Borough of Conway, PA
Beaver County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Conway 5-8-1967 by Ord. No. 304, approved 5-8-1967. Revised 6-14-1976 by Ord. No. 346, approved 6-14-1976. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES

Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 118.

§ 116-1
Definitions. 

§ 116-2
Abandonment prohibited. 

§ 116-3
Restrictions; exceptions. 

§ 116-4
Removal procedures. 

§ 116-5
Contract for removal. 

§ 116-6
Repairs in streets restricted. 

§ 116-7
Violations and penalties. 

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:

PERSON
Any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company or organization of any kind.
PROPERTY
Any real property within the Borough which is not a street or highway.
VEHICLE
A machine propelled by power other than human power, designed to travel along the ground by use of wheels, treads, runners or slides and transport persons or property or pull machinery, and includes without limitation automobile, truck, trailer, motorcycle, tractor, buggy and wagon.

No person shall abandon any vehicle within the Borough, and no person shall leave any vehicle at any place within the Borough for such time and under such circumstances as to cause such vehicle reasonably to appear to have been abandoned.

No person shall allow any partially dismantled, nonoperative, wrecked, junked or discarded vehicle to remain on any property within the Borough for a longer time than 72 hours; except that this chapter shall not apply with regard to a vehicle in an enclosed building, nor a vehicle on the premises of a business enterprise operated in a lawful place and manner, when necessary to the operation of such business enterprise, nor a vehicle in an appropriate storage place or depository maintained in a lawful place and manner by the Borough, nor any vehicle placed on the property owned, controlled or leased by the owner of said vehicle.

A. 

The Mayor or any member of the Police Department designated by him is hereby authorized to remove or have removed any vehicle left at any place within the Borough which reasonably appears to be in violation of this chapter or lost, stolen or unclaimed; provided, however, that any vehicle left at any place other than on Borough property shall not be removed as provided herein until the Mayor or any member of the Police Department shall have given written notice to remove said vehicle within 10 days of the mailing of such notice and of the intention of said Borough official to remove such vehicle if it has not been removed at the end of such time. Such notice shall be given by:

(1) 

Affixing notice on such vehicle;

(2) 

Sending notice by mail to the owner of such vehicle at his last known address if the owner is reasonably ascertainable;

(3) 

Sending notice by mail to the person owning or controlling the property on which such vehicle is located.

B. 

The Mayor or any member of the Police Department designated by him may enter upon private property at all reasonable hours for the purpose of inspecting such vehicle, posting notice thereon and removing such vehicle, and it shall be unlawful for any person to prevent the Mayor or any member of the Police Department from entering on private property for the purpose of carrying out his duties hereunder or to interfere with him in the lawful performance of his duties under the provisions of this chapter.

The Borough Council of the Borough of Conway, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, is hereby authorized to designate a contractor with tow truck or tow trucks for the purpose of enforcing the provisions of this chapter.

It shall be unlawful to perform any major automobile repairs in the streets of the Borough; however, nothing herein is intended to bar any true emergency work on temporarily disabled automobiles or repairs of a minor nature.

Any person violating any provisions of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a summary offense and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined in an amount not exceeding $300 or be imprisoned in the Beaver County Jail for a period not exceeding 30 days, or be both so fined and imprisoned. Each day such violation is committed or permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense, punishable as such hereunder.