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Township of Marple, PA
Delaware County
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[Adopted 9-12-1994 by Ord. No. 94-15]
[Amended 3-14-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-3]
It is the purpose and intent of this article to restrict the parking and stopping of certain defined commercial vehicles on any street in the Township of Marple to promote safety, improved surveillance, to protect areas from the overburden and intrusion of commercial activities into public streets, and to promote and preserve property values.
[Amended 10-8-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-10]
A. 
Except while actually loading or unloading and rendering requested service to property owners or tenants in the Township of Marple, it shall be unlawful for any person to park or stop for a period exceeding one hour any commercial vehicle (as defined in this article) on any public or private residential street, road or alleyway in the Township of Marple.
B. 
The parking of any commercial vehicle, oversized vehicle (as defined in Article II of Chapter 300 of the Code of the Township of Marple, incorporated herein by reference hereto) or business employee/customer parking in or on any property, park or recreation area owned, leased, maintained or operated by the Township, is prohibited unless permission is obtained from the Township Manager.
C. 
The overnight parking of any commercial vehicle on any public street, highway, roadway, alley or lane is prohibited except as otherwise permitted in this chapter or in Chapter 300 of the Code of the Township of Marple.
[Amended 3-14-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-3]
D. 
The above prohibitions shall not apply to vehicles serving official Township purposes, public school purposes, emergency services response vehicles or vehicles fitted for the disabled and handicapped (with a handicapped license plate or placard).
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
COMMERCIAL VEHICLE
Includes all and any truck tractor, trailer. tractor-trailer combination, house trailers, house cars, limousines, boat or boat trailers, vehicles with snow plows, tow trucks or vehicles with tow truck apparatus, vehicles with exterior attached equipment or stored ladder(s), vehicles with commercial advertising or any other vehicle usable for commercial purposes having a payload capacity of one ton or more.
[Amended 4-8-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-3]
Any resident who owns and/or operates a commercial vehicle as defined herein and who resides in a residential property which does not have a driveway may apply to the Township of Marple for exemption from the provisions of this article.
Any person violating any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine in the maximum amount as provided in the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code.[1]
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Editor's Note: See 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 101 et seq.