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Town of Monroe, CT
Fairfield County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Monroe as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire zones — See Ch. 284.
[Adopted 11-22-1960 (Ch. 102, Art. I, of the 1976 Code)]
[Amended 6-5-1974]
The Board of Police Commissioners is hereby authorized and empowered, as the volume and conditions of traffic on the streets and land of the Town may require, to establish zones along said streets and on said land in which parking is prohibited or regulated as to length, to post signs advising the general public of said zones and to fix penalties, not to exceed those designated in § 390-3.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PARKING
The standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, upon a highway or upon land of the Town otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in receiving or discharging passengers or loading or unloading merchandise or in obedience to traffic regulations or traffic signs and signals.
[Amended 6-5-1974]
[Amended 6-5-1974]
A. 
The members of the Police Department shall be authorized to affix to each vehicle parked in violation of said regulations a ticket directing the owner to report to the Police Department. Each owner shall, within 14 days of the time when such notice was attached to such vehicle, pay or cause to be paid to the Police Department, as a penalty for and in full satisfaction of such violation, the following sums:
[Amended 4-9-1981; 1-12-1987; 4-23-1990; 8-24-2009]
Violation
Penalty
Parking time limit
$20
Parking in no-parking area
$20
Parking in crosswalk
$20
Parking within 10 feet of fire hydrant
$50
Parking within 25 feet of intersection
$20
Parking in front of driveway
$20
Parking in Town park
$20
Parking in restricted area
$30
Parking in handicapped zone
See § 390-3B
Other violations
$20
B. 
Any person parking in a handicapped zone except as authorized by § 14-253a of the Connecticut General Statutes shall be subject to a fine as provided in Subsection (l) of 14-253a.
[Added 8-24-2009]
C. 
In the event that such owner fails to make such payment as aforesaid within 14 days, the penalty due shall be doubled, and in 14 days thereafter such owner shall be liable for the penalty hereinafter provided for violations of the provisions of this article.
[Amended 6-5-1974]
The Board of Police Commissioners or, in an emergency situation, the Chief of Police, is hereby authorized to direct the removal from the public highways or land of the Town of any vehicles parked in violation of said regulations. Upon such removal the owner of such vehicle shall, in addition to any fines or penalties imposed, be required to pay the cost of said removal.
[Amended 8-24-2009]
Unless otherwise provided, every person who shall violate this article shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $250.
[Adopted 10-12-2010[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance provided an effective date of 1-3-2011.
The purpose of this article is to regulate, as authorized by § 14-307 of the Connecticut General Statutes, the parking of commercial vehicles and commercial motor vehicles upon the public highways within the geographical limits of the Town of Monroe, Connecticut.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE
Any vehicle over three-fourths-ton capacity or over 10,000 pounds gross combination weight, whichever is less. Excluded are station wagons, compact-type bus vehicles and pickup trucks used for private transportation.
HIGHWAY
Any state or other public highway, road, street, avenue, alley, driveway, parkway or place, under control of the state, the Town, or any political subdivision thereof, dedicated, appropriated or open to public travel or other use.
OWNER
Any person, firm, corporation or association holding titles to a vehicle or having legal right to register the same, including purchasers under conditional bill of sale.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any owner to park or leave standing commercial vehicles, whether occupied or not, on any highway or portion thereof in a residential zone, between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any owner to park or leave standing commercial-grade trailers, whether occupied or not, on any highway or portion thereof in a residential zone, between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
A. 
Any owner violating this article shall be fined $100 per day with the fine increasing to $200 per day after seven days of continuous violations.
B. 
Nothing in this article shall be construed to apply to emergency vehicles and to maintenance vehicles displaying flashing lights or to prohibit a vehicle from stopping or being held stationary by any officer in an emergency to avoid accident or to give right-of-way to any vehicle or pedestrian as provided by law.
C. 
The Chief of Police shall have the power to enforce the provisions of this article and to collect those fines specified. Any vehicle or motor vehicle owner in violation of this article shall make payment to the Town of Monroe through the Town of Monroe Police Department within seven days of the violation. All fines collected shall be directed into the general fund.