FOR YOUR INFORMATION
 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Police, Fire & Ambulance Emergencies call 911

Fayette Police Department

11 S. Main Street, P.O. Box 28

Police Non-emergency Phone: (563) 425-3500

Ben Davis, Police Chief  E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*Speed Camera Tickets - Phone: 866-851-1650 or 866-979-4824

Fayette City Hall

11 S. Main Street, P.O. Box 28

Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 12:30 PM and 3 PM to 4 PM

Phone/FAX: (563) 425-4316

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Website: www.fayetteiowa.com

Kurt Wood, Mayor  E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kris McGrane, City Administrator/Clerk  E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nancy Creery, Deputy Clerk  E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fayette Community Library

104 W. State Street

Library Phone:  (563) 425-3344

Annette Butikofer, Library Director  E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: www.fayettelibrary.lib.ia.us

CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS

Regular city council meetings are held the first & third Mondays of each month in the community room at the Fayette Community Library, 104 W. State Street (please use the back door of the library).  Meetings begin at 6 p.m.  All meeting agendas are posted in the entrance of City Hall, the Post Office and Northeast Security Bank.  You may also find the meeting agendas online by clicking here.  You may find the meeting minutes online by clicking here.

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CITY UTILITIES

Water, sewer, landfill (this is not garbage), recycling & yard waste are billed monthly on one bill.  Bills are mailed out the beginning of the month.  They are due by the 15th of the month.  Everyone is billed a minimum of 150 cubic feet (1 cu. ft. equals approximately 7.5 gallons) each month.  There is a refundable deposit of $150.00 required to set up a Water/Sewer account which is payable at Fayette City Hall if you are renting, leasing or purchasing on contract.  To get water turned on or changed into your name, you must complete this Fayette Water-Sewer Utility Form PDF and return it to Fayette City Hall along with your deposit (if required).

Even though you contract for your own garbage pickup, there will still be a Landfill/Recycling/Yard Waste charge on each monthly bill because this is a fee to pay Fayette’s share for the County Landfill/Recycling program and to manage our Yard Waste Site.

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GARBAGE PICKUP

Citizens must contract for their own garbage pickup.  Haulers are:

Black Hawk Waste Disposal  Phone: 1-319-232-4150

Kluesner Sanitation  Phone: 1-563-927-5977

Waste Management of Northern Iowa  Phone: 1-800-747-0473.

All cardboard must be placed in the blue recycling bins located by the Post Office because the landfill has banned all cardboard so the garbage haulers won’t take it.

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RECYCLING

There are recycling bins located by the U. S. Post Office on Washington Street where you can bring plastic, paper, cardboard, & tin cans.  If you have questions regarding recycling, you can call the Fayette County Recycling Center at (563) 422-3712.

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BURNING

Open burning is not allowed in the City.  The only burning allowed is for burning leaves, branches and landscape waste. Please do not burn on the street.

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YARD WASTE SITE 

The City operates a site for yard waste for residents of the City of Fayette to dispose of grass clippings, shrubbery, garden waste, leaves, trees and branches.  There is a charge of $1.35 per month on city utility bills for the management of this site.  The site usually opens for the season in mid-April and remains open through mid-October.  Contact Fayette City Hall at 563-425-4316 to verify if the site is open.  The Yard Waste Site is open on Wednesdays from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  The road to the yard waste site is located at 911 Washington Street as you go south out of town.  You may also check out a key to the Yard Waste site at Fayette City Hall during City Hall hours once the site is open for the season.  No bags, boxes or garbage, etc. may be left at this site due to Iowa DNR regulations.  Thank you for your cooperation.

FAYETTE COUNTY TRANSFER STATION

Fayette County owns and operates the landfill/transfer station located about 1 ¼ miles southeast of Fayette on County Road C-24.  Their hours are Mon-Fri. 8 AM – 3 PM, Sat. (2nd & 4th) 8 AM – 11 AM.  Their phone number is 563-425-3037.  They will close the landfill on short notice when there are high winds.  You may take your garbage to the landfill and dispose of it at no charge, but the landfill has a fee to dispose of specific items including furniture, appliances, computers, tires, etc.

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BUILDING PERMITS

Building permits are required for buildings or structures, decks, etc. that are erected or altered.  Contact the city clerk for information regarding building permits.  These permits are approved by the Mayor, Public Works Director and City Administrator/Clerk so you need to plan ahead and apply for the permit early.  You need to have the permit before the project is started.  The fee for the permit is $10 or $25 depending on the cost of the project.

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IOWA ONE CALL

Be sure and call Iowa One Call before you do any type of digging in your yard.  It’s the law.  This will help prevent any underground service from being hit.  1-800-292-8989 or just dial 811 

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ANIMAL OWNERS 

It is unlawful for any owner to allow an animal to run at large within the corporate limits of the City or cause damage or interference to someone's premises.  Animals caught running at large will be impounded.   When animals defecate on either public or private property, it is the owner's responsibility to clean up the waste.

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LEAF PICK UP

At the end of October the City Public Works employees vacuum leaves that Fayette citizens pile in the city parkway between the sidewalk and the back of the curb.  If you don’t have a curb then place your leaves in the grassy area.  Do not put leaves in the street.  Also, please don’t mix sticks or branches with the leaves because sticks damage the city's vacuum.

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MOWING GRASS  - Please don’t blow grass in the streets because it can clog-up the storm sewer intakes & grates.  After March 31, 2012, property owners will be fined $50 for each time they put grass or other substances in the city streets.  Ord. 470 (3-21-11).

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DUTY TO TRIM TREES

It is the duty of property owners to maintain trees and grass in the public right-of-ways adjacent to their property. Trees overhanging a sidewalk must be 8 feet above the sidewalk. Trees planted in the public right-of-ways must be a species listed in Resolution 2005-22 and must be approved by the Fayette Tree Board prior to being planted.

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SNOW REMOVAL - SIDEWALKS

Fayette city ordinance 136.03 states: "It is the responsibility of the abutting property owners to remove snow, ice and accumulations promptly from sidewalks. If a property owner does not remove snow, ice or accumulations within twenty-four (24) hours after it snows, the city may do so and assess the costs against the property owner for collection in the same manner as a property tax."

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PARKING FOR SNOW REMOVAL

Fayette city ordinance 69.12 states: "All motor vehicles left parked, unattended or abandoned on any street, alley, or city-owned off-street parking from November 1 through March 31 between the hours of two o'clock (2:00) a.m. and six o'clock (6:00) a.m. shall be ticketed by Law Enforcement Officials or their designee and towed at the discretion of the Law Enforcement Officials or their designee at the owner’s expense to the nearest facility, garage or impound yard approved by the Police Chief."

The Fayette city street maintenance workers request that all vehicles parallel park on Main Street when there is snow and until all the snow has been removed. Thank you for your cooperation.

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VOTING DISTRICTS

Iowa Senate District #28, Iowa House District #55, U.S. Congressional District #1

Polling Place is in the Community room in the back of the Fayette Community Library - 104 West State Street, use the back entrance

 

ADDITIONAL UTILITIES

electricity

Electric: Alliant Energy 1-800-255-4268   (Out of state/area) 1-563-382-3671 www.alliantenergy.com 

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Gas: Black Hills Energy 1-888-890-5554   www.blackhillsenergy.com

TV

TV: Mediacom Cable TV, Phone & Internet 1-800-332-0245  www.mediacomcable.com  

DirectTV  1-866-797-3246  www.directvdeals.com/directv-internet/ or https://www.directstartv.com/paquetes-en-espanol/

Dish 1-855-993-0982  https://www.usdish.com/availability/ia

Hawkeye Telephone Company (only available in limited areas of Fayette) 563-427-3222  https://www.hawkeyetelephone.com/ 

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Telephone & Internet: Windstream Web Hosting Support:1-800-316-4581 Business Customer Support 1-800-843-9214 Digital TV, Phone & High Speed Internet Service 1-888-292-3827   www.windstream.com  

Mediacom Cable TV, Phone & Internet 1-800-332-0245  www.mediacomcable.com  

DirectTV  1-877-646-3064  www.directvdeals.com/directv-internet/ or  https://www.directstartv.com/paquetes-en-espanol/ 

Hawkeye Telephone Company (only available in limited areas of Fayette) 563-427-3222  https://www.hawkeyetelephone.com/ 

 

Disclaimer:
This Code of Ordinances and/or any other documents that appear on this site may not reflect the most current legislation adopted by the City of Fayette.  The City of Fayette provides these documents for informational purposes only. These documents should not be relied upon as the definitive authority for local legislation. Additionally, the formatting and pagination of the posted documents may vary from the formatting and pagination of the official copy. The official printed copy of a Code of Ordinances should be consulted prior to any action being taken.

For further information regarding the official version of this Code of Ordinances or other documents posted on this site, please contact the City of Fayette directly.

 

CHAPTER 63

SPEED REGULATIONS

63.01  General

63.07  Special 35 MPH Speed Zones

63.02  Business District

63.08  Special 45 MPH Speed Zones

63.03  Residence or School District

63.09  Special 55 MPH Speed Zones

63.04  Suburban District

63.10  Minimum Speed

63.05  Parks, Cemeteries and Parking Lots

63.11  Emergency Vehicles

63.06  Special Speed Restrictions

63.12  Penalties

63.13  Special 25 mph speed zone/Automatic Traffic Enforcement

63.01    GENERAL.  Every driver of a motor vehicle on a street shall drive the same at a careful and prudent speed not greater than nor less than is reasonable and proper, having due regard to the traffic, surface and width of the street and of any other conditions then existing, and no person shall drive a vehicle on any street at a speed greater than will permit said driver to bring it to a stop within the assured clear distance ahead, such driver having the right to assume, however, that all persons using said street will observe the law.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.285)

63.02    BUSINESS DISTRICT.  A speed in excess of twenty (20) miles per hour in the business district, unless specifically designated otherwise in this chapter, is unlawful.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.285 [1])

63.03    RESIDENCE OR SCHOOL DISTRICT.  A speed in excess of twenty-five (25) miles per hour in any school or residence district, unless specifically designated otherwise in this chapter, is unlawful.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.285 [2])

63.04    SUBURBAN DISTRICT.  A speed in excess of forty-five (45) miles per hour in any suburban district, unless specifically designated otherwise in this chapter, is unlawful.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.285 [4])

63.05    PARKS, CEMETERIES AND PARKING LOTS.  A speed in excess of fifteen (15) miles per hour in any public park, cemetery or parking lot, unless specifically designated otherwise in this chapter, is unlawful.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.236[5])

63.06    SPECIAL SPEED RESTRICTIONS.  In accordance with requirements of the Iowa State Department of Transportation, or whenever the Council shall determine upon the basis of an engineering and traffic investigation that any speed limit herein set forth is greater or less than is reasonable or safe under the conditions found to exist at any intersection or other place or upon any part of the City street system, the Council shall determine and adopt by ordinance such higher or lower speed limit as it deems reasonable and safe at such location.

 (Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.290)

63.07    SPECIAL 35 MPH SPEED ZONES.  A speed in excess of thirty-five (35) miles per hour is unlawful on any of the following designated streets or parts thereof.

  1. Washington Street from the south corporate line to the intersection with County Road C-24;
  2. County Road C-24 from the east corporate line to Washington Street;
  3. North Main Street to the north corporate line;
  4. Iowa Highway No. 150 from Station Point 825 to the north corporate line;
  5. Iowa Highway No. 93 from Station Point 721 to intersection with Iowa Highway No. 150.

63.08    SPECIAL 45 MPH SPEED ZONES.  A speed in excess of forty-five (45) miles per hour is unlawful on any of the following designated streets or parts thereof.

  1. Iowa Highway No. 150, from Station Point 825 to Station Point 810;

Iowa Highway No. 93, from Station Point 721 to the west corporate line.

63.09    SPECIAL 55 MPH SPEED ZONES.  A speed in excess of fifty-five (55) miles per hour is unlawful on any of the following designated streets or parts thereof.

  1. Iowa Highway No. 150 from Station Point 810 to south corporate line.

63.10    MINIMUM SPEED.  No person shall drive a motor vehicle at such a slow speed as to impede or block the normal and reasonable movement of traffic, except when reduced speed is necessary for safe operation, or in compliance with law.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.294)

63.11    EMERGENCY VEHICLES.  The speed limitations set forth in this chapter do not apply to authorized emergency vehicles when responding to emergency calls and the driver’s thereof sound audible signal by bell, siren or whistle.  This provision does not relieve such driver from the duty to drive with due regard for the safety of others.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.231)

63.12   PENALTIES.  A violation of this chapter may be punishable as a Uniform Traffic Offense with penalties as outlined in the State of Iowa Compendium of Scheduled Violations and Scheduled Fines.

63.13  Special 25 MPH SPEED ZONE.  A speed in excess of twenty-five (25) miles per hour is unlawful on the following designated streets or parts thereof.

  1. Big Rock Road from the east corporate line to the intersection of Jade Road;
  2. Jade Road from the north corporate line to North Main Street.

AUTOMATIC TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT. The City of Fayette, in accordance with its police powers, may deploy, erect or cause to have erected an automatic traffic enforcement system for making video images of vehicles that fail to obey red light traffic signals at intersections designated by the Chief of Police, or their designee, or fail to obey speed regulations at other locations in the city. The systems may be managed by the private contractor that owns and operates the requisite equipment with supervisory control vested in the city’s police department. Video images shall be provided to the police department by the contractor for review. The police department will determine which vehicle owners are in violation of the city’s traffic control ordinances and are to receive a notice of violation for the offense.

SECTION 1.2. DEFINITIONS

  1. Automated Traffic Citation shall mean a notice of fine generated in connection with the automated traffic enforcement
  2. Automated Traffic Enforcement Contractor shall mean the company or entity, if any, with which the City of Fayette contracts to provide equipment and/or services in connection with the Automated Traffic Enforcement
  3. Automated Traffic Enforcement System shall mean an electronic system consisting of a photographic, video, or electronic camera and a vehicle sensor installed to work in conjunction with an official traffic controller or police department employee to automatically produce photographs, video or digital images of each vehicle violating a standard traffic control device or speed restriction.
  4. Vehicle Owner shall mean the person or entity identified by the Iowa Department of Transportation, or registered with any other state vehicle registration office, as the registered owner of a vehicle detected violating a traffic law by failing to obey red light traffic signals at intersections designated by the city administrator or official designee or failing to obey speed regulations within the City. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event the Iowa Department of Transportation or any other state vehicle registration office identifies a person or entity as the lessee of the vehicle, that lessee shall be the vehicle owner for purposes of this 1.2. In the event a state registration office does not specify whether a person or entity listed on the registration for the vehicle is the owner or the lessee of the vehicle, any person or entity listed on that vehicle registration may be deemed the vehicle owner and held jointly and severally responsible for a violation of this section.

SECTION 1.3   VEHICLE OWNER’S CIVIL LIABILITY FOR CERTAIN TRAFFIC OFFENSES

  1. If a vehicle is detected traveling at a speed above the posted limit, the Vehicle Owner shall be subject to a civil fine as scheduled below in subsection 1.8.
  2. The violation may be exempted from liability as outlined below in subsection 1.6 of this section, and other defenses may be considered in connection with the appeal
  3. In no event will an Automated Traffic Citation be sent or reported to the Iowa Department of Transportation or similar department of any other state for the purpose of being added to the Vehicle Owner’s driving

SECTION 1.4   NOTICE OF VIOLATION; FINE

  1. Upon a Fayette Police Officer’s determination that the Automated Traffic Enforcement System has detected a violation described in subsections 1.3, a notice of the violation will be mailed to the Vehicle Owner for each violation recorded by an Automated Traffic Enforcement System or traffic control signal monitoring device. The Automated Traffic Enforcement Contractor shall mail the notice within 30 days after receiving information about the Vehicle Owner. The notice shall include the name and address of the Vehicle Owner; the vehicle make, if available and readily discernable, and registration number; the violation charged; the time; the date; and the location of the alleged violation; the applicable fine and monetary penalty which shall be assessed for late payment; information as to the availability of an administrative hearing in which the notice may be contested on its merits; and that the basis of the notice is a photographic record obtained by an Automated Traffic Enforcement System.
  2. Any violation of subsection 1.3 above shall be subject to a civil fine as stated in Section 1.8. All civil fines shall be payable to the City of Fayette.

SECTION 1.5    CONTESTING AN AUTOMATED TRAFFIC CITATION

A Vehicle Owner who has been issued an Automated Traffic Citation may contest the citation as follows:

  1. By submitting in a form specified by the City a request for an administrative hearing to be held at the Fayette Police Department before an administrative appeals board (the

“Board”) consisting of one or more impartial fact finders. Such a request must be filed within 30 days from the date on which Notice of the violation is sent to the Vehicle Owner. After a hearing, the Board may either uphold or dismiss the Automated Traffic Citation and shall mail its written decision within 10 days after the hearing, to the address provided on the request for hearing. If the citation is upheld, then the Board shall include in its written decision a date by which the fine must be paid, and on or before that date, the Vehicle Owner shall either pay the fine or submit a request pursuant to the next paragraph.

  1. By submitting in a form specified by the City a request that in lieu of the Automated Traffic Citation, a municipal infraction citation be issued and filed with the Clerk of Courts of the Iowa District Court in Fayette County. Such a request must be filed within 30 days from the date on which Notice of the violation is sent to the Vehicle Owner. Such a request will result in a court order requiring the Vehicle Owner to file an answer and appearance with the Clerk of Court, as well as setting the matter for trial before a judge or magistrate. If the Court finds the Vehicle Owner guilty of the municipal infraction mandated court costs will be added to the amount of the fine imposed by this

SECTION 1.6    EXCEPTIONS TO OWNER LIABILITY

There shall be no liability pursuant to this section if:

  1. The operator of the vehicle in question was issued a municipal infraction for the violation in question pursuant to Fayette Code 63 or was issued a uniform traffic citation for the violation in question pursuant to Chapter 321 of the Code of Iowa; or
  2. The violation occurred at any time after the vehicle in question or its state registration plates were reported to a law enforcement agency as having been stolen, provided, however, the vehicle or its plates had not been recovered by the Vehicle Owner at the time of the alleged violation; or
  3. The vehicle in question was an authorized emergency vehicle; or
  4. The officer inspecting the recorded image determines that the vehicle in question was lawfully participating in a funeral procession; or
  5. The officer inspecting the recorded image determines that the vehicle in question entered the intersection in order to yield the right-of-way to an emergency
  6. Where the vehicle in question, in the officer’s determination, moved to avoid imminent danger of a vehicular accident or pedestrian injury or to come to a stop to allow a school bus to complete its disembarking procedures.

SECTION 1.7   FAILURE TO TIMELY PAY OR APPEAL

If the recipient of an Automated Traffic Citation does not either pay the fine by the due date stated in the citation or appeal the citation as provided herein, a municipal infraction may be filed by the Fayette Police Department and a fine may be sought in accordance with Fayette Code 63 rather than section 1.8 below. If the Court finds the Vehicle Owner guilty of the violation, mandated court costs will be added to the amount of the fine imposed by this section. If the recipient of an Automated Traffic Citation does not either pay the fine by the due date stated on the original citation or successfully challenge the citation as provided herein, the City may file a municipal infraction against the Vehicle Owner in accordance with Fayette Municipal Code 63 and 364.22 of the Code of Iowa, seeking judgment for the applicable civil fine provided in section 1.8 plus state mandated filing fee and court costs. If judgment is entered for the City in the municipal infraction proceeding, the City may, subject to applicable law, pursue enforcement of the judgment together with interest as permitted by law. Collection of that judgment may include referral to the State of Iowa Income Offset program administered by the Department of Administrative Services, State Accounting Enterprise. If referred to a third party for collection, a collection fee of 25% will be assessed and will be due at the time of the referral to the third party.

SECTION 1.8   FINES

Subsection

Speed over the limit

Civil Fine

If in a Construction or School Zone

1

1 through 5 miles per hour ("MPH")

$25

$50

2

6 through 10 MPH

$75

$150

3

11 through 15 MPH

$100

$200

4

16 through 20 MPH

$150

$300

5

21 through 25 MPH

$200

$400

6

26 through 29 MPH

$250

$500

7

Over 30 MPH

$400

$800

8

Failure to stop for a red light

$100

$200

 

 

CHAPTER 69

PARKING REGULATIONS

69.01  Park Adjacent to Curb

69.08  No Parking Zones

69.02  Park Adjacent to Curb - One-way Street

69.09  All Night Parking Prohibited

69.03  Angle Parking

69.10  Truck Parking Limited

69.04  Angle Parking - Manner

69.11  Loading Zone Parking

69.05  Parking for Certain Purposes Illegal

69.12  Snow Removal

69.06  Parking Prohibited

69.13  Snow Routes

69.07  Handicapped Parking

69.14  Controlled Access Facilities

69.01    PARK ADJACENT TO CURB.  No person shall stand or park a vehicle in a roadway other than parallel with the edge of the roadway headed in the direction of lawful traffic movement and with the right-hand wheels of the vehicle within eighteen (18) inches of the curb or edge of the roadway except as hereinafter provided in the case of angle parking and vehicles parked on the left-hand side of one-way streets.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.361)

69.02    PARK ADJACENT TO CURB - ONE-WAY STREET.  No person shall stand or park a vehicle on the left-hand side of a one-way street other than parallel with the edge of the roadway headed in the direction of lawful traffic movement and with the left-hand wheels of the vehicle within eighteen (18) inches of the curb or edge of the roadway except as hereinafter provided in the case of angle parking.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.361)

69.03    ANGLE PARKING.  Angle or diagonal parking is permitted only in the following locations:

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.361)

  1. Main Street, on either side, from Volga River Bridge to Clark Street;
  2. Washington Street, on the east side, from Clark Street to north 275 feet;
  3. Clark Street, on the north side, from North Street to Washington Street;
  4. State Street, on the north side, from King Street to Mechanics Street;
  5. Volga Street, on the west side, from State Street to 225 feet south;
  6. King Street, on the east side, from State Street to south 100 feet;
  7. King Street, on the west side, from State Street north 50 feet;
  8. Mechanics Street, on the east side, from State Street north 100 feet;
  9. Mechanics Street, on the west side, abutting Lot 3 and the south 18 feet of Lot 2, Block 23;
  10. Clark Street, on the north side, abutting the east 35 feet of the west 50 feet of Lot 7, Block 12.

69.04    ANGLE PARKING - MANNER.  Upon those streets or portions of streets which have been signed or marked for angle parking, no person shall park or stand a vehicle other than at an angle to the curb or edge of the roadway or in the center of the roadway as indicated by such signs and markings.  No part of any vehicle, or the load thereon, when parked within a diagonal parking district, shall extend into the roadway more than a distance of sixteen (16) feet when measured at right angles to the adjacent curb or edge of roadway.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.361)

69.05    PARKING FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES ILLEGAL.  No person shall park a vehicle upon public property for more than seventy-two (72) hours or for any of the following principal purposes:

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.236 [1])

  1. Sale. Displaying such vehicle for sale;
  2. Repairing. For lubricating, repairing or for commercial washing of such vehicle except such repairs as are necessitated by an emergency;
  3. Advertising. Displaying advertising;
  4. Merchandise Sales. Selling merchandise from such vehicle except in a duly established market place or when so authorized or licensed under this Code of Ordinances.

69.06    PARKING PROHIBITED.  No one shall stop, stand or park a vehicle except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a peace officer or traffic control device, in any of the following places:

  1. Crosswalk. On a crosswalk.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358 [5])

  1. Center Parkway. On the center parkway or dividing area of any divided street.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.236 [1])

  1. Mailboxes. Within twenty (20) feet on either side of a mailbox which is so placed and so equipped as to permit the depositing of mail from vehicles on the roadway.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.236 [1])

  1. Sidewalks. On or across a sidewalk.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358 [1])

  1. Driveway. In front of a public or private driveway.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358 [2])

  1. Intersection. Within, or within ten (10) feet of an intersection of any street or alley.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358 [3])

  1. Fire Hydrant. Within ten (10) feet of a fire hydrant.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358 [4])

  1. Stop Sign or Signal. Within ten (10) feet upon the approach to any flashing beacon, stop or yield sign, or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358 [6])

  1. Railroad Crossing. Within fifty (50) feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing, except when parked parallel with such rail and not exhibiting a red light.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358 [8])

  1. Fire Station. Within twenty (20) feet of the 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 said entrance when properly sign posted.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358 [9])

  1. Excavations. Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when such stopping, standing or parking would obstruct traffic.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358 [10])

  1. Double Parking. On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358 [11])

  1. Hazardous Locations. When, because of restricted visibility or when standing or parked vehicles would constitute a hazard to moving traffic, or when other traffic conditions require, the Council may cause curbs to be painted with a yellow color and erect no parking or standing signs.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358 [13])

  1. Theatres, Hotels and Auditoriums. A space of fifty (50) feet is hereby reserved at the side of the street in front of any theatre, auditorium, hotel having more than twenty-five (25) sleeping rooms, hospital, nursing home, taxicab stand, bus depot, church, or other building where large assemblages of people are being held, within which space, when clearly marked as such, no motor vehicle shall be left standing, parked or stopped except in taking on or discharging passengers or freight, and then only for such length of time as is necessary for such purpose.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.360)

  1. Alleys. No person shall park a vehicle within an alley in such a manner or under such conditions as to leave available less than ten (10) feet of the width of the roadway for the free movement of vehicular traffic, and no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle within an alley in such a position as to block the driveway entrance to any abutting property.  The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to a vehicle parked in any alley which is eighteen (18) feet wide or less; provided said vehicle is parked to deliver goods or services.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.236[1])

  1. Ramps. In front of a curb cut or ramp which is located on public or private property in a manner which blocks access to the curb cut or ramp.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.358[15])

  1. Area Between Lot Line and Curb Line. That area of the public way not covered by sidewalk and lying between the lot line and the curb line, where curbing has been installed.
  2. In More Than One Space. In any designated parking space so that any part of the vehicle occupies more than one such space or protrudes beyond the markings designating such space.

69.07    HANDICAPPED PARKING.   The following regulations shall apply to the establishment and use of handicapped parking spaces:

  1. Nonresidential Off-street Facilities. Nonresidential off-street parking facilities shall set aside handicapped parking spaces in accordance with the following:

A. Municipal off-street public parking facilities or an entity providing nonresidential parking in off-street public parking facilities shall provide not less than two percent (2%) of the total parking spaces in each parking facility as handicapped parking spaces, rounded to the nearest whole number of handicapped parking spaces. However, such parking facilities having ten (10) or more parking spaces shall set aside at least one handicapped parking space.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321L.5[3a])

B. An entity providing off-street nonresidential public parking facilities shall review the utilization of existing handicapped parking spaces for a one-month period not less than once every twelve months. If upon review, the average occupancy rate for handicapped parking spaces in a facility exceeds sixty percent (60%) during normal business hours, the entity shall provide additional handicapped parking spaces as needed.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321L.5[3b])

C. An entity providing off-street nonresidential parking as a lessor shall provide a handicapped parking space to an individual requesting to lease a parking space, if that individual possesses a handicapped parking permit issued in accordance with Section 321L.2 of the Code of Iowa.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321L.5[3c])

D. A new nonresidential facility in which construction has been completed on or after July 1, 1991, providing parking to the general public shall provide handicapped parking spaces as stipulated below:

 

 

TOTAL PARKING SPACES IN LOT

REQUIRED MINIMUM NUMBER OF HANDICAPPED PARKING SPACES

10 to 25

1

26 to 50

2

51 to 75

3

76 to 100

4

101 to 150

5

151 to 200

6

201 to 300

7

301 to 400

8

401 to 500

9

501 to 1000

*

1001 and over

**

  *Two percent (2%) of total

**Twenty (20) spaces plus one for each 100 over 1000

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321L.5[3d])

  1. Residential Buildings and Facilities. All public and private buildings and facilities, temporary and permanent, which are residences and which provide ten (10) or more tenant parking spaces, excluding extended health care facilities, shall designate at least one handicapped parking space as needed for each individual dwelling unit in which a handicapped person resides.  Residential buildings and facilities which provide public visitor parking of ten (10) or more spaces shall designate handicapped parking spaces in the visitors parking area in accordance with the table contained in subsection (1)(D) of this section.

(IAC, 661-18.7[321L])

  1. Business District. With respect to any on-street parking areas provided by the City within the business district, not less than two percent (2%) of the total parking spaces within each business district shall be designated as handicapped parking spaces.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321L.5[4a])

  1. Other Spaces. Any other person may set aside handicapped parking spaces on the person’s property provided each parking space is clearly and prominently designated as a handicapped parking space.  No person shall establish any on-street handicapped parking spaces without first obtaining Council approval.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321L.5[3e])

  1. Improper Use. The following uses of a handicapped parking space, located on either public or private property, constitute improper use of a handicapped parking permit, which is a violation of this Code of Ordinances:

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321L.4[2])

A. Use by a motor vehicle not displaying a handicapped parking permit;

B. Use by a motor vehicle displaying a handicapped parking permit but not being used by a person in possession of a motor vehicle license with a handicapped designation or a non-operator's identification card with a handicapped designation (other than a person transporting the handicapped or elderly and the persons being so transported in a vehicle displaying a removable windshield placard in accordance with Section 321L.2[1b] of the Code of Iowa);

C. Use by a motor vehicle in violation of the rules adopted under Section 321L.8 of the Code of Iowa.

69.08    NO PARKING ZONES.  No one shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in any of the following specifically designated no parking zones except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the direction of a peace officer or traffic control signal.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.236 [1])

  1. Main Street on the east side from Seventh Street to Clark Street;
  2. Volga Street on the east side from State Street to College Street;
  3. Clark Street on the north side from North Street to Union Street;
  4. Washington Street on the west side from College Street to Madison Street;
  5. Jay Street on the south side from Main Street to Washington Street;
  6. Washington Street on the east side from Madison Street south 225 feet;
  7. Washington Street on the east side from Jay Street to Mary Street;
  8. Washington Street on the west side from College Street to Madison Street;
  9. Union Street on the east side from the Victory Gate (North end frontage of 513 Union Street) south to southern edge frontage of 633 Union Street;
  10. Franklin Street on the south side from Vine Street to State Street between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.;
  11. Clark Street on the north side 310 feet west of the west line of Vine Street as relocated and Clark Street on the south side from Volga Street to Highway 150.
  12. Wadena Road from Washington Street to Union Street (both sides).
  13. Mechanic Street on the east side from West Madison Street to West Jay Street.

69.09    ALL NIGHT PARKING PROHIBITED.  No person, except physicians or other persons on emergency calls, shall park a vehicle on any of the following named streets for a period of time longer than thirty (30) minutes during the times indicated.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.236 [1])

  1. Between the hours of 12:01 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. of any day, on the following streets:

A. Main Street, on the west side, from Clark Street to Seventh Street;

B. Washington Street, on the east side from 225 feet south of Madison Street to Jay Street;

C. Washington Street (west side) from Jay Street south 180 feet;

D. Union Street (west side) from Madison Street south 1,250 feet;

E. Clark Street, on the south side, from Union Street to 175 feet east of Washington Street;

F. Washington Street, on the east side, from Clark Street to Madison Street.

      2. Between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on any day, on the following streets:

A. Main Street, on both sides, from Volga River Bridge to Clark Street.

69.10    TRUCK PARKING LIMITED.  No person shall park a motor truck, semi-trailer, or other motor vehicle with trailer attached in violation of the following regulations.  The provisions of this section shall not apply to pickup, light delivery or panel delivery trucks.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.236 [1])

  1. Business District. Except only when such vehicles are actually engaged in the delivery or receiving of merchandise or cargo within the prohibited area, no person shall park or leave unattended such vehicle, on any of the following designated streets.  When actually receiving or delivering merchandise or cargo such vehicle shall be stopped or parked in a manner which will not interfere with other traffic.

A. South Main on both sides from Water Street to Clark Street;

B. State Street on both sides from Washington Street to King Street;

C. West Clark Street on the north side from Main Street to King Street.

     2. Noise. No such vehicle shall be left standing or parked upon any street, alley, public or private parking lot, or drive of any service station between the hours of ten o’clock (10:00) p.m. and six o’clock (6:00) a.m. with the engine, auxiliary engine, air compressor, refrigerating equipment or other device in operation giving off audible sounds excepting only the drive of a service station when actually being serviced, and then in no event for more than thirty (30) minutes.

     3. Livestock. No such vehicle containing livestock shall be parked on any street, alley or highway for a period of time of more than thirty (30) minutes.

69.11    LOADING ZONE PARKING.  No one shall stop, stand or park a vehicle, except for trucks and then only for the purpose of loading or unloading cargo, in any of the following designated loading zones:

  1. West Water Street, on the north side, from Main Street to a point 120 feet west.

69.12    SNOW REMOVAL.  No person shall park, abandon or leave unattended, any vehicle on the traveled portion of any City street or alley from November 1st through March 31st between the hours of two o’clock (2:00) a.m. and six o’clock (6:00) a.m. or during snow removal operations when the mayor has declared a Snow Emergency to exist.  Signs indicating the November 1st through March 31st 2:00 a.m.-6:00 a.m. period shall be posted and maintained in proper order by the Street Department at each entrance to Fayette so proper notification can be given to motorists.  All motor vehicles left parked, unattended or abandoned on any city street from November 1st through March 31st between the hours of two o’clock (2:00) a.m. and six o’clock (6:00) a.m. shall be ticketed by Law Enforcement Officials or their designee and towed at the discretion of the Law Enforcement Officials or their designee at the owner’s expense to the nearest facility, garage or impound yard approved by the Police Chief.  All impounded vehicles under this ordinance may be released only after the costs of impoundment have been paid in full with cash or assurety.  All tickets issued under this ordinance must be paid within a 72 hour period unless the vehicle’s owner is otherwise granted an extension by the Mayor following a formal request for a public hearing before the City Council. 

     Following a winter storm where the accumulation of six (6) inches of snow or more has fallen, or when the Mayor has declared a Snow Emergency, no person shall park, abandon, or leave unattended, any vehicle on the traveled portion of any street or alley, or in any off-street parking areas in the public right-of-way and lying between the property lines along the sidewalk areas and the street edge until such snow has been moved back by City Street Department crews.  In areas of town where sidewalk does not exist, the City Map indicating right of ways, which is posted in the Council Chambers in City Hall, should be used as a guide.  This is to allow the City Street Department crews to clear snow back away from the street’s edge and to promote safety through increased visibility and a roadway free of narrowing or unnecessary obstructions.

     In the event a Snow Emergency is declared by the Mayor to exist, the City Administrator/Clerk or the Chief of Police shall immediately notify the area news stations via facsimile of the declared Snow Emergency stating the time and date of the posting along with the period for which the Emergency is in force.  

     For the purpose of declaring the traveled portion areas of a street or alley, this would include all hard-surfaced areas of the street and forty-eight (48) inches from the edge of the street which is maintained by the City known as the shoulder.

       The City Administrator shall cause notice of this ordinance to be posted at City Hall, Library, Bank Lobby and Post Office in Fayette each October prior to the enforcement date of the Snow Ordinance.  The City Administrator/Clerk or designee shall also publish the notice in the local newspaper once in October, to serve as an additional warning to motorists and property owners.

(Code of Iowa, 321.236[1])

69.13    SNOW ROUTES.  The Council may designate certain streets in the City as snow routes.  When conditions of snow or ice exist on the traffic surface of a designated snow route, it is unlawful for the driver of a vehicle to impede or block traffic.

(Code of Iowa, Sec. 321.236[12])

69.14    CONTROLLED ACCESS FACILITIES.  Parking restrictions on controlled access facilities are as specified in Chapter 140 of this Code of Ordinances.

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