City of Versailles, MO
Morgan County
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The provisions of this Title prohibiting the standing or parking of a vehicle shall apply at all times or at those times herein specified or as indicated on official signs except when it is necessary to stop a vehicle to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a Police Officer or official traffic control device.
The provisions of this Title imposing a time limit on parking shall not relieve any person from the duty to observe other and more restrictive provisions prohibiting or limiting the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles in specified places or at specified times.
When signs are erected giving notice thereof, no person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any of the streets described by ordinance.
When signs are erected in each block giving notice thereof, no person shall park a vehicle between the hours specified by ordinance of any day except Sunday and public holidays within the districts or upon any of the streets described by ordinance.
When signs are erected in each block giving notice thereof, no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle between the hours specified by ordinance of any day except Sundays and public holidays within the district or upon any of the streets described by ordinance.
Whenever by this Title or any ordinance of the City any parking time limit is imposed or parking is prohibited on designated streets, it shall be the duty of the City Traffic Engineer to erect appropriate signs giving notice thereof and no such regulations shall be effective unless said signs are erected and in place at the time of any alleged offense.
In cases where an equally direct and convenient alternate route is provided, an ordinance may describe and signs may be erected giving notice thereof that no persons shall operate any commercial vehicle upon streets or parts of streets so described except those commercial vehicles making deliveries thereon.
[Ord. No. 1364 §1, 3-7-1995]
Snow routes shall be those streets hereinafter designated in Schedule IV. These streets shall receive priority treatment during normal snow operations and/or during a snow emergency. These streets shall be readily identifiable by sign designation.
[Ord. No. 1364 §2, 3-7-1995]
No person shall impede or interfere in any way with a snow plow or other snow removal vehicle or equipment during operation. No person shall stop, stand, park or abandon a vehicle in a manner which obstructs or impedes traffic on a snow route as hereinbefore defined during a snow emergency. Any vehicle obstructing or impeding traffic in violation of this Section may be removed to a service station, garage or other place of safety and shall be considered an abandoned motor vehicle. The provisions and procedures pertaining to abandoned motor vehicles by ordinance shall govern the further disposition of the vehicle. The streets herein designated as snow routes may be closed to all traffic as needed to remove snow.
[Ord. No. 1364 §3, 3-7-1995]
Snow routes shall also serve as emergency routes and will receive priority service for clearing and opening during any disaster or general emergency.
[Ord. No. 1364 §4, 3-7-1995]
A. 
Whenever the Director of Public Works, through information gathered from the Police Department, the Missouri Highway and Transportation Department and through the U.S. Weather Service or on the basis of falling snow or freezing rain or sleet, finds that it will be necessary that motor vehicle traffic be expedited and that parking on all or a portion of some City streets be prohibited, he/she shall have the power to declare a "snow emergency".
B. 
In the event the Director of Public Works deems it necessary to declare a snow emergency, it shall be announced and broadcast publicly for a period of two (2) hours prior to enactment, if possible. Such announcement shall be in a form designated by the Director of Public Works and shall be distributed to all public news agencies for broadcast. The time the snow emergencies shall be in effect shall be designated by the Director of Public Works and shall be contained in the declaration. Termination or extension of the original time of the snow emergencies shall be at the discretion of the Director of Public Works.
C. 
Whenever a snow emergency is declared, parking shall be prohibited on a portion of the snow routes as hereinafter designated by ordinance. The sign shall be a regular no parking sign with the addition of the words "snow emergency". Parking in such areas shall be restricted only for the duration of the snow emergency.
[Ord. No. 1364 §5, 3-7-1995]
Any person violating the provisions of this Article shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation and may be cited by any Police Officer. Any person found guilty of such ordinance violation shall be punished by a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) and shall further be assessed any actual costs of towing and storage which shall be in addition to regular court costs and fines.