[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the Borough of Lansdale 11-1-1956 by Ord. No. 566 (Ch. 34 of the 1972 Code); amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 370.
Upon request by the North Penn Board of School Directors, Council may appoint school crossing guards who shall have the duty of controlling and directing pedestrians at or near schools and who shall be in suitable and distinctive uniform.
School crossing guards may be utilized for special events to direct traffic and cross pedestrians at the direction of the Chief of Police or his or her designee, from time to time.
While on duty, school crossing guards shall be under and subject to the direction of the Mayor, shall serve at the pleasure of Council, shall not be subject to civil service, and shall not be entitled to participate in any Borough pension plan or plans.
The compensation of school crossing guards, if any, shall be fixed by Council and shall be jointly paid by Council and the North Penn Board of School Directors, in a ratio to be determined by Council and the North Penn Board of School Directors. If Council and the North Penn Board of School Directors are unable to determine the ratio of compensation of the school crossing guards to be paid by Council and the North Penn Board of School Directors, each shall pay 1/2 of the compensation of the crossing guards.
Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, auxiliary police officers, appointed as prescribed by general law, may be designated to serve as crossing guards.
It is hereby declared illegal and unlawful for either a pedestrian or the operator of a vehicle to interfere with or refuse to obey the commands and directions of school crossing guards, and any person refusing to obey the commands or directions shall be deemed to have violated the provisions of this chapter.
Any person who violates or permits a violation of this chapter shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding brought before a Magisterial District Judge under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, be guilty of a summary offense and shall be punishable by a fine of not less than $1,000, plus court costs and reasonable attorneys' fees incurred by the Borough in the enforcement proceedings. Upon judgment against any person by summary conviction, or by proceedings by summons on default of the payment of the fine or penalty imposed and the costs, the defendant may be sentenced to imprisonment for a period not exceeding 30 days. Each day or portion thereof that such violation continues or is permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense, and each section of this chapter that is violated shall also constitute a separate offense.