The Borough Manager is hereby directed and authorized to provide for the marking off of individual parking spaces in the parking meter zones designated and described in Schedule XVIII (§ 233-63), said parking spaces to be designated by lines painted or marked on the curbing or surface of the street or lot. At each space so marked off, it shall be unlawful to park any vehicle in such a way that said vehicle shall not be entirely within the limits of the space so designated.
In said parking meter zones, the Borough Manager shall cause parking meters to be installed upon the curb, sidewalk or area immediately adjacent to the parking spaces provided in this article. The Chief of Police shall be responsible for the regulation, control, operation, maintenance and use of such parking meters. Each device shall be so set as to display a signal showing legal parking upon the deposit of the appropriate coin, lawful money of the United States of America, for the period of time prescribed in this article. Each device shall be so arranged that upon the expiration of the lawful time limit, it will indicate by a proper, visible signal that the lawful parking period has expired, and in such case the right of such vehicle to occupy such space shall cease, and the operator, owner, possessor or manager thereof shall be subject to the penalties hereinafter provided.
Except in a period of emergency determined by an officer of the Fire or Police Department, or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or traffic control sign or signal, when any vehicle shall be parked in any parking space alongside or next to which a parking meter is located, the operator of such vehicle shall, upon entering the said parking meter space, immediately deposit or cause to be deposited in said meter such proper coin of the United States of America as is required for such parking meter and as is designated by proper directions on the meter, and when required by the directions on the meter, the operator of such vehicle, after the deposit of the proper coin, shall also set in operation the timing mechanism on such meter in accordance with directions properly appearing thereon, and failure to deposit such proper coin and to set the timing mechanism in operation when so required shall constitute a violation of this article. Upon the deposit of such coin (and the setting of the timing mechanism in operation when so required), the parking space may be lawfully occupied by such vehicle during the period of time which has been prescribed for the part of the street in which said parking space is located, provided that any person placing a vehicle in a parking meter space adjacent to a meter which indicates that unused time has been left in the meter by the previous occupant of the space shall not be required to deposit a coin so long as his occupancy of said space does not exceed the indicated unused parking time. If said vehicle shall remain parked in any such parking space beyond the parking time limit set for such parking space and if the meter shall indicate such illegal parking, then and in that event such vehicle shall be considered as parking overtime and beyond the period of legal parking time, and such parking shall be deemed a violation of this article.
When a parking meter space is parallel with the adjacent curb or sidewalk, no person shall park or permit the parking of any vehicle in such parking spaces in any other position than with the foremost part of such vehicle nearest to the parking meter; when a parking meter space is diagonal to the curb or sidewalk, no person shall park or permit the parking of any vehicle in such parking space in any other position than with the foremost part of such vehicle nearest to the parking meter; when a parking meter shall have been installed at the head of and immediately adjacent to any parking space on a municipal off-street parking lot, no person shall park or permit the parking of any vehicle in such parking space in any other position than with the foremost part of such vehicle nearest to the parking meter; provided, however, that in municipal off-street parking lots, signs shall be erected indicating that head-on parking only is permitted. In any event, a vehicle shall be parked within the lines marked on the pavement measuring such parking space.
It shall be unlawful and a violation of the provisions of this article for any person to:
Cause, allow, permit or suffer any vehicle registered in the name of or operated by such person to be parked overtime or beyond the period of legal parking time established for any parking meter zone as herein described, or to deposit in any parking meter any coin for the purpose of parking beyond the maximum legal parking time for that particular parking meter zone.
Permit any vehicle to remain or be placed in any parking space adjacent to any parking meter while said meter is displaying a signal indicating that the vehicle occupying such parking space has already been parked beyond the period prescribed for such parking space.
Park any vehicle across any line or marking of a parking meter space or in such position that the vehicle shall not be entirely within the area designated by such lines or markings.
Deface, injure, tamper with, open or willfully break, destroy or impair the usefulness of any parking meter installed under the provisions of this article.
Deposit or cause to be deposited in any parking meter any slug, device or metal substance or other substitute for lawful coins.
Park or permit the parking of any vehicle in any parking meter space where the meter does not register lawful parking.
It shall be the duty of the police officers, or parking enforcement personnel, acting in accordance with instructions issued by the Chief of Police, to report:
The number of each parking meter post which indicates that the vehicle occupying the parking space adjacent to such parking meter post is or has been parked in violation of any of the provisions of this article.
The state license number of such vehicle.
That such vehicle is parked in violation of any of the provisions of this article.
Any other facts or knowledge of which is necessary to a thorough understanding of the circumstances attending such violation.
Each such police officer shall also attach to such vehicle a notice to the owner thereof that such vehicle has been parked in violation of a provision of this article and instructing such owner as to the method of paying the fine indicated on the notice.
Any vehicle left parked for a period exceeding 24 hours succeeding expiration of the maximum parking time indicated during the hours of operation specified in the space in which the vehicle is parked may be towed, under the direction of the Police Department, to the place designated by the Chief of Police for impoundment, subject to redemption by the owner upon payment of the reasonable cost of towing and a storage charge for each day or portion thereof during which it remains in said garage or other place.
The coins required to be deposited in parking meters as provided herein are hereby levied and assessed as fees to provide for the proper regulation and control of traffic upon the public streets and also the cost of supervising and regulating the parking of vehicles in the parking meter zones created thereby, and to cover the cost of the purchase, supervision, protection, inspection, installation, operation and maintenance of the traffic control devices throughout the borough or any other purpose designated by the Borough Council.
It shall be the duty of the Chief of Police to designate some proper person or persons to make regular collections of the moneys deposited in said meters, and it shall be the duty of such person or persons so designated to remove from the parking meters the locked containers therein containing the coins so deposited in said meters and to deliver such locked containers to the depository, who shall unlock them and count the funds contained in such containers and deposit such funds in the usual manner provided by law.