Borough of Narberth, PA
Montgomery County
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[Adopted 1-13-1969 by Ord. No. 584, approved 1-13-1969]
The Public Safety Committee of Council, with the approval of the Council and the Mayor, shall have the power and authority to regulate the direction and speed of vehicle traffic on any or all of the streets and highways of the borough and to fix the time and manner in which vehicles may be parked thereon, subject to the applicable provisions of the Motor Vehicle Code of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, said regulations to have the same force and effect when promulgated in writing and after publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the borough as if specifically adopted by the Council.
No person shall stand or park a vehicle on a street or highway of the borough for the purpose of:
A. 
Displaying such vehicle for sale.
B. 
Repairing such vehicle, except repairs necessitated by an emergency.
[Added 5-12-2014 by Ord. No. 972, approved 5-12-2014]
A. 
Subject to the exemptions and exceptions set forth in this section, no person shall park a truck, trailer, semitrailer, or other commercial vehicle, as defined in Subsection C, at any time upon any of the highways of the Borough of Narberth. For the purpose of this section, all such vehicles shall be considered "trucks" as defined herein. Police Department, Fire Department, and Public Works Department vehicles are exempt from this section provision. The prohibition does not apply to a public utility company engaged in the performance of public utility work or to vehicles making local deliveries or rendering service to owners or occupants of buildings, structures, and properties within the Borough.
B. 
Immediately upon the effective date of this section, the Public Works Department shall erect signage providing notice of the parking prohibition. Signs shall read: "NO PARKING OF TRUCKS EXCEPT FOR LOCAL DELIVERY."
C. 
Trucks are vehicles designed primarily for the transportation of property and include trailers, semitrailers, and the commercial vehicles defined as follows:
(1) 
Vehicles weighing 26,001 pounds or more.
(2) 
Vehicles designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver, but not an active school bus.
(3) 
Vehicles wider than seven feet.
(4) 
Vehicles longer than 19 feet.
It shall be unlawful for any person to abandon a vehicle on or along any street or highway or on property other than that of the owner. A vehicle which has remained on or along any street or highway or on such property for a period exceeding 30 days shall be prima facie evidence of such abandonment; provided that vehicles or equipment used or to be used in the construction, operation or maintenance of public utility facilities and which are left in a manner which does not interfere with the normal movement of traffic shall not be considered abandoned vehicles for the purposes of this section.
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Editor's Note: See also Ch. 117, Vehicles, Abandoned.
The Mayor or a District Justice of the Borough of Narberth may establish a special Traffic Court for the hearing of cases of violations of the regulations provided in § 118-2 or the violation of any ordinance of Council or Act of Assembly pertaining to the use of streets and highways and the abandonment of vehicles.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this article shall, upon summary conviction before the District Justice, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $25 and, in default of payment thereof, shall undergo imprisonment for not more than 10 days.