Borough of Doylestown, PA
Bucks County
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§ 301 Short Title.

[Ord. 2002-6, 6/17/2002, § 1]
This Part shall be known and shall be cited as the "Doylestown Ordinance Regulating Conduct in Public Parking Lots."

§ 302 Definitions.

[Ord. 2002-6, 6/17/2002, § 1]
For purposes of this Part 3, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meaning given herein. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words in the plural number include the singular number, and words in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.
The Borough of Doylestown.
Any natural person, corporation, organization association of persons, company, partnership, or other lawfully organized entity.
A parking lot designated as such pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 15, Part 4, Section 403 of the Code of Ordinances of the Borough of Doylestown.
Any rules and regulations promulgated by the Borough.

§ 303 Purpose — Public Parking Lot Hours.

[Ord. 2002-6, 6/17/2002, § 1]
Unless otherwise provided by separate resolution of Borough Council, public parking lots shall be used solely for the purpose of parking for motor vehicles in designated areas and for ingress and egress thereto by the owners, operators and/or occupants of such vehicles. Each public parking lot shall be open daily to the public for such limited purpose at such hours as the Borough shall from time to time by resolution determine and designate.

§ 304 Prohibited Conduct.

[Ord. 2002-6, 6/17/2002, § 1]
It shall be unlawful for any person to:
Injure, deface, mark, disfigure, tamper with, displace, remove, transplant, cut or damage any of the trees, plants, shrubs, turf, buildings, benches, seats, tables, railings, fences, paving, structures, signs, notices or placards (whether temporary or permanent), monuments, stakes, posts or other structures, equipment or fixtures, or any other property of the Borough, or injure the bark, pick the flowers or seeds of any tree or plant, or dig in or otherwise disturb planted areas, located within any public parking lot.
Stand, sit or climb upon monuments, fences, trees, railings, planters or upon any other property (including sitting upon the ground) not designated or customarily used for such purposes.
Litter any area of any public parking lot with garbage, rubbish, waste, refuse, trash, paper, bottles, cans, broken glass, ashes, cigarettes, cigars, or tobacco, or other waste material or dispose of the same in any way except in receptacles designated for that purpose.
Kindle or maintain any fire in any public parking lot.
Injure, deface, destroy or remove any notice, rule or regulation posted or placed at or within any public parking lot by authority of the Borough or post or place any notice or placard at or within any public parking lot other than by authority of the Borough.
Set up any booth, table or stand for the sale of any article or service whatsoever or distribute, sell, service or rent any services or commodity or solicit for any purpose within or upon any public parking lot.
Operate, stop or park any vehicle, bicycle or other means of conveyance upon any public parking lot except in areas where permitted or designated for such use, or operate the same in a reckless or negligent manner or at an excessive speed under the circumstances then existing or in such a manner as to become a nuisance to other lawful users and occupiers of such public parking lot, or operate the same in violation of any applicable provisions of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code or other applicable statutes, regulations, or ordinances regulating such vehicles and their operation.
Bring onto any public parking lot or possess thereon any opened container of alcoholic beverage, regardless of whether such transportation or possession may be otherwise lawful, or consume thereon, any alcoholic beverage or bring onto, possess or consume any illegal drug of any kind, or be in an intoxicated state or otherwise under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs upon or within any public parking lot.
Carry or discharge any slingshots, firecrackers, fireworks, or other devices upon any public parking lot which have such properties as to cause annoyance or injury to any person lawfully using such public parking lot or injury to the property of such persons.
[Amended by Ord. 2015-2, 1/26/2015]
Engage in any form of recreational or sporting activity or games upon any public parking lot or use same as a location for a picnic or as a breakfast, lunch, dinner or other eating facility.
Obstruct any sidewalk, walkway, isle, parking space or other area within or upon any public parking lot which provides a means of ingress and egress to and from such public parking lot or area situate therein.
Congregate with others in groups of five or more persons upon any public parking lot for a period in excess of 10 minutes for purposes other than ingress and egress to and from vehicles lawfully parked upon such public parking lot.
Disturb the peace by any conduct upon any public parking lot which is manifestly designed to annoy, harass or alarm any person lawfully using such public parking lot.
Use threatening, loud, boisterous, abusive, insulting, profane or obscene language or words to or toward any person lawfully using any public parking lot or otherwise commit any disorderly or unlawful acts upon any public parking lot.
Disobey a proper order of any police officer or disobey or disregard or fail to comply with any rule or regulation, warning, prohibition, instruction or direction posted or displayed by sign, notice, bulletin, card, or poster within or upon any public parking lot as authorized by the Borough.

§ 305 Authorization to Promulgate Additional Rules.

[Ord. 2002-6, 6/17/2002, § 1]
The Council of the Borough is hereby authorized to establish from time to time, by resolution, such additional rules and regulations governing public parking lots as it deems necessary or appropriate.

§ 306 Enforcement.

[Ord. 2002-6, 6/17/2002, § 1]
The Doylestown Borough Police Department is hereby charged with the enforcement of the provisions of this Part 3 and of any additional rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to the authority contained herein.
It shall be lawful for any police officer who observes any person within or upon any public parking lot acting in violation of any provision of this Part or of any rule or regulation promulgated hereunder to order and direct such person to immediately remove from such public parking lot along with any vehicle or other property in the possession or under the control of such person. The failure of any person to obey an order of a police officer to remove from a public parking lot as provided for in this subsection shall, in addition to the penalties provided for herein, subject such person to any other applicable criminal penalties as may be provided by law.

§ 307 Surveillance.

[Ord. 2002-6, 6/17/2002, § 1]
The Doylestown Borough Police Department is hereby authorized to conduct any and all lawful surveillance of any public conduct or activity within or upon any of the public parking lots within the Borough as it deems necessary or appropriate to protect the safety and well being of persons and property lawfully within or upon such public parking lots and to ensure the effective enforcement of the provisions of this Part 3.

§ 308 Penalties.

[Ord. 2002-6, 6/17/2002, § 1]
Any person who shall violate any provision of this Part or of any rule or regulation promulgated hereunder shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $300 and/or to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days.

§ 309 Repealer and Severability.

[Ord. 2002-6, 6/17/2002, § 1]
All ordinances or parts of ordinances which are inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed. If any sentence, clause, section or part of this Part 3 is for any reason found to be unconstitutional, illegal or invalid, such unconstitutionality, illegality or invalidity shall not affect or impair any of the remaining provisions, sentences, clauses, sections or parts of this Part 3. It is hereby declared as the intent of the Borough that this Part 3 would have been adopted had such unconstitutional, illegal or invalid sentence, clause, section or part thereof not be included herein.