The provisions of this Title prohibiting the standing or parking of a vehicle shall apply at all times or at those times herein specified or as indicated on official signs except when it is necessary to stop a vehicle to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a Police Officer or official traffic control device.
The provisions of this Title imposing a time limit on parking shall not relieve any person from the duty to observe other and more restrictive provisions prohibiting or limiting the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles in specified places or at specified times.
When signs are erected giving notice thereof, no person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any of the streets described by ordinance.
When signs are erected in each block giving notice thereof, no person shall park a vehicle between the hours specified by ordinance of any day except Sunday and public holidays within the districts or upon any of the streets described by ordinance.
When signs are erected in each block giving notice thereof, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle between the hours specified by ordinance of any day except Sundays and public holidays within the district or upon any of the streets described by ordinance.
Whenever by this Title or any ordinance of the City any parking time limit is imposed or parking is prohibited on designated streets, it shall be the duty of the City Traffic Engineer to erect appropriate signs giving notice thereof and no such regulations shall be effective unless said signs are erected and in place at the time of any alleged offense.
In cases where an equally direct and convenient alternate route is provided, an ordinance may describe and signs may be erected giving notice thereof that no persons shall operate any commercial vehicle upon streets or parts of streets so described except those commercial vehicles making deliveries thereon.
[CC 2000 §365.080; Ord. No. 1065 §§1 — 14, 10-12-1995]
Definitions. As used in this Section, the following terms shall have these prescribed meanings:
- COMMERCIAL VEHICLE
- Any vehicle, whether self-propelled, pushed or pulled, which is designed or regularly used for the transport or delivery of freight, merchandise, property or persons for a fee or other consideration.
- NON-COMMERCIAL VEHICLE
- Any vehicle, whether self-propelled, pushed or pulled, which is not a commercial vehicle including mobile homes, recreational vans, campers, camper vans, tow trucks or any vehicle weighing more than four thousand (4,000) pounds other than passenger automobiles, traditional one-quarter (¼) ton pickup trucks or traditional family passenger vans.
It shall be unlawful for any person or entity to park any commercial vehicle or non-commercial vehicle upon the streets within zoning Districts "A" or "B" of the City, unless the same is temporarily parked for the then immediate and temporary purpose of loading or unloading freight, merchandise, property or persons.
It shall be unlawful for any person or entity to park any passenger automobile, traditional one-quarter (¼) ton pickup truck or traditional family passenger van upon private property within zoning Districts "A" or "B" of the City, unless the same is parked a minimum of ten (10) feet from all street curb lines adjoining such property.
It shall be unlawful for any person or entity to park or to store any commercial vehicle, non-commercial vehicle or any boat which is more than twenty (20) feet in length upon property within zoning Districts "A" or "B" of the City or upon property in zoning Districts "C" or "D" of the City if said property, in whole or in part, is used as a residence, unless the same is parked entirely within a fully enclosed, lawfully located residential-type garage; provided however, private parking or storage of any commercial or non-commercial vehicle may be permitted in any part of a side or rear yard provided:
Such commercial or non-commercial vehicle does not exceed eight (8) feet in height;
Such vehicle parking or storage occurs in a manner that screens the vehicle from view at normal eye level from any adjoining street or adjoining property; (Note: The installation of a privacy fence consistent with other City ordinances may be required to fulfill this requirement. A privacy fence may not be installed on the property line.)
The total area of the property devoted to such outdoor vehicle parking or storage measured within a single continuous rectangle does not exceed five hundred (500) square feet and the number of vehicles parked or stored does not exceed two (2); and
All such vehicle parking or storage occurs only upon graded and paved surfaces of blacktop, concrete or other comparable surfaces.
It shall be unlawful for any person or entity to park any passenger automobile, traditional one-quarter (¼) pickup truck, traditional family passenger van, commercial vehicle, non-commercial vehicle or boat upon any lawn or unpaved surface of property within the City other than a driveway expressly utilized for ingress or egress.
If permitted parking or storage of a commercial or non-commercial vehicle occurs in the side yard of the property, then the vehicle must be parked or stored behind the front building line of that property.
Any commercial or non-commercial vehicle parked or stored on any residential property must be in a safe and operable condition for the purposes of its designed and intended use.
The use of any commercial or non-commercial vehicle for living, sleeping or housekeeping purposes while parked or stored in a residential zoning district or on property in a commercial zoning district, in whole or in part used as a residence, is strictly prohibited.
Any commercial or non-commercial vehicle parked or stored on any residential property must be owned by the occupant of the property or used by the occupant of the property in the performance of his/her occupation and must be duly licensed by the City and bear a current and valid City license sticker properly displayed at the lower right-hand corner of the vehicle's windshield.
When the main building on property within the City is on the rear part of the property and the property effectively does not have a side or rear yard, then the parking or storage of one (1) commercial or non-commercial vehicle shall be permitted in front of the main building, provided the vehicle has a list weight of less than two thousand (2,000) pounds and the vehicle does not protrude in front of the rear building line of the main building of any adjacent property. In any event, the parking or storage of commercial or non-commercial vehicles may occur on such property only when such parking or storage meets the requirements specified in above Subsections (D) through (I) of this Section.
Any resident of the City shall have ten (10) days to comply with the requirements of this Section after written notification of a violation.