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The original category was published from March 6, 2014 10:12 AM to December 27, 2017 2:24 PM

Jul 18

[ARCHIVED] Recreational Vehicle/Trailer Parking - Tenants of Rental Properties

The original item was published from July 18, 2023 2:35 PM to July 18, 2023 2:40 PM

Q.  On December 3, 2019, a citizen asked if it was legal for residents to leave recreational vehicles parked on city streets. In the answer, code "10.36.330 – Recreational vehicle, trailer—Parking permitted in certain places". was cited. This states that the vehicle or trailer must be owned by the owner & occupier of the residence. How does this apply to a boat on a trailer parked on a city street by the tenant of the property?

 

A.  While City Ordinance 10.36.330 does not expressly grant permission for a tenant of a rental property to park a recreational vehicle/trailer along their rental property line, City Ordinance 10.36.100 “Parking in front of or alongside another’s property – Time limit.” would make this compliant with LMC through the expressed consent of the owner (see below). It is suggested that a tenant contact their property owner for permission to park a recreational vehicle/trailer (boat or no boat) in front of or along the side of their property line. Additionally, the tenant may want to consider getting this permission in writing, possibly having it written into their lease agreement or in a standalone document.

 

10.36.100 - Parking in front of or alongside of another's property—Time limit.

   It is unlawful for any person to park any vehicle for a continuous period of more than twenty-four hours on a street within the city in front of or along the side of property belonging to or occupied by another person without the express consent of the owner or occupant. The penalty for violation of this section is provided in Section 10.36.350 of this chapter. See Section 10.06.010(H) of this code concerning the city's power to have vehicles parked in violation of this section removed.

Jul 18

[ARCHIVED] Recreational Vehicle/Trailer Parking - Tenants of Rental Properties

The original item was published from July 18, 2023 2:35 PM to July 18, 2023 2:38 PM

Q.  On December 3, 2019, a citizen asked if it was legal for residents to leave recreational vehicles parked on city streets. In the answer, code "10.36.330 – Recreational vehicle, trailer—Parking permitted in certain places". was cited. This states that the vehicle or trailer must be owned by the owner & occupier of the residence. How does this apply to a boat on a trailer parked on a city street by the tenant of the property?

 

A.  While City Ordinance 10.36.330 does not expressly grant permission for a tenant of a rental property to park a recreational vehicle/trailer along their rental property line, City Ordinance 10.36.100 “Parking in front of or alongside another’s property – Time limit.” does allow this through the expressed consent of the owner (see below). It is suggested that a tenant contact their property owner for permission to park a recreational vehicle/trailer (boat or no boat) in front of or along the side of their property line. Additionally, the tenant may want to consider getting this permission in writing, possibly having it written into their lease agreement or in a standalone document.

 

10.36.100 - Parking in front of or alongside of another's property—Time limit.

   It is unlawful for any person to park any vehicle for a continuous period of more than twenty-four hours on a street within the city in front of or along the side of property belonging to or occupied by another person without the express consent of the owner or occupant. The penalty for violation of this section is provided in Section 10.36.350 of this chapter. See Section 10.06.010(H) of this code concerning the city's power to have vehicles parked in violation of this section removed.

Jul 18

[ARCHIVED] Laws regarding dead trees and/or neglected yards

The original item was published from August 16, 2021 10:40 AM to July 20, 2023 11:06 AM

Q.  Are there any laws regarding dead trees in town? Or yards that are neglected?

 

A.   Inserted below is the City of Laramie’s Municipal Code related to weeds and dead trees. If you have a specific concern, you may contact the City’s Code Enforcement Inspector at 721-5285.


Chapter 8.28 - WEEDS AND DEAD TREES

Footnotes:

--- (2) ---Editor's note— Ord. No. 1541, § 1, adopted Nov. 5, 2008, amended former Ch. 8.28, §§ 8.28.010, 8.28.020, in its entirety to read as herein set out. Former Ch. 8.28 pertained to similar subject matter and derived from the prior Code and Ord. No. 780, § 1; 1984; Ord. No. 1483, §§ 2, 3, 2006.

8.28.010 - Definitions.

The definitions contained in Section 8.32.180 shall apply in this chapter as though such were set forth in full. As used in this chapter:

"Abate" or "abatement" means the action taken to remove or alleviate a nuisance, including, but not limited to cutting or digging and destroying or removing all dead trees or limbs and offending vegetation.

"Developed parcel" means any parcel of land that has been used or is being used for commercial or residential use with a principal structure covering over five percent of the parcel.

"Offending vegetation" or "offensive growth" means weeds, long grass, or other rank growth which violates the sections of this chapter.

"Ownership" means ownership of land which shall be deemed to exist from the centerline of any abutting alley, to and including the curb and gutter area of any abutting street of such lot or tract of land.

"Undeveloped parcel of land" means any parcel of land zoned for but not currently being used for commercial or residential use.

"Weeds, long grass, or other rank growth" means any plant which:

  1. Ordinarily grows without cultivation, or;
  2. Is not grown for the purposes of landscaping or food production, or;
  3. Has not been maintained and has become a public nuisance.

(Ord. No. 1541, § 1, 11-5-2008)

8.28.020 - Dead trees or limbs and offensive growth—Public nuisance violation.

The existence of offensive dead trees or limbs, weeds, long grass, or other rank growth on developed and undeveloped parcels which endanger safety and health, are offensive to the senses, are a threat to safety, obstruct street or sidewalk traffic, or obstruct the free use of property so as to interfere with the comfortable enjoyment of life or property, constitutes a public nuisance violation specific to this chapter of the municipal code.

(Ord. No. 1535, § 1, 9-2-2008)

8.28.030 - Duty to remove dead trees and limbs and offensive growth.

  1. Developed Parcel. It shall be the duty of every owner or occupier of a developed parcel to cut, destroy or remove, or cause to be cut, destroyed or removed, all dead trees or limbs and all weeds, long grass, or other rank growth having reached a height in excess of six inches growing thereon, and upon one-half of any road, street or alley abutting this property.
  2. Undeveloped Parcel. Within one hundred fifty feet of any developed parcel, it shall be the duty of every owner or occupant of an undeveloped parcel to cut, destroy or remove, or cause to be cut, destroyed or removed, all dead trees or limbs and all weeds, long grass, or other rank growth having reached a height in excess of six inches growing thereon, and upon one-half of any road, street or alley abutting this property.
  3. Traffic Hazards. It shall be the duty of every owner or occupier of a developed or undeveloped parcel to remove dead trees or limbs and offensive growth which obstructs street or sidewalk traffic. All dead trees or limbs and all offensive weeds, long grass, or other rank growth in developed and undeveloped areas shall also comply with and be subject to all requirements imposed under this code including Chapter 12.16.

(Ord. No. 1535, § 1, 9-2-2008)