[Adopted 7-19-1993 by Ord. No. 1152-93]
Certain areas are designated as fire lanes to permit accessibility, ingress, egress and passage of fire and other emergency equipment, in areas along side of and leading to certain public and private buildings and facilities, including, but not limited to, libraries, shopping centers and stores, bowling alleys, indoor and outdoor theaters, roller rinks, hospitals, churches, swimming pools, restaurants, diners and drive-in emporiums, garages, buildings, storage buildings and facilities used as and for public offices, treatment centers, prisons, jails, apartments, condominiums, duplexes, dwelling complexes and other uses or facilities which involve the parking of a sufficient number of motor vehicles to make necessary such regulations in and of parking areas to permit passage of fire and other emergency vehicles for the health, welfare and safety of persons and properties in case of fire or other emergency.
Fire and emergency access lanes may include, but are not limited to, "No Parking or Standing" areas, traffic directional lanes and areas designated solely for pedestrian traffic.
Said fire and emergency access lanes shall be in those locations and of sufficient design as may be reasonably required by the public safety and welfare. The purpose of these lanes is to guarantee unimpaired ingress and egress in and around public parking areas and other buildings in the event of fire or other emergency for police, fire and other emergency vehicles. Said lanes shall be installed by the property owner, with acceptable signs and paint on the pavement provided by said property owner and installed and maintained by property owner.
The Police Department for the Township of Hamilton shall have concurrent jurisdiction with the department of the Township charged with inspection and enforcement of fire prevention of the Township of Hamilton.
No person, firm or corporation or any of their agents or employees shall leave standing or cause to be parked any vehicle in any of the aforementioned lanes or cause any other obstruction of these designated areas. No person shall park, stop or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, in these areas.
For any violation of the provisions of this article, the offender shall be liable and shall pay to the Township of Hamilton a penalty of not more than $200.