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TOWN OF FRANKLIN

BYLAW AMENDMENT 10-651

CHAPTER 170, VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC

A BYLAW TO AMEND THE CODE OF THE TOWN OF FRANKLIN AT CHAPTER 170.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE FRANKLIN TOWN COUNCIL that Chapter 170 of the Code
of the Town of Franklin is amended by adding Article X as follows:
ARTICLE X – WINTER STORM OVERNIGHT PARKING BAN

Section 170-60 Purpose. The Purpose of the winter storm overnight parking ban shall
be to provide for the safe movement of police, fire and emergency medical service
vehicles during snow and ice storms and otherwise provide for public safety during
winter weather conditions. The parking ban shall also serve to enhance the capability of
the Public Works Department to remove snow and ice from the roadways, effectively
and efficiently.

Section 170-61 Activation of the Parking Ban. A winter storm overnight parking ban
shall automatically take effect upon occurrence of any of the following:
(1) Snow, sleet, or freezing rain has fallen, or is imminent.

(2) The National Weather Service and/or local television and/or radio stations
or other media are reporting commencement of snow, sleet, or freezing
rain within the local area or are predicting that snow, sleet, or freezing rain
will begin in Franklin within twelve hours.

Section 170-62 Effect of Parking Ban. The parking of any motor vehicle within the
layout or right-of-way of any public street or any roadway open to the public is prohibited
between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. while a winter storm parking ban is in
effect.

Section 170-63 Penalties.

(1) Winter storm overnight parking ban violators shall be charged a fine of
Twenty-Five Dollars ($25) for each offense.

(2) In addition to the foregoing penalty or in lieu thereof, the Town may have
the violator's vehicle towed and stored at the violator's expense.

(3) For purposes of this section, the vehicle's registered owner and any
permitted user shall be deemed a violator.
Section 170-64 Effective Time Period. This bylaw shall be in effect from October 15 to
April 15.

Section 170-65 Enforcement. The Franklin Police Department shall enforce the
provisions of this article and shall be solely responsible for issuance of tickets and
authorization of towing.

This bylaw amendment shall become effective upon passage in accordance with the
provisions of the Franklin Home Rule Charter.