Village of Bellevue, MI
Eaton County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Council of the Village of Bellevue as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Municipal civil infractions — See Ch. 1, Art. III.
Bicycles and other wheeled vehicles — See Ch. 19.
Parking Violations Bureau — See Ch. 94.
Abandoned vehicles — See Ch. 109, Art. I.
Uniform Traffic and Motor Vehicle Codes — See Ch. 137.
[Adopted at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
A motor vehicle that has two or more axles and a gross vehicle weight in excess of 10,000 pounds and that is designed, used or maintained primarily for the transportation of property or goods.
No person shall park a vehicle, except when in compliance with law or at the direction of a police officer or traffic-control device, in any of the following places:
On a sidewalk.
In front of a public or private driveway.
Within an intersection.
Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.
On a crosswalk.
Within 20 feet of a crosswalk, or if none, then within 20 feet of the intersection of property lines at an intersection of highways.
Within 50 feet of the nearest rail of railroad crossings.
Within 20 feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station.
Along side or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when such stopping, standing or parking would obstruct traffic.
On the highway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street.
Upon any bridge.
At any place where official signs prohibit stopping or parking.
In front of any theater.
In any place or in any manner so as to block or hamper the immediate use of any egress from any fire escape conspicuously marked as such.
Designated fire lanes.
No person shall park or allow to be placed or parked upon any street, alley, or highway any vehicle between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.
Whenever a police officer finds a vehicle parked or standing upon any street or highway in violation of the provisions of this article, or finds a vehicle unattended upon any street or highway where such vehicle constitutes an obstruction to vehicular or pedestrian traffic, such officer is hereby authorized to provide for the removal of such vehicle to a garage or other place of safety.
The necessary costs for such removal shall become a lien upon such vehicle, and the person into whose custody it is given may retain it until the expenses involved have been paid.
Wherever parking spaces have been or shall hereafter be marked or designated by appropriate lines on the pavement, no vehicle shall be parked except within the spaces so marked or designated.
No truck (as defined in §  136-1) shall be parked at any time on any of the streets or highways for a period of longer than three hours.
When signs are erected in such block giving notice thereof, no person shall park a vehicle for longer than two hours at any time in such block at any time between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., of any day except Sundays and public holidays.
No person shall park a vehicle within any alley, except that trucks and other commercial vehicles may be parked for a period of time no longer than necessary to load and unload.
Any vehicle parked in a time limited parking area and moved and again parked within 15 minutes in the same block shall be deemed to have been stationary in computing the time limit for parking.
The Village Council shall regulate parking in all Village-owned or Village-controlled parking lots, and give notice of such regulations by appropriate signs or markings, and it shall be a violation of this article for any person to park any vehicle contrary to said regulations.
A violation of this article is a municipal civil infraction. The penalty for a violation that is a municipal civil infraction shall be a civil fine in an amount set by resolution of the Village Council from time to time.