[CC 1979 §16-175; Ord. No. 68-317 §38, 9-16-1968; Ord. No. 81-048 §1, 3-2-1981; Ord. No. 85-116 §1, 4-15-1985; Ord. No. 91-591 §2, 12-2-1991; Ord. No. 97-983 §1, 9-15-1997; Ord. No. 97-1001 §1, 12-1-1997; Ord. No. 07-1738 §1, 2-20-2007; Ord. No. 09-1948 §1, 8-3-2009]
No person shall stop, stand or park any vehicle upon any highway, street or road, as established from time to time by ordinance, in such manner or under such conditions as to leave available less than the following distances in each lane of directional travel:
Two-lane roadways, thirteen (13) feet from the center line in each directional lane of travel.
Three-lane roadways, thirteen (13) feet in each respective lane.
Four-lane undivided roadways, twenty-five (25) feet from the center line in each two (2) directional lanes of travel.
Four-lane divided roadways, thirteen (13) feet in each respective lane.
Upon a determination of reasonable cause by the Chief of Police, the provisions of this Section may be altered or varied by the Chief of Police provided the general welfare of the City of Manchester allows such alteration and variation.
An alteration or variation of the provisions of this Section shall be pursuant to the procedures relating to the parking in otherwise restricted zones for properly marked emergency service vehicles, established below, such alterations and variations to be governed strictly by such procedures and any violation of said procedures shall constitute a violation of this Section and shall be punishable in the manner provided in Section 100.100 of this Code in addition to the punishment set forth below in Subparagraph (I).
For purposes of this Section, the term "emergency service vehicle" shall mean a vehicle used to deliver a service or repair of a serious or emergency nature, require the unloading of large quantities of material, or the unloading of a single item necessary to deliver a service or repair, and the term "emergency service vehicle placard" shall mean a placard eleven (11) inches by fourteen (14) inches in size having a blue background with lettering "Emergency Service Vehicle" in one and one-half (1½) inch white letters.
Emergency service vehicle placards shall be furnished by the requesting party subject to the approval of the Chief of Police. Each placard shall be registered with the Chief of Police to a specific vehicle and shall not be assignable or transferable without the prior consent of the Chief of Police.
Emergency service vehicle placards shall be displayed in the lower left corner of the windshield.
Proper compliance with the provisions of this Section and this procedure shall allow parking contrary to posted no parking signs for properly registered emergency service vehicles for a period not to exceed one (1) hour in the subdivision, complex, or business center to which the vehicle is registered.
It shall be unlawful for the operator of a vehicle to stop, stand or park such vehicle in any of the following places, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, or in compliance with the directions of a Police Officer or traffic control sign, signal or device:
Within an intersection.
On a sidewalk.
On a crosswalk.
On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street.
In front of a public or private driveway.
Within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant.
Within fifteen (15) feet of any mailbox.
Within twenty-five (25) feet of a crosswalk.
Alongside or opposite any street excavation or obstruction when such stopping, standing or parking would obstruct traffic.
At any place where official traffic signs have been erected prohibiting standing and parking.
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 City Engineer shall indicate a different length by signs or marking.
Upon any bridge or other elevated structure upon a highway, or within a highway tunnel.
In a designated and/or posted fire lane (yellow curb and/or posted signs).
Within twenty (20) feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station.
Within thirty (30) feet upon the approach to any flashing beacon or stop sign.
Within fifty (50) feet of the intersection of property lines at an intersection where traffic is controlled by a traffic-control signal.
At any place where official signs prohibit stopping, standing or parking a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading merchandise or passengers.
For motor vehicles, (a) on any unpaved surface within the commercial districts of the City for any period of time, unless with the prior express consent of the City, but in no event for a period longer than twelve (12) hours, and (b) on any unpaved surface within the residential districts of the City, including between the sidewalk and street curb, unless such vehicle is then being loaded or unloaded, but in no event for a period of time longer than twenty-four (24) hours. "Paved," for the purpose of this Section, shall mean as defined in Section 505.030 of this Code.
[Ord. No. 15-2103 §1, 4-6-2015]
At any place where official signs prohibit stopping, standing or parking a vehicle, whether occupied or not, during certain times of the day on certain days, except where such vehicle has affixed to it a sticker authorizing the stopping, standing or parking of such vehicle at such place notwithstanding such signs. The placing of such signs shall be approved by resolution of the Board of Aldermen.
Repeated violations may subject the applicant to revocation of emergency service vehicle privileges by the Chief of Police.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
[CC 1979 §16-177; Ord. No. 68-317 §41, 9-16-1968]
No person shall stop, stand or park any vehicle in such a manner so as to encroach upon lanes marked, set aside or commonly used for driving motor vehicles upon any parking lot, drive-in, road or driveway to tourist courts, to trailer camps, to hotels, to motels, or to multiple-family dwellings; or entrance drive into garages, repair shops, mercantile, business, commercial or industrial establishment.
[CC 1979 §16-178; Ord. No. 68-317 §42, 9-16-1968]
All angle parking is strictly prohibited upon any highway, road, street or alley, except where so allowed by the Board of Aldermen by the adoption of an appropriate ordinance, and the proper signs are posted allowing the angle parking.
[CC 1979 §16-179; Ord. No. 68-317 §44, 9-16-1968]
No person shall park a vehicle on any street for an uninterrupted period of time longer than twenty-four (24) hours, except in an emergency.
[CC 1979 §16-183; Ord. No. 68-317 §49, 9-16-1968]
No commercial vehicle or trailer shall be parked for a period of more than one (1) hour, when not in the process of loading or unloading, on any street within the dwelling districts established by the zoning regulations of the City.
[CC 1979 §16-184; Ord. No. 68-317 §50, 9-16-1968]
If any vehicle is found upon a street, alley, highway, public place, parking lot, drive-in, driveway or entrance drive, in violation of any provision of this Article regulating the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles, the owner, or person in whose name such vehicle is registered, shall be held prima facie responsible for such violation.
[CC 1979 §16-185; Ord. No. 68-317 §51, 9-16-1968]
Whenever any vehicle shall be found parked in a place where parking is not permitted, or whenever a vehicle shall be parked in violation of other parking provisions, such vehicle may be removed and conveyed by or under the immediate direction of a member of the Police Department by means of towing the same, or otherwise, to a police station, or other place under the control of the Police Department. Before the owner or person in charge of such vehicle shall be permitted to remove it from the custody of the Police Department, he shall furnish evidence of his identity, title of such vehicle, shall sign a release, and shall pay the cost of towing of the vehicle and storage charges, if any.
[CC 1979 §16-187; Ord. No. 67-284 §§1 — 3, 3-9-1967]
The Chief of Police is hereby empowered to issue special permits for the allowance of parking in no-parking zones where special necessity requires.
The Chief shall have full power to establish the extent of time and the places where such permits shall be in effect. In no case shall the permit extend more than twenty-four (24) hours in duration, but new permits may be issued for consecutive periods of time if the Chief deems necessary.
This Section shall take precedence over the provisions of all other ordinances establishing no parking in specific areas.
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 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.
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.
[CC 1979 §16-190; Ord. No. 85-123 §1, 5-20-1985; Ord. No. 03-1410 §1, 3-3-2003]
No person shall park, keep, store or leave any commercial vehicle or truck in any residential zoning district of the City, nor shall any person, whether as an owner or occupant or agent thereof, allow a commercial vehicle or truck to be parked, kept, stored or left in any residential zoning district of the City. For the purpose of this Section a commercial vehicle or truck shall be defined as follows:
Having a license plate weight of twelve thousand one (12,001) pounds or more;
Any tractor, backhoe, blade, bucket, bulldozer, compactor, crane, scraper, excavator, front-end loader or other construction equipment or attachment;
Any tow truck, dump truck, stake-bed truck, flat-bed truck, step van, refuse or garbage truck, bus or special purpose vehicle in excess of ten (10) feet in total length; or,
Any agricultural tractor, farm implement or attachment, mowing equipment or attachment, brush hog, trimmer, spreader and other similar lawn and landscaping equipment or attachment.
For purposes of this Section, the definition of commercial vehicles or trucks does not include pickup trucks or panel vans utilized for personal use or utilized for commercial uses when driven by the resident of the dwelling unit where the vehicle is parked on a daily or similar regular basis, provided that the commercial vehicle it not used in conjunction with a home occupation. A "panel van" as referenced in this Subsection (B) is a personal or commercial vehicle which is not higher than eighty-four (84) inches or longer than two hundred twenty-five (225) inches. Notwithstanding the foregoing sentence, a panel van which is not higher than eighty-four (84) inches may have a cargo rack and load of not more than twelve (12) inches in height so that the panel van and cargo rack and load shall not be higher than ninety-six (96) inches. All height measurements under this Section are from the ground. All other panel vans used for personal or commercial purposes are strictly prohibited. Notwithstanding the foregoing, this prohibition shall not apply to a panel van of a physically disabled person occupying the dwelling unit to which there is attached an appropriate "disabled placard" issued by the State of Missouri.
[Ord. No. 16-2151 §1, 6-20-2016]
The prohibition established herein shall not apply to any lot or tract of land in any residential zoning district of the City that exceeds two (2) acres in lot area, provided the commercial vehicle or truck is parked, kept, stored or left more than one hundred (100) feet from any property line of said lot or tract of land.
The prohibition established herein shall also not apply to commercial vehicles engaged in active work, such as the loading/unloading of a moving van or vehicles/equipment involved in home repairs or improvements. The use of commercial vehicles or equipment for these purposes is limited to a forty-eight (48) hour timeframe unless otherwise authorized by the Chief of Police.
[CC 1979 §16-191; Ord. No. 86-217 §1, 8-4-1986]
On those streets in the City where parking is controlled by posted signs indicating "no parking this side", parking within contiguous cul de sacs shall be authorized provided such is approved by the Board of Aldermen by the adoption of any appropriate motion and further provided proper signs are posted allowing such parking. Parking within an approved cul de sac shall be limited to the property curbside of the roadway only. All remaining provisions of this Article (e.g., blocking driveways, ten (10) feet or more roadway clearance, double parking, fire hydrants, etc.) shall be fully applicable and enforceable even with a limited parking authorization.
[CC 1979 §16-192; Ord. No. 96-889 §1, 9-3-1996]
Any person parking a motor vehicle on a private parking lot or on any private way or street without the express consent of the owner or operator of such parking lot or the owner of such private way or street shall be deemed in violation of this Code and shall be punishable, upon conviction, in the manner provided in Section 100.100 of this Code.
[Ord. No. 00-1220 §1(16-199), 11-6-2000]
As used in this Article, the following terms shall be deemed to have the meaning indicated below:
- RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
- Any vehicle, with or without internal motor power, used for the purpose of providing temporary living quarters for camping and travel use; or any self-propelled vehicle whose sole purpose is to provide a type of relaxation and enjoyment diversion driving.
- UTILITY TRAILER
- Any vehicular structure designed to be towed or drawn by a motor vehicle whose sole purpose is to provide a worker service which may either be an on or off road type means of transport with wheels, tracks or runners, including, but no limited to, boat trailers.
[Ord. No. 00-1220 §1(16-193), 11-6-2000]
Except for construction trailers in use by contractors on premises where improvements are being erected or repaired, no person shall occupy any recreational vehicle, mobile home or utility trailer for living, housekeeping or business purposes; nor shall any person, whether as owner, occupant or agent, allow to be kept on his land or premises any recreational vehicle or utility trailer which is occupied for living, housekeeping or business purposes.
[Ord. No. 00-1220 §1(16-194), 11-6-2000; Ord. No. 08-1903 §1, 9-2-2008]
Recreational vehicles and utility trailers, when parked, kept or stored outside of a completely enclosed garage or building, shall be parked, kept or stored on an improved surface behind the established front building line of a lot or tract of ground and shall comply, in all other respects, with the ordinances of the City.
[Ord. No. 00-1220 §1(16-195), 11-6-2000]
Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 355.230, recreational vehicles may be parked on any paved surface on a lot or tract of ground for the purposes of loading or unloading, provided such shall not exceed forty-eight (48) hours.
[Ord. No. 00-1220 §1(16-196), 11-6-2000]
No person shall remove the wheels or other transporting device from any recreational vehicle or utility trailer, except when necessary for repairs, or affix such recreational vehicle or utility trailer to the ground as to prevent its ready removal.
[Ord. No. 00-1220 §1(16-197), 11-6-2000]
No person shall keep a recreational vehicle or utility trailer in the City unless such vehicle is licensed, registered and insured for road use and has affixed thereto a current and valid license plate and inspection sticker as may be required by the United States, the State of Missouri or the City.
[Ord. No. 00-1220 §1(16-198), 11-6-2000]
Except for servicing, no recreational vehicle or utility trailer shall be parked within two hundred (200) feet of a gasoline or fuel oil pump or storage unit.
[Ord. No. 00-1220 §2, 11-6-2000]
Any person found guilty of violation of this Article shall, upon conviction therefor, be subject to the penalties established in Section 100.100 of this Code.