Nuisance -- Garbage Collection
Sec. 42-3. - Container placement for residential collection.
(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) below, a person occupying a residence shall place the garbage container for collection at the curbside of the residence not more than 12 hours before the scheduled collection day or alternative day if the scheduled collection day falls on a holiday; or if the occupant has agreed to pay an additional fee, he may place the garbage container at the side of the house so long as it is visible from the street. A disabled person may place the container at the side of the house without payment of an additional fee. Such garbage containers shall be removed from the curbside of the residence no later than 12 hours after the scheduled collection day or alternative collection day.
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a), bulky items, brush, grass clippings, and other yard waste, which otherwise meet the requirements of this chapter, may be placed at curbside at any time.
Sec. 42-4. - Condition of containers.
(a) Garbage containers shall be kept in a sanitary condition and closed tightly. The contents of all containers shall be so protected that the wind cannot blow and scatter same over the streets, alleys and premises of the city.
(b) The total weight of any garbage bag and contents and of any garbage container shall be 50 pounds or less.
Sec. 42-14. - Preparation for collection.
No collecting of garbage and refuse, rubbish, brush or tree limbs will be made when the garbage is not prepared for collection and placed as designated by the terms of this chapter.
Sec. 42-15. - Placing material in streets.
A person shall not place any garbage and refuse, trash or rubbish or any articles, thing or material in any street or alley within the city, except as authorized by this chapter.
Vehicle - Junk Vehicle
Chapter 50 - JUNKED VEHICLES AND MOTOR VEHICLE JUNKYARDS
ARTICLE II. - JUNKED VEHICLES
Sec. 50-31. - Definitions.
(1) Antique vehicle means a passenger car or truck that is at least 35 years old.
(2) Junked vehicle means any motor vehicle that is self-propelled and:
(a) Displays an expired license plate or invalid motor vehicle inspection
certificate or does not display a license plate or motor vehicle inspection
(1) Wrecked, dismantled or partially dismantled, or discarded; or
(2) Inoperable and has remained inoperable for more than:
i. 72 consecutive hours, if the vehicle is on public property; or
ii. 30 consecutive days, if the vehicle is on private property.
(c) For purposes of this article, "junked vehicle" also includes aircraft or watercraft
(3) Motor vehicle collector means a person who:
a. Owns one or more antique or special interest vehicles; and
b. Acquires, collects, or disposes of an antique or special interest vehicle or part of an antique or special interest vehicle for personal use to restore and preserve an antique or special interest vehicle for historic interest.
(4) Special interest vehicle means a motor vehicle of any age that has not been changed from original manufacturer's specifications and, because of its historic interest, is being preserved by a hobbyist.
Sec. 50-40. - Additional exemptions.
(a) The provisions of this article pertaining to the abatement and removal of junked vehicles shall not apply to a vehicle or vehicle part:
(1) That is completely enclosed within a building in a lawful manner consistent with all applicable zoning laws, ordinances and regulations, and is not visible from the street or other public or private property; or
(2) That is stored or parked in a lawful manner on private property in connection with the business of a licensed vehicle dealer or a junkyard or that is an antique or special interest vehicle stored by a motor vehicle collector on the collector's property, if the vehicle or part and the outdoor storage area, if any, are:
a. Maintained in an orderly manner;
b. Not a health hazard, and
c. Screened from ordinary public view by appropriate means, including a fence,
rapidly growing trees, or shrubbery.
Sec. 50-32. - Findings; declaration of public nuisance.
The city council, after thorough investigation and based upon past experience and present conditions, finds and hereby declares that junked vehicles which are located in any place where they are visible from a public place or public right-of-way are detrimental to the safety and welfare of the general public, tending to reduce the value of the private property, to invite vandalism, to create fire hazards, to constitute an attractive nuisance creating a hazard to the health and safety of minors, and are detrimental to the economic welfare of the city by producing urban blight which is adverse to the maintenance and continuing development of the city and such vehicles so located are, therefore, declared to be a public nuisance.
Vehicle - Parking Commercial Vehicles
Section 31 Supplementary Parking Regulations --
M. Parking of commercial vehicles on non-residential zoned property. No truck tractor, road tractor, semi-trailer, tractor-trailer, or similar vehicle with a manufacturer's classification or a licensed registered weight shall be parked in front or behind the building line of any non-residential zoned property except "M-1" and "M-2" industrial zoned districts unless said vehicle is used in conjunction with a permitted use located on the lot.
N. Parking of commercial vehicles on residential zoned property. In all residential districts, no commercial vehicle, with the exception of those used in performing a service to the adjacent residence, shall be parked in front of the building line of any residential zoned property or in any street or public right-of-way adjacent to any residential zoned property. Additionally, no truck tractor, road tractor, tractor trailer, semi-trailer, or similar vehicle shall be parked in front of or behind the building line of any residential zoned property.
Sec. 90-83. - Parking of commercial vehicles prohibited generally, exceptions.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to leave, park or stand any truck tractor, road tractor, trailer, semitrailer, bus or any other commercial motor vehicle bearing a commercial license upon any public street, alley, parkway, boulevard or public place, provided this section shall not apply to street construction, maintenance and repair equipment, trucks, rollers and implements, and truck equipment, trailers and vehicles used by public service utility companies engaged in repairing or extending public service utilities, and to motor buses when taking on or discharging passengers at the customary bus stops, and except all other vehicles designated herein when actually parked at a designated loading zone in those areas of limited parking where loading zones are designated. Provided further this section shall not apply to any vehicle defined or designated herein developing a mechanical defect after such vehicle has commenced to run, en route, making it unsafe to proceed further, and in this event, it shall be lawful to stand or park the vehicle during the time made necessary to make emergency repairs.
(b) It shall be unlawful for any person to leave, park or stand any truck tractor, road tractor, semitrailer, or any other commercial vehicle in any alley situated within the central business district for more than 15 minutes.
(c) It shall be unlawful for any person or any owner to leave, park or stand any truck tractor, road tractor, semitrailer, bus, truck, or trailer with a rated capacity in excess of one ton, according to the manufacturer's classification, upon property within any area zoned as either districts R-1, R-2 or R-3 according to the zoning ordinance of the city. This section shall not prevent the parking or standing of the above-described vehicles in such zoned areas for the purpose of expeditiously loading and unloading passengers, freight, or merchandise, but not for otherwise.
(d) It shall be unlawful for any person or any owner to leave, park, or stand any truck tractor, road tractor, semitrailer, or other commercial vehicle on the driver's side of any one-way alley situated within the central business district.
(e) This section shall not apply to any commercial vehicle that is shorter than 20 feet in length, and weighs less than 5,000 pounds, provided such vehicle is not a truck tractor, road tractor, trailer, semitrailer or bus
Vehicle - Parking Obstructing Sidewalk
Section 31.O Supplementary Parking Regulations -- Parking areas that utilize rights-of-way. In non-residential districts, parking areas which would require the use of public rights-of-way for maneuvering shall not be acceptable for the furnishing of required off-street parking spaces other than for one- and two-family dwellings. Parking parallel to the curb on a public street shall not be substituted for off-street requirements. Parking is limited to private property; the use of rights-of-way area between the property line and the back of the curb is contrary to this ordinance
Vehicle - Parking of Recreational Vehicles
Section 31. Supplementary Parking Rregulations
K. Parking of major recreational vehicles in districts "SF-1" and "SF-2". No more than one major recreational vehicle, no longer than 35 feet shall be parked on property zoned "SF-1" or "SF-2", and no part of such major recreational vehicle, including any transport accessory, shall under any circumstances, extend into or upon any right-of-way or public access easement. The parking area for a major recreational vehicle shall be a paved surface, unless the parking area is located behind the front yard setback and is completely screened from view. The vehicle and transport accessory must be totally operational and ready for use. No such equipment shall be used for living, sleeping or housekeeping purposes when parked or stored on a residential lot or any location not approved for such use. Recreational vehicles shall be parked "head-in" or "back-in" and shall not be parked parallel to the front property line except for 24 hours for the express purposes of loading and unloading.
Camping trailers and motor homes, pickup campers, boats and recreational vehicles shall not be placed within the front yard setback except on a paved surface driveway or pad.
Section 31. Supplementary Parking Regulations
Q. Parking of major recreational vehicles in a street or public right-of-way. In all residential districts, major recreational vehicles shall not be parked in any street or public right-of-way for a period exceeding 24 hours with the express purpose being for loading or unloading operations
Vehicle - Parking on Unapproved Surface, Screening or 'For Sale'
Section 31 Supplementary Parking Regulations
I. General parking surfaces. In all zoning districts, parking areas, vehicle maneuvering areas, loading areas, driveways and approaches for all uses, including one- and two-family dwellings, shall be a paved surface, unless otherwise specified in this ordinance. All parking requirements applying to a stated unit of measurement shall be understood to include a parking space for each unit or fraction thereof.
L. Parking and storage of certain vehicles in residential districts. In all residential zoning districts, automotive vehicles or trailers of any kind or type without current license plates shall not be parked or stored on any property unless such automotive vehicles or trailers are completely screened up to eight feet in height with an approved screening device. Neither a paved surface nor an all-weather hard surface is required when such automotive vehicles or trailers are completely screened with an approved screening device and located behind the residential structure or in the side yard setback. Parking or storage of all licensed trailers shall conform to the requirements of major recreational equipment. Notwithstanding anything contained in this ordinance to the contrary, all automotive vehicles or trailers of any kind shall be parked on a paved surface.
S. Parking of vehicles for the purpose of sale. No vehicle shall be parked on any property within the city for the principal purpose of displaying such vehicle for sale except:
1. On a property that is zoned and licensed for vehicle sales; or
2. On residential zoned property not more than one vehicle may be displayed for sale at any time if such vehicle is owned by a resident on the residential premises.
There shall be a rebuttal presumption that a vehicle is parked for the principal purpose of displaying said vehicle for sale if it is parked in such a location with a "for sale" sign or other indication that the vehicle is for sale.
Vehicle - Repair Minor vs. Majors
Section 29 Supplementary District Regulations.
J. Vehicular repair and maintenance on owner/tenant owned vehicles. Minor vehicular repair and maintenance on owner/tenant owned vehicles shall be permitted on that lot or tract where residence is located. Major repair on owner/tenant owned vehicles shall be permitted only in a fully enclosed building which is an accessory building on the residential structure. Said repairs shall be incidental, not habitual or repetitive, and shall not be detrimental to the aesthetics of the lot, tract, neighborhood and shall not be commercial.
Zoning - Living in or Commercial use OF Accessory Building
Section 28 Definitions
Accessory buildings. A subordinate structure detached from but located on the same lot as the primary structure, the use of which is incidental and accessory to that of the principal structure.
B. Permanent accessory buildings, residential. Permanent accessory buildings which are placed on a permanent foundation shall be allowed in residential zoning districts subject to the following regulations:
4 No accessory building shall be used as a place of habitation or for commercial purposes.