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City Ordinance Information:

Weeds and Grass:

Weeds and grass are not to exceed 8 inches in height in the city. Exceptions include areas not within subdivisions, except areas of land within 50 feet of any lot line of a platted subdivision or the property line of any parcel upon which there is a dwelling, street, road or highway right-of-way. Violation of this ordinance is a municipal civil infraction. (See City Code #70-123)

Sidewalks:

No person shall permit any snow or ice to remain on any sidewalk abutting or adjacent to any property owned or occupied by that person for more than 24 hours after the snow or ice has fallen or formed. Violation of this ordinance is a municipal civil infraction. (See City Code #58-32)

Front Yard Parking:

No person shall park a motor vehicle, trailer, or watercraft in a front yard within a residential district of the city, nor on any sidewalk.

A "front yard" for the purpose of this section means that part of a lot, other than a driveway, between the curb or the street line and the front line of the main building on the lot, and for a corner lot, shall include the part of the lot between the side of the building and the curb or the street line.

Vehicles may be parked temporarily in the front yard when loading and unloading, or pursuant to a handicapper permit issued for that purpose. (See City Code Sec. 62-38)

Abandoned Junk Vehicles:

No person shall store, maintain, keep or authorize or permit the storage, maintenance or keeping of any abandoned or junk motor vehicle, or motor vehicle parts, on private property under his or her ownership, tenancy or control. Any motor vehicle which, for a period of 10 consecutive days or more, does not have an engine in running condition, four inflated tires, a battery and current license plates, or which is in fact abandoned by its owner or which is not operable shall be deemed to be an abandoned or junk motor vehicle under this section. Violation of this ordinance is a Municipal Civil Infraction (See City Code # 30-37).

Parking Between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.

No person shall leave any vehicle parked upon any city street between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. (Amend. of 6-9-2003 (2))

Loud Stereo Ordinance:

Playing or amplifying any radio, phonograph, stereo, tape or disc player, or musical instrument indoors, out of doors or in any vehicle in such a manner or

with such volume so as to annoy or disturb the quiet, comfort or repose of persons. ( See City Code #30-39)

For more information on Municipal Civil Infractions, see City Code #42.