Chapter 10.14
STOPPING, STANDING AND PARKING

Sections:

10.14.005    No parking areas—Limited parking areas—Bike lanes.

10.14.035    Public safety—Fire department access.

10.14.040    Parking on one side of street.

10.14.045    Parking in alleys.

10.14.048    Parking on half streets.

10.14.050    Public safety.

10.14.055    Marked parking spaces.

10.14.060    Truck, trailer, and recreational vehicle parking regulations.

10.14.070    Parking in city lots.

10.14.080    No parking during construction.

10.14.090    Violation—Penalty.

10.14.100    Resolutions superseded.

10.14.005 No parking areas—Limited parking areas—Bike lanes.

The city council may from time to time establish certain designated areas wherein parking shall be prohibited or limited but not prohibited entirely, or where bike lanes may be established which result in no parking being allowed. These restrictions and designated areas shall be adopted by the city council by resolution and upon recommendation by the engineer of the city of Battle Ground or the public works director. After adoption the city engineer is authorized and directed to erect signs in each designated area giving notice of the parking time limits or that parking is prohibited. (Ord. 11-01 § 2, 2011)

10.14.035 Public safety—Fire department access.

There shall be established certain designated areas wherein parking is prohibited due to providing access for firefighting apparatus and personnel. Appropriate signs, striping, or painting of the curb shall be done at the restricted site giving notice of the restrictions. Said restrictions are:

A.    Areas designated as fire access lanes identified with signs stating “No Parking—Fire Lane.”

B.    Areas designated as fire access lanes identified with red painted curb with contrasting lettering stating “No Parking—Fire Lane.”

C.    Areas within fifteen feet of a fire hydrant identified with either red or yellow painted curb.

D.    Areas near an appropriately identified fire department connection (FDC) marked with either red or yellow painted curb. (Ord. 15-04 § 10, 2015)

10.14.040 Parking on one side of street.

There are hereby established certain designated areas wherein parking is prohibited on one side of the street pursuant to Table 12.116.040C, “Local Street B,” where the paving width is twenty-two feet curb to curb within an eight-foot parking shoulder on one side only. Appropriate signs shall be posted on the restricted site giving notice of the restriction. (Ord. 03-018 § 4, 2003)

10.14.045 Parking in alleys.

Areas established as alleys pursuant to Table 12.116.040D, “One-Way Alleys” and “Two-Way Alleys,” are designated as no parking and appropriate signs shall be posted on the restricted site giving notice of the restriction. (Ord. 09-08 § 2, 2009)

10.14.048 Parking on half streets.

Areas that are constructed as half streets pursuant to BGMC 12.116.160 are designated as no parking on one side of the street. Appropriate signs shall be posted on the restricted side giving notice of the restriction. (Ord. 19-18 § 1, 2019)

10.14.050 Public safety.

There shall be established certain designated areas wherein parking is prohibited due to public safety issues which result in needing to prohibit parking fifteen feet from the corner of the street or entrance way. Appropriate signs shall be posted at the restricted site giving notice of the restrictions. Said restrictions are:

A.    Either side of each driveway accessing the City Hall parking lot from S.W. 1st Street located at 109 S.W. 1st Street. (Ord. 03-018 § 5, 2003)

10.14.055 Marked parking spaces.

Upon those streets or in city-owned parking lots where parking spaces are designated by lines or markings painted on the street or curb, it is unlawful:

A.    To park more than one vehicle in a marked parking space;

B.    To park any vehicle across or over any line or marking designating a parking space;

C.    To park a vehicle in such a manner that it is not entirely within the parking space designated by the laws or marking; or

D.    To park any vehicle in an angle parking space with the back of the vehicle facing the curb. (Ord. 10-14 § 3, 2010: Ord. 10-10 § 2, 2010)

10.14.060 Truck, trailer, and recreational vehicle parking regulations.

A.    Purpose. The purpose of this section is to prevent the long-term storage of trucks, boats, or trailers of any kind on public streets.

B.    Parking Regulations in Public Right-of-Way.

1.    Trucks with a Gross Weight Capacity (GVW) in Excess of Fourteen Thousand Pounds.

a.    It is unlawful for any person, business, firm, or corporation to park, cause to be parked, or leave standing such a truck on any public right-of-way of the City of Battle Ground in any residential, commercial, or mixed use zones except as provided in subsection (B)(1)(b) of this section.

b.    It shall be lawful for such a truck to be parked along Main Street, and along the cross streets intersecting Main Street running from S.E. and S.W. 1st Street North to Main Street, and running from N.E. 1st Street South to Main Street from the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

c.    It shall be lawful for such a truck to be parked in an Industrial zone for a maximum duration of forty-eight hours.

2.    Semi-Tractor Trailer.

a.    It is unlawful for any person, business, firm, or corporation to park, cause to be parked, or leave standing a semi-tractor trailer on any public right-of-way in any residential, commercial, or mixed use zones.

b.    It shall be lawful for a semi-tractor trailer to be parked in an industrial zone for a maximum duration of twelve hours.

3.    Boats, Trailers, and Recreational Vehicles.

a.    It shall be lawful to park, cause to be parked, or leave standing a boat or trailer for a maximum duration of seventy-two hours in all zones.

b.    It shall be unlawful for any person, business, firm, or corporation to park, cause to be parked, or leave standing a recreational vehicle in any zone in a public right-of-way of the city of Battle Ground except as provided in subsection (B)(3)(c) of this section.

c.    For the purpose of accommodating visitors, a recreational vehicle may be parked and occupied for a maximum duration of fourteen days within a one-hundred-twenty-day period of successive days in the public right-of-way in residential areas zones only.

C.    It shall be unlawful for any person, business, firm, or corporation to re-park or cause to be re-parked any truck, semi-trailer, boat, trailer, or recreational vehicle within the allowed zones as outlined in subsection B of this section without a minimum of fourteen days passing in between the times of parking. Such action shall be considered long-term storage of the truck, semi-trailer, boat, recreational vehicle, or trailer and is prohibited.

D.    The provisions of this section shall not apply to any truck, semi-trailer, boat, trailer, or recreational vehicle which is parked or left standing expressly for the purpose of loading or unloading, providing the vision of traffic is not obstructed. For the purposes of this section, a reasonable amount of time on any day or successive days shall be allowed for loading and unloading; the amount of time is to be determined according to the nature and extent of the loading and unloading operation. (Ord. 20-17 § 1, 2020; Ord. 16-11 § 1, 2016: Ord. 14-07 § 5, 2014: Ord. 13-07 § 3, 2013: Ord. 07-08 § 2, 2007: Ord. 03-018 § 6, 2003)

10.14.070 Parking in city lots.

A.    All spaces in parking lots owned and operated by the city of Battle Ground shall be restricted to parking of motor vehicles of employees and patrons of the city or its tenants while engaged in business all hours each day of the week.

B.    Each lot or area designated for employee or restricted public parking shall be identified by a sign or signs visible to incoming drivers advising them whether the lot or area is designated for employee or restrictive public parking, the maximum time period allowed for parking, advising that any unauthorized vehicles will be cited and/or towed and impounded at owner’s expense and advising how owners of unauthorized vehicles may ascertain the whereabouts of their vehicles.

C.    Vehicles utilizing city park parking lots maintained by the city may not be left unattended in the parking areas unless the operators of said vehicles are patronizing the park.

D.    Any motor vehicle found to be in violation of the foregoing restrictions may be removed from the parking lot and towed to a storage or impound lot at the sole expense of the owner of the motor vehicle found to be in violation. (Ord. 10-14 § 1, 2010: Ord. 10-10 § 1, 2010: Ord. 03-018 § 7, 2003)

10.14.080 No parking during construction.

It shall be unlawful to park any motor vehicle on any street within the city of Battle Ground after notice has been given and signs posted indicating that the designated area on the street is subject to a paving or construction project.

In addition to the penalties provided hereinafter, any motor vehicle found to be in violation of this section shall be towed by the city at the sole expense of the vehicle owner. The vehicle will be towed to a storage facility only after the city has given twenty-four-hour notice to the motor vehicle owner. Notice shall be by a telephone call to the registered owner or by placing a notice conspicuously on the motor vehicle. (Ord. 03-018 § 8, 2003)

10.14.090 Violation—Penalty.

Any violation of this chapter shall be an infraction and punishable by a fine not to exceed two hundred fifty dollars. (Ord. 10-14 § 2, 2010: Ord. 03-018 § 9, 2003)

10.14.100 Resolutions superseded.

This chapter shall supersede and replace any resolutions creating no parking zones or restricted zones within the city of Battle Ground. (Ord. 03-018 § 10, 2003)