Township of Upper Chichester, PA
Delaware County
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Wherever a space is marked off on any street for the parking of an individual vehicle, every vehicle parked there shall be parked wholly within the lines bounding that space, and it shall be a violation of this article for any person to park a vehicle or allow it to remain parked otherwise.
A. 
Only angle parking shall be permitted on the following portions of streets:
Street
Side
Between
(Reserved)
B. 
On all streets where angle parking is required, every vehicle parked at the angle shall be parked with its front nearest the curb.
Parking shall be prohibited at all times in the following locations:
Street
Side
Between
Bethel Avenue
[Added 8-12-1993 by Ord. No. 527]
South
From 322 Eastbound ramp to 452 North to the intersection of Bethel Avenue with 322
Brayden Drive
[Added 3-8-2018 by Ord. No. 722]
Both
Entire length
Cherrytree Road
East
In front of No. 450 Cherrytree Road
Chestnut Street
Both
Route 452 and Seaside Avenue
Chichester Avenue
Both
Bethel Road and Woodstream Road
Chichester Avenue
Both
Meetinghouse Road and 200 feet north
Chichester Avenue
South
I-95 South on-ramp to I-95 North on-ramp (on bridge)
Chichester Avenue
South
3736 Chichester Avenue to B&O Bridge
Dutton Street
South
Garfield Road and Story Road
Euclid Avenue
East
Manor Avenue and Naaman's Creek Road
Garfield Avenue
West
Dutton Street and dead end
Larkin Road
East
Woodstream Road to 402 feet south
Longbotham Drive
East
150 feet from Burdett Drive
Longbotham Drive
West
Burdett Drive and Cherrytree Road
Malatesta Avenue
Both
Redwood Avenue and Chichester Avenue
Meetinghouse Road
Both
Second Avenue to Sharpless Avenue
Mill Road
[Added 11-12-1992 by Ord. No. 515]
Both
Chichester Avenue to and including Reliance Fire Company
Mulberry Street
[Added 12-10-1992 by Ord. No. 518]
Both
Peach Street and Apple Street
Naaman's Creek Road
East
150 feet on each side of intersection with Boudwin Avenue
Naaman's Creek Road
West
50 feet prior to Clayton Street
Ogden Avenue
East
Meetinghouse Road to Naaman's Creek Road
Ogden Avenue
West
160 feet from intersection with Naaman's Creek Road
Route 322 (Conchester Highway)
Both
Business District between 515-530 Conchester Highway
Route 322
[Added 8-12-1993 by Ord. No. 527]
East
400 feet east to Bethel Avenue to Bethel Avenue
Route 322 (Conchester Highway)
West
Entrance to Conchester Lanes
Route 452 (Market Street)
North
Willers Road to Aston Township boundary
Route 452 (Market Street)
South
2600 Block
Seaside Avenue
[Added 6-11-2015 by Ord. No. 700]
Both
The entire portion of Seaside Avenue that originates at Beech Street and continues to its point of terminus.
Sofia Lane
[Added 3-8-2018 by Ord. No. 722]
Both
Entire length
Parking shall be prohibited in the following locations at all times on the days and between the hours indicated in this section, as follows:
Street
Side
Between
Days
Hours
(Reserved)
[Amended 4-12-1990 by Ord. No. 490; 2-10-2000 by Ord. No. 583; 9-14-2017 by Ord. No. 712]
A. 
Parking.
(1) 
It shall be unlawful for any person to park or to remain parked on any residential street or in any residential area any vehicle other than a passenger car, except as hereinafter set forth below. The term "passenger car" shall not include any trailer, bus, motor home, or passenger car, truck or van attached to a trailer of any kind.
(2) 
It shall be unlawful for any person to park or allow to remain parked on any residential street or in any residential area any vehicle other than a commercial vehicle not larger than what is commonly known as a pickup truck or van other than when actually making a delivery or engaged in work on such residential street or residential area.
(3) 
Any passenger car, bus, trailer, motor home, truck, van, or any other vehicle, when parking is otherwise permitted in the Code of Ordinances of Upper Chichester Township, must be parked on approved surfaces.
(4) 
Notwithstanding anything above to the contrary, it shall be lawful for any person to park or allow to remain parked on any residential street or in any residential area any commercial vehicle not larger than what is commonly known as a pickup truck or van. A commercial vehicle may otherwise be parked on a residential street or in any residential area when the commercial vehicle is actually making a delivery or engaged in work on such residential street or residential area.
B. 
Repealer. All ordinances or parts of ordinances which are inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.
C. 
Severability. If any sentence, clause, section, or part of this subsection is for any reason found to be unconstitutional, illegal, or invalid, such unconstitutionality, illegality or invalidity shall not affect or impair any of the remaining provisions, sentences, clauses, sections or parts of this subsection. It is hereby declared as the intent of the Board of Commissioners that this subsection would have been adopted had such unconstitutional, illegal or invalid sentence, clause, section or part thereof not been included herein.
No person shall park a vehicle, or allow it to remain parked, for longer than the time indicated, in any of the following locations, at any time on the days and between the hours indicated:
Street
Side
Between
Days
Hours
Parking Time Limit
Chichester Avenue
Both
Randall Avenue to B&O railroad tracks
Every day
All hours
15 minutes
Meetinghouse Road
Both
Chichester Avenue and Boothwyn Elementary School
Every day
All hours
1 hour
Washington Avenue
[Added 1-11-2018 by Ord. No. 717]
Southeast
Market Street to Douglas Avenue
Sunday
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
No parking
Washington Avenue
[Added 1-11-2018 by Ord. No. 717]
Northwest
75 feet west of Douglas Avenue to Booker Avenue
Sunday
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
No parking
The following are established as special purpose parking zones, and it shall be unlawful for any person to park a vehicle or to allow it to remain parked, in any such zone, except as specifically provided for that zone:
Street
Side
Location
Authorized Purpose or Vehicle
Laughead Avenue
North
Near Chichester Avenue
Handicapped
Taylor Avenue
North
Taylor and Market Streets
Handicapped
Willowbrook Shopping Center
N/A
Designated Parking Spaces
Handicapped
It shall be unlawful for any person to stop, stand or park a vehicle (other than a pedalcycle) on the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of any street, except that standing or parking for the purpose of loading or unloading persons or property shall be permitted Monday through Saturday, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and between the hours of 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., and for no longer than necessary for the loading or unloading.
A. 
Findings and purpose. The Township finds that:
(1) 
Certain residential areas in the Township are subjected to commuter vehicle parkings, therefore depriving the residents of those areas of spaces in which to park their own vehicles:
(2) 
Those residential streets are also subject to a high degree of commuter traffic which substantially reduces the quality of the ambient air level; and
(3) 
The establishment of a parking permit program for certain affected areas should facilitate efficient movement of traffic by providing for parking preference during certain hours of the day and days of the week. Therefore, the Township considers it to be in the interest of the people of the Township to provide for the establishment of a residential permit parking program to insure primary access to available parking spaces by neighborhood residents and also to provide a cleaner ambient air level.
B. 
Definitions. For the purpose of this section, words and terms listed in this subsection, as follows, shall have the following meanings:
COMMUTER VEHICLE
A motor vehicle parked in a residential area by a person not a resident of that residential area;
PROPRIETOR
A person who owns or leases real estate within a residential area of which he is not a resident, but who owns or manages a business enterprise or professional office maintained at that address; for the purpose of this section, a proprietor shall be entitled to one parking permit for that business or professional office address;
RESIDENT
A person who owns or leases real property within a residential area and who maintains either a voting residence, or bona fide occupancy, or both, at that address;
RESIDENTIAL AREA
A contiguous area containing public highways or parts of public highways primarily abutted by residential property or residential and non-business property (such as schools, parks, places or worship, hospitals and nursing homes).
C. 
Criteria. The residential areas designated in Subsection D of this section are those deemed impacted and hence eligible for residential parking on the basis of the following criteria:
(1) 
During any period between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday, except legal holidays, the number of vehicles parked (or standing), legally or illegally, on the streets in the area is equal to 70% or more of the legal, on-street parking capacity of the area. For the purpose of this criterion, a legal parking space shall be 20 linear feet.
(2) 
During the same period as specified in Subsection C(1), directly above, 10% or more of the vehicles parked (or standing) on the streets in the area are not registered in the name of a person residing in the area. For the purpose of this criterion, the latest available information from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles and Licensing of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation regarding registration of motor vehicles shall be used.
(3) 
Provided: in determining that a specific area identified as impacted and eligible for residential permit parking is designated as a residential permit parking area, the following factors are taken into consideration.
(a) 
The local and metropolitan needs with respect to clean air and environment;
(b) 
The possibility of a reduction in total vehicle miles driven in the Township;
(c) 
The likelihood of alleviating traffic congestion, illegal parking and related health and safety hazards;
(d) 
The proximity of public transportation to the residential area;
(e) 
The desire and need of the residents for residential permit parking and their willingness to bear the administrative costs in connection with it; and
(f) 
The need for parking in excess of the residential permit parking program in proximity to establishments located in the residential permit parking area and used by the general public for religious, health or educational purposes.
D. 
Designation of residential permit parking areas:
(1) 
The following are designated as residential permit parking areas:
Area
Bounded by and including
(Reserved)
(2) 
Signs shall be erected along the streets in each residential permit parking area, indicating the days, hours, locations and conditions under which parking shall be by permit only.
E. 
Application for permit. Application for a residential parking permit shall be made to the Chief of Police by the person desiring the permit, who shall be only the owner or the driver of a motor vehicle who resides on or is a proprietor of property immediately adjacent to a street or other location within a residential parking permit area. A separate application shall be required for each motor vehicle, and each application shall be accompanied by a permit fee of $10, which shall be for the use of the Township, to be applied to the cost of administering the residential permit parking program. Each application shall contain the following information: the name of the owner or the driver, as the case may be, of the motor vehicle; the address of the resident or the proprietor, as the case may be; the make, model and registration number of the motor vehicle; and the driver number as taken from the applicant's current driver's license. At the discretion of the Chief of Police, the applicant shall be required, at the time of making application, to present his driver's license and the vehicle registration card.
F. 
Issuance of permit. Upon receipt of the application and the permit fee, and determination by him that the information upon the application shows that the applicant is entitled to a residential parking permit, the Chief of Police shall issue to the applicant a residential parking permit, which shall be valid for the remainder of the calendar year. The permit shall display the serial and registration numbers of the motor vehicles, the residential parking area number, and the expiration date. The permit shall be renewable annually before the expiration date, upon making application for renewal and payment of the permit fee of $10. It shall be unlawful and a violation of this section for any person to display other than the current and valid permit while standing or parking in a residential permit parking area at any time when those permits are to be displayed.
G. 
Temporary and exemption parking permits. Temporary parking permits may be issued by the Chief of Police, upon payment of a fee of $2, to bona fide visitors of residents of a designated residential permit parking area, and exemption parking permits may be issued, without payment of a fee, to handicapped persons and senior citizens.
H. 
Responsibility of permit holder.
(1) 
Notwithstanding any provision of this section to the contrary, the holder of a residential parking permit shall be permitted to stand or park a motor vehicle operated by him in any designated residential parking area during those times when parking of motor vehicles is permitted in that area. While a vehicle for which a residential parking permit has been issued is so parked, that permit shall be displayed so as to be clearly visible through the windshield of the vehicle. A residential parking permit shall not guarantee or reserve to the holder a parking space within a designated residential permit parking area.
(2) 
A residential parking permit shall not authorize its holder to stand or park a motor vehicle in any place where or at any time when stopping, standing or parking of motor vehicles is prohibited or set aside for other specified types of vehicles, nor shall the permit exempt its holder from the observance of any traffic or parking regulation other than residential permit parking regulation or restriction. The vehicle showing the permit shall be licensed and insured and in operating condition and not a junk or derelict vehicle.
(3) 
No person other than the permit holder whose name appears on the permit shall use a residential parking permit or display it on a vehicle operated; any such use or display by a person other than the permit holder shall constitute a violation of this section by the permit holder and by the person who so used or displayed the parking permit.
(4) 
It shall constitute a violation of this section for any person falsely to represent himself as eligible for a residential parking permit or to furnish false information in an application to the Chief of Police in order to obtain a residential parking permit.
I. 
Revocation of permits. The Chief of Police shall have authority to revoke the residential parking permit of any permit holder found to be in violation of any provision of this section. Upon written notification to him of the revocation, the permit holder shall surrender the permit to the Chief of Police. Failure to do so, when so requested, shall constitute a violation of this section. Provided: any person receiving such a notice may, within 10 days after the date of the notice, appeal to the Board for a hearing on the revocation, and the decision of the Board shall be final.
Any person who violates any provision of this article shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $15 and costs. Provided: it shall be the duty of the police officers and of parking enforcement personnel of the Township to report to the appropriate official all violations of any provision of this article, indicating, in each case: the section violated; the license number of the vehicle involved in the violation; the location where the violation took place; and any other facts that might be necessary in order to secure a clear understanding of the circumstances attending the violation. The police officer or other person making the report shall also attach to or place upon every such vehicle a notice stating that the vehicle was parked in violation of this article. The notice shall contain instructions to the owner or driver of the vehicle that if he will report to the office of the Chief of Police and pay the sum of $10 within five days after the time of the notice, or if he will place the sum of $10, or enclose in an envelope addressed to the Township that act will save the violator from prosecution and from payment of the fine and costs prescribed in the first sentence of this section.