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1. Definitions. As used in this section:
A. “Bus” means a motor vehicle designed to seat more than 16 passengers and used for the transportation of persons, regardless of compensation, including (but not limited to) motor vehicles operated for profit by governmental agencies and motor vehicles used for the transportation of children to and from school.
B. “Camper” means non-wheeled, detachable vehicular equipment that weighs over 500 pounds, used for temporary or permanent habitation, which has no independent motor power and that is capable of being placed on a vehicle but is not capable of being towed.
C. “Camping trailer” means a trailer constructed to provide temporary occupancy as a dwelling or sleeping place for one or more persons, to include “fifth wheels.”
D. “Commercial vehicle” means:
(1) Any self-propelled or towed vehicle bearing a commercial license plate or having a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination rating of 10,001 pounds or more, which vehicle is used in commerce or is designed to transport 16 or more passengers, including the driver, unless such vehicle is a bus as defined herein; and
(2) Any motor vehicle designed or equipped to transport other motor vehicles from place to place by means of winches, cables, pulleys, or other equipment for towing, pulling, or lifting.
E. “Load” and “unload” refer to the activity of moving material, equipment, goods, or other items of personal property from or to a vehicle.
F. “Mobile home” means a non-motorized vehicle designed to be permanently affixed to land to be used for occupancy as a dwelling or sleeping place for one or more persons, but which is constructed to allow it to be transported upon streets or highways.
G. “Motor home” means a motorized vehicle designed to provide temporary occupancy as a dwelling or sleeping place for one or more persons and which is intended to be transported upon streets and highways, but excluding pickup trucks with attached campers.
H. “Residential district” means a zoning district that generally allows for the development and preservation of residential neighborhoods, more particularly described in the Zoning Ordinance of the City.
I. “Recreational vehicle” (RV) means a motor home, mobile home, camper or camping trailer.
J. “Rendering services” means commercial activities carried on in connection with the business purpose of the vehicle, such as making deliveries, service calls, accepting articles for removal or delivery, and related commercial activities.
K. “Semi-tractor” means a motor vehicle with a manufacturer’s gross combination weight rating (GCWR) in excess of 26,001 pounds, which is designed and commonly used to draw a semi-trailer and its cargo load over public roadways.
L. “Semi-trailer” means a wheeled vehicle, the empty weight of which is more than 2,000 pounds or the length of which is greater than 25 feet, which has no motor power and is designed to be used in conjunction with a semi-tractor so that some part of its own weight and that of its cargo load rests upon or is carried by such semi-tractor.
M. “Trailer” means any wheeled vehicle without motor power that may be drawn over the roadway by a motor vehicle, including camping trailers, utility trailers, and boat trailers.
N. “Truck” means a motor vehicle exceeding eight feet in width, 25 feet in length, or 10 feet in height, excluding motor homes and recreational vehicles as defined herein.
2. Truck Parking Limited. No person shall park a commercial vehicle, semi-tractor, semi-trailer, truck, trailer, camper, camping trailer, motor home, bus, recreational vehicle (RV), trailer, or boat, whether or not attached to a motorized vehicle, on any public street or highway within any residential district of the City, except as provided in Subsection 3 of this section.
3. Exceptions. The following vehicles are exceptions to the restricted parking regulations in Subsection 2.
A. A recreational vehicle (RV), boat, or trailer if:
(1) It is parked only for a period that does not in any event exceed 48 consecutive hours.
(2) The recreational vehicle (RV), boat, or trailer is parked immediately adjacent to and on the same side of the street as the property occupied permanently by the registered owner of such recreational vehicle (RV), boat, or trailer.
(3) A new up-to-48-hour period allowed by Subparagraph (1) is never initiated without an intervening minimum 48-hour period from the conclusion of the previous up-to-48-hour period, during which time the vehicle must be removed from and remain off the street.
(4) No part of the recreational vehicle (RV), boat, or trailer is on or over the sidewalk, including, without limitation, tires, and no slide outs or awnings or other protrusions from the body of the recreational vehicle (RV), boat, or trailer are in the open positions, and no cords, wires, hoses, or other appurtenances from such recreational vehicle (RV), boat, or trailer are laid upon or across the sidewalks or rights-of-way.
(5) There are no tarps or vehicle covers placed upon such recreational vehicle (RV), boat, or trailer.
Any recreational vehicle (RV) parked in accordance with this section shall not be occupied or used as a sleeping quarters or for other housekeeping purposes.
B. A commercial vehicle, semi-tractor and attached semi-trailer, or truck temporarily parked for only that period of time necessary to expeditiously complete rendering services to real property located within 200 feet of the commercial vehicle.
C. A recreational vehicle (RV) parked immediately adjacent to and on the same side of the street as a residential lot for up to 48 hours when and if the registered owner of such vehicle is temporarily visiting the permanent occupant of such residential lot. Any vehicle parked in accordance with this section shall not be occupied or used as a sleeping quarters or for other housekeeping purposes.
D. Any vehicle otherwise parked in violation of this section for a period not to exceed four hours as a result of an emergency.
4. Public Off-Street Parking. No vehicle shall be left unattended or parked in a 24-hour public off-street parking zone. No semi-tractor, truck, or semi-trailer shall be parked upon any public street or private property located in a residential district other than when being loaded and/or unloaded or otherwise rendering services within 200 feet of the commercial vehicle, and such loading and/or unloading or rendering of service locally shall not exceed 12 hours between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., or four hours between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. No loading and/or unloading of a semi-tractor, truck, or semi-trailer during permissible hours is allowed to extend over more than two consecutive calendar days.