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Chapter 8. Traffic Code

Sec. 8-78. Parking in public places.

(1) Generally. No person shall park any vehicle in public parks or public grounds belonging to the city, except in designated parking places, or park or allow any vehicle to stand in any park or public grounds in the city whether occupied or unoccupied between the hours of 2:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.; provided that on nights when there are dances in the Wildwood Station or other entertainments or special programs in the parks or public grounds, cars may be parked in designated parking places until such dances or other programs or entertainments are over. This section shall not apply to vehicles of bona fide campers in the public campgrounds within the city, but shall apply to parking in terraces as defined in section 13-37(1) of this Code.

(2) City parking areas. No person shall park any vehicle, trailer, mobile home or other similar object on the city-owned property adjoining the city garage on the east, west and north sides. This shall not apply to:

  1. City-owned vehicles.
  2. Other vehicles owned by any person who is transacting business at the city garage.
  3. Vehicles owned by city employees when parked in designated areas.

(3) Parking for the handicapped. Parking for the handicapped shall be in accordance with the following:

  1. Definitions. As used in this subsection, the words and phrases used shall be as defined below:
    1. Disabled person means any person disabled by paraplegia, amputation of leg, foot or both hands or if he is disabled by loss of use of a leg, foot or both hands, minimum faulty vision of 20/200 or other conditions certified by the Veterans' Administration or by a physician duly licensed to practice medicine in the state, resulting in an equal degree of disability (specifying the particular condition) so as not to be able to get about without great difficulty.
    2. Other privileged person means a licensed driver upon whom a disabled person is regularly dependent upon for transportation or any employer who provides an automobile or motor home, whether owned or leased by him, for an employee's use, who is in possession of a statement from a physician duly licensed to practice medicine, certifying that the dependent person or employee is a disabled person as defined in subsection (3)(a)1 of this section.
  2. Parking exemptions. The time limitations imposed by this chapter on parking in any street or highway zone or parking lot, whether owned or leased by the city, of one-half hour or more, shall not apply to automobiles or motor homes described as follows:
    1. Bearing special registration plates issued under 341.14(1)(la), (lm) or (lq) Wis. Stats.
    2. Bearing upon its visor or other visible location a special identification card for the physically disabled issued under 343.51 Wis. Stats. Permits which have been issued by the Marshfield Police Department in the past shall continue to be valid for use only in the City of Marshfield until they expire, which shall not be more than three months following the effective date of the ordinance from which this section derives. Application for such special identification cards shall be on forms prescribed by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, and shall be available at the Marshfield Police Department.
  3. Width of parking spaces in lots. The director of public works or his designee shall designate two spaces in each municipal parking lot, whether owned or leased, for the parking of disabled persons or other privileged persons as defined in this subsection. Each space shall comply with Americans with Disabilities requirements.

(Code 1982, 7.06)