Chapter 10.60


10.60.010    Parking in commercial lot.

10.60.020    Violation of commercial parking lot provision.

10.60.030    Definitions.

10.60.040    Off-street parking lots established.

10.60.050    Off-street parking lot use control.

10.60.055    Regulation of camping.

10.60.060    Vehicles and objects prohibited on dock facilities.

10.60.010 Parking in commercial lot.

It is unlawful for any person to park or cause to be parked any motor vehicle in a commercial parking lot without the express permission of the owner or persons having control over such lot. (Code 1962 § 19-128)

10.60.020 Violation of commercial parking lot provision.

Any motor vehicle parking in violation of KMC 10.60.010, upon written request of the owner or person in control of a commercial parking lot, may be impounded in accordance with the provisions of this title. (Code 1962 § 19-129)

10.60.030 Definitions.

“Commercial parking lot,” as used in KMC 10.60.010 and 10.60.020, means an area devoted to parking space rented or devoted to the accommodation of the motor vehicles of the customers of the owner or owners of a nearby business and which has been posted by the owner or person in control thereof with a conspicuous and discernible sign designating the same as a commercial parking lot and setting forth the conditions under which motor vehicles may be parked therein. Such sign shall be approved as to size and lettering by the chief of police. (Code 1962 § 19-130)

10.60.040 Off-street parking lots established.

The city manager is authorized to establish off-street parking lots and to determine that number of parking spaces within each such lot. The city manager may also remove parking spaces from any such lots and may terminate any off-street parking lot owned or operated by the city. (Ord. 1475 § 1, 2003; Ord. 1222 § 1, 1991; Ord. 1195 § 1, 1990; Ord. 1157 § 1, 1989; Ord. 1149 § 1, 1988; Ord. 1145 § 1, 1988; Ord. 1088 § 1, 1986; Ord. 1075 § 1, 1986; Ord. 1070 § 1, 1986; Ord. 1006 § 1, 1983; Ord. 901 §§ 1, 2, 1978)

10.60.050 Off-street parking lot use control.

The city manager is authorized to establish parking time limits, prohibit parking, establish the charge to be made for parking or use thereof, establish the method of collection, establish speed limits, and such other matters as he deems necessary for proper control and operation of municipal off-street parking lots by having appropriate signs, parking meters or curb markings, or a combination of the same, erected or placed thereon. When such signs, meters or markings have been erected or so placed, it is unlawful for any person to park, or operate, a vehicle in violation thereof. (Ord. 890 § 3, 1978)

10.60.055 Regulation of camping.

(a)    Purpose. Off-street parking lots should be readily accessible and available to residents and the public at large. The use of these areas for camping purposes or storage of personal property interferes with the rights of others to use the areas for which they were intended. Such action can constitute a public health and safety hazard, which adversely impacts public property, neighborhoods and commercial areas. The purpose of this section is to maintain designated off-street parking lots within the city in a clean and accessible condition, to prevent the accumulation of trash and debris.

(b)    Definitions. Unless the particular provisions or the context otherwise requires, the definitions contained in this section shall govern the construction, meaning and application of the words and phrases used in this section.

“Camp” means to pitch or occupy camp facilities; or to use camp paraphernalia, for living purposes in an off-street parking lot.

“Camp facilities” include, but are not limited to tents, huts, unapproved shacks or temporary shelters.

“Camp paraphernalia” includes, but is not limited to, tents or tent-like structures, cots, beds, hammocks or personal cooking facilities and similar equipment.

“Designated off-street parking lots” means those city off-street parking lots which the city manager has designated as lots where camping is prohibited by having appropriate signs erected or placed thereon.

“Store” means to put aside or accumulate for use when needed, to put for safekeeping, to place or leave in a location.

(c)    Unlawful Camping. It shall be unlawful for any person to camp, occupy camp facilities or use camp paraphernalia in a designated off-street parking lot where camping is prohibited under this section.

(d)    Storage of Personal Property. It shall be unlawful for any person to store personal property, including camp facilities and camp paraphernalia, in any off-street parking lot where camping is prohibited under this section.

(e)    Cooking. No person shall cook food in any off-street parking lot, except as otherwise allowed by specific permit.

(f)    Property Removal. Designated city employees may remove personal property unlawfully stored or found on designated off-street parking lots posted with a notice as follows:

(1) It is illegal to store personal property in this off-street parking lot. If this personal property is not removed within 72 hours of the date of this posting, the personal property shall be deemed intentionally abandoned and subject to removal and possible destruction.

(2) City personnel may remove any personal property unlawfully stored or remaining in a public place after the posting period has expired.

(3) Hazardous materials which pose an imminent threat to public health or safety, contraband or evidence of a crime are not subject to the notice requirements of this section and may be summarily abated, destroyed or held as evidence of a crime.

(g)    Personal Effects.

(1)    Personal effects, for purposes of this section, means personal property consisting of the following items:

(A)    Medication, medical devices, eyeglasses or other prescription lenses;

(B)    Sleeping bag or bed roll which is sanitary and non-verminous;

(C)    Tents in usable and reasonably good condition;

(D)    Clothes stored in a manner protecting them from the elements, which are not unsanitary, soiled, or verminous;

(E)    Nonperishable food items;

(F)    Personal property with an estimated individual fair market value of at least $50.00.

(2)    At the time of removal of unlawfully stored or remaining personal effects in the encampment, city personnel shall conspicuously post and date a notice either at the location from which the personal effects were removed or at another nearby location giving the following information:

(A)    A list of personal effects removed;

(B)    A telephone number for information on retrieving personal effects;

(C)    An address where the personal effects are temporarily stored;

(D)    The length of time during which the personal effects may be claimed.

(3)    Following removal of unlawfully stored or remaining personal effects, city personnel shall do the following:

(A)    Maintain an inventory identifying the personal effects; where the personal effects were approximately located; and the reasonable value of each item;

(B)    Store removed personal effects in an area designated by city for a period of 90 days.

(4)    Personal property stored by the city which is claimed within 90 days from removal shall be released to the person claiming ownership providing they identify the property and the approximate location where the property was left.

(5)    Disposition of Property.

(A     Personal property which remains unclaimed after 90 days may be sold at public auction with the proceeds to go to the city’s general fund.

(B)    All other unlawfully stored or found personal property including property unsold at public auction or removed from an unlawful encampment is deemed intentionally abandoned and may be summarily abated and destroyed.

(6)    Penalty. Violation of subsections (c), (d) or (e) of this section shall be an infraction and any person convicted of such a violation shall be subject to a fine of not more than $300.00. Each day during which such violation occurs shall constitute a separate offense. (Ord. 1940 § 2, 2022)

10.60.060 Vehicles and objects prohibited on dock facilities.

No person shall carry upon, drive, pull, roll, push, or otherwise cause to be located upon the dock facilities any of the following vehicles or objects: skateboards, roller skates, all terrain vehicles, tricycles, wagons, sleds, or skates. (Ord. 1118 § 3, 1988; Ord. 890 § 9, 1978)