Cross Reference — As to designated snow routes, sch. X of this Title.
[R.O. 2011 §390.010; Ord. No. 2865 §2, 10-10-1979]
Whenever the Mayor or City Administrator, or person acting in his/her stead, finds on the basis of falling snow, sleet, or freezing rain that weather conditions will make it necessary that motor vehicle traffic be expedited and that parking on City streets be prohibited or restricted for snow plowing and other purposes, the Mayor or City Administrator, or person acting in his/her stead, shall put into effect a parking prohibition on parts of or all Snow Emergency Routes as necessary by declaring such an emergency in the manner described in this Chapter.
Once in effect, a prohibition under this Chapter shall remain in effect until terminated by announcement of the Mayor or City Administrator, or person acting in his/her stead, in accordance with this Chapter. While said prohibition is in effect, it shall be unlawful for any person to park or allow to remain parked any vehicle on any portion of a snow emergency route to which said prohibition applies.
[R.O. 2011 §390.020; Ord. No. 2865 §3, 10-10-1979]
No person or persons engaged in the removal of snow or ice on driveways or parking lots shall deposit such snow or ice in the streets or any public ways for vehicular or pedestrian traffic after the snow has been removed from the public ways for vehicular or pedestrian traffic.
[R.O. 2011 §390.030; Ord. No. 2865 §4, 10-10-1979]
The Mayor or City Administrator, or person acting in his/her stead, shall cause each declaration made by him/her pursuant to this Chapter to be publicly announced by means of broadcast or telecast from a station with normal operating range covering the City, and may cause such declaration to be further announced in newspapers of general circulation when feasible. Each announcement shall describe the action taken by the Mayor or City Administrator, or person acting in his/her stead, including the time it became or will become effective, and shall specify the streets or areas affected. Such a declared emergency shall not become effective until at least three (3) hours after the first (1st) announcement has been made between 6:00 A.M. and 11:00 P.M. in accordance with this Section.
[R.O. 2011 §390.040; Ord. No. 2865 §5, 10-10-1979]
Whenever the Mayor or City Administrator, or person acting in his/her stead, shall find that some or all of the conditions which give rise to a parking prohibition or traffic emergency in effect pursuant to this Chapter no longer exist, he/she may declare the prohibition or emergency terminated, in whole or in part, in a manner described by this Chapter effectively upon announcement.
[R.O. 2011 §390.050; Ord. No. 2865 §6, 10-10-1979]
On each street or section of a street designated by this Chapter as a Snow Emergency Route, the City Administrator shall cause to be posted special signs at intervals not exceeding five hundred (500) feet with the wording: "Snow Emergency Route". These signs shall be distinctive and uniform in appearance and shall be plainly readable to persons traveling on the street or highway.
[R.O. 2011 §390.060; Ord. No. 2865 §8, 10-10-1979]
In the event of a violation of this Chapter, the Chief of Police is hereby empowered to direct such offending vehicle or vehicles to be towed either out of the area involved or to an approved storage area, and the cost of such towing and storage shall be assessed against the offending vehicle, its owner, or operator.