[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Ellington as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 11-13-2000, effective 12-12-2000]
On and after the effective date of this article, no person shall park any vehicle on any public highway within the Town of Ellington between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m. or during and after any period of snowfall or icy condition while said highways are hazardous to traffic and/or the Department of Public Works is attempting to clear snow and ice from the public highways.
The Ellington Traffic Commission is hereby authorized to establish no-parking zones on areas where it finds the public safety of the motoring public, pedestrians or emergency equipment requires it.
Before designating a no-parking area, the Traffic Commission shall give the abutter(s) notice by certified mail of the proposed no-parking zone not less than 10 days before the meeting at which the matter will be discussed and afford the abutter the opportunity to be heard on the issue.
Any no-parking zone shall be marked so as to give notice to the motorists of the restriction.
Whenever any vehicle shall be found parked in a place where parking is not permitted under § 172-1 of this article, a summons or citation may be issued and such vehicle may be removed and conveyed by or under the direction of a police officer or constable, by means of towing the same or otherwise, to a vehicle pound maintained by a licensed towing service. Before the owner or person in charge of such vehicle shall be permitted to remove the same from such vehicle pound, he shall furnish to the towing service evidence of his ownership or right of possession and shall sign a receipt for the same, and he shall pay the costs of removal plus the costs of storage to the towing service.
The parking of vehicles in places and at times when and where parking is prohibited is hereby declared to be a nuisance. Any person, firm or corporation who or which shall violate any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof in the Superior Court, be guilty of a violation of Connecticut General Statutes § 7-148 and shall be fined as provided therein for each such violation.