CITY OF WARWICK
ORDINANCE NO. 0-12-19
APPROVED SCOTT AVEDISIAN
October 11, 2012 MAYOR
STOPPING, STANDING AND PARKING
Be it ordained by the City of Warwick:
Section I. Chapter 76 Article IV of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Warwick is hereby amended add the following:
Sec. 76-223. Recreational vehicles and equipment prohibited.
(a) Prohibition. It shall be unlawful for the operator or the owner of a major recreational vehicle to park same on any portion of any street. A “major recreational vehicle” includes, but is not limited to, a camping bus, a motor home, camper, camp or travel trailers, tent trailers, boats and boat trailers; provided however, said vehicle may be parked on residential property for the purposes of loading or unloading for a period not to exceed 24 hours, subject to the provisions of section 601.5 (D) of the zoning ordinance.
(b) Order to remove. Whenever any major recreational vehicle is parked on a public street or highway of the city, the police department, or any officer thereof, shall direct the owner or operator to remove such vehicle and shall give him/her a reasonable opportunity to do so.
(c) Use of towing service. If the owner or operator of a major recreational vehicle is unable or unwilling to remove such vehicle by his/her own efforts or resources within a reasonable time as directed by the police department, he/she shall be directed to call or designate a towing service of his/her own choice to remove the vehicle. If such owner or operator refuses, fails, is unable, or is not readily available to call or select a towing service as aforesaid, the police department shall call upon a towing service and direct that such vehicle be removed to a suitable place within the city.
(d) Fines. The municipal court of the city may impose penalties for violation of this ordinance. The violation of any provisions of this ordinance shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $50.00. Each day any violation of this ordinance shall continue shall constitute a separate offense.
Section II. This Ordinance shall take effect upon passage and publication as prescribed by law