[Ord. 364, 10/4/1966, § 198-41; as amended by Ord. 858, 3/17/2009]
Any member of the Borough Police Department is hereby authorized to remove and impound or to order the removal and impounding of any vehicle parked on any of the streets, highways or public property in the Borough in violation of any provision of the law or of any ordinance of the Borough; provided, however, that no such vehicle shall be removed or impounded except in strict adherence to the provisions of this Part.
[Ord. 364, 10/4/1966, § 198-44]
Within 12 hours from the time of removal of any vehicle under authority granted by this Part, notice of the fact that such vehicle has been impounded shall be sent by the Chief of Police of the Borough to the owner of record of such vehicle. Such notice shall designate the place from which such vehicle was removed, the reason for its removal and impounding and the pound in which it shall have been impounded.
[Ord. 364, 10/4/1966, § 198-45]
The payment of any towing and impounding charges authorized by this Part shall, unless such payment shall have been made under protest, be final and conclusive and shall constitute a waiver of any right to recover the money so paid.
In the event that any towing and impounding charges so imposed shall be paid under protest, the offender shall be entitled to a hearing before a magistrate or court of record having jurisdiction, in which case such defendant shall be proceeded against and shall receive such notice as is provided in the Vehicle Code, 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 101 et seq., in other cases of summary offenses and shall have the same rights as to appeal and waiver of hearing.
[Ord. 364, 10/4/1966, § 198-46]
The Chief of Police shall keep a record of all vehicles impounded and shall be able at all reasonable times to furnish the owners or the agents of the owners thereof with information as to the place of storage of such vehicles.
[Ord. 364, 10/4/1966, § 198-47]
The payment of towing and storage charges authorized by this Part shall not operate to relieve the owner or operator of any vehicle from liability for any fine or penalty for violation of any law or ordinance on account of which such vehicle was removed and impounded.
[Ord. 364, 10/4/1966, § 198-48]
No vehicle shall be removed under the authority of this Part if, at the time of the intended removal thereof, the owner or person for the time being in charge of such vehicle is present and expresses a willingness and intention to remove such vehicle immediately.