Ordinance No. 2003-09

WHEREAS, the Wantage Township Engineer has recommended that the Wantage Township Traffic Ordinance be amended to provide for a speed limit of 35 mph along Sherman Ridge Road, and that Sherman Ridge Road be designated as a through street; and,
WHEREAS, the Township Engineer has also provided a certification of approval of the speed limit and sign designations in the interest of safety. The Engineer has also certified that the proposed speed limit and signage comply with the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways as adopted by the New Jersey Commissioner of Transportation, as required by N.J.S.A. 39:4-8, and
WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 39:4-8 authorizes the amendment to the Township Traffic Code subject to final approval by the New Jersey Department of Transportation, and
WHEREAS, the Wantage Township Committee believes it is in the best interests of the Township to adopt this revision to the Traffic Ordinance.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED by the Township Committee of the Township of Wantage, that the following traffic control regulations are adopted for Sherman Ridge Road:

Section 1. Speed Limits.

A. The speed limits for both directions of traffic along the streets or parts thereof described below are established at the rate of speed indicated.

B. Regulatory and warning signs shall be erected and maintained to effect the below designated speed limits.

Name of Street Direction Speed Location
Sherman Ridge Road Both 35 mph Along Sherman Ridge Road for both directions

Section 2. Through Streets.
Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-140, the streets or parts of streets described are hereby designated as through streets. Stop Signs shall be installed on the near right side of each intersecting roadway.

Name of Street Location
Sherman Ridge Road Between Brown Road and Libertyville Road

Section 3. Regulatory and warning signs, conforming to the current Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways, shall be erected and maintained to affect the above designated speed limit(s).

Section 4. In accordance with N.J.S.A. 39:4-8b, a certified copy of this Ordinance shall be transmitted by the Township Clerk to the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation within 30 days of adoption along with a copy of the certification and statement of the reasons for the Engineer’s decision.

Section 5. Should any section, paragraph, sentence, clause or phrase of this Ordinance be declared unconstitutional or invalid for any reason by any Court of competent jurisdiction, such provision shall be deemed severable and the remaining portions of this Ordinance shall remain in full force and effect.

Section 6. All ordinances or parts of ordinances or resolutions that are inconsistent with the provisions of this Ordinance are repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.

Section 7. This Ordinance will take effect upon approval by the State of New Jersey Commission of Transportation pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-8b.

Jeffrey Parrott, Mayor
James R. Doherty, Clerk/Administrator
NOTICE is given that this ordinance amendment was introduced and passed upon first reading at a meeting of the Mayor and Township Committee of the Township of Wantage, in the County of Sussex, New Jersey, held on June 26,, 2003. It will be further considered for final passage with the proposed ordinance after public hearing at a meeting of the Mayor and Township Committee to be held in the Wantage Township Municipal Building, 888 Route 23, Wantage, New Jersey 07461, on July 10, 2003, at 8:00 o'clock P.M., and copies of the ordinance will be made available at the Clerk's office in the Municipal Building to members of the general public.
James R. Doherty, Clerk/Administrator