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Town of Medfield, MA
Norfolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Medfield as indicated in Article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Storage of motor vehicles — See Ch. 200, Art. I.
Scenic roads — See Ch. 210.
Streets, sidewalks and public places — See Ch. 240.
[Adopted as Art. VI of the 1926 Bylaws]
Any vehicle interfering with plowing of snow or removing ice from any way may be removed by the Highway Superintendent or other officer having charge of ways to some convenient place, including in such term a public garage, and the cost of such removal and of the storage charge, if any, shall be imposed upon the owner of such vehicle.
[ATM 4-26-1994]
Fine: $100 plus cost of towing and storage (Medfield police officers or Highway Superintendent).
[Adopted as Art. X of the 1926 Bylaws]
[Amended 4-28-2014 ATM by Art. 32]
No person shall park a motor vehicle, motorcycle or like means of transportation in a designated parking space that is reserved for vehicles owned and operated by disabled veterans or by handicapped persons unless said vehicle bears the distinctive number plates or placards authorized by MGL c. 90, § 2, or bears the official identification of a handicapped person issued by any jurisdiction.
[Amended 4-28-2014 ATM by Art. 32]
Any person or body that has lawful control of a public or private way or of improved or enclosed property used as off-street parking areas for businesses, shopping malls, theaters, auditoriums, sporting or recreational facilities, cultural centers, residential dwellings, or for any other place where the public has right of access as invitees or licensees shall reserve parking spaces in said off-street parking areas for any vehicle owned and operated by a disabled veteran or handicapped person whose vehicle bears the distinguishing license plate authorized by MGL c. 90, § 2, according to the following formulas:
Number of Parking Spaces in Area
More Than
But Not More Than
Number of Required Handicapped Spaces
15
25
1
25
40
5% of such spaces, but not less than 2
40
100
4% of such spaces, but not less than 3
100
200
3% of such spaces, but not less than 4
200
500
2% of such spaces, but not less than 6
500
1,000
1 1/2% of such spaces, but not less than 10
1,000
2,000
1% of such spaces, but not less than 15
2,000
5,000
3/4 of 1% of such spaces, but not less than 20
5,000
1/2 of 1% of such spaces, but not less than 38
[Amended 4-28-2014 ATM by Art. 32]
Parking spaces designated as reserved under the provisions of §§ 260-3 and 260-4 shall be identified by use of above grade signs with white lettering against a blue background and shall bear the words "Handicapped Parking: Special Plate Required. Unauthorized Vehicles May Be Removed At Owner's Expense"; shall be as near as possible to a building entrance or walkway; and shall be adjacent to curb ramps or other unobstructed methods permitting sidewalk access to a handicapped person. In accordance with MGL c. 40, § 21, cl. 23(b), the spaces shall be at least eight feet wide, not including the cross-hatch access aisle as defined by the Architectural Access Board established in MGL c. 22, § 13A. The cross-hatch access aisle abutting a handicapped parking space shall be considered part of the handicapped parking space to which it abuts to provide individuals who use wheelchairs or other mobility aids with sufficient space to enter and exit their vehicles. No person shall park in the cross-hatched access aisle.
[Amended 4-28-2014 ATM by Art. 32]
Unauthorized vehicles shall be prohibited within parking spaces, including the cross-hatch areas, designated for use by disabled veterans or handicapped persons as authorized by §§ 260-3 and 260-4 or in such a manner as to obstruct a curb ramp designated for use by handicapped persons as a means of egress to a street or public way.
[ATM 4-26-1994]
A. 
The penalty for violation of this Bylaw shall be as follows (Medfield police officers):
(1) 
First offense: $15.
(2) 
Second offense: $25.
(3) 
Third and subsequent offenses: $50 plus cost of towing and storage.
B. 
The vehicle may be removed according to the provisions of MGL c. 30, § 22D.