News You Should Know
May 18, 2022
Commercial and Oversized Vehicle Ordinances
In regards to commercial vehicles in residential districts and limitations on oversized vehicle parking, recent ordinance amendments have been approved. Section D of 6-12-11, and the last sentence of section 10-5-10 clearly define the acceptable dimensions of a standard-sized vehicle. Vehicles measuring outside of the acceptable dimensions are oversized and will be considered commercial vehicles. Additionally, enhancements such as a light bar, ladder rack, snow plow, etc., will be added to the dimensions of the vehicle in question. The updated ordinances are as follows:
6-12-11: COMMERCIAL VEHICLES IN RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS:
The following restrictions shall apply to the parking or storage of commercial vehicles on property zoned for residential use:
(A) No commercial vehicle shall be parked on any public right of way in a residential district, except for vehicles engaged in loading or unloading, or vehicles in connection with current work being done to the adjacent premises.
(B) No stored or parked commercial vehicle shall be occupied or used for human habitation.
(C) Only standard sized, passenger vehicles including, but not limited to, automobiles, vans, sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and pickup trucks are permitted to be stored or parked outdoors overnight on residentially zoned private property, and such standard-sized vehicles shall not be commercially enhanced in any manner.
(D) For purposes of this section, “standard size” is defined as a vehicle that does not exceed any of the following size criteria: twenty-two (22) feet in length; eight (8) feet in width; or seven (7) feet, six (6) inches in height; and “commercially enhanced” shall include without limitation such add-ons as a snowplow, ladder rack, toolboxes, bar lights.
10-5-10: LIMITATION ON OVERSIZED VEHICLE PARKING:
It is unlawful to park an oversized vehicle, as defined in this section, on any street in or adjoining a residential district within this Village.
A vehicle is not included in this regulation if the specific vehicle does not exceed any of the following size criteria: twenty-two (22) feet in length; eight (8) feet in width; or seven (7) feet, six (6) inches in height, and otherwise falls within one of the following classifications of vehicles:
(A) Vans, except "step vans" unless bearing commercial registration and plates or used for commercial purposes.
(B) Recreational vehicles, bearing RV registration and plates, but not exceeding the size limitations provided for above.
(C) Vehicles bearing B registration plates used for personal noncommercial purposes only. Vehicles shall be deemed to fall within this exception if they are not used in relation to a trade or business and do not bear an affiliation logo or name, and are not commercially enhanced in any manner.
For the purposes of this section, an oversized vehicle is defined as a vehicle that exceeds any of the following size criteria: twenty-two (22) feet in length, eight (8) feet in width or seven (7) feet, six (6) inches in height; and “commercially enhanced” shall include without limitation such add-ons as a snowplow, ladder rack, toolboxes, bar lights.
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April 23, 2021
In an effort to better regulate and control parking issues in town, two amended ordinances were recently approved.
The first ordinance recognizes a valid and properly displayed village sticker as a resident parking permit. The valid village sticker will allow village residents to park in areas where resident permit parking signs are displayed. Additionally, the amended ordinance requires the use of guest parking passes. The guest parking pass will allow guests of any resident to legally park in areas that display resident permit parking signs. Guest parking passes are available for pick up at the police department and must be obtained by a village resident.
The second ordinance recognizes the police department’s authority to impound vehicles in certain circumstances. That means, vehicles that are parked in a restricted area, without a properly affixed parking permit (village sticker), or guest pass, are subject to being towed at the owner's expense.