DISCLAIMER

 

08-018-O

ORDINANCE NO. __________


AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SNOW EMERGENCY PARKING REGULATIONS CLARIFYING THE PARKING AFFECTED, AMENDING SECTIONS 33-97.1 AND 33-97.2 OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED.

BY PRESIDENT REINERT:

The city of Duluth does ordain:

     Section 1. That Section 33-97.1 of the Duluth City Code 1959, as amended, is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 33-97.1.    Snow emergency routes--parking regulated.

     (a)  Whenever the director of public works, or his representative, determines that existing weather conditions or forecasted weather conditions require that traffic be expedited or snowplowing be carried out, he shall put into effect the snow emergency prohibitions established by this Article by declaring, in a manner prescribed by this Article, that a snow emergency exists; such declaration shall be made no later than 6:00 P.M. on any day and shall be effective at 9:00 P.M. on that day;

     (b)  Once in existence, a snow emergency under this Article shall remain in effect until terminated by announcement of the director of public works, or his representative, in accordance with this Article;

     (c)  No person shall park or allow to remain parked, any vehicle on any portion of any public street or highway in violation of the snow emergency provisions of this Division when a snow emergency exists;

     (d)  Not withstanding any other provision of this Chapter to the contrary, no person shall park or allow to remain parked any vehicle on any street designated a snow emergency route from 9:00 P.M. on the day of declaration of any snow emergency until 8:00 A.M. on the day following such declaration;

     (e)  Not withstanding the provisions of Section 33-97.8 below any other provision of this Chapter to the contrary, commencing at 8:00 a.m. on the morning next following the declaration of a snow emergency, as described in paragraph (a) above, and for 24 hours thereafter or until the street or highway has been plowed from curb line to the opposite parking lane, whichever occurs first, vehicular parking on streets and highways other than a snow emergency routes shall be prohibited on the side of the street or highway upon which parking is prohibited by Section 33-97.8(a) below;

     (e) (f)    Not withstanding the provisions of Section 33-97.8 below any other provision of this Chapter to the contrary, commencing at 8:00 a.m. on the second morning next following the declaration of a snow emergency, as described in paragraph (a) above, and for 24 hours thereafter or until the street or highway has been plowed from curb line to the opposite parking lane, whichever occurs first, vehicular parking on streets and highways other than a snow emergency routes shall be prohibited on the side of the street or highway upon which parking is permitted by Section 33-97.8(a) below.

     Section 2. That Section 33-97.2 of the Duluth City Code 1959, as amended, is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 33-97.2.    Same--Designated.

     The following streets or portions of streets within the city, except those portions of such streets as are presently designated or may hereafter be designated as parking meter zones, are hereby designated as snow emergency routes:

     Michigan Street from Carlton Avenue to Lower Michigan Street.

     Lower Michigan Street from Michigan Street to Superior Street.

     Superior Street from Carlton Street to 60th Avenue East.

     London Road from Tenth Avenue East to the Lester River Road.

     24th Avenue West from Michigan Street to Piedmont Avenue.

     Piedmont Avenue from Superior Street to First Street.

Piedmont Avenue from Trinity Road to Haines Road.

     Mesaba Avenue.

     Second Street from Mesaba Avenue to 12th Avenue East.

     Fourth Street from Mesaba Avenue to Woodland Avenue.

     Sixth Avenue East from Second Street to Skyline Parkway.

     Skyline Parkway from Mesaba Avenue to Kenwood Avenue.

     Kenwood Avenue from Skyline Parkway to Arrowhead Road.

     Arrowhead Road from Arlington Avenue to Woodland Avenue.

     Lake Avenue from Superior Street to Railroad Street.

     Railroad Street from Lake Avenue to South Lake Avenue.

     South Lake Avenue from Railroad Street to Minnesota Avenue.

     Woodland Avenue from Fourth Street to Martin Road.

     Ninth Street from Sixth Avenue East to and including Chester Creek Bridge.

     Eighth Street from Chester Creek Bridge to Kent Road.

     Kent Road from Ninth Street to 24th Avenue East.

     24th Avenue East from Kent Road to Superior Street.

     Snively Road from Woodland Avenue to Glenwood Street.

     Glenwood Street from Snively Road to Crosley Street.

     Crosley Street from Glenwood Street to Oakley Street.

     Oakley Street from Crosley Street to 60th Avenue East.

     60th Avenue East from Crosley Street to London Road.

     45th Avenue East from London Road to Glenwood Street.

     Carlton Street from Michigan Street to Grand Avenue.

     Grand Avenue from Carlton Street to Commonwealth Avenue.

     Arbor Street from Grand Avenue to 88th Avenue West.

     88th Avenue West from Arbor Street to Idaho Street.

     Idaho Street from 88th Avenue West to Grand Avenue.

     Commonwealth Avenue from Grand Avenue to Evergreen Memorial Highway.

     40th Avenue West from I-35 ramp to Eighth Street.

     Eighth Street from 40th Avenue West to 59th Avenue West.

     59th Avenue West from Grand Avenue to Highland Street.

     Highland Street from 59th Avenue West to Stebner Road.

     Vinland Street from Stebner Road to Boundary Avenue.

     Swan Lake Road from Arrowhead Road to Basswood Avenue.

     Basswood Avenue from Swan Lake Road to Central Entrance.

     Section 3. That this ordinance shall take effect 30 days after its passage and publication.


COUNCILOR REQUEST/ATTY RR/REA:nmj 2/13/2008


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  The purpose of this ordinance is to further clarify the provisions of Duluth’s snow emergency route and parking provisions.


It first specifies that the director of public works must declare that a snow emergency exists no later than 6:00 PM on any evening for that snow emergency to be effective at 9:00 P.M. that night when the declaration will go into effect, in order to provide notice to the public. That declaration remains effective on snow emergency routes until 8:00 A.M. on the following morning.


During the next full day, parking will be permitted on the side of the street where calendar parking would ordinarily be allowed but parking on the other side of the street will be prohibited, even if it would normally be allowed on that side, to allow that side of the street to be plowed. Parking on the side where parking is prohibited will remain prohibited even after that side has been plowed.


Finally, the next day, parking will be permitted on the side of the street where calendar parking would ordinarily be prohibited and parking will be allowed on the side where calendar parking would ordinarily be prohibited so that the “calendar parking” side can be plowed. Again parking on side where calendar parking would ordinarily be permitted will be prohibited until 8:00 A.M. the following morning whether or not that side has been plowed.


The ordinance also clarifies that the snow emergency parking prohibitions supersede all other parking prohibitions, including streets having parking meter zones, those signed for parking on one side only and those signed for parking on both sides.