Purpose. The purpose of this section is that the city believes that it is in the best interests of the residents of the city to assume
basic responsibility for control of snow and ice on city streets to insure public safety. Reasonable ice and snow control
is necessary for routine travel and emergency services. The city will provide such control in a safe and cost efficient manner,
keeping in mind safety, budget, personnel, and environmental concerns. The purpose of this section is to enlighten the citizens
of Ada as to the difficulty of snow removal and the plowing of snow when vehicles remain on the streets. Vehicles remaining
on streets during snow emergencies create hazardous conditions for public street workers and unnecessary expense for the citizens
(b)Definitions. The terms defined in this section shall have the following meanings ascribed to them:
Business district shall be defined as the following areas:
(1)West Main Street from West Second Avenue to West Sixth Avenue;
(2)East Main Street from Highway 200 to West Seventh Avenue;
(3)East Third Avenue from East Main Street to First Street East;
(4)East Fourth Avenue from East Main Street to Second Street East;
(5)West Third Avenue from West Main to the alley between West Main Street and Second Street West; and
(6)West Fourth Avenue from West Main Street to Second Street West.
Notice of snow emergency shall mean the posting of a written notice at the City Hall of the City of Ada or a public announcement on a radio station
broadcasting in the Ada, Minnesota, area. Notice shall be effective two hours after the notice is posted or two hours after
the first announcement of the snow emergency on the local radio station, whichever is first.
Public works director shall mean the public works director of the City of Ada or such other person as may be designated by the public works director
in his absence or unavailability.
Snow emergency shall mean the condition or conditions in existence as determined by the following criteria:
(1)Snow accumulation or anticipated accumulation of two inches or more.
(2)Drifting of snow that causes problems for travel.
(3)Icy conditions which adversely affect travel.
(4)Time of snow fall in relationship to heavy use of the streets.
(c)Authority to declare emergency. The public works director shall have the authority to declare a snow emergency when conditions in the City of Ada are such
that any of the criteria referred to in subsection (b) under "snow emergency" have been met.
(d)Parking during snow emergency.
(1)No motor vehicle shall be parked on a public street in the City of Ada for a period of 24 hours after a snow emergency has
been declared or until the street has been completely plowed.
(2)The business district as defined in subsection (b) shall be exempted from the provisions of the preceding paragraph. There
shall be no parking on public streets in the business district during the hours of 1:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. on any day from
November 1 to the following April 1, except for the parking restrictions for East Fourth Avenue from East Main Street to Second
Street East which shall be from 1:00 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. from November 1 to the following April 1.
(3)No parking shall be allowed in areas in which parking is restricted as indicated by signage placed there by the public works
department during snow removal activities.
(e)Towing. Any vehicle parked in violation of any provision of this ordinance, 12 hours after the declaration of a snow emergency may
be towed away. The owner of the vehicle shall be responsible for all towing expenses. The vehicle shall not be released until
payment of said expenses.
(f)Penalties. A violation of this ordinance shall constitute a petty misdemeanor which shall be punishable by a fine up to the maximum
amount set by state law for a petty misdemeanor.