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(A) For the purposes of this chapter, the BUSINESS DISTRICT of the city is hereby defined as marked parking spaces in the following streets
(1) High Street from the first alley south of Walnut to the first alley north of Beech Street;
(2) Main Street from East Street to West Street;
(3) Beech Street from the first alley west of High to the first alley east of High Street; and
(4) Walnut Street from the first alley west of High to the first alley east of High.
(B) No person shall park or leave standing a vehicle in the business district for more than two continuous hours during the hours from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on weekdays, Monday through Friday, exclusive of state holidays.
(C) (1) Any vehicle found in violation of this section shall have a notice of violation affixed to the vehicle in a conspicuous place setting forth the time, place and nature of the violation, and the make, model and registration, if any, of the vehicle. The penalty for such violation shall be $10 if paid within 30 days, and $50 if paid after 30 days.
(2) Any vehicle found in violation may be towed at the owner's expense.
(D) The registered owner of the vehicle found in violation of this section shall be presumed to be in violation of division (B) of this section and responsible, which presumption may be rebutted upon oath or affirmation to a statement disclosing the identity of the person in possession at the time of the violation.
(E) Any person violating division (B) of this section who fails to pay the penalty set forth in division (C) of this section within 72 hours shall have a summon or warrant issued for their appearance in the Hillsboro Municipal Court for such violation.
(F) Whoever violates division (B) of this section shall be guilty of a minor misdemeanor.
(G) In enforcing this section, the police may use a marking device on a parked vehicle to indicate the position of the vehicle at the time it is first observed by the officer, and use of any parking space on a city street is consent by the owner of the vehicle to have such vehicle marked for parking enforcement purposes. Any effort to remove a marking placed upon the vehicle by the officer in an effort to avoid detection of a violation shall be investigated and charged as obstructing official business under the appropriate section.
(Ord. 1996-21, passed 12-10-96; Am. Ord. 1997-4, passed 2-3-97; Am. Ord. 2002-13, passed 4-7-03)