City of Camdenton, MO
Camden County
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Ordinance 2563-15
Created: 2015-12-30|Updated: 2015-12-30
Amend Code, Title VIII: Traffic Code; Chapter 840: Parking Requirements and Limitations; Section 840.080: Parking not to obstruct Traffic, Section 840.090; Parking Close to Curb and Section 840.100: Parking in Alley or Narrow Streets.

Section 840.010 Enforcement of Parking Regulations.

[Ord. No. 1796-00 §1, 8-1-2000]
The Police Department of the City of Camdenton may enforce such parking regulations as set forth in this Chapter both on public property as well as private properties which are open to public parking, such as businesses and schools.

Section 840.020 Parking Limited.

[Ord. No. 1796-00 §1, 8-1-2000]
When such areas are reasonably marked by signs or otherwise, or if a person has actual knowledge of the limitations herein, vehicles shall be parked only in accordance with the requirements as set forth in Schedule III which is incorporated herein by this reference. Such limitations shall not apply on Sundays and public holidays.

Section 840.030 Parking Prohibited.

[Ord. No. 1796-00 §1, 8-1-2000]
When such areas are reasonably marked by signs or otherwise, or if a person has knowledge of the limitations herein, vehicles shall not be parked in those areas as set forth in Schedule IV which is incorporated herein by this reference.

Section 840.040 Handicap Parking Areas.

[Ord. No. 1796-00 §1, 8-1-2000; Ord. No. 2401-11 §1, 4-5-2010]
No vehicle may be parked in a parking space which is designated for use by vehicles displaying the distinguishing "handicap" or "physically disabled" license plate or placard, unless such vehicle displays such license plate or placard in accordance with the requirements of Missouri Revised Statutes, which are incorporated herein by this reference. No person who may possess such handicapped license plate or placard may use such to park in a handicapped parking space unless delivering or transporting a physically disabled person. The Police Department is given the authority as set forth in Section 301.143, RSMo., as that Section may be amended from time to time, including the authority to ticket and/or tow (at the owner's expense) such vehicles in violation of such regulations. Owners of vehicles ticketed in violation of this Section will be issued a violation notice which may be payable with a set fine without court costs in an amount as determined from time to time by the Municipal Judge. The Police Department may also enforce, as a violation of this Section, such properly marked handicapped parking spaces located upon private property in areas wherein the public is invited to park, such as a business.

Section 840.050 Fire Lanes.

[Ord. No. 1796-00 §1, 8-1-2000; Ord. No. 2401-11 §1, 4-5-2010]
No vehicle may be parked within such areas which are designated as "fire lanes" within the City of Camdenton. The Police Department may also enforce as a violation of this Section, such properly marked fire lanes located upon private property where the general public is invited, such as a business or school. Owners of vehicles ticketed in violation of this Section will be issued a violation notice which may be payable with a set fine without court costs in an amount as determined from time to time by the Municipal Judge.

Section 840.060 Parking in Places Indicated.

[Ord. No. 1796-00 §1, 8-1-2000]
Where parking places have been marked by striping or other markings, vehicles shall be parked within such parking places as is reasonably possible.

Section 840.065 Stopping Prohibited.

[Ord. No. 2299-09 §1, 3-3-2009]
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 stop a vehicle:
1. 
On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street;
2. 
On a sidewalk;
3. 
Within an intersection;
4. 
On a crosswalk;
5. 
Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping would obstruct traffic;
6. 
At any place where official signs prohibit stopping;
7. 
In front of a public or private driveway;
8. 
Within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant or in a manner which would interfere with access to a fire hydrant by emergency personnel;
9. 
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).

Section 840.070 Parking Prohibited.

[Ord. No. 1796-00 §1, 8-1-2000; Ord. No. 2299-09 §1, 3-3-2009]
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 stop or park a vehicle:
1. 
On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street;
2. 
On a sidewalk;
3. 
Within an intersection;
4. 
On a crosswalk;
5. 
Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing or parking would obstruct traffic;
6. 
At any place where official signs prohibit parking;
7. 
In front of a public or private driveway;
8. 
Within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant or in a manner which would interfere with access to a fire hydrant by emergency personnel;
9. 
Within twenty (20) feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;
10. 
Within thirty (30) feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway;
11. 
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).

Section 840.080 Parking Not to Obstruct Traffic.

[Ord. No. 1796-00 §1, 8-1-2000; Ord. No. 2563-15 §1, 9-15-2015]
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 fifteen (15) feet of the width of the roadway for free movement of vehicular traffic. No person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle within a roadway or right-of-way in such position as to block the driveway entrance to any abutting property.

Section 840.090 Parking Close to Curb or Side of Roadway.

[Ord. No. 1796-00 §1, 8-1-2000; Ord. No. 2563-15 §1, 9-15-2015[1]]
Except as otherwise provided in this Chapter, every vehicle stopped or parked upon a roadway where there are adjacent curbs shall be so stopped or parked with the right-hand wheels of such vehicle parallel to and within eighteen (18) inches of the right-hand curb. Any vehicle parked on the side of a roadway with no curbs shall be parked as far off the paved portion of the roadway as possible.
[1]
Editor’s Note: Section 1 also changed the title of this Section from "Parking Close to Curb" to "Parking Close to Curb or Side of Roadway."

Section 840.100 Street Designated Parking Regulations.

[Ord. No. 1796-00 §1, 8-1-2000; Ord. No. 2563-15 §1, 9-15-2015[1]]
The City Police Department may designate areas of limited parking or prohibited parking upon any street or right-of-way in order to promote the optimal and safe movement of traffic.
[1]
Editor’s Note: Section 1 also changed the title of this Section from "Parking in Alleys or Narrow Streets" to "Street Designated Parking Regulations."

Section 840.110 Parking for Certain Purposes Prohibited.

[Ord. No. 1796-00 §1, 8-1-2000]
A. 
No person shall park a vehicle upon a roadway for the principal purpose of:
1. 
Displaying such vehicle for sale; or
2. 
Repair such vehicle except repairs necessitated by an emergency.

Section 840.120 No Stopping or Parking Near Hazardous or Congested Places.

[Ord. No. 1796-00 §1, 8-1-2000]
A. 
No vehicle shall be parked in such a manner as would reasonably create a hazard to the safety to another person or property of another person.
B. 
No vehicle shall be parked such a manner as would reasonably create congestion to traffic or other vehicles or pedestrian movement.

Section 840.130 Dealers, Garage Proprietors, Etc., Not to Use Street for Storage Purposes of or for Holding Vehicles for Sale.

[Ord. No. 1796-00 §1, 8-1-2000]
No dealer in new, used or junked automobiles; no dealer in machinery, tractors, farm implements or vehicles of any other land; and no proprietor of any garage shall use any street or highway or public parking place in this City as a parking or standing place for any stock vehicle or part thereof held for sale or repair or kept for storage by him, and no such dealer or proprietor or anyone connected with any such business shall cause or permit such use of any street, highway or other public parking place.

Section 840.140 Large Vehicle Parking Prohibited.

[Ord. No. 1796-00 §1, 8-1-2000]
It shall be unlawful for any person to park any recreation vehicle, hauling or travel trailer, or commercial or business vehicle on any public right-of-way; provided however, that this Section shall not apply to any such vehicle parked for less than thirty (30) minutes for purposes of delivery to or pick-up from any premises.

Section 840.150 Public Carrier Stops.

[Ord. No. 1796-00 §1, 8-1-2000]
The Police Department may cause certain areas to be designated as public carrier stops for taxis, busses or other public transportation, in which parking may be prohibited or limited.

Section 840.160 Private No Parking or Loading Zones.

[Ord. No. 1796-00 §1, 8-1-2000; Ord. No. 2401-11 §1, 4-5-2010]
Owners of property may request the Board of Aldermen for an area to be designated as a "Loading Zone" or a "No Parking" zone. In the event such an area is allowed to be designated as such, the property owner shall post signs to be approved by the Police Department, which refer to this Section of City Code and which conspicuously state that parking or stopping in that area is prohibited. No person may park in any such area.

Section 840.170 Vehicle Owner Presumed Violator.

[Ord. No. 1796-00 §1, 8-1-2000]
Any and all registered owners of a vehicle shall be presumed to have parked any vehicle which may be parked in violation of any of the provisions of this Chapter.

Section 840.180 Enforcement of Parking Regulations.

[Ord. No. 1796-00 §1, 8-1-2000]
A. 
The Police Department is authorized to cause vehicles to be ticketed for violation of any of the provisions of this Chapter.
B. 
The Police Department may enforce the provisions of this Chapter by towing such vehicle pursuant to the provisions of Section 840.190.

Section 840.190 Towing and Removal of Vehicles.

[Ord. No. 1796-00 §1, 8-1-2000; Ord. No. 2401-11 §1, 4-5-2010]
A. 
Any Police Officer may authorize a towing company to remove to a place of safety:
1. 
Any abandoned property on the right-of-way of:
a. 
Any interstate highway or freeway in an urbanized area, left unattended for ten (10) hours;
b. 
Any interstate highway or freeway outside of an urbanized area, left unattended for forty-eight (48) hours;
c. 
Any State highway other than an interstate highway or freeway in an urbanized area, left unattended for more than ten (10) hours; or
d. 
Any State highway other than an interstate highway or freeway outside of an urbanized area, left unattended for more than forty-eight (48) hours; provided that commercial motor vehicles not hauling waste designated as hazardous under 49 U.S.C. 5103(a) may only be removed under this subdivision to a place of safety until the owner or owner's representative has had a reasonable opportunity to contact a towing company of choice;
2. 
Any unattended abandoned property illegally left standing upon any highway or bridge if the abandoned property is left in a position or under such circumstances as to obstruct the normal movement of traffic where there is no reasonable indication that the person in control of the property is arranging for its immediate control or removal;
3. 
Any abandoned property which has been abandoned under Section 577.080, RSMo.;
4. 
Any abandoned property which has been reported as stolen or taken without consent of the owner;
5. 
Any abandoned property for which the person operating such property is arrested for an alleged offense for which the officer is required to take the person into custody and where such person is unable to arrange for the property's timely removal;
6. 
Any abandoned property which due to any other State law or local ordinance is subject to towing because of the owner's outstanding traffic or parking violations;
7. 
Any abandoned property left unattended in violation of a State law or local ordinance where signs have been posted giving notice of the law or where the violation causes a safety hazard; or
B. 
Vehicles may be authorized to be moved, towed and/or stored and charges to be assessed for such as set forth in Sections 304.155, 304.156, 304.157 and 304.158, RSMo., including any amendments thereto.