Lake Lillian, Minnesota

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Lake Lillian Ordinance Code - Traffic Code




71.01 No parking where posted

71.02 Limited parking

71.03 Other parking restrictions

71.04 Declaration of snow emergency; parking prohibited

71.05 Parking certain semi-trailers or tractors on public streets prohibited

(Repealed)71.06 Overnight parking

71.07 Repairing of vehicles

71.08 Prohibiting parking areas in front yards in residential zones

71.09 Other prohibited parking

71.10 Impoundment

71.11 Prima facie violation


Abandoned vehicles, see Chapter 90


No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle upon the public streets of the city at any place

where official signs or where appropriate devices, marks, or painting, either upon the surface of

the street or the curb immediately adjacent thereto, prohibit these acts. Penalty, see § 10.99


No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle upon the public streets of the city where official

signs are erected limiting the parking time thereon, for a period of time in excess of the time as

designated by the official signs or for a longer continuous period than seven (7) days.  Penalty, see § 10.99


The City Council may by resolution order the placing of signs, devices or marks, or the

painting of streets or curbs prohibiting or restricting the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles

on any street where, in its opinion, as evidenced by a finding in its official minutes, the stopping,

standing or parking is dangerous to those using the highway, or where the stopping, standing or

parking of vehicles would unduly interfere with the free movement of traffic. The signs, devices,

marks or painting shall be official signs, devices, marks or painting, and no person shall stop,

stand or park any vehicle in violation of the restrictions thereon or as indicated thereby. Penalty,

see § 10.99 Lake Lillian Ordinance Code - Traffic Code 7-11


(A) The Mayor, Police Chief or other designated official may declare a snow emergency in the

city. The emergency shall continue in effect for a period of 24 hours or until the snow has been

removed from the city*s streets or until the snow emergency has been rescinded by action of the

Mayor, Police Chief or other designated officer.

(B) Notice of the declaration of a snow emergency shall be given by notifying the local news

media; however, the notification shall be a service aid only and not a duty on the part of the


(C) During a declared snow emergency, no motor vehicle shall be left parked on any street or

public way in the city.

(D) During a declared snow emergency, any police officer who finds a motor vehicle in

violation of this section shall attempt to contact the owner of the motor vehicle and require the

owner to immediately move the motor vehicle so as not to be in violation of this section. If the

owner does not immediately remove the motor vehicle or the owner cannot be located, the police

officer is authorized to have the motor vehicle removed at the owner*s expense. Penalty, see §




No person shall park a semi-tractor or trailer, or any vehicle rated with a gross vehicle weight in

excess of 10,000 pounds, in any area of the city zoned for residential use or other area designated

by City Council resolution except when the vehicle is parked in a completely enclosed garage or in a designated parking area.

Penalty, see § 10.99

(Repealed) § 71.06 OVERNIGHT PARKING.

The following vehicles shall not be allowed to park on city streets overnight: repair, delivery,

rented vehicles with commercial plates and refuse and recycling haulers or any other vehicle not

registered as a passenger vehicle. Penalty, see § 10.99


Minor repairs and tune-ups, such as replacement of spark plugs, spark plug wires, thermostat,

radiator or heater hoses, oil changes and brake jobs shall be permitted on city streets; provided,

that they can be accomplished within the same day and completed by 10:00 p.m. All other repairs

shall be considered major repairs and shall not be permitted on any city street, unless the repairs

are made within an enclosed structure allowed within the zoning district. Damage to city streets

because of repairs or lack of repairs shall be charged to the person responsible for the damage to

the city streets.


(A) The construction, operation or maintaining a parking area, either paved or unpaved, in the

front yard of any lot is prohibited in any area zoned for residential use. For the purpose of this

section, front yard shall mean and include that area between the sidewalk, or street line in the

event there is no sidewalk, and the front line of the principal building, extending in both directions

to the side lot lines.

(B) Use of that portion of a vacant lot within 30 feet of the sidewalk lines for parking in an

area zoned for residential use is prohibited.

(C) Driveways in any area zoned for residential use shall not exceed 25% of the width at the

front or side lot line. Where more than one driveway is desired or required, they shall be at least

70 feet apart.

(D) The front part of any lot shall not be used for the parking of an automobile, truck, trailer,

tractor, recreational vehicle, camper, travel trailer, camper top, tent, wagon, boat, boat trailer,

storage area or motor home.

(E) No person, being the owner or having control of any building, shall violate or fail to

conform to any provision of this section, or fail to obey any lawful order of an officer charged with

its enforcement. Each and every day on which any person continues to violate the provisions of

this section, after having been notified of the violation, shall constitute a separate offense. This

conviction shall not relieve any person from thereafter complying with the provisions of this

section, and shall be sufficient cause to refuse further building or land use permits to the offender

until a time as the orders have been complied with. Penalty, see § 10.99

§ 71.09 OTHER PROHIBITED PARKING (Prior Ord. 6.103.3 in the 1983 Code; amended


No person shall park a vehicle or permit it to stand, whether attended or unattended, upon any

highway within the city, in any of the following places:

(A) On a sidewalk.

(B) In front of a public or private driveway.

(C) Within an intersection.

(D) Within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant.

(E) On a crosswalk.

(F) Within twenty (20) feet of a crosswalk at an intersection.


Lake Lillian Ordinance Code - Traffic Code


(G) Within thirty (30) feet of any flashing beacon, stop sign, or traffic control signal located

at the side of a roadway.

(H) Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within thirty (30) feet of points on the

curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone, unless a different length is indicated

by signs or markings.

(I) Within twenty (20) feet of a driveway entrance to any fire station and on the side of a

street opposite the entrance to any fire station, within seventy-five (75) feet of the

entrance, when properly signposted.

(J) Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction, when such stopping,

standing, or parking would obstruct traffic.

(K) On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street.


Any police officer may order the removal of a vehicle from a street to a garage or other place

of safety when the vehicle is left unattended and constitutes an obstruction to traffic or hinders

snow removal, street improvements or maintenance operations. The vehicle shall not be released

until the fees for towing and storage are paid in addition to any fine imposed for violation of this



The presence of any motor vehicle on any street when standing or parked in violation of this

chapter is prima facie evidence that the registered owner of the vehicle committed or authorized

the commission of the violation.




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