Town of Windsor, CT
Hartford County
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[Code 1961, § 15.09.01; Ord. No. 73-4, 12-3-1973]
This article shall apply to all new and existing shopping centers, office buildings, commercial buildings, mercantile buildings, warehouses, storage buildings, manufacturing buildings, hospitals, convalescent homes, schools and public buildings that have a parking area for 20 or more cars.
[Code 1961, § 15.09.02; Ord. No. 73-4, 12-3-1973]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the respective meanings ascribed to them:
FIRE LANE
A designated unobstructed passageway sufficient in size and constructed in a manner to permit free passage of fire apparatus and other emergency equipment from a public highway to all necessary areas around or upon any private shopping center, or around any office building, commercial building, mercantile building, warehouse, storage building, manufacturing building, hospital, convalescent home, school or public building in all seasons and in all kinds of weather.
PARKING AREA
Lots, areas or other accommodations for the parking of motor vehicles off the street, alley or highway and open to public use with or without charge.
[Code 1961, § 15.09.04; Ord. No. 73-4, 12-3-1973]
The Fire Marshal shall designate such fire lanes and shall notify in writing the owners or agents of such shopping center, office building, commercial building, mercantile building, warehouse, storage building, manufacturing building, hospital, convalescent home, school or public building of establishment of said fire lanes. Said notice may be personally delivered or sent by certified mail.
[Code 1961, § 15.09.05; Ord. No. 73-4, 12-3-1973]
The owners, agents or occupants shall cause to be erected, installed and maintained at their own expense, permanent, adequate signs bearing the words "FIRE LANE — NO PARKING" in said fire lane. Such owners, agents or occupants shall cause such other and further designations as are reasonably required by the Fire Marshal to warn persons to keep said fire lanes free.
[Code 1961, § 15.09.06; Ord. No. 73-4, 12-3-1973]
The Fire Marshal may notify in writing the owners or agents of such shopping center, office building, commercial building, mercantile building, warehouse, storage building, manufacturing building, hospital, convalescent home, school, or public building in writing of specific requirements to comply with this article. Said notice may be personally delivered or sent by certified mail and shall prescribe a reasonable time for compliance. If compliance is not obtained within said time, then such owners or agents shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $25 per violation. Each day following such specified time for compliance shall constitute a new violation.
[Code 1961, § 15.09.03; Ord. No. 73-4, 12-3-1973]
Fire lanes established under this article shall be kept free of ice and snow and of rubbish containers or other obstructions.
[Code 1961, § 15.09.07; Ord. No. 73-4, 12-3-1973]
No person shall park or permit to stand a motor vehicle in any fire lane that has been established in accordance with this article, except when actually picking up or discharging passengers or actively engaged in loading or unloading a motor vehicle.
[Code 1961, § 15.09.08; Ord. No. 73-4, 12-3-1973; Ord. No. 81-2, § 1, 2-17-1981; Ord. No. 87-3, § 1, 10-19-1987]
Whenever any vehicle shall be found parked in violation of the regulations as established above, any police officer may attach to such vehicle a notice to the owner or operator thereof that such vehicle has been parked in violation of these regulations; further that such owner or operator shall pay the sum of $15 if paid within seven days of the issuance of said notice of the violation and the sum of $30 if paid beyond the seven days of the issuance of the notice of violation. Payment as stated above to the designated authority as stated on said parking violation notice shall be in lieu of a court appearance. The registered owner of said motor vehicle shall be presumed to be the operator of such vehicle.
[Code 1961, § 15.09.09; Ord. No. 73-4, 12-3-1973]
Any motor vehicle found parked or standing in a fire lane that has been established in accordance with this article, may be towed upon the direction of a police officer, to any public or private parking facility and all expense of such towing, and any subsequent storage, shall be borne by the registered owner or operator of such vehicle.