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(A) Parking spaces designated as two-hour parking spaces are set forth in Chapter 74, Schedule I.
(B) The town shall have lines or markings painted or placed upon the curb and on the street for the purpose of designating the parking space and the vehicle operator shall keep the vehicle within the lines or markings so established; provided, however, in the event that the vehicle is of a type which, because of the length or size, would project into the traveled portion of the street when so parked in accordance with the above provisions, the operator may park the vehicle parallel to the curb, or within the front thereof between designated spaces for a period not to exceed ten minutes. Parking of vehicles in any other manner, or for a longer period, shall constitute a violation of this section and the operator shall be punished as hereinafter set forth.
(C) Any person parking a vehicle in any space designated above shall not leave the vehicle in the space for more than two hours (120 minutes). Failure to move the vehicle totally from that space and to another location shall constitute a violation of this section and shall subject the person and/or registered owner of the vehicle to the punishments and/or penalties hereinafter set forth.
(D) It shall be the duty of police officers, acting in accordance with instruments issued by the Public Safety Director, to report:
(1) The state license number of the vehicle;
(2) The time during which the vehicle is parked in violation of any provision of this section; and
(3) Any other facts, including make of vehicle, a knowledge of which is necessary to a thorough understanding of the circumstances attending the violation.
(E) Each police officer shall attach to any vehicle found violating the provisions of this section a notice to the owner or operator showing the violation and penalty and instructing the owner or operator to report to the office of the Public Safety Director in regard to the violation. Each owner or operator may, within 72 hours of the time when the notice was attached to the vehicle, pay to the Clerk to Municipal Court. The failure of the owner or operator to make the payment within 72 hours shall render the owner or operator subject to a penalty of $10. The failure of the owner or operator to make the payment of $10 within a 30-day period of the issuance of the notice shall render the owner or operator subject to a penalty of $25 or to the penalties hereinafter provided for violation of this section.
(F) Any person who shall violate any provisions of this section, or any person who shall assist in the violation, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction be punished as provided in § 10.99.
(G) Any person who shall hinder, obstruct or remove any marks made by a police officer in the performance of his or her duties in enforcing this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction be punished as provided in § 10.99.
(H) Rolling of tires, that is, the deliberate movement of the vehicle only far enough to obliterate any markings placed upon the tire by the police for the purpose of determining time that a vehicle is parked, shall be a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be punished as provided in § 10.99.
(I) Parking regulations as herein set forth shall be in effect from the hours of 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. each Monday through Saturday. Sundays and holidays upon which the places of business of the town are closed are excluded from the operation of the provisions thereof.
(1995 Code, § 8-2007) Penalty, see § 10.99