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11.08.010 Definitions - Generally
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Except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning, the words and phrases in this Title 11 have the meanings ascribed to them in the following sources and, in the event of differing definitions of particular words or phrases, in the following order of priority: (1) the motor vehicle laws of Oregon; (2) this Section 11.08.010; or (3) common usage. (Ord. 3122, amended, 2016; Ord. 1557 § 2 (part), amended, 1968) (Ord. 3122, 2016; Ord. 1557 § 2, 1968.)

A. “Abandoned vehicle” means any vehicle that has been deserted or relinquished without claim of ownership. A vehicle shall be considered abandoned if it has remained in the same location for more than 72 hours and one or more of the following conditions exist:

1. The vehicle has an expired registration sticker or trip permit affixed to it;

2. The vehicle appears to be inoperative or disabled; or

3. The vehicle appears to be wrecked, partially dismantled or junked.

B. “Block” means a segment of street bounded by consecutive cross streets or intersecting streets or land designated as a block on any recorded subdivision map. In addition, “block” also means the Plaza area bounded by and including, East Main Street, North Main Street, and Winburn Way. For purposes of this definition, an alley is not a street.

C. “Block Face” means one side of a particular block, but not the opposite side.

D. “In Front of or Contiguous to” means the right-of-way directly in front of and on the same side of the street of the real property of the vehicle owner or the owner’s designee and also includes 22 feet in any direction from the point where the lot line of such real property intersects the right-of-way. “Contiguous to” also means in the nearest parking bay in the right-of-way in either direction and on either side of the street from the real property of the vehicle owner or the owner’s designee.

1. “Owner’s designee” means that person responsible for placement, or allowing for or assisting in the placement of the subject vehicle.

E. “Official” or “officially” means established by the City, state, or federal government or its designee acting to create, authorize or permit according to its lawful authority;

F. “Owner” or “owner of a vehicle” means the person listed as the owner of a vehicle in the records of a state department of transportation.

G. “Oversized Vehicle” means any vehicle, whether motorized or nonmotorized, that exceeds 22 feet in length, or 94 inches in width or 92 inches in height. Any extension caused by any accessory, with the exception of side view mirrors, trailer hitches or roof racks, attached to such vehicle shall be considered part of the measured distance. As used in Title 11, the term “oversized vehicle” includes all buses, tractors, semi-trailers, motor coaches, trailers, campers, camper-trailers, house-cars, trailer coaches, trailer houses, motor homes, boats horse trailers, mobile homes, utility trailers, and other equipment or machinery, or other recreational vehicles regardless of width, length or height. As used in Title 11, the term “oversized vehicle” excludes automobiles, pickup trucks, sport utility vehicles and passenger vans that would not exceed 92 inches in height but for aftermarket suspension system modifications or oversized tires.

H. “Parking Violation” means violation of any parking prohibition, limitation or regulation of the City of Ashland or the State of Oregon.

I. “Personal Vehicle” means a vehicle other than a Commercial Vehicle as defined in ORS 801.210.

J. “Rental or Leasing Company” means any person engaged in the business of renting or leasing motor vehicles to the public.

K. “Vehicle” means any device, or substantial component thereof, that is propelled or powered by any means in, upon, or by which a person or property is or may be transported upon a public highway, including trailers and campers.