University City, MO
St. Louis County
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[R.O. 2011 §10.36.131; Ord. No. 6418 §1, 2003]
A. 
No commercial motor vehicle, except when required to do so for the purpose of collecting goods or articles in the immediate vicinity, shall be permitted at any time to drive over, along or upon Sutter Avenue from Bartmer Avenue to Julian Avenue.
B. 
As used in Subsection (A), "commercial motor vehicle" means a motor vehicle designed or used to transport passengers or property if the vehicle has a gross combination weight rating of twenty-six thousand one (26,001) or more pounds inclusive of a towed unit which has a gross vehicle weight rating of ten thousand one (10,001) pounds or more.
[R.O. 2011 §10.40.210; Ord. No. 6304 §1, 2001]
A. 
It is unlawful to park any bus or truck larger than six thousand (6,000) pounds gross vehicle weight on any street or in any alley other than the streets and places named herein, except for the purpose of collecting or delivering goods or articles in the immediate vicinity or for the purpose of providing business services relating to premises in the immediate vicinity:
Bartmer Industrial Drive, from Sutter Avenue to the east City limits.
East Industrial Drive, from Olive Boulevard to Bartmer Industrial Drive.
Maple Avenue, from Sutter Avenue to the east City limits.
Olive Boulevard, from Sutter Avenue to the east City limits.
B. 
It is unlawful to park or store any truck larger than six thousand (6,000) pounds gross vehicle weight or commercial vehicle on any street or in any alley on any day of the week between the hours of 2:00 A.M. and 6:00 A.M.
C. 
Notwithstanding Subsection (B) of this Section, a truck displaying current State license plates lawfully issued to it for six thousand (6,000) pounds gross vehicle weight may be parked on a street or in an alley where otherwise permitted on any day of the week, provided:
1. 
It is registered as the personally owned vehicle at the University City residence of the applicant; and
2. 
It is not a commercial vehicle; and
3. 
It does not contain added vertical side extensions, any visible load other than a permanent small locked container, or any indication of a product or service of delivery, in the truck bed while parked; and
4. 
It has its tailgate (if any) secured in an upright position (except when loading or unloading); and
5. 
It contains no self-contained camping unit; and
6. 
It has no more than two (2) wheels per axle; and
7. 
It is parked in the immediate vicinity of the place of residence of the registered owner; and
8. 
It does not exceed six and one-half (6½) feet in height (including accessories) or eighteen (18) feet in length; and
9. 
There is a current City truck permit parking sticker lawfully issued to the truck and affixed to the left side of its rear window.
D. 
A City truck permit parking sticker shall be issued provided:
1. 
The vehicle owner applies with the Finance Department for a truck permit parking sticker, and pays a one-time twenty-five dollar ($25.00) application fee; and
2. 
Proof of current and lawful State vehicle registration, and proof of a valid residential occupancy permit, is submitted with the application; and
3. 
Prior to initial approval of the truck and residence, the City staff verified that the truck complies with all other provisions in Subsection (C) of this Section unless waived by the City Manager.
E. 
If any applicant fails to meet all of the requirements of Subsection (C) of this Section, a truck permit parking sticker shall be issued provided that:
1. 
The applicant makes a written request to the City Manager for a waiver of the requirements of Subsection (C) of this Section which the applicant fails to meet; and
2. 
The request contains detailed information on the applicant's unique circumstances and the severe and unnecessary hardship that will result if a waiver is not granted; and
3. 
The City Manager finds that:
a. 
There are unique circumstances; and
b. 
Severe and unnecessary hardship will result if a waiver is not granted; and
c. 
A waiver will not adversely affect the public health, safety, order, convenience or general welfare of the community; and
d. 
A waiver will not violate the general spirit and intent of this Section; and
4. 
The City Manager, after making such findings, grants a waiver of the requirements, with any special conditions the City Manager may deem necessary to carry out the purpose and intent of this Section; and
5. 
The applicant complies with all other requirements of this Section.
F. 
The Director of Finance shall issue and keep a log of all City truck permit parking stickers.
G. 
City truck permit parking stickers are valid only for the truck and residence listed on the application.
[R.O. 2011 §10.40.240; Ord. No. 6615 §1, 2006]
It is unlawful for any person to park a motor vehicle on a private parking lot, or on any private way or street without the consent of the owner of such lot, way, or street or the operator of such lot.
[R.O. 2011 §10.40.250; Ord. No. 6737 §1, 2008]
A. 
A "non-moving parking violation" is defined as any non-moving violation issued upon the motor vehicle without the driver and/or owner of record present at the motor vehicle at the time the notice is issued. A non-moving parking violation includes by way of example: parking at an expired meter; parking in front of a fire hydrant or in fire lane; parking in a disabled parking space without the requisite disabled tag or license plate properly displayed; failing to display license plate; parking in front of a bus stop; parking during hours posted for street cleaning; parking in a no parking zone; parking with an expired license plate; parking in such manner as to block a driveway; abandoning a motor vehicle; parking a derelict motor vehicle; parking a motor vehicle that emits excessive noise; double parking; parking on a sidewalk; parking in the wrong direction on a street; illegal truck parking; parking during no parking hours of 7:00 A.M. to 8:00 A.M.; parking during no parking hours of 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.; parking in front of a U.S. mailbox; and parking a commercial vehicle in a no commercial vehicle zone.
B. 
A non-moving parking violation notice becomes delinquent fourteen (14) days from the date of issuance if the violation notice is not resolved either by payment of the associated fines and penalties or by scheduling a court appearance for the hearing of the charged violations. A penalty in the amount of the associated fine is hereby imposed on any parking violation remaining delinquent for fifteen (15) days, and an additional penalty in like amount is hereby imposed on any parking violation remaining delinquent for forty-five (45) days.
C. 
In addition to all other remedies allowed by law, the City may, by placement of a wheel immobilization device, incapacitate from movement any motor vehicle found in any public place within the City and having four (4) or more delinquent non-moving parking violation notices.
D. 
Upon such incapacitation, the City shall cause to be placed on the driver's front side window of the motor vehicle in a conspicuous manner notice sufficient to warn any individual that such vehicle has been incapacitated by placement of a wheel immobilization device and that any attempt to move the vehicle may result in damage. The notice shall also note the date and time of the incapacitation and contain instructions on how to secure release of the vehicle. The City disclaims any liability for any damage to an incapacitated motor vehicle.
E. 
Prior to the release of any incapacitated vehicle, the driver, owner, or person in charge of such vehicle shall
1. 
Resolve all outstanding traffic violation notices, either by payment of the associated fines and penalties or by scheduling a court appearance for the hearing of the charged violations,
2. 
Pay an administrative fee of fifty dollars ($50.00) for the costs of the vehicle incapacitation, and
3. 
Pay any towing or storage costs which may be incurred.
F. 
Unless a vehicle release is secured, any incapacitated vehicle remaining in place and unclaimed within two (2) business days following the time of the incapacitation may be impounded as provided in Chapter 385 of the University City Municipal Code, and the driver, owner, or person in charge of such vehicle shall also be liable for any associated towing or storage costs.
G. 
No person other than the City or its duly authorized contractor shall tow or move the incapacitated vehicle, authorize the towing or moving of the incapacitated vehicle, or remove or tamper with wheel immobilization device.
H. 
Any person found guilty of violating this Section shall be subject to punishment as provided in Section 100.190 of the University City Municipal Code.