The Commissioner of Public Works is hereby authorized and directed to install or cause to be installed parking meters within the areas established by ordinance.
The meters shall be placed at intervals of not less than 10 feet apart where angle parking is permitted, nor less than 20 feet apart where parallel parking is permitted and not less than 12 inches nor more than 24 inches from the face of the curb adjacent to individual meter spaces. The meters shall be so constructed as to display a signal showing legal parking upon deposit therein of a proper coin of the United States, as indicated by ordinance.
[3-26-1968; 12-13-1968; 6-9-1970; 2-22-1972, § 3; Ord. of 12-10-1985; Ord. of 4-8-1986; Ord. of 7-9-1991; Ord. of 5-25-1993; Ord. of 12-27-1994; Ord. of 4-25-1995; Ord. of 6-27-1995; Ord. of 11-12-2003; Ord. of 2-12-2008; Ord. of 7-9-2013; Ord. Of 9-12-2017]
In accordance with the provisions of Section 13-56, parking meter zones are hereby established (to be in effect from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, unless otherwise noted) in the following streets or parts thereof.
[4-26-1966; Ord. of 3-25-1997]
Whenever any vehicle shall be parked in a parking meter space adjacent to a parking meter, the operator of such vehicle shall park within the space designated by the marking lines for the space, and upon entering such parking meter space shall immediately deposit in the meter the required coin for the maximum legal parking period or portion thereof, as designated on the meter.
It shall be unlawful for a person to park a vehicle within a parking meter space, unless such vehicle is wholly within the painted lines adjacent to the meter.
It shall be unlawful for any person to fail or neglect to deposit the required coin as indicated on the meter.
It shall be unlawful for any person to deposit or cause to be deposited in a parking meter any coin for the purpose of permitting the vehicle of which he is in charge to remain in a parking space beyond the minimum period of time allowed in that particular zone. Said vehicle must move at least five parking spaces on street meter parking only.
During those periods of time in which meters are not in operation where parallel parking is permitted, motorcycles may be parked no more than three to a metered space, backed to the street curbing at an angle of 45° and faced in the direction to which they are headed.
Operators of commercial vehicles may park in a metered space without depositing a coin or coins for a period not to exceed 15 minutes for the purpose of loading or unloading.
[6-26-1973; Ord. of 5-8-1984; Ord. of 9-11-1984; Ord. of 12-10-1985; Ord. of 8-13-1991; Ord. of 7-13-1993; Ord. of 4-25-1995; Ord. of 7-11-2000; Ord. No. 11-12-2003; Ord. of 7-9-2013]
The fee for parking time in two-hour zones shall be $0.25 for each hour.
The fee for parking time in the St. Anthony Drive parking lot shall be $1 for a period of 10 hours, $0.25 for each 21/2 hours, with a maximum limit of 10 hours, commencing at 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. A monthly parking permit may be purchased for use of the St. Anthony Drive parking lot. The cost of a permit shall be $20 from May through November and $15 from December through April.
A certain number of long-term daytime parking spots shall be allotted in the Center Street Parking Lot annually at a rate of $30 per month. Long-term and overnight parking spots shall also be designated at a rate of $35 per month. If the demand for daytime or overnight long-term parking in the Center Street Lot exceeds the number of spots allotted, a lottery shall be held to determine the distribution of the spots. This lottery shall be held in December of each year. Businesses, or organizations purchasing in excess of two long-term daytime or overnight parking spaces shall pay a minimum of six months in advance. All others shall pay three months in advance.
The fee for meters on both the easterly and westerly side of North Church Street shall be $0.25 for each 21/2 hours, with a maximum limit of 10 hours, commencing at 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. These meters will take straight quarters only, no small change. East Main Street, southerly side at a point 152.5 feet from the easterly line of Church Street and extending easterly a distance of 148 feet.
The Chief of Police is hereby designated as the person authorized to collect or cause to be collected moneys deposited in parking meters. Such moneys shall be deposited forthwith with the City Treasurer, who shall make a record of the amount collected and there shall be set up in the office of the City treasurer a separate account to be known as "City of North Adams Parking Meter Account."
All fees received by the City Treasurer from the operation of parking meters shall be used by the City as authorized by General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 22A et seq.
Property damage. By parking a vehicle on a municipal parking area the owner and operator thereof shall assume all risk, responsibility and liability for any theft thereof or of property therein, and for any loss or damage thereto or to any property therein, caused by or resulting from any cause whatever; and the exercise of the license, permit or privilege of parking a vehicle on a municipal parking area under the terms and provisions of this article shall constitute and operate as a release and discharge of the city from any responsibility, obligation or liability for the theft thereof or of any property therein, and for any loss or damage thereto or to any property therein, caused by, or resulting from any cause whatever.
Personal injury. Any person, including, but not limited to the owner operator or occupant of any vehicle going in, on, upon, over or across any municipal parking area, whether on foot or in a vehicle, for or in connection with any purpose authorized or permitted under this article shall, by virtue of such act, assume all risk, responsibility and liability for injuries to his person, or for death, resulting from any cause whatsoever; and the exercise of the license, permit or privilege of being on such municipal parking area under the terms and provisions of this article shall constitute and operate as a release and discharge of the city from any responsibility, obligation or liability for all personal injuries for death, or for any and all losses, claims or damages arising or resulting from or in consequence of such injuries or death.
It shall be unlawful for any unauthorized person to tamper with, break, injure or destroy any parking meter or to deposit or cause to be deposited in the meter any slugs, device or metallic substance or any other substitute for the coins required.
Any person who violates any parking provisions of this article shall be subject to the penalties provided by General Laws, chapter 90, section 20A, and any other violation shall be punishable as may be provided by law.