CITY OF CLOQUET, MINNESOTA

ORDINANCE NO. 478A

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND REPLACING CLOQUET CITY CODE CHAPTER 5, SECTION 5.4.05

REGULATING WINTER PARKING WITHIN THE CITY OF CLOQUET, MINNESOTA

The City Council of the City of Cloquet does hereby ordain as follows:

(a) Amendment: Chapter 5, Section 5.4.05 be amended and replaced with the following:

5.4.05. Winter Parking / Snow Emergency Regulations.

Subd. 1 Winter Parking Restrictions. During the period from November 1 to March 31 of each year, no person, persons, firm or corporation shall park any motor vehicle on the streets, alleys, boulevards, sidewalks or public grounds within the corporate limits of said City between the hours of midnight and six o'clock A.M. This subdivision does not apply to a motor vehicle parked at an open business establishment between the hours of midnight and 2:00 a.m. unless ordered to be moved at the direction of a peace officer.

Subd. 2 Winter Parking / Snow Emergency - Penalties / Impoundment. (a) A motor vehicle found to be in violation of Subdivision 1 of this section is subject to a parking citation. (b) A motor vehicle found to be in violation of Subdivision 1 when there is snowfall accumulation requiring the plowing of city streets (approximately 2 inches or more), as determined by the Director of Public Works or the Supervisor of Street Maintenance, is subject to a parking citation and to immediate removal, as needed for plowing, to an impound lot at the owner's expense by a towing authority authorized by the City, and only at the direction of a peace officer who has prepared, in addition to a parking citation, a written towing report describing the motor vehicle and the reasons for towing, in accordance with Minn. Stat. 168B.035. Towing and storage fees are in addition to any fine otherwise imposed for the violation of this section. Such vehicle shall not be released until the fine and the fees for towing and storage are paid.

(b) Effective Date: This Ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication.

Passed this 2nd Day of April 2019.

APPROVED:

Roger Maki, Mayor

ATTEST:

City Administrator

Pine Journal: April 11, 2019 #2741357