(A)   For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
      (1)   CHIEF OF POLICE.  The chief law enforcement officer of the City of Palm Bay as appointed by the City Manager and whose duties under this chapter are defined in § 74.160.
      (2)   HEARING OFFICER.  A person appointed by the City Attorney pursuant to § 74.161 to adjudicate appeals as set forth in this chapter.
      (3)   PARKING CONTROL DEVICE.  Includes, but is not limited to parking meters, pavement markings and signs. To the extent practicable, these devices shall conform to commonly recognized state or county devices used for the same purpose in other jurisdictions.  However, nothing in this subchapter shall invalidate any parking control device installed at the discretion of the City Engineer or the Brevard County Traffic Engineer.
      (4)   PARKING ENFORCEMENT OFFICER.  A person authorized by the Chief of Police to enforce the provisions of this chapter, including all sworn law enforcement officers, parking enforcement specialists, fire inspectors, code enforcement officers and V-COPs.
      (5)   SWALE. An open drainage feature along a roadway used for stormwater conveyance. The swale area is the area between the edge of the pavement of a roadway, or curb, and the inside edge of the sidewalk (or right-of-way boundary if no sidewalk is present).
      (6)   TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICE. All signs, signals, markings, and devices, placed or erected by authority of a public body or official having jurisdiction for the purpose of regulating, warning, or guiding traffic.
      (7)   V-COP.  A member of the Police Department's volunteer citizen observer program and a Certified Parking Enforcement Specialist.
   (B)   Any term not specifically defined herein shall take the statutory definition set forth in Fla Stat. Ch. 316, unless such definition is clearly inconsistent with the intent of this chapter.
(Ord. 2007-23, passed 4-5-07; Am. Ord. 2015-60, passed 12-1-15)