Borough of West Chester, PA
Chester County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the Borough of West Chester 7-12-1978 by Ord. No. 8-1978. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 95.
Taxicabs — See Ch. 100.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 104.
[Amended 5-10-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989]
The streets of West Chester were, for the most part, not built with the intention of allowing parking along the sides. Most streets were built before the advent of motor vehicles, a day when most people either walked or moved about by horse or horse and buggy. Needless to say, those horses and buggies were not stored on the street for long periods of time. As a courtesy, with the growth of the automobile, municipalities have allowed parking on streets. At all times, however, regulation of that parking has remained within the powers of those municipalities. The right of such regulation has never been successfully challenged. As the years passed, the necessity for the automobile grew. In the years since the Korean War, the auto has been looked upon as one item that each family had to own; in the last decade, many families have operated more than one vehicle. Congestion on the streets and growing inconvenience to residents, as well as the impedance of normal and necessary traffic flow, has been the inevitable consequence of the Borough's normal urban development. In West Chester, this condition has been heightened by the growth of West Chester University and the related growth of rooming and apartment houses near the University, without the development of off-street parking, and by the growth of county government and related professional offices without provision for the necessary parking by the great number of cars brought in by this growth. The situation has reached the point where Borough residents are unable, in many parts of town, to find parking near their homes. Most of these people do not have garages and lack enough yardage to construct parking. This most seriously affects our senior citizens who are unable to shop or carry on other routine business for fear of losing parking that they do have, or of not finding parking upon their return. Another point of increasing significance is the effect on the environment of heavy vehicular traffic. The noise, dirt, litter and pollution created by the thousands of cars that visit the Borough is unhealthy to the Borough and its residents, both aesthetically and physically. With all of this in mind, this chapter is designed to increase the quality of life in the Borough's older, more crowded sections of town; to preserve the safety of children and other pedestrians; to promote traffic safety and the peace, good order, comfort, convenience and welfare of the inhabitants of the Borough; to encourage commuters to carpool or use mass transit; and to encourage those agencies and establishments contributing to increased traffic to help promote additional parking facilities.
As used in chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BOROUGH MANAGER
The Borough Manager and/or his designee.
DWELLING UNIT
A single unit providing complete, independent living facilities for one or more persons, including permanent provisions for living, which normally include provisions for sleeping, eating, cooking and sanitation but which also include each room in a rooming house.
HOLIDAY
New Year's Day, Martin Luther King's Birthday, Presidents' Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, General Election Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
[Amended 1-6-2008 by Ord. No. 2-2008]
MOTOR VEHICLE
A vehicle which is self-propelled, except one which is propelled solely by human power or by electric power obtained from overhead trolley wires, but not operated upon rails.
PERSON
A natural person, firm, copartnership, association or corporation.
PROFESSIONAL USE
A trained and certified or licensed individual, such as a medical practitioner, lawyer, accountant or design professional.
[Amended 10-23-1991 by Ord. No. 22-1991]
STREET
A way intended for general public use to provide means of travel for vehicles and pedestrians. The word shall include the words "road," "highway" and "thoroughfare."
VEHICLE
Every device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, except devices used exclusively upon rails or tracks.
The Residential Parking Program (RPP) shall be as follows:
A. 
The Residential Parking Program (RPP) shall consist of those residential permit parking areas in the Borough of West Chester, which shall be designated as permit parking areas in this chapter. No person shall be permitted to park a motor vehicle in or along the side of any Borough of West Chester street set forth in the residential permit parking areas designated in this chapter and known as a "residential parking permit area (RPPA)" unless there appears on the motor vehicle in a location designated by the Borough from time to time a parking sticker as provided hereinafter permitting such vehicle to park within the specific permitted area or unless there appears in a visible location on the front dashboard of said vehicle a valid guest card, special business card or special card as provided hereinafter in this Chapter 77 which authorizes parking within the specific RPPA.
[Amended 8-8-1979 by Ord. No. 5-1979; 6-22-1988 by Ord. No. 11-1988; 8-10-1988 by Ord. No. 14-1988; 9-13-1989 by Ord. No. 23-1989; 12-15-1999 by Ord. No. 13-1999]
B. 
The Residential Parking Program shall be in effect in the hereafter designated Residential Parking Permit Areas and at the times and on the days as designated therein:
[Amended 3-23-1988 by Ord. No. 6-1988; 6-22-1988 by Ord. No. 11-1988; 3-29-1988 by Ord. No. 10-1989; 6-14-1989 by Ord. No. 16-1989; 9-13-1989 by Ord. No. 23-1989]
(1) 
Permit Area A.
(a) 
The Residential Parking Program shall be in effect from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight daily, excluding Saturday, Sunday and holidays, on the following streets:
[1] 
Walnut Street from Barnard Street to Rosedale Avenue on the east side and from Barnard Street to the northern boundary of Bayard Ruston Memorial Park on the west side.
[Amended 4-16-2003 by Ord. No. 10-2003]
[2] 
Matlack Street from Barnard Street to Rosedale Avenue on the west side and front Linden Street to Rosedale Avenue on the east side.
[3] 
Lacey Street from High Street to Matlack Street.
[Amended 6-12-1991 by Ord. No. 9-1991[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided that it would become effective on 9-1-1991.
[4] 
Nields Street from High Street to the Conrail grade crossing on the north side and from Walnut Street to the Conrail grade crossing on the south side.
[5] 
Linden Street from Sharon Alley to Franklin Street.
[6] 
Franklin Street from Linden Street to Rosedale Avenue.
[7] 
East Rosedale Avenue, the north side from Walnut Street to Matlack Street.
[8] 
Adams Street from Nields Street to Howe Street.
[9] 
High Street, the east and west sides thereof, from a point south of the center line of Price Street to Linden Street.
[Amended 3-14-1990 by Ord. No. 4-1990]
[10] 
Magnolia Street from Walnut Street to Maple Alley.
[11] 
East Union Street from Walnut Street to Matlack Street.
[12] 
High Street, the east and west sides thereof, from Price Street to University Avenue.
[Added 3-14-1990 by Ord. No. 4-1990]
[13] 
Franklin Street from Lacey Street to Nields Street.
[Added 10-23-1991 by Ord. No. 22-1991]
[14] 
Rosedale Avenue, the north side thereof, from Franklin Street to its eastern terminus at Joseph Alley.
[Added 2-18-2004 by Ord. No. 3-2004]
[15] 
Adams Street, both sides thereof, from Rosedale Avenue to Linden Street.
[Added 2-18-2004 by Ord. No. 3-2004]
[16] 
Penn Street, both sides thereof, from Rosedale Avenue to Linden Street.
[Added 2-18-2004 by Ord. No. 3-2004]
[17] 
Linden Street, both sides thereof, from Joseph Alley to Rigg Alley.
[Added 2-18-2004 by Ord. No. 3-2004]
[18] 
Walnut Street, both sides thereof, from Barnard Street to Miner Street.
[Added 2-18-2004 by Ord. No. 3-2004; amended 12-21-2005 by Ord. No. 23-2005; 3-18-2009 by Ord. No. 4-2009]
[19] 
(Reserved)[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Former § 77-3B(1)(a)[19], E. Miner Street, both sides thereof, from Matlack Street to Walnut Street, added 9-20-2006 by Ord. No. 13-2006, was repealed 12-17-2008 by Ord. No. 25-2008.
[20] 
Barnard Street, on the east side thereof between High Street and Walnut Street.
[Added 4-18-2007 by Ord. No. 5-2007]
(b) 
The Residential Parking Programs shall be in effect from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. daily, excluding Saturday, Sunday and holidays, on the following streets:
[1] 
East Barnard Street from Walnut Street to Matlack Street.
(2) 
Permit Area B.
(a) 
The Residential Parking Program shall be in effect from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight daily, excluding Saturday, Sunday and holidays, on the following streets:
[1] 
High Street, the east and west sides thereof, from Price Street to University Avenue.
[Amended 3-14-1990 by Ord. No. 4-1990]
[2] 
Dean Street from Clinton Alley to Church Street and from Woodbine Alley to Wayne Street.
[Amended 8-19-1992 by Ord. No. 16-1992]
[3] 
Price Street, the north side thereof, from High Street to Bradford Avenue, and the south side of Price Street, from High Street to Brandywine Street.
[Amended 7-16-2003 by Ord. No. 13-2003; 5-18-2005 by Ord. No. 9-2005]
[4] 
Sharpless Street, the north side thereof, from High Street to Bradford Avenue.
[Amended 11-20-2001 by Ord. No. 12-2001]
[5] 
Sharpless Street, the south side thereof, from New Street to South Bradford Avenue.
[Amended 11-20-2001 by Ord. No. 12-2001]
[6] 
West Nields Street, the north side thereof, from the west boundary of the Nields Street Playground property to South Bradford Avenue.
[7] 
West Nields Street, the south side thereof, from the West Chester University parking lot entrance to South Bradford Avenue.
[8] 
Church Street from Price Street to Sharpless Street.
[9] 
Church Street, the east side thereof, from Price Street to Dean Street.
[10] 
Darlington Street from Union Street to Sharpless Street.
[11] 
New Street from Dean Street to Sharpless Street.
[12] 
New Street, the west side thereof, from Sharpless Street to Mulberry Alley and from Nields Street to Rosedale Avenue.
[13] 
(Reserved)[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Former § 77-3B(2)(a)[13], Wayne Street from Dean Street to Price Street, was repealed 8-19-1992 by Ord. No. 16-1992.
[14] 
Wayne Street from New Street to Rosedale Avenue.
[15] 
The 700 Block of South Brandywine Street.
[16] 
College Avenue from Wayne Street to Rosedale Avenue.
[17] 
High Street, the east and west sides thereof, from a point south of the center line of Price Street to Linden Street.
[Added 3-14-1990 by Ord. No. 4-1990]
[18] 
(Reserved)[4]
[4]
Editor's Note: Former § 77-3B(2)(a)[18], Sharpless Street from High Street to Reynolds Alley, added 9-12-1990 by Ord. No. 14-1990, as amended, was repealed 2-18-2004 by Ord. No. 3-2004.
[19] 
Dean Street between Wayne Street and Brandywine Street.
[Added 6-20-2001 by Ord. No. 8-2001]
[20] 
Barnard Street, the north and south side thereof, from High Street to Church Street, except the south side of Barnard Street adjacent to 30 West Barnard Street.
[Added 8-20-2003 by Ord. No. 15-2003]
[21] 
West Barnard Street, from Darlington Street to New Street.
[Added 5-18-2005 by Ord. No. 9-2005]
[22] 
South Bradford Avenue between Price Street and Sharpless Street.
[Added 11-15-2006 by Ord. No. 18-2006]
[23] 
West Market Street up to 120 feet east of Wayne Street.
[Added 6-18-2008 by Ord. No. 10-2008]
[24] 
Brandywine Street, the west side thereof, between Market Street and Wollerton Alley.
[Added 1-21-2009 by Ord. No. 1-2009; amended 8-18-2010 by Ord. No. 17-2010]
[25] 
401 W. Rosedale Avenue.
[Added 1-20-2010 by Ord. No. 5-2010]
[26] 
Market Street, the north side thereof, from 351 West Market Street to Wayne Street.
[Added 8-18-2010 by Ord. No. 17-2010]
(b) 
[5]All persons holding a residential parking permit for Area B who reside along the north side of Sharpless Street are permitted to park on the south side of Sharpless Street in the kiosk metered parking area (former Permit Parking Area C) from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. without having to pay to park.
[Added 7-18-2018 by Ord. No. 9-2018]
[5]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection B(2)(b) through (d) were redesignated as Subsection B(2)(c) through (e) to accommodate the addition of a new Subsection B(2)(b).
(c) 
The Residential Parking Program shall be in effect from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. daily, excluding Saturday, Sunday and holidays, on the following streets:
[1] 
West Union Street from South Church Street to Wayne Street.
[2] 
West Barnard Street from South Church Street to South Darlington Street.
[Amended 2-27-1991 by Ord. No. 3-1991; 5-18-2005 by Ord. No. 9-2005]
[3] 
South Darlington Street from West Barnard Street to Union Street.
[4] 
South Church Street from West Union Street to Dean Street.
[5] 
Everhart Avenue from Sharpless Street to Nields Street.
[Amended 8-19-1992 by Ord. No. 16-1992]
[6] 
Brandywine Street from Sharpless Street to Nields Street.
[Amended 8-19-1992 by Ord. No. 16-1992]
[7] 
Wayne Street from Price Street to Nields Street.
[8] 
Church Street, the west side thereof, from Price Street to Dean Street.
[9] 
Dean Street from Church Street to Woodbine Alley.
[10] 
New Street from Dean Street to Union Street.
[Added 3-14-1990 by Ord. No. 4-1990]
[11] 
New Street from Barnard Street to Miner Street.
[Added 10-23-1991 by Ord. No. 22-1991; amended 8-19-1992 by Ord. No. 16-1992; 2-19-2003 by Ord. No. 2-2003]
[12] 
(Reserved)[6]
[6]
Editor's Note: Former § 77-3B(2)(b)[12], Brandywine Street from Wollerton Alley to Market Street, added 6-19-1996 by Ord. No. 9-1996, was repealed 1-21-2009 by Ord. No. 1-2009.
[13] 
South Darlington Street from West Barnard Street to Hemlock Alley.
[Added 6-19-1996 by Ord. No. 9-1996]
[14] 
South Everhart Street from Price Street to Sharpless Street.
[Added 6-19-1996 by Ord. No. 9-1996]
[15] 
Brandywine Street from Sharpless Street to Dean Street.
[Added 11-20-1996 by Ord. No. 23-1996]
[16] 
West Barnard Street from South New Street to South Wayne Street.
[Added 5-18-2005 by Ord. No. 9-2005]
[17] 
Brandywine Street, the east side thereof, between Market Street and Wollerton Alley.
[Added 8-18-2010 by Ord. No. 17-2010]
[18] 
New Street from Barnard Street to Union Street.
[Added 8-18-2010 by Ord. No. 17-2010]
[19] 
200 West Miner Street.
[Added 2-18-2015 by Ord. No. 2-2015]
(d) 
The Residential Parking Program shall be in effect from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily, excluding Saturday, Sunday and legal holidays, on the following streets:
[Added 1-18-2012 by Ord. No. 1-2012]
[1] 
Miner Street between Wayne Street and Brandywine Street.
[2] 
New Street between Market Street and Miner Street.
[Added 8-15-2012 by Ord. No. 12-2012]
(e) 
The Residential Parking Program shall be in effect from 6:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. daily, excluding Saturday, Sunday and holidays, on the following streets:
[Added 12-18-2013 by Ord. No. 17-2013]
[1] 
Barnard Street between Wayne Street and Brandywine Street.
(3) 
[7]Permit Area D.
[Added 2-18-2004 by Ord. No. 3-2004]
(a) 
The Residential Parking Program shall be in effect from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, excluding Saturday, Sunday and holidays, on the following streets:
[1] 
Biddle Street, the north side thereof, between High Street and Church Street.
[2] 
Biddle Street, the south side, between High Street and Church Street.
[Added 11-15-2006 by Ord. No. 18-2006]
[7]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection B(3), which contained provisions for the Residential Parking Program in Permit Area D, was repealed 8-19-1992 by Ord. No. 16-1992.
C. 
[8] All persons who reside in Residential Parking Permit Areas A or B; and reside on a street which constitutes a boundary line between Residential Parking Permit Areas A and B; and reside in a property which fronts that side of a street upon which parking is prohibited; and otherwise qualify for a residential parking permit under the rules and regulations of this chapter shall be entitled, at their election, to a residential parking permit for either Residential Parking Permit Area A or Residential Parking Permit Area B.
[Added 12-12-1990 by Ord. No. 15-1990]
[8]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection C, as last amended 6-14-1989 by Ord. No. 16-1989, was deleted 9-13-1989 by Ord. No. 23-1989.
D. 
The stickers or cards provided by this section shall appear, cost and be displayed as follows:
[Amended 8-8-1979 by Ord. No. 5-1979; 9-23-1987 by Ord. No. 10-1987; 9-13-1989 by Ord. No. 23-1989; 7-20-2005 by Ord. No. 14-2005; 9-18-2007 by Ord. No. 14-2007; 7-21-2010 by Ord. No. 16-2010]
(1) 
The sticker shall designate the specific permitted parking areas to which it applies, shall be in such size as the Borough, from time to time, deems appropriate and shall be displayed in such manner on the registered vehicle as the Borough, from time to time, deems appropriate. Effective September 1, 2010, the sticker shall cost $8 per year and shall be prorated by calendar quarter.
(2) 
Guest cards shall be in such size and design as the Borough, from time to time, deems appropriate and shall be issued by the Borough Manager or such other official as the Borough Council may designate from time to time. Effective September 1, 2010, the cost for the first two guest cards shall be $4 each per year. Lost or stolen cards shall be replaced at the cost of $2 each.
(3) 
Special business parking cards, as provided in § 77-3E(3) hereof, shall be issued by the Borough Manager or such other official of the Borough as the Borough Council may, from time to time, designate. Effective September 1, 2010, each card shall cost $8 per year.
E. 
The eligibility for stickers or cards provided by this section shall be as follows:
(1) 
Stickers.
(a) 
Any person living in a residence abutting the streets in the various permitted areas as set forth in § 77-3B hereof shall be entitled to receive a residential parking sticker for the specific permitted area in which such person resides, if the person applying for such sticker presents two items constituting proof of residency in the specific permitted area and proof of ownership (joint owners shall be treated as one) of a motor vehicle registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; or, in the event of a parent/child relationship, the child applying for such permit presents a registration of a motor vehicle registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania under the name of such child's parent or parents; the child presents the insurance policy of the parent or parents which designates the child as the primary driver of the motor vehicle to be registered; the child presents an affidavit or letter agreement from the child's parent or parents in form and content acceptable to the Borough which indicates that the parent or parents accept financial responsibility for all tickets issued by the Borough which relate to the registered motor vehicle. A list of items approved by Borough Council which will constitute satisfactory proof of residence in the permitted area will be available in the Borough Manager's office. The permit issued shall be nontransferrable and effective only for the specific permitted area for which it was issued. The Washington Square Apartment complex shall be excluded from eligibility for permits as contained herein.
[Amended 8-8-1979 by Ord. No. 5-1979; 9-13-1989 by Ord. No. 23-1989; 12-21-2005 by Ord. No. 23-2005; 11-15-2006 by Ord. No. 18-2006]
(b) 
Any person living in a residence abutting Dean Street from High Street to Clinton Alley and 238 Hemlock Alley shall be entitled to receive a residential parking sticker for Permit Area B if the person applying for such sticker presents two items constituting proof of residency in the specific permitted area and proof of ownership (joint owners shall be treated as one) of a motor vehicle registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; or, in the event of a parent/child relationship, the child applying for such permit presents a registration of a motor vehicle registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania under the name of such child's parent or parents; the child presents the insurance policy of the parent or parents which designates the child as the primary driver of the motor vehicle to be registered; the child presents an affidavit or letter agreement from the child's parent or parents in form and content acceptable to the Borough which indicates that the parent or parents accept financial responsibility for all tickets issued by the Borough which relate to the registered motor vehicle. A list of items approved by Borough Council which will constitute satisfactory proof of residence in the permitted area will be available in the Borough Manager's office. The permit issued shall be nontransferrable and effective only for the specific permitted area for which it was issued.
[Amended 2-26-1986 by Ord. No. 1-1986; 9-23-1987 by Ord. No. 10-1987; 9-13-1989 by Ord. No. 23-1989; 9-28-1994 by Ord. No. 11-1994; 12-21-2005 by Ord. No. 23-2005]
(c) 
Owners and employees of businesses located in a building abutting streets in Permit Area A, B or D shall be entitled to a nonresidential parking sticker, which shall be the same as a residential sticker, if the applicant presents both proof of ownership of or employment by a business in Permit Area A, B or D and ownership (joint owners shall be treated as one) of a motor vehicle. Available at the Borough Manager's office shall be a list of items and/or any combination thereof which shall be approved by Borough Council and which items shall constitute satisfactory proof of ownership of or employment by a business in the Permit Areas A, B and D. The Washington Square Apartment complex shall be excluded from eligibility for permits as contained herein.
[Amended 9-13-1989 by Ord. No 23-1989; 7-20-2005 by Ord. No. 14-2005; 11-15-2006 by Ord. No. 18-2006]
(d) 
Any person living in a residence abutting Matlack Street between Magnolia Street and Lacey Street shall be entitled to receive a residential parking sticker for Permit Area A if the person applying for such sticker presents two items constituting proof of residency in the specific permitted area and proof of ownership (joint owners shall be treated as one) of a motor vehicle registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: or, in the event of a parent/child relationship, the child applying for such permit presents a registration of a motor vehicle registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania under the name of such child's parent or parents; the child presents the insurance policy of the parent or parents which designates the child as the primary driver of the motor vehicle to be registered; the child presents an affidavit or letter agreement from the child's parent or parents in form and content acceptable to the Borough which indicates that the parent or parents accept financial responsibility for all tickets issued by the Borough which relate to the registered motor vehicle. A list of items approved by Borough Council which will constitute satisfactory proof of residence in the permitted area will be available in the Borough Manager's office. The permit issued shall be nontransferrable and effective only for the specific permitted area for which it was issued.
[Added 8-10-1988 by Ord. No. 14-1988; amended 9-13-1989 by Ord. No. 23-1989; 12-21-2005 by Ord. No. 23-2005]
(e) 
Any person living in a residence abutting the south side of Price Street from Brandywine Street to Bradford Avenue shall be entitled to receive a residential parking sticker for Permit Area B if the person applying for such sticker presents two items constituting proof of residency in the specific permitted area and proof of ownership (joint owners shall be treated as one) of a motor vehicle registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; or, in the event of a parent/child relationship, the child applying for such permit presents a registration of a motor vehicle registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania under the name of such child's parent or parents; the child presents the insurance policy of the parent or parents which designates the child as the primary driver of the motor vehicle to be registered; the child presents an affidavit or letter agreement from the child's parent or parents in form and content acceptable to the Borough which indicates that the parent or parents accept financial responsibility for all tickets issued by the Borough which relate to the registered motor vehicle. A list of items approved by Borough Council which will constitute satisfactory proof of residence in the permitted area will be available in the Borough Manager's office. The permit issued shall be nontransferrable and effective only for the specific permitted area for which it was issued.
[Added 7-16-2003 by Ord. No. 13-2003; amended 12-21-2005 by Ord. No. 23-2005]
(f) 
Any person living in the residence located at 201 South High Street shall be entitled to receive a residential parking sticker for Permit Area A if the person applying for such sticker presents two items constituting proof of residency at 201 South High Street and proof of ownership (joint owners shall be treated as one) of a motor vehicle registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; or, in the event of a parent/child relationship, the child applying for such permit presents a registration of a motor vehicle registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania under the name of such child's parent or parents; the child presents the insurance policy of the parent or parents which designates the child as the primary driver of the motor vehicle to be registered; the child presents an affidavit or letter agreement from the child's parent or parents in form and content acceptable to the Borough which indicates that the parent or parents accept financial responsibility for all tickets issued by the Borough which relate to the registered motor vehicle. A list of items approved by Borough Council which will constitute satisfactory proof of residence in the permitted dwelling is available in the Borough Manager's office. The permit issued shall be nontransferable and effective only for the specific permitted area for which it was issued.
[Added 3-18-2009 by Ord. No. 3-2009]
(g) 
Any person living in the residence located at 29 Locust Alley shall be entitled to receive a residential parking sticker for Permit Area A if the person applying for such sticker presents two items constituting proof of residency at 29 Locust Alley and proof of ownership (joint owners shall be treated as one) of a motor vehicle registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; or, in the event of a parent/child relationship, the child applying for such permit presents a registration of a motor vehicle registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania under the name of such child's parent or parents; the child presents the insurance policy of the parent or parents which designates the child as the primary driver of the motor vehicle to be registered; the child presents an affidavit or letter agreement from the child's parent or parents in form and content acceptable to the Borough which indicates that the parent or parents accept financial responsibility for all tickets issued by the Borough which relate to the registered motor vehicle. A list of items approved by Borough Council which will constitute satisfactory proof of residence in the permitted dwelling is available in the Borough Manager's office. The permit issued shall be nontransferable and effective only for the specific permitted area for which it was issued.
[Added 10-16-2013 by Ord. No. 11-2013]
(h) 
Any person living in a residence abutting East Union Street between Walnut Street and Sharon Alley shall be entitled to receive a residential parking sticker for Permit Area A if the person applying for such sticker presents two items constituting proof of residency in the specific permitted area and proof of ownership (joint owners shall be treated as one) of a motor vehicle registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; or, in the event of a parent/child relationship, the child applying for such permit presents a registration of a motor vehicle registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania under the name of such child's parent or parents; the child presents the insurance policy of the parent or parents which designates the child as the primary driver of the motor vehicle to be registered; the child presents an affidavit or letter agreement from the child's parent or parents in form and content acceptable to the Borough which indicates that the parent or parents accept financial responsibility for all tickets issued by the Borough which relate to the registered motor vehicle. A list of items approved by Borough Council which will constitute satisfactory proof of residence in the permitted dwelling is available in the Borough Manager's office. The permit issued shall be nontransferable and effective only for the specific permitted area for which it was issued.
[Added 10-16-2013 by Ord. No. 11-2013]
(2) 
Guest cards.
(a) 
Each single-family home and apartment unit in a permit area is eligible to be issued up to two guest cards. Each rooming house in a permit area is eligible to be issued one guest card per room. An applicant for a guest card must present proof of residency as required by § 77-3E(1). The Borough shall have no responsibility for the issuance of a guest card to any particular resident of a dwelling unit. A guest card shall be limited to the specific address for which it was issued (such address shall be noted on the face of the guest card) and shall be limited in use and validity to the block in which the property is located and a two-block area contiguous to the specific address for which the guest card is issued. A guest card may be utilized for a guest's vehicle for up to, but not in excess of, a week's (five permit days) consecutive period. In the event that a guest card is needed for a vehicle for a defined period of time in excess of the maximum week's (five permit days) consecutive period, a special permit may be issued, at the discretion of the Borough Manager or such other official as Borough Council may designate from time to time, upon such terms as the Borough Manager or such other official as Borough Council may designate from time to time deems appropriate.
[Amended 8-8-1979 by Ord. No. 5-1979; 9-13-1989 by Ord. No. 23-1989; 5-18-2005 by Ord. No. 9-2005; 11-17-2015 by Ord. No. 17-2015]
(b) 
Each professional use shall be entitled to be issued up to five guest cards. An applicant for guest cards for a professional use must present proof of the location of the professional use in the RPPA in accordance with the list in the Borough Manager's office as mentioned heretofore. The guest card's effectiveness and validity shall be limited to the specific address for which it was issued, and such address shall be noted on the face of the guest card.
[Amended 9-13-1989 by Ord. No. 23-1989]
(3) 
Special business cards. Each owner and employee of a business doing business in a permit area who are not exempt under § 77-3F shall be entitled to receive one special business parking card for use in the specific permit area.
[Added 8-8-1979 by Ord. No. 5-1979; amended 9-13-1989 by Ord. No. 23-1989]
F. 
The only persons exempt from the provisions of this section shall be:
(1) 
Owners and operators of emergency vehicles.
(2) 
Medical doctors on house calls in the RPPA.
(3) 
Service vehicles, clearly labeled as such, during the time that persons from said service vehicle are performing a service at a residence, business or professional use in the RPPA.
G. 
When an enforcement officer has reason to believe that a guest card or a special business card is not being used in accordance with the purpose, intention and provisions of this chapter, the Parking Department shall be notified. The Parking Department shall then send a letter to the possessor of the subject card, informing that person that the card is being used improperly. If the violation(s) continue(s), the Parking Department may revoke the guest card(s), special business card(s) and/or the residential parking permit related to such card, so long as the possessor of same is afforded an opportunity at an informal conference with the Parking Department to explain his or her position. If a guest card, special business card and/or the residential parking permit related to such card is revoked, the possessor of same shall deliver it to the Parking Department. Parking in the RPPA with a revoked guest card or special business card shall be the same as parking with no guest card or residential sticker or special business card. Violators who have had a guest card, special card and/or a residential parking permit revoked shall be ineligible for guest card, special business card and/or residential parking permit issuance for one year. In addition, upon the occurrence of a violation of this chapter, the Borough may also institute and enforce the violation and penalty provisions of § 77-11 of this chapter.
[Amended 5-18-2005 by Ord. No. 9-2005; 11-21-2018 by Ord. No. 16-2018]
H. 
Each permit area in the RPP shall be posted with a minimum of two signs per block, and said signs shall:
[Amended 3-23-1988 by Ord. No. 6-1988; 6-22-1988 by Ord. No. 11-1988; 9-13-1989 by Ord. No. 23-1989]
(1) 
In blocks in which the RPPA shall be in effect from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight daily, excluding Saturday, Sunday and holidays, read:
PARKING BY PERMIT ONLY
8:00 A.M. - MIDNIGHT MON. - FRI.
AREA (DESIGNATIONS OF SPECIFIC PERMIT AREA)
(2) 
In blocks in which the RRP shall be in effect from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. daily, excluding Saturday, Sunday and holidays, read:
PARKING BY PERMIT ONLY
5:00 P.M. - 6:00 A.M. MON. - FRI.
AREA (DESIGNATION OF SPECIFIC PERMIT AREA)
(3) 
In blocks in which the RPP shall be in effect from 6:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. daily, excluding Saturday, Sunday and holidays, read:
[Added 12-18-2013 by Ord. No. 17-2013]
PARKING BY PERMIT ONLY
6:00 P.M. UNTIL 6:00 A.M. MON. - FRI.
AREA (DESIGNATION OF SPECIFIC PERMIT AREA)
I. 
Special cards. Upon written application to the Borough Manager, special permission may be obtained for special cards to be used for limited hours during special events.
[Amended 9-23-1987 by Ord. No. 10-1987]
(1) 
Such application must note the purpose of the event, the date and times, the number of vehicles expected and the name of the responsible person to contact with respect to said event.
(2) 
The Borough Manager shall grant such number of special cards for special events as he shall deem appropriate, taking into consideration the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the surrounding community, residents of the RPPA, residents of the Borough of West Chester and the purposes of the RRP.
[Amended 5-10-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989]
(3) 
When permission is granted, the Borough Manager shall notify the enforcement officers.
(4) 
Special cards for special events which are distributed by the Borough Manager are valid for no longer than 24 hours and shall be so designated.
J. 
If a person sells his or her motor vehicle, he or she shall remove the sticker and present it to the Borough Manager. If a replacement vehicle is purchased, the old sticker may be exchanged for a new one at the cost of $2, which parking sticker shall be valid for the remaining period of validity of the old parking sticker.
[Amended 8-8-1979 by Ord. No. 5-1979; 7-20-2005 by Ord. No. 14-2005]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 77-4, Parking procedures for West Chester University (Permit Parking Area C), as amended, was repealed 7-18-2018 by Ord. No. 9-2018.
[Added 6-24-1987 by Ord. No. 6-1987[1]; amended 9-13-1989 by Ord. No. 23-1989; 1-17-1996 by Ord. No. 2-1996; 9-18-1996 by Ord. No. 18-1996; 2-18-2004 by Ord. No. 3-2004; 5-18-2005 by Ord. No. 9-2005; 7-20-2005 by Ord. No. 14-2005; 12-21-2005 by Ord. No. 23-2005; 11-15-2006 by Ord. No. 18-2006]
A. 
The following areas shall be designated as Permit Area F:
(1) 
100 Block of West Chestnut Street;
(2) 
200 Block of West Chestnut Street;
(3) 
200 Block of North Darlington Street;
(4) 
East Miner Street from Walnut Street to High Street;
(5) 
West Miner Street between High Street and Church Street.
(6) 
North Darlington Street between Gay Street and Chestnut Street.
[Added 1-6-2008 by Ord. No. 2-2008]
B. 
The permit parking program for Permit Area F shall be as follows:
(1) 
Any eligible person living in a dwelling unit abutting the 100 Block of West Chestnut Street, the 200 Block of West Chestnut Street and the 200 Block of North Darlington Street shall be entitled to receive a nontransferrable parking sticker and shall be permitted to park in the on-street meter spaces in the 100 Block of West Chestnut Street, the 200 Block of West Chestnut Street and the metered spaces in Lot No. 7 adjacent to the 200 Block of North Darlington Street, at any time, without being required to deposit money in the parking meters existing at the above-noted locations.
(2) 
Any eligible person living in a dwelling unit abutting East Miner Street between Walnut Street and High Street shall be entitled to receive a nontransferrable parking sticker and shall be permitted to park in the on-street meter spaces on East Miner Street between Walnut Street and High Street, at any time, without being required to deposit money in the parking meters existing at the above-noted locations.
(3) 
Any eligible person living in a dwelling unit abutting West Miner Street between High Street and Church Street shall be entitled to receive a nontransferrable parking sticker and shall be permitted to park in the on-street meter spaces on West Miner Street between High Street and Church Street, at any time, without being required to deposit money in the parking meters existing at the above-noted locations.
(4) 
Any eligible person living in a dwelling unit abutting North Darlington Street between Gay Street and Chestnut Street shall be entitled to receive a nontransferrable parking sticker and shall be permitted to park in the on-street meter spaces on North Darlington Street between Gay Street and Chestnut Street, at any time, without being required to deposit money in the parking meters existing at the above-noted locations.
[Added 1-6-2008 by Ord. No. 2-2008]
C. 
The eligibility for parking stickers in one of the areas in Permit Parking Area F shall be as follows:
(1) 
Upon application to the Borough, any person living in a dwelling unit abutting any of the streets designated as Permit Area F above shall be entitled to receive a parking sticker for use in the particular area designated in Subsection B(1), (2), (3) or (4) above in which the person resides if the person demonstrates to the Borough that the person has no on-site parking available; and the person presents two satisfactory proofs of residency in one of the areas set forth in Subsection B(1), (2), (3) or (4) above; and the person provides proof of ownership of a motor vehicle (joint owners shall be treated as one) registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; or in the event of a parent/child relationship, the child applying for such permit presents a registration of a motor vehicle registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania under the name of such child's parent or parents; the child presents the insurance policy of the parent or parents which designates the child as the primary driver of the motor vehicle to be registered; the child presents an affidavit or letter agreement from the child's parent or parents in form and content acceptable to the Borough which indicates that the parent or parents accept financial responsibility for all tickets issued by the Borough which relate to the registered motor vehicle. A list of items approved by Borough Council which will constitute satisfactory proof of residence in the permitted area will be available in the Borough Manager's office. The permit issued shall be nontransferrable and effective only for the specific permitted area for which it was issued.
[Amended 1-6-2008 by Ord. No. 2-2008]
(2) 
The Borough Manager shall have a reasonable period of time, not to exceed 10 working days from the date of application, to determine the eligibility of the applicant for a parking sticker and to issue the parking sticker to an eligible applicant.
(3) 
All vehicles properly registered to an eligible person at the address of a dwelling unit within one of the areas set forth as Permit Area F above shall be eligible to receive a parking sticker for use in the particular area designated in Subsection B(1), (2), (3) or (4) in which the person resides.
[Amended 1-6-2008 by Ord. No. 2-2008]
D. 
The parking sticker provided to this section shall appear, cost and be displayed as follows:
(1) 
The parking sticker shall be designed as the Borough deems fit, and, effective September 1, 2010, the fee for said parking sticker shall be $8 per year. The cost of the parking sticker shall be prorated by calendar quarter.
[Amended 9-18-2007 by Ord. No. 14-2007; 7-21-2010 by Ord. No. 16-2010]
(2) 
The parking sticker shall be displayed on the registered vehicle as the Borough may designate from time to time.
E. 
If a person sells his or her motor vehicle, he or she shall remove the sticker and present it to the Borough Manager. If a replacement vehicle is purchased, the old sticker may be exchanged for a new one at the cost of $2, which parking sticker shall be valid for the remaining period of validity of the old parking sticker.
F. 
When the Parking Department has reason to believe that a parking sticker was issued in error, or that a person to whom a parking sticker was issued is no longer eligible, or that a person to whom a parking sticker was issued has violated the requirements of this section, the Parking Department shall send a letter to the possessor of the parking sticker advising that person of the ineligibility or violation. If the violation continues, and/or the person is unable to demonstrate that he or she is eligible or continues to be eligible for a parking sticker, the Parking Department shall revoke the parking sticker. Violators who have had a parking sticker revoked shall be ineligible for parking sticker issuance for one year. In addition, upon the occurrence of a violation of this chapter, the Borough may also institute and enforce the violation and penalty provisions of § 77-11 of this chapter.
[Amended 11-21-2018 by Ord. No. 16-2018]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also redesignated former § 77-5, Violations and penalties, as § 77-6.
[Added 8-14-1987 by Ord. No. 8-1987;[1] amended 9-13-1989 by Ord. No. 23-1989; 1-20-1993 by Ord. No. 1-1993]
The parking permit area for any person living in a dwelling unit abutting the 300 Block of West Gay Street and the 200 Block of West Gay Street and the 300 Block of Hannum Avenue shall be designated as Permit Parking Area E, and the parking program shall be as follows:
A. 
Any eligible person living in a dwelling unit abutting the 300 Block of West Gay Street and the 200 Block of West Gay Street and the 300 Block of Hannum Avenue shall be entitled to receive a parking sticker for Permit Parking Area E, which shall be nontransferable, as more particularly described in Subsection C below and shall be permitted to park in the Borough Parking Lot No. 6, situated and bounded by Hannum Avenue, North New Street and West Gay Street, at any time.
B. 
The eligibility for parking stickers in Permit Parking Area E shall be as follows:
(1) 
Upon application to the Borough, any person living in a dwelling unit abutting the streets and avenue set forth in Subsection A above shall be entitled to receive a parking sticker if the person demonstrates to the Borough that the person has no on-site parking available; and the person presents two satisfactory proofs of residency in the areas set forth in Subsection A above; and the person provides proof of ownership (joint owners shall be treated as one) of a motor vehicle properly registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at the address of the dwelling unit within the areas set forth in Subsection A above; or in the event of a parent/child relationship, the child applying for such permit presents a registration of a motor vehicle registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania under the name of such child's parent or parents; the child presents the insurance policy of the parent or parents which designates the child as the primary driver of the motor vehicle to be registered; the child presents an affidavit or letter agreement from the child's parent or parents in form and content acceptable to the Borough which indicates that the parent or parents accept financial responsibility for all tickets issued by the Borough which relate to the registered motor vehicle. A list of items approved by Borough Council which will constitute satisfactory proof of residence in the permitted area will be available in the Borough Manager's office. The permit issued shall be nontransferrable and effective only for the specific permitted area for which it was issued.
[Amended 12-21-2005 by Ord. No. 23-2005]
(2) 
The Borough Manager shall have a reasonable period of time, not to exceed 10 working days from the date of application, to determine the eligibility of the applicant for a parking sticker and to issue the parking sticker to an eligible applicant.
(3) 
All vehicles properly registered to an eligible person at the address of a dwelling unit within the area set forth in Subsection A above shall be eligible to receive a parking sticker.
(4) 
There shall be a maximum of 20 parking stickers issued at any time for Lot No. 6, situated and bounded by Hannum Avenue, New Street and Gay Street. The parking sticker shall be issued to eligible persons and vehicles as defined in Subsections A and B above in order of the dates of the receipt of completed applications by the Borough.
(5) 
In Permit Parking Area E, there shall be a maximum of two parking stickers per dwelling unit.
[Added 6-18-2002 by Ord. No. 5-2002]
C. 
The parking sticker provided by this section shall appear, cost and be displayed as follows: The parking sticker shall be limited in applicability to Permit Parking Area E, shall be in such size and design as the Borough, from time to time, deems appropriate and shall be displayed in such manner on the registered vehicle as the Borough, from time to time, deems appropriate. Effective September 1, 2010, the sticker shall cost $8 per year and shall be prorated by calendar quarter.
[Amended 9-18-2007 by Ord. No. 14-2007; 7-21-2010 by Ord. No. 16-2010]
D. 
If a person sells his or her motor vehicle, he or she shall remove the sticker and present it to the Borough Manager. If a replacement vehicle is purchased, the old sticker may be exchanged for a new one at the cost of $2, which parking sticker shall be valid for the remaining period of validity of the old parking sticker.
[Amended 7-20-2005 by Ord. No. 14-2005]
E. 
When the Parking Department has reason to believe that a parking sticker was issued in error, or that a person to whom a parking sticker was issued is no longer eligible, or that a person to whom a parking sticker was issued has violated the requirements of this section, the Parking Department shall send a letter to the possessor of the parking sticker advising that person of the ineligibility or violation. If the violation continues, and/or the person is unable to demonstrate that he or she is eligible or continues to be eligible for a parking sticker, the Parking Department shall revoke the parking sticker. Violators who have had a parking sticker revoked shall be ineligible for parking sticker issuance for one year. In addition, upon the occurrence of a violation of this chapter, the Borough may also institute and enforce the violation and penalty provisions of § 77-11 of this chapter.
[Amended 5-18-2005 by Ord. No. 9-2005; 11-21-2018 by Ord. No. 16-2018]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also redesignated former § 77-6 and § 77-7.
[Added 8-18-1999 by Ord. No. 10-1999; amended 5-18-2005 by Ord. No. 9-2005; 7-20-2005 by Ord. No. 14-2005; 12-21-2005 by Ord. No. 23-2005; 9-18-2007 by Ord. No. 14-2007; 7-21-2010 by Ord. No. 16-2010; 2-18-2015 by Ord. No. 2-2015]
A. 
The following areas shall be designated as Permit Area G:
(1) 
North side of the 300 block of East Biddle Street between the westerly intersection of Parke Alley and N. Penn Street;
(2) 
South side of the 300 block of East Biddle Street between the westerly intersection of Parke Alley and N. Penn Street;
(3) 
Parke Alley; and
(4) 
400 Penn Street.
B. 
The permit parking program and procedures for Permit Parking Area G shall be in effect from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday from September 1 through June 15 of each year.
C. 
Any eligible person living in a dwelling unit abutting the streets or at the address identified above shall be entitled to receive a parking sticker for Permit Parking Area G, which shall be nontransferable, as more particularly described in Subsection D below, at any time.
D. 
The eligibility for parking stickers in Permit Parking Area G shall be as follows:
(1) 
Upon application to the Borough, any person living in a dwelling unit abutting the street or at the address set forth in Subsection A above shall be entitled to receive a parking sticker if the person demonstrates to the Borough that the person has no on-site parking available; and the person presents two satisfactory proofs of residency in the areas set forth in Subsection A above; and the person provides proof of ownership (joint owners shall be treated as one) of a motor vehicle properly registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at the address of the dwelling unit within the areas set forth in Subsection A above. The office of the Borough Manager shall provide an application for a parking sticker and shall also provide a list of items and/or any combination thereof which shall be approved by Borough Council, which items shall constitute satisfactory proof of residency in the areas set forth in Subsection A above; or in the event of a parent/child relationship, the child applying for such permit presents a registration of a motor vehicle registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania under the name of such child's parent or parents; the child presents the insurance policy of the parent or parents which designates the child as the primary driver of the motor vehicle to be registered; the child presents an affidavit or letter agreement from the child's parent or parents in form and content acceptable to the Borough which indicates that the parent or parents accept financial responsibility for all tickets issued by the Borough which relate to the registered motor vehicle. A list of items approved by Borough Council which will constitute satisfactory proof of residence in the permitted area will be available in the Borough Manager's office. The permit issued shall be nontransferrable and effective only for the specific permitted area for which it was issued.
(2) 
The Borough Manager shall have a reasonable period of time, not to exceed 10 working days from the date of application, to determine the eligibility of the applicant for a parking sticker and to issue the parking sticker to an eligible applicant.
(3) 
All vehicles properly registered to an eligible person at the address of a dwelling unit within the area set forth in Subsection A above shall be eligible to receive a parking sticker.
E. 
The parking sticker required by this section shall appear, cost and be displayed as follows: The parking sticker shall be limited in applicability to Permit Parking Area G, shall be in such size and design as the Borough, from time to time, deems appropriate and shall be displayed in such manner on the registered vehicle as the Borough, from time to time, deems appropriate. Effective September 1, 2010, the sticker shall cost $8 per year and shall be prorated by calendar quarter.
F. 
If a person sells his or her motor vehicle, he or she shall remove the sticker and present it to the Borough Manager. If a replacement vehicle is purchased, the old sticker may be exchanged for a new one at the cost of $2, which parking sticker shall be valid for the remaining period of validity of the old parking sticker.
G. 
When the Parking Department has reason to believe that a parking sticker was issued in error, or that a person to whom a parking sticker was issued is no longer eligible, or that a person to whom a parking sticker was issued has violated the requirements of this section, the Parking Department shall send a letter to the possessor of the parking sticker advising that person of the ineligibility or violation. If the violation continues, and/or the person is unable to demonstrate that he or she is eligible or continues to be eligible for a parking sticker, the Parking Department shall revoke the parking sticker. Violators who have had a parking sticker revoked shall be ineligible for parking sticker issuance for one year. In addition, upon the occurrence of a violation of this chapter, the Borough may also institute and enforce the violation and penalty provisions of § 77-11 of this chapter.
[Amended 11-21-2018 by Ord. No. 16-2018]
[Added 12-15-1999 by Ord. No. 13-1999[1]]
The parking permit area for Hannum Avenue between Wayne Street and New Street shall be designated as "Permit Parking Area H," and the parking program for Permit Parking Area H shall be as follows:
A. 
The permit parking program and procedures for Permit Parking Area H shall be in effect from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight, Monday through Friday.
B. 
Any eligible person living in a dwelling unit on Hannum Avenue between Wayne Street and New Street shall be entitled to receive a residential parking sticker for Permit Parking Area H, which shall be nontransferable, as more particularly described in § 77-8D below.
C. 
Any eligible owner and employee of a business located in a building on Hannum Avenue between Wayne Street and New Street shall be entitled to receive a nonresidential parking sticker for Permit Parking Area H, which shall be nontransferable, as more particularly described in § 77-8D below.
D. 
The eligibility for parking stickers, guest cards and special business cards in Permit Parking Area H shall be as follows:
(1) 
Stickers.
(a) 
Upon application to the Borough, any person living in a dwelling unit abutting the street set forth in § 77-8B above shall be entitled to receive a residential parking sticker if the person presents two satisfactory proofs of residency in the areas set forth in § 77-8B above; and the person provides proof of ownership (joint owners shall be treated as one) of a motor vehicle property registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at the address of the dwelling unit within the areas set forth in § 77-8B above. The office of the Borough Manager shall provide an application for a parking sticker and shall also provide a list of items and/or any combination thereof which shall be approved by Borough Council, which items shall constitute satisfactory proof of residency in the areas set forth in § 77-8B above; or in the event of a parent/child relationship, the child applying for such permit presents a registration of a motor vehicle registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania under the name of such child's parent or parents; the child presents the insurance policy of the parent or parents which designates the child as the primary driver of the motor vehicle to be registered; the child presents an affidavit or letter agreement from the child's parent or parents in form and content acceptable to the Borough which indicates that the parent or parents accept financial responsibility for all tickets issued by the Borough which relate to the registered motor vehicle. A list of items approved by Borough Council which will constitute satisfactory proof of residence in the permitted area will be available in the Borough Manager's office. The permit issued shall be nontransferrable and effective only for the specific permitted area for which it was issued.
[Amended 12-21-2005 by Ord. No. 23-2005]
(b) 
Upon application to the Borough, owners and employees of businesses located in a building abutting the street set forth in § 77-8C above shall be entitled to receive a nonresidential parking sticker, which shall be the same as a residential parking sticker, if the applicant presents satisfactory proof of ownership of a business or employment in a business located in the area set forth in § 77-8C above and proof of ownership (joint owners shall be treated as one) of a properly registered motor vehicle. The office of the Borough Manager shall provide an application for a nonresidential parking sticker and shall also provide a list of items and/or any combination thereof which shall be approved by Borough Council, which items shall constitute satisfactory proof of ownership of a business or employment in a business located in the area set forth in § 77-8C above.
(c) 
The Borough Manager shall have a reasonable period of time, not to exceed 10 working days from the date of application, to determine the eligibility of the applicant for a parking sticker and to issue the parking sticker to an eligible applicant.
(2) 
Guest cards. Each single-family home and each apartment unit located in Permit Parking Area H is eligible to be issued up to two guest cards. Each rooming house in Permit Parking Area H is eligible to be issued one guest card per room. An applicant for guest cards must present proof of residency as required by § 77-8D(1)(a). The Borough shall have no responsibility for the issuance of guest cards to any particular resident of a dwelling unit. A guest card shall be limited to the specific address for which it was issued (such address shall be noted on the face of the guest card) and shall be limited in use and validity to the block in which property is located and a two-block area contiguous to the specific address for which the guest card is issued. A guest card may be utilized for a guest's vehicle for up to, but not in excess of, a week's (five permit days) consecutive period. In the event that a guest card is needed for a vehicle for a defined period of time in excess of the maximum week's (five permit days) consecutive period, a special permit may be issued, at the discretion of the Borough Manager or such other official as Borough Council may designate from time to time, upon such terms as the Borough Manager or such other official as Borough Council may designate from time to time deems appropriate.
[Amended 5-18-2005 by Ord. No. 9-2005; 11-17-2015 by Ord. No. 17-2015]
(3) 
Special business cards. Each owner and each employee of a business doing business in Permit Parking Area H who is not exempt under § 77-8H shall be entitled to receive one special business parking card for use in Permit Parking Area H. An applicant for a special business card must present proof of ownership or employment as required by § 77-8D(1)(b). The special business card's effectiveness and validity shall be limited to the specific address for which it was issued, and such address shall be noted on the face of the special business card.
E. 
The parking sticker and guest cards required by this section shall appear, cost and be displayed as follows:
[Amended 7-20-2005 by Ord. No. 14-2005; 9-18-2007 by Ord. No. 14-2007; 7-21-2010 by Ord. No. 16-2010]
(1) 
The parking sticker shall be limited in applicability to Permit Parking Area H, shall be in such size and design as the Borough, from time to time, deems appropriate and shall be displayed in such manner on the registered vehicle as the Borough, from time to time, deems appropriate. Effective September 1, 2010, the parking sticker shall cost $8 per year and shall be prorated by calendar quarter.
(2) 
Guest cards shall be in such size and design as the Borough, from time to time, deems appropriate and shall be issued by the Borough Manager or such other official as the Borough Council may designate from time to time. Effective September 1, 2010, the cost for the first two guest cards shall be $4 each per year. Lost or stolen cards shall be replaced at the cost of $2 each.
(3) 
Special business parking cards shall be issued by the Borough Manager or such other official of the Borough as the Borough Council may, from time to time, designate. Effective September 1, 2010, the cost of each special business card shall be $8 per year. Lost or stolen business cards shall be replaced at the cost of $2 each.
F. 
If a person sells his or her motor vehicle, he or she shall remove the sticker and present it to the Borough Manager. If a replacement vehicle is purchased, the old sticker may be exchanged for a new one at the cost of $2, which parking sticker shall be valid for the remaining period of validity of the old parking sticker.
[Amended 7-20-2005 by Ord. No. 14-2005]
G. 
When the Parking Department has reason to believe that a parking sticker was issued in error or that a person to whom a parking sticker was issued is no longer eligible or that a person to whom a parking sticker was issued has violated the requirements of this section, the Parking Department shall send a letter to the possessor of the parking sticker advising that person of the ineligibility or violation. If the violation continues and/or the person is unable to demonstrate that he or she is eligible or continues to be eligible for a parking sticker, the Parking Department shall revoke the parking sticker.
[Amended 11-21-2018 by Ord. No. 16-2018]
H. 
The only persons exempt from the provisions of this section shall be:
(1) 
Owners and operators of emergency vehicles.
(2) 
Medical doctors on house calls in this Residential Permit Parking Area H.
(3) 
Service vehicles, clearly labeled as such, during the time that persons from said service vehicle are performing a service at a residence, business or professional use in this Residential Permit Parking Area H.
I. 
When an enforcement officer has reason to believe that a guest card or a special business card is not being used in accordance with the purpose, intention and provisions of this Chapter, the Parking Department shall be notified. The Parking Department shall then send a letter to the possessor of the subject card, informing that person that the card is being used improperly. If the violation(s) continue(s), the Parking Department may revoke the guest card(s), the special business card and/or the residential parking permit related to such card, so long as the possessor of same is afforded an opportunity at an informal conference with the Parking Department to explain his or her position. If a guest card, special business card and/or the residential parking permit relating to such card is revoked, the possessor of same shall deliver it to the Parking Department. Parking in this Residential Permit Parking Area H with a revoked guest card or special business card shall be the same as parking with no guest card, special business card or parking sticker. Violators who have had a guest card, special card and/or a residential parking permit revoked shall be ineligible for guest card, special business card and/or residential parking permit issuance for one year. In addition, upon the occurrence of a violation of this Chapter, the Borough may also institute and enforce the violation and penalty provisions of § 77-11 of this chapter.
[Amended 12-21-2005 by Ord. No. 23-2005; 11-21-2018 by Ord. No. 16-2018]
J. 
The permit area in this Residential Permit Parking Area H shall be posted with a minimum of two signs per block, and the signs shall contain the following information:
PARKING BY PERMIT ONLY
8:00 A.M. - 12:00 MIDNIGHT MON. - FRI.
PERMIT PARKING AREA H
K. 
Special cards. Upon written application to the Borough Manager, special permission may be obtained for special cards to be used for limited hours during special events.
(1) 
Such application must note the purpose of the event, the date and times, the number of vehicles expected and the name of the responsible person to contact with respect to said event.
(2) 
The Borough Manager shall grant such number of special cards for special events as he shall deem appropriate, taking into consideration the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the surrounding community, residents of Permit Parking Area H, residents of the Borough of West Chester and the purposes of the Residential Parking Program.
(3) 
When permission is granted, the Borough Manager shall notify the enforcement officers.
(4) 
Special cards for special events which are distributed by the Borough Manager are valid for no longer than 24 hours and shall be so designated.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for the renumbering of former §§ 77-7 through 77-9 as §§ 77-9 through 77-11, respectively.
[Added 8-19-1992 by Ord. No. 16-1992]
A. 
Any person otherwise eligible for a residential parking permit in any permit area may obtain a residential parking permit for a leased vehicle by presenting a true and correct copy of a bona fide lease agreement between the applicant and a leasing entity engaged in the leasing of vehicles in the usual and ordinary course of its business, and by paying the fees required and in effect for parking permits, parking stickers, etc., in the applicable permit area as more particularly set forth in this chapter.
B. 
Any person otherwise eligible for a residential parking permit in any permit area may obtain a residential parking permit for a motor vehicle owned by the business or company of which he or she is an employee by presenting a letter on the letterhead of the business and company, which shall state that the applicant is currently employed by the company, that the applicant is required by the business or company to use the motor vehicle on a regular basis and that the Borough is authorized to issue a residential parking permit for the motor vehicle, and by paying the fees required and in effect for parking permits, parking stickers, etc., in the applicable permit area as more particularly set forth in this chapter.
[Added 8-19-1992 by Ord. No. 16-1992]
Military personnel on active duty shall be eligible to obtain a residential parking permit for their vehicles by presenting appropriate military identification, two items constituting proof of residency in the specific permit area for which they are making application and by paying the fees required and in effect for parking permits, parking stickers, etc., in the applicable permit area as more particularly set forth in this chapter. The application is subject to the review and approval of the Borough Manager.
[Amended 8-8-1979 by Ord. No. 5-1979; 2-11-1981 by Ord. No. 2-1981; 4-9-1986 by Ord. No. 3-1986]
A. 
An owner or operator of a motor vehicle parked in violation of any provision of this chapter shall be issued a notice of violation and be ordered to pay a fine of $25 payable to the Borough of West Chester within 14 days of issuance of such notice.
[Amended 1-17-2007 by Ord. No. 2-2007]
B. 
Failure to respond to the notice of violation by payment of the fine, as aforesaid, which payment must be made to the Borough of West Chester within 14 days of issuance of such notice, shall result in the issuance of a citation to the defendant. Thereafter, the prosecution shall proceed in accordance with the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure; and, upon conviction for the offense, the defendant shall be ordered to pay a fine of $25, together with the costs of prosecution, and/or to be incarcerated in the county prison for not more than five days.
[Amended 1-17-2007 by Ord. No. 2-2007]
C. 
It shall be the duty of the enforcement officers of the Borough to report all violations of any provision of this chapter, indicating, in each case, the section thereof violated, the license number of the vehicle involved in such violation, the location where the violation took place, the time of such violation and any other facts necessary to secure a clear understanding of the circumstances attending such violation. Each such officer shall also place on such vehicle a notice of violation to the owner or operator thereof that such vehicle has been parked in violation of the provisions of this chapter, instructing such owner or operator to pay the fine and costs, as provided herein, and further notifying such owner or operator that failure to respond will result in the issuance of a citation.
[Added 4-21-2004 by Ord. No. 8-2004; amended 1-19-2005 by Ord. No. 3-2005; 5-18-2005 by Ord. No. 9-2005; 7-20-2005 by Ord. No. 14-2005; 8-17-2005 by Ord. No. 16-2005; 12-21-2005 by Ord. No. 23-2005; 6-28-2006 by Ord. No. 8-2006; 9-18-2007 by Ord. No. 14-2007; 7-21-2010 by Ord. No. 16-2010; 3-20-2012 by Ord. No. 3-2012; 11-17-2015 by Ord. No. 17-2015; 3-16-2016 by Ord. No. 3-2016]
A. 
The following areas shall be designated as "Permit Parking Area 1":
(1) 
Washington Street between High Street and Matlack Street;
(2) 
The east and west sides of Walnut Street between Washington Street and Prospect Alley;
(3) 
The east side of North Church Street between Washington Street and Patton Alley.
B. 
The permit parking program and procedures for Permit Parking Area I shall be in effect from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight, Monday through Friday.
C. 
Any eligible person living in a dwelling unit on the streets which are identified in § 77-12A above shall be entitled to receive a residential parking sticker for Permit Parking Area I and shall be permitted to park in the on-street meter spaces on Church Street between Chestnut Street and Washington Street, at any time, without being required to deposit money in the parking meters existing at the above-noted locations.
D. 
Any eligible owner and employee of a business located in a building on any of the streets identified in § 77-12A above shall be entitled to receive a nonresidential parking sticker for Permit Parking Area I, which shall be nontransferable, as more particularly described in § 77-12E below.
E. 
The eligibility for parking stickers, guest cards and special business cards in Permit Parking Area I shall be as follows:
(1) 
Stickers.
(a) 
Upon application to the Borough, any person living in a dwelling unit abutting the streets set forth in § 77-12A above shall be entitled to receive a residential parking sticker if the person presents two satisfactory proofs of residency in the areas set forth in § 77-12A above; and the person provides proof of ownership (joint owners shall be treated as one) of a motor vehicle properly registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at the address of the dwelling unit within the areas set forth in § 77-12A above. The office of the Borough Manager shall provide an application for a parking sticker and shall also provide a list of items and/or any combination thereof which shall be approved by Borough Council, which items shall constitute satisfactory proof of residency in the areas set forth in § 77-12A above; or in the event of a parent/child relationship, the child applying for such permit presents a registration of a motor vehicle registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania under the name of such child's parent or parents; the child presents the insurance policy of the parent or parents which designates the child as the primary driver of the motor vehicle to be registered; the child presents an affidavit or letter agreement from the child's parent or parents in form and content acceptable to the Borough which indicates that the parent or parents accept financial responsibility for all tickets issued by the Borough which relate to the registered motor vehicle. A list of items approved by Borough Council which will constitute satisfactory proof of residence in the permitted area will be available in the Borough Manager's office. The permit issued shall be nontransferable and effective only for the specific permitted area for which it was issued.
(b) 
Except as otherwise provided and limited by § 77-12E(1)(c) below, upon application to the Borough, the owners and employees of businesses located in a building abutting the streets set forth in § 77-12A above shall be entitled to receive a nonresidential parking sticker, which shall be the same as a residential parking sticker, if the applicant presents satisfactory proof of ownership of a business or employment in a business located in the areas set forth in § 77-12A above and proof of ownership (joint owners shalt be treated as one) of a properly registered motor vehicle. The office of the Borough Manager shall provide an application for a nonresidential parking sticker and shall also provide a list of items and/or any combination thereof, which shall be approved by Borough Council, which items shall constitute satisfactory proof of ownership of a business or employment in a business located in the areas set forth in § 77-12A above.
(c) 
Notwithstanding the provisions of § 77-12E(1)(b) above, the owners and employees of businesses located at 222 North Walnut Street will be limited to a collective maximum total of 25 parking stickers which will be issued to qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis,
(d) 
The Borough Manager shall have a reasonable period of time, not to exceed 10 working days from the date of application, to determine the eligibility of the applicant for a parking sticker and to issue the parking sticker to an eligible applicant.
(2) 
Guest cards. Each single-family home and each apartment unit located in Permit Parking Area I is eligible to be issued up to two-guest cards. Each rooming house in Permit Parking Area I is eligible to be issued one guest card per room. An applicant for guest cards must present proof of residency as required by § 77-12E(1)(a). The Borough shall have no responsibility for the issuance of guest cards to any particular resident of a dwelling unit. A guest card shall be limited to the specific address for which it was issued (such address shall be noted on the face of the guest card) and shall be limited in use and validity to the block in which the property is located and a two-block area contiguous to the specific address for which the guest card is issued. A guest card may be utilized for a guest's vehicle for up to, but not in excess of, a two-week (10 permit days) consecutive period. In the event that a guest card is needed for a vehicle for a defined period of time in excess of the maximum two-week (10 permit days) consecutive period, a special permit may be issued, at the discretion of the Borough Manager or such other official as the Borough Council may designate from time to time, upon such terms as the Borough Manager or such other official as Borough Council may designate from time to time deems appropriate.
(3) 
Special business cards. Except as otherwise provided and limited by § 77-12E(4) below, each owner and each employee of a business doing business in Permit Parking Area I who is not exempt under § 77-12I shall be entitled to receive one special business parking card for use in Permit Parking Area I. An applicant for a special business card must present proof of ownership or employment as required by § 77-12E(1)(b). The special business card's effectiveness and validity shall be limited to the specific address for which it was issued, and such address shall be noted on the face of the special business card.
(4) 
Special business cards, 222 North Walnut Street. Notwithstanding the provisions of § 77-12E(3) above, the owners and employees of businesses located at 222 North Walnut Street will be limited to a collective maximum total of three special business parking cards which will be issued to qualified applicants on a first-come first-served basis.
F. 
The parking sticker and guest cards required by this section shall appear, cost and be displayed as follows:
(1) 
The parking sticker shall be limited in applicability to Permit Parking Area I, shall be in such size and design as the Borough, from time to time, deems appropriate and shall be displayed in such manner on the registered vehicle as the Borough, from time to time, deems appropriate. The parking sticker shall cost $8 per year and shall be prorated by calendar quarter.
(2) 
Guest cards shall be in such size and design as the Borough, from time to time, deems appropriate and shall be issued by the Borough Manager or such other official as the Borough Council may designate from time to time. The cost for the first two guest cards shall be $4 each per year. Lost or stolen cards shall be replaced at the cost of $2 each.
(3) 
Special business parking cards shall be issued by the Borough Manager or such other official of the Borough as the Borough Council may, from time to time, designate. The cost of each special business card shall be $8 per year. Lost or stolen business cards shall be replaced at the cost of $2 each.
G. 
If a person sells his or her motor vehicle, he or she shall remove the parking sticker and present it to the Borough Manager. If a replacement vehicle is purchased, the old parking sticker may be exchanged for a new one at the cost of $2, which parking sticker shall be valid for the remaining period of validity of the old parking sticker.
H. 
When the Parking Department has reason to believe that a parking sticker was issued in error or that a person to whom a parking sticker was issued is no longer eligible or that a person to whom a parking sticker was issued has violated the requirements of this section, the Parking Department shall send a letter to the possessor of the parking sticker advising that person of the ineligibility or violation. If the violation continues and/or the person is unable to demonstrate that he or she is eligible or continues to be eligible for a parking sticker, the Parking Department shall revoke the parking sticker.
[Amended 11-21-2018 by Ord. No. 16-2018]
I. 
The only persons exempt from the provisions of this section shall be:
(1) 
Owners and operators of emergency vehicles.
(2) 
Medical doctors on house calls in this Residential Permit Parking Area I.
(3) 
Service vehicles, clearly labeled as such, during the time that persons from said service vehicle are performing a service at a residence, business or professional use in this Residential Permit Parking Area I.
J. 
When an enforcement officer has reason to believe that a guest card or a special business card is not being used in accordance with the purpose, intention and provisions of this chapter, the Parking Department shall be notified. The Parking Department shall then send a letter to the possessor of the subject card, informing that person that the card is being used improperly. If the violation(s) continue(s), the Parking Department may revoke the guest card(s) or the special business card, so long as the possessor of same is afforded an opportunity at an informal conference with the Parking Department to explain his or her position. If a guest card or special business card is revoked, the possessor of same shall deliver it to the Parking Department. Parking in this Residential Permit Parking Area I with a revoked guest card or special business card shall be the same as parking with no guest card, special business card or parking sticker. Violators shall be ineligible for guest card issuance or special business card issuance for a period of one year. In addition, upon the occurrence of a violation of this chapter, the Borough may also institute and enforce the violation and penalty provisions of § 77-11 of this chapter.
[Amended 11-21-2018 by Ord. No. 16-2018]
K. 
The permit area in this Residential Permit Parking Area I shall be posted with a minimum of two signs per block, and the signs shall contain the following information:
PARKING BY PERMIT ONLY
8:00 A.M. - 12:00 MIDNIGHT MON. - FRI.
PERMIT PARKING AREA I
L. 
Special cards. Upon written application to the Borough Manager, special permission may be obtained for special cards to be used for limited hours during special events.
(1) 
Such application must note the purpose of the event, the date and times, the number of vehicles expected and the name of the responsible person to contact with respect to said event.
(2) 
The Borough Manager shall grant such number of special cards for special events as he shall deem appropriate, taking into consideration the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the surrounding community, residents of Permit Parking Area I, residents of the Borough of West Chester and the purposes of the Residential Parking Program.
(3) 
When permission is granted, the Borough Manager shall notify the enforcement officers.
(4) 
Special cards for special events which are distributed by the Borough Manager are valid for no longer than 24 hours and shalt be so designated.
[Added 9-18-2007 by Ord. No. 14-2007]
A. 
The following areas shall be designated as Permit Area J:
(1) 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection A(1), New Street between Market Street and Miner Street, was repealed 8-15-2012 by Ord. No. 12-2012,
(2) 
Wollerton Street between New Street and Darlington Street.
B. 
The permit parking program for Permit Area J shall be as follows:
(1) 
Any eligible person living in a dwelling unit abutting New Street between Market Street and Miner Street shall be entitled to receive a nontransferrable parking sticker and shall be permitted to park in the on-street meter spaces on New Street between Market Street and Miner Street at any time without being required to deposit money in the parking meters existing at the above-noted locations.
(2) 
Any eligible person living in a dwelling unit abutting Wollerton Street between New Street and Darlington Street shall be entitled to receive a nontransferrable parking sticker and shall be permitted to park in the on-street meter spaces on Wollerton Street between New Street and Darlington Street at any time without being required to deposit money in the parking meters existing at the above-noted locations.
C. 
The eligibility for parking stickers in one of the areas in Permit Parking Area J shall be as follows:
(1) 
Upon application to the Borough, any person living in a dwelling unit abutting any of the streets designated as Permit Area J above shall be entitled to receive a parking sticker for use in the particular area designated in Subsection B(1) or (2) above in which the person resides if the person demonstrates to the Borough that he or she has no on-site parking available; and the person presents two satisfactory proofs of residency in one of the areas set forth in Subsection A(1) or (2) above; and the person provides proof of ownership of a motor vehicle (joint owners shall be treated as one) registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; or, in the event of a parent/child relationship, the child applying for such permit presents a registration of a motor vehicle registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania under the name of such child's parent or parents; the child presents the insurance policy of the parent or parents which designates the child as the primary driver of the motor vehicle to be registered; the child presents an affidavit or letter agreement from the child's parent or parents, in form and content acceptable to the Borough, which indicates that the parent or parents accept financial responsibility for all tickets issued by the Borough which relate to the registered motor vehicle. A list of items approved by Borough Council which will constitute satisfactory proof of residence in the permitted area will be available in the Borough Manager's office. The permit issued shall be nontransferrable and effective only for the specific permitted area for which it was issued.
(2) 
The Borough Manager shall have a reasonable period of time, not to exceed 10 working days from the date of application, to determine the eligibility of the applicant for a parking sticker and to issue the parking sticker to an eligible applicant.
(3) 
All vehicles properly registered to an eligible person at the address of a dwelling unit within one of the areas set forth as Permit Area J above shall be eligible to receive a parking sticker for use in the particular area designated in Subsection A(1) or (2) in which the person resides.
D. 
The parking sticker provided by this section shall appear, cost and be displayed as follows:
(1) 
The parking sticker shall be limited in applicability to Permit Parking Area J and shall be in such size and design as the Borough, from time to time, deems appropriate. Effective September 1, 2010, the parking sticker shall cost $8 per year and shall be prorated by calendar quarter.
[Amended 7-21-2010 by Ord. No. 16-2010]
(2) 
The parking sticker shall be displayed on the registered vehicle as the Borough may designate from time to time.
E. 
If a person sells his or her motor vehicle, he or she shall remove the sticker and present it to the Borough Manager. If a replacement vehicle is purchased, the old sticker may be exchanged for a new one at the cost of $2, which parking sticker shall be valid for the remaining period of validity of the old parking sticker.
F. 
When the Parking Department has reason to believe that a parking sticker was issued in error, or that a person to whom a parking sticker was issued is no longer eligible, or that a person to whom a parking sticker was issued has violated the requirements of this section, the Parking Department shall send a letter to the possessor of the parking sticker advising that person of the ineligibility or violation. If the violation continues, and/or the person is unable to demonstrate that he or she is eligible or continues to be eligible for a parking sticker, the Parking Department shall revoke the parking sticker. Violators who have had a parking sticker revoked shall be ineligible for parking sticker issuance for one year. In addition, upon the occurrence of a violation of this chapter, the Borough may also institute and enforce the violation and penalty provisions of § 77-11 of this chapter.
[Amended 11-21-2018 by Ord. No. 16-2018]
[Added 1-16-2008 by Ord. No. 2-2008; amended 3-18-2009 by Ord. No. 3-2009]
A. 
The following streets shall be designated as "Permit Parking Area K":
[Amended 3-18-2009 by Ord. No. 3-2009]
(1) 
Chestnut Street between New Street and Wayne Street.
(2) 
West Washington Street between New Street and Wayne Street.
[Added 3-16-2016 by Ord. No. 3-2016]
B. 
The permit parking program for Permit Parking Area K shall be as follows:
[Amended 3-18-2009 by Ord. No. 3-2009]
(1) 
The permit parking program and procedures for Permit Parking Area K shall be in effect from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 midnight, Monday through Friday.
(2) 
Any eligible person living in a dwelling unit on the street designated in § 77-14A above, except those residing at 327-345 West Chestnut Street, shall be entitled to receive a residential parking permit for Permit Parking Area K, which shall be nontransferable as more particularly described in this section.
(3) 
Any eligible owner or employee of a business located on the street designated in § 77-14A above shall be entitled to receive a nonresidential parking permit for Permit Parking Area K ,which shall be nontransferable as more particularly described in this section.
C. 
The eligibility for parking stickers, guest cards and special business cards in Permit Parking Area K shall be as follows:
(1) 
Stickers.
(a) 
Upon application to the Borough, any person living in a dwelling unit abutting the street set forth in § 77-14B above shall be entitled to receive a residential parking sticker if the person presents two satisfactory proofs of residency in the areas set forth in § 77-14B above; and the person provides proof of ownership (joint owners shall be treated as one) of a motor vehicle properly registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at the address of the dwelling unit within the area set forth in § 77-14B above. The office of the Borough Manager shall provide an application for a parking sticker and shall also provide a list of items and/or any combination thereof which shall be approved by Borough Council, which items shall constitute satisfactory proof of residency in the area set forth in § 77-14B above; or in the event of a parent/child relationship, the child applying for such permit presents a registration of a motor vehicle registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania under the name of such child's parent or parents; the child presents the insurance policy of the parent or parents which designates the child as the primary driver of the motor vehicle to be registered; the child presents an affidavit or letter agreement from the child's parent or parents in form and content acceptable to the Borough which indicates that the parent or parents accept financial responsibility for all tickets issued by the Borough which relate to the registered motor vehicle. A list of items approved by Borough Council which will constitute satisfactory proof of residence in the permitted area will be available in the Borough Manager's office. The permit issued shall be nontransferable and effective only for the specific permitted area for which it was issued.
(b) 
Upon application to the Borough, the owners and employees of businesses located in a building abutting the street set forth in § 77-14C above shall be entitled to receive a nonresidential parking sticker, which shall be the same as a residential parking sticker, if the applicant presents satisfactory proof of ownership of a business or employment in a business located in the area set forth in § 77-14C above and proof of ownership (joint owners shall be treated as one) of a properly registered motor vehicle. The office of the Borough Manager shall provide an application for a nonresidential parking sticker and shall also provide a list of items and/or any combination thereof, which shall be approved by Borough Council, which items shall constitute satisfactory proof of ownership of a business or employment in a business located in the area set forth in § 77-14C above.
(c) 
The Borough Manager shall have a reasonable period of time, not to exceed 10 working days from the date of application, to determine the eligibility of the applicant for a parking sticker and to issue the parking sticker to an eligible applicant.
(2) 
Guest cards. Each single-family home and each apartment unit located in Permit Parking Area K is eligible to be issued up to two guest cards. Each rooming house in Permit Parking Area K is eligible to be issued one guest card per room. An applicant for guest cards must present proof of residency as required by § 77-14C(1)(a). The Borough shall have no responsibility for the issuance of guest cards to any particular resident of a dwelling unit. A guest card shall be limited to the specific address for which it was issued (such address shall be noted on the face of the guest card) and shall be limited in use and validity to the block in which the property is located and a two-block area contiguous to the specific address for which the guest card is issued. A guest card may be utilized for a guest's vehicle for up to, but not in excess of, a week's (five permit days) consecutive period. In the event that a guest card is needed for a vehicle for a defined period of time in excess of the maximum week's (five permit days) consecutive period, a special permit may be issued, at the discretion of the Borough Manager or such other official as Borough Council may designate from time to time, upon such terms as the Borough Manager or such other official as Borough Council may designate from time to time deems appropriate.
[Amended 11-17-2015 by Ord. No. 17-2015]
(3) 
Special business cards. Each owner and each employee of a business doing business in Permit Parking Area K who is not exempt under § 77-14H shall be entitled to receive one special business parking card for use in Permit Parking Area K. An applicant for a special business card must present proof of ownership or employment as required by § 77-14D(1)(b). The special business card's effectiveness and validity shall be limited to the specific address for which it was issued, and such address shall be noted on the face of the special business card.
D. 
The parking sticker and guest cards provided by this section shall appear, cost and be displayed as follows:
[Amended 7-21-2010 by Ord. No. 16-2010]
(1) 
The parking sticker shall be limited in applicability to Permit Parking Area K, shall be in such size and design as the Borough, from time to time, deems appropriate and shall be displayed in such manner on the registered vehicle as the Borough, from time to time, deems appropriate. Effective September 1, 2010, the parking sticker shall cost $8 per year and shall be prorated by calendar quarter.
(2) 
Guest cards shall be in such size and design as the Borough, from time to time, deems appropriate and shall be issued by the Borough Manager or such other official as the Borough Council may designate from time to time. Effective September 1, 2010, the cost for the first two guest cards shall be $4 each per year. Lost or stolen cards shall be replaced at the cost of $2 each.
(3) 
Special business parking cards shall be issued by the Borough Manager or such other official of the Borough as Borough Council may, from time to time, designate. Effective September 1, 2010, the cost of each special business card shall be $8 per year. Lost or stolen special business cards shall be replaced at the cost of $2 each.
E. 
If a person sells his or her motor vehicle, he or she shall remove the parking sticker and present it to the Borough Manager. If a replacement vehicle is purchased, the old parking sticker may be exchanged for a new one at the cost of $2, which parking sticker shall be valid for the remaining period of validity of the old parking sticker.
[Amended 7-21-2010 by Ord. No. 16-2010]
F. 
When the Parking Department has reason to believe that a parking sticker was issued in error or that a person to whom a parking sticker was issued is no longer eligible or that a person to whom a parking sticker was issued has violated the requirements of this section, the Parking Department shall send a letter to the possessor of the parking sticker advising that person of the ineligibility or violation. If the violation continues and/or the person is unable to demonstrate that he or she is eligible or continues to be eligible for a parking sticker, the Parking Department shall revoke the parking sticker.
[Amended 11-21-2018 by Ord. No. 16-2018]
G. 
The only persons exempt from the provisions of this section shall be:
(1) 
Owners and operators of emergency vehicles.
(2) 
Medical doctors on house calls in this Residential Permit Parking Area J.
(3) 
Service vehicles, clearly labeled as such, during the time that persons from said service vehicle are performing a service at a residence, business or professional use in this Residential Permit Parking Area K.
H. 
When an enforcement officer has reason to believe that a guest card or a special business card is not being used in accordance with the purpose, intention and provisions of this chapter, the Parking Department shall be notified. The Parking Department shall then send a letter to the possessor of the subject card, informing that person that the card is being used improperly. If the violation(s) continue(s), the Parking Department may revoke the guest card(s) or the special business card, so long as the possessor of same is afforded an opportunity at an informal conference with the Parking Department to explain his or her position. If a guest card or special business card is revoked, the possessor of same shall deliver it to the Parking Department. Parking in this Residential Permit Parking Area K with a revoked guest card or special business card shall be the same as parking with no guest card, special business card or parking sticker. Violators shall be ineligible for guest card issuance or special business card issuance for a period of one year. In addition, upon the occurrence of a violation of this chapter, the Borough may also institute and enforce the violation and penalty provisions of § 77-11 of this chapter.
[Amended 11-21-2018 by Ord. No. 16-2018]
I. 
The permit area in this Residential Permit Parking Area K shall be posted with a minimum of two signs per block, and the signs shall contain the following information:
PARKING BY PERMIT ONLY
8:00 A.M. - 12:00 MIDNIGHT MON. - FRI.
PERMIT PARKING AREA K
J. 
Special cards. Upon written application to the Borough Manager, special permission may be obtained for special cards to be used for limited hours during special events.
(1) 
Such application must note the purpose of the event, the date and times, the number of vehicles expected and the name of the responsible person to contact with respect to said event.
(2) 
The Borough Manager shall grant such number of special cards for special events as he shall deem appropriate, taking into consideration the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the surrounding community, residents of Permit Parking Area K, residents of the Borough of West Chester and the purposes of the Residential Parking Program.
(3) 
When permission is granted, the Borough Manager shall notify the enforcement officers.
(4) 
Special cards for special events which are distributed by the Borough Manager are valid for no longer than 24 hours and shall be so designated.
[Added 12-17-2008 by Ord. No. 25-2008]
A. 
The following areas shall be designated as "Permit Parking Area L":
[Amended 3-18-2009 by Ord. No. 4-2009; 3-16-2016 by Ord. No. 3-2016; 7-18-2018 by Ord. No. 9-2018]
(1) 
The south side of East Miner Street between Railroad Avenue and Matlack Street.
(2) 
Matlack Street between Cedar Alley and Barnard Street.
(3) 
Walnut Street between Miner Street and Cedar Alley.
B. 
The permit parking program and procedures for Permit Parking Area L shall be in effect from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight, Monday through Friday.
C. 
Any eligible person living in a dwelling unit abutting the streets identified in § 77-15A above shall be entitled to receive a residential parking sticker for Permit Parking Area L, which shall be nontransferable, as more particularly described in § 77-15E below.
[Amended 3-16-2016 by Ord. No. 3-2016]
D. 
Any eligible owner and employee of a business located in a building abutting the streets identified in § 77-15A shall be entitled to receive a nonresidential parking sticker for Permit Parking Area L, which shall be nontransferable, as more particularly described in § 77-15E below.
[Amended 3-16-2016 by Ord. No. 3-2016]
E. 
The eligibility for parking stickers, guest cards and special business cards in Permit Parking Area L shall be as follows:
(1) 
Stickers.
(a) 
Upon application to the Borough, any person living in a dwelling unit abutting the streets set forth in § 77-15A above shall be entitled to receive a residential parking sticker if the person presents two satisfactory proofs of residency in the areas set forth in § 77-15A above; and the person provides proof of ownership (joint owners shall be treated as one) of a motor vehicle properly registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at the address of the dwelling unit within the areas set forth in § 77-15A above. The office of the Borough Manager shall provide an application for a parking sticker and shall also provide a list of items, and/or any combination thereof, which shall be approved by Borough Council, which items shall constitute satisfactory proof of residency in the areas set forth in § 77-15A above; or in the event of a parent/child relationship, the child applying for such permit presents a registration of a motor vehicle registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania under the name of such child's parent or parents; the child presents the insurance policy of the parent or parents which designates the child as the primary driver of the motor vehicle to be registered; the child presents an affidavit or letter agreement from the child's parent or parents in form and content acceptable to the Borough which indicates that the parent or parents accept financial responsibility for all tickets issued by the Borough which relate to the registered motor vehicle. A list of items approved by Borough Council which will constitute satisfactory proof of residence in the permitted area will be available in the Borough Manager's office. The permit issued shall be nontransferrable and effective only for the specific permitted area for which it was issued.
(b) 
Upon application to the Borough, the owners and employees of businesses located in a building abutting the streets set forth in § 77-15A above shall be entitled to receive a nonresidential parking sticker, which shall be the same as a residential parking sticker, if the applicant presents satisfactory proof of ownership of a business or employment in a business located in the areas set forth in § 77-15A above and proof of ownership (joint owners shall be treated as one) of a properly registered motor vehicle. The office of the Borough Manager shall provide an application for a nonresidential parking sticker and shall also provide a list of items and/or any combination thereof, which shall be approved by Borough Council, which items shall constitute satisfactory proof of ownership of a business or employment in a business located in the areas set forth in § 77-15A above.
(c) 
The Borough Manager shall have a reasonable period of time, not to exceed 10 working days from the date of application, to determine the eligibility of the applicant for a parking sticker and to issue the parking sticker to an eligible applicant.
(2) 
Guest cards. Each single-family home and each apartment unit located in Permit Parking Area L is eligible to be issued up to two guest cards. Each rooming house in Permit Parking Area L is eligible to be issued one guest card per room. An applicant for guest cards must present proof of residency as required by § 77-14E(1)(a). The Borough shall have no responsibility for the issuance of guest cards to any particular resident of a dwelling unit. A guest card shall be limited to the specific address for which it was issued (such address shall be noted on the lace of the guest card) and shall be limited in use and validity to the block in which the property is located and a two-block area contiguous to the specific address for which the guest card is issued. A guest card may be utilized for a guest's vehicle for up to, but not in excess of, a week's (five permit days) consecutive period. In the event that a guest card is needed for a vehicle for a defined period of time in excess of the maximum week's (five permit days) consecutive period, a special permit may be issued, at the discretion of the Borough Manager or such other official as Borough Council may designate from time to time, upon such terms as the Borough Manager or such other official as Borough Council may designate from time to time deems appropriate.
[Amended 11-17-2015 by Ord. No. 17-2015]
(3) 
Special business cards. Each owner and each employee of a business doing business in Permit Parking Area L who is not exempt under § 77-15I shall be entitled to receive one special business parking card for use in Permit Parking Area L. An applicant for a special business card must present proof of ownership or employment as required by § 77-15E(1)(b). The special business card's effectiveness and validity shall be limited to the specific address for which it was issued, and such address shall be noted on the face of the special business card.
F. 
The parking sticker and guest cards required by this section shall appear, cost and be displayed as follows:
[Amended 7-21-2010 by Ord. No. 16-2010]
(1) 
The parking sticker shall be limited in applicability to Permit Parking Area L, shall be in such size and design as the Borough, from time to time, deems appropriate and shall be displayed in such manner on the registered vehicle as the Borough, from time to time, deems appropriate. Effective September 1, 2010, the parking sticker shall cost $8 per year and shall be prorated by calendar quarter.
(2) 
Guest cards shall be in such size and design as the Borough, from time to time, deems appropriate and shall be issued by the Borough Manager or such other official as the Borough Council may designate from time to time. Effective September 1, 2010, the cost for the first two guest cards shall be $4 each per year. Lost or stolen guest cards shall be replaced at the cost of $2 each.
(3) 
Special business parking cards shall be issued by the Borough Manager or such other official of the Borough as the Borough Council may, from time to time, designate. Effective September 1, 2010, the cost of each special business card shall be $8 per year. Lost or stolen special business cards shall be replaced at the cost of $2 each.
G. 
If a person sells his or her motor vehicle, he or she shall remove the parking sticker and present it to the Borough Manager. If a replacement vehicle is purchased, the old parking sticker may be exchanged for a new one at the cost of $2, which parking sticker shall be valid for the remaining period of validity of the old parking sticker.
[Amended 7-21-2010 by Ord. No. 16-2010]
H. 
When the Parking Department has reason to believe that a parking sticker was issued in error or that a person to whom a parking sticker was issued is no longer eligible or that a person to whom a parking sticker was issued has violated the requirements of this section, the Parking Department shall send a letter to the possessor of the parking sticker advising that person of the ineligibility or violation. If the violation continues and/or the person is unable to demonstrate that he or she is eligible or continues to be eligible for a parking sticker, the Parking Department shall revoke the parking sticker.
[Amended 11-21-2018 by Ord. No. 16-2018]
I. 
The only persons exempt from the provisions of this section shall be:
(1) 
Owners and operators of emergency vehicles.
(2) 
Medical doctors on house calls in this Residential Permit Parking Area L.
(3) 
Service vehicles, clearly labeled as such, during the time that persons from said service vehicle are performing a service at a residence, business or professional use in this Residential Permit Parking Area L.
J. 
When an enforcement officer has reason to believe that a guest card or a special business card is not being used in accordance with the purpose, intention and provisions of this chapter, the Parking Department shall be notified. The Parking Department shall then send a letter to the possessor of the subject card, informing that person that the card is being used improperly. If the violation(s) continue(s), the Parking Department may revoke the guest card(s) or the special business card, so long as the possessor of same is afforded an opportunity at an informal conference with the Parking Department to explain his or her position. If a guest card or special business card is revoked, the possessor of same shall deliver it to the Parking Department. Parking in this Residential Permit Parking Area L with a revoked guest card or special business card shall be the same as parking with no guest card, special business card or parking sticker, Violators shall be ineligible for guest card issuance or special business card issuance for a period of one year. In addition, upon the occurrence of a violation of this chapter, the Borough may also institute and enforce the violation and penalty provisions of § 77-11 of this chapter.
[Amended 11-21-2018 by Ord. No. 16-2018]
K. 
The permit area in this Residential Permit Parking Area L shall be posted with a minimum of two signs per block, and the signs shall contain the following information:
PARKING BY PERMIT ONLY
8:00 A.M. - 12:00 MIDNIGHT MON. - FRI.
PERMIT PARKING AREA L
L. 
Special cards. Upon written application to the Borough Manager, special permission may be obtained for special cards to be used for limited hours during special events.
(1) 
Such application must note the purpose of the event, the date and times, the number of vehicles expected and the name of the responsible person to contact with respect to said event.
(2) 
The Borough Manager shall grant such number of special cards for special events as he shall deem appropriate, taking into consideration the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the surrounding community, residents of Permit Parking Area K, residents of the Borough of West Chester and the purposes of the Residential Parking Program.
(3) 
When permission is granted, the Borough Manager shall notify the enforcement officers.
(4) 
Special cards for special events which are distributed by the Borough Manager are valid for no longer than 24 hours and shall be so designated.
[Added 1-20-2010 by Ord. No. 5-2010]
A. 
The following areas shall be designated as Permit Area M:
(1) 
East side of High Street between Washington Street and Biddle Street.
B. 
The permit parking program for Permit Area M shall be as follows:
(1) 
Any eligible person living in a dwelling unit abutting the east side of High Street between Washington Street and Biddle Street shall be entitled to receive a nontransferrable parking sticker and shall be permitted to park in the on-street spaces, at any time, without being restricted to the two-hour parking limit existing at the above-noted locations.
C. 
The eligibility for parking stickers in Permit Parking Area M shall be as follows:
(1) 
Upon application to the Borough, any person living in a dwelling unit abutting any of the streets designated as Permit Area M above shall be entitled to receive a parking sticker for use in the particular area designated in Subsection A(1) above in which the person resides if the person demonstrates to the Borough that the person has no on-site parking available; and the person presents two satisfactory proofs of residency in one of the areas set forth in Subsection A(1) above; and the person provides proof of ownership of a motor vehicle (Joint owners shall be treated as one) registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; or in the event of a parent/child relationship, the child applying for such permit presents a registration of a motor vehicle registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania under the name of such child's parent or parents; the child presents the insurance policy of the parent or parents which designates the child as the primary driver of the motor vehicle to be registered; the child presents an affidavit or letter agreement from the child's parent or parents in form and content acceptable to the Borough which indicates that the parent or parents accept financial responsibility for all tickets issued by the Borough which relate to the registered motor vehicle. A list of items approved by the Borough Council which will constitute satisfactory proof of residence in the permitted area will be available in the Borough Manager's office. The permit issued shall be nontransferrable and effective only for the specific permitted area for which it was issued.
(2) 
The Borough Manager shall have a reasonable period of time, not to exceed 10 working days from the date of application, to determine the eligibility of the applicant for a parking sticker and to issue the parking sticker to an eligible applicant.
(3) 
All vehicles properly registered to an eligible person at the address of a dwelling unit within one of the areas set forth as Permit Area M above shall be eligible to receive a parking sticker for use in the particular area designated in Subsection A(1) in which the person resides.
D. 
The parking sticker provided pursuant to this section shall appear, cost and be displayed as follows:
(1) 
The parking sticker shall be limited in applicability to Permit Parking Area M and shall be in such size and design as the Borough, from time to time, deems appropriate. Effective September 1, 2010, the parking sticker shall cost $8 per year and shall be prorated by calendar quarter.
[Amended 7-21-2010 by Ord. No. 16-2010]
(2) 
The parking sticker shall be displayed on the registered vehicle as the Borough may designate from time to time.
E. 
If a person sells his or her motor vehicle, he or she shall remove the sticker and present it to the Borough Manager. If a replacement vehicle is purchased, the old sticker may be exchanged for a new one at the cost of $2, which parking sticker shall be valid for the remaining period of validity of the old parking sticker.
F. 
When the Parking Department has reason to believe that a parking sticker was issued in error, or that a person to whom a parking sticker was issued is no longer eligible, or that a person to whom a parking sticker was issued has violated the requirements of this section, the Parking Department shall send a letter to the possessor of the parking sticker advising that person of the ineligibility or violation. If the violation continues, and/or the person is unable to demonstrate that he or she is eligible or continues to be eligible for a parking sticker, the Parking Department shall revoke the parking sticker. Violators who have had a parking sticker revoked shall be ineligible for parking sticker issuance for one year. In addition, upon the occurrence of a violation of this chapter, the Borough may also institute and enforce the violation and penalty provisions of § 77-11 of this chapter.
[Amended 11-21-2018 by Ord. No. 16-2018]
[Added 5-21-2015 by Ord. No. 9-2015]
A. 
The following areas shall be designated as Permit Area N:
(1) 
Forty parking spaces in Greenfield Park shall be available for parking by residents who reside in the area designated in Subsection B below.
(2) 
Thirty spaces at Greenfield Park shall be available for use by the teams and spectators who utilize the athletic fields at the park.
B. 
The residential permit parking program for Permit Area N shall be as follows:
(1) 
Any eligible person living in a dwelling unit on the 600 block of South Franklin Street and on the east side of the 500 and 600 block of South Matlack Street shall be entitled to receive a nontransferable parking sticker and shall be permitted to park in the 40 off-street spaces designated for use by residents at any time.
(2) 
The use of the 30 parking spaces for teams and spectators of the athletic facilities at the park shall be issued by the Parks and Recreation Department and shall be effective for the time limits set forth on the parking permit which permit must be displayed on the vehicles while parked in the 30 designated spaces.
C. 
The eligibility for residential parking stickers in Permit Parking Area N shall be as follows:
(1) 
Upon application to the Borough, any person living in a dwelling unit abutting any of the streets designated as Permit Area N above shall be entitled to receive a parking sticker for use in the area designated in Subsection A(1) above if the person demonstrates to the Borough that the person has no on-site-parking available and the person presents two satisfactory proofs of residency in the area set forth in Subsection A(1) above. The permit issued shall be nontransferable and effective only for the specific permitted area for which it was issued.
(2) 
The Borough Manager shall have a reasonable period of time, not to exceed 10 working days from the date of application, to determine the eligibility of the applicant for a parking sticker and to issue the parking sticker to an eligible applicant.
(3) 
All vehicles properly registered to an eligible person at the address of a dwelling unit within the area set forth as Permit Area N above shall be eligible to receive a parking sticker for use in the particular area designated in Subsection A(1).
D. 
The parking sticker provided pursuant to this section shall appear, cost and be displayed as follows:
(1) 
The parking sticker shall be limited in applicability to Permit Parking Area N and shall be in such size and design as the Borough, from time to time, deems appropriate. The cost of the parking sticker shall be approved by resolution of the Council.
(2) 
The parking sticker shall be displayed on the registered vehicle as the Borough may designate from time to time.
E. 
If a person sells his or her motor vehicle, he or she shall remove the sticker and present it to the Borough Manager. If a replacement vehicle is purchased, the old sticker may be exchanged for a new one at cost approved by resolution of the Council, which parking sticker shall be valid for the remaining period of validity of the old parking sticker.
F. 
When the Parking Department has reason to believe that a parking sticker was issued in error, or that a person to whom a parking sticker was issued is no longer eligible, or that a person to whom a parking sticker was issued has violated the requirements of this section, the Parking Department shall send a letter to the possessor of the parking sticker advising that person of the ineligibility or violation. If the violation continues, and/or the person is unable to demonstrate that he or she is eligible or continues to be eligible for a parking sticker, the Parking Department shall revoke the parking sticker. Violators who have had a parking sticker revoked shall be ineligible for parking sticker issuance for one year. In addition, upon the occurrence of a violation of this chapter, the Borough may also institute and enforce the violation and penalty provisions of § 77-11 of this chapter.
[Amended 11-21-2018 by Ord. No. 16-2018]