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Wicomico County Resolution No. 521

     WHEREAS, the County Council of Wicomico County, Maryland, recognizes that there is a need to regulate the parking of motor vehicles on County roads; and

     WHEREAS, Wicomico County is authorized by Resolution No. 258, adopted June 15, 1982 and by the Annotated Code of Maryland, Transportation Article Sections 26 301, 302, 303, 304 and 305 to adopt regulations that regulate the parking of vehicles; and

     WHEREAS, the residents of County adjacent to Loblolly Lane have petitioned the County Council to reduce hazardous traffic conditions resulting from nonresidents competing with residents to park their vehicles in certain residential districts; protect those residential districts from polluted air, excessive noise, and refuse caused by the entry of nonresident vehicles; and to protect the residents of those residential districts from unreasonable burdens in gaining access to their residences; and

     WHEREAS, upon the recommendation of the Director of the Department of Public Works, the County Council has determined that the number of vehicles parking in the aforesaid area creates a traffic hazard for the residents and pedestrians, is a threat to the public health safety and welfare and should be regulated by the establishment of permit parking.

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNTY COUNCIL OF WICOMICO COUNTY, IN EXECUTIVE SESSION, that the following regulations be adopted and that parking on the designated portions of the following streets shall be restricted twenty four hours a day to permit parking.

The designated area shall be those portions of:

  • Loblolly Lane between Camden Avenue and Taney Avenue.
  • Orchard Circle in its entirety.
  • Elberta Avenue between Camden Avenue and Taney Avenue.
  • Dogwood Drive between Camden Avenue and Taney Avenue.
  • Allenwood Drive from Dogwood Drive to Orchard Circle.
  • Frederick Avenue between Dogwood Drive and corporate limits of Salisbury.
  • Taney Avenue between Dogwood Drive and corporate limits of Salisbury

The Department of Public Works shall cause appropriate signs giving notice of the parking prohibition to be posted on the designated streets, restricting all parking except parking by the holders of permits. Such permits shall be granted only under the following conditions:

  • To persons who are residents of the designated area, however, the Department of Public Works, upon request by an applicant may issue permits to persons who are not residents of the designated area upon a showing by the applicant of hardship or impracticality of the restriction as applied to the applicant.
  • To persons who are visitors of any residents of the designated area, to be valid for a stated period but no more than thirty (30) days and not to be to any more than two (2) persons who are visitors at the residence.
  • To persons who do business with any resident of the designated area. However the parking prohibitions of this Resolution shall not apply to service or delivery vehicles which are being used to provide service or make deliveries to dwellings in the designated area.
  • Upon application of any resident of the designated area, the Director of the Department of Public Works may issue permits to be valid for one (1) day upon a showing by the resident that, during the hours for which the permits are to be issued, his residence will be used in such a way consistent with its residential character and other provisions of law, that visitors to his residence would not be able to park without violating the law. If the Director shall find that foregoing facts and further find that the issuance of the permits will not unduly impair traffic safety during the time of their validity, he shall issue such permits and may limit the streets or portions of streets on which they shall be valid.

An applicant for a Parking Permit shall provide the following Information for each vehicle to receive a residential parking permit;

  • The name and residential address of the owner of the vehicle;
  • The principal operator, make, model, license plate number and registration number of the vehicle; and
  • The signature of the applicant for the parking permit.

     The applicant shall demonstrate proof of residency and motor vehicle ownership in a manner determined by the Director of the Department of Public Works. The applicant shall receive one (1) parking permit for each vehicle described in the application. The parking permit shall be displayed from the rear view mirror of the vehicle, as to be clearly visible from the front of the vehicle. Permits shall be valid for a period of one year. No parking permit shall be issued to a vehicle whose owner and principal operator do not reside within the designated area.

     Any person holding a permit issued under the provisions of these regulations shall surrender it to the Director of the Department of Public Works when the requirements for the issuance of the permit no longer exist. It shall be unlawful for any person to represent that he is entitled to such a permit when lie is not so entitled, to fail to surrender a permit to which he is no longer entitled or to park a vehicle displaying such a permit at any time when the holder of such permit is not entitled to hold it.

     A violation of any provision of these regulations shall constitute a parking violation and subject the owner of the vehicle to a penalty of Ten dollars ($10.00). Failure to make payment at the office of the Director of Finance within thirty (30) days shall render such owner subject to an additional payment of twenty five dollars ($25.00) as a penalty for nonpayment. The failure to make payment of said twenty five dollars ($25.00) plus the original ticket amount shall render such owner subject to a punishment, upon conviction of each said parking violation, by a fined of not more than thirty five dollars ($35.00) or by imprisonment for a period not to exceed five (5) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

     The Director of the Department of Public Works shall issue permits, the Wicomico County Office of the Sheriff shall be responsible for the enforcement of these regulations and the Director of Finance shall be responsible for the collection of fees.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the regulations set forth in this Resolution will take effect August 14, 2000.