(A)   It shall be unlawful to park a vehicle in such a manner that prevents access to a city water meter or other city utility equipment for inspection, repair or other use by authorized city personnel. A warning notice shall first be placed on the vehicle providing 48 hours to relocate the vehicle to alleviate the obstruction. After such time period, a parking citation may be issued for each day the violation remains.
   (B)   Any such vehicle may be towed by the city at the owner's expense, when the following occurs:
      (1)   The vehicle continues to be parked in a manner that prevents access to the water meter or other utility equipment by authorized city personnel more than 48 hours after the initial warning notice under subsection (A) above was posted: and
      (2)   Access to said meter or equipment is necessary to perform required repairs, or to read the meter, or for the purpose of terminating utility service as provided in Chapter 50 of this code.
(Ord. 2012 -25, passed 2-28-12)