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(a) Definitions. For the purpose of this section, certain terms and words are hereby defined:
(1) "Driveway" means the principal means of egress, not exceeding 24 feet in width, into a property from the traveled portion of a road right-of- way, upon which grass or other ground cover vegetation is not nurtured, provided however, that such driveway shall not occupy over 40% of the total front yard area of the lot.
(2) "Front yard" means the setback area between any portion of a structure and the street line.
(3) "Residential district" means any district in the City zoned primarily for residential purposes on the current adopted District Map, and also, for the purpose of this section, any parcel used for dwelling purposes, irrespective of its zoning classification.
(4) "Setback" means the minimum horizontal distance by which any building or structure will be separated from a lot line or street line.
(5) "Side yard" means the zoning setback area as defined in the Zoning Code along the side of a lot between the building line, as defined in the Zoning Code, and the rear yard, as defined in the Zoning Code, or, in the case of a side street yard, the rear lot line.
(b) Parking Prohibited. No person shall park or leave unattended or suffer to remain parked or left unattended, a vehicle wholly or partly within a front yard, side yard or upon a vacant lot in a residential district, unless such vehicle is wholly within a driveway.
(c) Registered Owner Responsibility. If any vehicle is found to be in violation of this section, the owner or person in whose name such vehicle is registered shall be held prima facie responsible for such violation.
(d) Exceptions. The provisions of this section shall not apply to authorized emergency vehicles while in use for emergency purposes; or to construction equipment when such equipment can effectively operate only from within such front yards; or during the time when a snow emergency parking ban is in effect.
(e) Penalty. The penalty shall be as is set forth in Section 452.99.
(Ord. 2007-O-07. Passed 4-10-07.)