[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Commission of the City of Royal Oak 9-12-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-10; amended in its entirety 10-15-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-12. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
It is the purpose of this chapter to reduce hazardous conditions resulting from the use of streets within residential areas for the parking of vehicles by nonresidents; to protect those districts from polluted air, excessive noise and trash and refuse caused by the entry of such vehicles; to protect the residents of those districts from unreasonable burdens in gaining access to their residences; to preserve the character of those districts as residential districts; to promote efficiency in the maintenance of those streets in a clean and safe condition; to preserve the value of the property in those districts; and to preserve the safety of children and other pedestrians and traffic safety, and the peace, good order, comfort, convenience and welfare of the inhabitants of the City.
[Amended 11-19-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-17]
The City Commission is authorized to designate by resolution an area or areas of the City allowing residential uses in which parking is restricted to residents of the area and their guests and, upon discretion of the City Commission, to occupants (including employees) of commercial buildings which do not meet Zoning Ordinance requirements for the provision of off-street parking. Such resolution shall specify the hours during which such restriction shall be in effect. The City Commission is authorized to adopt regulations for the administration of such designated residential parking areas.
The City Commission may by such resolution:
Establish fees for a residential parking permit and a visitor's parking permit and shall establish the guidelines for issuance of such permits, including but not limited to determination of the number of parking permits allowed to occupants of commercial buildings.
Establish criteria by which residential parking areas shall be evaluated and approved including, but not limited to, demonstration of verifiable hazardous condition or hardship, percentage of properties in favor, standardization of days, time frames for ease of enforcement, and other criteria and prerequisites as recommended by the Traffic Committee.
Such hours and days as thus established shall be posted on signs in the residential parking area so as to give notice to the general public.
No person shall:
Park in a residential parking area without a residential parking permit or visitor's permit during the designated hours;
Allow another person to use a residential parking permit;
Falsify information to obtain such permits;
Fail to surrender his or her permit(s) on demand to the Chief of Police, or his or her designee, if such permit(s) is used in violation of this chapter;
Duplicate a residential parking permit; or
Otherwise violate the regulations governing the issuance of such permit.