The City of
Newton Falls

Ordinance 2016-04

ORDINANCE 2016-04

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING NEWTON FALLS CODIFIED ORDINANCE SECTION 351.14 SNOW PARKING BAN.

WHEREAS, Newton Falls City Council feels it is in the best interest of the citizens to clarify the snow parking ban.

COUNCIL FOR THE CITY OF NEWTON FALLS, STATE OF OHIO, HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION I:  Codified ordinance section 351.14 is hereby amended to read as follows:

351 . 14  DESIGNATION OF EMERGENCY PARKING BAN.

(a)    In order to facilitate the cleaning of streets and to expedite the free flow of vehicular traffic, motor vehicles shall not be parked on any public street, highway, thoroughfare, alley or public roadway within the City at such times as the United States Weather Bureau records indicate that three inches of snow have fallen or in anticipation of severe weather.  All cars parked prior to the time such weather conditions prohibit parking must be removed by the owners or operators. Any motor vehicle parked in violation of this prohibition shall subject the owner or operator to the fines provided herein.

(b)    It shall be the responsibility of the owners or operators of motor vehicles to ascertain whether weather conditions require the removal of their motor vehicles from the streets designated and to remove all cars parked in violation of the provisions set forth in this section.

(c)    The City shall make every effort to inform the public of the existence of weather conditions requiring removal of parked automobiles from the streets designated herein, but the owners and operators of motor vehicles parked on any public street, highway, thoroughfare, alley and all other public roadways within the City shall have full responsibility to determine existing weather conditions and to remove parked automobiles if the weather conditions are such as to require their removal under the terms of this section.  Such vehicles which are not removed shall be ordered removed to a motor vehicle pound as designated by the Traffic Code.  The dissemination of this information, however, shall not relieve owners or operators of motor vehicles from the responsibility of ascertaining the existence of weather conditions requiring the removal of parked motor vehicles from the areas designated.

(d)   Whoever violates any provision of this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor on a first offense; on a second offense within one year after the first offense, the person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree; on each subsequent offense within one year after the first offense, the person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.

SECTION II: Any ordinance or parts of ordinances in conflict with the context of this ordinance are hereby repealed.

PASSED IN COUNCIL THIS ______DAY OF _________ 2016.

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Mayor Lyle Waddell

ATTEST: _________________________

Clerk of Council