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File #: 18-360    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Business Item
File created: 5/23/2018 In control: City Commission Regular Meeting
On agenda: 6/7/2018 Final action:
Title: Ordinance No. 2018-09, GEN-08-026, First Reading, Parking and Storage of Certain Vehicles
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 2018-09 - Draft, 2. Explanation of changes table, 3. Memorandum from City Attorney, 4. Exhibit B as presented at the January 4, 2018 workshop, 5. January 4, 2018 workshop notes, 6. Current Chapter 25, Section 25-19 of the ULDC, 7. Vehicle Description and empty vehicle weight, 8. Public Works recommendations and comments regarding proposed Ordinance No 2018-09, 9. Example of Vehicle Classes as presented by Commissioner McDowell at workshop, 10. Chapter 74, Traffic and Vehicles from the Code of the City of North Port, 11. Commission Workshop (Parking) January 4, 2018, Minutes
TO: Honorable Mayor & Members of the North Port Commission

FROM: Peter D. Lear, CPA, CGMA, City Manager

TITLE: Ordinance No. 2018-09, GEN-18-026, First Reading, Parking and Storage of Certain Vehicles

Recommended Action

Provide direction concerning recommendations made by staff to amend the draft Ordinance and to reconcile code conflicts. To continue Ordinance No. 2018-09, GEN-08-026 for second reading on June 26, 2018.

Background Information

On July 12, 2016, the City Commission adopted Resolution No. 2016-R-14, directing the City Manager to temporarily suspend enforcement of the Unified Land Development Code Section 25-19(F), (H) and (J) as it pertains to boats on licensed trailer, automobiles and trucks parked on driveways or side yards until July 12, 2017. This suspension was extended until July 13, 2018 by Resolution No. 2017-R-25.

Public hearings were held on August 3, 2017 with the Planning and Zoning Advisory Board and the City Commission on October 5, 2017 to receive public comments concerning the proposed amendments to Chapter 25, Section 25-19, the Parking and Storage of Certain Vehicles. At the October 5, 2017 Commission meeting, the Commission reviewed the proposed amendments to Section 25-19 and directed a workshop be held to discuss in detail the parking and storage of vehicles.

At a properly noticed workshop held on January 4, 2018, the City Commission by consensus directed staff to draft an ordinance creating a new chapter in the City of North Port Administrative Code titled "Property Standards," with a subsection titled "Parking and Storage of Certain Vehicles" with Commission directed changes. These changes are outlined in the workshop notes as Attachment 5 and have been merged into the explanation of changes document found in Attachment 2.

In addition, Commission requested staff to research the following:

1. What vehicles fall under the empty vehicle weight of 16,000 pounds or more. As a result of the research, staff has provided ...

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