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Borough of Sewickley, PA
Allegheny County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Sewickley 2-18-1975 by Ord. No. 961 (Ch. 7, Part 1, of the 1996 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 318.
It is the intent, purpose and scope of this chapter to provide for the designation of fire lanes wherever it appears that parking congestion may create a hazard by impeding the free movement of firefighting equipment anywhere within the Borough of Sewickley, on public or private property.
[Amended 2-19-1996 by Ord. No. 1159]
The Fire Chief shall have the power to designate fire lanes anywhere within the Borough, on public or private property, where he deems that parking congestion may create a hazard by impeding the free movement of firefighting equipment. He may consult the Police and Fire Committees of Council and the Borough Manager in making such designation. Such fire lanes shall be marked in such a fashion as to indicate their location and posted with "no parking" signs. Parking shall be prohibited within the designated fire lanes.
[Amended 2-19-1996 by Ord. No. 1159]
The Fire Chief shall prescribe and issue all forms necessary for the administration of this chapter and may adopt and enforce regulations relating to any matter pertaining to the administration of this chapter, including, but not limited to, the imposition and collection of fines for violations. The Fire Chief may designate the Fire Inspector, the Borough police, the private property owner's security force or other persons to enforce this chapter, either singly or in conjunction with each other.
[Amended 2-19-1996 by Ord. No. 1159]
Any car owner who parks or permits his car to be parked within a designated fire zone will be prosecuted by the Fire Chief. A fine of $5 shall be imposed for each violation and shall be collected by the Fire Chief by a ticketing procedure whereby the fine may be paid at the Borough Municipal Building. If the fine is not paid within 10 days, the Fire Chief shall prosecute the violator before the Magisterial District Judge. If such further prosecution is necessary, the violator shall pay a fine of no less than $15 nor more than $600 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 30 days.
[Amended 2-19-1996 by Ord. No. 1159]
In emergencies and where the car owner who parks or permits his car to be parked within a designated fire zone, where there is not time to follow procedures set forth in § 171-4 above, or where service on the car owner cannot be had, the Fire Chief is hereby empowered and authorized to cause the vehicle or vehicles to be towed away from the designated fire zone, and the cost of said towing will be billed to the owner of the vehicle or vehicles so removed, and said vehicle or vehicles will be considered impounded by the Borough until said towing charges have been paid in full.