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Snow Parking Ordinances

SECTION 22-101. PARKING VEHICLES ON ALTERNATE SIDES OF STREETS AFTER SNOWSTORM.

1. Restricted Street and Avenue Parking: After declaration of a snow removal emergency by the Mayor of the City of Oelwein and publication of notice of the parking restriction herein, it shall be unlawful for any person to park or leave unattended or unoccupied any vehicle along the curbside of any public street or avenue between the hours of midnight and 9:00 P.M. on the side of such street or avenue on which houses are identified with even numbered addresses on even numbered days of the calendar and on the side of such street or avenue on which houses are identified with odd-numbered addresses on odd-numbered days of the calendar. Said parking restriction shall apply until said restriction is lifted by subsequent declaration of the mayor by radio or newspaper announcement.

2. Restricted Parking in Municipal Parking Lots. After the declaration of a snow removal emergency by the Mayor of the City of Oelwein and publication of notice thereof, it shall be unlawful for any person to park or leave unattended or unoccupied any vehicle in the North Municipal Parking Lot; the municipal parking lot located in the 100 Block of 1st Avenue SW, and, the City Hall Municipal Parking Lot, on even numbered days of the calendar and in the South Municipal Parking Lot; and the municipal parking lots located on the East and West side of the 10 Block of 1st Avenue NE, on odd numbered days of the calendar until said restriction is lifted by subsequent declaration of the Mayor by radio or newspaper announcement.

3. Penalties. Any vehicle parked or left unattended or unoccupied upon a street, avenue or municipal parking lot in violation of this section may be towed or removed at the expense of said vehicle’s registered owner, and in addition thereto, the registered owner of said vehicle shall be subject to a fine for illegal parking.

(Ord. No. 989, Sections 1 through 3, 01-08-2001.)

SECTION 22-126. SNOW EMERGENCY PARKING BAN.

1. Snow routes designated. The following public streets and avenues within the City of Oelwein, Iowa, are hereby designated official snow routes, and shall be so identified by signs conforming to Iowa Department of Transportation guidelines:

A. FREDERICK & CHARLES

1. West Charles from Frederick Avenue west to city limit;

2. No parking on all of Frederick and Charles on snow nights. Charles and Frederick are designated as snow routes.

B. NORTHEAST

1. First Street Northeast from North Frederick to East Line Road;

2. First Avenue Northeast from New Highway 150 to Ninth Street Northeast;

3. Fifth Street Northeast from Frederick Avenue to Eighth Avenue Northeast;

3.1. Sixth Street Northeast from North Frederick Avenue to Eighth Avenue Northeast (Ord. No. 934, 02-11-1997.);

4. Eighth Avenue Northeast from East Charles Street to Sixth Street Northeast;

C. NORTHWEST

1. Second Avenue Northwest from West Charles Street to Sixth Street Northwest;

2. Third Street Northwest from Sixth Avenue Northwest to Thirteenth Avenue Northwest (Ord. No. 934, 02-11-1997.);

3. Fourth Street Northwest from Frederick Avenue to Third Avenue Northwest;

4. Fifth Street Northwest from Frederick Avenue to Third Avenue Northwest;

5. Sixth Avenue Northwest from West Charles to Third Street Northwest; (Ord. No. 813, 11-29-88.)

6. Eighth Avenue Northwest from West Charles Street to Third Street Northwest.

D. SOUTHEAST

1. Second Street Southeast from South Frederick Avenue to Eighth Avenue Southeast;

2. Second Avenue Southeast from Seventh Street Southeast to Tenth Street Southeast;

3. Seventh Street Southeast from South Frederick to Eighth Avenue Southeast;

4. Eighth Avenue Southeast from Seventh Street Southeast to East Charles Street;

5. Tenth Street Southeast from South Frederick Avenue to Second Avenue Southeast;

6. Twelfth Avenue Southeast from Charles to Junior High School.

7. That portion of Eastline (Outer) Road within the city limits as posted from East Charles south to 18th Street (Ord. No. 934, 02-11-1997.);

8. That portion of 18th Street within the city limits as posted from Outer Road to Park Road (Ord. No. 934, 02-11-1997.)

E. SOUTHWEST

1. First Avenue Southwest from Seventh Street Southwest to Tenth Street Southwest;

2. Three and one-half Street from Fifth Avenue Southwest to Sixth Avenue Southwest;

3. Fourth Street Southwest from South Frederick to Eighth Avenue Southwest;

4. Fifth Avenue Southwest from Three and One-half Street to Fourth Street Southwest;

5. That portion of Sixth Avenue Southwest within the city limits as posted from West Charles to Tenth Street Southwest (Ord. No. 934, 02-10-1997.);

6. Seventh Street Southwest from South Frederick Avenue to Sixth Avenue Southwest;

7. Eighth Avenue Southwest from West Charles Street to Fourth Street Southwest;

2. Snow removal emergency. A snow removal emergency shall be deemed to exist after an accumulation of three (3) inches or more of snow, or after declaration of a snow removal emergency by the mayor of the City of Oelwein, through a public radio or newspaper announcement, and shall be deemed to continue for a period of twenty-four (24) hours thereafter unless such period shall be shortened or extended by declaration of the mayor of Oelwein through a public radio or newspaper announcement.

3. Parking restrictions. It shall be unlawful for any person to park or leave unattended or unoccupied any vehicle upon a designated snow route within the City of Oelwein, Iowa, during the existence of a snow removal emergency.

4. Limitations. The parking restrictions at subsection (c) shall be inapplicable to vehicles parked upon a street within a city block in any designated snow route that has been cleared of snow from curb to curb, for the entire length of the block.

5. Penalties. Any vehicle parked or left unattended upon a designated snow route in violation of this section may be towed or removed at its owner’s expense through police authorization, and the owner of any vehicle parked or left unattended in violation of this section shall be subject to fine for illegal parking.

6. Provisions to control. The provisions of this section shall, during the existence of a snow removal emergency, supersede all other parking regulations in force and effect on any designated snow route. (Ord. No. 778, Section 1, 10-13-86.)

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