§ 154.26  PARKING REGULATIONS.
   (A)   Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following terms are defined:
      ABANDONED JUNK MOTOR VEHICLE.  Has the meaning as in R.C. § 4513.63.
      CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT.  Equipment used to construct or repair buildings, grade landscaping, or any other equipment used for like work.
      IMPROVED SURFACE.  A surface made of concrete, asphalt, crushed stone, or pavers of sufficient strength to withhold the weight of the object parked thereon.
      JUNK MOTOR VEHICLE.  Has the meaning as in R.C. § 4513.65. The vehicle must be three years old, or older; extensively damaged; apparently inoperable; and have a fair market value of $1,500 dollars or less.
      PARKING, PARKED or PARK.  The stopping or standing of vehicles, whether or not occupied other than temporarily for the purpose of and while actively engaged in loading or unloading merchandise or passengers.
      SAILBOAT and POWERCRAFT. have the meaning as in R.C. § 1547.01.
      TRUCK. Has the meaning as in R.C. § 4501.01. For purposes of this definition the vehicle must also have current state issued license plates attached with the designation "truck" or "commercial".
      VEHICLES, MOTOR VEHICLE, COLLECTOR'S VEHICLE, BUS, TRAILER, and RECREATIONAL VEHICLE. Have the meanings as in R.C. § 4501.01
   (B)   Parking required.
      (1)   Each residential unit shall provide at least two parking spaces on the lot. All required parking spaces may be located in a part of the main structure, in an accessory garage or on an improved surface. Parking on other surfaces, such as grass, is prohibited.
      (2)   Clubs shall provide one parking space for each 400 square feet of floor area in the main building.
      (3)   Churches shall provide one parking space for each four seats in the main auditorium or one space for each 50 square feet of floor space, whichever is greater.  The minimum parking space requirements shall be on the lot except upon a determination by the Village Council that converting such land to parking would be detrimental to the health, safety, convenience or general welfare of the village as a whole and there is adequate "on street" parking spaces or "off-street" municipal parking areas owned or leased by the village when said municipal spaces are within 500 feet of the church property.
      (4)   Elementary schools shall provide two and high schools ten parking spaces per classroom.
      (5)   Community centers, libraries, museums, and similar public and semipublic buildings shall provide one parking space for each 300 square feet of floor area in the building.
   (C)   Parking or storage restrictions.
      (1)   All motor vehicles and trailers lawfully stored or parked in open areas, on driveways, on streets, or on parking areas, shall display current, valid license tags unless otherwise permitted below.
      (2)   Sailboats and powercraft stored or parked in open areas must be stored on trailers and are limited to 21 feet in length. Rowboats, kayaks, and canoes whether or not on trailers are permitted as long as they are adequately concealed from the view of neighboring property owners by means of buildings, fences, vegetation, terrain, or other suitable obstruction.
      (3)   With the exception of collector's vehicles, parking or storage of any motor vehicle, trailer, sailboat, or powercraft shall be permitted only on an improved surface. With the exception of collector's vehicles and recreational vehicles, the parking or storage of all motor vehicles shall be on a parking space or driveway.
      (4)   Abandoned junk motor vehicles or junk motor vehicles may not be parked or stored in any open areas.
      (5)   Parking of commercial tractors, trucks of more than 15,000 lbs. GVW or with more than two axles, school buses, or buses used for commercial purposes is not allowed in open areas public or private unless loading or unloading.
      (6)   Parking for those vehicles conveying necessary tools, materials and equipment to premises where labor using such tools, materials, and equipment is to be performed during the actual time of parking shall be permitted.
   (D)   Unlicensed collectors.  Unlicensed collector's vehicles, recreational vehicles, sailboats, powercraft, trailers, junk motor vehicles, construction equipment, riding lawn mowers or similar motorized equipment, and buses shall be parked or stored on residential property only within an enclosed structure or as otherwise specifically permitted as described below:
      (1)   Unless otherwise approved by the Police Chief, parking on any public street, alley or other public property for more than 4 hours during any 24-hour period by a recreational vehicle, a sailboat, a powercraft, a trailer, a bus, or a truck of more than 15,000 lbs. GVW or with more than two axles is prohibited.
      (2)   Driveways in front or side yards may be used for parking a recreational vehicle, sailboat or powercraft less than 21 feet in length on a trailer, trailer, or bus other than a school bus or bus used for commercial purposes during two days in any calendar week, for the limited purposes of loading, unloading, cleaning or effecting minor repairs or maintenance.
      (3)   A maximum of two sailboats, powercraft, trailers, riding lawn mowers or similar equipment, or a combination thereof, for a maximum of two of the items listed, may be parked or stored in an open area of a rear yard, provided they are adequately concealed from the view of neighboring property owners by means of buildings, fences, vegetation, terrain, or other suitable obstruction and are stored on an improved surface. A riding lawn mower or similar equipment need not be stored on an improved surface.
      (4)   Unlicensed collector's vehicles may be parked or stored in an open area of a rear yard, provided parking and storage of such a vehicle in a rear yard is adequately concealed from the view of neighboring property owners by means of buildings, fences, vegetation, terrain and other suitable obstruction.
      (5)   A maximum of one recreational vehicle or bus other than a school bus or bus used for commercial purposes may be parked or stored in an open area of a rear yard, provided parking and storage of such a vehicle in a rear yard is adequately concealed from the view of neighboring property owners by means of buildings, fences, vegetation, terrain and other suitable obstruction.
      (6)   Unless otherwise approved by the Police Chief for good cause shown, no temporary or permanent human occupancy may occur within a recreational vehicle, or bus while parked within the Village.
   (E)   Traffic.
      (1)   A traffic impact study shall be required for all conditional uses in the AA-1, AA-2, A, B, and C districts, with the exception of the conditional uses described in § 154.21(B)(1) and (B)(12), for which no such study shall be required. Such study shall be completed by an independent consultant pursuant to § 154.94(6).
      (2)   All conditional uses in the AA-1, AA-2, A, B, and C districts (with the exception of the conditional uses described in § 154.21 (B)(1) and (B)(12) shall demonstrate compliance with the following transportation level of service standards.
         (a)   Existing levels of service at peak hour are maintained on all arterial and collector roads and at all intersections within 1/4 mile of the primary access to the site, or the level of service shall not fall below a level of service (LOS) “D” as defined by the Transportation Research Board, Highway Capacity Manual, special report 209 (Washington D.C.: National Research Council, 1998), as amended.
         (b)   However, if the LOS on streets adjacent to the site or within 1/4 mile thereof is currently below LOS “D”, then the applicant shall demonstrate that the LOS will not fall below the current level.
      (3)   All development of a conditional use in the AA-1, AA-2, A, B, and C districts (with the exception of the conditional uses described in § 154.21 (B)(1) and (B)(12) shall provide an overall access management plan that demonstrates free-flowing access to the site and avoids unsafe congestion conditions on adjacent public roads and streets.
      (4)   The applicant seeking a conditional use permit in the AA-1, AA-2, A, B, and C districts (with the exception of the conditional uses described in § 154.21 (B)(1) and (B)(12) shall be responsible for the costs required to make the necessary improvements that will, at a minimum, maintain the LOS “D” or other, pre-existing LOS.
      (5)   The traffic impact study shall be provided with the application for a conditional use and at the expense of the applicant. The village may seek outside review of the traffic impact study, and all costs and expenses associated with such outside review shall be passed on to, and shall be fully paid for by, the conditional use applicant.
(Ord. 2007-21, passed 10-1-07; Am. Ord. 2008-37, passed 11-3-08; Am. Ord. 2016-18, passed 6-6-16)  Penalty, see § 154.99