Chapter 2
PARKING RESTRICTIONSlinklink

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6-2-1: LIMITED PARKING:
6-2-2: CERTAIN VEHICLES RESTRICTED WITHIN RESIDENTIAL AREAS:
6-2-3: SCHOOL ZONES:
6-2-4: SNOW REMOVAL; PARKING RESTRICTED:
6-2-5: TOWING:
6-2-6: PENALTY:
6-2-7: DOWNTOWN BUSINESS DISTRICT; PARKING RESTRICTED:
6-2-8: AUTHORIZATION:

6-2-1: LIMITED PARKING: linklink


From October 15 to April 15 of every year, it is unlawful for any person to continuously park for more than twenty four (24) hours, or cause to remain continuously for more than twenty four (24) hours, on any street or highway within the city, any automobile, other motor vehicle whether or not such vehicle is in a condition permitting it to be operated, trailer, camper, boat or other similar vehicle. Any such vehicle which is parked or permitted to remain on any street or highway within the city for more than forty eight (48) hours may be removed by the city, or someone authorized so to do by a contract with the city, and impounded and released or disposed of pursuant to Minnesota statutes section 168B.01 et seq., relating to abandoned vehicles. From April 15 to October 15 of every year it is unlawful for any person to continuously park for more than forty eight (48) hours, or cause to remain continuously for more than forty eight (48) hours, on any street or highway within the city, any automobile, other motor vehicle whether or not such vehicle is in a condition permitting it to be operated, trailer, camper, boat or other similar vehicle. Any such vehicle which is parked or permitted to remain on any street or highway within the city for more than seventy two (72) hours may be removed by the city, or someone authorized so to do by a contract with the city, and impounded and released or disposed of pursuant to Minnesota statutes section 168B.01 et seq., relating to abandoned vehicles. Any vehicle so impounded shall not be released until towing and storage charges have been paid. The payment of such towing and storage charges shall not relieve any person from paying a fine for such illegal parking which may be imposed by the court. (Ord. 896, 12-21-2009)
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6-2-2: CERTAIN VEHICLES RESTRICTED WITHIN RESIDENTIAL AREAS: linklink

Except where necessary for loading and unloading or for construction or other temporary work, no person shall park or cause to remain on any street or highway within any residential area of the city any truck, truck tractor, trailer or other vehicle with a capacity of more than one ton. (Ord. 471, 2-18-1975)
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6-2-3: SCHOOL ZONES: linklink

The chief of police is authorized to designate no parking zones on property open to the public owned by Independent School District 129, and to have such zones identified with "No Parking" signs. Such zones shall be at locations approved by the school district, and shall be where parking would impede the flow of traffic or obstruct access by fire or other emergency vehicles. (Ord. 473, 2-18-1975)
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6-2-4: SNOW REMOVAL; PARKING RESTRICTED: linklink


A. Parking Restricted; Avenues And First Street: From October 15 to April 15 of each year, no person shall park any motor vehicle, as such is defined in the traffic laws of the state, or permit any such motor vehicle to remain on any avenue or First Street when snow has accumulated and when, as determined by the city manager, or someone designated by the city manager, the plowing of snow is required until such avenue or First Street has been plowed to its full width. (Ord. 811, 3-5-2001)


B. Parking Restricted; Streets (Except First Street): In order to facilitate the removal of snow from the streets of the city, the city manager is hereby granted authority to declare a snow emergency when the removal of snow from the streets becomes advisable. During any such snow emergency declared by the city manager, or someone authorized by the city manager so to do, no person shall park any motor vehicle, as such is defined in the traffic laws of the state or permit any such motor vehicle to remain on any street (except First Street) between the hours of eight o'clock (8:00) A.M. and six o'clock (6:00) P.M. of any day within any residential area within the city whether or not such area be zoned as residential; provided, however, that in any day during such snow emergency in the event streets have been plowed to their full width cars may be parked on such street during the balance of that day. In declaring any snow emergency, the city manager or the city manager's representative shall state the duration of the emergency, but if conditions warrant, the emergency may be extended by further declarations of snow emergencies. (Ord. 891, 10-5-2009)


C. Vehicle Impounded: Any motor vehicle parked or which is permitted to remain on any street or avenue in violation of this chapter may be immediately removed and impounded as provided in section 6-2-1 of this chapter. (Ord. 811, 3-5-2001)

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6-2-5: TOWING: linklink

Any vehicle which, within a ninety (90) day period, receives three (3) tickets for violations of any of the following:


A. A posted parking restriction;


B. Provisions of this chapter;


C. Other provisions of this code regulating parking; or


D. Provisions of state statutes regulating parking;

upon receiving the third such ticket for the same offense, may be removed by the city or someone authorized to do so by a contract with the city, and impounded and released or disposed of pursuant to Minnesota statutes section 168B.01 et seq., relating to abandoned vehicles. Any vehicle so impounded shall not be released until towing and storage charges have been paid. The payment of such towing and storage charges shall not relieve any person from paying a fine for such parking violation which may be imposed by the court. (Ord. 615, 5-7-1984)

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6-2-6: PENALTY: linklink

Any violation of this chapter shall constitute a petty misdemeanor punishable as provided in section 1-4-1 of this code. (1998 Code)
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6-2-7: DOWNTOWN BUSINESS DISTRICT; PARKING RESTRICTED: linklink

No person shall park any motor vehicle, as such is defined in the traffic laws of the state, or permit any such motor vehicle to remain parked, along 1st Street in the city between State Road and Canton Avenue continuously for more than two (2) hours, between the hours of six o'clock (6:00) A.M. and five o'clock (5:00) P.M. No person shall park any motor vehicle along 1st Street between State Road and Canton Avenue between the hours of two o'clock (2:00) A.M. and six o'clock (6:00) A.M. (Ord. 892, 10-5-2009)
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6-2-8: AUTHORIZATION: linklink

The chief of police is authorized to forbid parking of all vehicles or close streets for temporary periods in case of emergency or other temporary need at any place within the city. (Ord. 853, 10-17-2005)
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