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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
COMPLIANCE STICKER. A sequentially numbered sticker issued by the Superintendent for placement on individual newsracks in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
CROSSWALK. That portion of a roadway ordinarily included within the prolongation or connection of curblines and property lines at intersections, or at any portion of a roadway clearly indicated for pedestrian crossing by lines on the road surface or by other markings or signs.
CROSSWALK CURB RETURN. The point at which the crosswalk pavement markings meet the sidewalk.
FIRE LANE. That portion of a public or private parking lot, private driveway or private road which is designed to provide access for fire trucks.
NEWSRACK. Any unstaffed container, box, bin, vending machine, display, stand, rack or other device used for the purpose of dispensing printed matter with or without cost to the consumer.
PARKING METER. Any mechanical device placed or erected on any public way or municipal off-street parking area within the town for the regulation of parking.
PERSON. Any individual, corporation, society, association, partnership, organization or other entity circulating printed matter.
PRINTED MATTER. Any newspaper, directory, handbill, advertising matter, magazine, circular, flyer, book, pamphlet, catalogue or other publication.
PUBLIC WAY. The entire width between property lines of every street or highway that is open to the public for purposes of travel.
ROADWAY. That portion of a public way that is intended for the use of motor vehicles.
SIDEWALK. That portion of a public way that is set aside for pedestrian travel.
SUPERINTENDENT. The Superintendent of Public Works of the Town of Watertown or their designee.
TAXI STAND. An area in the roadway in which certain taxicabs are authorized and required to park while waiting to be engaged.
TRAFFIC-CONTROL SIGNAL. Any device using colored lights which conforms to the standards as prescribed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, whether manually, electrically or mechanically operated, by which traffic may be alternately directed to stop and to proceed.
(Ord. 71, passed 10-27-1998; Am. Ord. 73, passed 10-9-2001)