Summary of Parking Regulations

City of Silver Lake

City Ordinance: Chapter 9 - Parking Regulations

Section 5 - General Parking Regulations

Subd. 1.The owner, driver, operator, or person in charge of any vehicle parked or left standing upon any street, avenue, alley, boulevard, or public place within the corporate limits of the City of Silver Lake shall conform to and observe the regulations set forth in the subdivisions which follow in regard to the parking thereof.

Subd. 2.Any vehicle left standing or parked at the curb of any street, avenue, alley, boulevard, or on any public place within the corporate limits of the City for more than 24 continuous hours shall be subject to a parking ticket, the fine shall be $5.00 for the first 24 hour violation, $10.00 for a violation after 48 hours, and $20.00 for violation after 72 hours. Each offense shall be a separate offense and fined separately as set out herein.

Subd. 3.Removal of vehicles.

a. Any vehicle left standing or parked at the curb of any street, avenue, alley, boulevard, or on any public place in the City of Silver Lake for more than 24 continuous hours shall be deemed to be so parked or left standing at the risk of the owner or operator thereof and any vehicle so parked may be towed away from said parking place at the direction of the police department of the City of Silver Lake and the owner of said vehicle prior to having the same returned to him, shall pay the City Clerk/Treasurer of the City of Silver Lake the cost of the towing plus the cost of storage until claimed by owner. The payment of said sums shall be prerequisite for the return of the vehicle to the person entitled thereto.

b. Any damage occasioned to any such vehicle by such towing operations or the storage of said vehicle thereafter, shall be assumed by the owner or operator thereof, and no liability for damage shall be assumed by the City of Silver Lake.

Subd. 4.The owner, driver, operator or person in charge of any vehicle within the City limits of the City of Silver Lake, shall not allow said vehicle to be placed upon blocks or other means of placement of the vehicle is for immediate repair of the vehicle to place it in an operable condition. Any vehicle in an inoperable condition shall not be stored in public view within the City limits of the City of Silver Lake beyond a period of time allowing reasonable time for repair for said vehicle for said vehicle and placing it back in operable condition. In no event shall such a vehicle be stored unless it has currently valid license plates, valid under the laws of the State of Minnesota.

Section 6 - Parking Regulations - Specified Areas For Vehicles.

Subd. 1. No person shall park a vehicle or permit it to stand, whether attended or unattended, upon any street within the City, in any of the following places:

a. On a sidewalk,

b. In front of a public or private driveway,

c. Within an intersection,

d. Within 10 feet of a fire hydrant,

e. On a crosswalk,

f. Within 10 feet of a crosswalk or an intersection,

g. Within 10 feet of any flashing beacon, stop sign, or traffic control signal located at the side of a road,

h. Within 10 feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station,

i. Along side or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when such stopping, standing, or parking would obstruct traffic,

j. On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street,

k. At any place where official signs prohibit stopping.

Subd. 2. It shall be unlawful for anyone to park a vehicle, on Thomas Avenue from Main Street to Cleveland Street.

Subd. 3. No person shall, for camping purposes, leave or park a house trailer or recreational vehicle on any street or the right-of-way thereof in the City.

Subd. 4. No person shall park a commercial vehicle of more than one ton capacity upon any of the following streets, to wit:

         Main Street,

         Tower Avenue running south of Main Street for one block,

         Thomas Avenue running south of Main Street for one block,

         Lake Avenue running south of Main Street for one block.

This shall not prohibit the parking of such vehicles for a period of not more than 30 minutes along any such street for the purpose of having access to any property abutting thereon when such access cannot conveniently be secured from any alley or other side street.

Subd. 5. No person shall park a vehicle, other than a legally licensed school bus, on:

         West side of Lake Avenue from Merril Street to Cleveland Street,

         North side of Main Street from Grove Avenue to Lake Avenue during school hours.

Subd. 6. Signs shall be posted on all of the streets referred to herein setting out the restrictions.

No vehicle shall be parked on any street for the purpose of displaying it for sale.

 


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