back into the street or on a fire hydrant. Residents in multi-unit buildings with management companies should ensure that they are aware of City regulations in order to avoid fines. Residents are encouraged to assist elderly or disabled neighbors and to clear snow from fire hydrants.
The City performs proactive inspections and also relies on citizen complaints to help identify those property owners that are not meeting sidewalk safety requirements. The vast majority of property owners comply with these regulations, but the City will issue fines to those who do not keep sidewalks clear.

To report an unshoveled sidewalk, visit www.hoboken311.com or use the Hoboken 311 mobile application for iOS and Android.

Additional details on city code regarding snow removal for property owners can be found at www.hobokennj.gov/snow and are included below.

§ 168-8 Snow removal.
[Amended 1-19-1994 by Ord. No. R-27; 1-4-2012 by Ord. No. R-151]

A. 
The owner or occupant or person having charge of any dwelling house, store or other building or lot of ground in the City shall, within the first six hours after every fall of snow or hail, or after the formation of any ice upon the sidewalks, unless the ice is covered with sand or ashes, cause the snow and ice to be removed from the sidewalk abutting such dwelling house, store, building or lot of land, cause the snow and ice to be removed from the sidewalk abutting such dwelling house, store, building or lot of land, clearing a traversable walkway so that a minimum of four feet or 2/3 of the width of the sidewalk, whichever is greater, is free of snow and ice. In those instances where the traversable walkway is less than four feet in width, the owner, occupant or person having charge shall clear the entire width of the abutting sidewalk.

B. 
In case the gutter opposite any dwelling house, store or other building, or lot of ground, in the City shall at any time become obstructed with snow, ice, dirt or any matter, the owner or occupant or person having charge thereof shall cause the gutter to be cleaned out to the width of two feet, so that the water may run freely along the same.

C. 
If more than four feet of sidewalk is available, snow may be deposited between the cleared area and the curbline at a height of no greater than 3.5 feet.

D. 
At no time shall snow, ice, dirt, or any matter be removed into the street.

E. 
Where public facilities or public infrastructure are present on a sidewalk, such as mailboxes, phone booths, handicapped ramps at corners, parking meters, bicycle racks, and benches, the owner, occupant or person having charge shall maintain clear access to said facilities or infrastructure so that all public functions may continue unimpeded at all times.

§ 190-36 Snow emergencies.

A. 
Whenever snow has fallen and the accumulation is such that it covers the street or highway, or whenever a snow emergency has been declared by the municipality, an emergency shall exist and no vehicle shall be parked on the following street or highways or portion thereof.
[Amended 3-2-2011 by Ord. No. Z-87]

  Name of Street Side Location
Fifth Street South Clinton Street to River Street
Fourth Street South River Street to Jackson Street
Ninth Street North Jackson Street to River Street
Observer Highway
[Added 2-3-2016 by Ord. No. Z-394]
Both Hudson Street to Henderson Street
Seventeenth Street Both Willow Avenue to Jefferson Street
Third Street North Jackson Street to River Street
Thirteenth Street North Washington Street to Willow Avenue
Washington Street Both Observer Highway to northern boundary
Willow Avenue (H.C. Rd. No. 675) West Observer Highway to Eleventh Street
  1. 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.

    § 190-37 Removal.
    [Amended 3-2-2011 by Ord. No. Z-87]
    Any unoccupied vehicle parked or standing in violation of this article shall be deemed a nuisance and a menace to the safe and proper regulation of traffic and any police officer or parking enforcement officer may provide for the removal of such vehicles. The owner shall pay the reasonable costs of the removal and storage which may result from such removal before regaining possession of the vehicle.

 

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Hoboken Offers Free Garage Parking for Holiday Shoppers

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017

Washington Street

To encourage local shopping this holiday season, the City of Hoboken is offering up to 4 hours of free garage parking in municipal garages B (28 2nd St), D (215 Hudson St), and Midtown (371 4th St) from December 7th, 2017 through January 1st, 2018 for visitors who come to Hoboken to shop or dine.

To receive up to 4 hours of free garage parking, visitors must present to the parking attendant receipts totaling at least $25 on food and/or retail purchases from any Hoboken business(es) that same day. Any time beyond 4 hours will be charged at the regular rate.

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Legal Memo on Flood Damage Prevention Amendment

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017

Click here to view the legal memo regarding a proposed ordinance amending Ch. 104 of the city code (Flood Damage Prevention).

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Milling and Paving Scheduled for Week of December 4th on Portion of Washington Street

Thursday, Nov 30, 2017
Milling and paving of four blocks of Washington Street between Observer Highway and 3rd Street is scheduled to take place the week of December 4th, weather permitting. Expected hours of operation are 8:00am to 7:30pm. Efforts will be made to maintain vehicular traffic where possible, however road closures will be required at times.
During construction, NJ Transit buses will operate on a detour. Buses heading toward Hoboken Terminal will travel south along Washington Street, detour east on 5th Street, and south on Hudson Street. Buses heading towards New York will leave the bus terminal from Observer Highway, turn north on Bloomfield Street, turn east on 5th Street, and continue north on Washington Street along the regular route.
To facilitate bus detours, parking will be prohibited on both sides of 5th Street between Bloomfield Street and Hudson Street as well as on both sides of Bloomfield Street near Observer Highway and Hudson Street near 5th Street. Police will be on hand to help direct traffic.
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