Chapter 10.12PARKING


Angle parking – Required.
Angle parking – Compliance required.
Parallel parking – Required.
Alley parking prohibited.
Parking restriction on First Street.
Parking – Regulations.
Winter parking – Exceptions.
Penalties for violations.
Towing and impounding of vehicles.
10.12.010Angle parking – Required.

A. Angle parking of vehicles having an overall length of less than eighteen feet is required on all avenues of the city, and on Second Street between Harris Avenue and Wright Avenue and on the north side of First Street between Oakes Avenue and Stafford Avenue. Any vehicles angle parked shall be parked at an angle of thirty-five degrees to the curb with the right front wheel of the vehicle at the curb.

B. Diagonal parking is permitted in the residential zoning districts of the city only from Montgomery Avenue to Stafford Avenue as these streets are the only streets that are wide enough to accommodate such diagonal parking. Parallel parking shall be permitted in the remainder of residential streets only.

(Ord. 1081 § 2, 1999; Ord. 823 § 1, 1984: Ord. 659 § 1, 1972: Ord. 458 § 1, 1950)

10.12.020Angle parking – Compliance required.

Whenever any lines or other boundaries designating angle parking have been laid out by the city, any vehicle parked in said designated area or areas must be parked within the boundaries or lines so laid out and shall not be parked on or across any of the lines or boundaries.

(Ord. 823 § 2, 1984; Ord. 458 § 2, 1950)

10.12.030Parallel parking – Required.

On all streets other than those designated for permissible angle parking in Section 10.12.010 every vehicle parked upon any street or road within the city shall be parked with the right-hand wheels of the vehicle parallel to and within twelve inches of the right-hand curb and headed in the direction of lawful traffic movement. It shall be unlawful to park two vehicles adjacent to each other (double parking) on any city street.

(Ord. 823 § 3, 1984)

10.12.040Alley parking prohibited.

A. No person shall leave any vehicle unattended in any alley of the city except for bona fide delivery vehicles which may stop for loading and unloading only, which loading and unloading shall be accomplished as quickly as reasonably possible. Nondelivery vehicles and delivery vehicles not in the process of loading and unloading may be removed and impounded and placed in such storage as may be designated by the city police department.

B. All charges for removing, impounding and storing of such vehicle shall be paid by the registered owner, operator, or other person having control of said vehicle, before said person may retake possession thereof. All such charges shall be a lien against such vehicle.

C. Utility repair vehicles, the crews of which are engaged in utility repairs, shall be excepted from prohibitions of this section.

(Ord. 912, 1990: Ord. 823 § 4, 1984)

10.12.050Parking restriction on First Street.

It shall be unlawful to park any vehicle with an overall length of twenty-six feet or more on First Street, between Stafford Avenue and Peoh Avenue. Temporary parking by utility repair vehicles for specific repair purposes shall not be considered to be a violation of this section.

(Ord. 828 § 1, 1984: Ord. 823 § 5, 1984)

10.12.060Parking – Regulations.

A. No Parking at any Time. No person shall park or cause to be parked a vehicle upon any of the streets of the city, contrary to “no parking” signs placed or erected by the city.

B. No Parking During Certain Hours. No person shall park or cause to be parked a vehicle upon any of the streets as posted during the hours prohibited by signs placed or erected by the city.

C. Parking Prohibited on Designated Streets. It is unlawful to park or leave standing any vehicle on any of the following designated streets:

1. Between the hours of two a.m. and six a.m. on First Street from Stafford Avenue to Montgomery Avenue, as well as all of the following avenues bounded by Second Street on the North and Railroad Street on the South:

a. Billing Avenue;

b. Oakes Avenue;

c. Pennsylvania Avenue;

d. Harris Avenue;

e. Wright Avenue; and

f. Bullitt Avenue.

2. Harris Avenue bounded by First Street on the north and Railroad Street on the South, on Sundays between the hours of seven a.m. and four p.m. from the first Sunday in May to the first Sunday in November.

D. Seventy-two Hour Parking. No vehicle shall be parked in excess of seventy-two hours on any public street or avenue in the city from April 16th to November 14th, contrary to the regulations prescribed in this section.

E. Inoperable Vehicles. Vehicles shall be currently licensed and in operable condition other than for minor repairs that do not allow discharge of fluids onto the roadway or interfere with normal traffic flow. Disassembly of motor train, engine, and axle components is considered a major repair and not permitted on public right-of-way. All other provisions of the city’s parking code shall remain in full force and effect.

F. 15-Minute Parking. It is unlawful for any person to park or cause to be parked a vehicle in a designated 15-minute parking space, stall or zone for more than fifteen minutes in any one hour period, or to be parked contrary to 15-minute parking signs place or erected by the city.

(Ord. 1385 § 1, 2013; Ord. 1417 § 1, 2014; Ord. 1081 § 1, 1999; Ord. 1008, 1994: Ord. 823 § 6, 1984; Ord. 657 § 1, 1971)

10.12.070Winter parking – Exceptions.

No vehicle shall be parked on any public street or avenue continuously in one location for more than twenty-four hours in the city from November 15th to April 15th, being the winter months, contrary to the regulations prescribed in Section 10.12.060. The parking regulation shall not apply to vehicles parked off the street or avenue, in private driveways or on private property, where they do not interfere with the plowing or removal of snow.

(Ord. 1062 § 1, 1997: Ord. 823 § 7, 1984; Ord. 657 § 2, 1971)

10.12.080Penalties for violations.

Any person convicted of violating the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars.

(Ord. 823 § 8, 1984: Ord. 657 § 4, 1971)

10.12.090Towing and impounding of vehicles.

In addition to such penalties as provided in Section 10.12.080, the police department is empowered to remove and impound any vehicle in violation and such vehicle shall be towed from the street or avenue or alley, and impounded until the owner or person in charge of the vehicle pays to the tow-operator the towing charges plus all accumulated storage charges for the vehicle. All towing and storage of the vehicle shall be by licensed, commercial tow truck operators, and all such tow truck operators shall be licensed and bonded as required by the laws of the state.