Section 14-313 Special residential parking district.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 21564 on 01/07/2013, 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
(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, 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
(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 applicants 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.
(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
(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
(6) No person shall allow a nonresident of a parking
district to use or display a residential
(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.