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A. Restrictions: No person shall stop, park or leave standing any "vehicle", defined as every device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a street except devices moved by human power, whether attended or unattended, upon the paved or main traveled part of any city street. However, parking upon the paved or main traveled portion of any city street is allowed for those providing professional services to an adjacent property owner so long as associated vehicles do not remain parked thereon for a period exceeding two (2) hours and do not inhibit the current pattern of traffic on such street. Those providing professional services may park their vehicles on the paved or main traveled portion of a city street for longer than two (2) hours if advance permission is obtained from the City Police Department. Furthermore, no vehicle may be parked in city right-of-way that fronts private property for more than five (5) hours unless permission is obtained from the corresponding property owner. All parking of vehicles in city rights-of-way shall be parallel to the pavement, except for vehicles that are parked in a driveway or along Miles Avenue.
B. Removal Of Vehicles: Whenever any police officer employed by or on behalf of the city finds a vehicle standing upon a street in violation of any of the provisions of this section, such officer is hereby authorized to provide for the removal of such vehicle to the nearest available garage or other place of safety. All costs and expenses of taking and keeping any such vehicle, including the cost and expense of towing, keeping and storing, shall be paid by the owner of such vehicle.
C. Exceptions: This section shall not apply to the driver of any vehicle which is disabled while within a city right of way in such manner and to such extent that it is impossible to avoid stopping and temporarily leaving such disabled vehicle in such position.
D. Penalty: Any person who violates the provisions of this section shall be punished as provided in the general penalty in section 1-4-1 of this code. (Ord. 62, 7-1-1975; amd. 2004 Code; Ord. 300, 12-1-2020)