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(a) Whenever, during any period of 24 hours or less, snow falls in the city, or in any section or sections thereof, to a depth of two inches or more, an emergency is declared to exist in that such a heavy snowstorm constitutes a serious public hazard, impairing transportation, the movement of food and fuel supplies, medical care, fire, health and police protection and other vital services to the city. Such emergency shall continue until an announcement is made by the Service Director or his or her designee that snow plowing operations have been completed, which announcement shall be made in the same manner as outlined in subsection (b) hereof.
(b) Whenever such an emergency exists, the Service Director or his or her designee shall request the cooperation of a newspaper or newspapers of general circulation in the city and radio and television stations which are located in Cuyahoga and Lake County and whose transmission may be heard throughout the city, to announce the emergency and the time that emergency parking regulations will become effective. Such time shall be no sooner than one hour after the first announcement. Such announcement by two such radio or television stations, or any combination thereof, or in a daily newspaper of general circulation in the city, shall constitute notice to the general public of the existence of the emergency. However, the owners and operators of motor vehicles shall have full responsibility to determine existing weather conditions and to comply with the emergency parking regulations.
(c) During the period of the emergency, the Service Director or his or her designee may prohibit the parking of any vehicle or vehicles upon any and all of the city streets. During the emergency, it shall be unlawful for any person to park, cause or permit to be parked, permit to remain parked or abandon or leave unattended any vehicle of any kind or description, upon any city street; provided, however, that, vehicles may be parked for a period not longer than three minutes for actual loading or unloading of passengers, or 30 minutes for actual loading or unloading of property; and provided, further, that, no other law or ordinance restricting parking as to place or time is violated thereby.
(d) The requirements and regulations contained herein shall be subject to any regulation or requirement established by the Director of Public Safety pursuant to Chapter 406 of the Kirtland Municipal Code.
(Ord. 03-O-47, passed 10-20-2003)