[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Middleborough 10-2-2017 STM by Art. 30, AG 1-18-2018, eff. 2-15-2018. Amendments noted where applicable.]
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 a 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 standards set forth in 521 CMR 23.2.1.
Parking spaces designated as reserved under the provisions of § 213-1 shall be identified by the 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; shall be adjacent to curb ramps or other unobstructed methods permitting sidewalk access to a handicapped person; and shall be 12 feet wide or two eight-foot-wide areas with four feet of cross hatch between them.
Leaving unauthorized vehicles within parking spaces designated for use by disabled veterans or handicapped persons as required by §§ 213-1 and 213-2, or in any cross-hatch area associated with said spaces, 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 shall be prohibited.