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[Adopted 9-2-2003 by Ord. No. 240]


§ 228-17 Definitions.

Subject to additional definitions contained within this article, words and phrases used in the Vehicle Code, 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 102, when used in this article, shall have, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, the meanings given to them in the aforesaid section of the Vehicle Code.

§ 228-18 Special powers of Borough Council.

Pursuant to the powers granted under the Vehicle Code, Borough Council shall regulate, restrict and prohibit traffic and parking in limited areas for limited times within the Borough of Stockertown in the case of fire, flood, storm, snow emergency or other emergency, in order to facilitate private or public works, in order to facilitate processions and public events, and to create play highways whereupon sledding and coasting shall be permitted. In the event of fire, flood, storm, snow emergency or other emergency, the Chief of Police shall have the authority to regulate, restrict, and prohibit traffic and parking in limited areas for limited times. In all other cases, Borough Council is hereby authorized to implement such regulations by resolution.

§ 228-19 Authority to enforce.

Police Officers, designated and appointed by Borough Council, and Special Fire Police, with the specific authorization of the Chief of Police, are hereby authorized, subject to the supervision and control of Borough Council, to direct traffic and provide traffic control on all highways and roads within the Borough, and to enforce the ordinances of the Borough of Stockertown and the statutes of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

§ 228-20 Snow emergency routes.
[Adopted 1-15-18 Ord 2018-1]

Snow emergency routes, is hereby repealed.

§ 228-21 Authority to impound vehicles.

Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

Police Officers, designated and appointed by the Borough of Stockertown, are hereby authorized to removed from the right-of-way of any state highway or Borough road within the Borough of Stockertown any vehicle which is parked in violation of the provisions of this article when said Police Officer determines such removal necessary to facilitate the removal or plowing of snow or for any other lawful purpose. Such vehicle will be impounded by the Borough of Stockertown and the owner shall pay to the Borough an impoundment fee in an amount as set by resolution of the Borough Council and the costs of removal of the vehicle. Payment for storage is the responsibility of the owner of said vehicle.

§ 228-22 Storage on streets prohibited.

No vehicle shall be stored upon any street or alley within the Borough of Stockertown. As used herein, "stored" shall mean the parking of a motor vehicle in one place upon a street or alley continuously for a period in excess of 24 hours. In addition to such other definitions of "motor vehicle" as contained in the Vehicle Code, the storage of any object, including trailers, watercraft, shall be considered a violation of this provision.

§ 228-23 Parking for certain purposes prohibited.

No person shall park or store a motor vehicle upon any street or alley in the Borough of Stockertown for the purposes of greasing or repairing said vehicle.

§ 228-24 Establishment of no-parking zones.
[Adopted 1-15-18 Ord 2018-1]

The parking of motor vehicles, or the placement of other objects within the rights-of-way of the following locations is hereby prohibited:

Name of Street Side Location
Bushkill Street Both From Main Street to dead end
Center Street North From Main Street West to Bushkill Street
Commerce Way Both From Hercules Drive North to end of Commerce Way
LeFevre Road Both From Main Street East to Plainfield Boundary Line
Main Street Both From Forks Boundary Line to Plainfield Boundary Line (entire length)
Hercules Drive Both From Commerce Drive to dead end at Route 33
Winona Street Both From Bushkill Street East for a distance of 1/10 mile
State Street Both From Werkheiser Avenue north for a distance of 170 feet, except for emergency vehicles
Industrial Blvd. Both From Main Street to Upper Nazareth Boundary
Station Street Both From Bushkill Street to Winona Street

§ 228-25 Signs.

Borough Council shall authorize the Borough Roadmaster to erect and maintain appropriate regulatory signs according to law including road markers in those areas where parking is prohibited.

§ 228-26 Violations and penalties.
[Adopted 1-15-18 Ord 2018-1]

Any person who violates any provisions of this article shall pay a fine of $30 per day per violation.  Provided: It shall be the duty of the Police Officers or of parking enforcement personnel of the Borough to report to the Police Department of the Borough indicating, in each case: the section violated; the license number of the vehicle involved in the violation; the location where the violation took place; the date and time of such violation; and such other facts the officer might deem necessary in order to secure a clear understanding of the circumstances attending the violation of this article.  The notice shall contain instructions to the owner or driver of the vehicle that if he/she will report to the Police Department or the Municipal Building at 209 Main Street and pay the sum of $30 within five days after the time of the notice, that act will save the violator from prosecution and from payment of the fine and costs proscribed in this section.  In the event of any prosecution under this article, a default of the payment of any fines and costs required will require the violator to undergo imprisonment in Northampton County Prison for not more than five days.

 

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