City of Warren, PA
Warren County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Warren 4-20-2015 by Ord. No. 1854.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Streets and sidewalk obstructions or structures in streets — See Ch. 410, Arts. III and IX.
Removal and impoundment of illegally parked vehicles — See Ch. 440, Art. IX.
Payment of fees for impounded vehicles — See Ch. 444.
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Editor’s Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 334, Parking of Vehicles and Dumpsters on Streets, adopted 3-21-2011 by Ord. No. 1800.
For purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated below unless otherwise stated:
DUMPSTER
A large, closed, generally wheeled, container used for the purpose of receiving, transporting, and dumping waste materials in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
MOTORIZED VEHICLE
Any vehicle which is self-propelled with the exception of personal assistive mobility devices and vehicles which are propelled solely by human power.
OTHER VEHICLE
Every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is, or may be, conveyed, transported, or drawn upon a roadway, excepting devices which are self-propelled.
PARK OR PARKING
The halting of a motorized or other vehicle on a roadway for a period in excess of 72 hours.
PORTABLE STORAGE CONTAINER
A self-contained, fully-enclosed unit designed for off-site storage with said container being delivered to a site for the purpose of loading items and then removed to a remote location.
STORE
To set aside or reserve for future use or safekeeping
VEHICLE
A device for transporting passengers, goods, or apparatus.
As to any vehicle, whether motorized or other vehicle, parked or parking in violation of this chapter, the owner or lessee of the vehicle shall be held responsible for any violation and shall be liable for any and all costs, fines, fees, and expenses stemming from such violations. In the event that the driver of the vehicle is someone other than the owner or lessee and can be so determined, the City may also hold the driver responsible for any and all costs, fines, fees, and expenses.
A. 
It is unlawful for any person to stop, park, leave standing, or store any motorized vehicle, as the same is defined herein, and whether registered or unregistered, in the same location or within 30 feet upon any street or roadway for a continuous period in excess of 72 hours.
B. 
It is unlawful for any person to stop, park, leave standing, or store any other vehicle, as the same is defined herein, and whether registered or nonregistered, upon any street or roadway for a period in excess of 72 hours during any thirty-day period.
C. 
It is unlawful for any person to perform any and all repair work on Motorized and/or Other Vehicles at any time and for any duration of time on any roadway located within the City. Repair work shall constitute any work to a Motorized or Other Vehicle which renders the vehicle inoperable for any period of time.
D. 
It is unlawful for any person to leave a Motorized Vehicle and/or Other Vehicle stopped, parked, standing, or stored in such a manner so that the Vehicle or any part of the Vehicle is on blocks, wheel stands, or other elevating device for any period of time, regardless of whether the Vehicle is operable or inoperable.
E. 
Preparation of recreational vehicles, trailers, and campers for seasonal use shall be permitted providing that such preparation period does not extend beyond a seventy-two-hour period and the Vehicle is not rendered inoperable for any period of time.
A. 
Any person leaving a motorized or other vehicle parked continuously for a period of time in excess of 72 hours shall be guilty of a summary offense and shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of $15.
B. 
Any motorized or other vehicle remaining parked for an additional 48 hours after the issuance of the first parking ticket shall be removed and stored by the by the city's designated towing/salvage company. In addition, a second ticket shall be issued and, upon conviction thereof, the owner shall be sentenced to pay a fine of $35.
C. 
Any person who violates the provisions of § 334-5 hereof shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600.
D. 
In addition to the penalty provisions set forth above, the owner of any motorized or other vehicle that has been removed and stored shall be responsible for all towing and storage fees per Chapter 440, Article IX, of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Warren and relevant provisions of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code.
A. 
Motorized or other vehicle owners/operators who receive prior approval from the City Manager, or his designee, may be exempted from the provisions of this chapter for the following reasons:
(1) 
If a vehicle is disabled and removal can only be by means other than the vehicle's own power source, an exception may be granted under this provision which exception shall not exceed 48 hours.
(2) 
Special mobile equipment, such as a contractor utility trailer, dumpster, etc., that is in good condition, is visible to the motoring public, and is necessary for the contractor to safely or effectively complete necessary work, may be granted an exception for a time period which is necessary and reasonable to complete the work contemplated and during which the contractor is actively engaging in the construction project. However, in such instances a permit issued by the Police Department under procedures promulgated thereby will be necessary.
(3) 
Roll-off dumpsters may be placed adjacent to active construction sites provided:
(a) 
That said unit is made clearly visible through use of construction cones, lighting, and/or reflective tape;
(b) 
All contents are properly secured so as not to be deposited on the street;
(c) 
Proper measures such as planking must be used so as to prevent damage to the street surface;
(d) 
Chocks are to be placed so as to prevent any movement of the dumpster by rolling, sliding, or tilting; and
(e) 
Dumpsters placed for construction purposes shall be removed upon completion of the work. Should work cease for any period in excess of two weeks, the dumpster shall be removed until such time as work resumes.
(4) 
Placement of any type of dumpster for nonconstruction purposes may be permitted at the discretion of, and for a time period specified by, the City Manager or his designee and shall be subject to the conditions stated in Subsection A(3)(a)d above.
(5) 
Placement of a portable storage container may be permitted at the discretion of, and for a time period specified by, the City Manager or his designee and shall be subject to the conditions stated in Subsection A(3)(a) through (d) above.
(6) 
An exception may be granted for reasonable cause shown and for a specified time in excess of 72 hours.
(7) 
Emergency vehicles, as defined by Section 102 of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.A. § 102) shall be exempt from the requirements of this chapter.
(8) 
Under emergency situations or conditions, when said emergency has been declared or acknowledged by the proper authority.
B. 
Any motorized or other vehicle which is not removed upon expiration of any permit which may be issued in accord with the provisions of this section will be subject to the penalty provisions contained in § 334-4 hereof.