[Ord. No. 03-67 §1, 10-13-2003]
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, stand or park a vehicle:
On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street;
On a sidewalk;
Within an intersection or within twenty (20) feet of an intersection;
On a crosswalk;
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;
Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when stopping, standing or parking would obstruct traffic;
Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway or within a highway tunnel;
On any railroad tracks; or
At any place where official signs prohibit stopping.
Stand or park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except momentarily to pickup or discharge a passenger or passengers:
In front of a public or private driveway;
Within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant;
Within twenty (20) feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;
Within thirty (30) feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway;
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
At any place where official signs prohibit standing.
For the purposes of this Chapter, the following colored curb markings may be used as official signs designating parking restrictions as described herein:
Red curbing with the words "No Parking" placed upon the curb shall designate a no parking zone.
White curbing with the words "Loading Zone" shall designate a loading zone.
Blue curbing in conjunction with other markings and signage as specified in this Chapter shall designate a "Physically Disabled" parking zone.
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.
Except in the case of an accident resulting in the injury or death of any person, the driver of a vehicle which for any reason obstructs the regular flow of traffic on the roadway of any State highway shall make every reasonable effort to move the vehicle or have it moved so as not to block the regular flow of traffic. Any person who fails to comply with the requirements of this Section is guilty of an infraction and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than ten dollars ($10.00) nor more than fifty dollars ($50.00).
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.
[Ord. No. 08-63 §1, 8-11-2008]
The City Traffic Engineer is hereby authorized to erect signs indicating no stopping, standing or parking upon either or both sides of any street near to any school property when such stopping, standing or parking would, in his/her opinion, interfere with traffic or create a hazardous situation.
When official signs are erected indicating no stopping, standing or parking upon either side of a street near to any school property as authorized herein, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle in any such designated place.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
[Ord. No. 05-72 §1, 8-22-2005; Ord. No. 07-67 §1, 11-13-2007; Ord. No. 08-66 §1, 9-8-2008]
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, or an equivalent license or placard of the State where the vehicle is licensed. 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 shall also include any appropriate wording 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".
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.
Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section, on-street parking spaces designated in residential areas for the exclusive use of vehicles displaying a distinguishing license plate or card issued pursuant to Section 301.071 or 301.142, RSMo., as amended, shall meet the requirements of the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act pursuant to this Subsection and any such space shall have clearly and visibly painted upon it the international symbol of accessibility and any curb adjacent to the space shall be clearly and visibly painted blue.
Any person convicted of parking in violation of 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). Any person convicted of violating the requirements to provide disabled parking spaces is guilty of an offense and shall be subject to the penalties provided for in Section 100.220 of this Code. Every day upon which such violation occurs shall constitute a separate offense.
Any owner of private property used for public parking shall designate parking spaces for the exclusive use of vehicles which display a distinguishing license plate or card issued pursuant to Sections 301.071 or 301.142, RSMo., as amended. The space shall be indicated by a sign described in Subsection (A) of this Section. A commercial or retail property lessee is jointly and severally responsible with the property owner for maintaining the number of designated public parking spaces as required in Subsection (F) of this Section unless the commercial or retail property is a multi-tenant property. In multi-tenant property, the property owner or the property owner's agent shall be responsible for compliance with this Section unless the commercial or retail property is a multi-tenant property. In multi-tenant property, the property owner or the property owner's agent shall be responsible for compliance with this Section.
The number of designated parking spaces required under Subsection (E) shall be determined pursuant to the 2006 International Building Code, Chapter 11; except that any owner of private property used for public parking that does not have a paved parking area as of November 13, 2007, may satisfy the requirements of this Section by locating signage on one (1) disabled parking space for each seven thousand (7,000) square feet of area used for public parking. This exception applies to non-conforming uses as defined in Section 405.720 in Republic Municipal Code.
The signs for parking spaces shall be unobstructed from view and shall be maintained so as to be legible at all times. Signs shall be substantially in compliance with the requirements of the ICC, ANSI Section 117.1 (2003). It shall be no defense to a violation of Subsections (A) or (B) of this Section that a sign or a marking is not substantially in compliance with the above guidelines so long as the sign or marking is clearly visible and legible.
It shall be unlawful for the owner or lessee of private property to fail to designate parking spaces as required by this Section except this Subsection shall not apply to a lessee in a multi-tenant property. The owner or lessee of private property as described in Subsection (E) who is required to have any type of City license must upon application for a license or renewal thereof present proof that the owner is in compliance with Subsection (E). Failure to comply with Subsection (E) shall be a basis for denial of a license and is a basis for suspension of a City license. This Section shall not apply to home occupations as described in Code Section 405.630.
The City Administrator is hereby authorized to appoint Parking Control Officers to enforce disability parking regulations of the City including the requirement for property owners or lessees to provide the appropriate number of designated parking spaces as set forth in Subsection (F). Parking Control Officers shall have authority to issue violation notices with regard to rules, regulations and ordinances pertaining to disability parking on public property and on private property open to public use. The City Administrator shall have the power to designate appropriate duties and restrictions upon such persons with respect to enforcement of these laws.
Upon finding an illegally parked vehicle, the Parking Control Officer shall take its registration number and may take any other information displayed on the vehicle which may identify its user and shall conspicuously affix to such vehicle a notice of violation on a form provided by the City for the driver or registered owner to answer the charge against him during the hours and at the place specified in the notice of violation.
Upon finding private property open to use for public parking without the required designated parking spaces, the Parking Control Officer may issue a written warning to the property owner and/or lessee of a single tenant property stating that within a specified time the proper number of designated parking spaces must be provided. The time specified to come into compliance shall be a minimum of thirty (30) days and may be extended for good cause shown upon written request filed with the City Clerk. To be effective, approval or denial of the request for extension of time must be in writing and the approval or denial shall be issued within a reasonable time after receipt of the request for extension of time by the City Clerk. Upon a failure to comply with the notice in the time required, the Parking Control Officer may issue a notice of violation on a form provided by the City to either or both the property owner and the lessee of a single tenant property.
Law enforcement officials may enter upon private property open to public use to enforce the provisions of this Section, including private property designated by the owner of such property for the exclusive use of vehicles which display a distinguishing license plate or card issued pursuant to Sections 301.071 or 301.142, RSMo., as amended.
The presence of any vehicle found parked or stopped in violation of any of the parking restrictions imposed by Chapters 350 and 355 of this Code shall be prima facie evidence that the person in whose name such vehicle is registered on either the records of the County Collector or the records of the District Director of Revenue of the State for the County committed or authorized such violation.
[CC 1999 §14-6]
It shall be unlawful for any person driving a motor vehicle carrying livestock, garbage, carrion, fecal matter, or any odoriferous cargo, which may be declared a public nuisance detrimental to public health and welfare, to park the same within two hundred (200) feet of any residence or business establishment, except for loading or unloading purposes and then not exceeding thirty (30) minutes, at any area or place in this municipality. It shall further be unlawful to park such motor vehicle, empty, which has been hauling or contains such described odoriferous matter which may likewise be classed as a nuisance within two hundred (200) feet of any residence or business establishment in this municipality, until the same has been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected according to the orders of health officials.
[Ord. No. 06-70 §1, 8-28-2006]
Any person who shall park a motor vehicle upon the property of another without the permission of the owner of the property or without the permission of the person or entity lawfully in possession of the property shall be guilty of parking in a prohibited area and upon conviction thereof shall be punished as provided in Section 100.220.
The prohibition set forth in paragraph (A) shall not apply to property that is generally open to use for public parking unless either a verbal warning has been given as to a parking restriction or signs limiting or prohibiting parking are visibly posted on the property or some other form of warning or barrier exists to limit access to the property for parking.
It shall be unlawful for any person to park or place a vehicle, trailer or other object in City right-of-way for the purpose of storing, selling, bartering or trading any goods or property or for the purpose of conducting a repair, remodeling or construction type project. This paragraph shall not apply to parking a vehicle or trailer for the time reasonably necessary to deliver goods or property nor shall it apply to vehicles or trailers removed from the right-of-way daily from a repair, remodeling or construction type project. However, nothing contained in this paragraph shall authorize the creation of a hazardous condition or the creation of an obstruction to normal traffic flow in City right-of-way.