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(A) Definitions. For the purpose of this section, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
(1) COMMERCIAL VEHICLE. Any truck, bus, school bus, private bus, any form of tractor, or any form of trailer, as those terms are defined under IC 9-13-2 et seq.
(2) RECREATIONAL VEHICLE. A motor home, camper, camper-trailer, house trailer, similar vehicles or attachments commonly known as "RV's", and trailers designed or used for hauling boats or small watercraft.
(B) Exceptions. However, the parking restrictions as hereafter provided in this section do not apply to small integrated vehicles such as pick-up trucks, minibuses, vans, or small motor homes or campers, consisting of parts permanently mounted on a single chassis, and which vehicles commonly may be used for ordinary purposes of private transportation as well as for commercial or recreational purposes and do not exceed 18 feet in length nor seven feet in width; nor to commercial vehicles which are stopped or parked for a period of time reasonably necessary for the purpose of loading or unloading cargo or passengers when no suitable off-street parking or loading facility is available for such purpose. Except as otherwise permitted, it shall be unlawful and shall be considered a violation of this section for any person to:
(1) Park any commercial vehicle at any time; or
(2) Park any recreational vehicle during the months of October through March;
on the right of way of any public street, alley, or thoroughfare (exclusive of a state highway or state maintained route) within the city.
(1) If any commercial or recreational vehicle as the same is defined in division (A) above is found parked in violation of division (A) above, in any area where signs are posted indicating the applicable parking restrictions hereunder, the enforcement officer shall immediately cite such vehicle for a parking violation in the manner provided for in § 72.99(D). However, if signs are not posted, the officer shall first serve upon the registered owner of the vehicle, in person if possible, or by attaching the same to the vehicle if personal service is not possible, a notice in the form prescribed by the Chief of Police stating that the vehicle is in violation of this section and must within 24 hours be removed from the public streets and lawfully parked on private premises (not merely moved to a different public parking space) or the owner shall be liable for payment of a fine. If such recreational or commercial vehicle is not removed, such vehicle shall be cited for a violation in the manner provided by § 72.99. Any commercial and recreational vehicle which becomes subject to citation for unlawful parking under this section may also be towed under the provisions of this section as hereinafter set forth.
(2) It shall be the duty of the police officers of the city, acting in accordance with the instructions of the Chief of Police, to report:
(a) The street which will indicate the area or space that the vehicle is occupying, and, or has been parking in violation of any of the provisions of this chapter.
(b) The state license number of such vehicle.
(c) The maker of such vehicle.
(d) The time during which such vehicle is parked in violation of any of the provisions of this section.
(e) Any other facts, a knowledge of which is necessary for a thorough understanding of the circumstances attending such violation.
(3) Each such police officer shall also attach to such commercial or recreational vehicle a notice to the owner or operator thereof that such vehicle has been parked in violation of the provisions of this section and instructing such owner or operator to report to the police station of the city, in regard to such violation.
(Ord. 2002-02, passed 3-18-02; Am. Ord. 2006-09, passed 4-17-06) Penalty, see § 72.99