Subscribe | Contact Us | e-Edition | Facebook | Webcam
Times-Union Newspaper | Warsaw, IN Click for Warsaw, Indiana Forecast
weather sponsored by



O'Daniel-Dodge Dart

home : public notices : public notices February 26, 2015

3/27/2014 12:00:00 PM
NAPPANEE - PARKING ORDINANCE

ORDINANCE NO. 1479
AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING ELIGIBILITY FOR STREET PARKING PERMITS FOR TENANTS RESIDING IN RENTAL UNITS WITHIN A DESIGNATED AREA SURROUNDING THE INTERSECTION OF U.S. HIGHWAY 6 AND INDIANA STATE ROAD 19
Statement of Intent and Purpose
    The City is aware that there are tenants residing in rental units located in the downtown area within the four (4) square block area which is enclosed and bounded on the west side by Clark Street, on the south side by Lincoln Street, on the east side by Elm Street and on the north side by Walnut Street and, that vehicle parking on Clark, Lincoln, Elm and Walnut Streets adjacent to such area is restricted by time limitations which would prohibit parking of motor vehicles in such areas on an overnight basis.  The City realizes that it would be desirable and advantageous for such tenants to be able to park on such streets adjacent to such area for an overnight period between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. the following morning without being subjected to being ticketed for violating any existing parking ordinance or restriction. The City also believes that providing permits for such tenants in such area during such overnight period, subject to space availability, will not unduly burden those businesses located in downtown Nappanee.  
    The intent and purpose of this Ordinance is to provide a means whereby tenants residing in the above described area may obtain permits which would allow such tenants to park their motor vehicles, subject to space availability, on the portions of such streets directly abutting such area such that if they park their vehicle there that they will not be ticketed for parking during such overnight period.
    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED, by the Common Council of the City of Nappanee, Indiana, as follows:
    Section 1.    For purposes of this Ordinance, the term "A Downtown Residential Area" shall mean that four (4) square block area which is enclosed and bounded on the west side by Clark Street, on the south side by Lincoln Street, on the east side by Elm Street and on the north side by Walnut Street.  For purposes of this Ordinance, the term “motor vehicle” shall refer only to a car or truck and not to any other motorized vehicle, such as, but not limited to, a motorcycle, scooter, or golf cart.
    Section 2.    For purposes of this Ordinance, the term "Permit Authorized Parking Location" shall mean those parking spaces designated from time to time by the City on both sides of those portions of Clark, Lincoln, Elm and Walnut Streets which directly abut the Downtown Residential Area.
    Section 3.    Residents living in rental housing units located within the Downtown Residential Area may purchase up to two (2) Downtown Residential Parking Permits per rental housing unit. By displaying a valid Downtown Residential Parking Permit in a manner clearly visible on the motor vehicle in a manner designated in Section 4 hereof, a resident of the Downtown Residential Area may park his or her motor vehicle in a Permit Authorized Parking Location during any time period from 5 p.m. until 8 a.m. the following morning without being subject to any time restriction during such period on such parking which would otherwise normally be applicable to such Permit Authorized Parking Location.  Each Downtown Residential Parking Permit issued to a resident of a rental housing unit in the Downtown Residential Area must be for a motor vehicle regularly utilized by the resident applying for the permit.  In the event that there is only one vehicle utilized by the residents of such a rental housing unit, then only one permit may be applied for and issued for such rental housing unit.  Likewise, if there is only one (1) resident in such a rental housing unit, only one permit may be applied for and issued for such rental housing unit.
    Section 4.    A tenant may obtain a Downtown Residential Parking Permit by making application at the Nappanee Police Department during its regular office hours and by filling out the application form which the Nappanee Police Department shall require.  Upon verification that the applicant is qualified to receive such permit pursuant to this Ordinance, the applicant shall be required to pay the sum of $100.00 to the Nappanee Police Department for such permit.  Upon payment of such sum, the Nappanee Police Department shall issue the tag which shall be placed on such vehicle at all times when it is parked in a Permit Authorized Parking Location. Tags for motor vehicles must be hung inside such vehicle from the rear view mirror so that the numbers on the tag are clearly visible from outside the motor vehicle.  Each such Downtown Residential Parking Permit and the tag which it represents is specific to the motor vehicle which is referenced in the application and cannot be transferred to another motor vehicle without completing the application for such transfer at the Nappanee Police Department.  There shall be no additional fee for a transfer of a Downtown Residential Parking Permit from one motor vehicle to another as long as the resident seeking such transfer remains a resident of the same rental housing unit and otherwise remains qualified to possess such a permit.  A Downtown Residential Parking Permit shall remain valid and no renewal shall be necessary as long as the tenant possessing such permit remains a resident of the same rental housing unit and continues to actively utilize the vehicle which was the subject of the application or, the vehicle to which such permit was validly transferred.
    Section 5.    Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the issuance of a Downtown Residential Parking Permit is not a guarantee of the availability of a Permit Authorized Parking Location for the use by the holder of a Downtown Residential Parking Permit and the use by the holder of a Downtown Residential Parking Permit is subject to the availability of a parking space in the Permit Authorized Parking Location.  Additionally, and also notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the use of a Downtown Residential Parking Permit is subject to, and limited by the City's and any other applicable governmental agency's  need to utilize the Permit Authorized Parking Location during an emergency, for the removal of snow, or for any other purpose approved by the City, including, but not limited to the use during construction, renovation or maintenance of any adjacent building, space, for resurfacing of the street, for the construction or maintenance of any utility line, or as a result of any community activity such as a parade or festival.  The holder of any Downtown Residential Parking Permit must comply with any directive of the City or any other applicable governmental agency with regard to the use of the Downtown Residential Parking Permit.  When submitting his or her application for the Downtown Residential Parking Permit, the applicant shall provide a telephone number or other contact information on the application which will allow the City to contact the holder of such permit to move his or her motor vehicle in the event of an emergency or other public need.  If the City is unable to contact the applicant utilizing such contact information, the City may cause such motor vehicle to be towed to another location and the cost of such towing and storage shall be the sole cost and responsibility of the permit holder. Also notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the issuance of a Downtown Residential Parking Permit shall not affect in any way the application of applicable parking ordinances or restrictions on parking in the Permit Authorized Parking Location to any vehicle covered by such a permit during any time period not covered by the permit.
    Section 6.    A person who violates this ordinance, ceases to qualify as a holder of a Downtown Residential Parking Permit or whose permit is otherwise no longer valid, shall lose all benefits offered by a validly issued Downtown Residential Parking Permit and shall be subject to any violations of applicable parking ordinances or restrictions for parking in the Permit Authorized Parking Location that would apply to any party not possessing a Downtown Residential Parking Permit.
    ADOPTED, PASSED AND ORDAINED BY THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NAPPANEE, INDIANA, THIS 17th DAY OF    March, 2014.
Kimberly A. Ingle, Clerk-Treasurer
    PRESENTED TO ME AND APPROVED BY ME THIS 17th DAY OF  March, 2014.
Larry L. Thompson, Mayor
3-27 hspaxlp







Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, who may edit content for appropriateness. There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   


Advanced Search


Subscription Login
LOGIN | SUBSCRIBE






ExtrasLife
DentalSolutions 3/009

Site Design and Content
Copyright 2015 1up!

Software © 1998-2015 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved