Town of Casco, ME
Cumberland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Casco as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted by Town Meeting 12-14-1965 by Art. 3]
Voted to restrict parking in accordance with the terms of the agreement between the State Highway Commission and the Town, namely:
To prohibit parking on the right or easterly side between stations 69+90 and 83+50 and 86+0 and 90+50.
To prohibit parking on the left or westerly side between stations 69+90 and 83+25.
To prohibit parking within 20 feet of any crosswalk marked or unmarked.
To prohibit parking within 20 feet of any intersecting street.
[Adopted by the Selectboard 10-23-2001]
The Selectboard of the Town of Casco adopts this article in accordance with 30-A M.R.S.A. § 3009. The Selectboard finds that unrestricted parking of motor vehicles on certain portions of public ways in the Town of Casco creates a traffic hazard and is dangerous to motorists and pedestrians alike. Unrestricted parking causes traffic congestion, reduces sight distances for motorists, impedes winter maintenance, and causes motorists to drive outside the designated travel lane and into oncoming traffic. The purpose of this article is to regulate parking as necessary to protect the public health, safety and welfare.
Words used in this article shall be defined in accordance with 29-A M.R.S.A. § 101; any undefined word shall have its common, ordinary meaning.
No person shall park a motor vehicle on the following public ways or portions of public ways, where "No Parking/Tow Away Zone" signs or signs bearing similar language have been erected by the municipality or State of Maine:
A no-parking zone shall exist on the westerly side of Route 302, also known as "Roosevelt Trail," beginning at the junction of Sebago Haven Road and Roosevelt Trail running approximately 400 feet in a northwesterly direction along the Roosevelt Trail to a point 100 feet to the northwest of the entrance to the South Casco Post Office entrance.
[Amended 6-14-2017 by Art. 27]
A motor vehicle parked in violation of this article may be towed by a wrecker when authorized by the municipality or any law enforcement agency with jurisdiction in the Town of Casco at the request of and under the supervision of the appointed Town official or other law enforcement official duly authorized and appointed by the Selectboard, Cumberland County or State of Maine. Towing under this section shall not be allowed unless, at the time of the tow, there is at least one sign stating that violators may be towed. Within five days of the tow, the official who supervised the tow shall send to the registered owner a notice stating the date and time of the tow, the location where the motor vehicle is impounded, and the requirements for release of the motor vehicle.
Any person seeking release of a motor vehicle towed pursuant to this article must first:
Pay all towing charges and storage charges; and
Present satisfactory evidence of his or her right to possession and sign a receipt for the vehicle.
No person shall cause, allow or permit a motor vehicle registered in his or her name to park in violation of this article. The fact that a motor vehicle is unlawfully parked shall be prima facie evidence of the unlawful parking of such vehicle by the person in whose name such vehicle is registered.
[Amended 6-14-2017 by Art. 27]
This article shall be enforced by the appointed Town official or other law enforcement official duly appointed and authorized by the Casco Selectboard. A violation of this article is a civil violation punishable by a fine of $50. Any person charged with a violation of this article may waive court action by paying a fee of $15 to the Town Clerk within 30 days of the violation.
In the event that any provision of this article is declared by a court to be unenforceable, the remaining provisions continue in full force and effect. This article shall become effective when adopted by a majority of the Selectboard.