6.00  SNOW EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
6.01  SNOW EMERGENCY DEFINED.
   A snow emergency exists whenever there is a snow fall of two (2) inches or more, or the equivalent amount of snow from drifting, or when so declared by the chief of police.  The emergency shall cease after the snow stops and the streets have been cleared of snow, or twenty-four (24) hours after the cessation of falling snow.
6.02  PARKING PROHIBITED.
   Parking of motor vehicles is prohibited on all streets in the city during a snow emergency.
6.03  STREET PARKING.
   No vehicle on any street in Eldridge shall remain parked for more than twenty-four (24) hours in any one location when such parking limits or interferes with snow plowing or snow removal operations.
6.04  SNOW EMERGENCY PARKING.
   Snow emergency parking facilities shall be provided by the City and shall be identified as such.  Vehicles may be parked in these areas upon a forecast of a two(2)inch or greater snow fall.  All vehicles shall be removed within forty-eight (48) hours after the end of a snow emergency.  If a forecast snow emergency does not occur, all vehicles shall be removed within forty-eight (48) hours of when they were first parked in the special area.  The snow emergency parking facilities are located at:
   1.   N. Third Street and Franklin Street (Municipal Parking Lot)   
   2.   N. Fifth Street and LeClaire Road (Faith Lutheran Church)   
   3.   S. Second Street and Spring Street (United Methodist Church)   
   4.   N. Sixth Street and Donahue Street at the Water Treatment Plant   
   5.   North Scott Junior High School south side parking lot   
   6.   400 Block of N. Third Street (west side of Centennial Park)   
   7.   400 Block of N. Fourth Street (east side of Centennial Park)   
   8.   Cornerstone Baptist Church parking lot (775 E. LeClaire Road).   
6.05  DOWNTOWN SNOW REMOVAL.
   Parking is prohibited on all streets bounded by North First Street, Donahue Street, North Third Street and LeClaire Road during a snow emergency.
6.06  SNOW EMERGENCY PENALTIES.
   The penalty for violation of the provisions of this ordinance shall be: 1) the removal of said motor vehicles and impounding of same by the City of Eldridge, and the payment before release by the owner of the vehicle of all costs for towing and impounding, and/or 2) any violation of this ordinance shall be subject to a fine of fifty dollars ($50) for the first offense, one-hundred dollars ($100) for the second offense and two-hundred dollars ($200) for the third and subsequent offenses. For purposes of calculating the number of offenses, this means during one snow season October 1 to May 1. Each snow season starts the offense cycle over.(Am. Ord. 2020-12, passed 12-7-2020)
6.07  SIDEWALKS.
   It shall be the responsibility of the abutting property owner to promptly remove snow and/or ice from the sidewalk.  In the event such snow and/or ice remain more than thirty-six (36) hours, then the city may remove them and assess the property.  Charges for such removal shall be set forth by resolution of the council. 
6.08  BICYCLE PATHS.
   It shall be the responsibility of the city to promptly remove snow and/or ice from designated bicycle paths around the city. 
6.09  SNOW DISCHARGE.
   The discharge of snow and ice on to public streets is prohibited at any time.  It is the responsibility of the abutting property owner to store any snow and/or ice removed on their own property.  Any violation of this ordinance shall be subject to a fine of fifty dollars ($500) for the first offense, one hundred dollars ($100) for the second offense and two hundred dollars ($200) for the third and subsequent offenses. For purposes of calculating the number of offenses, this means during one snow season October 1 to May 1. Each snow season starts the offense cycle over.  This prohibition shall not apply to commercial properties located in the boundaries of Section 6.05.
(Am. Ord. 2020-12, passed 12-7-2020)