CHAPTER 72: PARKING REGULATIONS

Parking Generally
72.01 Obstructional parking; double parking
72.02 Manner of parking
72.03 Limitations of stopping and parking
72.04 Restrictions and prohibitions on designated streets
72.05 Parking restricted to allow street cleaning
72.06 All-night parking
72.07 Parking on parade route
72.08 Parking on off-street facility
72.09 Owner responsibility
72.10 Parking in parks
72.11 Display of parked vehicle for sale
72.12 Parking permits for persons with a disability

Impounding
72.20 Removal of abandoned or illegally parked vehicles
72.21 Removal of vehicle by owner-operator
72.22 Sale of vehicle

Snow Emergency
72.35 Application
72.36 Parking prohibited on streets during snow emergency
72.37 Declaration by Mayor
72.38 Snow emergency signs
72.39 Authority to remove vehicles
72.40 Presumption of evidence
72.41 Snow routes

Parking Meters
72.50 Parking meter zones
72.51 Meter location and legend
72.52 Designation of parking spaces
72.53 Manner of parking near meter
72.54 Deposit of coin required
72.55 Overtime parking
72.56 Failure to obey meter signal
72.57 Tampering with meter
72.58 Deposit of slugs
72.59 Citations; payout
72.60 Coin deposit deemed fee for traffic control services
72.61 Loading zones to be designated
72.62 Purpose of loading zones
72.63 Loading zone violations
72.64 Double parking
72.99 Penalty


Statutory reference: Revenues from fees, fines, and forfeitures related to parking, see KRS 65.120


PARKING GENERALLY

§ 72.01 OBSTRUCTIONAL PARKING; DOUBLE PARKING.

(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to leave any vehicle or any other thing that may be a nuisance, obstruction, or hindrance in or on any street, alley, or sidewalk within the city either during the day or night.

(B) It shall be unlawful for any person to stop or park any vehicle on the roadway side of any other vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street.
Penalty, see § 70.99


§ 72.02 MANNER OF PARKING.

(A) It shall be unlawful for the operator of any vehicle to stop or park the vehicle in a manner other than with its right-hand side toward and parallel with the curb, except that where parking is permitted on the left side of a one-way street, the left-hand side shall be so parked, and except for commercial loading and unloading on one-way streets.

(B) No vehicle shall be parked or left standing on any street unless its two right wheels are within six inches of and parallel with the curb, except that on on-way streets where parking is permitted on the left side the two left wheels are to be within six inches of and parallel with the curb.

(C) No vehicle shall be backed to the curb on any street, except that wagons and trucks may do so when loading and unloading provided that such loading and unloading and delivery of property and material shall not consume more than 30 minutes. Such backing of trucks or wagons is prohibited at all times and on all streets in the city where any truck or wagon so backed interferes with the us of the roadway of moving vehicles or occupies road space within ten feet of the enter line of the street.

(D) The Chief of Police may establish diagonal parking at certain places, requiring the parking of vehicles at a certain angle tot he curb and within a certain portion of the roadway adjacent thereto. However, diagonal parking shall not be established where the roadway space required therefor would be within ten feet of the center line of any street. The Chief of Police shall designate such places by suitable signs, and shall indicate by markings on the pavement the required angle and the width of the roadway space within which such vehicle shall park.

(E) It shall be unlawful for the operator of any vehicle to so park such vehicle that any part thereof shall extend beyond the lines marking the side or the rear of the space assigned for one vehicle.

(F) No person, firm, or corporation shall park, stand, or permit to be parked or stood any motor vehicle owned, operated or controlled by him or it within five feet of the center of the paved portion of any street, alley, or public way within the city. As used herein the center line of any street shall be the marked center line if a marked line actually appears thereon, or in the absence of a marked center line the actual center of the pavement.
(Ord. 110, passed 12-2-67) Penalty, see § 70.99


§ 72.03 LIMITATIONS OF STOPPING AND PARKING.

It shall be unlawful for the operator of any vehicle to stop or park such vehicle except in a case of real emergency or in compliance with the provisions of this traffic code or when directed by a police officer or traffic sign or signal at any time in the following places:

(A) On the mainly-traveled portion of any roadway or on any other place in the roadway where vehicles stand in any manner other than as specified in § 72.02.

(B) Within an intersection.

(C) On a sidewalk.

(D) Within four feet of a public or private driveway.

(E) Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant or cistern, or the entrance
or exit of any Fire Department building.
(Ord. passed 11-10-52)

(F) Within a crosswalk.

(G) Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping or parking would obstruct traffic.

(H) Close enough to any railroad track so as to obstruct the movement of locomotives or cars.

(I) On that portion of public property located between the sidewalk and the curb-line of the street.
Penalty, see § 70.99


§ 72.04 RESTRICTIONS AND PROHIBITIONS ON DESIGNATED STREETS.

(A) The provisions of this section prohibiting the stopping and parking of a vehicle shall apply at all times or at those times herein specified or as indicated on official signs except when it is necessary to stop a vehicle to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or official traffic-control devices.

(B) The provisions of this section imposing a time limit on parking shall not relieve any person from his duty to observe other and more restrictive provisions prohibiting or limiting the stopping or parking of vehicles in specific places or at specified times.

(C) When signs are erected in compliance with the provisions of division (F) below giving notice thereof, no person shall park a vehicle at any time on any street so marked by official signs.

(D) When a curb has been painted in compliance with the provisions of division (F) below, no person shall park a vehicle at any time at or adjacent to any curb so marked.

(E) When signs are erected in compliance with the provisions of division (F) below, in each block giving notice thereof, no person shall park a vehicle between the hours specified by official signs on any day except Sundays on any street so marked.

(F) (1) The Chief of Police shall determine on what streets or portions thereof stopping or parking shall be restricted or prohibited. Whenever under authority of or by this traffic code or any other ordinance any parking limit is imposed or parking is prohibited on designated streets, or parking areas are restricted to parking for persons with disabilities, it shall be the duty of the Chief of Police to erect appropriate signs giving notice thereof. However, in lieu of erecting such signs or in conjunction therewith, the Chief of Police may cause the face and top of a curb or curbs at or adjacent to which parking is prohibited at all times to be painted a solid yellow or red color.

(2) No such regulations or restrictions shall be effective unless the signs have been erected and are in place or the curbs are painted yellow or red at the time of any alleged offense, except in the case of those parking restrictions which by their very nature would not require such signs and markings.

(G) When signs are erected in compliance with division (F) above in each block giving notice thereof, no person shall park a vehicle for a time longer than specified on official signs any day except Sunday and on any street so marked.
Penalty, see § 70.99


§ 72.05 PARKING RESTRICTED TO ALLOW STREET CLEANING.

The Chief of Police is authorized to designate daily street cleaning areas and he shall provide suitable signs and markings on the street to be cleaned, restricting parking on that particular day. It shall be unlawful for the operator of any vehicle to stop on any street so designated.
Penalty, see § 70.99


§ 72.06 ALL-NIGHT PARKING.

No person, firm, or corporation shall park, place, or stand any vehicle not capable of being moved under its own power nor shall any person, firm, or corporation permit any vehicle not capable of being moved under its own power, which is owned by or controlled by him, to be parked, placed, or stood within the right-of-way of any street, alley, or public way, or within any municipally owned parking lot for a period in excess of 24 hours nor shall any vehicle be parked, stood, placed, or be permitted to be stood or parked by either the owner, operator, or person in possession thereof within the right-of-way of any public street, alley, or public way, or within any municipally owned parking lot within the city for the purpose of making major repairs thereon.
(Ord. ll0, passed l2-4-67) Penalty, see § 70.99
Cross-reference: Removal of abandoned vehicles, see § 72.2l et seq.


§ 72.07 PARKING ON PARADE ROUTE.

(A) The Chief of Police is authorized, whenever in his judgment it is necessary, to prohibit or restrict the parking of vehicles along a street or part thereof constituting a part of the route of a parade or procession, to erect temporary traffic signs to that effect, and to prohibit and prevent such parking.

(B) It shall be unlawful to park or leave unattended any vehicle in violation of such signs or directions.
Penalty, see § 70.99
Cross-reference: Parades, see §§ 7l.40 through 7l.5l


§ 72.08 PARKING ON OFF-STREET FACILITY.

It shall be unlawful for the driver of a motor vehicle to park or abandon the vehicle or drive on or otherwise trespass on another’s property, or on an area developed as an off-street parking facility, without the consent of the owner, lessee, or person in charge of any such property or facility. If at any time a vehicle is parked, abandoned, or otherwise trespasses in violation of the provisions of this section, a warrant may be obtained in District Court by the owner, lessee, or person in charge of the property or facility, and the Police Department, on written complaint of the owner, lessee, or person in charge, shall remove or cause to be removed the vehicle in accordance with the provisions of §§ 72.20 through 72.27.
Penalty, see § 70.99


§ 72.09 OWNER RESPONSIBILITY.

If any vehicle is found illegally parked in violation of any provisions of this subchapter regulating stopping, standing, or parking of vehicles, and the identity of the driver cannot be determined, the owner or person in whose name the vehicle is registered shall be held prima facie responsible for the violation.
Penalty, see § 70.99


§ 72.10 PARKING IN PARKS.

It shall be unlawful for any person to park any motor vehicle in or on any section of any public park, playground, play lot, or tot lot within the city not designed as a parking area or designed and regularly maintained as a roadway. However, nothing contained in this section shall be construed as prohibiting the parking of a motor vehicle parallel to a designated and regularly maintained roadway in any such park or playground where at least two wheels of the motor vehicle are resting on such roadway.
Penalty, see § 70.99


§ 72.11 DISPLAY OF PARKED VEHICLE FOR SALE.

It shall be unlawful to park a motor vehicle displayed for sale or a motor vehicle on which demonstrations are being made on any street.
Penalty, see § 70.99


§ 72.12 PARKING PERMITS FOR PERSONS WITH A DISABILITY.

(A) Any other provision to the contrary notwithstanding, a motor vehicle bearing a decal in its front windshield issued by the County Clerk pursuant to appropriate county ordinances for persons with disabilities, when operated by a person with a disability or when transporting a person with a disability, may be parked in a designated parking place for a person with a disability, or when parked in a metered parking space may be parked for two hours for no fee, or when parked where any parking limit is imposed may be parked for two hours in excess of the parking limit. The motor vehicle may be parked in a loading zone for that period of time necessary to permit entrance or exit of the person with a disability to or from the parked vehicle, but in no circumstances longer than 30 minutes.

(B) This section shall not permit parking in a “no stopping” or “no parking” zone nor where parking is prohibited for the purpose of creating a fire lane or to accommodate heavy traffic during morning, afternoon, or evening hours, nor permit a motor vehicle to be parked in such a manner as to constitute a traffic hazard. Penalty, see § 70.99


IMPOUNDING


§ 72.20 REMOVAL OF ABANDONED OR ILLEGALLY PARKED VEHICLES.

All motor vehicles abandoned or illegally parked on the public streets and ways of the city, or parked in violation of §§ 72.01 through 72.10, except in violation of § 72.05, shall be removed at the direction of the Police Department by a city wrecker or by contract wrecker employed by the Chief of Police and shall be placed in custody of privately owned storage lots.


§ 72.21 REMOVAL OF VEHICLE BY OWNER-OPERATOR.

(A) (1) An abandoned or illegally parked vehicle may be removed by the owner or operator of the vehicle at any time prior to the vehicle becoming physically attached to a wrecker or tow truck.

(2) After a vehicle has been physically attached to a wrecker, but before the wrecker has left the scene, the owner or operator of the vehicle may take possession of the vehicle only on payment to the wrecker driver of a reasonable fee in return for which the wrecker driver shall issue a release to the owner or operator.

(B) Neither the removal of a vehicle by an owner or operator as referred to in division (A)(1) nor the issuance of the release referred to in division (A)(2) shall be construed as relieving the owner or operator of any such vehicle from responsibility for any violation of the traffic code with which he may be charged.


§ 72.22 SALE OF VEHICLE.

(A) (1) Any person engaged in the business of storing or towing motor vehicles, who has substantially complied with the requirements of § 72.21, shall have a lien on the motor vehicle and its contents, except as set forth in division (B) of this section, for the reasonable or agreed charges for towing, recovery, storage, transporting, and other applicable charges due on the vehicle, as long as it remains in his or her possession.

(2) Prior to payment of fees and release of a vehicle, a towing or storage company shall not refuse the right of physical inspection of the towed vehicle by the owner or an insurance company representative. Release of the vehicle shall occur to the owner or insurance company representative upon payment and consent of the release from the owner or the owner’s authorized representative. Each additional service shall be set forth individually as a single line item in the bill with an explanation and the exact charge for the service.

(3) If after a period of 45 days, the reasonable or agreed charges for towing, recovery, storage, transporting, and other applicable charges due on a motor vehicle and its contents have not been paid, the motor vehicle and its contents, except as set forth in division (B) of this section, may be sold to pay the charges after the owner has been notified by certified mail ten days prior to the time and place of the sale. If the proceeds of the sale of any vehicle pursuant to this section are insufficient to satisfy accrued charges for towing, transporting, and storage, the sale and collection of proceeds shall not constitute a waiver or release of responsibility for payment of unpaid towing, transporting, and storage charges by the owner or responsible casualty insurer of the vehicle. A lien on a vehicle under this subsection shall be subject to prior recorded liens.

(4) A lien holder having a prior recorded lien listed on the title issued by the Commonwealth of Kentucky shall be notified by certified mail within the first 15 days of impoundment. The letter shall include the make, model, license number, vehicle identification number, owner’s name and last known address, and tentative date of sale for the vehicle. If the above-referenced certified letter is not sent within the 15 days by the towing and storage company, then only 15) days of storage may be charged. The lien holder has the right to take possession of the motor vehicle after showing proof of lien still enforced, and paying the reasonable or agreed towing and storage charges on the motor vehicle. Nothing in this section shall allow the transfer of a vehicle subject to a lien, except as provided in KRS 186A.190.

(B) Division (A) of this section shall not apply to the following contents of a motor vehicle, which shall be released to the vehicle owner or the owner’s designated agent upon request, if the request is made within 45 days of the date the vehicle was towed:

(1) Prescription medication in its proper container;

(2) Personal medical supplies and equipment or records;

(3) Educational materials, including but not limited to calculators, books, papers, and school supplies;

(4) Documents, files, electronic devices, or equipment which may be able to store personal information or information relating to a person’s employment or business;

(5) Firearms and ammunition. Notwithstanding the provisions of division (C) of this section, firearms and ammunition which are not claimed by the owner of the vehicle within 45 days of the date the vehicle was towed shall be transferred to the Department of Kentucky State Police for disposition as provided by KRS 16.220;

(6) Cargo in the possession of persons engaged in transportation in interstate commerce as registered under KRS 186.020;

(7) Cargo in the possession of an integrated intermodal small package carrier as defined by KRS 281.605(12);

(8) Child restraint systems or child booster seats; and

(9) hecks, checkbooks, debit or credit cards, money orders, stocks, or bonds.

(C) Except as provided for in division (B)(5) of this section, any contents exempted under division (B) of this section that are not claimed by the owner of the vehicle within 45) days of the date the vehicle was towed may be sold or otherwise legally disposed of by the storage or towing company.

(D) The storage or towing company shall not be responsible for contents in a vehicle’s trunk or other locked compartment to which the storage or towing company is without access, unless the towing company intentionally opens the area without the owner’s consent.

(E) The provisions of this section shall not apply when a local government causes a vehicle to be towed pursuant to KRS 82.605 to 82.640 or if state government causes a vehicle to be towed.
(KRS 376.275(3)-(7))


SNOW EMERGENCY


§ 72.35 APPLICATION.

The provisions of this subchapter are applicable to all streets within the jurisdictional limits of the city.
(Ord. 2000-06, passed 5-16-00; Am. Ord. 2001-08, passed 4-24-01)


§ 72.36 PARKING PROHIBITED ON STREETS DURING SNOW EMERGENCY.

No person shall cause or permit any motor vehicle to be located upon the pavement or right-of-way of any portion of any street within the city at any time during which there is an accumulation of snow or ice upon any portion of the streets in excess of two inches in depth, or when a snow emergency has been declared by the Mayor, or in his absence or unavailability, by the City Administrator of the city.
(Ord. 2000-06, passed 5-16-00; Am. Ord. 2001-08, passed 4-24-01)
Penalty, see § 72.99(A)


§ 72.37 DECLARATION BY MAYOR.

A snow emergency may be declared by the Mayor or in his absence or unavailability, by the City Administrator, during any time in which he/she determines that snow or ice have substantially created a risk of collisions by motor vehicles being operated on the streets in the city with motor vehicles parked or located on those streets.
(Ord. 2000-06, passed 5-16-00; Am. Ord. 2001-08, passed 4-24-01)


§ 72.38 SNOW EMERGENCY SIGNS.

The Mayor or his designee is authorized and direct to install at various locations on each of the streets signs containing the following information: “No parking when snow exceeds two inches or during a declared snow emergency.”
(Ord. 2000-06, passed 5-16-00; Am. Ord. 2001-08, passed 4-24-01)


§ 72.39 AUTHORITY TO REMOVE VEHICLES.

All peace officers of the state are authorized and directed to cause all motor vehicles located upon any portions of the streets in the city in violation of the terms of this subchapter to be removed from the streets. The city shall have a lien upon each of the motor vehicles so removed for the cost of removal; and the city or any person on its behalf may retain possession of the motor vehicles until the cost of removal has been paid to the city.
(Ord. 2001-18, passed 4-24-01)


§ 72.40 PRESUMPTION OF EVIDENCE.

In any prosecution for a violation of the terms and provisions of this subchapter, it shall be presumed in the absence of conclusive evidence to the contrary that the person to whom the motor vehicle is registered, caused or permitted the location thereof of the vehicle in the manner indicated in the evidence.
(Ord. 2001-18, passed 4-24-01)


§ 72.41 SNOW ROUTES.

The Mayor and/or his designee shall establish a snow route which will set forth priority for snow clearing and/or removal to all streets within the jurisdictional limits of the city.
(Ord. 2004-18, passed 4-24-01)


PARKING METERS

Editor’s note: Parking meter subchapter provisions to be evaluated by Mayor, Chief of Police, and City Administrator, see Ord. 85-247, passed 9-3-85.


§ 72.50 PARKING METER ZONES.

(A) There are established zones to be known as no parking zones, parking meter zones, and loading zones in the following streets:

(1) On the west side of Main Street from High Street south to the south side of the Bennett Building.

(2) On the east side of Main Street south to the south side of the Coates Building, starting from Licking Street.

(3) On the north side of Paris Street east from Main Street to Johnson Street.

(4) On the south side of Paris Street from Main Street east to Cynthiana Street.

(5) On the south side of Mill Street to Johnson Street.

(6) On the north side of Paris Street from Main Street west to west end of stone wall.

(7) From the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and from the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday.

(B) In the said parking meter zones the city shall cause parking meters to be installed and to be designated as hereinafter provided, and the time limitations for legal parking in such zones is as follows: Upon insertion of a $.0l coin into the parking meter, a vehicle may be parked for a period not exceeding l2 minutes, and upon the insertion of a $.05 coin into the parking meter, the vehicle may be parked for a period not exceeding one hour. No vehicle shall, under any circumstances, remain parked in a parking meter zone for a period exceeding two hours. Time limitations shall be indicated by designating the same on the parking meter or by appropriate signs posted in proximity to the meter or meters.
(Ord. passed 9-5-47) Penalty, see §72.99


§ 72.51 METER LOCATION AND LEGEND.

Parking meters installed in the parking meter zones established as provided in §72.50 shall be placed upon the curb immediately adjacent to the individual parking places hereinafter described. Each parking meter shall be placed or set in such a manner as to show or display by a signal that the parking space adjacent to such meter is or is not legally in use. Each parking meter installed shall indicate by proper legend the legal parking time established by the city and when operated shall indicate on and by its dial and pointer the duration of the period of legal parking, and on the expiration of such period shall indicate illegal or over parking.
(Ord. passed 9-5-47)


§ 72.52 DESIGNATION OF PARKING SPACES.

The city shall have lines or markings painted or placed upon the curb or upon the street adjacent to each parking meter for the purpose of designating the parking space for which said meter is to be used and each vehicle parking adjacent or next to any parking meter shall park within the lines or markings so established. It shall be unlawful to park any vehicle across any such line or marking or to park said vehicle in such position that the same shall not be entirely within the area so designated by such lines or markings.
(Ord. passed 9-5-47) Penalty, see §72.99


§ 72.53 MANNER OF PARKING NEAR METER.

When a parking space in any parking meter zone is parallel with the adjacent curb, or sidewalk, any vehicle parked in such parking space shall be parked with the foremost part of such vehicle nearest to the meter.
(Ord. passed 9-5-47) Penalty, see §72.99


§ 72.54 DEPOSIT OF COIN REQUIRED.

(A) When any vehicle shall be parked in any space adjacent to which a parking meter is located in accordance with the provisions of this subchapter, the operator of the vehicle shall, upon entering the parking space, immediately deposit or cause to be deposited a $.05 coin or a $.0l coin of the United States, in the parking meter, and put the meter in operation, and failure to deposit such $.05 or $.0l coin and put the meter in operation shall constitute a breach of this subchapter.

(B) Upon the deposit of such $.05 or $.0l coin and placing the meter in operation, the parking space may be lawfully occupied by the vehicle during the period of parking time which has been prescribed for the part of the street in which the parking space is located. If the vehicle shall remain parked in any such parking space beyond the parking time limit fixed for such parking space, the parking meter shall by its dial and pointer indicate such illegal parking, and in that event, the vehicle shall be considered as parked overtime and beyond the period of legal parking time and the parking of a vehicle overtime or beyond the period of legal parking time in any part of a street where any meter is located shall be a violation of this subchapter.
(Ord. passed 9-5-47) Penalty, see §72.99


§ 72.55 OVERTIME PARKING.

It shall be unlawful for any person to cause, allow, permit or suffer any vehicle registered in the name of, or operated by such person to be parked overtime or beyond the period of legal parking time established for any parking meter zone as herein described.
(Ord. passed 9-5-47) Penalty, see §72.99


§ 72.56 FAILURE TO OBEY METER SIGNAL.

It shall be unlawful for any person to permit a vehicle to remain or be placed in any parking space adjacent to any parking meter while the meter is displaying a signal indicating that the vehicle occupying the parking space has already been parked beyond the period of time prescribed for the parking space.
(Ord. passed 9-5-47) Penalty, see §72.99


§ 72.57 TAMPERING WITH METER.

It shall be unlawful for any person to deface, injure, tamper with, open or wilfully break, destroy, or impair the usefulness of any parking meter installed under the provisions of this subchapter.
(Ord. passed 9-5-47) Penalty, see §72.99


§ 72.58 DEPOSIT OF SLUGS.

It shall be unlawful to deposit or cause to be deposited in any parking meter, any slug, device, or metallic substance, or any other substitute, for a $.05 or $.0l coin of the United States.
(Ord. passed 9-5-47) Penalty, see §72.99


§ 72.59 CITATIONS; PAYOUT.

It shall be the duty of the police officers of the city, acting under this subchapter to report:

(A) The number of each parking meter which indicates that the vehicle occupying the parking space adjacent to such parking meter is, or has been, parking in violation of any of the provisions of this subchapter.

(B) The state license number of the vehicle.

(C) The time during which the vehicle is parking in violation of any of the provisions of this subchapter.

(D) Any other facts, a knowledge of which is necessary to a thorough understanding of the circumstances attending such violation. Each police officer shall also attach to such vehicle a notice to the owner or operator thereof that the vehicle has been parked in violation of a provision of this subchapter and instructing the owner or operator to report at the City Clerk/Treasurer’s Office in regard to the violation. Each such owner or operator, may, within 24 hours of the time when the notice was attached to the vehicle, pay to the city clerk/Treasurer as a penalty for and in full satisfaction of such violation, the sum of one dollar ($1.00). The failure of such owner or operator to make such payment to the City clerk/Treasurer within 24 hours, shall render the owner or operator subject to the penalties provided for violation of the provisions of this subchapter.
(Ord. passed 9-5-47) Penalty, see § 72.99


§ 72.60 COIN DEPOSIT DEEMED FEE FOR TRAFFIC CONTROL SERVICES.

The $.05 and $.01 coins required to be deposited in parking meters as provided herein are levied and assessed as fees to provide for the proper regulation and control of traffic upon the public streets, and also the cost of supervision and regulating the parking of vehicles in the parking meter zones created by this subchapter, and to cover the cost of purchasing, leasing, acquiring, installation, operation, maintenance, supervision, regulation, and control of the parking meters described herein.
(Ord. passed 9-5-47) Penalty, see § 72.99


§ 72.61 LOADING ZONES TO BE DESIGNATED.

In the loading zones, the city shall cause lines or markings in yellow to be painted upon the curb or upon the street adjacent tot he loading zones for the purpose of designating such loading zones, and it shall be unlawful to park any vehicle within any zone or across any line designating any zone. However, after 2:00 p.m. each day these loading zones shall become regular meter zones.
(Ord. passed 9-5-47) Penalty, see § 72.99


§ 72.62 PURPOSE OF LOADING ZONES.

Loading zones shall be used exclusively for the following purposes.

(A) To provide a place in which a merchant, whose place of business is situated at or near the loading zone, may find a temporary stopping place to load or unload his goods, wares, or merchandise.

(B) To provide a place in which trucks or other public conveyances, may find a temporary stopping place to load or unload goods, wares, or merchandise, consigned or addressed to or from any merchant whose place of business is situated at or near the loading zone.
(Ord. passed 9-5-47) Penalty, see § 72.99


§ 72.63 LOADING ZONE VIOLATIONS.

(A) It shall be unlawful for any owner or operator of a vehicle to stop the vehicle, in any loading zone, for any purpose other than those set out in § 72.62.

(B) It shall be unlawful for any owner or operator of a vehicle to stop the vehicle in any loading zone when not actually, at that time engaged, in the purposes set out in § 72.62.

(C) It shall be unlawful for any merchant to cause, allow, suffer, or permit, any truck or car, registered in his name or in the name of this company, to stop in any of the loading zones, when not actually, at that time, engaged in the purposes set out in § 72.62.
(Ord. passed 9-5-47) Penalty, see § 72.99


§ 72.64 DOUBLE PARKING.

It shall be unlawful for any owner or operator of a motor vehicle to allow, suffer or permit the vehicle to double park, upon any street or highway, of the city regardless of whether vehicle is occupied or not.
(Ord. passed 9-5-47) Penalty, see § 72.99


§ 72.99 PENALTY.

(A) (1) Whoever violates any provision of §§ 72.35 through 72.41 shall be fined not less than $10 nor more than $500 for each offense. Violation of §§ 72.35 through 72.41 is designated a misdemeanor.

(2) Each violation and every other failure to comply with the provisions §§ 72.35 through 72.41 shall be a misdemeanor, and each day of continuation thereof shall be a separate and distinct offense for which:

(a) Anyone convicted thereof shall be sentenced to pay a fine not to exceed the maximum amount set forth in KRS 534.040(2)(a) or a term of imprisonment not to exceed the maximum period set forth in KRS 532.090(1), or both; and

(b) The offender shall be subject to a civil penalty of $100 for each offense, which shall be recovered by the city in a civil action in the nature of debt if not paid by the offender within 30 days after citation for the violation.

(B) Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of §§72.50 through 72.64 and who fails to pay the charge as provided in § 72.59 shall, upon conviction thereof in any court within the Commonwealth of Kentucky be fined in a sum of not less than $25 and not more than $100 for each offense.
(Ord. passed 9-5-47; Am. Ord. 2000-06, passed 5-16-00; Am. Ord. 2001-18, passed 4-24-01)