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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. 
On any railroad tracks; or
i. 
At any place where official signs prohibit stopping.
2. 
Stand or park a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except momentarily to pickup or discharge a passenger or passengers:
a. 
Within fifteen (15) feet of a fire hydrant;
b. 
Within thirty (30) feet of an intersection;
c. 
Within twenty (20) feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;
d. 
Within thirty (30) feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway;
e. 
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); or
f. 
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. 
Within fifty (50) feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing; or
b. 
At any place where official signs prohibit parking.
c. 
Within six (6) feet of any United States mailbox, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a Police Officer or traffic control sign or signal.
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.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to park, or to allow to be parked, any vehicle displayed for sale on any highway, street, roadway, thoroughfare, public right-of-way, public property or any private property located in a commercially zoned or manufacturing or industrial district. The provisions of this Section shall not apply to any motor vehicle dealer duly licensed as such to do business in the City and shall not apply to a vehicle parked on private property that is used exclusively as a single-family, two-family or multi-family dwelling by an owner or occupant of said dwelling. For purposes of this Section, "vehicle" includes any motor vehicle, motorcycle, trailer, recreational vehicle, boat or other mechanized equipment that is displayed for sale.
[Ord. No. 2015-15 §1, 9-14-2015]
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.
C. 
For the purposes of this Section, and notwithstanding any provision of this Code to the contrary, loading or unloading of merchandise and passengers is prohibited in any area adjacent to any school property where official no parking signs have been erected as provided for in Subsection (A) and (B) of this Section.
[Ord. No. 2015-14 §2, 9-14-2015]
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 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".
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.
It shall be unlawful for any operator to stand or park any vehicle in any area which is designated by appropriate signs and markings as a "Fire Lane". The areas designated in Schedule XI are hereby declared as "Fire Lanes".
[CC 1976 §15-134; Ord. No. 727 §2, 3-13-1961; Ord. No. 2148 §1, 1-14-1985; Ord. No. 2001-01 §1, 1-9-2001]
It shall be unlawful for any operator of any motor vehicle to stop, stand or park any vehicle in or upon any municipal off-street parking lot of the City except those lots covered under Section 355.130 between the hours of 12:00 A.M. and 6:00 A.M. without a permit issued by the City and displayed upon the vehicle.
[CC 1976 §15-134.1; Ord. No. 91-51 §§1 — 4, 9-23-1991; Ord. No. 2001-02 §1, 1-9-2001; Ord. No. 2015-03 §§1 – 2, 1-12-2015]
A. 
The City Administrator or his/her designee shall be authorized to post the following restrictions within the municipal parking lots of the City of Overland at the following location(s): City Hall, Community Center, Police Department/Municipal Court and all City Parks.
B. 
For those municipal parking lots located adjacent to City Hall, Community Center, Police Department/Municipal Court, parking shall be restricted to visitors and employees of the City. Designated areas will be posted for each of these uses within these lots.
C. 
For those municipal parking lots located within or adjacent to a City Park, parking shall be restricted to those utilizing the park and its amenities for their intended purpose.
D. 
Violation of any such posted restrictions shall constitute grounds to tow and impound the offending vehicle in accordance with State Statutes and City ordinances.
E. 
Violation of any such posted restrictions shall constitute a misdemeanor.
[Code 1961 §11-95; CC 1976 §15-136; Ord. No. 890 §1, 11-23-1964]
It shall be unlawful for any person operating a commercial vehicle of any description, to stop, stand or park said commercial vehicle, including a commercial trailer, on any street in the City, or on the public area adjacent thereto, or in any public alley, for a period of time longer than is necessary for the expeditious loading or unloading of passengers, or for the expeditious unloading and delivery or pickup and loading of materials. The term "commercial vehicle" shall not include three-quarter (¾) ton or less trucks.
[CC 1976 §15-138; Ord. No. 1372 §§1 — 5, 9-23-1974; Ord. No. 2281 §§1(1) — (6), 7-14-1986]
A. 
The Chief of Police is hereby authorized to order the creation upon the public streets of the City of Overland, of temporary no-parking zones which shall exist for no longer than ninety-six (96) hours.
B. 
The Chief of Police shall order the creation of said temporary no-parking zones only for the following purposes:
1. 
To aid the public health, safety or welfare.
2. 
To alleviate extraordinary and temporary problems in the movement of traffic.
3. 
To facilitate public works or the maintenance, cleaning or care of public streets and facilities.
4. 
During the time designated under any such order of the Chief of Police, it shall be unlawful for any person to park a motor vehicle or conveyance within any such designated emergency no-parking zone.
5. 
No less than twenty-four (24) hours prior to the enforcement of this Section in an emergency no-parking zone, the Chief of Police shall cause said zone to be adequately and clearly posted in order to inform the public of the time, dates and location of the emergency no-parking zone.
6. 
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this Section shall upon conviction thereof be fined and/or imprisoned in accordance with the general penalty provisions for violation of municipal ordinances which are currently provided for in the ordinances of the City of Overland.
7. 
The Chief of Police or any member of his/her Department designated by him/her is hereby authorized to remove or have removed any vehicle or conveyance parked or left within an emergency no-parking zone. Such vehicle shall be impounded until lawfully claimed or disposed of. The owner of said vehicle shall be liable for all costs of towing and storage of said vehicle or conveyance.
[CC 1976 §15-139; Ord. No. 1391 §§1 — 5, 1-13-1975; Ord. No. 2197 §1, 8-12-1985; Ord. No. 2247 §1, 3-24-1986; Ord. No. 2485 §1, 4-10-1989; Ord. No. 93-51 §1, 10-11-1993; Ord. No. 98-75 §1, 9-29-1998]
A. 
No person shall park a motor vehicle or trailer within the City of Overland upon any grass surface or surface which is not paved with concrete, blacktop, rock, gravel or chat.
B. 
No person shall park a motor vehicle or trailer upon any public or private roadway in the City of Overland in such a manner that any wheel or supporting structure of said vehicle shall rest off or outside of the paved portion of said roadway.
C. 
No person shall park a motor vehicle or trailer in the City of Overland in such a manner as to block, obstruct or partially block or obstruct a public sidewalk.
D. 
No person shall park a motor vehicle or trailer in the City of Overland along the side of a street against the flow of traffic, commonly known as "parking on the wrong side of the street."
E. 
No person shall park a motorized vehicle on any sidewalk, porch, or patio in front of the building line.
F. 
Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section, the Chief of Police is authorized to grant, upon application, when deemed by him/her to be in the public interest and welfare, a temporary waiver of the prohibitions of this Section for locations specified by the Chief of Police.
G. 
No person shall allow a trailer to remain parked overnight in front of the building line or along side of a street in a residential area.
H. 
Any person who violates the provisions of this Section shall be fined an amount not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00) or shall be imprisoned for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days, or may receive both such fine and imprisonment.
[CC 1976 §15-140; Ord. No. 1798 §1, 4-27-1981]
No person shall park, or leave unattended, any vehicle on a street, avenue, or road, or upon the shoulder thereof, in a position which blocks, inhibits, or obstructs ingress to or egress from a driveway, curbcut, parking lot entrance, or wheelchair ramp, or in such manner that any portion of the parked or unattended vehicle rests less than three (3) feet distant from the closest line of intersection of the driveway, curbcut, parking lot entrance, or wheelchair ramp, with the street, avenue, road, or shoulder thereof. The line of intersection of said driveway, curbcut, parking lot entrance, or wheelchair ramp, shall be measured through the closest point of intersection with and perpendicular to the curbline or edge of the street, avenue, or road.
[CC 1976 §15-141; Ord. No. 1985 §1, 7-11-1983]
No person shall park any vehicle upon parking surfaces located in any City Park at any time unless such parking is in connection with some other immediate and lawful use of the park by the operator of said vehicle or its passengers. Nothing in this Section shall be construed so as to prohibit the use of said parking facilities at any time by emergency vehicles or municipal vehicles of the City of Overland, nor shall any provision hereof be so construed as to prohibit the parking of a vehicle in the City Park while the driver remains in attendance at said vehicle.
[CC 1976 §15-142; Ord. No. 2084 §§1 — 2, 6-25-1984]
A. 
In areas zoned residential, parking of buses on the street or on private property shall be prohibited with the following exceptions: Parking of buses shall be allowed on commercial, school or church private property; temporary parking of buses shall be allowed in all areas notwithstanding this Section; provided however, that such temporary parking shall not exceed six (6) hours.
B. 
For the purpose of this Section, "bus" shall be defined as a large motor vehicle designed by its manufacturer to transport fifteen (15) or more passengers.
[CC 1976 §15-144.1; Ord. No. 2386 §1, 1-25-1988; Ord. No. 2417 §1, 7-11-1988; Ord. No. 2473 §1, 2-27-1989; Ord. No. 2526 §1, 9-25-1989; Ord. No. 90-41 §3, 7-9-1990; Ord. No. 90-62 §3, 9-24-1990; Ord. No. 92-17 §1, 4-13-1992; Ord. No. 99-82 §1, 9-14-1999; Ord. No. 2009-13 §1, 6-9-2009; Ord. No. 2009-35 §1, 12-14-2009; Ord. No. 2010-31 §1, 9-13-2010; Ord. No. 2011-12 §2, 4-25-2011; Ord. No. 2012-05 §§1 — 2, 2-13-2012; Ord. No. 2012-06 §§1 — 3, 2-13-2012]
A. 
Definitions. For the purposes of this Section, the words and terms defined below shall have the following meanings:
RESIDENT
Any person who lives in a single-family residence abutting a street designated as a residential parking zone.
RESIDENTIAL PARKING ZONE
A residential parking zone is any street or part thereof in one (1) of the hereinafter defined residential zones which is designated as such with a specified parking time limit.
RESIDENTIAL ZONE
The residential zones of the City shall be as follows:
Pebble Beach Drive, both sides, between Chaucer Avenue and Canter Way.
Sims Avenue, both sides, north of Lackland/Tam O'Shanter for a distance of one hundred thirty-two (132) feet north of Lackland.
Sims Avenue, on the west side, north of Lackland/Tam O'Shanter beginning at a point one hundred thirty-two (132) feet north of Lackland and extending north to Midland Boulevard.
South Milton Avenue, east side, between the north property line of house numbered 2350 and the north property line of house numbered 2382 South Milton.
South Milton Avenue, west side, between Palmer Avenue to the north side of property line of house numbered 2382 South Milton.
Tudor Avenue, both sides, 8900 block between Brown Road and Charlack Avenue.
Tudor Avenue, both sides, 9000 block between Charlack Avenue and Orlando Avenue.
Windom Avenue, both sides, 8900 block between Charlack Avenue and Brown Road.
Windom Avenue, both sides, 8800 block between Brown Road and Marshall Road.
Windom Avenue, both sides, 9000 block between Orlando Avenue and Charlack Avenue.
Additional zones may be added by the filing of a petition signed by fifty percent (50%) of the residents of the affected area and certified by the City Clerk and upon approval by the City Council.
VISITOR
Any person who is a household guest, a visitor, or a workman performing services for or domestic help for a resident.
B. 
Parking Permit.
1. 
Required. On any street which is designated a residential parking zone, parking in excess of the prescribed parking time limit will be permitted by a resident or a visitor only with a valid resident or visitor parking permit. Overnight parking will be permitted by a resident or a visitor only with a valid resident or visitor parking permit.
2. 
Use. Each parking permit shall be limited for use in the residential parking zone for which it was issued. A resident or visitor parking permit issued in one (1) residential zone of the City shall not be valid in any other residential zone.
3. 
Issuance. Each single-family residence abutting a street in a residential zone shall be entitled to a permit for any vehicle legally registered at said address, and the personal property tax receipt and license registration must be submitted for each vehicle. Each building owner shall also be entitled to two (2) visitor permits. The City Clerk shall issue the authorized number of permits to each single-family residence owner without charge.
4. 
Activity permit. Each single-family residence abutting a street in a residential zone shall be entitled to a maximum of three (3) activity permits during a calendar year. The activity permit entitles the applicant to receive up to ten (10) temporary parking permits for use on a specific date with each permit being good for a twenty-four (24) hour period.
5. 
Holidays — exempt. The following holidays shall be exempt from the above noted requirements:
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day Monday
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving Eve
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
C. 
Violation — Penalty. The owner of each automobile which is found to have been parked in a residential parking zone in violation of this Section without displaying the residential parking permit in the right front portion of the windshield shall be liable for a fine of not less than five dollars ($5.00) and not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each instance of violation.
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Cross References — Parking trailers in front yards, §400.485.
[CC 1976 §15-167; Ord. No. 891 §1, 12-14-1965; Ord. No. 1518 §1, 3-14-1977; Ord. No. 98-88 §1, 10-27-1998]
As used in this Article, "Camping and Recreational Equipment" is defined as, and shall include, the following:
AUXILIARY TRAILER
A camping trailer or boat trailer, a vehicular, portable structure designed and constructed primarily to carry camping and recreational equipment or a boat while in transit.
BOATS
A small vessel for travel on water.
MOTORIZED HOME
A portable dwelling designed and constructed as an integral part of a self-propelled vehicle.
PICKUP COACH
A structure designed primarily to be mounted on a pickup or truck chassis and with sufficient equipment to render it suitable for use as a temporary dwelling for travel, recreational and vacation uses.
TRAVEL TRAILER
A vehicular, portable structure built on a chassis, designed to be used as a temporary dwelling for travel, recreational and vacation uses, permanently identified "travel trailer" by the manufacturer of the trailer and, when factory-equipped for the road, having a body width not exceeding eight (8) feet.
[CC 1976 §15-168; Ord No. 891 §2, 12-14-64]
A. 
Prohibited. It shall be unlawful to park any camping and recreational equipment on any street, alley, highway or other public place.
B. 
Exceptions. Emergency or temporary stopping or parking is permitted on any alley, street or highway for not longer than twelve (12) hours, subject to any other and further prohibitions, regulations or ordinances for that street, alley or highway.
[CC 1976 §15-169; Ord. No. 891 §3, 12-14-1964; Ord. No. 1518 §2, 3-14-1977; Ord. No. 98-89 §1, 10-27-1998]
A. 
Parking and storing of camping and recreational equipment on private residential property shall be permitted, subject to the following conditions:
1. 
At no time shall such parked or stored camping and recreational equipment be occupied or used for living, sleeping, or housekeeping purposes.
2. 
The owner of camping and/or recreational equipment shall not park or store such equipment in such a manner as to create a dangerous or unsafe condition on the property where parked or stored.
3. 
Camping and recreation equipment parked or stored in a front yard shall be on a driveway.
4. 
Camping and recreational equipment over twenty-eight (28) feet in length may not be parked or stored in a front yard.
5. 
Derelicts. No equipment shall be stored out of doors on residential premises in an inoperative or unregistered condition. "Derelicts" mean any equipment no longer capable of the function intended.
6. 
If the recreational equipment, boats or commercial vehicle is parked or stored outside of a garage, it shall not be parked or stored on any part of the front yard, except that, where access by driveway or alley to the rear of the front building line is not available, such vehicle can be parked or stored in any place on the lot which is improved with an established driveway. No part of such vehicle shall overhang the limits of such established driveway. All recreational equipment, boats or commercial vehicles must be kept in good repair.