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(A) It shall be unlawful to obstruct or block a private way with a motor vehicle or other object so as to prevent access by fire apparatus or equipment to any building.
(B) It shall be unlawful to part a motor vehicle under the cantilever of fire escapes or in such a manner as to block exits or passageways to the street or sidewalks, or so as to interfere with the means of egress from buildings.
(C) It shall be unlawful to obstruct or park any vehicle in any fire lane, such fire lane to be designated on private property or ways by the Chief of the Fire Department and the Traffic Commission, and marked as such by the owner. The fire lane shall be at a minimum distance of 12 feet from the curbing at a sidewalk for a mall, shopping center, hotel, home for the elderly, hospital, nursing home, theater, school, or bowling alley. Where there are no sidewalks with curbing, said fire land shall be at a minimum distance of 18 feet from the building.
(D) The building owner of record shall provide, install and maintain signs and striping as provided in divisions (B) and (C) of this section. Such signage and striping shall meet with the approval of the Traffic Commission.
(E) This section shall be enforced by the town in accordance with Mass. Gen. Laws Ch. 90, § 20A-1/2.
(F) If, in the opinion of the Chief of the Fire Department, or such person to whom he delegates his authority, a motor vehicle is parked in such a manner as to violate this section, he may notify the Police Department to take necessary steps to remove such motor vehicle at the vehicle owner's expense.
(Ord. 7, passed 9-11-1984) Penalty, see § 92.99