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New Derby ordinance goes into effect on Jan. 17

January 6, 2019

DERBY — A new city ordinance takes effect later this month that says no trailer, camper, recreational vehicle or commercial motor vehicle is allowed to park on city streets or property.

The ordinance states that those vehicles cannot be, “parked or stored or allowed to stand upon a street, highway, city property or city or state right-of-way unless the trailer or vehicle is temporarily disabled for a period not to exceed 24 hours while so disabled.”

It goes into effect on Jan. 17. It was adopted by the Board of Alderman and approved by the mayor on Dec. 13, 2018.

For the purpose of the ordinance, the city considers trailers include camp trailers, boat trailers, utility trailers, vending trailers, commercial trailers and semi-trailers.

A camper means any motor vehicle designed or permanently altered to provide temporary living quarters for camping, travel or recreational purpose.

A recreational vehicle includes a camper, camp trailer and motor homes.

Commercial motor vehicles include a vehicle designed or used to transport passengers or property with a weight of 26,001 pounds or more, designed to transport 16 or more passengers or has two rear axles or more. The ordinance does not apply to commercial motor vehicles parked on a city or state highway for loading or unloading purposes.

These vehicles are not allowed unless otherwise authorized by the Board of Aldermen/Alderwomen or by the Connecticut General statues, the ordinance said.

Anyone in violation of this ordinance will be given a $75 fine. Each day that a violation continues will be considered a separate violation. The vehicle may also be towed and impounded at the owner’s expense.

The ordinance will be enforced by the Derby Police Department.

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