Ordinance 25: Parking on Main Street

Within the Limits of the Town of Townsend Be It enacted by the President and Council of the Town of Townsend, the President and a Majority of Council Concerning Therein:

A.) Every vehicle stopped or parked upon Main Street shall be so stopped or parked with the right-hand wheels parallel to and within twelve inches of the right-hand curb or outside edge of the shoulder of said Main Street.

B.) Whoever violates subsection (A) shall be fined twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for each offense.

C.) Jurisdiction over this offense shall be with the Justice of the Peace Court

D.) For the purpose of this ordinance “vehicle” shall mean every device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon the roadway, excepting devices moved by human power.

E.) A summons in an appropriate form as adopted by the Town Council may be attached to an unattended vehicle found n violation of this ordinance by any police officer or authorized person for violations of this ordinance.

F.) Any vehicle found in violation of this ordinance which at the time of discovery of the violation is unattended and identity of the operator is not otherwise apparent, the person in whose name the vehicle is registered as owner shall be held prima facie responsible for such violation.

G.) The Council may provide for a mail-in procedure for voluntary payment of fines pursuant to summons under this ordinance.

First Reading: October 11, 1983; Second & Final Reading: November 8, 1983; Effective: November 8, 1983; Passed by Town Council: November 8, 1983; Signed by Town Council President: Joseph C. Hutchinson



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