Prior to the adoption of Ord. 21689 on 05/20/2013, Section 14-313 read as follows.

    (a)    Purpose.  The purpose of this section is to reduce hazardous traffic conditions resulting from the use of streets within areas zoned for residential uses for the parking of vehicles by persons utilizing adjacent commercial, industrial, educational or institutional uses; to protect certain districts from polluted air, excessive noise, litter and refuse caused by the entry of such vehicles; to protect the residents of such districts from unreasonable burdens in gaining access to their residences; to preserve the character of these districts as residential districts; to promote efficiency in the maintenance of residential streets in a clean and safe condition; to preserve the value of the property in these districts; and to preserve the safety of children, other pedestrians and traffic in these districts, as well as the peace, good order, comfort, convenience and welfare of the inhabitants of the city.

    (b)    Residential parking district established. The following  parking district is hereby established:

(1)    North Village parking district.  North Village parking district shall  consist of all residential structures located on Park Avenue with even number addresses from 1110 through 1200 1204 , on St. James Street with odd number addresses from 307 through 309, on St. Joseph Street from Park Avenue to Ash Street, on East Ash Street with odd number addresses from 1201 through 1209, on East Walnut Street with odd numbered addresses from 1203 through 1205, and on Hubbell Street from Walnut Street to Ash Street.  

    (c)    Posting of signs.   In each residential parking district, appropriate signs giving notice of the designation of the residential parking district shall be posted restricting all parking in unmetered spaces to vehicles displaying valid permits for the designated residential parking district.

    (d)    Issuance of parking permits. Each residential unit in the designated residential parking district may be issued a maximum of two (2) permits by the director of public works. The application for a permit shall contain the name of the owner or operator of the vehicle, the residential address, the vehicle make, model and registration number, and the applicant's driver's license number.  If the vehicle is not registered to the applicant’s address within the parking district, the applicant must provide proof of residence within the designated residential district.

    (e)    Term of parking permits. Except as provided herein, residential parking permits shall be issued for a period of twelve (12) months and must be renewed annually. A tenant residing in the designated area under a shorter term lease shall be issued a permit for the term of the lease, which shall be indicated on the application for the permit. The permit shall automatically become void when the tenant vacates that location.

    (f)    Exemptions. Any truck or vehicle providing repairs, deliveries or other services to a resident of the area shall be exempt from the provisions of this section. Emergency vehicles, utility company vehicles, and vehicles on city or official government business shall also be exempt from the provisions of this section.

    (g)    Display of parking permit.  The parking permit shall be displayed in the front window of all vehicles in the upper right corner of the passenger side; or on motorcycles or motor scooters on the rear fender or wheel guard.

    (h)    New vehicles.  If a resident transfers ownership of the vehicle registered under this section, the old permit must be presented before issuance of a new permit.

    (i)    Violations.  

    (1)    No person shall park a motor vehicle in an unmetered space on a street within a residential parking district without a valid permit properly displayed, or unless the vehicle is exempt under this section.

    (2)    No person shall furnish false information in an application for a permit.

    (3)    No person shall use or display or allow the use or display of a valid residential parking permit on a motor vehicle other than that for which the permit was issued.

    (4)    No person shall use or display a facsimile or counterfeit permit.

    (5)    No person shall sell, give or otherwise dispose of a vehicle displaying a permit without destroying that permit, and no subsequent owner of the vehicle shall use a permit issued to a previous owner.

    (6)    No person shall allow a nonresident of a parking district to use or display a residential parking permit.

    (7)     No person shall knowingly permit any act prohibited under this section, or aid or abet another to do so.

    (8)    Each hour that a violation of this section continues is a separate offense.

    (j)    Penalty.  Every person convicted of a violation of any of the provisions of this section shall be punished as provided in section 1-8 of this Code, except that a fine shall not be less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) if paid within fifteen (15) days of the violation and not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) if paid more than fifteen (15) days after violation.  

    (k)    Denial or cancellation of parking permit. All permits shall remain the property of the city. The director of public works shall have the power to deny the issuance of a permit or cancel an existing permit if the applicant causes or permits any of the violations specified in this section or is abusing the rights and privileges granted under this section. It shall be unlawful to use a cancelled permit and the holder of a cancelled permit shall surrender it to the director of public works immediately upon request.

(Ord. No. 21564, § 1, 1-7-13)