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Section IV – MOTOR VEHICLES

TOPIC: 
MOTOR VEHICLES  
           

SUBJECT:                 
ALL TERRAIN VEHICLES

KEY WORDS:         
DIRT BIKE, FOUR WHEELER, MOTOR VEHICLE

CODE:

ORD IV-1

AGENCIES:

STATUTES: 

DATES:
  08/13/??

 

ELEMENTS:               It shall be unlawful for any vehicle known as an all terrain vehicle or
dirt bike to be operated on city owned property in the City of Lynn.

 

PENALTIES:
FINE – $300

TOPIC:
MOTOR VEHICLES                   
 

SUBJECT:  
CITY PROPERTY

KEY WORDS:            UNAUTHORIZED VEHICLES

CODE:
ORD IV-2

AGENCIES:

STATUTES: 

DATES:                      08/09/77

 

ELEMENTS:  
An ordinance restricting unauthorized vehicles on city owned property is
hereby established.

 

PENALTIES:              Not defined.

 

TOPIC:
MOTOR VEHICLES

SUBJECT:                  HANDICAPPED PARKING

KEY WORDS:             DISABLED VETERANS

CODE:

ORD IV-3

AGENCIES:
POLICE, PARKING DEPTS

STATUTES: 
C. 40, SS. 21, 22A, 23, 24, C. 90, S. 2

DATES:
03/28/89, 02/14/89, 04/12/88

 

ELEMENTS:  
Persons in control of enclosed off-street parking for businesses,
shopping malls, theaters, auditoriums, sporting and recreational facilities,
cultural centers, residential dwellings must provide a certain amount of parking
spaces for vehicles with legitimate handicapped identifications from any state
or Canadian province.


15 – 25 spaces = 1 HP space


25 – 40 spaces =  5% but
not less than 2 HP spaces


40 –100 spaces = 4% but not less than 3 HP spaces


100 – 200 spaces = 3% but not less than 4 HP spaces


200 – 500 spaces = 2% but not less than 6 HP spaces


500 – 1,000 spaces = 1 ½ % but not less than 10 HP spaces


1,000 – 2,000 spaces = 1% but not less than 15
HP spaces


2,000- 5,000 spaces = ¾ % but not less than 20 HP spaces


5,000 + spaces = ½ % but not less than 30 HP spaces


Spaces must be 12 feet wide or two 8 feet wide with 4 feet cross hatch in
between.  Spaces shall be near as
possible to building entrance and adjacent to curb ramps for unobstructed access
to sidewalk.  Requires above grade
sign “Handicapped Parking:  Special
Plate Required.  Unauthorized
Vehicles May be Removed at Owner’s Expense.”

 

PENALTIES:
FINE – Violation of above $300 per day.

 

ELEMENTS:
The leaving of vehicles unattended within parking spaces designated as
reserved for vehicles owned and operated by disabled veterans or handicapped
persons is hereby prohibited.  This
ordinance further prohibits the leaving of unauthorized vehicles in such a
manner as to obstruct a curb ramp designed for use by handicapped persons as a
means of egress to a street or public way.

 

PENALTIES:
FINE – $100

ENFORCEMENT:
POLICE, PARKING DEPTS

TOPIC:
MOTOR VEHICLES

SUBJECT:                  PARKING

KEY WORDS:            INFLAMMABLES, RESIDENTIAL

CODE:

ORD IV-4

AGENCIES:               FIRE DEPT

STATUTES: 

DATES:
04/07/81

 

ELEMENTS:               Any vehicle containing inflammables for the purpose of storage or
delivery shall not be allowed to park on public or private property in a
residential area without obtaining written approval of the Chief of the Fire
Department of the City of Lynn.

 

PENALTIES:
FINE – $50 per offense after the first offense

TOPIC: 
MOTOR VEHICLES                         

SUBJECT:                  LYNN WOODS

KEY WORDS:            MOTOR VEHICLE 

CODE:
ORD IV-5

AGENCIES:

STATUTES:                C. 90, SS. 1, 22C

DATES:
01/22/91, 08/14/90

 

ELEMENTS:  
No person shall operate a motor vehicle within the area known as Lynn
Woods.  (MV definition C. 90, S. 1)


Any unauthorized motor vehicle, registered or unregistered, found within
the Lynn Woods Reservation shall be deemed forfeited, and shall be disposed of
according to C. 90, S. 22C.

 

PENALTIES:
FINE – $300

TOPIC :
MOTOR VEHICLES

SUBJECT:                  PEDESTRIAN AND VEHICULAR

KEY WORDS:            SAFETY, HAZARD, DETAILS, ROAD JOB

CODE:
ORD IV-6

AGENCIES:               
POLICE

STATUTES: 

DATES:
09/15/82

 

ELEMENTS: 
SECTION 1.  Ordinance
relative to pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

A.
The purpose of this ordinance is to reduce any and all safety hazards for
pedestrians and vehicular traffic and also for the safety of those workers who
are engaged in work upon, in or above the streets and / or sidewalks within the
City of Lynn.

B.
Any contractor, sub-contractor, construction company, etc. engaged in any
work in, upon of above any street sidewalk within the City of Lynn which will
affect pedestrian of vehicular traffic in any way is hereby required to obtain
the services of a Police Officer of the City of Lynn for such detail to be
present during the entirety of the said work.

C.
The Chief of Police of his designee shall determine whether or not such
work detail presents a safety hazard to pedestrians or motor vehicles or to the
workers themselves.

D.
It shall be incumbent upon the company doing work to see that any
openings or any equipment left behind when no worker is present, is properly
enclosed so as not to present a danger to pedestrians of vehicle traffic.
At dusk it shall be required to provide some type of flashing light or
lights or some reflective device to be in constant operation.
During the daylight hours it shall be required that some suitable type of
barrier be placed around the opening or equipment hereinbefore mentioned.

SECTION 2.
Contractors etc. required complying with the ordinance prior to
commencement of work.  Failure to
comply shall result in penalty of $25 and / or forfeiture of any bond posted for
such work and also the immediate termination of the work.

 

PENALTIES:
FINE –  $25, termination of work, forfeiture

of bond.

TOPIC:
MOTOR VEHICLE                            
 

SUBJECT:                 MOTOR VEHICLE REPAIR

KEY WORDS:         
PUBLIC WAYS

CODE:

ORD IV-7

AGENCIES:               POLICE, HEALTH, BUILDING DEPTS.

STATUTES: 

DATES:                      09/10/91

 

ELEMENTS:  
No person shall do or perform repair work on motor vehicles on public
property, public streets, public ways, public sidewalks, or public highways,
except for emergency situations.

 

PENALTIES:
FINE – $50 per incident

 

ENFORCEMENT:
Police, Health and Building Departments have authority to
enforce this
ordinance.

TOPIC :
TRAFFIC

SUBJECT:                  RESIDENT PARKING ORDINANCE

KEY WORDS:            PARKING STICKER, PERMIT

CODE:

ORD IV-8

AGENCIES:               PARKING DEPT.

STATUTES: 

DATES:                      05/25/82

 

ELEMENTS:               SECTION 1. 

A.
The owner Of a passenger vehicle having a capacity of less than one (1)
ton so garaged who resides on an estate abutting the street where he intends to
park may file with the Parking Dept. his intention to park at such estate.

B.
Evidence of notice is the resident parking sticker displayed on lower
left corner of passenger side front door window.
Sticker to state registration number and address where principally
garaged.  Stickers valid for 1 year,
expire June 30th.

C.
Applications require name, address, vehicle make, color, year, and
registration number.  Registration
certificate marked on back upon issue of sticker.  Stickers to be signed by Parking Director.

D.
Sticker entitles bearer to park in immediate area of residence provided
there is a space available.  Must be
a legal space, does not permit parking at a meter or restricted zone.

Two portable
visitor permits go with
sticker.

All residents not owning motor
vehicles are allowed 2 visitor permits.

E.
Residency parking in effect in immediate proximity of any area zoned
heavy industrial, light industrial or hospital under Sec. 18 of the Zone
Ordinance, and any heavily used body of water.
Ordinance Committee can set other areas after public hearing.

F.
Fee of $2 per household for sticker through Parking Dept.

PENALTIES:

 

NOTE:  
Known as Article V, Section 12A of Traffic Regulation for City of Lynn.

TOPIC:
MOTOR VEHICLES

SUBJECT:  
STREET SWEEPING

KEY WORDS:            TOW, PARKING

CODE:
ORD IV-9

AGENCIES:

STATUTES: 

DATES:
08/14/90, 07/10/90

 

ELEMENTS:  
On any street or part thereof where signs have been erected for the
purposes of facilitating the cleaning of streets, no person shall stand or park
a vehicle on the days during the hours indicated.

Any vehicle parked upon the
street designated for sweeping, which interferes with the sweeping of said
street shall be removed, at the owner’s expense.

 

PENALTIES:
FINE – $15                 

TOPIC : 
MOTOR VEHICLES

SUBJECT:                  TOWING AND PARKING

KEY WORDS:            ADMINISTRTIVE FEES

CODE:

ORD IV-10

AGENCIES:               PARKING DEPT.

STATUTES:               C. 30B, S. 1(b)(21)

DATES:                      04/27/93

 

ELEMENTS: 
SECTION 1.  Any towing
company that tows a motor vehicle, not abandoned, as a result of an order by any
city official, agent, or employee, shall pay the City of Lynn, an administrative
fee of Fifteen ($15) Dollars for each such vehicle towed.
This fee will be added to the towing fees.


SECTION 2.  A contract for
the towing storage of motor vehicles shall be exempt from the requirements of
competitive bidding provisions of C. 30B, S. 1(b)(21) so long as that contract
is entered into with one legal entity.

 

PENALTIES:
FEE – $15

TOPIC :
MOTOR VEHICLES

SUBJECT:                  GENERAL ORDINANCE FOR TOWING

AND PARKING

KEY WORDS:            MOTOR VEHICLE, SNOW REMOVAL

ETC.

CODE:             
ORD IV-11

AGENCIES:
POLICE, PARKING DEPTS., DPW

STATUTES: 
C. 90, S. 20A, C. 159A & B

DATES:
01/10/95, 03/23/93, 04/08/86, 07/10/84,
05/19/81, 02/03/81, 12/16/80

ELEMENTS: 
SECTION 1.

1.
Any vehicle parked or standing in such manner, or in such areas as are
hereinafter described on any way under the control of the City of Lynn shall be
removed at the owner’s expense in accordance to this ordinance.

2.
Authorization of Police or Public Authority.

The moving or towing of any
vehicle under the provisions of this section shall be by and at the direction of
the Chief of Police or such officer(s) of the rank of Sergeant or higher as he
may from time to time designate or public authority or an officer assigned by
the City Council to enforce ordinances in the City of Lynn or Parking Director.

3.
Fees.  City Council sets fees
for towing.

A.
Removal or Towing Fee.

Rates as certified under C. 159A
& B shall apply.

B.
Snow Removal & Storage Charge

Rates as certified under C. 159A
7 B shall apply

4.
Liability for damage during removal or storage.

Contractor liable for damages
arising out of negligence in the course of removal.

5.
General Prohibition Tow Zones.

No person shall stand or park or
allow, permit or suffer any vehicle registered in his name to stand or park in
any of the following places.  Vehicles
found in violation of the provisions of this section, except those specifically
exempt by law, shall be removed to a convenient place under the direction of an
officer of the Police Department or Parking Director and the owner of the
vehicle so removed or towed away shall be liable to the cost of such removal and
storage, if any as set forth in paragraph 3 of this ordinance.
The owner of any vehicle so removed or towed away under the provisions of
this section shall also be subject to the penalties of C. 90, S. 20A. (1) Not
criminal offense; (2) First offense no fee but appearance; Second, Third,
Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and subsequent $15.00; (3) If failure to appear or if fine
unpaid then summons to appear twenty-one (21) days – if failure to appear then
arrest and license revoked.

A.
Upon any way in such manner as to impede the removal or plowing of snow
or ice and sweeping of streets after public notice except vehicles parked in
accordance with approved regulations governing All Night Parking

B.
Upon any sidewalk.

C.
Upon any way within Twenty (20) feet or an intersecting way, except
alleys.

D.
Upon any crosswalk.

E.
Upon the way within Ten (10) feet of a fire hydrant.

F.
On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb
of the way (Double Parked).

G.
In front of a public or private driveway.

H.
Upon any way where the parking of a vehicle will not leave a clear and
unobstructed lane of at least Ten (10) feet wide for passing traffic.

I.
Upon any public way between the hours of 22:00 and 06:00 any commercial
vehicle parked, which is one ton or over, or any trailer, camper or boat and
trailer.

J.
Vehicle parked in the opposite direction of on-coming traffic.

K.
Cars parked on watershed land without proper identification.

L.
Vehicles parked in designated tow zones as established by ordinance.

6.
Immediate removal of abandoned vehicle from public property or public
ways.

Registered of unregistered motor
vehicles shall be removed immediately at owner’s expense from any public
property or public way for the following reasons:

A.
No license plates attached to vehicle.

B.
No valid inspection sticker.

C.
Car obviously cannot be moved because of flat tires or being determined
as unsafe vehicle, that is lack of proper illuminating devices such as
headlights or taillights, broken windshield, vehicles found standing on blocks,
jacks, etc.

7.
Abandonment of motor vehicles on public or private ways.

No person shall abandon a
registered motor vehicle upon any public or private way or upon any property
other than his own without the permission of the owner or lessee of said
property.  An officer of the Police
Department or Parking Director during the normal performance of his duties shall
have removed from a public of private way or private property any motor vehicle
which has been determined to be:

A.
Illegally parked (ticketed by Police or Meter Maid).

B.
Obstructing a sidewalk for the flow of pedestrian traffic

C.
Unauthorized vehicle on city owned property.

D.
Trailers, Campers, Boats and Trailers.

E.   Any vehicle snowbound on public way.

8.
Fines for violations as set forth in subsection 6 and 7 shall be

$25.

                        
9.   Establishing towing
rules.

Except when an emergency exists
the Police Department shall establish a list of qualified towing companies and
rotate that list when possible.

10.
Emergency towing.

Any Police Officer during the
normal performance of his duties, shall have removed from a public or private
way or private property, without the consent of the owner, immediately, any
motor vehicle for the following reasons:

A.
Vehicle involved in a crime.

B.
Vehicle obstructing where it creates a problem for the proper protection
of life and limb.  (Such as Rescue
Unit, Fire Apparatus, Ambulance or any such emergency vehicle).

C.
Vehicle suspected of being used in transportation of stolen articles or
illegal articles.

D.
Any vehicle determined to be a potential hazard parked on public or
private property within six (6) feet of building.

E.
During the period of snow emergency, no vehicle will be towed from a City
of Lynn street unless directed by the Police Chief or DPW Commissioner of his
designee,  Further, that prior to
any vehicle being towed that a verbal warning by the Police of DPW be issued by
loud speaker, advising residents that their vehicle is about to be towed.

11.
 Towing vehicles during the
performance of Public Authority Work is considered to be Emergency Vehicles.

12.
Police to keep records. 

The Police Department shall keep
a record of all such vehicles towed or removed under the provisions of this
ordinance.  Such record shall be
maintained for one (1) year and shall contain the following information:

A.
The registration of the vehicle.

B.
The location from which it was towed, and time and date of tow order.

C.
The location to which it was moved.

D.
The fee charge for towing.

E.
Name of Towing Contractor, if any.

F.
Name and rank of Officer who authorized towing.

13.
Release of vehicle.

The towing company will not
release any vehicle until receiving written authorization from the Lynn Parking
Department.  The Lynn Police
Department will have the discretion to release vehicles should the Parking
Department be closed.

PENALTIES:
FINE – $25 per offense.

NOTE:  
Main ordinance 07/10/84

TOPIC:
MOTOR VEHICLES

SUBJECT:                  UNREGISTER, UNINSURED,

INOPERABLE

KEY WORDS:         
PRIVATE PROPERTY, RESIDENTIAL

CODE:

ORD IV-12

AGENCIES:

STATUTES: 

DATES:
04/08/86, 11/30/82

 

ELEMENTS:               No person shall have, keep or store more than one (1) unregistered,
uninsured, or inoperable motor vehicle, boat, trailer, camper or recreational
vehicle ungaraged on his premises for more than seventy two (72) hours in a
residential are.  Nor shall any
unregistered, uninsured or inoperable motor vehicle to be stored in the front
yard of a residential area.

 

PENALTIES:
FINE -$50 per offense after 48-hour notice

TOPIC:                        MOTOR VEHICLES

SUBJECT:                 
WATERCRAFT

KEY WORDS:         
SLUICE, FLAX, POND

CODE:

ORD IV-13

AGENCIES:
POLICE, HARBOR MASTER

STATUTES: 
C. 90B, SS. 1, 8

DATES:
03/24/92, 07/11/89

ELEMENTS:               No person shall operate any motorboat or vessel in violation of Chapter
90B, S. 8 on Flax or Sluice ponds.


No person shall operate any personal watercraft (e.g. Jet Ski, surf jet,
wet bike) on any pond that is less than 75 acres.

PENALTIES:             FINE – $50 per offense

ENFORCEMENT:    POLICE, HARBOR MASTERS

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