Township of Independence, PA
Beaver County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Independence as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 12-5-2007 by Ord. No. 4-2007[1]
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Article I, Traffic Regulations, adopted 12-8-1976 by Ord. No. 6-76.
No person shall park a vehicle at anytime or during the posted times upon any of the streets, roads, highways, or parts thereof described in Schedule I, attached hereto and incorporated herein as part of this article.[1]
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Editor's Note: Schedule I is on file in the Township offices.
The Supervisors shall establish locations of handicapped parking spaces within the Township as listed on Schedule II, attached hereto and incorporated herein as part of this article.[1]
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Editor's Note: Schedule II is on file in the Township offices.
The Supervisors shall establish locations of stop intersections at intersections of Township roads and at intersections of Township roads with state roads, as listed on Schedule III, attached hereto and incorporated herein as part of this article.[1]
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Editor's Note: Schedule III is on file in the Township offices.
The Supervisors shall establish locations of yield intersections at intersections of Township roads and at intersections of Township roads with state roads, as listed on Schedule IV, attached hereto and incorporated herein as part of this article.[1]
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Editor's Note: Schedule IV is on file in the Township offices.
The Supervisors shall establish certain roads and highways, or portions thereof, located within the Township as one-way streets. The streets, roads and highways designated as one-way are listed on Schedule V, attached hereto and incorporated herein as part of this article.[1]
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Editor's Note: Schedule V is on file in the Township offices.
A. 
Any person that violates § 189-1, No parking and limited parking zones, shall pay a fine of $10. Any person failing to pay the ten-dollar fine for violation of § 189-1, No parking and limited parking zones, of this article shall be cited in accordance with the provisions set forth in the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code and shall, upon conviction, be fined in accordance with the penalties provided under the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code.[1]
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Editor's Note: See 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 101 et seq.
B. 
Any person that violates § 189-2, Handicapped/disabled parking, shall pay a fine of $25. Any person failing to pay the twenty-five-dollar fine for violation of § 189-2, Handicapped/disabled parking, of this article shall be cited in accordance with the provisions set forth in the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code and, upon conviction, shall be fined in accordance with the penalties provided under the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code.
C. 
This section shall not act as a prohibition upon the Police from towing and storing any vehicle at the owner's cost and expense upon a determination that the vehicle is causing or is likely to cause the existence of a hazardous condition upon Township or private rights-of way.
D. 
Any person convicted of violating § 189-3, Stop intersections; § 189-3.1, Yield intersections; or § 189-3.2, One-way streets, of this article shall be fined in accordance with the penalties provided under the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code.
[Adopted 12-4-2002 by Ord. No. 5-2002]
In accordance with the authority granted to the Township pursuant to § 4902(b) of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code,[1] the Township does hereby establish a ten-ton weight limit upon all Township roads and bridges.
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Editor's Note: See 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 4902(b).
The appropriate Township employees are hereby authorized to erect upon Township roads and bridges the appropriate weight restriction signs in accordance with § 4902(e) of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code.
Any person operating a vehicle upon a Township highway or bridge in violation of the prohibition or restriction set forth herein is, upon conviction, guilty of a summary offense, and shall upon conviction be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $25 and not more than $100 in accordance with the authority granted pursuant to § 4902(b) of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code.
This article is enacted pursuant to § 2204 of the Second Class Township Code.