§ 72.077  STANDARDIZED DISABLED PARKING SIGN USE.
   (A)   A parking lot servicing each entrance shall have a number of level parking spaces as set forth in the following table.  Each reserved parking space shall be not less than 12 feet wide.
 
Accessible Parking Spaces
Total Parking in Lot
Required Number of Accessible Spaces
Up to 25
1
26 to 50
2
51 to 75
3
76 to 100
4
101 to 150
5
151 to 200
6
201 to 300
7
301 to 400
8
401 to 500
9
501 to 1,000
2% of total
Over 1,000
20, plus one for each 100 spaces over 1,000
 
   (B)   It is the intent of this section to specifically require an above grade sign.  The sign is to indicate that designated parking spaces are restricted to use by the physically disabled.  These reserved parking spaces should be adjacent to curb cuts or ramps so that disabled persons can avoid passing behind parked cars.  While there is not maximum distance between parking spaces and the building entrance, it is required that they be as close as possible.  In most cases, this means the parking spaces closest to the building entrance.
   (C)   These signs shall be 12 inches x 18 inches with the international symbol to be reflective white on a six inch x six inch blue square on a reflective white background with a green border and green lettering with the words "Reserved Parking."  The bottom of these signs shall be erected seven feet above grade.  (For illustration, see attachment to Ordinance 103-1988.)
   (D)   Such signs shall be available for purchase at cost from the City Cashier.
   (E)   When the signs provided herein are properly erected, it shall be unlawful for any vehicle, other than a vehicle which is officially identified by license plate, or other official identification or distinguishing insignia, as a vehicle driven by a disabled person, to stop, stand or park within such a reserved parking space.
   (F)   For the purpose of this section, a DISABLED PERSON shall mean any person who has a permanent disability rendering it impossible, difficult or burdensome for such person to walk and whose vehicle bears officially issued identification as a vehicle driven by a disabled person.
   (G)   No person who does not qualify as a disabled person under the definition applied by this section shall abuse the parking privilege granted by this section.
   (H)   The Chief of Police of the city is hereby authorized and directed to take appropriate steps to enforce the provisions of this section.
(Ord. 103-1988, passed 9-12-88)  Penalty, see § 72.999