(a)   Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
      COMMERCIAL VEHICLE.  Any vehicle which is adapted, designed, equipped and used to perform a specific commercial function and which does not meet the definition of personal passenger vehicle.
      MOBILE FOOD TRUCK. A licensed and operable vehicle or concession trailer, which is enclosed and self-contained, independent with respect to water, sewer, and power utilities, that contains equipment for the preparation and sale or service of food or beverages with or without charge that are designed for immediate consumption in compliance with Chapter 117 of this Code.
      PERSONAL PASSENGER VEHICLE.  Any car, pickup truck or van which is designed for and facilitates personal and passenger travel and has not been externally altered with features not customary to personal usage.
      SERVICE VEHICLE.  Any vehicle built or assembled for personal passenger use that incorporates attachments in order to support service functions. A SERVICE VEHICLE is utilized as support for service and is not utilized to perform a specific commercial function.
   (b)   Prohibitions. Parking and storage of commercial vehicles or materials upon city streets is prohibited as follows.
      (1)   It shall be unlawful for any person or business to park, store, leave or permit the parking, storing or leaving of any commercial or construction vehicle, equipment or materials upon any city street.
      (2)   The transferring of refuse from smaller satellite vehicles to larger packer garbage trucks is prohibited on all city rights-of-way.
   (c)   Exceptions. The provisions of this section shall not apply to the following:
      (1)   Emergency vehicles;
      (2)   Personal passenger vehicles;
      (3)   Vehicles that are disabled, provided that they are not left on public rights-of-way longer than 24 hours;
      (4)   Light delivery trucks delivering goods from place to place;
      (5)   Garbage trucks in the site-to-site collection of refuse;
      (6)   Vehicles in the process of loading or unloading;
      (7)   Vehicles, immobile equipment or materials parked in connection with a construction site for longer than 24 hours for which the owner or lessor has obtained and posted a permit from the office of city engineer and are in compliance with the rules and regulations for parking, storing or leaving construction vehicle(s), equipment or materials on city streets issued by the city engineer. The fee for this permit is $15;
      (8)   Vehicles parked in connection with a construction site, provided they are not left there longer than 24 hours;
      (9)   Vehicles or equipment which are properly signed and parked temporarily in connection with the performance of a construction or maintenance service to property on or under the city right-of-way;
      (10)   Service vehicles; and
      (11)   Mobile food trucks in compliance with Chapter 117 of this Code.
(1992 Code, § 40-249)  (Ord. 43-89, passed 5-15-1989; Ord. 5-99, passed 1-4-1999; Ord. 91-06, passed 7-24-2006; Ord. 9-11, passed 3-7-2011; Ord. 118-15, passed 12-1-2015)