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Chapter 576 VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC
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§ 576-603.  Notice of violation; violations and penalties; waivers.
[Amended 7-12-2004 by Ord. No. 32-2004; 7-12-2004 by Ord. No. 33-2004; 11-28-2005 by Ord. No. 80-2005; 2-8-2021 by Ord. No. 10-2021]
   A.   Notice that a motor/conveyance is parked in violation of this Part shall be provided and penalties assessed as stated in § 576-416.
   B.   All members of the Police Department and authorized employees of the Parking Authority may immobilize or remove a vehicle if the vehicle has three or more violations of this Part, or any other parking restriction or regulation provided by law, or outstanding fines that total more than $200.00. The vehicle may be towed to and placed at an area designated by the Chief of Police or the Parking Authority for the storage of vehicles. The vehicle owner will be responsible for all costs for removal, towing, storage or parking of any vehicle removed under this Part. Unless otherwise disposed of pursuant to applicable law, the vehicle shall remain in storage until all such costs, including towing and storage, are paid.
   C.   Every property owner or resident within the City may obtain a maximum of one dismissal per twelve-month period of any violation of this Part. Such property owner or resident must present proof of current residency and/or vehicle ownership within ten days of receiving notice of a violation of this Part. The Reading Parking Authority shall determine if satisfactory evidence is provided to warrant a dismissal. This dismissal process shall apply only to this Part and shall not apply to any other parking restrictions or parking regulations.
   D.   The Reading Chief of Police shall have the discretion and authority to void any parking ticket issued by the Reading Parking Authority and the Reading Police Department. The Reading Police Department shall provide notice to the Reading Authority stating when parking tickets are voided and documenting the circumstances under which the ticket was voided. The authority of the Reading Police Chief to void tickets under this provision shall in no way usurp the appeal process of the Reading Parking Authority.