City of Berkeley, MO
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Section 355.010 Stopping, Standing or Parking Prohibited.

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;
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. 
On any railroad tracks;
i. 
At any place where official signs prohibit stopping;
j. 
On any tree lane, except on the paved portion thereof; a "tree lane" being that portion of the street from the edge of the street to the edge of a sidewalk;
k. 
Within twenty-five (25) feet from the intersection of curb lines, or if none, then within fifteen (15) feet of the intersection of property lines at an intersection, except at alleys;
l. 
Within fifty (50) feet of the intersection of property lines at an intersection where traffic is controlled by a traffic control signal; or
m. 
Within six (6) feet of any United States mail box.
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); or
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. 
Within fifty (50) feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing; or
b. 
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.

[CC 1961 §38.29; Ord. No. 109, 1-29-1941]
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, except that an operator may stop temporarily during the actual loading or unloading of passengers, or when necessary in obedience to traffic regulations or traffic signs or signals or a Police Officer.

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;
2. 
Displaying advertising; or
3. 
Repair such vehicle except repairs necessitated by an emergency.

Section 355.050 Parking Adjacent to Schools.

A. 
The Chief of Police or his/her designee 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 Chief of Police or his/her designee 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 Chief of Police or his/her designee 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 Chief of Police or his/her designee 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 Chief of Police or his/her designee 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 During Times of Snow Conditions.

[CC 1961 §38.30(E); Ord. No. 2302 §1(38.30(E)), 11-20-1978]
It shall be unlawful for the operator of any motor vehicle to allow such motor vehicle to be parked upon any street within the City of Berkeley between the hours of 6:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. after snow has fallen in excess of four (4) inches, unless the said street has been plowed or cleared of such snow.

Section 355.120 No Parking Zones.

[CC 1961 §38.34; Ord. No. 2582 §§1 — 5, 2-7-1983]
A. 
No person shall park a vehicle at any time in any of the zones or streets described in Schedule IV of this Title, when appropriate "No Parking" signs are posted in such zones.
B. 
Fire Lanes.
1. 
Description. Fire lanes shall be the area of space officially set apart in any street or highway or parking lot whether public or private so as to provide immediate and unobstructed access to adjacent buildings for Fire Department vehicles and other emergency vehicles. The minimum width of all fire lanes shall be eighteen (18) feet.
2. 
Emergency vehicles. A vehicle of any of the following types:
a. 
A vehicle publicly owned and operated as an ambulance, or a vehicle publicly owned and operated by the State Highway Patrol, Police or Fire Department, Sheriff, Constable or Deputy Sheriff, Traffic Officer, or Coroner when responding to emergency calls.
b. 
Any privately owned vehicle operated as an ambulance when responding to emergency calls.
c. 
Any privately owned wrecker, or tow truck or a vehicle owned and operated by a public utility or public service corporation while performing emergency service.
3. 
No vehicle shall stop or park in any area designated as a fire lane except as prescribed herein:
a. 
Emergency vehicles.
b. 
Parking or stopping in connection with loading or unloading a motor vehicle for a period not to exceed thirty (30) minutes may be allowed in fire lanes designated by the City Council in Exhibit "A", which is on file in the City offices.
4. 
The Fire Chief, with the consent of the City Council, is hereby empowered to establish fire lanes at such places as may be deemed necessary for adequate protection.
5. 
Fire lanes shall be marked and maintained by the owners as directed by the Fire Chief in locations as shown in Exhibit "A", which is on file in the City offices.
a. 
Metal signs of uniform size and lettering must be erected at the direction of the Fire Chief, so as to designate the fire lanes in case of inclement weather where ground marking may be covered.
b. 
The Chief of the Fire Department shall maintain a current listing of all fire lanes within the City.
C. 
Any person violating the terms of this Section or who is convicted of parking in a fire lane shall be punished as provided by the Municipal Code of the City of Berkeley, Section 100.070.

Section 355.130 Designated Parking for Elected Officials and Appointed Officials at 8425 Airport Road.

[Ord. No. 3924 §§1 — 8, 8-2-2010]
A. 
Definitions. For the purposes of this Chapter, certain terms and words are hereby defined. Words used in the present tense shall include the future, the singular number shall include the plural, the word "shall" is mandatory, and the word "may" is permissive.
AUTHORIZED VEHICLE PARKING
Parking is only for vehicles of elected officials, City Clerk and City Manager conducting official business when in personal vehicles or City owned vehicles.
MOTOR VEHICLE
Any vehicle which is self-propelled that is driven by an elected official or by the City Manager and City Clerk as assigned by the City of Berkeley.
OFFICIAL PARKING
Parking for vehicles for only those persons who meet one (1) of the following criteria, pursuant to this Section:
1. 
Elected official: Those duly elected by the people and currently holding office of the City of Berkeley.
2. 
Appointed official: City Manager and City Clerk.
PARK, PARKING
The stopping, standing of an attended or unattended motor vehicle.
B. 
Official Parking. Official parking locations shall be regulated by the plat, known as Exhibit A and on file in the City offices, and are hereby designated for parking for the current elected officials, City Manager and City Clerk.
C. 
Unauthorized Vehicle Parking. No person shall park a motor vehicle in the area designated in official parking spaces except vehicles outlined in Subsection (B).
D. 
Physically Disabled Parking. Shall comply with Section 355.100 of this Code.
E. 
Signage. Signs shall be installed by the Director of Public Works or designee indicating designated parking spaces as Mayor, Council-at-Large, Ward 1, Ward 2, Ward 3, Ward 4, Ward 5, City Manager and City Clerk.
F. 
Penalty. Violation of this Section shall be punished by a fine of not less than five dollars ($5.00) and not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or by imprisonment for a period not to exceed three (3) months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

Section 355.140 Designated Employee Parking for the Fire Chief and the Assistant Fire Chief at 8401 Airport Road.

[Ord. No. 3925 §§1 — 8, 8-2-2010]
A. 
Definitions. For the purposes of this Chapter, certain terms and words are hereby defined. Words used in the present tense shall include the future, the singular number shall include the plural, the word "shall" is mandatory, and the word "may" is permissive.
AUTHORIZED VEHICLE PARKING
Parking is only for vehicles of Fire Department personnel conducting official business and City owned vehicles.
EMPLOYEE PARKING
Parking for vehicles for only those persons who meet one (1) of the following criteria, pursuant to this Section:
City employee: Fire Chief and Assistant Fire Chief who is currently on the City payroll and who works in or out of a Fire Department building.
MOTOR VEHICLE
Any vehicle which is self-propelled that is driven by the Fire Chief and Assistant Fire Chief as assigned by the City of Berkeley.
PARK, PARKING
The stopping, standing of an attended or unattended motor vehicle.
B. 
Employee Parking. Employee parking locations shall be regulated by the plat, known as Exhibit A which is on file in the City offices, and are hereby designated for parking for the Fire Chief and the Assistant Fire Chief.
C. 
Unauthorized Vehicle Parking. No person shall park a motor vehicle in the area designated for the Fire Chief and/or Assistant Fire Chief except vehicles outlined in Subsection (B).
D. 
Physically Disabled Parking. Shall comply with Section 355.100 of this Code.
E. 
Signage. Signs shall be installed by the Director of Public Works or designee indicating designated parking spaces for the Fire Chief and Assistant Fire Chief.
F. 
Penalty. Violation of this Section shall be punished by a fine of not less than five dollars ($5.00) and not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or by imprisonment for a period not to exceed three (3) months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.