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Town of Hadley, MA
Hampshire County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Hadley as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Traffic rules and orders — See Ch. 420.
[Adopted 2-16-1966 ATM by Art. 21]
The following definitions shall apply in the interpretation and enforcement of this bylaw:
PERSON
Any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company or organization of any kind.
PROPERTY
Any real property within the Town of Hadley which is not a public or private way.
VEHICLE
A machine propelled by power other than human power designed to travel along the ground by use of wheels, treads, runners, or slides and transport persons or property or pull machinery and shall include, without limitation, automobile, truck, trailer, motorcycle, tractor, buggy and wagon.
No person shall abandon any vehicle on property within the Town of Hadley and no person shall leave any vehicle on property within the Town of Hadley for such time and under such circumstances as to cause such vehicle reasonably to appear to have been abandoned.
No person in charge or control of any property within the Town, whether as owner, tenant, occupant, lessee or otherwise, shall allow any partially dismantled, wrecked, junked or discarded vehicle to remain on such property longer than 72 hours, and no person shall leave any such vehicle on any property within the Town for a longer time than 72 hours, except that this bylaw shall not apply with regard to a vehicle in an enclosed building, a vehicle on the premises of a business enterprise operated in a lawful place and manner when necessary to the operation of such business enterprise, or a vehicle in a storage place or depository maintained for said purposes in a lawful place and manner in the Town of Hadley.
[Amended 5-2-2013 ATM by Art. 18]
The penalty for violation of this bylaw shall be as follows: for the first offense, $100; for the second and subsequent offenses, $300.
[Adopted 10-20-1994 STM by Art. 28]
[Amended 11-18-2010 STM by Art. 3]
Any person or body that has lawful control of a public or private way or of improved or enclosed property used as off-street parking areas for businesses, shopping malls, theaters, auditoriums, sporting or recreational facilities, cultural centers, residential dwellings or for any other place where the public has the right of access as invitees or licensees is required to reserve parking spaces in said off-street parking areas for any vehicle owned and operated by a disabled veteran or handicapped person whose vehicle bears the distinguishing license plate authorized by MGL c. 90, § 2 or for any vehicle transporting a handicapped person and displaying the special identification plate authorized by MGL c. 90, § 2 or for any vehicle bearing the official identification of a handicapped person issued by any other state or any Canadian province, according to the following formula:
Number of Parking Spaces
Required Handicapped Spaces
15 to 25
1
26 to 40
5% of spaces (at least 2)
41 to 100
4% of spaces (at least 3)
101 to 200
3% of spaces (at least 4)
201 to 500
2% of spaces (at least 6)
501 to 1,000
1 1/2% of spaces (at least 10)
1,001 to 2,000
1% of spaces (at least 15)
2,001 to 5,000
0.75% of spaces (at least 20)
5,001+
0.5% of spaces (at least 30)
Parking spaces designated as reserved under the provisions of § 247-5 shall be identified by the use of the above-grade signs with white lettering against a blue background and shall bear the words "Handicapped Parking: Special Plate Required. Unauthorized Vehicles May Be Removed at Owner's Expense"; shall be as near as possible to a building entrance or walkway; shall be adjacent to curb ramps or other unobstructed methods permitting sidewalk access to a handicapped person; and shall be 12 feet wide or two eight-foot-wide areas with four feet of cross hatch between them.
The leaving of unauthorized vehicles within parking spaces designated for use by disabled veterans or handicapped persons as authorized by § 247-5 or in such a manner as to obstruct a curb ramp designated for use by handicapped persons as a means of egress to a street or public way shall be prohibited.
[Amended 11-18-2010 STM by Art. 3]
The penalty for violation of this bylaw shall be as follows: for the first offense, $100; for the second and subsequent offenses, $300. The vehicle may be removed according to the provisions of MGL c. 40, § 22D.