Village of River Hills
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Chapter 2 Section 27


 (1)       Application.  The provisions of this section shall apply to the following:  Automobiles, trucks, vans, snowmobiles, mopeds, boats, all-terrain vehicles, camping trailers, mobile homes, motor homes, pick-up campers, motor buses, road tractors, truck tractors, motorcycles, trailers, semi-trailers, panel trucks, dump trucks, road machinery, farm implements, riding lawn acre/snow removal tractors, and other such engine driven devices or vehicles either self-propelled or designed to be towed by a motor vehicle, collectively referred to herein as “vehicles” unless otherwise specifically stated.

(2)       The unenclosed parking or storage of any vehicles is prohibited except as expressly permitted as follows:

[a]        Motor vehicles designed and used as private passenger motor vehicles which are licensed and in regular use not to exceed the number of licensed drivers residing at the residence.

[b]        Parking of vehicles for temporary periods of time.  For the purpose of this ordinance, it shall be presumed that any vehicle parked or stored at one location for a period of time in excess of 48 hours is not parked for a temporary period of time.

[c]        A recreational vehicle and/or boat but in no case exceeding 35 feet in length may be parked unenclosed during the period extending from March 15 to November 30 provided such recreational vehicles and/or trailer is in fact in actual use during such period and is not merely being stored.

[d]       Snowmobiles may be parked or stored unenclosed during the period extending from November 1 to April 15 provided such snowmobile is in fact in actual use during such period and is owned or leased by the resident and is not merely being stored.

[e]        Open storage of any recreational vehicle and/or trailer otherwise prohibited by this ordinance may be permitted with the approval of the Village Manager if such vehicle and/or trailer is effectively shielded from normal observation from the street or adjoining properties by existing landscaping, walls or fencing and providing such storage is not between any portion of the building and an abutting street.  Such permission may be rescinded at any time for due cause.  Application for storage permission under this section shall be made on forms provided by the Village Clerk.  Appeal from a denial or revocation of a permit for unenclosed storage by the Village Manager shall be made to the Board of Appeals.

[f]        A temporary visitor permit may be obtained from the Public Safety Department for a recreational vehicle and/or trailer where there is no alternative parking available.  Such permit shall be valid for a period of not more than 14 consecutive days and may be renewed up to a maximum period of 28 days in any calendar year.  This permit shall only apply to parking on private property.  Otherwise, no person shall park, stop, or leave standing any recreational vehicle and/or trailer for more than 48 consecutive hours.

(3)        Powers and Duties of Building Inspector.  The Building Inspector shall enforce the provisions of this ordinance and is hereby authorized and directed to make inspections in response to a complaint that an alleged violation of this ordinance exists; or when he has good reason to believe that a violation is being committed.

(4)        Penalties.  Any person, firm or corporation who violates, disobeys, omits, neglects or refuses to comply with any of the provisions of this ordinance shall be subject to a forfeiture as set forth in the General Penalty section of Chapter Two, Section 2.15 of the General Ordinances of the Village of River Hills.  Each day that a violation is permitted to exist shall constitute a separate offense.