WHEREAS, many residential properties within the Village of Granville are without driveways, necessitating on street parking; and,
WHEREAS, complaints from residents who cannot park close to their residences are at an all time high, due largely to overflow parking from Denison University;
NOW, THEREFORE, be it ordained by the Council of the Village of Granville, Ohio that:
Section I: Section 351.17 of the Codified Ordinance of the Village of Granville, Ohio is hereby created to read as follows:
351.17 Residential Permit Parking Zone: (a) The following residential parking zones are hereby established during the months of August - May: (1) Thresher St., from W. Broadway to Burg St.; (2) W. College St. in the 400 and 500 blocks only (from N. Plum St. west to the end of the street); (3) Sheppard Place; (4) The municipally-owned parking lot located on Burg St just south of Thresher St. in any space so posted.
(b) Parking of any motor vehicle is prohibited on a public street within a Residential Permit Parking Zone unless such motor vehicle displays a valid permit issued by the Village. The Village Manager may suspend the permit parking regulations for special community events and for street construction and repair projects in the general area.
(c) Residents, property owners, or tenants within or contiguous to a Residential Permit Parking Zone may obtain permits from the police department to park their motor vehicles, and for their guests to park their motor vehicles, on streets within the Residential Permit Parking Zone. The Manager shall issue rules and regulations governing the manner in which persons shall qualify for and receive parking permits. (1) The Manager may issue special permits, at his discretion, for parking in any Residential Permit Parking Zone.
(d) The Manager shall cause appropriate signs to be erected to effectuate this section.
(e) Permits shall be displayed on motor vehicles in a manner determined by the Manager. (f) A permit shall not guarantee or reserve for the holder an on-street parking space within the Residential Permit Parking Zone or exempt the permit holder from parking restrictions or prohibitions established pursuant to authority other than this section.
(g) The following acts are unlawful and in violation of this section: (1) Standing or parking a motor vehicle on any Street within a Residential Permit Parking Zone without properly displaying a valid permit issued by the Village; (2) Providing false information to the Village with the purpose of obtaining a parking permit; (3) Allowing the use or display of a parking permit on a motor vehicle other than that for which the permit was issued; (4) Copying, producing, or otherwise bringing into existence a facsimile or counterfeit parking permit; (5) Using or displaying a facsimile or counterfeit parking permit without written authorization of the Village; (6) Displaying or failing to surrender a parking permit revoked by the Manager.
(h) Any motor vehicle parked upon a public street in violation of this section is hereby declared a public nuisance. (See GCO 303.08)
(i) The Manager is authorized to revoke the residential parking permit of any person found to be in violation of this section.
(j) A violation of any provision of this section is a minor misdemeanor on a first offense. On each subsequent violation, a violation of any provision of this section is a misdemeanor of the fourth degree. Any motor vehicle parked in violation of this section is immediately subject to towing at the direction of the police department. Vehicle owners shall pay towing and storage charges prior to the release of the motor vehicle.
Section II: Section 303.08 is hereby amended to include subsection (a)(12) to read as follows: (a) Police officers are authorized to provide for the removal of a vehicle under the following circumstances: (12) When any vehicle is parked in a Residential Permit Parking Zone and such vehicle is not displaying a valid parking permit issued by the Village.
Section III: This Ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, safety and welfare of the Municipality and its inhabitants. Wherefore, this ordinance shall be in full force and affect from and immediately upon passage.