Toms River officials on Wednesday introduced two separate ordinances which would place a stop sign at one intersection and prohibit “stopping or standing” on another street.
Under the first ordinance, if adopted, a stop sign would be added to the intersection of Lexington and Madison avenues. The intersection is located within a residential neighborhood just east of downtown Toms River. The stop sign would be placed on Madison Avenue, and apply to traffic crossing or turning onto Lexington, which is the main thoroughfare through the neighborhood.
The second ordinance would prohibit stopping or standing on Walchest Drive, a residential street located off Old Freehold Road, just north of Walnut Street Elementary School and south of Toms River United Methodist Church. No “stopping or standing” signs go a step beyond a traditional “no parking” sign, prohibiting motorists from stopping their vehicles on the street even for a short time to load or unload.
Both ordinances require a public hearing and second vote, which will occur at the next meeting of the township council.