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Recreational Vehicles
Sec. 37-130. Parking and temporary use of recreational vehicles on residential property.
    (a) The outside parking of unoccupied recreational vehicles are permitted on property with an established residential use, regardless of zone. Said parking shall be within the side, rear, or front yard and shall not extend into the public right-of-way nor obstruct the clear vision area. An unoccupied recreational vehicle shall not be used for living quarters or business while parked or stored. 
    (b) Reserved. 
    (c) A recreational vehicle may be used as temporary accommodation to allow the owner to construct a permanent residence or remodel an existing residence on the lot. The use of the recreational vehicle shall be authorized with the written approval of the community development department upon receipt of an approved site plan and construction schedule and such use shall not exceed one (1) year in duration, unless authorized by the department. The unit shall comply with all yard setbacks appropriate to the zone in which it is to be placed. The unit shall not be parked on nor in any way obstruct any public right-of-way. The unit may be placed on the site only upon receipt of a valid building permit and must be removed from occupancy within seven (7) days of the receipt of a certificate of occupancy. No person other than the owner of the property shall occupy the temporary unit and the unit shall not be used as a temporary rental unit by the property owner. 
    (d) The use of one (1) recreational vehicle as temporary accommodation for guests may be allowed on property with an established residential use, regardless of zone. The unit shall not be parked on nor in any way obstruct any public right-of-way, shall be located a minimum of five (5) feet from any other structure and no stay shall exceed fourteen (14) days at any one (1) time or forty-five (45) days in any calendar year. The unit shall not be skirted and the discharge of any gray water or sewage onto the ground is prohibited. 
    (e) The use of one (1) recreational vehicle as temporary accommodation for a period greater than allowed in subsection (d) of this section may be allowed at the discretion of the community development director for the purposes of a medical hardship. The hardship shall be a result of an illness or medical emergency, with proof of said hardship submitted to the community development director. The director shall approve the hardship for a period not to exceed one (1) year. The standards for placement of the recreational vehicle shall be the same as described in subsection (d) of this section. (Ord. No. 4108, § 2, 8-15-94; Ord. No. 4172, § 1, 11-18-96; Ord. No. 4198, § 1, 6-2-97; Ord. No. 4473, § 2, 7-9-07)

Sec. 35-76.1. Temporary parking of unoccupied manufactured homes or recreational vehicles.
Temporary parking of unoccupied manufactured homes or recreational vehicles shall be permitted on streets, alleys, or highways within the city for not more than seventy-two (72) hours subject to any other and further prohibitions, regulations or ordinances for that street, alley or highway; provided, however, that no water or sanitary facilities are used in any manufactured home or recreational vehicle so parked. (Ord. No. 4473, § 4, 7-9-07)