Township of Willistown, PA
Chester County
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A. 
Township police shall deliver to each parking violator, by leaving in or on the illegally parked vehicle, a notice of the violation upon a form prescribed by the Township, giving the place, date and hour of the violation and stating, in addition, that the issuance of a summons to appear before a District Justice and the consequent imposition of fines and costs may be avoided by delivering or mailing to the Treasurer of Willistown Township within five days a prescribed portion of the notice, bearing the name and address of the owner of the vehicle, together with the sum of $25 in lieu of fines and costs.
[Amended 9-27-1994 by Ord. No. 4-1994; 1-25-2010 by Ord. No. 2-2010]
B. 
The procedure set forth in Subsection A above shall be followed in the case of violation of parking regulations or temporary regulations adopted pursuant to § 133-3 of this chapter, as well as to the following offenses:
(1) 
Parking within 15 feet of a fireplug.
(2) 
Parking within 25 feet of intersecting curbline.
(3) 
Double parking.
(4) 
Parking on the wrong side of the street facing oncoming traffic.
(5) 
Parking more than six inches from curb.
(6) 
Parking so as to block a private drive.
(7) 
Parking on sidewalk.
(8) 
Parking in a no-parking zone.
[Added 9-27-1994 by Ord. No. 4-1994]
(9) 
Parking in a temporary no-parking zone.
[Added 9-27-1994 by Ord. No. 4-1994]
(10) 
Parking in handicapped parking zone.
[Added 9-27-1994 by Ord. No. 4-1994]
(11) 
Parking within 30 feet of traffic control device or signal.
[Added 9-27-1994 by Ord. No. 4-1994]
(12) 
Stopping, standing or parking on roadway.
[Added 9-27-1994 by Ord. No. 4-1994]
(13) 
Parking on private property.
[Added 9-27-1994 by Ord. No. 4-1994]
(14) 
Parking in violation of permit required restrictions.
[Added 9-27-1994 by Ord. No. 4-1994]
(15) 
Other parking violations of the Vehicle Code, 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 101 et seq.
[Added 9-27-1994 by Ord. No. 4-1994]
C. 
If the prescribed sum of $25 is not received within five days after service of notice of violation, the violator shall be prosecuted before a District Justice as hereinafter provided.
[Amended 9-27-1994 by Ord. No. 4-1994; 1-25-2010 by Ord. No. 2-2010]
Unless another penalty is expressly provided by the Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.A. § 101 et seq.) or except as herein specified, every person convicted of a violation of a provision of this chapter or any supplement thereto shall be liable to a penalty of $25 and costs of prosecution.
A. 
All previous ordinances of the Township of Willistown pertaining to the regulation of traffic and parking are hereby repealed.
B. 
The repeal of ordinances provided for in Subsection A above shall not affect or prevent the prosecution or punishment of any person for any act done or liability incurred in violation of any ordinance or regulation in force immediately prior to the taking effect of this chapter.
C. 
The provisions of this chapter, insofar as they are the same as those of ordinances and regulations in force immediately prior to the enactment of this chapter, are intended as a continuation of such ordinances and regulations and not as new enactments.
The provisions of this chapter shall be severable, and if any of its provisions shall be held to be unconstitutional, illegal or otherwise invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of any of the remaining provisions of this chapter. It is hereby declared as a legislative intent that this chapter would have been adopted had such unconstitutional, illegal or otherwise invalid provision not been included herein.
This chapter shall take effect five days after adoption.
[Added 8-28-2000 by Ord. No. 5-2000]
A. 
Authority and purpose. The provisions of this section are enacted pursuant to the provisions of § 6109(a)(22) of the Vehicle Code,[1] authorizing the removal and impounding of vehicles parked on the streets or highways or public property of the township in violation of any local ordinances or the provisions of the Vehicle Code, or which have been abandoned (as defined by the Vehicle Code) or which are parked in such a manner as to interfere with traffic or pose a hazard to others. The term "Vehicle Code" shall mean 75 Pa.C.S. § 101 et seq., as amended, supplemented or modified.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 75 Pa. C.S. § 6109(a)(22).
B. 
Removal and impoundment. The township, acting through the Township Police Department, or its authorized employees, shall have the authority to remove and impound, or order the removal and impounding, of any vehicle parked, stopped or standing as described in § 133-18A.
C. 
Designation of tow-away zones. Tow-away zones shall be designated by appropriate permanent or temporary signs setting forth that the parking or stopping area has been designated a tow-away zone. Vehicles which have been abandoned or parked or stopped in such a manner as to interfere with traffic or pose a hazard to others are subject to removal and impoundment whether or not the location is designated as a tow-away zone.
D. 
Approved towing and storage facilities. The removal and impounding of vehicles pursuant to this section shall be by approved storage facilities only. Such facilities shall be designated from time to time by resolution of the Board of Supervisors. Every such facility shall submit evidence to the township that it is bonded or has liability insurance in an amount satisfactory to the Supervisors as sufficient to indemnify owners of impounded vehicles against loss or damage to those vehicles while in the custody of the facility for purposes of towing or storage. Every approved storage facility shall submit to the Supervisors a schedule of charges for towing and storage of vehicles pursuant to this section. Upon approval by the Board of Supervisors, such charges shall be adhered to by the storage facility, and no additional charges shall be demanded or collected from any person whose vehicle has been removed or impounded under this section until such new charges are approved by the Supervisors. Any person or entity violating this provision is subject to removal as an approved facility.
E. 
Payment of towing and storage charges. The payment of towing and/or storage charges shall not relieve the person responsible for the subject vehicle from liability for the payment of any fine or penalty for the violation of the provisions of this chapter.
F. 
Towing and storage costs. Any person or entity reclaiming any vehicle which has been towed and/or stored shall pay to the approved facility the towing and storage charges as approved by the Board of Supervisors, plus $25, of which $10 shall be transferred to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation by the storage facility.
G. 
Records of vehicles removed or impounded. The township shall cause a record to be kept of all vehicles removed or impounded under this section. Such records shall be reasonably available to the persons claiming responsibility for such vehicle and shall specify the location of the impounded vehicle.
H. 
Penalty and costs. No vehicle shall be removed under the provisions of this section or of the Vehicle Code if at the time of the intended removal the person responsible for the vehicle is present and is willing and able to remove the vehicle immediately. Removal of the vehicle by a responsible person shall not relieve that person from the payment of any fine or costs for violation of any other parking or traffic regulation of the township. Any person who shall violate the provisions of this section shall, upon the conviction thereof in a summary proceeding, be sentenced to pay a fine of $50 in addition to the cost and fees designated hereinabove and any costs pursuant to the Vehicle Code.
I. 
Reports and disposition of unclaimed vehicles. After a period of 15 days, if any vehicle in storage pursuant to the provisions of this section remains unclaimed, a report shall be filed with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation as provided in § 7311 of the Vehicle Code[2] by the person or entity having custody of the vehicle at that time. In the event that the subject vehicle is not claimed after 30 days, such vehicle may be transferred to a licensed salvager, who will then be responsible for complying with the requirements of the Vehicle Code.
[2]
Editor's Note: See PA. C.S.A. § 7311.
[Added 8-28-2000 by Ord. No. 5-2000]
No person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any of the streets or parts thereof described below when posted as a designated no parking tow-away zone by order of the Board of Supervisors and the Police Department during special events at the Waynesborough Country Club property:
Name of Street
Side
Buttonwood Road
Both
Colonial Way
Both
Devon Road
Both
Faggs Manor Road
Both
Grubb Road
Both
Grubbs Mill Road
Both
Horseshoe Lane
Both
South Valley Road
Both
Tendler Lane
Both
Valleybrook Road
Both
Waynesborough Road
Both
Weatherstone Drive
Both
Whitehorse Road
Both
[Added 1-25-2010 by Ord. No. 2-2010]
No person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any of the streets or parts thereof described below when posted as a designated no-parking tow-away zone:
Name of Street
Side
Location
Line Road
East
Between Paoli Pike and Beams Lane
[Added 9-14-2015 by Ord. No. 1-2015]
No person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any of the streets or parts thereof described below during the special Papal visit commencing 12:00 a.m. September 25, 2015, and ending at 11:59 p.m. September 27, 2015, when posted as a designated no-parking tow-away zone by order of the Board of Supervisors and the Police Department:
Name of Street
Distance/Location
Side(s)
Plank Avenue
Entire length
Both
Industrial Boulevard
Circle and 200 feet east of circle
Both
North Cedar Hollow Road
Entire length (to Tredyffrin border)
Both
Jacqueline Drive
Entire length
Odd numbered
Rollingview Drive
West Central Avenue to Timber Lane
Both
Sunset Drive
Entire length
Odd numbered
West Central Avenue
Entire length (to Tredyffrin border)
Both
Central Avenue
Entire length (to Malvern border)
Both
Moreland Road
Lancaster Avenue to Fairview Road
Both
Moreland Road
Fairview Road to Paoli Pike
West
King Road
Entire length (to Malvern border)
Both
Lloyd Avenue
King Road to Woodland Avenue
West
Crumley Avenue
Entire length
Both
Woodland Avenue
Entire length
Both
Grubb Road
King Road to Paoli Pike
Both
Duffryn Avenue
Entire length
West
First Avenue
Entire length
South
Second Avenue
Entire length
South
Third Avenue
Entire length
South
Frazer Avenue
Entire length
Both
Richmond Road
Entire length
North
Paoli Pike
South Cedar Hollow Road to Tredyffrin border
Both
South Cedar Hollow Road
Lancaster Avenue to Devon Road
Both
Wistar Road
Entire length (to Tredyffrin border)
Both
Devon Road
Grubb Road to Tredyffrin border
Both
Gable Road (North intersection)
South Cedar Hollow Road to Manor Road
South
Gable Road (South intersection)
South Cedar Hollow Road to Manor Road
North
Spruce Road
South Cedar Hollow Road to Pine Tree Road
South
Fairview Road
Paoli Park to Gable Road
East
Paoli Pike
Fairview Road to Grubb Road
Both