City of Isanti, MN
Isanti County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
A. 
Angle and parallel parking.
(1) 
Angle parking shall be required on First Avenue NW between Main Street W and the first alley north of Main Street W. on the west side of First Avenue NW only. Every vehicle parked in this zone shall be parked with the front of the vehicle facing the curb or outside edge of the street at an angle of approximately 70°.
(2) 
Ninety-degree angle parking shall be required in designated spaces adjacent to First Avenue SW between Main Street W and the first alley south of Main Street W, on the west side of First Avenue SW.
(3) 
On all other streets, cars shall be parked parallel to the curb or edge of the roadway in accordance with the law.
B. 
Time-limit parking zones. In park areas, no vehicle shall be allowed to park between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., unless authorized by the City Council or Police Department. All vehicles must abide by the time limit posted in designated areas unless they have received and posted a special exception notice from City Staff. If a vehicle is ticketed for violation of this subsection (Isanti City Code § 227-2B) twice within a thirty-day period, whether or not said violations occur during consecutive periods of 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., the Police Department may order the vehicle towed at the owner's expense.
[Amended 4-21-2015 by Ord. No. 603]
C. 
Parking, stopping, and standing provisions.
(1) 
Upon any City street, no person shall stop, park, or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, upon the main traveled part of the street when it is practical to stop, park, or so leave such vehicle off such part of said street.
(2) 
No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or traffic control signal, in any of the following places:
(a) 
On a sidewalk.
(b) 
In front of a public or private driveway.
(c) 
Within an intersection.
(d) 
On a crosswalk.
(e) 
On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street.
(f) 
At any place where official traffic control devices are erected or where the curb or outside edge of the street is painted yellow, prohibiting parking.
(g) 
In front of or within 10 feet of a fire hydrant.
(h) 
Upon any alleyway or any part thereof.
(3) 
No person shall leave or park any recreational vehicle or trailer on any street or within the right-of-way for longer than four hours.
(4) 
No vehicle shall be parked on any street or highway for the purpose of displaying it for sale.
(5) 
No parking is allowed on any of the following streets or highways:
(a) 
Along either side of Third Avenue NW beginning at its intersection with Isanti Parkway NW to the point at which the City of Isanti corporate boundary ends and Isanti Township begins (Jackson St NW).
[Amended 4-7-2015 by Ord. No. 600]
(b) 
Along either side of Railroad Ave SW beginning at its intersection with Palomino Road SE to its intersection with Townsedge Road SE.
[Amended 4-7-2015 by Ord. No. 600]
(c) 
Along either side of County Road 5 NE/NW beginning at its intersection with Trunk Highway 65 heading west to its intersection with Whiskey Road NW.
(d) 
Along either side of Fourth Avenue SW from its intersection with Main Street W heading south to its intersection with Elizabeth Street SW.
(e) 
Along either side of Elizabeth Street SW from its intersection with Fifth Avenue SW heading east to its intersection with Second Avenue SW.
(f) 
Along either side of Fifth Avenue SW from its intersection with Elizabeth Street SW heading south to its intersection with S Brookview Lane SW.
(g) 
Along either side of Second Avenue SW from its intersection with Main Street W heading south to its intersection with Elizabeth Street SW.
(h) 
Along either side of Isanti Parkway NW, from Third Avenue NW to East Dual Boulevard NE.
[Added 4-7-2015 by Ord. No. 600]
(i) 
Along either side of Broadway Street SE, from Highway 65 NE to 6th Avenue NE.
[Added 4-19-2016 by Ord. No. 640]
(j) 
Along either side of 6th Avenue NE, from Broadway Street SE to Heritage Boulevard NE.
[Added 4-19-2016 by Ord. No. 640]
(k) 
Along the west side of Centennial Drive NW, from Heritage Boulevard NW extending South 905 feet.
[Added 10-18-2016 by Ord. No. 656]
(l) 
Along the south side of Palomino Road SE, from Railroad Avenue SE to Trunk Highway 65.
[Added 6-6-2017 by Ord. No. 674]
(m) 
Along the south side of Main Street East, east of the Elim Street NE intersection to Highway 65 NE.
[Added 9-19-2017 by Ord. No. 679]
(6) 
Commercial motor vehicles and other commercial delivery vehicles engaged in normal deliveries or the receiving of goods within any business or industrial zoning district are exempt from Subsection C(2)(e) of this § 227-2 for not to exceed 15 minutes. All authorized emergency vehicles engaged in their normal duties are exempt from this section.
(7) 
Any police officer may remove a vehicle from a street to a tow yard or other place of safety when the vehicle is left unattended and constitutes an obstruction to traffic or hinders snow removal or street improvements or maintenance operations per Minn. Stat. § 168B.035, as amended. Such vehicle shall not be released until the fees for towing and storage are paid in addition to any fine imposed for violation of this chapter.
(8) 
The presence of any motor vehicle on any street, when standing or parking in violation of this chapter, is prima facie evidence that the registered owner of the vehicle committed or authorized the commission of the violation.
(9) 
Loading zones. The City Council may, by resolution, establish loading zones to be used for the specific purpose of loading or unloading from a commercial vehicle being utilized in the transport of merchandise or people. Such loading zones shall be installed by order of the City Council where in its judgment a commercial loading zone is justified. The resolution shall specify the days of the week, and hours of the day when the designation shall be enforced. Signage shall be posted for designated loading zones.
[Added 3-15-2016 by Ord. No. 634]
No person shall turn a vehicle so as to reverse its direction on Main Street W and E from Dahlin Avenue NE to Second Avenue NW, to include the intersections of Main Street E and Dahlin Ave NE/SE, Main Street E and Railroad Avenue SE, Main Street W and First Avenue NW/SW, Main Street W and Second Avenue NW/SW, and all access or approaches.
A. 
Snow emergency routes.
(1) 
Purpose. Snow emergency routes are designated City streets that in extreme snowfalls shall be plowed to maintain the driving lanes in a passable condition until normal snowplowing activities resume.
(2) 
Designation of routes. Snow emergency routes shall be designated by resolution of the City Council.
(3) 
On each street so designated, the Public Works Director or his/her designee shall erect appropriate signs at intervals not exceeding 1,500 feet. The signs shall bear the words "Snow Emergency Route," shall be distinctive and uniform in appearance, and shall be visible to persons traveling along the route.
B. 
Winter parking. Unless permitted by the City Council or Police Department, no person shall stop, stand, or park any vehicle or permit it to stand on any City street, including the snow emergency routes, from November 1 through March 31 of each year, between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. Parking will be permitted on the streets between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., provided that the snow removal has been completed or in the absence of snow. Parking will not be permitted in the City's downtown municipal parking lot between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. The Police Department may order the vehicle towed at the owner's expense.
C. 
The snowplowing policy shall be set by resolution of the City Council.
A. 
The Police Department shall enforce the provisions of this chapter and the state traffic laws. Police officers are authorized to direct all traffic within the City, either in person or by means of visible and audible signal, in conformity with this chapter and the state traffic laws. During a fire or other emergency or to expedite traffic or safeguard pedestrians, officers of the Police Department may direct traffic as conditions require notwithstanding the provisions of this chapter and the state traffic laws. Officers of the Fire Department may direct or assist the police in directing traffic at the scene of a fire or in the immediate vicinity.
B. 
In the event there is not a police officer on duty, the Public Works Director or authorized personnel as appointed within the Public Works Department shall have the authority to order the towing of any or all vehicles that are in violation of § 227-4 of this chapter.
C. 
In the event a motor or recreational vehicle is found to be in violation of this chapter, and if, upon issuance of a citation from an officer(s) of the Police Department, the violation remains within 72 hours after the issuance of a citation and the motor or recreational vehicle continues to be in violation of these provisions, a police officer or other authorized personnel shall tow the vehicle at the owner's expense.
Any person convicted of violating any provision of this article is guilty of a petty misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not to exceed $300. An administrative fine for violation of the parking provisions of this article is hereby established and shall be in the amount set forth in Chapter A344 of this Code.