(a) Regulatory signs. Parking regulations shall be effective only after proper signs are erected designating the areas as no parking areas or upon painting of the adjacent curb yellow, and the parking restrictions contained in this section shall be effective only in those areas where such signs are so erected or such curbs are so painted. Whenever official no parking signs are placed in position approximately conforming to the requirements of M.S. Chapter 169, as it may be amended from time to time, such devices shall be presumed to have been so placed by the official act or direction of lawful authority.
(b) Types of regulatory signs. The no parking signs referred to throughout this Article IV shall display the international symbol for “No Parking” or other appropriate word messages or a combination thereof in conformance with the current version of the Minnesota Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MMUTCD) for Streets and Highways.
(c) Limited parking zones. No person shall park any vehicle for a longer period than is designated on the signs marking such zone in any limited parking zone established by the City Council except on Sundays and legal holidays.
(d) Time limit on consecutive parking. No person shall park a vehicle or permit it to stand upon any public right-of-way for more than 24 consecutive hours.
(e) Emergency parking restrictions. The Director of Public Works, or designee, or the Police Chief, or designee, may temporarily prohibit vehicular parking or traffic on any public right-of-way at such times as the Public Works Department is performing maintenance to or construction within such public rights- of-way or at such times that a public safety emergency exists on or near such public right-of-way.
(f) Impounding. Any unoccupied vehicle found in violation of the provisions of this Division B may be immediately removed and by any police officer or duly authorized person in accordance with this code.
(g) Greasing. No person shall grease or repair such vehicle upon a public right-of-way except when such repairs are necessary because of an emergency.
(h) For sale. No person shall park a advertised “for sale” on any public property, public right-of-way or railroad right-of-way without the express consent of the of such property. Any found parked in violation of this provision may be towed and in accordance with the procedures set forth in this chapter.
(i) Penalty. Unless another penalty is expressly provided by law, a violation of any provisions of this Division B shall be a petty misdemeanor.
(j) Applicability. The provisions of this Division B relating to no parking shall not be applicable to police vehicles or other emergency vehicles while performing official duties.
(1958 Code, § 188.07) (Deleted by Ord. 95-22, passed 11-20-1995; recodified by Ord. 2013-9, passed 4-1-2013)