Borough of West View, PA
Allegheny County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Borough of West View 4-11-1972 by Ord. No. 1144 (Ch. 97 of the 1977 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES

Parking lot tax — See Ch. 260, Art. IV.

Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 275.

Zoning — See Ch. 290.

§ 203-1
Definitions. 

§ 203-2
Annual license required. 

§ 203-3
Licensing requirements. 

§ 203-4
Issuance of license; nontransferability. 

§ 203-5
Posting of sign by operator. 

§ 203-6
Safety requirements. 

§ 203-7
Parking on street or sidewalk prohibited. 

§ 203-8
Adoption of rules and regulations. 

§ 203-9
Revocation of license. 

§ 203-10
Violations and penalties. 

§ 203-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, unless the context indicates clearly a different meaning, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings set forth below:

BOROUGH
The Borough of West View, County of Allegheny, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
COMMERCIAL PARKING PLACE or PARKING PLACE
Any place within the Borough, whether wholly or partially enclosed or open, at or upon which motor vehicles are parked or stored for any period of time in return for a consideration, but not including:
A. 

Any parking area or garage to the extent that it is provided or leased to the occupants of a residence on the same or other premises for use only in connection with and as an accessory to the occupancy of such residence.

B. 

Any parking area or garage operated exclusively by an owner or lessee of a hotel, tourist court or trailer park, to the extent that the parking area or garage is provided to guests or tenants of such hotel, tourist court or trailer park for no additional consideration.

CONSIDERATION
Refers to consideration received upon an express or implied contract or under a lease or otherwise, whether or not separately stated and whether or not paid, provided or allowed by the person on whose behalf the motor vehicle is parked or stored or by some other person.
HOTEL
As defined in Chapter 290, Zoning, of the Code of the Borough of West View.
[Amended 2-2-1977 by Ord. No. 1191]
MOBILE HOME
A transportable, single-family dwelling intended for permanent occupancy as a residence, office or place of assembly, contained in one or two units designed to be joined into one integral unit capable of again being separated for repeated towing, which arrives at a site complete and ready for occupancy, except for minor and incidental unpacking and assembly operations, and constructed so that it may be used without a permanent foundation.
[Added 2-2-1977 by Ord. No. 1191]
OPERATOR
Any person conducting the operation of a parking place or receiving the consideration paid for the parking or storage of motor vehicles at such parking place.
PERSON
Any natural person, partnership, unincorporated association or corporation. Whenever used in any provision prescribing a fine or penalty, the word "person," as applied to partnerships, shall mean the partners thereof; as applied to unincorporated associations, the members thereof; and as applied to corporations, the officers thereof.
RESIDENCE
Any building designed and used for living or sleeping purposes other than a hotel, tourist court or trailer park.
SECRETARY OF THE BOROUGH OF WEST VIEW
That individual or agency designated or appointed by the Council of the Borough of West View to function as the "Secretary of the Borough of West View."
[Amended 6-13-1972]
Editor's Note: The amendment of 6-13-1972 changed the term "Tax Collector," as originally defined, to "Secretary of the Borough of West View," and also provided that all references in the ordinance to "Tax Collector" be changed to "Secretary."
TOURIST COURT or TRAILER PARK
A parcel of land under single ownership which has been planned and improved for the placement of mobile homes for nontransient use, consisting of two or more mobile home lots, with the necessary utility connections and other appurtenances necessary for the erection thereon of a single mobile home, which is leased by the park owner to the occupants of the mobile home erected on the lots.
[Added 2-2-1977 by Ord. No. 1191]

§ 203-2 Annual license required.

No operator shall conduct any commercial parking place without obtaining an annual license for each parking place, as required by this chapter. Every operator who does not have a license on the effective date of this chapter shall obtain a license for each parking place for the calendar year 1972 within the first 30 days following the effective date of this chapter, and every person who intends to begin operating a parking place shall obtain a license for such parking place from the Building Inspector for the Borough of West View before beginning such operation. Subject to the provisions of this chapter, each license shall remain in effect until the end of the calendar year for which it was issued.

§ 203-3 Licensing requirements.

To obtain and renew the annual license for each parking place, every operator or applicant shall file an application with the Building Inspector for the Borough of West View on a form prescribed by the Building Inspector. The application shall be accompanied by the following:

A. 

A certificate of insurance showing that the applicant has secured, for the year involved, public liability insurance coverage for the parking place, with limits of not less than $50,000 for personal injuries and of not less than $10,000 for property damage. However, the Building Inspector for the Borough of West View may accept, in lieu of such certificate, a statement showing the applicant's financial ability to pay claims in the amounts indicated.

B. 

With respect to commercial parking places which consist entirely of open lots rather than buildings, a sketch or plot plan showing the location, size and capacity of the parking place, the location and size of driveways, entrances and exits and their proximity to sidewalks and structures, the character of curbing, fencing, walls or other enclosures surrounding the lot, the locations where signs are to be posted and the character and size thereof, and such other pertinent information as may be required by the Building Inspector. However, the Building Inspector may permit the omission of such sketch or plot plan in the application for renewal of licenses where no changes have occurred since the issuance of the prior license.

§ 203-4 Issuance of license; nontransferability.

If the application meets the requirements of this chapter and of any other applicable ordinance, the Building Inspector for the Borough of West View shall issue a license to the applicant. No license fee shall be charged unless the application is submitted after the date on which such application is required to be filed, in which event a late application penalty fee of $10 shall be paid by the applicant. No license shall be transferred from one operator to another or from any commercial parking place to another.

§ 203-5 Posting of sign by operator.

Every operator shall, from and after 30 days following the effective date of this chapter, post and maintain, in a conspicuous place at each entrance to each parking place, a sign showing the schedule of rates charged, the operator's name and address and the operator's license number printed in letters of such size and character as to be readily readable by prospective patrons.

§ 203-6 Safety requirements.

The operator shall maintain each parking place in such a condition as not to constitute a hazard to the patrons thereof or the motor vehicles parked therein, and shall also comply with the following requirements:

A. 

Parking and driving areas shall be of smooth, compact surfacing.

B. 

Commercial parking places located on open lots shall be properly enclosed or maintained, with bumper protection for sidewalks and adjacent properties.

C. 

Entrances and exits to and from parking places shall be plainly marked and so situated as to avoid obstructing traffic on the abutting street, and so as to prevent interference with or obstruction of pedestrian traffic on the sidewalk.

§ 203-7 Parking on street or sidewalk prohibited.

No operator shall permit any motor vehicle brought to any commercial parking place to be parked on a street or sidewalk.

Editor's Note: For parking restrictions generally, see Ch. 275, Vehicles and Traffic.

§ 203-8 Adoption of rules and regulations.

The Building Inspector may adopt such regulations, not inconsistent with this chapter, as are necessary or proper for the administration and enforcement of its provisions.

§ 203-9 Revocation of license.

The Building Inspector may revoke any license issued to any operator who violates any provision of this chapter or of any regulations adopted hereunder, and may reinstate the same if compliance is thereafter assured. Said revocation must meet with the approval of the majority of the members of the Council of the Borough of West View.

§ 203-10 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 2-2-1977 by Ord. No. 1191]

Any person who violates any provision of this chapter or any regulations adopted pursuant to it shall, upon conviction thereof before any Magisterial District Judge, be liable for a fine of not more than $300, plus costs of prosecution and, in default of the payment of such fine and costs, shall be imprisoned in the Allegheny County Jail or Allegheny County Workhouse for a period of not more than 30 days.