City of Louisiana, MO
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Section 367.010 Definitions.

[R.O. 2008 §375.010; Ord. No. 6395 §1, 2-13-1989; Ord. No. 08-2007 §1, 6-11-2007]
The following definitions shall apply in the interpretation and enforcement of this Chapter:
MAYOR
The duly elected Mayor of the City of Louisiana, or the Mayor Pro Tem in the absence of the Mayor, or the Mayor's duly appointed representative.
ROADWAY
That portion of a street or highway improved, designed or ordinarily used for vehicular travel, exclusive of the berm or shoulder.
SECONDARY STREETS
Any streets which are not designated snow emergency routes.
SNOW EMERGENCY ROUTES
Those streets designated as such in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter.
STREET OR HIGHWAY
The entire width between the boundary lines of every way publicly maintained when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel.

Section 367.020 Parking On Snow Emergency Routes.

[R.O. 2008 §375.020; Ord. No. 6395 §2, 2-13-1989; Ord. No. 08-2007 §1, 6-11-2007]
A. 
Whenever the Mayor finds, on the basis of falling snow, sleet or freezing rain or on the basis of a forecast by the United States Weather Bureau of snow, sleet or freezing rain, that weather conditions will make it necessary that motor vehicle traffic be expedited and that parking on City streets be prohibited or restricted for snow plowing and other purposes, the Mayor shall put into effect a parking prohibition on parts of or all snow emergency routes as necessary by declaring it in a manner prescribed in this Chapter.
B. 
Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection (A) hereof, a parking prohibition shall automatically go into effect on any part of the snow emergency route on which there has been an accumulation of snow and ice of six (6) inches or more for one (1) hour or more between 6:00 A.M. and 10:00 P.M. of any day.
C. 
Once in effect, a prohibition under this Section shall remain in effect until terminated by announcement of the Mayor in accordance with this Chapter. While the prohibition is in effect, no person shall park or allow remaining parked any vehicle on any portion of a snow emergency route to which it applies. However, nothing in this Section shall be construed to permit parking at any time or place where it is forbidden by any other provision of law.

Section 367.030 Parking On Secondary Streets.

[R.O. 2008 §375.030; Ord. No. 6395 §3, 2-13-1989; Ord. No. 08-2007 §1, 6-11-2007]
Whenever the Mayor finds, on the basis of falling snow, sleet, freezing rain or on the basis of a forecast by the United States Weather Bureau or other weather service of snow, sleet or freezing rain, that weather conditions will make it necessary that motor vehicle traffic be expedited and that parking on City streets be prohibited or restricted for snow plowing and other purposes, the Mayor shall put into effect a parking prohibition on parts of or all secondary streets as necessary by declaring it in a manner prescribed by this Article. During the first (1st) phase of the parking prohibition, parking shall be permitted only on the even-numbered side of secondary streets. After the snow and ice has been effectively cleared from the main thoroughfares and the odd-numbered side of all secondary streets, the Mayor shall announce the parking prohibition on the odd-numbered side of all secondary streets shall be lifted and a parking prohibition shall be put in place for the even-numbered sides of all streets. A twenty-four (24) hour period of time will be allowed for individuals to relocate the vehicles from the even-numbered side of the street to the odd-numbered side of the street. Once in effect, the prohibition shall remain in effect until terminated by announcement of the Mayor in accordance with this Article. However, nothing in this Section shall be construed to permit parking at any time or place where it is forbidden by any other provision of law.

Section 367.040 Stalled Vehicles On Snow Emergency Routes.

[R.O. 2008 §375.040; Ord. No. 6395 §4, 2-13-1989; Ord. No. 08-2007 §1, 6-11-2007]
Whenever a vehicle becomes stalled for any reason, whether or not in violation of this Chapter, on any part of a snow emergency route on which there is a covering of snow, sleet or ice or on which there is a parking prohibition in effect, the person operating said vehicle shall take immediate action to have the vehicle towed or pushed off the roadway of such snow emergency route onto the first (1st) cross street which is not a snow emergency route. No person shall abandon or leave his/her vehicle in the roadway of a snow emergency route (regardless of whether he/she indicates, by raising the hood or otherwise, that the vehicle is stalled), except for the purpose of securing assistance during the actual time necessary to go to a nearby telephone or a nearby garage or gasoline station or other place of assistance and return without delay.

Section 367.050 Deposit of Snow or Ice in The Street or Public Way.

[R.O. 2008 §375.050; Ord. No. 6395 §5, 2-13-1989; Ord. No. 08-2007 §1, 6-11-2007]
No person or persons engaged in the removal of snow or ice from driveways, parking lots or sidewalks shall deposit such snow or ice in the streets or in any public way for vehicular or pedestrian traffic.

Section 367.060 Announcements Required.

[R.O. 2008 §375.060; Ord. No. 6395 §6, 2-13-1989; Ord. No. 08-2007 §1, 6-11-2007]
The Mayor shall cause each declaration made by him/her pursuant to this Chapter to be publicly announced by means of broadcast or telecast from a station with a normal operating range covering the City, and he/she may cause such declaration to be further announced in newspapers of general circulation when feasible. Each announcement shall describe the action taken by the Mayor, including the time it became or will become effective, and shall specify the streets or areas affected. A parking prohibition or traffic emergency declared by the Mayor shall not go into effect until at least one (1) hour after it has been announced at least three (3) times between 6:00 A.M. and 11:00 P.M. in accordance with this Section.

Section 367.070 Designation of Snow Emergency Routes By Signs.

[R.O. 2008 §375.070; Ord. No. 6395 §7, 2-13-1989; Ord. No. 08-2007 §1, 6-11-2007]
On each street set out in Schedule VI of this Title as a snow emergency route, the City shall post special signs at intervals not exceeding five hundred (500) feet with the wording "Snow Emergency Route. No Parking During Emergency. Tow Away Zone". These signs shall be distinctive and uniform in appearance and shall be plainly readable to persons traveling on the street or highway.

Section 367.080 All Roadways Are Closed To Non-Emergency Personnel.

[R.O. 2008 §375.080; Ord. No. 19-2006 §1, 12-11-2006; Ord. No. 08-2007 §1, 6-11-2007]
A. 
All roadways shall be closed to non-emergency personnel. Those traveling unnecessarily on the roadways may subject themselves to arrest and/or impoundment of the vehicle.
B. 
Exceptions.
1. 
Medical and other emergencies which are to be determined and/or verified by the Police Department.
2. 
Employees. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. If the employee is indeed required to report to work, a direct route must be taken to and from their designated place of employment.
3. 
Persons which are actively involved in snow removal and are licensed by the City to do so.
4. 
Vehicles which are equipped with snow chains on at least two (2) wheels.

Section 367.090 Citation On Vehicle Parked in Violation of Chapter.

[R.O. 2008 §375.090; Ord. No. 6395 §9, 2-13-1989; Ord. No. 08-2007 §1, 6-11-2007]
Whenever any motor vehicle without a driver is found parked or left in violation of any provision of this Chapter and is not removed and impounded as provided for in Section 367.080, the officer finding such vehicle shall take its registration number and any other information displayed on the vehicle which may identify its user and shall conspicuously affix to such vehicle a traffic citation for the driver to answer to the charge against him/her within ten (10) days during the hours and at a place specified in the citation.

Section 367.100 Failure To Comply With Citation.

[R.O. 2008 §375.100; Ord. No. 6395 §10, 2-13-1989; Ord. No. 08-2007 §1, 6-11-2007]
If a violator of this Chapter does not appear in response to a traffic citation official to such vehicle in accordance with this Chapter within a period of ten (10) days, the Clerk of the Municipal Court or other appropriate person shall send the owner of the motor vehicle to which the traffic citation was affixed a letter informing him/her of the violation and warning him/her that in the event the letter is disregarded for a period of five (5) days, a warrant of arrest will be issued.

Section 367.110 Evidence of Violation.

[R.O. 2008 §375.110; Ord. No. 6395 §11, 2-13-1989; Ord. No. 19-2006 §2, 12-11-2006; Ord. No. 08-2007 §1, 6-11-2007]
A. 
Parking. In any prosecution with regard to a vehicle parked or left in a place or in a condition in violation of any provisions of this Chapter, proof that the particular vehicle described in the complaint was parked or left in violation of a provision of this Chapter, together with proof that the defendant named in the complaint was at the time the registered owner of said vehicle, shall constitute evidence that the defendant was the person who parked or left the vehicle in violation of this Chapter.
B. 
Unnecessary Travel. In any prosecution with regard to unnecessary travel, proof that the defendant named in the complaint was at the time in violation of this Chapter shall constitute evidence that the defendant was the person who was in violation of this Chapter.