CHAPTER 15
MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC
PART 1
GENERAL REGULATIONS
§ 15-101.   Definitions and Interpretation
§ 15-102.   Manner of Adopting Permanent Traffic and Parking Regulations
§ 15-103.   Provisions to be Continuation of Existing Regulations
§ 15-104.   Temporary and Emergency Regulations
§ 15-105.   Experimental Regulations
§ 15-106.   Traffic on Streets Closed or Restricted for Construction, Maintenance or Special Events
§ 15-107.   Use of Streets by Processions and Assemblages
§ 15-108.   Authority of Police Officers
§ 15-109.   Authorization for Use of Speed Timing Devices
PART 2
TRAFFIC REGULATIONS
§ 15-201.   Maximum Speed Limits Established on Certain Streets
§ 15-202.   Maximum Speed Limits Established on Certain Bridges and Elevated Structures
§ 15-203.   Maximum Speed Limits Established for Certain Vehicles on Hazardous Grades
§ 15-204.   Maximum Speed Limits Established in Parks
§ 15-205.   Traffic Signals at Certain Locations
§ 15-206.   Intersections Where Turn Prohibited on Red Signal
§ 15-207.   One-Way Streets Established
§ 15-208.   Turning at Certain Intersections Prohibited or Restricted
§ 15-209.   Right Turns Prohibited at Certain Intersections
§ 15-210.   U-Turns Prohibited at Certain Locations
§ 15-211.   No Passing Zones Established
§ 15-212.   Through Highways Established
§ 15-213.   Stop Intersections Established
§ 15-214.   Yield Intersections Established
PART 3
RESTRICTIONS ON SIZE, WEIGHT AND TYPE OF VEHICLE AND LOAD
§ 15-301.   Weight Limitation and Application
§ 15-302.   Signs
§ 15-303.   Permits
§ 15-304.   Fines
PART 4
GENERAL PARKING REGULATIONS
§ 15-401.   Vehicles to be Parked Within Marked Spaces
§ 15-402.   Parking Prohibited at all Times in Certain Locations
§ 15-403.   Parking Prohibited in Certain Locations Certain Days and Hours
§ 15-404.   Parking of Trucks, Buses and Certain Other Vehicles Prohibited in Certain Locations
§ 15-405.   Parking Time Limited in Certain Locations Certain Days and Hours
§ 15-406.   Special Purpose Parking Zones Established; Parking Otherwise Prohibited
§ 15-407.   Standing or Parking on Roadway for Loading or Unloading
§ 15-408.   Angle Parking Required on Portions of Certain Streets
§ 15-409.   Residential Permit Parking
§ 15-410.   Penalties
PART 1
GENERAL REGULATIONS
§ 15-101. Definitions and Interpretation.
   1.   Words and phrases, when used in this Chapter, except for Sections or parts to which different or additional definitions apply, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in The Vehicle Code, 75 Pa.C.S. §§ 101 et seq. as amended, except that in this Chapter the word "street" may be used interchangeably with the word "highway," and shall have the same meaning as the word "highway" as defined in the Vehicle Code.
   2.   The term "legal holidays" as used in this Chapter shall mean and include: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
   3.   In this Chapter, the singular shall include the plural, the plural shall include the singular, and the masculine shall include the feminine.
(Ord.12/10/2001)
§ 15-102. Manner of Adopting Permanent Traffic and Parking Regulations.
All traffic and parking regulations of a permanent nature shall be enacted as ordinances, as parts of ordinances, as amendments to ordinances, or as amendments to this Chapter, except where the law specifically authorizes less formal action.
(Ord. 12/10/2001)
§ 15-103. Provisions to be Continuation of Existing Regulations.
The provisions of this Chapter, so far as they are the same as those of ordinances and regulations in force immediately before the enactment of this Chapter, are intended as a continuation of those earlier ordinances and regulations, and not as new enactments. Nothing in this Chapter shall affect any act done or liability incurred, or any suit or prosecution pending or to be instituted under any of those repealed or superseded ordinances or regulations.
(Ord. 12 / 10 /2001)
§ 15-104. Temporary and Emergency Regulations.
   1.   The on-duty police officer or Emergency Management Director shall have the following powers to regulate traffic and parking temporarily and in time of emergency:
      A.   In the case of fire, flood, storm or other emergency, to establish temporary traffic and/or parking regulations; and,
      B.   In the case of emergency or to facilitate public works, or in the conduct of parades, processions or public events, to restrict or prohibit traffic and/or parking in limited areas for periods of not more than 72 hours.
   2.   Such temporary and emergency regulations shall be enforced by the Police Department in the same manner as permanent regulations. Any person who shall operate or park a vehicle or tractor in violation of any such regulations, or who shall move, remove, destroy, injure or deface any sign or marking erected, posted or made to give notice of any such regulation, shall upon conviction thereof, be subject to the penalty set forth in the law or elsewhere in this Chapter for a violation of such nature, and, in case of a violation for which no specific penalty is set forth in the law or elsewhere in this Chapter, to a fine of not more than $25 together with costs of prosecution.
(Ord.12/10/2001)
§ 15-105. Experimental Regulations.
The Board of Supervisors may, from time to time by ordinance, designate places upon and along the highways in the Township where, for a period of not more than 90 days, specific traffic and/or parking regulations, prohibitions and restrictions shall be in force and effect, and shall designate such locations by proper signs and markings. Such regulations, prohibitions and restrictions shall be effective as if they had been specified in this Chapter. No person shall operate and no person shall move, remove, destroy or deface any sign or marking erected, posted or made by authority of this Section. Any person who shall violate any provision of this Section shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to the penalty set forth in the law or elsewhere in this Chapter for a violation of such nature, and in case of a violation for which no specific penalty is set forth in the law or elsewhere in this Chapter, to a fine of not more than $25 together with costs of prosecution; provided, the purpose of this Section is to allow for the test and experimental determination of the feasibility and desirability of permanent changes in the ordinances of the Township relative to traffic and parking.
(Ord.12/10/2001)
§ 15-106. Traffic on Streets Closed or Restricted for Construction, Maintenance or Special Events.
   1.   The Board of Supervisors shall have authority to close any street or specific part of a street to vehicular traffic and to place barriers or station police officers at each end of the closed portion, while construction or maintenance work is under way or a special event is being conducted on the closed portion. It shall be unlawful for any person to drive a vehicle upon any such closed portion.
   2.   The Board of Supervisors shall have authority to establish a restricted traffic area upon any street where construction or maintenance work is underway and to station flagmen at each end of the restricted portion. It shall be unlawful for any person to drive a vehicle upon any such restricted traffic area at any time when the flagman is displaying a sign directing that vehicle to stop, or is signaling that vehicle, by a flag or other device, not to proceed.
   3.   Any person who violates any provision of this Section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.
(Ord. 12/10/2001)
§ 15-107. Use of Streets by Processions and Assemblages.
   1.   For the purpose of this Section, the words "assemblage" and "procession" shall have the following meanings:
   ASSEMBLAGE - a gathering of people without vehicles, which interferes with the movement of pedestrian or vehicular traffic on any street.
   PROCESSION - a group of individuals, vehicles, animals and/or objects moving along a street in a way that interferes with the normal movement of traffic. A procession shall not include a funeral caravan or military convoy.
   2.   It shall be unlawful for any person to hold or participate in any assemblage unless the person organizing or conducting the assemblage first obtains a permit from the Board of Supervisors, which shall be issued without fee. Application for the permit shall be made at least72 hours in advance of the day on which the assemblage is proposed to be held, but in any case where a State-designated highway is proposed to be used, application shall be made at least 3 weeks in advance of the proposed date. The permit shall state the place where and the date when the assemblage is to be held, the hour when the assemblage may convene and the hour by which it shall have been completely dispersed. It shall be unlawful for any person to hold or to participate in any assemblage unless the permit has been granted, or at any time or place other than that authorized by the permit. Failure to file an application 72 hours in advance will not result in automatic denial of the permit, provided that the applicant shows reasonable grounds why the application could not be filed 72 hours in advance.
   3.   It shall be unlawful for any person to hold or participate in any procession unless the person organizing or conducting the procession first obtains a permit from the Board of Supervisors, which shall be issued without fee. Application for the permit shall be made at least 72 hours in advance of the day when the procession is proposed to be held, but in any case where the State-designated highway is proposed to be used, application shall be made at least 3 weeks in advance of the proposed date. The permit shall specify the date on which the procession is to be held, the route to be followed by the procession, the hour when and place where participants may commence to assemble and form before the procession is under way, the time when the procession may commence to move along its route, and the time by which the end of the procession shall have been disbanded. It shall be unlawful for any person to hold or to participate in any procession unless the permit shall have been granted, or under any conditions as to time or route or otherwise than those stated in the permit. Failure to file an application 72 hours in advance will not result in automatic denial of the permit, provided that the applicant shows reasonable grounds why the application could not be filed 72 hours in advance.
   4.   Any person who violates any provision of this Section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.
(Ord.12/10/2001)
§ 15-108. Authority of Police Officers.
The police officers of the Township are hereby authorized to direct traffic on the highways of the Township and at intersections thereof and to otherwise enforce the provisions of this Chapter.
(Ord.12/10/2001)
§ 15-109. Authorization for Use of Speed Timing Devices.
   1.   The Township Police Department is hereby authorized to use all speed timing devices for the determination of speed of a motor vehicle as are approved or will be approved by the Department of Transportation of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in accordance with Title 75, Pa. C.S.A. § 3368.
   2.   This Section authorizes the use of said devices upon all highways within the Township be they Township, County or State highways, and does also hereby elect to exercise all powers granted to "local authorities" under the Vehicle Code of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 75 Pa. C.S.A. § 6101 et seq., (1977), as hereafter amended, supplemented, modified or reenacted by the General Assembly of Pennsylvania.
(Ord.12/10/2001)
PART 2
TRAFFIC REGULATIONS
§ 15-201. Maximum Speed Limits Established on Certain Streets.
   1.   Maximum speed limits are established on portions of specified streets, as follows, and it shall be unlawful for any person to drive a vehicle, on any part of a street where a maximum speed limit applies, at a higher speed than the maximum prescribed for that part of the street:
 
Street
Between
Maximum Speed Limit
Airstrip Drive (T.R. 358)
Entire length
25 m.p.h.
Beagle Road
From S.R. 0477 to T.R. 359
35 m.p.h.
Belle Springs Road
From S.R. 2004 to thedead end
35 m.p.h.
Burrel Road
From T.R. 359 to Castanea Township line
35 m.p.h.
Duck Run Road (T-353)
From L.R. 18007 to L.R. 18007
25 m.p.h.
Eisenhower Crossroad
From T.R. 353 to T.R. 359
35 m.p.h.
End Mountain Road, East
The dirt portion only from Green Township
25 m.p.h.
End Mountain Road, East
From S.R. 0477 to the end of the pavement
35 m.p.h.
Haven Pines Road
From S.R. 0477 to T.R. 353
35 m.p.h.
Hill Street (T.R. 522)
Entire length
35 m.p.h.
Kryder Road
From S.R. 0064 to Porter Township line
35 m.p.h.
Rag Valley Road
From S.R. 2004 to the dead end
35 m.p.h.
Rag Valley Road (T-354)
From L.R. 18007 to T-555
30 m.p.h.
Ridge Road (T.R. 357)
Entire length
35 m.p.h.
T.R. 359
L. 58 Spur to T.R. 364
35 m.p.h.
T.R. 364
T.R. 353 to L. 58 Spur
35 m.p.h.
T.R. 382
Entire length
35 m.p.h.
T.R. 383
Entire length
35 m.p.h.
T.R. 384
Entire length
35 m.p.h.
 
   2.   Any person who violates any provision of this Section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $35. Any person exceeding the maximum speed limit by more than five miles per hour shall pay an additional fine of $2 per mile for each mile in excess of five miles per hour over the maximum speed limit.
(Ord.12/10/2001)
§ 15-202. Maximum Speed Limits Established on Certain Bridges and Elevated Structures.
   1.   Maximum speed limits are established, as follows, on certain bridges and elevated structures, and it shall be unlawful for any person to drive a vehicle on any such bridge or elevated structure, at a higher speed than the maximum prescribed for that bridge or elevated structure:
 
Bridge or Elevated Structure
Location
Maximum Speed Limit
(Reserved)
 
   2.   Any person who violates any provision of this Section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $35. Any person exceeding the maximum speed limit by more than five miles per hour shall pay an additional fine of $2 per mile for each mile in excess of five miles per hour over the maximum speed limit.
(Ord.12/10/2001)
§ 15-203. Maximum Speed Limits Established for Certain Vehicles on Hazardous Grades.
   1.   The following are declared to be hazardous grades, and, upon any such hazardous grade, no person shall drive a vehicle, having a gross weight in excess of that referred to for that grade, in the direction stated for that grade, at a speed in excess of that established in this Section for that grade, and, if so stated for a particular grade, the driver of every such vehicle shall stop the vehicle before proceeding downhill:
 
Street
Between
Direction of Travel
Maximum Gross Weight
Maximum Speed Limit
Required to Stop Before Proceeding Downhill
(Reserved)
 
   2.   Any person who violates any provision of this Section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $35. Any person exceeding the maximum speed limit by more than five miles per hour shall pay an additional fine of $2 for each mile in excess of five miles per hour over the maximum speed limit.
(Ord.12/10/2001)
§ 15-204. Maximum Speed Limits Established in Parks.
   1.   A speed limit of 15 miles per hour is established on all streets and roadways in the public parks maintained and operated by the Township, except in the following locations, where the lower maximums, as specified, shall apply:
 
Park
Street
Location
Maximum Speed Limit
(Reserved)
 
   2.   Any person who violates any provision of this Section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $35. Any person exceeding the maximum speed limit by more than five miles per hour shall pay an additional fine of $2 per mile for each mile in excess of five miles per hour over the maximum speed limit.
(Ord.12/10/2001)
§ 15-205. Traffic Signals at Certain Locations.
   1.   At the following locations, traffic signals as indicated below shall be erected (or are ratified if previously erected), and traffic at those locations shall be directed by those signals:
 
Location
Type of Signal
(Reserved)
 
   2.   Any driver of a vehicle who disobeys the directions of any traffic signal shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.
(Ord.12/10/2001)
§ 15-206. Intersections Where Turn Prohibited on Red Signal..
   1.   The following are established as intersections where drivers of vehicles headed in the direction or directions indicated are prohibited from making a right turn (or a left turn from a one-way street into another one-way street) on a steady red signal:
 
Intersection
Vehicles Traveling On
Facing
(Reserved)
 
   2.   Any driver of a vehicle who violates any provision of this Section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.
(Ord.12/10/2001)
§ 15-207. One-Way Streets Established.
   1.   The following are established as one-way streets, and it shall be unlawful for any person to drive a vehicle on any one-way street other than in the direction established for traffic on that street:
 
Street
From
To
Direction of Travel
(Reserved)
 
   2.   Any person who violates any provision of this Section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.
(Ord.12/10/2001)
§ 15-208. Turning at Certain Intersections Prohibited or Restricted.
   1.   It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle, of the type indicated, traveling upon the first-named street at any of the following intersections, in the direction or directions indicated in each case, to make a left turn and/or a right turn into the second-named street, as indicated, at any time when such a turn is prohibited by this Section:
 
Vehicles Traveling On
Direction of Travel
Not to Make Turn
Into
When
Type of Vehicle Applicable To
(Reserved)
 
   2.   Any person who violates any provision of this Section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.
(Ord.12/10/2001)
§ 15-209. Right Turns Prohibited at Certain Intersections.
   1.   It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle, traveling upon the first-named street at any of the following intersections, in the direction or directions indicated in each case, to make other than a left turn, at any time stated, both right turns and straight-across traffic being prohibited:
 
Vehicles Traveling On
Direction of Travel
Times
Not To Make Right Turn Into or Travel Straight Across
(Reserved)
 
   2.   Any person who violates any provision of this Section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.
(Ord.12/10/2001)
§ 15-210. U-Turns Prohibited at Certain Locations.
   1.   It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle, traveling upon any of the following portions of streets, in the direction or directions indicated for that street, to make a u-turn:
 
Street
Portion
Direction of Travel
(Reserved)
 
   2.   Any person who violates any provision of this Section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.
(Ord.12/10/2001)
§ 15-211. No Passing Zones Established.
   1.   The following are established as no passing zones, and it shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle to overtake or pass another vehicle or to drive on the left side of the roadway in any no passing zone:
 
Street
Direction of Travel
Between
(Reserved)
 
   2.   Any person who violates any provision of this Section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.
(Ord.12/10/2001)
§ 15-212. Through Highways Established.
   1.   The following highways are established as through highways, thus authorizing stop or yield signs to be erected facing traffic approaching every intersection with the through highway except for those intersections with traffic signals, or with exceptions or modifications as indicated below. Every driver of a vehicle approaching a stop or yield sign authorized by this Section shall stop the vehicle or yield right-of-way as required by 75 Pa.C.S. §§3323(b) or 3323(c) of the Vehicle Code, as the case may be, and shall not proceed into or across the through highway until he has followed all applicable requirements of that Section of the law:
 
Highway
Between
(Reserved)
 
 
   2.   Any person who violates any provision of this Section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.
(Ord.12/10/2001)
§ 15-213. Stop Intersections Established.
   1.   The following intersections (in addition to intersections with the through highways established by §212) are established as stop intersections, and official stop signs shall be erected (or are ratified if previously erected) in such a position as to face traffic approaching the second-named street (the intersecting or through street) on the first-named street (the stop street) in the direction or directions indicated for that intersection. Every driver of a vehicle approaching the intersection on the first-named or stop street, in the direction indicated in each case, shall stop the vehicle as required by 75 Pa. C.S. §3323(b) of the Vehicle Code, and shall not proceed into or across the second-named or intersecting or through street until he has followed all applicable requirements of that Section of the law.
 
Stop Street
Intersecting or Through Street
Airstripe Dr.
TR 358 at SR 2008
Andrew Alley
TR at SR 64
AshLand Rd.
TR 581 at SR 64
Beagle Rd.
TR 353 at SR 477
Belle Spring Rd.
TR 558 at SR 2004
Bolopue Rd.
TR at SR 477
Burrell Rd.
TR 366 at TR 359
Cedar Heights Rd.
TR 541 at SR 64
Davy Rd.
TR 360 at SR 477
Duck Run Rd.
TR 325 at SR 2004 x 2
E. End Mt. Rd.
TR 359 at SR 477
E. Haven Pine Rd.
TR 5582 at TR 364 x 2
Eisenhower Cross Rd.
TR 365 at TR 359
Eisenhower Cross Rd.
TR 365 at TR 353
Ferhburg Rd.
SR Old 477 at SR 64
Fire House Rd.
at SR 477
Garbrick Alley
at SR 477
Gilmore Rd.
SR 2006 at SR 2004
Gilmore Rd.
SR 2006 at SR 477
Haven Pines Rd.
TR 364 at TR 353
Haven Pines Rd.
TR 364 at SR 477
Heckman Gap Rd.
TR 356 at SR 2008
Hill St.
TR 522 at SR 2004
Hill St.
TR 522 at SR 64
I-80
Exit Ramp SR 8006 at SR 220 x 2
Island Rd.
TR 322 at SR 2006
Jacksonville Rd.
SR 2018 at SR 64
Jones Rd.
TR 551 at TR 552
Kryder Rd.
TR 321 at SR 64
Langs Rd.
Private at SR 2004
Lizardville Rd.
SR Old 477 at New SR 477
Long Run Rd.
SR 477 at SR 64 x 2
Mackeyville Rd.
SR 2004 at SR 64
Mill St.
TR 350 at SR 2008
N. Mallard Rd.
TR 351 at SR 2004
Quarry Rd.
Private at SR 477
Race Track Rd.
Private at SR 2008
Rag Valley Rd.
TR 354 at SR 2004
Ridge Rd.
TR 357 at SR 2008 x 2
S. Heckman Road Rd.
TR 552 at SR 220
S. Mallard Rd.
TR 554 at SR 2008
Shortway Rd.
TR 555 at TR 354
Spruce Rd.
TR 361 at SR 477
Stover Cross Rd.
TR 368 at TR 353
Stover Cross Rd.
TR 368 at TR 359
W. Dunkle Rd.
TR 355 at TR 358
Wetzel Rd.
TR 362 at SR 477
Young Addition Rd.
TR 547 at SR 64
 
   2.   Any person who violates any provision of this Section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.
(Ord.12/10/2001)
§ 15-214. Yield Intersections Established.
   1.   The following intersections (in addition to intersections with the through highways established by §212) are established as yield intersections, and official yield signs shall be erected (or are ratified if previously erected) in such a position as to face traffic approaching the second-named street (the through street) on the first-named street (the yield street) in the direction or directions indicated for that intersection. Every driver of a vehicle approaching the intersection on the first-named or yield street, in the direction indicated in each case, shall slow down or stop the vehicle as required by 75 Pa. C.S. §3323(c) of the Vehicle Code, and then yield the right-of-way as required by that subsection of the Vehicle Code.
 
Yield Street
Through Street
Direction of Travel
(Reserved)
 
 
 
   2.   Any person who violates any provision of this Section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.
(Ord.12/10/2001)
PART 3
RESTRICTIONS ON SIZE, WEIGHT AND TYPE OF VEHICLE AND LOAD
§ 15-301. Weight Limitation and Application.
   1.   No vehicle of any type or kind, whether mechanized or motorized, whose combined weight of vehicle and load exceeds the specified amount shall be driven over or operated on the following streets:
 
Street or Bridge
Between
Maximum Gross Weight
Airstrip Road (T-358) [Ord. 05-02-2011]
S.R. 2008 (Auction Rd.) to 0.25 miles South of S.R. 2008
20 tons
Airstrip Road (T-358) [Ord. 05-02-2011]
0.25 miles South of S.R. 2008 (Auction Road) to South dead end of Airstrip Road (T-358)
15 tons
Belle Springs Road
From S.R. 2004 to the dead end
10 tons
Bollopue Road [Ord. 05- 02-2011]
Entire Length
10 tons
Bridge on T-362
In the Village of Salona
12 tons
Burrel Road
From T.R. 359 to Castanea Township line
10 tons
Beagle Road
From S.R. 0477 to T.R. 359
10 tons
Davy Road (T-360) [Ord. 05-02-2011]
Entire Length
15 tons
Duck Run Road (T-352) [Ord. 05-02-2011]
Entire Length
10 tons
Eisenhower Crossroad
From T.R. 359 to T.R. 353
10 tons
End Mountain Road, East
From S.R. 0477 to Green Township line
10 tons
Haven Pines Road
From S.R. 0447 to T.R. 353
10 tons
Heckman’s Gap Road (T- 356) [Ord. 05-02-2011]
0.3 miles South of S.R. 2008 to South dead end of Heckman’s Gap Road (T- 356)
10 tons
Hill Street (T-522) [Ord. 05-02-2011]
Entire Length
15 tons
Jones Road (T-551) [Ord. 05-02-2011]
Entire Length
10 tons
Kryder Road
From S.R. 0064 to Porter Township line
10 tons
Mill Street (T-350) [Ord. 05-02-2011]
Entire Length
10 tons
Rag Valley Road
From S.R. 2004 to the dead end
10 tons
Ridge Road (T-357) [Ord. 05-02-2011]
S.R. 0477 to S.R. 2008 (Auction Rd.)
15 tons
Ridge Road (T-357) [Ord. 05-02-2011]
S.R. 2008 (Auction Rd.) to South dead end of Ridge Road (T-357)
10 tons
Shortway Road (T-555) [Ord. 05-02-2011]
Entire Length
10 tons
South Heckman’s Gap Rd. (T-552) [Ord. 05-02-2011]
Entire Length
20 tons
South Mallard St. (T-351) [Ord. 05-02-2011]
Entire Length
15 tons
Spruce Run Road (T-361) [Ord. 05-02-2011]
Entire Length
10 tons
Stover Crossroad
From T. R. 353 to T.R. 359
10 tons
T-359
Starting at the intersection of T-353 and T-359 and extending 1.8 miles in an easterly direction to an unpaved State forestry road
10 tons
Wetzel Road (T-362) [Ord. 05-02-2011]
Entire Length
10 tons
 
   2.   Provided that this prohibition shall not apply to any vehicle in the process of making a local delivery within the Township nor shall the prohibition contained herein apply to vehicles collecting trash or garbage or bulk milk trucks, provided said vehicle is operated by a garbage or trash collector duly licensed by Lamar Township.
(Ord. 12/10/2001; as amended by Ord. 05-02-2011, 5/2/2011, §I)
§ 15-302. Signs.
The Township of Lamar shall erect and install or cause to be erected or installed official signs bearing the words “weight limit 10 tons except for local deliveries” along the Township roads or shall cause to be erected such other signs as may from time to time be prescribed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
(Ord. 12/10/2001)
§ 15-303. Permits.
Persons, firms or corporations wishing to operate vehicles exceeding the weight limitations set forth herein shall obtain a permit from the Supervisors of Lamar Township by applying to the office of the Secretary of the Board of Supervisors of Lamar Township by application setting forth the type and weight of load, the route and the estimated number of trips to be taken. Applicants for permits shall post such security as shall be required by the Supervisors of Lamar Township either in cash or by surety bond; said cash deposit or bond to be made in favor of the Township of Lamar to secure the repair of all damages suffered by the roads of the Township as a result of the said hauling.
(Ord. 12/10/2001)
§ 15-304. Fines.
Any persons, firms or corporation violating any of the provisions of this Part shall upon summary conviction before a District Magistrate be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $300 nor more than $500 plus the costs of prosecution and the default of payment thereof shall undergo imprisonment in the County jail for not more than 10 days.
(Ord. 12/10/2001)
PART 4
GENERAL PARKING REGULATIONS
§ 15-401. Vehicles to be Parked Within Marked Spaces.
Wherever a space is marked off on any street for the parking of an individual vehicle, every vehicle parked there shall be parked wholly within the lines bounding that space, and it shall be a violation of this Part for any person to park a vehicle or allow it to remain parked otherwise.
(Ord.12/10/2001)
§ 15-402. Parking Prohibited at All Times in Certain Locations.
Parking shall be prohibited at all times in the following locations:
 
Street
Side
Between
(Reserved)
 
(Ord.12/10/2001)
§ 15-403. Parking Prohibited in Certain Locations and Certain Days and Hours.
Parking shall be prohibited in the following locations at all times on the days and between the hours indicated in this Section, as follows:
 
Street
Side
Between
Days
Hours
(Reserved)
 
(Ord.12/10/2001)
§ 15-404. Parking of Trucks, Buses and Certain Other Vehicles Prohibited in Certain Locations.
It shall be unlawful for any person to park, or to allow to remain parked, on any of the following streets or parts of streets, any vehicle other than a passenger car (which shall not include any bus, motor home or passenger car attached to a trailer of any kind):
 
Street
Between
(Reserved)
 
(Ord.12/10/2001)
§ 15-405. Parking Time Limited in Certain Locations Certain Days and Hours.
No person shall park a vehicle, or allow it to remain parked, for longer than the time indicated, in any of the following locations, at any time on the days and between the hours indicated:
 
Street
Side
Between
Days
Hours
(Reserved)
 
(Ord.12/10/2001)
§ 15-406. Special Purpose Parking Zones Established; Parking Otherwise Prohibited.
The following are established as special purpose parking zones, and it shall be unlawful for any person to park a vehicle or to allow it to remain parked, in any such zone, except as specifically provided for that zone:
 
Street
Side
Location
Authorized Purpose or Vehicle
(Reserved)
 
(Ord.12/10/2001)
§ 15-407. Standing or Parking on Roadway for Loading or Unloading.
It shall be unlawful for any person to stop, stand or park a vehicle (other than a pedalcycle) on the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of any street, except that standing or parking for the purpose of loading or unloading persons or property shall be permitted on the following named streets on Monday through Saturday, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and between the hours of 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m., and for no longer than necessary for the loading or unloading.
 
Street
Side
Between
(Reserved)
 
(Ord.12/10/2001)
§ 15-408. Angle Parking Required on Portions of Certain Streets.
   1.   Only angle parking shall be permitted on the following portions of streets:
 
Street
Side
Between
(Reserved)
 
   2.   On all streets where angle parking is required, every vehicle parked at the angle shall be parked with its front nearest the curb.
(Ord.12/10/2001)
§ 15-409. Residential Permit Parking.
   1.   Findings and Purpose. The Township finds that:
      A.   Certain residential areas in the Township are subjected to commuter vehicle parking, therefore, depriving the residents of those areas of spaces in which to park their own vehicles;
      B.   Those residential streets are also subjected to a high degree of commuter traffic which substantially reduces the quality of the ambient air level; and,
      C.   The establishment of a parking permit program for certain affected areas should facilitate efficient movement of traffic by providing for parking preference during certain hours of the day and days of the week. Therefore, the Township considers it to be in the interest of the people of the Township to provide for the establishment of a residential permit parking program to insure primary access to available parking spaces by neighborhood residents and also to provide a cleaner ambient air level.
   2.   Definitions. For the purpose of this Section, words and terms listed in this subsection, as follows, shall have the following meanings:
      COMMUTER VEHICLE - a motor vehicle parked in a residential area by a person not a resident of that residential area;
      PROPRIETOR - a person who owns or leases real estate within a residential area of which he is not a resident, but who owns or manages a business enterprise or professional office maintained at that address; for the purpose of this Section, a proprietor shall be entitled to one parking permit for that business or professional office address;
      RESIDENT - a person who owns or leases real property within a residential area and who maintains either a voting residence, or bona fide occupancy, or both, at that address;
      RESIDENTIAL AREA - a contiguous area containing public highways or parts of public highways primarily abutted by residential property or residential and non-business property (such as schools, parks, places of worship, hospitals and nursing homes).
   3.   Criteria. The residential areas designated in subsection (4) of this Section are those deemed impacted and hence eligible for residential parking on the basis of the following criteria:
      A.   During any period between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday, except legal holidays, the number of vehicles parked (or standing), legally or illegally, on the streets in the area is equal to 70% or more of the legal, on-street parking capacity of the area. For the purpose of this criterion, a legal parking space shall be 20 linear feet.
      B.   During the same period as specified in subsection (A), directly above, 10% or more of the vehicles parked (or standing) on the streets in the area are not registered in the name of a person residing in the area. For the purpose of this criterion, the latest available information from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles and Licensing of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation regarding registration of motor vehicles shall be used.
Provided, in determining that a specific area identified as impacted and eligible for residential permit parking is designated as a residential permit parking area, the following factors are taken into consideration:
         (1)   The local and metropolitan needs with respect to clean air and environment;
         (2)   The possibility of a reduction in total vehicle miles driven in the Township;
         (3)   The likelihood of alleviating traffic congestion, illegal parking and related health and safety hazards;
         (4)   The proximity of public transportation to the residential area;
         (5)   The desire and need of the residents for residential permit parking and their willingness to bear the administrative costs in connection with it; and,
         (6)   The need for parking in excess of the residential permit parking program in proximity to establishments located in the residential permit parking area and used by the general public for religious, health or educational purposes.
   4.   Designation of Residential Permit Parking Areas.. The following are designated as residential permit parking areas:
 
Area
Bounded By And Including
(Reserved)
 
Signs shall be erected along the streets in each residential permit parking area, indicating the days, hours, locations and conditions under which parking shall be by permit only.
   5.   Application for Permit. Application for a residential parking permit shall be made to the Chief of Police by the person desiring the permit, who shall be only the owner or the driver of a motor vehicle who resides on or is a proprietor of property immediately adjacent to a street or other location within a residential parking permit area. A separate application shall be required for each motor vehicle, and each application shall be accompanied by a permit fee, set pursuant to a resolution of the Board of Supervisors, which shall be for the use of the Township, to be applied to the cost of administering the residential permit parking program. Each application shall contain the following information: the name of the owner or the driver, as the case may be, of the motor vehicle; the address of the resident or the proprietor, as the case may be; the make, model and registration number of the motor vehicle; and the driver number as taken from the applicant's current driver's license. At the discretion of the Chief of Police, the applicant shall be required, at the time of making application, to present his driver's license and the vehicle registration card.
   6.   Issuance of Permit. Upon receipt of the application and the permit fee, and determination by him that the information upon the application shows that the applicant is entitled to a residential parking permit, the Chief of Police shall issue to the applicant a residential parking permit, which shall be valid for the remainder of the calendar year. The permit shall display the serial and registration numbers of the motor vehicles, the residential parking area number, and the expiration date. The permit shall be renewable annually before the expiration date, upon making application for renewal and payment of the permit fee. It shall be unlawful and a violation of this Section for any person to display other than the current and valid permit while standing or parking in a residential permit parking area at any time when those permits are to be displayed.
   7.   Temporary and Exemption Parking Permits. Temporary parking permits may be issued by the Chief of Police, upon payment of a fee established pursuant to a resolution, to bona fide visitors of residents of a designated residential permit parking area, and exemption parking permits may be issued, without payment of a fee, to handicapped persons.
   8.   Responsibility of Permit Holder.
      A.   Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary, the holder of a residential parking permit shall be permitted to stand or park a motor vehicle operated by him in any designated residential parking area duringthose times when parking of motor vehicles is permitted in that area. While a vehicle for which a residential parking permit has been issued is so parked, that permit shall be displayed so as to be clearly visible through the windshield of the vehicle. A residential parking permit shall not guarantee or reserve to the holder a parking space within a designated residential permit parking area.
      B.   A residential parking permit shall not authorize its holder to stand or park a motor vehicle in any place where or at any time when stopping, standing or parking of motor vehicles is prohibited or set aside for other specified types of vehicles, nor shall the permit exempt its holder from the observance of any traffic or parking regulation other than residential permit parking regulation or restriction.
      C.   No person other than the permit holder whose name appears on the permit shall use a residential parking permit or display it on a vehicle operated; any such use or display by a person other than the permit holder shall constitute a violation of this Section by the permit holder and by the person who so used or displayed the parking permit.
      D.   It shall constitute a violation of this Section for any person falsely to represent himself as eligible for a residential parking permit or to furnish false information in an application to the Chief of Police in order to obtain a residential parking permit.
         (1)   Revocation of Permits. The Chief of Police shall have authority to revoke the residential parking permit of any permit holder found to be in violation of any provision of this Section. Upon written notification to him of the revocation, the permit holder shall surrender the permit to the Chief of Police. Failure to do so, when so requested, shall constitute a violation of this Section. Provided: any person receiving such a notice may, within 10 days after the date of the notice, appeal to the Board of Supervisors for a hearing on the revocation, and the decision of the Board of Supervisors shall be final.
(Ord.12/10/2001)
§ 15-410. Penalties.
Any person who violates any provision of this Part shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $15 and costs. Provided: it shall be the duty of the police officers and of parking enforcement personnel of the Township to report to the appropriate official all violations of any provision of this Part, indicating, in each case: the Section violated; the license number of the vehicle involved in the violation; the location where the violation took place; and any other facts that might be necessary in order to secure a clear understanding of the circumstances attending the violation. The police officer or other person making the report shall also attach to or place upon every such vehicle a notice stating that the vehicle was parked in violation of this Part. The notice shall contain instructions to the owner or driver of the vehicle that if he will report to the office of the Chief of Police and pay the sum of $            within             hours after the time of the notice, or if he will place the sum of $            enclosed within the envelope provided, in any of the special parking fine boxes installed at various locations within the Township that act will save the violator from prosecution and from payment of the fine and costs prescribed in the first sentence of this Section.
(Ord. 12/10/2001)