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(A) Parking position.
(1) A vehicle stopped or parked along a street or roadway shall be stopped or parked with the curbside wheels of the vehicle parallel to and within 12 inches of the curb or edge of the roadway.
(2) The Linton Street Department shall place or cause to be placed lines or markings painted upon the curb or upon the street within the limited parking zones, designating each parking space. Each vehicle parked within the limited parking zone shall park within the lines or markings, in a position that the vehicle shall rest entirely within the space designated by the lines or markings.
(B) Restricted parking. No person shall park a vehicle at the following locations:
(1) Within five feet of either side of a public or private driveway, or in front of a public or private driveway;
(2) Within five feet of any alley opening;
(3) In part of in whole upon any sidewalk;
(4) Upon curbing;
(5) Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant; and
(6) On or across a crosswalk.
(C) Handicapped parking zones.
(1) Power to grant. The Clerk-Treasurer is authorized and empowered to grant to physically handicapped persons the exclusive use of parking space adjacent to their residence and/or place of employment, subject to the rules and regulations as the City of Linton may prescribe in areas where the parking is otherwise permitted and not restricted, in the manner provided herein.
(2) Designated parking spaces. The City of Linton Street Department shall designate other parking spaces, within the limited parking zone, as it determines to be necessary and appropriate to provide for handicapped parking within the limited parking zone. The designated parking spaces shall be identified by application of contrasting paint and handicap emblem to the pavement and by placement of an upright handicapped parking sign.
(3) Definition. For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context indicates or requires a different meaning.
PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED PERSONS. Any person certified by a qualified physician to be disabled in a manner rendering it impossible or difficult and burdensome for him or her to walk, during an extended calendar period (for example one year).
(4) Written application. Any person eligible by virtue of a physical handicap for special privileges, pursuant to this section shall present to the Clerk-Treasurer a written application, on a form to be furnished by the Clerk-Treasurer, for a permit entitling that person to the exclusive use for a period of one calendar year from the date of issue of one parking space adjacent to the applicant's place of residence and/or place of employment.
(5) Prohibited. No person shall park a vehicle upon a handicapped parking space whose vehicle does not bear a license plate designating handicapped occupant; or a placard designating handicapped occupant, which placard has been issued by an appropriate state, county, or city agency.
(D) Effective date. The provisions contained herein shall become effective upon posting of signs giving notice of this section.
(Ord. 95-5, passed 4-10-1995) Penalty, see § 71.99