City of Mission, KS
Johnson County
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Cross Reference — Parking restrictions, sch. II

Section 320.010 Parking of Trucks Restricted Between Certain Hours.

[Ord. No. 708 §1, 6-3-1987; CC 2000 §14-301; Ord. No. 1008 §1(14-301), 2-14-2001; Ord. No. 1139 §1, 12-8-2004; Ord. No. 1342 §1, 3-16-2011]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to park between the hours of 6:00 P.M. and 6:00 A.M. any of the following vehicles or motor vehicles within any residentially zoned district including:
1. 
Streets or alleys within such district;
2. 
Private residential properties;
3. 
Private residential parking areas; or
4. 
A private common area within such district.
a. 
Gross vehicle weight exceeds manufacturer's weight by one (1) ton; or
b. 
Length is longer than eighteen (18) feet; or
c. 
Height is taller than seven (7) feet; or
d. 
Width is wider than eight and one-half (8½) feet; or
e. 
Any flatbed truck, dump truck, utility wrecker, tandem axle truck, cab and chassis truck or hauling trailer; or
f. 
Vehicles with dual wheels on each side of the axle if used for commercial purposes.
B. 
Between the hours of 6:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. any such vehicles may be parked within residentially zoned districts for a period not to exceed two (2) hours except when necessary for loading and unloading or in the performance of a service to or upon real property and such vehicle is parked upon or adjacent to the property.
C. 
These restrictions do not apply to trucks with factory-built cab and bed designed as a singular unit, motor homes or standard passenger vehicles.

Section 320.020 Recreational Vehicles and Like Conveyances.

[Ord. No. 704 §1, 4-8-1987; CC 2000 §14-302; Ord. No. 1342 §2, 3-16-2011]
A. 
Parking Restricted. Vehicles with a gross weight in excess of eight thousand (8,000) pounds; trucks equipped with campers designed for use upon a truck; buses designed for camping or with a gross weight in excess of eight thousand (8,000) pounds; trailers; boats and boat trailers; camping trailers; mobile homes; camper and like conveyances or equipment shall not be allowed on residential property unless such vehicles or conveyance or equipment is parked in the back yard or side yard behind the front building line (defined as that portion of the building structure that is closest to the street) on the owner's lot or lots or in an enclosed structure such as a garage. On corner lots, such vehicles, conveyance or equipment shall be parked behind the front building line from either street or be suitably screened from view of the street. The parked vehicle or like conveyance must remain in operable condition not to create a nuisance to the surrounding neighborhood.
B. 
Special Permits. A special permit to park such vehicle, conveyance or equipment described in Subsection (A) closer to the street than the front building line may be obtained from the Public Works Department as follows:
1. 
A seven (7) day permit issued to non-owners of the residence for which the seven (7) day special permit is requested. A seven (7) day special permit may not be obtained more than twice each calendar year.
2. 
A forty-eight (48) hour special permit limited to the owner/occupant of the residence. There shall be issued only one (1) forty-eight (48) hour special permit in a thirty (30) day period.
Under no circumstances may such vehicles, conveyances or equipment described in Subsection (B)(l) be parked within twelve (12) feet of the curb or street.
There shall be no more than two (2) vehicles for which a special permit is requested at the premises for which the special permit is sought.
C. 
Waiver. When it is impossible to park any such vehicle in compliance with Subsection (A) because the size of such vehicle exceeds the physical dimensions of the property line or because of the topography of the land, the owner of such vehicle or his/her agent may submit a written request for a waiver of Subsection (A) which shall be considered by the Governing Body. The presence of fences or shrubs shall not constitute grounds for requesting a waiver. The presence of a tree with a trunk diameter in excess of six (6) inches may be considered as part of the topography.
The Governing Body may grant a waiver in writing to the owner of any such vehicle for a period not exceeding one (1) year provided that:
1. 
The vehicle does not encroach upon any easements or other interest in land held by others besides the owner of the vehicle.
2. 
Such vehicle, when parked, does not constitute any visibility problem for traffic on public roads within two hundred (200) feet of such vehicle.
3. 
There shall not be more than two (2) vehicles for which a waiver is requested at the premises for which a waiver is sought.
4. 
No such vehicle shall be parked within twelve (12) feet of the curb or street and no waiver may be granted for this requirement.
D. 
Notice. Written notice of such proposed waiver shall be mailed to all owners and occupants of lands located within two hundred (200) feet of any portion of the premises for which a waiver is being requested and an opportunity granted to interested parties to be heard. The notice shall be mailed at least ten (10) days prior to the hearing before the City Council on such waiver. The notice shall contain a general description of the vehicle for which a waiver is being sought, including size and weight, and a general description of the location upon which such vehicle is going to be parked.
E. 
If a written protest against such waiver is presented to the City Council at the time of the hearing or to the City Clerk prior to the hearing signed by one (1) or more of the owners or occupants of lands to whom notice is required, then such waiver shall not be granted except by at least three-fourths (¾) vote of all the members of the Council.
F. 
Fees. Applicants for a waiver shall submit a fee as established in the schedule of fees set out in Chapter 103 Section 103.075.
G. 
Assignment Prohibited. Special permits and waivers shall not be assigned to any other person or vehicle.

Section 320.030 Municipal Parking Lots.

[Code 1987; Ord. No. 697, 1987; CC 2000 §14-303]
A. 
It shall be unlawful to park any vehicle in the municipal parking lots adjacent to City Hall, the municipal pool, parks, community center, tennis and racquetball courts:
1. 
When not having business at City Hall or using the municipal pool, parks, community center, tennis or racquetball courts.
2. 
Between the hours of 11:00 P.M. and 5:00 A.M., unless granted special permission by the Chief of Police. The community center opens at 5:30 A.M.

Section 320.040 Parking Prohibited in Designated Areas.

[Ord. No. 915 §1, 7-26-1995; CC 2000 §14-304]
It shall be unlawful to park any vehicle in any municipal parking area, where signs are erected giving notice thereof, stating no parking or reserved parking for municipal officials and City employees.

Section 320.045 Designated Parking Restrictions.

[Ord. No. 1362 §1, 1-18-2012; Ord. No. 1412 §1, 11-19-2014]
Limited-time parking areas within the City of Mission are regulated by Article 13, Section 97, and all other applicable sections of the Standard Traffic Ordinance incorporated by reference in Section 300.010 of the Code of the City of Mission.

Section 320.050 Public Parking Over Forty-Eight Hours.

[Code 1999; CC 2000 §14-305]
No person shall park a motor vehicle upon any public street or any public property, continuously, for a period in excess of forty-eight (48) hours. The provision of this Subsection may not be defeated by a mere location change of any offending motor vehicle.

Section 320.055 Portable Storage Containers.

[Ord. No. 1156 §1 — 2, 4-13-2005]
A. 
Definition. As used in this Section, the following term shall have this prescribed meaning:
PORTABLE STORAGE CONTAINERS (PODS: PORTABLE ON DEMAND STORAGE)
Any container used to store any item on property which can then be transported to another location by an appropriate tractor trailer or other motorized equipment.
B. 
Any person who maintains a portable storage container on property must first obtain a permit from the Director.
C. 
A portable storage container permit may be obtained for a portable storage container to be stored on any property for a period less than fifteen (15) days, not to exceed twice per calendar year.
D. 
Penalty. It shall be unlawful to violate the provisions of this Section. Any persons convicted of violating the provisions of this Section may be fined up to five hundred dollars ($500.00) per day and/or sentenced to jail for a period of time not to exceed one hundred eighty (180) days. Each day shall constitute a separate violation.

Section 320.060 Definitions.

[Code 1983; CC 2000 §14-401]
For the purposes of this Article, the following terms shall mean:
EXPLOSIVES
Any chemical compound or mechanical mixture that is commonly used or intended for the purpose of producing an explosion, and which contains any oxidizing and combustive units or other ingredients in such proportions, quantities, or packing that an ignition by fire, by friction, by concussion, by percussion, or by detonator of any part of the compound or mixture may cause such a sudden generation of highly heated gases that the resultant gaseous pressures are capable of producing destructive effects on contiguous objects or of destroying life or limb.
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
Any substance which may cause death or disabling injury on brief exposure, extremely volatile flammable liquids or gases and detonable materials. Examples of hazardous materials are explosives, high level radioactive materials, highly flammable gases and liquids, poisons and acids.
SEMI-TRAILER
A trailer so constructed that the substantial part of its weight rests upon or is carried by another motor vehicle.
TRAILER
A vehicle other than a boat trailer or camper trailer with or without mode of power designed for carrying persons or property and for being drawn by another motor vehicle.

Section 320.070 Transportation of Hazardous Materials Prohibited.

[Code 1983; CC 2000 §14-402]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to transport flammable and/or hazardous materials on any street, avenue, alley or public right-of-way within the City limits of Mission, Kansas.
B. 
This Section shall only apply to vehicles transporting flammable and/or hazardous materials for commercial purposes.

Section 320.080 Special Exemption.

[Code 1983; CC 2000 §14-403]
The restrictions set forth in Section 320.070 may be suspended by the Chief of Police when such is necessary for public safety.

Section 320.090 Parking of Trailers Containing Hazardous Materials.

[Code 1983; CC 2000 §14-404]
A. 
It shall be unlawful to park a trailer or semi-trailer containing hazardous materials within the City:
1. 
On any street within or bordering an area zoned for residential use or office buildings, unless the property on which the trailer or semi-trailer is parked is owned or leased by the owner or lessee of the trailer or semi-trailer, such use by the property owner or lessee is a valid non-conforming use, and there is no residential unit (except the owner's or lessee's) within one thousand (1,000) feet of the trailer or semi-trailer when parked;
2. 
Within one thousand (1,000) feet of any hotel, motel or other place furnishing lodging to the public; or
3. 
In any other place within the City for over twelve (12) hours at a time, except in such places as may be designated from time to time by the Chief of Police and such places for not over forty-eight (48) hours.

Section 320.100 Removal of Illegally Parked Trailers.

[Code 1983; CC 2000 §14-405]
If a trailer or a semi-trailer is found parked in violation of the provisions of this Article, the Fire Chief or Assistant Chief or any Police Officer may require the owner or lessee of the trailer to move it within two (2) hours. If such removal is not accomplished on the order of any such officer, it may be accomplished by any such officer, by any reasonable means, if the continued presence of the trailer or semi-trailer at its parked location constitutes, adds to or prevents correction of a situation threatening imminent injury or damage to persons or property.