City of Edmundson, MO
St. Louis County
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Section 355.010 Stopping, Standing or Parking Prohibited.

[CC 2001 §355.010(c), (g — h); Ord. No. 1191 §1, 9-11-2003]
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;
c. 
Within an intersection or within twenty (20) feet of an intersection;
d. 
On a crosswalk;
e. 
Between a safety zone and the adjacent curb or within thirty (30) feet of points on the curb immediately opposite the ends of a safety zone, unless the (traffic authority) 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. 
On the driveway marked "Buses Only" located on the west side of Edmundson Road immediately east of the Kratz School. This prohibition does not limit school bus stopping at said driveway, and is not applicable on non-school days.
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, stop sign or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway;
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.

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 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 such as "Accessible Parking" 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". Beginning August 28, 2011, when any political subdivision or owner of private property restripes a parking lot or constructs a new parking lot, one (1) in every four (4) accessible spaces, but not less than one (1), shall be served by an access aisle a minimum of ninety-six (96) inches wide and shall be designated "lift van accessible only" with signs that meet the requirements of the Federal Americans With Disabilities Act, as amended, and any rules and regulations established pursuant thereto.
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 355.110 Parking On Grassy Portion of Yard Prohibited.

[CC 2001 §355.110; Ord. No. 882 §1, 8-11-1988]
It shall be unlawful for any operator to park a vehicle on the grassy portion of a yard adjoining a dwelling unit or apartment, and all vehicles shall be parked on the street or in a driveway.

Section 355.120 Commuter Parking Prohibited.

[CC 2001 §355.120; Ord. No. 895 §1, 3-9-1989]
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It shall be unlawful for any person to park upon a street any vehicle with the intent of commuting. For purposes of this Section, "commuting" is defined as an act by a person who travels
1. 
Daily or regularly;
2. 
Who is not a resident of the City of Edmundson; and
3. 
Who parks his/her vehicle on the streets of the City of Edmundson for the purpose of continuing a trip in another vehicle or mode of transportation to a place of employment or to school.
It shall be prima facie evidence in any such case before the Municipal Court of the City of Edmundson that said vehicle was parked by the defendant solely for the purpose of commuting and not with any intent of a social or business purpose within the City of Edmundson.

Section 355.130 Miscellaneous Regulations and Restrictions For Certain Vehicles.

[CC 2001 §355.130; CC 1985 §2.50; Ord. No. 997 §1, 11-18-1993; Ord. No. 1164 §1, 6-13-2002; Ord. No. 1285 §1, 9-14-2006]
A. 
Definitions. For purposes of this Section, the following terms, words and phrases shall mean:
BUILDING LINE
That line which shall be parallel to the front of the actual residence on a lot running along the front of the existing building and extending in a straight line from the building to both sides of the lot. This definition shall supersede the term "building line" as used in recorded plats of various subdivisions existing in the City of Edmundson.
COMMERCIAL TRAILER
Any vehicle without motor power designed for carrying property or passengers on its own structure and for being drawn by a commercial motor vehicle, including a semitrailer or vehicle of the trailer type so designed and used in connection with a commercial motor vehicle so that a considerable part of its own weight rests upon and is carried by the towing motor vehicle.
COMMERCIAL VEHICLE
A motor vehicle designed or used for:
1. 
Carrying freight and/or merchandise; or
2. 
Drawing or hauling a trailer, equipment or other motor vehicles; or
3. 
Transporting more than eight (8) passengers; or
4. 
Offered for hire or lease; or
5. 
Used for business purposes.
GROSS WEIGHT
The weight of a motor vehicle and/or vehicle combination without load, plus the load.
MOTOR VEHICLE
Any self-propelled vehicle not operated exclusively upon tracks or rails.
MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATOR
A person who operates or drives a motor vehicle.
MOTOR VEHICLE OWNER
Any person, firm, corporation or association who holds the legal title to a vehicle or in the event a vehicle is the subject of an agreement for the conditional sale or lease thereof with the right of purchase contingent upon performance of conditions stated in the agreement and with an immediate right of possession vested in the conditional vendee or lessee, or in the event a mortgagor of a vehicle is entitled to possession, then such conditional vendee or lessee or mortgagor shall be deemed the owner for purposes of this Chapter.
OVERSIZED COMMERCIAL VEHICLE
Any vehicle being twenty-seven (27) feet or more in length or having three (3) or more axles or having a gross weight of eighteen thousand (18,000) or more pounds.
OWNER OF REAL PROPERTY
Any person, firm, corporation or association who holds the legal title or who is in actual possession, or who has charge, care, or control of real property within the City of Edmundson or the employee or agent of the owner or trustee or guardian of the estate of the person or property of the owner of such real property.
RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT
Any equipment such as travel trailers, pickup campers or coaches, motorized campers, tent trailers, boats and boat trailers, and the like, and cases, boxes or trailers for transporting recreational equipment, whether occupied by such equipment or not.
RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
Any vehicle used for sport or recreation including, but not limited to, all-terrain vehicles, boats and other watercraft, campers, and large vehicles capable of being used for temporary housing.
SMALL COMMERCIAL VEHICLE
Any vehicle which is designed by the vehicle manufacturer to be a passenger vehicle and is merely being used for business purposes without alterations or attachments to the vehicle.
TRAILER
Any vehicle, box or flat bed without motive power designed for carrying property or passengers on its own structure and for being drawn by a self-propelled vehicle. The term "trailer", as used herein, shall be deemed to include all types of trailers including personal utility trailers, recreational trailers, trailers used for commercial purposes, etc.
B. 
All vehicles shall be properly licensed.
C. 
Public Streets And Other Public Property.
1. 
No person shall park or allow to stand a commercial vehicle, oversized commercial vehicle, or commercial trailer on any street, alleyway, thoroughfare, or public property within the City of Edmundson except while collecting or delivering freight or merchandise, transporting passengers or providing business services at premises within the City of Edmundson between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 10:00 P.M.
2. 
Under no circumstances shall a commercial vehicle, oversized commercial vehicle, or commercial trailer remain parked or standing on any street, alleyway, thoroughfare or public property between the hours of 10:01 P.M. and 6:59 A.M.
D. 
Parking On Private Property/Permanent Storage.
1. 
Any recreational vehicle or trailer that exceeds forty-eight (48) inches in height or twenty (20) feet in length must be behind the building line on an improved, weed-free surface. Any recreational vehicle or trailer that measures forty-eight (48) inches or less in height or twenty (20) feet or less in length must be at least twenty (20) feet from the curb on an improved, weed-free surface.
2. 
A small commercial vehicle may be parked on the improved driveway of a residential structure within the City either in front of or behind the front building line; however, in no instance shall more than one (1) small commercial vehicle be parked in any particular driveway at the same time.
3. 
No person shall park or allow to stand an oversized commercial vehicle or commercial trailer on private property within the City of Edmundson. Exception: while collecting or delivering freight or merchandise or providing business services at premises within the City between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 10:00 A.M.
4. 
All other commercial vehicles not specifically addressed in Subparagraphs (2) and (3) above shall be parked behind the building line on an improved, weed-free surface.
E. 
No vehicle, equipment or trailer shall be parked on any unimproved surface and no vehicle, equipment or trailer shall overhang the limits of such improved surface.
F. 
Loading And Unloading. Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection (D)(1) above, a recreational vehicle may be parked on the public streets or private driveways within the City while being actively loaded or unloaded. Following said loading or unloading (not to exceed forty-eight (48) hours) said recreational vehicle shall be removed or properly parked in accordance with the provisions of this Section.
G. 
Mechanical Maintenance. A permit must be issued by the Chief of Police or his/her designee allowing a recreational vehicle or trailer to be parked for a maximum of seven (7) consecutive days per year for the purposes of mechanical maintenance. No more than two (2) such visits per year will be allowed.
H. 
No recreational vehicles or trailers will be occupied.
I. 
Any person found guilty of violating any provision of this Section shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation. Every day a violation of this Section continues shall be considered a separate offense.