TITLE 10 - Index

CHAPTER 10.04 - GENERAL PROVISIONS
10.04.010  Title
10.04.020  Fines
10.04.030  Impoundment of Vehicles


CHAPTER 10.08 - DEFINITIONS
10.08.010 Definitions-Generally
10.08.020 Bicycle
10.08.030 Bus stop
10.08.040 Holiday
10.08.050 Loading zone
10.08.060 Motor vehicle
10.08.070 Park or parking
10.08.080 Parking meter
10.08.090 Parking meter space
10.08.100 Parking meter zone
10.08.110 Parking strip
10.08.120 Pedestrian
10.08.130 Person
10.08.140 Stand or standing
10.08.150 Stop
10.08.160 Street-Other property open to public travel
10.08.170 Taxicab stand
10.08.180 Traffic-control device
10.08.190 Traffic lane
10.08.200 Vehicle
10.08.210 Gender and number interpretation

CHAPTER 10.12 - STATE TRAFFIC LAWS
10.12.010 Violations of State Traffic Laws Deemed Offenses
10.12.020 Imposing Additional Assessment for Violations

CHAPTER 10.16 - ADMINISTRATION
10.16.010 Powers of the council
10.16.015 Traffic safety/parking committee
10.16.020 Duties of the city manager
10.16.030 Installation of temporary traffic-control devices under conditions of public danger
10.16.040 Basis for administrative standards
10.16.050 Authority of police and fire officers

CHAPTER 10.20 - ACCIDENTS
10.20.010 Duties at an accident

CHAPTER 10.24 - TRAFFIC-CONTROL DEVICES
10.24.010 Obedience to devices and officers required- Tampering with devices prohibited
10.24.020 Existing control devices—Authorized
10.24.030 Existence deemed prima facie evidence

CHAPTER 10.28 - RULES OF THE ROAD AND MISCELLANEOUS TRAFFIC REGULATIONS
10.28.010 Rules of the road
10.28.020 Crossing private property prohibited
10.28.030 Emerging from vehicle
10.28.040 Clinging to vehicles prohibited
10.28.050 Sleds and similar devices on streets prohibited
10.28.060 Obstructing streets prohibited
10.28.070 Damaging sidewalks and curbs prohibited- Liability for damage
10.28.080 Removing glass and debris required when
10.28.090 Acts constituting unlawful riding

CHAPTER 10.32 - RECKLESS DRIVING AND INTOXICATION
10.32.010 Careless Driving

CHAPTER 10.36 - STOPPING, STANDING AND PARKING
10.36.010 Parking Methods and Restrictions
10.36.020 Prohibited Parking and Standing
10.36.030 Parking for Certain Purposes Prohibited
10.36.031  Parking within 10 feet of a fire hydrant
10.36.032  Parking on a sidewalk
10.36.033  Parking on a crosswalk
10.36.034  Unlawful parking in space reserved for persons with disabilities
10.36.040 Unauthorized Standing on City-Owned Real Estate - Prohibited
10.36.050 Unauthorized Standing on City-Owned Real Estate - Impoundment –
Reclamation
10.36.060 Unauthorized Standing on City-Owned Real Estate - Impoundment - Appeal  Procedure
10.36.070 Parking or Standing in Loading Zone Restricted
10.36.080 Leaving Unattended Vehicle - Required Procedure
10.36.090 Unattended Vehicle - Action by Police Officer
10.36.100 Standing or Parking of Buses and Taxicabs  Restricted
10.36.110 Bus and Taxicab Stands - Use Restricted
10.36.120 Lights on Parked Vehicle
10.36.130 Commercial Vehicle Parking in Residential Zone
10.36.140 Exemptions

CHAPTER 10.40 - PARKING ZONES AND METERS
10.40.010 Parking meter zone designated
10.40.020 Repealed
10.40.030 Installation, function and maintenance of parking meters
10.40.040 Deposit of coins required
10.40.050 Compliance with time limit required
10.40.060 Repealed
10.40.070 Unintentional violation due to mechanical defect
10.40.080 Meter collection duty
10.40.090 Parking meter hoods-Parking work permits- Issuance requirements
10.40.100 Parking meter hoods-Use regulations
10.40.110 Parking meter hoods-Forfeiture for violation
10.40.120 Courtesy permits
10.40.130 Disposition of meter proceeds

CHAPTER 10.42 -RESIDENTIAL PARKING DISTRICTS

10.42.010 Council to Designate Residential Parking Districts
10.42.020 Designation Criteria
10.42.030 Public Hearing
10.42.040 Parking Restriction in Residential Parking Districts
10.42.050 Residency Required for a Permit
10.42.060 Permit Application
10.42.070 Residential Parking Permit; Short Term and Temporary Permits;        
 Hardship Permit
10.42.080 Permit Fee and Term
10.42.090 Display of Permits
10.42.100 Expiration of Permits
10.42.110 Permit Transfers and Replacement
10.42.120 Penalties

CHAPTER 10.44 - PARKING CITATIONS
10.44.010 Citation procedure and effect
10.44.020 Payment in lieu of answering citation
10.44.030 Failure to comply with citation-Additional penalties
10.44.040 Owner responsibility for offense
10.44.050 Registered owner presumption
10.44.060 Presumption of responsibility
10.44.070 Repealed
10.44.080 Parking fines


CHAPTER 10.48 - BICYCLES, SKATEBOARDS, ROLLERSKATES AND IN-LINE SKATES
10.48.010 Equipment requirements
10.48.020 Operating rules
10.48.030 Impoundment-Authorized when-Notice- Fees-Disposal

CHAPTER 10.50 - CITY-OWNED PARKING LOTS AND FACILITIES
10.50.010 Lots and facilities-Authority for operation
10.50.020 Demarcation of Parking spaces-Parking entirely within space required
10.50.030 Payment for rental of parking space required
10.50.040 Parking spaces allocated on a space-available basis
10.50.050 Advance payment for rental of parking space required
10.50.060 Failure to pay advance rental
10.50.070 Use of rented parking spaces-Hours allocated to renter
10.50.080 Citation procedure and effect
10.50.090 Payment in lieu of answering citation
10.50.100 Failure to comply with citation-Arrest warrant issuance when
10.50.110 Owner responsibility for offense
10.50.120 Registered owner presumption
10.50.130 Impoundment of vehicles

CHAPTER 10.52 - PEDESTRIANS
10.52.010 Use of roadway prohibited when
10.52.020 Use of crosswalk required when
10.52.030 Crossing at right angle required
10.52.040 Obedience to traffic lights

CHAPTER 10.56 - TRAINS
10.56.010 Trains not to obstruct street

CHAPTER 10.60 - FUNERAL PROCESSIONS AND PARADES
10.60.010 Funeral procession regulations
10.60.020 Parades-Permit required when
10.60.030 Parade permit-Application-Issuance
10.60.040 Parade permit-Appeal procedure
10.60.050 Parade permit-Revocation
10.60.060 Offenses against parade

CHAPTER 10.64 - ENFORCEMENT, IMPOUNDMENT AND PENALTIES *
10.64.010 Operational violation-Violator subject to arrest
10.64.020 Certain offenses exempt from specified state provisions
10.64.030 Citation in lieu of custody authorized
10.64.040 Impoundment of vehicles
10.64.050 Violations of adopted state provisions-Penalty
10.64.060 Violations of specified sections—Penalties

CHAPTER 10.68 – SNOW EMERGENCIES
10.68.010 Title
10.68.015 Emergency Snow Removal - Authority
10.68.020 Definitions
10.68.030 Parking Restrictions During a Snow Condition
10.68.040 Snow Tires or Chains Required
10.68.050 Chains on Large Vehicles
10.68.060 Impoundment Authorized
10.68.070 Citation
10.68.080 Evidence of Violation
10.68.090  Violation - Penalty

 
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TITLE 10 - VEHICLES & TRAFFIC

CHAPTER 10.04 - GENERAL PROVISIONS

 Legislative History: Ord. 1280 (1970); Ord. 1982 (2010)

SECTIONS:    
10.04.010  Title
10.04.020  Fines
10.04.030  Impoundment of Vehicles


10.04.010 Title.  The ordinance codified in this title may be cited as the "City of Hood River Uniform Traffic Code." 

10.04.020  Fines.  Unless a provision of this title specifically provides otherwise, the fine schedule for violations of the Traffic Code is set by resolution of the City Council. 

Violations of specific Traffic Code ordinances are classified as follows; however, if the offense has a counterpart under Oregon State law, then the classification and fine per Oregon State law shall govern.

10.24.010 Obedience to traffic control device and officers   Class B
10.28.010 Rules of road       Class B
10.28.020 Crossing private property      Class B
10.28.030 Emerging from vehicle      Class C
10.28.040 Clinging to vehicles prohibited     Class C
10.28.050 Sleds and similar devices on streets prohibited   Class D
10.28.060 Obstructing streets prohibited     Class B
10.28.070 Damaging sidewalks and curbs prohibited    Class B
10.28.080 Removing glass and debris required when    Class C
10.28.090 Acts constituting unlawful riding     Class C
10.32.010 Careless driving       Class B
10.36.010 Parking methods and restrictions     Class D
10.36.020 Prohibited parking and standing     Class D
10.36.030 Parking for certain purposes prohibited    Class D
10.36.070 Parking or standing in loading zone restricted   Class D
10.36.080 Leaving unattended vehicle      Class D
10.36.100 Standing or parking of buses and taxicabs restricted  Class D
10.36.110 Bas and taxicab stands—use restricted    Class D
10.36.130 Commercial vehicle parking in residential zone   Class D
10.40.040 Deposit of coins required      Class D
10.40.050 Compliance with time limit required    Class D
10.40.090 Parking meter hoods—parking work permits—issuance  Class D
10.40.100 Parking meter hoods—use regulations    Class D
10.48.010 Equipment requirements [skateboards, bikes, etc]   Class D
10.48.020 Operating rules       Class D
10.48.030 [unlawful operation]—Impoundment—authorized when  Class D
10.50.020 Parking entirely within space required [city lots]   Class D
10.50.060 Failure to pay advance rental     Class D
10.52.010 Use of roadway prohibited when     Class D
10.52.020 Use of crosswalk required when     Class D
10.52.030 Crossing at right angle required     Class D
10.52.040 Obedience to traffic lights      Class D
10.56.010 Trains not to obstruct street      Class B
10.60.010 Funeral procession regulations     Class D
10.60.020 Parades—permit required when     Class D
10.60.060 Offenses against parade      Class D
10.68.030 Parking restrictions during a snow condition   Class D
10.68.040 Snow tires or chains required     Class D
10.68.050 Chains on large vehicles      Class D
 

10.04.030  Impoundment of Vehicles. 
A. Whenever a vehicle is placed in a manner or location that constitutes an obstruction to traffic or a hazard to public safety, a police officer shall order the owner or operator of the vehicle to remove it.  If the vehicle is unattended, the officer may cause the vehicle to be towed and stored at the owner's expense.  The owner shall be liable for the costs of towing and storing, notwithstanding that the vehicle was parked by another or that the vehicle was initially parked in a safe manner, but subsequently became an obstruction or hazard.

B. The disposition of a vehicle towed and stored under authority of this section shall be in accordance with the provisions of Ordinance 1252 codified in Chapter 8.24 or this code, relating to impoundment and disposition of vehicles abandoned on the city streets.

C. The impoundment of a vehicle will not preclude the issuance of a citation for violation of a provision of this title.

D. Stolen vehicles may be towed from public or private property and stored at the expense of the vehicle owner.

E. Whenever a police officer observes a vehicle parked in a public right of way within the City of Hood River, if the vehicle at that time has four or more unpaid parking violations outstanding against it, the officer may cause the vehicle to be impounded.  A vehicle so impounded shall not be released until all outstanding fines and charges have been paid.  Vehicles impounded under authority of this sub section shall be disposed of in the same manner as provided in subsection B of this section. 

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CHAPTER 10.08 – DEFINITIONS

 Legislative History: Ord. 1831 (2002); Ord 1791 (2000); Ord 1740 (1997); Ord 1280 (1970); Ord 1946 (2008)

Sections:
10.08.010 Definitions-Generally
10.08.020 Bicycle
10.08.030 Bus stop
10.08.040 Holiday
10.08.050 Loading zone
10.08.060 Motor vehicle
10.08.070 Park or parking
10.08.080 Parking meter
10.08.090 Parking meter space
10.08.100 Parking meter zone
10.08.110 Parking strip
10.08.120 Pedestrian
10.08.130 Person
10.08.140 Stand or standing
10.08.150 Stop
10.08.160 Street-Other property open to public travel
10.08.170 Taxicab stand
10.08.180 Traffic-control device
10.08.190 Traffic lane
10.08.200 Vehicle
10.08.210 Gender and number interpretation

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10.08.010 Definitions - Generally.  In addition to those definitions contained in the ORS chapters cited in Section 10.12.010, the words and phrases set forth in this chapter, as used in this title, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning, shall be defined as set forth in this chapter.

10.08.020 Bicycle.  "Bicycle" means a non-motorized vehicle designed to be ridden, propelled by human power, and having two or more wheels the diameter of which are in excess of ten inches, or having two or more wheels where any one wheel has a diameter in excess of fifteen inches.

10.08.030 Bus Stop.  "Bus stop" means a space on the edge of a roadway designated by sign for use by buses loading or unloading passengers. 

10.08.040 Holiday.  "Holiday" means and includes New Year's Day, Washington's Birthday (third Monday in February), Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and any other day proclaimed by the council to be a holiday.  

10.08.050 Loading Zone.  "Loading zone" means a space on the edge of a roadway designated by sign for the purpose of loading or unloading passengers or materials during specified hours of specified days.

10.08.060 Motor Vehicle.  "Motor vehicle" means every vehicle that is self propelled, including tractors, forklift trucks, motorcycles, road building equipment, street cleaning equipment, and any other vehicle capable of moving under its own power, notwithstanding that the vehicle may be exempt from licensing under the motor vehicle laws of the state.

10.08.070 Park or Parking.  "Park" or "parking" means the condition of:

A. A motor vehicle that is stopped while occupied by its operator with the engine turned off;

B. A motor vehicle that is stopped while unoccupied by its operator, whether or not the engine is turned off.
10.08.080 Parking Meter.  ‘Parking meter” means and includes any mechanical devise or meter placed or erected for the regulation of parking by authority of this title.  Each parking meter installed shall indicate by proper legend the parking time established by the city, if any, and, when operated, shall at all times, unless our of order, indicated the balance of parking time or time when the paid for parking time is ended, and at the expiration of such period shall indicate illegal or overtime parking.  For the purposes of this title, a parking pay station shall have the same meaning as a parking meter.  
10.08.090 Parking Meter Permit.  “Parking meter permit” means a permit paid for a fee set by resolution of the City Council which allows the permit holder, when the permit is properly displayed, to park at a designated parking meter space without the requirement to deposit coins in the meter.
10.08.100 Parking meter space.  "Parking meter space" means any space adjacent to a parking meter or within the designated area of parking pay station and which is duly designated for the parking of a single vehicle by lines painted or otherwise durably marked on the curb or on the surface of the street adjacent to or adjoining the parking meters. When motorcycles are parked in a meter space, more than one motorcycle may be parked in a single space.
10.08.101 Parking Meter Zone.  "Parking meter zone" means and includes any restricted street upon which parking meters or parking pay stations are installed and in operation.

10.08.110 Parking Strip.  "Parking strip" means that area between the street curb and the adjacent property line.

10.08.120 Pedestrian.  "Pedestrian" means a person on the public right of way, except:

A. The operator or passenger of a motor vehicle or bicycle;

B. A person leading, driving or riding an animal or animal drawn conveyance;

C. A person operating a skateboard, rollerskates or in-line skates.

10.08.130  Person. "Person" means a natural person, firm, partnership, association or corporation.

10.08.140 Stand or Standing.  "Stand" or "standing" means the stopping of a motor vehicle while occupied by its operator with the engine running, except stopping in obedience to the instructions of a traffic officer or traffic control device or for other traffic.

10.08.150 Stop.  "Stop" means complete cessation of movement.

10.08.160 Street - Other Property Open to Public Travel.

A. Street.  The terms "highway," "road" and "street," when used in this title or in the ORS chapters incorporated herein, shall be considered synonymous, unless the context precludes such construction.  "Street," as defined in this section and the ORS chapters incorporated by reference herein, includes alleys, sidewalks and parking areas and accessways owned or maintained by the city.

B. Other Property Open to Public Travel.  "Other property open to public travel" means property, whether publicly or privately owned and whether publicly or privately maintained, upon which the public operates motor vehicles either by express or implied invitation, other than streets as defined in subsection A of this section, and excepting public school property, county property or property under the jurisdiction of the state Board of Higher Education.  "Other property open to public travel" includes, but is not limited to, parking lots, service station lots, shopping center and supermarket parking lots and other accessways and parking areas open to general vehicular traffic, whether or not periodically closed to public use. 

10.08.170 Taxicab Stand.  "Taxicab stand" means a space on the edge of a roadway designated by sign for use by taxicabs.

10.08.180 Traffic Control Device.  "Traffic control device" means a device to direct vehicular or pedestrian traffic, including but not limited to a sign, signaling mechanism, barricade, button or street or curb marking in stalled by the city or other authority.

10.08.190 Traffic Lane.  "Traffic lane" means that area of the roadway used for the movement of a single line of traffic.

10.08.200 Vehicle.  "Vehicle," as used in subsequent sections of this title, includes bicycles. 

10.08.210 Gender and Number Interpretation.  As used in this title, the singular includes the plural, and the masculine includes the feminine.

CHAPTER 10.12 - STATE TRAFFIC LAWS

Legislative History: Ord 1804 (2000);Ord 1802 (2000); Ord 1568 (1985); Ord 1280 (1970; Ord 1946 (2008); Ord 1982 (2010)

Sections:
10.12.010 Violations of State Traffic Laws Deemed Offenses
10.12.020 Imposing Additional Assessment for Volations

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10.12.010 Violations of State Traffic Laws Deemed Offenses.  Violation of a provision of the Oregon Vehicle Code is an offense against this city.  Fines for violations of the Oregon Vehicle Code are set in accordance with ORS Chapter 153.

10.12.020  Imposing additional assessment for violations. An additional assessment in an amount set by resolution of the City Council will be imposed on each violation of the Oregon Vehicle Code that results in an adjudicated verdict of guilty or a forfeiture of bail or security, and such additional assessment shall be directed to the Police Department of the City of Hood River to defray capital costs associated with the enforcement of the Code.

CHAPTER 10.16 – ADMINISTRATION

Legislative History: Ord 1791 (2000);Ord. 1740 (1997); Ord 1560 (1985); Ord 1280 (1970); Ord 1946 (2008) 

Sections:
10.16.010 Powers of the council
10.16.015 Traffic safety/parking committee
10.16.020 Duties of the city manager
10.16.030 Installation of temporary traffic-control devices under conditions of public danger
10.16.040 Basis for administrative standards
10.16.050 Authority of police and fire officers

 

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10.16.010 Powers of the Council.

A. Subject to state laws, the City Council shall exercise all municipal traffic authority for the city except those powers specifically and expressly delegated herein or by another ordinance.
 
B. The powers of the Council shall include but not be limited to:
1. Designation of through streets;
2. Designation of one-way streets;
3. Designation of truck routes;
4. Designation of parking meter zones and residential parking zones;
 5. Restriction of the use of certain streets by any class or kind of vehicle to protect the streets from damage;
6. Authorization of greater maximum weights or lengths for vehicles using city streets than specified by state law;
7. Initiation of proceedings to change speed zones;
8. Revision of speed limits in parks.

10.16.015 Traffic Safety/Parking Committee.  A traffic safety/parking committee is created consisting of the mayor, three council members and three members from the public appointed by the mayor.  The city manager and public works supervisor shall be nonvoting members of the committee.  It shall be the duty of the committee to:

A. Coordinate traffic planning;

B. Conduct traffic surveys, studies and investigations;

C. Prepare and publish traffic reports;

D. Recommend improvements of traffic conditions, ordinances and procedures;

E. Hear complaints having to do with traffic matters;

F. Educate the general public in traffic matters.

10.16.020 Duties of the City Manager.  Unless instructed otherwise by Council, the City Manager shall exercise the following duties:

A. Implement the ordinances, resolutions and motions of the council and his own orders by installing traffic control devices, parking meters and signs, or designating parking spaces.  Such installations shall be based on the standards contained in the Oregon Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways;

B. Establish, maintain, remove or alter the following classes of traffic controls:
l. Crosswalks, safety zones and traffic lanes,
2. Intersection channelization and areas where drivers of vehicles shall not make right, left or U turns, and the time when the prohibition applies,
3. Parking areas and time limitations, including the form of permissible parking, e.g., parallel or diagonal;

C. Issue oversize or overweight vehicle permits.

The City Manager may refer any such matters to the traffic safety/parking committee for their consideration and recommendations. 

10.16.030 Installation of Temporary Traffic Control Devices Under Conditions of Public Danger.  Under conditions constituting a danger to the public, the City Manager or his designate may install temporary traffic control devices deemed by him to be necessary. 

10.16.040 Basis for Administrative Standards.  The regulations of the City Manager or his designate shall be based upon:

A. Traffic engineering principles and traffic investigations;

B. Standards, limitations and rules promulgated by the state Highway Commission;

C. Other recognized traffic control standards.

10.16.050 Authority of police and fire officers .

A. It shall be the duty of police officers to enforce the provisions of this title.

B. In the event of a fire or other public emergency, officers of the police and fire departments may direct traffic as conditions require, notwithstanding the provisions of this title.

 

CHAPTER 10.20 – ACCIDENTS

Legislative History: Ord 1280 (1970)

Sections:
10.20.010 Duties at an accident

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A. The operator of a motor vehicle involved in an accident on other property open to public travel which results in injury or death to a person or causes damage to another occupied vehicle shall stop immediately at the scene of the accident, or as close thereto as possible, and shall remain at the scene of the accident until he has fulfilled the following requirements:

l. Rendered to a person injured in the accident reasonable assistance, including the conveying or the making of arrangements for the conveying of the person to a physician or hospital for medical treatment, if it is apparent that treatment is necessary, or if the injured person requests conveyance;

2. Given to the occupant of the other vehicle his name and address and the names and addresses of any other occupants of the vehicle he is operating.

B. The operator of a motor vehicle on other property open to public travel which collides with an unattended vehicle or damages other property, public or private, shall make a reasonable effort to locate and notify the owner of the damaged property. If, after reasonable effort, the operator cannot locate the owner, he shall leave in a conspicuous place a note containing his name and address and a brief description of the circumstances and promptly report the accident to the police.

C. A witness to the accident shall furnish to the operators or occupants of the vehicles, or injured persons, his name and address.

CHAPTER 10.24 - TRAFFIC-CONTROL DEVICES

Sections:
10.24.010 Obedience to devices and officers required-Tampering with devices prohibited
10.24.020 Existing control devices-Authorized
10.24.030 Existence deemed prima facie evidence

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10.24.010 Obedience to devices and officers required-Tampering with devices prohibited.

A. No person shall disobey the instruction of a traffic officer or a traffic control device.

B. No unauthorized person shall install, move, remove, obstruct, alter the position of, deface or tamper with a traffic-control device. (Ord. 1280 §9, 1970).

10.24.020 Existing control devices-Authorized. Traffic-control devices installed prior to the adoption of the ordinance codified in this chapter are lawfully authorized. (Ord. 1280 §11, 1970).

10.24.030 Existence deemed prima facie evidence. The existence of a traffic-control device shall be prima facie evidence that the device was lawfully authorized and installed. (Ord. 1280 §10, 1970).

 

CHAPTER 10.28 - RULES OF THE ROAD AND MISCELLANEOUS TRAFFIC REGULATIONS

Sections:
10.28.010 Rules of the road
10.28.020 Crossing private property prohibited
10.28.030 Emerging from vehicle
10.28.040 Clinging to vehicles prohibited
10.28.050 Sleds and similar devices on streets prohibited
10.28.060 Obstructing streets prohibited
10.28.070 Damaging sidewalks and curbs prohibited-Liability for damage
10.28.080 Removing glass and debris required when
10.28.090 Acts constituting unlawful riding

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10.28.010 Rules of the road. In addition to state law, the following shall apply to the operation of vehicles upon the streets of the city:

A. The operator of a vehicle shall not back the vehicle unless the movement can be made with reasonable safety and without interfering with other traffic, and shall yield the right-of-way to moving traffic and pedestrians.

B. The operator of a vehicle in the traffic lane shall have the right-of-way over an operator of a vehicle departing from a parking space.

C. No operator of a vehicle shall pull away from a curb or other parking area without giving an appropriate turn signal when other traffic may be affected.

D. Where a stop sign is erected at or near the entrance to an intersection, the operator of a vehicle approaching shall bring the vehicle to a stop before crossing a stop line or crosswalk; or if none, then before entering the intersection. Stopping at a point which does not yield an unobstructed view of traffic on the intersecting street shall not constitute compliance with the requirements of this section.

E. Notwithstanding an indication by a traffic-control device to proceed:

l. No operator of a vehicle shall enter an intersection unless there is sufficient space on the opposite side of the intersection to accommodate his vehicle without obstructing the passage of other vehicles.

2. No operator of a vehicle shall enter a marked crosswalk, whether or not at an intersection, unless there is sufficient space on the opposite side of the crosswalk to accommodate his vehicle without obstructing the passage of pedestrians. (Ord. 1280 §12, 1970).

10.28.020 Crossing private property No operator of a vehicle shall proceed from one street to an intersecting street by crossing private property. This provision shall not apply to the operator of a vehicle who stops on the property for the purpose of procuring or providing goods or services. (Ord. 1280 §13, 1970).

10.28.030 Emerging from vehicle. No person shall open the door of a motor vehicle into a traffic lane without first ascertaining that it can be done in safety. (Ord. 1280 §14, 1970).

10.28.040 Clinging to vehicles prohibited. No person riding upon a bicycle, motorcycle, coaster, roller-skates, sled or other device shall attach the device or himself to a moving vehicle upon a street; nor shall the operator of a vehicle upon a street knowingly allow a person riding on any of the above vehicles or devices to attach himself, the vehicle or the device to his vehicle. (Ord. 1280 §16, 1970).

10.28.050 Sleds and similar devices on streets prohibited. No person shall use the streets for traveling on skis, toboggans, sleds or similar devices, except where authorized. (Ord. 1280 §17, 1970).

10.28.060 Obstructing streets prohibited.

A. No unauthorized person shall obstruct the free movement of vehicles or pedestrians using the streets.

B. No person shall park or stand a vehicle in such a manner or location that it constitutes a hazard to public safety or an obstruction on the street. (Ord. 1280 §19, 1970).

10.28.070 Damaging sidewalks and curbs prohibited- Liability for damage.

A. The operator of a vehicle shall not drive upon a sidewalk or roadside planting strip except to cross at a permanent or temporary driveway.

B. No unauthorized person shall place dirt, wood or other material in the gutter or space next to the curb of a street with the intention of using it as a driveway.

C. No person shall remove a portion of a curb or move a motor vehicle or device moved by a motor vehicle upon a curb or sidewalk without first obtaining authorization and posting bond if required.

D. A person who causes damage shall be held responsible for the cost of repair. (Ord. 1280 §18, 1970).

10.28.080 Removing glass and debris required when. A party to a vehicle accident or a person causing broken glass or other debris to be upon a street shall remove the glass and other debris from the street. (Ord. 1280 §20, 1970).

10.28.090 Acts constituting unlawful riding.

A. No operator shall permit a passenger and no passenger shall ride on a vehicle upon a street except on a portion of the vehicle designed or intended for the use of passengers. This provision shall not apply to an employee engaged in the necessary discharge of a duty, or to a person riding within a truck body in space intended for merchandise.

B. No person shall board or alight from a vehicle while the vehicle is in motion upon a street. (Ord. 1280 §15, 1970).

CHAPTER 10.32 - RECKLESS DRIVING AND INTOXICATION

Legislative History: Ord. 1280 (1970); Ord. 1982 (2010)

Sections:
10.32.010 Careless Driving

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10.32.010 Careless Driving.  No person shall operate a motor vehicle on other property open to public travel in a careless manner that endangers or would be likely to endanger any person or property. 

CHAPTER 10.36 - STOPPING, STANDING AND PARKING
* For provisions regarding parking and storage of mobile homes and recreational vehicles in the city, see Ch. 13.44 of this code.

Legislative History:  Ord. 1280 (1970); Ord. 1296 (1971); Ord. 1547 (1984); Ord. 1592 (1988); Ord. 1791 (2000); Ord. 1865 (2004); Ord. 2006 (2013)

Sections:
10.36.010 Parking Methods and Restrictions
10.36.020 Prohibited Parking and Standing
10.36.030 Parking for Certain Purposes Prohibited
10.36.031  Parking within 10 feet of a fire hydrant
10.36.032  Parking on a sidewalk
10.36.033  Parking on a crosswalk
10.36.034  Unlawful parking in space reserved for persons with disabilities
10.36.040 Unauthorized Standing on City-Owned Real Estate - Prohibited
10.36.050 Unauthorized Standing on City-Owned Real Estate - Impoundment –
Reclamation
10.36.060 Unauthorized Standing on City-Owned Real Estate - Impoundment - Appeal Procedure
10.36.070 Parking or Standing in Loading Zone Restricted
10.36.080 Leaving Unattended Vehicle - Required Procedure
10.36.090 Unattended Vehicle - Action by Police Officer
10.36.100 Standing or Parking of Buses and Taxicabs  Restricted
10.36.110 Bus and Taxicab Stands - Use Restricted
10.36.120 Lights on Parked Vehicle
10.36.130 Commercial Vehicle Parking in Residential Zone
10.36.140 Exemptions

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10.36.010 Parking Methods and Restrictions.

A. No person shall stand or park a vehicle in a street other than parallel with the edge of the roadway, headed in the direction of lawful traffic movement and with the curbside wheels of the vehicle within twelve inches of the edge of the curb, except where the street is marked or signed for angle parking and except as provided in subsection (E) of this section.

B. Where parking space markings are placed on a street, no person shall stand or park a vehicle other than in the indicated direction and, unless the size or shape of the vehicles makes compliance impossible, within a single marked space.

C. The operator who first begins maneuvering his vehicle into a vacant parking space on a street shall have priority to park in that space, and no other vehicle operator shall attempt to deprive him of his priority or block his access.

D. Whenever the operator of a vehicle discovers that his vehicle is parked close to a building to which the fire department has been summoned, he shall immediately remove the vehicle from the area, unless otherwise directed by police or fire officers.

E. In the event of a snow condition as defined in Section 10.68.020(C) of this code, parking of vehicles headed in the direction opposite to the direction of lawful traffic movement shall be permitted in the R l, R 2 and R 3 zones as designated in Chapter 17.03 of this code

    
 
10.36.020 Prohibited Parking and Standing.  In addition to the state motor vehicle laws prohibiting parking, no operator shall park and no owner shall allow their vehicle to be parked:

A. On a street in excess of an established time limit for parking on such street;

B. Upon a bridge, viaduct or other elevated structure used as a street unless authorized;

C. In an alley other than for the expeditious loading or unloading of persons or materials, but in no case for a period in excess of thirty consecutive minutes;

D. Upon a parkway or freeway, except as authorized;

E. With any of its wheels upon the parking strip.

10.36.030 Parking for Certain Purposes Prohibited.  No operator shall park and no owner shall allow a vehicle to be parked upon a street for the principal purpose of:

A. Displaying the vehicle for sale;

B. Repairing or servicing the vehicle, except repairs necessitated by an emergency;

C. Displaying advertising from the vehicle;

D. Selling merchandise from the vehicle, except when authorized.

10.36.031 Parking within 10 feet of a fire hydrant. Except as provided under an exemption in 10.36.140, a person is in violation of 10.36.031 if a person parks, stops or leaves standing a vehicle within 10 feet of a fire hydrant.

10.36.032 Parking on a sidewalk. Except as provided under an exemption in 10.36.140, a person is in violation of 10.36.032 if a person parks, stops or leaves standing a vehicle on a sidewalk.


10.36.033 Parking on a crosswalk. Except as provided under an exemption in 10.36.140, a person is in violation of 10.36.033 if a person parks, stops or leaves standing a vehicle on a crosswalk. 
 

10.36.034 Unlawful parking in space reserved for persons with disabilities. A person commits the offense of unlawful parking in a space reserved for persons with disabilities if:

(a) The person parks a vehicle in any parking space or aisle that is on private or public property and that is marked or signed to provide parking for persons with disabilities and the vehicle does not conspicuously display a disabled person parking permit described in ORS 811.602 or 811.606 or a disabled parking permit issued by another jurisdiction;
(b) Stops or parks a vehicle in such a way as to block access to a parking space that is on private or public property and that is marked or signed to provide parking for persons with disabilities; or
(c) Places an object or allows an object to be placed in such a manner that it blocks access to a parking space that is on private or public property and that is marked or signed to provide parking for persons with disabilities. 

10.36.040 Unauthorized Standing on City-Owned Real Estate - Prohibited.  It is unlawful for a vehicle to be moved onto or left standing on a lot or real estate owned by the City without the owner or the person lawfully entitled to possession thereof having first given permission to move such vehicle onto such lot or real estate or to leave it standing thereon.

10.36.050 Unauthorized Standing on City-Owned Real Etate - Impoundment - Reclamation.  When any police officer finds a vehicle parked or left standing on a lot or real estate owned by the City in violation of the ordinance codified in Section 10.36.040, such officer shall cause such vehicle to be removed and impounded and notify the municipal judge thereof.  The cost of removing and impounding such vehicle and the storage charges therefor shall be paid by the owner or by the party entitled to possession of such vehicle.  Upon application of the proper party for the vehicle, he must first pay such charges of removing and impounding and storage thereof before possession, in addition to any other charges which may be imposed by a court thereof before possession of the vehicle is released to him. 

10.36.060 Unauthorized Standing on City-Owned Real Estate - Impoundment - Appeal Procedure.  Any person not satisfied with the taking and impounding of such vehicle pursuant to Sections 10.36.040 and 10.36.050, which he owns or for which he is responsible, under the terms of Sections 10.36.040 through 10.36.060, may appeal to the municipal judge for a hearing to determine whether such vehicle is properly impounded, which hearing shall be granted by the municipal judge within a reasonable time, but in no event later than ten days from the time the application for its release has been made.  If the municipal judge finds upon such hearing that the vehicle has been properly impounded, he shall issue an order affirming the action of the police officer.  If the municipal judge finds that the vehicle has not been properly impounded, he shall issue an order for the release of the vehicle.

10.36.070 Parking or Standing in Loading Zone Restricted.  No person shall stand or park a vehicle for any purpose or length of time, other than for the expeditious loading or unloading of persons or materials, in a place designated as a loading zone when the hours applicable to that loading zone are in effect.  In no case when the hours applicable to the loading zone are in effect shall the stop for loading and unloading of materials exceed the time limits posted.  If no time limits are posted, then the use of the zone shall not exceed thirty minutes.

10.36.080 Leaving Unattended Vehicle - Required Procedure.  No operator or person in charge of a motor vehicle shall park it or allow it to be parked on a street, on other property open to public travel, or on a new or used car lot without first stopping the engine, locking the ignition, removing the ignition key from the vehicle and effectively setting the brake.  If the vehicle is attended, the ignition key need not be removed. 

10.36.090 Unattended Vehicle - Action by Police Officer.  Whenever a police officer finds a motor vehicle parked unattended with the ignition key in the vehicle in violation of Section 10.36.080, the police officer is authorized to remove the key from vehicle and deliver the key to the person in charge of the police station. 

10.36.100 Standing or Parking of Buses and Taxicabs Restricted.  The operator of a bus or taxicab shall not stand or park the vehicle upon a street in a business district at a place other than a bus stop or taxicab stand, respectively, except that this provision shall not prevent the operator of a taxicab from temporarily stopping his vehicle outside a traffic lane while loading or unloading passengers. 

10.36.110 Bus and Taxicab Stands - Use Restricted.  No person shall stand or park a vehicle other than a taxicab in a taxicab stand, or a bus in a bus stop, except that the operator of a passenger vehicle may temporarily stop for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or un loading passengers, when stopping does not interfere with a bus or taxicab waiting to enter or about to enter the restricted space. 

10.36.120 Lights on Parked Vehicle.  No lights need be displayed upon a vehicle that is parked in accordance with this chapter upon a street where there is sufficient light to reveal a person or object at a distance of at least five hundred feet from the vehicle.

10.36.130 Commercial Vehicle Parking in Residential Zone.

A. This section applies to the following vehicles:  any truck, tractor, trailer, tractor-trailer, bus or combination having a height of greater than nine (9) feet or a length of greater than twenty (20) feet, hereinafter referred to “commercial vehicle(s).”  This section applies to the following zones:  Urban Low Density (R-1), Urban Standard Density (R-2), Urban High Density (R-3), and Office/Residential (C-1), hereinafter referred to as “residential zone(s).”

B. Except as provided in this, no person shall park a commercial vehicle, nor shall the owner of any commercial vehicle allow a commercial vehicle to be parked, on any street or public place located partially or wholly within a residential zone.

C. Exceptions:
1. Moving vans that are being actively loaded and/or unloaded.
2. Unless parking is otherwise prohibited, between sunrise and sunset, commercial vehicles parked for the purpose of loading and/or unloading, but for a period not to exceed two (2) hours.  The Chief of Police may extend this time on a case-by-case basis.
 
D. Commercial vehicles may be stored on private property located within a residential zone subject to the following conditions:
1. Located within a garage or carport; or
2. Parked or placed in accordance with the lot coverage and yard setback standards in accordance with the zone in which the property is located. 

10.36.140 Exemptions.  The provisions of this title regulating the parking or standing of vehicles shall not apply to a vehicle of the city, county or state or public utility while necessarily in use for construction or repair work on a street, or a vehicle owned by the United States while in use for the collection, transportation or delivery of mail.

 

CHAPTER 10.40 - PARKING ZONES AND METERS

Legislative History: Ord 1791 (2000); Ord 1730 (1996); Ord 1518 (1982); Ord 1280 (1970) ; Ord 1946 (2008)

Sections:
10.40.010 Parking meter zones designated
10.40.020 Repealed
10.40.030 Installation, function and maintenance of parking meters
10.40.040 Deposit of coins required
10.40.050 Compliance with time limit required
10.40.060 Repealed
10.40.070 Unintentional violation due to mechanical defect
10.40.080 Meter collection duty
10.40.090 Parking meter hoods-Parking work permits-Issuance requirements
10.40.100 Parking meter hoods-Use regulations
10.40.110 Parking meter hoods-Forfeiture for violation
10.40.120 Courtesy permits
10.40.130 Disposition of meter proceeds

10.40.010 Parking Meter Zone Designated.  The areas, streets or portions of such streets designated by the city manager for placement of parking meters shall be considered parking meter zones.

10.40.020 Repealed.  [Demarcation of parking spaces  Parking entirely within space required]

10.40.030 Installation, Function and Maintenance of Parking Meters.  The City Manager will be responsible for the regulation, control, operation, maintenance and use of parking meters.

10.40.040  Deposit of coins required. No person shall park a vehicle in a metered parking space, except as other wise permitted by this title, without immediately depositing in the parking meter adjacent to the space the coin required by the meter, as designated by directions on the meter, unless the parking meter indicates at the time the vehicle is parked that an unexpired portion remains of the period for which a coin has been previously deposited. For a parking meter zone that is controlled by parking pay stations, no person shall park a vehicle in a parking space, except as other wise permitted by this title, without immediately depositing in the parking pay station, a form of payment required by the pay station, as designated by directions on the pay station, and properly displaying the payment receipt on the vehicle as instructed by the pay station.  For meters that accept alternative forms of payment (credit card, debit card, etc.), those alternative forms of payment shall be considered “coin” for the purposes of this section.  Motorcycles, motor scooters, or like vehicles are not required to deposit coins in metered parking spaces and more than one motorcycle, motor scooter, or like vehicle may be parked in one metered space without the deposit of coins.

10.40.050  Compliance with time limit required. No person, except as otherwise permitted by the ordinance codified in this chapter, shall permit a vehicle parked by him to remain parked in a parking meter space during a time when the parking meter adjacent to the space indicates that no portion remains of the period for which a coin had been deposited, or beyond the time limit for parking in such space, except that any time remaining on a parking pay station receipt shall be valid for use at a metered space until that time has expired.   The elapse of (1) hour from the time reported on the last violation for the same vehicle in the same space shall be considered a separate offense.  No more than three (3) separate consecutive offenses will be allowed for the same vehicle parked in the same space. 

10.40.060  Scofflaw.  If any vehicle is illegally parked in violation of this Title 10 or any applicable part of the Oregon Motor Vehicle Code or whose owner is delinquent in payment of fines and costs imposed by the City, or has four (4) or more outstanding parking tickets, or owes more than $200 in fines and fees, then that owner’s vehicle shall be prohibited from parking on any streets or public places within the City and shall be seized, removed and impounded according to Section 10.36.050.

10.40.070  Unintentional violation due to mechanical.  Any unintentional violation of a provision of this chapter by reason of a mechanical failure of a parking meter is not an offense within the meaning of this chapter once the mechanical failure is verified by the City or where there is a hood covering the meter that states “out of order.”.

10.40.080  Meter collection duty. It shall be the duty of the city manager to direct the collection of all coins deposited in parking meters. 

   
10.40.090  Parking meter hoods  Parking work permits – Meter passes -- Issuance requirements

A.  No person may park a vehicle in a parking meter space where the meter is covered by a City parking meter “No Parking” hood unless the person has been issued a parking work permit, and the permit is with the vehicle.

B.  No parking hood nor parking work permit may be used on a twelve minute parking meter space.

C.  Any person who has been issued a parking work permit which is with a vehicle at the time it is being parked may park the vehicle in any metered space, except a twelve minute parking meter space, without the necessity of depositing a coin in the meter.

D. Any person may park a vehicle in any metered space, without the necessity of depositing a coin, if the meter is covered with an “out of order” hood.

E.  The city manager may issue a parking meter hood and/or a parking work permit on application as follows:

1. To a business person for a business vehicle used for delivery purposes;

2.  To any duly licensed medical doctor whose office is located within a parking meter zone;

3.  To any person engaged in the construction, reconstruction or repair of a building or installation of equipment in a building adjacent to a street where parking meters are installed; to be issued at the time of securing the work permit, to be used only at the scene of the work, and to be turned in at the time of completion of the job.  The application shall state the location of the work and the time it is to be returned;

4.  To all city officers, employees and city officials for use only by the individual officers, employees and officials while actually engaged in rendering services to or on behalf of the city.  Parking work permits, when applied for and issued shall be plainly stamped and marked on the face thereof in large letters, "CITY EMPLOYEE.”

F.  The city manager will issue parking meter passes based on an established policy for the issuance of parking meter passes and collect a fee for such passes.

G. The fee for issuance of a parking meter hood, parking meter passes, and/or a parking work permit shall be set by council resolution.  Meter hoods and work permits shall be valid for seven (7) days, but may be renewed for successive seven day periods.   Meter passes are valid for thirty (30) days from the date of issuance. If the application for meter hoods, meter passes, or work permits is for less than the amount of time previously stated, the charge shall be set by council resolution for each day.  There shall be no charge for issuance of a parking work permit to a city officer, employee or official.

H.  The city council may hereafter, by resolution, adjust the parking meter hood, parking meter pass, and/or parking work permit fees or adopt administrative rules for issuance or use of permits.

I.  The City Manager or designee shall keep a complete and up to date list of all parking work permits or parking meter hoods which have been applied for and issued; designating the purpose for which such permit was issued.  The list shall be open to public inspection.   (Ord. 1518, 1982:  Ord. 1280 §41, 1970).

J.  All parking permits issued by the City shall be displayed on the right side of the windshield in plain view.  To be valid, permits must be visible at all times and vehicle is parked at a metered space. (Ord. 2014, 2015)

10.40.100  Parking meter hoods  Use regulations.  A person with a properly issued hood may place it upon a parking meter reasonably close to the place where he is engaged. This will reserve the parking meter space for the use of the permittee's vehicle during the period when he is actually engaged in the task for which the hood was issued.  No parking hood shall be used for the purpose of creating a permanent loading zone.  (Ord. 1280 §42, 1970).

    
10.40.110  Parking meter hoods  Forfeiture for violation.  No person shall use a parking meter hood except for the purpose for which the hood was issued.  Failure to abide by this provision will result in forfeiture of the hood, without refund of any of the fees paid; and the city manager shall not issue another hood to the violator except upon council approval.

10.40.120  Courtesy permits.  The city manager may, in his discretion, make courtesy permits available to visitors of the city.  Such permits shall be valid for not more than three days and shall be free.  These permits, if properly displayed in accordance with the direction prescribed by the city manager, shall authorize the permittee to park his vehicle without regard to time limits and without having to pay the meter fees in any parking space allowing over thirty minutes of continuous parking.

10.40.130  Disposition of meter proceeds.  As provided in Section 10.40.040, the amount of the coin designated in the directions on the meter adjacent to each parking space will be deposited in the General Fund of the City or any other fund designated by the City Council and levied and assessed as a fee to provide for the proper regulation, control and inspection of traffic upon the public streets of the city, including the doing of all things necessary to   provide and maintain off street parking, if, in the opinion of the city council, the traffic condition of the city requires the same; and to cover the cost of supervising, regulating and inspecting the parking of vehicles in the parking meter zones provided for in this chapter, the cost of placing and maintaining lines or markings designating parking spaces in parking meter zones and the cost of the rental, purchase, supervision, protection, inspection, installation, operation, maintenance, control and use of the parking meters installed under this chapter and other expenses of the City.

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CHAPTER 10.42 - RESIDENTIAL PARKING DISTRICTS

Legislative History: Ord 1915 (2006); Ord 1982 (2010)

SECTIONS:
10.42.010 Council to Designate Residential Parking Districts
10.42.020 Designation Criteria
10.42.030 Public Hearing
10.42.040 Parking Restriction in Residential Parking Districts
10.42.050 Residency Required for a Permit
10.42.060 Permit Application
10.42.070 Residential Parking Permit; Short Term and Temporary Permits;        
 Hardship Permit
10.42.080 Permit Fee and Term
10.42.090 Display of Permits
10.42.100 Expiration of Permits
10.42.110 Permit Transfers and Replacement
10.42.120 Penalties

 


10.42.010 Council to Designate Residential Parking Districts.  The City Council has the authority, on its own motion or upon approval of a petition from a majority of the residents of the district or proposed district, to designate, repeal, or revise residential parking districts, and to establish the parking restrictions (i.e. days, hours, exemptions) for each separate residential district. Residential parking districts may be designated only in the R-1, R-2 or R-3 zones.   

10.42.020 Designation Criteria.

A. A residential parking district may be designated if the following criteria are satisfied:
1. All of the property in the proposed district is zoned R-1, R-2, or R-3; and
2. During the proposed hours of restricted parking, the number of vehicles of non-residents parked legally or illegally on a street in the district is equal to thirty percent (30%) or more of the legal on-street parking capacity of the street. The percentage of non-residential parking is determined by averaging the results of at least two surveys conducted on different days and at different times of the day but within the hours of restricted parking. For the purpose of this evaluation, a legal parking space is twenty (20) linear feet.

B. The survey referenced in subsection (A) may be conducted by the proponents of the district, or by a person designated by the City Manager.

C. The proposed hours of restricted parking cannot be any greater than the most restrictive hours of restricted parking in the adjacent or nearby commercial area.

10.42.030 Public Hearing.  The City Council shall hold a public hearing on any proposed designation, revision, or repeal of a residential parking district. The public hearing shall be held only after the City Manager has determined that the proposed district could satisfy the criteria for designation and notice has been sent to the residents in the proposed district and within one hundred feet (100 ft.) of the proposed district.  Once the district is approved, the City Manager is responsible for administration of the district and permits in accordance with this chapter and the Council’s approval.

10.42.040 Parking Restriction in Residential Parking Districts.

A. The parking restrictions for each residential parking district will be established by resolution of the City Council, subject to the limits in section 10.42.020(C).

B. The permits are valid only during the hours of restricted parking in the adjacent or nearby commercial area.  The specific hours will be set in the resolution establishing the residential parking district.

C. It is unlawful for any person to park any motor vehicle or trailer or allow any motor vehicle or trailer to be parked in a residential parking district for more than the time allowed by the parking restrictions established for that district or street, unless the motor vehicle is displaying a valid residential parking permit for that parking district.

D. Residential parking permits holders must comply with all other parking regulations in effect except that vehicles displaying a valid residential parking district permit may be parked in a metered space within the designated district without the need to deposit coins.

10.42.050 Residency Required for a Permit.  Residential parking district permits shall only be issued to residents of the parking district.  A resident is a licensed driver who resides in a dwelling unit approved for residential occupancy and who is the owner of or a tenant in the dwelling unit or who can demonstrate by some other means of exclusive right of occupancy. A person who maintains a seasonal or temporary residence in excess of one hundred (100) consecutive days within the permit year shall also be considered a resident, provided the structure being occupied is approved for temporary or seasonal residential occupancy.

10.42.060 Permit Application.

A. Only a resident of a residential parking district may apply for a residential parking district permit.  The application shall be submitted to the City Administration Building on forms provided by the City Manager. The application for a permit shall contain information to verify that the applicant is a resident of the district for which the application has been made. The information must include: 
1. Applicant’s name, address, operator permit (driver’s license) number, and date of issue.
2. Vehicle owner name, address, vehicle registration certificate number, and date of issue.
3. The make, model, color, state of registration, and license number of the vehicle(s) to be registered.
4. Proof of residency if the address or the operator permit or vehicle registration is not in the residential parking district for which the application is made.
5. Any other information required by the City Manager to determine if a residential parking permit should be issued.

B. A parking permit will not be issued for any motor vehicle for which one or more unpaid parking tickets or citations have been issued by the Police Department for parking or traffic violations. The permit shall be issued when the applicant meets the requirements specified in this section and has paid the required fee.

10.42.070 Residential Parking Permit; Short Term and Temporary Permits; Hardship Permit. 

A. Upon approval of a permit application, a residential parking district permit will be issued to all residents of residential parking districts for the residents’ vehicles, but not to exceed a total of 2 vehicles for each dwelling unit.

B. In addition to the residential parking permit, each dwelling unit in a residential parking district with an approved application shall receive two (2) short-term visitor passes.

C. Temporary parking district permits are available for specific functions (i.e. party, graduation, wedding, etc.) An application for temporary permits shall be made by the resident of the district on the City application form. Temporary parking permits may be issued for 24 hours and up to seven (7) days, as determined by the City Manager.

D. When the designation of a residential parking district adversely impacts other City residents because their residence is not situated within the residential parking district and because they do not have on-street or off-street parking, the adversely impacted neighbor may petition the City Manager for a residential parking district permit.
1. In order to approve a permit under this subsection the City Manager must find that all of the following have been met:
a. That the applicant (adversely impacted neighbor) is a resident as defined in this chapter;
b. That the applicant resides in the R-1, R-2, or R-3 zones;
c. That a portion of the applicant’s property (residence) is within one hundred (100) feet of the residential parking district;
d. That the applicant’s property (residence) does not abut a street where on-street parking is allowed;
e. That there is little or no off-street parking and the inability to develop the property to provide for legal off-street parking.
2. The City Manager shall make a decision on the application within thirty (30) days of submission. An adversely impacted neighbor whose application has been approved by the City Manager shall be considered a resident of the residential parking district for purposes of permitting under this chapter.

10.42.080 Permit Fee and Term.

A. Permit fees for residential parking district permits are established by resolution of the City Council. The fee is payable at the time of application.

B. The permit term for each residential parking district is set forth in the resolution establishing the residential parking district.
C. Residential parking permits may be renewed by residents upon presentation of the expired permit and payment of the fee on or before the expiration of the permit term.
D. If application is made after the mid-point of the term of a parking permit, the fee will be one half (1/2) of the established fee.

10.42.090 Display of Permits.  Residential parking district permits must be displayed and visible on the driver’s side rear window of the vehicle. Short-term visitor passes and temporary passes must be displayed and visible on the driver’s side dash of the vehicle.

10.42.100 Expiration of Permits.

A. A permit expires and is void at the end of the permit term if not renewed within 7 days of the end of the term.
B. A permit expires and is void when the owner or user of a permitted vehicle no longer resides within the district or when the vehicle for which the permit is issued is sold, transferred, demolished or otherwise no longer used by the resident to whom the permit was issued, unless transferred in accordance with section 10.42.110.
C. Expired permit stickers must be removed from the vehicle upon permit expiration and expired short term visitor passes and temporary permits must be returned to City Administration.

10.42.110 Permit Transfers and Replacement.

A. A permit may be transferred to a new vehicle when the vehicle for which the permit was originally issued is sold, transferred, demolished, or in any other manner rendered unusable to the resident. The permittee shall notify the City of a change in status of the motor vehicle and complete an application for the new vehicle.

B. A replacement permit may be obtained when a permit is lost or stolen.  The application for a replacement permit shall be the same as the application for an original permit.
C. A permit may not be transferred or replaced for any vehicle for which one or more parking tickets or traffic citations have been issued and are unpaid.

10.42.120 Penalties.

A. Violation of any provision of this chapter is a Class D violation.  Each time a permit is used in violation of this chapter is considered a separate offense.
B. If the registered owner of the permit does not make payment within ten (10) days of the violation, the permit will be void and a new permit will not be issued for the vehicle until the fine is paid in full.

 

 

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CHAPTER 10.44 - PARKING CITATIONS

Legislative History: Ord 1791 (2000); Ord 1745 (1997); Ord 1740 (1997);

Ord 1461 (1979);Ord 1280 (1970)

Sections:
10.44.010 Citation procedure and effect
10.44.020 Payment in lieu of answering citation
10.44.030 Failure to comply with citation--Arrest warrant issuance when
10.44.040 Owner responsibility for offense
10.44.050 Registered owner presumption
10.44.060 Resumption of responsibility
10.44.070 Repealed
10.44.080 Parking fines

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10.44.010 Citation procedure and effect. Whenever a vehicle without an operator is found parked in violation of a restriction imposed by this title, the officer finding the vehicle shall take the make, its state license number, the date, hour and meter post of such violation, together with such facts, a knowledge of which are necessary to a thorough understanding of the circumstances attending such violation, and any other information displayed on the vehicle which may identify its owner, and shall conspicuously affix to the vehicle a traffic citation for the operator to answer to the charges against him or pay the penalty imposed within five days during the hours and at a place specified in the citation.

10.44.020 Payment in lieu of answering citation. The owner or operator may, within twenty-four hours after the time in which the citation was attached to such vehicle as mentioned in Section 10.44.010, pay to the city recorder in full satisfaction of such violation the specified fine; provided, however, in the cases of repeated violators or in the case of failure to pay within twenty-four hours, the specified fine may be increased to an amount not in excess of the amount set by resolution of the City Council under Section 10.44.080.

10.44.030 Failure to comply with citation-Arrest warrant issuance when. If the operator does not respond to a traffic citation affixed to such vehicle within a period of five days, additional penalties may be imposed under this title, including but not limited to impoundment of the vehicle to which the traffic citation was affixed, and issuance of a warrant for the operator's arrest.

10.44.040 Owner responsibility for offense. The owner of a vehicle placed in violation of a parking restriction shall be responsible for the offense, except where the use of the vehicle was secured by the operator without the owner's consent.

10.44.050 Registered owner presumption. In a prosecution of a vehicle owner, charging a violation of a restriction on parking, proof that the vehicle at the time of the violation was registered to the defendant shall constitute a presumption that he was then the owner in fact.

10.44.060 Presumption of responsibility. In a prosecution of the responsible owner or operator, proof of the officer's entries setting forth the information in Section 10.44.010 shall constitute a presumption that the person was found parked in violation of a restriction imposed by this title.

10.44.070 Repealed [Validations]

10.44.080 Parking Fines. The amount of the fine assessed pursuant to Sections 10.44.010 and 10.44.020 shall be set by resolution of the City Council.

 

CHAPTER 10.48 - BICYCLES, SKATEBOARDS, ROLLER-SKATES AND IN-LINE SKATES

* For statutory provisions on bicycle operation, see ORS 487.750 et seq.; for provisions on bicycle equipment, see ORS 483.547 and 483.549.

Legislative History: Ord 1280 (1970); Ord 1739 (1997)

Sections:
10.48.010 Equipment requirements
10.48.020 Operating rules
10.48.030 Impoundment-Authorized when-Notice-Fees-Disposal

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10.48.010 Equipment requirements. Bicycles, skateboards, roller-skates, and in-line skates operated upon the streets and the operator of such equipment shall be equipped as required by state law, including lights and reflectors. In addition, a bicycle shall be equipped with a brake capable of sliding at least one tire when applied on dry, level, clean pavement. No person shall usea siren or whistle when operating a bicycle, skateboard, roller-skates, or in-line skates. (Ord. 1739, 1997; Ord. 1280 §45, 1970).

10.48.020 Operating rules. In addition to observing all other applicable provisions of the ordinance codified in this title and state law, an operator of a bicycle, skateboard, roller-skates, or in-line skates upon a street shall:

A. Not ride upon a sidewalk within a commercial zone or industrial zone;

B.Not ride on signed City owned property;

C. Yield the right-of-way to pedestrians on sidewalks;

D. On a two-way street, ride to the extreme right except when preparing for a left turn; on a one-way street, ride to the extreme curbside of the traffic lane and with the direction of travel designated for that lane; if the curb lane is designated for "left-turn" or "right-turn" only, and the operator is not intending to turn, ride in the through lane;

E. Not carry a package, bundle or article which prohibits the operatorfrom having full control and unhindered vision;

F. Not ride abreast of another person using a bicycle, skateboard, roller-skates, or in-line skates, or in any manner other than single file, except in designated locations;

G. Not operate in a careless or reckless manner which endangers or would be likely to endanger the person, another or any property; racing or trick riding shall be included in this offense;

H. Not leave a bicycle, skateboard, roller-skates, or in-line skates, except in a bicycle rack or other authorized location; if no rack authorized location is provided, the person shall leave the bicycle, skateboard, roller-skates, or in-line skates so as not to obstruct any roadway, sidewalk, driveway or building entrance; nor shall the person leave a bicycle, in violation of the provisions relating to the parking of motor vehicles. (Ord. 1739, 1997; Ord. 1280 §46, 1970).

10.48.030 Impoundment-Authorized when-Notice- Fees-Disposal.

A. It is unlawful to leave a bicycle, skateboard, roller-skates or in-line skates on public or private property without the consent of the person in charge or the owner thereof.

B. Such equipment left on public property for a period in excess of twenty-four hours may be impounded by the police department.

In addition to any citation issued, a bicycle parked in violation of this title may be immediately impounded by the police department.

D. If equipment impounded under t his title is licensed or other means of determining its ownership exists , the police shall make reasonable efforts to notify the owner. An impounding fee in an amount set by council resolutionshall be charged to the owner. No impounding fee shall be charged to the owner of stolen equipment which has been impounded.

E. Equipment impounded under this title which remains unclaimed shall be disposed of in accordance with the city's procedures for disposal of abandoned or lost personal property. (Ord 1739, 1997; Ord. 1280 §47, 1970).

 

 

CHAPTER 10.50 - CITY-OWNED PARKING LOTS AND FACILITIES

Legislative History:  Ord 1654 (1992); Ord 1946 (2008); Ord 1982 (2010)

SECTIONS:
10.50.010 Lots and Facilities - Authority for Operation
10.50.020 Demarcation of Parking Spaces - Parking Entirely Within Space Required
10.50.030 Payment for Rental of Parking Space Required
10.50.040 Parking Spaces Allocated on a Space Available Basis
10.50.050 Advance Payment for Rental of Parking Space Required
10.50.060 Failure to Pay Advance Rental
10.50.070 Use of Rented Parking Spaces - Hours Allocated to Renter
10.50.080 Citation Procedure and Effect
10.50.090 Payment in Lieu of Answering Citation
10.50.100 Failure to Comply With Citation - Arrest Warrant Issuance When
10.50.110 Owner Responsibility for Offense
10.50.120 Registered Owner Presumption
10.50.130 Impoundment of Vehicles

 


10.50.010  Lots and facilities  Authority for operation. The city manager is directed and authorized to mark off individual parking spaces in city owned parking lots and parking facilities, and collect rental fees for the rental thereof.  (Ord. 1654 (part), 1992).

10.50.020  Demarcation of Parking spaces  Parking entirely within space required. Such parking spaces are to be designated by lines painted or durably marked on the curbing or surface of the parking lot or facility.  Each space so marked shall be numbered for identification.  It is unlawful to park any vehicle in such a way that the vehicle is not entirely within the limits of the space designated.  (Ord. 1654 (part), 1992).

10.50.030  Payment for rental of parking space required. All spaces within city owned parking lots and facilities shall be available to individuals or businesses upon payment of the fee which shall be set by council resolution.  (Ord. 1654 (part), 1992).

10.50.040  Parking spaces allocated on a space available basis. The City Manager shall control the allocation of parking spaces in city-owned parking lots and facilities by permits. Parking spaces are allocated on a space available basis. Business and/or individuals have no continual or “vested” rights to the continued purchase of a permit for a permitted space. When the demand for parking spaces exceeds available spaces, an applicant for a space may apply for any space as may become available at a later date and applications will be processed with priority given to those applications made at the earliest date.  The City Manager may, at his discretion and with notice to the individual or business, reduce the number of parking spaces allocated to the individual or business.  If the number of spaces is reduced, the City will provide a prorated refund to the individual or business for the unused time on the permit.  (Ord. 1654 (part), 1992).

10.50.050 Payment for rental of parking space required.  All rental fees are due and payable on or before the tenth day of the month for the subsequent billing period which rental payment is being made.  (Ord. 1654 (part), 1992).

10.50.060  Failure to pay advance rental. If monthly rental is not paid by five p.m. on the tenth day of the month prior to the month for which payment is being made, then rights to that permit shall be automatically relinquished and the space shall become available to the applicant next in priority pursuant to Section 10.50.040. Whenever a vehicle for which rental payments had previously been made, is found to be parked in a parking lot for which current rental payments have not been made, that vehicle's owner shall be subject to a fine set by a resolution of the City Council for each violation.  The resale or transfer of permits without the approval of the City is prohibited.  Any person found selling or transferring a permit without the approval of the City will have the permit revoked. For the purpose of this section, each violation shall be considered the elapse of (1) hour from the time reported on the last violation for the same vehicle in the same space shall be considered a separate offense.  No more than three (3) separate consecutive offenses will be allowed for the same vehicle parked in the same space.  (Ord. 1654 (part), 1992).

10.50.070  Use of rented parking spaces  Hours allocated to renter. Timely payment of parking space rental fees as elsewhere herein provided shall entitle the renter to the use of the space rented on Monday through Friday between the hours of seven a.m. and six p.m.  (Ord. 1654 (part), 1992).

10.50.080  Citation procedure and effect. Whenever a vehicle is found parked in violation of a restriction imposed by this chapter, the officer finding the vehicle shall issue a traffic citation for violation of this chapter and affix the citation in a conspicuous place on the vehicle.  The citation shall require the owner of the vehicle to file an answer to the charges with the city recorder within five days or pay the penalty imposed within that same period of time.  The traffic citation shall contain, at a minimum, the following information:

     1.  The make of the vehicle;

     2.  The vehicle license number;

     3.  The date, hour and location of the violation;

     4.  Any other facts tending to establish the circum stances of the violation; and

10.50.090  Payment in lieu of answering citation. The owner or operator may, within twenty four hours after the time in which the citation was attached to such vehicle as mentioned in Section 10.50.080, pay to the city recorder in full satisfaction of such violation a fine in an amount set by City Council resolution; provided, however, in the cases of repeated violations or in the case of failure to pay within twenty four hours, the municipal court judge shall have authority to assess a larger sum for each such violation, but not in excess of one hundred dollars. 

10.50.100  Failure to comply with citation  Arrest warrant issuance when. If the owner does not respond to a parking violation citation affixed to such vehicle within a period of five business days, the city recorder may send to the owner of the vehicle to which the parking citation was affixed a letter informing him/her of the violation and warning that in the event the letter is disregarded for a period of five business days, a warrant for the owner's arrest may be issued by the municipal court for the city. (Ord. 1654 (part), 1992).

10.50.110  Owner responsibility for offense. The owner of a vehicle placed in violation of a parking restriction shall be responsible for the offense, except where the use of the vehicle was secured by the operator without the owner's consent.  (Ord. 1654 (part), 1992).

10.50.120  Registered owner presumption. In a prosecution of a vehicle owner, charging a violation of a restriction on parking, proof that the vehicle at the time of the violation was registered to the defendant shall constitute a rebuttable presumption that the registrant was then the owner in fact.  (Ord. 1654 (part), 1992).

10.50.130  Impoundment of vehicles. If a vehicle is parked in any city owned parking lot or facility without prior payment having been made as provided in Section 10.50.050, a police officer shall order the owner or operator of the vehicle to remove it.  If the vehicle is unattended, the officer may cause the vehicle to be towed or stored at the owner's expense.  The owner shall be liable for the costs of towing and storing, notwithstanding that the vehicle was parked by another.  (Ord. 1654 (part), 1992)

 

CHAPTER 10.52 – PEDESTRIANS

Sections:
10.52.010 Use of roadway prohibited when
10.52.020 Use of crosswalk required when
10.52.030 Crossing at right angle required
10.52.040 Obedience to traffic lights

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10.52.010 Use of roadway prohibited when. A pedestrian shall not use a roadway for travel when a sidewalk is available. (Ord. 1280 §48, 1970).

10.52.020 Use of crosswalk required when. No pedestrian shall cross a street other than within a crosswalk in blocks with marked crosswalks or if within one hundred fifty feet of a marked crosswalk. (Ord. 1280 §49, 1970).

10.52.030 Crossing at right angle required. A pedestrian shall cross a street at a right angle, unless crossing within a crosswalk. (Ord. 1280 §50, 1970).

10.52.040 Obedience to traffic lights. At an intersection where a pedestrian-control light is in operation, no pedestrian shall start to cross the street except when the walk signal is illuminated. Where only vehicle-control lights are in operation, no pedestrian shall start to cross the street except when the green light is illuminated. (Ord. 1280 §51, 1970).

CHAPTER 10.56 – TRAINS

Sections:
10.56.010 Trains not to obstruct street

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10.56.010 Trains not to obstruct street. No person shall direct or operate a train or permit railroad cars to block the use of any street for a period of time longer than five minutes, except that this section shall not apply to trains or cars in motion other than those engaged in switching. (Ord. 1280 §21, 1970).

 

CHAPTER 10.60 - FUNERAL PROCESSIONS AND PARADES

Legislative History: Ord. 1280 & 56 (1970); Ord. 1906 (2006)

Sections:
10.60.010 Funeral procession regulations
10.60.020 Parades Permit required when
10.60.030 Parade permit Application Issuance
10.60.040 Parade permit Appeal procedure
10.60.050 Parade permit—Revocation
10.60.060 Offenses against parade

 

10.60.010 Funeral procession regulations.

A. A permit shall not be required to conduct a funeral procession.

B. The procession shall proceed to the place of interment by the most direct route which is both legal and practicable.

C. The procession shall be accompanied by adequate escort vehicles for traffic control purposes.

D. All motor vehicles in the procession shall be operated with their lights turned on.

E. No person shall unreasonably interfere with a funeral procession.

F. No person shall operate a vehicle that is not a part of the procession between the vehicles of a funeral procession. (Ord. 1280 §52, 1970).

10.60.020 Parades Permit required when. No person shall organize or participate in a parade which may disrupt or interfere with traffic without obtaining a permit. A permit shall always be required of a procession of people utilizing the public right of way and consisting of one hundred or more persons or twenty or more vehicles. (Ord. 1280 §53, 1970).

10.60.030 Parade permit Application Issuance.

A. Application for parade permits shall be made to the city recorder at least two weeks prior to the intended date of the parade; applications will be accepted less than two weeks prior to the intended date of the parade if the parade was not planned or advertised two weeks or more prior to the date of the parade.

B. Applications shall include the following information:

1. The name and address of the person responsible for the proposed parade;

2. The date of the proposed parade;

3. The desired route, including assembling points;

4. The number of persons, vehicles and animals which will be participating in the parade;

5. The proposed starting and ending time;

6. The application shall be signed by the person designated as chairman.

C. If the city recorder, upon receipt of the application, determines that the parade can be conducted without endangering public safety and without seriously inconveniencing the general public, the city recorder shall approve the route and issue the permit.

D. If the city recorder determines that the parade cannot be conducted without endangering public safety or seriously inconveniencing the general public, the city recorder may:

l. Propose an alternate route;

2. Propose an alternate date;

3. Impose conditions of approval of the permit to protect public safety and convenience; or

4. Refuse to issue a parade permit.

E. The city recorder shall provide a written decision approving, approving with conditions, or denying the application within five days of receipt of the application. (Ord. 1280 §54, 1970).

10.60.040 Parade permit Appeal procedure.

A. An applicant may appeal the decision of the city recorder to the city manager by filing a written appeal with the city manager. The city manager’s decision may be appealed to the city council. The appeals shall be filed within five (5) days of the date of the decision from which the appeal is being made and shall be filed with the city recorder. The parade may not take place during the pendency of the appeal. The fee for appeals shall be set by council resolution.

B. The council shall schedule a hearing date which shall not be later than the second regular session following the filing of the written appeal with the city recorder, and shall notify the applicant of the date and time that he may appear either in person or by a representative. (Ord. 1280 §55, 1970).

10.60.050 Parade permit Revocation. The city manager may revoke a parade permit if circumstances clearly show that the parade can no longer be conducted consistent with public safety. (Ord. 1280 §57, 1970).


10.60.060 Offenses against parade.

A. No person shall unreasonably interfere with a parade or parade participant.

B. No person shall operate a vehicle that is not of a parade between the vehicles or persons comprising a parade. (Ord. 1280 §56, 1970).

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CHAPTER 10.64 - ENFORCEMENT, IMPOUNDMENT AND PENALTIES *

* For provisions on parking citations, see Ch. 10.44 of this code.

Sections:
10.64.010 Operational violation-Violator subject to arrest
10.64.020 Certain offenses exempt from specified state provisions
10.64.030 Citation in lieu of custody authorized
10.64.040 Impoundment of vehicles
10.64.050 Violations of adopted state provisions-Penalty
10.64.060 Violations of specified sections—Penalties

 

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10.64.010 Operational violation--Violator subject to arrest. The violation of a provision of this title relating to the operation of a motor vehicle on other property open to public travel shall be a municipal offense, and shall subject the violator to arrest by a police officer or a private citizen if the violation takes place in the presence of the officer or citizen, or by a police officer acting under authority of a municipal court warrant. (Ord. 1280 §62(1), 1970).

10.64.020 Certain offenses exempt from specified state provisions. ORS 133.310(3) and 484.105 shall not apply to offenses on other property open to public travel. The Oregon Uniform Traffic Citation and Complaint Form shall not be used, and convictions for offenses occurring on other property open to public travel shall not be reported to the Motor Vehicles Division. (Ord. 1280 §62(2), 1970).

10.64.030 Citation in lieu of custody authorized. A misdemeanant citation may be issued in lieu of custody. (Ord. 1280 §62(3), 1970).

10.64.040 Impoundment of vehicles.

A. Whenever a vehicle is placed in a manner or location that constitutes an obstruction to traffic or a hazard to public safety, a police officer shall order the owner or operator of the vehicle to remove it. If the vehicle is unattended, the officer may cause the vehicle to be towed and stored at the owner's expense. The owner shall be liable for the costs of towing and storing, notwithstanding that the vehicle was parked by another or that the vehicle was initially parked in a safe manner, but subsequently became an obstruction or hazard.

B. The disposition of a vehicle towed and stored under authority of this section shall be in accordance with the provisions of Ordinance 1252 codified in Chapter 8.24 or this code, relating to impoundment and disposition of vehicles abandoned on the city streets.

C. The impoundment of a vehicle will not preclude the issuance of a citation for violation of a provision of this title.

D. Stolen vehicles may be towed from public or private property and stored at the expense of the vehicle owner.

E. Whenever a police officer observes a vehicle parked in a public right-of-way within the City of Hood River, if the vehicle at that time has four or more unpaid parking violations outstanding against it, the officer may cause the vehicle to be impounded. A vehicle so impounded shall not be released until all outstanding fines and charges have been paid. Vehicles impounded under authority of this sub section shall be disposed of in the same manner as provided in subsection B of this section. (Ord. 1466 §1, 1979; Ord. 1280 §68, 1970).

10.64.050 Violations of adopted state provisions- Penalty. Except as may be limited by charter, violations of ORS provisions made offenses against this city are punishable to the same extent provided in the statutes. (Ord. 1280 §69(1), 1970).

10.64.060 Violations of specified sections-Penalties.

A. Violation of Sections 10.16.030 through 10.16 .050, 10.24.010 through 10.24.030, 10.28.010 through 10.28 .090 and 10.56.010 is punishable by fine not to exceed one hundred dollars, or confinement in the city jail not to exceed ten days, or both fine and imprisonment.

B. Violation of Sections 10.36.010 through 10.36.030, 10.36.070 through 10.36.140, 10.40.010 through 10.40.120, 10.48.010 through 10.48.030, 10.52.010 through 10.52.040 and 10.60.010 through 10.60.030 is punishable by fine not to exceed fifty dollars.

C. Except as may be limited by charter, violations of Sections 10.20.010, 10.32.010 through 10.32.030, 10.60.050 and 10.60.060 are punishable by confinement in the city jail not to exceed ninety days, or by fine not to exceed two hundred dollars, or by both. (Ord. 1280 §69(2--4), 1970).

 

 

CHAPTER 10.68 – SNOW EMERGENCIES

Legislative History: Ord. 1269 (1969); Ord. 1581 (1986); Ord. 1572 (1986); Ord. 1728 (1996); Ord. 1764 (1998); Ord. 1982 (2010)

SECTIONS:
10.68.010 Title
10.68.015 Emergency Snow Removal - Authority
10.68.020 Definitions
10.68.030 Parking Restrictions During a Snow Condition
10.68.040 Snow Tires or Chains Required
10.68.050 Chains on Large Vehicles
10.68.060 Impoundment Authorized
10.68.070 Citation
10.68.080 Evidence of Violation
10.68.090  Violation - Penalty

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10.69.010 Title.  This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the “snow emergency ordinance of the City of Hood River." 

10.68.015 Emergency Snow Removal – Authority.  If, in the judgment of the City Manager or the City Manager’s designees, a snow condition within the city warrants emergency snow removal, any one of those persons shall have the authority to direct the appropriate city staff to effectuate emergency snow removal.

10.68.020 Definitions.  The following definitions shall apply in the interpretation and enforcement of this chapter:

"Downtown primary street" means that portion of Oak Avenue which lies between Front Street and 13th Street, those portions of State Avenue and Columbia Avenue which lie between Front Street and Seventh Street and those portions of Front Street, First Street, Second Street, Third Street, Fourth Street, Fifth Street, Sixth Street and Seventh Street which lie between State Avenue and Columbia Avenue.

"Heights primary street" means that portion of 12th Street which lies between May Avenue and Belmont Avenue, that portion of 13th Street which lies between Oak Avenue and Belmont Avenue, that portion of May Avenue between 12th and 13th Streets and that portion of Belmont Avenue which lies between 12th Street and 13th Street.

"Snow condition" means that it is snowing within the city or that snow or ice has accumulated on a street in sufficient quantities to present a dangerous condition.

"Snow tires" means tires mounted on drive wheels of motor vehicles which are especially designed to give effective traction on snow, mud or ice covered streets by means of extra heavy duty treads with special high traction patterns, except that no tire so defined shall be construed to be a snow tire if it is damaged or worn to the extent that its performance would be substantially impaired.

"Street" of “Avenue” means any public road or highway within the city designed and ordinarily used for vehicular travel and parking.

"Tire chains" means any metal chains or cable mounted on drive wheel tires of motor vehicles which cross the tread of each such tire laterally in at least three different places. 

10.68.030 Parking Restrictions During a Snow Condition. 

A. If a snow condition exists the following restrictions on vehicular parking shall apply:
1. No person shall park a motor vehicle or allow a motor vehicle to remain parked on the north side of a street unless signs prohibit parking on the south side of the street.
2. No person shall park a motor vehicle or allow a motor vehicle to remain parked on the east side of a street unless signs prohibit parking on the west side of the street.
3. No person shall park a motor vehicle or allow a motor vehicle to remain parked on either side of a downtown primary street between the hours of three a.m. and six a.m. or on either side of a heights primary street between the hours of twelve a.m. and six a.m.

B. The parking restrictions under this section shall not apply in a street area which is clear of snow for the length of the entire block, if it is not snowing. 

10.68.040 Snow Tires or Chains Required.  No person operating a motor vehicle during a snow condition shall allow their vehicle to become wholly or partly stalled on a street because the drive wheels are not equipped with tire chains or snow tires. 

10.68.050 Chains on Large Vehicles.   No person shall operate a motor vehicle which has a gross weight of sixteen thousand pounds or more on a street where snow has accumulated unless the drive wheels are equipped with tire chains.

10.68.060 Impoundment Authorized.  Any motor vehicle which is parked in violation of Section 10.68.030 or any stalled motor vehicle which is in violation of Sections 10.68.040 or 10.68.050 shall be deemed a hazard to traffic using the street and shall be subject to being taken into custody and removed from its location at the owner's expense under provisions of the State Motor Vehicle Code.

10.68.070 Citation.  Any person who operates a motor vehicle in violation of any provision of this chapter may be issued a traffic citation in compliance with the terms and conditions of the Hood River Police Policies and Procedures as adopted by the City Council.  The citation shall state the date, place and nature of the charge, the time and place for the violator to appear in court, the name of the issuing officer and the license number of the vehicle, if any. 

10.68.080 Evidence of Violation.  In any prosecution regarding a vehicle parked or left in a condition in violation of any provision of this chapter, unless the operator of the vehicle has been cited, proof that the particular vehicle described in the complaint was parked or left in violation of a provision of this chapter, together with proof that the defendant named in the complaint was at the time the registered owner of such vehicle, shall constitute prima facie evidence that the defendant was the person who parked or left the vehicle in violation of this chapter. 

10.68.090 Violation – Penalty.  Every person convicted of a violation of any provision of this chapter shall be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred and fifty dollars ($150.00). 

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