CHAPTER 69

PARKING REGULATIONS

69.01  Park Adjacent to Curb

69.08  No Parking Zones

69.02  Park Adjacent to Curb - One-way Street

69.09  Truck Parking Limited

69.03  Angle Parking

69.10  Boat Trailer No Parking Zones

69.04  Angle Parking – Manner

69.11  Snow Emergency Parking

69.05  Parking for Certain Purposes Illegal

69.12  Snow Routes

69.06  Parking Prohibited

69.13  Controlled Access Facilities

69.07  Persons With Disabilities Parking

 


69.01   PARK ADJACENT TO CURB. 
No person shall stand or park a vehicle in a roadway other than parallel with the edge of the roadway headed in the direction of lawful traffic movement and with the right-hand wheels of the vehicle within eighteen (18) inches of the curb or edge of the roadway except as hereinafter provided in the case of angle parking and vehicles parked on the left-hand side of one-way streets.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.361)

69.02   PARK ADJACENT TO CURB - ONE-WAY STREET.  No person shall stand or park a vehicle on the left-hand side of a one-way street other than parallel with the edge of the roadway headed in the direction of lawful traffic movement and with the left-hand wheels of the vehicle within eighteen (18) inches of the curb or edge of the roadway except as hereinafter provided in the case of angle parking.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.361)

69.03   ANGLE PARKING.  Angle or diagonal parking is permitted only in the following locations:

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.361)

1.                  River Drive, on the east side, from Washington Street to Franklin Street.

2.                  River Drive, on the west side, from 95 feet south of Clay Street to Washington Street.

3.                  Clay Street, on the south side, from River Drive to 75 feet west.

4.                  Franklin Street, on the south side, from River Drive west 70 feet.

5.                  Franklin Street, on the north side, from River Drive to the river.

6.                  River Drive, on the west side, 190 feet south of Washington Street.

7.                  River Drive, on the east side, 241 feet north of Hubbard Street.

8.                  Hubbard Street, on the north side, from River Drive to railroad boundary.

9.                  Third Street, on the east side, from 20 feet north of Chestnut Street to 290 feet north of Chestnut Street.

10.              Third Street, on the west side, from 150 feet north of Chestnut Street to 290 feet north of Chestnut Street.

11.              Hubbard Street, on the north side, from ROW off of Highway 67 west 130 feet to the alley.

69.04   ANGLE PARKING - MANNER.  Upon those streets or portions of streets which have been signed or marked for angle parking, no person shall park or stand a vehicle other than at an angle to the curb or edge of the roadway or in the center of the roadway as indicated by such signs and markings.  No part of any vehicle, or the load thereon, when parked within a diagonal parking district, shall extend into the roadway more than a distance of sixteen (16) feet when measured at right angles to the adjacent curb or edge of roadway.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.361)

69.05   PARKING FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES ILLEGAL.  No person shall park a vehicle upon public property for more than 48 hours, unless otherwise limited under the provisions of this chapter, or for any of the following principal purposes:

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.236[1])

1.         Sale.  Displaying such vehicle for sale;

2.         Repairing.  For lubricating, repairing or for commercial washing of such vehicle except such repairs as are necessitated by an emergency;

3.         Advertising.  Displaying advertising;

4.         Merchandise Sales.  Selling merchandise from such vehicle except in a duly established market place or when so authorized or licensed under this Code of Ordinances.

69.06   PARKING PROHIBITED.  No one shall stop, stand or park a vehicle except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a peace officer or traffic control device, in any of the following places:

1.         Crosswalk.  On a crosswalk.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358[5])

2.         Center Parkway.  On the center parkway or dividing area of any divided street.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.236[1])

3.         Mailboxes.  Within twenty (20) feet on either side of a mailbox which is so placed and so equipped as to permit the depositing of mail from vehicles on the roadway.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.236[1])

4.         Sidewalks.  On or across a sidewalk.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358[1])

5.         Driveway.  In front of a public or private driveway.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358[2])

6.         Intersection.  Within an intersection or within ten (10) feet of an intersection of any street or alley.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358[3])

7.         Fire Hydrant.  Within five (5) feet of a fire hydrant.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358[4])

8.         Stop Sign or Signal.  Within ten (10) feet upon the approach to any flashing beacon, stop or yield sign, or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358[6])

9.         Railroad Crossing.  Within fifty (50) feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing, except when parked parallel with such rail and not exhibiting a red light.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358[8])

10.       Fire Station.  Within twenty (20) feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station and on the side of a street opposite the entrance to any fire station within seventy-five (75) feet of said entrance when properly sign posted.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358[9])

11.       Excavations.  Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when such stopping, standing or parking would obstruct traffic.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358[10])

12.       Double Parking.  On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358[11])

13.       Hazardous Locations.  When, because of restricted visibility or when standing or parked vehicles would constitute a hazard to moving traffic, or when other traffic conditions require, the Council may cause curbs to be painted with a yellow color and erect no parking or standing signs.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358[13])

14.       Churches, Nursing Homes and Other Buildings.  A space of fifty (50) feet is hereby reserved at the side of the street in front of any theatre, auditorium, hotel having more than twenty-five (25) sleeping rooms, hospital, nursing home, taxicab stand, bus depot, church, or other building where large assemblages of people are being held, within which space, when clearly marked as such, no motor vehicle shall be left standing, parked or stopped except in taking on or discharging passengers or freight, and then only for such length of time as is necessary for such purpose.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.360)

15.       Alleys.  No person shall park a vehicle within an alley in such a manner or under such conditions as to leave available less than ten (10) feet of the width of the roadway for the free movement of vehicular traffic, and 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.  The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to a vehicle parked in any alley which is eighteen (18) feet wide or less; provided said vehicle is parked to deliver goods or services.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.236[1])

16.       Ramps.  In front of a curb cut or ramp which is located on public or private property in a manner which blocks access to the curb cut or ramp.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358[15])

17.       In More Than One Space.  In any designated parking space so that any part of the vehicle occupies more than one such space or protrudes beyond the markings designating such space.

69.07   PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES PARKING.  The following regulations shall apply to the establishment and use of persons with disabilities parking spaces:

1.         Establishment.  Persons with disabilities parking spaces shall be established and designated in accordance with Chapter 321L of the Code of Iowa and Iowa Administrative Code, 661-18.  No unauthorized person shall establish any on-street persons with disabilities parking space without first obtaining Council approval.

2.         Improper Use.  The following uses of a persons with disabilities parking space, located on either public or private property, constitute improper use of a persons with disabilities parking permit, which is a violation of this Code of Ordinances:

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321L.4[2])

A.        Use by an operator of a vehicle not displaying a persons with disabilities parking permit;

B.         Use by an operator of a vehicle displaying a persons with disabilities parking permit but not being used by a person issued a permit or being transported in accordance with Section 321L.2[1b] of the Code of Iowa;

C.         Use by a vehicle in violation of the rules adopted under Section 321L.8 of the Code of Iowa.

3.         Wheelchair Parking Cones.  No person shall use or interfere with a wheelchair parking cone in violation of the following:

A.        A person issued a persons with disabilities parking permit must comply with the requirements of Section 321L.2A (1) of the Code of Iowa when utilizing a wheelchair parking cone.

B.         A person shall not interfere with a wheelchair parking cone which is properly placed under the provisions of Section 321L.2A (1) of the Code of Iowa.

69.08   NO PARKING ZONES.  No one shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in any of the following specifically designated no parking zones except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the direction of a peace officer or traffic control signal.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.236 [1])

1.                  Franklin Street, on the south side, from River Drive to the river.

2.                  Washington Street, on both sides, from River Drive to the river.

3.                  Walnut Street, on the south side, from Third Street to Walnut Court.

4.                  Lost Grove Road, on both sides, from U.S. Highway No. 67 to the west City limits.

5.                  Washington Street, on both sides, from alley west to Fourth Street.

6.                  No parking in alley or on grass from Clay Street south to Washington Street.

7.                  No parking within twenty (20) feet north and south of Walnut Street on the east side of River Drive. 

8.                  Chestnut Street, on both sides, from Highway 67 to Second Street.

9.                  North Sixth Street, on the west side of the entire street.

10.              North Sixth Street Circle, on the south side from the address of 602 to 622 North Sixth Street Circle, and on the east side from the address of 622 to 626 North Sixth Street Circle, and on the north side from the address of 626 to 646 North Sixth Street Circle.

11.              North Sixth Street Court, on south side from the address of 601 to 609 North Sixth Street Court.

69.09   TRUCK PARKING LIMITED.  Excepting only when such vehicles are actually engaged in the delivery or receiving of merchandise or cargo, no person shall park a motor truck, truck tractor or semi-trailer within the following area:

The area bounded on the west by the D.R.I. & N.W. Railway right-of-way, on the east by the Mississippi River, on the north by the north City limits and on the south by the south line of Cherry Street.

When actually receiving or delivering merchandise or cargo, such vehicle shall be stopped or parked in a manner which will not interfere with other traffic.  The provisions of this section do not apply to pick-up, light delivery or panel delivery trucks.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.236 [1])

69.10   BOAT TRAILER NO PARKING ZONES.  No person shall stop, stand or park a boat trailer in any of the following specifically designated areas:

1.                  River Drive, on the west side, from Lost Grove Road to Cherry Street.

2.                  River Drive, on the east side, from Cherry Street to 716 River Drive.

69.11   SNOW EMERGENCY PARKING. 

1.                  Definition.  A “snow emergency” exists whenever there is a snowfall of four (4) inches or more, or when so declared by the Mayor, Chief of Police or the Chairperson of the Street Committee.  The snow emergency shall cease after the snow stops and the streets have been cleared of snow, or twenty-four (24) hours after the cessation of falling snow.

2.                  Parking Prohibited.  Parking of motor vehicles is prohibited on all streets in the City during a snow emergency.

3.                  Street Parking.  No vehicle on any street in the City shall remain parked for more than twenty-four (24) hours in any one location when such parking limits or interferes with snow plowing or snow removal operations.

4.                  Snow Emergency Parking Facilities.  Snow emergency parking facilities shall be provided by the City and shall be identified as such.  Vehicles may be parked in these areas upon a forecast of two inches or more of snowfall.  All vehicles shall be removed within forty-eight (48) hours after the end of a snow emergency.  If a forecast snow emergency does not occur, all vehicles shall be removed within forty-eight (48) hours of when they were first parked in the designated area.  The snow removal parking facilities are located at:

A.                 Boll’s Community Center Parking Lot

B.                 City Parking Lot at the corner of Clay Street and Highway 67

69.12   SNOW ROUTES.  The Council may designate certain streets in the City as snow routes.  When conditions of snow or ice exist on the traffic surface of a designated snow route, it is unlawful for the driver of a vehicle to impede or block traffic.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.236[12])

69.13   CONTROLLED ACCESS FACILITIES.  Parking restrictions on controlled access facilities are as specified in Chapter 140 of this Code of Ordinances.