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Ordinance Will Give Brick Police Authority to Enforce Traffic Laws in 20 More Private Lots

A sign exiting a private business restricts motorists to right turns only. (Photo: Shorebeat)

A sign exiting a private business restricts motorists to right turns only. (Photo: Shorebeat)

Motorists who violate traffic laws in the parking lots and driveways of 20 privately-owned properties in Brick Township would be subject to receive a summons from police under an ordinance adopted Tuesday night.

New Jersey state law enables a private property owner – usually a business or homeowners’ association – to request the township allow its officers to enforce laws under Title 39, the state’s motor vehicle code, on their land. Periodically, Brick Township, like most towns, add new properties to its jurisdiction upon such requests.

The township council on Tuesday night unanimously voted in favor of adding 20 new properties to the list where laws can be enforced, including:

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  • Auto Repair, 55 Brick Boulevard
  • Briar Mills Village (Condominiums), Briar Mills Drive
  • Cedar Gardens Apartments, 1030 Cedar Bridge Avenue
  • Crystal Point Yacht Club, 4000 River Road
  • Dunkin’ Donuts, 2026 Route 88
  • Farro’s Tees, 354 Herbertsville Road
  • Ground Hog Demolition, 128 Mantoloking Road
  • Harbor Yacht Club, 501 Route 35 South
  • Kennedy Mall (Shopping Center) and White Castle, Hooper Avenue
  • Lanes Mill Plaza (Shopping Center), 9-15 Lanes Mill Road
  • Merri-Makers, 511 Herbertsville Road
  • National Church Residences, 105 Chambers Bridge Road
  • Nobility Crest (Homeowners’ Association), Ovation Way and surrounding streets.
  • Orthodox Christian Church of the Annunciation, 360 Van Zile Road
  • Our Family Practice, 1899 Route 88
  • Pioneer Hose Fire Company, 321 Route 35
  • Professional Office Complex, 1696 Route 88
  • Royal Farms, 900 Route 70
  • Scallywags, 270 Mantoloking Road
  • Wawa/Panera Bread, 535 Route 70

The ordinance allows police to enforce all aspects of the traffic code in the parking lots, drive aisles and entrances and exists of the facilities, from issues involving crashes, to motorists making illegal turns, to cars blocking fire lanes, for example.

It will be up for a public hearing and second vote at the July 25 council meeting.

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