[Code 1980 §15-167; CC 1990 §15-361]
The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this Article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this Section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
- COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE
- A motor vehicle designed or regularly used for carrying freight and merchandise, or more than eight (8) passengers but not including vanpools or shuttle buses.
- PICKUP TRUCK
- A motor vehicle designed primarily for the transportation of property.
- RECREATIONAL MOTOR VEHICLE
- Any motor vehicle designed, constructed or substantially modified so that it may be used and is used for the purposes of temporary housing quarters, including therein sleeping and eating facilities which are either permanently attached to the motor vehicle or attached to a unit which is securely attached to the motor vehicle. Nothing herein shall prevent any motor vehicle from being registered as a commercial motor vehicle if the motor vehicle could otherwise be so registered.
[Code 1980 §15-168; CC 1990 §15-362]
The parking of automobiles, motorcycles, commercial vehicles, boats, travel trailers, pickup coaches and recreational vehicles in residentially zoned areas shall be in compliance with the following standards:
Any automobile, motorcycle, van or pickup truck or pickup truck with a camper shell which does not rise more than eighteen (18) inches above the cab or a commercial automobile that has not been customized so as to raise the frame and body structure thereof more than twenty-four (24) inches above the ground may be parked at any time on a street so long as parking is not prohibited by any other ordinance of the City.
Any automobile, motorcycle, commercial vehicle which is not licensed in excess of twelve thousand (12,000) pounds or pickup truck, van, boat, travel trailer, pickup coach or recreational vehicle may be parked at any time behind the front setback lines, as established under Chapter 405 of this Code, on a parking surface composed of concrete, asphalt or pavement bricks or a surface composed of grass pavers, gravel and/or railroad ties.
Any automobile, motorcycle, commercial vehicle which is not licensed in excess of twelve thousand (12,000) pounds, van or pickup truck, boat, travel trailer, pickup coach or recreational vehicle may be parked at any time in a driveway having a parking surface composed of concrete, asphalt or pavement bricks or on a non-conforming gravel driveway as permitted under Chapter 405 of this Code (Section 405.225) or may be parked adjacent to a driveway on a surface composed of concrete, asphalt, pavement bricks or grass pavers.
Vehicles designed and built as buses or as commercial delivery trucks but presently being converted and used as recreational vehicles shall not be parked in a residential zone. Permits may be obtained from the Director of Finance for the parking of any bus or commercial delivery truck presently converted to use as a recreational vehicle so long as proof of ownership shall be presented to the Director of Finance establishing that the motor vehicle was purchased prior to the date of the passage of this Section. In the event that any such permit shall be issued by the Director of Finance, the bus or commercial delivery truck converted for use as a recreational vehicle may be parked at any location as set out in Subsections (2) and (3) herein.
Any recreational vehicle may be parked on the public street, where not otherwise prohibited by any other ordinance of the City, for a twenty-four (24) hour period, so long as a permit, which shall be issued on a form to be obtained from the Police Department indicating the twenty-four (24) hour period, shall be attached to the windshield or other visible place on such recreational vehicle.