Township of Honey Brook, PA
Chester County
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§ 15-901 Interference With Snow Removal, Salting, Cindering or Plow Operations.

[Ord. 122-2006, 12/15/2006]
It shall be unlawful to park any vehicle on any public street or road during the course of any snow storm, ice storm or snow fall, during the course of which or following which any salting, cindering, plowing or other snow or ice removal operations are undertaken by the Township or by any other governmental unit authorized to undertake such operations or by any private contractors under contract for such operations to the Township or to any other governmental unit authorized to undertake such operation. It shall further be unlawful to park any vehicle on any public sheet or road following such storm for a period of 12 hours or until the completion of any salting, cindering, plowing, or snow removal operations as aforesaid, whichever period is greater. A snow storm, ice storm, or snow fall requiring salting, cindering, plowing or other snow removal operations as aforesaid shall be construed to mean any such snow storm, ice storm or snow fall during or immediately following, which the Township or other governmental unit or private contractor under contract to the Township or other governmental unit actually undertakes such operations and shall include, but not be limited to, any storm during which there is an accumulation of at least one inch of snow as measured at Philadelphia International Airport, by the National Weather Service or other official governmental body authorized to make such measurement.

§ 15-902 Authority to Remove and Impound Illegally Parked Vehicles.

[Ord. 122-2006, 12/15/2006]
The Township is hereby authorized to remove and impound or to order the removal and impounding of any vehicle parked on any street or road or sidewalk of the Township in violation of the provisions of this Part providing that no vehicle shall be removed or impounded except in adherence to the provisions of this Part.

§ 15-903 Storage Facility.

[Ord. 122-2006, 12/15/2006]
The Township by resolution shall designate an approved storage facility as a pound for the storage of such impounded vehicles and every such approved storage facility shall post a bond in an amount fixed by the Township by resolution from time to time, said bond to be filed with the Board of Supervisors for indemnifying of the owner of any such impounded vehicle against the loss thereof or injury or damage thereto while in the custody of such storage garage.

§ 15-904 Towing, and Storage Charge as Fixed.

[Ord. 122-2006, 12/15/2006]
The Township shall by resolution from time to time fix and establish the charges that shall be made for the towing and storage of any vehicle removed and impounded under the authority of this Part.

§ 15-905 Timing of Removal and Impounding Illegally Parked Vehicles.

[Ord. 122-2006, 12/15/2006]
The Township shall have the right to remove and impound vehicles that are parked illegally as set forth in § 15-901 hereof.

§ 15-906 Township to Notify Owners.

[Ord. 122-2006, 12/15/2006]
Within 12 hours from the time of the removal of any vehicle and under the authority of this Part, notice of the fact that such vehicle has been impounded shall be sent by the Township to the owner of record of such vehicle; such notice shall designate the place from which such vehicle was removed, the reasons for its removal and impounding and the place it shall have been impounded.

§ 15-907 Effect of Payment of Charges Without Protest.

[Ord. 122-2006, 12/15/2006]
The payment of any towing and impounding charges as authorized by this Part shall, unless such payment shall have been made under protest, be final and conclusive and shall constitute a waiver of any right to recover the monies so paid.

§ 15-908 Payment of Charges Under Protest.

[Ord. 122-2006, 12/15/2006]
In the event that any towing and impounding charges so imposed shall be paid under protest the offender shall be entitled to a hearing before a magisterial district judge or court of record having jurisdiction, in which case such offender shall be proceeded against and shall receive such notice as is provided by the Vehicle Code, 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 101 et seq., as in other cases of summary offenses and shall have the rights as to appeal and waiver of hearing as therein provided.

§ 15-909 Records of Vehicles Impounded.

[Ord. 122-2006, 12/15/2006]
The Township shall keep a record of all vehicles impounded and shall be able at all reasonable times to furnish the owner or agents of the owners thereof with information as to the place of the storage of such vehicles.

§ 15-910 Owner or Operator of Vehicle Remains Liable.

[Ord. 122-2006, 12/15/2006]
The paying of towing and storing charges shall not operate to relieve the owner or operator of any vehicle from liability for any fine or penalty for the violation of any law or ordinance on account of which such vehicle was removed and impounded.

§ 15-911 Restrictions Upon Removal of Vehicles.

[Ord. 122-2006, 12/15/2006]
No vehicle shall be removed under the authority of this Part if, at the time of the intended removal thereof, the owner or person in charge of such vehicle is present and expresses a willingness and intention to remove such vehicle immediately.

§ 15-912 Depositing Snow on Township Roads.

[Ord. 122-2006, 12/15/2006]
It shall be a violation of this Part if any person deposits snow from private property onto any Township street or road.

§ 15-913 Enforcement and Penalty.

[Ord. 122-2006, 12/15/2006]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this Part shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $15 nor more than $50 plus costs of prosecution.