From the Office of the Mayor
September 4, 2020 – Two parking ordinances and an amendment to the Weeds ordinance were passed by the Common Council at their August 3rd meeting and are now set to go into effect.
WEEDS OVER 10 INCHES IN HEIGHT
“Overgrown yards are among the most frequent complaints that we get at the City,” stated Mayor Anita Werling. “This amendment to the Weed Ordinance removes some ambiguities and makes owners or residents at an address responsible for maintaining their property free of weeds or rank vegetation over 10 inches in height.”
PARKING VEHICLES FACING ONCOMING TRAFFIC
Motor vehicles or other vehicles must be parked along the side of the street with the direction of traffic. Vehicles parked facing oncoming traffic from the nearest lane of travel will be cited with infractions subject to a $15 fine.
TRUCK AND BUS PARKING RESTRICTED
With some exceptions, oversize vehicles not be allowed to park on any city street, in any alley, or in a city park, or other city owned property. except for the purpose of making deliveries or picking up goods or persons, or construction jobs requiring special trailers. Oversize vehicles include, but are not limited to, the following: (1) Camper/Trailer, (2) Motor Home; (3) Dump Truck; (4) Car Carrier; (5) Semi-Tractor, with or without trailer, box, and tanker; (6) Semi-Trailer, including box, tanker, and flat-bed trailers; (7) Construction Equipment; (8) Garbage Truck; (9) Dumpster truck; (10) Ready-mix truck; (11) Snowmobile Trailer; (12) Boat on trailer; (13) Utility trailer; (14) Agricultural Equipment; (15) Bus; and (16) Livestock Trailer. Exceptions may apply for construction vehicles during periods when construction is being done, in emergency situations, and certain other conditions.
Delphi Police Chief Brook McCain has indicated that the department will issue warning-only citations during the month of September. “We want to give our citizens a chance to modify their habits and come into compliance with these new ordinances,” said Chief McCain. “The purpose of these ordinances is to make our neighborhoods and streets safer places to live, work, and play.”