[Ord. 1005, passed 4-24-1989]
This article provides for the designation of fire lanes wherever Council deems that parking congestion may create a hazard by impeding the free movement of fire fighting equipment and other emergency vehicles anywhere within the boundaries of the Town on public or private property.
[Ord. 1032, passed 5-29-1990; Ord. 1186, passed 7-28-1997]
The Fire Marshal shall have the responsibility to designate fire lanes anywhere within the boundaries of the Town on public or private property where he/she deems parking and congestion may create a hazard by impeding the free movement of fire fighting equipment and other emergency vehicles. The Fire Marshal may consult the fire chiefs or any other Town agency or consultant in making such decisions. Such designation of fire lanes by Fire Marshal shall be subject to approval by Council. When a fire lane is required by the Town Fire Marshal's office, a fire lane shall be properly posted. The requirements for the individual signs shall be as follows:
The signs shall be 12 inches wide by 18 inches high with a highly reflective surface.
The background shall be white; the printing on the sign shall be red. The printing shall state the following: NO PARKING FIRE LANE. The printing shall be below the international symbol for no parking, a black "P" within a red circle with a slash mark across the "P".
The signs shall be double-faced on a 30° to 45° angle perpendicular to the flow of traffic.
Sign(s) shall be mounted at a minimum height of seven feet from the bottom of the sign.
One sign will be placed at the beginning of the fire lane and one sign will be placed at the end of the fire lane. The signs shall be placed a minimum of 50 feet apart along the entire length of the fire lane.
The Fire Lane shall be marked in yellow with the words FIRE LANE a minimum of 18 inches high at fifty-foot intervals from its beginning to its end.
Fire lane(s) shall be a minimum of 20 feet wide and consist of a paved surface. The base of the surface shall be constructed in such a manner to support the weight of Fire Department apparatus and other emergency vehicles as approved by the Town.
[Ord. 1301, passed 5-24-2004]
Violation of article.
Disposition of penalties. The amount of the penalty shall be forwarded to the entity with enforcement jurisdiction.