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Ordinance 10-07

ORDINANCE NO. 10-07

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTIONS 351.03 AND 351.05 OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE TO REGULATE AND PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR PARKING OUTSIDE OF MARKED SPACES

WHEREAS, the Village has marked parallel and angled parking spaces at various locations in the Village; and

WHEREAS, the current traffic code needs to be amended to clarify the penalty for the parking of vehicles across or outside of those marked spaces.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY COUNCIL OF THE VILLAGE OF GRANVILLE, COUNTY OF LICKING, STATE OF OHIO, THAT:

Section 1. Existing Section 351.03 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Granville is hereby amended to read as follows:

“351.03 PROHIBITED STANDING OR PARKING PLACES.

(a) No person shall stand or park a vehicle, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or to comply with the provisions of this Traffic Code, or while obeying the directions of a police officer or a traffic control device, in any of the following places:

(1) On a sidewalk, curb or street lawn area, except a bicycle; (2) In front of a public or private driveway; (3) Within an intersection; (4) Within ten feet of a fire hydrant; (5) On a crosswalk; (6) Within twenty feet of a crosswalk at an intersection; (7) Within thirty feet of, and upon the approach to, any flashing beacon, stop sign or traffic control device; (8) Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within thirty feet of points on the curb immediately opposite the end of a safety zone, unless a different length is indicated by a traffic control device; (9) Within fifty feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing; (10) Within twenty feet of a driveway entrance to any fire station and, on the side of the street opposite the entrance to any fire station, within seventy-five feet of the entrance when it is properly posted with signs; (11) Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when such standing or parking would obstruct traffic; (12) Alongside any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street; (13) Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a street, or within a street tunnel; (14) At any place where signs prohibit stopping, standing or parking, or where the curbing or street is painted yellow, or at any place in excess of the maximum time limited by signs; (15) Within one foot of another parked vehicle; (16) On the roadway portion of a freeway, expressway or thruway; (17) Outside of a marked parking space where a sign has been erected advising that parking is allowed within marked spaces only.

(b) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor. If, within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to one predicate motor vehicle or traffic offense, whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree. If, within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of two or more predicate motor vehicle or traffic offenses, whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.”

Section 2. Existing Section 351.05 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Granville is hereby amended to read as follows:

“351.05 MANNER OF PARALLEL OR ANGLE PARKING WITHIN MARKED SPACES.

(a) White lines may be painted upon the street parallel to the curb to indicate authorized parallel parking or at an angle to indicate authorized angle parking. When lines are painted on any street indicating parallel or angle parking, it shall be unlawful for any person to stop, stand, or park a vehicle so that it extends across any such line or markings, or is in such position that it is not entirely within the space designated by such lines or markings.

(a) Upon streets where angle parking is permitted, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle other than at the angle to the curb or edge of the roadway as is indicated by appropriate signs or markings.

(b) Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor. If, within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to one predicate motor vehicle or traffic offense, whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree. If, within one year of the offense, the offender previously has been convicted of two or more predicate motor vehicle or traffic offenses, whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.

(b) Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor on a first offense; on a second offense within one year after the first offense, the person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree; on each subsequent offense within one year after the first offense, the person is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.”

Section 3. This ordinance shall be effective from and after the earliest date allowed by law.

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