What is the mission and responsibility of the Parking Authority?

§ 44-3 Purpose; powers of Authority.

A.    The purpose of the Parking Authority shall be the construction, provision, leasing or operation of off-street parking projects within the Borough of Westwood, together with such accessory facilities as may promote the safe, orderly and convenient flow of pedestrian and vehicular traffic within the Borough of Westwood.

B.    The Parking Authority is hereby authorized to plan, construct, reconstruct, enlarge, improve, manage and maintain such parking project or projects as, in the opinion of the Authority, will provide an effective and satisfactory method for promoting the purpose of the Authority.

C.    In addition to the provisions enumerated in N.J.S.A. 40:11A-6 and by way of example and not by way of limitation, the Authority shall also possess the power to:

(1)    Acquire by gift, purchase, lease or otherwise any land or interest therein and any equipment to be used thereon which the Authority may deem in furtherance of its lawful purpose.

(2)    Establish, charge and collect rents, rates or other charges to be determined exclusively by the Authority for the use of any parking facility to be operated by the Authority.

(3)    Sell, transfer, lease, mortgage or otherwise transfer an interest in any lands of the Authority upon such terms and conditions as it may determine with or without public bidding as may be in such case required.

(4)    Invest any moneys held in sinking funds in such a manner as may be lawful for public entities and to borrow money and accept grants and to enter into contract with any public entity.

(5)    Do and perform any acts and things authorized by N.J.S.A. 40:11A-1 et seq. through or by means of its own officers, agents or employees, or by contract with any person.

(6)    Exercise the power of eminent domain for the acquisition of any real property deemed necessary for its purposes; provided, however, that the Parking Authority may not acquire any interest in real estate without the consent of the Governing Body.

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1. What is the mission and responsibility of the Parking Authority?
2. Where can I park my car if I visit the Westwood central business district?
3. When coming to Westwood for shopping on Saturday, it is difficult to find a parking space. Where can I park?
4. How do I use the Master Meters that are located in the Municipal Parking Lots?
5. Where are the 9-hour parking meters located?
6. What should I do if a parking meter does not accept the coins?
7. Where do I go to pay a Parking Summons?
8. Can a Parking Enforcement Officer cancel a Parking Summons?
9. When does the Parking Authority hold its meetings?
10. How do I apply for a position with the Parking Authority?