Township of East Manchester, PA
York County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of East Manchester as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Northeastern Regional Police Force — See Ch. 29.
Fire prevention and safety — See Ch. 103.
Junk dealers and junkyards — See Ch. 122.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 203.
Trailers — See Ch. 219.
Abandoned or junked vehicles — See Ch. 227.
231a Sched A, Snow Emergency
[Adopted 12-11-1978 by Ord. No. 12-11-78 (Ch. 101 of the 1988 Code)]

§ 231-1 Title.

This article shall be cited as the "Motor Vehicle and Traffic Regulation Ordinance."

§ 231-2 Temporary and emergency regulations.

[Amended 4-12-1988 by Ord. No. 4-12-88]
A. 
The Chief of the Northeastern Regional Police Force shall have the power to regulate traffic and parking temporarily and/or in the time of emergency as follows:
(1) 
In the event of fire, flood, storm or other catastrophes or emergencies, to establish temporary traffic for parking regulation.
(2) 
In the case of emergency or to facilitate public works or in the conduct of parades, processions or public events, to restrict or prohibit traffic or parking in limited areas for periods of time not in excess of 72 hours.
B. 
Such temporary or emergency regulations shall be enforced by the Northeastern Regional Police Force in the same manner as permanent regulations.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 101-3 , Violations and penalties, which immediately followed this subsection, was deleted at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 231-3 Authority of police.

[Amended 4-12-1988 by Ord. No. 4-12-88]
The Northeastern Regional Police Force and peace officers of the same are hereby given authority to direct traffic on the highways and at intersections of East Manchester Township.

§ 231-4 Speed limits.

[Amended 2-9-1982 by Ord. No. 2-9-82; 3-9-1982 by Ord. No. 3-9-82;3-13-1984 by Ord. No. 3-13-84[1]]
A. 
The following speed limits are hereby established and/or confirmed:
Highway/Name of Street
Speed Limit
(mph)
Location
T-839/Mundis Race Drive
40
Entire length
T-939/Brick Yard Road
25
Entire length
T-940/Bear Road
40
Entire length
T-940/Canal Road
35
Entire length
T-941/Beshore School Road
40
Entire length
T-941/Shady Lane
25
Entire length
T-941/Willow Spring Lane
35
From Board Road to Canal Road
T-941/Willow Spring Lane
40
Entire length, except from Board Road to Canal Road
T-943/Forge Hill Road
35
Entire length
T-949/Dellinger Road
25
Entire length
T-949/Gut Road/Fifth Street
25
Entire length
T-949/Jerusalem School Road
40
Entire length
T-949/Riverview Road/Second Street
35
Entire length
T-950/Gravel Hill Road
40
Entire length
T-950/Hillview Drive
35
Entire length
T-951/Chestnut Street
25
Entire length
T-951/Manchester Street
35
Entire length
T-951/Meetinghouse Road
25
Entire length
T-952/Board Road
35
Entire length
T-952/Park Street
35
Entire length
T-954/Acom Drive
25
Entire length
T-955/Brook Drive
25
Entire length
T-956/Oak Drive
25
Entire length
T-963/Blossom Drive
35
Entire length
T-964/Fourth Street in Saginaw
25
Entire length
T-965/York Street
25
Entire length
T-966/Locust Street
25
Entire length
B. 
The following speed limits are hereby established and/or confirmed in the Hamlet of Smith Gardens:
Highway/Name of Street
Speed Limit
(mph)
Location
T-910/Corriedale Drive
25
Entire length
T-911/Lincoln Place
25
Entire length
T-912/Merino Drive
25
Entire length
T-913/Orchard View Drive
25
Entire length
T-916/Loucks Road
25
Entire length
T-943/Sunset Drive
25
Entire length
T-944/T-946/Cottage Drive
25
Entire length
T-945/Clover Lane
25
Entire length
T-945/Rosedale Drive
25
Entire length
C. 
The following speed limits are hereby established and/or confirmed in the Hamlet of Morningstar Heights:
Highway/Name of Street
Speed Limit
(mph)
Location
Bonita Drive
25
Entire length
T-915/Donrene Road
25
Entire length
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 231-5 U-turns prohibited. [1]

It shall be unlawful for the operator of a motor vehicle, as defined in the Motor Vehicle Code, to make a U-turn anywhere upon any highways in the Township of East Manchester.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 231-6 Through highways.

Reserved for future regulations.

§ 231-7 Turning restrictions.

Reserved for future regulations.

§ 231-8 One-way highways.

Reserved for future regulations.

§ 231-9 Traffic signals.

Reserved for future regulations.

§ 231-10 Stop intersections.

[Added 4-13-1982 by Ord. No. 4-13-82]
A. 
The Township shall and does hereby erect and maintain stop signs to designate intersections at which vehicular traffic on the first-named roadway shall stop and yield before entering the intersection, as follows:
Intersections
Acorn Drive at North Sherman Street Extended
Bear Road at Canal Road
Becky Lane at Board Road
Beshore School Road at Board Road
Beshore School Road at North George Street Extended
Big Conewago Road at Canal Road
Blossom Drive at North Sherman Street Extended
Blossom Drive at Starview Road
Board Road at Wago Road
Brick Yard Road at North George Street Extended
Catalina Drive at Saginaw Road
Codorus Furnace Road at Saginaw Road
Codorus Furnace Road at Starview Road
Corriedale Drive at Board Road
Cottage Drive at North George Street Extended
Dellinger Road at Starview Road
Fifth Street at Market Street
Finks Drive at Big Conewago Road
Fourth Street at Market Street
Gravel Hill Road at Long Road
Gravel Hill Road at Wago Road
Gut Road at Wago Road
Hillview Drive at Codorus Furnace Road
Jeruselem School Road at Codorus Furnace Road
Jeruselem School Road at North Sherman Street Extended
Leigh Drive at Willow Spring Lane
Long Road at Saginaw Road
Long Road at Starview Road
Loucks Street at Board Road
Loucks Street at North George Street Extended
Merino Drive at Board Road
Mt. Hebom Road at Codorus Furnace Road
Mt. Heborn Road at Saginaw Road
Mundis Race Road at North Sherman Street Extended
Oak Drive at North Sherman Street Extended
Old School Lane at Park Street
Park Street at Big Conewago Road
Paw Paw Street at Market Street
P.P. & L. Access Road at Wago Road
Riverview Road at Codorus Furnace Road
Second Street at Market Street
Shady Lane at North George Street Extended
Starview Road at North Sherman Street Extended
Sunset Drive at North George Street Extended
Third Street at Market Street
Willow Spring Lane at Board Road
Willow Spring Lane at Canal Road
Woodland Lane at Market Street
York Street at Market Street
B. 
Except when directed to proceed by a police officer or appropriately attired persons authorized to direct, control or regulate traffic, every driver of a vehicle approaching a stop sign shall stop at a clearly marked stop line or, if none, before entering a crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if none, then at the point nearest the intersecting roadway where the driver has a view of approaching traffic on the intersecting roadway before entering. After having stopped, the driver shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian in a crosswalk or to any vehicle in the intersection or approaching on another roadway so closely as to constitute a hazard during the time when the driver is moving across or within the intersection or junction of roadways.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 101-11C, regarding violations and penalties, which immediately followed this subsection, was deleted at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 231-11 Certain vehicles prohibited on certain highways; penalties for offenses.

[Added 4-11-1984 by Ord. No. 4-11-84]
A. 
The following words, when used in this section, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
SEMI-TRAILER
Every vehicle of the trailer type so designed and used in conjunction with a motor vehicle that some part of its own weight and that of its own load rests upon or is carried by that motor vehicle.
TRAILER
Every vehicle, wagon or truck without motive power designed to carry property or passengers wholly on its own structure and to be drawn by a motor vehicle.
TRUCK
A motor vehicle designed, used or maintained primarily for the transportation of property.
TRUCK TRACTOR
Every vehicle which is self-propelled and which is designed or used to draw a trailer or semi-trailer.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any truck, tractor-trailer, semi-trailer or truck tractor upon any portion of Park Street between Pennsylvania Route 181 and Big Conewago Road (LR66002); provided, however, that nothing herein shall prohibit operating a commercial vehicle or tractor upon Park Street where such operation shall be necessary in order to pick up or deliver any goods, wares, merchandise or materials from or to any premises located upon Park Street or any portion thereof; and provided, however, further, that nothing herein shall prohibit operating a truck upon Park Street where such truck is then and there being used solely as transportation of one or more individuals from or to such individual's residence upon Park Street or any portion thereof and where such truck's use as individual transportation is not otherwise prohibited or restricted.
C. 
Any person who shall violate any provision of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000, and the costs of prosecution, or to undergo imprisonment for not more than 90 days.
[Amended 11-7-1988 by Ord. No. 12-13-88B]

§ 231-12 Parking prohibited.

[Amended 12-13-1988 by Ord. No. 12-13-88C]
A. 
Prior to imposing any parking restrictions or prohibitions, East Manchester Township (Township) shall request and obtain from a duly authorized state, county or local agency an approved and authorized traffic study.
B. 
Based on duly authorized and approved traffic studies from the appropriate agencies, the Township hereby restricts parking on the following streets, roads or thoroughfares, in the following manner:
(1) 
All parking shall be prohibited at all times on:
(a) 
The east side of Board Road from the Manchester Borough line to Meetinghouse Road.
(b) 
Both sides of Wago Road from the Mount Wolf Borough line to Gravel Hill Road.
(c) 
Both sides of North George Street Extended, State Route 181, Township Route 181, between segments 0120 and segments 0130, beginning at the York Federal Savings and Loan property and continuing north to Forge Hill Road, known as the "4100 block."
[Added 2-8-1994 by Ord. No. 2-8-94B]
(d) 
Both sides of Steamboat Boulevard beginning at North George Street Extended and continuing until the end of Steamboat Boulevard.
[Added 12-14-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-9]
(e) 
Both sides of North George Street beginning at the boundary of Township and Manchester Township and continuing north to the boundary of Township and Manchester Borough.
[Added 3-8-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-1]
(2) 
Parking shall be restricted as follows:
(a) 
Parking shall be prohibited on the west side of Board Road from the Manchester Borough line to Meetinghouse Road from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 101-13C, regarding violations and penalties, which immediately followed this subsection, was deleted at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 231-13 Traffic signals at certain intersections.

Reserved for future regulations.

§ 231-14 Parking violations.

[Added 6-9-1987 by Ord. No. 5-87]
A. 
This section shall be known as the "East Manchester Township Uniform Northeastern Regional Parking Violation Ordinance."
B. 
Definitions and word usage.
(1) 
Words and phrases, when used in this section, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code (Act of June 17, 1976, P.L. 162, No. 81), as amended,[1] except that, in this section, the word "street" shall mean any way which is publicly maintained when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular traffic, and such word may be used interchangeably with the word "highway" as defined in the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 101 et seq.
(2) 
In this section, the singular shall include the plural, the plural shall include the singular, and the masculine shall include the feminine.
C. 
It shall be unlawful for the owner of or any person in charge of or in possession of a vehicle or trailer to park such vehicle or trailer or to permit such vehicle or trailer to be parked in violation of the prohibitions and regulations on parking set forth in Subchapter E of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code, as amended,[2] which are hereby incorporated by reference, or in violation of the prohibitions and regulations on parking set forth in any local parking ordinance, which are hereby incorporated by reference. The circumstances giving rise to such violations are listed hereafter for illustrative purposes and not by way of limitation: parking on a sidewalk, parking within an intersection, parking on a crosswalk, unauthorized vehicle parking in a handicapped-only parking area, parking within 20 feet of a crosswalk or intersection, parking within 30 feet of a stop sign, parking within 15 feet of a fire hydrant, parking in front of a driveway, parking more than 12 inches from a curb, parking against the direction of traffic, parking within 30 feet of a traffic signal, parking between no-parking signs, parking between a no-parking here to corner sign and the corner, parking in a no-parking any time area, obstructing traffic, obstructing a fire lane, parking in a prohibited parking area, stopping or standing in a no-stopping or standing area, parking on private property without the consent of the owner, violation of time limit, parking a detached trailer on a street and any other violation of a local parking ordinance.
[2]
Editor's Note: See 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 3351 et seq.
D. 
The owner of or any person in charge of or in possession of a vehicle or trailer parked in violation of any provision of this article shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $20 and costs, for each violation; provided, however, that the police officers of the Northeastern Regional Police Department shall also attach to or place upon every such vehicle or trailer a citation in a form approved by resolution from time to time by the Board of Supervisors of East Manchester Township stating that the vehicle or trailer was parked in violation of this article. The citation shall contain instructions to the owner or any person in charge of or in possession of such vehicle or trailer whereby such owner or person may, in lieu of the aforesaid fine and costs, within 72 hours after the time of such notice, pay to East Manchester Township at the Northeastern Regional Police Department a penalty of $20.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
E. 
Placing written notice of a parking violation on the motor vehicle or trailer causing such violation shall constitute delivery of such notice for the purposes of this section.
F. 
Any prosecution under this section may be instituted by any Northeastern Regional police officer by filing a citation upon a form approved by East Manchester Township or by filing a summary complaint under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure.
G. 
Construal.
(1) 
Nothing in this section shall in any way limit or affect the power or authority of the Board of Supervisors of East Manchester Township to adopt and enforce ordinances, rules, regulations or restrictions with regard to parking within the Township of East Manchester, over which the Board of Supervisors of East Manchester Township has jurisdiction.
(2) 
The Board of Supervisors of East Manchester Township shall have the right, from time to time, by resolution, to establish a different amount of fine for violations of parking and traffic regulations which are the subject of this section within East Manchester Township.

§ 231-15 Violations and penalties. [1]

Any person who violates a provision of this article shall, upon conviction, be subject to the appropriate penalties set forth in the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.A. § 101 et seq.) for each provision so violated, unless provided otherwise in this article.
[1]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[Adopted 12-10-1996 by Ord. No. 12-10-96]

§ 231-16 Prohibited parking.

Parking shall be prohibited on the following designated streets whenever snow, ice, sleet, freezing rain, or a combination thereof accumulates on said streets sufficiently to constitute a complete covering of said streets. Upon enactment of this article or subsequent ordinances adding additional streets, the streets so identified shall be marked by snow emergency route signs posted by the Township; provided, however, that, once a sign has been placed, its subsequent disappearance or the lack of a sign on said street shall not be a defense to a violation of this article. The designated streets are listed in Schedule A, attached hereto, and incorporated by reference herein.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Schedule A is included at the end of this chapter.

§ 231-17 Removal of vehicles; costs.

In the event a motor vehicle is parked on a highway right-of-way in violation of this article, the Township Board of Supervisors or its designee, including the Roadmaster, or any Police Department with jurisdiction within the Township shall remove or cause the removal of such motor vehicle to a place designated by the Township. Prior to the owner of such motor vehicle regaining possession of said vehicle, or upon assessment of a penalty pursuant to § 213-19 of this article, the owner shall pay to the Township the costs incurred by the Township in causing such removal and storage, and in addition thereto, pay to the Township the penalty prescribed by § 213-19 of this article.

§ 231-18 Township not liable for damage.

East Manchester Township, its employees and contractors shall have no liability for any damage to any motor vehicle parked in violation of this article, occurring to such motor vehicle by reason of Township's removal of such vehicle from its parking location, and/or by reason of the Township's road maintenance and/or snow removal activities or operations.

§ 231-19 Violations and penalties.

Any person, corporation, partnership or association found in violation of any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof by a Magisterial District Judge, in a summary proceeding, be sentenced to pay a penalty of $15, together with all costs as set forth in this article, or in the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code, and other state laws applicable to summary offenses. Each day that this article is violated shall constitute a separate and distinct offense, and shall be subject to separate and distinct penalties hereunder.