[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Indiana 5-7-1968 by Ord. No. 896 (Ch. XVI, Part 2, of the 1971 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 11-7-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-09]
It shall be unlawful for the owner or operator of any motor or other vehicle to park such vehicle between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and all days prior to holidays when merchants are open for business in the evening, for more than the time designated on the meter erected at the parking space to be occupied upon the portion of the streets and lots herein described and designated as parking meter zones:
[Added 11-5-1985 by Ord. No. 1391]
The cost of parking any motor or other vehicle in any parking space located within the parking meter zones herein designated and the maximum amount of time which any motor or other vehicle may be parked or otherwise allowed to remain parked within parking meter zones herein designated shall be as follows:
On streets so designated there shall be parking spaces approximately 12 feet in width and 22 feet in length for angular parking and spaces of approximately 6 1/2 feet in width and 22 feet in length for parallel parking marked by lines on the curb or pavement or by other appropriate markings; and on the sidewalk adjacent to each curb parking space, there shall be erected a parking meter, which upon the deposit of a coin or coins as hereinafter provided will indicate the duration of the legal parking period and the time when such period has elapsed.
In order that the police officers may properly compute the time during which a vehicle is parked, the owner or operator shall upon entering such parking space, during the time of limited parking, immediately deposit a quarter, dime, nickel, penny or a combination of said coins in the parking meter alongside of or next to said parking space in the amount required in accordance with the instructions thereon and failing so to do shall constitute a violation of this chapter.
It shall be unlawful for any person to cause, allow, permit or suffer any such vehicle registered in his or her name or custody or control to be parked in parking meter zones herein designated in violation of the provisions of this chapter.
It shall be unlawful to park any vehicle across any line or marking designating a parking space or to park said vehicle in any way that same shall not be wholly within a parking space as designated by said markings.
It shall be unlawful to deface or tamper with, damage, open or willfully break, destroy or impair the usefulness of any parking meter installed under the terms of this chapter.
Nothing contained in this chapter or in any ordinance hereafter establishing parking meter zones shall be construed to permit parking of vehicles in those spaces within any zone in which by other ordinances of the Borough parking is prohibited.
[Amended 6-8-1971 by Ord. No. 1018; 6-5-1973 by Ord. No. 1080; 11-5-1985 by Ord. No. 1391]
Any person violating any provision of this chapter or aiding or abetting or assisting in the violation thereof shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $5 and not more than $10 and the costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to imprisonment for not more than five days, provided the police officers or meter maids of the Borough shall place a parking ticket with applicable notice upon each vehicle parked at a parking meter indicating that the period of legal parking shall have elapsed and upon every vehicle parked in the Free Zone for a period of time in excess of two hours, indicating that the period of legal parking shall have elapsed and that the owner or operator of said vehicle shall have the privilege within 48 hours from time of issuance of the parking ticket by placing the said parking ticket together with the sum of $5, if the vehicle was parked in the Free Zone, or the sum of $2, if the vehicle was parked in a zone other than the Free Zone, in any one of the courtesy boxes within the Borough or of turning in said ticket with the appropriate sum at the Borough Police Station in full satisfaction of such violation and in such case no prosecution shall be held for such violation. In the event that said parking ticket shall not be paid in full within 48 hours of its issuance, the violator shall pay the sum of $10, if the vehicle was parked in the Free Zone, or the sum of $5, if the vehicle was parked in a zone other than the Free Zone, provided further the placement of one parking ticket upon a vehicle shall not excuse a continuance of overparking and the police officer or meter maid shall have authority to place an additional parking ticket in the aforementioned dollar amounts upon said vehicle whenever the period of 60 minutes shall have elapsed following the prior placement of a parking ticket thereon.