City of Howard Lake Parking Ordinance Amendment

CITY OF HOWARD LAKE

CHAPTER 12.02

AMENDING CITY OF HOWARD LAKE REGULATING PARKING ON CITY STREETS AND IN MUNICIPAL PARKING LOTS BY AMENDING SAID ORDINANCE IN ITS ENTIRETY

Section 1. Unless otherwise ordered by proper signs, all vehicles shall be parked parallel to the curb immediately adjacent to which said vehicle is parked.

Section 2. Time. No person shall park a motor vehicle upon the following named streets within the City of Howard Lake, Minnesota for a longer consecutive period than two hours:

On Sixth Street from Seventh Avenue to Tenth Avenue

On Seventh Avenue from Sixth Street to Seventh Street

On Eighth Avenue from Sixth Street to Seventh Street

Subdivision 1. The Chief of Police of the City of Howard Lake with the approval of the City Council shall have the authority to limit the time which a motor vehicle may be parked on the streets, alleys, or parking lots of the City of Howard Lake or any part thereof. In no event shall the consecutive period of parking in a parking zone be restricted to less than five minutes. Said parking restrictions shall become effective upon the erection of signs designating the parking zone and parking time limit in said restricted parking zone.

Section 3. Length of Vehicle. No operator shall park any vehicle with an over-all length of more than 20 feet upon any of the business streets of the city except for the purpose of loading or of unloading merchandise and then only for such period as is reasonable necessary to complete said loading or unloading merchandise and then only for such period as is reasonable necessary to complete said loading or unloading

Section 4. Double Parking. No vehicle shall be parked double on a public street except for loading purposes for the purposes of receiving or discharging passengers and then only for such time as is reasonably necessary for such business and in a manner not to obstruct other vehicles from passing.

Section 5. U-Turns. No operator of any vehicle shall make a u-turn on any of the business streets between street intersections.

Section 6. Loading Zones. Parking shall not be permitted in loading zones for motor vehicle common carriers or between the signs designating said loading zones.

Section 7. Towed Vehicles. The City Police Department is hereby authorized to have towed away and stored any vehicle found to be parked in violation of this chapter. The owner may reclaim the vehicle by exhibiting satisfactory proof of ownership and paying in full all towing and storage charges for said vehicle.

Section 8. Parked Vehicles. No vehicle shall be left standing or parked more than twenty-four (24) hours on any street or highway within the city limits of the City of Howard Lake.

Section 9. Highway 12 Parking No motor vehicle of any kind shall be allowed to park on the north and south sides of U. S. Trunk Highway 12 from the East Howard Lake City limits to the West Howard Lake City limits upon contract completion of U. S. Trunk Highway 12.

Section 10. Municipal Parking Lot Time Limit. No vehicle shall be left standing or parked in any Howard Lake Municipal Parking Lot in any one place for a longer continuous period than 48 hours.

Section 11 Municipal Parking Lot Designated.Spaces. Every vehicle, when parked in any Howard Lake Municipal Parking Lot where parking spaces are marked, shall be parked in a single space marked for vehicle parking by painted lines on the parking lot surface or curb, and no part of the vehicle shall extend into any other marked space.

Section 12. Prima Facie Violation. The presence of any vehicle on any street or highway or municipal parking lot when standing or parking in violation of this ordinance is prima facie evidence that the registered owner of the vehicle committed or authorized the commission of the violation.

Section 13. Penalty. Any person violating this ordinance shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be subject to a fine of not more than $700.00, or imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

Section 14 Effective Date. This ordinance shall become effective upon its passage and publication.

Passed by the Howard Lake City Council this 7th day of April,1998.

Mark Custer, Mayor

ATTEST: Gene Gilbert, City Clerk


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