§ 72.02  PARKING, SNOW REMOVAL.
   (A)   General.
      (1)   November 1 through April 15.
         (a)   No vehicle shall be left standing or parked for more than 30 minutes on any street within the city between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., from November 1 through April 15, inclusive. Recreational vehicles, as described in § 153.260, may not be parked on any public street at any time. Vehicles exceeding 1-ton carrying capacity, as described in § 153.129(B), may not be parked on any public street in residential districts at any time.
         (b)   On-street parking of non-recreational vehicles in all districts and vehicles not exceeding 1-ton carrying capacity in residential districts shall be permitted at all other hours, except where otherwise specifically prohibited by signs or marking and except within 5 feet on either side of a mail box or bank of mailboxes, when such parking does not interfere with the removal of snow and ice from city streets, or with other city utility repair and maintenance activities, and, in any event, for a period not to exceed 24 consecutive hours in any 1 location. A vehicle parked on a street shall be removed from the street by its owner within 15 minutes of demand made by a city employee for snow and ice removal or street and utility repair and maintenance activities. After removal, it shall be unlawful to park on the street until the snow removal or street or utility repair or maintenance activity is completed in the area involved.
      (2)   April 16 through October 31.
         (a)   Vehicles may park on- street during all hours of the day unless otherwise prohibited. Recreational vehicles, as described in § 153.260, may not be parked on any public street at any time. Vehicles exceeding 1-ton carrying capacity, as described in § 153.129(B), may not be parked on any public street in residential districts at any time.
         (b)   On-street parking of non-recreational vehicles in all districts and vehicles not exceeding 1-ton carrying capacity in residential districts shall be permitted at all hours, except where otherwise specifically prohibited by signs or marking and except within 5 feet on either side of a mail box or bank of mailboxes, when such parking does not interfere with the other city utility repair and maintenance activities, and, in any event, for a period not to exceed 24 consecutive hours in any 1 location. A vehicle parked on a street shall be removed from the street by its owner within 15 minutes of demand made by a city employee for street or utility repair and maintenance activities. After removal, it shall be unlawful to park on the street until the street or utility repair or maintenance activity is completed in the area involved.
      (3)   In the event that on-street parking of a vehicle is deemed to constitute a traffic hazard at any time of the year, it shall be removed from its parking location by the order of a police officer.
      (4)   Failure to move a vehicle from the public street after having been directed to do so by a police officer or other employee may result in the vehicle being towed at the owner’s expense.
   (B)   Exceptions. All emergency and official vehicles responding to an emergency call, including doctor’s automobiles, shall be excluded from the provisions of this section.
   (C)   Snow removal from sidewalks.
      (1)   It shall be the obligation of the property owner or tenant of any business or commercial building or parcel of land to promptly and adequately keep the sidewalk in front of his or her business property clear from snow at all times.
      (2)   It shall be unlawful for any person to remove snow from private property and to deposit the same upon any street right-of-way or upon any other city property without first obtaining permission therefore in writing from the City Clerk. It shall further be unlawful to deposit snow upon any property within the city in such a manner as to obstruct the visibility of vehicular traffic at street intersections.
   (D)   Violations. Any person violating any provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished according to law.
(Prior Code, § 15.05)  (Ord. 351, passed 12-12-1983; Am. Ord. 618, passed 7-23-2012; Am. Ord. 666, passed 6-26-2017)  Penalty, see § 70.99