[Adopted 9-15-1986 by Ord. No. 86-35]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- The stopping of a motor vehicle, which is not occupied by a driver thereof, except in obedience to traffic regulations or traffic signs or signals.
- PARKING YARDS and/or PARKING PLACES
- Any area, public or private, used for the purpose of parking motor vehicles including the driveways leading to such areas, which are open to the public or to which the public is invited, including, specifically, but not limited to parking facilities serving multifamily residential dwellings, retail stores and commercial offices.
- Any cessation of movement of a motor vehicle, occupied by the driver thereof, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or traffic control sign or signal or when actually engaged in receiving or discharging passengers or merchandise.
- Remaining idle in essentially one location and shall include spending time idly, loafing or walking about aimlessly, and shall also include the colloquial expression "hanging around."
- Hindering, impeding or similar activity which interferes, slows or interrupts with either passage of pedestrians or motor vehicles or which poses a danger of injury; provided, however, that the installation or operation of security gates or controlled-access gates within parking yards, parking places or driveways leading thereto shall not be considered obstructions.
- MULTIFAMILY DWELLING
- Any building with more than two dwelling units.
No person shall park or stand any motor vehicle, loiter or otherwise obstruct any driveway or access aisle within any parking yard or parking place.
This article shall be enforced by the Englewood police, and complaints for the violation thereof may be filed by any member of the Englewood police, or the owner, occupant, tenant or other member of the public lawfully permitted to enter upon a parking yard or parking place regulated hereunder.
In accordance with the applicable rules of court, a law enforcement officer may issue a summons and complaint for violation hereof setting forth the license number of the vehicle involved in lieu of the name of the defendant, which summons and complaint may be served by affixing it to the vehicle involved in the violation.
In addition to the remedies and penalties contained herein, any member of the Englewood police may provide for the towing or removal of any vehicle parked or left unattended at any driveway, parking yard or parking place regulated hereunder.
As soon as practical after the vehicle has been removed, the Englewood police shall give notice thereof to the registered owner by personal service or by certified mail, return receipt requested, addressed to said owner at his last known address.
Any vehicle removed hereunder shall be retained and impounded unless and until released as hereinafter provided, and the owner shall pay the cost of such removal, together with any storage charge accrued for each day said vehicle is retained and impounded. Payment shall be made directly to the person or business entity who removed and/or stored the vehicle.
Any vehicle impounded hereunder shall be released only to the owner thereof or the agent of such owner and in accordance with release procedures established by the Englewood police which procedures shall require that a member of the Englewood police approve the release from impound.
Any person who releases or takes a vehicle impounded hereunder by any means other than official Englewood police release procedures shall be in violation of this article.