ORDINANCE 17 – 20
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER, 74, REGARDING PARKING DURING SNOW EVENTS OF THE CITY OF ELK RIVER, MINNESOTA, CITY CODE
The City Council of the City of Elk River does hereby ordain as follows:
SECTION 1. That 74-97, Nightime parking of the City of Elk River Code of Ordinances shall be rescinded:
(a) No vehicle shall be parked between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on Lowell and Jackson Avenues between Highway 10 and Main Street, on Main Street between Lowell Avenue and Highway 10, on Jackson Avenue between Highway 10 and 5th Street, and on Railroad Drive.
(b) Violations of this section are punishable as provided in section 74-91.
SECTION 2. That 74-102, Snow removal parking of the City of Elk River Code of Ordinances shall be amended as follows:
(a) Parking restrictions. Public safety requires the rapid and efficient removal of snow or ice from city streets, public highways or other thoroughfares. No person shall stop, stand, or park any vehicle or permit it to stand on any street in the city between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. when the city has declared a snow emergency., within the preceding 24 hours, falling or blowing snow or a combination of falling and blowing snow has accumulated to a depth of 1.5 or more inches of snow at street level anywhere within that block, or when 1.5 or more inches of snow has been predicted within the next 24 hours as determined by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Provided, however, that parking shall be permitted within any block of any public street where not otherwise prohibited whenever the entire length of roadway of such block has been cleared of snow from curb to curb, or in the case of streets without curbs, between the outer edges of the shoulders of such streets.
(b) King Avenue Parking Lot restrictions. Except for the signed and designated snow removal parking on the north side of the lot as described in subsection 74-99(d), no other vehicle shall park in this lot when the city has declared a snow emergency 1.5 or more inches of snow has been predicted within the next 24 hours as determined by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
(c) Exceptions. Police cars, hearses, ambulances, and fire department vehicles and vehicles responding to emergency calls are exempt from the prohibition of subsection (a) of this section. Vehicles called out for emergency repairs to electric light and power lines, telephone lines, natural gas and sewer and water systems are also exceptions.
(c) (d) Removal of vehicles. The police department or authorized representative of the city chief or his/her designee is hereby authorized in accordance with Minn. Stats. 168B.035 169.041 as may be amended from time to time, to remove such vehicle from the street or public parking lot and to store the vehicles for the owner thereof. The removal and storage charge shall be paid by the owner of such vehicle.
SECTION 3. That this ordinance shall take effect upon adoption and be published as provided by law.
Passed and adopted by the City Council of the City of Elk River this 2nd day of October, 2017.
John J. Dietz, Mayor
Tina Allard, City Clerk
Published in the
October 7, 2017