Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, all words and phrases, as used in this chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Vehicle Code (the Act of June 17, 1976, P.L. 162 No. 81, § 1, et seq., 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 101 et seq., as amended). As also used in this chapter, the singular may include the plural, the plural may include the singular, and the use of any gender may be applicable to all genders.
All traffic and parking regulations of a permanent nature shall be enacted as ordinances or as parts of ordinances or as amendments to ordinances of the Borough of Edgeworth, except where the law authorizes less formal action.
The Mayor shall have the following powers to regulate traffic and parking temporarily and in time of emergency:
In the case of fire, flood, storm or other emergency, to establish temporary traffic and/or parking regulations.
In the case of emergency public works or public or special events of limited scope or duration, to restrict or prohibit traffic and/or parking in limited areas for periods of not more than 72 hours.
These temporary and emergency regulations shall be enforced by the Mayor and the police officers of the Borough in the same manner as permanent regulations. Any person who drives or parks a vehicle in violation of any such regulation, or who moves, removes, destroys, injures or defaces any sign or marking erected, posted or made to give notice of any such regulation, shall be guilty of a violation and, upon conviction, shall be liable for the penalty set forth in the law or elsewhere in this chapter for a violation of that nature, and, in case of a violation for which no specific penalty is set forth in the law or elsewhere in this chapter, to a fine of $25 and costs.
The Council may, from time to time, designate places upon and along the streets, roads, highways and alleys in the Borough where, for a period of not more than 90 days, specific traffic and/or parking regulations, prohibitions and restrictions shall be in force and effect and shall designate those locations by proper signs and markings. Those regulations, prohibitions and restrictions shall be effective just as if they had been specified in this chapter. No person shall drive or park a vehicle in violation of any such regulation, prohibition or restriction, and no person shall move, remove, destroy or deface any sign or marking erected, posted or made by authority of this section. Any person who violates any provision of this shall, upon conviction, be liable for the penalty set forth in the law or elsewhere in this chapter for a violation of that nature, and, in case of a violation for which no specific penalty is set forth in the law or elsewhere in this chapter, to a fine of $25 and costs; provided, however, that this section will be used solely for the purpose of allowing for the test and experimental determination of the feasibility and desirability of permanent changes in the ordinances of the Borough relative to traffic and parking.
The Council shall have authority to close any street or any specific part of a street to vehicular traffic and to place barriers or station police officers at each end of the closed portion, while construction or maintenance work is underway or a special event is being conducted on the closed portion. It shall be unlawful for any person to drive a motor vehicle upon any such closed portion.
The Council shall have authority to establish a restricted area upon any street where construction or maintenance work is underway and to station flagmen at each end of the restricted portion. It shall be unlawful for any person to drive a vehicle upon any such restricted traffic area at any time when a flagman is displaying a sign directing that vehicle to stop or is signaling that vehicle, by a flag or other device, not to proceed.
Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.