Village of Coal City, IL
Grundy County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Coal City as §§ 76.1 through 76.99 of the 1984 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No vehicle shall be parked on any street, highway, or parkway (which consists of the area between the curb of the street and the innermost edge of the sidewalk) within the Village except under the following conditions:
A. 
Physicians on emergency calls.
B. 
Emergency vehicles.
(1) 
The driver of an authorized emergency vehicle, when responding to any emergency call or when in pursuit of an actual or suspected violator of the law or when responding to but not upon returning from a fire alarm, may park or stand irrespective of the provisions of this chapter.
(2) 
The foregoing provision shall not relieve the driver of an emergency vehicle from the duty to park or stand with due regard for the safety of all persons, nor shall the provision protect the driver from the consequences of his or her reckless disregard for the safety of others.
C. 
Multiple automobiles. When there are three or more passenger automobiles, each of which is licensed to the same residence address under the provisions of this Title VII, and three or more of the automobiles are present at the same time at the residence address, two of the automobiles shall be parked off the street and parkways and the remaining automobiles, not exceeding two, may be parked immediately in front of the residence address.
[Amended 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 16-16]
[Amended 8-23-2010 by Ord. No. 10-21]
No person shall 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 device, in any of the following places:
A. 
On a sidewalk, and no sidewalk may be blocked except as provided in § 72-9;
B. 
In front of a public or private driveway;
C. 
Within an intersection;
D. 
Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant;
E. 
On a crosswalk;
F. 
Within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;
G. 
Within 30 feet upon approach to any flashing beacon, stop sign, yield sign or traffic-control signal located at the right side of a roadway;
[Amended 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 16-16]
H. 
Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within 30 feet of the points on the curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone, unless a different length is indicated by signs or markings;
[Amended 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 16-16]
I. 
Within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad grade crossing;
J. 
Within 20 feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station and, on the side of the street opposite the entrance to any fire station, within 75 feet of the entrance when proper sign posted;
K. 
Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when parking would obstruct traffic;
L. 
On the roadway side of any vehicle parked at the edge or curb of a street;
M. 
Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway or within a highway tunnel;
[Amended 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 16-16]
N. 
At any place where the standing of a vehicle will reduce the usable width of a roadway for moving traffic to less than 18 feet;
O. 
At any place where official signs prohibit parking.
P. 
On any railroad tracks. A violation of any part of this Subsection P shall result in a mandatory fine of $500 or 50 hours of community service.
[Added 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 16-16]
Q. 
On any controlled-access highway.
[Added 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 16-16]
R. 
In the area between roadways of a divided highway, including crossovers.
[Added 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 16-16]
S. 
In a public parking area if the vehicle does not display a current annual registration sticker or current temporary permit pending registration.
[Added 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 16-16]
No person shall park a vehicle within an alley except for the purpose of loading and unloading merchandise and then not in such a manner or under such conditions as to leave available less than 10 feet 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 a position as to block the driveway entrance to any abutting property.
[Amended 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 16-16]
A. 
Upon any highway outside of a business or residence district, no person shall stop, park, or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or unattended, upon the paved or main-traveled part of the roadway when it is practical to stop, park, or so leave the vehicle off that part of the highway. In every event, a clear and unobstructed width of the highway opposite the standing vehicle shall be left for the free passage of other vehicles and a clear view of the stopped vehicles shall be available from a distance of 200 feet in each direction upon the highway.
B. 
This section shall not apply to the driver of any vehicle which is disabled while on the paved or main-traveled portion of a highway in such manner and to such extent that it is impossible to avoid stopping and temporarily leaving the disabled vehicle in such position.
C. 
Any second division vehicle used exclusively for the collection of garbage, refuse, or recyclable material may stop or stand on the road in a business, rural, or residential district for the sole purpose of collecting garbage, refuse, or recyclable material. The vehicle, in addition to having its hazard lights lighted at all times that it is engaged in stopping or standing, shall also use its amber oscillating, rotating, or flashing light or lights as authorized under 625 ILCS 5/12-215, Subsection (b)(12), if so equipped.
A. 
It shall be unlawful to park any motor vehicle which is not properly displaying registration plates or decals issued to a person with disabilities pursuant to ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 3-616, 11-1301.1 or 11-1301.2, or to a disabled veteran pursuant to ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 3-609, as evidence that the vehicle is operated by or for a person with disabilities or disabled veteran, in any parking place, including any private or public off-street parking facility specifically reserved, by the posting of an official sign, for motor vehicles bearing such registration plates. It shall be prohibited to park any motor vehicle in a designated access aisle adjacent to any parking place specifically reserved for persons with disabilities, by the posting of an official sign as designated in ILCS 625, Act 5, § 11-301, for motor vehicles bearing such registration plates. When using the parking privileges for persons with disabilities, the parking decal or device must be displayed properly in the vehicle where it is clearly visible to law enforcement personnel, either hanging from the rearview mirror or placed on the dashboard of the vehicle. Disability license plates and parking decals and devices are not transferable from person to person. Proper usage of the disability license plate or parking decal or device requires the authorized holder to be present and enter or exit the vehicle at the time the parking privileges are being used. It is a violation of this section to park in a space reserved for a person with disabilities if the authorized holder of the disability license plate or parking decal or device does not enter or exit the vehicle at the time the parking privileges are being used. Any motor vehicle properly displaying a disability license plate or a parking decal or device containing the international symbol of access issued to persons with disabilities by any local authority, state, district, territory or foreign country shall be recognized as a valid license plate or device and receive the same parking privileges as residents of the Village.
[Amended 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 16-16]
B. 
An individual with a vehicle displaying disability license plates or a parking decal or device issued to a qualified person with a disability under ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 3-616, 11-1301.1 or 11-1301.2, or to a disabled veteran pursuant to ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 3-609, or ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 3-609.01, is in violation of this section if:
(1) 
The person using the disability license plate or parking decal or device is not the authorized holder of the disability license place or parking decal or device or is not transporting the authorized holder of the disability license plate or parking decal or device to or from the parking location; and
(2) 
The person uses the disability license plate or parking decal or device to exercise any privileges granted through the disability license plate or parking decals or devices under the ILCS.
C. 
A driver of a vehicle displaying disability license plates or a parking decal or device issued to a qualified person with a disability under 625 ILCS 5/3-616, 5/11-1301.1, or 5/11-1301.2 or to a disabled veteran under 625 ILCS 5/3-609 is in violation of this section if:
[Added 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 16-16]
(1) 
The person to whom the disability license plate or parking decal or device was issued is deceased; and
(2) 
The driver uses the disability license plate or parking decal or device to exercise any privileges granted through a disability license plate or parking decal or device under the ILCS.
D. 
Any person or local authority owning or operating any public or private off-street parking facility may, after notifying the Police or Sheriff's Department, remove or cause to be removed to the nearest garage or other place of safety any vehicle parked within a stall or space reserved for use by a person with disabilities which does not display handicapped registration plates or decals as required under this section.
E. 
As used in this section, "authorized holder" means an individual issued a disability license plate under ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 3-616, an individual issued a parking decal or device under ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-1301.2, or an individual issued a disabled veteran's license plate under ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 3-609, or ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 3-609.01.
(ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-1301.3)
No vehicle shall be parked with the driver's side of the vehicle next to the curb, except on one-way streets. It shall be unlawful to stand or park any vehicle in a street other than parallel with the curb and with the two right wheels of the vehicle within 12 inches of the regularly established curbline, except that upon those streets that have been marked for angle parking, vehicles shall be parked at the angle to the curb indicated by the marks.
It shall be unlawful to park any vehicle upon any street for the purpose of displaying it for sale, or to park any vehicle upon any street from which vehicle merchandise is peddled or sold.
It shall be unlawful for the driver of a vehicle to stand a passenger vehicle for a period of time longer than is necessary for the loading or unloading of passengers in any place designated by ordinance as a loading zone and marked as such or in any of the following designated places:
A. 
At any place not to exceed 75 feet along the curb before the entrance to any hospital or hotel at any time.
B. 
At any place not to exceed 75 feet along the curb before the entrance to a public building between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., except on a Sunday.
C. 
Directly in front of the entrance to any theater at any time that the theater is open.
[Amended 8-23-2010 by Ord. No. 10-21]
A. 
It shall be unlawful to park any vehicle on any public street or portion thereof in the Village at any time when the street is being cleaned. Signs indicating cleaning shall be posted before the work is done to provide reasonable notice of the parking restriction. Vehicles parked in violation of this section shall be ticketed in accordance with the Village Code.
B. 
It is hereby declared and proclaimed that it is necessary to the public health and safety that the streets of the Village be cleared of snow, and if the clearing of the snow is impeded and delayed by vehicles parked on the streets, such impediment and delay is detrimental to the public health and safety. The parking regulations for snow removal shall be as follows:
(1) 
Whenever there has been snow of two inches or more, in order not to delay the clearing of such streets, all vehicles parked on all streets of the Village shall be removed by the owner in a timely manner. Those vehicles parked continuously on a Village street following a snow of two inches or more in excess of 48 hours may be issued a parking ticket. It shall be the duty of the Chief of Police or his or her designee to issue parking tickets for those persons who violate this section.
(2) 
If such vehicles are not removed from the streets after two inches of snowfall occurs, and after ticketing, said vehicles shall be towed in accordance with Chapter 80, Towing and Impounded Vehicles.
(3) 
During periods in which snow removal parking restrictions are enforced, a resident shall be allowed to utilize the full length of the driveway, excluding business districts, and shall not be held responsible for compliance with regulations provided in § 72-2A.
It shall be unlawful to park any vehicle for a period of time in excess of the amount of time designated by ordinance and so posted.
No vehicle other than a licensed taxicab shall be parked in any area designated by ordinance as a cab stand. No vehicle other than a bus shall be parked in a place so designated as a bus loading zone.
It shall be unlawful to park any motor vehicle on any private property without the consent of the owner of the property.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for trucks, vans, campers, and any vehicle that tends to restrict the vision of any parked vehicle to park diagonally on any Village street where such diagonal parking is allowed.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to park in any Village street any vehicle that tends to restrict or obstruct the vision of any moving motor vehicle.
[Added 7-12-1993 by Ord. No. 93-13]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for the operator of any vehicle to turn left across the oncoming traffic lane to park his or her vehicle on a street within the Village limits.
B. 
The Chief of Police or any other person authorized by the President and the Village Board shall cause signs to be posted indicating such restrictions.
Appropriate signs shall be posted in all areas where parking is limited or prohibited, indicating such limitations or prohibitions.
Every person in whose name a vehicle is registered pursuant to state law and who leases the vehicle to others, after receiving written notice of a violation of this chapter, shall upon request provide police officers and the court having jurisdiction thereof with a written statement of the name and address of the lessee at the time of the offense and the identifying number upon the registration plates and registration sticker or stickers of the vehicle. (ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 11-1305)
The fact that an automobile which is illegally parked is registered in the name of a person shall be considered prima facie proof that the person was in control of the automobile at the time of the parking.
The Police Department and all members thereof assigned to traffic duty are authorized to remove and tow away, or have removed and towed away by commercial towing service, any car or other vehicle illegally parked in any place where the parked vehicle creates or constitutes a traffic hazard, blocks the use of a fire hydrant, obstructs or may obstruct the movement of any emergency vehicle, or which has been parked in any public street or other public place for a period of more than 24 consecutive hours. Vehicles so towed away shall be stored on any Village property or in a public garage or parking lot and shall be restored to the owner or operator thereof after payment of the expense incurred by the Village in removing and storing the vehicles.
[Amended 7-12-1993 by Ord. No. 93-15; 2-26-1996 by Ord. No. 96-03; 11-13-2007 by Ord. No. 07-30; 10-11-2010 by Ord. No. 10-36; 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 16-16]
A. 
Except as otherwise provided herein, any person violating any of the provisions of this Chapter 72 shall be subject to the payment of fines as provided in § 10-99 of the Code.
B. 
Notice of violation. Where a police officer, observing a violation of the provisions of this Chapter 72, determines that such violation does not immediately endanger the public safety, the police officer may issue a notice of ordinance violation, which notice shall be printed upon a firm paper ticket specifying the violation committed. The officer shall immediately attach such ticket to the illegally stopped, standing, or parked vehicle in a place which will be clearly visible to the driver of the vehicle. The officer may deliver the ticket directly to the driver if the driver is present.
C. 
Responsibility for violations. The person(s) in whose name such vehicle is registered shall be subject to the penalty for such violation, except where the vehicle is being used without the consent of an owner.
D. 
Compromise payment; no court appearance. Any person to whom a notice of violation has been issued may compromise the payment of the minimum penalties specified in § 10-99 without appearance in court or at a Village of Coal City administrative adjudication hearing. Such payment shall be delivered to the Village Clerk.
E. 
No compromise payment; hearing appearance required. No person shall be eligible to compromise the payment of a minimum penalty where three or more paid or outstanding violations of any of the provisions of this Chapter 72 have been issued to such person within the 12 preceding months.