Borough of Bath, PA
Northampton County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Bath 9-3-1996 by Ord. No. 1996-499 (Ch. 121 of the 2005 Code of Ordinances); amended in its entirety 1-7-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-627. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 625.
A. 
The Borough parking lot will be available for general public use for registered and inspected vehicles, of all non-permitted spaces that are available at any given time during stated parking hours. Overnight parking is not allowed (unless reserved by a permit issued by the Borough of Bath). The time limitation for parking is set at two hours. General public use parking will be permitted between the hours of dawn through 11:00 p.m. (unless reserved by a permit issued by the Borough of Bath).
B. 
Owners of vehicles violating the two-hour time limitation will be subject to a fine of $50, plus costs of collection and filing. Owners of vehicles violating the overnight parking restriction will be subject to a fine of $250, plus costs of collection, filing, and towing. Fine amounts referenced in this section may be altered from time to time by resolution of Borough Council.
C. 
The parking of recreational vehicles, campers, snowmobiles, trailers, box trucks and oversized vehicles etc., is prohibited in the general public use area of the lot, as is any activity which causes damage to the surface of the parking lot. Oversized vehicles are defined as follows: vehicles with more than two axles and vehicles exceeding the weight limit of 5,000 pounds.
A. 
Permits will be issued only to residents and property owners within the Borough of Bath for the eight spaces that could be available from time to time. No permits will be issued to nonresidents owning or operating businesses within the Borough. Residents and property owners within the Borough of Bath owning or operating businesses within the Borough will not be issued permits if the parking space is to be used in conjunction of the operation of said business. Residents must provide their name, address, proof of residency and phone number, together with a valid registration and proof of valid inspection for each vehicle for which a permit is requested.
B. 
Permits will be issued only for parking of personal passenger vehicles, and for no other purpose. The parking of recreational vehicles, campers, snowmobiles, trailers, box trucks and oversized vehicles etc., is prohibited, as is any activity which causes damage to the surface of the parking lot. Oversized vehicles are defined as follows: vehicles with more than two axles and vehicles exceeding the weight limit of 5,000 pounds.
C. 
Permits are transferable from vehicle to vehicle within a household. All vehicles for which a permit will be used must be listed with the Borough at the time the permit is issued. Only one vehicle per space and one vehicle per permit will be allowed at any given time. One household is allowed to lease a maximum of two parking spaces.
D. 
Permits must be displayed on the dashboard in plain view.
E. 
Permits will allow parking in the permitted space only, for the vehicle so registered. Unauthorized use of a permitted parking space will subject the owner of the vehicle so parked to a fine of $250, or such other amount as is established from time to time by resolution of Borough Council, plus costs of collection, filing, and towing.
F. 
The fee for a biannual permit is $112.50 or such other amount as is established from time to time by resolution of Borough Council, and is nonrefundable once a permit has been issued. Permits initially issued for less than a full six-month term will be issued at a prorated fee. Permits issued for the period January 1 through and including June 30 shall be issued on the prior December 15 (the "first issuance date"), and permits issued for the period July 1 through and including December 31 shall be issued on the prior June 15 (the "second issuance date"). Permits for spaces unreserved and paid for by the stated issuance date will be issued on a first-come, first-serve basis.
G. 
Permits are the sole property of the Borough of Bath, and must be surrendered on demand. Permits must also be surrendered when a resident moves from the Borough.