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Unlawful Parking on City Streets and Right-Of-Ways
New Ordinance #04-2021
In an effort to increase pedestrian safety and reduce the proliferation of long-term parked motor vehicles, and unhitched trailers being parked and/or stored on City streets, the Springville City Council recently approved Ordinance #04-2021, amending Title 9, Chapter 2, Section 104 of the Springville City Code.
Ordinance #04-2021 in General
- States that the long-term storage of motor vehicles and motor vehicles with trailers attached, as well as the parking of unhitched trailers on City streets or right-of-ways is unlawful.
- Prohibits the parking of a motor vehicle or trailer in such a manner that blocks or inhibits pedestrian traffic on a sidewalk.
- Prohibits the parking of a motor vehicle or trailer within the park strip of the roadway right-of-way (the area between the back of concrete curb and the sidewalk).
- Broadens and clarifies City Public Safety authority with regard to towing and/or impoundment of motor vehicles and trailers unlawfully parked.
- For specific Ordinance language, please visit Chapter 9-2 SPECIFIC REGULATIONS
- Public Safety Officers will initiate enforcement of Ordinance #04-2021 during the month of May 2021, beginning with education and warnings, then eventual full enforcement as provided by the City Code.
- Increase vehicle and pedestrian safety by uncluttering our City streets.
- Keep our sidewalks clear as our children walk to school.
- Improve the aesthetics of our neighborhoods.
- Allow improved street sweeping maintenance and safer solid waste collection.
Allowed Parking of a motor vehicle for up to 48 consecutive hours (April through October) on a City street.
Allowed Parking of a motor vehicle for up to 24 consecutive hours (November through March) on a City street.
Never Allowed Parking of an unhitched trailer on a City street.
Enforcement of Ordinance #04-2021
Springville City encourages all citizens to follow the provisions of Ordinance #04-2021. Keeping our public streets clear of long-term “stored” motor vehicles and parked “unhitched trailers” will:
Establishing Restricted Parking
- An application fee of $25 will be charged to consider the application for parking restrictions.
- A sign installation fee of $95 per necessary sign will be charged prior to ordering and installing signs.
- A fee of $10 shall be charged for each permit used under the policy, including replacement permits. Permits shall be valid for up to two years.
To establish the procedure whereby restricted parking is approved in the City.
Springville City Code §9-2-104(4) prohibits people from parking in violation of posted restrictions. The City reserves the right to post and remove parking restrictions on any street within the City. Once new restrictions are approved and installed, restrictions will remain in place for at least two years.
In transition areas where residential units are near commercial establishments, schools and churches, the City will allow for restricted parking in accordance with neighborhood desires. The attached application will be submitted to the City along with the approved application fee and the consent of more than half of the residents on a given residential neighborhood. Prior to signs being installed and restrictions being enforced, the applicant will pay the required sign installation fee as explained below. Springville City will be responsible for future enforcement of parking restrictions.
The appropriate application from is attached. The application from must be fully completed and submitted to Springville City Administration. An application fee as set by the City Council must accompany the completed application. The application must include a map of the neighborhood and the signatures of at least half of the affected residents indicated that they are in favor of the restrictions.
All requests will be reviewed and will be subject to approval of the City Engineer. Explanation of the need for the restriction is important in determining the level of restriction necessary. The City Engineer will also utilize the map to determine the number of signs necessary to properly mark the restricted area. Generally, a full block will need four signs on each side of the street.
For the purposes of this policy, “neighborhood” will include at least four contiguous residential properties. These properties may be across the street from each other. The City Engineer will review the application to ensure that the proposed neighborhood is a logical division of properties. For example, a neighborhood cannot eliminate a single corner house from the “neighborhood.”