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(A) Intent. These off-street parking regulations have been adopted to improve safety, traffic circulation and aesthetics within residential districts in the city. They are intended to regulate parking patterns and the location and quality of parking areas in residential areas over the long term. It is not the intent of these regulations to regulate temporary, infrequent and irregular occurrences.
(B) All residential buildings or non-residential buildings in a residential district shall be provided with required parking areas on the same lot with the building or on a lot immediately adjacent to the lot with the building intended to be served, but not more than 100 feet from the building it is servicing.
(C) No repairing, modifying, or operations shall be allowed upon any vehicle, otherwise properly parked on a residential property, for a period in excess of 24 hours, except within fully enclosed buildings or if it is determined that such repair, modification, or operation will not constitute a nuisance or annoyance to adjoining property owners or occupants. Any such work within any 24-hour period allowed under this provision shall not, however, consist of any major repair, redesigning, modifying, or dismantling work but only such occasional minor work as may he required to maintain a vehicle in normal operating condition.
(D) In the event the foregoing regulations create any special hardship beyond the control of a particular resident, the Zoning Administrator is hereby given the authority to grant permission to an applicant to operate contrary to the provisions hereof for a limited period of time not to exceed 14 days.
(E) Required parking areas including driveways shall be constructed from materials that provide a hard surface (concrete or asphalt), shall be drained properly, and shall be maintained in a safe and usable condition. Other surfaces may be used with prior approval from the Zoning Administrator.
(F) Recreational vehicle means any self-propelled or towed vehicle intended primarily for recreational purposes and shall include, but not be limited to, motor homes, travel trailers, tent trailers, collapsible trailers, expandable trailers, pick-up coach campers, unattached pick-up covers, motorcycle trailers, snowmobile trailers, utility trailers, vehicle transporting trailers, stock car trailers, camping trailers, boat trailers, snowmobiles, trail bikes or cycles, unlicensed motorcycles or motor driven cycles, pontoon boats, rafts, ATV's, golf carts, and boats.
(G) Storage and parking of recreational vehicles within all residentially zoned districts shall comply with the following:
(1) Other than in an enclosed building, no person shall park or store more than one item of recreational equipment upon any lot or parcel.
(2) All such vehicles shall remain unoccupied and shall not be connected to sanitary sewer facilities or have a fixed connection to electricity, water, or gas, except that the parking and occupancy of a recreational vehicle on private property shall be permitted for a period not to exceed two weeks, but not to exceed four times a year.
(3) Recreational vehicles stored on any city lot or parcel between October 16 through April 30 must be parked on a hard surface (asphalt or concrete). Recreational vehicles must be parked behind the front line of the house. Parking is allowed in the side yard on the grass from May 1 through October 15. (See graphic below.)
(4) Corner lots have two front yards and two side yards (see graphic below). The Zoning Administrator has the authority to grant residents on a corner lot permission to park their recreational vehicle in their side yard from May 1 through October 15. (See graphic below.)
(H) No parking is allowed in the rear of buildings except in garages, driveways leading to garages, and other parking spaces approved by special use permit.
(I) Not more than three outdoor parking spaces are permitted on a residential lot unless additional spaces are permitted by special use permit.
(J) Motor vehicles shall be allowed to be parked only on a parking area or driveway. A parking area is defined as that portion of a lot used for the exclusive purpose of parking a motor vehicle. A driveway is defined as the maneuvering lane needed to allow vehicles to move from the street to a garage or to a public parking area at the far end of the maneuvering lane. The driveway and parking area shall not be located in front of the residential structure.
(Ord. 616, passed 9-23-2013; Am. Ord. 645, passed 7-9-2018; Am. Ord. 646, passed 8-13-2018)