City of Owensville, MO
Gasconade County
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Section 355.010 Stopping, Standing or Parking Prohibited.

[R.O. 2010 §355.010; Ord. No. 551 §1, 2-3-1997; Ord. No. 553 §5, 2-18-1997; Ord. No. 1072 §§1 — 2, 11-1-2010; Ord. No. 1078 §1, 1-3-2011]
A. 
Except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or in compliance with law or the directions of a Police Officer or official traffic control device, no person shall:
1. 
Stop, stand or park a vehicle:
a. 
On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street;
b. 
On a sidewalk; or between the curbline and public sidewalk on the same side of the street as to effectively block straight line access between two (2) sections of sidewalk;
c. 
Within an intersection;
d. 
On a crosswalk;
e. 
Between a safety zone and adjacent curb or within thirty (30) feet of points on the curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone, unless the City Traffic Engineer indicates a different length by signs or markings;
f. 
Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing, or parking would obstruct traffic;
g. 
Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway or within a highway tunnel;
h. 
At any place where official signs prohibit stopping;
i. 
At any street-alley intersection, for a distance of fifteen (15) feet on each side of the alley.
2. 
Stand or park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except momentarily to pick up or discharge a passenger or passengers:
a. 
In front of a public or private driveway;
b. 
Within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant;
c. 
Within twenty (20) feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;
d. 
Within thirty (30) feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, ten (10) feet of any stop sign or where the area is designated by yellow paint which in certain areas may be less than ten (10) feet if so deeming appropriate;
e. 
Within twenty (20) feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station and on the side of a street opposite the entrance to any fire station within seventy-five (75) feet of said entrance (when properly signposted);
f. 
At any place where official signs prohibit standing.
3. 
Park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading merchandise or passengers:
a. 
At any place where official signs prohibit parking.
B. 
No person shall move a vehicle not lawfully under his/her control into any such prohibited area or away from a curb such a distance as is unlawful.
C. 
Motor vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of twenty-four thousand (24,000) pounds or more are hereby prohibited from parking along either side of Highway 28 for its entire length for more than one-half (½) of an hour at any given time except that such vehicles shall be prohibited from any parking along Highway 28 in those areas otherwise prohibited for all vehicles.

Section 355.020 Parking Not To Obstruct Traffic.

No person shall park any vehicle upon a street, other than an alley, in such a manner or under such conditions as to leave available less than ten (10) feet of the width of the roadway for free movement of vehicular traffic.

Section 355.030 Parking in Alleys.

No person shall park a vehicle within an alley in such a manner or under such conditions as to leave available less than ten (10) feet of the width of the roadway for the free movement of vehicular traffic, and no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle within an alley in such position as to block the driveway entrance to any abutting property.

Section 355.040 Parking For Certain Purposes Prohibited.

A. 
No person shall park a vehicle upon any roadway for the principal purpose of:
1. 
Displaying such vehicle for sale; or
2. 
Repair such vehicle except repairs necessitated by an emergency.

Section 355.050 Parking Adjacent To Schools.

A. 
The City Traffic Engineer is hereby authorized to erect signs indicating no parking upon either or both sides of any street adjacent to any school property when such parking would, in his/her opinion, interfere with traffic or create a hazardous situation.
B. 
When official signs are erected indicating no parking upon either side of a street adjacent to any school property as authorized herein, no person shall park a vehicle in any such designated place.

Section 355.060 Parking Prohibited On Narrow Streets.

A. 
The City Traffic Engineer is authorized to erect signs indicating no parking upon any street when the width of the roadway does not exceed twenty (20) feet or upon one (1) side of a street as indicated by such signs when the width of the roadway does not exceed thirty (30) feet.
B. 
When official signs prohibiting parking are erected upon narrow streets as authorized herein, no person shall park a vehicle upon any such street in violation of any such sign.

Section 355.070 Standing or Parking On One-Way Streets.

The City Traffic Engineer is authorized to erect signs upon the left-hand side of any one-way street to prohibit the standing or parking of vehicles, and when such signs are in place, no person shall stand or park a vehicle upon such left-hand side in violation of any such sign.

Section 355.080 Standing or Parking On One-Way Roadways.

In the event a highway includes two (2) or more separate roadways and traffic is restricted to one (1) direction upon any such roadway, no person shall stand or park a vehicle upon the left-hand side of such one-way roadway unless signs are erected to permit such standing or parking. The City Traffic Engineer is authorized to determine when standing or parking may be permitted upon the left-hand side of any such one-way roadway and to erect signs giving notice thereof.

Section 355.090 No Stopping, Standing or Parking Near Hazardous or Congested Places.

A. 
The City Traffic Engineer is hereby authorized to determine and designate by proper signs places not exceeding one hundred (100) feet in length in which the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles would create an especially hazardous condition or would cause unusual delay to traffic.
B. 
When official signs are erected at hazardous or congested places as authorized herein, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in any such designated place.

Section 355.100 Parking of Motor Vehicles On Public Parking Lots.

[R.O. 2010 §355.120; 2nd Ser. Ord. No. 282 §§1 — 6, 8-15-1988]
A. 
The purpose of this Section is to regulate the parking of all motor vehicles on public lots within the City of Owensville.
B. 
Definitions. For purposes of this Section, the following definitions shall control:
MOTOR VEHICLE
Any vehicle which is propelled by a power-driven engine whether same is licensed or not.
PAVED PARKING LOT
Any lot that is finished with either concrete, asphalt or any combination thereof.
UNPAVED PARKING LOT
Any lot that has a surface which is not paved.
C. 
General Application. No motor vehicle shall be parked in a parking lot in such a manner so as to impede traffic or to obstruct the ability of emergency vehicles to operate efficiently. For purposes of this Section a vehicle shall be considered to impede traffic if it is parked in such a manner so that it is perpendicular to the established parking direction. For purposes of this Section a vehicle shall be considered to be obstructing access of an emergency vehicle if it is parked so that a traffic lane is not available around all vehicles using the parking lot.
D. 
Paved Parking Lots. All vehicles shall be parked in designated parking spaces.
E. 
Unpaved Parking Lots. On each public parking lot the City shall designate the established parking direction and shall place signs as appropriate to designate same. All motor vehicles shall be parked in accordance with such direction and shall not be parked more than two (2) in depth.

Section 355.110 "Free Parking" Parking Lot.

[R.O. 2010 §355.130; Ord. No. 592 §§1 — 3, 4-6-1998]
A. 
By virtue of a cooperative agreement with the owners thereof, the City of Owensville has control of the operation, maintenance and use of the "Free Parking" parking lot located within the City of Owensville, Missouri.
B. 
Said parking lot is hereby declared to be available seven (7) days a week, twenty-four (24) hours per day as a parking facility for the citizens of the City of Owensville, Missouri, and for no other use.
C. 
The use of said parking lot by any person for the parking of any vehicle other than privately owned passenger vehicles shall constitute trespassing and shall subject such person to being prosecuted therefore in accordance with Sections 215.320215.330 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Owensville.

Section 355.120 Emergency Vehicle Parking For Special Events.

[R.O. 2010 §365.095; Ord. No. 863 §1, 12-19-2005]
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The City Marshal shall have the power to designate special events within Memorial Park which may require emergency vehicle parking areas to be reserved exclusively for such purpose.
B. 
The City Marshal shall have the power to designate specific areas for the exclusive purpose of providing emergency vehicle parking. Such areas may be set apart by physical barriers and the entrance shall be clearly posted "emergency vehicle parking".
C. 
Violations for such unauthorized parking in a restricted area shall be punishable by a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) and not greater than two hundred dollars ($200.00).

Section 355.130 Physically Disabled Parking.

A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to park or stand any vehicle in any stall or space designated or reserved for physically disabled persons, as defined in Section 301.142, RSMo., as amended, whether upon public or private property open to public use, unless the vehicle bears the State of Missouri license plate or placard for the disabled as provided for in Sections 301.071 or 301.142, RSMo., as amended. The space shall be indicated by an upright sign whether on a pole or attached to a building upon which shall be inscribed the international symbol of accessibility and may also include any appropriate wording to indicate that the space is reserved for the exclusive use of vehicles which display a distinguishing license plate or card. The sign described in this Subsection shall also state, or an additional sign shall be posted below or adjacent to the sign stating, the following: "$50 to $300 fine".
B. 
Any vehicle operator who is not physically disabled shall not use the handicapped parking space unless there is a physically disabled person in the vehicle or while the vehicle is being used to transport a physically disabled person.
C. 
Any person convicted of violating this Section is guilty of an offense and shall be subject to a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) nor more than three hundred dollars ($300.00). Every day upon which such violation occurs shall constitute a separate offense.

Section 355.140 Physically Disabled Parking For Special Events.

[R.O. 2010 §365.090; Ord. No. 861 §1, 12-5-2005]
A. 
The City Marshal shall have the power to designate special events within Memorial Park which may require additional physically disabled parking areas to be reserved exclusively for such purpose.
B. 
The City Marshal shall have the power to designate specific areas for the exclusive purpose of providing physically disabled parking. Such areas may be set apart by physical barriers and the entrance shall be clearly posted "physically disabled parking".
C. 
The specific provisions of Section 355.130 shall determine the elements of a violation, exceptions and defenses thereto and penalties therefore.

Section 355.150 Establishment of Loading and Unloading Areas For Physically Disabled Passengers.

[R.O. 2010 §355.110; 2nd Ser. Ord. No. 311 §1, 6-5-1989]
A. 
Any parking space which has been duly marked and labeled with proper signs as hereinafter set forth shall be restricted to being used solely as parking spaces for the picking up and dropping off of physically disabled persons.
B. 
Any space so designated shall not, under any circumstances, be used for any purpose other than the loading or unloading of physically disabled persons.
C. 
Any parking space to be restricted as set forth above shall be designated by yellow striping and shall be posted with a sign advising that such space is restricted.
D. 
The following areas, and such other areas as may from time to time be established, shall be restricted areas:
1. 
On the South side of West Peters Avenue adjoining the property situated at 112 W. Peters Avenue.
2. 
On the West side of South Hickory St. adjacent to the premises known and numbered at 211 E. Madison.
E. 
The owner of any vehicle parked in any such area shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation and subject to a fine of ten dollars ($10.00). Any vehicle parked in violation of this Section may be towed. The owner of any vehicle which is towed as set forth herein shall be responsible for all expenses of towing and reasonable storage fees.