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(a) Trucks that are designed by the manufacturer to carry a load of greater than one ton (the rated capacity of the truck) are not allowed for overnight parking in Residential Districts of the City. One truck not exceeding a one ton rated capacity may be parked overnight by an occupant of a dwelling within a Residential District, provided that such truck is used solely by the occupant of the dwelling and that the truck is parked entirely within the property boundary lines of such occupant and is otherwise legally parked. This section does not regulate or prohibit a noncommercial motor vehicle or a passenger car. For the purpose of this section, "truck" has the same definition as is set forth in Ohio R.C. 4501.01(J), "noncommercial motor vehicle" has the same definition as is set forth in Ohio R.C. 4501.01(H) and "passenger car" has the same definition as is set forth in Ohio R.C. 4501.01(E). A violation of this subsection (a) is a minor misdemeanor, punishable by up to a one hundred fifty dollar ($150.00) fine. Any subsequent violation of this subsection (a) is a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.
(b) School buses are not allowed for overnight parking in Residential Districts of the City, except where such buses are parked on school board property.
(c) No bus, including those vehicles originally manufactured for bus purposes and thereafter converted for hauling of freight or goods, or converted for camping and related activities, shall be permitted to park in Residential Districts of the City when such bus or converted bus exceeds thirty-five feet in its overall length.
(d) Garages and open off-street parking areas for the parking and storage of automobiles accessory to a one, two or multifamily dwelling shall be an accessory use permitted by right in the Residential Districts in which the particular dwelling type is permitted. Parking shall not be permitted in a required front or side yard in Residential Districts. An exception herein may be made by a resident of a Residential District by making application to the Chief of Police, who with his concurrence, may grant such exception for a reasonable time as warranted by the facts and circumstances.
(e) The repairing of an automobile owned by a resident family shall be permitted in Residential Districts. The rebuilding or dismantling of any automobile in an open yard is prohibited in Residential Districts. The standards governing the interpretation of this subsection shall include ownership of the vehicle, its location on the property, where work on it was performed and the facts as to the use and condition of the vehicle immediately preceding the time of the performance of the work, so as to permit a reasonable distinction between repairing, rebuilding and dismantling.
(Ord.79-0-14. Passed 7-24-79; Ord. 2009-O-09. Passed 6-9-09.)