§ 72.02  PRIVATE “NO PARKING” SIGNS.
   (A)   Parking in the public right-of-way of any street shall be restricted or prohibited only by official signs installed by the city, county, or state. Signs which give the appearance of restricting parking in the right-of-way in areas other than approved driveways shall be prohibited in all districts.
   (B)   Property owners who want to have signs prohibiting parking in their private driveways shall use signs obtained from the city at cost.
   (C)   Residential property owners who have a compelling need to restrict or prohibit parking in the right-of-way adjacent to their property, other than in an approved driveway, may ask the city to install official signs restricting parking to home owners, tenants, and their guests, permanently or temporarily.  In no case shall the area restricted exceed the area for one parallel parking space per dwelling unit for multifamily uses or two parallel parking spaces for single family uses.
      (1)   Applications for the installation of official private parking signs in a residential district can be made to the Building Official who shall approve or deny applications based on consideration of the following criteria:
         (a)   There are no parking spaces available on the property or the parking spaces and driveway of the property are insufficient to meet parking requirements of one space per unit for multifamily uses or two spaces per single family residence.
         (b)   There is no area on the property to make additional parking spaces or a driveway. Parking is not allowed on drain fields.
         (c)   The applicant is physically disabled and possesses a valid disabled parking permit or displays valid disabled plates and the applicant's disability prevents walking from the designated off street parking provided on the property.
   (D)   The application fee for a private no parking sign is $50. Senior citizens (65 and older) shall have the fee waived for their primary residence.
   (E)   The Building Official shall provide to Public Safety a list of all properties that have been granted approval for private no parking signs along with a site plan showing the location of approved private no parking signs.
   (F)   All unapproved private no parking signs shall be removed no later than January 1, 2017. City employees shall be authorized to remove or cause the removal, without notice, of any unofficial sign attempting or appearing to attempt to restrict or prohibit parking on a street or in a right-of-way and any unofficial sign prohibiting parking in a private driveway.
(Ord. 27-12, passed 10-23-12; Am. Ord. 23-16, passed 10-18-16; Am. Ord. 38-16, passed 2-14-17)