Township of Patton, PA
Centre County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Patton 4-12-1977 by Ord. No. 148. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 8-14-1996 by Ord. No. 96-330]
The Fire Marshall or the Chief of Police of Patton Township shall determine when the parking of motor or other vehicles on any portion of any public street or private street or shopping center or multifamily building parking lot or school parking area is likely to interfere with public safety operations, i.e., the fire company and the ambulance company, or seriously hamper egress of occupants from buildings in case of fire. When either or both so determine, they shall designate such areas, in writing, including the use of maps or sketches, designated consecutively, to the Board of Supervisors. The Board of Supervisors shall consider such recommendations and shall either approve or disapprove, by resolution, each of such designated locations. Once approved, each such location shall be added to a list, numbered consecutively, and maintained in the municipal offices of the township. Such lists may be modified, added to or reduced from time to time by the Board of Supervisors after written recommendations by the Fire Marshall and/or the Chief of Police.
A. 
Once fire lanes are established as set forth in § 78-1, such fire lanes shall be marked under the direction of the Fire Marshall, using the following appropriate methods:
(1) 
By posting signs in such areas reading "Fire Lane - No Parking" in accordance with state regulations.
(2) 
By painting lines four inches in width on the road or parking surface indicating the area.
(3) 
By painting the words "Fire Lane - No Parking" in letters three feet in height on the roadway or parking lot surface.
B. 
The marking, by whatever means designated, is the responsibility of the property owner and is to be accomplished within 30 days of notification.
In the event of an emergency or special condition whereby the Fire Marshall shall determine that the parking of vehicles is likely to interfere with the operation of the fire company in any public street or private street or shopping center or multifamily building parking lot or school parking area, he shall direct the posting of signs in such areas reading "No Parking - Temporary Fire Regulations - by order of the Fire Marshall". Such signs shall be removed at the direction of the Fire Marshall when such emergency or special condition ceases.
[Amended 2-26-1992 by Ord. No. 92-287]
It shall be unlawful and a violation of this chapter for any person to park or leave standing any vehicle within any fire lane established and marked as set forth in §§ 78-1 and 78-2 herein, or in any temporary no-parking area set forth in § 78-3 hereof, and provided, further, that the continued violation of this chapter for a period of more than two hours shall constitute a new and separate offense for each successive additional two-hour period.
[Amended 2-26-1992 by Ord. No. 92-287]
A. 
The Board of Supervisors may establish by resolution the fines for violation of this chapter. The fines enumerated herein shall remain in effect until revised by a resolution of the Board. Persons convicted of parking violations shall be sentenced to pay fines as specified below and costs of prosecution.
Violation
Fine Not Less Than
Nor More Than
Parking in Fire Lanes
$25
$75
B. 
It shall be the duty of the peace officers of the township to report to the Board of Supervisors all violations of any provisions of this chapter, which notice shall contain instructions to the owner or operator of such vehicle that if he shall report to the township and pay within 72 hours after the time of such notice, for the use of the township, the minimum (not less than) amount specified for each violation, the same shall save such violator from prosecution and from payment of the fine and costs hereinabove prescribed.
[Amended 8-14-1996 by Ord. No. 96-330]