Borough of Emmaus, PA
Lehigh County
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[Ord. 675, 11/17/1986]
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.
[Ord. 675, 11/17/1986; as amended by Ord. 1052, 4/6/2009; and by Ord. 1099, 8/19/2013, § 15]
Only angle parking shall be permitted on the following portions of streets:
Street
Side
Between
Main Street
North and south
Fourth and Chestnut Streets
On all streets where angle parking is required, every vehicle parked at the angle shall be parked with its front nearest the curb.
[Ord. 675, 11/17/1986; as amended by Ord. 697, 6/20/1988, § 2; by Ord. 699, 9/6/1988; by Ord 707, 3/6/1989, § I; by Ord. 721, 12/4/1989, § 1; by Ord. 731, 3/19/1990, § 1; by Ord. 745, 3/18/1991; by Ord. 747, 5/20/1991; by Ord. 753, 9/3/1991, § 1, by Ord. 754, 9/3/1991, § 1; by Ord. 756, 10/7/1991, § 1; by Ord. 758, 12/2/1991, § 1; by Ord. 759, 12/16/1991, § 1; by Ord. 764, 3/16/1992, § 1; by Ord. 768, 12/7/1992, § 1; by Ord. 773, 5/3/1993, § 3; by Ord. 775, 6/21/1993, § 1; by Ord. 786, 12/20/1993, § 1; by Ord. 812, 3/20/1995, § 1; by Ord. 813, 3/20/1995, § 1; by Ord. 815, 6/6/1995, § 3; by Ord. 826, 2/20/1996; by Ord. 835, 7/15/1996, § I; by Ord. 857, 10/13/1997, § 403; by Ord. 863, 2/2/1998, § II; by Ord. 872, 10/19/1998; by Ord. 874, 11/2/1998; by Ord. 894, 12/6/1999; by Ord. 895, 12/6/1999; by Ord. 896, 12/6/1999; by Ord. 898, -/-/1999; by Ord. 899, -/-/1999; by Ord. 912, 11/20/2000; by Ord. 916, 11/20/2000; by Ord. 920, 1/22/2001; by Ord. 921, 2/12/2001; by Ord. 929, 6/18/2001; by Ord. 950, 5/20/2002; by Ord. 960, 11/18/2002; by Ord. 963, 3/3/2003; by Ord. 971, 10/6/2003; by Ord. 972, 10/6/2003; by Ord. 996, 7/18/2005; by Ord. 1004, 1/16/2006; by Ord. 1038, 4/7/2008; by Ord. 1053, 4/6/2009; by Ord. 1056, 1/18/2010; by Ord. 1090, 11/5/2012; by Ord. 1091, 11/5/2012; and by Ord. 1099, 8/19/2013, § 16]
Parking shall be prohibited at all times in the following locations:
Street
Side
Between
Adrian Street
North
Andrew and Short Streets
Adrian Street
South
Short and South 3rd Streets
Apple Street
North
Beginning at the west curb of Williams Street and extending westerly to the east curb of Wenner Street
Arch Street
North
Tenth and Twelfth
Arch Street
South
40' 10" to the East and 50' to the West at the entrance to the Rodale parking lot in the 1000 block of Arch Street
Bank Street
North and south
Fourth and Sixth Streets
Bank Street
Center of Street
Dead End of Bank Street at the 900 Block
Broad Street
South
Fourth and Fifth Streets
Broad Street
North
Seventh and Tenth Streets
Brunner Street
East and west
Chestnut and Green Streets
Chestnut (S.R. 2005)
South
Main and Tenth Streets
Chestnut (S.R. 2005)
North and south
Tenth and Cedar Crest Boulevard
Chestnut (S.R. 2005)
North
Short Street + 200' W of Short Street
Chestnut (S.R. 2005)
North and south
Property line of Auto Zone and the Borough limits
East George Street
South
Williams and Wenner Streets
East George Street
North and south
A distance of 220 feet on East George Street west from State Avenue
East Harrison Street
North
State and Reading R.R.
Fairview Street
North
Sixth and Fifth Streets
Fairview Street
South
300 block
Fairview Street
North
301 feet west of South 5th Street at PP&L Pole #62797/S44335 and continuing west to South 6th Street
Fourth Street
West
Railroad and Broad Streets
Fourth Street
East
Chestnut and Golden Streets
North Fourth Street
West
From the point of the intersection of North Fourth Street and Elm Street south 52'
South Fourth Street
[Added by Ord. 1109, 7/21/2014]
East and West
Bridge located between Railroad Street and Jubilee Street
Glenwood Street
North
For a distance of 124 feet from Borough Line Park
Glenwood Street
South
For a distance of 213 feet from Borough Line Park
Green Drive
North
Cedar Crest Boulevard and Chestnut Street
Green Street
North and south
Tenth and Willow Streets
Harrison Street
North
200 feet from Wenner Street East near the property boundary and the drainage area
John Street
East and West
300 Block
Keystone Avenue
East
South edge of Moravian Church Garage to corner of Keystone Avenue/Railroad Street
Keystone Avenue
West
30 feet North of Keystone Avenue/Railroad Street
South Keystone Avenue
West
From the end west curb at the end of South Keystone Avenue running 136 feet clockwise around the circumference of the cul-de-sac known as the 1803 House Turnaround
Klines Lane
West
Southernmost track of Blue Mountain Railroad to the Borough line
Lee Street
West
Harrison and Dalton Streets
Lehigh Street
East & West
Harrison Street to Carl Street
Macungie Avenue
West
Harrison and Pine Streets
Macungie Avenue
East
60 feet to the north of the intersection of Pine Street
Main Street
South
Keystone and East Main Streets
Macungie Avenue
North
Klines Lane and Ridge Streets
East Main Street
South
RR overpass and Weiders Land
East Main Street
North
#3 Fire Co. to West of Bridge
Minor Street
North
Andrew Street and South 4th Street
East Minor Street
[Repealed by Ord. 1157, 8/21/2017]
East Minor Street
[Added by Ord. 1162, 10/2/2017]
South
From Klines Lane westwardly for 459 linear feet
West Minor Street
North
From 12th Street to the corner
Moyer Street
West
Jubilee and Golden Streets
Moyer Street
West
Chestnut and Green Streets
North 6th Street
East
56 feet north of Ridge/North 6th Street intersection
North 6th Street
East
76 feet south of Ridge/North 6th Street intersection
North 6th Street
West
85 feet north of Walnut/North 6th Street intersection
North 6th Street
East
Long Street and North Street
North 10th Street
East and west
Walnut and North Streets
North Street
North and south
Macungie Avenue and Cedar Crest Boulevard
Penn Street
East
Elm and Seem Streets
Penn Street
West
South 200 feet from Seem Street
Pennsylvania Avenue
West
10th Street to 13th Street
Pennsylvania Avenue
North and South
10th Street to 13th Street
Perkiomen Street
East
Elm Street and North Street
Pine Street
South
Distance of 228 feet west of west curb line of Macungie Avenue and extending west for a distance of 50 feet
Pine Street
South
Distance of 327 feet west of the west curb line of Macungie Avenue extending for a distance of 65 feet
Pine Top Circle
South
South 15th Street to the beginning of the cul-de-sac
Railroad Street
North and south
Keystone and Third Streets
Railroad Street
[Added by Ord. 1120, 3/2/2015]
South
South 4th Street and South 5th Street (including intersection of South 5th Street and Railroad Street)
Ridge Street
North
Starting 55 feet west of west curb line of 3rd Street and extending westerly for 154 feet for "No Parking Fire Lane"
Ridge Street
South
A distance of 141 feet on Ridge to Keystone Avenue
Shimerville Road
North and south
PA Avenue and Bridge
Shimerville Road
North
South 16th Street west to the Borough line
Short Street
East
Main and Ridge Streets
Short Street
West
Brunner and Ridge Streets
Sixteenth Street
West
West Wood Street south to a point 40' south of PP&L pole no. 62230S44015
Sixteenth Street
West
Fire hydrant zone south to Shimerville Road
Sixteenth Street
East
Shimerville Road and West Minor Street
State Road
East and west
Ridge Street to Borough line
South 5th Street
East
Wood Street and Furnace Street Running 75 feet
South 6th Street
[Added by Ord. No. 1167, 12/4/2017]
East
From Chestnut Street southerly to Jubilee Street
South 6th Street
[Added by Ord. No. 1167, 12/4/2017]
West
Beginning at 28 feet from the southwestern curb of Chestnut Street southerly for 49 feet
South 5th Street
East
Starting at intersection of Wood Street going 77 feet north
South 7th Street
East
Minor and the Borough line
South 7th Street
East
Beginning 20' South of the South Curb of Chestnut Street and Extending Southerly for 60'
South 7th Street
East
Beginning 24 feet south of the south curb of Chestnut Street and extending southerly for 60 feet
South 7th Street
West
Conrail tracks and Broad Street except 80' south of the fire hydrant
South 7th Street
[Added by Ord. No. 1192, 8/19/2019]
West
Southeast apex of Minor Street southerly to the driveway entrance at 202 South 7th Street for 14 feet
South 10th Street
East and West
Chestnut and Furnace Streets
South 14th Street
West
Shimerville Road to the Conrail Railroad dead end
South 15th Street
Northeast
Beginning at the Joseph T. Miklencic property for a distance of 200 feet more or less.
South 15th Street
Southwest
Beginning at the Joseph T. Miklencic property for a distance of 50 feet more or less; Along the Easterly right-of-way line of the Pennsylvania Turnpike for a distance of 68 feet more or less; Along the Easterly side of the Horace T. Hendricks property for a distance of 160 feet more or less.
South 15th Street
East
Shimerville Road to a point of Joseph Miklencic's property defined as South 28°00'W
South 12th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue
Southeast corner of
West Minor Street
South
From the point of the intersection of Race Street and South 12th Street east 150 feet
[Ord. 675, 11/17/1986; as amended by Ord. 695, 3/7/1988; by Ord. 697, 6/20/1988, § 3; by Ord. 721, 12/4/1989; by Ord. 815, 6/6/1995, § 4; by Ord. 845, 4/7/1997; by Ord. 886, 8/2/1999; by Ord. 897, 12/6/1999; by Ord. 900, -/-/2000; by Ord. 901, -/-/1999; by Ord. 968, 6/16/2003; by Ord. 1005, 2/6/2006; by Ord. 1056, 1/18/2010; by Ord. 1099, 8/19/2013, § 17; by Ord. 1138, 4/6/2016; and by Ord. 1157, 8/21/2017]
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
Arch Street
[Added by Ord. No. 1198, 4/6/2020]
East
Northern border of driveway at 1396 Arch Street along the cul-de-sac, a distance of 110 feet
School days
24 hours
Arch Street
[Added by Ord. No. 1198, 4/6/2020]
North
Northern border of the current cul-de-sac between the border of the Arch Street Park and the beginning of the curve of the cul-de-sac, a distance of 88 feet
School days
24 hours
Arch Street
[Added by Ord. No. 1198, 4/6/2020]
West
Northern border of driveway at 1389 Arch Street and the northern border of the Arch Street Playground, a distance of 68 feet
School days
24 hours
Chestnut Street
North
Short & 10th
Mon.
(Excluding those Mondays that fall on a legal holiday)
(This shall not be in effect from December 1-March 31)
7:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Chestnut Street
Two parking spaces in front of crossovers at 731 Chestnut
Mon. - Fri.
Saturday
(Except on Legal Holidays)
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Elm Street
South
Perkiomen Street going west 315 feet
School Days
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Main Street
North & South
Ridge to 4th Street
Mon. (Excluding those Mondays that fall on a legal holiday)
(This shall not be in effect from December 1-March 31)
7:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Main Street
[Added by Ord. No. 1186, 3/18/2019]
North and South
South 4th Street and 332 Main Street
Sundays May 1 to November 30
3:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Main Street
[Added by Ord. No. 1186, 3/18/2019]
North and South
South 4th Street and 332 Main Street
2nd and 4th Sundays of month, December 1 to April 30
3:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
East Minor Street
South
"Bus parking" zone beginning at the east curb of Cherry Street and extending easterly 677 feet
School
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
East Minor Street
North
"No parking" zone beginning at the east curb of Keystone Avenue and extending easterly 252 feet
School
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
East Minor Street
North
"No parking" zone beginning 15 feet east of the east curb of Cherry Street and extending easterly 290 feet
School
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
North Street
North
Perkiomen and Moyer Streets
School
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
North Street
North
West of Perkiomen Street end of school property line
Mon - Fri
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
North Street
North
Perkiomen and Moyer
School
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Penn Street
West
South 200 feet from Seem Street
School
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Railroad Street
North
4th & 5th Streets
Mon. (Excluding those Mondays that fall on a legal holiday)
(This shall not be in effect from December 1-March 31)
7:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Seem Street
North
Mulberry and Pike Streets
School
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Short Street
West
Main & Brunner
Mon. (Excluding those Mondays that fall on a legal holiday)
(This shall not be in effect from December 1-March 31)
7:00 - 9:00 a.m.
South 4th Street
[Added by Ord. No. 1186, 3/18/2019]
West
Chestnut Street and Jubilee Street
Sundays May 1 to November 30
3:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Wood Street
South
40 feet east and west of the center of the handicap ramp in front of 560 Wood Street
Mon.-Fri.
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
3rd Street
East & West
Green & Railroad
Mon. (Excluding those Mondays that fall on a legal holiday)
(This shall not be in effect from December 1-March 31)
7:00 - 9:00 a.m.
3rd Street
West
77 feet south from the end of the curb radius at the intersection of North 3rd Street and North 4th Street
Mon. - Sat. 24
(except legal holidays)
4th Street
East & West
Chestnut & Green
Mon.
7:00 - 9:00 a.m.
4th Street
West
Chestnut & Railroad
Mon.
(Excluding those Mondays that fall on a legal holiday)
(This shall not be in effect from December 1-March 31)
7:00 - 9:00 a.m.
4th Street
East
Golden & Broad
Mon.
(Excluding those Mondays that fall on a legal holiday)
(This shall not be in effect from December 1-March 31)
7:00 - 9:00 a.m.
5th Street, North
East
Directly adjacent to the entrance of the day school near Ridge Street
Mon. - Fri.
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
[Ord. 695, 3/7/1988]
No vehicle shall be stored upon any street. As used herein "stored" shall mean the parking of a vehicle in one place upon any street continuously for more than 72 hours.
[Ord. 695, 3/7/1988]
It shall be hereafter unlawful to park or leave on the streets or highways or public property of the Borough of Emmaus mechanically inoperable vehicles, or vehicles without current registration plates or vehicles without current inspection stickers.
[Ord. 675, 11/17/1986; as added by Ord. 774, 5/3/1993, § 1; as amended by Ord. 805, 11/7/1994; by Ord. 806, 11/7/1994, § 1; by Ord. 829, 4/1/1996, §§ 1-3; by Ord. 847, 4/7/1997; by Ord. 864, 2/2/1998; by Ord. 907, 8/7/2000; by Ord. 911, 11/20/2000; and by Ord. 1047, 2/2/2009]
1. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to park, or allow to remain parked, for a period of time in excess of one hour on weekdays between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., on any of the following streets or parts of streets, any vehicle that does not have an approved resident parking permit:
Street
Location
Berger Street
From Macungie Avenue to Franklin Street
Greenleaf Street
From Macungie Avenue to 7th Street
Harrison Street
From Macungie Avenue to 7th Street
Iroquois Street
[Added by Ord. 1122, 3/16/2015]
From Macungie Avenue to North 7th Street Circle
Macungie Avenue
From North Street to Pine Street
Macungie Avenue
Walnut Street to North Street
Macungie Avenue
Pine Street to Iroquois Street
Macungie Avenue
Iroquois Street to Frank Drive
Macungie Avenue
Walnut Street to Harrison Street
North Street
From Macungie Avenue to 7th Street
Pine Street
From Macungie Avenue to 7th Street
Pine Street
Entire 600 block
Ridge Street
Macungie Avenue to North 7th Street
Ridge Street
North 8th Street to Crestway
Spruce Street
From Macungie Avenue to 7th Street
Spruce Street
From Franklin Street to 7th Street
Walnut Street
Macungie Avenue to 9th Street
Wayne Circle
From Spruce Street to 7th Street
7th Street
From Harrison Street to Wayne Circle
7th Street
Ridge Street to Harrison Street
7th Street
Wayne Circle to Pine Street
7th Street Circle
Pine Street to intersection of 7th Street and Franklin Street
8th Street, North
Walnut Street to Ridge Street
2. 
Purpose. The purpose of the resident parking program is to promote the safety and welfare of the residents of the Borough, reduce hazardous traffic conditions, and the overburdening of existing streets and roads.
3. 
Residential Permit Parking Program. The Emmaus Police Department is hereby authorized to designate, subject to the approval of Borough Council as hereby provided, certain streets and other public areas within the Borough of Emmaus as permit parking areas in which resident vehicles displaying valid parking permits may stand or be parked without limitation by parking time restrictions established by this section. Vehicles not displaying valid parking permits may stand or be parked for a limited time not to exceed the time specified upon adequately posted signs.
4. 
Designation of Residential Parking Areas. A residential area or street shall be considered for designation as residential permit parking area provided that designation criteria establishment by this section be satisfied and that Borough Council, through enactment of an ordinance, authorize the posting of appropriate signs specifying time limits and period of the day for its application.
5. 
Designation Criteria. A residential area shall be deemed impacted and thereby eligible for residential permit parking providing that the following criteria are satisfied:
A. 
At least 50% of the street level, from footage use, is residential or nonbusiness related.
B. 
During any period between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., on Wednesdays, except holidays, the number of vehicles parked and/or standing, legally or illegally, at on-street parking spaces, is equal to 70% of the legal on-street parking capacity of the area.
C. 
If the above criteria is not met at any time, the Emmaus Police Department shall notify the Borough Council. The Borough Council may consider revoking the residential parking permit status for that street.
D. 
A street may be considered as a potential residential parking area upon the receipt by Borough Council of a verified petition signed by at least 90% of the residents on that street.
E. 
The signature of a resident on the petition demonstrates a willingness to purchase a permit for this program.
F. 
Surveys shall be conducted of potential residential parking areas to establish whether the criteria for establishing resident parking has been satisfied.
G. 
Once established, a residential parking area may be abandoned upon receipt of a verified petition signed by at least 90% of the residents of that street.
6. 
Issuance of Permit Parking. Following Borough Council's approval of the designation of residential permit parking area, the Police Department may issue appropriate permits and shall cause parking signs to be erected in the area indicating the times and conditions under which parking shall be allowed. A permit shall be issued upon application and payment of the applicable fee only to the owner and operator of a motor vehicle who resides on the appropriate street. A separate permit shall be required for each motor vehicle. Eligibility for a permit shall be as follows:
A. 
Residents. The resident must prove residency and vehicle ownership or evidence of having a leased or company owned vehicle. Criteria shall be established for proof of residence. A separate application shall be required for each vehicle and each application shall be accompanied by a permit fee.
B. 
Visitors. Special permits may be issued to visitors for a period of time not to exceed 14 days. No resident of a residential permit parking area shall be issued more than two visitor permits at any time.
7. 
Designation Process. If the area in question is not an approved residential permit parking area and a petition signed by the required number of residents is filed at which point a Committee of Council will schedule and administer a hearing and then make a recommendation to Council. Every resident of the proposed area will be notified of the hearing by mail. Borough Council will make the final decision whether to designate an area as an official residential permit parking area.
8. 
Display of Permit. A permit shall be displayed on the left side of the rear bumper.
9. 
Permit Parking Exemption.
A. 
A resident vehicle on which is displayed a valid parking permit as provided for herein shall be permitted to stand or be parked in the residential permit parking area for which the permit has been issued without being limited by time restrictions established pursuant to this section. However, said resident's vehicle shall not be exempt from parking restrictions or prohibitions established pursuant to authority other than this section including, but not limited to, "stopping and parking," "street sweeping," "loading zones," "five minute parking zones," "handicapped zones" and any other special parking restrictions.
B. 
A residential parking permit shall not guarantee the holder thereof an on-street parking space within the designated residential permit parking area.
10. 
Application for and Duration of Permit. Upon application and receipt of requisite fee, a parking permit will be issued for each vehicle owned by a resident on a street designated for resident permit parking. Permits shall be valid for so long as the original applicant resides on said street and owns said vehicle. Each application for a parking permit shall contain information sufficient to identify the applicant, his resident address or address of real property owned or leased within the residential permit parking area, and the license number of the motor vehicle for which application is made and all other information as may be deemed relevant by the Emmaus Police Department. If a resident sells or otherwise transfers a vehicle bearing a permit parking sticker, he shall remove the sticker before the transfer. If another vehicle is purchased, a new application with the requisite fee must be made. A replacement sticker for the same vehicle can be acquired at no charge to the resident.
11. 
Permit Fees. There shall be no charge for each residential parking permit.
12. 
Revocation of Permit. The Borough is authorized to revoke the residential parking permit of any person found to be in violation of this section and, upon written notification thereof, the person shall surrender such permit to the Borough.
[Ord. 675, 11/17/1986; as amended by Ord. 873, 11/2/1998; by Ord. 1099, 8/19/2013, § 18; and by Ord. No. 1173, 5/7/2018]
1. 
Definitions. The following words or terms shall have the following meanings for this section:
DUMPSTER
A container used to temporarily store trash, refuse, construction refuse or debris until such material is removed for disposal by an authorized refuse hauler.
PORTABLE STORAGE CONTAINER
A portable, weather-resistant receptacle designed and used for the storage or shipment of household goods, wares, building materials or merchandise. This term shall not include roll-off containers or storage containers having storage capacity of less than 150 cubic feet. (Example of a roll-off container: municipal yard waste and debris containers or open/unclosed containers.)
TRAILER
Any nonmotorized vehicle designed to carry property, goods, boats or merchandise and designed to be drawn by a motor vehicle or truck tractor.
2. 
Parking of Trailers Without Attached Motive Power Prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person to park, or allow to remain parked, on any street or part of any street within the Borough of Emmaus a trailer as defined above without having attached thereto a means of mechanical traction and motive power so constructed or designed for the purpose of pulling or drawing such trailer, except when temporary parking is required for loading and unloading of a delivery of goods, merchandise or materials.
3. 
Permit Required Prior to Placement of Dumpsters or Portable Storage Containers on Any Street or Public Thoroughfare.
A. 
Dumpsters or portable storage containers may be placed at the edge of the public street of the Borough only when it is not possible to locate them on a private property.
B. 
All persons who place or cause dumpsters or portable storage containers to be placed on any street or public thoroughfare must first acquire a permit for such placement from the Borough. Permit fees and a completed dumpster or portable storage container permit application shall be submitted to the Borough through the office of the Code Official for review and issuance of permit. The Borough may deny a permit for reasons of safety, traffic congestion, clear sight distance obstruction or other reason which may be deemed proper by the Code Official.
C. 
Any dumpster for construction refuse placed upon the street shall be permitted to remain for no longer than 60 days and shall be properly marked with reflectors, reflective tape and/or flashing yellow lights.
D. 
Any portable storage container placed upon the public street shall be permitted to remain for no longer than 30 days and shall be properly marked with reflectors, reflective tape and/or flashing yellow lights.
4. 
Additional Regulations for Portable Storage Containers.
A. 
General Requirements.
(1) 
No more than one portable storage container having a storage capacity no greater than 1,088 cubic feet shall be permitted on a zoning lot.
(2) 
Up to three storage containers may be allowed on a zoning lot, provided that each individual container has a storage capacity of no greater than 350 cubic feet.
(3) 
No portable storage container shall have dimensions greater than 16 feet in length, eight feet in width, or 8 1/2 feet in height.
(4) 
All portable storage containers shall be in a condition free from rust, peeling paint and other forms of deterioration.
(5) 
No container shall be placed in the clear sight triangle of any intersection in streets and/or alleys.
5. 
Vehicle Repair Work on Street. No person shall park or allow to be parked any vehicle on any street or part of any street within the Borough of Emmaus for the principal purpose of repairing said vehicle, except for repairs necessitated by an emergency when such repairs would reasonably be expected to take no more than one hour to make the vehicle operable.
6. 
Penalties.
A. 
Any person who violates any provision of this section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $500 per day per offense, plus costs of prosecution; provided the Borough officer enforcing this provision may issue a warning instead of a citation for a first offense, except in situations of extreme danger or apparent deliberate defiance of this section.
B. 
And further provided, it shall be the duty of the officer and of parking ordinance enforcement personnel of the Borough to report to the appropriate official all violations of any provision of this section, indicating in each case, the section violated; the license number of the vehicle involved in the violation or the owner of a dumpster or portable storage container placed in violation of this section; the location where the violation took place; and any other facts that may be necessary in order to secure clear understanding of the circumstances attending the violation. The Borough officer or other person making the report shall also attach to or place upon such vehicle, trailer, dumpster, or portable storage container, a notice or ticket stating that the vehicle was parked in violation of this section. The notice shall contain instructions to the owner or driver of a vehicle, trailer, dumpster, or portable storage container that if he will report to the office of the Chief of Police and pay the sum indicated on the citation within 72 hours after the time of the notice, that act will save the violator from prosecution and from payment of further fine and costs described in Subsection 6A, above.
[Ord. 675, 11/17/1986; as added by Ord. 997, 7/18/2005; and as amended by Ord. 1030, 8/6/2007; by Ord. 1087, 1/7/2013; and by Ord. 1099, 8/19/2013, § 18]
1. 
Definitions.
BUS
A motor vehicle designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver.
COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE
A motor vehicle designed or used to transport passengers or property:
(1) 
If the vehicle has a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 or more pounds or such lesser rating as the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation shall adopt under the provisions of § 6103(e) of the Vehicle Code (relating to promulgation of rules and regulations by the Department), as determined by Federal regulation and published by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation as a notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.
(2) 
If the vehicle is designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver.
(3) 
If the vehicle is a school bus.
(4) 
If the vehicle is transporting hazardous materials and is required to be placarded in accordance with Pennsylvania Department of Transportation regulations.
This term does not include an antique or classic motor vehicle, or an implement of husbandry, or any motor home or recreational trailer operated solely for personal use, or motorized construction equipment, including, but not limited to, motorscrapers, backhoes, motorgraders, compactors, excavators, tractors, trenchers, and bulldozers.
MOTOR HOME
A motor vehicle designed or adapted for use as a mobile dwelling or office, except a vehicle equipped with a truck-camper.
PARKING PERMIT
A written order or official certificate granting special permission to allow an individual to park a motor vehicle in a designated location.
TRAILER
A vehicle designed to be towed by a motor vehicle.
TRUCK-CAMPER
A structure designed, used or maintained primarily to be loaded or affixed to a motor vehicle to provide a mobile dwelling, sleeping place, office or commercial space.
TRUCK TRACTOR
A motor vehicle designed and used primarily for drawing other vehicles and not so constructed as to carry a load other than a part of the weight of the vehicle and load so drawn.
2. 
Prohibition on Parking of Commercial Motor Vehicles.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to park, or allow to remain parked, on any Borough-owned street, alley, right-of-way or Borough-owned property a commercial motor vehicle, truck tractor, trailer having a potential gross vehicle weight exceeding 26,001 pounds, or any combination thereof, except when temporarily parked for loading or unloading goods, merchandise, persons, or materials, or when parked in connection with ongoing road construction.
3. 
Prohibition on Parking of Buses, Motor Homes, and Trucks with Truck-Campers.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to park, or allow to remain parked, on any Borough-owned street, alley, right-of-way or Borough-owned property a motor home, or truck camper with a length exceeding 23 feet 11 inches and/or a width exceeding eight feet five inches, except when temporarily parked for loading or unloading goods, merchandise, persons, or materials. Temporary parking shall be defined as a period not to exceed 72 consecutive hours.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to park, or allow to remain parked, on any Borough-owned street, alley, right-of-way or Borough-owned property a bus between the hours of 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m., Monday - Friday, and all day on Saturday and Sunday, except when temporarily parked for loading or unloading passengers. Temporary parking shall be defined as a period not to exceed one hour.
4. 
Exempt Motor Vehicles.
A. 
This section shall not apply to municipal or emergency vehicles.
5. 
Penalties.
A. 
Any person who violates a provision of this section shall be subject to a written warning for the first offense and, upon conviction, a fine of $50 for the second offense, a fine of $75 for the third offense, and a fine of $300 for each subsequent offense.
[Ord. 675, 11/17/1986; as amended by Ord. 697, 6/20/1988, § 4; by Ord. 749, 5/20/1991; by Ord. 757, 10/21/1991, § 1; by Ord. 773, 5/3/1993, § 4; by Ord. 789, 2/22/1994, § 1; by Ord. 794, 8/1/1994, § 1; by Ord. 814, 6/6/1995, § 1; by Ord. 815, 6/6/1995, § 5; by Ord. 823, 12/4/1995, § 1; by Ord. 870, 7/6/1998; by Ord. 885, 5/17/1999; by Ord. 888, 7/19/1999; by Ord. 932, 6/18/2001; by Ord. 942, 12/17/2001; by Ord. 1003, 1/16/2006; by Ord. 1039, 4/7/2008; by Ord. 1042, 8/18/2008; by Ord. 1099, 8/19/2013 § 20; by Ord. 1144, 9/19/2016; by Ord. 1147, 11/7/2016; and by Ord. 1148, 12/5/2016]
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
Chestnut
North
5th and Perkiomen
7
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
2 hrs.
Chestnut
North
200' west of Short to 4th
7
8:00 - 8:00
1/2 hr.
Chestnut
North
Between 30' west of the west curbline of Macungie Avenue extending westerly 48'
7
8:00 - 8:00
2 hrs.
Chestnut
723 Chestnut Street
1 hr.
Chestnut
North
415 Chestnut Street (2 spaces)
7
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
15 min.
Jubilee Street
North
4th & Lehigh
Mon-Fri
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
15 min.
Jubilee Street
South
Lehigh Street and South 5th Street, beginning 45 lf. from the western corner of Lehigh Street extending for 36 lf. for 2 parking spaces
7
24 hours
15 min.
Main
North and South
4th & Chestnut
7
8:00 - 8:00
2 hrs.
Main
North and South
3rd & Cherry
7
8:00 - 8:00
2 hrs.
Main
North and South
Short & 3rd
7
8:00 - 8
2 hrs.
Main
North and South
Cherry & Keystone
7
8:00 - 8:00
2 hrs.
Main
324 Main Street
2 hrs.
Macungie Avenue
West
120 feet south of Green Street
Mon. - Sat. (except holidays)
15 min.
North Street
South
516 North Street (1 space)
Mon - Sat
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
30 min.
Penn Street
East
North to Apple
Mon. - Fri. (except holidays)
6 - 6
15 min.
Railroad
North
4th to 5th
7
8 - 8
2 hrs.
Ridge Street
North
Fifth & Warren
Mon-Sat
15 min.
Ridge Street
South
Fifth Street westerly for 75'
Mon-Fri
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
2 hrs.
Ridge Street
South
Fifth Street westerly for 75'
Saturday
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2 hrs.
Short
West
Main to Brunner
7
8 - 8
1/2 hr.
3rd Street
East and West
Green & Railroad
7
8 - 8
2 hrs.
3rd Street, North
At 111 North 3rd Street (2 spaces)
7
8 - 8
2 hrs.
3rd Street, North
At 31 North 3rd. Street
Mon-Sat
8 - 8
2 hrs.
4th Street
East and West
Chestnut & Green
7
8 - 8
2 hrs.
4th Street
West
Chestnut & Railroad
7
8 - 8
1/2 hrs.
4th Street, South
West
Between Chestnut Street and Railroad Street
2 hrs.
5th Street
East
Ridge & 125' in a northerly direction
Mon-Sat
15 min.
6th Street, North
East
At 23 North 6th Street
Mon-Fri
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
2 hrs.
10th, North
West
200' south of North Street to 240' south of North Street
7
24
5 min.
[Ord. 675, 11/17/1986; as amended by Ord. 297, 6/20/1988, § 5; by Ord. 764, 3/16/1992, § 2; by Ord. 834, 7/1/1996, I; by Ord. 846, 4/7/1997; by Ord. 890, 8/23/1999; by Ord. 891, 8/23/1999; by Ord. 1010, 9/5/2006, by Ord. 1017, 2/5/2007; and by Ord. 1099, 8/19/2013, § 21]
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
Elm Street
529 Elm Street
Handicapped parking only 5 minute load/unload zone Sundays only 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Keystone Avenue
East
From end of "no parking here to corner zone" to end of existing curb
Main Street
[Added by Ord. No. 1190, 5/20/2019]
South
332 Main Street
One space for handicapped parking between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on any Sunday on days in which the Emmaus Farmers’ Market is in operation
North 5th Street
[Added by Ord. 1131, 10/5/2015]
West
Public street in front of 20 North 5th Street
Handicapped parking between 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon on any given Sunday
North 5th Street
[Added by Ord. 1131, 10/5/2015]
West
Public street in front of 22 North 5th Street
Handicapped parking between 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon on any given Sunday
2nd Street, North
42 North 2nd Street
Handicapped parking between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. any Tuesday
4th Street, North
St. John's U.C.C.
Handicapped parking from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on any Sunday
7th Street, North
North East Corner
From end of safety zone at North 7th Street and Harrison Street (North East Corner) for a Distance of 38 feet (two vehicles).
Patient Parking Only
7th Street, North
South
Arts Pavilion in Emmaus Community Park
Three parking spaces for performing bands
[Ord. 675, 11/17/1986; as amended by Ord. 815, 6/6/1995, § 6; by Ord. 1099, 8/19/2013, § 22; and by Ord. 1113, 10/6/2014]
It shall be unlawful for any person to stop, stand or park a vehicle (other than a pedalcycle) on the roadway side of any edge or curb of any street, except that standing or parking for the purpose of loading or unloading persons or property shall be permitted between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., and for no longer than necessary for loading or unloading. Such allotted times may be amended, only as adopted by ordinance and listed hereafter:
Street
Side
Between
Allowed Times to Load and Unload
(Reserved)
[Ord. 675, 11/17/1986; as amended by Ord. 677, 4/20/1987; by Ord. 926, 4/16/2001; by Ord. 1099, 8/19/2013, § 23; and by Ord. 1117, 12/15/2014]
1. 
Any person who violates any provision of § 15-406 shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $15 and costs. Any person who violates any provision of §§ 15-401, 15-402, 15-403, 15-404.2 and 15-404.4 shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $20 and costs. Any person who violates any provision of §§ 15-404.1, 15-404.3 and 15-408 shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $25 and costs. Any person who violates any provision of § 15-407, shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $50 and costs. It shall be the duty of the police officers and of parking enforcement personnel of the Borough to report to the appropriate official all violations of any provision of these subsections, 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 these subsections. 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 not less than associated parking fine for violations paid within 10 days, that act will save the violator from prosecution and from payment of the fine and costs prescribed in the first sentence of this subsection.
2. 
Any person who commits any violation not otherwise herein stated, but similar to and including violations of the parking provisions above and of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code Title 75 Pa.C.S.A., Vehicles, shall be subject to a fine of not less than $20. This shall include but not be limited to parking on private property, parking too far from the curb, parking on the wrong side, blocking a driveway, and parking in a crosswalk. Violations for parking in a fire lane or too close to a fire hydrant shall result in a fine of not less than $25.
3. 
Any person who violates any provision of this Part and who fails to pay the fine set forth in this section shall be cited after the 10th day following the violation and, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $25 and not more than $300 and costs.