Owners of campers, boats, and trailers are advised to keep in mind the parking ordinance change that occurred last year regarding parking on public right of ways.
Under the new law it is unlawful for anyone to park or leave standing on any public street or highway in the city any boat, snowmobile, bumper pull travel trailer, fifth wheel trailer, pull type camper, pickup camper, motor home, house car, bus, mini motor home, or trailer for a period longer than forty-eight hours consecutively. Any person violating this section is subject to a fine of one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) per each day of violation.
Any unit found to be in violation of the forty-eight hour parking ordinance will be marked with a red warning tag advising of the violation and that the unit has to be moved a minimum of 1300 feet from its original parking spot. If the unit is not moved a parking ticket will be issued.
According to Lieutenant Jeff Solemsaas, “Our main goal is to make the public aware of the change in the fine for violating the forty-eight hour parking law when it involves boats, campers and trailers since it is a significant increase from last year”.
It should be noted that if the unit is still not moved after a parking ticket has been issued it can be towed by the Police Department, which will incur more costs to the owner.