City of Chicopee, MA
Hampden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Aldermen of the City of Chicopee as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Maintenance garage — See Ch. 53.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 260.
[Adopted as Ch. 8 of the 1976 Code]
A. 
All motor vehicles owned and operated by the City of Chicopee shall be painted and marked as follows:
(1) 
Color: federal highway safety yellow or chrome yellow or equal, except that the Superintendent of Schools, the Superintendent of the Water Department, the Superintendent of Parks and Recreation, the Supervisor of Motor Equipment, the City Engineer, the Assessor, the Superintendent of the Department of Public Works, the Building Commissioner, the City Treasurer, Sealer of Weights and Measures, three recycling vehicles, all used recycled City vehicles which are not currently federal highway safety yellow or equal that are accepted into the general fleet, one flatbed truck (recycling fleet), recycling vehicle received from the Department of Environmental Protection, municipal home vehicle, the library vehicle, Council on Aging vehicles and the central maintenance service truck shall be exempt from this requirement.
[Amended 6-17-1986; 6-21-1988; 10-18-1988; 12-20-1988; 4-4-1989; 9-5-1989; 5-15-1990; 2-18-1992 by Ord. No. 92-7; 9-1-1992 by Ord. No. 92-61; 2-21-1995 by Ord. No. 95-9; 8-1-1995 by Ord. No. 95-45; 9-21-1995 by Ord. No. 95-47; 10-17-1995 by Ord. No. 95-77; 2-6-1996 by Ord. No. 96-4; 8-6-1996 by Ord. No. 96-71; 9-19-1996 by Ord. No. 96-85; 9-19-1996 by Ord. No. 96-86; 11-19-1996 by Ord. No. 96-96]
(2) 
The City Seal shall be placed on the front doors of each vehicle.
(3) 
The words "City of Chicopee" in three-inch-high block letters shall be placed above the City Seal.
(4) 
The department name in two-inch-high block letters shall be placed below the City Seal.
(5) 
The words "For Official Use Only" in one-inch-high block letters shall be placed below the department name.
B. 
The color of all markings shall contrast with the vehicle color.
The Purchasing Agent shall not advertise for bids any motor vehicle whose specifications do not conform to § 95-1 of this article.
The Central Maintenance Garage shall ensure that all motor vehicles of the City of Chicopee conform to § 95-1 of this article.
The following departments or department motor vehicles are exempt from the provisions of this article:
A. 
Fire Department.
B. 
Police Department.
C. 
School Department attendance officers.
D. 
Any vehicle assigned by the Mayor for use by the Mayor.
[Added 3-4-1986]
[Added 9-21-1976]
City vehicles are to be used only for or in connection with the conduct of City business.
[Added 9-21-1976; amended 6-29-1977]
A. 
The Fire Chief, Police Chief, Highway Superintendent, City Engineer and Forestry, Water Superintendent, the Parks and Recreation Superintendent and the Parks and Recreation Assistant Superintendent and the Deputy Superintendent, Water Engineer, Executive Department, Mayor, Superintendent of Public Works and Water System Foreman shall be assigned each a City vehicle on a seven-day-a-week, twenty-four-hour-a-day basis.
[Amended 7-2-1985; 3-4-1986; 10-8-1986]
B. 
The Purchasing Agent and Assessors shall have a City vehicle Monday through Friday, 24 hours a day.
[Amended 10-18-1977]
[Added 9-21-1976; amended 4-19-1977]
All City sedans and station wagons not assigned in § 95-6 shall be parked on a regular basis at the Central Maintenance Garage, and Highway Department vehicles shall be parked and not available for use between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. on weekdays, nor shall they be available for use on Saturdays, Sundays or holidays.
[Added 9-21-1976; amended 4-19-19779-1-2009]
City vehicles assigned to a department shall be assigned only to designated departments. Persons seeking to use a vehicle on a weekend, holiday or evening shall first receive approval from the City Council. The Central Maintenance Garage shall keep accurate records of vehicles by department, operator, mileage and destination.
[Adopted as Ch. 51, Secs. 51/I/1 and 51/I/2, of the 1976 Code]
All City-owned vehicles shall be supplied with gasoline and oil from City pumps.
The allowance to City employees for the use of their personal motor vehicles for the City shall be established at a maximum of $30 per month.