City of Lebanon, PA
Lebanon County
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[Ord. 72-1986, 87 § 1, passed 12-7-1987]
(a) 
For the purpose of this article:
OPERATOR
And includes every individual who operates a vehicle as the owner thereof, or as the agent, employee or permittee of the owner, or is in actual physical control of a vehicle.
PARK or PARKING
The standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, upon a street otherwise than temporarily for the purpose of, and while actually engaged in, receiving or discharging passengers or loading or unloading merchandise, or in obedience to traffic regulations, signs or signals, or an involuntary stopping of the vehicle by reason of causes beyond the control of the operator of the vehicle.
PARKING METER
And includes any mechanical device or meter, not inconsistent with this article, placed or erected for the regulation of parking by authority of this article. Each parking meter installed shall indicate by proper legend the legal parking time established by the City, and when operated shall at all times indicate the balance of legal parking time, and at the expiration of such period shall indicate illegal or overtime parking.
PARKING METER SPACE
Any space within a parking meter zone, adjacent to a parking meter, and which is duly designated for the parking of a single vehicle by lines painted or otherwise durably marked on the curb or on the surface of the street adjacent to or adjoining the parking meter.
PARKING METER ZONE
And includes any restricted street upon which parking meters are installed and in operation.
PERSON
And includes any individual, firm, co-partnership, association or corporation.
STREET
Any public street, avenue, road, alley, highway, lane, path or other public place located in the City and established for use of vehicles.
VEHICLE
Any device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported upon a highway, except a device which is operated upon rails or tracks.
[Ord. 9-2008, 09 § 1, passed 9-22-2008]
The following named and described areas, streets or portions of streets and such other areas, streets or portions of streets as may hereafter be included in this section by amendment thereto, lying within the City are established as follows:
(a) 
Zone No. 1. Parking in Zone No. 1 is hereby limited to periods not in excess of two hours, as defined and provided for in Section 513.03 on the following streets of the City. For the convenience of the public, the parking meters placed herein shall have a silver cap in color. Such locations as may be provided within this zone for meters established under Zone No. 4 hereof are excepted herefrom:
(1) 
Seventh Street, east side, Willow Street to Cumberland Street.
(2) 
Seventh Street, west side, Cumberland Street to Chestnut Street.
(3) 
Eighth Street, both sides, Willow Street to Chestnut Street.
(4) 
Ninth Street, both sides, Willow Street to Chestnut Street.
(5) 
Cumberland Street, both sides, Sixth Street to Ninth Street.
(b) 
Zone No. 2. Parking in Zone No. 2 is hereby limited to periods not in excess of 10 hours, as defined and provided for in Section 513.03, on the following streets of the City. For the convenience of the public, the parking meters placed herein shall have a silver cap in color. Such locations as may be provided within this zone for meters established under Zone No. 4 hereof are excepted herefrom:
(1) 
Cumberland Street, both sides, Fourth Street to Sixth Street.
(2) 
Chestnut Street, both sides, Bollman Street to Partridge Street.
(3) 
Fourth Street, both sides, Cumberland Street to Willow Street and Hathaway Park to Walnut Street.
(4) 
Hathaway Park, south side, Third Street to Fourth Street.
(5) 
Willow Street, both sides, Chapel Street to Tenth Street.
(6) 
Sixth Street, both sides, Willow Street to Chestnut Street.
(7) 
Seventh Street, both sides, Weidman Street to Monument Street.
(8) 
Seventh Street, west side, Chestnut Street to Walnut Street.
(9) 
Eighth Street, both sides, Chestnut Street to Union Street.
(10) 
Ninth Street, both sides, Chestnut Street to Walnut Street.
(11) 
Tenth Street, both sides, Cumberland Street to Chestnut Street.
(12) 
Lehman Street, both sides, Spruce Street to Fifth Street.
(13) 
Willow Street, south side, Fourth Street to Third Street.
(c) 
Zone No. 3. Parking in Zone No. 3 is hereby limited to periods not in excess of 10 hours, as defined and provided for in Section 513.03, on the following streets of the City. For the convenience of the public, the parking meters placed herein shall have a yellow cap in color. Such locations as may be provided within the zone for meters established under Zone No. 4 hereof are excepted herefrom:
(1) 
Walnut Street, both sides, Seventh Street to Ninth Street.
(2) 
Chestnut Street, both sides, Bollman Street to Cherry Street.
(3) 
Sixth Street, both sides, Chestnut Street to Walnut Street.
(4) 
Willow Street, both sides, Fifth Street to Ninth Street.
(5) 
Tenth Street, both sides, Willow Street to Cumberland Street.
(6) 
Cumberland Street, both sides, Third Street to Fourth Street.
(d) 
Zone No. 4. Parking in Zone No. 4 is hereby limited to periods not in excess of 30 minutes, as defined and provided for in Section 513.03. Within Parking Meter Zones No. 1, 2 and 3, the Director of Public Works shall, from time to time, establish one period of either 15 or 30 minutes. For the convenience of the public, the parking meters placed herein shall be red in color.
[Ord. 72-1986, 87 § 1, passed 12-7-1987; Ord. 8-1990, 91 § 1, passed 3-12-1990]
(a) 
Parking in any parking meter zone on Sundays and the following enumerated federal holidays is hereby specifically excluded from the provisions of this article. Such holidays are:
(1) 
New Year's Day - January 1.
(2) 
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday (third Monday in January).
(3) 
President's Day (third Monday in February).
(4) 
Memorial Day (fourth Monday in May).
(5) 
Independence Day - July 4.
(6) 
Labor Day (first Monday in September).
(7) 
Columbus Day (second Monday in October).
(8) 
Veterans Day - November 11.
(9) 
Thanksgiving Day (fourth Thursday in November).
(10) 
Christmas Day - December 25.
(b) 
Such enumerated holidays shall be posted on the bulletin board of the Police Department by December 15 by the City Clerk, and the dates indicated thereon shall be the official meter holidays for the following year.
(c) 
On all days, other than Sundays and holidays hereinbefore enumerated, the parking meters shall be operated in such parking meter zones every day between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., all times scheduled herein being official City time.
[Ord. 47-2000-2001, passed 12-28-2001]
The Director of Public Works-City Engineer is hereby directed and authorized to mark off individual parking meter spaces in the parking zones designated and described in Section 513.02 and in such other zones as may hereafter be established, such parking spaces to be designated by lines painted or durably marked on the curbing or surface of the street. At each space so marked off, no person shall park any vehicle in such a way that such vehicle shall not be entirely within the limits of the space so designated.
[Ord. 47-2000-2001, passed 12-28-2001]
(a) 
In such parking meter zones, the Director of Public Works-City Engineer shall direct parking meters to be installed upon the curb or sidewalk immediately adjacent to the parking spaces provided in Section 513.04, such installation to be placed not more than two feet from the curb or more than four feet from the front line or rear line of the parking space as indicated.
(b) 
The Director of Public Works-City Engineer, acting through the Traffic Superintendent, shall be responsible for the operation, maintenance and use of such parking meters. The Mayor, acting through the Bureau of Police, shall be responsible for the regulation and control of such parking meters. Each device shall be so set as to display a time indicator showing legal parking upon the deposit of the approximate coin or coins, lawful money of the United States for the period of time prescribed by this article. Each device shall be so arranged that upon the expiration of the lawful time limit, it will indicate by a proper visible time expired signal that the lawful parking period has expired. In such cases, the right of such vehicle to occupy such spaces shall cease, and the operator, owner, possessor or manager thereof shall be subject to the penalties hereinafter provided.
[Ord. 72-1986, 87 § 1, passed 12-7-1987]
(a) 
Except in periods of emergency determined by an officer of the Bureau of Police or Fire, or in compliance with the direction of a police officer, when any vehicle shall be parked in any parking space alongside or next to which a parking meter is located, the operator of such vehicle shall, upon entering the parking meter space, immediately deposit or cause to be deposited in the meter such proper coin of the United States, as is required for such parking meter and is designated by proper directions on the meter. When required by the directions on the meter, the operator of such vehicle, or after the deposit of the proper coin or coins, shall also set in operation the timing mechanism on such meter in accordance with directions properly appearing thereon. Failure to deposit such proper coin and to set the timing mechanism in operation when so required shall constitute a violation of this article.
(b) 
Upon the deposit of such coin (and the setting of the timing mechanism in operation when so required), the parking space may be lawfully occupied by such vehicle during the period of time which has been prescribed for the part of the street and the parking meter zone in which such parking space is located, provided that any person placing a vehicle in a parking meter space adjacent to a meter which indicates that unused time has been left in the meter by the previous occupant of the space shall not be required to deposit a coin so long as his occupancy of the space does not exceed the indicated unused parking time. If the vehicle shall remain parked in any such parking space beyond the parking time limit set for such parking space, and if the meter shall indicate such illegal parking, then and in that event such vehicle shall be considered as parking overtime and beyond the period of legal parking time, and such parking shall be determined a violation of this article.
[Ord. 72-1986, 87 § 1, passed 12-7-1987; Ord. 40-2006, 07 § 1, passed 11-26-2007; Ord. 9-2008, 09 § 2, passed 9-22-2008]
The coins of the United States required to be deposited by the operator of a motor vehicle occupying a parking meter space in the parking meter installed adjacent to such space shall be as follows with respect to the parking meter zones:
(a) 
Zone Nos. 1, 2 and 3.
(1) 
First hour: $0.50.
(2) 
Second hour: $0.50.
(3) 
Third-sixth hour: $0.50.
(4) 
Seventh-tenth hour: $0.50.
(b) 
Zone No. 4. Five cents for each 15 minutes of parking time. The parking meters installed in such zones shall receive nickels.
[Ord. 72-1986, 87 § 1, passed 12-7-1987]
No person shall deposit or cause to be deposited in any parking meter any coin for the purpose of increasing or extending the parking time of any vehicle beyond one legal parking period as established in Section 513.02, for the parking space adjacent to such parking meter.
[Ord. 72-1986, 87 § 1, passed 12-7-1987]
The coins deposited in parking meters are hereby levied and assessed as fees and are required and shall be used to defray the expenses of proper regulation of traffic upon the public streets of the City, to provide for the use of supervision, regulation and control of the parking of vehicles in parking meter zones and to cover the cost of purchase, supervision, protection, inspection, installation, operation, maintenance, control and use of parking meters.
[Ord. 47-2000, 01, passed 12-28-2001]
It shall be the duty and the responsibility of the Mayor, acting through the Bureau of Police, to enforce the provisions of this article. In case of emergency, any of the provisions of this article may be temporarily suspended by the Mayor, who shall then have the authority to adopt and enforce such other temporary rules and regulations as traffic conditions may demand or require.
[Ord. 72-1986, 87 § 1, passed 12-7-1987]
(a) 
In addition to certain acts of omission or commission hereinbefore declared to be in violation of this article, no person shall:
(1) 
Permit any vehicle to remain or be placed in any parking space adjacent to any parking meter while such meter is displaying a signal indicating that the vehicle occupying such parking space has already been parked beyond the period prescribed for such parking space;
(2) 
Park any vehicle across any line or marking of a parking meter space, or in such position that the vehicle shall not be entirely within the area designated by such lines or markings;
(3) 
Deface, injure, tamper with, open or willfully break, destroy or impair the usefulness of any parking meter installed under the provisions of this article; or
(4) 
Deposit or cause to be deposited in any parking meter any slug, device or metal substance, or any other substitute for lawful coins.
[Ord. 72-1986, 87 § 1, passed 12-7-1987]
Nothing in this article shall be construed as prohibiting the City from providing for bus stops, taxicab stands and other matters of similar nature, including the loading and unloading of trucks, vans or other vehicles.
[Ord. 9-2008, 09 § 3, passed 9-22-2008]
The purpose of this section is to allow for the test and experimental determination of the feasibility and desirability of permanent changes in the ordinances of the City relative to placement of parking meters, and to allow for the temporary replacement of meters during maintenance and repair of existing meters. The Mayor may, from time to time, designate the placement of alternate parking meters within the designated parking meter zones for a period of not more than 90 days. Any changes to the time limitations of parking meters within any City parking meter zone, other than as set forth in this section, shall require a duly enacted ordinance. The Mayor shall provide written notice to Lebanon City Council within five days of the change.
[Ord. 47-2000, 01, passed 12-28-2001]
(a) 
Any person violating any of the provisions of this article shall be fined not less than $25 nor more than $100 and/or be imprisoned not more than five days.
(b) 
However, any person who has been issued a parking violation ticket may discharge such obligation upon appearance at the Office of Tax Collection and voluntarily enter a plea of guilty by paying $10 within the first 10 calendar days from the time of issuance of the violation ticket, or by paying $20 from the 11th through 20th calendar days from the time of issuance of the violation ticket.