Chapter 5
STOPPING, STANDING AND PARKINGlinklink

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6-5-1: PARKING NOT TO OBSTRUCT TRAFFIC:
6-5-2: PARKING IN ALLEYS:
6-5-3: OVERNIGHT WINTER PARKING:
6-5-4: PARKING FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES PROHIBITED:
6-5-5: PARKING ADJACENT TO SCHOOLS:
6-5-6: PARKING ON NARROW STREETS PROHIBITED:
6-5-7: STANDING OR PARKING ON ONE-WAY STREETS:
6-5-8: STANDING OR PARKING ON ONE-WAY ROADWAYS:
6-5-9: PARKING NEAR HAZARDOUS PLACES:
6-5-10: PARKING TO BE CLOSE TO CURB:
6-5-11: ANGLE PARKING; DESIGNATED AUTHORITY:
6-5-12: ANGLE PARKING; OBEDIENCE TO SIGNS:
6-5-13: STOPPING FOR LOADING; AUTHORITY TO DESIGNATE ZONES:
6-5-14: PERMITS FOR CURB LOADING ZONES:
6-5-15: LOADING OR UNLOADING AT ANGLE; PERMITS:
6-5-16: STANDING IN PASSENGER CURB LOADING ZONE PROHIBITED:
6-5-17: STANDING IN FREIGHT CURB LOADING ZONE:
6-5-18: PUBLIC CARRIER STOPS AND STANDS:
6-5-19: PARKING BUSES AND TAXICABS:
6-5-20: RESTRICTED USE OF BUS, TAXICAB STANDS:
6-5-21: PARKING OF OVERSIZED VEHICLES IN RESIDENTIAL AND AGRICULTURAL ZONES PROHIBITED; EXCEPTIONS:
6-5-22: CERTAIN ACTS DECLARED A NUISANCE:
6-5-23: AUTHORITY TO ABATE NUISANCE:
6-5-24: OVERSIZED VEHICLES AND VEHICLE PARKING VIOLATION; PENALTY:

6-5-1: PARKING NOT TO OBSTRUCT TRAFFIC:linklink


No person shall park any vehicle upon a street, other than an alley, in such a manner or under such conditions as to leave available less than ten feet (10') of the width of the roadway for free movement of vehicular traffic. Violations of this section shall constitute a class C misdemeanor and upon conviction, subject to penalty as provided in section 1-4-1 of this code. (1990 Code § 10.20.010; amd. 2003 Code)
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6-5-2: PARKING IN ALLEYS:linklink

No person shall park a vehicle within an alley in such a manner or under such conditions as to leave available less than ten feet (10') of the width of the roadway for the free movement of vehicular traffic, and no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle within an alley in such position as to block the driveway entrance to any abutting property. Violations of this section shall constitute a class C misdemeanor and upon conviction, subject to penalty as provided in section 1-4-1 of this code. (1990 Code § 10.20.020; amd. 2003 Code)
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6-5-3: OVERNIGHT WINTER PARKING:linklink

To facilitate the clearing of snow from city streets, no person shall park any vehicle on any city street where the pavement runs from curb to curb, and also within five feet (5') of any paved public street surface, where the full improvements are not completed, to ensure there is no obstruction to the city plows that would cause health, safety and welfare concerns. This regulation shall be enforced between the hours of twelve o'clock (12:00) midnight and eight o'clock (8:00) A.M. from the period of November 1 through March 15 or any time while snow is actively falling, and for twenty four (24) hours after snowfall ceases. Vehicles parked on city streets, as defined above, are subject to immediate towing at the discretion of the public works director or designee. Violations of this section shall constitute an infraction. The standard fine for a violation of this section is forty seven dollars ($47.00). Multiple violations may result in the court assessing increased fine amounts. Striped parking spaces within the public right of way, used for commercial, office, civic, or similar type uses, shall be exempt from this restriction. (Ord. 2010-2, 2-2-2010)
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6-5-4: PARKING FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES PROHIBITED:linklink

No person shall park a vehicle upon any roadway for the principal purpose of:


A. Displaying such vehicle for sale;


B. Washing, greasing or repairing such vehicle, except repairs necessitated by an emergency. (1990 Code § 10.20.040)

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6-5-5: PARKING ADJACENT TO SCHOOLS:linklink


A. The chief of police is authorized to erect signs indicating no parking upon either or both sides of any street adjacent to any school property when such parking would, in his opinion, interfere with traffic or create a hazardous situation.


B. When official signs are erected indicating no parking upon either side of a street adjacent to any school property as authorized in this section, no person shall park a vehicle in any such designated place. (1990 Code § 10.20.050)


C. The chief of police is authorized to erect signs indicating "regulated parking" on any street adjacent to any school property for the purpose of controlling the flow of visitors to the school or to increase traffic safety. (2003 Code)

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6-5-6: PARKING ON NARROW STREETS PROHIBITED:linklink


A. The chief of police is authorized to erect signs indicating no parking upon any street when the width of the roadway does not exceed twenty feet (20'), or upon one side of a street as indicated by such signs when the width of the roadway does not exceed thirty feet (30').


B. When official signs prohibiting parking are erected upon narrow streets as authorized herein, no person shall park a vehicle upon any such street in violation of any such sign. (1990 Code § 10.20.060)

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6-5-7: STANDING OR PARKING ON ONE-WAY STREETS:linklink

The chief of police is authorized to erect signs upon the left hand side of any one-way street to prohibit the standing or parking of vehicles, and when such signs are in place, no person shall stand or park a vehicle upon such left hand side in violation of any such sign. Violations of this section shall constitute a class C misdemeanor and upon conviction, subject to penalty as provided in section 1-4-1 of this code. (1990 Code § 10.20.070; amd. 2003 Code)
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6-5-8: STANDING OR PARKING ON ONE-WAY ROADWAYS:linklink

In the event a street includes two (2) or more separate roadways and traffic is restricted to one direction upon any such roadway, no person shall stand or park a vehicle upon the left hand side of such one-way roadway unless signs are erected to permit such standing or parking. The chief of police is authorized to determine when standing or parking may be permitted upon the left hand side of any such one-way roadway and to erect signs giving notice thereof. Violations of this section shall constitute a class C misdemeanor and upon conviction, subject to penalty as provided in section 1-4-1 of this code. (1990 Code § 10.20.080; amd. 2003 Code)
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6-5-9: PARKING NEAR HAZARDOUS PLACES:linklink


A. The chief of police is authorized to determine and designate by proper signs places in which the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles would create an especially hazardous condition or would cause unusual delay to traffic.


B. When official signs are erected at hazardous or congested places as authorized in this section, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in any such designated place.


C. Violations of this section shall constitute a class C misdemeanor and upon conviction, subject to penalty as provided in section 1-4-1 of this code. (1990 Code § 10.20.090; amd. 2003 Code)

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6-5-10: PARKING TO BE CLOSE TO CURB:linklink

Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, every vehicle stopped or parked upon a roadway where there are adjacent curbs shall be so stopped or parked with the right hand wheels of such vehicle parallel to and within eighteen inches (18") of the right hand curb. Violations of this section shall constitute a class C misdemeanor and upon conviction, subject to penalty as provided in section 1-4-1 of this code. (1990 Code § 10.20.100; amd. 2003 Code)
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6-5-11: ANGLE PARKING; DESIGNATED AUTHORITY:linklink


A. The chief of police shall determine upon what streets angle parking shall be permitted and shall mark or sign such streets, but such angle parking shall not be indicated upon any federal aid or state highway within the city unless the state road commission has determined by resolution or order entered in its minutes that the roadway is of sufficient width to permit angle parking without interfering with the free movement of traffic.


B. Angle parking shall not be indicated or permitted at any place where passing traffic would thereby be caused or required to drive upon the left side of the street or upon any streetcar tracks.


C. Violations of this section shall constitute a class C misdemeanor and upon conviction, subject to penalty as provided in section 1-4-1 of this code. (1990 Code § 10.20.110; amd. 2003 Code)

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6-5-12: ANGLE PARKING; OBEDIENCE TO SIGNS:linklink

On those streets which have been signed or marked by the chief of police for angle parking, no person shall park or stand a vehicle other than at the angle to the curb or edge of the roadway indicated by such signs or markings. Violations of this section shall constitute a class C misdemeanor and upon conviction, subject to penalty as provided in section 1-4-1 of this code. (1990 Code § 10.20.120; amd. 2003 Code)
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6-5-13: STOPPING FOR LOADING; AUTHORITY TO DESIGNATE ZONES:linklink

The chief of police is authorized to determine the location of passenger and freight curb loading zones and shall place and maintain appropriate signs indicating the same and stating the hours during which the provisions of this section are applicable. (1990 Code § 10.20.130)
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6-5-14: PERMITS FOR CURB LOADING ZONES:linklink

The chief of police shall not hereafter designate or sign any curb loading zone upon special request of any person unless such person makes application for a permit of such zone and for two (2) signs to indicate the ends of each such zone. The chief of police, upon granting a permit and issuing such signs, shall collect from the applicant and deposit in the city treasury a service fee of fifty dollars ($50.00) to cover the cost of the signs, or fraction thereof, and may by general regulations impose conditions upon the use of such signs and for reimbursement of the city for the value thereof in the event of their loss or damage and their return in the event of misuse or upon expiration of permit. Every such permit shall expire at the end of one year. (1990 Code § 10.20.140; amd. 2003 Code)
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6-5-15: LOADING OR UNLOADING AT ANGLE; PERMITS:linklink


A. The chief of police is authorized to issue special permits to permit the backing of a vehicle to the curb for the purpose of loading or unloading merchandise or materials subject to the terms and conditions of such permit. Such permits may be issued either to the owner or lessee of real property or to the owner of the vehicle and shall grant to such person the privilege as therein stated and authorized in this chapter.


B. It is unlawful for any permittee or other person to violate any of the special terms or conditions of any such permit. (1990 Code § 10.20.150)

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6-5-16: STANDING IN PASSENGER CURB LOADING ZONE PROHIBITED:linklink

No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle for any purpose or period of time other than for the expeditious loading or unloading of passengers in any place marked as a passenger curb loading zone during hours when the regulations applicable to such curb loading zone are effective, and then only for a period not to exceed three (3) minutes. (1990 Code § 10.20.160)
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6-5-17: STANDING IN FREIGHT CURB LOADING ZONE:linklink

No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle for any purpose or length of time other than for the expeditious unloading and delivery or pickup and loading of materials in any place marked as a freight curb loading zone during hours when the provisions applicable to such zones are in effect. In no case shall the stop for loading and unloading of materials exceed thirty (30) minutes. (1990 Code § 10.20.170)
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6-5-18: PUBLIC CARRIER STOPS AND STANDS:linklink

The chief of police is authorized to establish bus stops, bus stands, taxicab stands and stands for other passenger common carrier motor vehicles on such public streets in such places and in such number as he shall determine to be of the greatest benefit and convenience to the public, and every such bus stop, bus stand, taxicab stand or other stand shall be designated by appropriate signs. (1990 Code § 10.20.180; amd. 2003 Code)
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6-5-19: PARKING BUSES AND TAXICABS:linklink


A. The operator of a bus, other than a school bus, shall not stand or park such vehicle upon any street at any place other than a bus stand so designated as provided herein.


B. The operator of a bus, other than a school bus, shall not stop such vehicle upon any street at any place for the purpose of loading or unloading passengers or their baggage other than at a bus stop, bus stand or passenger loading zone so designated as provided in this chapter, except in case of an emergency.


C. The operator of a bus, other than a school bus, shall enter a bus stop, bus stand or passenger loading zone on a public street in such a manner that the bus when stopped to load or unload passengers or baggage shall be in a position with the right front wheel of such vehicle not further than eighteen inches (18") from the curb and the bus approximately parallel to the curb so as not to unduly impede the movement of other vehicular traffic. (1990 Code § 10.20.190; amd. 2003 Code)


D. The operator of a taxicab shall not stand or park such vehicle upon any street at any place other than in a taxicab stand so designated as provided herein. This provision shall not prevent the operator of a taxicab from temporarily stopping in accordance with other stopping or parking regulations at any place for the purpose of and while actually engaged in the expeditious loading or unloading of passengers. (1990 Code § 10.20.190)

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6-5-20: RESTRICTED USE OF BUS, TAXICAB STANDS:linklink

No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle other than a bus in a bus stop or other than a taxicab in a taxicab stand when any such stop or stand has been officially designated and appropriately signed, except that the driver of a passenger vehicle may temporarily stop therein for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading passengers when such stopping does not interfere with any bus or taxicab waiting to enter or about to enter such zone. (1990 Code § 10.20.200)
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6-5-21: PARKING OF OVERSIZED VEHICLES IN RESIDENTIAL AND AGRICULTURAL ZONES PROHIBITED; EXCEPTIONS:linklink


A. All vehicles as defined in this section with a rated capacity of one and one-half (11/2) tons or more, or licensed for more than eighteen thousand (18,000) pounds gross, or trailers, shall not be permitted to park or stop on a public street in a residential or agricultural zone as identified on the official zoning map of the city, except where it is necessary to stop the vehicle to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or official traffic control device. In the opinion of the city council, the parking of such oversized vehicles upon city streets in residential and agricultural zones constitutes a hazard and threat to the safety, health and welfare of the inhabitants of the city. Vehicles for the purpose of this section are defined as automobiles, trucks, trailers, mobile homes or any other conveyance on wheels used for the transport of persons or objects, which vehicles include campers and boats.


B. This section shall in no way restrict the loading and unloading of passengers on or off public and/or private school buses. This section shall in no way restrict the parking or stopping of a vehicle with a rated capacity of one and one-half (11/2) tons or more, or licensed for more than eighteen thousand (18,000) pounds gross when the vehicle is being used to deliver household accessories or household furniture. This section shall in no way restrict the temporary parking or stopping of a city vehicle or of a vehicle owned and/or operated by a public utility for the purpose of conducting repairs or related work. This section shall not restrict the temporary parking of vehicles used to deliver building supplies and materials to property in either the residential or agricultural zones nor shall it prohibit the temporary parking of vehicles used by individuals performing work upon property in residential or agricultural zones. (Ord. 99-19, 10-19-1999)

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6-5-22: CERTAIN ACTS DECLARED A NUISANCE:linklink

The parking or leaving of any vehicle upon a public street in the same place continuously for forty eight (48) hours, or in excess thereof, is prohibited and is declared to be a nuisance and detrimental to the safe and proper regulation of traffic. (1990 Code § 10.20.220; amd. 2003 Code)
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6-5-23: AUTHORITY TO ABATE NUISANCE:linklink

City police officers are authorized to abate the nuisance declared in section 6-5-22 of this chapter by removing any vehicle in violation thereof or by causing the same to be removed under their direction from any public street to a place determined by the officer. (1990 Code § 10.20.230)
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6-5-24: OVERSIZED VEHICLES AND VEHICLE PARKING VIOLATION; PENALTY:linklink

Violation of the provisions of sections 6-5-21 through 6-5-23 of this chapter shall constitute a class B misdemeanor and upon conviction, subject to penalty as provided in section 1-4-1 of this code. (1990 Code § 10.20.240; amd. 2003 Code)
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