Township of Caln, PA
Chester County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Caln 2-8-1972 by Ord. No. 1972-2. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire lanes — See Ch. 82.
Shopping carts — See Ch. 130.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
INTERIOR DRIVE
Designated lanes clearly indicating routes of ingress and egress so as to provide control of moving traffic through parking lots in such a manner as to prohibit confusion and facilitate traffic control.
PARKING LOT
Any outdoor space or uncovered area having a Township-approved surface and upon which more than 10 motor vehicles may be parked and which is adjacent to and serves a group of at least five retail stores, commonly known as a "shopping center."
TOWNSHIP-APPROVED SURFACE
Paved in such a way that dirt, dust, sand, cinders or other substances shall not be carried from the surface thereof into or upon public or private property by the movement of vehicles or other causes.
A. 
Parking lots shall be adequately marked so as to have clearly defined stalls and so that moving traffic will be confined to designated access lanes. In the event said parking lots are not marked as required by this section, the Township may, at its option, perform the said marking or hire it to be done and recover the cost of same from the owner or tenant of the said lot in the manner permitted by law.
[Amended 7-8-1975 by Ord. No. 1975-11]
B. 
Parking spaces shall have a Township-approved paved, all-weather, dustless surface kept in good repair at all times.
C. 
Parking lots shall have safe and convenient surfaces and access in all seasons.
D. 
Every parking lot shall be drained in such a way that water shall not accumulate upon the surface thereof.
E. 
Snow shall be removed from parking lots within eight hours after snow has ceased to fall.
A. 
Interior drives shall be so designed as to prevent blockage by vehicles entering or leaving the site.
B. 
Interior drives shall be clearly marked by adequate painting, marking, curbing and signs so that operators of vehicles intending to patronize such parking lots shall not unduly impede traffic as a result of any confusion as to the location of entrances and exits and the manner of reaching them. In the event said interior drives are not marked as required by this section, the Township may, at its option, perform the said marking or hire it to be done and recover the cost of same from the owner or tenant of the said lot in the manner permitted by law.
[Amended 7-8-1975 by Ord. No. 1975-11]
C. 
Temporary curbing, signs or other means necessary to keep interior drives open and operable shall be provided to facilitate proper traffic flows.
Adequate containers shall be provided and maintained so as to control and contain all organic rubbish originating on or from the site.
Any part or portion of a site which is not used for buildings, other structures, loading or parking spaces and interior drives, sidewalks and designated storage areas shall be planted with a Township-approved all-season ground cover and maintained to provide an attractive appearance.
[Amended 7-8-1975 by Ord. No. 1975-11]
Any person who shall violate any provisions of this chapter shall, upon summary conviction before an issuing authority having jurisdiction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than $300 and costs of such proceedings and, upon default of payment of such fine and costs, by imprisonment in the county jail for a term of not more than 30 days. The continuation of such violation for each successive day shall constitute a separate offense, and the person or persons allowing or permitting the continuation of the violation may be punished as provided above for each separate offense.