Town of Fenwick Island, DE
Sussex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Fenwick Island 9-24-2010.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
Parking — See Ch. 112.
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 153, Vehicles and Traffic, which consisted of Art. I, Weight Limits, adopted 5-27-1978 by Ord. No. 43, as amended, and Art. II, Truck Limits, adopted 5-28-1993 by Ord. No. 69, as amended.
In order to avoid damage to the streets of Fenwick Island, the Town Council is hereby authorized to establish weight limits for vehicles operating upon said streets. Such limits may vary from time to time and from street to street, taking into account the condition of the surface and subsurface of each street and weather conditions and other conditions affecting the ability of the street surface to withstand damage from vehicular traffic. Signs giving notice of such weight limits shall be erected along any street to which such limits are applicable in locations suitable to give reasonable notice of such limits to persons using such streets. Any person who shall, on such a street, operate a vehicle having a weight in excess of the weight limit established for such street pursuant hereto shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined $100.
When any such limit is established by the Town Council, a majority of the members of the Council present and voting at any regular or special meeting thereof may reduce, increase or cancel any such limit. In the event of such a reduction or increase, appropriate change shall be made in any sign giving notice of the limits applicable to the streets affected by such change.
Trucks in excess of five tons gross vehicle weight are confined to Route 1 and the Commercial Zone, unless the destination is within the Residential Zone.
Traffic signs will be posted in accordance with the intent of this chapter, and this chapter will be enforced within three months after enactment.
The fine for violation of this chapter is $100.