Borough of Ligonier, PA
Westmoreland County
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The streets or parts of streets described in Schedule XX (§ 145-68) are hereby designated as parking meter zones, subject to the provisions of this article, and parking meters shall be installed and parking meter spaces designated and marked on them.
[Amended 2-13-1997 by Ord. No. 489]
A. 
The installation, regulation, control, operation and use of the parking meters provided for in this article shall be carried out by such officers or employees of the Borough as the Council may select, and said officers or employees shall maintain said meters in good workable condition.
B. 
Charges.
(1) 
Each parking meter shall be so set as to display a signal showing legal parking upon the deposit of the following amounts for the following times and upon operation of said meter:
[Amended 6-12-2014 by Ord. No. 562; 11-9-2017 by Ord. No. 570]
(a) 
The meter rates for vehicles parking in the municipal parking lots located on North Market Street, Pine Alley and South Market Street shall be $0.25 for each thirty-minute time period.
(b) 
All other metered parking locations in the Borough of Ligonier shall have meter rates as follows:
[1] 
Free for the initial fifteen-minute time period when meter is operated to register said free time period.
[2] 
For each thirty-minute time period thereafter: $0.25.
(c) 
The monthly parking rates for parking permits in the municipal parking lots are established as follows:
[1] 
For the North Market and Church Street lot designated as Lot A: $55 per month.
[2] 
For the Pine Alley parking lot designated as Lot C: $45 per month.
[3] 
For the South Market Street lot designated as Lot B: $35 per month.
[4] 
The Borough Council shall establish by rules and regulations the number and location of permit parking spaces in each lot and the days and hours during which the parking permits are valid.
(d) 
The monthly parking rates for a metered street parking permit restricted only to a Ligonier Borough resident who has no off-street parking at his or her residence are as follows:
[1] 
Thirty-five dollars per month with a discount of 10% if paid one year in advance.
[2] 
Twenty-five dollars per month for a Ligonier Borough resident over the age of 70 years with a discount of 10% if paid one year in advance.
(2) 
A reserved meter bag may be obtained from the Police Department or Borough Office under rules and regulations established by the Borough Council for the rate of $5 per day with at least a twenty-four-hour prior request to the Police Department or Borough Office.
[Amended 6-12-2014 by Ord. No. 562]
C. 
Each meter shall clearly set out and continue in operation from the time a coin is deposited until the expiration of the time paid for by the deposit of such coin. Each meter shall also be so arranged that upon the expiration of said parking limit, it will indicate by an appropriate visual signal that the lawful parking period as herein fixed has expired.
When any vehicle shall be parked in any space alongside of or next to which there is located, under this article, a parking meter, the owner, operator, manager or driver of said vehicle shall, upon entering said parking space, immediately deposit the appropriate coin, as set forth in § 145-30B and as marked or indicated on said meter by a notice or sign, in the parking meter alongside of or next to said parking space, and said parking space may then be used by such vehicle during the parking limit so paid for, as herein provided. If said vehicle shall remain parked in any such parking space beyond the parking limit fixed by any ordinance of the Borough in force for such parking space, the parking meter shall display a sign showing illegal parking, and in that event, such vehicle shall be considered as parked overtime and beyond the time fixed by such ordinance, and the parking of vehicle overtime and beyond the period of time fixed now or hereafter by any ordinance of the Borough in any such part of a street where any such meter is located shall be a violation of this article and punished as hereinafter provided. It shall be unlawful for any person to cause, allow, permit or suffer any such vehicle registered in his name to be parked overtime or beyond the lawful period of time as above described.
It shall be unlawful and an offense for any person to permit a vehicle to remain or be placed in any parking space alongside of or next to which any parking meter is placed while said meter is displaying a signal showing that such vehicle shall have been already parked beyond the period of time for which the coin or coins deposited permitted such vehicle to be parked.
[Amended 6-12-2014 by Ord. No. 562]
Any vehicle parked in any parking space in a parking meter zone shall be parked wholly within the parking meter spaces marked off and designated on the street and/or curb, upon the cartway of the street and not across or beyond such parking space boundary lines or marks nor upon any curb or sidewalk; with the exception that a truck or other vehicle which cannot be parked wholly within one parking meter space may occupy the number of spaces needed, provided that payment is made for all meters or portions thereof used by it, as heretofore provided. Any vehicle parked in any municipal parking lot space or in any parking space surrounding the Diamond shall be parked "HEAD IN ONLY" with the front of the vehicle facing the parking meter.
It shall be unlawful and a violation of this article for any person to deface, injure, tamper with, open or willfully break, destroy or impair the usefulness of any parking meter installed under the terms of this article, provided that this shall not prohibit the authorized opening or working upon any parking meter by any Borough officer or employee.
[Amended 6-12-2014 by Ord. No. 562]
With the exception of the parking meters in the municipal parking lots, each parking meter shall be in operation, and the provisions of this article regulating such operation shall be in force between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and Saturdays with the exception of legal holidays set forth herein. Each parking meter in the municipal parking lots shall be in operation 24 hours daily. excluding the time between 12:00 midnight Saturday and 12:00 midnight Sunday, with the exception of the legal holidays set forth herein. The legal holidays applicable in this section are New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day. Presidents' Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
It shall be the duty of the police of the Borough to make a report to the Mayor designating the parking meter where any violation of this article occurs, the license number of the vehicle involved in such violation, the time when such vehicle was parked in violation of any of the provisions of this article, and any other facts which may be necessary in order to secure a clear understanding of the circumstances attending such violation. The police officer making such report shall also attach to every such vehicle a notice that such vehicle was parked in violation of this article, which notice shall contain instructions to such owner or operator to report to the office of the Mayor within 48 hours of the time when such notice was given or attached to the vehicle and pay the fine set forth on the notice. In lieu of such payment to the office of the Mayor, such owner or operator may deposit the amount of the fine in the courtesy box attached to certain meters, along with the notice of violation posted on the vehicle.