[Ord. No. 1844, §§ 1 — 5, 5-6-2002]
Blocking of vehicular traffic. No person or entity shall block vehicular traffic by placing an obstruction anywhere in a public roadway unless written permission has been granted by the City of Chesterfield. This includes, but is not limited to, construction materials, organic materials, traffic barricades and sports/recreation equipment.
Protest; civil disobedience. No person or entity shall block vehicular traffic as a form of protest or civil disobedience.
Rights of the City. Nothing in this section shall prevent the City of Chesterfield from implementing any traffic or roadway measures deemed necessary, or prevent the City of Chesterfield or other public service agency serving Chesterfield from blocking streets, erecting barricades, or using other means to protect life and/or property, or preserve the peace.
Continuing violation. Each day that such obstruction shall be in place after notice shall be a separate violation punishable as established by subsection (e).
Penalties. Any person who violates the provisions of this section shall be subject to a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), or to imprisonment for not more than ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
Editor's Note: Ord. No. 1844, §§ 1 — 5, adopted May 6, 2002, was not specifically amendatory of the Code and has been added as § 26-1 at the editor's discretion. Formerly, said section pertained to a county maintenance contract which expired in 1989 and has been removed at the request of the City. See the Ordinance Disposition Table.
[Ord. No. 2854 § 1, 6-15-2015]
As used in this Section, the following terms shall mean as follows:
- ACCESSORY BUILDING
- A subordinate building customarily incidental to and located on the same lot occupied by a main building, subordinate in area, extent, or purposes to the main building, limited to and contributing to the comfort, convenience or necessity of the occupants of the main building. For purposes of this Section, an accessory building differs from a temporary storage device, portable on-demand storage unit and storage shed in that it is constructed pursuant to a building permit, and is permanently affixed to realty.
- PORTABLE STORAGE UNIT
- A container designed, constructed and commonly used for non-permanent placement on property for the purpose of temporary storage of personal property.
- STORAGE SHED
- A prefabricated structure designed, intended and installed on property primarily for the long-term storage of yard, pool and garden equipment and similar personal property.
- STORAGE TRAILERS
- Includes trucks, trailers, and other vehicles or parts of vehicles designed to be hitched or attached to trucks, tractors or other vehicles for movement from place to place used as a temporary storage device.
It shall be unlawful for any person to park, place or suffer placement of a portable storage unit or similar device in or upon any street, highway, roadway, designated fire lane or sidewalk in the City of Chesterfield.
It shall be unlawful for any person to park, place or suffer placement of a portable storage unit or similar device upon any lot or property in the City of Chesterfield other than on a concrete, asphalt or other improved surface.
It shall be unlawful for any person to park, place or suffer placement of a portable storage unit or similar device upon any lot or property in the City of Chesterfield used for commercial purposes or containing three (3) or more dwelling units in such a way as to block or interfere with access to a garage or off-street parking areas.
It shall be unlawful for any person to park, place or suffer placement of a portable storage unit or similar device upon any lot or property in the City of Chesterfield for more than ten (10) consecutive days or on more than three (3) occasions in any twelve-month period.
It shall be unlawful for any person to park, place or suffer placement of a portable storage unit or similar device upon any front yard, as defined in the zoning ordinance, for more than ten (10) consecutive days.
This Section shall not apply to the use or placement of construction trailers and equipment on property in association with ongoing construction activities carried out pursuant to a valid building permit, nor to the placement of accessory buildings or storage sheds.