The CNO frequently gets asked about regulations regarding abandoned vehicles and issues like barking dogs. Officer Richard Stresing addressed some of these concerns at the last meeting. In fact, he has already helped eliminate some of the large trucks that were parking in our neighborhood. Thanks Officer Stresing! The following is a list of city ordinances some of which were recently changed last year:
1. Leash Law – All dogs are required to be secured within your home or yard, or on a leash when off the property. Strays may be picked up by Animal Control. Barking dogs are unlawful when disturbing others at any hour of the day or night.
2. Parking Restrictions – Some types of vehicles are not allowed to be parked on city streets at any time. Any boat on a trailer, trailers of any type, and any vehicle over 9000 lbs. must be parked on private property of the owner, or stored elsewhere. No part of these vehicles may extend onto the sidewalk area or right of way, even if in a residential driveway.
3. Juvenile curfews – Daytime curfew for all juveniles is 11:30 P.M. every night except Saturday and Sunday when it is 12:30 A.M. Juveniles in violation of the school hour curfew will be taken to the school in which they are enrolled, and turned over to the principal, and will be issued citations. After two violations of the school curfew by the same juvenile, parents may be filed on for intentionally allowing truancy.
4. Abandoned vehicles – No vehicle with an expired Inspection or Registration may be parked or left on a city street for longer than 48 hour, after which the vehicle may be tagged by officers, and impounded.
5. Junked vehicles – Non-operating vehicles may not be parked or left on private property for longer than 72 hours, after which they are subject to removal by the city. This process takes a few days, but is effective in cleaning up unkept premises.
6. Noise Ordinances – No loud noise which reasonably can be assumed to disturb residents, will be made between the hours of 10:30 P.M. and 7:00 A.M. any day of the week. The police may come out and stop the noise, but it is the complaining citizen’s duty to file any charges in Municipal Court, if desired.
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