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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Montville as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Parking in fire zones — See Ch. 222.
Motor vehicle operation and parking in open spaces — See Ch. 277.
Operation of motor vehicles on Town property — See Ch. 300.
Vehicles abandoned on private property — See Ch. 362.
[Adopted 12-11-1990 by Ord. No. O-O-3 (Part 61 of the 1991 Compilation)]
It is hereby declared to be in the best of the interest of the public safety, convenience and welfare of the Town to regulate and restrict the parking of vehicles on Town rights-of-way within the control and limits of said Town, during a period of snow emergency, so as not to impede the transportation and movement of food, fuel, medical care, fire, health, police protection, and other vital facilities of the Town.
For the purpose of this article, the following definitions shall apply:
MOTOR VEHICLE or VEHICLE
As defined in C.G.S. § 14-1(a)(47) and (90), as amended.[1]
PARKED VEHICLE
As defined in C.G.S. § 14-1(57), as amended.[2]
SNOW EMERGENCY
A period of time as forecast by a contracted weather service or the United States Weather Bureau, during which period vehicular and/or pedestrian traffic is expected to be hazardous or congested due to the elements, and during which period the parking of vehicles could hinder, delay or obstruct the safe flow of such traffic and/or the proper cleaning, clearing and making safe of the public highways of the Town.
STREET
Any approved public highway, road or street in the Town of Montville.[3]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[3]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
A. 
A snow emergency shall be declared by the Director of Public Works or his designee, either before, during or after a fall of snow, sleet or freezing rain, when in his sound judgment and discretion the circumstances warrant determination of such an emergency in the interest of safety upon the public roads of the Town.
B. 
The Director of Public Works shall cause public announcement of such determination of snow emergency prior to the time of becoming effective, after which time a snow emergency shall be in effect. The Director of Public Works shall determine when such emergency no longer exists and shall make public announcement of the same.
It shall be unlawful at any time during the period of any snow emergency under provisions of this article for the operator of a vehicle to allow, permit or suffer said vehicle to remain parked on any street in the Town of Montville. If the operator is not known, it shall be prima facie evidence that the registered owner is the operator as in accordance with C.G.S. § 14-107.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
In any prosecution or proceeding hereunder, the last registered owner, either by registration plate or vehicle identification number, shall constitute prima facie evidence that the owner of such vehicle left said vehicle at the place where such violation occurred.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
A. 
Whenever any motor vehicle shall be found parked on any Town road during a period when parking is prohibited as herein set forth, such vehicle may be removed or conveyed under the direction of the Mayor by means of towing the same.
B. 
Such removal shall be at the risk of the owner, and before the owner or person in charge of such vehicle shall be permitted to remove the same from the custody of the Mayor, he shall furnish evidence of his identity and ownership or right to possession and shall sign a receipt for said vehicle; and he shall pay a reasonable towing charge and a reasonable storage charge.
Any person found to be in violation of this article will be subject to a fine of $35 and the 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.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[Adopted 9-9-1991 by Ord. No. O-R-3 (Part 62 of the 1991 Compilation)]
The Mayor of the Town of Montville acts as the traffic authority, as provided in § C409 of the Charter of the Town of Montville and C.G.S. § 14-297(6), as amended. He shall administer the following regulations for parking on public highways within the Town of Montville pursuant to the provisions of C.G.S. § 14-307, as amended.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
OFFENDER
Refers to the operator, if known, of any motor vehicle found to be in violation of § 370-10 or 370-11 of this article. If the operator is not known, it shall be prima facie evidence that the registered owner is the operator, as in accordance with C.G.S. § 14-107.
PARK or PARKING
Defined in accordance with C.G.S. § 14-297(4) and shall mean to permit a motor vehicle to remain stationary upon the public highway, whether occupied or not, other than temporarily for the purpose of, and while actually engaged in, receiving or discharging passengers or loading or unloading merchandise or goods, or in obedience to traffic regulations or traffic signs or signals.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
It is not permitted to park a motor vehicle within the public way in the Town of Montville:
A. 
More than 12 inches from the curb unless it is parked so that its right-hand wheels are no more than 12 inches from the curb or right-hand edge of the paved portion of the highway.
B. 
On the wrong side of street except upon the right-hand side of the highway in the direction in which said vehicle is headed.
C. 
Blocking a driveway in such manner as to block safe access to a driveway.
D. 
Within 25 feet of an intersection.
E. 
Within 25 feet of a stop sign caused to be erected by a state or local traffic authority.
F. 
Blocking a crosswalk, so as to block or invade a marked crosswalk.
G. 
On the sidewalk, so that any portion of the wheels of said vehicle remain stationary upon a sidewalk.
H. 
Double parking, in such manner as to constitute a traffic hazard or obstruct the free movement of traffic upon the highways.
I. 
Restricted parking. Alongside any curbing which has been painted yellow, signifying "restricted area - no parking," or alongside any portion of the public highway upon which state or local traffic authority has caused to be erected a no-parking sign or other sign which restricts parking to emergency vehicles.
No vehicle shall be parked or permitted to remain stationary for any purpose within 10 feet of any fire hydrant.
[Amended 1-9-1995 by Ord. No. O-D-4]
No vehicle shall be parked in a parking space designated for handicapped parking, unless the proper identification is displayed.
[Amended 1-9-1995 by Ord. No. O-D-4[1]]
For each and every violation of this article, the offender shall be fined $35.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
The Montville Police Department shall cause notice of violation to be placed on offending vehicles with the fine for the offense stated thereon.
[Amended 1-9-1995 by Ord. No. O-D-4[1]]
Until such time as the Town of Montville establishes a Police Department in accordance with, or part of, the provisions of Chapter 104, Part I, of the Connecticut General Statutes,[2] all fines will be issued in the form 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.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[2]
Editor's Note: See C.G.S. § 7-274 et seq.
In addition to the payment of fines as provided in §§ 370-10 and 370-11 herein for motor vehicles illegally parked, any motor vehicle parked in violation of these regulations and deemed a hazard to the motoring public by a Town of Montville constable shall be subject to removal from any public highway within the municipality by order of the Montville Police Department, and the offender shall pay for the towing, moving, parking and storage of said vehicle.
All appeals shall be done in accordance with the Connecticut Motor Vehicle Department procedure established by the Centralized Infraction Bureau.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).