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File #: 12-1411    Version: 1 Name: 11/19/12 Ord Am 10:138 - Traffic
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/19/2012 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/3/2012 Final action: 12/3/2012
Enactment date: 11/19/2012 Enactment #: ORD-12-34
Title: An Ordinance to Amend Sections 10:136 and 10:138 of Chapter 126, Traffic, of Title X of Code of the City of Ann Arbor (Ordinance No. ORD-12-34)
Sponsors: Stephen Kunselman, Sabra Briere, Marcia Higgins
Attachments: 1. 12-34 Briefed and Approved, 2. 12-34 Briefed, 3. Inop Vehicle Ord As Amended 111912, 4. Inop Vehicle Ord Am.pdf, 5. Inop Vehicle Ord Amended.pdf, 6. Michigan Vehicle Code (Excerpt), 7. Michigan Vehicle Code (Excerpt)2, 8. Michigan Vehicle Code (Excerpt)3
Title
An Ordinance to Amend Sections 10:136 and 10:138 of Chapter 126, Traffic, of Title X of Code of the City of Ann Arbor (Ordinance No. ORD-12-34)
Memorandum
The Community Standards division has received citizen complaints regarding certain vehicles that appear to be inoperable but are parked on City streets. Community Standards has attempted to address these complaints by affixing so-called 48 hour notices to these vehicles, which inform the owner that unless the vehicles are moved within 48 hours they may be impounded. When the vehicles are re-checked after 48 hours they have been moved a few feet, but the appearance of the vehicles gives the indication that they are simply being pushed, rather than driven, those few feet.

City Ordinance 10:138 presently addresses the issue of inoperable vehicles, but only on private property. It is proposed that Ordinance 10:138 be amended to add an additional section that also makes it a violation to store inoperable vehicle on public property. City Ordinance 10:139 would then allow the City to remove an inoperable vehicle from public property, which the City is not able to do under the present version of Ordinance 10:138.
Staff
Prepared by: Robert West, Senior Assistant City Attorney
Sponsors: Councilmembers Kunselman, Briere and Higgins
Body
ORDINANCE NO. ORD-12-34

First Reading: November 19, 2012 Published: December 6, 2012

Public Hearing: December 3, 2012 Effective: December 16, 2012

TRAFFIC

An Ordinance to Amend SectionS 10:136 AND 10:138 of Chapter 126, Traffic, of Title X of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor

The City of Ann Arbor Ordains:

Section 1: That Section 10:136 of Chapter 126, Traffic, of Title X of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor be amended to read as follows:

10:136. - Abandoned STORAGE OF vehicles.

(1) If a vehicle has remained standing or parked on public or private property for a period of time so that it appears to be abandoned, the city administrator may affix a writt...

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