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    Commercial parking in residential zone

    Ok Brain, another question from an amature. How does your area handle the citizen that drives a commercial vehicle [3 axles or more] and parks at home? We have had a few cases of this in our MDR district and have no way to allow it without rezoning. Any ideas?

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    Cyburbian mike gurnee's avatar
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    Try the 'designated truck route' rule. If a large truck is not on one, and is not making a local delivery, it might be citable. If you have a prosecutor like mine, you will have to video the truck driving on a non-designated road. Talk with the local police.

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    We don't allow commercial vehilce parking overnight in any public right-of-way. One commercial vehicle may be parked on a private driveway. Very difficult to enforce with such a small staff.
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    Cyburbian Wisconsinplanner's avatar
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    Our City restricts commercial vehicles parked on residential properties and public streets. This language is from our Code of General Ordinances...

    B. Prohibition.
    1. It shall be unlawful, except as hereinafter provided, for any owner, agent, operator, or person in charge of any Prohibited Motor Vehicle and Equipment, whether or not used for a commercial purpose, to park, cause to be parked or allow to be parked, such Prohibited Motor Vehicle and Equipment on the exterior of any residential property, or on any public street, highway, alley, thoroughfare, or right-ofway in any residentially zoned district in the City, for a period in excess of one (1) hour, unless engaged in lawful construction work, having all licenses, permits and approvals, where required, which are in full force and effect, customer service activity, repair
    work, home improvement work, or loading or unloading activities, and, in which event, such Prohibited Motor Vehicle and Equipment shall be promptly removed upon completion of any such activity. This prohibition is subject to the exceptions set forth in Subsection C. below.

    2. It shall be unlawful, except as hereinafter provided, for any owner, lessee, agent, or person in charge of any residential property to park, cause to be parked, or allow to be parked, any Prohibited Motor Vehicle and Equipment, whether or not used for a commercial purpose, on the exterior of any
    residential property for a period in excess of one (1) hour, unless engaged in lawful construction work, having all licenses, permits and approvals, where
    required, which are in full force and effect, customer service activity, repair work, home improvement work, or unless engaged in loading or unloading activities, in which event such Prohibited Motor Vehicle and Equipment shall be promptly removed upon completion of such activity. This prohibition is subject to the exceptions set forth in Subsection C. below.

    C. Exception. Subsections B.1. and 2. are subject to the following parking exceptions:
    1. One (1) bus, flatbed truck used for towing motor vehicles, flatbed truck on pickup truck body, tow truck, semicab, or trailer used for landscaping
    and lawn maintenance equipment, or two (2) of any combination of the above, irrespective of gross weight, whether or not used for commercial purpose, may be parked on the exterior of any residential property, in excess of one (1) hour, subject to compliance with the special conditions in Subsection D.

    2. Any pickup truck, tractor or truck which is rendering service or unloading materials.

    3. Non-Commercial Pickup Trucks with clean or covered beds, without advertising or stakes inserted in the sides, or bumpers raised more than twenty-six (26") inches from the street.

    D. Special Conditions. The following Special
    Conditions shall apply to the exception in Subsection
    C.:
    1. Prohibited Motor Vehicle and Equipment shall be parked off a public street, highway, alley, thoroughfare or right-of-way.
    2. Prohibited Motor Vehicle and Equipment parking shall not occur between the street and the front wall of the building or an imaginary line
    extended parallel to such front wall.
    3. Prohibited Motor Vehicle and Equipment shall not be parked on a vacant lot.
    4. Prohibited Motor Vehicle and Equipment shall be parked on a parking surface paved with concrete or asphalt.
    5. A Recreational Motor Vehicle over twenty-four (24) feet in length, on any public street, highway, alley, thoroughfare, or right-of-way in any residentially zoned district in the City between the hours of 2:00 A.M. and 7:00 A.M. for more than thirty (30) minutes.

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    Thanks Our problem results from citizens that work driving these vehicles and start from home. I'm looking for a way to both allow this and keep a residential feel and to keep from small trucking companies from springing up everywhere. Our present code states that no commercial vehicle over 2 axles may be parked in any residential district LDR or greater. This results in a handicap to some because of their employment.

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