THE VILLAGE OF MARSHALLVILLE
ORDINANCE NO. 13-2
AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A SNOW EMERGENCY PARKING BAN ON ALL PUBLIC STREETS AND PUBLIC PARKING LOTS IN THE VILLAGE AND REPEALING ALL PRIOR ORDINANCES AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
WHEREAS, snow fall can constitute a serious public hazard; and
WHEREAS, Council desires to facilitate the clearing of the streets, expedite the free flow of vehicular traffic, remove a serious public hazard and insure fire and police protection,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the Village of Marshallville, Wayne County, Ohio;
SECTION 1: PARKING PROHIBITED; SNOWSTORMS
During snowstorms where the accumulation of snow on the ground exceeds two (2) inches, there shall be a ban on parking on any and all Village streets and public parking lots until such time as the snow stops falling and the streets are plowed.
SECTION 2: MAYOR TO DETERMINE TIME
The mayor shall determine when accumulation of snow on the ground exceeds two (2) inches and shall, in the exercise of his discretion, determine when the parking ban is to be enforced. The mayor shall cause notice of the ban to be given through the local media and posted on the Village’s website. The ban shall remain in effect until it is publicly lifted.
SECTION 3: VEHICLES IMPOUNDED, PENALTY
Any vehicle found in violation of the snow parking ban shall be towed and impounded. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be subject to a fine of not less than $35.00 (thirty five dollars) and not more than $75.00 (seventy five dollars). The owner of the motor vehicle which is removed may recover it only upon the payment of the towing and storage charges imposed upon it. No credit for the payment of towing and/or storage charges shall be given towards any fine imposed herein.
This Ordinance is an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public, health, safety, and welfare; therefore this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect immediately upon its passage and approval. For further reason that present weather conditions and failure of residents to abide by the current ordinances have caused serious public hazard to be in existence.
PASSED: January 7, 2013
I, David Govern, Fiscal Officer of the council of the Village of Marshallville, Ohio do hereby certify that I have posted copies of this ordinance in five (5) public places as selected by the Council of the Village of Marshallville for a period of not less than fifteen (15) days prior to the effective date of said ordinance.