[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Elsmere 8-12-1993 by Ord. No. 303. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 9-18-2003 by Ord. No. 420]
No vehicle whose primary use is as a trailer, including but not limited to travel trailer, house trailer, camper, boat or boat trailer, shall be parked on the public streets of the Town of Elsmere, except for such a time as may be necessary to immediately load or unload such trailer.
[Added 6-9-2005 by Ord. No. 448]
Any member of the Elsmere Fire Company who has been appointed as a fire police officer may apply for a designated parking space.
All requests for a designated parking space shall be submitted in writing to the Elsmere Chief of Police, so that he or she may issue an opinion and make a recommendation to Council.
A copy of the each request shall be distributed to the Special Services Director, so that it may be determined if it is possible to place sign poles at the requested site; and the Special Services Director will meet with the Chief to check the logistics of installation.
Restricted parking spaces shall be provided only to those possessing a letter from the Fire Chief advising that they are currently serving as a fire police officer of the Elsmere Fire Company.
One parking space only shall be provided for each such vehicle.
The parking space designated shall be on the street and shall be determined by the Chief of Police and the applicant.
No designated parking space shall be provided if the applicant has a driveway on his or her property.
A sign shall be placed at the parking site stating "RESTRICTED PARKING." This sign shall display the vehicle registration number that has been assigned to the applicant's vehicle through the Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles. The area will be designated a tow-away zone. A yellow curb will be painted to designate the space.
All costs involved in providing the parking space shall be borne by the Town of Elsmere.
A restricted parking space shall terminate and revert back to public parking immediately upon notification by the Fire Chief that the applicant is no longer serving as a fire police officer or change of residence.
The fine for unauthorized parking in the area shall be not less than $100 nor more than $300, plus court costs, plus the cost of towing and storage of the vehicle.
Final determination of eligibility for a restricted parking space shall be made by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Elsmere.
Parking in restricted parking spaces; violations and penalties.
Fire police officers who have obtained a handicapped parking space granted by the Town of Elsmere must park their designated vehicle in that space and no other within 200 feet.
Fire police officers who park their designated vehicle outside their designated handicapped parking space, but within 200 feet of that space, shall be fined not less than $100 nor more than $300 for a first offense.
Fire police officers who park their designated vehicle outside their designated handicapped parking space, but within 200 feet of that space, for a second offense shall have that vehicle towed away and the space shall be revoked for a year. The fire police officers shall be responsible for all towing and impoundment costs. After one year has passed, such fire police officers may reapply to the Council for a restricted parking space.
Reapplication for a parking space shall follow the same procedure as the original application.
Whoever knowingly commits a violation of this chapter shall be fined not more than $100 or imprisoned no more than 30 days, or both. Each and every day during which such violation shall occur, after written notice thereof, shall be deemed a separate offense.