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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 chapter. (1989 Code § 11-342)
B. Properly Posted Areas: It shall be an infraction to park or leave standing at any time a motor vehicle, as defined in the Utah Traffic Code, as adopted by the City, except when necessary to avoid interference with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or traffic control device. (1989 Code § 11-343; amd. 1998 Code)
C. Blocking Streets Or Highways: In addition to the parking provisions contained in the Utah Traffic Code, as adopted by the City, it shall be an infraction, for any person to: (1989 Code § 11-341; amd. 1998 Code)
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. Wilfully remain standing, lying or sitting on any street or highway in such a manner for more than one minute after being requested to move by any police officer.
3. Wilfully remain on such street or highway in such a 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. (1989 Code § 11-341)
D. Unlawful Parking:
1. Parking At Curb: No motor vehicle shall be parked with the left side of the vehicle next to the curb, except on one-way streets. It shall be unlawful to stand or park any motor vehicle in a street other than parallel with the curb and with the two (2) right wheels of the vehicle within twelve inches (12") of the regularly established curb line, except on those streets which have been marked for angle parking; then vehicles shall be parked at the angle to the curb indicated by such marks. (1989 Code § 11-344; amd. Ord. 96-5, 11-12-1996, eff. 11-30-1996)
2. Vehicles For Sale: It shall be unlawful to park any vehicle on any street or public parking lot for the purpose of displaying it for sale, or to park any vehicle from which merchandise is peddled on any business street or public parking lot. (Ord. 03-1, 3-11-2003)
3. 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. (1989 Code § 11-344; amd. Ord. 96-5, 11-12-1996, eff. 11-30-1996)
4. Parking Prohibited: It shall be unlawful for any person, except physicians on emergency calls or designated emergency vehicles, when properly posted, to park any motor vehicle on any street or public parking lot in violation of the posted restrictions. (Ord. 03-1, 3-11-2003)
5. Alleys: No person shall park a motor vehicle within an alley in such a 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.
6. Cab Stands; Bus Stands: No motor vehicle other than a licensed taxicab shall be parked in any area designated by ordinance as a taxicab stand and no vehicle other than a bus shall be parked in a place so designated as a bus loading zone. (1989 Code § 11-344; amd. Ord. 96-5, 11-12-1996, eff. 11-30-1996)
7. Time Limit; Impoundment: It shall be an infraction, subject to penalty as provided in section 1-9-1 of this Code, for any person to park or leave standing on any public road, street, alley, public parking lot or City property any type of vehicle, including recreational, farm equipment or trailers for forty eight (48) or more consecutive hours, and any vehicle so parked or left standing may be impounded or removed by the Davis County Sheriff. For purposes of impoundment and removal, the Davis County Sheriff may impound and remove any type of vehicle, including recreational, farm equipment or trailers, 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. (Ord. 03-1, 3-11-2003)
a. Residents or persons visiting may apply to the City for a permit for parking in public parking lots for more than forty eight (48) hours but less than seven (7) days. The City, for good cause shown, may issue a permit that shall be displayed in the window and is visible to law enforcement agencies. (Ord. 03-5, 10-14-2003)
8. Large Vehicles And Loads: It shall be unlawful for any vehicle or combination of vehicles and load having a length of more than thirty five feet (35') or a width of more than eight feet (8'), or which is registered for twenty four thousand (24,000) pounds gross weight or more, or for a truck tractor, as defined in section 41-6-1, Utah Code Annotated, to park on any City street for a period in excess of one hour; provided, however, that this subsection shall not apply to any authorized emergency vehicle being used for emergency purposes. (1989 Code § 11-344; amd. Ord. 96-5, 11-12-1996, eff. 11-30-1996)
9. Specific Months Restricted: It shall be unlawful to park a vehicle or recreational vehicle or farm equipment on any street in the City between the hours of twelve o'clock (12:00) midnight and twelve o'clock (12:00) noon from November 1 to March 31, except as follows: (1989 Code § 11-344; amd. Ord. 96-5, 11-12-1996, eff. 11-30-1996; Ord. 98-8, 3-24-1998, eff. 4-14-1998)
a. Physicians and other emergency vehicles during emergency calls. (1989 Code § 11-344)
b. Residents or persons visiting when required by emergency or other unusual circumstances may apply to the City for a permit for all night parking on the street. The City, for good cause shown, may issue a permit and shall issue an authorization that shall be displayed in the window and is visible to law enforcement agencies. (Ord. 03-5, 10-14-2003)
E. Penalty: Any person violating any of the provisions of this section, shall be guilty of an infraction and subject to penalty as provided in section 1-9-1 of this Code. (Ord. 98-13, 7-14-1998)