Borough of Pottstown, PA
Montgomery County
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[Ord. 1735, 4/12/1993; as amended by Ord. 1746, 7/12/1993, § 8; by Ord. 1865, 6/8/1998, § 1; by Ord. 1997, 6/13/2005; by Ord. 2040, 5/14/2007; and by Ord. 2122, 5/12/2014]
1. 
The following are established as pay kiosk parking lots:
Lot
Location
Rate
Maximum Parking Time
Park & Shop Lot
South side of High Street and west side of Charlotte Street, north of Queen Street
$0.35 per hour
10 hours
2. 
All future changes to rates for kiosk parking shall be established by the Borough Council from time to time by resolution.
[Ord. 1735, 4/12/1993; as amended by Ord. 2122, 5/12/2014]
A kiosk installed in the parking lots shall be placed in a prominent and convenient location visible and accessible to the individual parking spaces that shall be marked off and maintained in the lots. Sufficient signs shall be posted indicating the direction in which the kiosk is located. For each parking space, there shall be a clear indication, through use of numbered signs and a directional arrow, or an identification as to number with the parking space, to show which individual parking space the kiosk serves. Each kiosk shall indicate by a proper legend the parking rate and the maximum parking time established by § 601 of this Part, and, when the parking space is occupied and the kiosk put into operation by the insertion of one or more coins, the kiosk shall indicate, by way of a printed receipt, the duration of legal parking, and, upon the expiration of that period, shall indicate illegal parking or overparking. A large sign at the entrance or prominently displayed in the lot will identify the legal time limits and parking rates established by this Part.
[Ord. 1735, 4/12/1993; as amended by Ord. 2122, 5/12/2014]
The Borough Council, at its discretion, may provide, at convenient and suitable locations in any one or more of the kiosk or space register parking lots, reserved parking spaces for handicapped and shall designate those spaces by appropriate signs. It shall be unlawful, and a violation of this Part, for any person to park in any such reserved parking space any vehicle unless that vehicle bears or displays either: a handicapped registration plate, a handicapped parking placard, a disabled veteran registration plate, or a disabled veteran placard.
[Ord. 1735, 4/12/1993; as amended by Ord. 2122, 5/12/2014]
Lines and/or markings shall be painted or placed upon the surface of the kiosk parking lots, for the purpose of delineating the parking space for which the kiosk shall be used. Every vehicle shall be parked wholly within the lines or markings so placed. It shall be unlawful and a violation of this Part for any person:
A. 
To park a vehicle across any such line or marking.
B. 
To park a vehicle in such a position that the vehicle shall not be within the area so delineated by the lines or markings.
C. 
To park a vehicle elsewhere in any such lot than in an individual parking space.
[Ord. 1735, 4/12/1993; as amended by Ord. 2122, 5/12/2014]
It shall be unlawful for any person to park a vehicle in any kiosk or space register parking lot:
A. 
Otherwise than with the front of the parked vehicle nearest to and touching the tire block at the end of the space.
[Ord. 1735, 4/12/1993; as amended by Ord. 2122, 5/12/2014]
Whenever a vehicle is to be parked in any kiosk parking lot, at any time when the lot is open for use and the kiosk is in operation, the driver of the vehicle, upon entering the parking space, shall immediately deposit, or cause to be deposited, in the kiosk, one or more proper coins of the United States of America as specified in the legend on the kiosk. Upon the deposit of the coin or coins, and placing the kiosk in operation, the parking space may be lawfully occupied by the vehicle for the time indicated on the printed kiosk receipt. If any vehicle remains in any such parking space for such length of time that the kiosk indicates that the lawful parking time has expired, that vehicle shall be considered as being parked overtime, and the parking of a vehicle overtime shall be a violation of this Part; provided that every hour that a vehicle remains parked that the kiosk is showing a violation shall constitute a separate violation of this Part.
[Ord. 1735, 4/12/1993; as amended by Ord. 2122, 5/12/2014]
It shall be unlawful for any person to deposit in any kiosk installed under the provisions of this Part any slug or other substitute for a coin of the United States of America.
[Ord. 1735, 4/12/1993; as amended by Ord. 2122, 5/12/2014]
It shall be unlawful, and a violation of this Part, for any person to permit a vehicle to remain in a parking space in a lot where a kiosk is installed under this Part, when that kiosk displays a signal indicating that the vehicle has already been parked there beyond the period of time prescribed for that parking space, or the time for which a coin or coins was deposited in that kiosk for the parking of that vehicle, or for which no coin or coins were deposited in that kiosk for the parking of that vehicle.
[Ord. 1735, 4/12/1993; as amended by Ord. 2122, 5/12/2014]
It shall be unlawful, and a violation of this Part, for any person to deface, tamper with, open or willfully break, destroy or impair the usefulness of any kiosk installed under the provisions of this Part, provided that nothing in this section shall apply to the servicing or opening of kiosks by officers, employees or police officers of the Borough under the direction of the designated official or Borough Council.
[Ord. 1735, 4/12/1993; as amended by Ord. 2122, 5/12/2014]
The kiosk parking lots established by this Part shall be for the use of passenger cars, passenger vans and pickup trucks only, and it shall be unlawful for any person to park any other type of vehicle in any of those lots.
[Ord. 1735, 4/12/1993; as amended by Ord. 1746, 7/12/1993, § 9; by Ord. 1843, 12/30/1997, § 8; by Ord. 2061, 4/13/2009, § 4; and by Ord. 2122, 5/12/2014]
1. 
It shall be the duty of the police officers, their duly authorized agents, and expressly designated parking enforcement personnel of the Borough, acting in accordance with the direction of the Chief of Police, to report:
A. 
The number of each kiosk lot space that indicates that a vehicle occupying the appropriate parking space is, or has been, parked in violation of any provision of this Part.
B. 
The date and hour of the violation.
C. 
The license number of the vehicle.
D. 
Any other facts, the knowledge of which is necessary for a thorough understanding of the circumstances attending the violation.
2. 
Every such police officer, their duly authorized agents, and expressly authorized parking enforcement personnel/designees of the Borough, shall place upon such vehicle a notice to the owner or operator thereof that such vehicle was parked in violation of the provisions of this Part and instructing such owner or operator that if he or she shall report to the police headquarters of the Borough of Pottstown and pay, for the use of the Borough, the sum of $20 within 20 days after the time of such notice, the same shall save the violator from prosecution. The failure of such owner or operator to make said payment within 20 days, as herein provided, shall then render the owner or operator subject to the penalties hereinafter provided in § 612 for violation of the provisions of this Part.
[Ord. 1735, 4/12/1993; as amended by Ord. 2122, 5/12/2014]
1. 
Any person who violates any provision of this Part, with the exception of § 609, and who fails to pay the fine set forth in § 611, shall be cited within 20 days of the violation and, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $20 and costs of prosecution and, in default of said fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than five days.
2. 
Any person who violates any provision of § 609 of this Part shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600 and costs, and, in default of payment of fine and costs, to imprisonment for not more than 30 days.
[Ord. 1735, 4/12/1993; as amended by Ord. 2122, 5/12/2014]
It shall be unlawful for any person to park a vehicle or to allow the same to remain parked for longer than 10 hours in a kiosk or space register parking lot at any time between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, Saturday, and at any time between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., Friday, upon any of the lots herein established as kiosk or space register parking lots; provided that the requirements of this § 613 as to parking time limit and as to deposit of coins in kiosks or space registers shall not apply on the following legal holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
A. 
Unless otherwise ordered by the Mayor to accommodate holidays or special purposes, in the following kiosk or space register parking zones, there shall be no parking, except by permit, every day of the week during the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., except on Friday, when there shall be no parking during the hours of 10:00 p.m. Friday to 5:00 a.m. Saturday:
(1) 
Park & Shop Lot, High Street and Charlotte Street.
(2) 
Evans Street Lot, situate on Evans Street between High Street and King Street.
(3) 
King Street Lot, south side of King Street between Evans Street and Charlotte Street.
(4) 
Reading Lot, west side of Hanover Street between the Reading Railroad tracks and South Street.
(5) 
Trinity Lot, north side of King Street at 219-221.
B. 
Except as otherwise ordered by the Mayor to accommodate holidays or special purposes, and for those individuals with parking permits who are going to or from their vehicles, public access to the following kiosk or space register parking zones, including benches which are located in and contiguous to the parking zones, shall be prohibited during the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. every day of the week except Friday, when public access shall be prohibited during the hours of 10:00 p.m. Friday to 5:00 a.m. Saturday:
(1) 
Park & Shop Lot, High Street and Charlotte Street.
(2) 
Evans Street Lot, situate on Evans Street between High Street and King Street.
(3) 
King Street Lot, south side of King Street between Evans Street and Charlotte Street.
(4) 
Reading Lot, west side of Hanover Street between the Reading Railroad tracks and South Street.
[Ord. 1735, 4/12/1993; as amended by Ord. 1997, 6/13/2005, §§ 2, 3; by Ord. 2018, 3/13/2006; and by Ord. 2122, 5/12/2014]
The following off-street kiosk or space register lots are hereby established as a combination between kiosk or space register parking lots and monthly parking permit lots:
Lot
Location
Evans Street Lot
Southwest corner of King Street and Evans Street
King Street Lot
South side of King Street between Evans Street and Charlotte Street
Park & Shop Lot
Southwest corner of High Street and Charlotte Street
Reading Lot
West side of Hanover Street between the Reading Railroad tracks and South Street
[Ord. 1735, 4/12/1993; as amended by Ord. 1746, 7/12/1993, § 10; by Ord. 1997, 6/13/2005, § 4; by Ord. 2018, 3/13/2006; and by Ord. 2120, 1/13/2014]
1. 
The monthly rate (or multiple months) for a permit parking space in a parking permit space shall be as follows:
Lot
Monthly Rate
Evans Street Lot
$30
King Street Lot
$30
Lessig Lot
$30
Reading Lot
$30
Shop & Park Lot
$30
Trinity Lot
$30
2. 
The rate for a permit valid for six months is $170, and the rate for a permit valid for 12 months is $325.
3. 
Future changes to the monthly (or multiple-month) rate described above shall be permitted from time to time by resolution of the Pottstown Borough Council.
[Added by Ord. 2122, 5/12/2014]
1. 
The monthly rate for a permit parking space in a parking permit space lot shall be as follows:
Lot
Monthly Rate
Lessig Lot
$30
2. 
All future changes to rates for parking permit spaces in certain off-street permit lots shall be established by the Borough Council from time to time by resolution.
[Ord. 1735, 4/12/1993; as amended by Ord. 2122, 5/12/2014]
A valid monthly parking permit hanging from the interior rear-view mirror of a vehicle shall entitle the operator to park at any designated "Permit Parking Only" space in the lot for which the permit has been issued between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and Saturday, and at any time between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Friday, except on occasions when the lot may be closed to all parking for maintenance or special events and except on the following legal holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and all Sundays.
[Ord. 1735, 4/12/1993; as amended by Ord. 2061, 4/13/2009, § 5; and by Ord. 2122, 5/12/2014]
The Borough Manager, or his authorized agent or authorized designee, is authorized to procure and to sell monthly parking permits in the applicable quantities, for the parking lots and at the rates designated in § 615. Rental for a partial month will be prorated at the monthly rate. No refunds for an unused portion of a month will be made. The Borough Manager is authorized to promulgate procedures for administration not in conflict with this Part.
[Ord. 1735, 4/12/1993; as amended by Ord. 2122, 5/12/2014]
The monthly permit area on each lot shall be clearly designated "Permit Parking Only."
[Ord. 1735, 4/12/1993]
Parking of vehicles within the monthly parking permit areas shall be governed by regulations and penalty established under this Part.
[Ord. 1735, 4/12/1993; as amended by Ord. 2018, 3/13/2006; and by Ord. 2122, 5/12/2014]
The following are hereby established as space registration off-street parking lots operated by the Borough of Pottstown:
Lot
Location
Evans Street Lot
Northwest corner of High Street and Evans Street
King Street Lot
South side of King Street between Evans Street and Charlotte Street
Reading Lot
West side of Hanover Street between the Reading Railroad tracks and South Street
Trinity Lot
North side of Charlotte Street between King Street and Chestnut Street
[Ord. 1735, 4/12/1993; as amended by Ord. 1746, 7/12/1993, § 11; by Ord. 2018, 3/13/2006; and by Ord. 2122, 5/12/2014]
1. 
The time limits and charges for parking on the said lot(s) shall be as follows:
Lot
Charges and Hours
Evans Street Lot
10 hours of parking at the following rates: $0.35 per hour
King Street Lot
10 hours of parking at the following rates: $0.35 per hour
Reading Lot
10 hours of parking at the following rates: $0.35 per hour
Trinity Lot
10 hours of parking at the following rates: $0.35 per hour
2. 
All future changes to rates for parking set forth in this section shall be amended by the Borough Council from time to time by resolution.
[Ord. 1735, 4/12/1993]
1. 
Space registration boxes will be either of two types:
A. 
With slots numbered to correspond with the parking spaces on each designated lot.
B. 
With electronic or mechanical capacity which enables the person parking to designate parking space prior to the insertion of a coin.
2. 
The space registration boxes shall be placed at convenient locations visible and accessible to parking lot users. Each parking space shall be identified with a number to correspond with a space registration box slot or which can be introduced into the electronic or mechanical box prior to insertion of the coin. A sign or legend will identify the legal time limits established by the Part or shall refer to legal limits posted on large signs erected in each lot.
[Ord. 1735, 4/12/1993]
Lines and/or markings shall be painted or placed upon the various space registration lots hereby established for the purposes of designating parking spaces. Each vehicle shall be placed within the lines or markings so placed. It shall be unlawful and a violation of this Part for any person:
A. 
To park any vehicle across such lines or markings.
B. 
To park any vehicle in such a position that such vehicle shall not be within the area so designated by such lines or markings.
C. 
To park a vehicle elsewhere in any such lot than in an individual parking space.
[Ord. 1735, 4/12/1993; as amended by Ord. 2122, 5/12/2014]
1. 
Whenever a vehicle is to be parked in any of the said parking lots, at any time during which the space registration boxes therein shall be in operation, the operator of such vehicle shall, upon entering a parking space controlled by space registration, immediately deposit, or cause to be deposited, one or more coins of the United States as shall be specified in the parking space sign or lot sign. Upon the deposit of such coin or coins, such parking space may be lawfully occupied by such vehicle for the length of time designated by this Part for parking in the said parking lot upon deposit of such coin or coins. If any vehicle shall remain in any such parking space for any such length of time beyond the lawful parking time, such vehicle shall be considered as having parked overtime, and the parking of a vehicle overtime shall be a violation of this Part; provided, every hour that a vehicle shall remain parked at a space showing a violation shall constitute a separate violation of this Part.
[Ord. 1735, 4/12/1993]
It shall be unlawful and a violation of this Part for any person to permit a vehicle to remain in any parking space beyond the allotted time. Violations shall be determined by relating the time of observation and identification of vehicles occupying spaces, to the deposit of coins in slots corresponding to occupied parking on space registration boxes, or by tabulation in the electronic or mechanical space registration box previously identified by the person parking. A violation shall be determined when:
A. 
A vehicle occupies a parking space for which no money has been deposited in the appropriate slot in a space registration box or for which the electronic or mechanical space registration tabulation indicates that no money has been deposited for that space.
B. 
A time check reveals that the period of time a vehicle occupies a space has either exceeded the legal limit or exceeded the amount of time permitted for the value of coins observed in the space registration slot or exceeded the amount of time permitted for the value of coins identified by the electronic or mechanical registration box as having been inserted for that space.
[Ord. 1735, 4/12/1993]
It shall be unlawful, and a violation of this § 626, for any person to deface, tamper with, open or willfully break, destroy or impair the usefulness of any registration box installed under the provisions of this § 626, provided that nothing herein shall apply to the servicing or opening of space registration boxes by officers, employees and/or police officers of the Borough under the direction of the Mayor and/or the Borough Council.
[Ord. 1735, 4/12/1993]
The space registered parking lots hereby established are hereby declared to be for the use of private passenger vehicles and trucks of less than one ton only, and it shall be unlawful, and a violation of this Part, for any person to park in any such lot any bus, truck of one ton or greater, tractor, trailer or tractor-trailer vehicle of any kind or nature.
[Ord. 1735, 4/12/1993; as amended by Ord. 1746, 7/12/1993, § 12; by Ord. 1843, 12/30/1996, § 9; by Ord. 2036, 2/12/2007; by Ord. 2061, 4/13/2009, § 6; and by Ord. 2122, 5/12/2014]
It shall be the duty of police officers, their authorized agents and expressly designated parking enforcement personnel of the Borough, acting in accordance with instructions of the Chief of Police, to report:
A. 
The name of the parking lot and the number of the parking space therein that indicates that the vehicle occupying the parking space adjacent thereto is or has been parked in violation of any of the provisions of this Part.
B. 
The date and hour of such violation.
C. 
The state license number of such vehicle.
D. 
Any other facts, the knowledge of which shall be necessary for a full understanding of the circumstances attending such violation. Every such police officer or parking enforcement personnel shall also place upon such vehicle a notice to the owner or operator thereof that such vehicle was parked in violation of the provisions of this Part and instructing such owner or operator that if he or she shall report to the police headquarters of the Borough of Pottstown and pay, for the use of the Borough, the sum of $20 within 20 days after the time of such notice, the same shall save the violator from prosecution. The failure of said owner or operator to make the payment of $20, as herein provided, at the police headquarters of the Borough of Pottstown within 20 days shall render the owner or operator subject to penalties hereinafter provided in § 629 for violation of the provisions of this Part.
[Ord. 1735, 4/12/1993; as amended by Ord. 1843, 12/30/1996, § 10; by Ord. 2036, 2/12/2007; and by Ord. 2122, 5/12/2014]
Any person violating any provision of this Part, except for § 626 thereof, for each and every violation, upon conviction thereof, shall be sentenced to pay a fine not to exceed $20 and costs of prosecution and, in default of said fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than five days. Any person who shall violate any provision of § 626 of this Part shall, for each and every violation, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $25 nor more than $50 and costs of prosecution and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than 10 days.