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(A) Disabled persons who have obtained a special parking permit from the County Clerk, according to KRS 189.456, shall make application with the Public Works Department for a designated parking space on a public street within the city.
(B) If the Public Works Department finds that the person making the application has obtained the required permit from the County Clerk, that local ordinances or state statutes do not prohibit or limit parking on the street, and no reasonably accessible off-street parking serves or accommodates the disabled person’s residence, the Department may designate, in its discretion, a reserved parking space on a public street near the residence of the disabled person. The term OFF-STREET PARKING shall include, but not be limited to, driveways and garages serving a residence.
(C) A designated parking space shall not be more than 23 feet in length. Only one designated parking space will be allowed per household. The city may charge a reasonable fee to applicants for designated parking spaces. Any disabled person with a parking permit issued pursuant to KRS 189.456 is permitted to park in any designated parking space created by this section.
(D) An applicant who obtains a designated parking space under this section shall be required to renew this space every year. Failure to renew a designated parking space shall be grounds to remove a disabled/handicapped parking sign placed on a public street near the applicant’s residence.
(E) (1) If the Public Works Department denies an application for a designated parking space, the applicant may appeal this denial to the Handicapped Parking Review Committee by filing a notice of appeal with the Public Works Department, Traffic Division, within 30 days after the date of denial. The Handicapped Parking Review Committee shall consist of one member each from the Engineering Department, the Police Department and the Public Works Department and its members shall be appointed by the City Manager.
(2) An applicant may appeal a decision of the Handicapped Parking Review Committee to the Board of City Commissioners by filing a notice of appeal with the City Clerk within 30 days after the date of the Committee’s decision.
(3) If an applicant fails to appeal a denial by the Public Works Department or a decision of the Parking Review Committee within the time frames set forth herein, such denial or decision shall not be subject to further review. An applicant who is denied a designated parking space under this section may not re-apply for such a space for a period of 12 months after the date of denial or if such denial is appealed, 12 months after the date when a final decision is rendered in the appeal.
(1984 Code, § 75.86) (Ord. O-37-81, passed 6-2-1981; Ord. O-50-96, passed 11-26-1996; Ord. O-1-03, passed 1-7-2003; Ord. O-16-05, passed 3-8-2005; Ord. O-42-10, passed 12-7-2010; Ord. O-08-16, passed 5-3-2016)