For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   PARKING.  It shall mean the stopping of a vehicle upon a restricted street otherwise than in obedience to traffic regulations or traffic signs or signals for a period longer than reasonably necessary to load or unload passengers or freight.
   PARKING METER.  It shall mean that mechan ism having a visible time indicator, a coin receiving and a coin actuating mechanism all enclosed and mounted on top of a post which shall, under no condition, be higher than 4½ feet overall and at no point shall the post or mechanism thereon be over 8 inches wide.  Each parking meter installed shall indicate by proper legend the legal parking time established by the town, and when operating shall at all times indicate the balance of the period of legal parking, and at the expiration of the period, shall indicate illegal or overtime parking.
   PARKING METER ZONE.  It shall mean any re stricted street upon which parking meters are installed and in operation.
   RESTRICTED STREET.  It shall mean that part of any public street, avenue, road, boulevard, highway, or other public place established for the use of vehicles within the city and restricting parking to a limited period only.
   VEHICLE.  It shall mean any device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported upon a highway.
('76 Code, § 7-1136)  (Ord. passed 8-4-47; Am. Ord. 2019-006, passed 3-4-19)