Township of Chestnuthill, PA
Monroe County
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[Adopted 10-3-1978 by Ord. No. 56]
It shall be unlawful for the owner and/or operator of any motor vehicle to park it or permit it to be parked within or on the right-of-way of any Chestnuthill Township road.
Any vehicle parked or permitted to be parked on or within the right-of-way of any Chestnuthill Township road in violation of this article is hereby declared to be a nuisance and to be a safety hazard and to be unduly interfering with the free movement of traffic.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PARK
To stop, stand or rest a vehicle, whether occupied or not, for any period of time.
PERSON
Any natural person, partnership, firm, association or corporation.
In the event that a motor vehicle parked in a prohibited area is unattended or without a known operator, then the registered owner thereof shall be legally liable for the purposes of this article.
Notwithstanding any provision hereof to the contrary, parking at any prohibited location shall be allowed to avoid conflict with compliance with the directions of any police officer or in the event of an emergency.
[Amended 2-16-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-01]
Any police officer, or the Road Master, Fire Marshal, Fire Chief, Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer or any other agent so designated by the Township, may remove or cause to be removed to a nearby garage or other place of safety any vehicle found upon or within the right-of-way of any Chestnuthill Township road in violation of this article. Any motor vehicles so removed shall be the owner's responsibility for all expenses incurred for towing charges and storage and at the owner's risk of damage. Such vehicles shall be held until the charges for towing and storage have been paid, together with any penalties under this article.
[Added 2-16-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-01[1]]
The Police Officer, Road Master, Fire Marshal, Fire Chief, Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer, or any other agent so designated by the Township, is hereby authorized to issue citations for the violation of this chapter. Among other methods, issuance of the citation may be accomplished by placing the same on the vehicle or other obstruction within the right-of-way.
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Editor's Note: This oridnance also provided for the redesignation of former § 115-7.
[Amended 7-23-1992 by Ord. No. 1992-11; 2-7-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-03]
Any person who violates or permits a violation of this article shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding brought before a District Justice under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, be guilty of a summary offense and shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution. In default of payment thereof, the defendant may be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days. Each day or portion thereof that such violation continues or is permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense, and each section of this article that is violated shall also constitute a separate offense.