[Adopted 2-26-1974 by Ord. No. 71]
No motor vehicle, as defined by the Connecticut General Statutes, shall be parked within the traveled portion of any Town road within the limits of the Town:
Except upon the right-hand side of such road in the direction in which such vehicle is headed.
Within 25 feet of an intersection or marked crosswalk or properly erected stop sign.
Within 150 feet of a curve or turn or crest of a grade.
Within 50 feet of the point where another vehicle is stationary on the opposite side of the traveled portion of such road.
Within 10 feet of any fire hydrant.
So that the right wheels are more than 12 inches from the curb, if such road is curbed.
So as to constitute a traffic hazard or obstruct the free movement of traffic on such road, except if such vehicle is disabled for a reasonably brief time.
In any area on such road properly designated, as provided in § 182-3 hereof, as a no-parking area.
So as to prevent or obstruct the ingress or egress to any driveway.
No motor vehicle shall be parked in such a manner as to encroach upon a sidewalk or to interfere with free and normal use of a sidewalk.
The Town Manager is authorized to establish zones in which the parking of motor vehicles is prohibited in order to facilitate vehicular and pedestrian traffic and for safety purposes.
The Town Manager is authorized, during the period of an emergency, severe weather conditions, snow removal operations or maintenance or repair of a Town road, to restrict and prohibit temporarily the parking of motor vehicles within the bounds of any or all Town roads.
Any motor vehicle parked in violation of any temporary emergency parking restriction or in a no-parking zone marked as a "tow zone" may, under the direction of the Police Department and at the expense of the owner thereof, be removed or conveyed by towing or otherwise to a vehicle pound or storage area.
In order to assure reasonable access of emergency fire apparatus to buildings, structures or areas within the Town, the Fire Marshal of the Town may establish lanes or areas, to be known as "fire lanes," on public or private property, in which lanes the parking of motor vehicles shall be prohibited.
Fire lanes established pursuant to Subsection A above shall be clearly designated, marked and posted as a fire lane no-parking area in such manner as will reasonably come to the attention of persons likely to park motor vehicles in such area. The cost of such designating, marking and posting on private property shall be the responsibility of the property owner.
No motor vehicle shall be parked in any area marked or posted as a fire lane.
Whenever there is an application before the Town Plan and Zoning Commission requiring the submission of a development plan on which provision for public parking is made, the Town Manager or his designee may recommend to said Commission that, as a condition of approval of said application, the Commission require the establishment of specific parking spaces for handicapped persons. All such parking spaces for handicapped persons shall be designated by a sign reading RESERVED FOR HANDICAPPED - STATE PERMIT REQUIRED, which sign shall also display the symbolic representation of a handicapped person in a wheelchair. No motor vehicle shall be parked in such parking spaces designated for handicapped persons except such vehicles displaying a special identification card issued by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles showing a symbolic representation of a handicapped person in a wheelchair or displaying a special set of license plates which shall bear numerals preceded by the letters "HP," as provided in C.G.S. § 14-253a, as amended.
In the case of an existing public building or private building devoted to public use with a parking lot capacity of 10 or more motor vehicles, the Town Manager may require specified parking spaces for handicapped persons to be established. A written order signed by the Town Manager establishing such parking places for handicapped persons shall be delivered to the owner or agents of said property. Said owner or agent of the owner shall, within 15 days after receipt of said order, designate such parking spaces for handicapped persons in the manner provided above. Thereafter, no motor vehicle shall be parked in such parking space for handicapped persons except such vehicles displaying a special identification card or a special set of license plates as described above.
In all instances where parking spaces for handicapped persons are established pursuant to the provisions of this article, the owner of the property or his agent shall be responsible for installing and maintaining signs required to designate such areas and shall be responsible for keeping said areas free of snow, ice and debris. All such expenses shall be at the expense of the owner.
No motor vehicle shall be parked on private property without the permission of the owners of said property. If an owner of private property or his agent complains to the Town Police Department of a motor vehicle being parked on said owner's property without permission, the Police Department shall proceed forthwith to take appropriate action with respect to said violation. To avoid misidentification of the vehicle parked in violation of this provision, the owner of private property or his agent calling the police shall specifically identify the vehicle.
The registered owner of any motor vehicle parked in violation of the provisions of § 182-1 through 182-5 and § 182-8 of this article shall be subject to a fine of $25. The registered owner of any motor vehicle parked in violation of the provisions of § 182-6 of this article shall be subject to a fine of $50. The registered owner of any motor vehicle parked in violation of the provisions of § 182-7 of this article shall be subject to a fine of $85. All fines shall be payable within 30 days from the time of issuance of the violation notice. In the event that such fine is not paid within the period of 30 days, the amount of the fine shall be doubled. If the fine remains unpaid after 60 days from the date of issuance of the violation notice, the amount of the fine shall increase by $10 each thirty-day period thereafter until a maximum amount of $200 is reached.
The Chief of Police shall review parking tickets remaining unpaid after 60 days from the date of the violation and shall take appropriate action with respect to said unpaid parking tickets, to include canceling the ticket in the event that it is found to be uncollectible.
This article has been specifically designated for enforcement by citations issued by designated municipal officers or employees, and the citation hearing procedure established by Chapter 91 of the Farmington Code shall be followed.