69.13  SNOW EMERGENCIES. 
No person shall park, abandon or leave unattended any vehicle on any public street, alley, or City-owned off-street parking area during any snow emergency.  Such a ban shall be of uniform application and the Police Chief is directed to widely publicize the requirements, using all available news media, in October of each year.  When predictions or occurrences indicate the need, the Public Works Director shall initiate a snow emergency and the Police Chief shall inform the news media to publicize the snow emergency.  The snow emergency shall remain in effect until the Public Works Director declares it over.  The Police Chief shall inform the news media to publicize the end of the snow emergency.  The foregoing prohibition shall not apply from six o’clock (6:00) a.m. to twelve o’clock (12:00) midnight as follows:
 
Street
From
To
Washington Street
East First Street
West First Street
Franklin Street
East Third Street
West First Street
Liberty Street
East First Street
Broadway Street
East First Street
Washington Street
Liberty Street
Main Street
Washington Street
Liberty Street
Broadway Street
Columbus Street
Liberty Street
 
Members of the Police Department are hereby authorized to remove or have removed a vehicle from a public street, alley or City-owned off-street parking area to the nearest garage or other place of safety or to a place of safety maintained by the City when there has been a violation of this section.  In addition to other penalties, the owner or driver of any vehicle impounded for violation of the provisions of this section shall be required to pay all costs associated with the towing and storage of the vehicle.  If the impounded vehicle is not claimed within ten (10) days, it shall be treated as an abandoned vehicle and disposal proceedings shall be commenced pursuant to Section 321.89 of the Code of Iowa.