[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Springfield as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 7-30-1987; amended in its entirety 5-28-2009 (Title 9, Ch. 9.24, § 9.24.020, of the 1986 Code)]
Effective upon passage of this article, the Director of Public Works, acting through his designee, the Police Commissioner, acting through the watch captain on duty, a lieutenant designated by the Police Commissioner or parking control officers appointed by the Police Commissioner, shall be officers in charge of the public ways of the City for purposes of enforcement of MGL c. 90, §§ 22B and 22C, relative to the removal and disposal of abandoned motor vehicles.
Whoever abandons a motor vehicle, registered or unregistered, upon any public or private way or upon any property other than his own without the permission of the owner or lessee of said property shall be fined $250 for the first such abandonment and $500 for each such abandonment thereafter, pursuant to MGL c. 90, § 22B.
If said officers reasonably deem that any motor vehicle has been apparently abandoned by its owner and standing for more than 72 hours upon a public or private way in the City or on any property within the City, they may cause said vehicle to be removed in a manner consistent with the provisions of MGL c. 90, § 22C.
[Adopted 5-28-2009 (Title 9, Ch. 9.24, § 9.24.030, of the 1986 Code)]
No person shall park a vehicle upon the public way, whether or not such vehicle is in an otherwise permissible parking space, which is determined to be:
Any violation of this article shall be punishable by a fine of $25. Each day that a violation continues shall be punishable as a separate offense.