Chapter 10.08
PARKING

Sections:

10.08.010    No parking – Generally.

10.08.020    No parking 3:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.

10.08.030    Parking – Snow removal.

10.08.040    Valley Mall Parkway – Two-hour limit.

10.08.060    Certain trucks – Parking prohibited.

10.08.070    Parking in driveways – Hydrants and traffic signals.

10.08.080    Valley Mall Parkway.

10.08.090    Parking on sidewalks.

10.08.100    Pleasure vehicles.

10.08.110    Use of public right-of-way for commercial purposes.

10.08.120    Parking restrictions in alley.

10.08.125    On-street parking.

10.08.130    Loading zone.

10.08.140    Additional restrictions – Traffic devices, signs, markers, curb paintings and signals.

10.08.141    Fifteen-minute parking restrictions.

10.08.150    Unlawful parking – Removal and impounding.

10.08.155    Overtime parking unlawful.

10.08.160    Violation – Penalty.

10.08.170    Presumption of liability.

10.08.180    Bail schedule – Summons.

10.08.010 No parking – Generally.

It is unlawful for a person to allow or permit his/her vehicle to be parked at any time on the streets and avenues described below:

A. Valley Mall Parkway from Grant Road to Ninth Street N.E., except as the street is so marked and spaces are so provided for parking of vehicles;

B. Tenth Street N.E. from Grover Avenue to Iowa Avenue;

C. Ninth Street N.E. from Valley Mall Parkway to Baker Street;

D. Grant Road, except on the south side of the street between N. James Avenue and the intersection with N. Keller Avenue and on the north side of the street from N. James Avenue to approximately 100 feet east of the intersection of N. Keller Avenue;

E. Adams Street as it lies within the city limits;

F. Thirteenth Street for 180 feet east of State Route 28;

G. On the north side of Fourteenth Street for 50 feet east of State Route 28;

H. On the west side of Cedar Lane;

I. On the west side of French Street from Ninth Street N.E. to Standerfer Street;

J. On the west side of Ashland Street from Fourteenth Street to Fifteenth Street;

K. On the west side of Baker Street for 50 feet north of Standerfer Street;

L. On the west side of Jackie Lane and in front of parcel No. 47300000600 and parcel No. 47300000800;

M. Corum Circle: On the west side of the west loop of the street, on the west side of the east loop of the street, on the north and south loops of the street;

N. Peach Haven Court, on the east side of the street;

O. King Place on the north side of the street;

P. Grover Avenue between France Street and Clarissa Lane;

Q. Nineteenth Street N.E., east of Eastmont Avenue, on the south side of the street;

R. Boulder Loop: On the west side of the street and on the north side of the north loop of the street and on the south side of the south loop of the street;

S. Copper Loop: On the east side of the street and on the north side of the north loop of the street and on the south side of the south loop of the street. (Ord. 13-01 § 3, 2013; Ord. 07-17 § 3, 2007; Ord. 07-12 § 3, 2007; Ord. 91-6 § 1, 1991; Ord. 369 § 2, 1984; Ord. 338 § 2, 1982; Ord. 275 § 2, 1978)

10.08.020 No parking 3:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.

It is unlawful for any person to allow or permit their vehicles to be parked at any time on the following described streets as they lie within the city limits between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.:

A. Valley Mall Parkway;

B. Simon Street;

C. Rock Island Road; and

D. Grant Road. (Ord. 91-6 § 2, 1991; Ord. 275 § 3, 1978)

10.08.030 Parking – Snow removal.

A. On the even days of the months of December, January and February, the person who owns, controls or operates any vehicle in the city shall park the vehicle on the even numbered side of the street and on the odd days of said months, the person shall park the vehicle on the odd numbered side of the street. This section applies to all streets and avenues in the city, and the days referred to in this section shall commence at 10:00 p.m. and end at 7:00 a.m. the following morning.

B. The chief of police of the city, in conjunction with the street superintendent, is authorized and directed to promulgate regulations for the orderly enforcement of this section, such regulations to be in keeping with the intent and purpose of this section and to not be inconsistent herewith.

C. Any person convicted of violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of an infraction, subject to a fine not to exceed $100.00. (Ord. 91-6 § 3, 1991; Ord. 369 § 4, 1984; Ord. 275 § 4, 1978)

10.08.040 Valley Mall Parkway – Two-hour limit.

It is unlawful for any person to stand or park a vehicle within the designated parking spaces on the Valley Mall Parkway for a period longer than two consecutive hours between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.; excepting therefrom Sundays and holidays, and specially designated parking spaces. (Ord. 369 § 7, 1984; Ord. 275 § 6, 1978)

10.08.060 Certain trucks – Parking prohibited.

It is unlawful for the owner and/or operator of a vehicle exceeding six and one-half feet in width or 18 feet in length to park the vehicle on any street, highway, alley or public way in the city, either in the daytime or at night, except for the purpose of loading or unloading the same. (Ord. 275 § 8, 1978)

10.08.070 Parking in driveways – Hydrants and traffic signals.

It is unlawful to park or stand a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except momentarily to pick up or discharge a passenger or passengers, in front of a public or private driveway or within five feet of the end of a curb radius leading thereto; or within 15 feet of a fire hydrant; or within 20 feet of a crosswalk; or within 30 feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign, yield sign or traffic-control signal located at the side of the roadway; or at any place where official signs prohibit parking. (Ord. 275 § 9, 1978)

10.08.080 Valley Mall Parkway.

Except as otherwise provided by EWMC 10.08.010, it is unlawful for any person to park a vehicle or obstruct in any other way Valley Mall Parkway or the sidewalk adjacent thereto. This section is intended to limit, but not to be limited to, obstruction by rubbish, water, earth or other debris. It is intended the public of the city have free access to the use of streets and sidewalks adjacent thereto. (Ord. 91-6 § 5, 1991; Ord. 275 § 10, 1978)

10.08.090 Parking on sidewalks.

It is unlawful for any person to drive over, to park or to stand any vehicle on any sidewalks within the city; except that it is not unlawful to cross any sidewalk where access to the street is provided by a driveway and the curb and sidewalk is contoured accordingly. (Ord. 369 § 9, 1984; Ord. 275 § 11, 1978)

10.08.100 Pleasure vehicles.

A. It is unlawful to park or stand any part of any pleasure vehicle on or within five feet of the paved surface of any city right-of-way. For purposes of this subsection, the term “the paved surface of any city right-of-way” shall not include the paved surface of any driveway located a distance of five feet from the continuing parallel line created by the extension of the edge of the paved surface of the right-of-way across the driveway and connecting to the edge of the pavement of the paved surface of the right-of-way on the other side of the driveway. The provisions of this subsection shall only permit parking that is not otherwise prohibited by other ordinances, rules or regulations of city or state law.

B. For purposes of this section, the term “pleasure vehicle” means and includes any motor vehicle or trailer designed and used as a travel trailer, camper, motor home, tent trailer, boat, boat trailer, snowmobile, snowmobile trailer, motorcycle trailers, camping trailer, utility trailer, any other device towed by or used in conjunction with a motor vehicle, and any other similar devices.

C. For purposes of this section, the term “right-of-way” means and includes all of the land dedicated and/or platted for street purposes in the city. In the case of undedicated or unplatted roadways, “right-of-way” means and includes all of the paved surface of the roadway and two strips of land five feet in width located on each side of and parallel to the paved roadway surface.

D. For purposes of this section, the paved surface of city right-of-way means and includes the paved surface as it exists upon passage of Ordinance 98-4, and any paved surface added after passage of the ordinance. (Ord. 98-4 § 1, 1998; Ord. 275 § 12, 1978)

10.08.110 Use of public right-of-way for commercial purposes.

It is unlawful to park any vehicle upon any city right-of-way and conduct from the vehicle any business which involves the sale of food or merchandise from the vehicle to individuals located in the city right-of-way or located on private property immediately adjacent to the city right-of-way. (Ord. 03-06 § 1, 2003; Ord. 275 § 13, 1978)

10.08.120 Parking restrictions in alley.

No person shall park a vehicle within an alley in such a manner or under such conditions as to leave available less than 10 feet of the width of the roadway for the free movement of vehicular traffic and no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle within an alley in such a position as to block the driveway entrance to any abutting property. (Ord. 275 § 14, 1978)

10.08.125 On-street parking.

A. Parallel Parking.

1. Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, a vehicle stopped or parked upon a two-way roadway must have its right-hand wheels within 12 inches of the right-hand curb or, in the case of a shoulder with no curb, as close as practicable to the right edge of the right-hand shoulder.

2. Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, a vehicle stopped or parked upon a one-way roadway must be parallel to the curb or edge of the roadway, in the direction of authorized traffic movement, with its right-hand wheels within 12 inches of the right-hand curb or, in the case of a shoulder with no curb, as close as practicable to the right edge of the right-hand shoulder, or with its left-hand wheels within 12 inches of the left-hand curb or, in the case of a shoulder with no curb, as close as practical to the left edge of the left-hand shoulder.

B. Angle Parking.

1. Upon those streets which have been signed or marked for angle parking, no person may park or stand a vehicle other than at the angle to the curb or edge of the roadway as indicated by such signs or markings. The wheel nearest the curb or edge of the roadway must be no more than 12 inches away from said curb or edge.

2. No person may stop, stand or park a vehicle in any space which has been signed or marked for angle parking so that the vehicle, or any portion thereof, extends into the traveled portion of the roadway so that the vehicle either obstructs, endangers or is likely to obstruct or endanger pedestrians or traffic.

3. No person may back a vehicle, other than a motorcycle, into a space signed or marked for angle parking. (Ord. 13-01 § 4, 2013)

10.08.130 Loading zone.

A. Valley Mall Parkway Commercial/Service Vehicle On-Street Loading Zone.

1. A commercial/service vehicle loading zone is hereby established generally in the center of the street starting at approximately 175 feet south of the Ninth Street N.E. intersection and ending approximately 30 feet north of the northernmost entrance to the city parking lot.

2. For 30 minutes or less, a person may stop, stand, or park a commercial/service vehicle within this loading zone to load or unload property.

3. “Commercial/service vehicle” means a vehicle of which the principal use is the transportation of commodities, merchandise, produce or freight or is engaged in the plumbing, electrical, construction, refrigeration, repair business or similar trade.

B. Double Parking.

1. No vehicle is permitted to double park on Valley Mall Parkway between Ninth Street N.E. and Sixth Street N.E.

2. It is unlawful for any person to double park a vehicle for a period longer than five minutes for the purpose of loading or unloading freight or passengers during the hours between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. excepting Sundays and holidays.

3. At any other times no person may double park any vehicle for a period longer than reasonably necessary to discharge freight and/or passengers or to load passengers and/or freight.

4. “Double park” means stopping or standing any vehicle in the traveled portion of any street, highway or alley. (Ord. 13-01 § 5, 2013; Ord. 91-6 § 6, 1991; Ord. 275 § 15, 1978)

10.08.140 Additional restrictions – Traffic devices, signs, markers, curb paintings and signals.

A. The city may from time to time further prohibit or restrict the operation of vehicles on streets or portions thereof within the city; or limit or restrict parking thereon for specified loading and unloading purposes or for such other restrictive uses as the city may establish; and further, may designate such restricted areas by traffic-control devices, signs, markers, curb paintings and/or signals. Restrictions intended to be in force for a period of time greater than 30 days shall be established by ordinance.

B. A curb painted a solid yellow color shall indicate that all parking or standing of vehicles adjacent to such curb is prohibited, except for such limited use as may otherwise be permitted by adjacent official signs; and the parking of any vehicle not in accordance with such signs in such yellow zone shall be unlawful and shall be subject to penalties provided by this chapter. It is unlawful for any person to operate, stand or park a vehicle on any public street in the city contrary to the directions of any such traffic-control device, sign, marker, curb painting or signal. (Ord. 2000-16 § 1, 2000; Ord. 369 § 11, 1984; Ord. 275 § 16, 1978)

10.08.141 Fifteen-minute parking restrictions.

A. It is unlawful for any person to allow or permit his/her vehicle to be parked in excess of 15 continuous minutes in the locations described below and at the days and times described below:

1. The parking space located in front of 810 Valley Mall Parkway, seven days per week, between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

B. Parking restrictions identified in this section shall be marked to provide notice to the public consistent with the provisions of EWMC 10.08.140.

C. Any person who violates or fails to comply with any of the provisions of this section shall be subject to monetary penalties and removal and impounding as provided in this chapter. (Ord. 07-12 § 4, 2007; Ord. 2000-16 § 2, 2000)

10.08.150 Unlawful parking – Removal and impounding.

Whenever any vehicle shall be stopped, parked or standing in violation of any ordinance of the city or shall constitute a menace, danger or obstruction to traffic or to the safety of the general public, or shall become stalled, disabled or unable to move under its own power on any public street in the city, the city is empowered, through the chief of police or any police officer, to remove such vehicle, either by governmental or private equipment, and such vehicle shall be impounded and held until the towing charges have been paid by the owner or operator thereof, and such charges shall be a lien on the vehicle until so paid. (Ord. 275 § 17, 1978)

10.08.155 Overtime parking unlawful.

It is unlawful for any person to cause, allow, permit or for any vehicle registered in the name, or operated by such person, to be parked overtime or beyond the period of legal parking time established for any limited parking zone and said vehicle shall be considered unlawfully parked if it remains in said parking space beyond the legal parking limit. (Ord. 91-6 § 8, 1991)

10.08.160 Violation – Penalty.

Any person who violates or fails to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed to have committed an infraction and shall be punished by a fine in any sum not to exceed $100.00; provided, however, that the penalty for overtime parking shall be $15.00 if paid within the next 48-hour period from the time the violation occurred; $30.00 if paid thereafter. The East Wenatchee municipal court shall impose a penalty of $25.00 for failure to respond to a notice of traffic infraction relating to parking as defined by local law, ordinance, regulation, or resolution. (Ord. 17-12 § 4, 2017; Ord. 91-6 § 7, 1991; Ord. 412 § 1, 1986; Ord. 369 § 13, 1984; Ord. 275 § 19, 1978)

10.08.170 Presumption of liability.

The fact that an automobile which is illegally parked is registered in the name of a person shall be considered prima facie proof that such person was in control of the vehicle at the time of such parking. (Ord. 275 § 20, 1978)

10.08.180 Bail schedule – Summons.

A. A bail schedule shall be devised and adopted by the municipal court to set forth the payment of bail for any of the violations set forth in this chapter. Such schedule shall not conflict with any of the provisions of this chapter.

B. The police chief and/or his subordinates shall have authority to issue summons to appear for any of the violations set forth herein. The police chief or his subordinates shall set forth the bail established by the schedule adopted by the municipal court. (Ord. 275 § 21, 1978)