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Solicitors Ordinance

Sec. 12-2-1. Definition of "solicitor"; application of chapter.
For the purposes of this chapter, any person who goes from house to house or from place to place in the city, selling or offering to sell or taking orders or offering to take orders or bartering or offering to barter any goods, wares or merchandise, or for services to be performed in the future for the making, manufacturing or repairing of any article or thing, shall be deemed a solicitor; provided, however, that this chapter shall not apply to wholesale peddlers, nor shall this chapter apply to insurance underwriters, nor shall this chapter apply to persons licensed to do business in the city, unless such persons are
deemed a peddler as defined in Chapter I of this title. In addition, the requirements of this chapter shall apply to any person collecting or attempting to collect any payments due from any purchaser where the collector and original seller are not one and the same.
(Code 1973, § 25-1)

Sec. 12-2-2. Solicitor's permit required.
It shall be unlawful for any person to act as a solicitor, without first securing a solicitor's permit from the chief of police, or his designated subordinate. (Code 1973, § 25-2)

Sec. 12-2-3 Application.
Any person desiring a permit to act as a solicitor within the city shall make application
therefore to the chief of police, or to his designated subordinate, on a form to be provided, staling the name and exact address of the applicant, the name and address of the person or firm which he represents, the kind of goods offered for sale, or the kind of services to be performed. At the time of filing for such application the applicant shall
also submit for the inspection of the chief of police, or his designated subordinate, written
proof of his identity, which may be in the form of an automobile operator's or owner's license or a bona fide identification card issued to the applicant by the person for or through whom or under whose auspices the applicant is authorized to conduct such activity. Such applicant shall state whether he has ever been convicted of any offense involving moral turpitude and shall further furnish such information or evidence as
the chief of police, or his designated subordinate, may deem necessary to confirm the identity and past experience of the applicant or the person or firm he represents. (Code 1973, Sec. 25-3)

Sec. 12-2-4 Applicants to be fingerprinted and photographed.
The applicant for a solicitor's permit must be photographed and fingerprinted. (Code 1973, Sec. 25-4)

Sec. 12-2-5 Fee.
The person issued a solicitor's permit shall pay to the city a fee of five dollars ($5.00) therefore, which fee shall cover the cost of investigation and issuance of the permit. (Code 1973, Sec. 25-5)

Sec. 12-2-6 Issuance.
Upon compliance by the applicant with the preceding sections of this chapter, the chief of
police, or his designated subordinate, shall, after such investigation as reasonably appears
necessary, issue to such applicant a solicitor's permit, which shall be dated and signed by the chief of police, or his designated subordinate; provided, however, that the chief of police, or his designated subordinate, shall not be required to issue such a solicitor's permit to any person who shall have been convicted of any crime or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, or to any person whose permit has been previously revoked, or to any person who is unable to substantiate the prior reliability of himself or the person or firm he represents. (Code 1973. Sec. 25-6)

Sec. 12-2-7 Term.
A solicitor's permit issued under this chapter shall be good for a period of 30 days and no
longer. (Code 1973, Sec. 25-7)

Sec. 12-2-8 Renewal.
A solicitor's permit may be renewed on its expiration date, for an additional like period,
upon the execution of a renewal application, setting forth that the statements made in the
original application are true and accurate statements at the time the renewal application is
filed, or a renewal application setting forth all changes in the original application required by a change in facts since the date of filing the original application. For each renewal permit, the applicant shall pay to the city a fee of five dollars ($5.00). (Code 1973, Sec. 25-8)

Sec. 12-2-9 Transfer.
A solicitor's permit issued under this chapter shall be nontransferable. (Code 1973, Sec. 25-9)

Sec. 12-2-10 Conditions.
A solicitor's permit shall be issued subject to the following conditions:
   (1)   The holder shall have his solicitor's permit in his possession at all times and shall exhibit the same at any time upon request by any police officer of the city, or by any purchaser, or by any person being solicited.
   (2)   The holder of a permit shall make no false statements or misrepresentations of facts in the course of carrying on the activity for which the permit is granted, and shall conduct himself at all times in an orderly and lawful manner.
   (3)  For the sale or delivery of any goods, wares or merchandise, there shall be a written order or invoice, in duplicate, showing the name and address of the firm represented by the solicitor, issued and signed by the solicitor, and signed by the purchaser, staling the terms and conditions of the sale, a description of the goods, wares or merchandise, the quantity and price thereof, the date of sale or the date of delivery and the amount paid in advance, if any. The duplicate of such order or invoice shall be given to the purchaser.
   (4)   The holder of a permit shall not sell, distribute or circulate literary material or canvass
or solicit orders therefore or for goods or merchandise from pedestrian or vehicular traffic
on or adjacent to any street within the limits of the city, in such a manner as will interfere with the normal and usual use of such street.
   (5)   The holder of a permit shall not enter in or upon any house, building or other structure or any land or property, without the prior consent of the owner or occupant thereof, where there is placed or posted on the premises in a conspicuous position at or near the usual means of ingress, a sign or other form of notice stating or indicating that the owner or occupant thereof forbids or otherwise does not desire persons engaged in such or a similar activity to enter upon the premises. (Code 1973. Sec. 25-10)

Sec. 12-2-11 Revocation.
   (a)   Any solicitor's permit issued under the provisions of this chapter may be revoked by the chief of police, after notice and hearing, for any fraud, misrepresentation or false statement contained in the application: for failure to observe the conditions of the permit; or, upon any subsequent conviction of any crime or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude. 
   (b)   Notice of the hearing for revocation of a permit shall be in writing, setting forth the
specific reason for the hearing and the time and place thereof. Such notice shall be given to the holder of the permit at least two (2) days, if by personal service, and at least three (3) days, if by local mail, addressed to the holder's last known local address, prior to the stated hearing.
   (c)   In the case where protection of the public interest necessitates such action, the chief of police may direct immediate revocation of a solicitor's permit by personal service of a notice thereof by the chief of police, or his designated subordinate, upon the holder or the person he represents. Wherein action in this manner is taken, the holder of the permit shall immediately discontinue those activities granted by the permit and this chapter, but the holder shall be entitled to a hearing within two (2) days from the revocation, and the notice of the revocation shall designate the time and place of the hearing. (Code 1973, Sec. 25-11)

Sec. 12-2-12 Designation of subordinate.
The chief of police, when personally unable to discharge the responsibilities set forth in this
chapter, because of absence from the city or otherwise, shall designate one (1) of his
subordinates to perform the duties required of the chief of police. (Code1973,Sec.25-12)

   Harrisonburg Residential Permit Parking

             

Harrisonburg Residential Permit Parking zones are different from those of James Madison University and are identified by the signs displayed above and are described by the individual zones below in the City Ordinance.
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Sec. 13-1-60. Residential permit parking Intent, purpose and definitions.
  
 (a)   Intent and purpose. The council finds and declares that the provisions of sections 13-1-60 through 13-1-68 are enacted for the following reasons:

(1) To reduce hazardous traffic conditions resulting from the use of streets within  residential districts for vehicles parked by persons not residing within the residential districts;
(2) To protect these residential districts from excessive noise and refuse cause by the entry of such vehicles;
(3) To protect the residents of these residential districts from unreasonable burdens in gaining access to their residences;
(4) To preserve the character of these districts as residential districts;
(5) To promote efficiency in the maintenance of streets in these residential districts in a clean and safe condition;
(6) To preserve the value of the property in these residential districts;
(7) To promote traffic safety and the safety of children and other pedestrians in these residential districts;
(8) To facilitate the movement of traffic in the event of accidents and other disasters; and
(9) To promote the peace, comfort, convenience and welfare of all inhabitants of the city.

(b) Definitions. For the purposes of sections 13-1-60 through 13-1-68, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them:
Residential zone: An area in which seventy-five (75) percent of the buildings contained herein are used for residential purposes. A residential zone shall be established only on an area-wide basis and for the purpose of sections 13-1-60 through 13-1-68 shall be an area containing no fewer than fifty (50) on-street parking spaces, designating twenty (20) linear feet per parking space. Provided, however, that a residential zone may be established in an area containing fewer than fifty (50) on-street parking spaces if the city council shall find that to require the area to contain fifty (50) on-street parking spaces would be impractical or impose an undue hardship.
Permit parking zone: A residential zone in which parking is prohibited except in
accordance with sections 13-1-60 through 13-1-68.
Resident: Any person who owns and occupies any dwelling along with the members of his or her household or any person who rents on a predetermined basis any privately owned apartment or room within the areas outlined in section 13-1-60.01.
Visitor: A person who stays temporarily at a residence but is domiciled elsewhere outside the residential zone.
(Code 1973, § 17-42; Ord. of 9-26-78; Ord. of 11-26-85; Ord. of 8-10-93)

Sec. 13-1-60.01. Residential permit parking zones.
The following areas of the city are hereby designated as permit parking zones, within which it shall be unlawful for any motor vehicle to be parked on a public right-of-way or street unless such vehicle shall properly display a parking permit validly issued in accordance with regulations adopted pursuant to sections 13-1-60 through 13-1-68:

  (a)   Red Zone: Except for the area designated in subparagraph (b) of this section, the provisions of sections 13-1-60 through 13-1-68 shall apply during the hours from 4:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, in that section of the city bounded as follows: Beginning at a point in the west line of Interstate 81, one thousand seven hundred sixty (1,760) feet south of its intersection with Port Republic Road; thence westward to the northeast corner of Purcell Park; thence with the northern line of Purcell Park to Black's Run; thence with Black's Run to the C&W Railroad; thence north with the C&W Railroad to West Grattan Street; thence east on West Grattan Street to Main Street; thence north on Main Street to Paul Street; thence east on Paul Street five hundred twelve (512) feet to the rear property line of the Elks Home; thence north to the intersection of Campbell Street and Federal Street; thence north
on Federal Street to Franklin Street; thence east on Franklin Street to Ott Street; thence north on Ott Street to Newman Avenue; thence west on Newman Avenue to the line of R-2 District; thence east on Newman Avenue to Ott Street; thence
north on Ott Street to Water Street; thence south on Ott Street to Franklin Street; thence east on Franklin Street to Myers Avenue; thence south on Myers Avenue to Mountain View Drive; thence east on Mountain View Drive to the C&W Railroad; thence south with such railroad property line to Eastover Subdivision; thence with such property line east to the city limits at Interstate 81; thence south with Interstate 81 to the point of beginning. This residential parking zone shall consist of both sides of the streets named as the boundaries of this zone.

  (b)   Blue Zone: The provisions of sections 13-1-60 through 13-1-68 shall apply twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week to those two (2) areas of the city bounded by the following streets and highways: (i) On the east by Interstate 81, on
the south by Monument Avenue, on the west by South Main Street, on the north by Maplehurst Avenue, and on the east by Hillcrest Drive and Port Republic Road; and the entire length of and on both sides of Greenbriar Drive from Forest Hill Road to the cul-de-sac end of Greenbriar Drive. The chief of police or his designee is hereby
authorized and directed to order the towing or removal of motor vehicles, trailers or semi-trailers parked on the city streets, rights-of-way or alleys in the above-described zone only which are parked without a valid permit in violation of sections 13-1-60 t through 13-1-68; and (ii) Paul Street from Main Street east to Ott Street, West View Street from Mason Street east to Ott Street, West Grattan Street from Main Street east to Ott Street, north side of Cantrell Avenue from Main Street to Mason Street and Mason Street from Paul Street south to Cantrell Avenue. These residential parking zones shall consist of both sides of the streets (with the exception of the east side of North Main Street in subsection (i) and the north side of Cantrell Avenue in subsection (ii)) named as boundaries of these zones. The chief of police or his designee is hereby authorized and directed to order the towing or removal of motor vehicles, trailers or semi-trailers parked on the city streets, rights-of-way or alleys in the above-described zone only which are parked without a valid permit in violation of sections 13-1-60 through 13-1-68; and (ii) Paul Street from Main Street east to Ott Street, West View Street from Mason Street east to Ott Street, West Grattan Street from Main Street east to Ott Street, north side of Cantrell Avenue from Main Street to Mason Street and Mason Street from Paul Street south to Cantrell Avenue. These ` residential parking zones shall consist of both sides of the streets (with the exception of the north side of Cantrell Avenue) named as boundaries of these zones.

   (c)   Green Zone: The provisions of sections 13-1-60 through 13-1-68 shall apply during the hours from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, on both sides of Beech Street from Grace Street to Ohio Avenue, on both sides of Dixie Avenue from ChestnutDrive to High Street and on both sides of Grace Street from Chestnut Drive to High Street.

  (d)   Vehicles excluded from showing permits or guest cards. The following vehicles shall be excluded from displaying permits or guest cards in the restricted permit parking zones named in this section:

   (1) Clearly marked emergency or rescue vehicles and public use vehicles which shall,   however, obey all other safety and parking regulations; and


   (2) Clearly marked commercial vehicles loading or unloading or performing commercial service during customary or appropriate hours, which, however, shall obey all other safety and parking regulations.

   (e)   Exempted days. The following days shall be excluded and exempt from the provisions of subsections (a), (b) and (c) of this section each and every yea

   (1) Saturday of James Madison University's Parents Weekend;
   (2) Saturday of James Madison University's Homecoming Weekend;
   (3) Sunday of James Madison University's graduation; and
   (4) Evening of Harrisonburg High School's graduation.

(Ord. Of 11-26-85; Ord. Of 7-8-86; Ord. Of 6-27-89; Ord. Of 8-10-93; Ord. Of 4-9-96; Ord. Of 7-13-99; Ord. Of 6-13-00; Ord. Of 10-18-00)

Sec. 13-1-61. Issuance of residential parking permits to certain residents.
Residential parking permits shall be issued to those residents of the area designated in section 13-1-60.01 wishing to park motor vehicles at the
curbside on the streets within such area.
(Code 1973, § 17-42.11)

Sec. 13-1-61.01. Creation of new zones.
   (a)   Authority of council to prohibit parking. Whenever the city council shall determine that the streets of a particular residential zone are being used for parking by the operators of motor vehicles who are nonresidents of that residential zone and the average number of vehicles of that kind parking in that residential zone is in excess of twenty-five (25) percent of the number of parking spaces on those streets, the city council may by ordinance prohibit parking in the particular zone so surveyed.

   (b)  Survey to determine qualifications as permit parking zone or restricted parking zone. In order to determine whether a particular residential zone should be designated as a permit parking zone, the city manager shall have conducted, upon submission of a petition signed by more than fifty (50) percent of the residents of such zone, a survey to determine whether the criteria, described above, establish the zone as one qualified to become a permit parking zone. The petition shall contain the legible name, address, telephone number and signature of the residents, one signature per address. To determine whether a particular residential zone qualifies to have restricted permit parking, the designated zone will be surveyed by the city police department at the city manager's direction, as follows: A block by block survey of the affected zone will be taken on a significant number of days. If more than twenty five (25) percent of the parking spaces are occupied by vehicles of nonresidents, then that zone may be qualified to have restricted permit parking.

   (c)   Recommendation to council. Upon completion of the aforesaid survey, the results shall be submitted to the city manager for his recommendation to city council.

   (d)   Consideration of section 13-1-60. In making his recommendation to the city council, the city manager should also consider such matters as outlined in section 13-1-60.

   (e)   Designation by council. After the city manager submits his recommendations to the city council, they may adopt an ordinance designating an area which qualified under the heretofore described criteria as a permit parking zone.

   (f)   Notification of households before posting signs. Prior to posting signs restricting an area as a permit parking zone, notice must be sent to each household within that zone, stating that the occupants of that household are required to obtain a permit for each vehicle parked in the designated permit parking zone.
(Ord. of 8-10-93)

Sec. 13-1-62. Conditions to issuance of residential parking permits; fee; expiration.
   (a)   Upon application to the city treasurer, on the form provided by that office, and upon presentation to the treasurer's office of a valid certificate of registration for a motor vehicle from the city or any other jurisdiction, residential parking permits shall be issued by the city treasurer. The treasurer shall collect three dollars ($3.00) for each permit issued. Such permits shall be valid and shall expire on the same annual basis as city license tags.

   (b)   Permits shall be color-coded to identify the permit parking zone in which they shall be valid for parking. Each permit parking zone shall be
assigned a different color or series of colors for permits issued under sections 13-1-60 through 13-1-68 for the purpose of identifying the zones for which such permits apply.
(Code 1973, § 17-42.2; Ord. of 8-10-93)

Sec. 13-1-63. Issuance of duplicate residential parking permit upon sale or transfer of vehicle.
Upon the sale or transfer of the motor vehicle for which a parking permit has been issued, the owner shall remove such permit. To replace the one so removed, the owner shall present the original permit or enough of the mutilated permit to identify it, and a duplicate permit shall be issued by the treasurer for a fee of one dollar ($1.00).
(Code 1973, § 17-42.3; Ord. of 8-10-93)
Cross reference-Disposition of city windshield sticker
upon sale or transfer, § 13-l-15(d).

Sec. 13-1-64. Signs.
All signs to designate a residential permit parking zone shall be erected by the City of Harrisonburg and shall be in conformance with the applicable Virginia Department of Transportation regulations and shall be of such design and character as to readily inform the operators of vehicles in permit parking zones of the existence, nature and requirements of the regulations pertaining to that particular zone. All signs shall include at least the following information from top to bottom of the sign in the order listed below:

   (1)   Restriction or prohibition;
   (2)   Time of day the restriction or prohibition is applicable, if not twenty-four (24) hours per day;
   (3)   The days of the week applicable, if not every day; and
   (4)   The color of the residential permit parking zone.

(Code 1973, § 17-42.4; Ord. of 3-14-78; Ord. of 8-10-94)

Sec. 13-1-65. Proof required for issuance of residential parking permits.
Any person who desires a residential parking permit and who is not a permanent resident of the city shall show to the treasurer a receipt for rent paid for an apartment or room within the area outlined in section 13-1-60.01, or a signed statement from his or her landlord that he is a tenant within such area.
(Code 1973, § 17-42.5)

Sec. 13-1-66. Guest cards.
Each dwelling house or apartment in which there is a household living on a year-round basis shall be issued two (2) guests cards at the time of the issuance of the parking permit to be used by visitors at the household during the hours when this section is applicable. Persons who are renting rooms on less than a year-round basis shall not be issued any guest cards. In the event that such guest cards are lost or destroyed, duplicate cards may be issued by the treasurer and the applicant for such duplicates must give an affidavit on a
form furnished by the treasurer as to the loss or destruction of the original guest cards. The issuance of duplicate cards shall be limited to one time during any license year. The giving of false information on the affidavit required under this section shall constitute a misdemeanor and shall be punished under the general misdemeanor section of this Code.
(Code 1973, § 17-42.6; Ord. of 5-22-79)

Sec. 13-1-67. Violations of residential permit parking ordinance.
Any person convicted of violating the terms of the residential permit parking ordinance, or any section thereof, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor with a fine imposed of thirty-five dollars ($35.00). Each day a vehicle is parked in violation of this division shall constitute a separate offense. Any vehicle parked in violation of this division for more than three (3) days will be subject to being towed away at the owner's expense.
(Code 1973, § 17-42.7; Ord. of 11-26-85; Ord. of 8-10-93)

Sec. 13-1-68. Placement of residential parking stickers and guest cards.
   (a)   Motor vehicle decal. Residential permit parking decals shall be displayed in the lower left corner of the rear window of the vehicle to which the decal is issued. The decal shall be adhered to the window and may not be taped on to the window or displayed in any manner which may allow the transfer of the decal to another vehicle.
If the vehicle does not have a rear window or is legally obscured (i.e., louvers), the decal may be displayed on the driver's side of the lower right corner of the window furtherest to the rear of the vehicle. Any alteration to the decal shall deem the permit invalid.

   (b)   Motorcycle decal. The residential permit parking decal for motorcycles shall be displayed beside the state inspection sticker on the motorcycle front fork. Any alteration to the decal shall deem the permit invalid.

   (c)   Guest cards. The residential permit parking guest card shall be displayed on the vehicle dashboard so that the pass and all of the information displayed on the pass is entirely visible through the vehicle windshield. Any alteration to the card shall deem the permit invalid. Any obscuring of the information displayed on the card (i.e., folding under the address issued to) shall also deem the card invalid.
(Code 1973, § 17-42.8; Ord. of 8-10-93)

Sec. 13-1-69. Parking of commercial vehicles near residences.
It shall be unlawful for the owner, operator or driver of any motor passenger bus, for-hire car, truck, trailer or semi trailer to park such vehicle or to permit such vehicle to be parked on any of the streets, alleys or other public ways in the city in front of or adjacent to any portion of any lot upon which any residence is constructed, for a period longer than thirty (30) minutes, unless such owner, operator or driver has the written consent of the owner or tenant of such lot to do so; provided, that the provisions of this section shall not apply to any vehicle while actually engaged in loading or unloading. 
(Code 1973, § 17-42.9)

Sec. 13-1-70. Parking of passenger cars near residences-Nighttime.
It shall be unlawful for the owner, operator or driver of any motor passenger car or automobile to park such vehicle or to permit such vehicle to be parked for a continuous period of more than three (3) hours on any of the streets, alleys or public ways of the city in front of or adjacent to any portion of any lot on which a residence is constructed and located in an R-l single-family residential zone, other than such zones located within the area outlined in section 13-1-60.01 for the period between one hour after sunset and one
hour before sunrise of the following day; unless such person so parking such vehicle is the owner or tenant of the residence and lot in front of any part of which such vehicle is so parked; or unless the owner, operator or driver of the vehicle has first obtained the consent of the owner or tenant of the lot in front of which, or any part of which,
such vehicle is so parked during the nighttime.
(Code 1973, § 17-42.10)

Sec. 13-1-71. Same-Daytime.
It shall be unlawful for the owner, operator or driver of any motor passenger car or automobile to park such vehicle or to permit such vehicle to be parked between one hour before sunrise and one hour after sunset of any day on any street, alley or other public way in the city in front of or adjacent to any portion of any lot on which a residence is constructed and located in R-l single-family residential zone, other than such zones
located within the area outlined in section 13-1-60, for a period longer than two (2) hours; unless such person so parking such vehicle is the owner or tenant of the residence and lot in front of any part of which such vehicle is so parked; or unless the owner, operator or driver of such vehicle has first obtained the consent of the owner or tenant
of the lot in front of which, or any part of which, such vehicle is so parked.
(Code 1973, § 17-43)

Sec. 13-1-72. Additional parking violations and fines.
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this division shall be required to pay the following fines:
     Double-parking.................................................................. $10.00
     Parking in loading zone ........................................................ 10.00
     Parked left side to curb. ....................................................... 10.00
     Violation of official sign ........................................................ 10.00
     Parked beyond designated time of official sign....................... 10.00
     Parked within 20 feet of a corner.......................................... 10.00
     Parked within 30 feet of a stop sign .......................................10.00
     Parked within 15 feet of a fire hydrant .................................. 15.00
     Parked within 15 feet of a fire station entrance....................... 15.00
     Parked in fire lane ................................................................ 15.00
     Fail to display valid city license decal..................................... 10.00
     Fail to display valid state license plates.................................. 10.00
     Other................................................................................... 10.00
Failure to pay parking citation within fourteen (14) days will result in additional penalty of ten dollars ($10.00).
(Code 1973, § 17-43.1; Ord. of 11-26-85; Ord. of 6-28-94)

Sec. 13-1-73. Parking in spaces reserved for handicapped persons.
It shall be unlawful for any motor vehicle to be parked in a parking space reserved for the handicapped on public property, or at a privately owned shopping center or business office unless such motor vehicle bears a handicapped state license or a handicapped parking permit issued by the division of motor vehicles and either the driver or a passenger in said vehicle is handicapped. It is provided further that officers of the
Harrisonburg Police Department may enter upon the parking lots of privately owned shopping centers and business offices for the purpose of enforcing this section without having received a formal complaint, either written or otherwise, from the owners thereof. The fine for violation of this section shall be fifty dollars ($50.00).
(Ord. of 12-22-81; Ord. of 6-28-94)

Sec. 13-1-74. Parking vehicles without state or city license.
It shall be unlawful for any person to park any vehicle having no valid state or city license on any street.
(Ord. of 6-28-94)

Sec. 13-1-75. Condition precedent to issuance of warrant for violation of parking regulations.
   (a)   If any person fails to comply with any written notice of violation of any provisions of this division or any regulation regulating parking, such person shall be notified in writing by certified mail, return receipt requested, at his last known address or the address shown for the violation on the records of the Division of Motor Vehicles, that he may pay the fine provided by law for such violation within fourteen (14) days of receipt of such notice.

   (b)   If any person fails to pay such fine within the fourteen (14) days of receipt of such notice, the police officer or person having issued the original written notice of violation shall be notified that the violator has failed to pay such fine within said time. The police officer or person having issued the original written notice of violation shall there-upon issue a summons for the prosecution of that person so notified for that violation. 
(Ord. of 6-28-94)

Sec. 13-1-76. Compliance with division; penalty for violation of division.
   (a)   It shall be unlawful for any person to refuse, fail or neglect to comply with any of the provisions of this division or any rule or regulation promulgated pursuant thereto.

   (b)   Every person convicted of a violation of any of the provisions of this division or any rule or regulation promulgated pursuant thereto for which no other penalty is provided shall be punished by a fine of not more than fifty dollars ($50.00).  (Ord. of 6-28-94)

Stopping, Standing and Parking

Sec. 13-1-51 Method generally.
   (a)   No vehicle shall be parked or stopped on any street or alley in such manner as to impede or interfere with or render dangerous the use of such street or alley by another.

   (b)   Except upon one-way streets, no vehicle shall be stopped or parked except close to the right-hand curb and, except upon one-way streets, no vehicle shall be stopped or parked with its left side to the curb.

   (c)   Except in an emergency or to allow another vehicle or a pedestrian to cross in front, no vehicle shall be stopped or parked in any street, except close to and parallel with the curb. In no case shall any vehicles be parked less than four (4) feet apart nor with the rear wheels further than six (6) inches from the curb, except where parking regulations provide for parking at an angle to the curb.

   (d)   No vehicle shall be stopped or parked within 15 feet of the ends of any obstruction
opposite such vehicle.

   (e)   Vehicles shall not be parked two (2) or more abreast parallel with the curb. (Code 1973, Sec.17-33)

Sec. 13-1-52 Parking where lines indicate parking spaces.
On all streets marked with lines on the pavement indicating spaces for the parking of
vehicles, the spaces between each two (2) lines shall constitute parking room for only one (1) vehicle and no vehicle parked in such space shall be parked with wheels across the lines indicating the boundaries of the space. (Code 1973, Sec. 17-34)

Sec. 13-1-53 Parking on sidewalk or street crossing.
It shall be unlawful for any person to park a vehicle on a sidewalk or upon a street crossing. (Code 1973, Sec. 17-35)

Sec. 13-1-54. Parking on incline.
Whenever a motor vehicle is left standing on an incline, it shall be so parked that when the brake is released the curb will act as a check to prevent its movement, except under its own power; or so arranged as to prevent movement upon release of brake. (Code 1973, § 17-36)

Sec. 13-1-55. Stopping or parking for advertising purposes.
It shall be unlawful to stop or park a vehicle at any time upon any street for the purpose of
advertising any article of any kind or displaying thereupon advertisements of any article or for the advertisement for sale of the vehicle itself. (Code 1973, § 17-37)

Sec. 13-1-56. Parking by curb painted yellow.
It shall be unlawful for any person to park any vehicle alongside any curb painted yellow.
(Code 1973, § 17-38)

Sec. 13-1-57. Backing to curb.
No vehicle shall be backed up to a curb, except during the time merchandise is actually being loaded or unloaded. (Code 1973, § 17-39)

Sec. 13-1-58. Unlawful opening of doors.
It shall be unlawful for any person to open the door of any vehicle parked in any street in the city in such manner as to interfere with the lawful use of any other vehicle. Violation of this section shall be punished as provided in section 1-1-6. (Code 1973, § 17-40)

Sec. 13-1-59. Allowing vehicle to remain parked more than five days continuously.
It shall be unlawful for the owner of any motor vehicle to allow such vehicle to remain parked continuously upon any street of the city or in the municipal parking lot for a period of more than five (5) days. (Code 1973, § 17-41)

Sec. 13-1-81. Definitions.
   (a)   The word "operator" as used in this division shall mean and include every person who shall operate a vehicle as owner thereof or as agent or employee of permittee.

   (b) The word "vehicle" as used in this division shall be taken to mean any device, in or upon or by which any person or property may be transported upon the highway. (Code 1973, § 17-44)

Sec. 13-1-82. Parking meter zones.
The parking meter zones within the city shall be as from time to time established by the Harrisonburg Parking Authority. (Code 1973, § 17-45)

Sec. 13-1-83. Installation of parking meters; what parking meter signals to show.
Parking meters shall be placed at or adjoining parking spaces designated by lines marked on the curb or on the street or ground about or along each parking meter, which lines should designate the parking space for which such meter is to be used. Each parking meter shall be so placed as to show or display a signal that the parking space assigned to it is not in use, and such signal shall show legal parking upon the deposit of a United
States coin or coins, as indicated on such meter. (Code 1973, § 17-46)

Sec. 13-1-84. Operation of parking meters; overtime parking generally.
It shall be unlawful for any person to park in the parking meter space indicated as provided in this division, except by and with the use of such meters and depositing of a coin as indicated thereon, immediately upon entering such parking meter space. If such vehicle shall remain parked in such parking meter space beyond the time paid for by such person on depositing of coins as provided in this division, the parking meter shall display a signal indicating illegal parking and in that event such vehicle shall be considered parked
overtime and shall be a violation of this division and punishable as provided in section 13-1-93. (Code 1973, § 17-47)

Sec. 13-1-85. Unlawful deposit of coins to secure extension of time.
It shall be unlawful for any person to deposit or cause to be deposited in any parking meter any coin for the purpose of extending the time for more than one additional period beyond the period allowed for parking in the parking meter space alongside of or next to which the parking meter in which the coin is deposited is installed. (Code 1973, § 17-48)

Sec. 13-1-86. Manner of parking in parking meter spaces.
Any vehicle parked in any parking meter space shall be parked with the hood of such vehicle alongside of or next to the parking meter provided for such parking meter space and within the lines marked on the street for such parking meter space as provided in this division. It shall be unlawful to park any vehicle across any such line or mark or to park any vehicle in such a way so that the same shall not be within the area designated by such lines or markings. It shall be unlawful to back into a metered stall on a parking lot. (Code 1973, § 17-49; Ord. of 6-28-94)

Sec. 13-1-87. Designation of parking meter spaces; occupation of parking meter space when signal indicates overtime parking.
The city manager shall place lines or marks on the curb or on the street about or alongside of each parking meter to designate the parking meter space for which any particular meter is to be used. It shall be unlawful for any person to permit a vehicle to remain or be placed in a parking meter space next to which any parking meter is placed while such meter is displaying a signal showing that such vehicle shall have been already parked beyond the parking time as set out in this division. (Code 1973, § 17-50)

Sec. 13-1-88. Deposit of slugs, etc.; injuring, etc., parking meters.
It shall be unlawful to deposit or cause to be deposited in any parking meter any slug, device or metallic substitute for a penny or five-cent coin of the United States, or to deface, injure, tamperwith, open or willfully break, destroy or impair the usefulness of any parking meter installed under this division. (Code 1973, § 17-51)

Sec. 13-1-89. Purpose of levy.
The coins required to be deposited as provided in this division are hereby levied as police regulations and inspection fees to cover the cost of inspection and regulation involved in the inspection, installation, operation, control and use of the parking spaces and parking meters described in this division and involved in checking up and regulating the parking of vehicles in the parking meter zones provided for in this division. (Code 1973, § 17-52)

Sec. 13-1-90. Loading and unloading by delivery vehicles; receiving and discharging passengers.
Operators of delivery vehicles may use without deposit any parking meter space during the actual loading and unloading of such delivery vehicles. Operators of passenger vehicles, commercial or private, may use, without deposit, a parking meter space for the purpose of promptly receiving or discharging any passenger. This section shall not be construed to allow the owner of a business establishment to park his private car in front of
his establishment in violation of this division. (Code 1973, § 17-53)

Sec. 13-1-91. Liability of owner of vehicle.
The owner of any vehicle parked in violation of this division shall be deemed prima facie guilty of such violation. (Code 1973, § 17-54)

Sec. 13-1-92. Procedure and payment upon violation of division.
   (a)   Each police officer or parking enforcement officer charged with the duty of enforcing this division shall take the number of any meter at which any vehicle is overparked, the license number of such vehicle, the beginning time of the overparking in violation of this division or the time at which such violation was detected, as the case may be, and report such information to the police department and make proper complaint
with respect thereto.

   (b)   Each such officer shall attach to such vehicle a notice to the owner or driver thereof that such vehicle has been parked in violation of this division and instruct such owner or driver to report to the city treasurer for proper disposition and shall inform such owner or driver that the fine for such violation is two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50) if paid within one hour of the date and time of the violation; five dollars ($5.00) if paid within forty-eight (48) hours of the date of the violation and ten dollars ($10.00) thereafter up to the court appearance.

   (c)   If any person fails to comply with any written notice of violation of any provisions of this division or any regulation regulating parking, such person shall be notified in writing by certified mail, return receipt requested, at his last known address or the address shown for the violation on the records of the Division of Motor Vehicles, that he may pay the fine provided by law for such violation within fourteen (14) days of receipt of notice. (Code 1973, § 17-56; Ord. of 6-28-94; Ord. of 9-12-95)

Sec. 13-1-93. Penalty for violation of division.
   (a)   It shall be unlawful for any person to refuse, fail or neglect to comply with any of the provisions of this division or any rule or regulation promulgated pursuant thereto.

   (b)   Every person convicted of a violation of any of the provisions of this division or any rule or regulation promulgated pursuant thereto for which no other penalty is provided shall be punished by a fine of not more than fifty dollars ($50.00). (Code 1973, § 17-56; Ord. of 6-28-94)

Sec. 13-1-94. Hours of operations.
From 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day, except Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays recognized by the city council, parking meters in parking meter zones established under this division shall be regarded as being in operation and compliance with the provisions of this division concerning the deposit of coins and operation of such meters shall be required. (Ord. of 6-28-94)

Sec. 13-1-95. Removal or immobilization of motor vehicles against which there are outstanding parking violation notices.
   (a)   Whenever there is found any motor vehicle parked upon the public streets or public grounds within the city against which there are three (3) or more outstanding unpaid or otherwise unsettled parking violation notices, such vehicle may, by towing or otherwise, be removed or conveyed to a place within the city designated by the chief of police for the temporary storage of such vehicles or such vehicles may be immobilized in such a manner as to prevent its removal or operation except by, or under the direction of, an authorized
officer of the police department of the city. Any removal, conveyance or immobilization of the vehicle pursuant to this section shall be by, or under the direction of, an officer of the police department of the city.

   (b)   It shall be the duty of the officer removing or immobilizing such motor vehicle, or under whose direction such vehicle is removed or immobilized, to inform as soon as practicable the owner of the removed or immobilized vehicle of the fact of the towing or immobilization with a reference which explains the nature and circumstances of the prior unsettled parking violations. In any case involving immobilization of a vehicle pursuant to
this section, there shall be placed on such vehicle, in a conspicuous manner, a notice warning that any attempt to move such vehicle might result in damage thereto.

   (c)   The owner of an immobilized vehicle, or other duly authorized person, shall be allowed not less than twenty-four (24) hours from the time of immobilization to repossess or secure the release of the vehicle. If the owner fails to repossess or secure the release of the vehicle within this time period, the vehicle may be removed to a storage area for safekeeping under the direction of a police officer of the city. (d) The owner or other duly authorized person shall be permitted to repossess or to secure the release of the vehicle by payment of all outstanding parking violation notices for which the vehicle was removed or immobilized and by payment of all reasonable costs incidental to the immobilization, removal and storage of the vehicle and efforts to locate the owner of the vehicle. Should
such owner fail or refuse to pay such fines and costs or should the identity or whereabouts of such owner be unknown and unascertainable, such vehicle may be sold in accordance with the procedures set forth in section 46.2-1216 of the Code of Virginia. (Ord. of 6-28-94)

Sec. 13-1-96. Two-hour free parking in B-l Central Business District.
Two-hour free parking in the B-l Central Business District shall be as established by the Harrisonburg Parking Authority. It shall be unlawful for a person to park in any space within a designated two (2) hour free parking block for more than two (2) hours in any one day. Any person violating this section, shall be required to pay a fine of ten dollars ($10.00). (Ord. of 1-25-2000)

Cruising Ordinance
ARTICLE E. CRUISING

Sec. 13-1-120. Purpose.
A general public nuisance and threat to the public safety results from the repetitive unnecessary driving of motor vehicles, also known as cruising, in certain designated areas of the City of Harrisonburg, Virginia. The purpose of this article is to reduce the noise, air pollution, traffic congestion, obstruction of streets, sidewalks or parking lots, impediment of access to shopping centers or other buildings open to the public, or interference with the use of property or conduct of business in the area adjacent thereto resulting from cruising, and to ensure access for safety vehicles to and through said designated areas by
restricting repetitive driving of motor vehicles in said designated areas. Designated areas, as defined below, shall be added as the needs and conditions in the future dictate. (Ord. of 6-28-88)

Sec. 13-1-121. Definitions.
For the purposes of this article the following definitions shall apply: Cruising is driving a motor vehicle on a street past a traffic-control point, designated by a police officer, in a designated area under conditions in which traffic is congested at or near the control
point three (3) or more times within any two-hour period between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Passing the control point a third time under the same conditions stated herein shall constitute cruising and therefore a violation of this section. Designated area shall mean the following area of the City of Harrisonburg, Virginia: The following streets and the area enclosed thereby, East Market Street between Reservoir Street and Cantrell Avenue; Cantrell Avenue between East Market Street and Reservoir Street; and Reservoir Street
between Cantrell Avenue and East Market Street. Traffic-control point shall mean a reference point on a street in the designated area selected and marked by a police officer for the purpose of enforcing this article. (Ord. of 6-28-88)

Sec. 13-1-122. Cruising prohibited.
   (a)   No person shall cruise. For the purpose of this prohibition, the person having care, custody or control of a motor vehicle shall be considered the person cruising regardless of whether that person was actually driving the motor vehicle.

   (b)   For the purposes of this section, the person having "care, custody or control of a motor vehicle" shall mean either the owner of said vehicle, if present in the vehicle at the time of the violation, or, if the owner is not so present, the person or persons having the owner's express authority to use the vehicle. (Ord. of 6-28-88)

Sec. 13-1-123. Exclusion.
This article shall not apply to official emergency or police vehicles, licensed taxicabs or buses for hire, other business vehicles being driven for business purposes, and for residents of the designated area traveling to a specific destination. (Ord. of6-28-88)

Sec. 13-1-124. Penalty.
Any person found guilty of violating this article shall be guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor and shall be fined a minimum of one hundred dollars ($100.00) but not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00). No part of the minimum fine shall be suspended upon conviction. (Ord. of 6-28-88)

Bicycle Regulations

Sec. 13-2-1. Registration required.
It shall be unlawful for any person residing in the city to operate or use a bicycle propelled wholly or in part by muscular power upon any of the streets of the city without first obtaining a certificate of registration from the chief of police of the city and attaching the registration number to such bicycle. (Code 1973, § 4-1)

Sec. 13-2-2. Registration stickers and cards; register kept by chief of police.
The city shall provide registration stickers and seals, together with registration cards for bicycles, both to be numbered in numerical order, beginning with the number one (1), the design and identification lettering thereon to be approved by the chief of police. It shall be the duty of the chief of police to cause one (1) of such registration stickers to be attached to the frame of each bicycle and to issue a corresponding registration card to the owner of such bicycle upon the payment of the registration fee herein required. Such registration sticker shall remain attached to the bicycle for which it was issued during the period such
bicycle is operated within the city. The chief of police shall keep a permanent register in which shall be entered the name, address and age of the owner of each registered bicycle, the date of registration and sufficient information to identify such bicycle. (Code 1973, § 4-2)

Sec. 13-2-3. Transfer of ownership.
It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or transfer ownership of any bicycle without reporting to the chief of police within forty-eight (48) hours from the time thereof full and complete information relative to such transfer, so that such bicycle may be registered in the name of the transferee. The purchaser or transferee of any such bicycle shall apply for a transfer or registration therefore within five (5) days from the time the bicycle is acquired by him. (Code 1973, § 4-3)

Sec. 13-2-4. Fees for registration or transfer.
The registration fee to be paid for each bicycle registered shall be fifty cents ($0.50). Once a bicycle has been registered in a given name, the registration thereof may be transferred from one (1) owner to another with the payment of an additional fee of twenty-five cents ($0.25). The fee above required shall cover all charges incident to
registration, issuance of registration stickers and cards. All fees collected shall be turned over to the city treasurer. (Code 1973, § 4-4)

Sec. 13-2-5. Reports by dealers in secondhand bicycles.
It shall be unlawful for any person engaged in the business of buying secondhand bicycles, or any parts of secondhand bicycles, to fail to report to the chief of police of the city within forty-eight (48) hours after acquiring any secondhand bicycle, or parts thereof. Such report shall include the registration number and the frame number of such bicycle, a description thereof, together with the name and address of the person from whom the same was acquired. In case of the purchase of any part of bicycles, the report shall describe each part and give the name and address of the person from whom the same was acquired. (Code 1973, § 4-5)

Sec. 13-2-6. Removal, destruction or alteration of registration number, sticker or card; bicycle without legible serial number.
It shall be unlawful for any person willfully or maliciously to remove, destroy, mutilate or alter the number of any bicycle frame registered pursuant to this chapter. It shall also be unlawful for any person willfully or maliciously to remove, destroy, mutilate or alter any registration sticker or registration card issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter during the time in which such registration sticker or card is operative; provided, that nothing in this chapter shall prohibit the chief of police from stamping a number on the
frame of a bicycle on which no serial number can be found or on which such number is illegible or insufficient for identification purposes. (Code 1973, 4 -6)

Sec. 13-2-7. Bicycles and skateboards riding on sidewalks; riding bicycles on frame or without holding handlebars.
   (a)   It shall be unlawful for any person to operate or ride a bicycle and/or skateboard upon any sidewalk or pedestrian walkway in the downtown area enclosed by the following streets: the west side of Liberty Street between Bruce Street and Elizabeth Street; the south side of Bruce Street between Liberty Street and Mason Street; the east
side of Mason Street between Bruce Street and Elizabeth Street and the north side of Elizabeth Street between Mason Street and Liberty Street. Signs indicating such prohibition shall be conspicuously posted in the above area.

   (b)   It shall be unlawful for any person to ride a bicycle upon any street or alley in the city without having his or her hands upon the handlebars of such bicycle. It shall be unlawful for any person to ride, or to permit another to ride, on the frame or on the handlebars of any bicycle operated on any street or alley in the city. (Code 1973, §4-7; Ord. of 2-27-90)

Sec. 13-2-8. Holding to moving vehicle.
It shall be unlawful for any person while riding a bicycle to hold onto any moving bus, truck or other vehicle. (Code 1973, § 4-8)

Sec. 13-2-9. Parking on sidewalk before certain buildings.
It shall be unlawful for any person to park a bicycle on a sidewalk in front of any building
having glass windows extending to within two (2) feet of the sidewalk. (Code 1973, § 4-9)

Alcohol (Drinking in Public) Ordinance

ARTICLE F. DRINKING IN PUBLIC

Sec. 16-8-51. Prohibited; penalty.
   (a)  If any person shall take a drink of alcoholic beverage or shall tender a drink thereof to another, whether accepted or not, at or in any public place, he shall be guilty of a Class 4 misdemeanor.

   (b)   It shall be unlawful for any person to possess an open or opened container, can, cup, glass or bottle containing an alcoholic beverage in any city park or playground or on any public street in the city.

   (c)   This article shall not prevent any person from drinking alcoholic beverages, offering a drink thereof to another or possessing an open container, as described in paragraph (b) of this section, in the dining room or other designated room, as defined in section 4-25 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, of a hotel, restaurant or club; provided, that such hotel, restaurant or club, or the person who operated the same, is licensed to sell for consumption in such dining room or other rooms such alcoholic beverages and the
alcoholic beverages drunk or offered were purchased therein.

   (d)   This article shall not prevent any person from drinking alcoholic beverages, offering a drink thereof to another or possessing an open container, as described in paragraph (b) of this section, in any room or area approved by the ABC board at an event for which a banquet license or mixed beverage special events license has been granted. Nor shall this article prevent, upon authorization of the licensee, any person from drinking his own lawfully acquired alcoholic beverages or offering a drink thereof to another in approved
areas and locations at events for which a coliseum or stadium license has been granted.
(Code 1973, § 19-14; Ord. of 2-14-95; Ord. of 4-25-95; Ord. of 5-28-96)

Weed Ordinance

Sec. 16-6-58. Weeds, etc., on lots.
  
(a)   Between May first and September first of each year, every owner of real estate situate in the city shall, at his sole expense, cause to be cut there from all grass, weeds and foreign growth, with the following exceptions:

   (1)   Farm land on which crops are being grown or land used to pasture livestock.
   (2)   Acreage not farmed or pastured but which is not subdivided and of which no          subdivision plat has been recorded. However, on such unused acreage, the  owner shall mow a strip twenty-five (25) feet wide adjacent to any street or adjoining property on which a residence is located.        
   (3) Subdivided and recorded residential lots which do not adjoin dedicated streets that
have been improved for use as such and accepted by the city for maintenance.

   (b)   Upon determination by the city manager, in conjunction with the chief of police, or their agents, that there exists upon any land or premises within the city, including the area in front of such land or premises extending to the curb line, any trash, garbage, refuse, litter and other similar substances which might endanger the health, safety or general welfare of other residents of the Supp. No. 12city, notice shall be served on the owner or his agent and the occupant of the land or premises to cause such trash, garbage, refuse, litter and other similar substances which might endanger the health, safety or general welfare of other residents to be removed from such land or premises within ten (10) days from the date of such notice.

   (c)   Upon determination by the city manager, or his agents, that there exists on any land or premises within the city, including the area in front of such land or premises extending to the curb line, any grass, weeds, brush and other foreign growth not exempt under paragraph (a) above which presents any threat to the health, safety, or general
welfare of residents of the city, then notice shall be served on the owner or his agent and the occupant of the land to cause such grass, weeds, brush or other foreign growth to be removed or cut and removed from such land or premises within five (5) days from the date of such notice. For purposes of this section, whenever grass, weeds, brush or
other foreign growth attains the height of fifteen (15) inches or more, it shall be presumed to threaten the health, safety and general welfare of residents of the city.

   (d)   The notice provided for in paragraphs (b) and (c) above shall be served in person or be sent by registered or certified mail or, if the owner or his agent or the occupant of the land or premises cannot be found, it may be given by publication for three (3) consecutive days in a daily newspaper of general circulation in the city.

   (e)   Upon the failure, neglect or refusal of any owner, agent or occupant of the land or premises upon whom notice has been served as provided in this section to remove or cut and remove such trash, garbage, refuse, litter or other similar substances or grass, weeds or other growth which might endanger the health, safety or general welfare of other residents of the city, within the time indicated in the notice, the city manager or his
agent may, without notice, have the requisite work done by city forces or by contract. The actual cost of such work shall be charged to the owner of the land or premises upon whom such notice was served.

   (f)   When the city manager has accomplished the removal or cutting and removal of trash, garbage, refuse, litter or other similar substances or grass, weeds or other growth pursuant to this section, he shall bill the owner of the land for the cost of such removal or cutting and removal and the cost of publication, if any. If such bill is not paid within thirty (30) days, the city manager shall transmit such bill to the city treasurer, who shall include such amount in the next regular tax bill of the owner of such property. Every charge
authorized herein which remains unpaid shall constitute a lien against such property and may be collected as taxes and levies are collected.

   (g)   The failure, neglect or refusal of an owner, agent, occupant or lessee of land or premises, or owner or beneficiary of an easement or other right to use such land or premises, to comply with terms of a notice served pursuant to this section shall constitute a Class 4 misdemeanor. (Code 1973, § 19-55; Ord. of 4-9-85; Ord. of 8-12-86)

Noise Ordinance

Sec. 16-10-6. Noise.
   (a)   General prohibition. No person shall create any unreasonably loud, disturbing and unnecessary noise in the city or noise of such character, intensity and duration as to be detrimental to the  life or health of any person or to unreasonably disturb or annoy the quiet, comfort or repose of any person. The enumeration herein of certain specific offenses shall not be construed as a limitation of the scope of this subsection.

   (b)   Horns and warning devices. No person shall sound the horn or other warning device of any motor vehicle except as a danger signal or in compliance with the requirement of the state law or a city ordinance.

   (c)   Operation of motor vehicles generally. No person shall operate a motor vehicle, the brakes or other parts of which are in such a state of repair or adjustment as to cause excessive and unnecessary noise.

   (d)   Motor vehicle loads. No person shall operate a motor vehicle which shall be so loaded or the load on which shall be so insecurely attached or not attached as to cause excessive and unnecessary noise.

   (e)   Near quiet zones. No person shall make or cause to be made any loud and unnecessary noise in or near any quiet zone. 

   (f)   Persons peddling, hawking and selling. No person peddling, hawking or selling produce or goods of any character shall make or cause to be made a noise which disturbs the peace and quiet of a neighborhood.

   (g)   Steam whistles. No person shall sound or cause to be sounded a steam whistle or any whistle of similar character or volume except to give notice of the time of beginning or stopping work or as a warning of danger.
(Code 1973, § 19-26)


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