The provisions of this Title prohibiting the standing or parking of a vehicle shall apply at all times or at those times herein specified or as indicated on official signs except when it is necessary to stop a vehicle to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a Police Officer or official traffic control device.
The provisions of this Title imposing a time limit on parking shall not relieve any person from the duty to observe other and more restrictive provisions prohibiting or limiting the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles in specified places or at specified times.
[R.O. 2006 §§365.030, 365.040; Ord. No. 98-23 §1, 6-15-1998; Ord. No. 03-040 §1, 5-5-2003; Ord. No. 04-018 §1, 4-19-2004; Ord. No. 07-015 §3, 3-5-2007; Ord. No. 14-040 §5, 9-15-2014]
When signs are erected giving notice thereof, no person shall park a vehicle contrary to those restrictions set forth by ordinance in Schedule I of this Chapter except that none of the restrictions set forth in said Schedule shall apply to appropriately marked or signed "Handicapped Parking" spaces.
When signs are erected in each block giving notice thereof, no person shall park at any time any truck with a capacity larger than one (1) ton (except delivery trucks as allowed by Schedule I of Title III of the City Code), any trailer, any bus (except as allowed by Sections 360.060 and 360.070 of the City Code) or any recreational vehicle on or within two (2) blocks of the Public Square in any direction on First Avenue, Second Avenue, Elm Street, First Street, Second Street and Church Street.
[Ord. No. 07-015 §4, 3-5-2007]
The City Clerk shall establish and administer a parking permit program within the City for the issuance and collection of the fees as set forth in the following Subsections. The Clerk shall maintain a record of the date of issuance and expiration of any such permits issued and shall notify the Chief of Police of the date of expiration of any such permit. All fees collected by the Clerk shall immediately be paid over to the City Treasurer for deposit in the General Revenue Fund. Each permit issued shall apply only to those areas of the City commonly known as the "Central Business District" where certain time limitations have been placed upon parking of motor vehicles by this Title. The permit, if officially issued as set forth herein, shall only exempt that vehicle from the time restrictions set forth in Schedule II of this Title. All permits shall be conspicuously placed in the front windshield of a vehicle and, if not so displayed, the vehicle shall be subject to any restrictions set forth in the above referenced Schedule. Permits shall be issued annually or daily as the case may be; however, the Clerk shall have the discretion to collect the appropriate fees at such intervals as he/she finds appropriate for the administration of this program. In the event that an installment fee is not paid or a permit is not renewed, the Clerk shall immediately revoke the permit. Applications developed for the aforementioned permits include, at a minimum, the name and contact information for the applicant, the residential or business address within the "Central Business District" and a full and complete description of the motor vehicle (including vehicle license number) for which the permit is issued.
Resident's Permit. Each licensed driver of a residential unit within the "City Square" shall be allowed a permit as set forth above, however, no more than two (2) permits shall be issued to any one (1) residential unit and no more than eighteen (18) total residential permits shall be issued. The cost of the permit shall be twenty-five dollars ($25.00) annually.
Delivery Vehicle Permit. Each business within the "City Square" that can reasonably demonstrate the need for a delivery vehicle shall be allowed one (1) permit for that delivery vehicle and said vehicle shall be assigned a specifically designated and marked space at or near the front door of the business. The cost of the permit shall be seventy-five dollars ($75.00) annually.
Daily Permit. Any business within the "City Square" may purchase a permit to allow a motor vehicle to park in restricted spaces within the "Central Business District" for a period not to exceed one (1) day. No more than twenty-five (25) such permits shall be issued for any one (1) day. The cost of said permit shall be five dollars ($5.00) daily and the Clerk may issue multiple permits for daily parking but for no longer than five (5) business days.
Government Permit. The City may issue a government parking permit to allow a motor vehicle owned or operated by the State, County, or local government to park in restricted spaces within the Central Business District determined by the City to be for government parking only and designated by signage installed by the City. The permit shall be issued to a specific government employee, said permit to be displayed as required by Subsection A.
[Ord. No. 18-006, 2-20-2018]
When signs are erected in each block giving notice thereof, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle between the hours specified by ordinance of any day except Sundays and public holidays within the district or upon any of the streets described by ordinance.
Whenever by this Title or any ordinance of the City any parking time limit is imposed or parking is prohibited on designated streets, it shall be the duty of the City Traffic Engineer to erect appropriate signs giving notice thereof and no such regulations shall be effective unless said signs are erected and in place at the time of any alleged offense.
In cases where an equally direct and convenient alternate route is provided, an ordinance may describe and signs may be erected giving notice thereof that no persons shall operate any commercial vehicle upon streets or parts of streets so described except those commercial vehicles making deliveries thereon.