[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Montville 12-10-1990 by Ord. No. O-N-3 (Part 142 of the 1991 Compilation); amended in its entirety 12-13-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-7. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Vehicles, traffic and parking — See Ch. 370.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- FIRE ZONE
- A designated, unobstructed passageway sufficient in size to permit free passage of fire and other emergency equipment from a public highway to all necessary areas or portions of any private or public property as hereinafter set forth.
Whenever the Fire Marshal shall determine that the reasonable safety of persons occupying or using any premises, public or private, having a capacity of at least 15 persons requires the establishment of a fire zone for orderly access of fire and other emergency equipment, he shall establish such fire zone by written order and cause to be made public announcement of such fire zone establishment. He shall cause a copy of such order to be delivered to the owner or owners, or agents thereof, of any private land on which such fire zone is established and file a copy of such order with the Mayor.
Any person aggrieved by such order may file with the Town Council within 30 days after the date of such order written notice of appeal, setting forth therein reasons of aggrievement. After hearing, the Town Council may affirm, modify or vacate such order.
Upon establishment of a fire zone, the Fire Marshal shall cause to be erected or installed adequate signs, markings and other devices to delineate said fire zone. Signs, markings, and other devices erected or installed on privately owned premises shall be at the cost of the owner.
No person shall park, or permit to stand, a motor vehicle in a fire zone which has been established in accordance with this chapter, except when actually picking up or discharging passengers. Any person violating this chapter shall be fined not more than $100. The registered owner of a motor vehicle shall be presumed to be the operator of such vehicle.
Any motor vehicle found standing in a fire zone which has been established in accordance with this chapter may be towed, upon direction of any constable or state police officer, to any public or private parking facility, and all expenses of such towing and of any subsequent storage shall be borne by the registered owner of such vehicle.
Any person found to be in violation of this chapter will be subject to a fine of $35 and issuance of an infraction complaint ticket in accordance with C.G.S. § 7-148, utilizing the current State of Connecticut Mail-In Violations and Infractions Schedule.
An established fire lane can include a loading zone as established by the Fire Marshal. No person or persons are to leave a vehicle unattended in a loading zone other than to load or unload vehicles. The maximum time for parking in a loading zone shall be 15 minutes.