City of Woodson Terrace, MO
St. Louis County
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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. 
At any place where official signs prohibit stopping.
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 thirty (30) feet of an intersection;
c. 
Within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant;
d. 
Within twenty (20) feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;
e. 
Within thirty (30) feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway;
f. 
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);
g. 
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. 
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.
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.
A. 
No person shall park a vehicle upon any roadway for the principal purpose of:
1. 
Displaying such vehicle for sale; or
2. 
Repair such vehicle except repairs necessitated by an emergency.
A. 
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.
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.
A. 
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.
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.
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.
A. 
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.
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.
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.
[Ord. No. 1107 §1, 1-2-1986]
No person shall operate or drive, or cause to be operated or driven, a motor truck or any commercial vehicle of over one and one-half (1½) tons weight upon any residential street in the City; provided however, nothing contained herein shall be constructed to impair the right to cross such street with limits at intersection points, nor to enter such street where it is desired to deliver goods, wares or merchandise to a person resident upon such street.
[Ord. No. 1344 §1, 3-9-1995]
It shall be unlawful to leave idling or in operation the engine of any commercial motor vehicle of one (1) ton or more while parked or standing within one hundred twenty-five (125) feet of any property zoned residential.
[Ord. No. 1208 §§1 — 2, 9-21-1989]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any truck, semi-tractor or semi-trailer owner or operator to park in any off-street commercial area unless in a marked loading or unloading area, except in a motel or hotel parking area when the owner or operator is a registered guest at said hotel or motel.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any truck, semi-truck tractor or semi-trailer owner or operator to cause, allow or permit any refrigeration compressor, motor, or other refrigeration equipment or any other vehicular engine on any truck, trailer, tractor, tractor-trailer or other commercial vehicle to run or operate while such vehicle is parked, placed or left standing within five hundred (500) feet of an occupied residential structure between the hours of 11:00 P.M. in the evening to 6:00 A.M. the following day.
[Ord. No. 1288 §§2 — 3, 2-11-1993]
A. 
During the times of winter storm conditions, or an emergency is declared by the Mayor or the Superintendent of the Public Works Department requiring City streets to be plowed and/or salted, it shall be unlawful for the owner or operator of any automobile, truck or trailer to park said vehicle on any street within the City during winter storm conditions. This parking prohibition will remain in effect until the storm has stopped and the street has been completely plowed.
B. 
Any person violating the provision of this Section shall be punished by a fine of not less than ten dollars ($10.00) or more than five hundred dollars ($500.00). In addition, the Police Department at the request of the Superintendent of Public Works, or at the discretion of the Police Chief may cause such vehicles to be towed and impounded after having made and logged a reasonable attempt to contact the owner or operator of said automobile, truck or trailer. The owner or operator of said automobile, truck or trailer will also be liable for all towing and storage fees.
[Ord. No. 1077 §§2 — 3, 6-6-1985]
A. 
No person shall drive, operate, park or store a motor vehicle or trailer on residential premises in the City of Woodson Terrace except in or upon driveways, carports and garages designed and constructed for such purposes; nor shall any person operate, store or park a motor vehicle or trailer on any lawn area upon residential premises.
B. 
The term "motor vehicle" or "trailer", as used herein, shall mean any mechanical device on wheels for use on streets and highways for transport of persons or property.
[Ord. No. 1724 §§1 — 2, 2-21-2008]
A. 
Keeping, parking, storing or maintaining of any commercially licensed truck in excess of one (1) ton or any trailer or tractor-trailer designed to hold any merchandise or material for commercial or industrial purposes, on wheels, treads, runners or slides and any other equipment used in a trade, occupation or business other than vans or pickup trucks of one (1) ton or less capacity, or the using of any such vehicle or equipment for the storage of debris, scrap metal, salvage, pallets, waste materials or any other materials used in a trade, business or occupation in violation of the City's Zoning Ordinance shall be a public nuisance and subject to abatement.
B. 
Parking, storing or keeping any recreational vehicle including but not limited to RV's, motor homes, trailers, trailer homes, campers or camper trailers, beyond the front building line of the premises where kept shall constitute a nuisance for any such recreational vehicles, motor home, trailer home, travel trailer or camper which is occupied by any person other than upon entering or leaving the premises.
C. 
Any such foregoing vehicle or equipment permissible to be kept, parked, stored or maintained as hereunto before prescribed must at all times be on a paved concrete or asphalt surface behind the front building line. Failure to do so shall constitute a nuisance.
D. 
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the following conditions shall not be deemed a nuisance:
1. 
Temporary parking of a vehicle for the purpose of delivering, loading or unloading residential goods and merchandise; moving vans, moving furniture and household goods in or out of the residence; waste containers, trucks and equipment for the purpose of making repairs or improvements to the premises provided the work is diligently pursued to completion in a reasonable time. Any such use extending beyond a total of two (2) weeks shall be deemed unreasonable unless the owner of the premises secures a permit signed by the Administrative Assistant, Chief of Police or Acting Chief of Police, to continue such work where the owner demonstrates a need for additional time to complete the project. The date for completion of the work and removal of debris from the job site shall be set forth in such permit.