[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Board of the Charter Township of Cascade 2-25-1981 by Ord. No. 1-1981 (Part 31 of the 1991 Compilation of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- FIRE LANE
- Any means of access, public or private, improved or unimproved, that is essential or designated for use by emergency vehicles by the Fire Department.
Designation of fire lanes shall be made by posting signs which read "FIRE LANE NO PARKING." The type of enforcement in designated fire lanes shall be determined by the Cascade Fire Department. All signs shall be posted and maintained by the property owner.
Required signs shall not be less than 100 square inches in area. All lettering of signs shall be red letters laced on a white background. The words "FIRE LANE" shall not be less than two inches in height per letter.
Signs shall be placed at both ends of the fire lane and at intervals along said fire lane not to exceed 100 feet. Sign height is not to be less than four feet and not more than six feet.
Parking of all nonemergency vehicles is prohibited in all designated fire lanes.
The Fire Chief or his designated agents of the Charter Township of Cascade or the officers of the Kent County Sheriff's Department or any duly authorize law enforcement officer may cause complaint to be made for the violation of the provisions of this chapter.
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be responsible for a municipal civil infraction, subject to the penalties in Chapter 40, Article IV, Penalties for Misdemeanors and Municipal Civil Infractions.
In all cases of parking violations, either the registered owner or the operator of such vehicle may be proceeded against by complaint and warrant in the 63rd District Court which shall be in addition to the right of impounding heretofore given, and in any such proceeding proof by verifying ownership of the vehicle with the Secretary of State that the defendant named in the complaint was at the time of the parking the registered owner of the vehicle shall be accepted by the Court as establishing probable cause for the issuance of a warrant for the arrest of the registered owner, and creates in evidence a presumption that the registered owner of the vehicle was the person who parked the vehicle at the point where, and for the time during which, the violation occurred.