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 Permit Parking

Article 522
Restricting Parking in Certain Residential/Institutional Areas

 

522.01 Definitions.
522.02 Resident permit parking.
522.03 Signs; time period 
522.04 Establishment of restricted areas.
522.05 Permit parking decals
522.06 Issuance of permit parking decals.
522.07 Placement of Decals
522.08 Duplicate or Replacement Decal
522.09 Falsification; Transferability of Decal
522.11 Enforcement
522.99 Penalty    

 

522.01 DEFINITIONS.

(a) "Owner," for the purpose of this article, means any person who owns land improved for residential use within the permit zone described in Section 522.02, whether or not such person resides upon such land.

 

(b) "Dwelling unit," means one or more rooms designed for or occupied by not more than one family as a single housekeeping unit with cooking and sanitary facilities, but not including units in motels, hotels, rooming houses, tourist homes or any other buildings for which a fee is charged for a unit lacking cooking facilities.

 

(c) "Authorized designee" means individual(s) who reside(s) on a full time basis in a dwelling unit owned by another, with the permission of the owner. (Ord. 5431 §8. Approved 9-14-89.)

 

522.02 RESIDENT PERMIT PARKING.

(a) No person shall park a motor vehicle without a proper, valid permit decal displayed thereon from August 15 through May 31, inclusive, in certain areas designated by the City within the sections of the City hereinafter referred to as "Zone Number 1," "Zone Number 2" and "Zone Number 3" and bounded and described as follows: (Ord. 5712 §1. Approved 4-3-97.)

 

(1) Zone Number 1. West Side of Mulberry Street from East Fourth Street to Duck Alley; east side of Market Street to Brandon Place; north side of Brandon Place to Elizabeth Street; both sides of Elizabeth Street to Parkwood Street;From Elizabeth Street and the north side of Hughes Street to the east side of Penn Street; from the east side of Penn Street to Hughes Street to the south side of Fourth Street; from Penn Street along the south side of East Fourth
Street to the west side of Mulberry Street. (Ord. 5431 §1. Approved 9-14-89.)

(2) Zone Number 2. North side of First Street from Maynard Street to Park Street; east side to Park Street to West Third Street; north side of West Third Street to Grief Street; west side of Grier Street to Vine Avenue; north side of Vine Avenue to Maynard Street; west side of Maynard Street to First Street; north side of West Third Street from Grier Street to Rose Street. (Ord. 5693 §1. Approved 8-15-96.)

 (3) Zone Number 3. North and south side of Memorial Avenue between Seventh
                                    Avenue and Grier Street.
 

(b) These areas within the zones designated by the City shall be subject to the regulations contained herein. However, commercial or delivery vehicles may be temporarily parked for the purposes of loading or unloading on any street, alley or public way without being subject to the provisions of this article. (Ord. 5712 §3. Approved 4-3-97.)

 

(c) Any other regulations or restrictions upon parking imposed by any other ordinance shall continue with full force and effect in the permit zone described above, to the extent applicable.

 

(d) In addition, nothing contained in this article shall be construed as prohibiting motor vehicles displaying a parking decal issued pursuant to this article from being parked in other areas of the City outside of the permit zone. (Ord. 5431 §1. Approved 9-14-89.)

 

522.03 SIGNS; TIME PERIOD.

(a) The areas established by the City within the Zones described herein shall be designat ed by signs erected thereon as "permit parking only."

 

(b) It shall be unlawful for anyone not having a permit to park their motor vehicles in areas designated for resident permit parking during the period from August 15 through May 31, inclusive, during times designated, and if no time is designated, the restrictions shall be for a twenty-four hour period.

(Ord. 5431 §2. Approved 9-14-89.)

 

522.04 ESTABLISHMENT OF RESTRICTED AREAS.

(a) Designated Blocks. Pursuant to Article 505, the City shall have the right to establish certain areas within the zones and designate these areas as "permit parking only."

 

(b) Designations by City. The designation of any areas within the zones as restricted to resident parking only, shall be based on the requests of the residents of a block and the recommendations of the Mayor, subject to the approval of Council. (Ord. 5712 §4. Approved 4-3-97.)

 

(c) Temporal. Regulations. Nothing herein shall be construed to prevent the Mayor from establishing any restricted parking regulations within the designated zones for a period not to exceed ninety days, in accordance with Article 503. (Ord. 5431, §3. Approved 9-14-89.)

18C     Restricting Parking in Certain Residential/Institutional Areas                   522.06

 

522.05 PERMIT PARKING DECALS.

(a) Resident permit parking decals shall be issued only to owners of land improved for residential use in the permit zones described in Section 522.02 or such owners' lawfully autho rized designees for those blocks established by the City in the manner set forth in Section 522.04.

 

(b) All permit parking decals shall be valid for a period beginning August 15 and ending May 31 of the following year. It shall be the responsibility of each permittee to renew their permit(s) annually.

(Ord. 5431 §4. Approved 9-14-89.)

 

522.06 ISSUANCE OF PERMIT PARKING DECALS.

(a) Resident Permit. Upon application to the Bureau of Police on a form to be provided, the owner of each residential dwelling unit within the established permit zone, or such owner's lawfully authorized designee, shall be issued a resident permit parking decal for each vehicle to which they own and desire to park within the pe@-mit zone, with a maximum of two permit parking decals for any designee. The owner of the dwelling unit, or his lawfully authorized designee, shall present a valid proof of registration of a motor vehicle belonging to a resident of the dwelling unit in order to be issued a resident permit parking decal. The owner or his lawfully authorized designee may present up to two valid proofs of registration of motor vehicles belonging to residents of the dwelling unit.

 

(1) Any resident permit parking decals issued hereunder shall be used only by the residents of a dwelling unit within the permit zone who desire to park their motor vehicle(s), for which a permit parking decal has been issued, at curb side, on the streets, alleys or public ways within the permit zone, as designated. In no event, shall more than two resident permit parking decals be issued per dwelling unit in the permit zone.

 

(b) Guest Permit. Upon application to the Bureau of Police on a form to be provided therefore, the owner of each residential dwelling unit within the permit zone or his lawfully authorized designee, shall be issued two guest parking decals, on which shall be printed the street address of the dwelling unit for which such permit is issued and the date of issuance. No more than two guest parking decals shall be issued per dwelling unit in the permit zone

(1)  Guest parking decals are intended for the use of guests of residents of the permit zone, which guests desire to park their motor vehicles at curbside on the streets, alleys and public ways within the designated areas in the permit zone.

 

(2)  A motor vehicle properly displaying a guest parking decal in accordance with the provisions of Section 522.07 shall be permitted to be parked in the resident permit parking designated areas within the zones to the same extent as vehicles properly displaying a resident permit parking decal under this article.

 

(c) For each permit issued, a fee of one dollar ($1.00) will be collected annually.

 

(d) Permit is non-transferable from one permit parking zone to another permit parking zone. (Ord. 5431 §5. Approved 9-14-89; as amended by Ord. 5824 §V. Approved 7-20-00.)

 

522.07   TRAFFIC CODE            18D

 

522.07 PLACEMENT OF DECALS.

The resident permit parking decals and guest parking decals issued pursuant to this article shall be fLxed to the center, or as near thereto as possible, on the inside of the motor vehicle's front windshield, at the top thereof, or hung from the back of the motor vehicle's center inside rear view mirror, so that the decal so affixed or hung shall be clearly visible through the front windshield from the outside of the vehicle. (Ord. 5431 §6. Approved 9-14-89.)

 

522.08 DUPLICATE OR REPLACEMENT DECAL.

(a) Any resident or guest permit parking deem which has been issued pursuant to this article, which has been lost, stolen or destroyed, shall be replaced in accordance with the following terms and conditions. The resident of the permit zone for whose use the resident permit parking decal or guest parking decal was issued shall apply to the Police Department for a duplicate or replacement decal of the same type which has been lost, stolen or destroyed. Thereupon, the police shall issue a duplicate or replacement decal of the same type which has been lost, stolen or destroyed for a fee of five dollars ($5.00) for the use of the City. Whenever a duplicate or replacement decal is issued pursuant to the terms of this section, the Bureau of Police shall mark in the records the name and address of the resident to whom the duplicate or replacement decal has been issued, and, in the case of a resident permit parking decal, any pertinent information pertaining to the registration of the resident's motor vehicle for which the resident intends to use the duplicate or replacement resident permit parking decal, in the same manner as when an original resident permit parking decal is issued. Also, whenever a duplicate or replacement decal is issued, the Bureau of Police shall indicate in the records the fact that the previously issued decal has been lost, stolen or destroyed and such lost, stolen or destroyed decal shall thenceforth be invalid.

 

(b) Any duplicate or replacement decal issued pursuant to the terms of this section shall be valid only for the remainder of the then current year for which the original decal was issued. (Ord. 5431 §7. Approved 9-14-89.)

 

522.09 FALSIFICATION, TRANSFERABILITY OF DECALS.

Any person who falsifies, duplicates, forges, alters, transfers or attempts to transfer any parking decal issued pursuant to this article, or who obtains a duplicate or replacement resident parking decal or guest parking decal pursuant to this article under false pretenses, shall be subject to arrest and prosecution under the applicable provisions of the Crimes Code of Pennsylva nia.

(Ord. 5431 §10. Approved 9-14-89.)

 

522.10 SEVERABILITY.

If any section or provision of this article shall be determined to be unenforceable, then the remainder of this article shall continue in full force and effect. (Ord. 5431 §11. Approved 9-14-89.)

 

522.11 ENFORCEMENT.

This article shall be enforced by the members of the Bureau of Police and/or designated employees of the Parking Authority. (Ord. 5431 §12. Approved 9-14-89.)


 

 

18E       Restricting Parking in Certain Residential/Institutional Areas  522.99

 

522.99 PENALTY.

Whoever violates any provisions of this article shall, for each and every such violation, pay the sum of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) to the Bureau of Police for the use of the City within fifteen days of notice of such violation. If within fifteen days the sum of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) is not paid, a citation shall be issued in the Office of the District Justice, and the violator, upon conviction of violation of this article, shall be guilty of a summary offense and shall be sentenced to pay a fine of fifty dollars ($50.00) plus the costs of prosecution and in default thereof, shall undergo imprisonment for not more than one day. (Ord. 5431 §9. Approved 9-14-89.)