City of Monessen, PA
Westmoreland County
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A. 
It shall be unlawful for any owner or operator of any motor vehicle or other vehicle to park such vehicle between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. prevailing time, on any day except Saturdays and Sundays and January 1, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and December 25, in violation of the provisions of this chapter upon the portion of the streets described in the City of Monessen, which are hereby established as parking meter zones, to wit:
(1) 
Zone A. Rate is $0.25 per hour with ten-hour limit:
(a) 
Meters on both sides of Donner Avenue from Parente Boulevard to Third Street.
(b) 
Meters on north side of Donner Avenue between Third Street and Fourth Street.
(c) 
Meters on south side of Schoonmaker Avenue from Eighth Street to Sixth Street.
(d) 
Meters on north side of Schoonmaker Avenue from Third Street to Parente Boulevard.
(e) 
Meters on both sides of Oneida Street between Railroad Alley and East Schoonmaker Avenue.
(f) 
Meters on both sides of First Street between Donner Avenue and Schoonmaker Avenue.
(g) 
Meters on east side of Second Street from Railroad Alley and Donner Avenue.
(h) 
Meters on east side of Fourth Street between Railroad Alley and Donner Avenue.
(i) 
Meters on west side of Seventh Street between Donner Avenue and Schoonmaker Avenue.
(j) 
Meters on both sides of Eighth Street between Donner Avenue and Schoonmaker Avenue.
(k) 
Meters on both sides of Donner Avenue from Ninth Street to Eleventh Street.
(l) 
Meters located on south side of Donner Avenue from Eleventh Street to Twelfth Street.
(m) 
Meters located on Schoonmaker Avenue between Eighth Street and Ninth Street on north side.
(n) 
Meters in off-street plaza located to the north and south of Long Alley (Alley Level Plaza).
(o) 
All meters north of Long Alley in off-street plaza located on Schoonmaker Avenue between Fourth Street and Fifth Street.
(p) 
All meters in off-street plaza located south of Schoonmaker at Third Street.
(2) 
Zone B. Rate is $0.25 per one-hour limit.
(a) 
Meters on south side of Donner Avenue from Third Street to Eighth Street.
(3) 
Zone C. Rate is $0.25 per one-hour period with two-hour limit.
(a) 
Meters on west side of Parente Boulevard between East Donner Avenue and East Schoonmaker.
(b) 
Meters on both sides of Fourth Street between Donner Avenue and Schoonmaker Avenue.
(c) 
Meters on both sides of Fifth Street between Donner Avenue and Schoonmaker Avenue.
(d) 
Meters on east side of Sixth Street between Railroad Alley and Donner Avenue and both sides of Sixth Street between Donner Avenue and Schoonmaker Avenue.
(e) 
Meters in off-street parking lot located off south side of Donner Avenue and Fourth Street.
(f) 
Meters in off-street parking lot located between Donner Avenue and Railroad at Fifth Street.
(g) 
Meters on north side of Schoonmaker Avenue from Sixth Street to Third Street.
(4) 
Zone D. Rate $0.25 per one-half hour with ten-hour limit.
(a) 
Meters in off-street parking lot located north on Schoonmaker Avenue at Fifth Street.
(b) 
Meters in off-street parking lot located east of Sixth Street between Donner Avenue and Schoonmaker Avenue.
(c) 
All meters in said lot between Schoonmaker Avenue and Long Alley north side of Schoonmaker between Fourth and Fifth Streets.
(d) 
All meters in off-street plaza located off south side of Donner Avenue between Fourth and Fifth Streets.
(e) 
All meters in off-street plaza located south of Schoonmaker at Fourth Street.
(f) 
All meters in off-street plaza located north of Schoonmaker at Fourth Street.
(5) 
Zone E. Rate is $0.25 per 15 minutes with fifteen-minute limit.
(a) 
All parking areas in the City designated by a red-colored meter.
(6) 
Zone F. All other parking on the streets in the City of Monessen shall be in accordance with the rules and regulations as promulgated in the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code.
B. 
There shall be excepted from the above parking meter zones such spaces as shall be designated as bus and taxicab stops, loading and unloading spaces, entrances to hotels, theaters, fire plugs and one entrance from each street for each gasoline service station, or other places where parking is now or may hereafter be prohibited or allowed. Trucks may be parked free of charge in the parking meter zones for the purpose of loading and unloading goods, wares and merchandise to and from the various mercantile establishments.
Parking meters installed in the parking meter zones established as provided in § 365-35 hereof shall be placed upon the sidewalk and immediately adjacent to the individual parking places hereinafter described. Each parking meter shall be placed or set in such manner as to show that the parking space adjacent to such meter is or is not legally occupied. Each parking meter installed shall indicate by a proper legend the legal parking time established by the City, and when operated shall indicate on and by its dial and pointer the duration of the period of legal parking, and on the expiration of such period, shall indicate illegal or overparking.
There shall be lines or markings painted or placed upon the curb, sidewalk and/or upon the streets adjacent to each parking meter for the purpose of designating the parking spaces for which said meter is to be used. Parking lines shall be placed approximately 22 feet apart. Each vehicle parked adjacent or next to any parking meter shall be parked within the lines or markings so placed. It shall be unlawful and a violation of this article to park any vehicle across such line or marking or to park such vehicle in such position that the same shall not be entirely within the area so designated by such lines or markings.
When a parking space in any parking meter zone is parallel with the adjacent curb or sidewalk, any vehicle parked in such parking space shall be parked so that the foremost part of such vehicle shall be nearest to the parking meter; when a parking space in any parking meter zone is diagonal to the curb or sidewalk, any vehicle parked in such parking space shall be parked with foremost part of such vehicle nearest to such meter.
When any vehicle shall be parked in any space adjacent to which a parking meter is located, during the time of limited parking, the owner or operator of said vehicle shall, upon entering said parking space, immediately deposit or cause to be deposited at least a five-cent coin of the United States in such parking meter and operate the meter in accordance with the instructions thereon, and failure to do so shall constitute a violation of this article. Upon the deposit of such five-cent coin, and placing the meter in operation, the parking space may be lawfully occupied by such vehicle during the period of parking time which has been prescribed for the particular amount deposited. If such vehicle shall remain parked in any such parking space for such a length of time that the meter shall indicate by a proper signal that the lawful parking period has expired, such vehicle shall be considered as parking overtime, and the parking of a vehicle overtime shall be a violation of this article.
It shall be unlawful and a violation of the provisions of this article for any person to permit a vehicle to remain or be placed in any parking space adjacent to any parking meter while such parking meter is displaying a signal indicating that the vehicle occupying such parking space has already been parked beyond the period of time prescribed for such parking space.
A. 
It shall be unlawful and a violation of the provisions of this article to deposit or cause to be deposited in any parking meter any slug, device or metallic substitute or any object except a five-cent, ten-cent or twenty-five-cent coin of the United States.
B. 
It shall be unlawful and a violation of the provisions of this article for any person to deface, injure, tamper with, open or willfully break, destroy or impair the usefulness of any parking meter installed under the provisions of this article.
The amount of the coins required to be deposited in parking meters as provided in this article are hereby levied and assessed as fees to cover the costs of the supervision, inspection, installation, operation, maintenance, control and use of the parking spaces, regulation of the parking spaces, regulation of the parking of vehicles, street cleaning and maintenance in the parking meter zones created hereby and for the maintenance of and traffic regulation on the streets in said City.
Any person, firm or corporation violating the provisions of this article or aiding, abetting or assisting of the violation of said provisions shall, upon conviction before a District Justice, unless paid within the prescribed times above, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $50 and not more than $300, together with costs of prosecution and the underlying violation amount for each offense.