The Borough Council of the Borough of Green Lane (“Council”) will discuss and possibly adopt a proposed ordinance, which is summarized below, at its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, August 8, 2013, at the Council Chambers at the Green Lane Fire House on Main Street in Green Lane, Pa. All interested persons are invited to attend.
Full copies of the proposed ordinance may be examined (i) from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Council Chambers at the Green Lane Fire House, (ii) during normal business hours at the Law Library of Montgomery County, located in the lower plaza level of the Montgomery County Court House at Swede and Airy Streets in Norristown, Pa., and (iii) during normal business hours at the office of the newspaper in which this Public Notice appears.
Summary of Proposed Ordinance
This proposed ordinance of the Borough of Green Lane (“Borough”) relates to the storage and parking of boats, trailers, motor homes, and recreational and commercial vehicles on streets, alleys and highways within the Borough and revises the violations and penalties section of the Borough’s general parking regulations.
The purpose of the proposed ordinance is to ensure the health, safety, morals, general welfare and cleanliness, beauty, convenience, comfort and safety of the Borough and to define and regulate parking and storage of certain types of vehicles and related equipment on the streets, alleys and highways within the Borough and to revise the revise the “Violations and Penalties” section of Part 3, General Parking Regulations, of Chapter 15, Motor Vehicles, of the Code of Ordinances, Green Lane Borough.
The ordinance proposes to add the following as Section 307, PARKING AND STORAGE OF BOATS, TRAILERS, MOTOR HOMES, RECREATIONAL AND COMMERCIAL VEHICLES, Part 3, General Parking Regulations, of Chapter 15, Motor Vehicles, of the Code of Ordinances, Green Lane Borough: “Section 307. PARKING AND STORAGE OF BOATS, TRAILERS, MOTOR HOMES, RECREATIONAL AND COMMERCIAL VEHICLES. It shall be unlawful to park or store any tow truck, dump truck, tractor, recreational vehicle, trailer, semitrailer, house trailer, boat trailer, any type of trailer camper, step-up or box van, mobile construction equipment (except mobile construction equipment that is in the process of performing street, alley, highway or construction work), or any other vehicle or trailer not specifically identified in this Section 307 with a registered weight in excess of 9,000 pounds on any street, alley and highway or portion thereof within the Borough for a continuous period of more than forty-eight (48) hours.”
Additionally, Section 306, the “Violations and Penalties” section of Part 3, General Parking Regulations, of Chapter 15, Motor Vehicles, of the Code of Ordinances, Green Lane Borough, would be replaced with the following: “Section 306. VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES. A. Pursuant to The Borough Code, 53 P.S. 45101 et seq., any violation of any provisions of Sections 301, 302, 303, 304, 305 and 307 hereof shall be by action brought before a magisterial district judge in the same manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses. Any person (including any individual, partnership, corporation, association, institution, cooperate enterprise, municipal authority, federal government or agency, state institution or agency or any other legal entity whatsoever that is recognized by law as being subject to such rights and duties) who violates any provisions of Sections 301, 302, 203, 304, 305 and 307 hereof shall, upon conviction thereof, as a summary offense, pay a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) nor more than six hundred dollars ($600.00) for each offense, plus costs of prosecution, including reasonable attorney’s fees. If the defendant neither pays nor timely appeals the judgment, the Borough may enforce the judgment pursuant to the applicable rules of civil procedure. B. Enforcement of Sections 301, 302, 303, 304, 305 and 307 hereof shall be the responsibility of the Borough. The Borough Council is hereby empowered to delegate any enforcement or oversight power, duty or responsibility to any person, committee or department it shall deem appropriate in accordance with and subject to existing laws and regulations. C. A separate offense shall arise for each day or portion thereof in which a violation of Sections 301, 302, 303, 304, 305 and 307 hereof is found to exist or for each provision of Sections 301, 302, 303, 304, 305 and 307 hereof which is found to have been violated. D. Pursuant to The Borough Code, 53 P.S. 45101 et seq., the provisions of Sections 301, 302, 303, 304, 305 and 307 hereof may be enforced by the Borough through an action in equity brought in the Court of Common Pleas of the County of Montgomery.”
The proposed ordinance also includes severability, repealer and effective date provisions.
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