[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Commission of the City of Royal Oak 8-4-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-09. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known as the "Pull-Off Parking Ordinance."
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- PULL-OFF PARKING
- Any area used for vehicular stopping, standing, or parking located between the road curb or edge of traveled roadway and the adjacent private property line.
- ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY
- Property dedicated for public travel and utility use and owned by the City of Royal Oak as shown on surveyor land plat maps recorded at the Oakland County Register's Office in the State of Michigan.
No person shall improve any portion of the road right-of-way by laying of any gravel, concrete, asphalt or other impervious surface without the previous permission of the City, including all applicable agreements and permits.
Applications to improve any portion of the road right-of-way, adjacent to single-family residences, by the laying of any concrete or asphalt surface shall be made to the City Engineer or designee and the Traffic Committee (established by Ordinance 90-12). The City Engineer shall establish the application for pull-off parking. Incomplete applications will not be accepted by the City.
The Traffic Committee shall review the application and the recommendation of the City Engineer and shall forward its recommendation to the City Commission for approval, denial or approval with conditions.
The applicant shall comply with all conditions set in the approval and shall maintain the improvement in good condition.
Pull-off parking areas shall be paved in concrete or asphalt and shall meet all lines, grades, standards, terms, and conditions established by the City Engineer.
The improvement shall be subject to removal at any time at the complete discretion of the City Engineer, the Traffic Committee or the City Commission. The applicants shall be responsible to remove the improvement within 30 days of the City's request at their own expense.
The improvement can only be used for stopping, standing or parking of any properly licensed vehicle eligible of City street parking.
The applicant shall execute a license agreement with the City before any improvements are made, expressly agreeing that the City shall not be liable for any damages to the pull-off parking area caused by work performed within the public right-of-way.
The applicant shall pay all applicable fees necessary to cover the City's expenses. The fees shall be set by resolution of the City Commission. Applications for pull-off parking will not be accepted by the City unless the fee is paid to the City Treasurer.
A violation of this chapter is a civil infraction, punishable by fine of $100 for each day the violation occurs, plus the cost of prosecution.