[Adopted 1968 and 1970 by Ord. No. 20 (Ch. 10.24 of the 1983 Municipal Code; amended in its entirety 2-27-2017 by Ord. No. 597)]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- A minor way which is used primarily for vehicular service access to the back or the side of properties otherwise abutting on a street.
- A motorized vehicle designed to transport more than 16 persons.
- COMMERCIAL TRAILER
- A trailer designed for and used by a commercial business.
- FRONT YARD SETBACK
- The area between the public street at the front of the lot and the dwelling or building closest to the public street.
- LIVESTOCK TRAILER
- A trailer designed for hauling/transporting livestock.
- A vehicle self-propelled by a motor under the control of a driver.
- Every individual who operates a vehicle as the owner or registered owner thereof, or as the agent, employee or permittee of the owner, or who is in actual physical control of a vehicle.
- PARKED or PLACED
- The standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, upon a street other than temporarily for the purpose of, and while actually engaged in, receiving or discharging passengers, or loading or unloading merchandise, or in obedience to traffic regulations, signs or signals, or any involuntary stopping of the vehicle by reason of causes beyond the control of the operator of the vehicle.
- PASSENGER VEHICLE
- An automobile, pickup truck, van, motorcycle, or similar type vehicle but does not include ATVs, side-by-sides, snowmobiles or other vehicles.
- RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
- Any motorized vehicle, or a nonmotorized vehicle which can be towed by a motorized vehicle, which is primarily designed for temporary living accommodations for recreational, camping and/or travel use including but not limited to motorized motorhomes, motorized camping vans, camp/travel trailers, pop-up camp trailers, and slide-in pickup box campers. This does not include pickup truck box toppers.
- RESIDENTIAL DWELLING
- A building used primarily for residential occupancy.
- Any public street, avenue, road, highway, lane, path or other public place located in the Town and established for the use of vehicles.
- Any nonmotorized vehicle which can be towed by a motorized vehicle and can be used to transport animals, snowmobiles, motorcycles, boats, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), other vehicles, equipment, machinery, construction materials, firewood and other items and things, but does not include nonmotorized recreational vehicles designed to be towed which are defined as "recreational vehicles."
- Any device in, upon and by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway or street.
Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or in compliance with the law or the directions of a law enforcement officer or official traffic control device, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle:
On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the curb or edge of a street;
On a sidewalk;
Within an intersection;
On a crosswalk;
Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within 30 feet of points on the curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone, unless the Town indicates a different length by signs or markings;
Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing or parking would obstruct traffic flow.
Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway;
In any alley within the Town limits except for commercial vehicles while actually making deliveries;
At any place where official signs prohibit stopping;
In such a way that a trailer or recreational vehicle pull-out or hitch extends onto or over any public sidewalk or onto or over the travel lane of any public street.
No person shall move a vehicle not lawfully under his control into any prohibited area set out in § 440-15 or away from the curb such a distance as is unlawful.
Vehicle parking on Pine Street (U.S. 191) located within the corporate limits of the Town shall be limited to parallel parking only. Vehicles shall park with their passenger side to and within 18 inches of the curb or sidewalk.
Parking shall be prohibited on Pine Street where the curbs and corners have been painted yellow or where "no parking" signs have been placed.
With the exception of motor vehicles commonly known as "pickup trucks," no truck, flatbed, or semi-tractor-trailer combination-type vehicle shall be allowed to park on Pine Street between Lincoln Avenue and Haystack Street.
It shall be unlawful for any person to park, place or let stand, any vehicle on any public street within the Town abutting the lot of a residential dwelling other than that property owned or rented by the owner of the vehicle, for a period longer than 48 hours without the written permission of one or more of the owners or renters of the abutting residential lot. In addition, the following shall apply to recreational vehicles, trailers and busses:
During the period of May 1 through November 15, no more than one recreational vehicle, trailer, or bus will be allowed to park on public streets within the Town abutting the lot of a residential dwelling, either:
During the period of November 16 through April 30 it shall be unlawful for any operator to permit a recreational vehicle, trailer or bus to remain parked for a continuous period of more than 48 hours on any Town street or municipal parking area within Town boundaries.
While any recreational vehicle, trailer or bus is parked on any public street within the Town of Pinedale:
Water hoses and electric cords to any recreational vehicle, trailer or bus shall only be permitted to cross into the public right-of-way when used temporarily for filling up or cleaning such vehicle.
Water hoses and electric cords to any recreational vehicle, trailer or bus shall only be permitted to cross into the public right-of-way where they shall lie flat on the surface of the ground, sidewalk or other surface of the public right-of-way such that they do not constitute a tripping hazard to pedestrians. Cords are not permitted in the lanes of travel.
No more than one recreational vehicle, trailer, or bus may park on public streets within the Town abutting the lot of a residential dwelling either:
Nothing in this chapter shall be deemed to prohibit the storage of licensed or operable recreational vehicles, trailers or buses on the home premises of their owner for any length of time, provided that they are in compliance with this section and all other Town zoning codes.
Nothing in this chapter shall be deemed to prohibit the use of a trailer while its operator is actively working on projects that require the trailer to be parked along the abutting property while completing the permitted project, provided that the operator is in compliance with this section and all other Town zoning codes.
Moving a vehicle from one location to another shall not exclude a violation of Subsection A, nor toll the forty-eight-hour limit if both locations are on a public street.
The Town may direct the movement of a parked vehicle to a different location at any time when such movement is necessary for repair, maintenance or special use of the street; for snow removal or for similar needs of the Town. Upon actual notice to the operator of such vehicle of the need to move such vehicle, the vehicle shall be immediately moved. If the vehicle is not timely removed, § 440-21 shall apply for the removal of violating vehicles.
Vehicles parked on Town streets impede snowplowing by the Town, as snow must be plowed to the edge of streets except in the case of Pine Street. As a result vehicles parked on Town streets may get blocked with the snow from the Town plows. It is the vehicle owner's responsibility to clear any snow blocking a vehicle parked on a Town street which may result from Town snowplowing.
No disabled or other vehicle not bearing a current license plate shall be parked upon any street, alley, or municipal parking lot within the Town.
When notice has been duly issued to remove such vehicle, by placing said notice prominently upon the vehicle where it may be readily detected, and if there is a failure to remove such vehicle within 24 hours thereafter, such vehicle shall be deemed a nuisance and subject to removal by the Town and impounded in a place of safekeeping. In the alternative, a citation may be issued for violation of Town ordinance.
Upon actual notice having been given to the operator of such vehicle pursuant to § 440-18C, and the operator of such vehicle having failed to move the same to a different location, such vehicle shall be deemed a nuisance and subject to removal by the Town and impounded in a place of safekeeping. In the alternative, a citation may be issued for violation of Town ordinance.
All costs of towing and storage shall be the responsibility of the vehicle owner and shall be paid in full before such vehicle is released to the owner/operator.
When any unoccupied vehicle is found parked in violation of any provision of this article or any other chapter of the Pinedale Code, there shall be a prima facie presumption that the registered owner of the vehicle parked the same or that the driver actually parking said vehicle was acting as the agent of the registered owner and the registered owner is responsible for such illegal parking. This prima facie presumption shall be established by proof that:
In the event that there shall be multiple registered owners of a vehicle parking in violation of this article or any other chapter of the Pinedale Municipal Code, the presumption may be applied against any one of the co-owners but in no event more than one.
No truck tractors, tractor-trailers, or other like kind vehicles having in excess of six wheels or exceeding 18,000 pounds of unladen weight shall be parked on the streets, alleys, easements or other property of the Town or on private property in any area zoned R-1, R-2, R-4 or MH; or parked on the streets, alleys, easements or other property of the Town in any area zoned C-1 or C-2 in excess of two hours. This provision shall not apply to truck tractors, tractor-trailers, or other like kind vehicles parked for the purpose of loading or unloading.
No animal shall be left standing without a weight or without being hitched to a post. Animal-drawn vehicles shall observe the same parking rules as those designated in this chapter for motor vehicles, except bicycles.
No landowner shall allow the posting of any sign on his or her property which attempts to control or limit vehicle parking on any adjacent public street. This provision shall not apply to signs relating to the blocking of private drives or garages.