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Town of North Andover, MA
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of North Andover as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fire lanes — See Ch. 90, Art. III.
Storage unregistered or junk motor vehicles — See Ch. 150, Art. I.
Designated parking spaces for vehicles owned and operated by disabled veterans or by handicapped persons and bearing the distinctive number plates authorized by MGL c. 90, § 2 shall be provided in public and private off-street parking areas in accordance with this article.
Any person or body that has lawful control of a public or private way or of improved or enclosed property used as off-street parking areas for businesses, shopping malls, theaters, auditoriums, sporting or recreational facilities, cultural centers, residential dwellings or for any other place where the public has a right of access as invitees or licensees shall be required to reserve parking spaces in said off-street parking areas for any vehicle owned and operated by a disabled veteran or handicapped person whose vehicle bears the distinguishing license plate authorized by MGL c. 90, § 2, according to the following formula: if the number of parking spaces in any such area is more than 15 but not more than 25, one parking space; more than 25 but not more than 40, 5% of such spaces but not fewer than two; more than 40 but not more than 100, 4% of the spaces but not fewer than three; more than 100 but not more than 200, 3% of such spaces but not fewer than four; more than 200 but not more than 500, 2% of such spaces but not fewer than six; more than 500 but not more than 1,000, 1 1/2% of such spaces but not fewer than 10; more than 1,000 but not more than 2,000, 1% of such spaces but not fewer than 15; more than 2,000 but fewer than 5,000, 3/4 of 1% of such spaces but not fewer than 20; and more than 5,000, 1/2 of 1% of such spaces but not fewer than 30.
Parking spaces designated as reserved under the provisions of § 180-2 shall be identified by the use of abovegrade signs with white lettering against a blue background and shall bear the words "Handicapped Parking: Special Plate Required. Unauthorized Vehicles May be Removed at Owner's Expense"; shall be as near as possible to a building entrance or walkway; shall be adjacent to curb ramps or other unobstructed methods permitting sidewalk access to a handicapped person; and shall be 12 feet wide or two eight-foot-wide areas with four feet of cross hatch between them.
Any owner of a place to which the public has a right of access as licensees or invitees shall provide, install and maintain "Handicapped Parking" signs and pavement markings as set forth in § 180-3.