Revised Parking Ordinance

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE REVISED PARKING ORDINANCE

This revised ordinance modifies several provisions affecting parking in public areas.
I. Residential Areas
Cannot stop, stand or park a vehicle with a carrying capacity over 1 1/2 tons or exceeding 21 feet in length on any street or right-of-way in residential area
Cannot stop, stand or park a trailer on any street or right-of-way in residential area
Cannot stop, stand or park a recreational vehicle on any street or right-of-way in residential area more than seven (7) consecutive days and not more than fifteen (15) total days per year, without a permit:
Cannot connect to water or electricity except to make ready.
Cannot connect to sewer, gas, television cable or other utility line, ever.
Cannot inhabit when parked on any public street or right-of-way
Cannot stop, stand or park an abandoned vehicle on any street or right-of-way in residential area.
Exceptions:
Vehicle or trailer making pick-ups or deliveries
City or other governmental vehicles if engaged in maintenance work
Emergency vehicles
Bus or school bus engaged in receiving or discharging passengers
Vehicle or trailer left at or on an active job site

II. All areas within the city – At all times, except as noted:
1. Cannot stop, stand or park:
If designated no parking or restricted parking;
On a sidewalk;
Within street right-of-way in front of or within five (5) feet of public or private driveway for single family or duplexes, except in cul-de-sacs;
Within street right-of-way in front of or within twenty (20) feet of driveway serving other uses;
Within an intersection of two public roadways or within the rounded corner at an intersection;
Within fifteen feet of fire hydrant;
On a marked crosswalk;
Within twenty (20) feet of marked crosswalk at an intersection of 2 public streets;
Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction, if such stopping, standing or parking would obstruct traffic;
On roadway side of any vehicle already stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street;
Adjacent to curb of public street (except parallel and immediately adjacent to curb and oriented in direction of travel);
Within roadway or right-of-way of state highway or designated arterial roadway;
On a bridge or elevated structure; or
On a railroad track or within railroad right-of-way.
Cannot park on street or alley that would obstruct vehicular traffic.
Cannot park on street if obstructing a designated bike lane.
Cannot park in designated fire zone.
Cannot park on public roadway or public right-of-way if principal purpose is to display vehicle for sale, greasing, repairing, servicing or maintaining such vehicle, except in an emergency.
No vehicle having a manufacturer carrying capacity over 1 ½ tons or exceeding 21 feet in length, trailer, recreational vehicle, abandoned vehicle parked on any public street or public right-of-way within the city between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., except for repairs or service in an emergency.
Cannot park, stop, or stand a vehicle in a “handicap zone” unless the vehicle is operated by or for a physically handicapped person and bears a special device or decal.
Cannot inhabit a vehicle, including recreational vehicle, any time when it is parked on public street or public right-of-way.