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(A) It shall be unlawful for the owner or operator of any vehicle to park such vehicle at any parking meter or within any parking lot or parking garage without inserting the coin or coins or other payment form prescribed thereon or required for parking at such meter, parking lot or parking garage on any day and during the hours meters are in effect.
(B) After having occupied a parking space for the period of time allowed at that meter, or within a parking lot or parking garage, it shall be unlawful for any person to deposit, or cause to be deposited, any coin or other payment form in the same meter for the purpose of extending the parking time beyond the single period of time allowed (sometimes referred to as “meter feeding”).
(C) All coins used in parking meters shall be coins of the United States. It shall be unlawful to deposit or cause to be deposited in any parking meter, any slug, device or substitute for the proper United States coin or coins required for the operation of such meter.
(D) On any day, during the hours meters are in effect, if a vehicle shall remain parked at a parking meter or within a parking lot or parking garage wherein parking is regulated by a parking meter beyond the time paid for, the parking meter shall display a signal or otherwise indicate that the time paid for parking thereat has expired and, in that event, the vehicle shall be considered as parking overtime and beyond the time fixed by ordinance. The parking of any vehicle overtime at any authorized parking meter or within a parking lot or parking garage wherein parking is regulated by a parking meter shall be construed as a violation of this section by the owner, as identified in § 74.065 of this chapter, and punishable as provided in § 74.999 of this chapter.
(E) It shall be unlawful to park any vehicle across any line or mark on the street designating a parking space unless such vehicle is of sufficient length to require more than one parking space, in which event the owner or operator of such vehicle must insert the required coin or coins or other payment form for each parking meter space and portion of a parking meter space so occupied.
(F) It shall be unlawful for any unauthorized person to deface, injure, tamper with, open, willfully break, destroy or impair the usefulness of any parking meter installed under the terms of this subchapter.
(G) It shall be unlawful for any unauthorized person to park any vehicle in a space controlled by a parking meter when such parking meter is out of order, malfunctioning, displaying an error message, or otherwise not in proper working condition.
(H) Citations for overtime parking at parking meters or within a parking lot or parking garage wherein parking is regulated by a parking meter shall be issued by an authorized police officer or any citation officer who was been designated by the city. For purposes of parking rule and regulation enforcement, any third-party contractor acting on behalf of the city or its agent, assignee or agent shall be deemed to be a citation officer, as defined within KRS 83A.087.
(1984 Code, § 75.54) (Ord. O-08-16, passed 5-3-2016; Ord. O-41-18, passed 12-11-2018) Penalty, see § 74.999