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A. Parking Or Blocking Streets Or Highways: In addition to the parking provisions contained in the Traffic Code, as adopted by this City, it shall be a Class C misdemeanor for any person to:
1. Remain standing, lying or sitting on any street or highway in such a manner as to obstruct the free passage of vehicular or pedestrian traffic thereon.
2. Wilfully remain standing, lying or sitting on any street or highway in such manner for more than one minute after being requested to move by any police officer.
3. Wilfully remain on such street or highway in such manner as to obstruct the free passage of any person or vehicle into or out of any property abutting upon the street or highway, or any property having access to such street or highway.
B. Signs: The City Council may authorize or direct any person employed by the City to erect or install any sign or traffic control device required to enforce the provisions of this section.
C. No Parking: It shall be an infraction to park or leave standing at any time a vehicle, as defined in the traffic code, as adopted by this city, except when necessary to avoid interference with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or traffic control device.
D. Unlawful Parking:
1. Vehicles For Sale:
a. No vehicle shall be left standing, stopped or parked on any public roadway or other public property within the city of Hurricane for the principal purpose of advertising the sale of said vehicle; and
b. No vehicle shall be left standing, stopped, or parked on any private property for the principal purpose of advertising the sale of said vehicle, except: 1) in any licensed auto sales lot, or 2) where the owner of the private property has given his consent and no more than two (2) vehicles at any given time are left so standing, stopped or parked on such property for said purpose.
2. Loading Zone: When so posted, it shall be unlawful for the driver of a passenger vehicle to stand or park such vehicle for a period of time longer than is permitted by the posted sign for the loading or unloading of passengers, or for the driver to stand or park any freight carrying motor vehicle for a period of time longer than is necessary to load, unload and deliver materials in any place designated as a loading zone and marked as such.
3. Violation Of Posted Restrictions: It shall be unlawful for any person, except physicians on emergency calls or designated emergency vehicles when properly posted, to park any vehicle on any street in violation of the posted restrictions.
4. Alleys: No person shall park a vehicle within an alley in such manner or under such conditions as to leave less than ten feet (10') of the width of the roadway available for the free movement of vehicular traffic. No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle within an alley in such a position as to block the driveway entrance to any abutting property.
5. Cab Stands; Bus Stands: No vehicle other than a licensed taxicab shall be parked in any area designated by ordinance as a taxicab stand and no vehicle other than a bus shall be parked in a place so designated as a bus loading zone.
E. Truck Parking:
1. Definitions: Unless the context requires otherwise, for the purpose of this subsection E, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
SEMITRUCK: Any vehicle/trailer combination that has at least three (3) axles and is of the type commonly used for interstate commercial transport purposes.
SEMITRUCK TRAILER: A carrier used for cargo or commercial purposes and intended to be used in tandem with a tractor or motorized vehicle.
2. Prohibitions; Exceptions: In addition to any other applicable rule, regulation, statute or ordinance, it shall be unlawful for any person or entity within the Hurricane City limits:
a. To park or leave standing upon any private or public property, including any public street, road, alley or right of way:
(1) A semitruck or semitruck trailer containing cargo, freight or other material which consists of fuel, explosives, or other hazardous or toxic substances which constitutes a threat to the health, safety and welfare of the public, or
(2) A refrigerated semitruck trailer which is kept running continuously or intermittently or in a manner which causes annoyance or disturbance to the peace and tranquility of the area, except in commercial or industrial areas specifically approved for such purpose by the Hurricane City council.
b. To park or leave standing for a total of more than one hour during any period of twenty four (24) consecutive hours upon any public property, including any street, road, alley or right of way, any semitruck or semitruck trailer not described in subsections E2a(1) and E2a(2) of this section, except as may be reasonably necessary for purposes of loading or unloading.
c. To park or leave standing upon any privately owned property any semitruck or semitruck trailer not described in subsections E2a(1) and E2a(2) of this section, except on property owned by: 1) the owner or driver of the semitruck or semitruck trailer, or 2) the commercial entity in any commercial zone to or from which goods are being transported and unloaded/loaded, or 3) any other commercial property approved by the Hurricane City Council.
3. Impoundment; Penalty: The Police Department, after making reasonable effort to locate the owner, is empowered to effect removal and impoundment of a semitruck or trailer that is in violation of this subsection E, and the cost of removal and impoundment shall be charged to the owner or person claiming the impounded vehicle or trailer. In addition, a violation of this subsection E shall be a Class C misdemeanor or lesser offense as determined by the City Attorney.
4. Fire Code Provisions: Nothing herein shall be construed to abrogate the provisions of the Uniform Fire Code as adopted by the City in its application to semitruck or trailers hauling flammable products, and the parking of such vehicles shall be prohibited in the manner set forth therein.
F. Late Payment Penalty: A late penalty on payment of parking violations shall be assessed per the current adopted fee schedule. (Ord. 2017-02, 1-5-2017)