Township of West Lampeter, PA
Lancaster County
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Wherever a space is marked off on any street for the parking of an individual vehicle, every vehicle parked there shall be parked wholly within the lines bounding that space, and it shall be a violation of this article for any person to park a vehicle or allow it to remain parked otherwise.
No person shall park a vehicle upon any of the streets or parts thereof described in this section, except at the angle designated and only within the painted stall lines. On all streets or portions thereof where angle parking is now or shall hereafter be authorized, all vehicles parked thereon shall be parked with the front thereof nearest the curb.
Name of Street
Side
Angle
(degrees)
Location
(Reserved)
No person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any of the following streets or parts thereof:
Name of Street
Side
Location
Hollinger Road
Both
Entire length
Mackin Avenue
[Added 7-10-2017 by Ord. No. 245]
South
Entire length
Meadia Avenue
[Added 10-10-2005 by Ord. No. 191]
Both
Entire length
Paramount Avenue
[Added 10-10-2005 by Ord. No. 191]
Both
Entire length
Plank Avenue
Both
Entire length
[Added 7-8-2019 by Ord. No. 253]
A. 
Except as otherwise provided herein, no person shall park or stand a vehicle upon a two-way highway except parallel to the right-hand curb or, in the absence of a curb, to the right edge of the right-hand shoulder. Except as otherwise provided herein, no person shall park or stand a vehicle upon a one-way highway except parallel to the curb or edge of the highway in the direction of authorized traffic movement. However, when necessary to permit the proper loading or unloading of a commercial vehicle, permission may be granted by the Police to either the owner or tenant of the real property or the owner of the vehicle to park such vehicle at an angle for such purpose.
B. 
Except as otherwise provided herein, no person shall park or stand a vehicle upon any highway except with its right-hand wheels within 12 inches of the right-hand curb or, in the absence of a curb, as close as practicable to the right edge of the right-hand shoulder on a one-way or two-way street, or with its left-hand wheels within 12 inches of the left-hand curb, or in the absence of a curb, as close as practicable to the left edge of the left-hand shoulder on a one-way street.
[Added 7-8-2019 by Ord. No. 253]
A. 
No vehicle shall be parked within 15 feet from any fire hydrant.
B. 
No vehicle shall be parked within 20 feet from any crosswalk at a street intersection.
C. 
No vehicle shall be parked within 30 feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign, yield sign or traffic-control signal located at the side of a roadway.
D. 
Any vehicle which is unlawfully parked within the areas prohibited by this section may be removed from that area by towing and may be reclaimed by the vehicle owner upon payment of towing costs.
[Added 7-8-2019 by Ord. No. 253]
A. 
No vehicle shall be parked at any time in front of any public or private driveway or garage entrance.
B. 
No vehicle shall be parked in a manner which blocks ingress, egress and regress from emergency driveways or garages, or ingress, egress and regress therefrom (e.g., police, fire, ambulance, rescue squad, hospital emergency drive).
C. 
No vehicle shall be parked at any time in a manner which blocks ingress or egress from a handicapped access curb.
D. 
Any vehicle which is unlawfully parked within the areas prohibited by this section may be removed from that area by towing and may be reclaimed by the owner upon payment of the towing costs.
[Added 7-8-2019 by Ord. No. 253]
No vehicle shall be parked at any time without current and proper registration plates.
[Added 7-8-2019 by Ord. No. 253]
A. 
Except when necessary to avoid a conflict with other traffic or to protect the safety of any person or vehicle or in compliance with the law or direction of a police officer or official traffic control device, no person shall park a vehicle at any place where official signs prohibit parking or stopping.
B. 
Except when necessary to avoid a conflict with other traffic or to protect the safety of any person or vehicle or in compliance with the law or direction of a police officer or official traffic control device, no person shall park a vehicle at any place where temporary official signs prohibit parking or stopping.
[Added 7-8-2019 by Ord. No. 253]
Except for persons parking vehicles lawfully bearing registration plates or parking placards issued to handicapped persons or disabled veterans and actively transporting such handicapped or disabled veteran, no person shall park a vehicle on public or private property which has been posted in the manner required by law as reserved for a handicapped person or disabled veteran. Any vehicle which is unlawfully parked in a designated handicapped parking area may be removed from that area by towing and may be reclaimed by the vehicle owner upon payment of the towing costs.
[Added 7-8-2019 by Ord. No. 253]
A. 
The owner or person in charge of any motor vehicle shall not permit it to stand unattended on any street, private driveway, public or private parking lot, used or new car sales lot or any other unattended open space which is readily accessible to any person without having locked the ignition of such motor vehicle and removed the ignition key from its lock.
B. 
Any police officer of the Township who finds a motor vehicle left in the condition set forth in above may immediately lock such vehicle's ignition, remove the key from the lock and deliver it to the officer in charge at the police station. The police officer shall leave a notice of any violation found in a conspicuous place on such vehicle, which notice shall also state where the ignition key has been taken and held.
[Added 7-8-2019 by Ord. No. 253]
A. 
Compliance with Pennsylvania Vehicle Code. All operators of vehicles within the Township of West Lampeter shall comply with all provisions of § 3353 regarding prohibitions in specified places, of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code, codified at 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 3353, unless a different standard is specified herein, in which case operators shall comply with the standards set forth herein. Any violation of those provisions of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code shall constitute a violation hereunder.
B. 
Parking in fire lane.
(1) 
No person shall park a vehicle on private property in a fire lane that has been so designated in the manner required by law and is posted to prohibit same.
(2) 
Any vehicle which is unlawfully parked in a designated fire lane area may be removed from that area by towing and may be reclaimed by the vehicle owner upon payment of towing costs.
C. 
No parking blocking traffic lane.
(1) 
No person shall park a vehicle in such a manner that the vehicle blocks the free uninterrupted flow of traffic in a designated driving lane.
(2) 
Any vehicle which is unlawfully parked so as to block a traffic lane may be removed from that area by towing and may be reclaimed by the vehicle owner upon payment of towing costs.
D. 
No parking blocking sidewalk.
(1) 
No person shall park a vehicle in such a manner that the vehicle blocks the free uninterrupted flow of pedestrian traffic on a sidewalk.
(2) 
Any vehicle which is unlawfully parked so as to block a sidewalk may be removed from that area by towing and may be reclaimed by the vehicle owner upon payment of towing costs.
E. 
No parking bus stop.
(1) 
No person shall park a vehicle within a designated bus stop.
(2) 
Any vehicle which is unlawfully parked so as to block a bus stop may be removed from that area by towing and may be reclaimed by the vehicle owner upon payment of towing costs.
F. 
No person shall park a vehicle within 25 feet of an intersection.
G. 
No person shall park a vehicle upon any bridge or elevated structure upon a highway or within a highway tunnel.
H. 
No person shall park or leave unattended a vehicle on private property without the consent of the owner or other person in control or possession of the property except in the case of emergency or disablement of the vehicle, in which case the operator shall arrange for the removal of the vehicle as soon as possible.
(1) 
The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to private parking lots unless such lots are posted to notify the public of any parking restrictions and the operator of the vehicle violates such posted restrictions. For the purposes of this section, "private parking lot" means a parking lot open to the public or used for parking without a charge; or a parking lot used for parking with a charge. The Township hereby adopts the regulations promulgated by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation which defines posting for public notice pursuant to Title 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 3353(b) and any amended or successor statute(s).
(2) 
Property owner may remove vehicle. The owner or other person in charge of possession of any property in which a vehicle is parked or left unattended in violation of the provisions of Subsection H may immediately remove or have removed the vehicle at reasonable expense of the owner of the vehicle. Such person who removes a vehicle left parked or unattended in violation of the provisions of Subsection H shall have a lien against the owner of the vehicle in the amount of the reasonable costs of removing the vehicle.
I. 
The department on state-designated highways and local authorities on any highway within the boundaries of the Township may, by erection of official traffic control devices, prohibit, limit or restrict stopping, standing or parking of vehicles on any highway where engineering and traffic studies indicate that stopping, standing or parking would constitute a safety hazard or where stopping, standing or parking of vehicles would unduly interfere with the free movement of traffic.
No person shall park a vehicle upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in this section, during the hours specified in said schedule, on any day except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
Name of Street
Side
Hours/Days
Location
(Reserved)
[Added 9-10-2007 by Ord. No. 198]
It shall be unlawful to park or allow to be parked any motor vehicle or other vehicle on any street or road which is part of the Township system after the start of a snowfall and until the snow has stopped falling and the snow has been completely plowed for the full width of the cartway.
No person shall park a vehicle or allow the same to remain parked upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in this section, between the hours specified, for longer than the time indicated in said schedule.
Name of Street
Side
Time Limit; Hours/Days
Location
(Reserved)
It shall be unlawful for any person to park any vehicle or to allow the same to remain parked in any special purpose parking zone established in this section, except as specifically provided for such zone.
Name of Street
Side
Authorized Purpose
or Vehicle
Location
(Reserved)
[Added 3-10-2008 by Ord. No. 206]
A. 
No commercial vehicle as defined by this section shall park on any street, highway, or alley of West Lampeter Township between the hours of 12:01 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. prevailing time. The term “commercial vehicle” is defined as any self-propelled or drawn vehicle, which has a gross registered weight in excess of 26,000 pounds, or any self-propelled or drawn vehicle that may be used for commercial, nonprofit or industrial purposes.
B. 
No nonmotorized vehicle or recreational vehicle, defined in this section as a camper, boat, house trailer, motor home, trailer or similar conveyance and any device used for the transportation of said vehicle, shall be allowed to remain parked, attached or unattached to another vehicle, on any Township street for a continuous period of time greater than 72 hours. Moreover, it shall be unlawful for any person to move any such vehicle or trailer from one location to another or to remove any such vehicle or trailer for a brief period of time and return it to the original location or a location nearby in order to avoid the seventy-two-hour continuous time limitation set forth hereinabove. Each additional twenty-four-hour time period during which any such vehicle remains parked in violation of this section beyond 72 hours shall constitute a separate offense for which the owner shall be liable for penalties in § 262-34.
[Amended 7-8-2019 by Ord. No. 253]
A. 
Fine and penalties. Any person, film or corporation violating any of the provisions of the parking regulations shall pay a fine in the amount hereinafter set forth for such violations, plus any necessary costs of prosecution.
Violation
Fine
Parking left side
$25
Parking more than 12 inches from curb
$25
Parking less than 15 feet from fire hydrant
$25
Parking less than 20 feet from intersection
$25
Parking less than 30 feet from a traffic signal or sign
$25
No parking, blocking driveway or garage
$25
No parking, blocking emergency driveways or garages
$25
No parking, blocking handicap access curb
$50
Expired registration
$25
No parking permitted, posted temporary or fixed signs
$25
No parking, handicap zone
$50
Parked leaving key in ignition
$25
No parking, fire lane
$50
No parking, blocking traffic lane
$25
No parking, blocking sidewalk
$25
No parking, bus stop
$25
Parking on a bridge or elevated structure
$25
Parking in violation of commercial vehicle ordinance
$50
Parking prohibited during snow events
$25
B. 
Any person who violates any provision of this article not subject to the above specific fines for violation shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a summary offense and shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $30 and costs. Violations of any one of these provisions may also subject the vehicle illegally parked to immediate towing.
C. 
Fines for repeated violations. Any person who has more than five parking violations in any period of six consecutive months may be fined twice the amount prescribed by this section for the sixth violation and three times the amount prescribed for the seventh and any subsequent violation.
D. 
Cost for failure to pay fine after notice. Whenever an alleged violator of the parking provisions set forth in this article has not paid the prescribed fine within seven days after a parking ticket has been issued and the Police Department has sent notice thereof to such person by first-class mail, such person shall pay an additional $5 for the cost of processing and mailing such notice. If the parking ticket has not been satisfied within 15 days after it has been issued, the violator shall be prosecuted.
E. 
Responsibility of registered owner. Whenever any vehicle has been parked in violation of any provision of this article prohibiting or restricting parking, the person in whose name such vehicle is registered shall be responsible for such violation and subject to the penalty therefor.