351.14 SNOW EMERGENCIES.
   (a)   No person shall park, cause or permit to be parked, permit to remain parked or abandon or leave unattended any vehicle of any kind or description during a snow emergency on streets posted with “No Parking - Snow Emergency” signs.
   (b)   Whenever, during any period of twenty-four hours, snow falls in the Municipality in a section or sections thereof to a depth of two inches or more, an emergency is declared to exist in that such heavy snow constitutes a serious public hazard impairing transportation, the movement of food and fuel supplies, medical care, fire, health and police protection and other vital facilities of the Municipality.  The Village Administrator, or in his absence, the Mayor, shall issue a proclamation, in writing, directed to the Fiscal Officer and the Chief of Police, declaring the existence of the snow emergency.  The notice may be published by radio stations, television, newspapers, a public address system and by posting of signs or by a combination of these methods.
   (c)   In addition to any penalty imposed for a violation of this section, any motor vehicle parked in violation of this prohibition may be impounded at the cost and expense of the owner thereof.
   (d)   During the effective period of the proclamation, the Village Administrator shall use Police Department personnel and street maintenance personnel in such numbers as he deems necessary to cause the removal of vehicles standing or parked in areas where such standing or parking is prohibited during a snow emergency.
   (e)   Whenever the Village Administrator determines that the accumulation of snow or ice has been removed from the designated areas, and that there is no immediate threat of any additional accumulation, the Administrator shall declare that the snow emergency is no longer in effect.  Notice of the end of the snow emergency shall be published in the same manner as the publication of the snow emergency in subsection (b) hereof.
(Ord. 84-17.  Passed 12-10-84.)
   (f)   Whoever violates any provision of this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor on a first offense; on a second offense within one year after the first offense, the person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree; on each subsequent offense within one year after the first offense, the person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.