Parking Across the Sidewalk

We are having a safety problem in Tuscany Village. Cars are parked across the sidewalk causing people and children to go up and down a curb and go into the street to get around the cars/vans. It makes it difficult for a wheel chair to pass or a disabled person to go on their walk. It also makes it difficult for pet owners walking their dogs. Residents have contacted the board on the issue of parked cars across the sidewalk (s) It is a simple fix, please don’t park across the sidewalks. A classic workaround, which might save your from a ticket, frustrated residents and your vehicle removed. It is an Indiana Code Title 9.Motor Vehicles 9-21-16-5 The code goes on to say that a person may not stop, stand, or park a vehicle on a sidewalk, in front of a public or private driveway, within an intersection, etc. Person or vehicle blocking the sidewalk is in violation of the code. Please refer to the State Code. It is also a City Ordinance, Sec. 6-339. The ordinance goes on to say, when any street, alley or sidewalk so as to impede or interfere with free use thereof, the Chief of Police may remove such obstruction to some suitable place. Your cooperation in this matter is appreciated. Moving forward, Main Street Management and the HOA Board will need to take the proper steps to insure the safety of our residents if the vehicles continue to block sidewalks. Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.