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Borough of Pine Grove, PA
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Table of Contents
[Adopted 12-4-1980 by Ord. No. 249]
This article shall be known as and may be cited as the "Pine Grove Traffic Control Ordinance."
The intent of this article is to exercise the authority, granted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Act of June 17, 1976, P.L. 162, No. 81, as amended (the Vehicle Code; Title 75 of Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes) in an effort to promote the general health, welfare, and safety of the Borough of Pine Grove and to provide for the uniform administration of Motor Vehicle Control within the Borough of Pine Grove.
This article shall apply uniformly to all persons and all motor vehicles while operated or parked within the Borough of Pine Grove or any property owned by the Borough of Pine Grove and over which it exercises control.
A. 
Unless specifically defined below, words or phrases used herein shall be interpreted so as to give them the same meaning as they have in common usage and so as to give this article its most reasonable application consistent with the intent herein expressed.
B. 
Except as specifically provided, words and phrases herein shall have the definitions provided in the Vehicle Code; Act of June 17, 1976, P.L. 162, No. 81, as amended; Title 75 of Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes.
C. 
The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.
D. 
Words used in the present tense include the future and past, words in the plural number include the singular, words in the singular number include words in the plural, and words either in the feminine, masculine or neuter shall include words of the other two genders.
E. 
The time, whenever specified, shall be that which is being generally observed within the Borough, whether it be Eastern Standard Time or Eastern Daylight Time.
F. 
Holidays are the following days:
(1) 
New Year's Day.
(2) 
Memorial Day.
(3) 
Independence Day.
(4) 
Labor Day.
(5) 
Thanksgiving Day.
(6) 
Christmas Day.
All provisions of the Vehicle Code (Act of June 17, 1976, P.L. 162, No. 81, as amended; Title 75 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes) shall apply within the Borough of Pine Grove, on all streets and highways therein; except, the specific provisions of this article shall be read to expand the provisions of the Vehicle Code. All provisions herein are to be construed whenever possible, to be consistent with the provisions of the Vehicle Code; and all provisions herein shall be construed as expanded, clarified, and augmented by applicable provisions of the Vehicle Code.
A. 
The speed limit on all streets and highways within the Borough of Pine Grove, except as otherwise provided for below in this section, shall be 25 miles per hour; and it shall be unlawful for any person to operate a vehicle in excess of the speed limit hereby established.
B. 
The speed limit on the following sections of streets and highways within the Borough of Pine Grove shall be 30 miles per hour; and it shall be unlawful for any person to operate a vehicle in excess of the speed limit hereby established:
(1) 
East Pottsville Street between the Swatara Creek bridge and South Tulpehocken Street.
C. 
The speed limit on the following sections of streets and highways within the Borough of Pine Grove shall be 35 miles per hour; and it shall be unlawful for any person to operate a vehicle in excess of the speed limit hereby established:
(1) 
North Tulpehocken Street for its entire length (from the Borough line until it becomes South Tulpehocken Street just Northerly of the intersection of South Tulpehocken Street with Pottsville Streets).
(2) 
South Tulpehocken Street from the Borough line to its intersection with Maple Street.
D. 
The speed limit on the following sections of streets and highways within the Borough of Pine Grove shall be 40 miles per hour; and it shall be unlawful for any person to operate a vehicle in excess of the speed limit hereby established:
(1) 
East Pottsville Street between the Borough line and the Swatara Creek bridge.
(2) 
Outwood Street between the Borough line and North Tulpehocken Street.
[Amended 7-21-1983 by Ord. No. 275]
E. 
The speed limit on all streets and roads across property owned by the Borough of Pine Grove, which are not streets and highways within the Borough, shall be 15 miles per hour; and it shall be unlawful for any person to operate a vehicle in excess of the speed limit hereby established.
F. 
The following school zones are hereby established on portions of certain streets and highways within the Borough for which a speed limit of 15 miles per hour is provided; and it shall be unlawful for any person to operate a vehicle in excess of such speed limit within such school zones at times when such designation as a school zone is effective:
[Added 7-21-1983 by Ord. No. 275]
(1) 
American Legion Boulevard between East Pottsville Street and First Street.
(2) 
East Pottsville Street between the Borough line and the Swatara Creek Bridge.
(3) 
High Street between Daubert Street and South Tulpehocken Street.
(4) 
School Street between East Pottsville Street and Pine Hill Drive.
(5) 
South Tulpehocken Street between East Mill Street and Union Street.
(6) 
Walter Street between Leonard Street and West Wood Street.
G. 
The speed limits on the following sections of streets and highways within the Borough of Pine Grove shall be 15 miles per hour; and it shall be unlawful for any person to operate a vehicle in excess of the speed limit hereby established:
[Added 8-15-1996 by Ord. No. 331; amended 3-14-2002 by Ord. No. 353; 1-18-2018 by Ord. No. 448]
(1) 
Christ Street from Snyder Avenue to Orchard Street.
(2) 
Church Street from South Tulpehocken Street to the Borough line.
(3) 
Spruce Street from East Wood Street to Snyder Avenue.
(4) 
Mill Race Street.
(5) 
Spruce Street.
(6) 
Laurel Street.
(7) 
Mill Street in both directions.
(8) 
High Street in both directions.
(9) 
Mifflin Street in both directions.
(10) 
American Legion Boulevard in both directions from Pine Hill Drive to SR 443.
(11) 
Fourth Street in both directions.
(12) 
Locust Street in both directions.
(13) 
Dohner Street in both directions.
The following streets and highways within the Borough are hereby established as through highways; and the operator of every vehicle upon approaching any such highway at any intersection thereof, except where such intersections may be governed by traffic-control signal or as may otherwise be provided, shall come to a full stop within a reasonable distance before entering such intersection:
A. 
East Pottsville Street.
B. 
East Wood Street.
C. 
North Tulpehocken Street.
D. 
South Tulpehocken Street.
A. 
The following intersections located within the Borough of Pine Grove are hereby declared as stop intersections; and all vehicles approaching on the first named street, traveling in the direction indicated, shall come to a full stop within a reasonable distance before entering the intersection of such first named street with the second named street:
Stop Sign on
Direction of Travel
At Intersection of
Am. Legion Boulevard*
South
East Pottsville Street
Am. Legion Boulevard
South
Second Street
Am. Legion Boulevard
[Amended 2-15-1990 by Ord. No. 304]
North
Second Street
Am. Legion Boulevard
[Added 2-15-1990 by Ord. No. 304]
North
First Street
Berry Alley
[Amended 7-21-1983 by Ord. No. 275]
South
Center Street
Canal Street*
West
South Tulpehocken Street
Carbon Street*
South
East Wood Street
Cherry Street
North
West Pottsville Street
Chestnut Street
East
Fairview Street
Chestnut Street
West
Cherry Street
Christ Street
[Added 8-15-1996 by Ord. No. 331]
North
Orchard Street
Church Street*
East
South Tulpehocken Street
Clay Street*
[Amended 7-21-1983 by Ord. No. 275]
West
Wideawake Street
Clements Street*
East
North Tulpehocken Street
Clements Street
West
Widewake Street
Conrad Richter Drive
[Added 7-21-1983 by Ord. No. 275]
South
East Mill Street
Duabert Street
[Amended 7-21-1983 by Ord. No. 275]
North
West Mill Street
Daubert Street
South
High Street
Depot Street
[Amended 7-21-1983 by Ord. No. 275]
East
Conrad Richter Drive
Depot Street*
West
South Tulpehocken Street
Division Street
East
Walters Street
East Mill Street
[Added 7-21-1983 by Ord. No. 275]
East
Carbon Street
East Mill Street
[Added 7-21-1983 by Ord. No. 275]
West
Carbon Street
East Mill Street
[Added 1-19-2017 by Ord. No. 445]
East
Locust Street
East Mill Street
[Added 8-18-1994 by Ord. No. 323]
West
Locust Street
East Mill Street*
West
South Tulpehocken Street
East Wood Street*
West
South Tulpehocken Street
Elm Street*
East
North Tulpehocken Street
Elm Street
West
Widewake Street
Fairview Street
South
West Pottsville Street
Fegley Avenue
South
East Mill Street
First Street
East
School Street
First Street
West
Am. Legion Boulevard
First Street Extension
[Added 3-14-2002 by Ord. No. 353]
East
American Legion Boulevard
Fourth Street
West
Am. Legion Boulevard
Fourth Street
[Added 7-21-1983 by Ord. No. 275]
East
School Street
Franklin Street
North
West Mill Street
Franklin Street
South
High Street
Gold Street*
East
North Tulpehocken Street
Gold Street
West
Widewake Street
Hemlock Lane
East
School Street
Hemlock Lane
West
Am. Legion Boulevard
High Street*
East
South Tulpehocken Street
Laurel Street
North
Center Street
Laurel Street
South
Center Street
Laurel Street*
North
East Pottsville Street
Laurel Street
West
Spruce Street
Locust Street
North
East Mill Street
Maple Street
East
Carbon Street
Maple Street
East
Mifflin Street
Maple Street
West
Mifflin Street
Maple Street*
West
South Tulpehocken Street
Mifflin Street*
North
East Wood Street
Mifflin Street*
South
East Wood Street
Mifflin Street
North
Union Street
Mifflin Street
South
Union Street
Morris Street
East
Carbon Street
Morris Street
West
Mifflin Street
Orchard Street
East
Laurel Street
Orchard Street
[Added 7-21-1983 by Ord. No. 275]
East
Race Street
Orchard Street
[Added 3-14-2002 by Ord. No. 353]
East/West
Christ Street
Orchard Street
West
Race Street
Outwood Street*
East
North Tulpehocken Street
Peach Street
North
Canal Street
Peach Street
South
Canal Street
Peach Street*
North
East Wood Street
Peach Street*
South
East Wood Street
Peach Street
North
Maple Street
Peach Street
South
Maple Street
Peach Street
North
East Mill Street
Peach Street*
West
South Tulpehocken Street
Peach Street
North
Union Street
Peach Street
South
Union Street
Penn-Dye Street*
West
North Tulpehocken Street
Pine Hill Drive
West
Am. Legion Boulevard
Race Street*
North
East Pottsville Street
Race Street*
South
East Pottsville Street
Race Street
[Repealed 7-21-1983 by Ord. No. 275]
Rye Alley
East
Am. Legion Boulevard
School Street*
South
East Pottsville Street
School Street
[Repealed 7-18-1991 by Ord. No. 310]
School Street
[Added 8-18-2005 by Ord. No. 369]
North
First Street
School Street
[Added 38-18-2005 by Ord. No. 369]
South
First Street
School Street
[Added 11-21-1985 by Ord. No. 285]
North
Second Street
School Street
South
Second Street
Second Street
West
Am. Legion Boulevard
Second Street
East
Am. Legion Boulevard
Second Street
East
School Street
Snyder Street*
East
South Tulpehocken Street
Spruce Street
[Added 8-12-2004 by Ord. No. 363]
East
East Mill Street
Spruce Street
North
Center Street
Spruce Street
North
East Mill Street
Spruce Street*
North
East Pottsville Street
Spruce Street
[Added 8-18-1994 by Ord. No. 323]
North
Laurel Street
Spruce Street
South
Center Street
Spruce Street
South
East Mill Street
Spruce Street*
South
East Wood Street
Spruce Street
[Added 8-18-1994 by Ord. No. 323]
South
Snyder Street
Spruce Street
[Added 8-12-2004 by Ord. No. 363]
West
East Mill Street
Third Street
West
Am. Legion Boulevard
Third Street
[Added 7-21-1983 by Ord. No. 275]
East
School Street
Union Street
East
Carbon Street
Union Street
East
Mifflin Street
Union Street
West
Mifflin Street
Union Street*
West
South Tulpehocken Street
Vine Street*
West
North Tulpehocken Street
Walnut Street
North
Second Street
Walnut Street
South
First Street
Walter Street
North
High Street
Walter Street
South
High Street
Walter Street
North
West Mill Street
Walter Street
South
West Mill Street
Walter Street
North
West Pottsville Street
Walter Street
[Added 7-18-1991 by Ord. No. 310]
West
Snyder Street
Walter Street
South
West Wood Street
West Mill Street*
East
South Tulpehocken Street
West Mill Street
[Added 8-12-2004 by Ord. No. 363]
East
Walter Street
West Mill Street
[Added 8-12-2004 by Ord. No. 363]
West
Walter Street
West Wood Street*
East
South Tulpehocken Street
Widewake Street
North
Outwood Street
Widewake Street*
East
North Tulpehocken Street
Windy Cove
[Added 8-15-1996 by Ord. No. 331]
East
Hillside Drive
*
Stop at intersection with State Highway
B. 
The following intersections within the Borough are hereby designated three- and four-way stop intersections; and all vehicles approaching such intersection shall come to a full stop within a reasonable distance before entering said intersections:
Stop Sign on
Direction of Travel
At Intersection of
Am. Legion Boulevard
North
Second Street
Am. Legion Boulevard
South
Second Street
American Legion Boulevard
[Added 5-19-2016 by Ord. No. 441]
North
Fourth Street
American Legion Boulevard
[Added 5-19-2016 by Ord. No. 441]
South
Fourth Street
Centre Street
[Added 3-14-2002 by Ord. No. 353]
East
Laurel Street
Centre Street
[Added 3-14-2002 by Ord. No. 353]
East
Mill Race Street
Centre Street
[Added 3-14-2002 by Ord. No. 353]
East
Spruce Street
Centre Street
[Added 3-14-2002 by Ord. No. 353]
West
Laurel Street
Centre Street
[Added 3-14-2002 by Ord. No. 353]
West
Mill Race Street
Centre Street
[Added 3-14-2002 by Ord. No. 353]
West
Spruce Street
Cherry Street
[Added 5-19-2016 by Ord. No. 441]
North
Hillside Vista Drive/Midland Cove
Cherry Street
[Added 5-19-2016 by Ord. No. 441]
North
Ridge Vista Drive
Cherry Street
[Added 5-19-2016 by Ord. No. 441]
Northwest
Loland Cove
Cherry Street
[Added 5-19-2016 by Ord. No. 441]
South
Hillside Vista Drive
Cherry Street
[Added 5-19-2016 by Ord. No. 441]
South
Ridge Vista Drive
Cherry Street
[Added 5-19-2016 by Ord. No. 441]
Southeast
Loland Cove
Christ Street
[Added 11-21-1985 by Ord. No. 285]
All
Snyder Avenue
First Street
East
School Street
Hillside Vista Drive
[Added 5-19-2016 by Ord. No. 441]
East
Cherry Street
Laurel Street
[Added 3-14-2002 by Ord. No. 353]
North
Centre Street
Laurel Street
[Added 3-14-2002 by Ord. No. 353]
South
Centre Street
Loland Cove
[Added 5-19-2016 by Ord. No. 441]
Southwest
Cherry Street
Maple Street
[Added 3-14-2002 by Ord. No. 353]
West
Mifflin Street
Midland Cove
[Added 5-19-2016 by Ord. No. 441]
West
Cherry Street
Mifflin Street
[Added 3-14-2002 by Ord. No. 353]
North
Maple Street
Mifflin Street
[Added 3-14-2002 by Ord. No. 353]
South
Maple Street
Mifflin Street
North
Union Street
Mifflin Street
South
Union Street
Mill Race Street
[Added 3-14-2002 by Ord. No. 353]
South
Centre Street
Orchard Street
[Repealed 7-21-1983 by Ord. No. 275]
Race Street
[Repealed 7-21-1983 by Ord. No. 275]
Ridge Vista Drive
[Added 5-19-2016 by Ord. No. 441]
East
Cherry Street
School Street
North
First Street
School Street
South
First Street
Second Street
East
Am. Legion Boulevard
Second Street
West
Am. Legion Boulevard
Spruce Street
[Added 3-14-2002 by Ord. No. 353]
North
Centre Street
Spruce Street
[Added 3-14-2002 by Ord. No. 353]
South
Centre Street
Union Street
East
Mifflin Street
Union Street
West
Mifflin Street
A. 
The following intersections within the Borough shall be controlled by a yield sign:
Yield Sign on
Direction of Travel
At Intersection of
East Mill Street
West
Mifflin Street
B. 
All provisions of the Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.A. § 3323), as amended, shall apply herein.
A. 
The following intersection with the Borough shall be controlled by traffic control signals:
(1) 
South Tulpehocken Street with East Pottsville Street and West Pottsville Street (South Tulpehocken Street marking the change from East to West Pottsville Street).
B. 
Except as provided for in Subsection C of this section, all the provisions of the Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.A. § 3112), as amended, shall apply herein.
C. 
No turn shall be permitted by vehicular traffic facing a steady red signal; only vehicular traffic facing a steady green signal shall be permitted to proceed.
The following streets and highways within the Borough are designated for one-way traffic; and it shall be unlawful for any person to operate a vehicle on such streets and highways except in the direction indicated:
Name of Street
Direction of Travel
Location
Carbon Street
South
Entire length (East Mill to East Wood Street)
Cherry Street
North
West Pottsville Street to Staller Street
Clay Street
West
Entire length (North Tulpehocken Street to Widewake Street)
Fairview Street
[Amended 7-21-1983 by Ord. No. 275]
South
Staller Street to West Pottsville Street
Maple Street
[Amended 6-19-1986 by Ord. No. 289]
West
Mifflin Street to South Tulpehocken Street
Snyder Street
[Amended 7-21-1983 by Ord. No. 275; repealed 7-18-1991 by Ord. No. 310]
Snyder Street
[Added 8-18-2005 by Ord. No. 369]
Walter Street to Southeast corner of building at 134 South Tulpehocken Street
Staller Street
East
Cherry Street to Fairview Street
Vine Street
West
Entire length (North Tulpehocken Street to Widewake Street)
A. 
For the purpose of this section, "truck" is defined as any two-axle vehicle with a TA license tag, or with a 10,000 pounds maximum gross weight or greater, any and all three-axle trucks; and any and all four-axle trucks; and any and all tractor-trailer combinations.
B. 
Except as provided in Subsection C of this section, trucks are prohibited from traveling on the following streets, highways, or portions thereof, as the case may be, within the Borough of Pine Grove:
Name of Street
Location
American Legion Boulevard
[Added 7-18-1991 by Ord. No. 310]
Entire length, from the intersection of Route 443 to the Borough line
Carbon Street
Entire length
Cherry Street
Entire length
Chestnut Street
Entire length
Clements Street
[Added 7-21-1983 by Ord. No. 275]
Entire length
Fairview Street
Entire length
First Street
Entire length
Fourth Street
Entire length
Moyer Street
[Added 7-21-1983 by Ord. No. 275]
Entire length
Pine Hill Drive
Entire length
School Street
Between Hemlock and Pine Hill Drive
Second Street
[Amended 7-21-1983 by Ord. No. 275]
Entire length
Spruce Street
[Added 12-18-1997 by Ord. No. 340]
From East Wood Street to East Pottsville Street
Staller Street
Entire length
Third Street
Entire length
Walnut Street
Entire length
West Pottsville Street
Between Fairview and Cherry Streets
C. 
The above prohibition to truck traffic shall not apply when a truck is making a delivery on, or has its origin or destination located within an area on, a prohibited street; and the prohibition shall not apply to Borough vehicles.
The driver of any vehicle shall not make a left turn within the Borough of Pine Grove:
A. 
To enter the parking lot located Northerly of the Lebanon Valley National Bank while traveling Southerly on Tulpehocken Street; or
B. 
To proceed Southerly on Tulpehocken Street when leaving the parking lot located Northerly of the Lebanon Valley National Bank.
A. 
Parking shall be prohibited in the following locations at all times:
Name of Street
Side
Location
Berry Alley
Both
Between Center Street and Orchard Street
Birch Street
South
Entire length
Carbon Street
East
Entire length
Chestnut Street
Both
Entire length
Daubert Street
[Added 8-18-2005 by Ord. No. 369]
North
Entire length
East Mill Street
Both
Between Mifflin Street and Carbon Street
East Mill Street
North
Between South Tulpehocken Street and Mifflin Street
East Mill Street
South
Between Carbon Street and the Swatara Creek bridge
East Pottsville Street (State Highway Route 443)
[Added 8-15-1996 by Ord. No. 331]
South
Between Orchard Street and Laurel Avenue
East Wood Street
Both
Between Carbon Street and South Tulpehocken Street
Fairview Street
East
Between Chestnut Street and Staller Street
High Street
[Added 8-18-2005 by Ord. No. 369]
West
From Walters Street to terminus
Mifflin Street
Both
Section parallel with East Mill Street
Mifflin Street*
[Added 5-19-2016 by Ord. No. 441]
East
51 Mifflin Street for approximate distance of 36 feet
Mifflin Street
East
Area in front of firehouse
Mifflin Street
West
Area across from firehouse
Mifflin Street
West
Area in front of post office
North Tulpehocken Street
East
Area in front of firehouse
North Tulpehocken Street
West
Entire length
Orchard Street
North
Between Race Street and Laurel Street
School Street**
[Added 5-19-2016 by Ord. No. 441]
West
200 School Street for a length of 173.2 feet
South Tulpehocken Street
[Added 7-21-1983 by Ord. No. 275]
East
From Canal Street 1/3 block south
South Tulpehocken Street
East
From Union Street for 1/2 block south
South Tulpehocken Street
[Added 7-21-1983 by Ord. No. 275]
East
From West Wood Street 1/3 block north
South Tulpehocken Street
[Added 7-21-1983 by Ord. No. 275]
East
From West Wood Street 1/3 block south
South Tulpehocken Street
West
From beginning as extension of North Tulpehocken Street to West Pottsville Street
South Tulpehocken Street
West
Between East Mill Street and High Street
South Tulpehocken Street
West
From Union Street for 1/2 block north
South Tulpehocken Street
West
From West Wood Street north 1/2 block
South Tulpehocken Street
West
From West Wood Street south 1/2 block
Spruce Street
[Added 7-21-1983 by Ord. No. 275]
East
Between East Pottsville Street and Race Street
Spruce Street
[Added 7-18-1991 by Ord. No. 310]
West
From the drain at the intersection of East Mill Street for a distance of 91 feet south to the edge of the present pool bathhouse
Union Street
North
Between South Tulpehocken Street and Peach Street
Walter Street
Both
Between West Wood Street and High Street
Walters Street
[Added 5-19-2016 by Ord. No. 441]
West
Between Cherry Street and Mill Street
West Mill Street
[Added 7-21-1983 by Ord. No. 275]
Both
Between Daubert Street and South Tulpehocken Street
West Mill Street
[Repealed 7-21-1983 by Ord. No. 275]
West Pottsville Street
North
Between Fairview and South Tulpehocken Street
West Pottsville Street
South
Between Walter Street and South Tulpehocken Street
West Wood Street
South
Entire length
Widewake Street
North
Between North Tulpehocken Street and turn in Widewake Street
*
Parking shall be permitted for loading and unloading only and for a minimum of 20 minutes Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Parking will be permitted from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Monday through Friday and all weekend.
**
Parking shall be permitted for local delivery only.
B. 
Parking shall be prohibited in the following locations on Monday through Friday during the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.:
Name of Street
Side
Location
High Street
Both
Between Walter Street and South Tulpehocken Street
C. 
Parking shall be prohibited between signs giving notice of such prohibition; provided, however, that this provision shall only apply to such locations where less than 1/2 block in length along any side of a street is included between such signs.
A. 
Parking shall be limited to 15 minutes parking in the following locations:
Name of Street
Side
Location
Union Street
South
Between Mifflin Street and Peach Street
B. 
Parking shall be limited to two hours parking between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily, except Saturday, Sunday and holidays:
Name of Street
Side
Location
East Pottsville Street
[Repealed 7-18-1991 by Ord. No. 310]
First Street
[Amended 7-18-1991 by Ord. No. 310]
North
Between Walnut Street and School Street
School Street
West
Between Hemlock Lane and Second Street
South Tulpehocken Street
East
Between Union Street and High Street
Spruce Street
[Amended 7-21-1983 by Ord. No. 275]
East
From East Mill Street north 1/2 block
C. 
Parking shall be limited to parking within designated meter spaces at all times, and parking except in designated meter spaces shall be prohibited at all times, in the following locations:
Name of Street
Side
Location
Depot Street
Both
Between South Tulpehocken Street and turn in Depot Street
East Pottsville Street
Both
Between South Tulpehocken Street and Orchard Street
South Tulpehocken Street
Both
Between High Street and East Pottsville Street
D. 
Parking shall be limited to 20 minutes, between the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., daily, except Saturday and Sunday, in the following locations:
[Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
Name of Street
Side
Location
Mifflin Street
East
35 feet north from the north curb on Union Street
Pottsville Street
[Added 7-18-1991 by Ord. No. 310]
South
From Burke's store to the existing crosswalk between the pharmacy
A. 
The following streets and highways within the Borough of Pine Grove are designated as "snow routes":
(1) 
East Mill Street.
(2) 
East Pottsville Street.
(3) 
East Wood Street.
(4) 
North Tulpehocken Street.
(5) 
South Tulpehocken Street.
(6) 
West Mill Street.
(7) 
Mifflin Street, from Morris Street to East Mill Street.
[Added 3-16-1995 by Ord. No. 325]
(8) 
Spruce Street, From East Pottsville Street to East Mill Street.
[Added 3-16-1995 by Ord. No. 325]
(9) 
Orchard Street from Christ Street to Mill Race Street.
[Added 3-20-1997 by Ord. No. 336]
(10) 
Christ Street from Snyder Avenue to Orchard Street.
[Added 3-20-1997 by Ord. No. 336]
(11) 
Orchard Street from Mill Race Street to Route 443.
[Added 3-20-1997 by Ord. No. 336]
B. 
The term "snow storm" shall mean any continuous snowfall resulting in an accumulation of snow three inches or more in depth.
C. 
Upon the occurrence of a snow storm, all vehicles parked upon or along a snow route shall be promptly removed from the snow route by the owners or custodians of such vehicles and no vehicles shall thereafter be parked on the snow route until after the snow has been removed therefrom.
A. 
The term "disabled vehicle" shall mean both:
(1) 
Any vehicle incapable of movement under its own power or incapable of movement because of mechanical defects; and also
(2) 
Any vehicle which does not bear current registration plates or which does not have a certificate of inspection issued by an official inspection station.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to park or permit to be parked upon or along any street or highway within the Borough any disabled vehicle.
[Added 7-21-1983 by Ord. No. 275]
When any vehicle is found parked and unoccupied upon or any along any street or highway within the Borough or on any street or road across property owned by the Borough, it may be presumed that such vehicle was parked by its owner. The burden shall be placed upon the owner to prove by clear and convincing evidence that he did not park his vehicle or permit his vehicle to be parked in the location where same is found; and, in the absence of such evidence, it shall be found that the owner parked his vehicle and left it where found unoccupied.
[Amended 6-19-2014 by Ord. No. 430]
Parking meters installed in the parking meter zones established by § 173-15C of this article shall be placed upon curb or sidewalk, and immediately adjacent to the individual parking spaces described in § 173-20 of this article. Each parking meter shall be placed or set so as to show that the parking space adjacent to that meter is or is not legally occupied. Each parking meter installed shall indicate by a proper legend the legal parking time established by the Borough and when the adjacent space is occupied by a vehicle, the parking meter shall indicate on and by its dial and pointer the duration of the period of legal parking and, on the expiration of that said period, shall indicate illegal parking or over-parking.
[Amended 7-18-1991 by Ord. No. 310]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for the owner or operator of any vehicle to park for a longer period than the maximum time indicated on the dial of the parking meter for the space occupied between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., except on Sundays and Holidays; and failure to operate a meter adjacent to a parking space while occupying said space which results in parking a vehicle overtime shall constitute a violation.
B. 
Parking meters, when properly operated, shall be so adjusted that $0.05, $0.10 and $0.25 coins may be deposited at any time throughout the maximum range of the meter:
[Amended 8-18-2005 by Ord. No. 369]
(1) 
Each five-cent coin permitting the vehicle to be parked for a period of 12 minutes;
(2) 
Each ten-cent coin permitting the vehicle to be parked for a period of 24 minutes;
(3) 
Each $0.25 coin permitting the vehicle to be parked for a period of 60 minutes (one hour).
[Added 1-11-2007 by Ord. No. 379]
A. 
Handicapped parking meters shall be placed in certain areas currently designated for handicapped parking at specific addresses, as follows:
(1) 
By 56 South Tulpehocken Street, in front of 127 South Tulpehocken Street.
(2) 
By 126 South Tulpehocken Street.
(3) 
By 56 South Tulpehocken Street.
B. 
The requirements for those parking at the handicapped parking meters shall be the same as for those parking at metered parking pursuant to this chapter. Those who park at the handicapped parking meters must satisfy the criteria as a handicapped person or be subject to additional fines and penalties pursuant to the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code.
It shall be unlawful to park any vehicle across any line or marking designating the division line between parking spaces.
A. 
It shall be unlawful to deposit, or cause to be deposited, in any parking meter a slug, devise or substitute for a coin of the United States of America.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to deface, damage, open, destroy, impair the usefulness of, or in any other manner tamper with any parking meter installed within the Borough of Pine Grove.
A. 
All vehicles owned by the Borough of Pine Grove when being operated while on duly authorized business of the Borough shall be exempt from all provisions of § 173-19, hereof.
B. 
Any vehicle occupying a metered parking space adjacent to a meter which is not in proper operation due to no fault of the operator and owner shall be exempt from all provisions of § 173-19, hereof; however, this exemption shall not apply where the malfunction of the meter resulted from a violation of § 173-21, hereof, by the owner or operator.
C. 
Any vehicle occupying a metered parking space adjacent to a meter which is covered or marked by an authorized device properly issued for an appropriate fee by an authorized Borough Official shall be exempt from all provisions of § 173-19, hereof.
Any person violating any provision of the Vehicle Code (Act of June 17, 1976, P.L. 162, No. 81, as amended; Title 75 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes) by or through § 173-5, hereof, shall be guilty of such offense and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced as provided in the Vehicle Code.
A. 
All fines provided for in this section shall be in addition to costs.
B. 
Any person violating § 173-6, hereof, is guilty of a summary offense and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $35. Any person exceeding the maximum speed limit by more than five miles per hour shall pay an additional fine of $2 per mile for each mile in excess of five miles per hour over the maximum speed limit. Additionally, violation of § 173-6, hereof, shall also be deemed in violation of the Vehicle Code, in existence at the time of the violation, and appropriate additional fines and penalties applicable thereunder shall be applicable, including specifically assignment of points, as appropriate, under the point system for driver education and control. (See 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 1535.)
C. 
Any person violating § 173-7, 173-8, 173-9, 173-10, 173-11 or 173-13 hereof is guilty of a summary offense and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25. Additionally, violation of the sections aforementioned in this subsection of § 173-24 shall also be deemed in violation of the Vehicle Code, in existence at the time of the violation, and appropriate additional fines and penalties applicable thereunder shall be applicable; including specifically assignment of points, as appropriate, under the point system for drive education and control. (See 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 1535.)
D. 
Any person violating § 173-12, hereof, is guilty of a summary offense and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $15. Any person who is the owner or operator of a truck, as defined for the purpose of § 173-12, hereof, where the maximum gross weight is in excess of 13,000 pounds shall pay an additional fine of $1 per each 2,000 pounds in excess of 13,000 pounds.
A. 
All fines provided for in this section shall be in addition to costs.
B. 
Any person violating § 173-14 or 173-15, hereof, is guilty of a summary offense and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $15. Additionally, violation of § 173-14 or 173-15, hereof, shall also be deemed in violation of the Vehicle Code, in existence at the time of the violation, and appropriate additional fines and penalties applicable thereunder shall be applicable.
(1) 
Any person violating § 173-16 or 173-17, hereof, is guilty of a summary offense and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $15.
(2) 
Any vehicle parked in violation of § 173-16 or 173-17, hereof, is declared to constitute a nuisance and obstruction in the streets and highways of the Borough of Pine Grove and, notwithstanding the penal provisions of § 173-25C(1), hereof, shall be removable by the Borough from the streets and highways; and any person in violation of § 173-15 or 173-17, hereof, where such vehicle in violation was removed by the Borough shall be liable to pay an additional fine not to exceed $50 for the cost of such removal by the Borough.
[Amended 1-21-1988 by Ord. No. 296; 6-19-2014 by Ord. No. 430]
A. 
It shall be the duty of the Police Officers and Parking Enforcement Personnel of the Borough, acting in accordance with the directions of the Chief of Police, to report:
(1) 
The number of each parking meter that indicates that a vehicle occupying the adjacent parking space is, or has been, parked in violation of any provision of this article.
(2) 
The date and hour of the violation.
(3) 
The license number of the vehicle.
(4) 
Any other facts, the knowledge of which is necessary for a thorough understanding of the circumstances attending the violation.
B. 
The Police Officer or other person making the report shall also place on or attach to the vehicle a notice to the owner or the driver of the vehicle that the vehicle was parked in violation of this article, and instructing the owner or driver that if he will report to the office of the Pine Grove Police Department and pay, for the use of the Borough, the sum of $15, or will place the sum of $15 enclosed within the envelope provided within 10 days, that act will save on the violator from prosecution from payment of the fine prescribed in § 173-26C of this article.
C. 
Any person who violates any provision of this part of this article, with the exception of § 173-21, and who fails to pay the fine set forth in § 173-26B, shall be cited within 10 days of the violation and, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine not less than $15 nor more than $50 and costs.
D. 
Any person who violates any provision of § 173-21 of this article, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 in costs and, in default of payment of fine and costs, to imprisonment for not more than 30 days.
A. 
Any person sentenced to pay a fine under § 173-23, 173-24, or 173-25, hereof, who fails to pay said fine as required by law may be prosecuted further as provided for under the Vehicle Code.
B. 
In addition to, or as an alternative to, the provision of § 173-27A hereof, any person sentenced to pay a fine under § 173-24, 173-25, or 173-26, hereof, who fails to pay said fine within 30 days of sentencing unless an appropriate appeal is taken which stays sentencing, is guilty of an additional violation of this article and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to undergo imprisonment in the Schuylkill County prison for a period not to exceed 15 days, or, alternatively, to pay the original fine, original costs of suit, additional costs of suit for enforcement of this provision, and an additional fine of $10.
All future traffic and all future parking regulations or any other future regulations dealing with the subject matter contained herein, when such is of a permanent nature and in addition to the Vehicle Code as it is now or may be amended, shall be enacted as an ordinance, or as an amendment to this article, of the Borough of Pine Grove.
A. 
The Mayor shall have the following power to regulate traffic and parking temporarily and in times of emergency:
(1) 
In the case of flood, fire, storm or other emergency, to establish temporary traffic and parking regulations.
(2) 
In the case of emergency or to facilitate public works, or in the case of the conduct of processions, parades or public events, to restrict or prohibit traffic or parking in limited areas for periods of not more than 72 hours.
B. 
In special or emergency situations, provisions hereof may be temporarily suspended by the Chief of Police, or the acting head of the police, and he may prescribe temporarily such other rules and regulations as traffic conditions may require; provided, however, that no such action shall be for a period of greater than 12 hours unless confirmed within that time by the Mayor.
[Amended 7-21-1983 by Ord. No. 275; 3-14-2002 by Ord. No. 353; 3-12-2009 by Ord. No. 388]
The Police Officers of the Borough are hereby specifically given authority to enforce the provisions of this article.
[Added 3-14-2002 by Ord. No. 353]
A. 
Regulations.
(1) 
Except as provided in Subsection A(3), (4) and (5) of this section, all vehicles are prohibited from traveling on all Borough streets carrying in excess of 12 tons maximum gross weight.
(2) 
Except as provided in Subsection A(3), (4) and (5) of this section, all vehicles making non-local deliveries are prohibited from traveling on all Borough streets.
(3) 
The above prohibitions shall not apply to SR 125, SR 443 and SR 895.
(4) 
The above prohibitions shall not apply when a vehicle is making a delivery on, or has its origin or destination located within an area on, a prohibited street; and the prohibitions shall not apply to service trucks.
(5) 
The above prohibitions shall not apply to all vehicles owned by the Borough of Pine Grove when being operated on duly authorized business of the Borough.
B. 
Penalties pursuant to violations of Subsection A.
(1) 
All fines provided for in this section shall be in addition to cost.
(2) 
Any person violating Subsection A(1) hereof, is guilty of a summary offense and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $35 and shall pay an additional fine of $1 per each 2,000 pounds in excess of 12 tons.
(3) 
Any person violating Subsection A(2) hereof, is guilty of a summary offense and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay of fine of $35.
[Added 3-14-2002 by Ord. No. 353]
A. 
Mandatory requirements.
(1) 
It shall be mandatory for contractor(s) to post a bond for the following procedures:
(a) 
The excavation and the replacement of streets; and
(b) 
The excavation and the replacement of sidewalks; and
(c) 
The removal and replacement of trees (if the number of trees exceed the number determined allowable by the Tree Commission).
(2) 
The amount of bond in all cases pursuant to Subsection A shall be equal to the replacement value of all work to be performed by contractor(s).
B. 
Penalties pursuant to violations of Subsection A.
(1) 
All fines provided for in this section shall be in addition to costs.
(2) 
Any person violating Subsection A, hereof, is guilty of a summary offense and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $50.
[Added 3-14-2002 by Ord. No. 353]
A. 
Requirements.
(1) 
The yellow lines on the Borough streets shall be extended as follows:
(a) 
The yellow line that runs on South Tulpehocken Street shall be extended from the Wood Street Intersection to the end of the Kurt Wessner property; approximately 376 feet.
(b) 
The yellow line that runs on East Pottsville Street from East to West shall be extended from its existing location at the bridge on SR 443 to the Intersection at Mill Race and Pottsville Streets.
(c) 
The yellow line that runs from West to East on the southeast corner of Maple and Peach Streets shall be extended approximately 15 feet.
[Added 3-14-2002 by Ord. No. 353]
Any person, firm or corporation who or which violates any of the provisions of this article or fails to comply with the provisions of this article shall, as a first offense, receive a warning by the Pine Grove Borough Police Department. Any person, firm or corporation who or which violates any of the provisions of this article or fails to comply with the provisions of this article shall, as a second offense, upon conviction thereof before a Magisterial District Judge, be fined not more than $25, plus costs of prosecution, and in default of payment of such fines and costs be imprisoned for not more than 30 days. Any person, firm or corporation who or which violates any of the provisions of this article or fails to comply with the provisions of this article shall, as a third or subsequent offense, upon conviction thereof before a Magisterial District Judge, be fined not more than $50, plus costs of prosecution, and in default of payment of such fines and costs be imprisoned for not more than 30 days.
[Added 3-14-2002 by Ord. No. 353]
Upon the failure of any person, persons, firm or corporation to comply with the provisions of this article, the Borough shall forthwith cause said snow or ice to be removed from the full width of the paved surface of said sidewalk and the owner or occupier so offending shall be liable for the costs thereof plus the penalty of 10% for the use of the Borough, said costs and penalties be recoverable before a Magisterial District Judge as such debts are by law recoverable, provided that such costs and penalties shall be collected in addition to any fine or imprisonment imposed under the provisions of § 173-30.6 of this article.
[Added 3-14-2002 by Ord. No. 353]
At any time Borough Council desires to amend the amount of violations and penalties, it may do so by resolution of Pine Grove Borough Council and without the requirement of adoption of another ordinance.