Monday, February 3, 2014

This Wednesday's On-Street Parking Public Hearing Information!


A public hearing will be held during the City Council Meeting on Wednesday, February 5th, at 6:30 p.m. at Taylorsville City Hall.  This hearing is for the City to receive citizen comments on a potential amendment to the City's ordinance concerning on-street parking.  Several options are currently being considered in order to better facilitate the removal of snow on city streets. Come and hear what is proposed and let your voice be heard!

Here is information about the City Ordinance and some options that are being considered by the City Council:


CITY OF TAYLORSVILLE
ORDINANCE 11.20.080: PARKING PROHIBITED WHEN:


The reasons for proposed options to parking ordinance 11.20.080, are because vehicles parked on the street during a snow storm, make it extremely difficult and sometimes impossible to properly clear snow and ice from the pavement; especially on narrow streets, cul-de-sacs and dead-end roads.   The inability to properly remove snow increases greater safety risks to the public, can significantly increase the time and cost to remove the snow and ice, and reduces the expected life of the roadway.  The areas highlighted in yellow represent the proposed changes.

Current Ordinance:

11.20.080:  PARKING PROHIBITED WHEN:
It is unlawful for any person who owns or has possession, custody or control of any vehicle or trailer to park or knowingly allow to be parked any vehicle or trailer on any street or highway:

A.     After a snow accumulation of four inches (4”) or more, until twenty-four (24) hours after the end of such accumulation; or

B.     For a period longer than twenty-four (24) consecutive hours; or

C.     For any period longer than that allowed by appropriate signs, markings or parking meters giving notice of such parking time limitation.  (Ord. 06-30, 9-6-2006)


Proposed Solutions:

Option #1:
11.20.080: PARKING PROHIBITED WHEN:
It is unlawful for any person who owns or has possession, custody or control of any vehicle or trailer to park or knowingly allow to be parked any vehicle or trailer on any street or highway:

A.     After a snow and/or ice accumulation, until twenty-four (24) hours after the end of such accumulation.

B.     For a period longer than twenty-four (24) consecutive hours; or

C.     For any period longer than that allowed by appropriate signs, markings or parking meters giving notice of such parking time limitation. 

Option #2:
11.20.080: PARKING PROHIBITED WHEN:
It is unlawful for any person who owns or has possession, custody or control of any vehicle or trailer to park or knowingly allow to be parked any vehicle or trailer on any street or highway:

A.     After any snow and/or ice accumulation of one inch (1”), until after the street or highway is cleared of snow and/or ice.

B.     For a period longer than twenty-four (24) consecutive hours; or

C.     For any period longer than that allowed by appropriate signs, markings or parking meters giving notice of such parking time limitation. 


Option #3:
11.20.080: PARKING PROHIBITED WHEN:
It is unlawful for any person who owns or has possession, custody or control of any vehicle or trailer to park or knowingly allow to be parked any vehicle or trailer on any street or highway:

A.     When it is snowing or snow and/or ice is on the roadway; or

B.     For a period longer than twenty-four (24) consecutive hours; or

C.     For any period longer than that allowed by appropriate signs, markings or parking meters giving notice of such parking time limitation. 


Option #4 – NO CHANGES TO THE ORDINANCE
·      PROVIDE GREATER ENFORCEMENT
o   Aggressively respond to public complaints
o   Be proactive on enforcement, not reactionary, by:
·      Code Enforcement to focus on problem areas at the onset of a storm
·      Code Enforcement to follow-up 24 hours after the storm event
·      Code Enforcement to notify Police Department of areas of non-compliance




You can also find this information on our City website main page at http://www.taylorsvilleut.gov

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