Township of Warminster, PA
Bucks County
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§ 15-601 Definitions; word usage.

[Ord. 578, 6/13/2002, § 1; as amended by Ord. 625, 4/28/2005, § I]
Words and phrases, when used in this Part 6, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Vehicle Code of Pennsylvania, as now in force or as hereafter amended, enacted or reenacted, except in those instances where the context clearly indicates a different meaning. The following words, terms and phrases used in this Part 6 shall have the meanings given herein. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the singular include the plural, and words in the plural include the singular, and words used in the present tense include the future. The word "shall" is always mandatory.
PROPERTY OWNER
Includes any person or persons, male or female, corporation, partnership, association, company, individual, owner, occupant, tenant or any organization. "Tenant" shall include the occupant or lessee abutting the sidewalk or street.
SIDEWALK
A paved path or footwalk for public use located between the cartway or curbline and right-of-way line of any public or Township-maintained street or highway.
STREET
Any highway within the Township of Warminster when maintained by the Township of Warminster.
TOWNSHIP
The elected officials of the Township of Warminster or any authorized representative, agency or agencies of the Township appointed by the Supervisors of the Township.

§ 15-602 Regulation of temporary and emergency parking.

[Ord. 578, 6/13/2002, § 1; as amended by Ord. 625, 4/28/2005, § I]
1. 
The Chairman of the Board of Supervisors shall have the following powers to regulate parking temporarily and in times of emergency:
A. 
In the case of fire, flood, storm or other emergency, to establish temporary parking regulations effective during the period of the emergency.
B. 
To facilitate public works or, in the event of lawful construction or other activity interfering with the use of the highway or in the case of the conduct of parades, processions and other public events, to restrict or prohibit parking in limited areas for periods of not more than 24 hours, without further order imposing additional twenty-four-hour periods of restriction.
2. 
Notice shall be conspicuously posted of all temporary regulations at the place where the parking is restricted or otherwise regulated.
3. 
Such temporary and emergency regulations shall be enforced by the Board of Supervisors and the Police Department in the same manner as permanent regulations.
4. 
No person shall park a vehicle in violation of any such regulation.

§ 15-603 Parking during snow or ice accumulation.

[Ord. 578, 6/13/2002, § 1; as amended by Ord. 625, 4/28/2005, § I]
It shall be unlawful to park, or allow to be parked, any motor vehicle on any road or street within the Township following a deposit or accumulation of ice or snow of three inches or greater in depth until the snow has been completely plowed for the full width of the cartway.

§ 15-604 Towing of vehicles.

[Ord. 578, 6/13/2002, § 1; as amended by Ord. 625, 4/28/2005, § I]
1. 
Whenever any motor vehicle is found parked or stopped in violation of the restrictions imposed by this Part 6, the Chief of Police or the Acting Chief of Police or the Roadmaster of Warminster Township shall issue instructions to an authorized towing service to remove the vehicle from the street or streets, at the sole cost of the owner of the vehicle, to the towing service's parking lot, which is hereby designated as the approved storage garage as pounds for the storage of such impounded vehicles.
2. 
An "authorized towing service" is a towing service that has presented the Township with a certificate establishing it has in full force and effect a garage keeper's liability insurance policy in an adequate amount to provide for the indemnification of the owner of such impounded vehicle against the loss thereof or injury or damage thereto while said vehicle is in the custody of the towing service.

§ 15-605 Notice of impoundment.

[Ord. 578, 6/13/2002, § 1; as amended by Ord. 625, 4/28/2005, § I]
Within 24 hours after the date of removal of such vehicle, notice of the fact that such vehicle has been impounded shall be sent by the police officers of Warminster Township to the owner of record of such vehicle, designating the place from which said vehicle was removed, the reason for its removal and impounding, and advising where the vehicle has been impounded. Said notice shall further state that the payment of such towing and storage charges, unless such payment shall be made under protest, shall be final and conclusive and shall constitute a waiver of any right to recover the money so paid. Said notice shall also contain the notice that, in the event the towing and impounding charges are paid under protest, the offender shall be entitled to a hearing before a Magisterial District Judge having jurisdiction over Warminster Township.

§ 15-606 Unlawful deposition of snow.

[Ord. 578, 6/13/2002, § 1; as amended by Ord. 625, 4/28/2005, § I]
It shall be unlawful to shovel, push, plow or otherwise cause snow to be placed onto, across or upon any roads, streets or sidewalks if the snow is allowed to remain on the road, street, sidewalk or right-of-way.

§ 15-607 Violations and penalties.

[Ord. 578, 6/13/2002, § 1; as amended by Ord. 625, 4/28/2005, § I]
Any person violating any provision of this Part 6 shall, upon conviction thereof before a Magisterial District Judge, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $50, plus costs.