158-9 AUTHORITY TO DESIGNATE TRAFFIC SIGNS AND PARKING REGULATIONS; APPEALS
A. The Town Manager may designate intersections at which vehicles shall come to a full stop or yield the right-of-way and may cause to be erected with the appropriate signs or markers at such in accordance with the standards contained in the Uniform Manual for Traffic Control Devices.
(Ord. No. 23-99 Amended 11-22-99-Effective Upon Passage)
B. The Front Royal Town Manager is authorized to classify vehicles with reference to parking, may designate the time, place and manner such vehicles may be allowed to park on town streets and may make and enforce such additional rules and regulations as parking conditions may require in accordance with the on-street parking policy approved by the Front Royal Town Council11 Editor’s Note: Said policy on file in the town offices.. The Town Manager shall cause to be erected appropriate signs or markers so that an ordinarily observant person who may be affected by the parking regulation will be aware of such regulation, except that no sign shall be necessary to effectuate the parking prohibitions set forth in Article VI, Article VII, Article VIII and Article IX of this Part 4, unless otherwise provided in those Articles.
C. Any person, business, organization or institution shall have the right to petition the town for a charge in parking regulations or for the imposition of new parking regulations for a specific street or location. All such petitions shall be submitted, in writing, to the Town Manager on forms supplied by the town or by a letter to the Town Manager at the applicant's election. Upon receipt of a petition, the Town Manager shall investigate the parking conditions at the location in question and, with the guidance of the on-street parking policy approved by the Town Council, shall either regulate parking, change the parking regulations or take no action. The petitioner shall be informed of the Town Manager's decision, in writing, and shall be advised of the right to appeal an adverse decision.
D. Appeal procedure.
1. A decision of the Town Manager pertaining to on-street parking may be appealed by a petitioner under Subsection C who has received an adverse decision or by any person, business, organization or institution directly affected by a new parking regulation placed in effect. Appeals must be filed, in writing, to the Front Royal Planning Commission on forms supplied by the town. Petitioners who have received an adverse decision must file their appeal within ten (10) days from the date of the written decision of the Town Manager. Those affected by a parking regulation must file their appeal within thirty (30) days from the erection of the parking sign or signs imposing said new regulation.
2. Failure to file the appeal within the required time limits shall result in the loss of the right to appeal. Upon receipt of an appeal, the Planning Commission shall place the matter on the agenda for its next meeting, shall investigate the parking conditions if it deems it necessary and shall, not later than seven (7) days after the following Planning Commission meeting, report its opinion and recommendations to the Front Royal Town Council. In the formulation of its opinion and recommendations, the Planning Commission shall be guided by the On-Street Parking Policy approved by the Front Royal Town Council. Upon receipt of the Planning Commission's recommendations, the Town Council shall decide the appeal at its next regularly scheduled meeting. The appealee shall be notified and shall have the right to speak and to present witnesses and evidence at said meeting before the Council votes on the appeal.
E. All parking regulations placed in effect by the Town Manager shall remain in effect and shall be enforceable pending appeal.
F. All parking regulations in effect as of the date of this ordinance, shall remain in effect hereafter, unless subsequently changed in accordance with the provision of this Section.
(Ord. No. 5-93 Amended Entire Section 3-22-93-Effective Upon Passage)