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Vehicle Policy

Introduction

In accord with Section 1.1 of the Mutual Help and Occupancy Agreement (MHOA) and item 5 of the Rental Dwelling Lease, this policy consists of necessary and reasonable vehicle regulations for the benefit and well being of tenants and homebuyers in our housing projects. This policy additionally applies to other existing and future residential housing projects and properties developed or acquired by the Siletz Tribe.

Regulations

All vehicles owned by tenants and homebuyers or other household members in the Tribe’s residential housing properties are subject to licensing under the Oregon Motor Vehicle Code (Chapter 803). Residents must comply with the following:

  1. Vehicles must be drivable;
  2. Vehicles must have current license tags displayed on the vehicle;
  3. Residents are responsible for vehicles under their control (registered to a household member or being used by a household member or guest).
  4. Residents and their household members may complete minor vehicle repair work in their assigned parking space(s) or on their parking pad. All work must be completed within three weeks, and the area must be cleaned of all oil, grease car parts and related debris upon completion of the work
  5. Residents must park their vehicles in their assigned parking space(s) or parking pad.
  6. Vehicles must not be parked in the yard area, any common area, on sidewalks or the street.

Residents and guests must comply with the following:

  1. Each dwelling unit has either an assigned parking space or parking pad for vehicles. Additional limited visitor parking spaces are available for guests. Residents and their guests who repeatedly abuse other residents assigned parking spaces, or who park in areas that are not authorized or who block their neighbor’s parking space will be considered in violation of the lease agreement.
  2. Due to limited parking availability, residents will not be allowed to store offroad vehicles, trailers, campers, boats, motor homes or any non-operable vehicle on the premises except in their assigned area. Violations can lead to termination of the lease.

Action & Enforcement

Periodically throughout the year, the Housing staff will perform vehicle inspections in all Tribal residential housing properties to determine policy compliance. A determination will be made by STHD staff to ensure vehicles will not detract from the overall appearance of tribal properties. Individual residents will be required to bring their vehicles into compliance.

In the event any vehicle is determined non-compliant, Housing staff will send written communication to the tenant or homebuyer within 14 days following the inspection date.

The following steps will be taken:

  1. A non-compliant notice will be attached to the vehicle with instruction that the infraction must be corrected within ten (10) days or the vehicle removed from Tribal residential properties. A non-compliance notice will be attached to residents’ door, if applicable.
  2. Within three (3) days of attaching the non-compliance notice, Housing staff will send a written notice to the resident regarding the infraction and intent to tow the vehicle. This notice will include a written corrective action plan for the tenant or homebuyer to sign and return to the Housing Department indicating their willingness to correct the violation.
  3. If any non-compliant vehicle that has been previously tagged reappears on any tribally owned housing area, then it will be tagged with a 48 hour towing notice, and will not be given a second opportunity for corrective action plan or a second ten (10) day notice.
  4. If the resident has not complied within the specified time frame, Housing staff will arrange for the vehicle(s) to be towed at the resident head of household’s expense. Failure or refusal of residents to comply with this policy is violation of their Rental Dwelling Lease and Mutual Help and Occupancy Agreement (MHOA) or Homeownership Opportunity Agreement, and shall be treated as any other violation, which could lead to termination of the lease.