For the purpose of this chapter the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   "CHIEF OF POLICE." The Hamden Chief of Police or any person authorized to act as a representative of the Chief of Police.
   "OPERATOR." The person using, operating, or having the care, custody or control of a vehicle being used, operated, or found upon a highway.
   "OWNER." Any person, firm, corporation, or association holding title to a vehicle or having legal right to register same.
   "PARK." The standing of a vehicle other than temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading merchandise or passengers on a public street or highway, whether occupied or not.
   "SNOW EMERGENCY." Whenever the Mayor finds, on the basis of falling snow, sleet or freezing rain, or on the basis of a forecast by the united states Weather Bureau or other weather service of snow, sleet or freezing rain that weather conditions will make it necessary that motor vehicle traffic be expedited and that parking on town streets or highways be prohibited or restricted for snow plowing and other purposes, the Mayor shall put into effect a snow emergency by declaring it in the manner prescribed herein.
   "STREET OR HIGHWAY." The entire width between property lines of every way or place of whatever nature when any part thereof is under the control and maintenance of the town, dedicated, appropriated or open to public travel or other use.
   "VEHICLE." Every device upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway except devices moving by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.
(Ord. 354, adopted 11-7-94)