Township of Caln, PA
Chester County
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The Police Department is hereby authorized to provide for the marking off of individual parking spaces in the parking zones and areas designated and described in § 149-37, said parking spaces to be designated by lines painted or marked on the curbing or surface of the highway or area. At each space so marked off, it shall be unlawful to park any vehicle in such a way that said vehicle shall not be entirely within the limits of the space so designated.
A. 
In said parking meter zones, parking meters shall be installed upon the curb, sidewalk or pavement immediately adjacent to the parking spaces provided in § 149-37 of this article. The Police Department shall be responsible for the regulation, control, operation, maintenance and use of such parking meters.
B. 
Each device shall be so set as to display a signal showing legal parking upon the deposit of the appropriate coin for the period of time hereinafter prescribed. Each device shall be so arranged that upon the expiration of the lawful time limit it will indicate by a proper, visible signal that the lawful parking period has expired, and in such case the right of such vehicle to occupy such space shall cease and the operator, owner, possessor or manager thereof shall be subject to the penalties hereinafter provided.
A. 
When a parking space in any parking meter zone is parallel to the adjacent curb or sidewalk, any vehicle parked in such parking space shall be parked so that the foremost part of such vehicle shall be nearest to the parking meter; provided, however, that where double parking meters are installed upon one standard so as to serve two parking spaces, any vehicle parked in the space just beyond the parking meters shall be parked so that the rear bumper of such vehicle shall be nearest to the parking meters. When a parking space in any parking meter zone is diagonal to the curb or sidewalk, any vehicle parked in such parking space shall be parked with the foremost part of such vehicle nearest to such meter.
B. 
Where lines or markings painted or placed upon the curb, sidewalk, highway and/or paved surface adjacent to each parking meter provide for parking at an angle and not parallel or perpendicular to the curb, it shall be unlawful for the operator of any motor vehicle to cross the center line of the highway to enter or leave said parking area.
When any vehicle shall be parked in any space adjacent to which a parking meter is located in accordance with the provisions of this article, the operator shall, upon entering the said parking space, immediately deposit or cause to be deposited such coin or coins of the United States as are required for such parking meter and as are designated by proper instructions on the parking meter, and failure to deposit such coin or coins shall constitute a breach of this article and shall subject such operator to the penalty prescribed hereafter. Upon the deposit of such coin or coins and placing said meter in operation, the parking space may be lawfully occupied by such vehicle during the period of parking time which has been prescribed for the zone in which said parking space is located and for which a coin or coins is or are deposited as indicated on the parking meter. If said vehicle shall remain parked in any such parking space beyond the parking time limit so fixed for such parking space, the parking meter shall, by its violation signal, dial or pointer, indicate such illegal parking, and in that event such vehicle shall be considered as parked overtime or beyond the period of legal parking time. The parking of a vehicle overtime or beyond the period of legal parking time in any such space where any such parking meter is located shall be a violation of this article and punishable as hereinafter set forth.
It shall be unlawful and a violation of the provisions of this article for any person:
A. 
To cause, allow, permit or suffer any vehicle registered in the name of or operated by such person to be parked overtime or beyond the period of legal parking time established for any parking meter zone as herein described, or to deposit in any parking meter any coin for the purpose of parking beyond the maximum legal parking time for the particular parking meter zone.
B. 
To permit any vehicle to remain or be placed in any parking space adjacent to any parking meter while said meter is displaying a signal indicating that the vehicle occupying such parking space has already been parked beyond the period prescribed for such parking space.
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To park any vehicle across any line or marking of a parking meter space or in such position that the vehicle shall not be entirely within the area designated by such lines or markings.
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To deface, injure, tamper with, open or willfully break, destroy or impair the usefulness of any parking meter installed under the provisions of this article.
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To deposit or cause to be deposited in any parking meter any slug, device or metal substance or other substitute for lawful coins.
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To park or permit the parking of any vehicle in any parking meter space where the meter does not register lawful parking.
It shall be the duty of the police officers of the Township of Caln and such other persons as may be designated and authorized by the Chief of Police, acting in accordance with instructions issued by the Chief of Police, to report:
A. 
The number of each parking meter which indicates that the vehicle occupying the parking space and adjacent to such parking meter is or has been parked in violation of any of the provisions of this article.
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The state license number of such vehicle.
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The length of time during which such vehicle is parked in violation of any of the provisions of this article at the time of the officer's inspection.
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Any other facts, a knowledge of which is necessary to a thorough understanding of the circumstances attending such violation.
It shall be the duty of the Chief of Police to designate some proper person or persons to make regular collections of the moneys deposited in said meters.
A. 
Temporary suspension of provisions. The provisions of this article may be temporarily suspended by the Board of Commissioners, and it may prescribe temporarily such other rules and regulations as traffic conditions may require.
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Suspension of provisions on designated holidays. The use of parking meters throughout the Township of Caln is hereby dispensed with on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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Erection of signs. The Board of Commissioners is authorized to erect or cause to be erected appropriate signs notifying the operators of motor vehicles of the provisions of this article.
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Tokens. Where the deposit of any coin or coins is required under the provisions of this article, it shall be permissible to use such token or tokens for that deposit as shall be designated and approved by the Board of Commissioners.
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On-highway parking zones. Parking meter zones are hereby established upon the highways or parts of highways described below, with maximum parking time periods as indicated on all days, except Sundays and holidays, during the hours of ________ to ________:
Name of Highway
Side
Time Limit
Location
(Reserved)
B. 
Off-highway parking zones. Off-highway parking meter areas are hereby established as described below, with maximum parking time periods as indicated on all days, except Sundays and holidays, during the hours of ________ to ________. The use of meters in such parking meter areas shall be subject to the provisions of this article governing the use of meters generally:
Area
Time Limit
Location
(Reserved)
The charges for the zones established above shall be as follows:
(Reserved)