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(A) It shall be unlawful to park or leave standing any watercraft (whether on or off a trailer); recreational vehicle of all types, kinds, and description; commercial vehicle (including trailers); or utility trailer on any street in the city within any area zoned as either R-l, R-2, or R-3 for any period of time in excess of that reasonably required to make a delivery, discharge, or pick up of a passenger or to load or unload items of personalty in the process of being removed from or delivered to a residence in the immediate vicinity.
(B) Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions, a resident of the street in question may park such a vehicle on a street immediately abutting the lot upon which the resident resides for the purpose of convenient departure from or return to the lot by the resident in connection with a planned trip, outing, or vacation of the resident. Such parking shall in no event extend beyond 24 hours.
(C) For the purpose of this section, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
(1) COMMERCIAL VEHICLE. Any vehicle as to which a commercial license, registration, or Department of Transportation identification number must be or has been issued, or as to the operation of which a commercial driver’s license must be obtained, and any non-motorized trailer, or any bus or school bus, or any truck in excess of 20 feet in length or one ton in capacity.
(2) RECREATIONAL VEHICLE. Any vehicle or trailer, whether or not motorized, designed or used as travel trailer, camper, motor home, tent trailer, camping trailer, and the like.
(3) UTILITY TRAILER. All non-motorized trailers designed to haul or transport goods, materials, equipment, watercraft, or personalty of any kind or description.
(D) A city law enforcement official, including a safety officer, who shall find any of the aforementioned items to be in violation of divisions (A) or (B) of this section, shall place on the item, in a conspicuous location, a notice advising that the item is unlawfully parked or stored and that if the item is not removed and placed in a lawful location within 48 hours of the giving of such notice it will be towed; merely moving the item to a different location on a prohibited street will not abate the initial violation. If the item yet remains on a prohibited street following the expiration of such 48 hours, it shall be towed. The owner thereof shall bear sole responsibility for procuring the release of the item by means of making payment to the towing company of all charges relating to the tow, including, without limitation, the tow charge and any applicable storage fees.
(Ord. 11-11, passed 6-14-11)