Statement Clarifying the Ordinance Related to Parking and Storage of Recreational Vehicles, Trucks, Semi-Tractors and Trailers
Thank you for the many emails and comments received on social media regarding the confusion over parking in the City of Coon Rapids as it relates to trucks and semi-tractor trailers. We appreciate the opportunity to respond to these questions and provide further information to clear up any confusion.
It has come to our attention that a hand-written note was taped to a truck driver’s window sometime prior to June 7, stating that the City has a parking ordinance in place and that the police department will issue “expensive tickets.” This note was not written by anyone who works for the City. The City of Coon Rapids does not condone or endorse this type of communication and it is unfortunate that this note caused confusion among the public and those in the trucking community.
As of February 9, 2013, the City enacted an ordinance regulating the overnight parking of recreational vehicles, trucks (over 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight), semi-tractors and trailers in commercial and office districts. The ordinance states that vehicles of this type cannot be parked or stored in a place affected by the public interest between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.; however, if a truck is in an approved queue area, waiting to load/unload materials, it can remain for up to eight hours. The intent of the ordinance is to discourage trailers or cabs from being left unattended for long periods of time. The complete ordinance can be found here: http://www.ci.coon-rapids.mn.us/citycode/09-0200.pdf
The City’s police department is currently issuing a warning notice to anyone parking in violation of this ordinance. This warning notice aims to educate drivers about the new ordinance and provide further information to clarify any questions they may have.
The City of Coon Rapids values the trucking community and understands the important service that is provided by the delivery of goods to our businesses. We believe this valuable service can continue effectively while, at the same time, follow city ordinance.
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