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A. Signs; Erection: The City Council may authorize or direct any person employed by the City to erect or install any sign or traffic control device required to enforce the provisions of this section.
B. Parking In Violation Prohibited: It shall be an infraction for any person, except physicians on emergency calls or designated emergency vehicles when properly marked or posted, to park any motor vehicle on any street in violation of posted restrictions for that street or except when necessary to avoid interference with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a policeman or traffic control device.
C. Parking Or Blocking Streets Or Highways: In addition to the parking provisions contained in the Utah Traffic Code, as adopted by this City, it shall be unlawful for any person to:
1. Remain standing, lying or sitting on any street or highway in such a manner as to obstruct the free passage of vehicular or pedestrian traffic thereon.
2. Willfully remain standing, lying or sitting on any street or highway in such manner for more than one minute after being requested to move by any police officer.
3. Willfully remain on such street or highway in such manner as to obstruct the free passage of any person or vehicle into or out of any property abutting upon the street or highway or any property having access to such street or highway.
4. It shall be unlawful for the owner of a motor vehicle, trailer or boat, to park the vehicle for sale on a public street or highway for more than seventy two (72) hours.
5. Any vehicle, trailer, farm equipment or boat parked in violation of this subsection is declared to be a public nuisance. If a notice of violation has been placed upon such vehicle, trailer, farm equipment or boat and it is not removed within twelve (12) hours thereafter, or if two (2) or more notices of violation have been placed on the same vehicle, trailer, farm equipment or boat within the last thirty (30) days, the vehicle, trailer, farm equipment or boat shall be impounded as a nuisance. The vehicle, trailer, farm equipment or boat shall be released to the owner or responsible party only after the law enforcement agency of the City has received a receipt for the same acknowledging responsibility of that person for the item being unlawfully parked.
6. A separate violation occurs each day a vehicle, trailer, farm equipment or boat is parked contrary to the provisions of this subsection.
D. Specific Prohibited Parking; Permit:
1. Recreational Type Vehicles: It shall be unlawful for any person to park or leave standing at any time, on any public road, street, alley or City property any unattached trailer of any type whether for the occupancy of people, storage of items, or for towing purposes, and whether the same be loaded or not, any boat on an unattached trailer or otherwise, or camper not mounted on a vehicle, any motor home or mini-motor home of any length, and any combination of a pulling or towing vehicle with an attached trailer whether loaded or not; provided, however, that it shall be lawful to park such a combination or a motor home that is being loaded or is ready for departure for a period not to exceed thirty six (36) hours.
2. Gross Vehicle Weight: Except as provided above, as regards recreational vehicles, it is further unlawful and an infraction to park in or on any such area, City street, or public parking facility at any time, any vehicle or motor vehicle having a registered gross weight capability of twenty six thousand (26,000) pounds or more. An exception can be made for unloading and loading vehicles, not to exceed twelve (12) hours.
3. Time Limited: It shall further be unlawful for any person to park or leave standing on any public road, street, alley or City property any motor vehicle for forty eight (48) or more consecutive hours, and any vehicle so parked or left standing may be impounded or removed by the law enforcement authority. For purposes of impoundment and removal, the law enforcement authority may, after making a reasonable effort to locate the owner, impound and remove any motor vehicle which has been unmoved for forty eight (48) consecutive hours. The cost of impoundment and removal shall be charged to the owner or any person who claims the impounded motor vehicle.
4. Special Permit: For good cause shown and upon application to and receipt of a special permit from the Police Department, a person may receive a temporary permit to park a vehicle otherwise prohibited for a period of three (3) days and nights.
5. Parking Prohibited:
a. It shall be unlawful to park a vehicle or permit such vehicle to remain parked upon any street, part of a street or roadway, when signs or traffic markings are erected by the City which give notice that parking is prohibited.
b. When signs or traffic markings are erected or placed by direction of the City, no person shall park a vehicle or permit said vehicle to remain standing during the hours and days specified by such signs and markings upon any street, parts of a street, or roadway.
E. Loading Zone: When so posted, it shall be unlawful for the driver of a passenger vehicle to stand or park such vehicle for a period of time longer than is permitted by the posted sign for the loading or unloading of passengers, or for the driver to stand or park any freight carrying motor vehicle for a period of time longer than is necessary to load, unload and deliver materials in any place designated as a loading zone and marked as such.
F. Alleys: No person shall park a motor vehicle within an alley in such manner or under such conditions as to leave less than ten feet (10') of the width of the roadway available for the free movement of vehicular traffic. No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle within an alley in such a position as to block the driveway entrance to any abutting property.
G. Fire Hydrant: It shall be unlawful to stand or park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except momentarily to pick up or discharge a passenger within five feet (5') of a fire hydrant.
H. Snow Removal:
1. Prohibited: From November 1st of each year to March 15th of the following year, the following regulations shall apply:
a. It shall be unlawful for any person who owns or has possession, custody or control of any vehicle, farm equipment or other object to park or place such item or property upon or in any street of the City with or without curb between the hours of one o'clock (1:00) A.M. and five o'clock (5:00) A.M.
b. No person who owns or has possession, custody or control of any vehicle, farm equipment or other objects shall park or place such items or property upon any street of the City with or without curb when the removal of snow from the streets is necessary, apparent or imminent and forty eight (48) hours after a snow event.
c. It shall be unlawful for the owner or operator of said items listed in subsection H1b of this section to allow such items to remain standing upon any public street for longer than forty eight (48) hours after said items have become snowbound due to snowplows plowing around said items. Such items shall be presumed to be abandoned. Abandoned items shall be subject to removal and impounded.
d. Notwithstanding the foregoing, this subsection shall not apply to physicians or other authorized emergency personnel acting in the course and scope of their duties.
e. Any vehicle, item or property parked in violation of this subsection is hereby declared a public nuisance.
f. Any person violating any provision of this section is guilty of an infraction and upon conviction shall be punished according to the law.
2. Impounding Vehicle: The police or snow removal crews are hereby authorized to order the impounding of any vehicle that is parked in violation of this subsection. (Ord. 2019-03, 1-3-2019, eff. 1-4-2019; amd. Ord. 2021-14, 10-21-2021)