Truck Parking Public Hearing Information

Upon successful passing of the truck parking advisory referendum, the Plan Commission will hold a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. on December 20, 2018. Following the public hearing, the Plan Commission will hold a formal vote on the recommended change. If the planning commission approves a recommendation on an ordinance amendment, it will come before the Village Board of Trustees for additional discussion and a final vote to change the ordinance.

Below is the draft ordinance language that will be considered by the Plan Commission.

Draft Zoning Ordinance Language - the following section will replace FMC 285-23-2B.6.b if approved.

No vehicle having a gross weight of eight thousand one (8,001) pounds or more shall be parked on any driveway or open area of any lot in any residential district except for a period no longer than necessary for the expeditious loading or unloading of such vehicle.

Personal use passenger vehicles shall be considered automobiles, pick-up trucks, sports utility vehicles (SUV), or vans which size and design are intended to accommodate and transport human passengers on paved roads. Personal use passenger vehicles designed for carrying of not more than 10 passengers may be parked outside of a residence if all of the following conditions are met.

There are no items in the bed of the vehicle unless covered by a fitted factory or after-market installed cover.

The vehicle has no commercial markings or advertising, regardless if it is permanent or temporary, and no commercial equipment or appendage is attached to the exterior of the vehicle, including but not limited to snow plows and auxiliary lighting. Trailer hitches, bike racks, bull bars, grill guards and manufacturer installed rooftop racks are not considered modifications.

• The vehicle has no more than four wheels.

• The vehicle height does not exceed eight (8) feet.

• The vehicle width does not exceed eight (8) feet.

• The vehicle does not have any part of the exhaust system installed above the frame of the vehicle.