[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Radnor 3-9-1981 by Ord. No. 81-07 (Ch. 96A of the 1974 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
It is the purpose of this chapter to promote the public health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Township of Radnor by providing for the control, regulation, maintenance, cleanliness and preservation of parking and accessory areas provided for or required in connection with any subject premises as herein defined.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- ACCESSORY AREA
- Buffer zones, setbacks or other areas, surfaced or natural, open space or improved space used in connection with subject premises.
- The residue from the burning of wood, coal, coke or other combustible materials.
- AUTHORIZED OFFICIAL
- The Director of the Community Development Department and such person as he shall designate.
- FIRE LANES
- Lanes of sufficient width for use by firefighting equipment established in the parking area adjacent to buildings and structures.
- Putrescible animal and vegetable wastes resulting from the preparation, handling, cooking and consumption of food.
- GARBAGE RECEPTACLE
- A covered container which is rodent-, vermin-, insect- and waterproof.
- Owner, tenant, trustee, receiver, executor, managing agent or other person who controls, in whole or in part, any subject premises.
- LIGHTING PERIOD
- One-half hour after sunset of any day to 1/2 hour before sunrise of the following day.
- PARKING AREA
- Space provided by a holder for the parking of vehicles on any subject premises, together with the means of ingress and egress thereto, and the roads and driveways of any subject premises.
- PARKING SPACES
- Designated places in a parking area for the parking or standing of automobiles, trucks, bicycles and other vehicles.
- Holes and cracks occurring on any paved or unpaved surface of a parking area.
- All solid wastes, except body wastes, including garbage, rubbish, ashes, street cleanings, dead animals, abandoned automobiles and solid market and industrial wastes.
- Nonputrescible solid wastes, excluding ashes, consisting of both combustible and noncombustible wastes such as paper, cardboard, tin cans, yard clippings, leaves, tree trimmings, wood, glass, beddings, crockery and similar materials.
- SUBJECT PREMISES
- Any premises which contains, in whole or part, any parking area servicing any industrial, commercial (retail, wholesale or services to the public), professional, entertainment, recreational, apartment, townhouse, planned unit development or multiple-dwelling use or area or other areas used for purposes or functions to which the general public is invited, directly or indirectly, the ingress and egress thereto, roads and driveways therein, buffer zones, setbacks or other open space in connection therewith with respect to all of said areas used in connection with such premises.
- TRAFFIC LANES
- Lanes for the control and regulation of automobile, truck, bicycle, other vehicle and pedestrian flow in a parking area.
- TRASH RECEPTACLES
- A container with appropriate covers to receive hand-carried, discarded paper and trash.
- Every device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway.
Owners of subject premises shall conform to any or all of the following standards relating to traffic and parking control on subject premises where such conformance is deemed necessary to promote the public health, safety and welfare and to ensure the safe and unhazardous use of such subject premises:
Fire lanes, at least 10 feet wide, shall be established and maintained in the parking area at the front, side and rear of all buildings and structures on subject premises and shall be properly painted and marked as such. Vehicular parking and standing is prohibited in a fire lane.
Traffic lanes for the control and regulation of automobile, truck, bicycle, other vehicle and pedestrian flow in the parking area shall be established and maintained and properly delineated through the use of pavement markings, signs or median strips.
Parking lines for parking spaces shall be established and maintained in the parking area and shall be properly painted and marked as such.
Provision shall be made on subject premises for the parking of bicycles and motorbikes.
Parking spaces in the parking area hereafter established shall be set aside and designated for handicapped persons, and ramp facilities shall be provided where necessary.
Provision shall be made for the safe movement of pedestrians while in the parking area or accessory area through the use of walkways, medians and crosswalks.
Curbing and traffic barriers or islands shall be built where necessary and maintained so as to enforce desired traffic patterns within the parking area. Where possible, traffic islands shall contain vegetation and landscaping conducive to growth in a parking area environment.
Approved stop signs or yield signs shall be erected at entrance or exit locations to a parking area or at intersections within the parking area where required for traffic safety.
Signs regulating parking, traffic flow and speed limits on subject premises shall be erected where deemed necessary by the authorized official.
Any owner of a subject premises shall comply with the following regulations:
All roads, sidewalks, driveways and parking areas used in connection with subject premises must be kept in proper repair, free from potholes, snow and ice, except that snow may be piled on subject premises so long as it does not interfere with the internal circulation and parking of the parking area and does not hinder driver vision when entering or leaving the subject premises.
Subject premises must be kept free and clear of ashes, dirt, debris, rubbish, garbage, refuse and other obstructions and must be kept properly required and maintained.
Fire lanes, traffic lanes and parking lines for parking spaces, where required, shall be maintained and properly painted and marked so that such lanes and lines will be clearly visible to vehicle operators and pedestrians.
Because of the traffic and safety hazard resulting from the random leaving of shopping carts in parking and accessory areas any persons, holders which provide shopping carts for their customers and allow their customers to remove such carts from their store premises are required to take whatever steps are necessary to ensure that such carts are not left in parking or accessory areas after use by such customers. Shopping cart collection stations may be used in a parking area, provided that such stations do not create a traffic hazard, are kept free of snow and ice and are frequently policed by the store's employees so that the capacity of the stations is not exceeded. Failure of a holder to remove its cart from a parking or accessory area, other than from a cart collection station with sufficient capacity, for more than 30 minutes after use by a customer shall constitute a violation of this chapter by such holder. Each cart that remains in a parking or accessory area in violation of this regulation shall constitute a separate offense.
All lighting on subject premises must be kept in proper working order and lighted during the lighted period when the subject premises or any portion thereof is being used by the holder, or when the subject premises or any portion thereof is open for business. The authorized official may require the holder of any subject premises to reduce outdoor lighting after business hours.
All fences, signs, screening, curbing, traffic barriers and islands, grass, trees, shrubbery, landscaping, retaining walls, slopes and other space used in connection with subject premises must be maintained and/or repaired.
All water drains and water drainage systems used in connection with subject premises must be kept clean and in proper working order.
All stormwater retention ponds and systems related thereto used in connection with subject premises shall be maintained in proper working condition.
All exterior areas on subject premises must be kept free and clear of the storage of goods, wares and merchandise. Loading and unloading are to be done in designated zones only.
All refuse and rubbish must be stored in a designated place or placed in proper garbage receptacles which shall be screened from public view by fencing or other appropriate techniques.
There shall be, at convenient places for use by the public, proper trash receptacles which shall be sufficiently serviced to prevent overflow.
Facilities for the parking of bicycles and motorbikes on subject premises and parking spaces and related ramp facilities for handicapped persons shall be maintained and properly designated.
Any deterioration of the exterior of any building on subject premises with respect to painted surfaces, siding, roofing, brickwork, mortar joints, signs, copings, overhangs, porches or other appendages, entrance or exit doors, display windows or any other part of the building exterior where such deterioration constitutes a hazard to the public and would cause significant and serious damage to the structure itself must be repaired or corrected.
Traffic and parking control standards to which holders of subject premises have conformed under § 206-3 of this chapter must be maintained.
Engineering requirements, landscape plans, parking and traffic control plans or any other criteria or requirements upon which a subdivision plan is or has been approved for subject premises must be adhered to at all times.
The following vehicle and traffic control regulations shall be applicable to all users of a parking area:
No vehicle shall be driven or propelled within a parking area, as defined herein, in excess of 15 miles per hour.
All persons using a parking area shall obey all traffic control devices, including stop signs, yield signs, directional signs and entrance and exit signs contained in such parking area.
Where parking spaces are designated in a parking area, the parking and standing of vehicles shall only be permitted within such parking spaces.
This section shall be enforced by the Radnor Township Police Department.
Any person, firm, partnership or corporation who or which violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction by a District Justice, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $10 nor more than $300. Each day that a violation exists shall constitute a separate offense.
Where this chapter imposes greater restrictions or standards than are imposed by the provision of any law, ordinance, regulation or private agreement, this chapter shall control. Where greater restrictions are imposed by any law, ordinance, regulation or private agreement than are imposed by this chapter, such greater restrictions and standards shall control.